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Live Music Calendar for New York City and Brooklyn for March and April 2017

Constant updates, and a brand-new calendar for April and May coming April 1, no joke. Til then, 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 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, Haydn, Brahms and Chopin. Sugg don $10 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location. Upcoming dates: Wednesdays at 7: Mar 22,  Apr 19 , May 17,  June 21, and Sundays at 4:   Mar 26,  Apr 23,  May 21,  June 25.

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

Mondays in March at midnight wild noir piano jazz with the Dred Scott Trio back at their old spot, the small room at the Rockwood. 3/27 they’re at Mezzrow at 9

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

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

Wednesdays at 8-ish, amazing, psychedelic instrumentalists Sandcatchers – who blend cinematic, pastoral Americana and Middle Eastern themes – at Cheryl’s Restaurant, 236 Underhill Ave. (Eastern Pkwy/Lincoln Pl.) in Ft. Greene. Closest train is actually the 2/3 to Brooklyn Museum.

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

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

Wednesdays in March, 11ish darkly rustic danceable Brazilian rainforest folk (and John Zorn covers) with Forro in the Dark at Nublu 151

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

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

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 March 6 PM Steve Ulrich of Big Lazy at Barbes. The darkest and most darkly humorous noir guitarist on the planet promises to bring a whole slew of special guests from his vast address book. Expect the film themes that have made him famous as well as deviations into Monk, Piazzolla, maybe even country and blues. There’s nothing this guy can’t play or take deep into the shadows.

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

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

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

3/1, 7 PM PubliQuartet cellist Amanda Gookin plays electroacoustic piece by Leila Adu, Jessica Meyer, Allison Loggins-Hull, Morgan Krauss, Nathalie Joachim, and Amanda Feery from her new album at National Sawdust $30 adv tix rec

3/1, 8 PM a murderer’s row of first-rate singers including but not limited to Erica Smith, Tammy Faye Starlite, Lizzie Edwards of Lizzie & the Makers play a Leonard Cohen tribute, backed by an all-star band at Bowery Electric, $8

3/1, 8 PM rockabilly/honkytonk guitar maven Monica Passin a.k.a. L’il Mo followed by well-liked, fearlessly political LES soul-rock songwriter/chanteuse Dina Regine at Sidewalk

3/1-2, 8 PM the Boston Symphony Orchestra play Gunther Schuller’s Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major, K. 482 and Beethoven’s  Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $25 seats avail

3/1, 8:30  PM Rocky Mountain gothic songwriter Jackson Melnick plays the album release show for his new one with Rainy Mountain, Emma McMullin, and Joanna Sternberg at Muchmore’s 

3/1-5, 8:30 PM Mexican-American jazz fave Oscar Noriega leads a series of groups, alternating between alto sax and drums at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: the 3/3 quartet set with Mary Halvorson (guitar) Trevor Dunn (bass) Dan Weiss (drums)

3/1, 9ish Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Troost

3/1, 9 PM torchy, eclectic jazz/Americana singer/dobro player Abbie Gardner (ex-Red Molly) at the small room at the Rockwood

3/1, 9 PM oldschool-style high plains C&W singer Hope Debates & North 40 at Bar Chord

3/1, 9:30 PM jazz vibraphonista Yuhan Su with  Matt Holman, trumpet;  Alex LoRe, alto sax;  Petros Klampanis, bass;  Nathan Ellman-Bell, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

3/2, 7 PM fearless Malian psychedelic desert rock bandleader/freedom fighter Noura Mint Seymali at Littlefield, $20 adv tix avail

3/2, 7 PM oldschool soul bandleader Eliza Neals and the Narcotics plays the album release show for her new one followed eventually at 10 by wryly trippy dub reggae bandleader Effie Liu at the Bitter End

3/2, 8:30 PM riveting, dynamic, poignant klezmer singer Inna Barmash and her fantastic band sing “winkling klezmer lullabies, songs of love and love gone wrong” at the  Jalopy, $15

3/2, 7/9 PM charmingly nuanced, erudite singer/pianist and Dinah Washington reinventor  Champian Fulton plays the album release show for her new all-instrumental cd Speechless with Stephen Fulton [flugelhorn]   Dor Samoha [bass]   Fukushi Tainaka [drums] at Smoke, $12 bar seats avail. 3/7 at 8 she gets back on the mic, leading a trio at Mezzrow, $20

3/2, 7 PM Argentine songwriter Pedro Aznar, Mexican torch jazz singer Magos Herrera & pianist Edward Simon and his Trio play a Mercedes Sosa tribute at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

3/2, 7:30 PM charismatic crooner Sahr Ngaujah’s Fela Acoustic Project and Sierra Leonean hip hop act Bajah and the Dry Eye Crew at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

3/2, 8 PM dark, charismatic, mischievously witty art-rock keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez followed at 10 by Chia’s Dance Party spinoff the Cumbia River Band playing rustic Colombian acoustic grooves at Barbes

3/2, 8 PM percussion and piano quartet Yarn/Wire play the shamanic, hypnotic, kinetic music of Japanese composer Misato Mochizuki at the Miller Theatre, $25 tix avail

3/2, 8 PM wild largescale improvisation: cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum‘s PlusTet performs music from their release “Enter the PlusTet” and premiere a new composition for creative orchestra at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

3/2, 8 PM guitar/violin noise duo Aimee Niemann and Louis Cohen followed by concise, tuneful jazz pianist Marta Sanchez l leading her quintet with Roman Filiu on alto sax at the Owl, $10

3/2, 8/9:30 PM drummer/composer Rob Garcia  leads his quartet with Noah Preminger, tenor sax;  Gary Versace, piano;  John Hébert, bass;  playing his fearlessly political, tuneful, relevant compositions at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

3/2, 9 PM long-running 90s alt-country favorites Rusty Truck at Hill Country

3/2, 10 PM ceaselessly entertaining, carnivalesque, sometimes outrageously cartoonish big band jazz: Josh Green & the Cyborg Orchestra at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

3/2, 10:30 PM 10:30 PM noir-inspired alto saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads his group at Smalls

3/2, midnight fiery, politically aware Texas Americana band City of Decades at the small room at the Rockwood  

3/3, 7 PM intense, brilliantly lyrical, fearlessly political 1950s style original folk/blues singer Joshua Garcia at Caffe Vivaldi

3/3, 7ish killer dark retro 60s psychedelic/stoner boogie/art-rock band Medusa’s Disco at Gussy’s Bar in Queens

3/3, 7 PM a multimedia commemoration of the holocaust in Armenia by singer Anaïs Alexandra Tekerian and visual artist Kevork Mourad with writing and performance by  Tekerian and music from guitarist Anna Garano at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

3/3, 7 PM “migra punk night” at the Silent Barn with a diverse lineup: bands include tuneful female-fronted Material Support, similar Pinoy punks Kadena and dark sludgy hardcore punk en Espanol band Huasipungo headlining, $10    

3/3, 7 PM Omurasu (Tomoko Omura : violin with Yuhan Su: vibraphone) followed by violinist/singer Karolina Beimcik’s Zormya quintet at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

3/3, 7 PM pianist Ena Bronstein Barton performs works by Mozart, Debussy and Chopin at Greenwich House Music School, $15/$10 stud/srs

3/3, 8 PM pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri playing their creepy Transylvanian jazz followed at 10 by this era’s most chillingly cinematic, shadowy reverbtoned noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

3/3, 8 PM bassist Leila Bordreuil duels with guitarist Bill Nace and then premieres “Void and Dismissal” — a collaboration with guitarist and vocalist Austin Julian (Sediment Club, Sunk Heaven). Featuring Tamio Shiraishi (alto sax) and Julia Santoli (spatialized amplifiers) at Issue Project Room, $10 sug don

3/3, 8 PM  Irina Muresanu, violin; Angela Draghicescu, piano play a Homage to Dinu Lupatti with music by Bartok, Lupati and Enescu at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $25

3/3, 8:30 PM uneasy, lush chamber-rock and more avant garde sounds with the Parkington Sisters at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10

3/3, 8:30 PM a benefit for the ACLU and Brooklyn-based immigrants rights group DRUM with the Occasionalists serving as the live band for revolutionary karaoke i.e. R.E.M.’s End of the World as We Know It to Bob Marley’s Redemption Song to the Beatles’ Revolution to Public Enemy’s Fight the Power to Bowie/Queen’s Under Pressure at Union Hall, $10

3/3, 9 PM fiery garage rock band the NY Fowl Harmonic – a Gato Loco spinoff – and, Dawn Drake and at Hank’s. Hard-hitting bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote plays hot Afrobeat and latin-tinged funk grooves after

3/3, 9  PM hilarious jazz versions of Merle Haggard classics with Bryan & the Haggards – a Mostly Other People Do the Killing spinoff – at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

3/3, 10 PM fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/southern rockers Lizzie & the Makers at the small room at the Rockwood

3/3, 10 PM New York City’s only Farsi funk group, the hauntingly psychedelic retro 60s/70s Iranian revivalists Mitra Sumara at Pete’s

3/3, 10 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 9 with brooding, stomping Russian prison songs reinvented as surf rock by the Vivisectors, then sax-driven garage punks the Gotham Rockets and psychobilly band the Spastiks sometime after midnight

3/3, 11 PM epic Americana/newgrass anthems with Frontier Ruckus at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec 

3/4, 2:15 PM eclectic roots reggae/desert rock/African folk band Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars play a family concert at Flushing Town Hall, $13, ages 13-19 get in free w/ID; if you want to take part in an interactive workshop with the band, show up at 1 PM, that’s $7.

3/4, 4 PM quirkily cinematic, psychedelic, family-friendly instrumentalists Songs for Unusual Creatures, followed at 8 by this era’s greatest film noir guitarist and composer, Steve Ulrich of Big Lazy and eventually at 10 by epic, sweeping, adventurous Sinaloa-style mariachi/ranchera brass group Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

3/4, 6 PM carnatic vocal collective Sambhav sing a jazz and avant garde-influenced  program of tillanas — “the raucous, bravura traditional-closing-numbers of the South Indian music canon”- at Freddy’s  

3/4, 7:15ish dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues. They’re also here on 3/25

3/4, 7:30 PM perennially fearless jazz piano icon Vijay Iyer joins forces with an eclectic group of multilingual performer/composers – Himanshu Suri (formerly of Das Racist), guitarist Rafiq Bhatia (Son Lux) and drummer/rapper Kassa Overall for a voyage across multiple musical landscapes, articulated by the individual brilliance of the four collaborators. Pakistani vocalist/composer Arooj Aftab performs a set of her own songs with Leo Genovese, piano; Jorn Bielfeldt, drums; and Yusuke Yamamoto, synths. at Merkin Concert Hall, $25 or $20 per ticket for multiple purchases

3/4, 7:30 PM jangly all-female garage/surf band the Pizza Boys, sharply funny punk band the Church Bats, more all-female garagey surf jangle from PMS and the Mood Swings and garage rockers the Othermen, at Footlight Bar, $10   

3/4, 8:30 PM a benefit for Planned Parenthood with excellent, purist honkytonk crooner/bandleader Clifford Westfall followed by Tatters & Rags and then the Space Merchants – the missing link between the Stooges and X – at Union Hall, $10

3/4, 9/10:30 PM bassist Petros Klamanis leads his hauntingly lush, string-driven septet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

3/4, 9:30 PM smart, cosmopolitan jazz chanteuse Svetlana & the Delancey 5  – Breakfast at Tiffany’s meets Some Like It Hot – at Joe’s Pub, $16

3/4, 9:30 PM pianist Max Lifchitz plays Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as well as his own Piano Silhouettes inspired by Eliaabeth Condon’s artwork. Also on the program: recent works by American composers Dinos Constantinides, Robert Martin, Patricia Morehead and Douglas Ovens, at Specturm, $15

3/4, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins with Brooklyn cover trio the Band of Others, Virginia rockabilly/surf band Brad & the Bombers, majestic, cinematic surf instrumentalists the TarantinosNYC  and at midnight X-rated comedy/surf rockers Thee Swank Bastards

3/4, 10 PM Ensemble Mik Nawooj – who work the same classical/hip-hop turf as Yasiin Bey, often covering classic 90s joints from the Wu-tang Clan and others – at the Apollo Music Cafe, $20 tix avail at the Apollo box ofc

3/4, 10 PM haunting Dawn of Midi pianist Amino Belyamani plays solo at the Owl

3/4, 10 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Bar Chord.  They’re at Hank’s at around 9 on 3/16 for free

3/4, 10 PM Oxygen Box play Haitian-inspired roots reggae at Silvana 

3/4, 1 AM (actually wee hours of 3/5) hard-hitting tenor saxophonist Stacy Dillard leads his Brooklyn Circle trio at Smalls. They’re also here on 3/18 (technically 3/19)

3/5, 2 PM Geo Suquillo – guitarist, composer and charango player and leader of kinetic latin/Middle Eastern acoustic jamband Inti and the Moon – at Mayflower Bar in Ft. Greene. You should hear their kick-ass cover of Ya Rayyeh!

3/5, 2 PM the Zora String Quartet play Mozart – String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, K. 42; Atar Arad – Whims for String Quartet (2015) – New York premiere; Shostakovich – String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major at the New School Auditorium, 66 W 12th St. off 6th Ave, $18

3/5, 2:30 PM the Apple Hill String Quartet play the world premiere of Presences by John Harbison for string quartet, cello, and bass  at St. Bartholomew’s Church, $25

3/5 2 PM the Calefax Reed Quintet play their new arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations plus Tschaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite at the Town Hall, $15

3/5 7:30 PM Ansahman – Anna Garano, Trieste-base classical and flamenco guitarist, plays “a gorgeous repertoire of Armenian songs for voice and flamenco guitar, joined by New York-based Anaïs Alexandra Tekerian of Zula playing the album release show” for their debut at Drom, $15 adv tix rec 

3/5, 7:30 PM powerpop supergroup the Split Squad at Bowery Electric, $10

3/5, 9 PM hauntingly phantasmagorical art-rock/noir cabaret pianist/singer Anana Kaye at the small room at the Rockwood

3/5, 9:30 PM edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at Pete’s

3/6, 6:30 PM violinist Kristin Lee, concertmaster of the Metropolis Ensemble plays the ep release show for composer Molly Joyce’s intense, acerbic new one; Joyce will also premiere a new work for toy organ and electronics, “Form and Deform.” at 1 Rivington St., free w/rsvp, reception to follow 

3/6, 8 PM  pianist Vyacheslav Gryaznov (New York Concert Artists 2016 Winner) performs works by Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev-Gryaznov and Rachmaninoff (the gorgeous Piano Sonata No. 2) at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $30 seats avail

3/6, 9:30 PM the Munchies with gonzo noir jazz pianist Dred Scott, saxophonist Kenny Brooks, drummer Mark Greenburg and bassist Malcolm Gold at the Bitter End

3/7, drinks at 5:30  PM, music at 6, violinist Miranda Cuckson  plays a solo concert with music of Aaron Jay Kernis, Huang Ro, Steve Lehman and Michael Hersch at the Miller Theatre, frree

3/7, 6 PM pianist Frank Levy plays works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin, Bach/Marcello and Rachmaninov at the Yamaha Piano Salon, 689 Fifth Avenue (entrance on 54th street), $6 

3/7, 7 PM epic, exhilarating original Balkan brass music with alto saxophonist/clarinetist Greg Squared’s Expanded Circle followed by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

3/7, 7 PM the great unsung hero of darkly purposeful, noir-tinged jazz guitar, Saul Rubin‘ leads his Zebtet at the Fat Cat. He’s also here on 3/14

3/7, 7  PM purist, cleverly lyrical jazz singer Sari Kessler with her combo at 55 Bar

3/7, 7:30/9:30 PM perennially tuneful, lyrical piano improviser/composer Kris Davis leads a trio with Eric Revis – bass and Johnathan Blake – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22

3/7-19, 8:30/10:30 PM pastoral noir jazz guitar icon Bill Frisell leads a series of quartets and trios at the Vanguard, $30

3/7-12, 8:30 PM irrepressible, transgressively funny saxophonist Jon Irabagon leads a series of groups at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: pretty much all of them. 3/8 he’s leading an organ trio with Gary Versace; 3/11 features the Sirius Quartet with Myra Melford

3/7, 8:30 PM klezmer “Songs of People Other People Don’t Like So Much” performed by fearlessly hilarious accordionist/novelist Geoff Berner and actor/singer/movement artist/director Luisa Muhr at Freddy’s. 3/9, same time they’re at the Jalopy for $15

3/7, 8:30 PM tuneful up-and-coming alto saxophonist Caroline Davis leads a trio at the Bar Next Door. 3/21-25, 11:30ish she’s at Dizzy’s Club, $5/$10 on the weekend

3/7, 9:30 PM blazing Balkan/Romany rock/Middle Eastern/flamenco jamband Ventanas at Drom,  $10 adv tix rec

3/7, 9:30 PM uneasy postpunk/new wave/dreampop band Rich Girls at Bowey Electric, $8

3/7, 10 PM explosive, theatrical, phantasmagorical indie/metal band A Deer A Horse at Shea Stadium, $8

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

3/8, 1:30 PM violinist Karen Dekker leads an ensemble playing Dvorak’s Quintet in A Major plus works by vivid, cinematic rising star indie classical composer Ayumi Okada at the Nagle Ave Y, 54 Nagle Ave, Inwood, free, 1 train to Dyckman St.

3/8, 6 PM a rare chance to see two of the most riveting string  players in Indian music, violinists Trina Basu + Arun Ramamurthy of Karavika at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

3/8, 7 PM Quartetto Tomassini play their edgy, lush string arrangements of Piazzolla classics at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

3/8, 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. She’s also here on 3/15 and 3/22

3/8, 8 PM intense frontwoman Hannah Fairchild’s searingly lyrical punk/art-rock/noir cabaret band Hannah vs. the Many at LIC Bar

3/8, 8 PM LES punk/surf guitar legend Simon Chardiet’s Rooftoppers – who give him a chance to show off his prowess with jazz and proto-rock and western swing – at Barbes

3/8-9. 8:30 PM summer tour fave and jamband icon: eight-string guitarist Charlie Hunter at the third stage at the Rockwood, $15

3/8, 9 PM haunting dark Americana songwriter/belter Jessi Robertson followed by charismatic, eclectic cellist/songwriter Meaghan Burke at the Way Station

3/8, 9 PM a good Afrobeat twinbill in Greenpoint: the Super Yamba Band followed by the People’s Champs at Brooklyn Bazaar, $10 adv tix avail at the Poisson Rouge box ofc. The Super Yamba Band are also at Bar Chord on 3/11 at 10 for free.

3/8, 10 PM edgy latin-inspired folk-rock with Hurray For the Riff Raff at Baby’s All Right, $15

3/9, 1 PM harpist Bridget Kibbey plays her arrangement of Debussy’s haunting prelude La Cathédrale engloutie at Trinity Church, free

3/9, 6:30 PM tectonically shifting improvisational soundscapes with Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber at C’Mon Everybody, $tba. They’re also here on 3/16 and 3/23

3/9, 7 PM soaringly explosive jazz composer/torch singer Nicole Zuraitis at 55 Bar

3/9, 7:30/9:30 PM tenor pan jazz artist Victor Provost leads an excellent quintet with Robert Rodriguez on piano at the Jazz Gallery, $15

3/9, 8 PM the plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing of Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies  followed at 10 by brilliant klezmer reedman Matt Darriau’s Who Is Manny Blanc, resurrecting the twistedly irresistible work of legendary/obscure LES psychedelic Jewish jazz/esoterica composer at Barbes

3/9, 8 PM intense, funky Indian brass bhangra band Red Baraat play the album release show for their new one at Bric Arts, $15 adv tix rec. They’re at the Poisson Rouge on 3/18 at 10:30 for five bucks more if you buy tix in advance

3/9, 8 PM rapt extended-technique compositions with pianist and composer Teodora Stepančić at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10, reception to follow

3/9, 9 PM charismatic, torchy, occasionally Lynchian jazz bassist/singer Kate Davis (of the Lady Bugs) at Pete’s

3/9. 9 PM sardonic female-fronted folk noir band the Dream Eaters – check out their hit Klonopin Girl – at Leftfield 

3/9, 9ish Barika play Malian guitar groove at Nublu 151, $10 

3/9, 9 PM upbeat Israeli jazz with the Arnan Raz Quartet followed at 10:30 by first-class, pensive quartet Beekman with pianist Yago Vasquez and bassist Pablo Menares at the Williamsburg Music Center,  367 Bedford Ave, $10 

3/9, 10 PM guitarist Alyse Lamb’s fiery, subtly witty tightly psychedelic jazz-inspired postpunk band Parlor Walls play the album release show for their new one at Sunnyvale, $10

3/9, 10 PM crooner Sean Kershaw‘s  creepy ghoulabilly band the Serpentones at Bar Chord

3/9, 10 PM wild string metal faves Stratospheerius at Shrine

3/9, 11 PM careeningly intense gutter blues bandleader Breanna Barbara and her band at the Knitting Factory, $10

3/10, 6 PM crystalline-voiced, noir-tinged third-stream jazz chanteuse Tessa Souter and her band at 55 Bar

3/10, 6:30 PM otherworldly Mongolian throat-singing folk ensemble Khusugtun at the Rubin Museum of Art, $30 adv tix rec

3/10, 7 PM hypnotic, richly tuneful Indian sounds: Rajasthani master of the Sindhi sarangi, Lakha Khan and ensemble at the CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave north of 34th, $25/$20 stud

3/10, 7 PM “Poulenc and Cocteau’s cautionary tale La voix humaine receives a reflective update when soprano Laura Bohn and pianist Mila Henry’s conversation forces listeners to ask: in this age of technology, can we connect with others without losing ourselves?” at National Sawdust, $25 adv rix rec

3/10, 7:30 PM a first-class chamber ensemble –  Karen Dekker and Alex Fortes on violins, Alyona Aksyonova on piano, Rose Hashimoto on viola, and James Waldo on cello –  plays the world premiere of vivid, lyrical composer Ayumi Okada’s The Grey Wolf for piano quintet alongside works by Caroline Shaw, Doug Balliett, Anton Dvorak, J. S. Bach, Johann Goldberg, at Holy Trinity Church, 20 Cumming St., Washington Heights, $15/$10 stud 1 train to Dyckman St.

3/10. 7:30 PM the Mannes Orchestra play new works by up-and-coming composers Rona Park: Destination; Nathan Fletcher: Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay; Brian Denu: it’s not a bottomless pit; Michael Spiroff: Ath-Sgal (Recurring Echoes); Sohwa Lee: Palindromev at Mannes’ Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 Fifth Ave, Room U100, free

3/10, 7:30 PM the cutting-edge Spectrum Symphony of NY with harp virtuoso Mélanie Genin and fellow soloists: guitarist Nilko Andreas Guarin and Nicholas Tolle, cimbalom perform the American premiere of ferociously interesting Hungarian composer Bálint Karosi’s Triple Concerto, plus the Concertino for Harp by Ernő Dohnányi and Czardas (Csárdás) featuring concertmaster Susan Heerema on solo violin, Rumanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartók, and more at St. Peter’s Church 54th/Lex, $25 sugg don

3/10, 7:30 PM accordionist Alex Sevastian and clarinetist Julian Milkis team up with the Voice Afire Strings for a dynamic multi-media concert with music by composers Ray Luedeke and Giya Kancheli at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix rec

3/10, 8 PMd feral, wildly improvisational, tuneful pianist Mara Rosenbloom  with singer/drummer Anais Maviel and Adam Lane on bass at !-Beam, $15

3/10, 8 PM minimalist art-rock songwriter Caitlin Pasko, “weaver of dreamy elegiac music for voice and piano,” at the Owl, $10

3/10, 8 PM intense pianist Gerald Clayton plays solo at Mezzrow, $20

3/10, 8 PM the Dale Wilson Big Band at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

3/10, 8:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony play a Michael Boyman world premiere viola concerto with soloist Sarah Haines, plus Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St., $20 sugg don. The 7:30 PM show the following night, 3/11 showcases Gizem Yucel on two tangos by Piazzolla as well

3/10, 9 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Cloud City, 85 N 1st St in Williamsburg

3/10, 9 PM a rare NYC appearance by Puerto Rican psychedelic salsa dura band Orquesta El Macabeo at Subrosa, $20 

3/10, 9 PM smart, politically-fueled Irish rocker Niall Connolly at at the small room at the Rockwood

3/10, 10 PM Arki play darkly classic Ethiopian funk grooves at Shrine

3/10. 10 PM oldschool 70s style stoner art-rock/doom metal power trio All Them Witches at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec 

3/10, 10 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

3/10. 10 PM Yotoco, “the bastard child of Umoja Orchestra, Bioritmo, and Cumbiagra plays a melange of salsa, Afro-Cuban rumba, boleros, and cumbia” at Barbes. They’re also there at 9:30ish on 3/20

3/10, 10 PM bluegrass/newgrass with the Dark City Strings at Union Hall, $10

3/10, 11 PM hilarious, smartly political faux-French retro 60s psych-pop band les Sans Culottes at Hank’s, $8

3/11, 1 PM an important multimedia event: Remembering Fukushima: Art and Conversation at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine commemorates the sixth anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Japan. Assembled by Japanese dancer/multimedia artist Eiko Otake, the four-hour program at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine brings together scholars, specialists, and artists from many disciplines; performers include spectacular art-rock singer Carol Lipnik and legendary avant crooner John Kelly, free 

3/11, 4 PM erudite, witty art-rock pianist/songwriter/composer Lee Feldman at Pete’s

3/11, 5:30 PM a mystical carnatic (South Indian classical) vocal concert by singer Vignesh Ravichandran with Bala Skandan on violin, Srinath Vishwanathan on mridangam, and Kabilan Jegannathan on kanjira at the Reflections Center, 27 E 24th St, $20/$15 kids, admission includes food too! 

3/11, 7 PM Miya Masaoka’s powerful double quartet, Eleonore Oppenheim’s performance works for double-bass and electronics, Mari Kimura’s extended violin techniques, and brilliant alto saxophonist Yosvany Terry’s Afro-Cuban Bohemian Trio at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

3/11, 7:30 PM incomparable country/jazz/janglerock icon Amy Allison at Dixon Place. Brilliant new material! Devastatingly funny between-song banter!

3/11, 7:30 PM dark Nordic chamber pop songbird Agnes Obel at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix avail

3/11, 7:30 PM the three finalists in this year’s New York Concert Artists piano competition: Adam Balogh, Zhenni Li  and Sebastiano Mesaglio perform Beethoven: 12 Variations on the Russian Dance from “Das Waldmadchen”; Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit; Prokofiev: Suite from “Sur le Borysthène” (arr. Vyacheslav Gryaznov, NY Premeire of arrangement); Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor with NYCA Symphony Orchestra at Merkin Concert Hall, $30 

3/11, 7:30 PM Barcelona pianist Eva Novoa plays a duo and trio set and then plays a third at 9:30 PM with microtonal violinist Sarah Bernstein’s sextet at I-Beam, $15. A real workout!

3/11, 8ish rustic, clatteringly hypnotic Moroccan trance groove ensemble Innov Gnawa at the Owl

3/11, 8 PM the Omni Ensemble play chamber works by J.S. Bach, G. F. Telemann, Milos Raickovich, and David Wechsler at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $15/$10 stud/srs 

3/11, 9 PM charismatic folk noir songwriter Mac McCarty’s auspicious new band Abraham’s River followed by fiery, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene and then ferocious garage punk band the Lord Calverts at Sidewalk

3/11, 9 PM intense charismatic danceable metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rockers Escarioka at Mehanata,$10

3/11, 9 PM long-running, wickedly jangly, tuneful Americana rockers the Sloe Guns at Shrine

3/11, 9 PM Nelson Ojeda, piano plays works by Granados and Ginastera at Spectrum, $15

3/11, 9/10:30 PM intense violist Mat Maneri leads his quartet with Lucian Ban, piano;  John Hebert, bass;  Randy Peterson, drumsat Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

3/11, 9:30 PM majestic, epic, anthemic cinematic art-rock loopmusic guitarist Sarah Lipstate a.k.a. Noveller at St. Vitus, $15

3/11, 9/10:30 PM jazz cellist Akua Dixon plays the album release show for her new one at Sista’s Place, 456 Nostrand Ave at Jefferson, Bed-Stuy, C to Nostrand Ave., $20

3/11, 10 PM the savagely Link Wray-inspired Howlin Thurstons, followed by 80s style LES junkie powerpop/punk/stoner boogie band Grimm Jack at Desmond’s 

3/11, 10 PM excerpts from Peter Van Zandt Lane’s ballet about cyber hacking, followed by Neil Rolnick’s works for laptop and piano (with Kathleen Supové), and Cornelius Dufallo performing works for amplified violin. The evening ends with a massive graphic score by Mark Applebaum interpreted by the previous artists joined by his Innova labelmates, at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

3/11, midnight legendary SoCal surf punks Agent Orange – of Everything Turns Grey fame – at the Knitting Factory, $20

3/12, half past noon a performance of choral pieces and collected folk songs from the works of Zoltán Kodály at Hungarian House, 213 E 82nd St, free, reception to follow, free but RSVP reqd 

3/12, 2 PM the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio play Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No.2 in D minor, Op.9 ; Shostakovich: Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67; Tchaikovsky: Trio in A minor, Op. 50 at the Town Hall, $15

3/12, 4 PM catchy Americana rockers Greg Cornell & the Cornell Brothers at the small room at the Rockwood

3/12, 5 PM the Donald Sinta Quartet play a birthday tribute to Philip Glass with new works as well as Glass’s Saxophone Quartet Concerto at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library

3/12, 6 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at 55 Bar

3/12, 7 PM the American Festival of Microtonal Music with tantalizing new works by  Svjetlana Bukvich, Monroe Golden, Johnny Reinhard, Zach Seely, and others played by an ensemble of woodwinds, fretless guitars, double bass, and bass trombone legend Dave Taylor conducted by the theatrical Charles Coleman at Gallery MC, 549 W 52nd St.,  $15

3/12, 7:30 PM Books guitarist Nick Zammuto joins hard-hitting new music choir Roomful of Teeth in a program spanning Tuvan throat singing and yodeling to Korean Pansori and Persian classical at Merkin Cocert Hall, $25 or $20 per tix for multiple purchases

3/12, 8 PM noir-tinged crooner and expertly bluesy lead guitarist Phil Gammage‘s lRebel Factory at Otto’s

3/12, 8;30 PM fiery klezmer/Balkan/Middle Eastern jamband Klazz-Ma-Tazz at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

3/12, 8:30/10:30  PM edgy, noir-inspired bassist Michael Blanco leads his quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

3/12, 8:30 PM NakedEye Ensemble joins forces with avant garde piano titan Kathleen Supové to premiere two-piano and ensemble works Richard Belcastro: Inner Strife (2016)* – cl, egtr, toy pno + melodica, pno, perc; Randall Woolf: Punching the Clock (2014)* – fl, cl, sax, vc, egtr, pno, perc; Rusty Banks: Spoke(n) (2016)* – 2 pnos + amplified bicycle; Jonathan Russell: Sextet (2010, arr 2013)** – fl, cl, sax, vc, pno, perc; Lois Vierk: Spin 2 (1995) – 2 pnos; Molly Joyce: Rave (2016) – pno + fixed mediaat the DiMenna Center $20

3/13, 6 PM the improvisationally-inclined Osso String Quartet at the Fat Cat

3/13, 7 PM tuneful pastoral jazz guitarist Cameron Mizell leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood

3/13, 7 PM quirkily charismatic, powerful-voiced, kinetic avant-pop siren Grace McLean at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

3/13, 7 PM perennially young, theatrical, fun composer David Del Tredici’s 80th Bday concert with special guests include Courtenay Budd, Joseph Dalton, Felix Del Tredici, Robert Frankenberry, David Leisner, John Kelly, Eric Moe, Marc Peloquin, Mark Peskanov and the Voxare Quartet at Joe’s Pub, $25

3/13, 7 PM tuneful postbop pianist Jim Ridl leads his group from behind the Rhodes at 55 Bar

3/14, 6 PM pianist David Shimoni plays nocturnes by Chopin, Faure and Lowell Liebermann, plus a screening of the documentary film Rosalyn Engelman: The Color of Memory, the artist in conversation with BPAC director Ted Altschuler, at the Recital Hall at Baruch College, E. 25th St between 3rd and Lexington Ave. $15, stud free

3/14, 7 PM brand-new, exciting Turkish band Seyvah with Jenny Luna, voice; Kane Mathis, oud; Marandi Hostetter, violin; Greg Squared, clarinet; Shane Shanahan and Philip Mayer, percussion. followed by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

3/14, 7 PM intense, edgily tuneful Texas tenor saxophonist Stan Killian leads his postbop quartet; at 10 PM acerbic alto saxophonist David Binney leads his quartet  at 55 Bar

3/14, 8 PM bassist Lisa Dowling’s enigmatic, theatrical, Kate Bush-influenced solo loopmusic project Kills to Kisses at the Mercury, $10

3/14, 8 PM edgy third-stream improvisation with Jan Sturiale: guitar; Miha Koren: bass Klemens Marktl: drums at Shapeshifter Lab, free

3/14, 9:30 PM the Bronx Conexion play their mighty salsa big band jazz at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

3/14, 11 PM fiery, tuneful soul-punk rockers No Ice (a spinoff of the late, great Brooklyn What) at Shea Stadium, $12

3/15, 6 PM hypnotic Middle Eastern/Indian sounds: Orakel: Roshni Samlal (tabla) + Kane Mathis (kora, oud) at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

3/15, 6 PM intricate, intense, diverse jazz/soundtrack/Americana violinist/composer Skye Steele at the small room at the Rockwood

3/15, 7 PM indie classical through Fender amps: Steve Mackey, the Dither Guitar Quartet and Joel Harrison’s Resophonic Guitar Orchestra at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

3/15, 8 PM the album release show for the new one by formidable, reliably tuneful guitarist Tom Csatari‘s Uncivilized Americana jazz project at Barbes. “Each song on the EP was recorded live at a now-closed New York venue.”

3/15, 8 PM bouzouki player Avram Pengas leads an amazing band with Rachid Halihal on oud and George Stathos on clarinet playing bellydance classics, plus dancers Layla Isis and Mariyah at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

3/15, 8 PM Perl – former lead singer of Bulletproof Stockings, the Hasidic Sleater-Kinney – followed by fiery, brilliantly lyrical soul/rock songwriter Nehedar singing the album release show for her latest one, then she does double duty on vocals in powerpop bnd Fierce Love, then sardonic new wavers Blanket Statementstein at Bowery Electric

3/15, 9 PM pensive, smart multi-instrumentalist Kristen Tivey – of the edgy female-fronted Talking Heads-ish Eliza & the Organix – fronts her own folk/jazz band at Pete’s

3/15, 9:30 PM singer Renee LoBue’s popular, catchy, anthemic early zeros powerpop/southwesten gothic band Elk City at the Mercury, $10

3/16, 1 PM Useful Chamber Orchestra play their arrangement of Debussy’s haunting prelude La Cathédrale engloutie at Trinity Church, free

3/16, 6:30 PM  up-and-coming guitarist/songwriter Alicyn Yaffee -the rare artist who successfully bridges the gap between lyrically-fueled chamber pop and jazz – at the Bar Next Door, free

3/16, 7:30 PM ancient, otherworldly trance beats: the first-ever US performance by the master musicians of the Festival Gnaoua et des Musiques du Monde in Essaouira, Morocco with Maalem Hamid El Kasri + Maalem Abdeslam Alikkane with special guest Maalem Hassan Ben Jaafer, leader of wildly popular NYC ensemble Innov Gnawa at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised. The following night, 3/17 at  7 PM they’re at the New School Theresa Lang Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 W 13th St, free; 3/18 at 7 they’re at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, collaborating with jazz artists Marcus Strickland, Marc Cary, and Jamaaladeen Tacuma, $30 adv tix rec

3/16, 7:30 PM elegantly melodic, darkly counterintuitive pianist Sylvie Courvoisier plays duos with guitarist Mary Halvorson and then violinist Mark Feldman at Greenwich House Music School, $20/$18 stud

3/16, 7:30 PM sweeping, swinging vibraphone jazz with Behn Gillece and his quartet followed at 10:30 PM by former Dizzy Gillespie guitarist Ed Cherry leading his quartet at Smalls

3/16, 8 PM eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leads his Tango Quartet at Barbes

3/16, 8 PM guitarist Matt Munisteri and accordionist Will Holshouser’s shadowy Belgian barroom band Musette Explosion at the Owl, $10

3/16, 8 PM the lavish, kinetic Liberte Big Band led by pianist Liberté-Anne Lymberiou at the Wiliamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave 

3/16, 8 PM a rare and fascinating night of new music from Kyrzygstan played by Aza Sydykov and Joel A. Martin, piano; Nikoleta Rallis, soprano; Perizat Kopobaeva, komuz; Jonathan Levin, piano; Nurmira Greenberg, cello; Kairy Koshoeva, piano; Elvira Abdilova, komuz; composers on the bill include Atai Ogonbaev, Niyazaaly, Kalyi Moldobasanov, Tashtan Ermatov, Michael Burshtin, Jyldyz Maldybaeva, Muratbek Begaliev, George Gershwin, Jonathan Levin and Eric Thomson at Merkin Concert Hall $25

3/16, 8 PM Chicago postrock icons Tortoise at the Hall at MP, $25 adv tix available at the Poisson Rouge box ofc

3/16, 8:30 PM the Big Galute play their irreverent original klezmer tunes at the Jalopy, $15

3/16, 10 PM fiery oldtimey string band he Four O’Clock Flowers at Sunny’s

3/17, 7 PM Niva’s magical singer Corinna Skema Snyder with Vedran Boškovski and percussionist Jerry Kisslinger, of Zlatne Uste fame, play Balkan songs at an intimate Park Slope house concert, email for info  

3/17, 7 PM new art-songs from Ted Hearne performed by NYC indie classical talent: “Peabody Southwell and Allison Semmes give rare recital performances. Solo instrumentalists Mariel Roberts, Taylor Levine and Philip White join the Nouveau Classical Project and San Francisco duo the Living Earth Show as the evening’s ensemble. R WE WHO R WE, the vocal/electronics duo of Ted Hearne and Philip White, perform selections of their upcoming sophomore release,” at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

3/17, 7 PM acoustic jazz: guitarists Mark Mollica and Nate Radley with John Ellis on saxophone and Ike Sturm on bass at Bloomingdale School of Music, 323 W 108th St(off Broadway), free

3/17, 7:30/9:30 PM Swedish psychedelic/soundtrack band Dungen play their live score to the classic 20s silent film The Adventures of Prince Ahmed at Bric Arts, $15 adv tix rec

3/17, 8 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band followed by awesomely slinky, psychedelic Israeli Ethiopiques groove instrumentalists Anbessa Orchestra f.k.a. Lions at Barbes

3/17, 8 PM fearlessly haunting, dynamic, charismatic Romany/Balkan chaunteuse Eva Salina with pyrotechnic accordionist Peter Stan  at the Owl, $10

3/17, 8 PM pianist Kara Huber plays David Rakowski Selected Etudes; Joan Tower – No Longer Very Clear; Wild -Seven Virtuoso Etudes for Piano on Gershwin Songs; Rachmaninoff  13 Preludes, Op. 32 at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $25

3/17, 8:30 PM artful, slyly amusing jazz with the Daniel Bennett Group at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10

3/17-18, 8:30 PM badass oldschool-style blues belter Shemekia Copeland and her similarly purist band at Iridium, $30

3/17, 9 PM Canadian Celtic fiddle star Natalie MacMaster with her Ontario colleague Donnell Leahy at Webster Hall, $20

3/17, 10 PM Pussy Riot at National Sawdust. Tix not avail yet – and might not be affordable – watch this space

3/17, 11 PM guitarist Demir Demirkan‘s Anatolian Knights throw a wild live Turkish psychedelic rock party at Drom, $25 adv tix rec

3/17, 11 PM darkly eclectic, enigmatic songwriter Lorraine Leckie  – equally adept at Slavic and Americana noir – at Sidewalk

3/18, 3 PM oldtime swing icons Vince Giordano and his Nighthawks play their live score to Buster Keaton’s The Cameraman at the Town Hall, $25 tix avail

3/18, 6 PM this era’s greatest film noir guitarist and composer, Steve Ulrich of Big Lazy followed at 8 by sultry retro Franco-American torch jazz/chamber pop/ukulele swing band les Chauds Lapins and then at 10 by Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustic and purist than most bands who play that stuff – at Barbes

3/18, 7 PM “magical string ensemble Alba Consort – with oud, veille, lute and percussion – performs early music from the Mediterranean on period instruments and weaves iconic themes  of Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony no. 9 “From the New World” into ancient melodies at the National Opera Center, 333 7th Ave, $30/$15 stud

3/18. 7 PM lush, intense, artfully orchestrated psychedelic rockers Aunt Ange followed by catchy goth-tinged 80s punk/powerpop band the Limbo Dolls at Bowery Electric, $8 

3/18. 7 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with cello soloist Alisa Weilerstein play  Mendelssohn’s Nocturno for Winds; Schumann’s  Cello Concerto; Webern’s Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 10 and Schubert’s Symphony No. 6 at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $25 seats avail

3/18, 7:30 PM intense, breathtaking Galician bagpiper/ multi-instrumentalist Carlos Núñez at Merkin Concert Hall, $25 tix avail

3/18, 7:30 PM the Traumerei Piano Trio play works by Beethoven, Piazzolla, Smetana and Zannoni at the DiMenna Center, $15$10 stud/srs

3/18. 8 PM elegant, atmospheric art-rock violinist/songwriter Concetta Abbate at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18, “no one turned away”

3/18, 8 PM guitarist Guy Picciotto, Dirty Three drummer Jim White and master lute player George Xylouris play live soundtracks to Jem Cohen films; subjects include a sudden Manhattan rainstorm, a sleeping infant, and an Istanbul city portrait, at Issue Project Room, $15/$12 stud/srs

3/18, 8 PM ex-Dylan lead guitarist Larry Campbell with singer Teresa Williams and guest pianist Bill Payne of Little Feat at City Winery $22 standing room avail

3/18, 9 PM searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka at Mehanata

3/18, 9ish dark oldschool soul/garage band Mighty Fine at Red Hook Bait & Tackle 

3/18, 10 PM rising star tenor saxophonist Camille Thurman and her and her band at the Fat Cat

3/19, 2 PM Chilean folk-rock songwriter Nano Stern opens for iconic Peruvian singer Susana Baca at Lefrak Concert Hall at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, $30 seats avail, from the Flushing Main St. 7 train stop, take the Q25, Q25-34, Q34 or Q17 bus along Kissena Blvd to the campus. 

3/19, 3 PM Eriko Sato, violin; Drew Vella, viola; Ben Larsen, cello; Yoon Lee, piano play works by Beethoven, Richard Strauss and Ke-Chia Chen at Concerts on the Slope, St. John’s Episcopal Church 139 St. John’s Place downhill from 7th Ave

3/19, 3 PM Blythe Gruda sings her enigmatic art-rock and parlor pop at Pete’s

3/19, 3:15 PM organist Karen Electra Christianson – one of the most electrifying church organists in the country – plays a program TBA at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

3/19, 4 PM the perennially witty Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet with pianist Roberta Piket at Sounds on Sackett at St. Agnes Church 433 Sackett St off of Hoyt St, Cobble Hill, any train to Atlantic Ave, $20, reception to follow

3/19, 5 PM latin jazz piano titan Arturo O’Farrill’s “Boss Level Sextet” at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, free

3/19, 6 PM smart, darkly pensive third-stream jazz pianist Noa Fort leads her quartet at the small room at the Rockwood

3/19, 7 PM brilliant, irrepressible classical/latin/art-rock/Middle Eastern violist/composer Leanne Darling at Scholes St. Studios

3/19, 7 PM expertly jazzy guitarist and alt-country pioneer Robbie Fulks and jazz violinist Jenny Scheinman followed at 9:30 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

3/19, 7:30 PM a benefit for immigrant rights with Ramon Ponce, Jr. of the mighty Mariachi Real de Mexico, and supersonic klezmer clarinetist Michael Winograd with his band the Honorable Mentshn at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $15

3/19, 8:30 PM My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Nova and others backed by adventurous young orchestra the Knights  play Sarah Kirkland Snider‘s song suite  Unremembered, a chilling reminiscence of childhood traumas at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

3/19, 10 PM first-class roots reggae band Jah N I at Shrine 

3/20, 6 PM moderator Meera Dugal of Lincoln Center, creator of the first-ever Gnaoua World Tour teams up with Innov Gnawa’s Samir Langus, panelists Hisham Aidi and Tom Pryor, plus jazz piano titan Marc Cary to discuss the history and recent resurgence of rapturous, kinetically hypnotic Moroccan gnawa music, plus a performance by Innov Gnawa, at  the New School Jazz Performance Space, Arnhold Hall, 55 W 13th St., free

3/20, 8/10 PM  ageless, perennially hard-hitting jazz piano sage and ex-Coltrane bandmate McCoy Tyner at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail

3/20, 8 PM the Tomeka Reid Quartet featuring Jason Roebke, Tomas Fujiwara, and Mary Halvorson play edgy cello jazz at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

3/20, 8 PM the Bob Bennett Big Band with Erica Seguine on piano at Sir D’s Lounge, 837 Union St, south of 7th Ave, Park Slope, R to Union St.

3/20, 8:30 PM the NY New Music Ensemble play David Felder: partial[dist]res[s]toration (2001) for sextet and electronics; Rand Steiger: Light on Water (2013) for flute, piano and electronics; Jacob Druckman: Come Round (1991) for sextet; Anthony Cheung  Roundabouts (2007) for piano at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W 13th S, $20/$10 stud/srs

3/20, 10 PM the Amazonas Strings  play elegant, enveloping latin pastoral jazz at at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10

3/21, 7:30 PM drummer LaFrae Sci & Quintet Groove Diplomacy will play pieces highlighting achievements by great women of blues and jazz including Bessie Smith, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, and Mary Lou Williams. with Tamar-Kali on vocals at the Naitonal Jazz Museum in Harlem

3/21, 7 PM the F-Tones  Marcin Wisniewski, guitar, and Dwayne Beach, 5-string violin, – play their individualistic take on Romany jazz at Shrine

3/21, 7:30 PM pianist Dasol Kim plays Beethoven    Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 Pathétique; Barber –  Sonata, Op. 26; Chopin    24 Preludes, Op. 28 at Merkin Concert Hall, $10 tix avail

3/21, 8/10:30 PM inspired, cutting-edge trombonist/composer Ryan Keberle & Catharsis with Camila Meza on guitar and vocals at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

3/21-25,8/10:30 PM popular trumpeter Roy Hargrove leads his quintet at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail

3/21, 10 PM cleverly acerbic, charismatic avant garde singer/pianist/sound artist Bora Yoon joins forces with thereminist Armen Ra at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

3/21, 10 PM catchy, harmony-driven, historically-inspired original newgrass string band Cricket Tell the Weather at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10

3/21, 10:30 PM fiery alto saxophonist Lucas Pino’s twin-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls

3/22, 5 PM jazz piano legend and African music specialist Randy Weston leads a demo and introduction to kinetically hypnotic Moroccan gnawa music  at Medgar-Evers College, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Bed-Stuy, free, 2/5 to President St.

3/22, 7:30 PM intrepid indie classical ensemble International Street Cannibals with pianist Conor Hanick and soprano Ariadne Greif perform Schoenberg’s pivotal String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10, plus works by Berg, Korngold, Schnittke, Webern, Zemlimsky, and Arvo Pärt at St. Marks Church, 2nd Ave/10th St., $20/$12 stud

3/22, 8 PM fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/southern rockers Lizzie & the Makers at LIC Bar

3/22, 8 PM Palehound – who blend eerie, lyrical new wave with hypnotic motorik vintage Wire-style postpunk – at Sunnyvale, $12

3/22, 8 PM bassist/composer Arnold Dreyblatt teams up for a dark duo performance with Brooklyn sound artist MV Carbon at the Kitchen, $15

3/22, 9ish baritone sax goddess Moist Paula and film composer Dorothea Tachler air out their new collaboration the GPS at Troost

3/22, 9 PM calm but fiery newschool Britfolk songwriter Roxanne de Bastion at Caffe Vivaldi . 3/31 she’s at the American Folk Art Museum at around 6 

3/22, 9 PM playful, sardonic French spoofers Nouvelle Vague – who’ve been making lounge music out of punk and new wave classics for decades – at Webster Hall, $30

3/23, 6 PM eclectic jazz/blues resonator guitarist Elizabeth Wise at Shrine. 3/24 she’s at Caffe Vivaldi at 7

3/23, 7:30 PM John Gattis, horn; Andy Kozar, trumpet; William Lang, trombone and David Broome, piano  play works by Guy Barash, Frances White, David Fetherolf, Gilbert Galindo, Gaetano Lorandi and Oren Boneh at Broom Tree Theatre, 23-35 Broadway, Astoria, N/Q to Broadway, free

3/23-24, 7:30 PM, repeating 3/25 at 8 and 3/26 at 3 PM Amy Beth Kirsten’s Quixote- a vividly original reimagining of the Cervantes classic, performed by the HOWL ensemble withLindsay Kesselman (soprano), Hai-Ting Chinn (mezzo-soprano), Kirsten Sollek (contralto), Mark DeChiazza and four singing players from Sandbox Percussion: Ian Rosenbaum, Victor Caccese, Terry Sweeney and Jonathan Allen at the Kasser Theatre, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair NJ, $20; catch the shuttle buss leaving from 41st behind Port Authority 

3/23. 8 PM a one-time-only event: “hilarious, kick-ass klezmer punks Golem will put on a “fake wedding” according to an old Catskills tradition, complete with mock bride, groom, ceremony, and of course a truly rocking party mixing original Golem songs, traditional Jewish repertoire and lots of amazing rock covers, from James Brown to Van Halen“ at Drom, $20 adv tix rec

3/23, 8 PM fiery, charismatic soul siren Meah Pace and her oldschool band at Salzy Bar, 506 5th Ave at 13th St, Park Slope, F to 7th Ave

3/23, 8/9:30 PM the cutting-edge, atmospheric, cinematic Alan Ferber Nonet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

3/23. 10 PM popular Americana highway rockers Mandolin Orange at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20 adv tix rec

3/23, 10 PM wickedly catchy Americana/paisley underground rockers Girls on Grass  followed at 11 by Dares at Halyard’s Bar, 406 3rd Ave (at 6th St), Gowanus, F/R to 4th Ave. 

3/23, 10 PM well-loved Boston alt-country vets Session Americana at Barbes

3/24, 7 PM Jog Blues with Andy Biskin, Joel Bluestone, Rob Garicia, Ikhlaq Hussain, Siddartha Mukerjee, Jonathan Rose and Jeffrey Zeigler mash up Indian, jazz and indie classical sounds at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

3/24, 7:30 PM charismatic ex-Spanglish Fly frontwoman Erica Ramos’ exciting latin soul band Fulaso at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

3/24, 7:30 PM wild, explosive, lush original and classic Indian cinematic themes with Falu’s Bollywood Orchestra at the Lynch Theater at John Jay College 524 W 59th St (between Tenth and Eleventh avenues) free, early arrival advised

3/24, 7:30 PM an all-ages ska/punk triplebill in reverse order: Voodoo Glow Skulls, Hub City Stompers, Midnight Foolishness at the Knitting Factory, $13 adv tix rec

3/24, 8 PM superb, nuanced jazz violinist Charlie Burnham and eclectic, tuneful accordionist/songwriter Ali Dineen  at the Owl, $10

3/24, 8 PM rustic Brazilian jungle sounds with Regional de NY followed at 10 by similar oldschool danceable Colombian tunes with Chia’s Dance Party  at Barbes

3/24, 8 PM Spain meets Honduras at Flushing Town Hall: Basilio Georges and his group Flamenco Latino, plus Lucy Blanco and the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble, $16/$10 stud, ages 13-19 free w/ID

3/24, 8:30 PM Beatlesque psych popsters the Babe Rainbow followed by jangly, catchy retro 60s Laurel Canyon psychedelic band the Allah-Las at Webster Hall, $20 

3/24, 8:30 PM Brandi & the Alexanders play their torchy oldschool soul and groove music at Bowery Electric, $8

3/24-25, 9 PM well-loved 90s Colorado newgrass/funk jamband Poi Dog Pondering at City Winery, $25 standing room avail

3/24, 9:30 PM catchy, enigmatic female-fronted dreampop band Loosie at Pine Box Rock Shop

3/24, 10 PM wickedly catchy powerpop/janglerock band Ruth Carp & the Fish Heads at Alphaville, $10

3/24, 10 PM Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustic and purist than most bands who play that stuff– at Guadalupe Inn, $10

3/24, 10:30 PM Sweet Tits – the “punk lesbian Spinal Tap” – at Freddy’s

3/25, 6 PM this era’s greatest film noir guitarist and composer, Steve Ulrich of Big Lazy  followed at 8 byart-rocker Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation playing witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics followed at 10 by psychedelic latin bandleader Zemog El Galle Bueno at Barbes

3/25, 7:30  PM rapt improvisation: trumpet icon Wadada Leo Smith and pianist Angelica Sanchez with her Trio with Michael Formanek on bass at Greenwich House Music School, $25/$20 stud

3/25, 8 PM oudist Tareq Abdallah celebrates the “golden age of Egyptian oud music” at Alwan for the Arts, $20

3/25, 8 PM a benefit to  support Community Voices Heard and the Arab American Association of NY: the rapturous Rafiq Bhatia / Chris Pattishall guitar/piano duo, hypnotically danceable Moroccan trance ensemble Innov Gnawa and Armo ( lead singer, trumpeter and members of the rhythm section of second-wave Afrobeat icons Antibalas) at Littlefield, $12

3/25, 8 PM catchy, anthemic, charismatic folk noir band Thee Shambels – sort of the missing link between Nick Cave and the Pogues – followed by cinematic soundtrack instrumentalists/surf rockers the Tarantinos NYC and then oldschool psychedelic soul/groove band Empire Beats at the Way Station

3/25, 8 PM wickedly catchy psychedelic/garage band the Molochs followed by fuzzy drony jamband the Cosmonauts at Union Pool, $10. 3/27 at 10 careeningly intense gutter blues bandleader Breanna Barbara opens for that same twinblll at Berlin, same time, same price

3/25, 8 PM gritty, Albert King-influenced Chicago blues guitarist Lurrie Bell – son of legendary blues harpist Carey Bell – with his band at Roulette, $25 

3/25, 8 PM excellent, intense jazz cellist Hank Roberts with Sarah Bernstein – violin, Shoko Nagai – piano,  Satoshi Takeishi – percussion at the Owl, $10

3/25, 8 PM standout British early music chamber ensemble the Orlando Consort perform the haunting Renaissance music of Loyset Compère at the auditorium at 150 W 83rd St., $30 tix avail at the Miller Theatre box ofc at 116th/Bwy, M-F noon-6

3/25, 8 PM drummer Adam Rudolph’s strikingly tuneful, rumblingly improvisational Go Organic Orchestra at the Brooklyn Conseratory of Music, $20/$10 stud/srs

3/25, 8:30 PM tunefully psychedelic composer/avant-harpist Zeena Parkins plays two sets, the first with guitar goddess Mary Halvorson at I-Beam, $15

3/25, 9 PM hauntingly atmospheric art-rock siren Marissa Nadler – who’s sort of become a one-woman Pink Floyd – followed by slowcore/dreampop/doom band Pallbearer at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20 adv tix rec

3/25, 9 PM elegantly eclectic Americana/swing/newgrass songwriter Shannon Pelcher at Pete’s

3/25, 9 PM funky jamband the Pimps of Joytime at Bowery Ballroom, $20. It’s a long way from the old Lucky Cat

3/25, 9:30 PM socially aware, oldtimey-flavored Americana band 2/3 Goat at Hill Country, free.

3/26, 2  PM the Orion String Quartet play Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ at the New School Auditorium, 66 W 12th St. off 6th Ave, $18 

3/26, 3 PM an all-star band: Adrianne Greenbaum (flute), Michael Alpert (violin and badkhones), Jake Shulman-Ment (violin), Brian Glassman (bass), Walter Zev Mamlock (poyk/percussion) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl) play extremely rare, rustic klezmer tunes from Dubiecko, Poland at the Eldridge Street Synagogue, Eldridge St. just north of Canal, $25/$15 stud/srs

3/26, 4 PM the Calidore Quartet play works by Beethoven, Ligeti, and Dvorak at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free

3/26, 7:30  PM cinematic pianist Tempei Nakamura plays the album release for his new one Vortex at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

3/26, 8 PM for elegant, atmospheric art-rock violinist/songwriter Concetta Abbate and Bridget Hill’s joint bday, “come see the PARK Quartet (Nicholas Alexander Wilson and Concetta Abbate – violins, Lenna Pierce- cello) live score the 1959 Mexican Sci Fi Classic “Ship of Monsters” (Spanish with English subtitles) at the Park Church Coop in Greenpoint, $10 sugg don – bring food and we’ll all share”

3/26, 8 PM Nashville gothic/folk noir band Karen & the Sorrows at Bowery Electric, $8

3/26, 10 PM Wedeya play roots reggae at Shrine 

3/27, 7:30 PM  indie classical vocal ensemble Ekmeles sing works by Schütz and Haydn ; the Attacca Quartet play the New York premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s 7 Passion Texts and David Lang’s Little Match Girl at Music Mondays, Advent Church, 93rd/Broadway, 1/2/3 to 96th St., free

3/27,  7:30 PM Parisian/Senegalese hip-hop jazz with Steve Leyman & Selebeyone at Merkin Concert Hall, $25 or $20 per ticket for multiple purchases

3/27, 8 PM an eight-piece expanded version of hypnotically psychedelic, microtonally guitar-fueled East African psychedelic band 75 Dollar Bill with strings and sax at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

3/27, 8 PM cinematic, plaintively sardonic composer/violinist Christopher Tignor at the Silent Barn, $8

3/27, guessing 8ish, popular 80s powerpop band Teenage Fanclub at Warsaw, $25

3/27. 8 PM the Canadian Guitar Quartet play works by Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Brahms, Côté-Giguère, and others at the Recital Hall at Baruch College, E. 25th Street between 3rd and Lexington Ave, free

3/28, drinks at 5:30  PM, music at 6,British early music chamber ensemble the Orlando Consort perform early music by Machaut, Defay, Geurrero, Isaac and others at the Miller Theatre, free

3/28, 6 PM Jiuilliard Provost Ara Guzelimian interviews John Adams, surrounded by performances of Adams’s own compositions and works by Ellington, Beethoven, and Ives at Paul Hall at Juilliard, 2 free tix avail. per person 

3/28, 6 PM pianist Jose Ramon Mendez plays works by Bach, Schubert and Rachmaninoff at the Yamaha Piano Salon, 689 Fifth Ave (entrance on 54th st)), 3rd floor , $6

3/28, 7 PM smart purist oldtime blues/Americana resonator guitarist Zeke Healy & intense, eclectic violist Karen Waltuch making wild psychedelia out of classic Americana folk themes followed by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

3/28, 7 PM Taiko drummer Kaoru Watanabe with the Brooklyn Raga Massive at Shapeshifter Lab, $20

3/28, 8 PM noir jazz legends the Jazz Passengers celebrate the release of their newest album, Still Life with Trouble at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

3/28, 8/10:30 PM Marianne Solivan “sings with authority and grace” – true – joined by pianist George Colligan and bassist Matthew Parrish at Mezzrow, $20

3/28, 8:30 PM irrepressible slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein leads a series of groups at the Stone, $20. Choice picks: opening night with the Diaspora Special Edition: Arturo O’Farrill (piano) Peter Apfelbaum (sax) Brad Jones (bass) Billy Martin (drums) ; and 3/29 with legendary noir jazz outfit Sexmob

3/28, 9 PM Norwegian artist Helge Sten’s creepy ambient Deathprod project in a rare New York appearance at Issue Project Room, $15/$12 stud/srs

3/28, 10 PM brilliant drummer/percussionist Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet play classic salsa grooves at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

3/29, 7 PM uneasily fiery, intense jazz guitarist Sean Cronin‘s new ensemble Very Good at Barbes

3/29, 7:30 PM the Wellesley College Choir sing works by Brahms, Ronald Perera, Joan Szymko and Ysaye Barnwell at Merkin Concert Hall, $15

3/29, 8 PM haunting, intuitive cellist Inbal Segev opens for the String Orchestra of Brooklyn and Mivos Quartet performing works by Anna Clyne at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

3/29, 8 PM deep-space solo guitar epics with David Grubbs at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn, $10, reception to follow

3/29, 8 PM enigmatic, synthy, propulsive new wave act Decorum followed by snide 80s-style goth-punks Pop. 1280 at Brooklyn Bazaar, $10 

3/29, 9 PM a fun 90s roots-rock guitar twinbill: the Bottle Rockets and Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express at Bowery Ballroom, $20

3/30, 1 PM lyrical jazz pianist Chris Pattishall and his group at Trinity Church, free

3/30-4/1, 7:30/9:30 PM haunting, intense flamenco jazz pianist Chano Dominguez leads his flamenco jazz/dance quintet at the Jazz Standard, $30

3/30, 7:30 PM Argentine pianist Emilio Teubal lead his strio at Club Bonafide, $15

3/30, 7:30 PM the Jasper String Quartet play Beethoven: String Quartet in A major, Op. 18, No. 5; Missy Mazzoli: Death Valley Junctionl Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F major (“American”) at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/30, 7:30 PM Cookers trumpeter David Weiss & Point of Departure at Nublu. 3/31 at 11 they’re at the Fat Cat 

3/30, 8 PM cleverly lyrical, murderously witty murder ballad/chamber pop allstars Charming Disaster  at Pete’s

3/30, 8 PM lyrical jazz pianist Guy Mintus with flamenco guitarist Andreas Arnold at Caffe Vivaldi

3/30, 8 PM the W4 New Music Collective premiere a collaboration between composers Matt Frey, Tim Hansen and Molly Herron exploring aspects of solitude at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

3/30, 8 PM trumpeter John McNeil’s Hush Point –  a New York update on 50s West Coast cool jazz – play the album release show for their third disc at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $15

3/30, 9 PM lead guitarist to the stars of the NYC underground, Homeboy Steve Antonakos plays a rare solo show featuring songs off his new powerpop album Bodega rock at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts

3/30, 9 PM enigmatic chamber jazz songwriter Becca Stevens sings the album release show for her new one at Bric Arts, $15 adv tix rec

3/30, 9 PM  the hilarious, politically astute Paranoid Larry & His Imaginary Band at Freddy’s

3/30, 9:30 PM Boss Hogg – Christina and Jon pulling their legendary 90s project back together – at the Mercury, $15

3/30, 10 PM Brooklyn’s funnest new band, psychedelic organ-driven Middle Eastern-tinged surf rock trio Hearing Things  at Barbes

3/30, 10 PM legendary LA psychedelic rockers the Jigsaw Seen‘ followed by real oldschool Max’s style glampunks the New York Junk at Bowery Electric, $8

3/30, 10 PM Diamond Hotel – noir frontwoman Raquel Vidal’s fiery paisley underground psychedelic/noir Americana band – at Desmond’s of all places 

3/30, 10:30 PM Goblin-esque monster-cartoon soundtrack band Xombie at the downstairs space at Webster Hall, $12

3/31, 5:30 PM darkly edgy, politically-fueled Irish tunesmith Niall Connolly  followed by calm but fiery newschool Britfolk songwriter Roxanne de Bastion at the American Folk Art Museum

3/31, 7 PM haunting Puerto Rican bolero revivalists – and Sylvia Rexach reinventors – Miramar at the CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave north of 34th, $25/$20 stud

3/31, 7:30 PM the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra play John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $25 tix aail

3/31, 8 PM Aussie soul-psych rock band Stonefield followed eventually by psychedelic stars King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – who are going in an amazing microtonal rock direction – at Webster Hall, $22 

3/31, 8 PM eclectic, electric C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts followed at 10 by trippy North African dance grooves with Innov Gnawa at Barbes

3/31, 8 PM eclectically tuneful swing/noir/pastoral jazz combo the Jazz Thieves at the Way Station

3/31, 8 PM the Argus String Quartet air out a mix of new and old works at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

3/31, 8:45 PM a rare solo show by Leigh Celent, frontwoman/guitarist of snarling, dark psychedelic punk trio Castle Black at Terra Firma, 119 Ingraham St., Bushwick, L to Morgan Ave

3/31, 9 PM Silencio play Twin Peaks themes and originals in a similar creepy vein at Nublu 151, $5

3/31, 10 PM slinky original rocksteady with Osekre & the Lucky Bastards at Shrine

3/31, 11 PM psychedelic latin soul with Chicano Batman at Bowery Ballroom, $16 adv tix rec

3/31, 10 PM Red Gretchen – best known for their anguished Replacements/Nirvana anthems, although they’re even better at slowly undulating, doomy psychedelic/art-rock grooves – at Sidewalk.

4/1, 4 PM the Dessoff Choir sings motets by Bach, Buxtehude and Samuel Barber’s Dover Beach at Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway, 1 train to 116th St, $25/$15 stud/srs

4/1, 7 PM a free screening of the jazz documentary film Night Bird Song: The Incandescent Life of Thomas Chapin at Flushing Town Hall

4/1, 8 PM NYC’s goddess of garage guitar, Palmyra Delran opens for Radio Birdman mastermind Deniz Tek and Keith Streng of the Fleshtones’ reputedly sizzling new two-guitar band at Bowery Electric

4/2, 7 PM Skinny Lister – the Pogues of oldtime British folk music – at the Mercury, $15

4/3, 7:30 PM the Eroica Trio play works by Paul Schoenfield, Bruce Wolosoff, and Kevin Putsat Symphony Space, $20 adv tix rec

4/5, 6:30 PM magical, mystical Pakistani Sufi chanteuse Sanam Marvi and her band at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave, $12/$10 stud/srs

4/5, 10 PM fiery, charismatic soul siren Meah Pace and her oldschool band at the McKittrick Hotel

4/6, 7 PM composer-vocalist Lisa Bielawa takes a turn as soloist, backed by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) singing works including A Collective Cleansing (2000) for solo voice and digital audio, Graffiti Dell’amante (2010) for string quartet and soprano, Genesis Again (1998) for soprano and violin, and two arias from her episodic opera Vireo: “The Bat” and “The Dragon and the Girl, at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix avail

4/6, 7:30 PM trippy, otherworldly, ancient North African dance percussion ensemble  Innov Gnawa  open for Malian guitar shredder Vieux Farka Toure at Bric Arts, $15 adv tix rec

4/7, 5:30 PM fiery Americana stringband duo the Berger Sisters at the American Folk Art Museum

4/7, 7 PM intense, legendary, noirish punk jazz sax/drum duo Iconoclast – Julie Joslyn and Leo Ciesa – play their joint 30th anniversary show and album release show for their new one at stage 2 at Michiko Studios, 149 W 46 St

4/7, 8 PM percussionist Annette A. Aguilar & StringBeans play Puerto Rican jazz; and Masayo Ishigure and her group the Miyabi Koto Shamisen Ensemble add innovative jazz and western classical influences to traditional Japanese music at Flushing Town Hall,  $16/$10 stud, 13-19 free w/ID

4/7, 10 PM well-liked 90s alt-country vets Son Volt at Bowery Ballroom, $23 adv tix rec

4/8, 7:30 PM Linda Chatterton (flute), Rachel Brandwein (harp) and Aristo Sham (piano) perform works by contemporary Hong Kong composers with world premieres by Galison Lau and Ka-wai So, US premieres by Wendy Wan-Ki Lee, Cynthia Chi-Wing Wong and Chi-hin Leung, with additional works by Donald Yu and Austin Ho-Kwen Yip at the DiMenna Center

4/8, 7:30 PM smartly eclectic singer and vivid original jazz songwriter Allegra Levy celebrates the release of her new album Cities Between Us with her album bandmates, saxophonist Stephen Riley, cornetist Kirk Knuffke, pianist Carmen Staaf, drummer Jeff Davis, and bassist Jay Anderson at Club Bonafide

4/8, 8 PM Vishwa Mohan Bhatt with Subhen Chaterjee play Indian music for slide guitar (mohan veena) & tabla at Roulette, $30

4/8, 8:30 PM Ensemble Signal plays a “composer portrait” of the darkly enigmatic, uneasily Schoenbergian Johannes Maria Staud at the Miller Theatre, $30/$20 stud

4/8, 10 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues”at Pan-Icarian Brotherhood Hall, 8722 52nd Ave., Flushing, M/R train to Grand Ave – Newtown. 4/12 at 9 they’re at Troost and 4/20 at 9 at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts.

4/8, 10ish keyboardist Manu Koch’s trippy, socially conscious Mediterranean/Near Eastern jazz/groove/funk band Filtron M play the album release show for their new one at Nublu 151 

4/11, drinks at 5:30, music at 6 PM So Percussion’s Jason Treuting + JACK Quartet at the Miller Theatre, free

4/12, 8 PM wry 70s style kraurtock disco band Automaatio followed by Lusterlit’s ominous, noirish literary chamber pop at the Well, 272 Meserole St, Bushwick, $8 

4/19, 5 PM indie classical chamber luminaries Talea Ensemble with soprano Juliet Fraser perform John Zorn’s Alll Hallows Eve plus wotks by Olga Neuwirth, Beat Furrer and Steve Reich at the Austrian Cultural Forum 11 E 52nd St.,  free 

4/20, 8 PM the lavish, kinetic Liberte Big Band led by pianist Liberté-Anne Lymberiou Liberté-Anne Lymberiou at the Wil;liamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave 

4/21, 8 PM flutist Sylvain Leroux and Source play Malian folk music; brilliant, charismatic oudist Rachid Halihal and Fez play Moroccan and Middle Eastern classics at Flushing Town Hall,  $16/$10 stud, 13-19 free w/ID

4/24, 7:30 PM pianist Taka Kigawa and the String Orchestra of New York City split the bill on a concert of new music by Lisa Bielawa, Zosha Di Castri and Richard Carrick at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix rec

4/25, 8 PM for night one of the MATA Festival, in their North American debut Danish indie classical luminaries SCENATET play new works by Eric Wubbels (USA), Yu Oda (Japan): Daniel Tacke (USA): Martin Grütter (Germany): Messer Engel Atem Kling; Christian Winther Christensen (Denmark): Kaj Duncan David (Denmark): Murat Çolak (Turkey)  at the Kitchen, $20

4/28, 8PM Chartwell Dutiro plays Zimbabwean mbira music with his band at Roulette, $25

4/29, 8 PM hauntingly enveloping, kinetic Iranian art-rock/trance ensemble Niyaz at Roulette, $30

4/29, 8 PM pianist Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano Orchestra and Pajarillo Pinta’o dance company team up for a theatrical concert exploring global culture, immigration, tradition, and love at Flushing Town Hall,  $16/$10 stud, 13-19 free w/ID

4/30, 8 PM hypnotic, swirling, ancient and brand-new Punjabi grooves with Riyaaz Qawwali at Roulette, $30

5/1, 7 PM Finnish murder ballad singer Pekko Käppi leads his haunting, austere folk trio at the CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave north of 34th, $25/$20 stud

5/15, 5:30 PM drinks at 5:30, music at 6 PM Michael Riesman and Ensemble Signal celebrate the music of Philip Glass at the Miller Theatre, free

5/19, 5:30 PM drinks at 5:30, music at 6 PM New York Polyphony “illuminate Bach and Luther’s German roots” at the Miller Theatre, free

5/20, 3 PM the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra play a world premiere by Music Director Chris Whittaker and close with Mendelssohn’s exuberant “Italian” Symphony, at Fort Washington Collegiate Church, 729 W. 181st St.,free, reception to follow  

5/24, 7:30 PM eclectic mostly-female klezmer/cumbia/tango jamband Isle of Klezbos’ all-gal sextet ensemble (including mesmerizing vocalist Melissa Fogarty), plus clips from bandleader Eve Sicular’s cinema history project, The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St. $25 adv tix req

6/6, drinks at 5:30, music at 6 PM indie classical globetrotters International Contemporary Ensemble play animal behavior-inspired works at the Miller Theatre, free

6/13, drinks at 5:30, music at 6 PM the Mivos Quartet play a program TBA at the Miller Theatre, free

6/13, 8:30 PM popular newschool blue-eyed soul/Motown/swing band Lake Street Dive at Prospect Park Bandshell

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New York City and Brooklyn Live Music Calendar for March and April 2016

Daily updates. There’s a comprehensive, recently updated list of places where these events are happening at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

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

On select Thursdays and Sundays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. Next up: March is all about Mozart, 3/10 at 7  PM, 3/13  at 4 . Sugg don $10 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

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

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

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

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

Three Thursdays in March – 3/3, 3/10/, 3/17 – spine-tingling art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop singer Carol Lipnik – pretty much everybody’s choice for best singer in all of NYC – with luminous pianist Matt Kanelos at Joe’s Pub

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

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

Saturdays in March at 6 PM adventurous multi-reedman Matt Darriau – whose styles range from klezmer to jazz improvisation to Balkan and Middle Eastern music – plays saxes and maybe bagpipes if we’re lucky, with a variety of ensembles, at Barbes

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

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

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

undays in April, 7 PM elegant, coyly wittty cabaret chanteuse Celia Berk sings smartly New York-centric songs from her new album, Manhattan Serenade at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd St

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

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

3/1, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6,Either/Or Ensemble play a rare composer portrait featuring the work of Iancu Dumitrescu.at the Miller Theatre, free. They’re also here on 3/3, same time, same deal, playing Chamber Music of Ana-Maria Avram

3/1, 7:30 PM the NY Phil with violnist Baiba Skride play works by Dvorak and Bartok at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail

3/1, 7:30 PM luminous, soulful pan-Latin jazz chanteuse Claudia Acuña with Pablo Vergara on piano and Pablo Menares on bass at Mezzrow, $20

3/1, 8  PM jangly, sharply lyrical folk-rock/chamberpop band the Morning Sea – like a more stripped-down, less druggy Elliott Smith – at the Knitting Factory, $10

3/1-6 Dave Douglas’ lyrical piano guy Matt Mitchell plays a weeklong stand at the Stone with special guests including Mary Halvorson, Travis Laplante, Ches Smith, Dan Weiss, Ben Gerstein, Kate Gentile, Kim Cass and others, sets 8/10 PM, $15

3/1, 8 PM singer Dafna Naphtali’s eerily dystopic Robotica – an evening-length electroacoustic solo show inspired by the work of Al-Jazari, the 13th century Mesopotamian inventor and author of the “Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices” – at Wild Project, 195 E 3rd St, $15

3/1-6, 8:30/10:30 PM vivid, intense, lyrical jazz pianist Myra Melford leads her wryly titled Debt ensemble with Ron Miles (trumpet) Liberty Ellman (guitar) Stomu Takeishi (acoustic bass guitar) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) at the Vanguard, $30

3/1, 9 PM hot 20s swing with trumpeter Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Radegast Hall. They’re back here on 3/24

3/2, 3:30 PM a rare free daytime show by edgy, intense Romany/circus rock/noir cabaret band Yula and the Extended Family at Merkin Concert Hall

3/2, 6 PM Bosnian jazz drummer/composer Ivan Srdjanovic and band at Shrine

3/2, 7 PM improvisations in celebration of women’s history month with Cheryl Pyle- flute/Jamie Baum- flute /Nora McCarthy -voice/ Claire Daly– baritone sax/Shayna Dulberger-bass at Muchmore’s, $10

3/2, 7:30 PM swirling avant garde ensemble Dither Guitar Quartet with Sonic Youth Lee Ranaldo at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

3/2, 7:30 PM tuneful pianist and Fred Hersch protege Vadim Neselovskyi leads his quartet feat. singer Sara Serpa at Club Bonafide, $15

3/2, 8 PM legendary klezmer clarinetist and bluegrass mandolin wizard – and undercover surf rocker –Andy Statman and band at Barbes

3/2, 8/10 PM hip-hop lyricist par excellence Talib Kweli does his hip-hop jazz thing at the Blue Note, $20 standing roon avail.

3/2, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Troost in Greenpoint.

3/2-3, 10 PM advengturous jazz/atmospheric tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery leads his group at Smalls. Excellent bassist/composer Joris Teepe opens the night with his band on 3/3 at 7:30

3/3, 1 PM Chamber Orchestra Kremlin play a Russian-themed program TBA at Trinity Church, free

3/3, 7 PM spine-tingling art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop singer Carol Lipnik – pretty much everybody’s choice for best singer in all of NYC – at Joe’s Pub, $16. She’s also here on 3/10 and 3/17.

3/3, 7 PM cutting-edge indie classical chamber group Ensemble Mise-En play new music by French composers Gérard Buquet, Carlos Grätzer, Patrick Marcland, François Paris at La Maison Française at NYU, (16 Washington Mews) off University Place, free

3/3, 7:30 PM a rare free show by noisy noir jazz guitar icon Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos at the Lincoln Center Atrium, get there early

3/3, 7:30/9:30 PM awesome Israeli Ethiopiques groove instrumentalists Ambessa Orchestra, f.k.a. Lions at Ginny’s Supper Club. 3/26, 10 PM they’re at Barbes for the tip jar

3/3 and 3/8, 7:30 PM, repeating on 3/4-5 at 8, the NY Philharmonic with the New York Choral Artists play Brahms’ German Requiem at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail

3/3, 7:30 PM cellist Beiliang Zhu performs Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello at the Kosciusko Foundation, $25/$20 stud/srs

3/3-5, 7:30/9:30 PM intense Cuban third-stream/latin jazz pianist Alfredo Rodriguez leads his trio with guest chanteuse Ganavya Doraiswamy.at the Jazz Standard, $30

3/3, 8 PM intense, fearless Romany/Balkan chaunteuse Eva Salina with pyrotechnic accordionist Peter Stan followed at 10 by charismatic ex-Spanglish Fly frontwoman Erica Ramos’ exciting new latin soul band, Fulaso at Barbes. The following night, 3/4 Eva and Peter are at the American Folk Art Museum at 5:30 PM

3/3, 8 PM International Contemporary Ensemble with Suzanne Farrin play new pieces for ondes Martenot (a variant of the theremin) and chamber ensemble by Alvin Lucie and Ashley Fure, with its centerpiece the original version of Olivier Messiaen’s “Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus” from the Quartet for the End of Time at the Abrons Arts Center, free

3/3, 8 PM in reverse order: honkytonk guitar monster Wayne Hancock, Stonesy bar band Nathan Kalish and the Lastcallers, and newgrass with the Dark City Strings at the Knitting Factory, $15

3/3, 8 PM Red Gretchen – best known for their anguished Replacements/Nirvana anthems, although they’re even better at slowly undulating, doomy psychedelic/art-rock grooves – at Leftfield

3/3, 8:30 OMG what an amazingan all-star klazmer lineup with Steve Weintraub, the  All-Star Fidl Kapelye featuring Alicia Svigals, Deborah Strauss, Jake Shulman-Ment, Amy Zakar, Lily Henley, Keryn Kleiman, Pete Rushefsky, Brian Glassman kicking off the debut Jalopy performance of the NY klezmer series at their new Jalopy digs, $15

3/3, 9 PM long-running 90s alt-country favorites Rusty Truck at Hill Country, free

3/3, 9:30 PM high-voltage female-fronted surf rockers High Waisted play the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $10

3/3, 9:30 PM eclectic jazz/blues resonator guitarist Elizabeth Wise at Caffe Vivaldi

3/3, 9:30 PM Cuban pianist Ivan Melon Lewis with his quartet and special guest singer Magos Herrera at National Sawdust, $25

3/3, 10ish fascinating, kinetic electroacoustic sound sculptures with Sontag Shogun – who do very cool things with water sounds, among other textures – playing their “tour sendoff” show at Trans-Pecos

3/3, 10ish catchy, fun indie soul band Sunshine Nights at the Cobra Club in Bushwick. 3/31 they’re at Freddy’s at 8 

3/3, 10:30 PM surf/twang instrumental rockers the Bakersfield Breakers – whose album is a dead ringer for something from 1963, unbelievably cool and fun –at Hank’s

3/4, 6 PM noir chamber jazz chanteuse Rebecca Sullivan and her quintet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

3/4, 7 PM drummer Tim Kuhl’s fascinatingly enveloping, trippy, cinematic soundtrack band St. Helena at Leftfield

3/4, 7:30 PM a great acoustic roots triplebill, in reverse order: purist, straightforward, warmly tuneful front-porch folk songwriter Joanna Sternberg oldtimey blues guitarist Eli Smit and the duo of accordionist Ali Dineen & flutist/singer Eleonore Weill – at the Owl, 487 Rogers Ave at Midwood St. in Lefferts Gardens, 2/5 to Sterling St.

3/4, 8 PM torchy, lyrically smashing original female-fronted oldtimey swing crew the Fascinators at Sidewalk

3/4, 8 PM International Contemporary Ensemble cellists Kivie Cahn-Lipman, Katinka Kleijn, and Michael Nicolas play works by Wuoreinen, Saariaho, Diaz De Leon and others at the Abrons Arts Center, free

3/4, 8 PM indie classical and dangerously fun improvisation: a duo set by Iktus Percussion, Ashcan Orchestra and Pretty Monsters with Mike Pride – drums, Erica Dicker – violin, Owen Stewart-Robertson – guitar, Katherine Young – bassoon at Jack in Ft. Greene, $12

3/4, 8 PM the mystical, otherworldly operatic improvisations of Conspiracy of Proletarian Shamans at the Firehouse Space, $10

3/4, 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.

3/4, 9 PM charismatic, psychedelic funkmeistress Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Brooklyn Bowl, $15 adv tix rec

3/4 9 PM the Delorean Sisters – who do funny, sarcastic country/bluegrass covers of cheesy 80s pop hits – at the Way Station

3/4, 10 PM this era’s most chillingly cinematic, shadowy reverbtoned noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

3/4, 10:30 PM catchy Booker T-esque soul jazz with the David Gibson/Jared Gold, Hammond B3 organ band preceded by the purist, surprisingly low-key Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens at the Fat Cat.

 3/4, 11 PM brooding, velvet-voiced noir/southwestern gothic bandleader Raquel Vidal & the Monday Men at the West End Lounge, 855 West End Ave just south of 102nd

3/5, 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 Balkan/klezmer multi-reedman Matt Darriau and one of his many projects, at 8 by pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri playing their creepy Transylvania jazz and at 10 by upbeat Sinaloa-style Mexican mariachi/ranchera brass group Banda de los Muertos and their amazing arrangements, $10

3/5,7 PM the world premiere of composer/singer Randy Gibson’s epic four-hour immersive drone-a-thon Apparitions of The Four Pillars in the Midwinter for low-register sextet and vocals at Wild Project, 195 E 3rd St, $15

3/5, 8 PM subversive hip-hop crew the Peace Poets and political street band The Filthy Rotten System at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18, “no one turned away”

3/5, 8 PM literate Tom-Waits-ish alt country band Fist of Kindness at Desmond’s

3/5, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Either/Or play a “composer portrait” of legendary/obscure Romanian spectralist Iancu Dumitrescu at the Miller Theatre, $30

3/5, 8 PM Tom Shaner – brilliant tunesmith and lyricist whose eclectic catalog spans from haunting southwestern gothic rock to Americana, rockabilly, Celtic balladry and psychedelia – at Bowery Electric, $10

3/5, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins with B11, Killers from Space at 10, the purist reverbtoned Strange but Surf at 11 and Brad & the Bombers sometime around midnight.

3/5, 9 PM bass goddess Felice Rosser’s roots regge/dubsoul/groove band Faith at BAM Cafe

3/5, 9.10:30 PM hauntingly cinematic Mediterranean/Middle Eastern jazz bassist Petros Klampanis and his octet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

3/5, 11ish honkytonk/highway rock chanteuse Aron Blue & the Bootleggers at Hank’s. They’re at Freddy’s on 3/25 at 11

3/5, 11 PM guitar-and-horn-driven groove jazz explorers Alpha Band at Club Bonafide, They’re also here on 3/19.

3/6, 5 PM cinematic, eclectic Balkan- and latin-tinged string band Ljova & the Kontraband featuring sizzling Romany jazz accordionist Julien Labro at National Sawdust, $25, kids under 12 free

3/6, 7 PM one of this era’s most exhilarating Balkan multi-reedmen, Raya Brass Band and Sherita bandleader and alto saxophonist/clarinetist Greg Squared’s Circle at Barbes

3/6, 8 PM flamenco guitar hero Vicente Amigo at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $17 tix avail

3/6 noisy, hazily jangly, psychedelic slowcore/free jazz/avant instrumentalists Sunwatchers  – with Hubble guitarist Ben Greenberg – at Palisades

3/7, 6:30 PM one of the most interestingly lyrical, eclectic young jazz guitarists around, Dave Juarez leads his trio at the Bar Next Door

3/7, 7 PM tersely poignant, straitghtforward acoustic tunesmith Amy Bezunartea followed by similarly intense, smart, tuneful janglerock guitarist Jennifer O’Connor playing the album release show for her new one at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec

3/7, 7:30 PM the NY Phil’s Contact avant garde chamber ensemble play Messiaen’s Le Merle Noir and plus Messiaen-influened works by Pierre Bouez, George Benhjamin and Oliver Knussen at National Sawdust, $25

/7, 7:30 PM the Attacca Quartet and Dorian Wind Quintet with Miranda Cuckson, violin and Aaron Wunsch, piano play miniatures by Dvorak, Ligeti, Kurtag, Prokofiev, Penderecki, Andrew Norman, Frank Bridge and John Adams at Advent Church, 93rd and Broadway, free

3/7, 8 PM hard-hitting bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote play hot Afrobeat-tinged funk grooves at Brooklyn Bowl, $8

3/7, 9:30 PM insightful, colorful, captivatingly theatrical chanteuse Gay Marshall performs Piaf classics – in the original French and in her own English translations, with an unusual mix of the iconic (La Vie en Rose and L’Accordeoniste) and the rare (Avec Ce Soleil and The Lady From Pigalle) with accompaniment by Ross Patterson at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd St, $25

3/7, 10 PM intense female-fronted psychedelic/funk band Imunuri at Bar Chord. 3/19 at 9 they’re doing the record release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood

3/8, 7 PM nocturnal jazz chanteuse/pianist/uke player Gina Leishman with her band followed at 9 by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

3/8, 8 PM edgy latin rockers El Imperio followed by perennially fun second-wave Afrobeat dancefloor jamband Antibalas at Brooklyn Bowl, $15 adv tix rec

3/8-13, 8/10 PM International Contemporary Ensemble plays the Stone with a whole bunch of different lineups and composers, $15. Choice pick: 3/10, 8 PM with Pauline Oliveros, accordion, and Jennifer Curtis, violin

3/8. 8 PM fiery, eclectic klezmer jazz jamband Klazz-Ma-Tazz at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

3/8, 8 PM torchy oldtimey swing with Heather Holloway and the Heebie Jeebies at Radegast Hall 

3/8-20, 8:30/10:30 PM pastoral noir jazz guitar icon Bill Frisell does a long stand at the Vanguard, first as a duo with bassist Thomas Morgan, then starting on the 15th leading a vocal quartet, $30

3/8, 9:30 PM the Bronx Conexion play their mighty salsa big band jazz at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10

3/9, 7:30 PM slinky, haunting, jaunty mostly-female klezmer/latin jamband Isle of Klezbos at Pangea, $15

3/9-10, 7:30  PM state-of-the-art alto saxophonist/composer Miguel Zenon leads his quartet at Smalls,wow, get there early. Similarly tuneful, more retro-inclined postbop tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser and his group play afterward at 10:30 on 3/10

3/9, 7:30 PM pianist Eric Huebner plays works by Messiaen including Cloches d’angoisse et larmes d’adieu, from Préludes plus works by Dukas, Tristan Murail, George Benjamin and others at Faith-Good Shepherd Church out back of Lincoln Center, $25

3/9, 8 PM darkly edgy Las Rubias Del Norte guitarist Giancarlo Vulcano’s My Funny Detective cinematic instrumental project at Barbes

3/9, 8 PM New Zealand’s theatrical Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec

3/9, 8:30 PM a great tuneful, sardonically lyrical twinbill: ex-White Hassle frontman Marcellus Hall and then his longtime guitarist pal Chris Maxwell playing the album release show for his new one at Hifi Bar, free

3/9, 8:30 PM disarmingly intimate, breathtaking chanteuse Marianne Solivan leads her mighty 13-piece, latin-inflected big band at Smalls, $25

3/9, 10:30 PM electric, lyrically-fueled folk noir band Leland Sundries at Rock Shop, $10

3/10, 1 PM Jeffrey Zeigler, cello (ex-Kronos Quartet) and Pedja Muzijevic, piano play works by Ginastera, Beethoven, and Richard Wilson at Trinity Church, free

3/10-11, 7 PM haunting Andalucian/Middle Eastern guitarist Ayman Fanous plays three sets each night with a slew of great collaborators. the Ayman Fanous/Denman Maroney Duo plus guests, then at 8 the Ayman Fanous/Jason Hwang/Ned Rothenberg/Daniel Levin Quartet and at 9:30 the Ayman Fanous/Ikue Mori Duo plus guests at the Firehouse Space, $10

3/10, 8 PM state-of-the-art big band Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society play their rarely performed suite Tensile Curves, inspired by Ellington’s Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue at National Sawdust, $28

3/10. 8 PM a rare duo performance between irrepressible, paradigm-shifting accordionist Guy Klucevsek and soprano saxophonist Phillip Johnston followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

3/10, 8 PM in reverse order at Palisades: newschool garage rockers the Mystery Lights, fuzztone noisemakers Surfbort, trippy lo-fi soundtrack/surf/blue-eyed soul band Shark Week and resonator guitarist/singer Breanna Barbara Arneson  and her boisterous blues band,

3/10, 8 PM an Alvin Singleton retropective with works performed by the Momenta Quartet, as well as three of Singleton’s works for solo piano: “Baked In The Cake”, “Argoru I”, & “In My Own Skin”, performed by pianist Joseph Kubera, and “Be Natural”, for three string players, with Meaghan Burke, Stephanie Griffin, and James Ilgenfritz. at Roulettte, $25

3/10, 8:30 PM hard-hitting Eastern Bloc Jewish drinking music with Binyomin Ginzberg & the Breslov Bar Band at the Jalopy, $15

 3/10, 9 PM socially conscious, oldtimey-flavored Americana band 2/3 Goat at Hill Country, free

3/10, 9ish fiery, swirling soundtrack composer/guitar monster Sarah Lipstate a.ka. Noveller and the similar Ben Greenberg a.k.a. Hubble at Trans-Pecos

3/11, 8 PM badass resonator guitarist and delta blues/oldtime hillbilly music maven Mamie Minch, followed at 10 by Morocan trance-folk bandleader Samir Langus at Barbes 

3/11, 8 PM Honor Finnegan – brilliantly eclectic folk/jazz/parlor pop tunesmith whose songs can be quirky and hilarious, or brooding and haunting – at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park W, any train to Grand Army Plaza, $10

3/11, 8 PM a good female-fronted rock triplebill: sassy  saloon blues band Pepperwine, Versus-like, hard-hitting, bristlingly guitar-fueled 90s-style indie powerpop band Above the Moon and searingly brilliant lead guitarist Debra Devi in a rare solo set at the Citizen, 332 2nd St in Jersey City

3/11, 8 PM a chamber sextet ensembled by Chicago’s Sounds of Silent Film Festival plays a new score to Teshigahara’s rarely screened art documentary Gaudi with music by Lawrence Axelrod, Ryan Ingebritsen, Patricia Morehead and L.J. White at Symphony Space, $20/$10 stud/srs

3/11, 8 PM, repeating on 3/12 at 7:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony play Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 plus the Strauss Horn Concerto and Dohnányi’s Concertino for Harp and Orchestra at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St, $20 sugg don.

3/11, 8:30 PM playful impovising quartet Bright Dog Red – “Digable Planets meets Mahavisnhu” – at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

3/11, 9 PM haphazardly edgy, Middle Eastern-tinged guitarist Yonatan Gat and band at at the basement space at Webster Hall, $10

3/11, 9ish popular 90s dark ska band Mephiskapheles at Grand Victory, $20

3/11, 9 PM Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band playing their fiery, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir at Sidewalk

3/11, 10 PM oldschool psychedelic soul/groove band Empire Beats at the Way Station

3/11 terse, tuneful jazz guitarist Julian Lage with bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen at the big room at the Rockwood

3/12, 2 PM the American Chamber Ensemble trio plays Andre Previn, Ravel, Saint Saens, Joaquin Rodrigo, De Falla and Jonathan Russ performed by flutist Tia Roper, soprano Donna Balson and pianist/ACE co-director Marilyn Lehman at the National Opera  Center, 330 7th Ave., $20

3/12, 5 PM pianists José Menor, Vanessa Perez and Adam Kent perform music by Enrique Granados  at the DiMenna Center, $5

3/12, 7:30 PM cult favorite Irish art-rock crooner Pierce Turner and band debut their new album Love Can’t Always Be Articulate, making use of the pipe organ at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 155 E 22nd St. @3rd Ave $10 sugg don

3/12, 7:30 PM the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra with violinist Alice Ivy-Pemberton play works by Ravel and Khachaturian plus Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 at Plymouth Church,75 Hicks St , downtown Brooklyn, $18/$12 stud.srs

3/12, 8 PM creepy noir chamber pop/murder ballad duo Charming Disaster – Jeff Morris of Kotorino and Ellia Bisker from Sweet Soubrette – at Pete’s. They absolutely slayed here last month, haha, no joke.

3/12, 8 PM Kuwaiti guitarist/songwriter Yousif Yaseen with Argentinian composer/guitarist/bassist Tomas Latorre, Chilean composer/pianist Benjamin Furman, and German composer/percussionist Clemens Grassmann. at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs

3/12, 8 PM smartly lyrical, brilliantly torchy chanteuse Hilary Downes with her new chamber pop band Secrets of Birds at Barbes

3/12, 8 PM the NY Festival Orchestra plays a 3/11 memorial concert featuring a program of “Musical Prayers” on the 5th Anniversary after Japan’s Fukushima disaster with music by Barber, Dvorak, Grieg, Hirai, and Sisler at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Chelsea), 346 W 20th, $20

3/12, 8 PM fiery belter Charlene McPherson’s ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene ad Lakeside Lounge garage rock supergroup Los Dudes at Fontana’s, $tba

3/12, 8 PM the Apollo Chamber Players perform string quartets by Smetana, Arthur Hernandez and Julia Smith at Symphony Space, $30

3/12, 8 PM Cantori New York perform the U.S. Premiere of La remontée des cendres, a tender and haunting piece for chorus, soloists and instrumental ensemble based on the eponymous French poem by Tahar Ben Jelloun, which puts into stark relief the destruction and despair wrought by the Persian Gulf War. The program also includes the U.S. premiere of the exquisite Tre nuovi madrigali by the Italian composer Bruno Bettinelli, and the imposing At the Edge of the Earth, a 21st-century work by Latvian composer Maija Einfelde on the story of Prometheus, in its New York premiere. at Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St., $25

3/12, 8 PM perennially vital 60s folk cult heroine Carolyn Hester, with her daughters Amy & Karla Blume at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18, “no one turned away”

3/12, 9 PM singer Katie Curley’s wryly retro, period-perfect classic 60s style honkytonk band the Bourbon Express at Leftfield. They’re at the small room at the Rockwood on 4/9 at 6.

3/12, 10 PM roots reggae group Royal Khaoz at Shrine

3/13, 2:30 PM the Apple Hill String Quartet play music of Purcell, Glass, Haas at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Park Ave. at 50th St.,, $25/$15 stud/srs

3/13, 3 PM pianist Kate Liu plays a program TBA at Temple Emmanu-El, 1 E 65th St. free

3/13, 4 PM the annual New Music Bake Sale with RighteousGIRLS ( flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi), Kimura/Lytle/Supové Trio (piano, violin, and bass clarinet improvisational trio), Resonant Bodies Festival (contemporary vocal music), Mantra Youth Percussion, Lunar Ensemble (flexible chamber group), Threefifty (guitarists Brett Parnell and Geremy Schulick’s folk- and baroque-inspired instrumental band) at Roulette, absurdly cheap at $10 plus all kinds of yummy treats available.

3/13, 7:30 PM Americana chamber pop band Goldfeather (fronted by violinist Sarah Goldfeather) plus indie classical crew Exceptet (who take their instrumentaiton from Stravinsky’s L’Historie Du Soldat)  playing premieres by Fay Wang and Brendon Randall-Myers and recent works by Paul Kerekes and Brooks Frederickson at Merkin Concert Hall, $25`

3/13, 8 PM a brilliant cello-rock twinbill: Shelby Lynn Sangdahl followed by Patricia Santos’ amazing, intense, soul-infused duo the Whiskey Girls at Matchless

3/13, 8ish in reverse order at Bowery Electric: LES drum legend Dee Pop’s birthday bash with NYC’s original jagged female-fronted postpunkers the Bush Tetras, deep roots reggae/dub/soul grooves with Faith, legendary airy chanteuse, Floor Kiss frontwoman and John Cale collaborator Deerfrance, Dennis Discoll and others, $10

3/13, 8 PM intense, sardonic, smart art-rock/avant garde pianist/chanteuse Nicole Zaray leads a trio with Tom Swirly and Damien Olsen at the Firehouse Space, $10

3/13, 8 PM blue-eyed soul loopmusic guy Adam Schatz of Landlady leads an Allen Toussaint tribute night with spectacular singer Abena Koomson and others at Manhattan Inn

3/14, 6 PM the improvisationally-inclined Osso String Quartet at the Fat Cat

3/14,  7 PM brilliant Balkan/classical accordionist Ksenija Sidorova  at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec 

3/14, 7:30 PM amazingly eclectic cellist and brilliant songwriter Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy play the album release show for their exhilarating new soul/chamber-pop/art-rock album at Joe’s Pub

3/14, 8  PM strikingly eclectic violinist/composer/parlor pop songwritger Concetta Abbate at Shades of Green Pub, 125 E 15th St

3/14, 8:30 PM the best twinbill of the year wth two intense, grimly funny, virtuosic noir soundtrack outfits: the savage, macabre,cinematic Beninghove’s Hangmen and guitar icon Steve Ulrich’s noir twang instrumental trio, Big Lazy at Manhattan Inn

3/14, 9:30 PM Los Cumpleanos – with Nestor Gomez – vox/percussion; Lautaro Burgos – drums; Eric Lane – keyboards; Alex Asher – trombone. play Colombian cumbias, salsa and originals at Barbes

3/15, 4 PM Irish ensemble the Maynooth University Chamber Choir with organist John O’Keefe perform music by Choral works and arrangements by Eric Whitacre, Sydney, Guillame, Javier Busto, Felix Mendelssohn, Jonathan Dove, Samuel Barber, and Percy Grainger at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, free

3/15, 7 PM hauntingly Gil Evans-inspired jazz with the Robert Sabin Dectet followed by trombonist John Yao‘s mighty, colorful 17-Piece Instrument big band at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

3/15, 8 PM wild, lickety-split Serbian Romany trumpet jams with the Boban Markovic Orkestra at le Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix req

3/15, 8 PM irrepressible impresario and spine-tingling singer Elisa Flynn books another multi-act evening: this time out, artists play a cover song about or mentioning a musician and write a new one. Performers include Chris Q. Murphy, Elisa Flynn, Maharajah Sweets, George Hakkila, Mary Spencer Knapp, Neville Elder, John LaPolla, Dan Cullinan, Charming Disaster at the Way Station. 3/19 at 8 Flynn is doing a solo set at 8 at Matchless

3/15, 8 PM devious all-female honkytonk cover band Your Ex-Girlfriends at the big room at the Rockwood

3/15, 8 PM concise, tuneful jazz pianist Marta Sanchez leads her quintet with Jerome Sabbagh, tenor sax;  Roman Filiu, alto sax;  Rick Rosato, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

3/15, 8 PM the North/South Consonance Ensemble play chamber works by composers from Spain and the Americas:Benet Casablancas, Christopher Ha Chun, David Colson, Max Lifchitz & Carlos Rodriguez at Christ & St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St, free

3/16, 7 PM under the direction of conductor K. Scott Warren, the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola join wiht sensational New York soprano Tami Petty for Frank Ferko’s intense Stabat Mater for unaccompanied mixed chorus and soprano solo; plus harpist Victoria Drake joins the choir for the NYC premiere of William Culverhouse’s poignant Requiem, at St. Ignatius Church, Park Ave/84 St. $25 seats avail

3/16, 7 PM avant garde Korean chamber folk ensemble Jeong Ga Ak Hoe at Elebash Hall at CUNY, 365 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $25

3/16, 8 PM guitarist Tom Csatari – whose new big band album is rapturously good and tuneful – leads his Uncivilized chamber jazz project at Barbes

3/16, 8 PM hypnotically spiky Mauritanian folk music reinventors 75 Dollar Bill and long-running postrock pioneers Tortoise at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

3/16, 8 PM crystalline, ethereal singer/composer Aubrey Johnson leads her quintet with Tomoko Omura, violin;  Michael Sachs, alto sax, bass clarinet;  Matt Aronoff, bass;  Jeremy Noller, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

3/16, 8 PM Joshua Bell, violinist and conductor with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields play works by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky (the Violin Concerto) at NJPAC in Newark, $25 tix avail

3/16, 10ish exuberant, New Orleans-tinged soul/gospel/jazz crew Sammy Miller and the Congregation and the New York Chillharmonic – singer/keyboardist Sara McDonald’s lush 17-piece art-rock/chamber pop band with string quartet and big band jazz orchestration – at Littlefield, $10

3/17, 1 PM indie classsical ensemble Novus NY play works by Ginastera and Stravinsky. at Trinity Church, free

3/17, 7:30 PM plus 3/18-19 at 8 the New York Philharmonic premiere Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Karawane featuring the New York Choral Artists, plus Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, with Leonidas Kavakos as soloist; and Shostakovich’s Suite from The Age of Gold at Avery Fisher Hall ,$33 tix avail

3/17, 7:30 PM a festival of works by women composers works by Kaija Saariaho, Cindi Hsu, Bettina Sheppard, Veronika Krausas, Shelley Washington, Emanuela Ballio, Inna Buganina, Maggi Payne, Kezia Yap, Elizabeth Adams, Syrlane Albuquerque, and Jennifer Merkowitz performed by pianists Sara Bong and Markus Kaitila, flutists Angela Collier-Reynolds and Emily Voye, sopranos Carla Wesby and Melissa Wozniak, alto Shelley Washington, tenor Mario Gullo, and baritone Brendan Littleton. Plus a fiteen new one-minute piano pieces by even more current NYC artists, at the Firehouse Space, $10

3/17, 7:30 PM Astoria performs French love songs by Busnoys, Binchois, Dufay and others; at the Kosciusko Foundation, $25/$20 stud/srs

3/17, 8:30 PM high-voltage tsimbl dulcimer player Pete Rushefsky and band jam out klezme classics from Russia and the Ukraine at the Jalopy, $15

3/17, 9 PM Jef Brown and Zeb Visini (aka the Spy From Cairo) play psychedelic Middle Eastern dub grooves at Troost

3/17, 9:30 PM if you must go out and get trashed on St. Paddy’s, this is your best and funniest bet – savagely sardonic, politically-fueled faux-French rockers Les Sans Culottes – followed by metal parodists/comedy-rock legends Satanicide – NYC’s version of Spinal Tap -at the Mercury, $10 gen adm

3/17, 9 PM haunting Dutch noir art-rock/chamber pop band Chabliz at Freddy’s

3/17, 10 PM Marc Ribot (guitar), Greg Lewis (B3 organ), drums tba at Sunny’s in Red Hook, wow!

3/17, 10;30 PM catchy, cinematic, noir-inclined saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads his quintet at Smalls

3/18, 5:30 PM purposeful, wickedly tuneful, crystalinne-voiced literate songstress Sharon Goldman at the American Folk Art Museum

3/18, 8 PM Coeur de Pirate – pianist/singer Beatrice Martin’s torchy chamber pop/art-rock project – at Highline Ballroom $18 adv tix rec

3/18, 9 PM guitarslinger/edgy bandleader Mallory Feuer leads her power trio the Grasping Straws at Pine Box Rock Shop

3/18, 9 PM well-liked all-female Americana/newgrass harmony trio Underhill Rose at e followed at 11 by rapidfire, fun newgrass/oldtimey jamband the Howlin Bros. at Hill Country. Underhill Rose are at the Brooklyn branch of the overpriced bbq spot on 3/29 at 8

3/18, 11 PM Canadian gothic songstress Lorraine Leckie plays a high-octane set with her band the Demons at Sidewalk

3/19, 5 PM  pianist Mirian Conti plays music by Bach, Haydn, Schumann, Nathaniel Dett, Zez Confrey, Duke Ellington, Manuel Halffter at the DiMenna Center, $5 http://www.mirianconti.com

3/19, 7 PM intense, fearlessly political Tunisian-American art-rock/Middle Eastern singer Emel Mathlouthi and her band at National Sawdust, $25

3/19, 7 PM Kankaba Kanuteh and Badenya play jali folk music from Sierra Leone, Gambia and Mali at BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niné Blvd. in the Bronx, 2 to Freeman St, free

3/19, 8 PM brilliantly torchy parlor pop/Americana chanteuse Robin Aigner assembles a talented cast for a night of Elvis Costello covers at Freddy’s. Among others on the bill: David Benjoya, Bill Carney, Pierre de Gaillande, Charming Disaster, Larry Cook, Katie Down, Rima Fand, Pete Galub, Phil Jacob Glauberzon, Susan Hwang, Jacob Jiles, Dan Kilian, Shannon McArdle, Jennifer Sirey & Kevin Bailey, Gavin Smith, Bob Van Pelt and more. Her Tom Waits cover night last year was off the hook.

3/19, 8 PM bassist Simon Hanes and his 14 piece ensemble Tredici Baci play cinematic themes inspired by classic 70s Italian film followed by cumbia dance group Chia’s Dance Party at Barbes

3/19, 8 PM acclaimed, hypnotic Pakistani sufi grooves with Riyaaz Qawwali at Roulette, $30

3/19, 8 PM edgy Romany/flamenco guitar jazz trio Ameranouche followed eventually at 10 by Arki playing Ethiopian grooves at Silvana

3/19, 8 PM intense, roaring avant-jazz/bluesmetal guitarist Joe Morris’ Arcade with Joe Moffett trumpet;; Henry Fraser – bass at I-Beam, $15

3/19, 9 PM Richard X. Heyman plays his cult favorite 1990 powerpop album Hey Man all the way through with his band at Arlene’s, free cd with paid admission

3/20, 4 PM wickedly literate, psychedelic songwriter Ember Schrag leading a band playing Buffy Sainte-Marie’s psych-folk cult favorite Illuminations album. It’s Ember’s bday show – two other March babies, Nick and Alex Curtin cover new wave faves The Only Ones and Subway Sect after. Ember is bringing homemade cake!!

3/20, 4 PM the Choir of Corpus Christi Church sing a sixteeth-century celebration of Lent including two works by the innovative composer Jacob Handl plus Renaissance composers Byrd, Josquin, Morley, Palestrina, Lassus, and Victoria at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St, $10 seats avail.

3/21, 7 PM the Choir of Grace Church sings selections from Handel’s Messiah at Grace Church, Bwy/12th St.

3/21, 7:30 PM the American String Quartet play works by Haydn, Chausson, Respighi and Brahms joined by two up-and-coing sopranos at Borden Auditorium at Manhattan School of Music, free

3/21, 8 PM it’s Murder Ballad Night at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene, arguably NYC’s funnest and creepiest monthly concert. Hosted by luridly charismatic chamber-pop duo Charming Disaster with a killer lineup including the haunting, hisorically-informed Elisa Flynn and others TBA

3/21, 8 PM hauntingly oldschool front-porch folk singer Jo Williamson at LIC Bar

3/21, 8:30 irrepressible, erudite jazz parodists Mostly Other People Do the Killing have fun making fun of hot 20s sounds with an expanded lineup: Thomas Heberer, sax;  Jon Irabagon, piano;  Dave Taylor, bass;  Brandon Seabrook, drums;  Ron Stabinsky, piano;  Moppa Elliott, bass;  Kevin Shea, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

3/21, 8:30 PM violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Shai Wosner play Beethoven violin sonatas at the 92nd St. Y, $25

3/22, 7 PM the women of the Yale Slavic Chorus jam themselves into Barbes followed at 9 by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party

3/22, 7 PM enchanting Italian percussionist Alessandra Belloni with her mystical Daughters of Cybele project at the Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Ave, Staten Island, 3/26 at around 9:30 she’s at Mehanata with her fiery tarantella rock band

3/22-26, 8/10 PM intense avant/classical violinist Mark Feldman leads a series of groups at the Stone, $15. Choice pick: the late set Friday night with his longtime collaborator, pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, playing from John Zorn’s Book of Angels

3/22 and 3/24, 11 PM upbeat, keyboard-spiced psychedelic/art-rock bandJukebox the Ghost at Bowery Ballroom, $22 adv tix rec

3/23, 7:30 PM pianist Ian Hobson plays Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a Theme of Corelli plus works by Chopin, Debussy and Yehudi Wyner at Merkin Concert Hall, $20

3/23, 8 PM innovative, terse delta blues-inspired jazz guitarist Ross Hammond with tabla playe Sameer Gupta at Barbes

3/23, 8 PM String Orchestra of Brooklyn performs recent works for strings by Michael Harrison and Alex Mincek, alongside a newly commissioned work by Alexandra Gardner for strings and electronics, and a new concerto by Taylor Brook at Roulette, $20

3/24, 7 PM colorful, compelling, dynamic avant jazz chanteuse Lauren Lee and her combo at Cleopatra’s Needle

3/24, 7:30 PM the MSM Symphony Orchestra play Elgar’s Sea Pictures and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 at Borden Auditorium at Manhattan School of Music, free

3/24, 7:30/9:30 PM tenor saxophonist Roxy Coss leads her guitar-piano quintet at Club Bonafide, $10

3/24, 8 PM the Jalopy takes over the West Village: oldtime country blues guitarist Eli Smith with special guests incl. Americana songwriters Feral Foster and Wyndham Baird, John Cohen of the New Los City Ramblers, badass resonator guitarist/bluesmama Mamie Minch, Walter Shepard, charming front-porch songwriter Joanna Sternberg, playing relevant and historically-informed classics and new material at Greenwich House Music School, $15 incl. open bar!

 3/24, 8ish droll Nordic garage-punk rockers Stupidity, oldschool garage/powerpop allstar band the Split Squad, and trash-garage guitar maven Palmyra Delran at Bowery Electric

3/24, 8 PM indie classical/Americana violinist Sarah Goldfeather performs works by Kate Soper, Julia Wolfe and Alex Weiser, joined by soprano Justine Aronson and others for the New York premiere of Chris Cerrone‘s The Pieces That Fall to Earth at Roulette, $20

3/24, 8 PM Spanish pianist José Menor plays an all-Granados program at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $25

3/24, 8ish, in reverse order hard-hitting garge punks the 45 Adapters, edgy 70s style punk-pop band the Up Up Ups,  funny ska-punks Inrod and searing, Radio Birdman-esque garage punks the Brimstones – who don’t have a bass but don’t need one at Grand Victory, $10

3/24, 8:30 PM in reverse order: high-energy Americana band the Goddamn Gallows, Outlaw Ritual, and fiery southwestern gothic/Romany rock band Butcher Knives at the knitting Factory, $10 adv tix rec

3/24, 8:30 PM the Fraydele trio with bassist Joanna Sternberg, violinist Zoe Aqua and powerhouse singer Eva Salina do otherworldly klezmer harmonies at the Jalopy, $15

/24, 9ish vicious noiserock jamband the the Skull Practitioners– led by Steve Wynn sparring partner/genius guitarist Jason Victor – at Shea Stadium, $8

3/25, 5:30 PM tasteful newgrass songwriter Vincent Cross and sharply lyrical parlor pop stylist Heather Eatman at the American Folk Art Museum

3/25, 7 PM bassist Marcos Varela plays the album release show for his new one San Ygnacio with his quartet at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

3/25, 8 PM ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Brooklyn Bowl, $8

3/25, 8 PM sharply lyrical, historically aware, harmony-fueled Americana/chamber pop/soul band Sweet Soubrette at the Hive in Bushwick

 3/25, 8 PM one of this era’s most erudite, fascinating jazz guitar mavens, Matt Munisteri at Sunny’s

 3/25, 8 PM Dada Paradox – the catchy psychedelic new wave project from the Larch’s Ian and Liza – at Freddy’s

3/25, 8 PM irrepressible cutting-edge chamber goup Ensemblle Mise-En plays new works by women composers Tawnie Olson, Whitney George, Frances White and Kala Pierson at the Mise-En place, 678 Hart St #1B, in Bushwick, L to Dekalb Ave

3/25, 8:30 PM southwestern gothic and oldschool C&W bandleader Jack Grace does double duty, first with his band and then with a rare reunion of his legendary 90s jamband Steak at Hank’s, note $10 cover

 3/25, 10 PM Zlatne Uste, NYC’s first and arguably most deeply authentic, explosive Balkan brass band, plus the similar Orkestar Balkan Express at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

3/25, 10 PM ferociously funny, lyrical, jangly Americana anthem band Fireships at Union Hall, $10

3/26, 4 PM the Columbia University Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble play classical Japanese works by Etenraku and Goshōraku (for jo & kyū), contemporary works and traditional fare at the Miller Theatre, free

3/26, 5 PM Laura Cantrell – charismatic, hilarious bandleader and this era’s greatest Americana singer – pays a rare solo show at Pete’s

3/26, 6:30 PM balmy, sardonically individualistic vocal jazz stylist Dorian Devins and her trio at the Astor Room, 3412 36th St, Astoria, free. 3/31 she’s at Cornelia St. Cafe with the addition of oboeist Tom Christensen for just a $10 min, no cover

3/26, 7 PM sardonically funny Beatlesque/Costelloesque powerpop songwriter Walter Ego at Sidewalk playing his favorite 12 songs from his massive 24 in 2015 solo album.

3/26, 7 PM the Zodiac Trio play haunting new Iranian,  Jewish and playful astrological-themed works for strings and piano by Richard Danielpour, Andrew List and John Mackey at Spectrum, $15

3/26, 7:30 PM fronted by the young chanteuse considered widely to be the best in all of Indian music, Falu’s Bollywood Orchestra at Flushing Town Hall, $16

3/26, 8 PM in reverse order Niger’s desert rock guitar powerhouse Bombino, Ghanian crooner Jojo Abot, the darkly Middle Eastern flavored Nubian grooves of Alsarah & the Nubatones and Zimbabwian jamband Mokoomba at the Apollo Theatre, $25 tix avail

3/26 8 PM the haunting all-female Yale Slavic Chorus followed at 9 by a couple of roots reggae bands, Challenger & the Core and Thunda Vida at Silvana

3/26, 9:30ish intense percussionist Alessandra Belloni’s tartantella rock band at Mehanata

3/27, 8 PM keyboardist Richard Sussman’s The Evolution Suite for jazz quintet and string quartet at Greenwich House Music School, $tba

3/27, 8 PM dark, poliitcally fearless Dominican art-rock/tropical punk rockers Jobo at Silvana

3/27, 9 PM southwestern gothic rock and boisterously funny oldschool C&W with Jack Grace at Skinny Dennis

3/27, 11 PM intense, funky Indian brass bhangra band Red Baraat at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec

3/28, 8 PM haunting pan-Asian avant-jazz songstress/composer Jen Shyu debuts her archetypal Song of Silver Geese with MIVOS Quartet, plus vibraphonist Chris Dingman’s Jade Tongue, at Roulete, $20

3/29, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, indie classical quintet Ensemble Pamplemousse play works by David Broom and others at the Miller Theatre

3/29, 6 PM sharp, Haitian vodou songs by Taina Ligonde & her band and dancer Erzuli Guillaume at the Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Blvd at Flatbush, free. Light refreshments will be served and audience participation is encouraged!

3/29, 6:30 PM up-and-coming guitarist/songwriter Alicyn Yaffee -the rare artist who successfully bridges the gap between lyrically-fueled chamber pop and jazz – at the Bar Next Door, free.

3/29, 7 PM oudist Brian Prunka‘s 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 Barbes

3/29, 7 PM high-voltage oldschool 60s JBs style Texas funk band Roxy Roca at the big room at the Rockwood, $10. The kinetic-yet0haunting female-fronted Americana jamband the Sometime Boys follow at 8.

3/29-4/3, 8/10 PM cutting edge pan-Asian jazz violinist Meg Okura plays with a series of ensembles at the Stone, $15. Choice pick: both sets on 3/30, where shes playing with slinky nuevo-Middle Eastern song crew Pharaoh’s Daughter.

3/29, 8 PM well-liked all-female Americana/newgrass harmony trio Underhill Rose at Hill Country Brooklyn

3/29, 9 PM in reverse order at Trans-Pecos: DUO Premier with Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt) and hammer of the gods drummer Greg Saunier (Deerhoof) w/ special guests, iconically soulful klezmer trumpeter Frank London and band, and downtown guitar hero Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, $12, proceeds to benefit Ishtar Women & Family Center in Kurdistan

3/29, 10 PM brilliant drummer/percussionist Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet play classic salsa grooves at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10

3/30, 8 PM in reverse order: quirky accordion-driven parlor pop band Toot Sweet, shambling Americana rock crew the Harmonica Lewinskies and the slinky, self-explanatory Cumbia River Band at the Knitting Factory, $10

3/30, 8 PM kinetically tuneful, smartly pensive chamber pop songwriter Erika Lloyd at LIC Bar

3/30, 9 PM multi-instrumentalist Wendy Griffiths’ lyrically intense, swirlingly lush two-keyboard art-rock/new wave band Changing Modes at Arlene’s, $8

3/30, 9 PM a ”troubled songwriters’ circle” with haunting folk noir/lo-fi psychedelic guy Jaye Bartell, intense art-rock pianist Laura Loriga a.k.a. Mimes of Wine and Dylan Angel (don’t bother googling) at Troost

3/30-31, 9ish state-of-the-art jamgrass with the Infamous Stringdusters at with Hicki Bluhm at Bowery Ballroom, $22 adv tix rec

3/30, 10:30 PM purist jazz guitarist and former DIzzy Gillespie sideman Ed Cherry and his group at Smalls

3/31, 1 PM the avant garde world’s go-to cellist, Ashley Bathgate plays solo works by Britten and Ginastera at Trinity Church, free

3/31, 7:30 PM amazing triplebill: enigmatically dark improvisations from Sandcatchers with Big Lazy guitarist Steve Ulrich, sizzling psychedelic Balkan rock band Choban Elektrik and explosive remembetiko metal band Greek Judas at Rock Shop, $10

3/31, 7:30 PM wild, spiraling, rare rustic Polesian klezmer dances and grooves with Litvakus at the Jalopy, $15

3/31, 7:30 PM pianist Alexei Tartakovsky plays works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Liszt at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

3/31, 8 PM the Minetti Quartet play the Schubet Quartettsatz, Beethoven: String Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1 and a Kurtag piece at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

3/31 8 PM devious oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s

3/31, 8 PM Sexmob’s perennially charismatic trumpeter Steven Bernstein in a rare performance with guitar quartet including Steve Cardenas, Dave ronzo and surprise guests at Green wich House Music School, $15 incl. open bar!

3/31, 8 PM unstoppable art-rock cellist/iimpresario Valerie Kuehne’s latest extemporareous musical/performance art Trauma Salon includes performances by Robert Pepper, Rebecca Patek, Birdorgan, David Jan Griess, Vengiko, violinist Natalia Steinbach, Alex Cohen and maybe more at the PPL space in Bushwick

3/31, 9:30 PM hot oldtimey swing band Svetltna & the Delancey Five at Club Bonafide, $15

4/1, 9 PM sizzling twin-guitar paisley underground/psychedelic janglerock band Girls on Grass at Rock Shop, $10

4/1-2, 9 PM hypnotic danceable Ethiopian-inspired sounds with Budos Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $20

4/1, 10 PM pensive chamber pop/art-rock chanteuse Basia Bulat and band at Bowery Ballroom $15 adv tix rec

4/1, 7 PM sound sculptor Lesley Flanigan – who is a far more kinetic, fascinating performer to watch than her hypnotic work suggests – plays the album release show for her mesmerizing, labyrinthine new one, Hedera plus performances by C Spencer Yeh, Maria Chavez, and Nick Hallett + Daisy Press at National Sawdust

4/2, 5 PM Falu – widely considered the foremost interpeter of Hindustani classical vocalas in the US – and her band at the Brooklyn Museum, free w/museum adm.

4/2, 6 PM songwriter Miwa Gemini – who’s just as adept at creepy southwestern gothic as she is at moody continental waltzes and paisley underground psychedelia – at the small room at the Rockwood

4/2, 7:30 PM incomparable country/jazz/janglerock icon Amy Allison with Jon Graboff on lead guitar and Lee Feldman on piano at Dixon Place. Briliant new material! Devastatingly funny between-song banter!

4/2, 7;30 PM Elisabeth Marshall, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo soprano; Brandon Snook, tenor; Steven Eddy, baritone; Michael Brofman, Jocelyn Dueck, Miori Sugiyama, piano perform music of Brahms, Schumann, Virgil Thomson, Judith Wweir, Scott Wheeler and Ben Gunn at the Tenri Institute, $20/$15 stud srs

4/2, 8 PM hard-hitting, brass-fueled newschool latin soul/boogaloo dance band Spanglish Fly at SOB’s, $10

4/2, 8 PM two of Galicia’s leading musicians, guitar/vox duo Uxia & Narf at Roulette, $25

4/2, 9 PM legendary third-wave ska/soul/reggae/blues band the Slackers at the Bell House, $20

4/2, 9:30 PM hypnotic cello-and-marimba duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi

4/2, 10 PM ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene followed by garage rockers the Lord Calverts at Gussy’s Bar, $10

4/3,11 AM (i.e. before noon) Roman Rabinovich, piano plays works by Haydn, Schumann and Michael Brown at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, $22 tix avail

4/3. 4 PM Boston-based vocal ensemble Blue Heron teams with the wind band Dark Horse Consort in a program of Spanish music from Seville’s 16th-century Golden Age at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St, $10 seats avail.

4/3, 4 PM dramatic British art-ballad/chamber pop chanteuse Tina Mali – Marianne Faithfull meets Kate Bush – at the small room ar the Rockwood

4/3, 8 PM violinist Michelle Painter leads a quartet playing Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time at the Firehouse Space, $10

4/3, 8 PM haunting Turkish crooner Ahmet Erdogdular and Makam NY play dark, hypnotic Middle Eastern jams at Merkin Concert Hall, $28/$15s tud/srs

4/3, midnight, brilliantly jangly paisley underground guitarist Dave Miller leads his band playing psychedelic instrumentals at the small room at the Rockwood. 4/6 he’s at Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint at 10.

4/3 high-energy oldschool soul/groove band the California Honeydrops at the Knitting Factory

4/4, 7:30 PM pianist Bruce Levingston premieres new socially conscious works including James Matheson’s Windows and Nolan Gasser’s An American Citizen and Repast: An Oratorio in Honor of Mr. Booker Wright at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

4/4, 8 PM a benefit concert for P-Funk keyboard legend Bernie Worrell at Webster Hall with Bootsy Collins and filmmaker Jonathan Demme plus performances by George Clinton, Living Colour, Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads, Nona Hendryx, Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield (the one and only!), Bill Laswell with The Last Poets (Abiodun Oyewole, Umar Bin Hassan, Babatunde & special guests), Paul Shaffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band, Fred Schneider of the B-52’s, and the Black Rock Coalition Orchestra, $50, expensive, but all proceeds go to the Wizard of Woo in his battle to stay alive.

4/4, 9:30 PM insightful, colorful, captivatingly theatrical chanteuse Gay Marshall performs Piaf classics – in the original French and in her own English translations, with an unusual mix of the iconic (La Vie en Rose and L’Accordeoniste) and the rare (Avec Ce Soleil and The Lady From Pigalle) with accompaniment by Ross Patterson at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd St, $25

4/5, 7:30 PM pianist Sahan Arzruni plays an all-Armenian program with works by Arno Babadjian Alan Hovhaness, Aram Kachaturian, Komitas Vardapet and Kara-Mourza at Merkin Concert Hall, $35 but worth it

4/5-6, 8 PM Peter Evans/Levy Lorenzo/Jennifer Curtis/Tyshawn Sorey improvise electroacoustically at the Abrons Arts Center, free

4/6, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Troost in Greenpoint.They’re at Espresso 21m at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts on 4/21 at 8:30

4/6 violinist Francesca dePasquale performs works from her self-titled debut album alongside pianist Meng-Chieh Liu, including the New York premiere of Oceanic Fantasy by Paola Prestini.at National Sawdust

4/6 soaring cult favorite 90s chanteuse Heather Nova plays the album release show for her new one at the Cuttitng Room

4/7, coffee and dessert at 7:30 PM, show at 8,sharply lyrical, sometimes uproariously amusing purist janglerock songwriter Sharon Goldman and her band at First Acoustics House Concerts in Ditmas Park, $25, advance registration required

4/7, 9 PM raucous southern roots/jamgrass/honkytonk band the Pine Hill Haints and the truly Legendary Shack Shakers doing their ghoulabilly and gutter blues at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec

4/7, 9:30 PM, and 4/8 at 7, klezme clarinet powerhouse David Krakauer plays the album release shows for his new one Ancestral Groove with his electric band at National Sawdust

4/8, 7 PM hilarious faux-French rockers les Sans Culottes – whose new album Les Dieux Ont Soif is both great fun and potently relevant – open forPenelope Houston‘s recently revitalized, legendary first-wave punk band the Avengers at Grand Victory, $20 adv tix a must

4/8, 8 PM torchy, riveting, erudite countrypolitan songwriter Drina Seay at Sidewalk

4/8, 8 PM the Dover Quartet play the first of Beethoven’s three Razumovsky quartets with Berg’s sole quartet and Dvorák’s “American,” in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

4/8, 9ish well-regarded Americana rock and heather Maloney collaborators Darlingside at Rough Trade

4/10, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Mozart: Adagio and Rondo; Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor; Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 “The Reformation” at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $20 sugg don., reception to follow

4/10, 4 PM chamber choir Kinnara Ensemble make its New York City debut with music by Gabrieli,Frank Martin, Schutz, Thompson, Elgar and Brahms at Christ Church United Methodist, 524 Park Ave, $25

4/10, 7:30 PM state-of-the-art, intense, witty, politicallyh fearless indie classical composer Mohammed Fairouz conducts the Mimesis Ensemble with Rachel Barton Pine in the New York premiere of his “Violin Concerto: Al-Andalus,” and “Pax Universalis” at NYU’s Skirball Center

4/10, 8ish British oi-punk legends Peter & the Test Tube Babies – maybe best known for their hilarious album of cheesy 80s Stock/Aitken/Waterman covers, The Shit Factory – at Grand Victory, $20 adv tix a must

4/11, 7:30 PM the Spectrum Symphony celebrates the Alberto Ginastera centennial with works by Ginastera and Stavreva with special guest harpiest Melanie Genin at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 114th/Broadway, free

4/12-13, 9 PM psychedelic janglerock cult favorites the Dandy Warhols at Bowery Ballroom, $30 adv tix rec

4/14, 8 PM romping female-fronted continental swing band the Hot Sardines at Union Hall, $15

4/14, 10 PM ex-Crooked Still frontwoman and soaring Americana bandleader Aoife O’Donovan at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec

4/16, noon, the annual Queens Overground Jazz Festival with ten hours of free music, performers TBA at Flushing Town Hall

4/16, 8 PM Hossein Alizadeh and Pejman Hadadi play centuries’ worth of mystical Persian sounds at Roulette, expensive, $35, but worth it

4/17, 6 PM pensively intense violinist/singer Sarah Bernstein leads her quartet with Ron Stabinsky on piano, Stuart Popejoy on electric bass and Tomas Fujiwara on drums.at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

4/17,8 PM dynamic honkytonk/newschool C&W band Holy Ghost Tent Revival at Union Hall, $10

4/18, 8 PM creepy noir chamber pop/murder ballad duo Charming Disaster headline their monthly, wickedly fun Murder Ballad Monday series at Branded Saloon, special guests include wih historically-inspired, richly tuneful, erudite singer/guitarist Elisa Flynn, , intense, wickedly tuneful Nashville gothic songwriter Jessie Kilguss and keyboardist/shortwave radio operator Steve Espinola

4/20, 9ish tersely tuneful guitarist Tom Csatari’s hauntingly cinematic, lushly sweeping Uncivilized large ensemble at Aviv

4/21, 8 PM eclectic, funky jazz/soul violinist Mazz Swift‘s Mazzmuse Breakdown feat. James Shipp at Greenwich House Music School, $15 incl. open bar!

4/21, 8 PM International Contemporary Ensemble play a rare “composer portrait” of Francesca Verunelli at Miller Theatre $25 seats avail

4/21, 10 PM wild, noisy, genuinely Hendrixian virtuoso lead guitarist Viva DeConcini and her band at Union Hall ,$12

4/22, 7:30 PM the Vaya! 63: Mambo Legends Orchestra at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, gegt there early

4/22, 11 PM LA gutter blues band the Record Company at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec

4/23, 8 PM slinky, otherworldly oud/percussion duo Tareq Abdallah & Adel Shams El-Dinat Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs

4/24, 4 PM early music ensemble Quicksilver air out compositions from Bach’s Library at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St, $10 seats avail.

4/26, 7 PM the New York Composers Circle present a concert of new music featuring five world premieres with unorthodox instrumentation, by Scott D. Miller, Jacob E. Goodman, Kevin McCarter, David Picton and Eugene Marlow plus works by Nataliya Medvedovskaya, Frank Retzel, Jennifer Griffith and others; violinist Miranda Cuckson stars in the ensemble. At St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, reception to follow, $20 sugg don.

4/27 well-liked oldtimey Americana string band the Hackensaw Boys at Brooklyn Bowl

4/28, 8 PM auntingly atmospheric, hypnotic Korean-American composer/performer Bora Yoon and Andrew Nemr at Greenwich House Music School, $15 incl. open bar!

4/28, 8 PM a solidly fun oldschool bluegrass twinbill with the Jon Stickley Trio and Dark City Strings at Union Hall, $10

4/28 Summer Cannibals – who mix sunbaked 70s proto-stoner vibe with punk and abrasive Sleater Kinney-ness – at the Market Hotel in Bushwick

4/29, 5 PM indie classical chamber group Ensemble Mise-En play a rare program of works by by Edison Denisov, one of the pioneers of the Russian avant-garde at the Bobst Library a.k.a. Suicide Central at NYU, free

4/29, 8 PM the kinetic, high-energy, rustic Saied Shanbehzadeh Ensemble play acoustic Persian Gulf trance music at Roulette, expensive, $35, but worth it

4/29 a killer newschool/oldschool powerpop twinbill with Dany Laj & the Looks and the ageless, indomitable Paul Collins Beat at Cake Shop. 4/30 they’re at the Acheron

New York City Live Music Calendar for June and July 2015

If you’re looking for upcoming shows, the new July-August calendar is here. There’s a comprehensive, recently updated list of places where these shows are happening at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

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

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries.  Sugg don $30 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

Mondays at 6 PM global jazz chanteuse Gracie Terzian – whose axe is the harp ukulele – plays her chaming low-key originals and classics at the rooftop bar at Hotel Hugo, 525 Greenwich St (Vandan/Spring), free for happy hour, no minimum

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

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

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

Mondays nights at 9 PM charismatic Romany singer Eva Salina and her amazing, psychedelic band play high-voltage dub-tinged jams on classic themes from across the Balkans at Sisters Brooklyn, 900 Fulton St. (Washington/Waverly), Ft Greene, C to Clinton-Washington, free

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

Mondays in June, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood.

Mondays at 10 PM there’s been quite a buzz about the weekly residency by torchy songbird Angela McCluskey and cinematic pianist Paul Cantelon – the brain trust of popular 90s act the Wild Colonials – at the third stage at the Rockwood, with a rotating cast of high-quality special guests. It’s expensive: $15 plus a $10 drink minimum very strictly enforced.

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

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

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

Three Tuesdays in June: 6/16, 6/23 and 6/30 , 9 PM Trio Du Monde play “groovy tango, ska and French folk classics” at Bar Chord.

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

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

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

Fridays at 5 PM, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) play the balcony bar with a rotating cast of interesting special guests at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

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

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

Saturdays in June, 6 PM jazz guitarist Anders Nilsson leads a series of ensembles at Barbes: a revamped classic or two, rhythmic intensity, consistent tunefulness and plenty of lively interplay

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

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

Sundays in June starting on the 14th, 7:30 PM spine-tingling art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop singer Carol Lipnik – pretty much everybody’s choice for best singer in all of NYC – with hypnotically luminous pianist Matt Kanelos – at Pangea on 2nd Ave. btw 11th/12th Sts, $20. Several special guests are promised: the duo switch to Thursday nights, same time, in July and August.

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

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

6/1, 7 PM the increasingly darker, more Americana-oriented, lyrically brilliant Linda Draper at the small room at the Rockwood. Noir guitar genius Jim Campilongo is there at 10 followed eventually at midnight by the similarly noir cult favorite piano jazz Dred Scott Trio, back at last!

6/1, 7:30 PM three of Italy’s most prominent jazz pianists on a triplebill: Giovanni Guidi and Domenico Sanna lead their trios with a solo set from Alessandro Lanzoni in between at Roulette, $10

6/1, 8 PM tuneful third-stream jazz pianist Laila Biali and her combo at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

6/1, 9 PM charmingly edgy oldschool C&W/Americana rock songstress Karen Hudson at Bar Chord. 6/9 she’s at An Beal Bocht Cafe in the Bronx

6/1, 9:30 PM a psychedeic cumbia summit with members of El Combo Chimbita and MAKU Soundsystem at Barbes

6/2, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble with violinist Caroline Shaw play an all-Timo Andres program at the Miller Theatre, free

6/2, 7 PM Scarface – yeah, him, from the Geto Boys – at Red Hook Park, early arrival advised, watch your back and your brother’s back too

6/2-4 Hsmmonf B3 jazz party icon Dr. Lonnie Smith leads his trio, then 6/5-7 he leads his larger Evolution band, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

6/2-7, 8/10:30 PM powerhouse postbop trumpeter Terrell Stafford leads a quintet with Tim Warfield Jr-alro aZ., Bruce Barth-piano Peter Washington-bass, Billy Williams-drums at the Vanguard, $30

6/2, 8 PM a rare solo show by Bubble janglemeister Dave Foster at Hifi Bar, free

6/2, 7:30 PM traditional Yiddish song maven Itzik Gottesman & friends at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

6/2-7, 8/10 PM iconic noir jazz saxophonist Roy Nathanson plays a weeklong stand at the Stone, $15. Too many good sets to list. Choice pick (get there early!!!): the 10 PM slot  opening night with the Jazz Passengers, and also the 10 PM slot on 6/3, a B3 organ quartet with Marc Ribot! Suddenly it’s like it’s 1999 again and Tonic hasn’t yet been bulldozed for a luxury highrise!

6/2, 8 PM Parlor Walls – Eula guitarslinger Elyse Lamb’s snarling, catchy, noiserock/postpunk collaboration with Chris Mulligan – at Shea Stadium. 6/5 they’re at Big Irv’s Gallery, 381 Hooper St (S 1st/2nd). in South Williamsburg, L to Lorimer St..; 6/10 they’re at Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave (Snydam/Willoughby). in Bushwick, M to Central Ave. and 6/25 they’ll be at Cake Shop at 11 for $8

6/2, 8 PM the North/South Chamber Orchestra play new works by Oliver Caplan, Emma Lou Diemer, Eugene Marlow, Patricia Morehead and Margarita Zelenaia with oboist William Meredith and bassoonist Gilbert Dejean, at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 West 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus, free

6/2, 8 PM the Highline Chamber Ensemble play a program TBA at Subculture, $25 adv tix req

6/2, 8:30 PM smoldering Detroit noir soul band Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at Baby’s All Right, $12

6/2-3, 9:30 PM lyrical, intense tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger records a live album at 55 Bar with Jason Palmer – trumpet; ; Kim Cass – bass; Ian Froman – drums, $10

6/2, 10 PM high-voltage Japanese Romany/circus-rock/oldtime swing band Kagero at Shrine. 6/4, 9 PM they’re at at Fontana’s for $10. Then they’re at the Way Station on 6/5 at 10 for free.

6/3, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6: Vicky Chow, piano; Jennifer Choi, violin; Michael Nicolas, cello play John Zorn trios at the Miller Theatre, free

6/3, 7 PM sitar virtuoso Subroto Roy Chowdhury plays classic Hindustani ragas at the Rubin Museum of Art, $25

6/3, 8 PM Intense, soaring singer/pianist Anna Winthrop, cellist Kirin McElwain and flutist Emma Davis play their individualistic, windswept, cinematic jazz-inflected art-rock at Drom, $10

6/3-4, 9:30 PM a rare but not necessarily low-key duo show with pianist Gerald Clayton and saxophonist Ben Wendel at Mezzrow, $20

6/3, 10 PM creepy noir chamberpop crooner Jon DeRosa – the missing link between Scott Walker and Mark Sinnis – at St. Vitus

6/3, 10 PM guitarishly brilliant retro soul band Miss Tess & the Talkbacks at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

6/3, 11 PM hypnotic, fun, psychedelic-as-hell art-rock/prog instrumentalists You Bred Raptors – Epileptic Peat on 8-string bass, Zach Schmidlein on drums and Bryan Wilson on cello at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec

6/3, 11 PM the Underarrestimates channel classic Booker T and Meters instrumental soul grooves at the Way Station

6/4, 2 PM-ish La La Brooks, former original lead singer of badgirl doo-wop legends the Crystals at a block party at 47-51 33rd St, Long Island City, free

6/4, 6-9 PM art-rocker Alexander Hacke‘s ecologically-themed soundtrack Transflexion: Net of Mirrors accompanies six visual artists’ projections at Made in NY Media Center, 30 John St, Dumbo, free. There will also be projections by other video artists screened outdoors at the corner of Anchorage and Pearl starting at dusk.

6/4-7, 7 PM with a 2 PM matinee on 6/7, drummer Eve Sicular and her exhilaring, multistylistic band Metropolitan Klezmer perform her ever-more-relevant, musically rich musical theatre piece J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files at Here, west of 6th Ave. past the park just south of Spring St.,, $25/20 stud/srs

6/4, 7 PM highly regarded highway rock and alt-country road warriors the Barr Bros. and the Felice Bros. at Red Hook Park, free

6/4, 7 PM droll, witty, Monk-influenced jazz pianist Joel Forrester – of the Microscopic Septet – at Spectrum

6/4, 8 PM dark, charismatic, mischieviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes

6/4, 8/10 PM intense, historically-informed third-stream pianist Bobby Avey leads a very solid quartet with John O’Gallagher – alto sax; Thomson Kneeland – bass; Jordan Perlson – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $15 first set, $10 second

6/4, 8 PM a rare solo show by rising star guitarist/singer Camila Meza followed by pianist Jarrett Cherner with Aidan Carroll & Colin Stranahan at the Firehouse Space, $10

6/4, 8 PM intense, lyrically brilliant Americana/soul/janglerock tunesmith Matt Keating at Hifi Bar. 6/7 he’s at the small room at the Rockwood at 9

6/4, 8 PM oldtime Americana maven Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, who may well be the most talented multi-instrumetalist in all of NYC, at Lucille’s, $10

6/4, 9 PM pianist Russell Rinker and his jazz combo back up the original freak folk cult singer, Brute Force and his daughter Lilah Freedland in a joint Serge Gainsbourg/Brigitte Bardot tribute at Le Baron, 32 Mulberry St., free

6/4, 9:15 PM intense acoustic art-rock/folk noir songwriter/chanteuse/force of nature Larkin Grimm at Matchless, $8

6/4, 10 PM the postpunk band that invented the genre, Wire at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

6/4, 10ish edgy, catchy, occasionally new wave tinged janglerocker Josh Berwanger and his band at Shea Stadium

6/4, 10:30 PM noir-inspired alto saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads a quartet with Dan Aran – drums , Tadataka Unno – piano , Dave Baron – bass at Smalls

6/4,. 11 PM an interesting, unexpected kind of twinbill: edgy, purposefuljazz guitarist Tom Csatari and original front-porch folk purist Joanna Sternberg at the Manhattan Inn in Greepoint, free

6/4, midnight tuneful, biting alto saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum leads an explosive Quartet with Josh Roseman, Will Bernard and Justin Brown at Nublu

6/4 the Budos Band/Antibalas twinbill at Highline Ballroom is sold out. Big surprise: it was free – while it lasted.

6/5-6, sets at 7, 9 and 11 PM paradigm-shifting Romany jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel leads an all-star Romany jazz group playing a tribute to Django Reinhardt at Joe’s Pub, $30

6/5, 7 PM Jeffrey Milarsky conducts a NY Philharmonic chamber ensemble in a a Japan-focused program with works by Takemitsu, Messiaen, and Dai Fujikura and a U.S. premiere by Misato Mochizuki at the Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $25

6/5, 7 PM hot oldtimey swing band Svetlana & the Delancey Five in front of the TKTS booth at Times Square – let’s show the tourists who runs this town, huh!

6/5, 7 PM the Doc Wallace Trio play jazzy Texas-style fiddling and swing.tunes at Spectrum

6/5, 7:30 PM pensive Americana/janglerock guy/girl duo the Perennials – like a more chamberpoppy Low – followed by multistylistic, charismatic jazz badass bassist/singer Kate Davis and her combo at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

6/5, 8 PM melancholy acoustic Americana cover song specialists the Sad Bastards of Brooklyn – a Spanking Charlene side project – at Sidewalk

6/5, 8 PM tuneful, eclectic Uruguayan saxophonist Florencia Gonzalez leads her Candombe Project at Shrine

6/4, 8ish the Funky Dawgz Brass Band followed by exuberant New Orleans gospel/funk trombonist/shouter Glen David Andrews at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

6/5, 8:15 PM guitar-fueled postpunk/dreampop rockers Lazyeyes followed by wry, jangly, retro 60s psychedelic popsters Gringo Star at the Knitting Factory, $10

6/5, 8:30 PM intense, lyrically brilliant, quirky female-fronted two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at the Pyramid, $10

6/5, 9 PM Brandi & the Alexanders play their torchy oldschool soul and groove music at the small room at the Rockwood

6/5, 9 PM the high-energy, oldtimey Dirty Waltz Project at the Jalopy, $10

6/5, 9 PM hard-hitting female-fronted psychedelic guitar power trio Devi plays two sets at the Lincoln Inn, 13 Lincoln St. in Jersey City, free. Lead singer/guitarist Debra Devi will read from her hilarious Devil’s Dictionary of the blues, Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu in between sets

6/5, 9;30 PM ageless, corrosively lyrical glamrock icon Ian Hunter at the Bell House, $30 adv tix req

6/5-6, 10:30 edgy, tuneful pianist David Kikoski leads a quartet with Seamus Blake – tenor sax, Boris Kozlov – bass , Ari Hoenig – drums at Smalls

6/5, 10:30 PM eclectic new wave/oldtimey/torchy duo Sarabande at Spin, $10

6/5, 11 PM wild, crazy, high-voltage string-driven art-rock/psychedelic band Someone You Can Xray at Desmond’s. Want a listing for your band here? It’s all about the branding, folks!

6/5, midnight 70s political funk legend, keyboardist and Gil Scott-Heron collaborator Brian Jackson at Nublu

6/6-7 create your own art posters from art materials and supplies available for everyone. the Black Lives Matter art show on Governor’s Island as part of the annual Figment art extravaganza there.

6/6, noon, free performances by avant improvisers including thingNY at the Grattan Street Performance Block Party at Bushwick Open Studios, Grattan St. between Bogart St. and Morgan Ave., L to Morgan Ave., with Oxygen Ensemble, Jeff Young’s Magical Kingdom of Dust, New Thread Quartet + Luke Schwarz, Naked Roots Conducive and Cacaw.

6/6. 2 PM the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony plus works by Copland and Verdi at NJPAC in Newark, five minuts from the Path train, tix $10 and up! Then that night at 8 PM they play an all-Beethoven program: the Coriolan Overture, Emperor Piano Concerto with soloist Marc-Andre Hamelin and then the Fifth Symphony, a bill which repeats at 3 PM the following day 6/7. $20 and up seats avail.

6/6. 3ish Moroccan trance-funk grooves with the Innove Gnawa Band outdoors at Union Pool, free. They’re also at the Way Station on 6/10 at 10.

6/6, 3 PM-ish, Soviet Georgian music/dance ensemble the Dancing Crane Company perform rousing material from their native land and Ukraine on the Coney Island Boardwalk – where, just follow your ears

6/6, 4 PM-ish trumpeter Roy Hargrove and band at Central Park Summerstage. Get there early since the 90s opening act is popular.

6/6, 4 PM ish massive horn-fueled latin ska band Los Skarroneros at Grand Victory, $10

6/6, 7 PM Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band play their fiery, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir at Sidewalk

6/6,  7 PM the indie classical world’s go-to pianist, Lisa Moore, plays new works by Kate Moore (US premiere), Stephen Cabell (world premiere), John Luther Adams, and Chris Rogerson (NY premieres) at the DiMenna Center, $20

6/6, 8 PM Mexican night at Barbes with energetic acoustic Veracruz-style folk-punk band Radio Jarocho followed at 10 by Sinaloa-style mariachi/ranchera brass group Banda de los Muertos

6/6, 8 PM former stars of Rodeo Bar, bassist Heidi Lieb’s trio  the Lonesome Prairie Dogs play all sorts of vintage C&W at the Way Station

6/6, 8:30 PM cellist Daniel Levin and violist Mat Maneri chop and slash it up at I-Beam, $15

6/6, 8:15 PM intense, soaring singer/pianist Anna Winthrop and cellist Kirin McElwain play their individualistic, windswept, cinematic jazz-inflected art-rock at Caffe Vivaldi

6/6, 8:30 PM Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab leads her eclectic, psychedelic, trancey band with harp, keys and flute playing the album release show for her new one at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec

6/6, 9ish a gathering of freedom fighters against gentrification with music by hilarious faux-French rockers les Sans Culottes and ska vets the Rocksteady 7 at Hank’s

6/6 Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly four-band surf rock show at Otto’s begins at 9 with the cinematic, Morricone-inspired Derangers, the Weisstronauts at 10, 9th Wave – who are surpassed only by Dick Dale among currently active original surf bands – and the Tsunambots at around midnight.

6/6, 9 PM fiery, hyperliterate punk/powerpop alienation anthems with Hannah vs. the Many followed by a reunion of hilarious, sardonically careening glam/party band Haley Bowery & the Manimals at Rock Shop, $10

6/6, 9 PM deep two-trombone dub reggae and Afrobeat grooves with Super Hi-Fi at Bar Chord

6/6, 9 PM slinky, carnivalesque Romany/Mediterranean band Dodo Orchestra at Shrine

6/6, 9 PM irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Freddy’s

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

6/6, 10 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at 68 Jay St. Bar

6/6, 10 PM creepy, theatrical female-fronted noir cabaret/circus rock band Orphan Jane at the Delancey

6/6. 10 PM funny, explosive oldschool style punk rockers the Live Ones at the Gutter in Williamsburg

6/6, 10 PM a rare solo show by the sharp, wryly literate, amusing, John Prine-influenced Joe Maynard of Maynard & the Musties at Sidewalk

6/6, 10ish catchy, sardonically jangly, lo-fi soul-rockers Larry & the Babes – sort of a more tuneful, less punk version of Clear Plastic Masks – at Aviv

6/6, 11 PM newschool garage rockers the Mystery Lights at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec

6/6, 11 PM the All Night Chemists – who blend a tuneful, gritty 90s NYC gutter blues vibe with Stonesy growl and some glam – at the Way Station

6/7, 10 AM (AM – not a joke) the earliest show to ever be listed on this calendar, purist bluegrass/Americana songwriter Vincent Cross at Caffe Vivaldi. Hey, if you’re in the neighborhood, they serve really strong espresso there.

6/7, 4 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Skinny Dennis. They’re back here on the 21st, same time. Also on 6/27 they’re at Hill Country Brooklyn at 8 and then on 6/28 at 6 they’re outdoors in the backyard at LIC Bar

6/7. 4:30 PM tuneful, epically cinematic Argentine jazz pianist Emilio Solla and his mighty octet La Inestable de Brooklyn at Smalls

6/7, 5ish intense, eclectic, Middle Eastern-tinged afropop singer Angelique Kidjo at Central Park Summmerstage, best to get there at 3 when the gates open

6/7, 6ish oldschool soul crooner/Daptone rediscovery Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at Corona Park in Queens

6/7, 7 PM boisterous oldtimey trombonist/uke player J. Walter Hawkes and friends feat special guests torch singer/uke player Daria Grace and Pat Irwin outdoors in the backyard at LIC Bar

6/7, 7:30 PM kinetic vibraphone jazz trio (and David Bowie reinventors) the Wee Trio at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

6/7, 7:30ish Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel leads a Romany guitar band with a bunch of indigenous guitarists TBA at Barbes

6/7, 8 PM iconic AACM composer and tersely, majestically blues-inspired trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith performs with his Golden Quartet with pianist Anthony Davis, bassist John Lindberg and drummer Pheeroan akLaff at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave (Lincoln/St. John’s Pl), Park Slope, $20/$15 stud.

6/7-8, 9 PM southwestern gothic/desert psychedelia cult heroes Calexico at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

6/7, 9 PM two opposite approaches to swing: the cool, low-key Ted Hefko & the Thousandaires at 9 followed eventually at 11 by the boisterous, oldtimey female-fronted Swingaroos at the big room at the Rockwood

6/7 Canadian Indian musicians on their annual Red Ride Tour at the Cameo Gallery

6/8, 5:30 PM a seven-piece chamber ensemble from Music From China perform an eclectic mix of traditional Chinese and contemporary classical music, with Chen Yi’s CMA commissioned work “Three Dances from China South” along with traditional tunes on the upper terrace at Bryant Park, free

6/8, 8 PM the Wet Ink Large Ensemble plays new works by Mahir Cetiz, David Franzson, Sam Pluta and Katherine Young at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

6/8, 9 PM not as bad a segue as you might think: propulsive, fun Asheville punkgrass band Clyde’s on Fire followed at 10 by psychedelic hard funk band Orange Burn at the Way Station

6/8, 9 PM hard-hitting funk/Afrobeat band Shelley Nicole’s Blakbushe at Bowery Electric, $10

6/8, 9:30 PM pianist Geoffrey Keezer and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen at Mezzrow, $20. He’s there the following night in a duo with saxophonist Steve Wilson

6/8, 10::30 PM drummer Ari Hoenig leads a swinging nonet at Smalls

6/8, 9:30 PM awesome low-register original vintage-style Cuban groove band Gato Loco – with bass and baritone sax, baritone guitar, bass and drums – at Barbes

6/8, 10 PM intense, eclectic jazz violinist/composer Zach Brock leads his group at 55 Bar

6/8, 11ish psychedelic, dub-inflected tenor saxophonist Ilhan Ersahin leads a new sax/bass/drums trio on his home turf at Nublu

6/9, 5ish popular, occassionally haunting all-female oldtime Americana harmony trio Della Mae in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

6/9, 6-9 PM the Museum Mile Festival with free admission at several institutions: he Metropolitan Museum of Art; Neue Galerie New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; National Academy Museum & School; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; The Jewish Museum; The Museum of the City of New York; El Museo del Barrio; and the Africa Center

6/9, 6:30 PM highly regarded front-porch folk songwriter Margaret Glaspy out back of the World Financial Center, free

6/9, 7 PM Yotoco, the bastard child of Umoja Orchestra, Bioritmo, and Cumbiagra plays a melange of salsa, Afro-Cuban rumba, boleros, and cumbias followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan/Duke Ellington brass band Slavic Soul Party at Barbes.

6/9, 7 PM tuneful, edgy Texas tenor saxophonist Stan Killian and his quartet at 55 Bar

6/9, 7:30 PM highwire klezmer violinist Lisa Gutkin and her Trio, w/tsimbl player Pete Rushefsky & Remy Yulzari at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

6/9-14, 8/10 PM multi-reedman Charles Waters plays a weeklong stand at the Stone with a whole slew of collaborators, $15. Lots of good sets: the most intriguing one is the early show on 6/12 with the Constructionburg Festival Orchestra featuring violinist Katie Pawluk playing Steve Dalachinsky’s Porch Music: A Tale of Gentrification

6/9-14, 8/10:30 PM pianist Renee Rosnes leads an interesting quartet with Steve Nelson-vibes, Peter Washington-bass, Bill Stewart-drums at the Vanguard, $30

6/9, 8 PM chanteuse Myriam Phiro and her ensemble perform a Edith Piaf centennial tribute show at Drom, $20

6/9, 8:30 PM state-of-the-art postbop guitarist with intense rhythm section: Will Bernard on guitar with Ben Allison on bass and Allison Miller on drums at the Bar Next Door

6/9, 9 PM intense, atmospheric Russian indie classical/art-rock keyboardist Olga Bell at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec

6/9, 9 PM intriguing jazz quartet Old Time Musketry, who blend oldtimey swing, modern bucolic styles and darker, more challenging improvisational sounds at Bar Chord

6/9, 10 PM crystalline-voiced Portland, Maine acoustic Americana chanteuse Caroline Cotter – who moves seamlessly and compellingly between original New England front-porch folk, jaunty Prohibition swing, French chanson and oldtimey/bluegrass stylings – at the third room at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 drink minimum very strictly enforced

6/9, 10 PM edgy female-fronted funk band Eliza & the Organix – feat. swirly alto sax player Kristen Tivey – at Silvana

6/9 hilarious faux-French garage/psychedelic rockers les Sans Culottes – whose new album Les Dieux Ont Soif is both great fun and potently relevant – at Drom

6/10, 6 PM Jiaju Shen (pipa) + Yuda Deng (guitar) play rustic Chinese folk music at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

6/10, 7 PM eclectic, smartly lyrical, entertaining oldtimey/noir cabaret/new wave singer/multi-instrumentalist Lily Frost at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 drink min. strictly enforced

6/10, 7 PM purist oldschool country songwriter/bandleader Michaela Anne at Skinny Dennis

6/10, 7:30 PM the PRISM Quartet – adventurous sax quartet witth intense orchestral bulk and heft – augmented with guests Chris Potter and Ravi Coltrane at Symphony Space, $22

6/10, 8:30 PM crepuscular, lo-fi, intense blues guitarist/singer Breanna Barbara Arneson at Arlene’s

6/10, 9 PM Certain General guitarslinger Phil Gammage’s Adventures in Bluesland– whose material spans from Muddy Waters to Elvis to originals – play the album release show for their new one at Lucille’s Bar

6/10, 9:30 PM jamband favorite and Bob Marley reinventor, seven-string guitarist Charlie Hunter with Bobby Previte on drums and the inimitable Curtis Fowlkes on trombone at Joe’s Pub, $20

6/10,. 11 PM bagpipe rockers the Real McKenzies at Bowery Electric, $20

6/11, 7:30 PM, conversation moderated by filmmaker Warrington Hudlin with Rashid Johnson and blaxpliotation icon Melvin Van Peebles followed at 8 by a sreening of Johnson’s new film The New Black Yoga  at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must. After the screening, a performance by Melvin Van Peebles and his twisted soul band, Menage a Trio

6/11, 7:30 PM an all-Lukas Ligeti program of chamber works performed by Ligeti (drums), Daniel Blake (saxophone), Lorna Krier (synthesizer), Eyal Maoz and Grey McMurray (electric guitars), and special guests tba at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St, free but res req to acfny.org. There’s a similar program at 5:30 PM on 6/14 at Roulette for $20/$15 stud/srs

6/11, 8 PM edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band and then Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

6/11, 8 PM intense, smart, tuneful janglerock guitarist/bandleader Jennifer O’Connor at Hifi Bar, free. Catch her here before you have to pay big bucks to see her on the Neko Case tour later this summer.

6/11, 8 PM edgy improvisers: microtonal tenor sax man Noah Kaplan and his Trio, Dafna Naphtali and Jen Baker, and Iktus Percussion at Trans-Pecos, $8

6/11, 8 PM a League of Composers ensesmble led by conductors Louis Karchin and Scott Voyles perform a world premieres by Morris Rosenzweig, a U.S. premiere by Kaija Saariaho, a NY premiere by David Felder and Irving Fine’s twistedly immortal Notturno for Strings and Harp at the Miller Theatre, $20/$10 stud/srs

6/11, 8:30 PM a rare US appearance by exhilarating Budapest Romany/circus rock/reggae/dub band Irie Maffia at Drom, free!

6/11, 8:30 PM wickedly tuneful, smart postbop tenor sxophonist Tom Tallitsch with Art Hirahara on keys and Mark Ferber on drums at the Bar Next Door

6/11, 9 PM kick-ass guitar-and-organ-fueled original psychedelic garage rockers  the Electric Mess followed by trash-garage guitar maven Palmyra Delran at Hank’s, note $8 cover

6/11, 10 PM irresistibly fun, psychedelic, period-perfect 60s sunshine pop revivalist Jacco Gardner at Rough Trade, $12 adv tix rec

6/11, 9 PM torchy oldtimey swing band Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Radegast Hall

6/11, midnight clarinet-fueled, explosively electric instrumentalists the NY Gypsy All-Stars at Nublu

6/12, 7 PM devious, charismatic, subversive comedic songwriter Killy Dwyer at the Delancey, $8

6/12-13, 7:30/9:30 PM the JD Allen Trio – this era’s most exhilarating, intense tenor sax group – at Minton’s, $25 at the bar

6/12, 7:30ish catchy retro 60s garage rock/Merseybeat band the Dolly Spartans at Muchmore’s, $5

6/12, 8 PM magical, ethereal, enveloping sound sculptures by Lesley Flanigan with additional vocalists Pamela Stein Lynde, Elizabeth Munn, and Pamela Martinez, utilizing Flanigan’s own custom-made speakers and mixers at Roulette

6/12, 8 PM compellingly low-key janglerock band and Hem spinoff Little Silver followed by moody acoustic soundtrack ensemble the Inner Banks at Rock Shop, $10

6/12, 8:30 PM popular bluegrass road warrilrs James Reams & the Barnstormers at the Jalopy, $10

6/12, 9 PM Laura Cantrell – arguably this era’s most compelling, magically clear-voiced female oldschool country artist – at Bowery Electric, $12

6/12, 9 PM Sean Kershaw side project the Serpentones play “hi octane Brooklyn honkytonk” at Bar Chord

6/12, 10 PM this era’s greatest cinematic noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes; 6/19 they’re at Sunny’s in Red Hook, same time

612, 10 PM the New York Chillharmonic – vocalist/composer Sara McDonald’s lush, third-stream 17 piece big band with string quartet – squeeze into at Pete’s

6/12,.10 PM deviously fun oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band at Sunny’s

6/12, 10 PM powerhouse bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote playing their funk and Afrobeat-influenced grooves at Silvana. She’s also at the Way Station at 10 on 6/20

6/13, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet – Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) –reinvent classic and obscure Satie chamber pieces as well as rare compositions by his obscure contemporaries – at Barbes

6/13, 6 PM a free outdoor concert featuring surviving members of 70s latin soul legends the Ghetto Brothers with special guest, jazz drummer Bobby Sanabria at BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niné Blvd. in the Bronx,

6/13, 7 PM wild, phantasmagorical Romany/circus rock band Caravan of Thieves at the big room at the Rockwood, $15

6/13, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff and his trio at Terra Blues

6/13. 7:30 PM panist Weiyin Chen plays Schubert’s G Major Sonata D. 894, the Bartok Sonata, and a world premiere by Marc Neikrug at Subculture

6/13, 8 PM the eclectic, intense Aliya Cycon Project play Arabic music from seven continents (count ’em!) from their auspicious debut release We Will Be Light at Alwan for the Arts, $15

6/13, 8 PM drummer Paal Nilssen-Love‘s explosive, darkly crescendoing, Nordic-tinged eleven-piece improvisational jazz group at First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont St in Brooklyn Heights, 2/3 to Clark St., $15/$12 stud.

6/13, 8 PM Marta Hernández (aka Mar Salá) plays her acoustic flamenco rock followed eventually at 10 by the totally punk, oldschool 60s style Viva Vallenato Badass Acccordion Band at the Way Station

6/13, 8 PM adventurous, fun, quirky female-fronted psychedelic pop duo Robin’s Egg Blue at Pete’s

6/13, 8 PM the catchy, jangly Big Star-ish Nu-Sonics at Hank’s

6/13, 8 PM individualistic guitarist Alyse Lamb’s slashing, jaggedly catchy minimalist band Eula at Palisades, $15

6/13, 8:30 PM sardonically funny Beatlesque/Costelloesque powerpop songwriter Walter Ego at Sidewalk

6/13, 9 PM savage, macabre,cinematic noir jazz band Beninghove’s Hangmen at Bar Chord

6/13, 9 PM the funky, jangly female-fronted Aron Blue and the Bootleggers, torchy intense southwestern gothic songwrite Julia Haltigan and her excellent band and Jack Grace’s hilarious Van Hayride – who play C&W-flavored covers of cheesy metal and 70s rock hits – at the Bell House, $10

6/13, 9ish check out this insanely awesome global klezmer/Balkan lineup: clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, Klezmer Kapelye, Psoy Korolenko (co-leader of Oy Division), Vanya Zhuk and then the mysterious “Billy’s band” at Paperbox in Bushwick, $18

6/13, 9 PM Moon Hooch – two tenor saxes and drums playing the craziest funky grooves you could imagine with the intensity of a brass band and the catchiness and edge of punk rock – at Bowery Ballroom, $15

6/13, 10ish psychedelic, hard-hitting metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rockers Escarioka at Mehanata

6/13, 10 PM Mississippi fiddler Johnny Campbell and the Bluegrass Drifters at 68 Jay St. Bar

6/13, 10 PM Crucial Bridge & the Inity Band play roots reggae at Shrine

6/13, 10:30 PM tenor sax powerhouse Ralph Bowen leads a no-nonsense, tuneful postbop quartet with Donald Edwards – drums , Jim Ridl – piano , Kenny Davis – bass at Smalls

6/13, midnight all-female UK lo-fi/punk/garage band Pins – sort of like the bastard child of the early Go Go’s and Wire – at Rough Trade, $12 adv tix rec

6/14, 2:30 PM it’s Choralfest at Symphony Space: a marathon of choirs including Angelica, C4 Choral Composer-Conductor Collective, Chameleonic, Connecticut Chamber Choir, Empire City Men’s Chorus, Ghostlight, Voices of Gotham, New Amsterdam Singers, Riverside Church Inspirational Choir, The Canticum Novum Singers, The New York Virtuoso Singers and Zamir Chorale sing works from across the centuries, free, early arrival advised.

6/14, 3 PM organist Stephen Rumpf and cellist Benjamin Larsen play Robert Sirota’s Easter Canticles at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place, Park Slope, any train to Grand Army Plaza and walk downhill, free

6/14, 4 PM NYC’s only black bluegrass band – who also happen to be one of NYC’s best bluegrass and oldtime Americana crews – the Ebony Hillbillies at Betsy Head Park in Brooklyn

6/14 at the Silent Barn, free before 5 PM, $8 after, an excellent, noisy multiple-band bill, most liklely short sets from Surfbort, Sweet John Bloom, the awesomely shapeshifting Parlor Walls, Psychic Blood, Jason Victor’s searing Skull Practitioners, Austin Sley Julian of the Sediment Club, Youth Expire, Heaven’s Gate, Conduct and Annie Blech from Palberta

6/14, 7 PM the Dorothy Parker of piano-based chamber pop: Dawn Oberg at Freddy’s. 6/15 she’s at the Rockwood at 6.

6/14, 7 PM hammered dulcimer player/composer Dan Joseph‘s lush, string-driven third-stream classical/minimalist ensemble at Barbes

6/14, 7 PM Mexican son jarocho folk legend Zenen Zeferino and band at the Jalopy, $10

6/14, 7 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra plays Weber’s Overon Overture, Mozart’s Overture for Flute and Harp and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 at NJPAC in Newark, five minutes from the Path train, tix $20 and up

6/14, 7:30 PM subversively hilarious cabaret personality/chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite leads an all-star chamber-rock band playing her twistedly brilliant Marianne Faithfull parody/homage at Joe’s Pub, $15

6/14, 7:30 PM NYC’s original, iconic first klezmer punks, the Klezmatics with Neil Sedaka – no, not a joke – at the World Financial Center, free. Maybe ole Neil’s given up on camp and decided to get serious…or maybe the Klezmatics are all out of the closet now. You decide.

6/14, 8 PM Russian roots reggae legends Jah Divizion – don’t laugh, they’re good – at the Delancey, $20

6/14, 8 PM smart, tuneful, soulful oldschool blues/soul singer/multi-instrumentalist Lola Johnson at Sidewalk

6/14, 9 PM haunting, dusky, jangly southwestern gothic rock band And the Wiremen followed by a rare solo show by charismatic ghoulabilly/retro rock monster Reid Paley upstairs at 2A

6/14, 9 PM obscenely hilarious, ferocious, surprisingly eclectic punk/powerpop band Custard Wally at Otto’s

6/14, 9 PM state-of-the-art newschool psychedelia with the Middle Eastern-tinged Zola Jesus at Warsaw, $25

6/14, 10 PM the timeless Sun Ra Arkestra, with the timeless Marshall Allen and his freaky EWI horn – at Rough Trade, $18 adv tix rec

6/15, 7 PM weird segues, good triplebill: singing cellists the Whiskey Girls, energetic acoustic Veracruz-style folk-punk band Radio Jarocho and creepy, Lynchian noir/circus rock songwriter Miwa Gemini at Branded Saloon

6/15, 7 PM edgy, torchy, multicultural Jewish singer Vira Lozinsky and her klezmer combo at Joe’s Pub, $18; followed at 9 PM ($18 separate admission) by Japan’s foremost klezmer band, Jinta-la-Mvta

6/15, 7 PM indie classical chamber stars Now Ensemble play the album release show for their new one Dreamfall feat. works by Scott Smallwood, Mark Dancigers, John Supko, Nathan Williamson, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Andrea Mazzariello at the Greene Space, $20 includes a drink

6/15, 8 PM one of the year’s best triplebills at HiFi Bar on Ave. A (the old Brownies):Elvis Costello-esque underground powerpop heroes Lazy Lions‘ soulful frontman Jim Allen,  indie pop mastermind and Mascott frontwoman Kendall Jane Meade, and this era’s most erudite, tuneful NYC tunesmith, Ward White with violinist to the stars Claudia Chopek.

6/15, 8 PM the world’s most adventurous indie classical string quintet, Sybarite5 at Bryant Park, free, as part of the Chamber Music America New Music Marathon

6/15, 8 PM a screening of the ferociuosly relevant, elegaic anti-gentrification documentary Sound & Chaos: The Story Of BC Studio followed by a performance by legendary producer/dark psychedelic rocker Martin Bisi and his band at the Film Society of Lincoln Center amphitheatre, $10

6/15, 8 PM a chamber subset of the NY Philharmonic plays a Carl Nielsen 150th birthday show with his Wind Quintet and String Quartet No. 1 at Subculture, $25 adv tix rec

6/15, 8 PM the Ureuk Symphony Orchestra plays Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony plus works by Weber, Franck, Haydn and Mozart at Merkin Concert Hall, $30

6/15, 9:30 PM Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustic and purist than most bands who play that stuff –at Barbes

6/16, 6 PM singer Polina Shepherd and clarinet titan Merlin Shepherd jam out haunting old klezmer themes with pianist Jed Distler at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20; 6/17 at 8 they team up with Klezmatics frontman/accordionist Lorin Sklamberg at Barbes, playing for the tip jar

6/16, 6:30 PM soaring, brilliant singer Magda Giannikou’s lush, sweeping, pan-Mediterranean art-rock/chamber pop/jazz group Banda Magda out back of the World Financial Center, free

6/16, 7 PM dramatic, classically-tinged klezmer chanteuse Lucette van den Berg and her band at Joe’s Pub, $18; followed at 9 ($18 separate admission) by the riveting, intense, politically brilliant Jewish art-rocker Daniel Kahn and his group.

6/16, 7 PM quirky, comedic, woodwind-driven indie classical/art-rock/art-song ensemble Little King followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan/Duke Ellington brass band Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

6/16, 7 PM Avremi Gourarie leads an allstar ensemble backing current-day cantorial and Yiddish singing stars Avraham Fried, Netanel Hershtik, Yanky Lemmer, Joseph Malovany, Lipa Schmeltzer and Zusha at Central Park Summerstage, order of acts unknown but it doesn’t really matter, they’re all good.

6/16, 7:30 PM dance leader Avia Moore, while colorful drummer Aaron Alexander leads his Klezmer Kapelye with Jordan Hirsch, Patty Farrell & the Workshop Klezmorim at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

6/16, 8 PM intense, moody electroacoustic composer Sabisha Friedberg presents a live mix of the third and final movement of her melancholy suite The Hant Variance at Walker Space, 55 Walker St. in Tribeca, $10/$8 stud or $30 gets you show admission plus a double gatefold vinyl copy of the album!

6/16-21, 8/10 PM crooner Theo Bleckmann plays a weeklong stand at the Stone with a variety of interesting projects., $15 Choice pick: the late set 6/19, a duo performance of old Weimar songs with pianist Rob Schwimmer.

6/16, 8 PM haunting, tersely introspective pianist/singer Noa Fort – who mashes up moody Middle Eastern sounds, classical and jazz improvisation at Silvana

6/16, 8 PM the North/South Consonance Ensemble perform chamber and vocal music from across the Americas by Edmund Cionek, Dinos Constantinides, Max Lifchitz, and William Ortiz at Christ and St Stephen’s Churchm 120 W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), free

6/16, 9 PM cinematic jazz saxophonist Joshua Kwassman leads his group playing the album release show for his new one at Subculture, $15

6/16, 9:30 PM saxophone powerhouse Lucas Pino‘s two-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls.

6/16, 9:30 PM a lush, intense album release show by chanteuse Chris McNulty and her all-star chamber jazz band – pianist John Di Martino, guitarist Paul Bollenback, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, drummer Matt Wilson – at 54 Below, 254 W 54th St, $25

6/16, 10 PM the explosively enveloping hard groove Colin Stetson/Sarah Neufeld duo at Bowery Ballroom, $15

6/17, 7 PM trombonist John Yao’s 17-Piece Instrument – one of the most distinctive and enjoyable large jazz ensembles out there – play the album release show for their new one at Shapeshifter Lab

6/17.,7:30 PM lyrical jazz pianist Christian Sands leads his trio at Ginny’s Supper Club uptown, $15; note that his late show that night is sold out

6/17, 8 PM a rare Hungarian twinbill with two exhilarating Romany/folk/circus rock bands: Glass House Orchestra with trumpet legend Frank London & Muzsikás at the Skirball Ctr, 566 LaGuardia Pl. just south of the park, expensive ($36) but worth it.

6/17, 8 PM NYC’s original marching brass band, the eclectic Balkan/New Orleans/kitchen sink Hungry March Band at Matchless

6/17-18, 8/10 PM bassist Eric Revis leads a trio with pianist Kris Davis and drummer Gerald Cleaver. Lots of space, tension, push-pull and lively creations out of thin air, at the Jazz Gallery, $22

6/17, 8 PM bassist-composer Eivind Opsvik with his rocking quintet Overseas, featuring Tony Malaby, Brandon Seabrook, Jacob Sacks & Kenny Wollesen.at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. in the west village, $15/$12 stud

6/17, 9 PM German klezmer crooner Karsten Troyke with violinist Daniel Weltlinger and pianist Zalmen Mlotek at Joe’s Pub, $18

6/17, midnight rustic Brazilian rainforest nocturnes with Forro in the Dark at Nublu

6/18, noon fiery, erudite pianist/bandleader Arturo O’Farrrill leads an Afro-Cuban flavored jazz sextet at St. Marks Park, 2nd Ave and 10th St., free

6/18, 6 PM atmospheric chanteuse Emilie Lesbros plays the closing night of Andrea Galvan’s allusively apocalyptic, heliocentric multimedia exhibition at Art in General, 79 Walker St. in Tribeca, then beams herself somehow to Sidewalk where she’s playnig her edgy blues-inspired, politically infused songs solo on guitar show at 7:45 as her alter ego Miss Elie Sorbsel

6/18. 7 PM exhilarating klezmer clarinet-piano duo Merlin & Polina Shepherd at Joe’s Pub, $18; followed at 9 (separate $18 admission) by the riotously funny, stampediing, accordion-and-violin-fueled klezmer punk band Golem

6/18, 7 PM oldschool honkytonk band the Honeycutters and the Hillbenders – whose latest album is a hilarious bluegrass version of the Who’s Tommy – followed eventually at 10:30 by similarly comedic, sardonic oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

6/18, 7 PM powerhouse organist Christopher Houlihan plays works by Bach, Brahms, Vierne and Leo Sowerby at the Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 9th Avenue at 28th St, sugg don

6/18, 7 PM the release concert for klezmer/Ukrainian music mavens Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty‘s new album Night Songs from a Neighboring Village at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, $15/$10 stud/srs

6/18, 7 PM intense punk classical/art-rock cellist/singer Leah Coloff at Sidewalk

6/18, 8 PM the NY Phil plays Stravinsky’s Petroushka plus works by Ravel, Berlioz and Saint-Saens on the lawn in Central Park, enter at 7 nd St. and Central Park West, free, get there early. The program repeats on 6/19 at 8 in Prospect Park

6/18-21, 8/10 PM octogenarian South African jazz piano legend Abdullah Ibrahim at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

6/18, 8 PM quartet guitar jazz with the New West Guitar Group with guest singers Gretchen Parlato, Sarah Gazarek and Peter Eldridge at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

6/18, 8:30 PM wow – a baritone saaxophonist with just a rhythm section, and a really good one, how cool is that? Brian Landrus with Lonnie Plaxico on bass and Billy Hart on drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

6/18, 9 PM the Strung Out String Band play hi-energy oldtime Appalachian tunes at Bar Chord

6/18. 9 PM balmy, sardonically individualistic vocal jazz stylist Dorian Devins and her trio at at Bar Thalia adjecent to Symphony Space, free

6/18, 10 PM the Letter Yellow – who blend swirly spacerock, catchy janglerock and some funkier stuff – play their tuneful blend of spacerock, psychedelia and funk at the Cameo Gallery

6/18 10:30ish catchy psychedelic pop band Summer Fiction – who blend Big Star jangle and balmy Zombies tunefulness – play the album release show for their long-awaited new one at Union Hall, $12

6/18, 11ish the magically haunting, soaring all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Nublu

6/18, 11 PM high voltage newgrass/country blues jamband Buckeye Rooster at the Way Station

6/19, 6 PM Max ZT (hammered dulcimer) + Moto Fukushima (bass) – two thirds of rippling, psychedelic instrumentalists House of Waters – at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

6/19, 6:30 PM sitar virtuoso Krishna Mohan Bhatt with Nitin Mitta on the tabla and Camilla Celin on the tanpura.in the (Patti Cadby Birch Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

6/19, 7 PM wild klezmer/Romany/Mexican circus rock mashups with Klezmerson at Joe’s Pub, $18; followed at 9 (separate $18 adm) by eclectic jam-oriented mostly-female klezmer/tango/jazz band Isle of Klezbos

6/19, 7 PM singer Sanjoy Banerjee performs north Indian raga nocturnes with his group at the Rubin Museum of Art, $25

6/19, 7 PM the RT9 Ensemble play Ravel String Quartet, Arvo Part’s Mozart Adagio, and Schumann Piano Quintet. at Spectrum

6/19, 8 PM accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey followed at 10 by the eclectic, electric C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts at Barbes

6/19-20, 8/10 PM innovative guitarist/singer Becca Stevens leads a ten-piece pastoral/chamber jazz ensemble with multiple vocals and strings at the Jazz Gallery, $22

6/19, 8 PM Skirl Records night at the Jalopy–trumpeter Arnold Hammerschlag‘s No Face, No Name, flutist Leah Paul‘s Trenza, saxophonist Sean Sonderegger‘s Eat the Air, and bassist Simon Jermyn‘s Trot A Mouse–play a joint albuum release extravaganza at the Jalopy

6/19, 8 PM drummer Antonio Sanchez & Migration w/ Donny McCaslin, John Escreet, Matt Brewer, and Adam Rogers at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

6/19, 9/10:30 PM intense, Middle Eastern-tinged bassist Petros Klampanis leads a chamber jazz outfit including a string quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10+ $10 min

6/19, 9 PM hilarious, guitarishly brilliant, female-fronted honkytonk parody band Trailer Radio at Bar Chord

6/19, 9 PM Gisela Tangui & the Voodoo Cabaret play their darkly percussive hypnotic voodoo salsa and latin jazz grooves at Shrine

6/19, 9 PM unselfconsciously fun, chirpy 60s girlgroup revivalists Pep at Arlene’s

6/19, 9:30 PM tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser leads a high-voltage quintet with Rick Germanson – piano , Willie Jones III – drums , Gerald Cannon – bass , Josh Bruneau – trumpet at Smalls . Fowser is back here on 6/28 at 10:30 playing the album release for his vibraphonist pal Behn Gillece’s reputedly awesome new quintet session

6/19, 11 PM hypnotic, surrealistic Aussie psychedelic rockers King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard at Bowery Ballroom, $15

6/19, midnight a rare stripped-down duo show by Canadian gothic rocker Lorraine Leckie and blues guitar legend Hugh Pool at Sidewalk

6/19, midnight 90s Brooklyn psychedelic funk legends Groove Collective at Nublu

6/20, 8 AM and continuing through 8 AM on 6/21 – !!!! – a rotating cast of luminaries including but not limited to Eve Beglarian, Jed Distler, Allison Brewster Franzetti, Jeanne Golan, Marija Ilic, James Irsay, Sachiko Kato, Anna Keiserman, Mirna Lekic, Neil Rolnick, Kathleen Supové, Adam Tendler, Isidora Vladic, Nicole Wakabayashi, David Witten and Meng Yang play two “layers” of music performed simultaneously. 1) Serious Immobilities – 840 variations on Erik Satie’s epically circling, creepy Vexations, for piano solo, by Arthur Jarvinen 2) Spineless Dog – variations on Satie’s Vexations, for MIDI keyboard controller, MacIntosh computer and electronics, by Randall Woolf at West Park Presbyterian Church, 165 W 86th St. (Amsterdam & Columbus Aves),. free

6/20, 1 and 3 PM rippling, psychedelic hammered dulcimer instrumentalists House of Waters on Governors Island

6/20, 4 PM St. Thomas Church’s extraordinary organist and mussic director John Scott performs the program of works by J.S. Bach that  Felix Mendelssohn once played in 1840 at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, on his home turf at 53rd St./5th Ave, $10 sugg don

6/20, 5 PM pianist Enrique Graf plays music from Uruguay and Russia at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

6/20, 5:30 PM a free baseball-themeed show by Dominican ensemble KumaCarey at BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niné Blvd. in the Bronx

6/20, 6 PM Rebeca Vallejo, vocals; George Dulin, piano; David Silliman, bass play flamenco jazz at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

6/20, 7 PM Dutch klezmer chanteuse Niki Jacobs, aka Nikitov sings classic and obscure Yiddish pop hits with her fiery band at Joe’s Pub, $18; followed at 11:30 (separate $18 adm) by psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman

6/20, 7 PM tromonst Chris Washburne’s Syotos followed at 8 by slinky chanteuse Falu’s Bollywood Orchestra at Highline Ballroom, $20 standing room avail.

6/20, 7:30 PM rustic Brazilian rainforest nocturnes with Forro in the Dark at Prospect Park Bandshell

6/20, 8 PM badass resonator guitarist and delta blues/oldtime hillbilly music maven Mamie Minch & Her Business followed at 10 by cumbia grooves with Chia’s Dance Party at Barbes. Mamie’s also at the Jalopy on 6/26 at 9.

6/20, 8 PM long-rnnning, perennially tuneful janglerockers/powerpopsters Bubble followed eventually at 10 PM legendary/obscure 90s GBV-style dreampop band the Pineapples making a rare reunion appearance at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv ti rec

6/20, 8 PM sassy oldtimey swing and Americana withi Sara Bouchard & the Salt Parade at the Jalopy, sugg don.

6/20, 8:30 PM the Delorean Sisters – who specialize in funny oldtimey acoustic covers of cheesy 80s radio pop – at Hank’s

6/20, 9 PM creepy dark garage/punk soul band the Naked Heroes s at Rock Shop, $10

6/20, 9/10:30 PM guitar slasher Mary Halvorson‘s edgy Thumbscrew trio with bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

6/20,. 9 PM drummer Billy Mintz and the ten-piece 2 Bass Band lay the album release show for their new live one at Smalls

6/20, 111ish the eclectic, Balkan/latin/funk brass stylings of the Underground Horns at Nublu

6/21, noon the well-loved annual avant garde Bang on a Can Marathon at the World Financial Center, free, get there early if you want a seat.

6/21, starting at 1 PM how would you like to make a record, even if you can’t afford studio time? Today you can! Found Sound Nation have set up fourteen portable recording studios around town, recording people first come first served til 4 PM for free! Engineers and producers will be at locations including Trans-Pecos, the World Financial Center, and 101 Ave. D as well as at spots in the Bronx, Harlem, Williamsburg and elsewhere.

6/21, 2 PM Quintet of the Americas plays Carl Maultsby’s Middle Passage-themed The Journey, Valerie Coleman’s Afro-Cuban Suite, plus works by Barbara Harbach and William Grant Still at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 204 W. 134th St east of ACP Blve., 2/3 to 135th St., free

6/21, 4:30 PM the intense, occasionally Middle Eastern-tinged fifteen piece Eyal Vilner Big Band at Smalls

6/21 a 90s ska triplebill on the Rocks Off Concerrt Cruise with Slow Children, the Voodoo Glow Skulls and Mephiskapheles aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7:30 PM, sailing at 8 PM from the pier behind the heliport at 23r d St. and the East River, $25 adv tix avail. at the office next door or the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

6/21, 8 PM the ageless, lefty king of the surf guitar, Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $25

6/22, 8 PM singer Amirtha Kidambi leads her sax/bass/drums quartet playing circular Sufi grooves and crushing free improvisation at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

6/22, 9 PM ageless, cheery, jangly lo-fi Japanese girlband Shonen Knife at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

6/22, 9:30 PM Colombian bandleader Carolina Oliveros leads her group Bulla En El Barrio playing obscure cumbia and party classics at Barbes

6/22, 10 PM Pistolera frontwoman Sandra Lilia Velasquez’s torchy, slinky, psychedelic downtempo/trip-hop/art-pop band SLV at C’Mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave (Clifton/Greene), Bed-Stuy, G to Classon Ave., $10

6/23, 7 PM Keith Gilyard and Greg Clark discuss moments in the history of jazz when musicians have used their art to address social problems and civic crises in the United States and beyond. These moments include two highly rhetorical musical stage shows: The Real Ambassadors, composed by Dave and Iola Brubeck and Louis Armstrong to critique the US State Department’s use of jazz as a propaganda tool in the Cold War, and Duke Ellington’s My People, composed to mark the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, as well other jazz works that do political critique. at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 104 E. 126th St. just west of Lex, free

6/23, 7 PM magically luminescent partoral jazz group Bryan and the Aardvarks playing material from their highly anticipated second album at Shapeshifter Lab

6/23, 7:30 PM Gill Landry of Old Crow Medicine Show at the Mercury

6/23, 7:30 PM the Knights play Schubert’s 5 German Dances, Arvo Part’s Tabula Rasa, Georgyi Ligeti’s Concert Romanesc, Zhou Long’s Chinese Folk Song Suite and Dvorak’s Czech Suite at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

6/23, 8 PM haunting, intense, wickedly tuneful Nashville gothic songwriter Jessie Kilguss and her band at Bowery Electric, $10

6/23, 8 PM Katya Mihailova, piano plays music of Messiaen, Satie and Josquin)followed by indie classical/art-rock chanteuse/multi-instrumentalist Colleen a.k.a. Cecile Schorr at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

6/23-28, 8/10 PM cult fave bassist/producer Bill Laswell plays a weeklong stand at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: two duo sets on 6/25, the first with John Zorn, the second just bass and drums with Laswell and Milford Graves.

6/23, 8ish Australian darkwave songstress Wendy Rule at Caffe Vivaldi

6/23, 9 PM wild Austin newgrass/punkgrass band Sour Bridges at Skinny Dennis. 6/24 at 9 they’re at Hill Country Brooklyn and on 6/25 at 8 they’ll be at Bowery Electric for free

6/23, 8:30 PM art-rock/avant garde rocker Olga Bell‘s Krai project at South St. Seaport

6/23, 9 PM eclectic, smartly tuneful jazz guitarist Will Bernard leads his Trio featuring Ches Smith and Devin Hoff at Korzo

6/23 low key but intense African-born acoustic groove songwriter/chanteuse Nneka at the Mercury

6/24, 7/9 PM pyrtechnic latin jazz trumpeter Pete Rodriguez leading a brilliant band featuring Luis Perdomo on piano at Minton’s, $25 bar seats avail.

6/24, 7 PM Chris Potter’s well-liked Underground Orchestra – sort of the cooler prototype for acts like Snarky Puppy – at Madison Square Park

6/24, 8 PM starkly torchy chanteuse Treya, Nashville gothic/ghoulabilly act the Bones of J.R. Jones and 70s disco revivalists the Starlight Girls at Passenger Bar, 229 Roebling St between 2nd and 3rd St in Wiliamsburg, J/M to Marcy Ave, free

6/24, 8 PM enveloping and aggressive experimental works by sound artist Colin Black, Clip Mouth Unit – inspiring, innovative trombonist Jen Baker’s collaboration with singer/composer/sound artist Dafna Naphtali – and the mysterious Derek Baron at Panoply Performance Lab, 104 Meserole St, Bushwick, J/M to Lorimer St.

6/24, 9 PM Lakeside Lounge garage rock supergroup Los Dudes and ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene at Bowery Electric, $10. They’re also at Beast of Bourbon on 6/27 at 9 for free

6/24-25, 7:30 PM pyrotechnic postbop alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw leads a quartet at Smalls

6/24, 8 PM massive, paradigm-shifting indie classical choir Roomful of Teeth perform works by Caroline Shaw, Wally Gunn and selections from their upcoming album, Render at 28 Liberty Plaza in the financial district, free

6/24, 9ish Balkan bands at Freddy’s: Lauren Brody’s Accordion Bytes, brilliant violin-and-oud duo Megan Gould and Mavrothi Kontanis and possibly special guests

6/24, 11 PM tuneful, sophisticated, oldtime and Americana-influenced acoustic songwriter/chanteuse Shannon Pelcher at the Way Station

6/25, noon guitarist David Moreno & the Odd Morning Quartet mash up classical guitar, blues and jazz at St. Marks Park, 2nd Ave and 10th St., free

6/25, 7 PM adventurous indie classical violinist Sarah Plum performs works by Bartok as well as American composers Christopher Adler and Sidney Corbett at Spectrum, $15/$10 stud/srs

6/25, 7 PM the Lox – the 90s Yonkers hip-hop stars, not the nosh – at Corona Park in the Bronx

6/25, 7:30 PM two generations of Americana; banjo player/road warrior Jason Walker followed by Lucinda Williams at Prospect Park Bandshell

6/25, 7:30 PM many, many one-minute works by current-day composers: Kirsten Volness, Rain Worthington, Alon Nechushtan, countless others performed by an electroacoustic ensemble including Lilit Hartunian (violin), Eva Ingolf (electric violin), David Morneau (Gameboy), and Hans Tammen (Blippoo Box) at Gallery MC, (ride the freight elevator to the 8th floor), 549 W 52nd St, between 10th Ave and 11th Ave, $15/$7 stud

6/25, 8 PM devious oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s.

6/25-27, 8 PM experimental noiserock crew Open House play their new psychedelic Richard Brautigan-inspired sound/light piece at the Kitchen, $15

6/25, 9 PM Parlor Walls – Eula guitarslinger Elyse Lamb’s snarling, catchy, noiserock/postpunk collaboration with drummer/organist Chris Mulligan at Cake Shop. They’re also at Trans-Pecos on 6/26 at 9 opening for no wave sax legend James Chance

6/25, 9ish someday people will say this stuff was classic: wry, entertaining late 90s stye urban country with Uncle Leon‘s Honkytonk Relapse at Hank’s

6/25, 9 PM King Isto’s Tropical String Band play awesomely fun, catchy Hawaiian slack-key guitar music at Bar Chord

6/25, 9 PM roaring Canadian girlpunk/powerpop hitmakers Hunter Valentine at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec

6/25, 11 PM singer Katie Brennan’s wryly retro, period-perfect classic 60s style honkytonk band the Bourbon Express at the Way Station

6/25, 11 PM eclectic jazz and Afrobeat-influenced Pittsburgh funk band Kinetic at Desmond’s. 6/26 they’re at Fontana’s at 8

6/25 drummer Adam Rudolph’s strikingly tuneful, rumblingly improvisational Go Organic Orchestra at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

6/25 Andrew Bird at le Poisson Rouge is sold out . Big surprise.

6/26, 7 M vibaphonist Chris Dingman‘s luminous, hypnotic, gorgeously sweeping project the Subliminal & the Sublime play the album release show for their debut at the Greene Space (he wrote a cool theme that gets a lot of WNYC play, therefore the gig), $15.

6/26, 7 PM live hip-hop at Branded Saloon: Tom Phonic & Jack Wilson represent for the BK with Jumbnled, Butch Dawson and Elon from Baltimore and Billy Pilgrim, Shad Ali and Hubbs from Pittsburgh

6/26-27, 7:30/9:30 PM jazz piano titan Marc Cary ‘s majestic, intense Focus Trio at Minton’s, $15 bar seats avail.

6/26, 8 PM one of the year’s best bills: a subset of mighty all-female Brazilian drum troupe BatalaNYC, massive, intense Balkan crew Veveritse Brass Band, slinky boogaloo band Fulaso and then the explosive Balkan/New Orleans flavored Funkrust Brass Band at Rock Shop, $10

6/26, 8 PM iconic Britfolk guitarist/bandleader/songwriting genius Richard Thompson – who put on a typically transcendent solo show in Newark last month – plays with his electric band at the Town Hall, $35 tix might still be available.

6/26, 8 PM brilliant bassist/singer Felice Rosser’s perennially vital groove band Faith at Sidewalk

6/26-27, 8/10 PM trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson leads an absolutely killer sextet with Steve Lehman – alto saxophone; Brian Settles – tenor saxophone; Matt Mitchell – piano; Mark Helias – bass; Craig Weinrib – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22

6/26, 8 PM pianist Ursula Oppens plays Frederic Rzewski Mayn Yingele; Schubert Four Impromptus Op. 90, D. 899; Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90; Conlon Nancarrow Two Canons for Ursula; Scriabin Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp minor, Op. 19 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

6/26, 8 PM a rare electroacoustic perfomance by the DaCapo Chamber Players with works by Steve Reich, Thea Musgrave, Mario Davidovsky, Reinaldo Moya and Arthur Krieger, at at the Alvin Ailey Theater, 405 W 55th St, @ 9th Ave, $20/$10 stud/srs

6/26, 9ish slinky, dub-influenced Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

6/26, 9 PM searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka acoustic ?!? at Radegast Hall. Even without amps, they have the energy to drown out the tourists. If you couldn’t afford Gogol Bordello, these guys and girls will hit the spot.

6/26, 9/10:30 PM jazz tuba legend Bob Stewart plays the album release show for his typically lively, droll new one with a chamber jazz-flavored outfit at at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

6/26, 9 PM sick, hilariously satirical Dolly Parton cover band Doll Parts play Parton’s new album Blue Smoke in its entirety at Union Hall, $8

6/26, 10 PM shapeshifting, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys  – who put out this blog’s pick for best song of 2014 – at the Way Station

6/26, 10 PM the Doolittle Family play their jangly mix of 60s Laurel Canyon psych-pop and country at Pete’s

6/26, 11 PM whirlwind bouzouki player/guitarist Avram Pengas & the Noga Group at Drom, free

6/26, midnight newschool garage rockers the Mystery Lights followed by Ty Segall acoustic (why acoustic? Doesn’t his signature freakout attack pretty much require electricity?) at Rough Trade, $20 adv tix rec

6/27, 3 PM dancehall reggae hitmakers: Massive B, Bobby Konders & Jabba, Bunji Garlin & Fay Ann Lyons, Gypgian and Maxi Priest at Central Park Summerstage, the line to get in might be out of control so take that into consideration

6/27, 6 PM Venezuelan ice cream rockers (ok, psychedelic, surfy, vallenato-influenced groovemeisters) Los Crema Paraiso and hilarious, kick-ass klezmer punks Golem (the Jewish Gogol Bordello) at South St. Seaport

6/27, 7 PM fiery, hyperliterate punk/powerpop alienation anthems with Hannah vs. the Many at Arlene’s

6/27, 7:30 PM virtuoso classical guitarist Scott Tennant at the Mannes School of Music 150 W 85th St, $25/$15 stud/srs

6/27. 8 PM Silencio play David Lynch soundtrack works by Angelo Badalamenti and others at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec

6/27, 8 PM trumpeter Ben Holmes and accordionist Patrick Farrell work their klezmer/Balkan/Satie-esque magic at Barbes

6/27, 8 PM the Columbia University Middle Eastern Music Ensemble play traditional material from Syria, Turkey and Iraq plus a new piece by Amir ElSaffar at Alwan for the Arts, $15

6/27, 8 PM an album release show for eclectic, intense composer Lisa Bielawa‘s new album, The Lay of the Love and Death, performed by baritone Jesse Blumberg and pianist Jocelyn Dueck, with violinist Colin Jacobsen; pianist Evelyne Luest also performs Wait for solo piano and drone, at Spectrum, $15

6/27, 8 PM Mark Peskanov, violin; Adrian Daurov, cello; Olga Vinokur, piano play Brahms Sonatensatz in C minor, WoO 2; Beethoven Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1 No. 1; Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

6/27, 8 PM hard-hitting garge punks the 45 Adapters, oldschool punk Vinny Hooliganz and ska=reggae road warriors the Hub City Stompers at Grand Victory, $10

6/27, 8 PM drummer Devin Gray‘s cleverly shapeshifting Dirigo Rataplan with Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone; Michael Formanek, double-bass; Ralph Alessi, trumpet at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. in the west village, $15/$12 stud

6/27 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” with Electric Engine’s wryly lyrical, REM-inspired tunesmith/guitarist Tim Reedy at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free.

6/27, 10:30 PM rustically intense oldtime blues band Fife & Drom at followed eventually at half past midnight by the Carte Blanche Jazz Band playing suave female-fronted continental jazz at the big room at the Rockwood

6/27, 11ish dark 90s cult favorite all-female Boston swamp blues duo Mr. Airplane Man at Hank’s

6/27,  midnight explosive guitar-fueled art-rock jamband Wounded Buffalo Theory play the last-ever show at Trash in the venue’s original Williamsburg location, $10

6/28, 3 PM a riveting Holocaust-themed concert with Sergey Deych (piano), Samuel Katz (violin) and Anya Fidelia (soprano) play music of Jewish composers Bloch, Schulhoff, Lochshin, Weinberg, plus Maurice Ravel’s Kiddush at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

6/28, 3 PM a Catalan triplebill at Central Park Summerstage: inscrutable chanteuse Sílvia Pérez Cruz, scruffy latin chamber pop band La Iaia and slyly catchy circus rock/reggae/Romany band Oques Grasses

6/28, 4 PM Marcus Thompson, viola; Doris Stevenson, piano play Vivaldi Sonata No. 3 in A minor, RV 43; Schubert Sonata in A minor, D. 821, “Arpeggione”; Shostakovich Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147; Weber Andante and Rondo Hungarian at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

6/28, 4:30 PM the George Gee Swing Orchestra squeeze themselves into Smalls

6/28, 6:45 PM Alec Stephen – fiery, dynamic lead guitarist of sardonic 90s indie legends Railroad Jerk – at Sidewalk

6/28, 7:30 PM classical guitar duo Rene Izquierdo and Elina Chekan at the Mannes School of Music 150 W 85th St, $25/$15 stud/srs

6/28, 8 PM Australian guitar improvisor Oren Ambarchi plays a solo set opening for Yo La Tengo – augmented by No Grave Like the Sea bass god Tony Maimone – jamming out Georgia Hubley’s cult favorite Little Black Egg songs, at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St. in Red Hook, $30/$22 stud.

6/28, 7 PM one of the great wits in jazz, alto saxophonist Daniel Bennett and his group – Nat Janoff: guitar; Eddy Khaimovich: bass; Matthew Feick: drums play the album release show for their new one The Mystery At Clown Castle at the Metroppolitan Room, $15

6/29, 7:30 PM Duo Cantabile (Mariano Aguirre [guitar] and Lauri Aguirre [soprano]) featuring special guest guitarist Carlo Valte at the Mannes School of Music, 150 W 85th St, $25/$15 stud/srs

6/29, 8:30 PM soaring, rapturous jazz chanteuse Whitney James with with Pete McCann on guitar and Gregg August on bass at the Bar Next Door, $12

6/28, 9 PM high voltage all-female Americana/newgrass harmony trio Red Molly at City Winery, $18 standing room avail. – possibly their last NYC show for quite a while

6/29-30, 9ish the Melvins- you know them, right?  at Santos Party House, $20

6/30, 7 PM a whole slew of downtown legends: scathing social critic Anthony Haden-Guest, fearlessly political performance art firebomb Penny Arcade, folk noir songwriter Lorraine Leckie and others play Acme Underground, free

6/30, 7:30 PM pianist Simone Dinnerstein and a pickup ensemble play John Adams’ Shaker Loops, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 23 in A and Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

6/30, 7:30 PM virtuoso classical guitarist Jorge Caballero at the Americas Society, 680 Park Ave, $20/$10 stud/srs

6/30, 8 PM purist bluegrass/Americana songwriter Vincent Cross followed at 9 by smartly terse, pensive art-rock cellist/singer Patricia Santos at the Way Station

6/30, 9 PM a different side of reedman Ken Thomson that you might not know: leading a sextet on alto sax with Anna Webber, tenor sax;Russ Johnson, trumpet; Jacob Garchik, trombone; Adam Armstrong, bass; EJ Strickland, drums at Korzo

6/30, 9:30 PM intense acoustic punk/soul songwriter Liah Alonso followed by slashing, blues-infused guitarist/songwriter Mallory Feuer’s power trio the Grasping Straws playing the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $10

6/30, 9:30 PM the brass-fueled ten-piece Josh Evans Big Band at Smalls

6/30, midnight Jobs play their unhinged, bordering-on-evil noiserock at Baby’s All Right, $10

7/1, 8 PM one of NYC’s most charmingly edgy voices and clever, terse tunesmiths, Tamara Hey at the Slipper Room, $10

7/1, 8:30 PM bassist Lauren Falls leads an imaginatively arranged all-female octet with four singers playing a Joni Mitchell tribute at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

7/1-2, 10ish 90s relevant hip-hop icon Talib Kweli with a full band at Brooklyn Bowl, $20 adv tix a must

7/2, 7 PM tuneful, anthemic, intense neoromantic/indie classical ensemble the Founders play the album release show for their auspicious new debut at the big room at the Rockwood

7/1, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at at Troost in Greenpoint

7/1, 9 PM dark, smart, edgy post-Velvet rock songwriter and former Band of Susans guitarist Anne Husick and band play the album release show for her new one at Sidewalk

7/2, 7:30 PM high-energy, politically-fueled Mexican rockers Las Cafeteras at the Linclon Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

7/2, 8 PM intense indie classica/art-song chanteuse Haley Fohr a.k.a. Circuit des Yeux followed at 9 by postrock chamber ensemble Bing & Ruth at Subculture, $12 adv tix rec

7/2, 10ish ex Bee & Flower bandleader/bassist Dana Schechter’s haunting, intense, grimly cinematic instrumental project Insect Ark play the album release show for their new one at St. Vitus

7/2, 11 PM noiserock legends Blind Idiot God at Paperbox, $10

7/3, 5:30 PM the Night Owls – Lee Feldman‘s piano trio inspired by Vince Guaraldi, Horace Silver and Ramsey Lewis – at the Bartow-Pell Mansion, 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx

7/3, 9:30 PM irresistibly charming oldtimey harmony/swing band the Ladybugs play the album release show for their new one at Joe’s Pub

7/5, 7:30 PM  soaring, brilliant singer Magda Giannikou’s lush, sweeping, pan-Mediterranean art-rock/chamber pop/jazz group Banda Magda at Pier 1 on the upper west, free

7/7 8 PM singer/guitatarist Mia Wilson’s haunting, blues-infused, angst-ridden, psychedelic project with brilliant lead guitarist Quincy Ledbetter, the Bright Smoke at C’Mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave. (Clifton Pl./Greene Ave), Bed-Stuy, G to Classon Ave

7/7, 8 PM Yonder Mountain String Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $25, notice how their ticket prices have come down now they’re not playing Live Nation venues!

7/8. 6:30 PM PM Ramzi Aburedwan and the Dal’Ouna Ensemble in a U.S. Premiere Tour, with special guests vocalist Lena Seikaly, percussionist Tareq Rantisi, ‘oudist Ziad Ben Youssef, and accordionist Edwin Buger.play the book launch for Sandy Tolan’s “Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land”, chronicling Aburedwan’s rise from stone-throwing Palestinian poster boy to world-famous oudist and composer at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

7/8, 6:30 PM clever, wry, popular newschool honkytonk crooner Hayes Carll at the Mercury, $20 adv tix a must. He’s back there on 7/22 an hour later, same price, same deal, better get your tix soon.

7/8, 7 PM edgy, sometimes unexpectedly dark, reggaeish grooves with the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble outdoors on the steps at the Brooklyn Public Library, free

7/9, half past noon hypnotically spiky West African grooves with Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free

7/9, 5 PM popular retro dance bandleader Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue at NJPAC’s Theater Square, One Center St,, Newark, free, 5 minutes from the Path station

7/9, 8 PM catchy, fun ska/Caribbean groove band the Brown Rice Family play the album release show for their new one From Havana to Kingston at Drom

7/9, 9 PM haunting noir soundtrack guitarist/loopmusic composer Ben Von Wildenhaus with guest vocalists Clara Kennedy and Scott Matthew, resonator guitarist Zeke Healey and violist Karen Waltuch at Troost in Greenpoint

7/9, 9 PM acerbic female-fronted funk band Eliza & the Organix – feat. swirly alto sax player Kristen Tivey –at Rock Shop

7/10, 10ish hypnotically undulating Israeli/Eastern European dancefloor grooves with Balkan Beat Box at Brooklyn Bowl $17 adv tix rec

7/10, 7 PM high-energy, sardonic, horn-fueled Argentine ska-punk band Los Autenticos Decadentes at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/10, 10 PM lyrically brilliant, noirish, swamp punk/Americana rockers Shanghai Love Motel at the Parkside

7/10, 10:30 PM Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band play their fiery, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir at Sidewalk

7/11, 3 PM mighty horn-driven soul/circus rock band No Te Va Gustar, Ximena Sariñana – who does an unconvincing, suspiciously halfhearted corporate ranchera-rock thing – and meat-and-potatoes (carne y papas?) four-on-the-floor stadium rocker Vicentico at Central Park Summerstage

7/11, 6 PM Iraq war veteran and insightful Memphis Americana songwriter Bryan Hayes at Sidewalk

7/11, 8:30 PM newschool powerpop icons the New Pornographers at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/11, 9 PM Afrobeat legend/drummer Tony Allen leads Jungle By Night, a psychedelic groove band arguably as good and a lot more diverse than the Fela groups he worked with way back in the day, at Rough Trade

7/11, 9:30ish edgy, politically aware NYC Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at give a mighty kickoff to their upcoming west coast tour witha show at Mehanata

7/11, 10 PM countrypolitan maven and fearlessly funny oldschool honkytonk outlaw Dale Watson at Bowery Ballroom, $16 adv tix rec

7/12, noon-5 PM the annual Bastillle Day celebration on 60th St. with performances by the Chorale Arpège from Martinique, the Franco-American electro/pop/swing band Ginkgoa, the Hungry March Band, insanely good street food, crepes, etc., face painting for the kids, it’s a lot of fun.

7/12, 3 PM a rare Cape Verdean triplebill: Dino D’Santiago, Mayra Andrade and the Cesária Évora Orchestra at Central Park Summerstage

7/12, 6 PM devious oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Caracas Arepa Bar 106-01 Shore Front Parkway, on Rockaway Beach

7/12, 8ish a screening of the ferociuosly relevant, elegaic anti-gentrification documentary Sound & Chaos: The Story Of BC Studio followed by a performance by legendary producer/dark psychedelic rocker Martin Bisi and his band with with Bob Bert (Sonic Youth), Algis Kisys (ex-Swans) and many others tba at Littlefield, $10

7/14, 7:30 PM a Boston Symphony Orchestra chamber ensemble plays Nielsen’s Wind Quintet plus works by Mozart and Brahms at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

7/15, 7 PM the ageless George Clinton & his latest P-Funk incarnation at Queensbridge Park. 7/16 they’re at NJPAC’s Theater Square, One Center St,, Newark, free, 5 minutes from the Path station

7/15-16, 7/9 PM dazzlingly eclectic, witty B3 jazz organist Brian Charette leads his trio with Will Bernard and Rudy Royston at Smoke, $15

7/15, 9 PM cleverly hilarious newschool honkytonk crooner Hayes Carll at Rough Trade, $20

7/16, noon fiery fiddler Alicia Svigals‘ Klezmer Express at St. Marks Park, 2nd Ave and 10th St., free

7/16, half past noon George Clinton & P-Funk at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free. Never seen the funk legend before? Wanna save forty bucks and not have to deal with the crowds? This is your place.

7/!6, 7 PM the increasingly darker, more Americana-oriented, wickedly lyrical Linda Draper at Sidewalk

7/16, 7;30 PM purist, socially conscious roots reggae cult favorite Taj Weekes & Adowa at Bric Arts, free, yes I!

7/16, 7:30 PM Algerian trance/groove band Gnawa Diffusion at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

7/16, 8:30 PM smart, low-key guitar-fueled Ameripolitan tunesmithing: Robbie Fulks and Redd Volkaert play two sets as a duo at Union Hall, $15

7/16 a killer noir/Nashville gothic twinbill; haunting, intense, wickedly tuneful songwriter Jessie Kilguss and her band and the similarly simmering, menacingly lyrical sounnds of Karla Moheno at Hank’s. Kilguss is also at the American Folk Art Museum at 5:30 on 7/31.

7/16, 9:30 PM Malian desert rock guitar shredder Vieux Farka Toure at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/16-17 the Midwestern Willie Nile: dramatic, Celtic-tinged anthemic four-on-the-floor rockers the Ike Reillly Assassination at the Mercury

7/17, 7:30 PM the film Son of the Sheik with a live score by Alloy Orchestra and Ghost Train Orchestra at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/18, 4 PM nuevo salsa songwriter Jose Conde’s band Ola Fresca at FDR Park on Roosevelt Island, free

7/18, 7:30 PM cult favorite noirish crooner Joe Henry at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/18, 9ish dark Murder City garage/punk girlband the Detroit Cobras at Brooklyn Bowl, $15

7/18, 10ish period-perfect early 70s-style Aussie stoner art-rock/proto-metal band Mondo Drag at St. Vitus. You’ll think you’re at a Nektar concert

7/18 edgy dark Americana/ghoulabilly bassist/singer Jessica Lee Wilkes – of the Dirt Daubers – leads her own band at the Rockwood

7/19, 7 PM Ken Waldman – Alaska’s fiddling poet, joined by guitarist Charlie Shaw and some surprises followed by Americana guitarist Diana Jones,and then Bobtown – arguably the best, most eclectic and inarguably the most harmonically rich folk noir group around – at the Jalopy, $10. Waldman also leads a workshop there at 4 for $20 which includes a copy of his album.

7/21, 2 PM bouncy Polish folk tunees with the Glukh Polka Band at Flushing Town Hall, free

7/21, 7:30 PM pianist/songwriter Rachel Mason’s creepy, cinematic, historically rich multimedia art-rock suite The Lives of Hamilton Fish at Anthology Film Archives, with live vocals. She also plays with her band at Joe’s Pub on 7/26 at 7.

7/21, 7:30 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra plays works by Haydn, Wagner and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

7/21, 8:30 PM wild, intense, frequently satirical newgrass/oldtimey hellraisers the Dustbowl Revival at Union Hall, $8

7/21, 10 PM cult fave British alt-country/cowpunk predecessors the Mekons at Bowery Ballroom, $25

7/22, 7 PM hypnotic, entrancing ghazal chanteuse/bandleader Kiran Ahluwalia at Madison Square Park

7/22, 8 PM moody acoustic soundtrack-style atmospherics with the Inner Banks at Union Hall, $10

7/22, 8:30 PM what’s left of legendary soul studio band the Muscle Shoals All-Stars with guests Bettye LaVette and Sam Moore at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

7/23, noon powerhouse percussionist Annette Aguilar & the Stringbeans septet mash up latin and Brazilian jazz and sounds from around the world at St. Marks Park, 2nd Ave and 10th St., free

7/23, half past noon high-voltage Houston gospel-funk band the Jones Family Singers at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free

7/23, 9 PM atmopsheric singer Sandra Liliana Vasquez’s downtempo/trip-hop/art-pop band SLV – who are incredibly fun, kinetic and psychedelic to watch live – at Joe’s Pub, $15

7/24, half past noon the magically haunting, soaring all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Madison Square Park

7/24, 5 PM the Queens Symphony Orchestra‘s brass section plays a program TBA at Flushing Town Hall, free

7/24, 7 PM torchy, Lynchian Guatemalan soul chanteuse/songwriter Gaby Moreno on the plaza at Lincoln Center

7/24, 10 PM psychedelic powerpop/new wave rocker Mike Rimbaud – arguably the closest thing to the Clash we have in NYC right now – at Nublu

7/24, time/price TBA legendary Japanese/Balkan/circus rock band the Dolomites at Bizarre Bar, 12 Jefferson St. in Bushwickm, J/M to Myrtle Ave.

7/25, 2-6 PM Rudy Bishop’s Young Acolytes Symphonic Steel Orchestra ccompany a Guyanese dance celebration at 2806 Newkirk Ave. between E. 28th and 29th St. in Flatbush, free

7/25, 3 PM New York’s Chinese American Arts Council put on an explosive performance of traditional music, dance and acrobatics on the plaza at Lincoln Center

7/25, 5 PM Niger’s desert rock guitar powerhouse Bombino at Central Park Summerstage

7/25, 3 PM golden age hip-hop cult favorite Big Daddy Kane finally makes it to Central Park Summerstage after toiling year after year in parks all over Brownsville and Staten Island

7/25 Django Haskins’ creepy circus rock/Waitsian oldtimey band the Old Ceremony at Joe’s Pub

7/26, 1-5 PM celebrate Eid al-Fitr with all sorts of cool music and tasty food at the 9th Annual Arab American Bazaar in Bay Ridge at Shore Road Park, use the entrance at 79th St. and Shore Rd.

7/26, 2 PM charming French chanteuse Violette and her ensemble La Vie En Rose bring a blend of chanson, Golden Age swing, American standards and Jazz/Pop at Flushing Town Hall, free

7/26, 7 PM timeless 60s folk icon Judy Collins at Damrosch Park

7/26, 7 PM the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo with special guests Denis Savelyev (flute) and Jorge Torres (guitar) at Mannes School of Music 150 W 85th St, $25/$15 stud/srs

7/27, 7:30 PM amazing, intense Kansas City mother/son duo Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – who mash up haunting blues, front porch folk and classic soul – at Joe’s Pub, $15, get your tix now because this will sell out.

7/28, 9 PM  beloved, adventurous young orchestra the Knights play play music by de Falla, Gluck, Ravel and more modern composers at Bryant Park, free

7/29, half past noon the eclectic Balkan/latin/New Orleans Underground Horns at Madison Square Park

7/29, 6 PM Ehren Hanson (tabla) + Abhik Mukherjee (sitar) play ragas at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

7/29, 7PM lush, eerie, psychedelic, Lynchian southwestern gothic/Tex-Mex band Orkesta Mendoza at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

7/29, 9ish conscious Rasta dub reggae sensation Jah9 with sound system Dubtronic Kru at SOB’s, $20

7/30, 7 PM Brazilian rainforest band Forró in the Dark plays John Zorn followed by Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits and explosive Brazilian percussion troupe Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz in their U.S. debut with special guests pianist Arturo O’Farrill and trumpeter Steven Bernstein at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

7/30, 7 PM Mexican punk rockers Los Seis Pistos – who channel three decades of scorching guitar fury – at Bowery Electric, $7

8/1, 1 PM Bulgarian songstress Vlada Tomova‘s haunting, enchanting, otherworodly Bulgarian Voices Trio on the plaza at Lincoln Center

8/1, 4 PM the Night Tripper himself, Dr. John at Central Park Summerstage: get there when the doors open at 3.

8/1 third-wave ska/soul/blues cult favorites the Slackers play the Rocks Off Concerrt Cruise aboard the Nautical Express, boarding at 6 PM, sailing at 7 PM from Pier 36 – 299 South St,  $30 adv tix avail. at the Rocks Off office out behind the heliport at 23r d St. and the East River or the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/2, 1 PM sitar virtuoso Ikhlaq Hussain on the plaza at Lincoln Center

8/2, 3:30ish kitchen sink Brazilian/C&W/funk/New Orleans band Nation Beat‘s Carnival Caravan featuring Cha Wa and Nação Zumbi at Central Park Summerstage

8/2, 6:30 PM iconic, enigmatic noir countrypolitan/torch jazz songwriter/bandleader Eleni Mandell at the Mercury, $10

8/4, 7 PM 80s salsa romantica nostalgia with Tito Nieves at East River Park

8/4, 7:30 PM the amazing East Coast Chamber Orchestra play works by Biber, Francesco Geminiani and Tschaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C major, at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

8/4, 7:30 PM 80s hip-hop nostalgia with Kool Moe Dee, Rob Base, Biz Markie and Dr. Roxanne Shante at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, watch your back.

8/4, 11 PM Penelope Houston‘s recently revitalized, legendary first-wave punk band the Avengers play their first-ever Brooklyn show at the Bell House, $18 adv tix req., if this doesn’t sell out, something’s seriously wrong with this city

8/5, 5 PM the Queens Symphony Orchestra’s string section plays a program TBA at Flushing Town Hall, free

8/5, 8:30 PM swirling avant garde ensemble Dither Guitar Quartet with guitariists Mark Steward and Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, plus Yo La Tengo, plus possibly lots of jamming and cross-pollination at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/6, 7 PM 60s latin soul legends Ray Lugo and the Boogaloo Destroyers with special guests powerhouse trumpeter Pete Rodriguez plus Richie Ray and Joe Bataan – with special guests of his own – at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/6, 9 PM the Thurston Moore band at Bowery Ballroom, $17 adv tix req

8/7, 8:15 PM sardonically funny, lyrically brilliant Beatlesque/Costelloesque powerpop songwriter Walter Ego followed by Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band playing their fiery, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir at Sidewalk

8/7, 8:30 PM recently resurgent 70s roots reggae vets Third World at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/7, 8:30 PM gospel night with long-rnnning legends the McCrary Sisters and the Fairfield Four at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/8, 2 and 4 PM gorgeously slinky, period-perfect 1950s-style Egyptian film music revivalists Zikrayat at Queens Library at Broadway, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City

8/8, 3 PM the Quebe Sisters play their harmony-driven Americana on the plaza at Lincoln Center

8/8, 7:30 PM the all-star Watkins Family Hour featuring Sean & Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Fiona Apple, Don Heffington, Sebastian Steinberg, Aimee Mann, Pokey LaFarge, and special guests play am acoustic version of Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited in its entirety at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/9, 3 PM popular Americana/gospel artist Iris DeMent on the plaza at Lincoln Center

8/9, 4 PM groovemistress/cellist/singer Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy at East River Park

8/9, 7 PM popular countrypolitan songwriter Lyle Lovett and his Large Band at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/11, 7:30 PM reggae lite and dancehall hits with Maxi Priest and Gyptian at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, watch your back

8/13, 5 PM salsa legend Jose Alberto “El Canario” and band at NJPAC’s Theater Square, One Center St,, Newark, free, 5 minutes from the Path station

8/13 African roots reggae crooner Rocky Dawuni at SOB’s. 8/14 he’s at the Lincoln Center Atrium

8/14, 8:30 PM smart, original, lyrically-fueled, intricate newgrass band Cricket Tell the Weather at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 drink minimum strictly enforced

8/15, 2 and 4 PM, intense, fearless Romany/Balkan chaunteuse/accordionist Eva Salina airs out her repertoire of haunting, otherworldly Romany and Jewish folk songs at Queens Library of Forest Hills, 108-19 71 Ave, Forest Hills

8/18, 5ish the king of the literate, surrealist downtown NYC rock anthem, Willie Nile in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

8/20, 5 PM imaginative, colorful guitarist/reedman Art Baron leads his combo at FDR Park on Roosevelt Island, free

8/21, 5:30 PM haunting, stark, lyrically brilliant gothic Americana duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne at the American Folk Art Museum

8/21, 9ish the Oliver Lake Big Band at Marcus Garvey Park

8/22, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with saxophonist Camille Thurman, drummer/bandleader/personality  Jeff “Tain” Watts and B3 organ groove legend Dr Lonnie Smith at Marcus Garvey Park

8/23, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with retro crooner Michael Mwenso, luminously lyrical pianist Myra Melford and pyrotechnic alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa‘s Parker tribute, Bird Calls at Tompkins Square Park

9/2, 7 PM this era’s state-of-the-art retro soul band, Lake Street Dive at Central Park Summerstage

New York City Live Music Calendar for May and June 2015

New June/July calendar coming 6/1, plus daily updates here. You might want to bookmark this page and check back regularly to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive, recently updated list of places where these shows are happening at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

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

Starting May 12 and continuing on Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 May 12, 19, June 2, 9, and 16 Tamara Hey leads her Alphabet City Music Theory 1 workshop with an introduction to chart writing. Designed for working musicians, it’s a very useful, relevant course, an enormous amount of material packed into five weeks. This blog took the course last year and gave it a rave review: recommended especially for people who need to brush up on or develop their sight reading, ear training and get a handle on basic arrangements, There’s lots of homework – those who goof off will fall behind quickly – but as far as bang for the buck is concerned ($235 with discounts for SESAC, NSAI and NY Songwriters Circle members), it’s a bargain. As a teacher, Hey is supportive, sympatico, never met a challenge she didn’t want to master and is as wryly funny as she is erudite.

Showing through May 17, Thurs-Mon, noon-6 PM, Stonemilker – the surround-sound virtual reality installation of Bjork’s atmospheric seaside work for strings – at PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave. in Long Island City, $10/$5 stud/srs or $5 with PS1 ticket from the previous two weeks.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. Upcoming concert on 5/15, 7 PM, repeating at 4 on 5/17 with the Bachs: old man Johann, Carl Phillip and William Friedemann, plus Poulenc – there is a segue but you just don’t know it yet. Sugg don $30 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

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

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

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

Mondays nights at 9 PM charismatic Romany singer Eva Salina and her amazing, psychedelic band play high-voltage dub-tinged jams on classic themes from across the Balkans at Sisters Brooklyn, 900 Fulton St. (Washington/Waverly), Ft Greene, C to Clinton-Washington, free

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

Mondays in May, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood.

Mondays at 10 PM there’s been quite a buzz about the weekly residency by torchy songbird Angela McCluskey and cinematic pianist Paul Cantelon – the brain trust of popular 90s act the Wild Colonials – at the third stage at the Rockwood, with a rotating cast of high-quality special guests. It’s expensive: $15 plus a $10 drink minimum very strictly enforced.

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

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

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

Three Tuesdays in May: 5/5, 5/12 and 5/19 at 8 PM tuneful, eclectic pastoral jazz crew Old Time Musketry at Bar Chord

Tuesdays in May, 9ish Laura Cantrell – arguably this era’s most compelling, magically clear-voiced female oldschool country artist – at Union Hall. A series of special guests including resonator blues guitar badass Mamie Minch and cult songwriter Franklin Bruno play opening slots, more info TK.

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

Wednesdays in May, 8 PM Tongues in Trees – vocalist Samita Sinha, drummer Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, and guitarist Grey McMurray from itsnotyouitsme at Barbes

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

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

Thursdays in May, 8 PM Amy Rigby plays Hifi Bar. Intense, rugged individualist with a plaintively balmy voice, bitingly literate lyrics, a tunefulness that spans from her Americana roots to Brill Building pop and new wave, and a longtime connection to this part of town. Not to be missed if great songs with an alienated streak are your thing. Ostensibly a solo residency but in reality probably involving a whole slew of special guests.

Fridays at 5 PM, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) play the balcony bar with a rotating cast of interesting special guests at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

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

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

Saturdays at 6 PM in May Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music and criminal underworld narratives from the 20s and 30s at Barbes

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

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

Sundays in May, 5 PM smart purist oldtime blues/Americana duo resonator guitarist Zeke Healey with Karen Waltuch joined by various ensembles followed at 7 by ubiquitiously good Americana guitarist Jason Loughlin & the String Gliders at Barbes.

Sundays in June, 7 PM spine-tingling art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop singer Carol Lipnik – pretty much everybody’s choice for best singer in all of NYC – with hypnotically luminous pianist Matt Kanelos – at Pangea on 2nd Ave. btw 11th/12th Sts, $20. Several special guests are promised: the duo switch to Thursday nights in July and August.

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

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

Sundays in May at 9 – check the Barbes calendar to make sure -Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places like art-rock and post-Velvets noiserock. He’s also very popular: get there early.

Sundays at 9 PM in May charismatic, torchy, occasionally Lynchian jazz bassist/singer Kate Davis (of the Lady Bugs) with her combo at Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle, 35 E 76th St @ Madison Ave, bar seating is $15 per person, table seating $25 per person.

5/1, 7 PM Dan Finnerty’s hilarious, viciously sarcastic top 40 cover band the Dan Band at Joe’s Pub, $22

5/1, 8 PM Pakistan’s Farid Ayaz, Abu Muhammad & Brothers Qawwali at Roulette

5/1, 8 PM the Warbling Plebs -Brian Dolphin – guitar; Ali Dineen – accordion & washboard; Sam Harmet – banjolin & clarinet; Quince Marcum – percussion, bass, baritone horn – sing revolutionary anthems from across the centuries to celebrate May Day at Barbes

5/1, 8:30 PM female-fronted postpunk icons the Bush Tetras – of Too Many Creeps fame – at le Poisson Rouge

5/1, 9 PM ten-piece country/carnivalesque/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10

5/2, 5ish edgy, tuneful oldschool style all-female punk trio the Damn Broads headline a hardcore bill at ABC No Rio, $7 

5/2, 7 PM starkly psychedelic, moody folk noirish duo Belle Mare at Baby’s All Right, $12 

5/2, 7:15 PM  dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues

5/2, 8 PM an all-star ensemble; oudists Alfonso Mugaburo Cid, Zafer Tawil and Taoufiq Ben Amor, singer Bárbara Martínez, guitarist Arturo Martínez and percussionist Ramzi Eledlebi play ancient Andalucian Arabic flamenco music at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud

5/2, 8 PM intense 30–member all-male choir A Conspiracy of Beards sing from their vast repertoire of imaginatively orchestrated Leonard Cohen songs at Littlefield, $10

5/2, 8 PM entrancing Moroccan sintir virftuoso Hassan Hakmoun – the James Brown of gnawa – with his band at Roulette

5/2, 9  PM the Baseball Project – jangly, wickedly literate, historically informed baseball-themed supergroup fronted by Steve Wynn with Peter Buck and Mike Mills from REM and others – at Rough Trade, $20 gen adm

5/2, 9 PM mighty roots reggae band (and Pink Floyd and Radiohead reinventors) the Easy Star All-Stars at Brooklyn Bowl, $22 

5/2, 9ish choral ensemble (with celllo) Harmonic Insurgence “ sing about war, government spying, the environment, police brutality and racism, and getting from winter to spring, among other things” at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18, “nobody turned away”

5/2, 9 PM music for piri and string quartet with Ethel and special guests at Spectrum

5/2, 10 PM dark, lyrically driven LES gutter rockers the Rebel Factory at the Parkside

5/2, 10 PM Mexican ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

5/2, 10 PM a benefit concert for SaveNYC – the small business advocacy organization fighting to keep independently owned and operated businesses from being forced out by astronomical rent hikes and replaced by bland corporate chain stores – at Arlene’s, performers include downtown legend Penny Arcade and others, a good cause and reputedly some first class acts involved

5/3, 4:30 PM lustrous, up-and-coming latin-influenced jazz chanteuse Marianne Solivan leads a big band at Smalls

5/3, 7 PM a rare US appearance by Mariachi Real de Mexico de Ramon Ponce at a pre Cinco de Mayo festival at the Lehman Center, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West in the Bronx, free  

5/3, 7:30 PM eclectic, breathtakingly powerful Americana singer and Darlingside frontwoman Heather Maloney and her new band at Joe’s Pub, $15

5/3, 8 PM avant jazz grooves with Ned Rothenberg & Glen Velez followed by a rare global throat-singing twinbilll with Alash and Huun-Huur-Tu, the Throat-Singers of Tuva at Roulette

5/3, 8 PM a blast from the East Village past: the Surreal McCoys followed by ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene at Fat Baby on Rivington St. just west of Essex, $tba

5/3, 8 PM catchy oldtimey all-female string band the Calamity Janes followed at 9 by bluegrass group the Darke County Steam Threshers at the Jalopy, $10

5/3, 8:30 PM lushly sweeping, cutting-edge vocal jazz with Sara Serpa and her new electric quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

5/4, 9:30 PM El Combo Chimbita play psychedelic, dubwise, horn-driven cumbia and party grooves at Barbes

5/4, 10 PM swirling, artsy, epic psychedelic art-rock band Aunt Ange at the Cameo Gallery, $8 

5/4, 10ish high-voltage Fela repertory band Chop & Quench at Brooklyn Bowl, $10. They’re also here on 5/11, same time 

5/4, 10 PM oldtimey country blues hellraisers Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band at Bowery Electric, $12 adv tix rec 

5/5, 7:30 PM powerful violinist and klezmer bandleader Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15.

5/5, 8 PM Tim Fain plays Philip Glass: Partita for Solo Violin at the Kitchen, $12

5/5, 8:30 PM sometimes exhilarating, sometimes haunting Belgian barroom swing revivalists Musette Explosion with Will Holshouser on accordion, Matt Munisteri on guitar and Marcus Rojas on tuba at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

5/5, 9 PM trippy surf spacerock with Aquadora followed by hypnotically percussive indie/postrock legends the Wharton Tiers Ensemble at the Delancey, $

5/6, 6 PM a sizzling concert of Uzbek Persian/Jewish psychedelic folk wildness featuring tar lute powerhouse Roshel Rubinov, Yakov Rubinov and Ilya Khavasov at the New School Event Café, lower level of 65 5th Ave. at 13th St., free. The concert repeats 5/11 at quarter past noon at Queens College Student Union 206, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. in Flushing, corner of Kissena Blvd and Melbourne Ave. Worth calling in sick on Monday and figuring out how to get to Queens (a straight shot on the Kissena Blvd. bus just a block from the last stop on the 7 train at Main St. in Flushing).

5/6-10, 7;30/10 PM powerhouse alto/soprano saxophonist Steve Wilson with Orrin Evans – piano; Ugonna Ukegwo – bass ; Bill Stewart – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/10 PM, $25 ($30 on the weekend)

5/6-7, 8 PM the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Collegiate Chorale play the U.S. premiere of The Road of Promise, a new Holocaust-themed adaptation of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel’s 1937 epic at Carnegie Hall, $30 tix avail.

5/6, 8 PM David Allan Coe at B.B. King’s. Yeah, him. We’re really in Kansas now. $27.50 adv tix rec

5/6-8, 8:30/10 PM lush, pointillistic pastoral jazz pioneers the Claudia Quintet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min. A live album recording may be part of the picture: stay tuned.

5/6, 10 PM lyrically driven western swing and jazz-tinged newschool oldtimey songwriter Pokey LaFarge – sort of the missing link between Robbie Fulks and Tom Waits – at Bowery Ballroom, $20 

5/6, 10 PM edgy tenor saxophonist/composer Stan Killian leads an excellent quartet with Nir Felder on guitar, Bryan Copeland on bass and Donald Edwards on drums at 55 Bar

5/7, 1 PM the Chris Pattishall Quintet play their new arrangement of Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite at Trinity Church, free

5/7, 7 PM  intense, soaring singer/pianist Anna Winthrop and cellist Kirin McElwain play their individualistic, windswept, cinematic jazz-inflected art-rock at the Bitter End

5/7, 8 PM haunting but kinetic Israeli band the Libyans – who reinvent ancient North African cantorial themes – and then psychedelic Ethiopian groove orchestra Feedel Band at the World Financial Center, free

5/7, 8 PM Argentine circus rock sensations Violentango at Shrine

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

5/7, 9 PM mysterious, purist surf rockers the Tiki Brothers at Hank’s

5/7, 9 PM John Caban’s Blues Dub Surf Trio – with the excellent Bennett Paster on keys – at Classon Social, $5

5/7, 11 PM ecletically hellraising, twangy, revertoned female-fronted garage rock/Americana band Those Darlins at Rough Trade, $15 

5/7 irrepressibly noisy, eclectic, tuneful, Middle Eastern-inspired guitarist Yonatan Gat and band at Aviv. He’s also here on 5/15 

5/8, 7 PM the Entre Madera Romany jazz trio – violin, guitar and bass – at Caffe Vivaldi 

5/8, 8 with intense, darkly politically-fueled Tunisian-born chanteuse Emel Mathlouthi – and then lushly enveloping, trancey, similarly political Canadian-based Persian song reinventors Niyaz at the World Financial Center, free.

5/8, 8 PM Tin Hat accordionist Rob Reich plays the album release show for his new album Shadowbox with a killer band followed at 10 by the psychedelic funk band the People’s Champs at Barbes

5/8, 8/10:30 PM intense bassist and oudist Omer Avital leads his Middle Eastern jazz band at Iridium, $25

5/8, 8 PM Staten Island’s only skiffle band, the Salt Cracker Crazies at the Way Station

5/8, 8ish shambling counntry/circus rock/noirish cabaret band the Green Gallows at Hometown BBQ in Red Hoook

5/8, 8 PM avant garde cult organist Klaus Lang’s collaboration with composer Mark Rushford gets a world premiere at the Abrons Arts Ctr, 466 Grand St. on the LES, $15/$12 stud/srs

5/8, 8 PM the NY Phil plays Schubert’s Unfiniished Symphony in B Minor plus the NY premiere of Peter Eötvös’ Senza Sangue (Bloodless) with soprano Ann-Sophie von Otter at Avery Fisher Hall, $33 tix aavail

5/8, 8 PM Panamanian group Julian playing cumbia, punto and saloma followed by Cameroonian soukous/jazz songstress Kaïssa; the two groups jam afterward at Flushing Town Hall, $15

5/8, 8 PM the Apollo Trio play Beethoven Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1 No. 1; Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17′ Ravel Piano Trio in A minor at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud 

5/8, 8 PM a sax trio version of Bonnie Kane’s intense Fire Maidens From Outer Space followed by improvisers the Jack Wright Quartet: Jack Wright: saxophones, Zach Darrup: guitar, Joe Hertenstein: drums, Ollie Brice – bass and then a Steve Dalachinsky spoken-word performance at the Firehouse Space, $10

5/8, 8:30 PM underground indie classical icons Anti-Social Music performs a set of solo pieces written by Patrick Castillo, Max Duykers, Pat Muchmore, Ed RosenBerg and more. Performers include Ed RosenBerg (tenor saxophone), Andie Springer (violin), Curtis Stewart (violin), and others! followed by awesome duo Scorpion vs. Snake – accordionist Nathan Koci and cellist Emily Hope Price – at I-Beam, $10

5/8, 9 PM intense, alternately hypnotic and soaringly anthemic art-rock pianist/songwriter/indie classical composer Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi

5/8, 9 PM roots reggae group Royal Khaoz at BAM Cafe, free

5/8 and 5/22, 10ish the self-explanatory Bulgarian Grand Masters of Gypsy Music with extraordinary saxophonist Yuri Yunakov at Mehanata

5/8, 10 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Hank’s

5/8, 10 PM pensive acoustic indie/chamber pop band Colorform – whose shows feature live painting in addition to the music – playing the album release show for their new one at Bowery Electric, $8 adv tix rec 

5/8, 10 PM Thunda Vida play roots reggae and dub at Shrine

5/8, 10:30 PM Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band play their fiery, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir at Sidewalk

5/9, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet – Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) – followed by Que Vlo-Ve playing classic Greek hash smoking music and criminal underworld narratives from the 20s and 30s at 6 and then eventually at 10 the even more haunting, slinky, female-fronted noir bolero and desert/tropical rock band Las Rubias Del Norte at Barbes

5/9, 5 PM pianist Josep Colom plays “a dialogue between Mozart and Chopin” at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

5/9, 6 PM eclectic jazz chanteuse Allison Wedding leads a guitar-based quartet at 55 Bar

5/9, 7:30 PM intense, lyrically brilliant, quirky female-fronted two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at Trash, $8, open bar with PBR and wells 7-8 PM with admission

5//9, 8 PM a rare Honduran twinbill with surf rocker Guayo Cedeno & Coco Bar and then Garifuna guitar legend Aurelio & the Garifuna Soul Band. at the World Financial Center, free

5/9, 8ish anthemic, eclectic often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys at Hometown BBQ in Red Hook

5/9, 8 PM a rare reunion of atmospheric, Radiohead-influenced early zeros rockers Cetacea followed eventually at around 10 by indie legend and former Come and Steve Wynn collaborator Chris Brokaw at Trans-Pecos

5/9, 8 PM the Canticum Novum Singer perform Brahms’ Schicksalslied, Randall Thompson’s The Road Not Taken (from Frostiana), David Lang’s It’s the Same Train, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Toward the Unknown Region, William Schuman’s Carols of Death and Jonathan Harvey’s Angels at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 87th St. btw Broadway/West End Ave., $25/$20 stud/srs

5/9, 8:30 PM a first-class chamber ensemble comprising David Lisker and Regi Papa, violin; Cong Wu, viola; Michael Katz, cello; Renana Guttman, piano;Meredith Lustig, soprano plays intense, undeservedly obscure works by Holocaust-era composers Ernest Bloch, Erwin Schulhoff, Gideon Klein, Hans Krasa, Robert Dauber, Viktor Ullman, Joseph Achron, Carlo Taube, Ilse Weber, Pavel Haas and Mieczyslaw Weinberg , including some who were murdered: at Merkin Concert Hall, $30 and worth it

5/9, 9ish witty, eclectic Americana/Balkan accordion-violin duo the Wisterians at Moto in south Williamsburg

5/9, 9/10:30 PM one of the most consistently tuneful piano improvisers in the business, Kris Davis leads her quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

5/9, 10 PM brooding Americana/chamber pop/Nashville gothic band the Morning Sea at the Way Station

5/9, 10 PM catchy, edgy, tuneful soul/rock/Americana band Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at the Bitter End

5/9, 11 PM rustically intense oldtime blues band Fife & Drom at Pete’s

5/10, 1 PM yeah mon – dem a dancehall ting in de park – Ft. Greene Park to be precise, live dancehall ragamuffin performances by Assassin aka Agent Sasco, Tifa, Kranium, Ricky Blaze and Lisa Hyper plus many soundsystem, mon. Selassie I! Legalize it!

5/10, 3 PM pianist Abram Korsunksy plays music by Haydn, Smaldone, Chopin and Brahms at Flushing Town Hall, free

5/10, 4 PM Duo Prism + 1 – Jesse Mills, violin, Rieko Aizawa, piano and Alan R. Kay, clarinet, perform works by Francis Poulenc, Sebastian Currier, Mozart, and Grieg at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes. 

5/10, 4:30 PM majestic Argentine-tinged large ensemble jazz with Emilio Solla y La Inestable de Brooklyn at Smalls

5/10, 5 PM a new arrangement of Dave Brubeck’s rarely performed Jazz Mass for choirs and jazz quintet at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lexington Ave, free

5/10, 5 PM viola-centric new chamber music: violist Lois Martin joined by percussionist Mike Truesdell, cellist Caroline Stinson and pianist Molly Morkoski for world premieres of new works by Richard Festinger, Neal Kirkwood, Diego Tedesco and Sheree Clement as well as works by Edward Cone and Philip Hurel.at the Tenri Institute, 43 W 13th St $15/$10 stud/srs

5/10, 6 PM noir/western swing guitar icon Jim Campilongo and his trio at 55 Bar

5/10, 8 PM edgy yet subtle Romany-influenced French jazz guitarist Michael Valeanu and combo at Caffe Vivaldi 

5/10, 8:30 PM a killer jazz twinbill at the Bell House: high voltage postbop trumpet with the Nadje Noordhuis Quintet followed by the state-of-the-art, majestic, epic, ferociously relevant Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, $16 adv tix rec  

5/10, 9 PM Ameranouche – who distinguish themselves from the legions of Django imitators by sticking closer to the American/bluesy side of guitar jazz – at Silvana

5/10, 9ish low-key, soulful original country bluesman Jon LaDeau at Moto in south Williamsburg

5/10, 10 PM obscenely hilarious, ferocious, surprisingly eclectic punk/powerpop band Custard Wally at Otto’s. Show up at 8 if you want to see the Rock N Roll President

5/11, 7:30 PM Kate Soper, soprano; Gelsey Bell, soprano; Brett Umlauf, soprano;  Erin Lesser, flutes;  Ian Antonio, percussion;  Joshua Modney, violin perform works by Soper, Guillaume de Machaut and Hildegard von Bingen at Advent/ Broadway Church,2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

5/11, 9ish torchy, boss-influenced chanteuse and Norah Jones collaborator Sasha Dobson at Moto in south Williamsburg

5/11, 9:30 PM Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustic and purist than most bands who play that stuff –at Barbes

5/11, 10:30 PM crooner Guy Sands and his oldschool pedal steel-driven honkytonk band at the Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint, free

5/12, 7;30 PM the Ariel Quartet continue their Beethoven cycle with Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 18, No. 6 • Quartet in A minor, Op. 132 at Subculture, $25 adv tix rec

5/12, 8 PM indie classical icons the Kronos Quartet and their younger NYC counterparts Hotel Elefant play the world premiere of composer Mary Kouyhoumdjian’s Silent Cranes suite commemorating the 100th anniversary of the genocide in Armenia at Roulette, $20

5/12, 8ish the Bronx Conexion play their mighty salsa big band jazz at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $tba

5/12, 8:30 PM purist, straightforward, warmly tuneful front-porch folk songwriter Joanna Sternberg- the rare act who gets comparisons to Elizabeth Cotten and deserves them – at Bar Lunatico in Bed-Stuy. She’s also at Pete’s on 5/31 at 10.

5/12, 9 PM catchy, sardonically jangly, lo-fi soul-rockers Larry & the Babes – sort of a more tuneful, less punk version of Clear Plastic Masks – at the Silent Barn

5/12, 9 9:30 PM saxophone powerhouse Lucas Pino‘s two-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls.

5/13, 7 PM the Bang on a Can All-Stars playing indie classical material off their latest album at the Greene Space, $20, adv tix highly rec

5/13, 8:30 PM violist Miranda Seilaff plays the Ligeti Viola Sonata at Seeds, $10

5/13, 11 PM playful, meticulously interesting composer Sara McDonald‘s large jazz ensemble the NYChillharmonic at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv tix rec

5/14, half past noon organist Angela Kraft Cross plays at Central Synagogue, Lex/53rd, free

5/14, 7 PM intense, stormy, noir cinematic nuevo tango/classical pianist/composer Fernando Otero leads his quartet at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

5/14, 7 PM one of this era’s most individualistic, intense, lyrical oldtimey country blues guitarits and songwriters, Lenny Molotov at Sidewalk

5/14, 7 PM dark art-rock songwriter Ambrosia Parsley plays the al bum release show for her death-fixated new one at the big room at the Rockwood, $15

5/14, 7:30 PM potentially the year’s best twinbill with the most eclectic and arguably strongest songwriter in town, darkly and sardonically but also plaintively intense accordionist/singer Rachelle Garniez and the spine-tingling art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop singer Carol Lipnik – pretty much everybody’s choice for best singer in all of NYC – playing the album release show for her new one at Joe’s Pub, $18

5/14-17, 7:30/10 PM conductor/Gil Evans scholar Ryan Truesdell’s exhilarating Gil Evans Project big band airs out Evans’ largely forgotten hot swing catalog from the early part of his career at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/10 PM, $30 ($35 on the weekend)

5/14, 7:30 PM hey birders – leave your Sibley at home but bring your binoculars! The Chamber Orchestra of NY perform Frederick Delius’s On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and Respighi’s The Birds. Soloist is violinist Jennifer Pike, $25 tix avail

5/14, 7:30 PM edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura followed by fiery, hard-rocking Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart playing the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

5/14, 7:30 PM James Lovell and his rustic Caribbean Garifuna Drum Band play a cross-pollinated collaboration with Cape Breton singers at Meridian 23 on 23rd St. east of 7th Ave.

5/14, 7:30 PM up-and-coming pianists Ariela Bohrod, Radoslawa Jasik, Matthew Griswold, Anna Glig (alumna), Shulin Guo, Gvantsa Zangaladze take turns performing sonatas by Lowell Liebermann, Alexander Reinagle, Charles Ives, Charles Griffes, Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber at Subculture, free, rsvp req to 212-533-5470 ext. 101

5/14, 8 PM high-voltage oldschool soul and funk with Sonny Knight & the Lakers at Brooklyn Bridge Park, free 

5/14, 8 PM acerbic, surrealistic, entertaining avant garde chanteuse/provocatrice Amy X Neuburg at the Old Stone House in Park Slopr, $10

5/14, 9 PM cleverly lyrical, darkly funny Nashville gothic rock with Maynard & the Musties at Hank’s

5/14, 9 PM creepy dark garage/punk soul band the Naked Heroes followed by the Space Merchants – who work a doomy reverb/fuzztone psych vibe, Sabbath with a Farfisa! – at Cake Shop, $8 

5/14, 9 PM wickedly catchy, jangly retro Laurel Canyon psych-folk band the Mystic Braves at Baby’s All Right, $12

5/14, 9 PM wild New Orleans/soul band Mingo Fishtrap followed by psychedelic hard funk band the Main Squeeze at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec

5/14, 10 PM the plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing of Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

5/14, 10 PM ageless early 80s surf punks Agent Orange – still Living in Darkness after all these years – at St. Vitus, $15

5/14, 10 PM dazzlingly eclectic, witty B3 jazz organist Brian Charette‘s Mighty Grinders trio at 55 Bar

5/14, 11 PM a monstrously good monster surf/noir garage rock twinbilll with ferocious reverb-driven noir garage rockers Twin Guns and searing, Radio Birdman-esque garage punks the Brimstones – who don’t have a bass but don’t need one – at the Gutter, absurdly cheap, $5

5/15, 7:30 PM oudist-and-guitar duo Erdal Akkaya & Jeronimo Maya play spiky tunes “from Andalusia to Anatolia” at Drom, $15

5/15, 8 PM pianist André Watts and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra with conductor Peter Bay will present an imaginative selection of works that includes Grieg’s passionate concerto, Beethoven’s luminous fourth concerto, Stravinsky’s folk-inspired Four Norwegian Moods and Mozart’s effervescent Cosí fan tutte overture at NJPAC in Newark, five minutes from the Path train, $25 tix avail

5/15, 8/10 PM intense, edgy jazz guitarist Mike Moreno leads a smartly tight quartet with Aaron Parks-piano; Doug Weiss-bass; Adam Cruz – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22

5/15, 8:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony plays Michael Boyman: Tightrope Walker, (winner of their 2015 composition competition); Schumann: Cello Concerto with soloist Jeanette Stenson; Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St, $20 sugg don.

5/15, 8:30 PM violinist Sam Bardfeld leads a really cool trio with Kris Davis – Piano; Vinnie Sperrazza – Drums at I-Beam, $10

5/15, 9 PM shambling, fun indie soul harmony band Sunshine followed by Strait Up playing George Strait covers at Freddy’s

5/15, 9 PM the Blue Dahlia play their roots reggae/klezmer/tango/ska mashups at Bar Chord

5/15, 10 PM this era’s greatest cinematic noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

5/15, 10 PM searingly intense, charismatic, fearless acoustic punk blues siren Molly Ruth followed by fiery Canadian gothic rocker Lorraine Leckie and her psychedelic band with Hugh Pool on lead guitar at Sidewalk

5//15, 10 PM creepy, theatrical female-fronted noir cabaret/circus rock band Orphan Jane at Otto’s

5/15, 10ish nine-piece original psychedelic Afrobeat dancehall monsters Zongo Junction at the Kymberle Project, 1332 Atlantic Ave. (Nostrand/New York Ave.) in Bed-Stuy, A/C to Nostrand Ave. and a five-minute walk, $10. Campy Israeli couplecore disco duo Hank & Cupcakes open.

5/15, 10 PM high-energy newschool C&W jamband Holy Ghost Tent Revival at Rock Shop, $10

5/15, 11 PM cinematic soundtrack instrumentalists/surf rockers the Tarantinos NYC play the album release show for their new one at Lucille’s Bar, $10

5/15, midnight soaring, brilliant singer Magda Giannikou’s lush, sweeping, pan-Mediterranean art-rock/chamber pop/jazz group Banda Magda at the big room at the Rockwood

5/16, 3 PM enigmatic, kinetic Seattle 80s style indie rockers Mega Bog at Trans-Pecos, $8

5/16. 3 PM members of the Jackson Heights Orchestra: pianist Joseph Bartolozzi, soprano Jayne Skoog with guitarist Vincent Cross; plus performances by their brass section and string quartet at St. Mark’s Church, 81 st St. and 34 th Ave., Jackson Heights, $20, all proceeds to benefit the orchestra, reception to follow

5/16, 4 PM female-fronted New York drum ensembles: the 2nd Spirit of Aña and tarentella sorceress Alessandra Belloni and the Daughters of Cybele at the BMHC Lab,1303 Louis Niné Blvd in the Bronx.

5/16, 5 PM fiery Americana/Balkan/klezmer fiddler Sarah Alden and her all-star string band followed by the Bogmen’s Vic Thrill at Pete’s

5/16, 7 PM soaring, austerely majestic haunting Turkish choral group the New York Ataturk Chorus at Drom, $20 followed at 9 by the eclectic, Balkan/latin/funk brass stylings of the Underground Horns ($10 separate adm)

5/16, 7:15 PM dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues

5/16, 7:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony plays Michael Boyman: Tightrope Walker, (winner of their 2015 composition competition); Fasil Say: Violin Concerto (“1001 Nights in the Harem”) with soloist Jason Mellowl Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St, $20 sugg don.

5/16, 8 PM a concert to commemorate the infamous events at Kent State and Jackson State with Emma’s Revolution and Magpie. at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18, “nobody turned away”

5/16, 8 PM Mike Gent of surrealistic, sardonic 90s powerpop legends the Figgs in a rare twinbill with Doug Gilllard at Hifi Bar

5/16, 8 PM the band that put Haitian psychedelic funk on the map in the 90s, Boukman Eksperyans at Roulette, $25

5/16, 8 PM innovative choral ensemble Cantori NY sing the world premiere of Pedro Páramo by Colombian-American composer Alba Pote plus Where the Willows Meet by Niels Rosing-Schow at the church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St $25/$20 srs/$5 stud

5/16, 8 PM works by Robert Sierra, Chopin, Monsalvatge, Sierra, Villa-Lobos performed by Harolyn Blackwell, soprano with the Split Second Piano Ensemble – Roberto Hidalgo and Marc Peloquin at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th St, $20

5/16, 9 PM tvicious noiserock jamband the the Skull Practitioners– led by Steve Wynn sparring partner/genius guitarist Jason Victor, and who also happen to be NYC’s forsemost practitioners of the last-minute gig – at the Flat,

5/16, 9 PM ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled female-fronted Americana punks Spanking Charlene at Bowery Electric, $10

5/16, 9 PM irresistibly quirky, hyperliterate, charming all-female cello/accordion.uke harmony trio the Debutante Hour at Moscow 57, 168 1/2 Delancey St

5/16, 9 PM guitarist Mimi Oz‘s Rooster – a real kitchen-sink band with soul and rock and darker sounds and an omnipresent sense of humor – followed at 10 by powerhouse bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote playing their groovalicious funk and Afrobeat-influenced bounce at the Way Station

5/16, 9 PM legendary Hoboken proto-dreampop jangleband the Feelies at the Bell House, $25 gen adm, adv tix rec, this might sell out

5/16, 10 PM Certain General guitarslinger Phil Gammage’s Adventures in Bluesland– whose material spans from Muddy Waters to Elvis to originals – at Sidewalk

5/16, 10 PM Supermambo – vibraphonist Felipe Fournier‘s tribute to Tito Puente, who got his start on that instrument – at Barbes

5/16, 10 PM the self-explanatory Viva Vallenato Badass Accordion Band at Silvana

5/17, 1 PM almy, sardonically individualistic vocal jazz stylist Dorian Devins leads her trio with Lou Rainone – piano, Paul Gill – bass at Bar 9, 807 Ninth Ave (between 53rd & 54th,free

5/17, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra with conductor Barbara Yahr offer a dramatic conclusion to their season featuring Rossini’s William Tell Overture, a music video with music by Berlioz performed with special guest mezzo-soprano Naomi O’Connell, and then Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Suggested donation is $20/$10 stud/srs, reception to follow.

5/17, 5 PM ferociously tuneful southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs at Palisades

5/17, 5 PM elegant jazz violinist Sara Caswell and her quartet at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lexington Ave, free

5/17, 7 PM percussive, trance-inducing, bitingly tuneful, Middle Eatstern-tinged female-fronted jamband SisterMonk at the small room at the Rockwood

5/17, 7 PM legendary Piedmont fingerstyle country blues guitarist Larry Johnson at Terra Blues

5/17, 7:30 PM pyrotechnic Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato – who adds a jazzy, otherworldly, sometimes Balkan edge to flamenco tunes – at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

5/17, 7:30/9:30 elegant oldschool soul singer Mavis Swan Poole and Soul Understated at Ginny’s Supper Club uptown, $15

5/17, 4:30 PM the intense, occasionally Middle Eastern-tinged fifteen piece Eyal Vilner Big Band at Smalls

5/17, 10ish bouncy Afrobeat orchestra Emefe at Baby’s All Right, $10

5/18, 7:30 PM “Glass & Blood”: concert works from the bloodiest film scores by Philip Glass performed by pianist Michael Riesman and violinist Chase Spruill at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix avail

5/18, 7:30 PM trumpet icon Ingrid Jensen‘s Berklee Quintet – keeping it fresh and real – at Dizzy’s Club, $30

5/18, 8 PM dynamic Jewish folk grooves from across Eastern Europe with violinist Ben Sutin & Klazz Ma Tazz followed by Funkaholics Anonymous playing songs from their big black book at Silvana

5/18, 8 PM a brilliant ensemble from OpenICE – Jennifer Curtis, violin; Rebekah Heller, bassoon; Daniel Lippel, guitar; Joshua Rubin, clarinet ; Ross Karre, percussion – plays music by their mentor, Pauline Oliveros at Jack in Ft. Greene, free w/rsvp

5/18, 8 PM good twinbill: intense, piano-based, Aimee Mann-style literate chamber pop group Elizabeth & the Catapult followed by jaunty chamber pop band the Spring Standards at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec

5/18, 8 PM oldtime Americana maven Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, who may well be the most talented multi-instrumetalist in all of NYC followed by ex-Dylan lead guitarist Larry Campbell with singer Teresa Williams at City Winery, $20 standing room avail. at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

5/18, 8 PM “contemporary piano star Joseph Kubera performs the world premiere of Elliott Sharp’s Berlin Noir, the New York premieres of Christian Wolff’s Sailing By and Stuart Saunders Smith’s Thicket, as well as John King’s Piano Diaries, small gems by David Mahler, and perhaps some surprises” at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

5/18, 8 PM terse, moody jazz trumpeter Avishai Cohen‘s Triven at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

5/18, 8:15/9:30 PM powerful, intense bass clarinetist Todd Marcus and his large ensemble play the album release show for his spine-tingling, Middle Eastern-tinged, politically-fueled new one at Shapeshifter Lab

5/18, 11 PM spiky, irresisittibly fun Hawaiian swing with King Isto’s Tropical String Band at Pete’s

5/19, 7 PM not a music event but an important one New Topics in Social Computing: Resistance Under Surveillance with panelists Kade Crockford, Ingrid Burrington, Bina Ahmad and Raven Rakia, “Wwe will consider how surveillance impacts communities and public discourse, and the way that dissent can thrive in a world under watch. We will talk about the human lives affected by surveillance and policing, focusing on communities in NYC and elsewhere. In this panel we will discuss strategies and tactics for activists and offer critical perspectives on solutions.” at Eyebeam, 34 35th Street, Unit 26 (5th Floor), Brooklyn, free

5/19, 7 PM a new big band jazz summit to rival anything majestic and epic staged in NYC this year: the Nathan Parker Smith Ensemble + JC Sanford Orchestra + Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, wow!

5/19, 7 PM pianist Mathis Picard and the Juilliard Jazz Trio play Strayhorn numbers at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 104 E. 126th Sr, free

5/19, 7 PM Susan Mandel, cello and Mikael Darmanie, piano play a program TBA followed by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

5/19, 2:30 PM Andrew Yeargin plays the vintage 1830 Appleton Organ on the balcony in the musical instruments section at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

5/19, 8 PM eerie, otherworldly, psychedelic Erik Satie reinventors Dan Willis & Velvet Gentlemen at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

5/19-24, 8/10 PM Aram Bajakian – Lou Reed’s last and arguably best lead guitarist – plays a weeklong stand at the Stone with a killer cast of characters, that you’d expect from the last great lead guitarist in Lou Reed’s band. Choice pick: late set, opening night, a Yusuf Lateef tribute with Sylvie Courvoisier on piano and Mat Maneri on viola, $15

5/19, 8 PM International Contemporary Ensemble and the JACK Quartet performi works from Jason Eckardt’s new CD “Subject” (Tzadik Records) and music of John Zorn, including the world premiere of Autumn Rhythm at Roulette, $20/$15 stud./srs

5/19, 9 PM the Bright Smoke (the French Exit’s Mia Wilson’s haunting, angst-ridden, atmospherically trippy new project)at the Cameo Gallery, $8

5/19, 9 PM adventurous, fun, quirky female-fronted psychedelic pop duo Robin’s Egg Blue at the Mercury, $10

5/20, 6 PM cross-pollinated Appalachian and Nepalese sounds with the Mountain Music Project feat. Tara Linhardt (mandolin) + Shyam Nepali (sarangi) + Rajendra Karn (percussion) at the Rubin Museum of Art, free

5/20, 7 PM violinist Meg Okura and the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble at Mariners’ Temple Baptist Church, 3 Henry St. on the LES, F to East Broadway, $25/$15 stud/srs

5/20, 9 PM two generations of NYC Balkan brass wildness; the hard-rocking  Tipsy Oxcart and the more eclectic but also more punk Hungry March Band at Matchless

5/20, 9 PM dark, diverse art-rock/noir cabaret/Nashville gothic/new wave/latin rock band Demur Demure at the small room at the Rockwood

5/21, 7 PM the NY Andalus Ensemble play slinky, rapt, otherworldly Jewish themes from Andalucia and North Africa in many languages at Elebash Hall at CUNY, 365 5 th Ave. north of 34 th St., $13.50/$10 stud/srs

5/21, 7 PM the Toomai String Quartet play new arrangements of traditional tunes from around the globe at Spectrum 

5/21, 7:30 PM Talea Ensemble and the Jack Quartet play works of whimsically innovative Austrian cult favorite composer Clemens Gadenstaetter at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St , free but res req to acfny.org. A similiar program takes place on 5/28 at 8 at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd St

5/21, 8 PM bizarre segues but a good night of music: the Carte Blanche Jazz Band play suave female-fronted continental jazz followed at 9 by Marta Hernández (aka Mar Salá) playing her acoustic flamenco rock and then eventually at 11 by NYC’s most intense, purist Peruvian cumbia-surf rockers, Moneco – who play all the classics by Juaneco, Los Destellos and other rare psychedelic treats – at the Way Station

5/21, 8 PM surf rock night (!!!) at Sidewalk of all places. Should sound good since none of these bands have vocals: ageless, jangly, purist NY originals the Supertones followed at 9 by the cinematic TarantinosNYC, the Insect Surfers at 10, and Empires of the Mind at 11

5/21, 8 PM Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics at Barbes

5/21, 8 PM intense acoustic art-rock/folk noir songwriter/chanteuse/force of nature Larkin Grimm at Uinon Hall, $10

5/21, 8 PM two rising star jazz chanteuses: bossa-inflected, subtle Rachel Brotman and bass-wielding, badass Kate Davis and their bands at Littlefield, $12

5/21, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free.

5/21, 9 PM eerily playful, charismatic Nashville gothic/folk noir songstress Kelley Swindall at the Bitter End

5/21. 10:30 PM unfailingly tuneful tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser leads a quintet with Rick Germanson – piano , Willie Jones III – drums , Gerald Cannon – bass , Josh Bruneau – trumpet at Smalls

5/22, 7:30ish the habibi crooner that Bushwick’s idle classes have inexplicably adopted as their own, Omar Souleyman at le Poisson Rouge, $17 adv tix req

5/22, 7:30 PM Whitney George conducts a chamber sextet playing new works by George, Robert Paterson, Girolamo Deraco, Greg Pfeiffer, Steven Landis and Pat Muchmore at the South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St. in Ft. Greene, $10.

5/22, 7:30 PM pianist Vytautas Smetona plays works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, and his own composition at the DiMenna Center, 450 West 37th St. $20 .

5/22, 8 PM Mariachi Flor de Toloache, NYC’s first and only all female mariachi band and Yianni Papastefanou, traditional Greek crooner with his orchestra; the two groups jam afterward at Flushing Town Hall, $15

5/22-23, 8 PM a six-pianist ensemble – Taka Kigawa, Jenny Lin, Laura Barger, Tania Tachova, Joseph Kubera and Ning Yu – play the world premiere of John King‘s expansive Piano Vectors at the equally spacious Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, L to Jefferson St, $10, “Imagine the 6 pianists traveling through space and time, each at their own rate, compressing or stretching time in randomized and improvised ways.”

5/22, 8 PM Indian carnatic jazz violinist Arun Ramamurthy and his funky trio at the Way Station

5/22, 9 PM explosive guitar-fueled art-rock jamband Wounded Buffalo Theory at Rock Shop, $10

5/22, 9 PM a big jazzy twinbill: Dennis Lichtman’s western swing band Brain Cloud followed by oldtimey swing archive raiders/obscure treasure revivalists the Ghost Train Orchestra both playing the album release shows for their new ones at the Jalopy, $10 adv tix available at the venue

5/22, 10 PM searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka – who are just as fun as Gogol Bordello – at the Delancey, $10

5/22. 10 PM catchy, amazingly eclectic indie classical/funk/Indian/klezmer cellist Dan Kassel at Pete’s. You gotta give props to a club who’d book a cellist for a 10 PM gig on a Friday night.

5/22, 10ish edgy, abrasively tuneful postpunk band Anwar Sadat at Palisades

5/22, 10 PM roots reggae group Royal Khaoz at Shrine

5/22, 10:30 PM dark, guitarishly intense punk blues band Penrose at Arlene’s, $10

5/22, 11 PM ferocious, guitar-driven Austin gutter blues/noir rockers the Sideshow Tragedy at the small room at the Rockwood

5/22, 11 PM hilarious faux-French rockers les Sans Culottes – whose new album Les Dieux Ont Soif is both great fun and potently relevant at the Bitter End

5/22, midnight psychedelic original Nuyorican salsa band La Mecanica Popular at Nublu

5/23, 1:30 PM lushly kinetic, eclectic, viola-driven Russian Romany/tango/cinematic instrumentalists Ljova & the Kontraband at the Queens Library in Flushing, 41-17 Main St, free

5/23, 6 PM a killer triplebill at Barbes: Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music and criminal underworld narratives from the 20s and 30s followed at 8 by pianist Alejandro Zuleta and band, who reinvent cumbia classics with a jazz and classical tinge, and then at 10 cumbia dance group Chia’s Dance Party

5/23, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff and his trio at Terra Blues

5/23,7 PM NYC’s most reliably adventurous string ensemble, the Mivos Quartet play NY premieres by Katherine Young and Richard Carrick plus works by Andrew Greenwald, Sam Nichols and Carl Kanter at the DiMenna Center, $15/$10 stud/srs

5/23, 7:30 PM the Prism  saxophone quartet play new works written for them by Julia Wolfe; Michael Daugherty; David Hertzberg; Emma O’Halloran, Viet Cuong and Jonathan Russell;, Kyle Bartlett; Solon Snider and Mark Macaluso, and Prism’s own Matthew Levy at Symphony Space, $

5/23, 7:30 PM Ukrainian composer/piano shredder Lubomyr Melnyk at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix req

5/23, 8 PM dark intense cult favorite lyrical rocker LJ Murphy and his unstoppable, blues and Stax/Volt-infused noir band the Accomplices at Sidewalk

5/23, 8 PM Marta Hernández (aka Mar Salá) plays her acoustic flamenco rock at Shrine

5/23 9 PM hypnotic, psychedelic south Asian/Balkan dance trance band Sandaraa followed by the reliably ferocious, fun Balkan madness of Raya Brass Band at Littlefield

5/23, 9 PM intense, exhilarating string trio Trio Tritticali – who are as sizzling on classic Egyptian themes as they are at chamber funk, classical or latin music – play tangos at Freddy’s

5/24, 6 PM edgy improviser Shayna Dulberger plays a rare solo bass set at Downtown Music Gallery

5/24, 7 PM kinetic jazz and avant garde-inspired postrock instrumentalists the Cellar & Point at he big room at the Rockwood. 5/29, 8:30 PM they’re at Spectrum

5/24, 8 PM atmospheric avant garde classical lutenist Jozef Van Wissem at Littlefield, $15

5/24, 9 PM intoxicating LA noir psychedelic soul band Chicano Batman at Brooklyn Bowl, $7

5/25, 7 PM wry, tuneful, eclectic Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties– sort of NYC’s answer to John Prine – at Cowgirl Seahorse, 259 Front St in the South St Seaport

5/25, 7 PM the surprisingly counterintuitive, intricate, sweepingly majestic Cecilia Coleman Big Band at the Garage

5/25, 8 PM the NY Philharmonic plays Beethoven’s Egmont Overture plus Shosatakovich’s intense Symphony No. 10 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, free, get there an hour early at least.

5/25, 9 PM jangly, anthemic, well-loved newgrass/chamber pop band Trampled by Turtles at Brooklyn Bowl, $25 adv tix rec

5/25, 9:30 PM Colombian bandleader Carolina Oliveros leads her group Bulla En El Barrio playing obscure cumbia and party classics at Barbes

5/26, 7:30 PM diverse European klezmer sounds with the Arnold Hammerschlag Group w/Sam Bardfeld, Wil Holshouser, Fima Ephron, and Aaron Alexander at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

5/26, 6 PM ferocious, fearless, feral oldschool postbop tenor saxophonist Eric Wyatt leads a trio at the Garage. Happy hour crowd, look out. He’s also at Smalls at half past one in the morning the night of 5/30 (technically 5/31)

5/26, 6:30 PM torchy North Carolina newschool swing chanteuse/bandleader Bess McCrary fronts a solid quintet featuring noir guitar mastermind Al Street at the Cutting Room, $15 adv tix rec

5/26, 7:30 PM a show not to be missed: Bahaus bassist David J – as a songwriter, a noir icon in his own right – reads from his memoir Who Killed the Moonlight and then plays with this era’s greatest art-rock pianist, Botanica’s Paul Wallfisch at Joe’s Pub, $18

5/26-31, 8/10:30 PM lyrical jazz piano titan George Cables leads a trio at the Vanguard, $30

5/26, 8 PM reliably eclectic, meticulously compelling chamber group Mimesis Ensemble play an intriguing cross-centuries program including J.S. Bach: Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052; Mohammed Fairouz: Sadat, a ballet in 5 acts (NYC premiere]; Osvaldo Golijov: Last Round; Stravinsky: Concerto in Eb Major, “Dumbarton Oaks” at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $tba

5/26-31, 8/10 PM iconic avant garde/jazz bassist Mark Dresser plays a weeklong stand at the Stone with a small arsenal of supporting players, $15. Choice pick: the early show on 5/27 with Myra Melford (piano) Matt Wilson (drums) , and the early show on 5/30, a duo with trombonist Roswell Rudd.

5/26, 8 PM Gerald Cleaver, Nels Cline and Larry Ochs improvise at Jack in Ft. Greente – sparks will fly at this one

5/26, 9 PM haunting, tersely introspective pianist/singer Noa Fort – who mashes up moody Middle Eastern sounds, classical and jazz improvisation at Caffe Vivaldi

5/26, 9 PM a rare duo show with Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 – with her sizzling guitarslinger pal Homeboy Steve Antonakos at Silvana

5/26, 9:30 PM the brass-fueled ten-piece Josh Evans Big Band at Smalls

5/26, 9ish Coeur de Pirate – pianist/singer Beatrice Martin’s torchy chamber pop/art-rock project – at le Poisson Rouge, $16 adv tix rec

5/27, 7:30 PM a monstrously good jazz triplebill: bassist Linda Oh‘s Sun Pictures with Ben Wendel (tenor sax), Ben Monder (guitar) and Justin Brown (drums); tenor man Donny McCaslin‘s Fast Future with Henry Hey (keyboards), Matt Clohesy (bass), Nate wood (drums) and then trombonist Ryan Keberle & Catharsis with Mike Rodriguez (trumpet), Camila Meza (voice), Jorge Roeder (bass), Jimmy MacBride (drums) at Subculture, $30 adv tix req

5/27, 8 PM International Contemporary Ensemble “explores music by composers who play in the nooks and crannies of musical tuning systems. Integrating phenomena such as beatings and pitch discrepancies inherent in instrument design, composers Larry Polansky, Peter Adriaansz, and Karola Obermueller” at the Abrons Arts Center on the LES, free w/ rsvp

5/27, 8:30 PM a killer Balkan night at Freddy’s starting with the Macedonian sounds of Odglasi, then that new Albanian band with Jenny Luna, Michael Winograd, Eylem Basaldi, Patrick Hay, Yoshie “Bud” Fruchter, Nezih Antakli and finally at around 11 Que Vlo-Ve playing classic Greek hash smoking music and criminal underworld narratives from the 20s and 30s

5/27, 9 PM smartly terse, pensive art-rock cellist/singer Patricia Santos plays the album release show for her new one at Max Cellar, 2 Knickerbocker Ave at Johnson Ave. in Bushwick, free, L to Morgan Ave.

5/28, 1 PM powerhouse contralto singer/vocal activist Melanie Demore plays every genre of African American folk music and rare 19 th century art-song as well as originals at Trinity Church, free

5/28, 6:30 PM a rare duo performance by Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura’s lustrously tuneful piano/trumpet duo Kaze at Downtown Music Gallery

5/28, 7 PM a special preview screening of the forthcoming Oscar-worthy docudrama the Stanford Prison Experiment, starring Billy Crudup as Dr. Philip Zimbardo – a recreation of the chilling 1972 psychological experiment replicationg a prison environment when all hell broke loose, at the at Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, plus a Q&A with director Kyle Patrick Alvarez and Dr. Christina Maslach, wife of Zimbardo, credited with bringing the experiment to a halt.

5/28, 7 PM gutter blues/punk soul icons the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Bowery Ballroom, $25

5/28, 7:30 PM an auspicious collaboration between two fiery, gamelanesque percussionists: Electric Junkyard Gamelan’s Terry Dame and Sexmob‘s Kenny Wollesen at Barbes

5/28, 8 PM explosive postrock/psychedelic/metal/art-rockers Eidetic Seeing at Bowery Electric, $5 adv tix rec.

5/28, 8/10 PM the Jazz Gallery’s pickup big band plays new music for large ensemble from a trio of solid composers: composers: Nathan Parker Smith, Tom Erickson and John Yao – $15 first set, $10 for the second

5/28, 8 PM intuitive, uneasily telepathic largescale improvisation: Primitive Arkestra premieres the second part, the improvised section of Theme and Variations by David Haney with Steve Swell: Trombone, Adam Lane: Bass, Jack de Salvo: Cello, Avram Fefer: Tenor Sax, Blaise Siwula: Bass Clarinet, Jeremy Shaskus, Bass Clarinet, David Haney: Piano, others TBA at the Firehouse Space, $10

5/28, 9 PM someday people will say this stuff was classic: wry, entertaining late 90s stye urban country with Uncle Leon‘s Honkytonk Relapse at Hank’s

5/28, 10 PM Gene Ween plays Billy Joel. Not a joke – ok, it is a joke, but it’s really happening, at Brooklyn Bowl, $15 adv tix rec. He’s also here on 5/31 doing the same shtick

5/28, 10:30 PM one of the best-loved of the original grasscore bands, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec. They’re at Rough Trade at 11 the following night, 5/29 for the same advance price

5/28. 111 PM creepy southwestern gothic/western swing crooner/honkytonk bandleader Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at the Way Station

5/28, midnight not a joke – massive gospel jamband Jesus on the Mainline seem to think that they can all fit inside the small room at the Rockwood. Maybe they’ll leave the door open so you can hear them on the siadwalk.

5/29-30 an amazing two-night stand by cutting-edge, intense Middle Eastern guitarist Ayman Fanous, three sets a night at 7, 8:30 and 10 PM at the Firehouse Space, $10. Choice pick: the opening set, first night with Susan Alcorn on pedal steel.

5/29, 7 PM anthemic, kinetic, mathrock-inclined cello band Break of Reality at Highline Ballroom, $22 adv tix rec

5/29, 7:30 PM fiery postbop alto saxophonist/composer Hailey Niswanger plays the album release show for her new one PDX Jazz at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

5/29, 7:30 PM Glass Farm Ensemble presents new chamber works for violin, cello, clarinet, percussion and piano by Paula Matthusen, Mary Ellen Childs, Philip Hefti and Lars Werdenberg.at Symphony Space, $20

5/29, 8 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band followed by the even more oldschool (i.e. 1930s-50s) C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts at Barbes

5/29, 8 PM the Funky Dawgz Brass Band play New Orleans second-line grooves at Shrine

5/29, 9 PM long-running, wickedly jangly, tuneful Americana rockers the Sloe Guns followed eventually at one in the morming (wee hours of 5/30) by cool, intense, Stooges-inspired psychechdelic/gutter blues band the Pale Green Stars at the Bitter End

5/29-30, 9/10:30 PM an unorthodox and probably raptly rewarding piano-bass duo show with Frank Kimbrough – the go-to guy for big band jazz piano in NYC – and bassist Jay Anderson at Mezzrow, $20

5/29, 10 PM a rare Feral Foster appearance beyond his Jalopy home turf, at the smalll room at the Rockwood

5/29, 10 PM the Doolittle Family playing their jangly mix of 60s Laurel Canyon psych-pop and country at Pete’s

5/30, 1:30 PM an afternoon of jazz with vocalist Kris Adams and pianist Doug Johnson with the Broken Reed Sax Quartet’s Charley Gerard sitting in on a few numbers, $20 includes make-your-own tacos and Mexican beer, at 99 Gold St. #1L (Front/York), Dumbo, F to York St., $20 at the door, kids free!

5/30, 5 PM pianist Jeffrey Siegel plays Bach, Beethoven, Paderewski, Gershwin at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

5/30, 6 PM balmy, sardonically individualistic vocal jazz stylist Dorian Devins leads her “vocal /reedtet” with Tom Christensen – oboe, tenor sax; Lou Rainone – Fender Rhodes and Tom Hubbard – bass at the Whynot Jazz Room, $12. On 5/31 Devins is doing a 1 PM brunch show with her trio at Bar 9, 807 9th Ave

5/30, 7:30 PM the NY Composers Circle’s gala chamber concert this year features a whole slew of new works – feature the world premiere of the winner of its ninth annual composers’ competition, Vladimir del Orbe’s Contextual Enigma, for clarinet, double bass, and piano, plus three other world premieres: Emiko Hayashi’s End of Hot Summer, for soprano saxophone, vibraphone, piano, and bongos; Dary John Mizelle’s Baseball: Opening Day, for marimba and piano; and Robert S. Cohen’s Galapagos Suite, for marimba. In addition, the program will include Roger Blanc’s Mood Swings for Jazz Quartet, Tamara Cashour’s Queens Suite, for violin, viola, cello, and harp, Hubert Howe’s Inharmonic Fantasy, for electronics, and Madelyn Byrne’s First Flight, Early Spring, for flute and electronics in its New York premiere.at Symphony Space, $30/students free

5/30, 7:30/10 PM pianist Fred Hersch and alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon in a rare summit meeting of two of the most creative, erudite, surprising minds in jazz at the Jazz Standard, $30

5/30, 8 PM Syrian pianist Riyad Nicolas plays works by Chopin and Dia Al Succari at Alwan for the Arts in the financial district, $20/$15 stud/srs

5/30, 8ish alternately assaultive and plaintive punk classical/art-rock duo Naked Roots Conducive – violinist Natalia Steinbach and cellist Valerie Kuehne –at 1512 DeKalb Avenue #1R (Bedford/Skillman), G to Bedford-Nostrand if the train’s running this weekend

5/30, 8ish 5/30: twangy, wry oldschool country bandleader Andrew Sovine and friends at Hometown BBQ in Red Hook

5/30, 9 PM brilliant instrumental twang/surf band the Bakersfield Breakers at Route 66 Smokehouse, 46 Stone St. in the financial district, free

5/30, 9:30 PM high-voltage bluegrass with the Dark City Strings at Union Hall, $10

5/30, 10 PM Random Test play oldschool roots reggae at Shrine

5/30, 11:30 PM noie mastermind Karla Moheno’s irressistibly charming Andrews Sisters-inspired harmony trio the Tickled Pinks at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 min strictly enforced

5/30, 11:30 PM a killer psychedelic funk twinbill: Mamarazzi followed by the Superpowers at the big room at the Rockwood

5/30, midnight a rare US appearance by Morocco’s Innove Gnawa Band at Nublu

5/31, 2:30 PM the Chinese Music Ensemble of NY plaus ancient Chinese classical as well as modern compositions on traditional Chinese instruments at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

5/31, 3 PM a performance of Gerald Cohen‘s harrowing, astringent Holocaust-themed opera Steal a Pencil For Me (based on the documentary film) at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, $18

5/31, 6 PM Pablo Cafici: piano -Juan Pablo Navarro: double bass with special guests:Guillermo Klein: piano and Yotam Silberstein:guitar play new Argentine music at Spectrum

5/31, 7 PM a killer twang triplebill at the Jalopy: surf/twang instrumental rockers the Bakersfield Breakers – whose new album is a dead ringer for something from 1963, unbelievably cool and fun – followed by the Country Provisions Band and then Katie Brennan’s honkytonk crew the Bourbon Express playing the album release show for their excellent new one at the Jalopy, $10

5/31, 7 PM the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra plays a benefit concert for Nepal earthquake relief featuring Tchaikovsky’s monumental 5th symphony, Mozart’s Horn Concerto #3 (featuring Peter DelGrosso) and the Nepali national anthem arranged by Paul Joseph, at Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd. (at Holly Ave.), Flushing, just ten minutes on foot or by bus from the Flushing Ave. 7 train station. $20 sugg don, all proceeds to benefit Nepalese relief organizations

5/31, 7 PM cutting-edge, playful, acerbic vocalese-and-bass improvisation with the Velocity Duo: Lauren Lee and Charlie Sabatino at Downtown Music Galler

5/31, 7:30 PM irresistibly funny, smutty comedy-rock duo the Reformed Whores at Union Hall, $5

5/31, 8 PM ambitious, smart, noir-inclined tenor saxophonist Patrick Cornelius leads an octet including Fabian Almazan on piano and Peter Slavov on bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

5/31, 9 PM bewitchingly intense Americana/jazz/janglerock songwriter Erica Smith, rockabilly/honkytonk guitar maven Monica Passin and then wryly edgy, politically-fueled American Ambulance frontman Pete Cenedella headlining at around 11 at 2A

5/31, 9 PM Kingston roots reggae band the Nomaddz at Shrine

6/1, 7 PM the increasingly darker, more Americana-oriented, lyrically brilliant Linda Draper at the small room at the Rockwood. Noir guitar genius Jim Campilongo is there at 10 followed eventually at midnight by the similarly noir cult favorite piano jazz Dred Scott Trio, back at last!

6/1, 8 PM tuneful third-stream jazz pianist Laila Biali and her combo at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

6/1, 9:30 PM a psychedeic cumbia summit with members of El Combo Chimbita and MAKU Soundsystem at Barbes

6/2, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble with violinist Caroline Shaw play an all-Timo Andres program at the Miller Theatre, free

6/2, 7 PM smoldering Detroit noir soul band Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at Baby’s All Right, $12

6/2, 7 PM Scarface – yeah, him, from the Geto Boys – at Red Hook Park, early arrival advised, watch your back and your brother’s back too

6/2-7, 8/10:30 PM powerhouse postbop trumpeter Terrell Stafford leads a quintet with Tim Warfield Jr-alro aZ., Bruce Barth-piano Peter Washington-bass, Billy Williams-drums at the Vanguard, $30

6/2, 7:30 PM traditional Yiddish song maven Itzik Gottesman & friends at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

6/2-7, 8/10 PM iconic noir jazz saxophonist Roy Nathanson plays a weeklong stand at the Stone, $15. Too many good sets to list. Choice pick (get there early!!!): the 10 PM slot  opening night with the Jazz Passengers, and also the 10 PM slot on 6/3, a B3 organ quartet with Marc Ribot! Suddenly it’s like it’s 1999 again and Tonic hasn’t yet been bulldozed for a luxury highrise!

6/2, 8 PM the North/South Chamber Orchestra play new works by Oliver Caplan, Emma Lou Diemer, Eugene Marlow, Patricia Morehead and Margarita Zelenaia with oboist William Meredith and bassoonist Gilbert Dejean, at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 West 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus, free

6/2, 8 PM the Highline Chamber Ensemble play a program TBA at Subculture, $25 adv tix req

6/2-3, 9:30 PM lyrical, intense tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger records a live album at 55 Bar with Jason Palmer – trumpet; ; Kim Cass – bass; Ian Froman – drums, $10

6/3, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6: Vicky Chow, piano; Jennifer Choi, violin; Michael Nicolas, cello play John Zorn trios at the Miller Theatre, free

6/3, 8 PM Intense, soaring singer/pianist Anna Winthrop, cellist Kirin McElwain and flutist Emma Davis play their individualistic, windswept, cinematic jazz-inflected art-rock at Drom, $10

6/3, 10 PM creepy noir chamberpop crooner Jon DeRosa – the missing link between Scott Walker and Mark Sinnis – at St. Vitus

6/3, 11 PM hypnotic, fun, psychedelic-as-hell art-rock/prog instrumentalists You Bred Raptors – Epileptic Peat on 8-string bass, Zach Schmidlein on drums and Bryan Wilson on cello at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec

6/4, 2 PM-ish La La Brooks, former original lead singer of badgirl doo-wop legends the Crystals at a block party at 47-51 33rd St, Long Island City, free

6/4, 6-9 PM art-rocker Alexander Hacke‘s ecologically-themed soundtrack Transflexion: Net of Mirrors accompanies six visual artists’ projections at Made in NY Media Center, 30 John St, Dumbo, free. There will also be projections by other video artists screened outdoors at the corner of Anchorage and Pearl starting at dusk.

6/4-7, 7 PM with a 2 PM matinee on 6/7, drummer Eve Sicular and her exhilaring, multistylistic band Metropolitan Klezmer perform her ever-more-relevant, musically rich musical theatre piece J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files at Here, west of 6th Ave. past the park just south of Spring St.,, $25/20 stud/srs

6/4, 7 PM highly regarded highway rock and alt-country road warriors the Barr Bros. and the Felice Bros. at Red Hook Park, free

6/4, 10 PM the postpunk band that invented the genre, Wire at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

6/5, 7 PM hot oldtimey swing band Svetlana & the Delancey Five in front of the TKTS booth at Times Square – let’s show the tourists who runs this town, huh!

6/5, 8 PM melancholy acoustic Americana cover song specialists the Sad Bastards of Brooklyn – a Spanking Charlene side project – at Sidewalk

6/5, 9 PM hard-hitting female-fronted psychedelic guitar power trio Devi plays two sets at the Lincoln Inn, 13 Lincoln St. in Jersey City, free. Lead singer/guitarist Debra Devi will read from her hilarious Devil’s Dictionary of the blues, Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu in between sets http://www.devi-rock.com

6/5, 9;30 PM ageless, corrosively lyrical glamrock icon Ian Hunter at the Bell House, $30 adv tix req

6/6-7 create your own art posters from art materials and supplies available for everyone. the Black Lives Matter art show on Governor’s Island as part of the annual Figment art extravaganza there.

6/6, noon, free performances by avant improvisers including thingNY at the Grattan Street Performance Block Party at Bushwick Open Studios, Grattan St. between Bogart St. and Morgan Ave., L to Morgan Ave., with Oxygen Ensemble, Jeff Young’s Magical Kingdom of Dust, New Thread Quartet + Luke Schwarz, Naked Roots Conducive and Cacaw.

6/6. 3ish Moroccan trance-funk grooves with the Innove Gnawa Band outdoors at Union Pool, free

6/6, 3 PM-ish, Soviet Georgian music/dance ensemble the Dancing Crane Company perform rousing material from their native land and Ukraine on the Coney Island Boardwalk – where, just follow your ears

6/6, 4 PM-ish trumpeter Roy Hargrove and band at Central Park Summerstage. Get there early since the 90s opening act is popular.

6/6, 7 PM Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band play their fiery, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir at Sidewalk

6/6m 7PM the indie classical world’s go-to pianist, Lisa Moore, plays new works by Kate Moore (US premiere), Stephen Cabell (world premiere), John Luther Adams, and Chris Rogerson (NY premieres) at the DiMenna Center, $20

6/6, 8 PM former stars of Rodeo Bar, bassist Heidi Lieb’s trio  the Lonesome Prairie Dogs play all sorts of vintage C&W at the Way Station

6/6, 9ish a gathering of freedom fighters against gentrification with music by hilarious faux-French rockers les Sans Culottes and ska vets the Rocksteady 7 at Hank’s

6/6. 9 PM fiery, hyperliterate punk/powerpop alienation anthems with Hannah vs. the Many followed by a reunion of hilarious, sardonically careening glam/party band Haley Bowery & the Manimals at Rock Shop, $10

6/6, 10 PM a rare solo show by the sharp, wryly literate, amusing, John Prine-influenced Joe Maynard of Maynard & the Musties at Sidewalk

6/7, 5ish intense, eclectic, Middle Eastern-tinged afropop singer Angelique Kidjo at Central Park Summmerstage, best to get there at 3 when the gates open

6/7, 6ish oldschool soul crooner/Daptone rediscovery Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at Corona Park in Queens

6/7, 7:30 PM kinetic vibraphone jazz trio (and David Bowie reinventors) the Wee Trio at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

6/7-8, 9 PM southwestern gothic/desert psychedelia cult heroes Calexico at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

6/7 Canadian Indian musicians on their annual Red Ride Tour at the Cameo Gallery

6/8, 5:30 PM a seven-piece chamber ensemble from Music From China perform an eclectic mix of traditional Chinese and contemporary classical music, with Chen Yi’s CMA commissioned work “Three Dances from China South” along with traditional tunes on the upper terrace at Bryant Park, free

6/9, 5ish popular, occassionally haunting all-female oldtime Americana harmony trio Della Mae in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

6/9, 6-9 PM the Museum Mile Festival with free admission at several institutions: he Metropolitan Museum of Art; Neue Galerie New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; National Academy Museum & School; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; The Jewish Museum; The Museum of the City of New York; El Museo del Barrio; and the Africa Center

6/9, 7:30 PM highwire klezmer violinist Lisa Gutkin and her Trio, w/tsimbl player Pete Rushefsky & Remy Yulzari at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

6/9-14, 8/10:30 PM pianist Renee Rosnes leads an interesting quartet with Steve Nelson-vibes, Peter Washington-bass, Bill Stewart-drums at the Vanguard, $30

6/9, 9 PM intense, atmospheric Russian indie classical/art-rock keyboardist Olga Bell at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec

6/9, 10 PM crystalline-voiced Portland, Maine acoustic Americana chanteuse Caroline Cotter – who moves seamlessly and compellingly between original New England front-porch folk, jaunty Prohibition swing, French chanson and oldtimey/bluegrass stylings – at the third room at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 drink minimum very strictly enforced

6/10, 9 PM Certain General guitarslinger Phil Gammage’s Adventures in Bluesland– whose material spans from Muddy Waters to Elvis to originals – play the album release show for their new one at Lucille’s Bar

6/9 hilarious faux-French garage/psychedelic rockers les Sans Culottes – whose new album Les Dieux Ont Soif is both great fun and potently relevant – at Drom

6/11, 7:30 PM, conversation moderated by filmmaker Warrington Hudlin with Rashid Johnson and blaxpliotation icon Melvin Van Peebles followed at 8 by a sreening of Johnson’s new film The New Black Yoga  at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must. After the screening, a performance by Melvin Van Peebles and his twisted soul band, Menage a Trio

6/11, 7:30 PM an all-Lukas Ligeti program of chamber works performed by Ligeti (drums), Daniel Blake (saxophone), Lorna Krier (synthesizer), Eyal Maoz and Grey McMurray (electric guitars), and special guests tba at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St, free but res req to acfny.org. There’s a similar program at 5:30 PM on 6/14 at Roulette for $20/$15 stud/srs

6/11, 8 PM a League of Composers ensesmble led by conductors Louis Karchin and Scott Voyles perform a world premieres by Morris Rosenzweig, a U.S. premiere by Kaija Saariaho, a NY premiere by David Felder and Irving Fine’s twistedly immortal Notturno for Strings and Harp at the Miller Theatre, $20/$10 stud/srs

6/11, 9 PM irresistibly fun, psychedelic, period-perfect 60s sunshine pop revivalist Jacco Gardner at Rough Trade, $12 adv tix rec

6/12, 8 PM magical, ethereal, enveloping sound sculptures by Lesley Flanigan with additional vocalists Pamela Stein Lynde, Elizabeth Munn, and Pamela Martinez, utilizing Flanigan’s own custom-made speakers and mixers at Roulette

6/12, 8 PM compellingly low-key janglerock band and Hem spinoff Little Silver at Rock Shop, $10

6/12 Laura Cantrell – arguably this era’s most compelling, magically clear-voiced female oldschool country artist – at Bowery Electric

6/13. 7:30 PM panist Weiyin Chen plays Schubert’s G Major Sonata D. 894, the Bartok Sonata, and a world premiere by Marc Neikrug at Subculture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlMqRyPUpLE

6/13, 8:30 PM sardonically funny Beatlesque/Costelloesque powerpop songwriter Walter Ego at Sidewalk

6/13, 9ish check out this insanely awesome global klezmer/Balkan lineup: clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, Klezmer Kapelye, Psoy Korolenko (co-leader of Oy Division), Vanya Zhuk and then the mysterious “Billy’s band” at Paperbox in Bushwick, $18

6/13, 9 PM Moon Hooch – two tenor saxes and drums playing the craziest funky grooves you could imagine with the intensity of a brass band and the catchiness and edge of punk rock – at Bowery Ballroom, $15

6/13, 10ish psychedelic, hard-hitting metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rockers Escarioka at Mehanata

6/13, 11 PM all-female UK lo-fi/punk/garage band Pins – sort of like the bastard child of the early Go Go’s and Wire – at Rough Trade, $12 adv tix rec

6/14, 2:30 PM it’s Choralfest at Symphony Space: a marathon of choirs including Angelica, C4 Choral Composer-Conductor Collective, Chameleonic, Connecticut Chamber Choir, Empire City Men’s Chorus, Ghostlight, Voices of Gotham, New Amsterdam Singers, Riverside Church Inspirational Choir, The Canticum Novum Singers, The New York Virtuoso Singers and Zamir Chorale sing works from across the centuries, free, early arrival advised.

6/14, 3 PM organist Stephen Rumpf and cellist Benjamin Larsen play Robert Sirota’s Easter Canticles at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place, Park Slope, any train to Grand Army Plaza and walk downhill, free

6/14, 4 PM NYC’s only black bluegrass band – who also happen to be one of NYC’s best bluegrass and oldtime Americana crews – the Ebony Hillbillies at Betsy Head Park in Brooklyn

6/14, 8 PM smart, tuneful, soulful oldschool blues/soul singer/multi-instrumentalist Lola Johnson at Sidewalk

6/14, 9 PM the timeless Sun Ra Arkestra, with the timeless Marshall Allen and his freaky EWI horn – at Rough Trade, $18 adv tix rec

6/14 the Dorothy Parker of piano-based chamber pop: Dawn Oberg at Freddy’s.. 6/15 she’s at the Rockwood

6/14 state-of-the-art newschool psychedelia with the Middle Eastern-tinged Zola Jesus at Warsaw

6/15, 8 PM the world’s most adventurous indie classical string quintet, Sybarite5 at Bryant Park, free, as part of the Chamber Music America New Music Marathon

6/16, 7 PM Avremi Gourarie leads an allstar ensemble backing current-day cantorial and Yiddish singing stars Avraham Fried, Netanel Hershtik, Yanky Lemmer, Joseph Malovany, Lipa Schmeltzer and Zusha at Central Park Summerstage, order of acts unknown but it doesn’t really matter, they’re all good.

6/16, 7:30 PM dance leader Avia Moore, while colorful drummer Aaron Alexander leads his Klezmer Kapelye with Jordan Hirsch, Patty Farrell & the Workshop Klezmorim at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

6/16-21, 8/10 PM crooner Theo Bleckmann plays a weeklong stand at the Stone with a variety of interesting projects., $15 Choice pick: the late set 6/19, a duo performance of old Weimar songs with pianist Rob Schwimmer.

6/16, 9 PM cinematic jazz saxophonist Joshua Kwassman leads his group playing the album release show for his new one at Subculture, $15

6/16, 9:30 PM a lush, intense album release show by chanteuse Chris McNulty and her all-star chamber jazz band – pianist John Di Martino, guitarist Paul Bollenback, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, drummer Matt Wilson – at 54 Below, 254 W 54th St, $25

6/16, 10 PM the explosively enveloping hard groove Colin Stetson/Sarah Neufeld duo at Bowery Ballroom, $15

6/17, 7 PM trombonist John Yao’s 17-Piece Instrument – one of the most distinctive and enjoyable large jazz ensembles out there – play the album release show for their new one at Shapeshifter Lab

6/17, 8 PM a rare Hungarian twinbill with two exhilarating Romany/folk/circus rock bands: Glass House Orchestra with trumpet legend Frank London & Muzsikás at the Skirball Ctr, 566 LaGuardia Pl. just south of the park, expensive ($36) but worth it.

6/18, 7 PM powerhouse organist Christopher Houlihan plays works by Bach, Brahms, Vierne and Leo Sowerby at the Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 9th Avenue at 28th St, sugg don

6/18, 7 PM the release concert for klezmer/Ukrainian music mavens Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty‘s new album Night Songs from a Neighboring Village at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, $15/$10 stud/srs

6/18, 7 PM in the spirit of Luther Wright’s bluegrass take on Pink Floyd’s The Wall, the Hillbenders play their droll but perfectly executed bluegrass version of the Who’s Tommy at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

6/18, 8 PM the NY Phil plays Stravinsky’s Petroushka plus works by Ravel, Berlioz and Saint-Saens on the lawn in Central Park, enter at 7 nd St. and Central Park West, free, get there early. The program repeats on 6/19 at 8 in Prospect Park

6/18-21, 8/10 PM octogenarian South African jazz piano legend Abdullah Ibrahim at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

6/18 dynamic, cutting edge female-fronted Ashebville Americana band the Honeycutters – who bridge the gap between oldschool honkytonk and newgrass – at the big room at the Rockwood

6/19, 9 PM eclectic jam-oriented mostly-female klezmer/tango/jazz band Isle of Klezbos at Joe’s Pub, $18

6/19, 11 PM hypnotic, surrealistic Aussie psychedelic rockers King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard at Bowery Ballroom, $15

6/19 Gill Landry of Old Crow Medicine Show at the Mercury

6/20, 4 PM St. Thomas Church’s extraordinary organist and mussic director John Scott performs the program of works by J.S. Bach that  Felix Mendelssohn once played in 1840 at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, on his home turf at 53rd St./5th Ave, $10 sugg don

6/20, 5 PM pianist Enrique Graf plays music from Uruguay and Russia at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

6/20, 7:30 PM rustic Brazilian rainforest nocturnes with Forro in the Dark at Prospect Park Bandshell

6/20, 8 PM Rachel Grimes of the Rachels plays haunting, creepy, historically rich songs off her new album The Lives of Hamilton Fish at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

6/20, 8 PM long-rnnning, perennially tuneful janglerockers/powerpopsters Bubble followed eventually at 10 PM legendary/obscure 90s GBV-style dreampop band the Pineapples making a rare reunion appearance at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv ti rec

6/21, noonish the well-loved annual avant garde Bang on a Can Marathon at the World Financial Center, free, get there early if you want a seat.

6/21 a 90s ska triplebill on the Rocks Off Concerrt Cruise with Slow Children, the Voodoo Glow Skulls and Mephiskapheles aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7:30 PM, sailing at 8 PM from the pier behind the heliport at 23r d St. and the East River, $25 adv tix avail. at the office next door or the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

6/21, 8 PM the ageless, lefty king of the surf guitar, Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $25

6/22 ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene at Bowery Electric

6/23, 7 PM Keith Gilyard and Greg Clark discuss moments in the history of jazz when musicians have used their art to address social problems and civic crises in the United States and beyond. These moments include two highly rhetorical musical stage shows: The Real Ambassadors, composed by Dave and Iola Brubeck and Louis Armstrong to critique the US State Department’s use of jazz as a propaganda tool in the Cold War, and Duke Ellington’s My People, composed to mark the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, as well other jazz works that do political critique. at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 104 E. 126th St. just west of Lex, free

6/23, 7:30 PM the Knights play Schubert’s 5 German Dances, Arvo Part’s Tabula Rasa, Georgyi Ligeti’s Concert Romanesc, Zhou Long’s Chinese Folk Song Suite and Dvorak’s Czech Suite at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

6/23, 8:30 PM art-rock/avant garde rocker Olga Bell‘s Krai project at South St. Seaport

6/23 low key but intense African-born acoustic groove songwriter/chanteuse Nneka at the Mercury

6/24, 7 PM Chris Potter’s well-liked Underground Orchestra – sort of the cooler prototype for acts like Snarky Puppy – at Madison Square Park

6/25, 7 PM adventurous indie classical violinist Sarah Plum performs works by Bartok as well as American composers Christopher Adler and Sidney Corbett at Spectrum, $15/$10 stud/srs

6/25, 7 PM the Lox – the 90s Yonkers hip-hop stars, not the nosh – at Corona Park in the Bronx

6/25, 7:30 PM two generations of Americana; banjo player/road warrior Jason Walker followed by Lucinda Williams at Prospect Park Bandshell

6/25-27, 8 PM experimental noiserock crew Open House play their new psychedelic Richard Brautigan-inspired sound/light piece at the Kitchen, $15

6/25 drumm Adam Rudolph’s strikingly tuneful, rumblingly improvisational Go Organic Orchestra at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

6/26, 8 PM iconic Britfolk guitarist/bandleader/songwriting genius Richard Thompson – who put on a typically transcendent solo show in Newark last month – plays with his electric band at the Town Hall, $35 tix might still be available.

6/26, 9ish slinky, dub-influenced Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

6/26, midnight newschool garage rockers the Mystery Lights followed by Ty Segall acoustic (why acoustic? Doesn’t his signature freakout attack pretty much require electricity?) at Rough Trade, $20 adv tix rec

6/26 vibaphonist Chris Dingman‘s luminous, hypnotic, gorgeously sweeping project the Subliminal & the Sublime play the album release show for their debut at the Greene Space (he wrote a cool theme that gets a lot of WNYC play, therefore the gig).

6/27, 3 PM dancehall reggae hitmakers: Massive B, Bobby Konders & Jabba, Bunji Garlin & Fay Ann Lyons, Gypgian and Maxi Priest at Central Park Summerstage, the line to get in might be out of control so take that into consideration

6/27, 6 PM Venezuelan ice cream rockers (ok, psychedelic, surfy, vallenato-influenced groovemeisters) Los Crema Paraiso and hilarious, kick-ass klezmer punks Golem (the Jewish Gogol Bordello) at South St. Seaport

6/28. 3 PM a Catalan triplebill at Central Park Summerstage: inscrutable chanteuse Sílvia Pérez Cruz, scruffy latin chamber pop band La Iaia and slyly catchy circus rock/reggae/Romany band Oques Grasses

6/29-30, 9ish the Melvins- you know them, right?  at Santos Party House, $20

6/30, 7:30 PM pianist Simone Dinnerstein and a pickup ensemble play John Adams’ Shaker Loops, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 23 in A and Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

7/2, 7:30 PM high-energy, politically-fueled Mexican rockers Las Cafeteras at the Linclon Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

7/2 ex Bee & Flower bandleader/bassist Dana Schechter’s haunting, intense, grimly cinematic instrumental project Insect Ark play the album release show for their new one at St. Vitus

7/5, 7:30 PM  soaring, brilliant singer Magda Giannikou’s lush, sweeping, pan-Mediterranean art-rock/chamber pop/jazz group Banda Magda at Pier 1 on the upper west, free

7/7, 8 PM Yonder Mountain String Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $25, notice how their ticket prices have come down now they’re not playing Live Nation venues!

7/9, half past noon hypnotically spiky West African grooves with Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free

7/10, 10ish hypnotically undulating Israeli/Eastern European dancefloor grooves with Balkan Beat Box at Brooklyn Bowl $17 adv tix rec

7/10, 7 PM high-energy, sardonic, horn-fueled Argentine ska-punk band Los Autenticos Decadentes at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/11, 3 PM mighty horn-driven soul/circus rock band No Te Va Gustar, Ximena Sariñana – who does an unconvincing, suspiciously halfhearted corporate ranchera-rock thing – and meat-and-potatoes (carne y papas?) four-on-the-floor stadium rocker Vicentico at Central Park Summerstage

7/11, 8:30 PM newschool powerpop icons the New Pornographers at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/12, 3 PM a rare Cape Verdeab triplebill: Dino D’Santiago, Mayra Andrade and the Cesária Évora Orchestra at Central Park Summerstage

7/14, 7:30 PM a Boston Symphony Orchestra chamber ensemble plays Nielsen’s Wind Quintet plus works by Mozart and Brahms at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

7/15, 7 PM the ageless George Clinton & his latest P-Funk incarnation at Queensbridge Park

7/15, 9 PM cleverly hilarious newschool honkytonk crooner Hayes Carll at Rough Trade, $20

7/16, half past noon George Clinton & P-Funk at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free. Never seen the funk legend before? Wanna save forty bucks and not have to deal with the crowds? This is your place.

7/16, 9:30 PM Malian desert rock guitar shredder Vieux Farka Toure at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/17, 7:30 PM the film Son of the Sheik with a live score by Alloy Orchestra and Ghost Train Orchestra at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/18, 7:30 PM cult favorite noirish crooner Joe Henry at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/18 period-perfect early 70s-style Aussie stoner art-rock/proto-metal band Mondo Drag at St. Vitus. You’ll think you’re at a Nektar concert

7/21, 7:30 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra plays works by Haydn, Wagner and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

7/22, 7 PM hypnotic, entrancing ghazal chanteuse/bandleader Kiran Ahluwalia at Madison Square Park

7/23, half past noon high-voltage Houston gospel-funk band the Jones Family Singers at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free

7/24, half past noon the magically haunting, soaring all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Madison Square Park

7/25, 2-6 PM Rudy Bishop’s Young Acolytes Symphonic Steel Orchestra ccompany a Guyanese dance celebration at 2806 Newkirk Ave. between E. 28th and 29th St. in Flatbush, free

7/25, 5 PM Niger’s desert rock guitar powerhouse Bombino at Central Park Summerstage

7/25, 3 PM golden age hip-hop cult favorite Big Daddy Kane finally makes it to Central Park Summerstage after toiling year after year in parks all over Brownsville and Staten Island

7/26, 1-5 PM celebrate Eid al-Fitr with all sorts of cool music and tasty food at the 9th Annual Arab American Bazaar in Bay Ridge at Shore Road Park, use the entrance at 79th St. and Shore Rd.

7/29, half past noon the eclectic Balkan/latin/New Orleans Underground Horns at Madison Square Park

8/1, 4 PM the Night Tripper himself, Dr. John at Central Park Summerstage: get there when the doors open at 3.

8/1 third-wave ska/soul/blues cult favorites the Slackers play the Rocks Off Concerrt Cruise aboard the Nautical Express, boarding at 6 PM, sailing at 7 PM from Pier 36 – 299 South St,  $30 adv tix avail. at the Rocks Off office out behind the heliport at 23r d St. and the East River or the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/2, 3:30ish kitchen sink Brazilian/C&W/funk/New Orleans band Nation Beat‘s Carnival Caravan featuring Cha Wa and Nação Zumbi at Central Park Summerstage

8/4, 7 PM 80s salsa romantica nostalgia with Tito Nieves at East River Park

8/4, 7:30 PM the amazing East Coast Chamber Orchestra play works by Biber, Francesco Geminiani and Tschaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C major, at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

8/4, 7:30 PM 80s hip-hop nostalgia with Kool Moe Dee, Rob Base, Biz Markie and Dr. Roxanne Shante at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, watch your back.

8/4, 11 PM Penelope Houston‘s recently revitalized, legendary first-wave punk band the Avengers play their first-ever Brooklyn show at the Bell House, $18 adv tix req., if this doesn’t sell out, something’s seriously wrong with this city

8/6, 9 PM the Thurston Moore band at Bowery Ballroom, $17 adv tix req

8/7, 8:30 PM recently resurgent 70s roots reggae vets Third World at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/9, 4 PM groovemistress/cellist/singer Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy at East River Park

8/11, 7:30 PM reggae lite and dancehall hits with Maxi Priest and Gyptian at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, watch your back

8/18, 5ish the king of the literate, surrealist downtown NYC rock anthem, Willie Nile in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

8/21, 9ish the Oliver Lake Big Band at Marcus Garvey Park

8/22, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with saxophonist Camille Thurman, drummer/bandleader/personality  Jeff “Tain” Watts and B3 organ groove legend Dr Lonnie Smith at Marcus Garvey Park

8/23, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with retro crooner Michael Mwenso, luminously lyrical pianist Myra Melford and pyrotechnic alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa‘s Parker tribute, Bird Calls at Tompkins Square Park

9/2, 7 PM this era’s state-of-the-art retro soul band, Lake Street Dive at Central Park Summerstage

New York City Live Music Calendar for April and May 2015

New May-June calendar (a work in progress) here. There’s a comprehensive, recently updated list of places where these shows are happening at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

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

Showing through May 17, Thurs-Mon, noon-6 PM, Stonemilker – the surround-sound virtual reality installation of Bjork’s atmospheric seaside work for strings – at PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave. in Long Island City, $10/$5 stud/srs or $5 with PS1 ticket from the previous two weeks.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. Upcoming concerts feature music of Beethoven, Stravinsky, Handel  and Bartok, sugg don $30 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

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

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

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

Mondays nights at 9 PM charismatic Romany singer Eva Salina and her amazing, psychedelic band play high-voltage dub-tinged jams on classic themes from across the Balkans at Sisters Brooklyn, 900 Fulton St. (Washington/Waverly), Ft Greene, C to Clinton-Washington, free

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

Mondays in April, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood.

Mondays at 10 PM there’s been quite a buzz about the weekly residency by torchy songbird Angela McCluskey and pianist Paul Cantelon – the brain trust of popular 90s act the Wild Colonials – at the third stage at the Rockwood, with a rotating cast of high-quality special guests. It’s expensive: $15 plus a $10 drink minimum very strictly enforced.

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

Tuesdays in April, 7 PM the Jack Grace Band play their boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic at Skinny Dennis. They’re also at Hill Country Brooklyn at 8 on 4/9.

Tuesdays in April, 7 PM Ninth House‘s hotshot lead guitarist Keith Otten plays his own tuneful, Britrock-influenced sounds at Isle of Skye, 488 Driggs Ave (btwn N9th/N10th St.) in Williamsburg

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

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

Three Tuesdays in May: 5/5, 5/12 and 5/19 at 8 PM tuneful, eclectic pastoral jazz crew Old Time Musketry at Bar Chord

Tuesdays in May, 9ish Laura Cantrell – arguably this era’s most compelling, magically clear-voiced female oldschool country artist – at Union Hall. A series of special guests including resonator blues guitar badass Mamie Minch and cult songwriter Franklin Bruno play opening slots, more info TK.

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

Wednesdays in April at 7 PM sardonically funny, oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band at Skinny Dennis

Wednesdays in May, 8 PM Tongues in Trees – vocalist Samita Sinha, drummer Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, and guitarist Grey McMurray from itsnotyouitsme at Barbes

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

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

Thursdays in May, 8 PM Amy Rigby plays Hifi Bar. Intense, rugged individualist with a plaintively balmy voice, bitingly literate lyrics, a tunefulness that spans from her Americana roots to Brill Building pop and new wave, and a longtime connection to this part of town. Not to be missed if great songs with an alienated streak are your thing. Ostensibly a solo residency but in reality probably involving a whole slew of special guests.

Fridays at 5 PM, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) play the balcony bar with a rotating cast of interesting special guests at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

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

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

Saturdays at 6 PM in May Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music and criminal underworld narratives from the 20s and 30s at Barbes

Every Saturday in April, 8 PM wild clarinet and alto sax powerhouse Greg Squared – probably best known as co-leader of the volcanic Balkan jamband Raya Brass Band – leads one of his many projects at Barbes. His webpage says “soulful expression, hard-driving chops.” OMFG – you have no idea.

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

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

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

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

Sundays in May, 5 PM smart purist oldtime blues/Americana duo resonator guitarist Zeke Healey with Karen Waltuch joined by various ensembles followed at 7 by ubiquitiously good Americana guitarist Jason Loughlin & the String Gliders at Barbes

Sundays in May at 9 – check the Barbes calendar to make sure -Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places like art-rock and post-Velvets noiserock. He’s also very popular: get there early.

Sundays at 9 PM in May charismatic, torchy, occasionally Lynchian jazz bassist/singer Kate Davis (of the Lady Bugs) with her combo at Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle, 35 E 76th St @ Madison Ave, bar seating is $15 per person, table seating $25 per person.

4/1, 7 PM balmy, sardonically individualistic vocal jazz stylist Dorian Devins and her trio at Flute Gramercy, 40 E 20th St. 4/13, 8:30 PM she’s at the Bar Next Door at 8:30 PM with Behn Gillece – vibraphone and Hans Glawischnig – bass. They’re also at Flute on 4/29

4/1, 7:30ish what a killer quadruplebill:, soaring, irresisitbly witty psychedelic/Americana songstress and Golden Palominos frontwoman Lianne Smith, blue-eyed soul songwriter/guitarist Don Piper, anthemic and politically astute 70s Britrock/art-rock maven Edward Rogers and Britfolk legend John Ford (ex-Strawbs) at Bowery Electric, $8

4/1, 7:30 PM Music for sextet by Long Island composers Jay Gach, Dana Richardson, Leonard Lehrman, Julie Mandel, Margaret Stoop and Jane Leslie performed by new music sextet Innovox at Lefrak Concert Hall at Queens College, Kissena Blvd. and the LIE, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, 7 train to the end of the line and then take the Main St. bus, free

4/1 multi-reedman Michael Blake leads a killer quartet with  Frank Kimbrough – piano; Ben Allison – bass; Rudy Royston – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

4/1, 8 PM El Imperio – intense, edgy, funky band who mash up Ethiopiques and latin styles- followed by psychedelic Ethiopiques purists Nikhil Yerawadekar & Low Mentality amd then brilliant psychedelic desert rock/cantorial art-rock band Sway Machinery at the Hive, 20 Cook St., Bushwick (Graham/Manhattan, just off Broadway, J/M to Flushing Ave) $10 sugg don

4/1, 8 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10

4/1, 9 PM surreal, Waits-influeuced, noirish, apocalyptic Americana guitar band Fellaheen at the Way Station

4/1, 9:30 PM wild, psychedelic Bay Area Romany/Middle Eastern/Balkan band Taraf de Locos – sort of the left coast version of Tribecastan – at Drom, $10. They’re at Silvana at 11 the following night, 4/2 for free.

4/2, 7:30 PM percussive postpunk band Xiu Xiu and Mantra Percussion premiere “Extinction Meditation,” their 4-movement piece about the impending environmental apocalypse due to begin around the year 2050 at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

4/2-5 Randy Weston‘s African Rhythms Quintet, featuring alto saxophonist TK Blue and veteran drummer Lewis Nash celebrate the iconic pianist/Africanist/composer’s 89th birthday, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30 ($35 on the weekend)

4/2, 7:30 PM up-and-coming chamber ensemble Face the Music play new works by Yonatan Rozin, Paris Lavidis and Michael Daugherty at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

4/2, 8 PM dark, charismatic, mischieviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes

4/2, 11 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Pete’s. No, he doesn’t own the place.

4/3, 6:30 PM the City & Horses play their catchy, upbeat, jangly retro 80s post new wave Britpop at Chelsea Market, 79 9th Ave. (15/16), free. They sound like they just stepped out of 1988.

4/3, 7 PM an amazing triplebill of clever, lyrically-fueled tunesmithing at Sidewalk: the increasingly darker, more Americana-oriented Linda Draper, sardonically funny Beatlesque/Costelloesque powerpop songwriter Walter Ego doing an all-piano show, after he’ll switch to bass to play in Mac McCarty‘s fiery folk noir band

4/3 8ish latin ska/reggae band Radio Armada, Lima’s fun, cross-pollinating chicha/reggae/dub crew La Inedita and intense charismatic danceable metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rockers Escarioka at Bowery Electric, $10

4/3, 8:30 PM trippy, noisy, hypnotically psychedelic three-guitar acid rock jamband Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura at Spectrum

4/3, 9 PM a good Spanish-tinged twinbill: Mar Salá plays her acoustic flamenco rock followed by  edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at Silvana

4/3, 9 PM powerhouse bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote play hot Afrobeat-tinged funk grooves at BAM Cafe

4/3, 10 PM Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustically Colombian and purist than most bands who play that stuff – at Barbes

4/3, 11:30 PM hypnotic, psychedelic dulcimer/bass/drums instrumentalists House of Waters at Unit J, 338 Moffat St, Bushwick, L to Wilson Ave, venue is just 2 blocks from the train.

4/4, 4 PM quirkily cinematic, psychedelic, family-friendly instrumentalists Songs for Unusual Creatures, followed at 8 by intense, eclectic original Balkan clarinet/violin/oud/percussion quartet Sherita and then at 10 by upbeat Sinaloa-style Mexican mariachi/ranchera brass group Banda de los Muertos for $10 at Barbes

4/4, 5 PM Argentine pianist Agustin Anievas plays Schubert and Chopin at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

4/4, 7:30 PM bewitchingly assaultive art-rock duo Naked Roots Conducive – violinist Natalia Steinbach and cellist Valerie Kuehne – play the record release show for their “performance opera” Sacred521, “which “explores the beauty and terror of personal disclosure and visceral catharsis in individual experience” at Dixon Place, $12 adv tix rec

4/4, 7:30 PM banjo virtuoso Jayme Stone’s historically rich, individualistic folk ensemble the Lomax Project at the Lincoln Center Atrium

4/4, 8 PM raga pianist Utsav Lal and carnatic singer Anurag Harsh at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $15 tix avail.

4/4, 8:30ish intense, smart, tuneful janglerock guitarist Jennifer O’Connor at Bowery Electric, $10

4/4, 9 PM the Brooklyn What‘s frontman Jamie Frey’s bday show at Freddy’s. No idea who’s on the bill but the bands are bound to be good.

4/4 9 PM ten-piece country/carnivalesque/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10

4/4 Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly four-band surf rock show at Otto’s begins at 9 with the Aquatudes, cinematic soundtrack instrumentalists/surf rockers the Tarantinos NYC playing the album release release show for their new one at 10, kick-ass original third-wavers Tsunami of Sound at 11 and the Jersey Shore’s explosive, deviously original, Dick Dale-influenced Black Flamingos sometime after midnight

4/4, 9 PM the self-explanatory, oldtimey Jug Addicts – who are a magnet for NYC’s top Americana talent and draw lots of special guests – at Skinny Dennis

4/4, 9 PM hypnotic, kinetic percussionist Alessandra Belloni‘s cross-pollinated Italian/Brazilian tarantella/samba drum-and-accordion group at Mehanata

4/4, 9:30ish playful, fun, eclectic oldtimey accordion/violin Americana/Romany/musette band the Wisterians at Moto in South Williamsburg

4/4, 9:30 PM acclaimed Turkish classical guitarist Sinan Ersahin at Bar Thalia adjacent to Symphony Space, free

4/4, 10 PM psychedelic latin folk grooves with Los Hacheros followed by the magically haunting, soaring all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache playing the album release show for their debut at Meridian 23, 161 @ 23rd St just east of 7th Ave.

4/5, 7 PM intense Middle Eastern/tango/Mediterranean jazz chanteuse Defne Sahin with an allstar band: Fabian Almazan (piano), Petros Klampanis (bass), Henry Cole (drums) and Keisuke Matsuno (guitar),at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

4/5, 8 PM a killer acoustic Americana house concert with the Hawkins Brothers (guitarists Jackson Lynch and Ernie Vega and fiery fiddler Chloe Swantner) and the raucously rustic Corn Potato String Band (Lindsay McCaw, Aaron Lewis, Ben Belcher), $5 at 169 Spencer St at Willoughby, Bed-Stuy, G to Myrtle-Willoughby (the G train IS RUNNING this weekend!)/

4/5, 8 PM the Brighton Beat bring their deliriously fun Afrobeat jams to Brooklyn Bowl, $8; free entry before 7 PM

4/6 7:30 PM – 100 years ago Claude Debussy began a project of six large-scale sonatas for “diverse instruments” but completed only three before his death in 1918. Three contemporary composers – Thomas Adès, Marc-Andre Dalbavie and Libby Larsen – completed those six final large-scale works; a stellar eleven-piece chamber ensemble plays them along with the three that Debussy himself finished, in a world premiere at Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

4/6, 7:30 PM James Austin Smith, oboe; Tessa Lark, violin; Max Mandel, viola; Edward Arron, cello; and Pedja Muzijevic, piano, play Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478, plus Luciano Berio’s Sequenza VII for oboe and John Cage pieces at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St., $20

4/6, 8 PM electric mandolinist Emmet Haltigan & intense, torchy southwestern gothic singer Julia Haltigan play a rare father-daughter duo show followed eventually at 10 by noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo and his trio at the small room at the Rockwood

4/7, 7 PM the Tarras Band – who play the repertoire of legendary hotshot klezmer clarinetist Dave Tarras – featuring Tarras’ ageless, charismatic former pianist Pete Sokolow plus an allstar band including Michael Winograd (clarinet,) Ben Holmes (trumpet), Jim Guttmann (bass) and Dave Licht (drums) at Barbes followed by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

4/7, 7 PM dubious segue, good edgy jazz twinbill: Jon Irabagon, Matt Bauder and Tomas Fujiwara rip paint off the walls followed by soprano saxophonist Jasmine Lovell-Smith‘s colorful, deftly cinematic chamber/pastoral jazz project Towering Poppies with Cat Toren – piano, Adam Hopkins – bass, Kate Gentile – drums at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

4/7, 7:30 PM Raphaël Sévère, clarinet; Paul Montag, piano; Paul Huang, violin play works by Brahms, Boulez, Picart, Stravinsky and Poulenc at Merkin Concert Hall, $10

4/7, 8:30 PM ferociously tuneful brass-and-guitar-fueled southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs at the Mercury, $10

4/7, 11ish catchy, sunny, kinetic janglepop band Kuroma at Baby’s All Right

4/8, 7 PM purist Memphis electric blues slide guitarist/singer Elizabeth Wise at Caffe Vivaldi

4/8, 7 PM a fundraiser for the survivors of the 2nd Ave. building explosion, acts TBA, food/drink specials, $5 cover, all proceeds to benefit those left homeless by the tragedy.

4/8, 7:30 PM jazz pianist Steven Prutsman plays his third-stream album Passengers all the way through at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St., $20

4/8, 8 PM oudist Brandon Terzic and his group Xalam – Pyeng Threadgill on vocals, Matt Kilmer on percussion, Tim Keiper on calabash, Matt Darriau on saxophone and kaval, Rufus Cappadocia on cello – play their Africanized take on Robert Johnson at Barbes

4/9, 7′:30 PM fun, lo-fi punk blues resonator guitarist/singer Breanna Barbara Arneson followed by edgy female-fronted funk band Eliza & the Organix – feat. swirly alto sax player Kristen Tivey – playing the ep release show for their new one at Rock Shop, $10

4/9. 8 PM a killer night of hide-and-seek jazz: brilliant composer and alto saxophonist Sarah Manning’s Underworld Alchemy with fellow altoist , Briggan Krauss: plus Simon Jermyn: bass, Andrew Drury: drums followed at 9:30 by bassist John Murchison’s group with Devin Gray: drums, David Robbins: baritone sax, Jesse Stacken: piano, Justin Wood: alto sax, Bryan Murray: tenor sax – playing Sun Ra tunes at the Firehouse Space, $10

4/9, 8 PM the NY Scandia Symphony celebrates the 150th anniversary of the births of  Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius at Symphony Space, $15 adv tix rec.

4/9, 8 PM two of the greatest singers in town on a killer twinbill: luminous, intense, enigmatic art-rock chanteuse/cellist/multi-instrumentalist Serena Jost followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

4/9, 9:30 PM coolly enigmatic original jazz/torch singer Dorian Devins and her first-rate combo at Bar Thalia adjacent to Symphony Space, free

4/9, 10 PM haunting Nashville gothic band Bobtown‘s intense guitarist and brilliant Americana songwriter Karen Dahlstrom does double duty, first in Americana jamband American String Conspiracy and then playing a solo set at Freddy’s

4/9. midnight ferocious reverb-driven noir garage rockers Twin Guns at the Gutter

4/10, 8 PM intense, celebrated Armenian-American oudist Ara Dinkjian plays from his new album of Armenian songs 1915-2015 Truth & Hope in commenoration of the 1915 holocaust there, backed by a string quartet plus the briliant Tamer Pinarbasi on qanun.at Alwan for the Arts, $20

4/10, 8 PM cult favorite Romany chanteuse (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl and her amazing band followed at 10 by funky, psychedelic Ethiopiques band Nikhil P. Yerawadekar and Low Mentality at Barbes

4/10, 8 PM anthemic, eclectic often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys and hard funk band Afroskull at Rock Shop, $10

4/10, 8 PM coy all-female Cuban group Cocomama meets the Hawaiian music of the Josh Kekoa Cho Trio: twinbill, then the two groups jam together, at Flushing Town Hall, $15/$10 stud

4/10, 8:30 PM cinematic tenor sax powerhouse and composer Bob Belden’s Animation play a pair of tributes to trumpeter Miles Davis: Miles from India and Miles Español: New Sketches From Spain, a polirically savvvy, noir-infused inspired by Birth of the Cool at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St. just east of the west side highway, $25

4/10, 8:30 PM Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 – followed by diverse, guitarishly brilliant rockabilly/C&W bandleader Monica Passin at the Parkside. Passin is also upstairs at 2A at 9 on 4/26.

4/10-11, 8:30 PM intense, Bartok and Can-influenced drummer/composer Sean Noonan leads a series of groups in two marathon nights at I-Beam. Night one opens with solo drums and storytelling followed by the  Brewed by Noon Afro-Celtic Trio with Alex Marcelo – piano; Peter Bitenc – bass and then the”avees Dance Trio featuring Brandon Seabrook – guitar and Jonathan Moritz – sax. The Saturday show also opens with solo drums followed by a trio set with Kirk Knuffke – cornet; Christof Knoche – bass clarinet and then the Afro-Celtic Trio

4/10, 9 PM Wildbone play their brooding, doomed acoustic blues/noir cabaret stuff followed by Eric Simons of intense gutter blues band Revel in Dimes at the Jalopy, $10. Revel in Dimes are at Bowery Electric on 4/20, time TBA

4/10, 9ish psychedelic original Nuyorican salsa band La Mecanica Popular at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, free

4/10, 9ish psychedelic funk jamband the Pimps of Joytime at Brooklyn Bowl, $15, followed by (separate $12 admission) Moon Hooch – two tenor saxes and drums playing the craziest funky grooves you could imagine with the intensity of a brass band and the catchiness and edge of punk rock – at around half past midnight

4/10, 11 PM hard-hitting female-fronted psychedelic guitar power trio Devi at the Dopeness, 422 2nd St., Jersey City, $10 byob

4/11, 2:30 PM Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble play Marcel Grandjany’s O Bien Aimee and Aria in Classic Style, Handel’s Harp Concerto with Grandjany’s cadenzas, Joseph Jongen’s Concerto a Cinque and Debussy’s Sonata for Viola, Flute and Harp.Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave, free, early arrival a must

4/11, 4 PM noiserock guitar monsters the Skull Practitioners – who put out last year’s best cassette, no contest – play a benefit for this year’s Punk Island festival at Grand Victory, $10

4/11, 5 PM Luiz de Moura Castro plays piano works by Villa-Lobos, Liszt, Chopin and Mendelssohn at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

4/11, 6 PM an amazing night at Barbes: Long Shadow, the new duo from Sherita‘s Greg Squared and Rima Fand, joined by intense Greek rembetiko band Astoriani – Rima Fand-violin, vocals; Matthew Fass-accordion; Matt Moran-percussion; Greg Squared-clarinets, vocals; Demetri Tashie-laouto- followed at 8 by the Toomai String Quartet with pyrotechnic accordionist Peter Stan & vibraphonist Matt Moran playing Romanian music .

4/11, 6 PM Adam Klipple‘s Organ Soul Explosion at 55 Bar

4/11, 8 PM the Latvian National Choir sing rarely heard works by Arvo Part, Vytautas Miskinis, Vaclovas Augustinas, Ugis Praulins, Jekabs Janchevskis, Gundega Smite, Raimonds Tiguls, Eriks Esenvalds,  Veljo Tormis and Eric Whitacre’s luminous Lux Aurumque at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St., $20

4/11, 8ish diverse, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys at Hometown BBQ in Red Hook

4/11, 8 PM high-voltage, eclectic acoustic-electric Americana band Spuyten Duyvil followed at 9 by catchy, anthemic 90s style alt-country band Miles to Dayton at the Jalopy, $10

4/11, 9 PM Trapper Schoepp – a Milwaukee minor-leaguer with some promise, in a growling, lyrical Jeffrey Foucault Americana vein – opens for noiserock/paisley underground/noir rock legend Steve Wynn at Bowery Ballroom, $20

4/11, 9ish the Mercenaries – semi-legendary New York rockers who are sort of the missing link between the Stones and the Replacements at Bowery Electric, $10 adv tix rec

4/11, 10:30 PM purist tenor saxophonist Virginia Mayhew leads her quartet at the Garage; she’s also here on 4/25.

4/12, 11 AM-ish accordion powerhouse Ismael Butera‘s Velvet Jubilee playplay Yiddish, Sephardic, Latin American & American music at Toloache, 205 Thompson St.

4/12, 2 (two) PM multistylistically interesting violinist/composer Concetta Abbate with her collaborator Josh Martin on woodwinds and electronics at Mayflower, 132 Greene Ave (cor Waverly & Greene), Ft. Greene

4/12, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play an all-Tchaikovsky program with the Festival Coronation March, the Violin Concerto with soloist Siwoo Kim, and Symphony No. 4 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow

4/12, 3 PM the Downtown Chamber Players perform a global Spanish-tinged program of composers including Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla, G.H. Rodriguez, Montsalvatge and de Falla at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk St, $15; $12.50 for students/seniors

4/12, 3 PM Sandbox Percussion premieres Robert Sirota’s Spindrift at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Park Slope (139 St. John’s Pl), sugg don.

4/12, 3 PM the Washington Square Winds play new and recent music by Paul Moravec, Alex Weiser and Doug Fisk at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St., $10

4/12, 4 PM Ustad Shafaat Khan performs Indian classical music, featuring sitar, surbuhar and tabla at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

4/12, 5 PM Jocie Adams’ sprightly, shiny pastoral pop band Arc Iris opens for one of the Shaggs – not a joke – at Baby’s All Right, $12

4/12, 6 PM noir guitar twangmeister Jim Campilongo and his trio at 55 Bar

4/12, 6 PM Cecile Broche, Francois Grillot, Stepanie Griffin, Jake Sokolov and Todd Capp: violin, bass, viola, cello and drums improvising at at Downtown Music Gallery

4/12, 7 PM jazz pianist/chanteuse Akiko Pavolka & House of Illusions with : vocals and piano; Guillermo Klein: Wurlitzer electric piano, vocals; Loren Stillman: alto sax; Nate Radley: guitar; Matt Pavolka: bass and Russ Meissner: drums followed at 9 by Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

4/12, 7:30 PM Makam NY plays haunting classical and traditional sounds from Turkey, Greece and elsewhere in the Middle East at Merkin Concert Hall, $30/$20 stud/srs

4/12, 8 PM dark, guitarishly intense punk blues band Penrose at the Cameo Gallery, $8

4/12, 9 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band followed by a rare solo show by charismatic ghoulabilly/retro rock monster Reid Paley upstairs at 2A

4/12, 10 PM obscenely hilarious, ferocious, surprisingly eclectic punk/powerpop band Custard Wally dedicate their set at Otto’s to Barry Manilow‘s recent gay marriage, LMAO

4/13, 6 PM the Osso String Quartet play a program TBA at the Fat Cat, $3

4/13, 7 PM the intense, occasionally Middle Eastern-tinged fifteen piece Eyal Vilner Big Band at the Garage

4/13, 8 PM tuneful purist powerpop/Laurel Canyon folk-rock/psych-pop duo George Usher & Lisa Burns followed by similarly catchy blue-eyed soul crooner/songwriter/guitarist Don Piper at Hifi Bar, free

4/13, 8 PM legendary 70s art-rock/hippie band Magma keep their own invented Kobaiian language alive at le Poisson Rouge, $30 adv tix req

4/13, 10 PM a blast from the past – longtime Sunday resident and purist Americana songwriter/crooner Matty Charles back on his old turf at Pete’s

4/13, 10 PM Americana songwriter Andrew Sovine – trucker song legend Red Sovine’s grandson – at Skinny Dennis

4/14, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, a quartet version of Ensemble Signal plays childhood-inspired works by Clemens Gadenstätter, Sean Griffin, Elliott Carter and Helmut Lachenmann at the Miller Theatre, free

4/14, 6 PM Roy Jennings and supporting soloists play rarely heard African-American art-songs at St. Paul’s Chapel uptown, 117th St and Amsterdam Ave

4/14, 7 PM nocturnal jazz chanteuse/pianist/uke player Gina Leishman with a killer band : Charlie Burnham – violin; Matt Muisteri – guitar and Greg Cohen – bass followed at 9 by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

4/14, 7 PM intense, edgily tuneful Texas tenor saxophonist Stan Killian leads his postbop quartet at 55 Bar. Similarly acerbic alto saxophonist David Binney leads his combo there later at 11.

4/14, 7:30 PM jazz bassist Brian Glassman’s brass-fueled Klezmer/Jazz Alliance at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St, $15

4/14-15 lyrical jazz guitaist Julian Lage leads his trio with  Scott Colley – bass, Eric Harland – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

4/14, 7:30 violinist Paul Huang, pianist Louis Schwizgebel and cellist Julian Schwarz play music of Maurice Ravel and César Franck, and Francis Poulenc at Zinc Bar, $25/15 stud/srs

4/14, 8 PM a rare twinbill with two of this era’s greatest conscious hip-hop lyricists, Talib Kweli and Immortal Technique at Highline Ballroom, $27 adv tix rec

4/14, 8 PM opening night of this year’s MATA Festival: the Curious Chamber Players perform new avant garde works from Finland, Bolivia, China, Sweden and the US by Tomi Räisänen, Todd Tarantino, Carlos Gutiérrez Quiroga, Wang Lu, Johan Svensson and Malin Bång at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/15, 7 PM Ali Akbar Moradi – Iranian-Kurdish tambour lute virtuoso, Bahar Movahed collaborator and master of the Yarsan (Iranian Kurdish Sufi) repertoire – at Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $25

4/15, 7:30 PM up-and-coming cellist Jay Campbell and  pianist Conor Hanick play works by Carter, Stravinsky, Brahms, and a New York premiere by David Fulmer at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

4/15, 7:30 PM winds/strings/guitar chamber group the Curious Chamber Players perform new and recent Nordic works by Simon Steen Andersen, Malin Bång, Bent Sørensen. Ida Lundén and Rei Munakata at Spectrum

4/15, 8 PM oudist/mandinka/kora player Kane Mathis plays music from North Africa on south at Barbes

4/15, 8:30 PM Trabajo play their trippy gamelanesque mashups followed by the mysterious Shraf and then keyboardist/oboeist Dave Kadden aka Invisible Circle with likely special guests playing his bright, distantly baroque-inflected ambient/minimalist instrumentals at Secret Project Robot, 389 Melrose St (Irving/Knickerbocker) in Bushwick, L to Morgan Ave., $6 admission or $12 for admission plus a record.

4/15, 8 PM pianist Mohammed Shams plays works by Mendelssohn, Ravel, E. Carter, Liszt, and Egyptian composer Gamal Abdel Rahim at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $25 tix avail

4/15, 8 PM night two of this year’s MATA Festival features singer Abigail Fischer, Melanie Aceto and Music for Lamps performing Nordic, Balkan and American avant garde works by Bjørn Erik Haugen, Jasna Velickovic, Mirela Ivicevic, Megan Grace Beugger and others at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/15, 8 PM bad segue, good show: psychedelic Afrobeat jamband Ikebe Shakedown followed by purist retro 60s garage rockers the Monophonics at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

4/15, 8:30ish irrepressible, historically informed songwriter Elisa Flynn takes a break from booking nights of murder ballads to play her own erudite, often haunting tunes at Troost

4/15,9 PM new wave icon, ageless powerpop belter/bandleader Martha Davis & the Motels at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix req.

4/15, 11 PM intense, inscrutable, wickedly literate janglerock tunesmith/crooner Ward White at Pete’s

4/15, 11 PM reliably tuneful and surprising bassist Linda Oh leads her intriguing, melodic quartet at 55 Bar with Greg Ward on sax, Fabian Almazan on Rhodes and Justin Brown on drums

4/16, 7 PM eclectic funk orchestra (and Melvin Van Peebles collaborators) Burnt Sugar playing material from their searingly funny Brer Rabbit-themed critique of gentrification at Drom, $15

4/16, 7:30 PM haunting Middle Eastern jazz trumpeter Amir El Saffar‘s Two Rivers Large Ensemble at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

4/16, 7:30 PM catchy, anthemic, socially aware Britrock tunesmith/crooner Edward Rogers – who absolutely slayed with his band at Rough Trade last month – opens for 70s art-rock cult figure Terry Reid at the Cutting Room, $20 adv tix avail.

4/16, 7:30 PM Cantata Profana performs “Dreams & Visions, a haunting musical nightscape of songs and string quartets. Apparitions drift from Webern’s nostalgic early romanticism to the writhing of Saariaho’s Tempest Songbook and the springtime of De Falla’s Psyché. The program opens with Berio’s ecstatic Sequenza III, sung by John Taylor Ward in a rare performance by male voice. The evening culminates in Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2, one of his most intriguing, expressive, and transfiguring works, featuring soprano Kristina Bachrach” at Symphony Space

4/16 8 PM brilliant western swing/jazz/southwestern gothic steel guitar player Raphael McGregor and band followed by sardonic, clever songwriter Dan Kilian‘s album release show (with dessert food) at Freddy’s

4/16, 8 PM night three of this year’s MATA Festival features the Momenta Quartet + Christa van Alstine, Carl Christian Bettendorf, Stuart Breczinski, Ian Rosenbaum, Matthew Weber performing avant garde works from Greece, Brazil, Iran and the US by Michalis Paraskakis, Daniel Moreira, Guy Barash, Alex Weiser, Eric Nathan and Idin Samimi Mofakham at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/16, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free

4/16, 8:30 PM Glenn Crytzer’s Savoy Seven – who play deliriously fun oldtime swing tunes that sounds like originals from eighty years ago even though they’re all originals – do the album release show for their period-perfect new one Uptown Jump at Swing 46, $15.

4/16, 8:30 PM tuneful saxophonist/composer Patrick Cornelius with Jared Gold on organ and Kyle Poole on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

4/16, 9 PM Daniel Levin- cello; Nate Wooley- trumpet; Matt Moran- vibraphone improvising at Spectrum, wow!

4/16, 9:30 PM moody acoustic soundtrack-style atmospherics with the Inner Banks at Union Hall, $10

4/17, 1 PM a rare quintet version of exhilarating klezmer/latin/cumbia jamband Metropolitan Klezmer at the Van Ness/Pelham Parkway library, 2147 Barnes Ave in the Bronx,; 4/23 at 5 PM they’re at the Riverdale Branch library, 5540 Mosholu Ave in the Bronx, both dates with songs in Yiddish & Russian sung by guest artist Yelena Shmulenson.

4/17, 7 PM haunting, tersely introspective pianist/singer Noa Fort – who mashes up moody Middle Eastern sounds, classical and jazz improvisation – at Pete’s

4/17, 7 PM the nonthly oldschool ska-punk series that the Knitting Factory used to hold for years and years has found a good home at Grand Victory. This month’s has the Beat Brigade, the Rudie Crew, Montreal’s the Beatdown and the Skarroneros, $10

4/17, 7 PM intriguing jazz quartet Old Time Musketry, who blend oldtimey swing, modern bucolic styles and darker, more challenging improvisational sounds at Brooklyn Conservatory, 58 7th Ave (Lincoln/St. John’s Pl), Park Slope, closest trains are the 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza

4/17, 7:30 dark chamber duo Soldier Kane, moody noir folk trio Hope For Agoldensummer and intense minor-key klzmer/groove/classical instrumentalists Barbez at Litttlefield, $12

4/17, 7:30 PM accordion wizard Sy Kushner’s Jewish Music Ensemble, w/Jeremy Brown and Marty Confurius at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

4/17, 7:30 PM songwriter Colombina Parra, Andean folk stars Illapu, and Chilean cumbia singer Ana Tijoux pay homage to firebrand Chilean chanteuse Violetta Parra at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University, 3 Spruce St. in the financial district, $30

4/17-18, 7:30/9:30 PM jazz piano titan Marc Cary indulges his funky Rhodes side with the album release show for his new one Rhodes Ahead at Ginny’s Supper Club, $20

4/17, 7:30 PM the Respect Sextet – Eli Asher (trumpet, toys), James Hirschfeld (trombone, jamespectronics, toys), Dan Loomis (bass), Josh Rutner (reeds, radio, toys), Red Wierenga (piano, keyboard, accordion, redspectronics) and Devin Gray (drums) – plays music by the likes of Roland Kirk, Sun Ra and more at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St., $15/$12 stud/srs

4/17, 7:30 the Fire Pink Trio play Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp plus vivid works by Adrienne Albert, Dan Locklair,, Manuel Moreno-Buendia, Sonny Burnette and Hilary Tann at tke DiMenna Center, 450 West 37th St., $25 . Their performance of this program last year in the Lincoln Center neighborhood was dreamy and gorgeous.

4/17, 7:30 PM former Dizzy Gillespie guitarist Ed Cherry with Kyle Koehler on organ and Chrsi Beck on drums at the Bar Next Door

4/17, 8 PM new arrangements of haunting old Armenian songs by flamenco guitarist Anna Garano with Armenian chanteuse Anais Alexandra Tekerian, plus clarinetist Kinan Azmeh at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs

add 4/17, 8 PM night one of the Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church in downtown Brooklyn kicks off with Jackson Lynch playing lues guitar, old time fiddle and banjo breakdowns; at 8:45 PM Horse Eyed Men doing “original disgruntled folk/country outer-space music”; at 9:30 PM legendary freak-folk pioneer Michael Hurley; 10:15 PM oldtime Americana maven Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, who may well be the most talented multi-instrumetalist in all of NYC; 11 PM Eubie Blake ragtime piano protege Terry Waldo’s Rum House Band ; 11:45 PM brooding, smartly lyrical oldtime Americana songwriter Feral Foster and his allstar Jalopy band , $25

4/17, 8 PM two generations of twisted, asaultively fun noiserock: Blind Idiot God and Insect Ark at St. Vitus Bar  $10

4/17, 8 PM pensive, intense newgrass fiddler April Verch and her trio at Subculture

4/17, 8 PM night four of this year’s MATA Festival features avant garde chamber ensemble Bearthoven, Amanda Schoofs and Du Yun playing works by Schoofs, Yun, David Alan Broome, Jonathan Nangle amd Adam de la Cour at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/17, 8ish rustically intense oldtime blues band Fife & Drom at Hometown BBQ in Red Hook

4/17, 9  PM the Bright Smoke (the French Exit’s Mia Wilson’s haunting, angst-ridden, atmospherically trippy new project) at at the Mercury, $10

4/17, 9 PM Joe Yoga – frontman of ferociously tuneful southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs plays his bday show followed at 11 by Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie and her phenomenal, ferocious band at Sidewalk

4/17. 9 PM the high-energy, oldtimey Dirty Waltz Project at Freddy’s.

4/17, 9 PM edgy Chilean psychedelic cumbia/hip-hop/reggaeton bandleader Ana Tijoux at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec. She’s at Rough Trade the following night, 4/18 at 11 for the same price.

4/17 9/10:30 PM fiery progressive jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson in a rare duo show with Vijay Iyer bassist Stefan Crump at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min. She’s back the following night as part of Tomas Fujiwara’s quintet playing their album release show.

4/17-26, 10 PM art-rock/chamber-pop pianist/songwriter Dane Terry performs his one-man theatre piece Bird in the House at LaMama, $10. Brightly neoromantic tunes laced with ragtime, Steven Foster minstrelsy and allusively creepy, childlike lyrics, like a slightly less grim Lee Feldman

4/18, 11 AM to 7 PM an all-day benefit for the survivors of the 2nd Ave. building collapse with many familiar and reliably excellent people: oldschool purist country songstress Laura Cantrell, the Dictators’ Handsome Dick Manitoba, and bass goddess Felice Rosser’s soul/groove band Faith are on at 5:30 at La Palapa, 77 St. Marks Pl, $25 cover, all proceeds to those left homeless by the disaster

4/18, 1:30 PM the daytime segment of day two of the Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church in downtown Brooklyn starts at 1:30 PM with the bluesy Wyndham Baird; 2:15 PM King Isto’s Tropical String Band playing awesomely fun, catchy Hawaiian slack-key guitar music; at 3 Ryan Spearman playing old and new banjo and fiddle music; 3:45 PM Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues playing Memphis Jug Band classics with an all-star cast; 4:30 PM string band duo Frank Fairfield and Zac Sokolow; 5:15 PM Appalachian/Cajun/country blues duo Suzy & Eric Thompson; 6 PM Tom Marion (of the Sweet Hollywians) with Frank Fairfield  doing polkas, waltzes and mazurkas and at 6:45 PM kick-ass Arkansas string band the Ozark Highballers, $20

4/18, 2 PM celebrated organist Delbert Disselhorst plays a program TBA at Grace Church, 802 Broadway north of 11th St., $20

4/18, 4 PM Robert McKay and Jennifer Rau star in a multimedia performance of “liberation imagery in the early American consciousness which comes to life through works by William Billings (1746 – 1800), Stephen Jenks (1772 – 1856), early spirituals and Shaker hymns performed with historical texts selected from abolitionist writings and slave and suffragette narratives, including selections from Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave” at the Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St. in the financial district, $35/$20 stud/srs

4/18, 6 PM an amazing night at Barbes: Long Shadow, the new duo from Sherita‘s Greg Squared and Rima Fand, followed by the pyrotechnic Balkan reedman’s equally intense jamband Ansambl Mastika

4/18, 7 PM a rare solo show by blue-eyed soul cult favorite Eli Paperboy Reed at Friends & Lovers in Bed-Stuy, $15

4/18, 7:30 PM the OSA and Hunter College Choirs perform the Faure Requiem at Our Saviour’s Atonement, 178 Bennett Avenue (one block west of Broadway at 189th St, free

4/18. 8 PM the nighttime portion of day two of the Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church in downtown Brooklyn is one of the best shows of the year. An amazing lineup that opens at 8 with M. Chad Levitt, St. Ann’s organist playing a program TBA and ends with iconic, ageless, infinitely soulful Armenian jazz composer/reedman Souren Baronian and his edgy combo at 11. In between there’s the Secret Museum of Mankind series’s Pat Conte at 8:30, country harmony crew the Cactus Blossoms at 9:15 and purist oldschool gospel deep-Brooklyn gospel band Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens at 10, $25

4/18, 8 PM intense, charismatic, grimly funny surrealist noir rocker Tom Warnick & World’s Fair at Otto’s

4/18. 8 PM virtuoso sitarist Iklaq Hussein Khan at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St., $30

4/18, 8 PM final night of this year’s MATA Festival features Talea Ensemble playing adventurous works by Anna Clyne and otheres at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/18, 8 PM David Bird “prepares an immersive live electronic score to the previously un-soundtracked 1999 horror film The Blair Witch Project, featuring contextual readings by Cole Hager, and a percussive performance of Jessie Marino’s “Ritual I :: Commitment :: BiiM” by Ellery Trafford.” at the Firehouse Space, $10

4/18, 8 PM repeating on 4/19, 4 PM violinist Mark Peskanov with Robert deMaine, cello and Ran Dank, piano play the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia; Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67; Schubert Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D. 898 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

4/18, 8:30 PM the Israeli Chamber Project play works by Debussy, Carter, Zohar Sharon, Ravel and Schumann, at Merkin Concert Hall, $20

4/18, 9  PM the powerhouse oldschool soul band the One and Nines – NJ’s counterpart to Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – at Lincoln Inn Bar & Grill, 13 Lincoln St. Jersey City

4/18 Australian sensation the Cat Empire – quirky, latin-and-ska-inflected and great fun organic stoner dance grooves – at the at Webster Hall, 9 PM $25

4/18, 9ish fun, stonping, oldschool retro 60s Boston garage rock revivalists Muck & the Mires at Bowery Electric, $10

4/18, 9:30 PM Wendy Griffiths’ intense, lyrically brilliant , quirky two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at Fifth Estate bar in Park Slope, $10

4/18, 10 PM brilliantly lyrical, politically fearless, guitarishly excellent Americana songwriter James McMurtry at Bowery Ballroom, $20

4/18, 11 PM moody noir folk trio Hope For Agoldensummer at Pete’s

4/18 one of the year’s best rock doublebills: scorchingly lyrical, politically-fueled two-guitar anthemic punk/circus rock band the Brooklyn What followed by the similarly lyrically-driven, savagely political, hard-hitting Alabama populist rockers Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires at the Knitting Factory

4/19, 4 PM new works by Tokyo- and NYC-based composers performed by Thomas Piercy on clairnet/bassclarinet and hichiriki and with pianist Taka Kigawa, bassist Pablo Aslan and Shakuhachi player James Nyoraku Schlefer: premieres by Fernando Otero, Gilbert Galindo, Nina Siniakova plus works by Jun Nagao, Hifumi Shimoya, Paul Yeon Lee, David Loeb, Joshua Banks Mailman, Yoshihiko Banno, Tomo Hirayama, Miyuki Ito, Chatori Shimizu, Tomoko Uzawa, and Atsushi Yoshinaka at the Tenri Institute, 43 W 13th St

4/19, 4 PM Scott Ballantyne, cello, and Hiroko Sasaki, piano, perform sonatas by Kodaly, Debussy, and Brahms at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

4/19, 5 PM Bas Duo – classical guitarist Peter Press and flutist Elyse Knobloch – at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow.

4/19, 8 PM guitarist Tom Csatari – whose new big band album is rapturously good and tuneful – with a smaller group, followed eventually at 10 by chirpy guitarist/singer Renata Zeiguer’s catchy, jangly, psych-pop project Cantina at Union Pool, $8

4/19, 9 PM eclectic chanteuse Mavis Swan Poole’s oldschool psychedelic soul/funk band Soul Understated at BAM Cafe

4/20, 7:30 PM pianist Paul Barnes performs a Lukas Floyd world premiere plus new works by Jason Bahr and Zack Stanton followed by the festival debut of Miho Hazama’s m_unit jazz ensemble joined by saxophonist Steve Wilson playing world premieres by Hazama, Scott Ninmer and Chris Reza at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix req.

4/20, 10 PM this era’s default 4/20 party band, roots reggae vets John Brown’s Body at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

4/21, 7 PM Kotorino cellist Patricia Santos plays her own intriguing, catchy, terse songs at the Dead Poet , 450 Amsterdam Ave (81/82), free

4/21, 7:30 PM the New York Composers Circle chamber ensemble plays the world premieres of Susan J. Fischer’s Intermezzo, for oboe, violin, cello, and piano; Peri Mauer’s Journey, for oboe; Gayther Myers’s The Workday, for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and piano; Max Giteck Duykers’s Dark Body, for flute, violin, cello, and piano; David Picton’s Turning Leaves for Sandy, for oboe and guitar; Eugene Marlow’s Trois Chansons pour une Poetesse, for flute and alto flute; and Richard Brooks’s Into the Twilight, for flute, bassoon, violin, viola and piano plus Orlando Legname’s Vortici D’etere, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, in its New York premiere at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $20 sugg don

4/21-25, 8/10:30 PM elegant, tuneful third-stream pianist Michel Camilo‘s 3+3 (piano trio plus horns) at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

4/22, 7 PM Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands’ virtuoso fiddling traditions represented by Olav Luksengård Mjelva, Anders Hall and Kevin Henderson at Symphony Space, $30

4/22-26 the Vijay Iyer Trio play their cutting-edge piano jazz sounds, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard,  $25

4/22, 8 PM good twinbill: jaunty chamber pop band the Spring Standards followed by intense, piano-based, Aimee Mann-style literate chamber pop group Elizabeth & the Catapult at the Mercury, $12

4/22, 8 PM the New Orleans’ eclectic, funky stoner brass band the Dirty Bourbon River Show at Brooklyn Bowl

4/22, 9 PM Plates of Cake, who mash up 70s stadium bombast, early Pixies snarl and bite and a late 80s/early 90s retro glam vibe – followed by groovealicious Philly psychedelic soul band Needle Points at Arlene’s, $8

4/23, 7 PM high-voltage Puerto Rican pre-salsa revivalists Plena Libre at the Hostos Center for the Arts, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th St., $20/$10 stud

4/23, 7:30 PM the JACK Quartet play Missy Mazzoli’s Death Valley Junction and John Zorn’s The Alchemist plus works by Caroline Shaw, Jason Eckardt and Crawford Seeger at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

4/23, 7:30 PM otherworldly all-female choral quartet Anonymous 4 – on their final tour with Americana music maven Bruce Molsky – at the great hall at Cooper Union, $25 gen adm

4/23, 8 PM Ensemble Signal with Lauren Radnofsky, cello and Adrián Sandí, clarinet play an Anna Clyne retrospective at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail.

4/23, 8 PM cellist Alisa Weilerstein with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Pablo Heras-Casado playing Shostakovich’s riveting Cello Concerto No. 2 at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall

4/23, 11 PM awesome Ethiopiques band Lions at the small room at the Rockwood. 4/30 they’re at Barbes at 10

4/24, 7:30 PM charmingly jaunty French jazz chanteuse Cyrille Aimee and band at the Lynch Theatre at John Jay College, 524 W 59th St. (10/11), free

4/24 intense, fearless Romany/Balkan chaunteuse Eva Salina with pyrotechnic accordionist Peter Stan and cimbalom legend Marius Mihalache at Hungarian House, 213 E 82nd St.

4/24, 8 PM Willie & the Wolves – who play killer oldschool soul, funk and latin grooves that sounds like classics from the 60s but are originals, with the powerhouse Anne DeAcetis on lead vocals – doing the album release show for their excellent new one at Paddy Reilly’s, 519 2nd Ave

4/24, 10 PM soulpunk/psychedelic band Clear Plastic Masks and acoustic populist Alynda Lee Segarra aka Hurray for the Riff Raff at Bowery Ballroom are SOLD OUT – good for them.

4/24 the queen of otherworldly, exhilarating Romany ballads, Esma Redžepova at le Poisson Rouge

4/25, 4-11 PM Wall to Wall Johnny Cash – seven hours of songs by the Man in  Black – at Symphony Space, free, with Alison Brown (banjo), Sierra Hull (mandolin), Mike Barnett (fiddle), and Trey Hensley (guitar), and a whole slew of Jalopy/NYC heavyweight talent including Bruce Molsky, Mamie Minch, Marika Hughes, Janine Nichols, Nation Beat and many others

4/25, 7 PM Hilka – the otherworldly side project from Shelley Thomas and Willa Roberts of Black Sea Hotel – singing rare Ukrainian and Belorussian songs once common to the Chernobyl region – at the Ukrainian Museum, 222 E 6th St

4/25, 7 PM torchy, intense, dramatically soaring pianist/songwriter Elaine Romanelli at the third room at the Rockwood, $10

4/25, 8 PM irrepressible chamber music ensemble the International Street Cannibals hold their second annual boxing-themed concert at Gleason’s Gym, 7 Front St, Dumbo,  $20/$15 stud/srs//$10 for under 17 at door. “10- to 15-minute sets of 3- to 4-minute chamber works alternate with 8-minute bouts of boxing, three rounds each. 60-second thematic musical interludes performed in between the teen pugilists’ rounds. Performances take place in the three main rings of the gym, contributing to a theater-in-the-round effect, with the audience progressing from one ring to another. Music by Bach, Mozart, Dan Barrett, Evin Fein and others.”

4/25, 8:30 PM the NY Virtuoso Singers perform works by Luigi Dallapiccola (a premiere), Elliott Carter, Thea Musgrave, George Perle, Hugo Weisgall, Karol Rathaus, Joel Mandelbaum, Leo Kraft, Allen Brings, Edward Smaldone, Bruce Saylor and David Schober at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

4/26, 3 PM the Australian Chamber Orchestra play works by Haydn, Mozart, Prokofiev and a world premiere by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

4/26, 7 PM the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music, Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto (featuring Chulho Kim) and a world premiere by Paul Joseph at Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd. (at Holly Ave.), Flushing, 7 train to Main St. (the last stop), transfer to the Q27 bus, sugg. don.

4/26 cellist/composer Erik Friedlander plays haunting, shapeshifting new pieces from his latest solo album, mixing up the baroque and the Middle East at Dixon Place

4/26 garage/powerpop allstar band the Split Squad, ageless garage rock legends the Fleshtones and iconic ex-Dead Boys and Rocket from the Tombs guitarist Cheetah Chrome at Bowery Electric

4/27, 7:30 PM the Miró Quartet perform Schubert’s Quartet in G Major at Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

4/27, 8 PM edgy, funky Israeli Ethiopiques/Afrobeat/soul singer Ester Rada and band at SOB’s, $16 adv tix rec

4/28, 5 PM pianist Rosa Torres Pardo plays an all-Iberian program including works by Soler-Scarlatti, Albeniz, de Falla at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

4/28, 7 PM haunting, otherworldly three-woman Bulgarian choir Black Sea Hotel – who do fascinating original arrangements of ancient Baltic tunes – at Pete’s

4/28 eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leads his big band, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

4/28, 7:30 PM Jewish folksong maven Susan Leviton and band at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15.

4/28, 8 PM S.E.M. Ensemble with Ostravská Banda and Roscoe Mitchell, Thomas Buckner and George Lewis celebrate fifty years of the AACM with music by Lewis, Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, Christian Wolff and others at Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd St, between 1st an 2nd Ave, sugg. don. The following night 4/29 at 8 features a jam between Muhal Richard Abrams, Mitchell and Lewis plus the SEM Orchestra playing Mitchell and Abrams pieces.

4/28, 9:30ish sprawling gospel-rock orchestra Jesus on the Mainline – featuring spectacular frontwoman Mel Flannery – at the at Brooklyn Bowl, $10

4/29 tuneful latin jazz pianist Manuel Valera leads his trio with Hans Glawischnig – bass and EJ Strickland – drums playing the album release show for his new one, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

4/30, 8 PM Guinean Fula flute sounds with Bailo Bah & Sylvain Leroux followed by fiery Mauritanian pschedelic/desert rock bandleader/chanteuse Noura Mint Seymali at Roulette

4/30, 8ish edgy gutter blues band Jane Lee Hooker followed at around 10 by the Bluebonnets with the Go Go’s Kathy Valentine (not only a superior bassist but a ferociously sizzling lead guitarist), $10 gen adm

4/30, 8 PM indie classical chambe group Cadillac Moon Ensemble play new works and premieres by Viet Cuong, Peyman Farzinpour, Kyle Tieman, Ryan Francis, Caleb Burhans and Osnat Netzer at South Oxford Space, 138 S. Oxford St in Ft. Greene, $15/$10 stud/srs

4/30, 8 PM devious oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s

5/1, 8 PM Pakistan’s Farid Ayaz, Abu Muhammad & Brothers Qawwali at Roulette

5/1, 8 PM the Warbling Plebs -Brian Dolphin – guitar; Ali Dineen – accordion & washboard; Sam Harmet – banjolin & clarinet; Quince Marcum – percussion, bass, baritone horn – sing revolutionary anthems from across the centuries to celebrate May Day at Barbes

5/1, 8:30 PM female-fronted postpunk icons the Bush Tetras – of Too Many Creeps fame – at le Poisson Rouge

5/1, 9 PM ten-piece country/carnivalesque/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10

5/2, 8 PM an all-star ensemble; oudists Alfonso Mugaburo Cid, Zafer Tawil and Taoufiq Ben Amor, singer Bárbara Martínez, guitarist Arturo Martínez and percussionist Ramzi Eledlebi play ancient Andalucian Arabic flamenco music at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud

5/2, 8 PM intense 30–member all-male choir A Conspiracy of Beards sing from their vast repertoire of imaginatively orchestrated Leonard Cohen songs at Littlefield, $10

5/2, 8 PM entrancing Moroccan sintir virftuoso Hassan Hakmoun – the James Brown of gnawa – with his band at Roulette

5/2, 9  PM the Baseball Project – jangly, wickedly literate, historically informed baseball-themed supergroup fronted by Steve Wynn with Peter Buck and Mike Mills from REM and others – at Rough Trade, $20 gen adm

5/2, 10 PM Mexican ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

5/2, 10 PM a benefit concert for SaveNYC – the small business advocacy organization fighting to keep independently owned and operated businesses from being forced out by astronomical rent hikes and replaced by bland corporate chain stores – at Arlene’s, performers TBA, a good cause and reputedly some first class acts involved

5/3, 4:30 PM lustrous, up-and-coming latin-influenced jazz chanteuse Marianne Solivan leads a big band at Smalls

5/3, 8 PM avant jazz grooves with Ned Rothenberg & Glen Velez followed by a rare global throat-singing twinbilll with Alash and Huun-Huur-Tu, the Throat-Singers of Tuva at Roulette

5/3, 8 PM a blast from the East Village past: the Surreal McCoys followed by ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene at Fat Baby on Rivington St. just west of Essex, $tba

5/3, 8 PM catchy oldtimey all-female string band the Calamity Janes followed at 9 by bluegrass group the Darke County Steam Threshers at the Jalopy, $10

5/4, 9:30 PM El Combo Chimbita play psychedelic, dubwise, horn-driven cumbia and party grooves at Barbes

5/5, 7:30 PM powerful violinist and klezmer bandleader Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15.

5/7, 8 PM Argentine circus rock sensations Violentango at Shrine

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

5/7, 9 PM mysterious, purist surf rockers the Tiki Brothers at Hank’s

5/8, 8 PM Tin Hat accordionist Rob Reich plays the album release show for his new album Shadowbox with a killer band followed at 10 by the psychedelic funk band the People’s Champs at Barbes

5/8, 8 PM a sax trio version of Bonnie Kane’s intense Fire Maidens From Outer Space followed by improvisers the Jack Wright Quartet: Jack Wright: saxophones, Zach Darrup: guitar, Joe Hertenstein: drums, Ollie Brice – bass and then a Steve Dalachinsky spoken-word performance at the Firehouse Space, $10

5/8, 10 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Hank’s

5/8, 10 PM Thunda Vida play roots reggae and dub at Shrine

5/9, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet – Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) – followed by Que Vlo-Ve playing classic Greek hash smoking music and criminal underworld narratives from the 20s and 30s at 6 and then eventually at 10 the even more haunting, slinky, female-fronted noir bolero and desert/tropical rock band Las Rubias Del Norte at Barbes

5/9, 5 PM pianist Josep Colom plays “a dialogue between Mozart and Chopin” at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

5/11 drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, the Daedalus Quartet with pianist Benjamin Hochman play Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s haunting, Shostakovian 1944 Piano Quintet at the Miller Theatre, free

5/11, 7:30 PM Kate Soper, soprano; Gelsey Bell, soprano; Brett Umlauf, soprano;  Erin Lesser, flutes;  Ian Antonio, percussion;  Joshua Modney, violin perform works by Soper, Guillaume de Machaut and Hildegard von Bingen at Advent/ Broadway Church,2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

5/11, 9:30 PM Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustic and purist than most bands who play that stuff –at Barbes

5/12, 8 PM indie classical icons the Kronos Quartet and their younger NYC counterparts Hotel Elefant play the world premiere of composer Mary Kouyhoumdjian’s Silent Cranes suite commemorating the 100th anniversary of the genocide in Armenia at Roulette, $20

5/14, half past noon organist Angela Kraft Cross plays at Central Synagogue, Lex/53rd, free

5/14, 7:30 PM edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura followed by fiery, hard-rocking Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart playing the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

5/14, 7:30 PM James Lovell and his rustic Caribbean Garifuna Drum Band play a cross-pollinated collaboration with Cape Breton singers at Meridian 23 on 23rd St. east of 7th Ave.

5/14, 9 PM cleverly lyrical, darkly funny Nashville gothic rock with Maynard & the Musties at Hank’s

5/14, 10 PM the plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing of Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

5/15, 7:30 PM oudist-and-guitar duo Erdal Akkaya & Jeronimo Maya play spiky tunes “from Andalusia to Anatolia” at Drom, $15

5/15, 10 PM this era’s greatest cinematic noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

5/16, 4 PM female-fronted New York drum ensembles: the 2nd Spirit of Aña and tarentella sorceress Alessandra Belloni and the Daughters of Cybele at the BMHC Lab,1303 Louis Niné Blvd in the Bronx.

5/16, 7 PM soaring, austerely majestic haunting Turkish choral group the New York Ataturk Chorus at Drom, $20 followed at 9 by the eclectic, Balkan/latin/funk brass stylings of the Underground Horns ($10 separate adm)

5/16, 8 PM the band that put Haitian psychedelic funk on the map in the 90s, Boukman Eksperyans at Roulette, $25

5/16, 8 PM innovative choral ensemble Cantori NY sing the world premiere of Pedro Páramo by Colombian-American composer Alba Pote plus Where the Willows Meet by Niels Rosing-Schow at the church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St $25/$20 srs/$5 stud

5/16, 8 PM works by Robert Sierra, Chopin, Monsalvatge, Sierra, Villa-Lobos performed by Harolyn Blackwell, soprano with the Split Second Piano Ensemble – Roberto Hidalgo and Marc Peloquin at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th St, $20

5/16, 9 PM legendary Hoboken proto-dreampop jangleband the Feelies at the Bell House, $25 gen adm, adv tix rec, this might sell out

5/16, 10 PM Supermambo – vibraphonist Felipe Fournier‘s tribute to Tito Puente, who got his start on that instrument – at Barbes

5/17, 7:30 PM pyrotechnic Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato – who adds a jazzy, otherworldly, sometimes Balkan edge to flamenco tunes – at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

5/17 bouncy Afrobeat orchestra Emefe at Baby’s All Right

5/19, 7 PM Susan Mandel, cello and Mikael Darmanie, piano play a program TBA followed by ssp at Barbes

5/19 a new big band jazz summit to rival anything majestic and epic staged in NYC this year: the Nathan Parker Smith Ensemble + JC Sanford Orchestra + Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, wow!

5/20, 7 PM violinist Meg Okura and the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble at Mariners’ Temple Baptist Church, 3 Henry St. on the LES, F to East Broadway, $25/$15 stud/srs

5/21, 8 PM Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics at Barbes

5/21, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free.

5/22-23, 8 PM a six-pianist ensemble – Taka Kigawa, Jenny Lin, Laura Barger, Tania Tachova, Joseph Kubera and Ning Yu – play the world premiere of John King‘s expansive Piano Vectors at the equally spacious Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, L to Jefferson St, $10, “Imagine the 6 pianists traveling through space and time, each at their own rate, compressing or stretching time in randomized and improvised ways.”

5/22, 9 PM a big jazzy twinbill: Dennis Lichtman’s western swing band Brain Cloud followed by oldtimey swing archive raiders/obscure treasure revivalists the Ghost Train Orchestra both playing the album release shows for their new ones at the Jalopy, $10 adv tix available at the venue

5/22, 10 PM roots reggae group Royal Khaoz at Shrine

5/23, 1:30 PM lushly kinetic, eclectic, viola-driven Russian Romany/tango/cinematic instrumentalists Ljova & the Kontraband at the Queens Library in Flushing, 41-17 Main St, free

5/23, 6 PM a killer triplebill at Barbes: Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music and criminal underworld narratives from the 20s and 30s followed at 8 by pianist Alejandro Zuleta and band, who reinvent cumbia classics with a jazz and classical tinge, and then at 10 cumbia dance group Chia’s Dance Party

5/23, 8 PM Marta Hernández (aka Mar Salá) plays her acoustic flamenco rock at Shrine

5/25, 9:30 PM Colombian bandleader Carolina Oliveros leads her group Bulla En El Barrio playing obscure cumbia and party classics at Barbes

5/26, 9 PM a rare duo show with Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 – with her sizzling guitarslinger pal Homeboy Steve Antonakos at Silvana

5/28, 7:30 PM an auspicious collaboration between two fiery, gamelanesque percussionists: Electric Junkyard Gamelan’s Terry Dame and Sexmob‘s Kenny Wollesen at Barbes

5/28, 9 PM someday people will say this stuff was classic: wry, entertaining late 90s stye urban country with Uncle Leon‘s Honkytonk Relapse at Hank’s

5/29, 7 PM anthemic, kinetic, mathrock-inclined cello band Break of Reality at Highline Ballroom, $22 adv tix rec

5/29, 7:30 PM fiery postbop alto saxophonist/composer Hailey Niswanger plays the album release show for her new one PDX Jazz at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

5/29, 8 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band followed by the even more oldschool (i.e. 1930s-50s) C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts at Barbes

5/29, 8 PM the Funky Dawgz Brass Band play New Orleans second-line grooves at Shrine

5/30, 5 PM pianist Jeffrey Siegel plays Bach, Beethoven, Paderewski, Gershwin at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

5/30, 8 PM Syrian pianist Riyad Nicolas plays works by Chopin and Dia Al Succari at Alwan for the Arts in the financial district, $20/$15 stud/srs

5/30, 10 PM Random Test play oldschool roots reggae at Shrine

5/31, 8 PM the oldschool Country Provisions Band play the album release show for their new one at the Jalopy, $10

6/2, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble with violinist Caroline Shaw play an all-Timo Andres program at the Miller Theatre, free

6/3, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6: Vicky Chow, piano; Jennifer Choi, violin; Michael Nicolas, cello play John Zorn trios at the Miller Theatre, free

6/4-7. 7 PM with a 2 PM matinee on 6/7, drummer Eve Sicular and her exhilaring, multistylistic band Metropolitan Klezmer perform her ever-more-relevant, musically rich musical theatre piece J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files at Here, west of 6th Ave. past the park just south of Spring St.,, $25/20 stud/srs

6/4, 9 PM the postpunk band that invented the genre, Wire at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

6/5, 9;30 PM ageless, corrosively lyrical glamrock icon Ian Hunter at the Bell House, $30 adv tix req

6/6, 9ish a gathering of freedom fighters against gentrification with music by hilarious faux-French rockers les Sans Culottes and ska vets the Rocksteady 7 at Hank’s

6/7-8, 9 PM southwestern gothic/desert psychedelia cult heroes Calexico at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

6/16, 9:30 PM a lush, intense album release show by chanteuse Chris McNulty and her all-star chamber jazz band – pianist John Di Martino, guitarist Paul Bollenback, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, drummer Matt Wilson – at 54 Below, 254 W 54th St, $25

6/18, 7 PM the release concert for klezmer/Ukrainian music mavens Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty‘s new album Night Songs from a Neighboring Village at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, $15/$10 stud/srs

6/20, 5 PM pianist Enrique Graf plays music from Uruguay and Russia at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

6/20, 8 PM long-rnnning, perennially tuneful janglerockers/powerpopsters Bubble followed eventually at 10 PM legendary/obscure 90s GBV-style dreampop band the Pineapples making a rare reunion appearance at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv ti rec

7/11 the New Pornographers at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/4, 10ish Penelope Houston‘s recently revitalized, legendary first-wave punk band the Avengers play their first-ever Brooklyn show at the Bell House, $18 adv tix req., if this doesn’t sell out, something’s seriously wrong with this city

New York City Live Music Calendar for March and April 2015

The new April/May calendar, constantly updated, is here.

There’s a comprehensive, recently updated list of places where these shows are happening at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. Upcoming concerts feature music of Beethoven, Stravinsky, Handel  and Bartok, sugg don $30 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location, next salons are 3/26 at 7 and 3/29 at 4 PM.

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

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

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

Mondays nights at 9 PM charismatic Romany singer Eva Salina and her amazing, psychedelic band play high-voltage dub-tinged jams on classic themes from across the Balkans at Sisters Brooklyn, 900 Fulton St. (Washington/Waverly), Ft Greene, C to Clinton-Washington, free

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

Mondays in March, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood. Now you can go see him since the Living Room, that hellhole where he used to rehearse on Monday nights, is closed forever!

Mondays at 10 PM there’s been quite a buzz about the weekly residency by torchy songbird Angela McCluskey and pianist Paul Cantelon – the brain trust of popular 90s act the Wild Colonials – at the third stage at the Rockwood, with a rotating cast of high-quality special guests. It’s expensive: $15 plus a $10 drink minimum very strictly enforced.

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

Tuesdays in March, 7 PM Ninth House‘s hotshot lead guitarist Keith Otten plays his own tuneful, Britrock-influenced sounds at Isle of Skye, 488 Driggs Ave (btwn N9th/N10th St.) in Williamsburg

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

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

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

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

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

Fridays at 5 PM, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) play the balcony bar with a rotating cast of interesting special guests at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

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

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

Saturdays in March at 6 PM dark, carnivalesque, urbane Romany song maven (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl with special guests from throughout the Romany community at Barbes

Every Saturday in April, 8 PM wild clarinet and alto sax powerhouse Greg Squared – probably best known as co-leader of the volcanic Balkan jamband Raya Brass Band – leads one of his many projects at Barbes. His webpage says “soulful expression, hard-driving chops.” OMFG – you have no idea.

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

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

Sundays at 4 PM in March the high-energy, harmony-and-strings-fueled oldtimey Dirty Waltz Project plays Barbes followed at 5 PM by virtuoso cinematic psychedelic/western swing steel guitar player Raphael McGregor, who can do southern boogie, Bob Wills, creepy desert rock grooves, or sounds that run a lot further outside.

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

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

Sundays in March at 9 – check the Barbes calendar to make sure -Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places like art-rock and post-Velvets noiserock. He’s also very popular: get there early.

3/1, 1 PM intense, boisterously fun clarinet and violin-fueled klezmer group Litvakus – who specialize in rare songs from Belarus -at JCH in Bensonhurst, 7802 Bay Pkwy., Brooklyn, D to Bay Parkway, walk 8 blocks.

3/1, 3 PM Ann Kim, violin; Benjamin Larsen, cello; Juliana Han, piano; Ian Rosenbaum, percussion play a Mozart Violin Sonata, then Golijov’s “Mariel”, before moving on to Sirota’s Cello Sonata, and wrap up with Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E flat, Opus 70 no. 2.at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Park Slope, 139 St. John’s Place at 7th Ave., any train to Grand Army Plaza and walk downhill

3/1, 7 PM socially aware, oldtimey-flavored Americana band 2/3 Goat at the big room at the Rockwood

3/1, 9:30 PM Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) perform Mozart and Haydn on period instruments at Littlefield, $10

3/2, 6:30 PM noir chanteuse and Reid Paley collaborator Peg Simone followed by powerpop icons George Usher & Lisa Burns at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

3/2, 7 PM author Evan Rapport discusses his new book Greeted with Smiles: Bukharian Jewish Music & Musicians in New York followed by a performance by the haunting, otherworldly Ezro Malakov Maqom Ensemble at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, free but rsvp reqd

3/2, 8 PM the NYC premiere of Duo Cracow: Jan Kalinowski (cello) and Marek Szlezer (piano) celebrating Chopin’s 250th birthday at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, free tickets available at the box office which opens at 7 PM, limit 4 per person

3/3, 6 PM celebrate World Musc Freedom Day with performances dedicated to Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Mohamedou Ould Slahi.  Singer Jill Burton teams up with pianist Gordon Beeferman and guitarist Chris Cochrane, plus jams by violinist Sara Walraf and pianist Liz Kosack, and a screening from the forthcoming documentary They Will Have to Kill Us: Malian Music in Exile at Spectrum, $15

3/3, 7:30 PM high-voltage string-fueled klezmer dance tunes with the Klez Dispensers‘ Amy Zakar’s Fidl Kapelye at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St, $15

3/3, 8 PM clarinetist/singer/composer Dave Ruder presents The Gentleman Rests, for five vocalists and five instrumentalists, contemplating the infamous events of the joint session of Congress on January 6th, 2001 which rubberstamped the “election” of George W. Bush as President after the Supreme Court-approved coup d’etat, at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

3/3, 8 PM American Modern Ensemble with powerhouse pianists Stephen Gosling and Blair McMillen play music of Amanda Harberg, Robert Paterson and Frederic Rzewski, by Margaret Brouwer, George Crumb and Laura Kaminsky.at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

3/3-8, 8/10 PM incisive soprano saxophonist Phillip Johnston plays a stand at the Stone with a whole slew of groups, $15. Also see below for his perennially fun swing band the Microscopic Septet‘s upcoming shows

3/3, 10 PM the NYU Jazz Orchestra plays a program tba followed at 11 by the NYU World Music Ensemble directed by Brad Shepik at Drom, free

3/3, midnight, careeningly noisy, occasionally Middle Eastern and African-influenced guitar instrumentalist Yonatan Gat at Union Pool, $10

3/4, 7 PM (early arrival advised) a rare (first-ever?) solo acoustic performance by Steel Pulse’s David Hinds plus a Q&A with Gary “Dr. Dread” Himmelfarb, well-known and well-connected 90s reggae producer reading from his memoir The Half That’s Never Been Told at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free

3/4-6, 8 PM catchy reverbtoned janglerockers the Growlers at Baby’s All Right, $20. Be aware that the Saturday, 3/7 show is sold out

3/4, 8 PM auspicious new avant garde ensemble the RAM Players, with clarinetist Thomas Piercy, violinist Karen Kim, violist Robert Meyer and cellist Kate Dillingham play works by Guy Barash, David Fetherolf, Gilbert Galindo, Wang Jie, and Frances White at the Little Secret Theatre, 4402 23rd St, Long Island City, $10. The program repeats on 3/6, 8 PM at the DiMenna Center for $20, reception to follow

3/4, 9 PM psychedelic powerpop/new wave rocker Mike Rimbaud plays his characteristically tuneful, snarling, politically smart, Elvis Costello-esque songs at Bowery Electric, $8

3/4, 9 PM pianist Eugene Marlow’s tunefully cinematic latin-klezmer jazz group Heritage Ensemble with Bobby Sanabria on drums at Something Jazz Club, $15

3/4, 10 PM a good lo-fi blues twinbill: Pork Chop Willie and his Mississippi hill country sounds followed by the acerbic Breanna Barbara Arneson at the Way Station

3/4, 10 PM brooding darkwave songstress Alice Boman at Rough Trade, $12

3/5, 6:30 PM, not a music event but an important one: join the Village Independent Democrats in a discussion of how to save small independently owned businesses in this city: a panel discussion with speakers including Sung Soo Kim – Former Chair: Mayor’ Small Business Advisory Board;  Alfred Placeres – Founder, NYS Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Jenny Dubnau – Spokesperson for The Artist Studio Affordability Project; Jack Segan – Community Affairs Representative for Jetro Foods;  Robert Perl – President of Tower Brokerage; Mark Crispin Miller – Professor of Media Studies; Critic of NYU overdevelopment, moderated by Lincoln Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, the Villager at Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South.

3/5, 7 PM Eve Lesov plays her birthday show at the big room at the Rockwood. Excellent, tuneful art-rock pianist, strong singer with dry wit, wickedly catchy songs and a great band.

3/5, 7 PM the Brighton Beat bring their deliriously fun Afrobeat jams to Shapeshifter Lab, playing material off ther high-voltage new album Off We Go

3/5, 7:30 PM the Phoenix Chamber Ensemble plays new works by Russian composers Inessa Zaretsky, Tanya Anismova, Yekaterina Merkulyeva, Jakov Jakoulov and Igor Tkachenko at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St. just off 5th Ave., $15/$10 stud/srs

3/5, 7:30 PM the up-and-coming new New York Festival Orchestra plays Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major and  Piano Concert No. 5 in E-flat major with pianist Ivan Donchev, plus the Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart; and the American premiere of “Misteri” (Mysteries) for Piano and String Orchestra by Italian composer Francesco Marino at Merkin Concert Hall, $30

3/5, 8 PM jaunty chamber pop stuff from the intriguing trio of Heather Robb of the Spring Standards, Lauren Balthrop & Neha Jiwrajka followed at 10 by fiddler Laura Cortese with Valerie Thompson (cello/vox) and Mariel Vandersteel (fiddle/hardingfele/vox) at Barbes

3/5, 8 PM JACK Quartet (who just played a stunning Georg Friedrich Haas premiere here) and Third Coast Percussion perform an all Augusta Read Thomas program at the Miller Theatre, $25 tix avail.

3/5, 8:30 PM a cutting-edge old and new banjo music twinbill with Jackson Lynch followed by North Carolina’s Ryan Cavanaugh at the Jalopy, $8

3/5, 9:30 PM iconic, satirical “surrealistic swing” band the Microscopic Septet play their first-ever concert of free improvisations at The Stone, as part of soprano saxophonist Phillip Johnston’s residency there – a one-time event! 3/7, 8 PM a unique variant, the Microscopic Saxophone Quartet, performs at the Stone. 3/19 at 9:30 the whole band is at Smalls

3/5, 11 PM  infectious Brazilian maracatu/funk/New Orleans/surf/country band Nation Beat at the small room at the Rockwood

3/5, 11ish individualistic guitarist Alyse Lamb’s jaggedly intense postpunk band Eula play the album release for their deliciously abrasive Siousxie-esque, Martin Bisi-produced new album Wool Sucking at Palisades

3/6, 7 PM the annual Battle of the Bands continues at the Greene Space with the Brooklyn edition. Of all the intra-borough battles, this one is a horse race. This blog’s pick is moody, intriguingly relevant, angst-fueled lo-fi folk-rock act Company of Selves, although pensive postpunks Teletextile and the lively, wryly lyrical New Orleans-flavored Nat Osborn Band are also good. Would be a shame if they lost out to a world-weary folkie girl who specializes in Xmas carols, an old Cuban guy struggling to master a Leonard Cohen song, a couple of Frank Ocean wannabes, or an autistic dude. Yup, one of the finalists is a retard. This is NYC, 2015, y’all. Cover is $15 which includes a drink or $30 for open bar

3/6, 7 PM guitarist David Moreno leads a first-class quartet with Arturo O’Farrill on piano, Renee Cruz on bass and Brandon Lewis on drums at Third Street Music School Settlement, free

3/6, 8 PM the extraordinary Lebanese-American composer/multi-instrumentalist Bassam Saba and his ensemble playing haunting, sweepingly majestic original works at Roulette, $30/$25 stud/srs.

3/6, 8 PM the pretty self-explanatory Sensational Country Blues Wonders at the Way Station

3/6, 8 PM eclectic soul-groove chanteuse Imani Uzuri premieres a new cantata inspired by the clever signification in the Black American quiltmaking tradition, as part of this year’s Avant Festival at Wild Project Theatre, 195 E 3rd St, $15/$10 stud.

3/6, 10ish powerhouse oldschool soul band the One and Nines – NJ’s counterpart to Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – at the Park Tavern, 575 West Side Ave (Communipaw/Roosevelt, in Jersey City

3/6, 11 PM the Big Sleep play their drony instrumental dreampop noiserock cyclotron at Rough Trade, $12

3/6, 11:30 roots reggae group Royal Khaoz at the big room at the Rockwood. They’re also at Silvana at 10 on 3/20.

3/7, 2 PM tuneful oldschool early 80s style assaultive/relevant punk rockers the Scrapers play Grand Victory, $10

3/7, 7 PM Alan Gilbert conducts a NY Phil chamber ensemble playing exciting new Nordic music by Per Nogard, Kalevi Aho, Duro Zivkoric and Kaija Saariaho at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $25

3/7, 7 PM a marathon evening of Randy Gibson‘s hypnotic, psychedelic minimalist drone music, part of this year’s Avant Festival at Wild Project Theatre, 195 E 3rd St, $15/$10 stud

3/7, 7 PM legendary jazz/blues/soul guitarist Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters at B.B. King’s, $27 adv tix req

3/7, 7:15 PM charismatic blues harpist/resonator guitarist Wade Schuman’s dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues

3/7, 7:30 PM indie classical ensemble Contemporaneous plays introspective new chamber works by Dylan Mattingly, Tamzin Elliott, Matt Evans, Vicente Alexim and Finnegan Shanahan at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., free

3/7, 8 PM intense, lyrically brilliant , quirky female-fronted two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at Lit

3/7, 8 PM Texas swing icons the Hot Club of Cowtown – whose fiddler Elana James has a sizzling new album out – at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

3/7, 8 PM awful segues, good triplebill: Marta Hernández (aka Mar Salá) plays her acoustic flamenco rock followed at 9 by the Viva Vallenato Badass Accordion Band and then honktonk band the Lonesome Cupcakes at 10 at the Way Station

3/7, 8 PM the Aaron Diehl Quartet with Peter Washington, bass; Pete Van Nostrand, drums; Warren Wolf, vibes play the pianist’s elegant melodic straight-ahead jazz at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail.

3/7, 9 PM intense, grimly funny noir rocker Tom Warnick & World’s Fair followed by Tracy Island – the catchy, smart, literate new wave/psychedelic rock project from Ian and Liza of the WonderWheels and the Larch – at Freddy’s

3/7, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock shindig at Otto’s kicks off at 9 with the trad Chillers, Los Pocos Locos at 10, the cinematic Commercial Interruption at 11 and Buzzchopper sometime after midnight, free

3/7, 9 PM intense, funky Indian brass bhangra band Red Baraat at Bowery Ballroom, $18 adv tix req. The following night 3/8 they’re at Brooklyn Bowl for three bucks less on a killer triplebill starting at 8 with the psychedelic Brooklyn Raga Massive followed by circus rock/noir cabaret chanteuse Rupa & the April Fishes.

3/7, 9 PM oldtimey harmony-fueled band the Calamity Janes and wryly humorous NYC urban country pioneer Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion play a Johnny Cash bday party show at the Bell House, $18 adv tix rec; there’s also a 3 PM all-ages show there on 3/8 for three bucks less in advance

3/7, 9 PM ten-piece country/carnivalesque/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10

3/7, 9 PM charismatic, psychedelic funkmeistress Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Brooklyn Bowl, $12 adv tix rec

3/7. 9 PM pianist Vicki Ray plays solo works by Mel Powell, James Tenney, Stephen “Lucky” Mosko, and Arthur Jarvinen as well as a multi-composer piece composed in in the style of a cadavre exquis at Spectrum

3/7, 10ish Brooklyn What frontman Jamie Frey’s edgy, tuneful new band No Ice at Big Irv’s, 381 Hooper St (Grand/S 2nd) in Williamsburg, L to Lorimer St.

3/7, 10 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at 68 Jay St. Bar

3/7, 10 PM upbeat Sinaloa-style Mexican mariachi/ranchera brass group Banda de los Muertos at Barbes, $10

3/7, 10 PM Black Taxi play their propulsive oldschool disco-funk at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

3/7, 11 PM a fiery Turkish rock doublebill: Twenty 7 followed by Gripin at Drom, $30 adv tix rec.

3/7 1:30 AM (actually wee hours of 3/8) a wild, deep-Brooklyn style postbop night with tenor sax powerhouse Eric Wyatt with Benito Gonzalez – piano , Essiet Essiet – bass , Jonathan Barber – drums  at Smalls, $20

3/8, 2 PM the Momenta Quartet play Tan Dun’s aptly named Ghost Opera at Flushing Town Hall, $15

3/8, 3 PM the Apple Hill String Quartet play “Stringsongs,” by Meredith Monk; “Suite for String Quartet and Fiddler,” a premiere by Dana Lyn and String Quartet no. 2, by Britten at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Park Ave//50th St., $tba

3/8, 4:30ish soulful, latin-inspired, lushly exciting new jazz chanteuse Marianne Solivan leads a 12-piece big band including Stacy Dillard, Dave Gibson and Carl Maraghi at Smalls, $20. Tuneful, first-rate original postbop jazz sextet the Flail play afterward at around 10:30

3/8, 7 PM legendary Piedmont fingerstyle blues guitarist Larry Johnson at Terra Blues

3/8, 7 PM new and recent works for violin duo by New York women composers: Debra Kaye, Max Lifchitz (token hombre), Beata Moon, Rain Worthington, Lynn Bechtold, Melissa Grey and Elena Ruehr at Spectrum, $15/$10 stud/srs

3/8, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Hotel Elefant plays new works by Paola Prestini, Lainie Fefferman and Leaha Maria Villarreal at Subculture, $17 adv tix rec

3/8, 9 PM surf/twang instrumental rockers the Bakersfield Breakers – whose new album is a dead ringer for something from 1963, unbelievably cool and fun – followed by fellow instrumentalists the Combine, who are reputedly just as good, upstairs at 2A

3/9, 8:30 PM the Frikativ Quartet presents compositions by Sarah Bernstein for improvising string quartet. Four inventive and soloistic musicians create a sound that taps the orchestral power of string ensembles and the agility of the jazz quartet. With Scott Tixier, violin, Sarah Bernstein, violin, Stephanie Griffin, viola, Malcolm Parson, cello at Cornelia St. Cafe

3/9, 9 PM psychedelic funk band the People’s Champs followed by the similarly fun, Colombian psychedelic cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem at Brooklyn Bowl, $8

3/9, 9:30 PM Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustic and purist than most bands who play that stuff – at Barbes

3/9, 11 PM the Doolittle Family play their jangly mix of 60s Laurel Canyon psych-pop and country at the Way Station

3/10, 6 PM cellist Elad Kabilio leads a trio with clarinet and vocals performing otherworldly, haunting themes played in synagogues around the world, throughout history, at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St. just off 5th Ave., $25/$15 stud/srs

3/10, 6 PM 2Flutes ensemble— Laura Falzon & Pamela Sklar flutes, with Daniel Beliavsky, piano play premieres by Marilyn Bliss and Anze Rozman plus works by Doppler, Delibes, Morley, Rain Worthington and Chen Yi at St Paul’s Chapel uptown, Amsterdam Ave at 117th St., free. 3/15, they’re at the Nicholas Roerich Museum, 319 W 107th St,, $15/$10 stud/srs

3/10, 7 PM the Tarras Band play music associated with ferociously fun klezmer clarinet legend Dave Tarras, featuring Tarras’ former pianist Pete Sokolow, Michael Winograd (clarinet,) Ben Holmes (trumpet), Jim Guttmann (bass,) and Dave Licht (drums. at Barbes followed by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

3/10, 7:30 PM a slightly smaller subset of the explosive Ayn Sof big band playing epic klezmer jazz tunes with Greg Wall, Jordan Hirsch, Zev Zions, Brian Glassman, and Aaron Alexander among others at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15.

3/10-15 elegantly melodic pianist Sylvie Courvoisier plays a weeklong stand at the Stone with sets at 8 and 10 PM, $15. Choice pick: opening night, the first set a duo with violinist Mark Feldman playing stuff from John Zorn’s Book of Angels, the second a duet with Marc Ribot!

3/10, 8 PM pyrotechnic pianist Kathleen Supove plays space-specific new works for piano and soundtrack by Joan La Barbara, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Randall Woolf, and Marti Epstein at Roulette

3/10, 8 PM 90s roots reggae nostalgia with Rasta crooner Luciano at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix req

3/10, 9:30 PM saxophone powerhouse Lucas Pino‘s two-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls at Smalls, $20

3/10, 11 PM the Rat Problem – promising new wave ish band with sarcastic, sardonic, biting lyrics at the Way Station

3/10, 11 PM gritty, tuneful, Shane MacGowan-ish UK songwriter Adam Masterson at the third room at the Rockwood, $10 + two-drink minimum very strictly enforced

3/11, 7 PM the Isaye Trio – Rada Ovcharova, violin; Emlyn Stam, viola; Willem Stam, cello – play works by Teethoven, Donyanyi and Otterloo at the Bulgarian Consulate General, 121 E 62nd St, free

3/11, 7:30 PM a rare NYC apprearance by the extraordinary violist Kim Kashkashian with Péter Nagy, piano playing works by Schumann, Bartok, Brayms and  László Tihanyi at the Morgan Library, $35

3/11, 7:30 classical mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital and the Venice Baroque Orchestra perform a program of Italian Baroque repertoire by Vivaldi, Paisiello and Marcello at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. 3/12, 7 PM they’re at the Greene Space

3/11, 8 PM Gato Loco‘s brilliant baritone saxophonist Stefan Zeniuk hosts a strange and interesting evening with animated films and a show by lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk chamber pop band Kotorino at the Hive, 20 Cook St. off Broadway in Bushwick, J/M to Flushing Ave., free/pay what you can

3/11, 8:30 PM dark, sardonic, brilliantly tuneful jazz pianist Danny Fox and his Trio at Seeds

3/11 and 3/14, 9 PM phenomenal bandoneon virtuoso/nuevo tango composer JP Jofre leads a quintet with strings and piano at Something Jazz Club, $12

3/11, 9 PM brassy female-fronted Jerry Lee Lewis-influenced rockabilly band Rocket J & the 88s followed at 10 by Dr. Bluegrass & the Illbilly 8 and then the cleverly lyrical, darkly funny Nashville gothic rock of Maynard & the Musties at the Way Station

3/11, 8 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10

3/11, 10 PM a good psychedelic twinbill with jangly, gorgeously reverb guitar-and-organ-driven San Francisco psychedelic band the Cool Ghouls and fuzztone monsters the Mystery Lights at Union Pool, $10. The Cool Ghouls are also at Cake Shop on 3/12

3/12, 1 PM the Jack Quartet featuring soprano Rachel Calloway perform the world premiere of Jeff Myers’ Requiem Aeternam  at Trinity Church, free

3/12, 7  PM searingly intense, charismatic, fearless acoustic punk blues siren Molly Ruth followed by fiery Canadian gothic rocker Lorraine Leckie and her psychedelic band with Hugh Pool on lead guitar at the Mercury

3/12, 7 PM Pakistani chanteuse/bandleader Mai Dhai plays traditional Manganiyar songs at Elebash Hall at CUNY, 365 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $25

3/12, 7 PM Libaña Maraza play rarely heard, rustically haunting Honduran Garifuna songs at City Lore Gallery, 56 E. 1st St, $10

3/12, 7 PM Doron Schleifer, countertenor with Corina Marti on clavisymbalum and recorders perform Jewish and Christian music from late medieval Italy at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St

3/12, 7 PM a rare performance of traditional Garifuna songs in endangered indigenous Caribbean languages by folk ensemble Libaña Maraza at City Lore Gallery, 56 E 1st St (between 1st and 2nd Ave), $10

3/12, 8 PM Zambubananas play original Brazilian forro music followed at 10 by the plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing of Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

3/12, 8 PM Israeli reggae crew Moshav Band play the album release show for their new one at Highline Ballrooom, $15 adv tix req

3/12, 8 PM Anne Lanzilotti, viola, Alice Teyssier, flute, and Karl Larson, piano play premieres by Leah Asher, Martin Bresnick, and Scott Wollschleger, plus works by Andrew Norman, Caroline Shaw, and Mozart at the NYU Black Box theatre, Washington Pl. just east of the park (a block north of Washington Square South), free

3/12, 8 PM interesting new and repertory chamber works by by Ruby Aspinall, Sofia Bilianska, Lili Boulanger, Jinhee Han, Faye-Ellen Silverman, Kaija Saariaho, Nicky Sohn, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich performed by Harmonnia Junus, violin, Ji-Hyeon Yun, cello, and Kathryn Sloat, harp, Daniel Dunford, bass trombone and Dmitry Glivinskiy, piano at Mannes College Concert Hall, 150 W 85th St, free

3/12, 8:30 PM luminous, intense, enigmatic art-rock chanteuse/cellist/multi-instrumentalist Serena Jost at the third room at the Rockwood, $10

3/12, 9 PM irresistibly named, darkly jangling psychedelic garage/powerpop rockers Anderson Council at Maxwell’s

3/12, 9 PM dark psychedelic Austin-based legend Nic Armstrong and band at Cake Shop. Then that same night (??) they’re supposed to be at Otto’s around 11:30.

3/12, 9 PM edgy, politically-fueled French-American punk-jazz-soul chanteuse/guitarist Miss Elie Sorbsel aka Emilie Lesbros plays the album release show for her new one on a killer triplebill with the guy who’s arguably the best lyricist on the planet, the Coup’s Boots Riley, plus pensively intense violinist/singer Sarah Bernstein at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10

3/12, 9 PM guitarist Patrick Brennan’s improvisational jazz orchestra the Transparency Kestra at Shapeshifter Lab, $tba

3/12, 10 PM NYC’s most intense, purist Peruvian cumbia-surf rockers, Moneco – who play all the classics by Juaneco, Los Destellos and other rare psychedelic treats – at the Way Station

3/12, 10 PM legendary Come and Steve Wynn guitarist Chris Brokaw at Union Pool, $10

3/13, 7 PM pianist Daniela Bracchi plays works by Bach, Schubert and Chopin at Third Street Music School Settlement, free

3/13, 7 PM violinist Rachel Koblyakov plays solo works by Boulez, Yuri Boguinia, Gideon Broshy, Johannes Maria Von Staud, Wolfgang Rihm and Jules Matton at Spectrum

3/13,  7:30 PM Chia’s Dance Party spinoff the Cumbia River Band play psychedelic, surfy grooves at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

3/13, 7:30 PM the NY Composers’ Circle ensemble plays eclectic new vocal music by Frank Retzel, Dana Dimitri Richardson, Eugene Marlow, Susan J. Fischer and Tamara Cashour plus instrumental pieces by Matt Weber and Robert S. Cohen (the latter inspired by an ant carrying the much larger carcass of a dead roach across a tennis court) at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $20, reception to follow

3/13, 8 PM hypnotic guitarscaper Hubble, plantively sardonic, elegant nouveau-chamber violinist/composer Christopher Tignor and the similarly poignant, evocative indie chamber minimalists/pastoralists Bing & Ruth at Littlefield, $14 . Particularly appropriate that B&R would be on this bill here considering that they have an album titled Kentile Floors.

3/13, 9 PM legendary, sweepingly majestic,timelessly relevant Australian psychedelic rockers the Church – who were arguably the best rock band in the world for a good fifteen years back in the 80s and 90s – at Bowery Ballroom, $30. 3/14 they’re at Rough Trade for the same price and will undoubtedly sell out. Adv tix rec at the Marcury, from 5-7 PM, M-F

3/13, 9 PM the Phryg – who put an irresistibly funny, biting, Zappa-esque spin on classic funk – at the Bitter End

3/13, 9 PM Brandi & the Alexanders play their torchy oldschool soul and groove music at the Way Station

3/14, 5 PM edgy Argentine classical pianist Mirian Conti plays a solo recital tilted “$5 for 5 Composers” at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St.

3/14, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues.

3/14, 8 PM the Brooklyn What, who are to this era in this city what the Dead Boys and for that matter, the Clash, were to 1979 – at Union Pool, $8, get there on time, this could sell out.

3/14, 8 PM sultry retro 1930s/40s Franco-American swing band les Chauds Lapins followed by horn-driven Colombian party band Chia’s Dance Party at Barbes

3/14, 8 PM Caribbean and south-of-the-border big band flavors with the sixteen-piece Gregorio Uribe Big Band and special guest violinist/singer Mireya Ramos from Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Roulette, $25; open rum bar 7-8 PM!

3/14, 8 PM the hilarious, politically astute Paranoid Larry & His Imaginary Band at 68 Jay St. Bar

3/14, 8 PM trumpeter Matt Lavelle and the 12 Houses play big band jazz improvisations at the Firehouse Space, $10

3/14, 8:30/10:30 PM pianist Jason Moran joins with Bill Frisell and Alicia Hall Moran to play their newly commissioned work The Quilts of Gee’s Bend, exploring rustic rural African-American spirituals, at the Vanguard, $30

3/14, 9 PM awesome Israeli Ethiopiques groove instrumentalists Lions (a Zvuloon Dub System spinoff) at Silvana

3/14, 9 PM tenor saxophonist Dayna Stephens leads a trio with Gilad Hekselman on guitar and Adam Arruda on drums followed by tunefully shapeshifting new postbop quartet Walking Distance – Caleb Curtis – alto saxophone, Kenny Pexton – tenor saxophone, Adam Coté – bass, Shawn Baltazor – drums – playing the album release show for their new one at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

3/14, 9 PM cinematic soundtrack instrumentalists/surf rockers the Tarantinos NYC followed at 10 by edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band and then at midnight by instrumental trio the Grey Man, who put an acidic postpunk spin on early Can, at the Way Station

3/14, 9:30 PM elegant oldtime Americana chanteuse Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line at Joe’s Pub, followed at 11:30 PM (separate admission) by haunting Portuguese noir surf band Dead Combo (not to be confused with the Stooges-influenced New York band from the mid-zeros) at Joe’s Pub, $12

3/14, midnight shapeshifting, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys  – who put out this blog’s pick for best song of 2014 – at Freddy’s

3/15, 4-11 PM the annual New Music Bake Sale with performances by avant garde ensembles including AndPlay (violin and viola duo), Eleonore Oppenheim (solo upright bass), ThingNY (composer-performer chamber collective), C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective (contemporary choral music), Anti-Depressant: Kathleen Supové and Jennifer Choi (outrageously fun piano and violin duo), Tigue (percussion trio), the Knells (art-rock ensemble) plus all kinds of yummy treats available, at Roulette, $10

3/15, 4 PM the Bacheler Consort play early 17th century chamber music with treble viol, flute, lute, bandora, cittern, and bass viol at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

3/15, 4:30ish the intense, occasionally Middle Eastern-tinged fifteen piece Eyal Vilner Big Band with singer Charenee Wade (who just finished a great stand with Rufus Reid’s big band) at Smalls, $20

3/15, 6 (six) PM 70s freak-folk legend Kath Bloom at the Mercury, $8 adv tix rec because this just might sell out

3/15, 7 PM a rare Portuguese superstar twinbill: fado crooner Camané and noir cabaret/monster surf band Dead Combo at NJPAC in Newark, $30 tix avail.

3/15, 8 PM legendary organ improviser Thomas Murray performs at Church of the Resurrection, 119 E. 74th St. (Park/Lexington). $20 ($15 students & seniors)

3/15, 8 PM fiery, trance-inducing  percussionist/bandleader Alessandra Belloni‘s ensemble Daughters of Cybele at the Italian American Museum,155 Mulberry St, $20

3/15, 8:30/10:30 PM tenor sax legend Charles Lloyd with his new quartet featuring Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland at the Vanguard, $30

3/15, 9 PM the Anna & Elizabeth Show –  Anna Roberts-Gevalt (fiddle, banjo, guitar) and Elizabeth LaPrelle (ballads, banjo), with oldtime mountain music and real old-fashioned crankies at the Jalopy, $10

3/15, 10 PM eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette and band at 55 Bar

3/16, 7 PM Van Davis – with Chop & Quench singer Abena Koomson – who alternate between sunny oldschool soul and ferocious, guitar-fueled funk, followed at 8:30 by Afrobeat funk jamband the New York Horns – with Mojo Mancini’s Sean Pelton on drums – at Arlene’s, free

3/16, 8 PM a rare small club appearance by cutting-edge avant garde composer/performer Milica Paranosic at Silvana

3/16, 8 PM the DaCapo Chamber Players perform works by pan-American composers including Eleanor Alberga, Paquito D’Rivera, Martin Gendelman, Jorge Martin and Gabriela Ortiz at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St. $20/$10 stud/sts

3/16, 8 PM the North-South Consonance Ensemble play music for spring (bring it on!) by Ari Ben-Shabetai’, Chan Kai-Young, Matthew Durrant and Max Lifchitz with horn soloist Anne Ellsworth at Christ & St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th S. free

3/16, 9:30 PM newschool latin soul dance band Spanglish Fly at Barbes – heavier on the salsa than the soul, with a charismatic frontwoman and the same kind of relevance the old boogaloo bands had back in the 60s.

3/16 recently revitalized, considerably quieter and more techy than they were in the punk era, corrosively relevant no-wavers the Pop Group at Rough Trade; 3/17 they’re at Bowery Ballroom

3/17, 7 PM rapt, ethereal third-stream voice-guitar sounds with the Sara Serpa/Andre Matos duo at Shapeshifter Lab, $12/$10 stud

3/17, 7 PM pianists Simone Dinnerstein and Doris Stevenson play music of Ravel, Gershwin, and Philip Lasser at PS321 Auditorium, 180 7th Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn, R to Union St and walk uphill, $15, all proceeds to benefit the school.

3/17-22, 8/10 PM irrepressible, paradigm-shifting accordionist Guy Klucevsek plays with a whole bunch of ensembles, $20. Choice pick: 3/18 at 8 doing film music with Kamala Sankaram and Peter Brown (vocals); Phyllis Chen (toy piano & piano); Todd Reynolds (violin)

3/17, 8 PM a rare St. Paddy’s Day show for pros rather than amateurs: sly lyrical soul guy Leo Sidran (whose latest album is titled Don’t Cry for No Hipster), eclectic violinist and genre-smashing jazz/indie classical/cinematic/Celtic composer Skye Steele and lush, intense, anthemic female-fronted Celtic acoustic band Burning Bridget Cleary at the third room at the Rockwood, $12, $10 drink min. strictly enforced

3/17, 8 PM fun, quirky, catchy female-fronted ska band Across the Aisle at Arlene’s, $8

3/17-22, 8:30/10:30 PM intimate guitar-bass duos with Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan at the Vanguard, $30

3/17, 9 PM  intense, darkly cinematic slowcore/postrock guitarist Shannon Wright at St. Vitus, $15

3/17, 10 PM smart, purist oldtimey female-fronted swing band the Swingaroos at the big room at the Rockwood

3/18, 7ish the CTMD puts on one of their occasional Jewish zingeray folksong song swaps with tunes from the repertoires of Carol Freeman, Sarah Gordon, Esther Gottesman, Janet Leuchter, Jerry Marcus and CTMD’s Ethel Raim at City Lore Galley,  56 E 1st St.

3/18, 7 PM eclectic violinist Concetta Abbate and poet Jeff Martin improvise at Branded Saloon

3/18, 8 PM the alternatively explosive and shimmering Nakatani Gong Orchestra at the Green Building, 452 Union St (Nevins/Bond) in Gowanus, R to Union St. and walk downhill, $15

3/18, 8 PM smart, eclectic, harmony-driven oldtime Americana/Celtic/acoustic C&W band the Henry Girls at Barbes

3/18-22, 8 PM plus matinees (full schedule is here), Cantata Profana provides the music to György Kurtág’s twisted opera Kafka Fragments plus a new English translation of Offenbach’s Daphnis & Chloe at the new Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St., $20 tix avail.

3/18, 8 PM the Ariel Quartet continue their performance of the Beethoven string quartet cycle at Subculture, $25 adv tix rec

3/18, 8 PM solo vocal sets by avant garde singers Odeya Nini and Gelsey Bell followed by the premiere of Bell’s Spent Horizons, incorporating theatrical elements and field recordings, arranged and performed by both performers at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

3/18, 10 PM a killer triplebill at Rough Trade: creepy noir chamber pop/murder ballad duo Charming Disaster, eclectic art-rock violinist/bandleader Christina Courtin and sardonically clanging postpunks Frogbelly & Symphony (who have a new Martin Bisi-produced album out), $10 adv tix rec.

3/18, 10 PM soulful, groove-oriented cellist/composer Marika Hughes followed by minimialist, rapt avant garde lutenist Jozef Van Wissem at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

3/18, 11ish vicious noiserock jamband the the Skull Practitioners– led by Steve Wynn sparring partner/genius guitarist Jason Victor – at the Flat, 308 Hooper St,. South Williamsburg, J/M to Hewes St., $5

3/19, 1 PM Novus NY play John Adams’ Chamber Symphony and Arnold Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1 at Trinity Church, free

3/19, 7 PM Romanian cimbalom icon Marius Mihalache plays solo and then joins torchy Romany singer Sanda Weigl‘s performance at 8 PM at Barbes. Martin Vejarano‘s Cumbia River Band plays afterward at 10.

3/19, 7 PM awardwinning Spanish pianist Josu de Solaun plays works by Granados and Albeniz at Zinc Bar, $25

3/19, 7:30 PM torchy intense southwestern gothic songwrite Julia Haltigan and her excellent band at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

3/19, 7:30 PM entrancing Middle Eastern/Nubian largescale jamband the Nile Project revisit the scene of their live album, the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must. They’re at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University, 3 Spruce St. in the financial district the following night, 3/20 for $30

3/19, 7:30 PM early music consort the Wayward Sisters perform a program titled The Naughty List: Music By Braggarts, Hotheads, Curmudgeons and Snobs with music by obnoxious men Matthew Locke, Tarquinio Merula, William Brade, Nicola Matteis, and Dario Castello at the Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E 65th St, $25

3/19, 7:30 PM thrilling British violinist Rachel Podger leads the Julliard415 baroque ensemble in a performance of works from Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave (73/74), $20

3/19 and 3/24 at 7:30 PM, plus 3/20 at 11 AM (in the morning) and and 3/22 at 8 the NY Phil play Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier plus works by Debussy and Esa-Pekka Salonen at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail

3/19-21, 7:30 PM kabuki theatre maven Tamasaburo Bando‘s explosive taiko drum/Japanese folk ritual troupe play their new extravaganza Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery at BAM, $25 tix avail

3/19, 8 PM Pistolera frontwoman Sandra Lilia Velasquez’s torchy, slinky, psychedelic downtempo/trip-hop/art-pop band SLV at Greenwich House Music School, $15

3/19, 8 PM a chamber-sized subset of beloved, adventurous young orchestra the Knights play works by Haydn, Schnittke, Timo Andres, Fred Lerdahl and Thomas Adès at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

3/19, 8 PM baritone Thomas Buckner accompanied by pianist Joseph Kubera, Christopher Hoffman, Alex Lipowski, Matthew Gold, and others performing concert works by long-time associates from the AACM: Muhal Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins, Roscoe Mitchell, Amina Claudine Myers, Henry Threadgill and Wadada Leo Smith at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

3/19, 8  PM a “trauma salon” with performances by cellist Valerie Kuehne, drummer David Grollman, plus a dance and performance art component, at the PPL Space, 104 Meserole St., Bushwick, G to Flushing/L to Grand St., sugg don. Might give new meaning to the word cathartic.

3/19, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free. They’re also at Troost in Greenpoint, same time, on 3/25.

3/19, 9 PM the perennially intense, tuneful godfather of edgy, lyrical, anthemic downtown NYC rock, Willie Nile at Rough Trade, $30

3/19, 11 PM darkly cinematic saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads a quartet following the Microscopic Septet‘s album release show at Smalls, $20

3/19, 11:30 PM clarinet-fueled, explosively electric instrumentalists the NY Gypsy All-Stars at the big room at the Rockwood

3/20, 7 PM violinist Melissa Tong with members of the Artemis Chamber Ensemble play music by Part, Johnston and Messiaen at Third Street Music School Settlement, free

3/20, 7 PM Richard Bennett plays his cross-pollinating mashup of Indian ragas and neoromantic/minimalist piano music at the Rubin Museum of Art, $20

3/20, 7:30 PM Athens-born composer and pianist Petros Sakelliou’s lush, cinematic instrumental art-rock/circus-rock project Visual Music Circus at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

3/20, 7:30 PM intense, state-of-the-art alto saxophonist/composer Miguel Zenon and his quartet salute the Puerto Rican roots in much of jazz at the Hostos Center Theater, 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx, 2/4/5 to Grand Concourese/149th St., $15/$7.50 stud/srs

3/20, 7:30 PM 90s indie powerpop/mod punk legends the Figgs play the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $12 gen adm

3/20-22, 7:30/9:30 PM the sweeping, epic, playfully theatrical Brussels Jazz Orchestra with graphic novelist Philip Paquet create Graphicology; a once-in-a-lifetime live jazz score in tandem with with projections at Dizzy’s Club

3/20, 8 PM sultry retro 1930s/40s Franco-American swing band les Chauds Lapins followed at 10 by accordion-fueled oldschool Colombian vallenato punk band Very Be Careful at Barbes

3/20, 8 PM, repeating 3/21, 7:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony play Bedford: Flushing Meadows, 1964 for Saxophone and Orchestra (world premiere) with soloist Aaron Patterson; Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto with soloist Kelly Jo Breczka; Grafe: Cello Concerto with soloist Eric Allen; Sibelius: Overture to the Tempest and Tchaikovsky: The Tempest at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St, $20 sugg don.

3/20, 8 PM pianist Inna Faliks performs a Clarice Assad world premiere & Brahms Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3 plus a Clara Schumann miniature at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

3/20, 9 PM a killer literate rock/powerpop twinbill: Paula Carino’s transgressively fun original band, Regular Einstein and Elvis Costello-esque underground powerpop heroes Lazy Lions both play the album release show for their new ones at Rock Shop, $10

3/20, 9 PM wild oldschool-style original bluegrass crew Foghorn String Band followed at 10 by the increasingly soul-oriented, guitarishly brilliant Miss Tess & the Talkbacks at the Jalopy, $15

3/20, 9 PM Aaron Freeman of Ween plays his somewhat subtler but equally tuneful newer material at City Winery, $22 standing room avail.

3/20, 9 PM dark Certain General guitarist Phil Gammage‘s Adventures in Bluesland project at Beast of Bourbon

3/20, 9:30 PM singer/pianist Rebecca Mimiaga plays the album release show for her new one Words in the Dark with a killer band including Doug Wieselman on oboe and strings, Maxim Moston on viola, Katie Krestek on cello and more at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

3/20, 9:30 PM Dan Finnerty’s hilarious, viciously sarcastic top 40 cover band the Dan Band at Joe’s Pub, $22

3/20, 9:30 PM moody, jangly, jazz-tinged female-fronted art-rock/chamber pop/postrock band Friend Roulette at Palisades

3/20, 9:30 PM downtown NYC supergroup Heroes of Toolik play deceptively catchy, hypnotically growling, post-Velvets grooves at Union Hall, $10

3/20, 10 PM fiery, politically-inspired acoustic rock songwriter Liah Alonso followed by darkly eclectic, similarly ferocious Canadian gothic rock bandleader Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons at Sidewalk.

3/20, 11:30 PM the Nat Osborn Band – whose wry, cleverly lyrical New Orleans sounds come across somewhere in between Dr. John and Brother Joscephus at Rough Trade, $10 adv tix rec

3/21, 5 PM this era’s most poignant voice in country and Americana, Laura Cantrell at Pete’s – get there an hour early and sit through Howard Fishman, who’s actually a pretty good blues guitarist and songwriter.

3/21, 8 PM unique art-rock/chamber jazz singer/bandleader Karen Mantler at Barbes

3/21, 8 PM North Indian violinist Kala Ramnath and ensemble at Roulette

3/21, 8 PM an uncommonly good Tom Waits tribute night with contributions from the torchy, historically-inspired Robin Aigner, Regular Einstein guitarist Dave Benjoya, art-rocker Pierre de Gaillande of the Snow, cello songstress Serena Jost, guitar bluesmama Mamie Minch, composer Jay Vilnai and many others at Freddy’s

3/21, 10 PM hard-hitting bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote play hot Afrobeat-tinged funk grooves at the Way Station

3/21, 10:30 PM catchy original newgrass string band Cricket Tell the Weather at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 drink minimum very strictly enforced

3/22, 3 PM composer Huang Ruo and up-and-coming chamber ensemble New Asia Chamber Music Society play music for modern dance to accompany Nai-Ni Chen’s dance group at Flushing Town Hall, free but rsvp reqd

3/22, 3 PM Hannah Min, violin; Monica Davis, viola; Isabelle Fairbanks and Benjamin Larsen, cello; Zach Mo, piano play Faure’s C minor Piano Quartet, and Arensky’s haunting A minor Quartet for violin, viola and two cellos at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Park Slope, 139 St. John’s Place at 7th Ave., any train to Grand Army Plaza and walk downhill

3/22, 4 PM viol consort Parthenia with guest harpist Christa Patton play works by Henry Purcell, Orlando Gibbons, Carlo Farina, Giovanni Battista Vitali, Nicolo Corradini and Giovanni Legrenzi plus a Eleonor Sandresky world premiere at Picture Ray Studio, 245 W 18th St, $25/$10 stud/srs

3/22, 6 PM an all-star downtown NYC rock cast: Erica Smith, John Sharples, American Ambulance’s Pete Cenedella, Lisa Dowling, Lizzie Edwards of Lizzie & the Sinners, Matt Keating, Tim Simmonds and others (hint: like…special guests!) play two classic albums: Richard & Linda Thompson’s Shoot Out the Lights and Graham Parker’s Squeezing Out Sparks at the Mercury, $10

3/22, 7 PM exhilarating  late-1800s style Appalachian/blues string band the Down Hill Strugglers, at the Jalopy, $10

3/22, 7 PM the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony No. 5, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with soloist Jie Hyue Kim and Paul Joseph‘s spring-themed First Tears of Spring and Cry of a Butterfly at Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd. (at Holly Ave.), Flushing, 7 train to Main St. (the last stop), transfer to the Q27 bus, sugg. don.

3/22, 10:30 PM the wryly tuneful Well Tempered Quartet: Spike Wilner – piano , Behn Gillece – vibraphone , Anthony Pinciotti – drums , Brian Charette – organ at Smalls, $20

3/22, 11 PM edgy, eclectic, tuneful, smartly lyrical punk-jazz-inspired rock songwriter Mimi Oz‘s Rooster at Cake Shop

3/22, 11 PM NY’s only original Mexican son jarocho band, Radio Jarocho at the small room at the Rockwood

3/23, 7:30 PM the East Coast Chamber Orchestra plays music of Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Janacek and Golijov at Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

3/23, 8 PM the Atlantic Ensemble plays newly commissioned chamber works by composers TBA at Symphony Space, free

3/23 gutter blues/punk soul icons the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion plays a rare (their first ever?) dives of New York tour starting at at Liedy’s Shore Inn, 745 Richmond Terrace on Staten Island for free at 9 PM and continuing on 3/24 at Cake Shop, time TBA, $8; 3/25 at 9 PM at  WFMU Monty Hall, 43 Montgomery St. in Jersey City, price $TBA,  3/26 at Hank’s at 10 PM for free; at the Point, 940 Garrison Ave. in the Bronx (6 train to Longwood Ave.)  on 3/27 at 9, $5  at and Singlecut Brewery  in Astoria at on 3/28 at 9 for free.

3/23, 11 PM a rare small club appearance by darkly lyrical jazz sax icon Peter Apfelbaum with percussionist Matthias Kunzli at Pete’s

3/24, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, indie chamber group Yarn/Wire play electroacoustic works by Thomas Meadowcroft and Chiyoko Szlavnics at the Miller Theatre, free.

3/24, 7:30 PM creepy, theatrical female-fronted noir cabaret/circus rock band Orphan Jane at Arlene’s, $8

3/24-29, 8/10 PM vivid, intense, lyrical jazz pianist Myra Melford leads a series of ensembles at the Stone, $15. Choice pick: how do you choose from this feast of riches? Just for starters, the 3/25, 10 PM show with Miya Masaoka (koto) and Mary Halvorson (guitar) is pretty amazing.

3/24, 8 PM clear-voiced, classically-tinged jazz singer/bandleader Joanna Wallfisch and pianist Dan Tepfer play the album release show for their new one at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

3/24, 8 PM new indie classical vocal/chamber group Arkora play Benton Roark’s troubled song cycle, Songs from the Rainshadow’s Edge: radical harpists Duo Scorpio play Andy Akiho works; and Ear Heart Music impresario Amelia Lukas joins them on flute for a rare Toru Takemitsu piece at Roulette, $25

3/24-29, 8:30/10:30 PM fiery downtown postbop sax personality Oliver Lake leads a trio with Reggie Workman on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums at the Vanguard, $30

3/24, 10 PM the brass-fueled ten-piece Josh Evans Big Band at Smalls, $20. They’re also here on 3/31 at 9:30

3/25, 7 PM conductor K. Scott Warren leads the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola in a Lenten program featuring Gregorian chant and a cappella motets by Tallis, Lassus, Gesualdo, Purcell and others amidst the Venetian mosaics depicting the way of the cross at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (980 Park Avenue at 84th St.), $25 seats avail

3/25, 7:30 PM PM exciting new orchestra the Spectrum Symphony play Anthony Iannaccone’s From Time to Time, Fantasias on Two Appalachian Folksongs;  Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor with soloist Victoria Mushkatkol and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 3 at St. Joseph’s Church, 371 6th Ave south of Waverly, $20

3/25, 8 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Barbes

3/25, 9 PM the Riff Notes, TBS and the Cheap Sneakers play a Joe Meek tribute show at Otto’s – which makes sense, considering that Meek was the father of British surf music. Let’s see if Graham Parker – who wrote a caustic, totally unsympathetic song about him – shows up.

3/25, 10:45 PM Maxo plays his clever, witty, cinematic 16-bit keyb soundtracks at Baby’s All Right, $8

3/26, 7 PM sick Dolly Parton cover band Doll Parts– who mix straight-up rock versions of her schlockiest 80s crap with acoustic covers of her country classics – at the Parkside

3/26, 7 PM badass, torchy Irish swing singer Tara O’Grady plays the album release for her new one Irish Bayou – tracing the rich history of the Irish in New Orleans – at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22 St

3/26, 7:30 PM the Heath Quartet play Janácek’s String Quartet No. 2 (“Intimate Letters”) and Beethoven’s String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131 at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/26, 7:30 PM cutting-edge vocal quartet NY Polyphony sing renaissance works by Dunstable, Plummer, Brumel, and Clemens as well as contemporary pieces by Ivan Moody, John Scott, Michael McGlynn and Geoffrey Williams at the Greene Space

3/26, 8 PM devious oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s.

3/26, 8 PM the String Theories Festival kicks off with the New York premiere of Andrew Norman‘s The Companion Guide to Rome plus recent chamber works by Scott Wollschleger, Leah Asher, and John Stulz. Violist Anne Lanzilotti programmed the night and performs alongside Meaghan Burke, cello; Lavinia Pavlish, violin; John Stulz, viola; and Alice Teyssier, flute, at the South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene, $15/10 stud/srs

3/26, 8 PM Drums of the Diaspora featuring Dendê, Joaquin Pozo and Bonga Jean-Baptiste blend Bahian, Cuban and Haitian beats at Meridian 23, 161 W 23rd St. just east of 7th Ave

3/26, 8:30 PM haunting, dusky, jangly southwestern gothic rock band And the Wiremen at Troost, 1011 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint

3/26, 9:30 PM the irrepressible, theatrical, politically spot-on Ukuladies – who bring bacon to every show – at Freddy’s

3/26, 10 PM oudist Brian Prunka’s diverse Middle Eastern jazz combo Nashaz at Barbes

3/26, 10 PM Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders – late 80s Leonard Cohen wannabe crooning down-and-out synth/darkwave/noir pop – at Rough Trade, $15 adv tix rec.

3/27-4/13 a retrospective of the work of photographer Joel Brodsky, best known for his iconic images of Jim Morrison “half devoted to Brodsky’s work with the Doors and the other half will be featuring his expansive back catalog images for diverse performers, including Tom Waits, Tim Buckley, Aretha Franklin, Judy Collins, Isaac Hayes, Country Joe & the Fish, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Iggy Pop” at Morrison Hotel Gallery, 116 Prince St

3/27, 7 PM a Nowrooz celebration with Iranian violin luminary Navid Kandelousi, pensive songwriter Arian Saleh and Persian-American roots rock outfit Vatan at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

3/27, 7 PM pianist Edmund Arkus plays plays music of Schubert, Chopin, Granados and Bach at Third Street Music School Settlement, free

3/27, 7:30 PM Sexmob – who’ve distinguished themselves with their noir jazz reinventions of Nino Rota Fellini soundtracks – perform the world premiere of their score to Guido Brignon’s classic Italian silent film Maciste all’inferno at Symphony Space, $25

3/27, 8 PM the second concert of the String Theories Festival features violinist Rachel Lee Priday and pianist David Kaplan playing works by Chris Cerrone, Scott Wollschleger, Samuel Carl Adams, and Ludwig van Beethoven at the South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene, $15/10 stud/srs

3/27, 8 PM guitarist/mandolinist John Ehlis with his lively improvisational sextet at Shapeshifter Lab, $12

3/27, 9 PM one of the year’s best if most improbable twinbills: this era’s greatest cinematic noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy and the Jack Grace Band at the Jalopy, $10. This bill might actually have happened (maybe in reverse) at the C-Note fifteen years ago or so. Jack’s no slouch on guitar, either.

3/27, 9 PM Indian carnatic jazz violinist Arun Ramamurthy and his funky trio followed at 10 by anthemic, eclectic often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys at the Way Station

3/27-28, 9:30ish PM hypnotic danceable Ethiopian-inspired sounds with Budos Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $20

3/28, 5 PM pianist Rosa Torres Pardo plays an all-Iberian program including works by Soler-Scarlatti, Albeniz, de Falla at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

3/28, 7 PM high-voltage, eclectic acoustic-electric Americana band Spuyten Duyvil at the big room at the Rockwood

3/28, 8 PM a rare US performance of traditional and original Yemeni songs by virtuoso singer/oudist Abdulrahman Al Akhfash at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs

3/28, 8 PM Molly Ruth – whose searing, genuinely angst-fueled, careening electric songs, part oldschool delta blues, part vintage C&W, part doom punk make her one of the few truly scary songwriters in town – at Trash Bar. Open bar with PBRs and wells til 9. You’ll need them.

3/28, 8 PM intense Balkan chanteuse Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay play the album release show for their new one followed at 10 bythe reliably ferocious, fun Balkan madness of Raya Brass Band at Barbes

3/28, 8 PM omg what a fun doublebill: wild party band Litvakus, who rescue obscure Belorrusian klezmer dances from musty old archives, and the similarly wild, hilarious, accordion-and-violin-fueled klezmer punk band Golem at Drom, $15 adv tix very highly rec

3/28, 8 PM legendary dirty soul man/iconic filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles‘ Menage a Trio featuring guitarist/percussionist/vocalist William Spaceman Patterson and baritone saxophonist “Moist” Paula Henderson, with special guests at Hifi Bar

3/28, 8 PM the final concert of the String Theories Festival features violinist Erica Dicker and pianist Emily Manzo playing works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Judd Greenstein, and the US premiere of Ig Henneman‘s In the Storm of Roses for solo violin.at the South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene, $15/10 stud/srs

3/28, 9 PM another rare appearance by the hilarious, politically astute Paranoid Larry & His Imaginary Band at Freddy’s  – this makes two in two months!

3/28, 9 PM a newschool roots reggae twinbill with the Blue Dahlia followed by Thunda Vida at Silvana

3/28, 10 PM vicious noiserock jamband the the Skull Practitioners– led by Steve Wynn sparring partner/genius guitarist Jason Victor – at Cake Shop, $8

3/29, 2 PM French singers Eléonore Biezunski and Eléonore Weill team up as the ‘Lib’Ele Duo’ (The Dragonflies) to mash up acerbic French and Yiddish music with tsimbl (Ukrainian Jewish cimbalom) wizard Pete Rushefsky, playing both wry, lyrical French-Yiddish songs songwriter Jacques Grober as well as cross-pollinated repertoire from each tradition, plus a puppet show at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St., $12

3/29, 4 PM Susan Rotholz, flute, Eliot Bailen, cello and Margaret Kampmeier, piano, perform sonatas by C.P.E. Bach, Lowell Leibermann in addition to compositions by Eliot Bailen,  Villa-Lobos and Martinu at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

3/29, 8 PM bewitching noir torch song stylist Bliss Blood and brilliant guitarist Al Street lead their trio at Epistrophy Cafe, 200 Mott St. (Kenmare/Spring)

3/29, 8 PM violist Miranda Sielaff performs a set of solo John Harbison etudes, followed by members of Contemporaneous performing a string quintet by Dylan Mattingly. Finally, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn and loadbang present two world premieres by Reiko Füting and Mario Diaz de León, alongside recent works by Füting, Richard Carrick, andJuste Janulyte.at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

3/29, 8 PM the Chamber Players of the League-ISCM play new works by Bruce Reiprich, Brian Fennelly, Louis Karchin, Jenny Olivia Johnson, Andrew Rudin and olderr pieces by Kaija Saariaho at the Tenri Cultural Institute 43A West 13th St $15/$8 stud/srs

3/29, 9ish Willie & the Wolves – who play killer oldschool soul, funk and latin grooves that sounds like classics from the 60s but are originals, with the powerhouse Anne DeAcetis on lead vocals – at Tara Hill Tavern, 2794 Broadway at 108th

3/29, 9ish Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 – and many others play a night of Brill Building pop covers upstairs at 2A.

3/29, 9:30ish the George Gee Swing Orchestra make a return appearance at Smalls with their lush new arrangements of old standards, $20

3/29, 10 PM tuneful, evocative, purist original front-porch folk songwriter Joanna Sternberg at Pete’s

3/30, 6:30 PM sensational up-and-coming organist Stephen Buzard plays Camil van Hulse’s rarely performed Symphonia Elegiaca in its entirety at St. Thomas Church, 53rd St./5th Ave., sugg don.

3/30 biting, darkly psychedelic Eurofolk/rock band Carl Barât & The Jackals at the small downstairs studio space at Webster Hall is sold out – good for them

3/31, 8 PM intense, inscrutable, wickedly literate janglerock tunesmith/crooner Ward White at the small room at the Rockwood

3/31, 9:30 PM intense, soaring singer/pianist Anna Winthrop and cellist Kirin McElwain play their individualistic, windswept, cinematic jazz-inflected art-rock at Caffe Vivaldi

4/1, 7 PM balmy, sardonically individualistic vocal jazz stylist Dorian Devins and her trio at Flute Gramercy, 40 E 20th St. 4/13, 8:30 PM she’s at the Bar Next Door at 8:30 PM with Behn Gillece – vibraphone and Hans Glawischnig – bass. They’re also at Flute on 4/29

4/1, 7:30 PM Music for sextet by Long Island composers Jay Gach, Dana Richardson, Leonard Lehrman, Julie Mandel, Margaret Stoop and Jane Leslie performed by new music sextet Innovox at Lefrak Concert Hall at Queens College, Kissena Blvd. and the LIE, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, 7 train to the end of the line and then take the Main St. bus, free

4/1 multi-reedman Michael Blake leads a killer quartet with  Frank Kimbrough – piano; Ben Allison – bass; Rudy Royston – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

4/1, 8 PM El Imperio – intense, edgy, funky band who mash up Ethiopiques and latin styles- followed by psychedelic Ethiopiques purists Nikhil Yerawadekar & Low Mentality amd then brilliant psychedelic desert rock/cantorial art-rock band Sway Machinery at the Hive, 20 Cook St., Bushwick (Graham/Manhattan, just off Broadway, J/M to Flushing Ave) $10 sugg don

4/1, 8 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10

4/1, 9 PM surreal, Waits-influeuced, noirish, apocalyptic Americana guitar band Fellaheen at the Way Station

4/2-5 Randy Weston‘s African Rhythms Quintet, featuring alto saxophonist TK Blue and veteran drummer Lewis Nash celebrate the iconic pianist/Africanist/composer’s 89th birthday, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30 ($35 on the weekend)

4/2, 7:30 PM up-and-coming chamber ensemble Face the Music play new works by Yonatan Rozin, Paris Lavidis and Michael Daugherty at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

4/2, 8 PM dark, charismatic, mischieviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes

4/2, 11 PM wild, psychedelic Bay Area Romany/Middle Eastern/Balkan band Taraf de Locos – sort of the left coast version of Tribecastan – at Silvana

4/3, 8 PM sharp, satirical, catchy, sardonically funny Beatlesque/Costelloesque powerpop songwriter Walter Ego at Sidewalk

4/3, 9 PM a good Spanish-tinged twinbill: Mar Salá plays her acoustic flamenco rock followed by  edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at Silvana

4/3, 9 PM powerhouse bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote play hot Afrobeat-tinged funk grooves at BAM Cafe

4/3, 10 PM Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustically Colombian and purist than most bands who play that stuff – at Barbes

4/4, 4 PM quirkily cinematic, psychedelic, family-friendly instrumentalists Songs for Unusual Creatures, followed at 8 by intense, eclectic original Balkan clarinet/violin/oud/percussion quartet Sherita and then at 10 by upbeat Sinaloa-style Mexican mariachi/ranchera brass group Banda de los Muertos for $10 at Barbes

4/4, 5 PM Argentine pianist Agustin Anievas plays Schubert and Chopin at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

4/4, 7:30 PM bewitchingly assaultive art-rock duo Naked Roots Conducive – violinist Natalia Steinbach and cellist Valerie Kuehne – play the record release show for their “performance opera” Sacred521, “which “explores the beauty and terror of personal disclosure and visceral catharsis in individual experience” at Dixon Place, $12 adv tix rec

4/4, 7:30 PM banjo virtuoso Jayme Stone’s historically rich, individualistic folk ensemble the Lomax Project at the Lincoln Center Atrium

4/4, 8ish bewitchingly assaultive art-rock duo Naked Roots Conducive – violinist Natalia Steinbach and cellist Valerie Kuehne – at Dixon Place

4/4, 8 PM raga pianist Utsav Lal and carnatic singer Anurag Harsh at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $15 tix avail.

4/4 Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly four-band surf rock show at Otto’s begins at 9 with the Aquatudes, cinematic soundtrack instrumentalists/surf rockers the Tarantinos NYC playing the album release release show for their new one at 10, kick-ass original third-wavers Tsunami of Sound at 11 and the Jersey Shore’s explosive, deviously original, Dick Dale-influenced Black Flamingos sometime after midnight

4/4, 9:30 PM acclaimed Turkish classical guitarist Sinan Ersahin at Bar Thalia adjacent to Symphony Space, free

4/5, 8 PM the Brighton Beat bring their deliriously fun Afrobeat jams to Brooklyn Bowl, $8; free entry before 7 PM

4/6 7:30 PM – 100 years ago Claude Debussy began a project of six large-scale sonatas for “diverse instruments” but completed only three before his death in 1918. Three contemporary composers – Thomas Adès, Marc-Andre Dalbavie and Libby Larsen – completed those six final large-scale works; a stellar eleven-piece chamber ensemble plays them along with the three that Debussy himself finished, in a world premiere at Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

4/6, 7:30 PM James Austin Smith, oboe; Tessa Lark, violin; Max Mandel, viola; Edward Arron, cello; and Pedja Muzijevic, piano, play Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478, plus Luciano Berio’s Sequenza VII for oboe and John Cage pieces at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St., $20

4/7, 7 PM the Tarras Band – who play the repertoire of legendary hotshot klezmer clarinetist Dave Tarras – featuring Tarras’ ageless, charismatic former pianist Pete Sokolow plus an allstar band including Michael Winograd (clarinet,) Ben Holmes (trumpet), Jim Guttmann (bass) and Dave Licht (drums) at Barbes followed by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

4/7, 7 PM dubious segue, good edgy jazz twinbill: Jon Irabagon, Matt Bauder and Tomas Fujiwara rip paint off the walls followed by soprano saxophonist Jasmine Lovell-Smith‘s colorful, deftly cinematic chamber/pastoral jazz project Towering Poppies with Cat Toren – piano, Adam Hopkins – bass, Kate Gentile – drums at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

4/7, 11ish catchy, sunny, kinetic janglepop band Kuroma at Baby’s All Right

4/8, 7:30 PM jazz pianist Steven Prutsman plays his third-stream album Passengers all the way through at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St., $20

4/8, 8 PM oudist Brandon Terzic and his group Xalam – Pyeng Threadgill on vocals, Matt Kilmer on percussion, Tim Keiper on calabash, Matt Darriau on saxophone and kaval, Rufus Cappadocia on cello – play their Africanized take on Robert Johnson at Barbes

4/9, 7′:30 PM fun, lo-fi punk blues resonator guitarist/singer Breanna Barbara Arneson followed by edgy female-fronted funk band Eliza & the Organix – feat. swirly alto sax player Kristen Tivey – playing the ep release show for their new one at Rock Shop, $10

4/9, 8 PM the NY Scandia Symphony celebrates the 150th anniversary of the births of  Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius at Symphony Space, $15 adv tix rec.

4/9, 8 PM two of the greatest singers in town on a killer twinbill: luminous, intense, enigmatic art-rock chanteuse/cellist/multi-instrumentalist Serena Jost followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

4/9, 9:30 PM coolly enigmatic original jazz/torch singer Dorian Devins and her first-rate combo at Bar Thalia adjacent to Symphony Space, free

4/10, 7 PM Ali Akbar Moradi – Iranian-Kurdish tambour lute virtuoso, Bahar Movahed collaborator and master of the Yarsan (Iranian Kurdish Sufi) repertoire – at Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $25

4/10, 8 PM intense, celebrated Armenian-American oudist Ara Dinkjian plays from his new album of Armenian songs 1915-2015 Truth & Hope in commenoration of the 1915 holocaust there, backed by a string quartet plus the briliant Tamer Pinarbasi on qanun.at Alwan for the Arts, $20

4/10, 8 PM cult favorite Romany chanteuse (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl and her amazing band followed at 10 by funky, psychedelic Ethiopiques band Nikhil P. Yerawadekar and Low Mentality at Barbes

4/10, 8 PM anthemic, eclectic often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys and hard funk band Afroskull at Rock Shop, $10

4/10, 9ish psychedelic funk jamband the Pimps of Joytime at Brooklyn Bowl, $15, followed by (separate $12 admission) Moon Hooch – two tenor saxes and drums playing the craziest funky grooves you could imagine with the intensity of a brass band and the catchiness and edge of punk rock – at around half past midnight

4/10 Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 –  at the Parkside

4/11, 2:30 PM Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble play Marcel Grandjany’s O Bien Aimee and Aria in Classic Style, Handel’s Harp Concerto with Grandjany’s cadenzas, Joseph Jongen’s Concerto a Cinque and Debussy’s Sonata for Viola, Flute and Harp.Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave, free, early arrival a must

4/11, 5 PM Luiz de Moura Castro plays piano works by Villa-Lobos, Liszt, Chopin and Mendelssohn at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

4/11, 6 PM an amazing night at Barbes: Long Shadow, the new duo from Sherita‘s Greg Squared and Rima Fand, joined by intense Greek rembetiko band Astoriani – Rima Fand-violin, vocals; Matthew Fass-accordion; Matt Moran-percussion; Greg Squared-clarinets, vocals; Demetri Tashie-laouto- followed at 8 by the Toomai String Quartet with pyrotechnic accordionist Peter Stan & vibraphonist Matt Moran playing Romanian music .

4/11, 8 PM the Latvian National Choir sing rarely heard works by Arvo Part, Vytautas Miskinis, Vaclovas Augustinas, Ugis Praulins, Jekabs Janchevskis, Gundega Smite, Raimonds Tiguls, Eriks Esenvalds,  Veljo Tormis and Eric Whitacre’s luminous Lux Aurumque at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St., $20

4/11, 9 PM Trapper Schoepp – a Milwaukee minor-leaguer with some promise, in a growling, lyrical Jeffrey Foucault Americana vein – opens for noiserock/paisley underground/noir rock legend Steve Wynn at Bowery Ballroom, $20

4/12, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play an all-Tchaikovsky program with the Festival Coronation March, the Violin Concerto with soloist Siwoo Kim, and Symphony No. 4 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow

4/12, 3 PM the Downtown Chamber Players perform a global Spanish-tinged program of composers including Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla, G.H. Rodriguez, Montsalvatge and de Falla at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk St, $15; $12.50 for students/seniors

4/12, 3 PM Sandbox Percussion premieres Robert Sirota’s Spindrift at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Park Slope (139 St. John’s Pl), sugg don.

4/12, 4 PM Ustad Shafaat Khan performs Indian classical music, featuring sitar, surbuhar and tabla at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

4/12, 7 PM jazz pianist/chanteuse Akiko Pavolka & House of Illusions with : vocals and piano; Guillermo Klein: Wurlitzer electric piano, vocals; Loren Stillman: alto sax; Nate Radley: guitar; Matt Pavolka: bass and Russ Meissner: drums followed at 9 by Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

4/12, 9 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band followed by a rare solo show by charismatic ghoulabilly/retro rock monster Reid Paley upstairs at 2A

4/13, 8 PM legendary 70s art-rock/hippie band Magma keep their own invented Kobaiian language alive at le Poisson Rouge, $30 adv tix req

4/14, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, a quartet version of Ensemble Signal plays childhood-inspired works by Clemens Gadenstätter, Sean Griffin, Elliott Carter and Helmut Lachenmann at the Miller Theatre, free

4/14, 7 PM nocturnal jazz chanteuse/pianist/uke player Gina Leishman with a killer band : Charlie Burnham – violin; Matt Muisteri – guitar and Greg Cohen – bass followed at 9 by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

4/14, 7:30 PM jazz bassist Brian Glassman’s brass-fueled Klezmer/Jazz Alliance at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St, $15

4/14-15 lyrical jazz guitaist Julian Lage leads his trio with  Scott Colley – bass, Eric Harland – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

4/14, 7:30 violinist Paul Huang, pianist Louis Schwizgebel and cellist Julian Schwarz play music of Maurice Ravel and César Franck, and Francis Poulenc at Zinc Bar, $25/15 stud/srs

4/14, 8 PM opening night of this year’s MATA Festival: the Curious Chamber Players perform new avant garde works from Finland, Bolivia, China, Sweden and the US by Tomi Räisänen, Todd Tarantino, Carlos Gutiérrez Quiroga, Wang Lu, Johan Svensson and Malin Bång at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/15, 7:30 PM up-and-coming cellist Jay Campbell and  pianist Conor Hanick play works by Carter, Stravinsky, Brahms, and a New York premiere by David Fulmer at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

4/15, 8 PM oudist/mandinka/kora player Kane Mathis plays music from North Africa on south at Barbes

4/15, 8 PM night two of this year’s MATA Festival features singer Abigail Fischer, Melanie Aceto and Music for Lamps performing Nordic, Balkan and American avant garde works by Bjørn Erik Haugen, Jasna Velickovic, Mirela Ivicevic, Megan Grace Beugger and others at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/15, 8 PM bad segue, good show: psychedelic Afrobeat jamband Ikebe Shakedown followed by purist retro 60s garage rockers the Monophonics at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

4/15, 8:30ish irrepressible, historically informed songwriter Elisa Flynn takes a break from booking nights of murder ballads to play her own erudite, often haunting tunes at Troost

4/16, 7:30 PM haunting Middle Eastern jazz trumpeter Amir El Saffar‘s Two Rivers Large Ensemble at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

4/16, night three of this year’s MATA Festival features the Momenta Quartet + Christa van Alstine, Carl Christian Bettendorf, Stuart Breczinski, Ian Rosenbaum, Matthew Weber performing avant garde works from Greece, Brazil, Iran and the US by Michalis Paraskakis, Daniel Moreira, Guy Barash, Alex Weiser, Eric Nathan and Idin Samimi Mofakham at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/17, 7:30 dark chamber duo Soldier Kane, moody noir folk trio Hope For Agoldensummer and intense minor-key klzmer/groove/classical instrumentalists Barbez at Litttlefield, $12

4/17, 7:30 PM accordion wizard Sy Kushner’s Jewish Music Ensemble, w/Jeremy Brown and Marty Confurius at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

4/17, 7:30 the Fire Pink Trio play Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp plus vivid works by Adrienne Albert, Dan Locklair,, Manuel Moreno-Buendia, Sonny Burnette and Hilary Tann at tke DiMenna Center, 450 West 37th St., $25 . Their performance of this program last year in the Lincoln Center neighborhood was dreamy and gorgeous.

4/17, 8 PM new arrangements of haunting old Armenian songs by flamenco guitarist Anna Garano with Armenian chanteuse Anais Alexandra Tekerian, plus clarinetist Kinan Azmeh at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs

4/17, 8 PM two generations of twisted, asaultively fun noiserock: Blind Idiot God and Insect Ark at St. Vitus Bar  $10

4/17, 8 PM pensive, intense newgrass fiddler April Verch and her trio at Subculture

4/17, 8 PM night four of this year’s MATA Festival features avant garde chamber ensemble Bearthoven, Amanda Schoofs and Du Yun playing works by Schoofs, Yun, David Alan Broome, Jonathan Nangle amd Adam de la Cour at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/17, 9 PM edgy Chilean psychedelic cumbia/hip-hop/reggaeton bandleader Ana Tijoux at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec

4/17-26, 10 PM art-rock/chamber-pop pianist/songwriter Dane Terry performs his one-man theatre piece Bird in the House at LaMama, $10. Brightly neoromantic tunes laced with ragtime, Steven Foster minstrelsy and allusively creepy, childlike lyrics, like a slightly less grim Lee Feldman

4/17-19 the Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church in Brooklyn Heights, lineup tba

4/18, 2 PM celebrated organist Delbert Disselhorst plays a program TBA at Grace Church, 802 Broadway north of 11th St., $20

4/18, 4 PM Robert McKay and Jennifer Rau star in a multimedia performance of “liberation imagery in the early American consciousness which comes to life through works by William Billings (1746 – 1800), Stephen Jenks (1772 – 1856), early spirituals and Shaker hymns performed with historical texts selected from abolitionist writings and slave and suffragette narratives, including selections from Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave” at the Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St. in the financial district, $35/$20 stud/srs

4/18, 8 PM final night of this year’s MATA Festival features Talea Ensemble playing adventurous works by Anna Clyne and otheres at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/18 Australian sensation the Cat Empire – quirky, latin-and-ska-inflected and great fun organic stoner dance grooves – at the at Webster Hall, 9 PM $25

4/18 one of the year’s best rock doublebills: scorchingly lyrical, politically-fueled two-guitar anthemic punk/circus rock band the Brooklyn What followed by the similarly lyrically-driven, savagely political, hard-hitting Alabama populist rockers Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires at the Knitting Factory

4/19, 9 PM eclectic chanteuse Mavis Swan Poole’s oldschool psychedelic soul/funk band Soul Understated at BAM Cafe

4/20, 7:30 PM pianist Paul Barnes performs a Lukas Floyd world premiere plus new works by Jason Bahr and Zack Stanton followed by the festival debut of Miho Hazama’s m_unit jazz ensemble joined by saxophonist Steve Wilson playing world premieres by Hazama, Scott Ninmer and Chris Reza at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix req.

4/20, 10 PM this era’s default 4/20 party band, roots reggae vets John Brown’s Body at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

4/21, 7 PM Kotorino cellist Patricia Santos plays her own intriguing, catchy, terse songs at the Dead Poet , 450 Amsterdam Ave (81/82), free

4/21, 7:30 PM the New York Composers Circle chamber ensemble plays the world premieres of Susan J. Fischer’s Intermezzo, for oboe, violin, cello, and piano; Peri Mauer’s Journey, for oboe; Gayther Myers’s The Workday, for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and piano; Max Giteck Duykers’s Dark Body, for flute, violin, cello, and piano; David Picton’s Turning Leaves for Sandy, for oboe and guitar; Eugene Marlow’s Trois Chansons pour une Poetesse, for flute and alto flute; and Richard Brooks’s Into the Twilight, for flute, bassoon, violin, viola and piano plus Orlando Legname’s Vortici D’etere, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, in its New York premiere at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $20 sugg don

4/21-25, 8/10:30 PM elegant, tuneful third-stream pianist Michel Camilo‘s 3+3 (piano trio plus horns) at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

4/22, 7 PM Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands’ virtuoso fiddling traditions represented by Olav Luksengård Mjelva, Anders Hall and Kevin Henderson at Symphony Space, $30

4/22-26 the Vijay Iyer Trio play their cutting-edge piano jazz sounds, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard,  $25

4/22, 8 PM the New Orleans’ eclectic, funky stoner brass band the Dirty Bourbon River Show at Brooklyn Bowl

4/22, 9 PM Plates of Cake, who mash up 70s stadium bombast, early Pixies snarl and bite and a late 80s/early 90s retro glam vibe – followed by groovealicious Philly psychedelic soul band Needle Points at Arlene’s, $8

4/23, 7 PM high-voltage Puerto Rican pre-salsa revivalists Plena Libre at the Hostos Center for the Arts, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th St., $20/$10 stud

4/23, 7:30 PM the JACK Quartet play Missy Mazzoli’s Death Valley Junction and John Zorn’s The Alchemist plus works by Caroline Shaw, Jason Eckardt and Crawford Seeger at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

4/23, 7:30 PM otherworldly all-female choral quartet Anonymous 4 – on their final tour with Americana music maven Bruce Molsky – at the great hall at Cooper Union, $25 gen adm

4/23, 8 PM Ensemble Signal with Lauren Radnofsky, cello and Adrián Sandí, clarinet play an Anna Clyne retrospective at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail.

4/23, 8 PM cellist Alisa Weilerstein with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Pablo Heras-Casado playing Shostakovich’s riveting Cello Concerto No. 2 at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall

4/23, 11 PM awesome Ethiopiques band Lions at the small room at the Rockwood. 4/30 they’re at Barbes at 10

4/24, 7:30 PM charmingly jaunty French jazz chanteuse Cyrille Aimee and band at the Lynch Theatre at John Jay College, 524 W 59th St. (10/11), free

4/24 intense, fearless Romany/Balkan chaunteuse Eva Salina with pyrotechnic accordionist Peter Stan and cimbalom legend Marius Mihalache at Hungarian House, 213 E 82nd St.

4/24, 8 PM Willie & the Wolves – who play killer oldschool soul, funk and latin grooves that sounds like classics from the 60s but are originals, with the powerhouse Anne DeAcetis on lead vocals – doing the album release show for their excellent new one at Paddy Reilly’s, 519 2nd Ave

4/24, 10 PM soulpunk/psychedelic band Clear Plastic Masks open for acoustic populist Alynda Lee Segarra aka Hurray for the Riff Raff at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec

4/24 the queen of otherworldly, exhilarating Romany ballads, Esma Redžepova at le Poisson Rouge

4/25, 4-11 PM Wall to Wall Johnny Cash – seven hours of songs by the Man in  Black – at Symphony Space, free, with Alison Brown (banjo), Sierra Hull (mandolin), Mike Barnett (fiddle), and Trey Hensley (guitar), and a whole slew of Jalopy/NYC heavyweight talent including Bruce Molsky, Mamie Minch, Marika Hughes, Janine Nichols, Nation Beat and many others

4/25, 7 PM Hilka – the otherworldly side project from Shelley Thomas and Willa Roberts of Black Sea Hotel – singing rare Ukrainian and Belorussian songs once common to the Chernobyl region – at the Ukrainian Museum, 222 E 6th St

4/25, 7 PM torchy, intense, dramatically soaring pianist/songwriter Elaine Romanelli at the third room at the Rockwood, $10

4/25, 8 PM irrepressible chamber music ensemble the International Street Cannibals hold their second annual boxing-themed concert at Gleason’s Gym, 7 Front St, Dumbo,  $20/$15 stud/srs//$10 for under 17 at door. “10- to 15-minute sets of 3- to 4-minute chamber works alternate with 8-minute bouts of boxing, three rounds each. 60-second thematic musical interludes performed in between the teen pugilists’ rounds. Performances take place in the three main rings of the gym, contributing to a theater-in-the-round effect, with the audience progressing from one ring to another. Music by Bach, Mozart, Dan Barrett, Evin Fein and others.”

4/26, 3 PM the Australian Chamber Orchestra play works by Haydn, Mozart, Prokofiev and a world premiere by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

4/26 cellist/composer Erik Friedlander plays haunting, shapeshifting new pieces from his latest solo album, mixing up the baroque and the Middle East at Dixon Place

4/26 garage/powerpop allstar band the Split Squad, ageless garage rock legends the Fleshtones and iconic ex-Dead Boys and Rocket from the Tombs guitarist Cheetah Chrome at Bowery Electric

4/27, 7:30 PM the Miró Quartet perform Schubert’s Quartet in G Major at Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

4/27, 8 PM edgy, funky Israeli Ethiopiques/Afrobeat/soul singer Ester Rada and band at SOB’s, $16 adv tix rec

4/28, 5 PM pianist Rosa Torres Pardo plays an all-Iberian program including works by Soler-Scarlatti, Albeniz, de Falla at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

4/28, 7 PM haunting, otherworldly three-woman Bulgarian choir Black Sea Hotel – who do fascinating original arrangements of ancient Baltic tunes – at Pete’s

4/28 eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leads his big band, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

4/28, 7:30 PM Jewish folksong maven Susan Leviton and band at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15.

4/28, 8 PM S.E.M. Ensemble with Ostravská Banda and Roscoe Mitchell, Thomas Buckner and George Lewis celebrate fifty years of the AACM with music by Lewis, Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, Christian Wolff and others at Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd St, between 1st an 2nd Ave, sugg. don. The following night 4/29 at 8 features a jam between Muhal Richard Abrams, Mitchell and Lewis plus the SEM Orchestra playing Mitchell and Abrams pieces.

4/28, 9:30ish sprawling gospel-rock orchestra Jesus on the Mainline – featuring spectacular frontwoman Mel Flannery – at the at Brooklyn Bowl, $10

4/29 tuneful latin jazz pianist Manuel Valera leads his trio with Hans Glawischnig – bass and EJ Strickland – drums playing the album release show for his new one, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

4/30, 8 PM Guinean Fula flute sounds with Bailo Bah & Sylvain Leroux followed by fiery Mauritanian pschedelic/desert rock bandleader/chanteuse Noura Mint Seymali at Roulette

4/30 8ish edgy gutter blues band Jane Lee Hooker followed at around 10 by the Bluebonnets with the Go Go’s Kathy Valentine (not only a superior bassist but a ferociously sizzling lead guitarist), $10 gen adm

5/1, 8 PM Pakistan’s Farid Ayaz, Abu Muhammad & Brothers Qawwali at Roulette

5/1, 8:30 PM female-fronted postpunk icons the Bush Tetras – of Too Many Creeps fame – at le Poisson Rouge

5/1, 9 PM this era’s version of Steve Earle, Joe Pug at Bowery Ballroom, $15

5/2, 8 PM intense 30–member all-male choir A Conspiracy of Beards sing from their vast repertoire of imaginatively orchestrated Leonard Cohen songs at Littlefield, $10

5/2, 8 PM entrancing Moroccan sintir virftuoso Hassan Hakmoun – the James Brown of gnawa – with his band at Roulette

5/2, 10 PM a benefit concert for SaveNYC – the small business advocacy organization fighting to keep independently owned and operated businesses from being forced out by astronomical rent hikes and replaced by bland corporate chain stores – at Arlene’s, performers TBA, a good cause and reputedly some first class acts involved

5/3, 8 PM avant jazz grooves with Ned Rothenberg & Glen Velez followed by a rare global throat-singing twinbilll with Alash and Huun-Huur-Tu, the Throat-Singers of Tuva at Roulette

5/5, 7:30 PM powerful violinist and klezmer bandleader Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15.

5/9, 5 PM pianist Josep Colom plays “a dialogue between Mozart and Chopin” at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

5/11 drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, the Daedalus Quartet with pianist Benjamin Hochman play Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s haunting, Shostakovian 1944 Piano Quintet at the Miller Theatre, free

5/11, 7:30 PM Kate Soper, soprano; Gelsey Bell, soprano; Brett Umlauf, soprano;  Erin Lesser, flutes;  Ian Antonio, percussion;  Joshua Modney, violin perform works by Soper, Guillaume de Machaut and Hildegard von Bingen at Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

5/14, 7:30 PM edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura followed by fiery, hard-rocking Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart playing the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

5/14, 7:30 PM James Lovell and his rustic Caribbean Garifuna Drum Band play a cross-pollinated collaboration with Cape Breton singers at Meridian 23 on 23rd St. east of 7th Ave.

5/16, 8 PM the band that put Haitian psychedelic funk on the map in the 90s, Boukman Eksperyans at Roulette, $25

5/16, 9 PM legendary Hoboken proto-dreampop jangleband the Feelies at the Bell House, $25 gen adm, adv tix rec, this might sell out

5/22-23, 8 PM a six-pianist ensemble – Taka Kigawa, Jenny Lin, Laura Barger, Tania Tachova, Joseph Kubera and Ning Yu – play the world premiere of John King‘s expansive Piano Vectors at the equally spacious Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, L to Jefferson St, $10, “Imagine the 6 pianists traveling through space and time, each at their own rate, compressing or stretching time in randomized and improvised ways.”

5/29, 7 PM anthemic, kinetic, mathrock-inclined cello band Break of Reality at Highline Ballroom, $22 adv tix rec

5/30, 5 PM pianist Jeffrey Siegel plays Bach, Beethoven, Paderewski, Gershwin at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

6/2, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble with violinist Caroline Shaw play an all-Timo Andres program at the Miller Theatre, free

6/3, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6: Vicky Chow, piano; Jennifer Choi, violin; Michael Nicolas, cello play John Zorn trios at the Miller Theatre, free

6/4-7. 7 PM with a 2 PM matinee on 6/7, drummer Eve Sicular and her exhilaring, multistylistic band Metropolitan Klezmer perform her ever-more-relevant, musically rich musical theatre piece J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files at Here, west of 6th Ave. past the park just south of Spring St.,, $25/20 stud/srs

6/4, 9 PM the postpunk band that invented the genre, Wire at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

6/5, 9;30 PM ageless, corrosively lyrical glamrock icon Ian Hunter at the Bell House, $30 adv tix req

6/7-8, 9 PM southwestern gothic/desert psychedelia cult heroes Calexico at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

6/20, 5 PM pianist Enrique Graf plays music from Uruguay and Russia at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

8/4, 10ish Penelope Houston‘s recently revitalized, legendary first-wave punk band the Avengers play their first-ever Brooklyn show at the Bell House, $18 adv tix req., if this doesn’t sell out, something’s seriously wrong with this city

New York City Live Music Calendar for March and April 2014

Frequent updates continuing through the month, with a brand-new calendarcoming April 1: 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.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez exploring the delicious minutiae of Beethoven piano sonatas on Apr 24 and May 15,  plus Saturdays – Mar 15, Apr 12, May 10  and 31. Each program features a sonata that sheds fresh light on beats and barlines!  email for info/location.

Opening 3/13 and running through 3/30, Wednesday-Saturday (and Mondays) at 8:30 PM and Sundays at 4 PM, Renee Philippi’s play Alone in Triptych with Vera Beren, Catherine Porter and Michael Tomlinson “is an alternately thrilling, disturbing and darkly humorous play that investigates the hidden connections between three people linked by their aloneness. On their journeys of self-discovery, mythology collides with the modern world to reveal a universe filled with vivid imaginary, haunting music and a heightened poetic language. Emotional, vivid and hauntingly lyrical, this exploration of isolation and connection promises to be an evening of intense, intimate revelations.” With music by Vera Beren. At Here, 145 6th Ave (enter on Dominick St one block south of Spring), $18/$15 stud/srs

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

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

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

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

Mondays at Rodeo Bar, 9ish it’s Country Karaoke with Boo and Elena from Demolition String Band and their vast repertoire of classic honkytonk, bluegrass and vintage C&W, free

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 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’sreliably good big band vehicle – plays 9/11 PM, $30 per set plus drink minimum.

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

Mondays in March, 9:30ish killer guitarist Boo and mandolinist Elena from Demolition String Band host country karaoke at Rodeo Bar. Live band, wild things happening.

Mondays in March, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood. Now you can go see him since the Living Room, that hellhole where he used to rehearse on Monday nights, is closed forever!

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

Tuesdays in March 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 April, 11 PM the exhilarating NY Gypsy All-Stars – with pyrotechnic yet soulful clarinet virtuoso Ismail Lumanovski – at Drom, $10

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

Wednesdays in April, 8ish glam/goth goddess Kristeen Young at Bowey Electric, $10

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

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

Wednesdays in March, 10 PM creepy, lurid noir cabaret duo Charming Disaster – Jeff Morris from Kotorino and Elia Bisker from Sweet Soubrette – at Pete’s.

Thursdays 4/10 through 5/1 at 1 PM up-and-coming chamber group Ensemble ACJW plays a mix of standard repertoire and 20th/21st century works at Trinity Church, free, click here and scroll down for the full schedule

Thursdays at 7:30 PM powerhouse Afro-latin drummer Robby Ameen leads his quartet with Bobby Franceschini on sax, Edsel Gomez on piano, Lincoln Goines on bass at Saleya Tribeca, 65 W Broadway btw Murray & Warren

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

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

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

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

Saturdays in March, 6 PM sultry, badass resonator guitarist/oldime blues/C&W reinventor/chanteuse Mamie Minch (of the Roulette Sisters) at Barbes

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

Saturdays in May 4 PM keyboardist Michael Hearst’s five-piece band Songs for Unusual Creatures at Barbes, brought to you by many of the same people behind Songs for Ice Cream Trucks: “A celebration of the under-appreciated creatures that roam the planet. From the Australian Bilby to the deep-sea Magnapinna Squid, to the Saddleback Caterpillar” at Barbes

Saturdays in April, 6 PM eclectic cellist/bandleader Marika Hughes at Barbes. Good singer, strong and funky songwriter, thoughtful lyricist, and as a cellist she’s got all kinds of technique you wouldn’t expect. An inspiration to low-register string players of all sorts. 

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.

Three Sundays in April: 4/6, 4/13 and 4/27, 3:30 PM Mary Ann Stewart, soprano and Emir Gamsizoglu, piano perform a Schubertiade at CaffeVivaldi

Sundays at 4 PM fun, hellraising booze-fueled acoustic Americana band Jumbo Brown at Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave. (next to Nitehawk Cinema), Williamsburg. They’re also at Rodeo Bar at 10ish on 3/27

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 April, 8/11 PM visionary pianist/bandleader Arturo O’Farrill‘s spectacular, intense Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland

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

Sundays in March at 9 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.

Sundays in March long-running 90s style dancehall reggae band the Skadanks – veterans of a gazillion Marijuana Marches – at Drom, $10.

Opening 4/9 and continuing 4/12, 4/16, 4/23, and 4/26 at 8 PM plus 4/13 at 2 PM, 4/19 at 10 PM, 4/24 at 7 PM, Easy Leap Theatre Company presents Hearts of Gold, from Shakespeare’s Henry IV Parts 1 & 2. Directed by Emma Rosa Went, the venue becomes the Boar’s Head Tavern, where the heir to the throne hides from her future and her father with the help of the carefree and occasionally criminal Sir John Falstaff. But war is brewing, the King’s grasp on power is slipping, and responsibility is waiting just outside the door.” At the Cellar at the West End (107th and Broadway), free with a $15 food/drink min.

3/1, 4 PM pianist Emir Gamsizoglu plays a Chopin program at Caffe Vivaldi, other Chopin devotees welcome to do their fave pieces.

3/1, 8 PM oud virtuoso Kinan Adnawi plays the album release show for his new solo cd at Alwan for the Arts, $20

3/1, 8 PM legendary oud/violin virtuoso Simon Shaheen and Lebanese chanteuse Rima Khcheich perform new and classic Middle Eastern works at Roulette, $30

3/1, 8 PM intense, lyrical alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon leads his quartet at the Miller Theatre, $30.

3/1, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock shindig at Otto’s kicks off at 9 with the trad Chillers, at 10 the self-explanatory Bongo Surf , the bluesy Matt Rae Trio at 11, the excellent southwestern gothic/spaghetti western Derangers at midnight and sometime past one in the morning, Band of Tribes.

3/1, 9 PM fearlessly funny Williamsburg punk rock vets the Live Ones at the Gutter Bowling Alley in Williamsburg

3/1, 9/10:30 PM lyrical, ceaselessy surprising pianist Kris Davis leads a trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

3/1, 10 PM Philly black punk legends McRad at Grand Victory, $10

3/1, 10 PM the Synthetic Blues play punky chamber pop at Dixon Place Theatre, free. They’re also at Goodbye Blue Monday on 3/14 at 8ish.

3/1, 10 PM charming female-fronted neo-honkytonk/acoustic C&W band the Emersonsat Arlene’s, $10

3/1, 11 PM irrepressible, hilarious cowpunk/honkytonk spoofers Uncle Leon & the Alibis at Hank’s where all hell originally broke loose when they got started.

3/1, 11 PM Florida band Roadkill Ghost Choir – who play a more rocking take on haunting Nashville gothic sounds – at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv tix rec

3/2, 3 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra plays the Grieg Piano Concerto plus Sibelius’ Spring Song and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 at NJPAC in Newark, $20 seats avail.

3/2, 4 PM Mala Punica perform motets by the intricate 14th-century Franco-Flemish composer Johannes Ciconia at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

3/2, 4 PM violinist Akiko Kobayashi and pianist Eric Siepkes perform works from Beethoven to Bartok at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted.

3/2, 7:30 PM bassist Patrick Derivaz and violinist Cornelius Dufallo join with violist Martha Mooke for a set of atmospheric soundscapes at Spectrum, $15

3/2,9ish rich, vocal harmony-driven bluegrass with the NYCity Slickers at Rodeo Bar

3/3, 7:30 PM pianist Orli Shaham plays the album release show for her new one American Grace featuring Steven Mackey’s Piano Concerto; pianist Jon Kimura Parker also joins Shaham for a performance of John Adams’ Hallelujah Junction for two pianos at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec.

3/3, 7:30 PM the deviously improvisational, edgy Uri Caine on piano with Mark Helias on bass , Clarence Penn on drums at Smalls

3/3, 8 PM amazingly authentic, funny, retro 20s Weimar blues and noir cabaret revivalist Max Raabe & Palast Orchester,celebrating the release of their new album, Golden Age at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $10 nosebleed seats avail.

3/3,8 PM bassist Shayna Dulberger leads a quartet with Yoni Kretzmer, Chris Welcome & Mike Pride at Roulette, $20

3/4, 6 PM Ekmeles sing contemporary choral works by Peter Ablinger, Kaija Saariaho, Salvatore Sciarrino, Evan Johnson and Thanasis Deligiannis at the Miller Theatre, free, drinks at 5:30 PM

3/4, 7:30 PM magical, hypnotic klezmer jazz group Siach Hasadeh – who put a haunting new improvisational spin on ancient hasidic melodies – at  the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., $15.  They’re also at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene at 8 on 3/5 followed at 9 by the more boisterous Breslov Bar Band. Siach Hasadeh are also at Silvana, 300 W. 116th St at 8 on 3/6.

3/4, 7:30 PM Talea Ensemble plays new works by Austrian composers Bernhard Gander, Pierluigi Billone and Olga Neuwirth at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.The program repeats on 3/7 at 8 PM at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St.

3/4, 8 PM George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars playing all their classics at B.B. King’s, $37.50 adv tix a must

3/4-9 International Contemporary Ensemble plays music of many composers at the Stone, sets at 8/10 PM, $15. Choice pick: 3/5 at 8 with the like-minded, badass Bridget Kibbey (harp) and James Austin Smith (oboe).

3/4-9 ageless jazz piano purist Barry Harris leads a trio with Ray Drummond and Leroy Williams at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

3/7, 9 PM eclectic, pensive, groove-driven cello soul and jazz with Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy at BAM Cafe, free

3/4, 9 PM tuneful incisive piano jazz with Matt Mitchell leading a trio with Chris Tordini on bass and Dan Weiss on drums followed at 10:30 by the similarly tuneful Sebastien Ammann/Jacob Tiechroew Quartet at Korzo

3/4, 9:30 PM creepy improvisational female-fronted art-song smashers Dollshot at Shapeshifter Lab playing new material inspired by Lionel Feininger, Clarice Lispector, and Franz Schubert. $10.

3/5, 6 PM Tomoko Sugawara on Japanese kugo harp with lutenist August Denhard at the Rubin Museum of Art, free

3/5, 7 PM clarinetist George Stoffan and pianist Mary Siciliano play music by Czech composers including Ondrej Kukal, Zdenek Fibich, Jan Kalivoda, Otmar Macha, Leopold Kozeluch, and Antonin Dvorak, free, at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St, free.

3/5, 8:30 PM intense, tuneful, pan-American pianist Carolina Calvache leads a quartet with Tivon Pennicott , tenor sax; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; E J Strickland, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

3/5, 9 PM the intriguing guitar-driven Coyote Anderson Quartet play their original vocal jazz compositions at Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry St (at Orange), downtown Brooklyn, free.

3/5, 9:30 PM the eight-piece NY Mandolin Ensemble play new works by ensemble members at Spectrum, $15

3/5, 11 PM tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel, 532 W 27th St (10th/11th Aves.), free. They’re also at Rodeo Bar on 3/12 at 9:30ish

3/6, 7:30 PM up-and-coming pianist Kate Liu plays works by Haydn, Leon Kirchner, Chopin, and a US premiere by the politically controversial Hans Werner Henze, Scorribanda Pianistica, at Subculture.

3/6, 7:30 PM Shomyo no Kai–Voices of a Thousand Years: two dozen Buddhist priests in colorful robes sing ancient Japanese chants at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 51st/Park Ave., $30.

3/6, 7:30 PM eclectic third-stream jazz pianist Russ Lossing plays two sets with two different, first-class rhythm sections at Spectrum, $15

3/6, 8 PM deviously witty literate keyboardist/accordionist Rachelle Garniez at Barbes.

3/6, 8 PM dark, sardonic, brilliantly tuneful jazz pianist Danny Fox and his Trio at Caffe Vivaldi

3/6, 8 PM dark psychedelic/Americana/indie songwriter Richard Buckner at Union Hall, $15.

3/6, 8 PM high-energy newgrass/alt-country band North of Nashville at the small room at the Rockwood.

3/6, 8 PM legendary avant garde improvisational organist Charlemagne Palestine in concert at Plymouth Church, 75 Hicks St., downtown Brooklyn, $25

3/6, 9 PM noir and lurid Americana: powerhouse lyricist/banjoist Curtis Eller at at Rèst Âü Ránt, 30-01 35th Ave. in Astoria; 3/7 he’s at Pete’s at 9.

3/6, 10 PM subversive chanteuse and woman of a million voices Tammy Faye Starlite and the Stay-At-Homes play devastatingly sludgy, spot-on Runaways covers, plus author Evelyn McDonnell reads from her truly tragic Runaways bio at the Cutting Room, $20 adv tix rec

3/6, 10 PM purist oldschool Chicago blues guitarist John Primer and his band at Terra Blues

3/6, 10 PM tuneful psychedelic North Carolina funk/jamband Bubonik Funk at Spike Hill

3/7, 5:30 PM intense Bulgarian band Cherven Traktor at the the American Folk Art Museum.

3/7, 7 PM it’s the annual NYC Battle of the Bands with the Queens contingent at the Greene Space. This blog’s pick of the contestants this time out is irresistibly fun psychedelic cumbia band Moneco. $15 cover includes a free beer or wine; $30 gets you open wine/beer bar!

3/7, 7:30 PM pianist Tadeusz Domanowski plays works by Byrd, Ravel, Liszt, Berg and Stockhausen at Spectrum, $15

3/7, 7:30 PM rising star classical guitarist Rupert Boyd plays a program TBA at Subculture, $10

3/7, 8 PM eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet at Barbes followed at 10 by Cumbiagra – who are sort of a sextet.

3/7 at 8 PM, repeating on 3/9 at 4 PM Eleonor Bindman & Susan Sobolewski play Bach for the keyboard: inventions, English Suites, the opening of St. Matthew’s Passion, reception to follow at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $20/$10 stud/srs.

3/7, 9 PM second-wave Afrobeat icons Antibalas – still one of NYC’s funnest live acts – at SOB’s, $22 adv tix rec. They’re also here on 3/9, same time.

3/7, 9 PM mesmerizing, soaring, intense art-rock pianist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

3/7, 9 PM eclectic, pensive, groove-driven cello soul and jazz with Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy at BAM Cafe, free

3/7, 9:30 fiery Raya Brass Band spinoff Sherita at Drom followed by brilliant, hard-rocking Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart and Django-inspired two-guitar trio Jazzingaro, $10.

3/7, 9:30 PM intense, politically aware, tuneful acoustic rocker Niall Connolly at the big room at the Rockwood.

3/7, 10 PM intense powerhouse Mulatu Astatke style Ethiopian funksters Feedel Band at Silvana, free; 3/8 they’re at Drom at 9 PM, $10

3/7, 10:30 PM the Dave Gibson /Jared Gold B3 organ Quintet preceded at 9 by Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens at the Fat Cat.

3/8, 7 PM the Four Nations Ensemble: Andrew Appel (harpsichord and clavichord), Tatiana Chulochnikova (violin), Antonio Campillo (traverso), Loretta O’Sullivan (cello), Josh Lee (viola da gamba), and James H. Johnson (author of Listening in Paris) celebrate the 18th century’s most underrated composer, scholar and lunatic, CPE Bach at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 E 61st St, $35, reception to follow

3/8, 7:15 PM wild, minor-key klezmer/reggae/New Orleans jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues. They’re also here on 3/22

3/8, 8 PM acclaimed directorless British choir Stile Antico sing classic Tudor harmony at Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 W. 46th Street), $35.

3/8, 8:30 PM lurid, sometimes menacing female-fronted powerpop/neo-glam band Frealane at the Spin ping-pong hall, 48 E 23rd St; they’re at Trash on 3/11 at 9

3/8, 9 PM a sneak peak at this year’s upcoming Brooklyn Folk Festival with a triplebill starting at 9 with Wyndham Baird followed by Piedmont Bluz and then ecstatic 19th century/ragtime/country gospel/hokum revivalists the Down Hill Strugglers at the Jalopy, $10

3/8, 9:30ish Florida circus rock band Askultura – “the grizzled bastard hellchild of Manu Chao and Gogol Bordello” – at Mehanata.

3/8, 10 PM intense, hard-driving Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart followed by equally ferocious Balkan/New Orleans brass band Black Masala at Spike Hill, $7.

3/9, 2 and 7 PM pyrotechnic organist Cameron Carpenter plays dazzling arrangements of Leonard Cohen, Patsy Cline and others at Alice Tully Hall.

3/9, 3 PM pianist Juan Pablo Horcasitas plays the album release show for his solo debut “Among Songs and Dances,” works by Samuel Zyman, Manuel M. Ponce, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Astor Piazzolla, Franz Schubert, Johann S. Bach, José Pablo Moncayo and Ricardo Castro, free, in the Benay Benuta Hall at Lighthouse Guild, 111 E 59th St,

3/9, 3 PM eclectic third-stream jazz pianist Laila Biali at Subculture, $10

3/9, 4 PM pianist Sofya Melikyan and cellist Karen Ouzounian, perform Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, Janácek’s Pohádka (Fairy Tale) and Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted.

3/9, 7 PM Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group and then NYC’s funnest live band, Peruvian style surf rockers Chicha Libre at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St (between Imlay & Conover), Red Hook, free.

3/9, 7 PM haunting atmospheric cellist/composer Brent Arnold solo electroacoustic at the big room at the Rockwood $5

3/9, 7 PM St. Louis first-wave punk legend Wolf Roxon (ex-Moldy Dogs, Metros and Walkie Talkie) at Sidewalk.

3/9, 7:30 PM eclectic boleo/tango/copla/Romany band La Canalla at Drom, $20

3/9, percussionist Jaimeo Brown‘s haunting reinvention of classic African-American spirituals, Transcendence featuring guitarist Chris Sholar & alto powerhouse Jaleel Shaw at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

3/9 8 PM ageless psychedelic oldschool downtown groove/reggae/punk-inspired CB’s era legends Faith at Arlene’s

3/9, 8 PM the pyrotechnic, deviously entertaining Peter Evans on trumpet with pianists Ron Stabinsky and Cory Smythe – one assumes at the same time – at the Firehouse Space

3/9, 11ish intense heavy psychedelic/early indie style/metal band Eidetic Seeing at the Acheron, $8

3/10, 7:30 PM cellist Jay Campbell plays recent works  for cello, piano and percussion  by David Fulmer, Simon Steen-Andersen, and Matthias Pintscher, bookended by music of Debussy and Stravinsky at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall.

3/10, 7;30 PM violinist Gil Morgenstern’s Reflections Series celebrate the music of Mendelssohn at the World School, 259 10th Ave, $35/$15 stud. All tix from the rescheduled 2/13 date will be honored

3/10, 7:30  PM pianist Xiayin Wang plays a new Richard Danielpour work plus piano sonatas by Haydn and Rachmaninoff and then closes with a two-piano version of Ravel’s “La Valse” at Alice Tully Hall

3/10, 8 PM eclectic piano genius Shoko Nagai‘s Taken Shadows – with Todd Reynolds, violin;Jonathan Goldberger, guitar & effects;Stomu Takeishi, electric bass; Jim Black, drums – taking their inspiration from demonic possession at Roulette, $20.

3/10, 8 PM the Irish Baroque Orchestra, led by violinist Monica Huggett with special guests Siobhan Armstrong (Irish harp) and Peter Whelan (bassoon) evoke an 18th century Dublin ambience with rare pieces by Pepusch, Geminiani, Carolan and others at Merkin Concert Hall, $30 tix avail.

3/10, 9 PM smart, pensive third-stream jazz trombonist Natalie Cressman leads her band at the third room at the Rockwood (enter on Orchard St. around the corner), $10 plus 2-drink min.

3/10, 9ish the 17-piece Neal Kirkwood Big Band play musical explorations of Rumi, Kerouac and others at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

3/10, 9:30 PM Americana chanteuse Shannon McNally plays songs from her Dr. John collaboration and homage to New Orleans soul legend Bobby Charles, Small Town Talk, at Joe’s Pub, $12 adv tix rec

3/10, 10 PM haunting, wickedly literate, lurid noir chanteuse Karla Moheno followed at 11 by popular newgrass band Poor Old Shine at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

3/10, 10:30 PM guitarist Nir Felder plays the cd release concert for his new one Golden Age with Aaron Parks – piano, Orlando le Fleming – bass and Nate Smith – drums at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

3/11, 7 PM resonator guitarist Zeke Healey and Roulette Sisters violist Karen Waltuch followed by Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

3/11, 7:30 PM Alex Kontorovich’s German Goldenshteyn Memorial Orchestra with special guest Naum Goldenshteyn at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

3/11, 7:30 PM Turkish pianist Seda Röder performs from her new album Black and White Statements: the Austrian Sound of Piano Today, 12 Austrian miniatures for piano, at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

3/11, reception at 7:30, show at 8 PM a new concert-drama by Classical4All feat. Emir Gamsizoglu (piano), Melanie Long (Mezzo Soprano) and the New Yorker Trio: Emir Gamsizoglu (piano); Yigit Karatas (violin); Anastasia Golenisheva (cello) plus a cast including Ege Maltepe, Rafael Svarin, E. Macha Marrero, Charlotte Friedman at 4thU Society, 160 CPW (corner of 76th St), $20

3/11, 7:30/9:30 PM powerhouse lyrical postbop saxophonist/composer Noah Preminger teams up with an all-star quartet featuring pianist Fred Hersch, bassist Matt Clohesy and drummer Rudy Royston at the Jazz Standard.

3/11, 8 PM devious 17-piece all-female accordion ensemble the Main Squeeze Orchestra at the big room at the Rockwood. Their Michael Jackson, Queen and Joy Division covers are hysterical.

3/11, 8 PM a screening of the documentary Harlem Street Singer about Rev. Gary Davis at the IFC Center, 6th Ave./W 3rd St

3/11, 8 PM Canadian indie classical pioneers Aventa Ensemble play the the New York premiere of Rolf Wallin’s multimedia commentary on child soldiers, Strange News at Roulette, $20.

3/11, 10 PM high-voltage avant-garde singer Xenia Rubinos at the Mercury, $10.

3/11, 10:30 PM saxophone powerhouse Lucas Pino‘s two-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls.

3/11, 10:30 PM bassist Matt Pavolka‘s Horns Band wish Shane Endsley on trumpet, Loren Stillman on saxes, Jacob Garchik on trombone and Mark Ferber on drums at Korzo.

3/12, 6 PM eclectic, adventurous oudist Brandon Terzic at the Rubin Museum of Art, free

3/12 iconic bassist Rufus Reid celebrates the release of his new album Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project with a stellar large ensemble at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30

3/12, 7:30 PM Berlin Philharmonic chamber group the Scharoun Ensemble plays Brahms, Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet in B minor, Op. 115 and Schubert, Octet in F Major, D. 803 at the Morgan Library, $35

3/12-13, 7:30 PM plus 3/14 at 2 PM and 3/15 at 8 PM, wild swirls and shifting segments: Alan Gilbert conducts the NY Phil playing an all-Carl Neilsen program: the Clarinet Concerto and Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4 at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail.

3/12, 7:30 PM explosive, psychedelic Israeli/Iraqi guitarist Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place north and west of Battery Park, $35

3/12, 8 PM the the US premiere of Elliott Sharp’s mighty 13-piece SysOrk playing two new improvisational scores at Roulette, $15.

3/12, 9 PM creepily offcenter female-fronted keyboard-centric psychedelic pop band Sandy at Glasslands, $!2

3/12, 9ish Certain General lead guitarist/noir crooner Phil Gammage at No Malice Palace, 197 E. 3rd St.

3/12, 9:30 PM eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette plays the album release show for his new one Square One at Smalls.

3/12, 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 the the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel, 532 W 27th St (10th/11th Aves.).

3/13, 1 PM a free concert by pioneering indie classical string quartet Ethel at Trinity CHurch

3/13, 7 PM individualistic, fearless soul stylist Queen Esther & the Hot 5 at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free.

3/13, 7:30 PM transgressive, chameleonic chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite sings Marianne Faithfull’s Broken English at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised. OMG, this is gonna be fun.

3/13, 8 PM pensively tuneful janglerockers Two Out Rally –  who add sax on top of their smart, scruffily catchy songs – at Cake Shop, $10

3/13, 8 PM traditional Irish harmonies with the Henry Girls followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

3/13, 8 PM the Bang on a Can All-Stars play Alvin Lucier, Richard Reed Parry, and Daniel Wohl plus Julia Wolfe’s Lick and David Lang’s Death Speaks with  guest chanteuse Shara Worden at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

3/13, 8 PM avant garde luminaries Ensemble Signal plays a composer portrait of pioneering Korean composer Unsuk Chin at the Miller Theatre,$20 adv tix rec.

3/13, 8:30 PM guitarist Assaf Kehati with bassist Ehud Ettun and drummer Ronen Itzik at the Bar Next Door

3/13 hypnotic, edgy, Middle Eastern-tinged chanteuse Alsarah and the Nubatones play the album release show for their new Ethiopian/Nubian cd Silt at Baby’s All Right.

3/13, 11 PM Ravish Momin’s Tarana – a trippy downtempo/dub duo with trombonist Rick Parker – at Silvana, 300 W 116th St., free

3/14, 7 PM at the Firehouse Space: Furnished Sound, an exhibit and performance. featuring Ken Butler and Ed Potokar with special guests inventor/multi-instrumentalist Terry Dame and surf drummer/ex-Waitress Chris Butler. “Re-thinking the possibilities of domestic objects, artist-musicians Butler and Potokar combine their unique sensibilities as instrument designers and performers to explore the merging of form and function in a collective living space. Crossing the boundaries of art and design, the artists present an integrated installation that includes Butler’s “Urban Grand Piano”, which plays live radios and projects images, and Potokar’s very playable “Two String Bass Dining Chair” and “Drum Table”, forming a tantalizing piano trio ready for an unusual and transformative musical journey. Expect odd juxtapositions, angular audio projections, and other hybrid antics.” The program repeats (sort of) on 3/15 at 8:30

3/14, 7:30 PM anthemic newschool C&W band Yarn – who are Wilco-influenced without being a ripoff – at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

3/14, 8 PM Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics at Barbes.

3/14, 8 PM high-voltage violin shredding with Stratospheerius at Shrine followed by the impassioned yet wickedly subtle, politically conscious oldschool-style soul of Preachermann and the Revival at 10

3/14, 8 PM legendary noiserock/avant garde guitarist Alan Licht & percusionist Brian Chase with the alchemical two-guitar duo of Mary Halvorson & Joe Morris – wow – at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, downtown Brooklyn, $15

3/14, 9ish high-voltage honkytonk guitar monster Wayne Hancock at Hill Country, $15 adv tix rec.

3/14, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangasta blues” at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re also at Espresso 77 on 3/20 at 9ish 35-57 77th St. (just off of 37th Ave), Jackson Heights

3/14, 9ish edgy if generally good-natured Irish drinking music with Shilelagh Law at Connolly’s.

3/14, 9 PM pensive, edgy art-rock/jazz pianist/songwriter Rachel Eckroth at Pete’s.

3/14 10ish edgy sardonic Japanese Brooklyn postpunk girlband the Hard Nips at Bowery Electric,$10

3/14, 10 PM Stuart Breczinski plays solo electroacoustic works for oboe at Spectrum, $15

3/15, 6:30 PM reception, 7  PM concert, music of composers David Chesky, Luis Andrei Cobo, Charles Coleman, Dan Cooper, Franz Hackl, Gene McBride, Modest Mussorgsky, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker, Dana Richardson, Eric Somers, and David Taylor, together with art by Josef Albers, Jo Brocklehurst, Rainer Gross, Rose Hackl, Carmen Kordas, Gorazd Poposki, Rammellzee, and Ronnie Taylor, among others, played by Andrew Borkowski, Nick Cooper, Anne Drummond, Dave Eggar, Taka Kigawa, and Derin Oge, plus featured soloist Gregor Kitzis on violin and musical saw at Gallery MC, 549 W 52nd St (8th floor), $15.

3/15, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff and his electric trio at Terra Blues.

3/15, 9ish punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club; 3/28, 9:30ish they’re at Rodeo Bar

3/15, 9ish the Dead Cowboys at Hank’s? THE Dead Cowboys from Liverpool?!? If it’s them, for fans of Nashville gothic, this a show not to be missed.

3/15, 9 PM pyrotechnic violin shredder Joey Molinaro with members of Epistasis and CouchSlut at Exapno, 33 Flatbush Ave., $5 or $10 gets you the concert and a vinyl copy of his new album; make sure your phone is juiced because you will need to call the number posted on the door to gain entry.

3/15, 9:30ish the self-explanatory Balkan Stomp at Mehanata

3/15, 9:30 PM charming retro French pop combo Banda Magda at Joe’s Pub, $18 gen adm.

3/15, 10:30 PM original psychedelic funk/hip-hop band Mamarazzi at the big room at the Rockwood.

3/16, 10:30 AM (this is a morning concert) the Afiara String Quartet play Nielsen: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 13; Dvorák: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 51 at Walter Reade Theatre, 165 West 65th St., $22.

3/16, 2 PM pianist Inna Faliks plays Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23 (Appassionata) and Polonaise, Op. 89 plus Schumann’s Davidsbündler, Op. 6. and works by Shchedrin and Ljova at Spectrum.

3/16, 2 PM hypnotic, intense tarantella percussionist Alessandra Belloni and ensemble at the Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica, E/F to Parsons Blvd

3/16, 4 PM this year’s annual New Music Bake Sale is at Roulette with seven hours of the avant garde plus munchies, $10 cover includes a raffle ticket and music byContemporaneous, members of ExapnoRhymes With Opera, assaultive art-rockersNewspeakHotel ElefantEnsemble Et al., Talea Ensemble and others.

3/16, 4 PM Iranian-American composer/pianist Ramin Arjomand improvises at Spectrum, $15

3/16, 4 PM the Hugo Wolf Quartett play Haydn’s String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, “Joke”; Berg’s Lyric Suite and Schubert’s String Quartet in G Major.at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted.

3/16 the Dover String Quartet with pianist Leon Fleischer at the Town Hall.

3/16, 5 PM the Webster Groves Band featuring saxophonist Donald Harrison & drummer Ulysses Owens at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, free.

3/16, 7 PM String Noise plays electroacoustic versions of works by Boulez, Spencer Topel, Jean-Claude Rissel and others at the Firehouse Space.

3/16, 8:30 PM NYC’s funnest, most savagely satirical jazz band, Mostly Other People Do the Killing at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

3/16, 10 PM high plains gothic Americana with Ember Schrag & Jasmine Dream at Pete’s

3/17, sets at 4 and 8 PM Streams of Whiskey play Pogues and Shane MacGowan covers that do justice to the originals at Lucille’s, $15 adv tix rec

3/17, 7 PM sharp perennially vital, politically-fueled anthemic Irish-American rockers Black 47 at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix a must.

3/17, 7ish free first-rate Irish music all night at Connolly’s with Jameson’s Revenge, Shilelagh Law and Band of Rogues

3/17, 7:30 PM the East Coast Chamber Orchestra plays music of Radiohead, Satie, Ravel, Gesualdo and others at Music Mondays, Advent/ Broadway Church. 2504 Broadway at 93rd St, free.

3/17, 7:30 PM baroque orchestra Tafelmusik play works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Marais, Delalande and Veracini at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.

3/17, 8 PM eclectic, cinematic surf band Commercial Interruption followed eventually at 10 by the Tarantinos NYC at Otto’s

3/17, 8 PM Gustavo Dudamel conducts the LA Philharmonic with Yuja Wang, piano playing Daníel Bjarnason: Blow bright (NY premiere); Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 at Avery Fisher Hall, $35.

3/17, 9ish the New Yorkestra play classic big band jazz from across the eras at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

3/17, midnight, drummer Tim Kuhl‘s St. Helena psychedelic art-rock project at the small room at the Rockwood.

3/18, 6 PM jazz violinist/mandolinist Jason Anick with a killer quartet including Jason Yeager, piano; Greg Loughman, bass; Mike Connors, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $8 + $10 min.

3/18, 7 PM powerpop/psychedelic guitar goddess Debra Devi followed by searing, edgily funny female-fronted Americana/punk rockers Spanking Charlene at Bowery Electric, $12.

3/18, 7:30 PM fiery Balkan Raya Brass Band spinoff Sherita at the Gershwin Hotel

3/18, 8 PM electroacoustic bassoon works by Leslie Ross and Katherine Liberovskaya at Roulette, $20

3/18-23, 8:30/10;30 PM legendary Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba makes his US debut at the Blue Note with Jose Armando Gola, Horacio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez and Giovanni Hidalgo, $20 standing room avail.

3/18-23 pastoral jazz guitar icon Bill Frisell’s trio with Eyvind Kang-viola,; Rudy Royston-drums and special guests at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

3/18, 11 PM torchy chanteuse Bliss Blood and creepy noir guitarist Al Street’s duo Evanescent  at the Manderley Bar  at the McKittrick Hotel, 532 W 27th St (10th/11th Aves.).

3/18, 9 PM witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester at Spectrum, $15. He’s also at Shrine on 3/27 at 6.

3/18, 10 PM lush, intense, artfully orchestrated psychedelic rockers Aunt Ange at Pete’s.

3/18, 10:30 PM smartly terse, lyrical gutarist Mike Baggetta leads a trio with Matt Pavolka on bass and Billy Mintz on drums at Korzo.

3/19, 8 PM intense Balkan chanteuse Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay followed at 9 by the all-star Brooklyn Takht Ensemble: Shelley Thomas – vocals; Brian Prunka- oud; Tareq Rantisi- riq; Bridget Robbins- nay flute – doing Arabic classical music plus hits by Fairouz, Leila Murad + Asmahan at Branded Saloon

3/20, 7 PM excellent original postbop jazz sextet the Flail followed at 8 by the wry, eclectic Four Bags and then bluegrass/klezmer mandolin legend Andy Statman at 10 at Barbes

3/20, 8 PM shapeshifting, electrifying soprano Mellissa Hughes – who’s as potent a soul singer as she is with the classical repertoire – sings works by living composers, John Cage and Morton Feldman at Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th St, $30.

3/20, 8:30 PM tuneful Lynchian vibraphone jazz group Bryan & the Aardvarks with special guests Aaron Parks on piano and Camila Meza on vocals at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

3/20, 9/11 PM wildly popular, exhilararting, Balkan-influenced big band Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society – who put out the arguably most relevant album of any NYC band in any style last year – at the Jazz Gallery, $20

3/20, 9 PM tuneful, colorfully lyrical Americana rocker Al Lee Wyer at Desmond’s.

3/20, 9:30 PM latin-inspired bassist and brilliant, socially aware jazz composer Gregg August leads a quartet with Sam Newsome – soprano sax , Yosvany Terry – tenor sax , Ben Waltzer – piano , E.J. Strickland – drums at Smalls

3/21, noon Veit Hertenstein, viola and Pei-Yao Wang, piano play Miakovsky, Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 81; Shostakovich, From Preludes, Op. 34; Brahms, Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 at the Morgan Library, $15/$10 stud/srs.

3/21, 7 PM hypnotic, haunting Maine chamber-Americana duo Arborea play gorgeous rustic soundscapes at Joe’s Pub, $14, followed at 9:30 (separate $15 admision) by the female-fronted, Francophile Hot Sardines playing upbeat 20s swing.

3/21, 7 PM the Chiara Quartet play music of Ravel, Bartok and Brahms at the Greene Space, $20

3/21, 7 PM pianists Daniela Bracchi and Walter Aparicio play music of Chopin, Milhaud and Lutoslawski at Third St. Music School Settlement, free.

3/21, 7:30 PM smart, lyrical, jazz/funk influened acoustic songwriter/chanteuse Meklit Hadero at Subculture, $20.

3/21, 8 PM explosive acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at Sunny’s in Red Hook

3/21, 8 PM oldtime honkytonk and pre-tockabilly sounds with the Weal and Woe followed at 9 by sassy female-fronted C&W parodists Trailer Radio at the Way Station.

3/21-22, 8 PM composer/cellist Okkyung Lee presents a new suite of compositions for strings and percussion inspired by Samuel Beckett’s “First Love” and Korean surrealist writer Yi Sang’s “The Wings,” at the Kitchen, $15

3/21, 8 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra plays the Strauss Violin Concerto plus Goldmark’s In Springtime and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 at NJPAC in Newark, $20 seats avail.

3/21, 8:30 PM, repeating on 3/22 at 7:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony play Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade plus works by Henze and Copland at St. Paul’s Church, 315 West 22nd St, $20 sugg don.

3/21 haunting, eclectic art-rockers Painted on Water with guitarist Demir Demirkan and chanteuse Sertab Erener at Drom, $30 adv tix rec.

3/21, 9 PM sultry downtempo grooves with chanteuse Sandra Lilia Velasquez’s SLV at BAM Cafe, free.

3/21, 9 PM 90s indie nostalgia with a rare edge: Barbara Manning followed at 10 by Versus at the Bell House, $20 adv tix rec.

3/21, 9/10:30 PM guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara play the album release party for their wickedly twisted new album at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

3/21, 10ish smart, pensive folk noir/paisley underground songwriter Melaena Cadiz at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

3/21, 10:30ish colorful oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar. They’re also at Beast of Bourbon on 3/29 at 9ish.

3/22, 2 PM perennially relevant hip-hop artist Talib Kweli and band at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, free, get there early.

3/22, 6 PM badass oldtime blues/country resonator guitarist/chanteuse Mamie Minch followed at 8 PM by wild modern brass band jazz improvisation with the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble and then at 10 by haunting harmony-driven pan-latin Las Rubias Del Norte – who have more than a bit of chicha in them since they share members with Chicha Libre – at Barbes

3/22, 7:30 PM wild, bone-chilling Eastern European jamband Raya Brass Band and neuevo Ethopiques crew Debo Band at the Mercury, $10 gen adm, early arrival advised.

3/22, 7:30 PM feral bass saxophonist Colin Stetson with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily, Stuart Bogie and Ryan Ferreira at Merkin Concert Hall, $25. What Stetson does is play a wild, looping never-ending vortex – if you haven’t seen it, and adrenaline is your thing, don’t miss this.

3/22, 10ish explosive acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

3/22, 9 PM intense, ethereal, cutting-edge jazz singer Sara Serpa and tuneful guitarist Andre Matos at BAM Cafe, free

3/22, 10 PM legendary filmmaker/dirty funk bandleader Melvin Van Peebles’ Menage A Trois followed by torchy, lurid gothic art-rockers Elysian Fields at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, $15.

3/23, 4 PM intense female-fronted piano-and-strings-fueled chamber pop band AK play the album release show for their new one How Not to Be Alone at the small room at the Rockwood

3/23, 4 PM pianist Inesa Sinkevych plays an all-Schubert program at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted.

3/23, 5 PM latin jazz violinist Gregor Huebner and ensemble at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow

3/23, 8 PM the Flat Duo Jets’ Dex Romweber duo followed by grasscore favorites Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band at the Mercury, $15 gen adm

3/23, 9 PM the world’s most popular assouf (desert blues) band Tinariwen at Brooklyn Bowl is sold out but there are still tix for the 3/24 show.

3/23, 9 PM hypnotic intense Malian duskcore vets Imharhan at Littlefield – a good alternative to Tinariwen!

3/23, 9:30 PM fiery lyrical third-stream soul-jazz chanteuse/pianist Nicole Zuraitis at the big room at the Rockwood

3/23, 11ish psychedelic, fearlessly obscene French garage/surf rockers La Femme play Glasslands, $12. They’re also at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 3/28.

3/24, 7:30  PM Balkan jazz pianist Dimitrije Vasiljevic solo at Carnegie Hall

3/24, 7:30 PM the Spectrum Symphony plays Philip Wharton: There was a Star Danced (NY premiere); Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor; and Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C with Makiko Hirata, piano (dedicated to the victims of the Fukushima disasters) reception to follow, at Church of St. Joseph, 371 6th Ave, $30

3/24, 8 PM chamber postrock – is that a genre? it is now- with Build, Victoire, and itsnotyouitsme at Roulette, $20.

3/24, 8 PM lyrical, janglerock/powerpop songwriter/crooner Ward White– whose sinister, cinematic nonlinear album Bob was arguably 2013’s best – at Pete’s.

3/24, 8 PM adventurous new large ensemble works with the Noriko Ueda Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

3/24, 8 PM one of the most compelling, nuanced singers in acoustic music, Jes Hudak followed by Tony Scherr‘s tuneful, funky trio and then noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo and his trio at the small room at the Rockwood.

3/24, 9:30 PM best doublebill of the year so far: savage but subtly improvisational noir guitar jazz/soundtrack trio Big Lazy followed at 10:30 by psychedelic Peruvian-style surf rockers Chicha Libre on their home turf at Barbes

3/24, 9 PM Kneebody – with keyboardist Adam Benjamin, trumpeter Shane Endsley, electric bassist Kaveh Rastegar, saxophonist Ben Wendel and drummer Nate Wood – at Highline Balroom, $20 adv tix rec.

3/25, 7 PM state-of-the-art newschool reggae band Passafire – always a good time, guaranteed – at the Gramercy Theatre, $17 tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

3/25, 7 PM eclectic avant garde tenor saxophonist Tyrone Birkett leads a quintet at Mist, 46 W 116th St (5th/Lenox), $10.

3/25, 7:30 PM hauntingly torchy chanteuse Amanda Thorpe sings her reinterpretations of popular and obscure material from the E.Y. Harburg catalog (Brother Can You Spare a Dime, Paper Moon and more) at the Cutting Room, $15 adv tix rec

3/25, 7:30 PM pianist Jacob Greenberg plays Beethoven’s Sonata No. 31 and Helmut Lachenmann’s rarely performed Serynade at Spectrum, $15

3/25, 7:30 PM Le Train Bleu Ensemble plays new music by Sean Friar, Randall Woolf, Ted Hearne and Christopher Cerrone at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

3/25, 8 PM an intriguing program of strings and winds with organ headed up by Juilliard’s Paul Jacobs, at at Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St., free

3/25, 9 PM intriguing female-fronted downtempo/dreampop rockers Blouse followed by dark neo-garage punks the Dum Dum Girls at Bowery Ballroom are sold out; $15 tix sill avail. for their  3/26  Music Hall of Williamsburg show.

3/25, 9:30ish cleverly lyrical, darkly funny Nashville gothic rock with Maynard & the Musties at Rodeo Bar.

3/25, 10 PM soaring Americana rocker/bandleader Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv tix rec

3/26, 7:30 PM Hyeyung Yoon, violin & Soyeon Kate Lee, piano with Greogry Beaver, cello debut Robert Sirota‘s Pange Lingua Sonata plus usic by Bach and Brahms at Subculture, $25 adv tix rec.

3/26 8 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangasta blues” at Troost, 1011 Manhattan Ave btw Huron and Green; 3/29, 9 PM they’re at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

3/26, 8 PM Joshua Bell, director and violin with the Academy of St. Martins in the Fields play Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77; Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 (“Eroica”) at Avery Fisher Hall, $35.

3/26, 8 PM Tyler Blanton leads his psychedelic electric vibraphone trio at Barbes.

3/26, 8:30 PM dark klezmer-tinged Israeli jazz pianist Anat Fort with Gary Wang, bass; Matt Wilson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

3/26, 9 PM gently intense, deviously psychedelic, amazingly eclectic Austin-based Americana/jazz chanteuse/guitarist Jenifer Jackson and band at the big room at the Rockwood playing the album release show for her amazing new one Texas Sunrise.

3/26, 9 PM the Miro Quartet play  Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6, “La Malinconia” – Beethoven; Ainsi la nuit – Henri Dutilleux; Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden” –  Schubert at Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue at 85th St, $25/$20 stud/srs

3/26, 9ish gloomy/pensive British chamber pop/trip-hop keyboardist/songwriter Douglas Dare at Glasslands, $12.

3/26, 10 PM the Foxx– who do oldschool C&W as well as they do period-perfect, gritty early Blondie-influenced glam/new wave – at Death by Audio, $7

3/27-30 pianist Fabian Almazan’s lush, gorgeously glimmering chamber jazz Rhizome Project at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 on the weekend.

3/27, 7:30 PM intense noir-tinged blues chanteuse Amy Coleman and her band at Tagine, 221 W 38th St, $10 incl. a drink!

3/27, 7:30 PM shapeshifting instrument inventor/percussionist/alto saxophonist Terry Dame in one of her many incarnations at Barbes

3/27, 7:30 PM Eviyan – the Eastern European-flavored avant garde trio of Iva Bittová, Evan Ziporyn, and Gyan Riley – at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

3/27, 8 PM tuneful folk-rock/alt-country band Wilder Maker, jangly pensive paisley underground psychedelic rocker Nathan Xander and brooding dreampop-tinged Swedish art-rock band Solander at Cake Shop

3/27, 8 PM the String Orchestra of Brooklyn performs works by Eli Keszler, Catherine Lamb, Zach Layton, and Doron Sadja at Roulette, $20

3/27 period-perfect 1960s style dark psychedelic folk-rockers the Allah-La’s at Rough Trade in Williamsburg are sold out – assuming that the place will reopen.

3/27, 9 PM Amari Rebel play smartly politically aware roots reggae followed by dark anthemic 80s Cure-influenced Argentinian stadium rockers Pommez International at Shrine.

3/27, 9 PM socially aware, oldtimey-flavored, female-fronted Americana band 2/3 Goat at Hill Country, free

3/27, 10 PM Miss Phiro’s Dance Party play torchy 1920s French hot jazz at the Jalopy, $10

3/27, 10ish grasscore titans the Infamous Stringdusters at Bowery Ballroom

3/28, 8 PM composer Moon Young Ha leads adventurous indie classical group Ensemble Mise-En through a characteristically eclectic program of vocal and instrumental works by Reiko Fueting, Brian Fennelly, Enno Poppe, Clara Latham and Isang Yun at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 W 13th St, $15/$10 srs/$5 stud.

3/28, 7:30 PM accordion/winds/percussion sextet Ghost Ensemble play music by Macklay, Berio, Lucier, and more at Spectrum, $15.

3/28, 7:30 PM newschool C&W chanteuse Lindi Ortega at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec

3/28, 8 PM pianist Haskell Small plays his rapt, hypnotic composition for solo piano, The Rothko Room: Journeys in Silence, as well as works by Alan Hovhaness inspired by the spiritual power of mountains, at Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St., $20/$15 stud./srs.

3/28, 8 PM Dan Finnerty’s hilarious, viciously sarcastic top 40 cover band the Dan Band at Brooklyn Bowl,  $12.

3/28, 8 PM torchy Irish/New Orleans jazz chanteuse Tara O’Grady and her great band at the third stage at the Rockwood (enter on Orchard St.), $15 + $10 min.

3/28, 8 PM fiery unpredictable guitar-fueled jazz improvisation with Big Plastic Finger: Bonnie Kane, Reuben Radding, Scott Prato, Mark McClemens at the Firehouse Space.

3/28, 9 PM White Prism, a.k.a. ethereal, atmospheric downtempo chanteuse Johanna Cranitch at BAM Cafe, free

3/28-29, 9/11 PM Steve Coleman & Five Elements with Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet at the Jazz Gallery, $20

3/28, 9 PM torchy intense vaudevillian oldtimey swing band Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at the Jalopy, $10. They’re  also at Terra Blues on 3/29 at 7

3/28, 10 PM deviously charismatic, eclectic Romany punk/oldtime swing band Kagero at the Way Station.

3/28, 10 PM smart, theatrical, jazz/Americana-influenced chanteuse Aiofe O’Donovan at the third room at the Rockwood (enter on Orchard St. around the corner), $10 plus 2-drink min.

3/29, 1:30 PM Quintet of the Americas plays classic tango by Luis Pasquet, Astor Piazzolla, Mariano Mores, Osmar Maderna, Ernesto Nazareth, and Paquito D’Rivera at Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street in Flushing, free

3/29, 8 PM a wild Nowrooz celebration with Iranian music from decades and centuries past: Yvette Perez’s amazing psychedelic band Mitra Sumara playing Iranian pop classics from the 60s and 70s by Googoosh, Pari Zangeneh, Parva, Zia Atabi and others followed by virtuoso tanbour player Amir Vahab and his Ensemble at Drom, $20

3/29, 8 PM oldtime three-part Americana vocal harmony group Triboro followed by hot bluegrass band Miller’s Crossing at the Jalopy, $10.

3/29, 8 PM, Michael Gordon’s Rushes, a work for 7 bassoons at the Kasser Theatre at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, $20, charter bus avialable from the Port Authority arcade on 41st St between 8th and 9th Aves to the theatre, ($10 per person, round trip), bus reservations may be made at 973-655-5112 or http://www.peakperfs.org

3/29, 8:30 PM intense, perennially paradigm-shitting violist Mat Maneri and pianist Lucian Ban, who also likes living outside the box, unveil their new quintet with Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Bob Stewart, tuba; Nasheet Waits, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10.

3/29, 9:30ish arkly tuneful Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Mehanata.

3/29, 10ish the Brooklyn What, who are to 2014 what both the Dead Boys and the Clash were to 1979, at Ft. Useless, 36 Ditmars St. in S Williamsburg

3/29, midnight, macabre surf legends the Coffin Daggers at Hank’s.

3/29, midnight, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – one of the funnest bands in the universe, with a fat tuba groove, soul horns and live hip-hop beats – at the Knitting Factory, $10 gen adm

3/30, 3 PM maestro Barbara Yahr leads the Greenwich Village Orchestra with guest violinist Hye-Jin Kim playing Samuel Barber’s Adagio and Violin Concerto plus Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

3/30, 3 PM the NY Virtuoso Singers perform a cantata by Ernst Krenek, Thea Musgrave’s new narrative about the return of Odysseus to Ithaca, and Yotam Haber’s modern twist on Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ at Merkin Concert Hall, $25/$20 stud/srs.

3/30, 3 PM the Shanghai String Quartet premiere David Del Tredici’s Bullycide – in  memory of the gay suicides who were driven to it by persecution – plus Haydn’s String Quartet in D Minor (“Quinten”), op. 76, no. 2 and Giuseppe Verdi’s String Quartet in E Minor at the Kasser Theatre at Montclair State University 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, $20, charter bus avialable from the Port Authority arcade on 41st St between 8th and 9th Aves to the theatre, ($10 per person, round trip), bus reservations may be made at 973-655-5112 or http://www.peakperfs.org

3/30, 4 PM Mimesis Ensemble leader and pianist Katie Reimer plays solo works by Mohammed Fairouz, Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Philip Glass, Schubert and a Daniel Roumain premiere at Allegro Pianos, 205 W 58th St, $20/$5stud.

3/30, 4 PM Ensemble Leonarda presents:  “Dance Fever: The Evolution of the Baroque Dance Suite” with Susan Graham, flute; David Himmelheber, cello; Nancy Kito, harpsichord, violinist Jose Pietri-Coimbre and dancer Meggi Sweeney, at the Church du St. Esprit, 109 E. 60th St (between Park & Lexington), $20/$15 stud/srs

3/30, 4 PM the American Brass Quintet plays music of Thomas Morley, Osvaldo Lacerda and Joan Tower.at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6’s admitted.

3/30, 7 PM an evening of hypnotic ambient and percussion music with Loop 2.4.3‘s marimba, steel drum, toms, gongs, and electronics followed by Harris Eisenstadt’s Cuban bata drum collective at Shapeshifter Lab, $10 adv tix rec.

3/30, 8 PM awesome string jazz improvisation with Daniel Levin’s Coelacanth featuring Mat Maneri, viola, Russ Lossing, wurlitzer & piano, Gerald Cleaver, drums at Roulette, $20

3/30, 8 PM alternately pensive and explosive Balkan jazz pianist Dimitrije Vasiljevic at Caffe Vivaldi.

3/30, 9 PM oldschool Arkansas delta bluesman Lucious Spiller at the Bitter End; 3/31 he’s at the Red Lion at 7 (poor guy!) and 4/1 at 8 at Shrine uptown.

3/30, 9:30 PM fiery Balkan Raya Brass Band spinoff Sherita and quirky, carnivalesque circus rock band Not Waving But Drowning at Bowery Electric, $10

3/30, 10 PM ferociously tuneful southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs at Cake Shop

3/30, 10 PM gritty intense noiserock/postpunk rockers Anwar Sadat at Death by Audio.

3/30, 10 PM darkly lyrical chamber pop songwriter Elizabeth & the Catapult at Glasslands, $12

3/31, 7:30 PM intense third-stream/nuevo tango pianist Emilio Teubal with his trio at Subculture, $20.

3/31, 8:30 PM pianist Kyungmi Nam plays music of Bach, Schubert and Schumann at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10

3/31, 10 PM charming female-fronted oldschool soul/swing combo Lake Street Dive at Bowery Ballroom is sold out

3/31, 10 PM psychedelic latin soul maven Damien Quinones y Su Conjunto – with the full horn section, playing material from their phenomenal 2012 psychedelic latin soul album Gumbo Ma-Jumbo album at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

3/31, 11 PM smart rustic original Kalamazoo oldtime Americana duo Red Tail Ring at the small room at the Rockwood

4/1, 7:30 PM haunting, eclectic chanteuse Inna Barmash and her band play haunting, sometimes deviously funny Yiddish lullabies and love songs at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St, $15.

4/1, 7:30 PM the Yale School of Drama presents Stravinsky’s wry, subtly subversive The Soldier’s Tale (L’histoire du Soldat) at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $30 tix avail.

4/1-2 a stellar lineup – Tim Hagans – trumpet; Greg Osby – alto saxophone; Dan Tepfer – piano;Ben Allison – bass; Matt Wilson – drums plays a salute to Keith Jarrett, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

4/1, 7:30 PM chanteuse Sanda Weigl and theatrical Austrian crooner Klaus Pohl host an evening of Viennese fin-de-siècle music and poetry at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

4/1, 7:30 PM NYFOS concludes their season with an all-star cast singing works by Harold Meltzer, David Lang, Fred Hersch and others at Opera America’s National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave at 29th St, free but res req.

4/1, 8 PM pyrotechnic but eclectic and soulful flamenco/Balkan acoustic guitarist Hernan Romero at Drom, $15

4/1, 8 PM wry, subtle, lyrical Americana rock chanteuse Karen Hudson and her band at the Way Station.

4/1, 7:30 PM the Cypress String Quartet plays the New York premiere of George Tsontakis’ String Quartet No. 6 plus selections from Dvorák’s Cypresses and Schubert’s String Quartet No.15 in G Major at Subculture, $30 tix avail.

4/1-5, 8 PM jazz violin titan Regina Carter plays new tunes from her new album Southern Comfort at Birdland.

4/1-6, 8/10 PM the Jack Quartet is in residency at the Stone, many works by avant garde composers.

4/1, 9 PM sly, rustic late 20s style jug band/hokum blues crew Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues at the Jalopy, free

4/1, 9 PM RelativE ResonancE w/ Devin Gray, drums + compositions; Chris Speed, saxophone; Kris Davis, piano; Adam Hopkins, bass at Korzo.

4/1, 9:30 PM Everything But the Girl’s Ben Watt with Bernard Butler on guitar, playing songs off Watt’s new debut solo album at Joe’s Pub,$25 adv tix rec; 4/2 they’re at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, assuming that they’ve reopened, same time/price.

4/2, 7:30 PM gender-bending chanteur/chanteuse Kim Smith sings noir cabaret at le Poisson Rouge, $10 adv tix rec.

4/2, 8 PM Honeyfingers – the collaboration between noir guitar genius Jim Campilongo and pedal steel player Jonny Lam – at Barbes

4/2, 8 PM Poor Man’s Whiskey plays their bluegrass version of Dark Side of the Moon at Brooklyn Bowl, $7

4/2, 8 PM the Hot Club of Cowtown– who’ve taken a wildly successful detour into Djangoesque Romany guitar jazz – at Subculture, $20.

4/2, 8 PM pensive, spectacularly eclectic multi-instrumentalist Matt Kanelos plays the album release show for his new one at the small room at the Rockwood. He’s also here on 4/16, same time

4/2, 9 PM wickedly fun Staten Island oldtimey party band the Wahoo Skiffle Crazies at Union Hallat Union Hall, $10.

4/2-3, 9:30 PM elegant lyrical third-stream-inclined pianist Aaron Parks plays Smalls with Chris Cheek – tenor sax , Omer Avital – bass , Allan Mednard – drums

4/2, 11 PM fun, anthemic Spector-esque retro girl-group band Pep at Glasslands, $12.

4/3, 1 PM the Minguet Quartet play selections from Bach’s Art of the Fugue plus the Gould String Quartet at Trinity Church, free

4/3, 7:30 PM chamber orchestra New York Baroque Incorporated play music by Jewish composers Salamone Rossi, Felix Mendelssohn, and Benedetto Marcello at the Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E 65th St.

4/3-4 Alfredo Rodriguez Trio featuring guitarist Lionel Loueke and drummer Henry Cole play the album release show for their new one, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 Friday. 4/5-6 pianist Rodriguez switches to a quartet with tenor player Roman Filiu.

4/3, 7:30 PM the Lysander Piano Trio play works by Shostakovich, John Musto, Schubert and Jakob Ciupinski at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $20/$10 stud/srs.

4/3, 8 PM eclectic, intense jazz/Americana/global folk violinist Skye Steele followed eventually at 10 by brilliantly lyrical, savagely funny, expertly tuneful songwriter/guitarist Avi Fox-Rosen playing the album release show for his devious new greatest-hits album Where Is My Parade at Cake Shop.

4/3, 8 PM Matt Darriau‘s intense klezmer-fueled Paradox Trio with Rufus Cappadocia – cello, Brad Shepik- guitar, Seido Salifoski – dumbeks/percussion at Barbes

4/3, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra with pianist John Wilson , performs the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, Grieg’s Holberg Suite and Sibelius’ Symphony No.2 at Symphony Space, $25.

4/3, 9 PM Greg Garing – arguably the most talented, exhilarating Americana guitarist or pianist this blog has ever covered – at Hill Country, free. The next day 4/4, 9 PM he’s at at Hill Country Brooklyn, 345 Adams St, downtown.

4/3, 9ish captivating Americana chanteuse Megan Reilly with her band at Beast of Bourbon.

4/4, 7 PM WNYC’s annual Battle of the Bands presents their Bronx edition. The borough’s top contender this year seems to be roots reggae outfit Royal Khaoz . $15 includes a drink or $30 for open wine/beer bar plus the show!

4/4, 7:30 PM pianist Armen Donelian plays the album release for his paradigm-shifting new one Sayat-Nova, which reinvents compositions by the legendary 18th century Armenian composer, a forerunner of Chopin, at Cornelia St. Cafe.

4/4, 8 PM percussionist Luis Tabuenca leads an improvisational ensemble with singer Dafna Naphtali, bass monster James Ilgenfritz, altoist Briggan Krauss and others at the Firehouse Space, $10

4/4, the Brooklyn What, who are to 2014 what both the Dead Boys and the Clash were to 1979, at Muchmore’s. 4/12 they’re at Pet Rescue, 346 Morgan Ave (it’s frontman Jamie & guitarist John’s bday show, it’ll be a mobscene).

4/4, 9 PM deviously charismatic, eclectic Romany punk/oldtime swing band Kagero at Bar Chord in Ditmas Park. They’re also at the Way Station at 10 on 4/25

4/4, 9/11 PM trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and band play a bday celebration at the Jazz Gallery, $22.

4/4, 9 PM Certain General lead guitarist/noir crooner Phil Gammage at Bella Napoli, 130 Madison Ave, free. His band the Rebel Factory is at Otto’s on the 6th at 10.

4/4, 10 PM Cumbiagra – who are sort of a sextet.- at Barbes.

4/4, 10:30 PM the the Dave Gibson /Jared Gold B3 organ Quintet at the Fat Cat

4/4, 10:30 PM intense state-of-the-art pianist Gerald Clayton leads a trio at Smalls; 4/4 he’s back with a quintet with Lionel Lueke – guitar , Joe Sanders – bass , Justin Brown – drums.

4/4, 11 PM bass legend Tony Maimone’s haunting, cinematic postrock project No Grave Like the Sea at Spike Hill, $7.

4/4, 11 PM the funky, eclectic Balkan/latin/hip-hop Underground Horns play the album release show for their new one at Drom, $10

4/5, half past noon 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 by NYC’s funnest band, psychedelic Peruvian-style surf rockers Chicha Libre at Littlefield

4/5, 3/6 PM Erica Gould’s harrowing Reconstruction drama Exodus: Dreams of the Promised Land in Antebellum America with texts drawn from the writings of Solomon Northrup, Frederick Douglass, Angelina Grimké, and anonymous slave narratives, plus musical works by American composers William Billings (1746 – 1800), Stephen Jenks (1772 – 1856), early spirituals and Shaker hymns performed by the Western Wind Ensemble, at the Fraunces Tavern Museum Gallery, 54 Pearl St, $35/$25 stud/srs.

4/5, 5 PM the New Yorker Trio: Emir Gamsizoglu, piano; Yigit Karatas, violin; Anastasia Golenis cheva, cello play music of J.S. Bach, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Brahms, Dvorak, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Piazzolla at Caffe Vivaldi.

4/5, 6 PM socially aware, oldtimey-flavored Americana band 2/3 Goat at the small room at the Rockwood

4/5, 7 PM powerhouse, funky Chicago blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff leads his trio at Terra Blues

4/5, 7:30 PM wild Romany punk/circus rock band Caravan of Thieves at Subculture, $15. Followed at 10 (separate admission, same cover) by steel pan ensemble the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra and then psychedelic hammered dulcimer band House of Waters

4/5, 8 PM Senegalese griot trio Les Fréres Guissé, roots-reggae/Afrobeat collective Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, and charismatic Malian chanteuse Fatoumata Diawara at the Apollo, $25 tix avail. through the World Music Institute are your best deal.

4/5, 8 PM eclectic nuevo tango/jazz pianist Emilio Teubal leads a trio at Tomi Jazz, $10 + $10 min.

4/5, 8 PM classical guitarist Thibault Cauvin plays a program TBA at the third stage at the Rockwood (enter on Orchard St.), $15 + $10.

4/5, 9 PM Unsteady Freddy‘s reliably good monthly surf rock show at Otto’s has the tangy Aquatudes at 9, the even twangier Smiling Bigsbys at 10, Connecticut legends 9th Wave – who outdo Dick Dale at the wild tremolo-picking sometimes – and then the Blue Demons sometime after midnight.

4/5, 9 PM catchy highway rockers Greg Smith & the Broken English – a more upbeat, down-to-earth counterpart to Deer Tick – play the album release show for their new one Ramblin’ Road at Bowery Electric

4/5, 9 PM big horn-fueled psychedelic funk band Turkuaz at Brooklyn Bowl.

4/5, 9/10:30 lyrical, ceaselessy surprising pianist Kris Davis leads a trio with Mary Halvorson, guitar; Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

4/5, 9:30 PM Dollshot, featuring Wes Matthews (keyboard); Peter Bitenc (bass); and Mike Pride (drums) performs new art songs with music and lyrics by Noah and Rosalie Kaplan (saxophone and voice, respectively), blending microtonal melodies, Weimar, and post-rock from their highly anticipated forthcoming album, Lalande at Spectrum, $10.

4/5, 10 PM eclectic western swing baritone croonerSean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Rock Shop, $8

4/5, 10 PM moody acoustic soundtrack-style atmospherics with the Inner Banks at Union Hall, $8.

4/5, 10 PM high-velocity Mexican polka band Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes

4/5, 10:30 PM the Brighton Beat – who have a great online archive of live jams – play psychedelic jazzy Afrobeat at Spike Hill

4/5, 11 PM snarling, energetic post-Sabbath riffrock/stoner/arena-rockers Easy Company at Arlene’s.

4/6, 2 PM virtuoso choral ensemble Calmus sing works by Schein, Schutz, Dediu and Schumann at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium, 60 W 12th St., $17/$5 stud.

4/6, 3 PM Claudia Schaer, violin and Max Lifchitz, piano play music from across the Americas and Europe by Lifchitz, Elizabeth Bell, Silvia Berg, Luciano Berio, Juan Pablo Contreras, Tonia Ko, Matthew Peterson & Bernard Rands at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), free

4/6, 4 PM up-and-coming early music ensemble Guido’s Ear play a program TBA at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6’s admitted.

4/6, 4 PM bluegrass stars James Reams and the Barnstormers at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10/$5 under 12

4/6, 6:30 PM, repeating on 4/7 a half-hour later, Metropolis Ensemble plays four premieres including soloists harpist Bridget Kibbey on Vivian Fung’s Harp Concerto, mandolinist Avi Avital on David Bruce’s Cymbeline, guitarist Mattias Jacobsson on Jakub Ciupinski’s Concerto for Guitar, and the Quartet Senza Misura revives the concerto grosso format in Chris Cerrone’s High Windows at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

4/6, 7 PM violinist Cornelius Dufallo and bassist Partirck Derivaz create soundscapes with thereminist/keyboardist Rob Schwimmer at Spectrum, $15

4/6, 7:30 PM eclectic jam-oriented mostly-female klezmer/tango/jazz band Isle of Klezbos plays the album release show for their reputedly amazing new one Live from Brooklyn at Joe’s Pub, $14.

4/6, 8/9:30 PM Italian free jazz with the Jooklo Duo – Virginia Genta and David Vanzan, with Bill Nace (guitar) and Tamio Shiraishi (sax) – at Jack, $10 per set. They’re also at Issue Project Room on 4/10 at 8 for five bucks more

4/6, 9ish charismatic ghoulabilly entertainer Reid Paley in a rare duo show with the Breeders’ Carrie Bradley upstairs at 2A.

4/6, 9 PM pensive, tuneful dark Americana/bluegrass singer/bandleader Sarah Goldfeather at the big room at the Rockwood. SisterMonk play their high-energy Romany/punk/funk play the small room at the same time.

4/6, 10ish Dahlia Dumont and her band DecaDence play “reggae, sultry ballads, tango, samba, and more in both French and English” at Bowey Electric, $10

4/7, 7:30 PM the the DaCapo Chamber Players and the Imani Winds play dazzlingly eclectic chamber works by their esteemed flutist/composer Valerie Coleman at Symphony Space, $20.

4/7, 8 PM versatile oldschool/newschool soul avatarand saxophone powerhouseLakecia Benjamin at the big room at the Rockwood, $!0. Smartly politically aware, intense, angst-ridden Americana rocker Amy Speace teams up with powerpop guitar god James Mastro at the third room (enter on Orchard St.), $15 plus $10 min

4/7, 8 PM the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble plays a “composer portrait” of Joan Tower plus works by Bach at the Miller Theatre, $25 tix avail.

4/7, 8:30 PM Deanna Witkowski on vocals and keys with Michael O’Brien on bass and Scott Latsky on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

4/8, 7 PM smart, original oldschool country songwriter/bandleaderMichaela Anne plays the album release show for her new one at the big room at the Rockwood

4/8, 7:30 PM bassist Brian Glassman’s Klezmer Jazz Alliance at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St, $15.

4/8, 7:30 PM violinist Miriam Fried leads a piano ensemble playing Haydn, Piano Trio No. 42 in E Flat Major, Hob. XV:30; David Ludwig, Aria Fantasy for Piano Quartet; (NY premiere); Schubert, String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887 at the Morgan Library, $35 .

4/8, 8 PM eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet followed at 9 by Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

4/8, 8 PM Gabrielle Herbst’s avant garde opera Bodiless – examining three ominous states of “bodilessness,” one of them being death,  taking its inspiration from French feminist writer Hélène Cixous’ dream diaries Dream I Tell You – with music by Contemporaneous, sung by Lucy Dhegrae, Ariadne Greif, and the composer herself at Roulettte, $20.

4/8-13 pianist Kenny Barron leads a quintet with Dayna Stephens on tenor, Mike Rodriguez on trumpet, Kiyoshi Kitagawa on bass, Johnathan Blake on drums at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

4/8. 9 PM charming jarmony-driven oldtime front-porch folk with the Carper Family at Hill Country Brooklyn, 345 Adams St., downtown. They’re at the restaurant’s Manhattan branch on 26th St. the following night 4/8 at 10

4/8, 9:30 PM rising star third-stream Turkish-born jazz pianist Selen Gülün and her trio at Drom, $10.

4/8, 10:30 PM devious powerpop cult artist Patti Rothberg at Rodeo Bar

4/8 10:30 PM the Lucas Pino two-guitar No Net Nonet at Smalls

4/9, 6 PM bluegrass/alt-country stars Rhonda Vincent & the Rage at the big room at the Rockwood, $10. Popular 90s alt-country songwriter/chanteuse Kim Richey plays around the corner at the third room at 8 for $20 + $10 min.

4/9,7 PM Bulgarian chanteuse Vlada Tomova‘s rustic, exciting a-cappella trio with Valentina Kvasova and Shelley Thomas at Barbes

4/9, 8 PM two of the most relevant, intelligent lyricists out there right now, Brother Ali and Immortal Technique at Highline Ballroom. Tech is also at Brooklyn Bowl on 4/11 at  9 PM

4/9, 9 PM phenomenal bandoneon virtuoso/nuevo tango composer JP Jofre leads a quintet with strings and piano at Something Jazz Club, $12

4/9, 10 PM harmony-driven front porch folk with the Carper Family at Hill Country, free.

4/10, 7 PM Kristin Hoffmann plays 2 sets: the first being trip-hop arrangements of some of her haunting chamber pop songs, the second more in keeping with her signature, ambient art-rock, at the Slipper Room, $10

4/10-13 intense lyrical postbop pianist Benny Green leads a trio, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 Sat.

4/10, 8 PM witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester leads a quartet featuring “X vocals” followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes.

4/10-19, 8 PM Anthony Braxton‘s large ensembles take over Roulette with performances by the Trillium Chamber Players, Falling River Music Nonet plus segmented performances of his atmospheric, witty opera Trillium J, $30 adv tix highly rec.

4/10, 8 PM guitarist Mary Halvorson and bassist Lisa Mezzacappa’s Ensemble Ouest at the Firehouse Space, $10

4/10, 8 PM Victor Gonzalves, Cesar Garabini, Jeremy Powell, Rogerio Boccato, Marcos Kluzka, Fernanda Bravo and others revisit Stan Getz’ pioneering 1960s bossa jazz at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. in the west village, $15 incl free wine bar all night!

4/10, 8:30 PM the chamber jazz group that started it all, the Claudia Quintet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

4/10, 9ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re also here on 4/24.

4/10, 10 PM darkly intense jazz/klezmer piano innovator Anthony Coleman solo at the Stone, $15

4/10, 9ish Jan Bell & the Maybelles – all-female dark folk band with a frontwoman who finds the missing links between Britfolk and bluegrass – at Beast of Bourbon.

4/11, 7 PM hard-charging, creepy Nashville gothic narratives with MacMcCarty & the Kidd Twist Band followed by melancholy acoustic cover project – and Spanking Charlene spinoff – the Sad Bastards of Brooklyn at Sidewalk.

4/11, 7 PM brilliant, lushly nocturnal oldschool soul duo Dwight & Nicole play the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood, $10; at 9 Brandi & the Alexanders continue the oldschool soul vein at the small room there for free

4/11, 7 PM wild sophisticated haunting Ethiopiques jazz/Afrobeat/dance orchestra Feedel Band at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St (between Imlay & Conover), Red Hook, free.

4/11, 7 PM haunting, soaring ghazal chanteuse Falu followed at 8 by intense, funky Indian brass band Red Baraat at Highline Ballroom, $22 adv tix rec.

4/11, 7:30 PM, repeating on 4/13 at 3 PM baritone Ulrich Hartung and a chamber ensemble with piano, viola, cello, winds and brass perform Schubert’s immortal, morose Winterreise suite at at the Liederkranz of New York, 6 E 87th, free, reception to follow.

4/11, 8 PM diverse bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo Sextet followed at 10 by the ostensibly aphrodisiac Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group – at Barbes.

4/11, midnight a 20s hot jazz twinbill with Carte Blanche Ensemble and the Avalon Dance Band at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

4/11, 8 PM rising star pianist Andrea Lodge plays solo piano music of Bach, Brahms and Ives at the Firehouse Space.

4/11, 9 PM ten-piece country/gypsy/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10.

4/11, 9/11 PM drummer Dan Weiss leads his large ensemble through the album release show for their new one at the Jazz Gallery, $20

4/11, 10 PM irrepressible, hilarious cowpunk/honkytonk spoofers Uncle Leon & the Alibis at Grand Victory, $8.

4/12, 4 PM Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) join forces to play Erik Satie works at Barbes followed at 6 by eclectic cellist/bandleader Marika Hughes.

4/12, 6 PM dark hypnotic downtempo piano rock grooves with pianist Eve Lesov and her band at the small room at the Rockwood

4/12, 6 PM paradigm-shifting jazz cellist Akua Dixon & Quartette Indigo at the BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd in the Bronx, free, take the 2 or 5 train to Freeman Street or the Bx19 bus.

4/12, 7 PM intense, dramatic, vividly lyrical chanteuse/songwriter Elaine Romanelli at Caffe Vivaldi

4/12, 7 PM Moroccan sintir virtuoso and trance-music master Hassan Hakmoun plays the album release show for his new one at Joe’s Pub, $20.

4/12, 7 PM Mark Peskanov, violin and Luigi Attademo, guitar play an all-Paganini program at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

4/12, 7:15 PM dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues. They’re also here on 4/26

4/12,7:30 PM pioneering sax ensemble the Prism Quartet with Steve Lehman and Rudresh Manathappa at Symphony Space, $22/$17 stud/srs. They’ll be back here on 5/9 with Tim Ries and Miguel Zenon and then on 6/12 with Dave Liebman and Greg Osby

4/12, 8 PM the haunting, charismatic, blues-infused king of noir New York rock songwriting, LJ Murphy in a rare duo performance with pianist Patrick McLellan followed eventually at 10 by ferociously tuneful southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs  at Sidewalk.

4/12, 8 PM brilliant, haunting Finnish jazz guitarist/oud player Jussi Reijonen with the group from his amazing new album: pianist Utar Artun, acoustic bassist Bruno Råberg and percussionists Tareq Rantisi and Sergio Martínez at Alwan for the Arts, $20

4/12, 8 PM C&W legend Emmylou Harris at BAM, $35 adv tix a must.

4/12, 8 PM intriguing contermporary Slovenian composer-performers meet their US counterparts: Uros Rojko, Larisa Vrhunc, and Matej Bonin and three Americans – Stuart Diamond, Demetrius Spaneas, and Sandra Sprecher, at the Firehouse Space, $10

4/12, 9ish Mad Juana bring their brooding punk-influenced southwestern gothic to Beast of Bourbon.

4/12, 10 PM edgy sardonic Japanese Brooklyn postpunk girlband the Hard Nips at the Cameo Gallery. 4/17 at 11 ish they’re at Shea Stadium

4/12, 11 PM Isle of Rhodes play glammy, sardonic keyboard-driven art-rock and funky chamber pop at Rock Shop,$10

4/13, 4 PM Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra play Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 at Symphony Space, $35. Followed at 7 PM (separate $30 admission) by legendary Armenian oudist Richard Hagopian.

4/13, 4 PM Arnaud Sussman, violin and Orion Weiss, piano play piano sonatas by Beethoven, Bach, Grieg and Brahms at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

4/13, 5 PM William Christie conducts Juilliard’s vocalists and Juilliard415, the Historical Performance Program’s chamber orchestra, in Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Actéon, which draws on the hunter’s life-changing encounter with the goddess Diana in Ovid’s Metamorphoses at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St, $10 tix avail.

4/13, 7 PM eclectic oldtime acoustic blues powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton at Terra Blues.

4/13, 7:30 PM wild crazy female-fronted string-driven Balkan band Fishtank Ensemble at Joe’s Pub $14

4/13, 7:30 PM David Aladashvili plays piano music of Schumann, Scriabin, and 13 works by 13 composers at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

4/13, 8 PM Al Stewart solo acoustic at City Winery, $32 standing room avail. The Man for All Seasons may be On the Border now, but he hasn’t let Time Passages phase him.

4/13, 8:30/10:30 PM artsy, torchy jazz/funk songbird/saxophonist Grace Kelly leads a quintet at Iridium, $25

4/13, 10:30 PM the the NYCity Slickers play high-energy harmony-driven bluegrass and honkytonk at Rodeo Bar.

4/13, 11ish ferocious reverb-driven noir garage rockers Twin Guns at Glasslands, $10

4/14, starting at 1 PM and continuing into the night it’s the annual Postcrypt Folk Festival on the Columbia quad east of Broadway at 116th St. Highlights: Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues at 2, Anthony DaCosta at 6 and Mike Savino of Tall Tall Trees at 7

4/14, 6:30 PM organist Benjamin Sheen plays “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by Charles Tournemire at St. Thomas Church, 53rd/5th Ave., free.

4/14, 7:30 PM the Wee Trio play their wildly original chamber jazz versions of David Bowie songs at Subculture, $12 adv tix rec.

4/14-21 the annual adventurous new music Mata Festival at the Kitchen.

4/15-16 the Riverside Band with Dave Douglas– trumpet; Chet Doxas – clarinet, tenor saxophone; Steve Swallow – electric bass; Jim Doxas – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25.

4/15, 7:30 PM pianist Xiayin Wang with the Highline Chamber Orchestra play a program tba at Subculture, $25

4/15, 8 PM dynamic, lyrical pianist Carolina Calvache leads a septet celebrating the release of her debut album Sotareno at Drom, $14.

4/15, 8 PM noir psychedelic rock legend (and Sonic Youth producer) Martin Bisi plays the album release show for his new and superb album Ex Nihilo at Glasslands, $12.

4/15, 9ish eclectic dark punk blues/Americana duo Slim Wray at Hank’s.

4/16, 7:30 PM the Manhattan String Quartet plays music of Stravinsky, Webern, Dutilleux, Eric Moe and Craig Walsh at the Tenri Cultural Insittute, 43A W 13th St., $20/$10 stud.

4/16, 8 PM accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey at Barbes

4/16, 10 PM garage rock icon Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec. On 4/20, 2 PM shes’ at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, free, get there early; she’s also at the Mercury on 4/21 at 10:30 for $12 in advance.

4/17, 7 PM savagely lyrical, wickedly tuneful art-rock songwriter/bandleader Spottiswoode & His Enemies at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix very highly rec

4/17, 7 PM Alash Ensemble perform otheworldly Tuvan and Central Asian throat-singing music at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6’s admitted.

4/17, 7:30 PM psychedelic Middle Eastern/Central Asian/Caribbean jamband Tribecastan at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec.

4/17-20 Dr. Lonnie Smith leads a series of trios and a larger ensemble, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 Sat.

4/17, 8 PM Mazgani – the Iranian-born Portuguese Nick Cave – at Barbes

4/17, 8 PM composer/performer Mary Jane Leach,whose otherworldly, ambient works often embody “difference, combination, and interference tones,” at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10

4/17, 9/11 PM the Peter Evans Zebulon Trio takes their trumpet-fueled intensity into the next dimension at the Jazz Gallery, $15 first set, $10 for the second

4/17, 10 PM deviously oldtimey swing jazz band Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band followed by Portland, Maine’s outlaw fiddle/violin duo North of Nashville at Union Hall, $10

4/17, 10 PM anthemic Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the small room at the Rockwood.

4/17, 10:30 PM oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar.

4/17, 11ish noir rock legend and Bauhaus bassist David J at Grand Victory, $12

4/17, 11 PM all-female Atlanta garage punks the Coathangers at Baby’s All Right, $12.

4/17, midnight, darkly cinematic saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads a quartet with Jeremy Manasia – piano , Barak Mori – bass , Dan Aran – drums at Smalls.

4/18, 5:30 PM dark Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss followed by the Tall Pines at the American Folk Art Museum.

4/18, 7 PM the Sun Ra Arkestra directed by the ageless Marshall Allen at Drom, $20 adv tix rec.

4/18, 7:30 PM high-voltage Afrobeat band Ikebe Shakedown at the Mercury, $12.

4/18, 8 PM Carol Lipnik and Matt Kanelos‘ twisted haunting art-rock/psychedelic covers project Ghosts in the Ocean at the third room at the Rockwood (enter on Orchard St), $10 + $10 min.

4/18, 8 PM art-rock songwriter/pianist/chanteuse Karen Mantler followed at 10 by exhilarating retro 60s latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly at Barbes

4/18, 9ish singer Abby Hollander‘s honkytonk band at Beast of Bourbon.

4/18, 9/11 PM intense, lyrical pianist Bobby Avey plays the album release show for his new one “Authority Melts From Me at the Jazz Gallery, $22.

4/18, 9/10:30 PM pyrotechnic but soulful drummer Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

4/18, 10 PM intense, majestic, hauntingly anthemic art-rock band Of Earth followed by film composer Thomas Simon’s dark anthemic psychedelic rockers Musiciens sans Frontieres at Spike Hill.

4/18, 10 PM a murderously lurid doublebill: charismatic, intense acoustic punk/blues siren Molly Ruth followed at 11 by Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie at Sidewalk.

4/18, 10 PM lyrical guitarist Mike Baggetta leads an especially choice quartet with Jason Robinson – sax, Eivind Opsvik – bass, George Schuller – drums at Singlecut Beersmiths, 19-33 37th St. Astoria , $10 includes a beer!

4/18, 11 PM 70s roots reggae harmony legends the Congos at Drom, $25 adv tix rec

4/18-19, 11ish Jimbo Mathus of oldtimey revivalist legends the Squirrel Nut Zippers – still intense after all these years – at Rodeo Bar

4/18, midnight, assaultive, lo-fi all-female Atlanta punk rockers the Coathangers at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

4/19, 1:30 PM the Brooklyn Folk Festival at the Bell House, $15 with Piedmont Bluz, guitarist Pat Conte, Wyndham Baird, the Blue Ridge Entertainers and Willy Gantrim.

4/19 the Cannabis Cup Reggae Band plays the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 1 PM, leaving at 2 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. & the FDR, $25 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc They’re also playing a cruise the next day 4/20, boarding at 2, leaving at 3.

4/19, 4:30ish wry, darkly lyrical Nashville gothic rockers Maynard & the Musties at Matchless.

4/19, 6 PM eclectic cellist/bandleader Marika Hughes followed at 8 by haunting Romany jazz chanteuse/bandleader (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl at Barbes

4/19, 7 PM Mark Peskanov, violin and Doris Stevenson, piano play music of Bach, Schumann, Schubert, Sarasate and Kreisler at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

4/19, 7:30 intense, charismatic, intuitive pianist Karine Poghosyan plays a Spanish-inspired program titled Firedance with music of vibrant Spain-inspired works by Scarlatti, Liszt, Debussy, DeFalla, Albeniz, Lecuona, and Ginastera at Symphony Space, $20/$10 stud/srs

4/19, 8 PM get a head start on 4/20 with a double shot of some of the best current roots reggae: the Easy Star All-Stars doing their Dub Side of the Moon album, plus John Brown’s Body at Brooklyn Bowl, $20 adv tix rec.

4/19, 8 PM the all-female, all-clarinet Licorice Ensemble plays a new suite based on traditional Japanese melodies; the program concludes with Gene Pritsker’s arrangement inspired by Deep Purple’s knucklehead top 40 hit ‘My Woman from Tokyo.’ Plus performances and compositions by a huge cast of composers, free, at Goddard Riverside – Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Ave (between 91st & 92nd Sts

4/19, 8:30 PM the Brooklyn Folk Festival continues at the Bell House, $20, with Gamelan Kusuma Laras, fiery oldtime string band the Downhill Strugglers, multi-instrumentalist Frank Fairfield and hokum blues band the Drunken Catfish Ramblers.

4/19, 8:30/10:30 PM Chicago blues triple threat Lucky Peterson – a legend on guitar, keys and as a songwriter – at Iridium, $25.

4/19, 9ish punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

4/19, 9/11 PM alto saxophonist Loren Stillman and Bad Touch play the album release show for their new one Going Public at the Jazz Gallery, $22

4/19, 9ish the excellent harmony-driven, aptly named Picker Family Band play bluegrass at Beast of Bourbon.

4/19, 10 PM NYC’s original sardonic, theatrical circus rock/noir cabaret band, World Inferno at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $17 adv tix rec

4/20, 1 PM add the Brooklyn Folk Festival continues at the Bell House, $15, with Nathan Salsburg, Hubby Jenkins, Nathan M. Godfrey, the Stone Mountain Wobblers, Elizabeth Laprelle and the Whiskey Spitters. Dubl Handi plays at 7:30 PM for a separate $10 cover.

4/20, 2 PM garage rock chanteuse Holly Golightly at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, free, get there early; she’s also at the Mercury on 4/21 at 10:30 for $12 in advance.

4/20, 7 PM pianist Kris Davis, bassist Max Johnson and drummer Mike Pride play a Morricone medley and more followed at 9 by Romany guitar jazz paradigm-shifter Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

4/20, 8 PM eclectic, smart, oceanically minded jazz violinist Dana Lyn and band at the Firehouse Space.

4/20, 8:30/10:30 PM drummer Billy Hart’s postbop supergroup the Cookers at Iridium, $25

4/20, 10 PM Band of Outsiders guitarmeister Marc Jeffrey with John Hamillton (Bakersfield Breakers, Pin Ups) and Roger Stoltz (Tongues on Fire) upstairs at 2A.

4/20, 10:30 PM bluegrass fiddle star Melody Allegra leads her band at Rodeo Bar.

4/21, 8 PM sinister noir cabaret/oldtime guy/girl duo Charming Disaster – Jeff Morris from Kotorino and Elia Biske from Sweet Soubrette – at Arlene’s, free

4/21, 8 PM to celebrate the William Burroughs centenary, Steve Buscemi and guitar legend Elliott Sharp collaborate and create a collage of sound and words from Burroughs texts at Issue Project Room, $10 sugg don

4/21, 8 PM cinematic composer Jane Antonia Cornish and the Lee Trio, Melinda Lee-Masur, Decoda, Miranda Cuckson and Blair McMillen play Cornish works from her latest album at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec.

4/21, 8 PM diverse, soulful pan-latin jazz chanteuse Claudia Acuna with her band at the at the third room at the Rockwood (enter on Orchard St), $12 + $10 min.

4/22-26, 9 PM bassist James Ilgenfritz’ and choreographer Stephanie Sleeper’s collaboration Deleted Scenes celebrates the William Burrough centenary preceded at 7 PM by lots of multimedia acts, too many to list, the full calendar is here– at St. Mark’s Church, 131 East 10th Street (at 2nd Ave.), $26

4/22, 7 PM rustic, sometimes otherworldly ex-Soviet Georgian guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze followed at 9 by Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

4/22, 7:30 PM klezmer pianist Isaac Sadigursky and band at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St, $15.

4/22, 7:30 PM big band jazz pianist/saxophonist Travis Sullivan’s lush, playful Bjork cover band the Bjorkestra at Subculture, $12 adv tix rec.

4/22, 8 PM intense, edgily tuneful Texas trumpeter Stan Killian leads a small group at Tomi Jazz, no cover, $5 min.

4/22-27 guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel leads a quartet with Aaron Goldberg on piano,Orlando LeFleming on bass, Kendrick Scott or Allan Mednard on drums at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

4/22, 9ish torchy intense jazz-influenced acoustic songwriters Cal Folger Day and Ember Schrag at Brooklyn Launchpad in Bed-Stuy.

4/22, 10:30 PM sly, devious trombonist/composer Curtis Hasselbring‘s legendary combo the New Mellow Edwards at Korzo

4/23, 7 PM dark Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss at the small room at the Rockwood

4/23, 7 PM South Korean singer Yeahwon plays the release show for her debut album of songs and lullabies with Aaron Parks on piano and Rob Curto on accordion at the Rubin Museum of Art, $18 adv tix rec.

4/23, 8 PM Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music at Barbes

4/23, 8 PM Talea Ensemble performs the US premiere of George Aperghis’s Happy End for animated film, electronics, and ensemble at Roulette – a reputedly sadistic, Kafkaesque update on the Tom Thumb fairytale – at Roulette, free but adv tix req.

4/23 Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord and ottavino, plays works from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book plus pieces by Bull, Byrd, Morley, Tallis at the Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E 65th St.

4/23, 9ish Single Red Cent– who mix sharp, socially aware punk with a more atonal Gang of Four/Neighborhoods vibe – at Hank’s .

4/23, 10:30 PM intense heavy psychedelic/early indie-ish/metal band Eidetic Seeing at Grand Victory, $8.

4/24, 7 PM state-of-the-art pianist Vijay Iyer collaborates with the Brentano String Quartet at the Greene Space, $20.

4/24, 7:30 PM chamber ensemble Concertante play Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time plus Shostakovich’s Piano Trio in E Minor at Merkin Concert Hall, $26

4/24, 7:30 PM, repeating 4/25 at 11 AM (yikes!) and 4/26 at 8 PM, pianist Marc-André Hamelin performs Franck’s Symphonic Variations with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis at Avery Fisher Hall alongside works by Prokofiev and others. Hamelin also plays Fauré’s First Piano Quartet with a NY Phil ensemble on 4/26 at 2 PM.

4/24, 8 PM irrepressible, funky jazz composer/inventor/multi-instrumentalist Terry Dame at Barbes.

4/24, 8 PM fiery lyrical third-stream soul-jazz chanteuse/pianist Nicole Zuraitis at Caffe Vivaldi

4/24, 8 PM Danish ambient composer Jacob Kirkegaard performs works by Holocaust survivor and poineering avant garde composer Else Marie Pade, plus piano/percussion quartet Yarn/Wire perform works by Øyvind Torvund, Simon Steen-Andersen and a collaborative pice by Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Sigurdur Gudjonsson at Issue Project Room, $15

4/24, 10 PM powerhouse lyricist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper followed by bassist Bryan Copeland – of lushly sweeping cinematic jazz outfit Bryan & the Aardvarks – at Sidewalk .

4/24, 10 PM captivating southwestern gothic/oldtime blues/Americana songwriter Melaena Cadiz at Pete’s.

4/25, 7 PM torchy intense vaudevillian oldtimey swing band Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Terra Blues.

4/25, 8ish the Split Squad (with members of the Baseball Project, Blondie, Fleshtones and Plimsouls) at Bowery Electric, $10 adv tix rec.

4/25, 8/10 PM Mumpbeak: Roy Powell (keyboard) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) Pat Mastelotto (drums) – play their incomprehensibly ugly music at the Stone. It’s like a trainwreck: you can’t turn away from it. Very highly recommended for fans of abrasive noisy intensity.

4/25, 8 PM psychedelic funky Japanese noiserockers Bo Ningen at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec. Hilarious metal spoofers Satanicide reunite at midnight for free! Bo Ningen are also at Rough Trade in Williamsburg for free on 4/27, get there early.

4/25, 8 PM a psychedelic, danceable Afrobeat doublebill: Zongo Junction and Toubab Crewe at Brooklyn Bowl, $13.

4/25, 9/10:30 PM cellist Daniel Levin leads a quartet with Nate Wooley, trumpet; Matt Moran, vibraphone; Peter Bitenc, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

4/25-26, 10:30 PM up-and-coming tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery leads a quartet with Ugonna Okegwo – bass , Dave Kikoski – piano ,Kush Abadey – drums at Smalls

4/26, 4 PM Crimean Tatar love songs sung by Uriye Kermenchikkli; Puerto Rican bombas sung by Jose Ortiz and Melinda Gonzalez, Balkan ballads performed by Eva Salina, Pakistani guzhal music sung by Salamat Ali; Hawaiian hula melodies with Jason Poole, Chinese folk opera love laments sung by Hou Hong Tang, and more at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6’s admitted.

4/26, 6 PM an art opening featuring the work of eclectic, sardonically amusing, historically informed, politically spot-on Gerald Scarfe-esque painter Jeff Tocci at the Jalopy, free.

4/26, 6 PM pianist Ariadna Castellanos leads her flamenco jazz combo at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min. Followed at 9 and 10 PM (separate $10 adm) by saxophonist Alex Lore playing the album release show for his new one with George Garzone, tenor sax; Desmond White, bass; Colin Stranahan, drums.

4/26, 7 PM the Gryphon Trio play a WWI-themed program with music of Rebecca Clark, Ives and Ravel at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

4/26, 8 PM Bernie Worrell solo on piano at the Stone playing material from  his amazing new Satie-esque solo album; at 10 he plays a duo show with Bill Laswell, presumably closer to his P-Funk roots

4/26, 8 PM Amir Nojan & the Nava Ensemble play haunting classical Persian music at Roulette, $25/$20 stud/srs.

4/26, 9ish one of this era’s greatest Americana songwriters and also one of the best singers in any style, from classical to country, Mary Lee Kortes – whose cover album of Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks is a genuine classic – at Beast of Bourbon

4/26, 9ish artsy Norwegian shoegaze/noiserockers Serena Maneesh at Issue Project Room, $15.

4/26, 9/11 PM purist postbop jazz with the James Carter Organ Trio at Birdland

4/26, midnight the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – one of the funnest bands in the universe, with a fat tuba groove, soul horns and live hip-hop beats – at the Knitting Factory, $10

4/26, midnight smart neo-jazz, grooves and postrock with saxophonist  Ilhan Ersahin’s Wonderland featuring Turkish great Hüsnü Senlendirici at Drom, $20.

4/27, 10:30 AM (this is a morning concert) pianist Bertrand Chamayou plays an all-Schubert program; Ländler No. 12, D.366; Three Klavierstücke, D.946; Allegretto in C minor, D.915, and Fantasy in C major, D.760 (“Wandererfantasie”) at Walter Reade Theatre, 165 W 65th St. $22.

4/27, 4 PM the Jack Quartet perform string quartets by Hans Abrahamsen, Witold Lutoslawski and John Zorn at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

4/27, 4 PM Helena Baillie, violin and Dina Vainshtein, piano play music of Shostakovich, Vivaldi, Tartini and Stravinsky at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

4/27, 8:30 PM hypnotic, intense South Asian chanteuse Falu sings and jams out carnatic themes with Gaurav Shah, voice, harmonium; Arun Ramamurthy, violin; Daniel Levy, bass; Deep Singh, tabla at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

4/27, 10 PM the self-explanatory, jaunty Blue Vipers of Brooklyn at Barbes

4/28, 9ish jangly, wickedly tuneful Boston rockers Aloud – who do classic 60s Britrock and surf sounds as well anybody out there now – at Bowery Electric.

4/28, 9 PM Dirty Projectors’ Olga Bell plays songs off her pensive Russian folk-influenced new solo album at le Poisson Rouge, $20 gen adm.

4/29, 7:30 PM the Susan Leviton Band, featuring clarinetist Michael Winograd and pianist Carmen Staaf at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St, $15.

4/29 eclectic nuevo tango/jazz bassist Pedro Giraudo’s Expansions Big Band, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

4/29, 7:30 PM intense noir 60s soul chanteuse/bandleader Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

4/29-5/4, 8/10 PM intense, cutting-edge composer Annie Gosfield plays with a bunch of downtown luminaries throughout the week at the Stone,$15. Choice pick: the 4/30 8 PM show with Kathleen Supové performing “Shattered Apparitions of the Western Wind, a hallucinatory duet with Claude Debussy which couples Supové’s wild playing with distorted fragments of the prelude “What the West Wind Saw” with on site recordings of Hurricane Sandy, and lush Debussy harmonies. Then MIVOS quartet plays “The Blue Horse Walks on the Horizon,” inspired by codes used by resistance groups in WWII, and Olivia dePrato performs a piece for violin and satellites.”

4/29, 10:30ish lo-fi Balkan punk rock with the Stumblebum Brass Band at Rodeo Bar.

4/29, 10:30 PM trumpeter Josh Evans leads 15-piece his big band at Smalls

4/30, 7:30 PM Scottish fiddle legend Alasdair Fraser plays a wild duo show with rising star cellist Natalie Haas at Subculture, $25 adv tix rec.

4/30 and also 5/3, 8 PM what’s left of the Skatalites – who basically invented ska and reggae – at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

4/30, 9 PM moody British art-rockers/postrockers These New Puritans at Bowery Ballroom, $20.

4/30, 10:30ish hilarious female-fronted oldschool honkytonk band

Trailer Radio at Rodeo Bar

5/1, 1 PM pianist Michelle Cann plays works by Chopin, Beethoven, and Debussy at Trinity Church, free.

5/1, 7 PM powerful violinist and klezmer bandleader Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

5/1, 8 PM jangly, richly tuneful powerpop/art-rock supergroup the New Mendicants at the Mercury, $15 gen adm, get there early. Followed at 10 by searingly political ska-punk/latin rock band Outernational, no idea if there’s a separate $10 admission or not .

5/1, 9:30 PM eclectic, smart latin rock songwriter Ani Cordero (once of Bee & Flower and Cordero) plays the album release show for her new one Recordar at Joe’s Pub $15.

5/2-11, Adam Burnett’s multimedia theatrical work Magic Bullets “addresses our crave for a quick fix— whether it’s anti-depressants, chemotherapy or romantic love,”  Tuesdays andalso  Thursday-Sunday, 8 PM at St. Mark’s Church, 131 E 10th St at 2nd Ave. , $18.

5/2, 9 PM Moon Hooch at Brooklyn Bowl, $12. Two tenor saxes and drums playing the craziest funky grooves you could imagine with the intensity of a brass band and the catchiness and edge of punk rock

5/2, 10 PM Canadian gothic Americana with Gord Downie & the Sadies at Bowery Ballroom, $20 gen adm.

5/3, 5-11 PM this year’s “wall to wall” free music marathon at Symphony Space features cabaret performers, lineup TBA.

5/3, 8 PM visionary Turkish composer/multi-instrumentalist Omar Faruk Tekbilek with percussionist Murat Tekbilek at Roulette.

5/3, 11 PM intense charismatic danceable metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rock band Escarioka followed by lo-fi Balkan punk rock with the Stumblebum Brass Band at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

5/4, 4 PM Canadian early-music quartet Masques play Rameau’s Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

5/4, 8 PM up-and-coming proteges of Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon: a Fjóla Evans and Alex Weiser composer portrait concert performed by new music ensembles Bearthoven, andPlay, Charlotte Mundy, and guests at the Firehouse Space, $10.

5/6-11, 8:30/10:30 PM latin jazz piano legend Eddie Palmieri and his mighty band at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

5/6-11 lyrical jazz piano star Brad Mehldau with his trio at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

5/7, 7 PM a wild Balkan concert with Strings of the Black Sea: Crimean Tatar violinist Nariman Asanov, Patrick Farrell on accordion; Nikolay Kolev playing Bulgarian gadulka (pear-shaped fiddle); and Christos Tiktapanidis playing Pontic Lyra (vertically held, bottle-shaped three-stringed rebec). at Symphony Space, $30

5/7, 7 PM southwestern gothic rockers the Mystic Braves at the Mercury, $10 adv tix very highly rec.

5/9 the Idan Raichel Project at City Winery is SOLD OUT

5/9, 7:30 PM Jordanian kanun virtuoso Ali Amr at Drom, $10 adv tix very highly rec

5/9, 8 PM the Danny Fox Trio play the album release show for their characteristically tuneful third-stream new one at Shapeshifter Lab, $!5.

5/9, 9 PM charming, spot-on classic 40s and 50s honkytonk and pre-tockabilly sounds with the Weal and Woe at Grand Victory, $8

5/9, 9:30 PM intense state-of-the-art postrock instrumentalists Mogwai at Terminal 5, $27.50 adv tix rec.

5/10, 9ish sharp, perennially vital, politically-fueled anthemic Irish-American rockers Black 47 at at Connolly’s

5/10 haunting, intense Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina and her band  at BAM Cafe.

5/10, 9 PM Haley Bowery & the Manimals play their sardonic, hard-hitting new retro glamrock followed eventually around 11 by her pal Hannah vs. the Many doing their wickedly lyrical, menacing noir cabaret/punk/powerpop thing at Rock Shop,$8. Apparently Haley is not one of the many.

5/11, 4 PM the Horszowski Trio play Beethoven’s Archduke Trio, Op. 97, and Schubert’s E-flat trio, Op. 100 at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

 5/11, 7:30 PM indie classical string quartet Ethel at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

5/12, 7:30 PM the Ariel Quartet play works by Haydn, Berg and Beethoven at Subculture, $30 adv tix rec

5/13 shapeshifting, subversive chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite does Marianne Faithfull’s Broken English in its entirety at Joe’s Pub

5/13, 8 PM what’s left of the Wailers at Brooklyn Bowl, playing Marley’s Legend album, $15.

5/13-18 powerhouse postbop trumpeter Terrell Stafford leads a quintet at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25

5/14, 7:30 PM pianist Jeremy Filsell and organist Nigel Potts perform a historic duo concert of new arrangements of Rachmaninoff’s First and Second Piano Concertos at at Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St., free

5/15, 7:30 PM Mark Mulcahy and Ben Katchor (of Julius Knipl – Real Estate Photographer fame) present “an evening of two, one-act operas. In Memorial City, a medium-sized city on the East coast of North America is overwhelmed by a mania for memorial commemoration. The Imaginary War Crimes Tribunal (world premiere) tells the story of a compulsive video game player and the thrill of “victimless” violence,” at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must.

5/16, 9 PM hilarious retro country songwriter Hayes Carll solo at the Bell House, $20 adv tix rec

5/15, 9ish smart, terse, funny Americana rock duo Kill Henry Sugar at Beast of Bourbon

5/16, 8:30 PM, repeating on 5/17, 7:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony plays Beck: TBA (world premiere); Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major, K.297b (Anh. C14.01) – and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 “Italian” plus The Hebrides at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St, $20 sugg don.

5/16, 9ish hilarious female-fronted oldschool honkytonk band Trailer Radio at Beast of Bourbon.

5/17, 4 PM a festival of esoteric global vocal traditions: Eva Salina delivers haunting Balkan and Romany music; Irka Mateo sings Dominican salve, Winston “Jeggae” Hoppie entertains with Guyanese wedding kweh kweh, Shoshana Tubi does Yemenite Jewish wedding songs, and more at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

5/17, 6 PM Lucy Blanco & the Afro-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble play their original, sometimes haunting, sometimes bouncy, rustic Central American-African sounds at the BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd, Bronx, free, 2 or 5 train to Freeman St or the BX19 bus.

5/17, 6:30 PM feral but sophisticated Balkan sounds with Albanian chanteuse Merita Halili & the wild Raif Hyseni Orchestra at le Poisson Rouge, $20 gen adm.

5/17, 8 PM creepy, weird, jazz/cinematic faux-operatic agitators Thrillington at Rock Shop, $8

5/17, 11ish noir rockabilly goddess Kim Lenz & the Jaguars at Bowery Electric.

5/18, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play an eclectic Spanish-tinged program that spans the emotional spectrum: Copland — El Salón México; Rimsky-Korsakov — Capriccio Espagnol; Tangos by Piazzola; Ginastera — Estancia, at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow

5/20-25  multi-saxophonist Steve Wilson leads a killer quartet with pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Bill Stewart at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25 .

5/21, 8 PM stark, terse oldschool folk crooner/guitarist Willie Watson at the Mercury $10 adv tix rec.

5/23 Guided by Voices – the classic 5-piece lineup – at Bowery Ballroom is SOLD OUT.

5/23, 7:30 PM intense, perennially politically aware cello rockers Rasputina at Highline Ballroom, $23.50 adv tix rec

5/23, 8 PM jazz pianist Helen Sung leads her trio at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

5/23-24, 9/11 PM elegant, melodic bassist/composer Linda Oh leads her Group featuring the Sirius Quartet at the Jazz Gallery, $22

5/27-6/1 Jeff “Tain” Watts leads a smaller outfit at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25

5/28, 7:30 PM Oslo ensemble the Ullern Chamber Choir sing Nordic works by Grieg, Nystedt, Kverno and Djeilo at Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St., free.

5/28, 9 PM 90s dancehall reggae firebrand Capleton at B.B. King’s, $26 adv tix rec

5/29, 8 PM old lion of the avant garde Frederic Rzewski at Roulette, $20.

5/29, 9ish OMFG – this doublebill is as good as the Clash and the Sex Pistols back-to-back, or the Stones and Beatles on the same night – Radio Birdman mainman/guitar god Deniz Tek opening for Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 doing an all Lou Reed set at Bowery Electric, $12 adv tix rec

5/29, 9 PM Lee Fields & the Expressions at Bowery Ballroom, $20 gen adm. If you missed out on James Brown, this soul/funk vet is a good approximation.

5/31, 9 PM charismatic, psychedelic funkmeistress Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Bowery Ballroom, $17 adv tix rec

6/5, 7 PM innovative clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and pianist Dinuk Wijeratne improvise on Middle Eastern themes at CUNY Elebash Hall, 5th Ave just north of 34th St., $25/$20 stud.

6/5 haunting classic 70s style art-rock/Britfolk band Syd Arthur at Bowery Ballroom.

6/6, 7 PM WNYC’s annual Battle of the Bands presents their Brooklyn edition. The borough’s top contenders this year are too hard to choose from. Among them – wickedly lyrical all-female quirk-rock trio the Debutante Hour, thunderous all-female Brazilian drum troupe BatalaNYC and creepy noir cabaret band Orphan Jane. $15 includes a drink or $30 for open wine/beer bar plus the show!

6/9, 8 PM bassist Adam Neely leads a large ensemble playing his savagely sarcastic, apocalyptic, epic tone poem Mass Extinction Event, ” a reaction to the apathy of the internet age,” at Roulette, $20.

6/20 8 PM Roosevelt Dime play tongue-in-cheek oldtimey Americana and retro soul originals followed by exhilarating Americana harmony band Red Molly at City Winery, $18 standing room avail.

7/16 this era’s most poignant voice in country and Americana, Laura Cantrell at the Music Hall of Williamsburg

New York City Live Music Calendar for March and April 2012

The brand-new April/May calendar is here.

For directions and other information on the venues where these shows are happening, check the exhaustive guide to over 200 New York live music venues at NYMD’s sister blog, Lucid Culture.

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

Oldschool Chicago style blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin has a lot of March shows coming up. He’s at Terra Blues at 7 on 3/8, 3/14, 3/17 and 3/20.

Mondays at 1 PM through May 7 members of the Trinity Choir and Trinity Baroque Orchestra perform Bach cantatas at 1 PM at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, free; April 1 at 3 PM, the ensembles perform Bach’s St. John Passion.

Mondays at the Fat Cat the Choi Fairbanks String Quartet play a wide repertoire of chamber music from Bach to Shostakovich starting at 7.

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

Mondays in April (that’s April, not March) at 7:30 PM it’s the Cutting Edge New Music Festival at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs. This year’s concerts are typically eclectic and enticing – the entire festival lineup is here, see below for individual shows.

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 through the end of March Butch Morris leads his improvisational big band at the Stone, open rehearsal at 7:30 for free, show at 9 for $10. The music is a lot like Burnt Sugar’s big, shifting soundscapes. He’s also downstairs at Lucky Cheng’s on Tuesdays at 8 for $10 and then on Zebulon for an all ages show at 4:30 on Sundays, $10.

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

Mondays in March psychedelic funk orchestra Turkuaz plays the Brooklyn Bowl, 10 PM (8 PM on 3/19), $8. Some good bands in the opening slots too: 3/12 at 8 Washington DC’s amazing, Ethiopian-flavored Funk Ark and then the hip-hop/New Orleans-flavored Underground Horns; 3/26 bouncy Afrobeat crew Emefe opens the show at 9.

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

Also Mondays in March Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting around 11:15 PM. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically astute, sexy original songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. It’s a crazy dance party til past three in the morning. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with Dave Smith from Smoota and the Fela pit band on trombone, with frequent special guests.

The first and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Central Synagogue (685 Lexington Ave. at 55th St.). there are free organ and sometimes chamber music concerts at half past noon, a great way to chill out if you can sneak away from work for about an hour. It’s a global mix of talent assembled by acclaimed organist Gail Archer.

Tuesdays 8-11 PM the Michael Arenella Quintet plays hot and cool vintage jazz at the Empire Room on the first floor of the Empire State Building, $10 cover plus $10 minimum.

Tuesdays in March (except for 3/13 when Veveritse pinch-hits for them) clever, fiery, eclectic Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party play Barbes at 9. Get there as soon as you can as they’re very popular.

Tuesdays in March the Dred Scott Trio are back at the small room at the Rockwood at midnight. NYC’s premier noir jazz pianist and his tight, sly rhythm section are a NYC treasure, a group you should see at once in your life.

Wednesdays there are free organ concerts at 1:10 PM sharp on at St. Ann’s Church on Montague St. in downtown Brooklyn.

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

Wednesdays at 9:30 Roosevelt Dime plays their unique mix of oldtimey string band music with a dash of classic 60s soul at Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Williamsburg

Thursdays and Fridays in March at Mehanata it’s Bulgarian sax powerhouse Yuri Yukanov and the Grand Masters of Gypsy Music, 10 PM, $10.

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

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

Saturdays 4/7, 4/21 and 4/28, 5ish Raya Brass Band – who take a wild improvisational approach to scorching, chromatic Balkan brass music, and who have an amazing new album out – at Radegast Hall, free

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

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

Sundays from half past noon to 3:30 PM, bluegrass cats Freshly Baked (f.k.a. Graveyard Shift), featuring excellent, incisive fiddle player Diane Stockwell and an A-list of players play Nolita House (upstairs over Botanica at 47 E Houston). Free drink with your entree.

Sundays there are free organ concerts at 5:15 PM at St. Thomas Church, 5th Ave. and 53rd St. The big Skinner organ’s days are numbered: it’s a mighty beast, so see it before it’s gone. The weekly series (with breaks for holidays) features an extraordinary, global cast of performers.

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

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

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

3/1, 1 PM concert harpist Keziah Thomas plays a recital at Trinity Church, program TBA

3/1, 7 PM composer Robert Paterson’s song cycle Stepping Into The Batter’s Box, He Hears His Father’s Voice – based on the life of the Mets’ Mike Piazza – sung by Metropolitan Opera tenor Dimitri Pittas and pianist Blair McMillen as part of the American Modern Ensemble’s sports-themed concert at Galapagos. Also on the bill: a piece for piano, baseball and mitt by composer Annie Gosfield called Brooklyn, October 5, 1941 (sad ending to Dodgers/Yanks World Series); Roger Zare’s Dark and Stormy Night for piano with ping pong balls; Stephen Gorbos’ Football Season is Over for alto sax and electronics; Meyer Kupferman’s Triple Play for two clarinets and piano; Rob Smith’s Sprint, and Elliott Carter’s GRA, at Galapagos, $15 adv tix includes a free cd.

3/1, 7:30 PM eclectic avant garde ensemble Lunatics at Large play a characteristically intriguing program: “Kaija Saariaho & Influences” at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud.

3/1, 7:30 PM reliably cutting-edge chamber ensemble ACME with chanteuse Mariam Wallentin play a new song cycle plus instrumental works by Mikael Karlsson at Merkin Concert Hall, $25/$15 stud/srs.

3/1 inscrutably intense, charismatic, darkly comedic literate songwriter/accordionist Rachelle Garniez at Barbes at 8 followed by NYC’s only all-female mariachi band, Flor de Toloache.

3/1-3, 8 PM darkly thoughtful pianist/composer Missy Mazzoli premieres her latest project Songs from the Uproar: the Lives & Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt, a tribute to the great 19th century adventurer/feminist feat. NOW Ensemble with mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer at the Kitchen, $15

3/1, 8 PM Streams of Whiskey play Pogues covers followed by gypsy punk by the Wild Adriatics at 10 and then the  ferocious Bad Buka at 11 at Arlene’s.

3/1, 8:30 PM massive funk orchestra Burnt Sugar play Steely Dan at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

3/1, 8:30 PM state-of-the-art, tuneful baritone saxophonist Brian Landrus leads a quintet with Ben Monder, guitar; Frank Carlberg, piano; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Rudy Royston, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/1, 9 PM psychedelic funk band Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Bowery Ballroom, $13 adv tix rec. Nice to see them work their way up to a gig here: they deserve it.

3/1, 9 PM irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

3/1, 9 PM NYC’s original Balkan brass crew, Hungry March Band upstairs at the Delancey, free

3/1, 9:30ish swirling, psychedelic, anthemic Radiohead-influenced rockers My Pet Dragon – who are on the upcoming Occupy This Album compilation – at Sullivan Hall, $10

3/1, 9:30 PM a good Afrobeat doublebill with Emefe and Ikebe Shakedown at Glasslands, $10.

3/1, 10 PM a rare opportunity to hear charismatic oldtime blues/Americana performer Feral Foster outside his usual Red Hook haunts, at Sidewalk.

3/1, 10 PM meticulously energetic alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo leads a quartet with Mike LeDonne on piano at Smalls

3/1 sometimes astringent, sometimes ferociously anthemic chamber-rock/indie jangle band Bern & the Brights at the small room at the Rockwood, 11 PM.

3/2 charismatic ukulele siren/oldtimey songwriter Kelli Rae Powell records a live album at the Jalopy, sets at 7 and 10 PM, you should be there, this is gonna be wild, $10.

3/2, 7 PM the one battle-of-the-bands contest in NYC that doesn’t exploit artists and isn’t stupid, the Greene Space’s Battle of the Boroughs has their Queens playoff tonight, $15 includes a drink or $30 gets you in plus free wine and beer bar. It’s a good lineup including Americana rocker Jason Waters, goth-ish Russian songwriter Tatiana Kochkareva and this blog’s pick for best of Queens, punk-world-funk powerhouse SisterMonk.

3/2, 7 PM bassist Ross Kratter leads his jazz orchestra at Something Jazz Club, $15 + $10 min.

3/2, 7 PM smart, counterintuitive bassist Linda Oh leads a trio with Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet and Tommy Crane on drums at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St., $15 adv tix rec.

3/2, 7:30/9:30 PM powerhouse, cutting-edge tenor saxophonist Patrick Cornelius leads a trio at the Bar Next Door

3/2, 7:30 PM Ensemble Sospeso plays works by Pierre Boulez: Dialogue de l’ombre Double (1985); Kimmo Hakola: Capriole (1991); Mark Menzies: Swongering Butterfly (2012); Pierre Boulez: Anthemes II (1997); Luigi Nono: La Lontananza nostalgica utopica futura (1988-1989) at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W 37th St. (9th/10th Aves), $20.

3/2, 7:30 PM Cadillac Moon Ensemble plays new chamber works by Lukas Ligeti, Timothy Andres, Ruben Naeff, Conrad Winslow and Shawn Allison at Symphony Space, $25/$10 stud.

3/2, 8 PM lush, dreamy, quirky chamber pop band Clare & the Reasons at Barbes.

3/2, 8:30 PM tirelessly tuneful indie powerpop stars (and longtime Graham Parker collaborators) the Figgs at Littlefield, $12.

3/2, 9 PM Two Dollar Guitar’s Tim Foljahn followed by equally dark, equally guitarish rock songwriter Jennifer O’Connor and her band at Cake Shop, 10 PM, $10; 3/4 the two are at Union Pool with Kleenex Girl Wonder and Amy Bezunartea opening at 8.

3/2, 9 PM “Lebowski Fest” with dark, lyrically-driven, female-fronted acoustic blues/country band the Sometime Boys at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

3/2 9 PM fiery multistylistic, charismatic electric bluesman Will Scott and band at Queens Kickshaw, 40-17 Broadway, Astoria, M/R to Steinway St.

3/2, 9 PM Brooklyn’s man in black, John Pinamonti back at his old haunts at Sunny’s in Red Hook.

3/2, 9:30 PM guitarist Jasmine Sadrieh’s long-running noir rockabilly trio Catspaw at Hank’s. Great songs, good energy, just wish they’d rehearse more.

3/2 and 3/9 torchy, dynamic oldtimey chanteuse Julia Haltigan, 10PM at the small room at the Rockwood.

3/2, 10:30 PM trombonist Dave Gibson and organist Jared Gold team up for a sweet set of oldschool soul grooves at the Fat Cat.

3/2, half past midnight (actually wee hours of 3/3) Marilyn Carino with the Dred Scott Trio at the Blue Note. Amazing synergy: sly virtuoso noir jazz trio backing a stoner jazz slink who completely gets it, a bargain at $12 at the perfect time of the night for it.

3/3, 4:30 PM Raya Brass Band at Radegast Hall. The tuba/tapan groove provides a long launching pad for reedman Greg Squared and trumpeter Ben Syversen’s go-for-the-jugular chromatic solos: one of the most exciting bands in town right now.

3/3, 4:45 PM Milwaukee’s Karen Beaumont plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

3/3 a Tom Price memorial concert at Local 269, 7ish, all proceeds to his widow Sarah and their kids. The Ff bandleader was one of the NYC rock scene’s alltime good guys – and a great performer as well – and is sadly missed.

3/3, 7 PM the JD Allen Trio – this era’s most intense, direct, no-nonsense tenor saxophonist and composer, with his ferocious rhythm section of Gregg August on bass and Rudy Royston on drums – in a rare free show at the Fat Cat, don’t miss this!

3/3, 7 PM edgy veteran songwriting duo Amy Rigby & Wreckless Eric at Maxwell’s, $10 adv tix rec.

3/3, 7 PM artsy anthemic Irish rock crooner Pierce Turner at Joe’s Pub, $23.

3/3, 7:30 PM tenor saxophonist Nick Hempton leads a kick-ass quartet with Art Hirahara – piano, Marco Panascia – bass, Dan Aran – drums at Smalls.

3/3, 8 PM ferocious punk-influenced gypsy rock and metal cumbia with Bad Buka, the Butcher Knives and Escarioka at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $12. Bad Buka rush back to their home base at Mehanata afterward for their monthly gig there sometimes around 10, it seems.

3/3, 8 PM hilarious, period-perfect, subtly filthy oldtimey banjoist/songwriter Al Duvall at Pete’s

3/3, 8 PM sly, tuneful powerpop guitar genius Pete Galub at Barbes

3/3, 8 PM Carolyn Hesterthe Carolyn Hester of Dylan and Three Young Men fame – at the People’s Voice Cafe, $15 sugg don, “no one turned away”

3/3, 8 PM Afghani rubab virtuoso Homayun Sakhi plays ragas with sarodist Ken Zuckerman and percussionist Salar Nader at the Wallace Auditorium at the Asia Society, $30/$26 stud/srs.

3/3, 8 PM repeating on 3/4 at 3 PM Mark Peskanov, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; and Doris Stevenson, piano play Haydn – Piano Trio No. 31 in E flat minor, “Jacob’s Dream”; Beethoven – Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 “Ghost”; Ravel – Piano Trio at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

3/3, 8 PM, repeating on 3/4 at 3 PM the Chelsea Symphony plays Schuman: Judith: Choreographic Poem for Orchestra, and the Orchestra Song at St. Paul’s Church, 315 West 22nd St, $20 sugg don.

3/3, 8 PM the Repast Baroque Ensemble plays Bach and Buxtehude choral and chamber works at American Academy of Arts and Letters,632 W 156th St, $35/$21 stud., adv tix available at www.millertheatre.com or at the Milller Theatre box ofc, 116/Bwy, open noon-6 PM M-F.

3/3, 8 PM Julia Nunes at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $13. Bad cop says why bother, she’s a college girl playing covers on her ukulele; good cop says she’s hilarious. You decide.

3/3, 8:30 PM ska with the Times and the Big Takeover and funk eventually around 11:30 with Sophistafunk at Rock Shop, $10

3/3, 8:30 PM NYC’s original musically purist citybilly crew, M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy $10

3/3, 9 PM Ahmad Gamal – star of the Cairo opera and the most dynamic, compelling new singer to hit New York in a long time – sings the Sayyid Darwish songbook at Alwan for the Arts backed by an electrifying ensemble: Sami Abu Shumays, violin; Tareq Abboushi, buzuq; Hadi Eldebek, ‘oud; Zafer Tawil, qanun; Lety ElNaggar, nay; Amir ElSaffar, trumpet and santur. Darwish is considered the father of Egyptian classical song, an influence on just about everybody who came afterward: this is a show not to be missed, $20 adv tix a must.

3/3, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s typically excellent monthly surf rock show at Otto’s kicks off with the Aquatudes, Blue Wave Theory at 10, Boston’s phenomenal, creepy horror surf crew Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion and sometime after midnight, the Maui Hurricane

3/3, 9 PM inimitable, charismatic, fearlessly assaultive retro ghoulabilly/blues/soul bandleader Reid Paley and his Trio at Building 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, how much, nobody seems to be willing to tell.

3/3, 9 PM a good Afrobeat doublebill at Shrine with Bed-Stuy Ewe followed by Kakande at 10.

3/3, 10 PM intense, haunting jazz vocalese chanteuse Sara Serpa with guitarist Andre Matos, pianist Kris Davis, bassist Aryeh Kobrinsky and drummer Tommy Crane at BAM Cafe.

3/3, 10 PM eclectic Americana chanteuse Megan Palmer and band at 68 Jay St. Bar.

3/3, 11 PM a blast from 1997: biting indie/noiserock power trio Versus at Cake Shop, $10

3/3, midnight-ish swirling dreampop/noiserock instrumental trio the Big Sleep at Public Assembly, free w/rsvp.

3/4, 2 PM cellist Ruth Sommers and pianist Mikhail Hallak play works by Schumann, Chopin and Franck at WMP Concert Hall, $20.

3/4, 3 PM a memorial concert for pioneering ambient electronic music composer Richard Lainhart at Roulette including a screening of his last film work, History of the Future with live score played by the Orchestra of the Future.

3/4, 4:45 PM organist Karen Beaumont plays a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

3/4, 5:15 PM virtuoso organist Herve Duteil plays a stunningly eclectic program at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine featuring “Strauss’ ‘Also sprach Zarathustra’ fanfare using St. John’s stunning State Trumpet stop, plus a Vivaldi concerto transcribed by Bach; Elgar’s Nimrod from the Enigma Variations and a transcription for organ and oboe of Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack for the movie ‘The Mission’ as well as an almost-never played Paul Halley’s composition for organ and soprano saxophone and finally, a baroque choral by Boehm, a symphonic finale by Widor, and a mesmerizing firework of sounds with Jongen’s Toccata.” He’s also at St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 4:45 PM on 3/18.

3/4, 6 PM torchy but edgy jazz/pop songwriter Abby Payne at the Rockwood in the small room

3/4, 7:30 PM fearlessly politically aware latin jazz/avant garde singer/composer Sabrina Lastman plays the record release show for her new one at Joe’s Pub.

3/4, 7:45 PM casually smart, lyrical British Americana songwriter Ian Link at Sidewalk, of all places

3/4, 8 PM St. Croix reggae band Midnite – who have several smartly lyrical albums out, blending roots and dancehall – at SOB’s, $27.

3/4, 8 PM indie chamber-folk band Colorform – who combine live painting with their pensively tuneful songs – at Arlene’s.

3/4, 8:15 PM a rare East Village appearance by charismatic country songwriter Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion at Otto’s

3/4 badass bluesmama Mamie Minch does a one-off gig with the oldtimey Whiskey Spitters at Rodeo Bar, 10ish.

3/4, midnight, pianist Emile Blondel leads a series of duo ensembles playing works by Messiaen, Bartok, Debussy and Appalachian mountain songs at Culturefix, free.

3/5, 7:30-ish eclectic, powerfully politically aware, horn-driven ska/latin band Karikatura at Ideya

3/5, 8:30 PM Melody Fader, piano and Mira Luxion, cello play works by Chopin, Mozart and Poulenc at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/5, 9 PM dark, historically aware, sharply literate, captivating electric rock chanteuse Elisa Flynn at Small Beast at the Delancey; 3/10 she’s at the Way Station in Ft. Greene at 9

3/5, 9 PM saxophonist Ken Fowser and his wee-hours jam cohort vibraphonist Behn Gillece lead a vivid late 50s postbop quintet at the Fat Cat.

3/5, 9 PM Swingadelic play their monthly show Maxwell’s, free.

3/5, 9:30 PM eclectic, melodic, purist trombonist Scott Reeves’ Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

3/5, 9:30 PM quirky, hypnotic dreampop/chamber-pop band Clare & the Reasons at the big room at the Rockwood.

3/5, 10 PM unpredictably brilliant third-stream improvisers Hoenig Moutin Pilc at Smalls

3/6, 7:30 PM pianist Alexandra Joan’s reliably cutting-edge Kaleidoscope Series features violinist and pianist Anita Chen playing works by Grieg, Brahms, Markov, Rachmaninoff and Liszt at WMP Concert Hall, $20.

3/6-7, 7:30/9:30 PM trumpeter Jeremy Pelt leads a quintet with Stacy Dillard – tenor saxophone; Danny Grissett – piano; Dwayne Burno – bass; Jonathan Barber – drums at the Jazz Standard, $20

3/6, 7:30 PM International Contemporary Ensemble (aka ICE) plays new work by music by Austrian composer Klaus Lang at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, early arrival advised.

3/6, 8 PM Charlene Kaye – whose upcoming, eclectic new janglerock album is reputedly excellent – at SOB’s, $10.

3/6-7, 8/10:30 PM jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda plays the record release show for his new one with a trio including Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano and Miguel Zenón on saxophone at the Blue Note, $15 “bar seats” avail.

3/6, 8:30 PM the Dred Scott Trio featuring Noah Preminger takes their wickedly tuneful noir jazz up a couple of levels at Smalls. On 3/8 Preminger is here at 10 with an equally kick-ass group: Drew Sayers – tenor; Frank Kimbrough – piano; Luques Curtis – bass , Matt Wilson – drums.

3/7, 8/10 PM the Ingrid Laubrock Orchestra with Mary Halvorson (guitar); Shane Endsley (trumpet); Kris Davis (piano); Ted Reichman (accordion); Chris Hoffman (cello); Drew Gress (bass); Tom Rainey (drums) at the Stone, $10.

3/7, 8:30 PM the Six Deadly Venoms play bluegrass at Hill Country.

3/7, 9 PM dark Americana rockers Maynard & the Musties at Lakeside; they’re also at Rodeo Bar on 3/25 at 10:30.

3/8, 1 PM violinist Natasha Lipinka leads a duo playing works by Bach, Shostakovich and Part at Trinity Church, free

3/8, 7ish pensive female-fronted Americana rock band Little Embers followed by fiery, lyrical anthemic rockers Wormburner at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

3/8, 8 PM creepy harmony-driven acoustic Nashville gothic band Bobtown followed eventually by the Hollows at Spike Hill, $5

3/8, 8 PM eclectic Spanish flamenco/pop/funk/gypsy songstress La Shica at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

3/8, 8:30 PM Eilen Jewell – the self-described “queen of the minor key” followed by the absolutely badass Sweetback Sisters at the Bell House, $14.

3/8, 9 PM haunting Bulgarian/Macedonian string band Cherven Traktor at the Jalopy followed at 10 by scorching ten-piece powerhouse Veveritse Brass Band, $10.

3/8, 10 PM high-voltage southwestern gothic rockers Joe Yoga & the Downward Dogs at Arlene’s

3/9, 6 PM eclectically compelling new sounds from Sarah Bernstein on violin/voice/processing/text plus Satoshi Takeishi on percussion at Cornelia St. Cafe.

3/9, 7 PM a closing party for East Village institution Billy’s Antiques & Props, 76 E Houston (Mott/Elizabeth) featuring a darkly scorching set by Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons followed by Americana chanteuse Kelley Swindall, emceed by Anthony Haden-Guest (who’s doing a reputedly amazing album with Leckie), free, come say goodbye to a place you might have walked past thousands of times.

3/9, 7 PM cutting-edge, fun avant garde and jazz sounds with Anti-Social Music plus Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society big band at Galapagos, $20.

3/9, 7 PM sly oldtimey band Roosevelt Dime play the record release show for their new one at the small room at the Rockwood.

3/9, 7:15 PM edgy, versatile guitarist Jon Diaz (of Vera Beren’s Gothic Chamber Blues Ensemble) leads a characteristically eclectic, rare acoustic show with a two-guitar/flute ensemble at Caffe Vivaldi

3/9, 7:30 PM guitarist Nick Moran leads a hot B3 organ groove band playing the cd release show for his eclectic newone at the Bar Next Door.

3/9, 7:30 PM Maureen and Anne-Marie McDermott (cello and piano) play Bach, Schumann and Poulenc at Third St. Music School Settlement, free.

3/9 8 PM Tribecastan’s John Kruth’s creepy Villa Delirium chamber music project followed by forro accordion virtuoso Rob Curto’s Pe de Serra at Barbes

3/9, 8 PM soulful alt-country band Whisperado play the record release show for their new one at the Parkside.

3/9, 8 PM lurid virtuoso noir guitar with the Jim Campilongo Electric Trio at Littlefield, $18.

3/9, 9 PM ageless, edgy, jangly, politically aware Americana rockers the Sloe Guns at Arlene’s.

3/9, 9 PM dark purist rockabilly siren Lil Mo & the Monicats at Sunny’s in Red Hook.

3/9, 9/10:30 PM Ingrid Laubrock’s Anti-House: Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Kris Davis, piano; John Hébert, bass; Tom Rainey, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $25 includes a drink.

3/9, 10ish bouncy minor-key dancefloor grooves with Balkan Beat Box at Irving Plaza, $32.50 tix avail. at the box office.

3/9, 10 PM Irish drinking music with Shilelagh Law at Connolly’s

3/9 scorching all-female Canadian punk-pop trio Hunter Valentine at Bowery Electric, 10:30 PM,$12.

3/10, 2:30 PM the Earth String Band play bluegrass at Dizzy’s Club, free, early arrival highly rec.

3/10, 6 PM cutting-edge new music trio the Moirae Ensemble – harp, flute and soprano – play new works by women composers at the Underground Lounge on the upper west

3/10, 7 PM high-voltage brass band bhangra with Red Baraat at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

3/10, 7:15 PM dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues. They’re also here on 3/24.

3/10, 7:15 PM Macedonian chanteuse Azra backed by the original NYC underground Balkan band, Zlatne Uste, at Drom, $10 adv tix highly rec.

3/10, 7:30 PM Pianist Louis Schwizgebel (First Prize, Young Concert Artists International Auditions), cellist Lionel Cottet (2010 Swiss Ambassador’s Award) and violinist François Sochard (first prize, National Conservatory of Music, Paris) pay homage to Jean-Jacques Rousseau with two NY premieres: F.W. Kalkbrenner’s Piano Variations on Three Notes from J.J. Rousseau’s Famous Romance and A-F. Marescotti’s Piano Variations on a Theme by J.J. Rousseau along with Ravel’s “Ondine” from Gaspard de la Nuit; Brahm’s Scherzo in C Minor and Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 2, 6 and 7; Mendelssohn ‘s Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 49; and Liszt’s Les Cloches de Genéve. at Merkin Concert Hall, free w/rsvp to 212-501-3330 or www.kaufman-center.org

3/10, 8 PM Afrobeat guitar expert Banning Eyre and band followed by the imcomparable Chicha Libre– whose new album Canibalismo might be even better than their woozy, psychedelic debut – at Barbes.

3/10, 9 PM Kevin Kinsella, former John Brown’s Body frontman followed by charismatic, politically aware, wickedly tuneful roots reggae star Taj Weekes & Adowa at the 92YTribeca, $15

3/10, 9 PM wild, intense klezmer punk and Balkan vamps with Golem at BAM Cafe.

3/10, 9:30 PM hypnotic percussionist/bandleader Alessandra Belloni – now fronting a fiery two-guitar,gypsy-flavored band with Jessica Valiente on flutes – at Mehanata.

3/10, 10 PM Dwight & Nicole at Pete’s. A great chance to see this torchy, smoky, sultry retro 60s soul duo in an intimate space.

3/10, 10 PM eclectic Americana songwriter and ferociously smart blues guitarist Will Scott and band at 68 Jay St. Bar

3/10, 10 PM ska legend/character Errol Morris and Crazy Baldhead at the Bell House, $15 adv tix very highly rec.

3/10, 10ish dark 80s tinged original songwriter Alfonso Velez at the big room at the Rockwood.

3/10, 10:30 PM LES surf/soul/punk guitar legend/cutup/all around good guy Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside

3/10, midnight, a rare solo performance by Barcelona acoustic punk/flamenco songwriter Muchachito Bombo Infierno at SOB’s with live painting onstage by Santos deVeracruz, $20 adv tix rec.

3/11, 4 PM-midnight the annual New Music Bake Sale has moved to Roulette, bringing along many of the best of the NYC avant scene: Gutbucket, Newspeak, TILT Brass, Janus Trio, Face the Music, Sideband, Exapno members (Concert Black, Sweat Lodge, & Joey Molinaro), James Moore and Andie Springer, $10 includes a raffle ticket ! Wanna take a table? Sell some merch or munchies? Email them.

3/11, 4 PM flute/harp/string ensemble Canta Libre play chamber works by Maurice Ravel, Jean Francaix, Joseph Jongen and others at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free

3/11, 7:30 PM Daniel Lippel on guitar performing Bach transcriptions followed by Jacob Greenberg on piano performing a selection of Kurtág’s Játétok (Games) and then pianists Stephanie and Saar playing Kurtag’s fourhand piano transcriptions of Bach at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

3/11, 8:30 PM the Threeds Oboe Trio – whose album Unraveled is a drolly hilarious, virtuosic mix of pop and country covers – at Caffe Vivaldi

3/11, 9 PM eclectic Spanish rock/funk/gypsy punk band Canteca de Macao at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec., all tix previously purchased for the show originally scheduled for SOB’s will be honored.

3/11 dark jangly 80s style rocker Alfonso Velez at the big room at the Rockwood, 11 PM

3/11, midnight-ish, late 70s/early 80s noiserock legends (and Sonic Youth prototype) the Notekillers at Littlefield, $10.

3/12, 8ish torchy retro soul duo Dwight & Nicole followed by oldschool style Cuban crooner Alex Cuba at the big room at the Rockwood.

3/12, 8/10:30 PM respected Chicago-style blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker plays the record release show for his new one at the Blue Note, $15 “bar seats” available

3/12, 9 PM wry, catchy powerpop songwriter Alec Berlin at Arlene’s.

3/12, 9:30 PM innovative trombonist Mike Fahie’s Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

3/12, midnight, period-perfect, lyrically amusing 60s style country crew the Jack Grace Band at the Ear Inn.

3/13 Chicha Libre at Bowery Ballroom is sold out – good for them

3/13, 7:30 PM eclectic, hypnotic chanteuse Dina Fanai & Deoro play edgy, socially conscious worldbeat at the big room at the Rockwood.

3/13-14, 8 PM a big band extravaganza with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks followed by the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra at Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, $30 seats avail.

3/13, 8 PM playful irrepressible European improvisers: Pierre Favre (drums) Samuel Blaser (trombone) Philipp Schaufelberger (guitar) at the Stone, $10.

3/13 powerhouse jazz pianist Dan Tepfer leads a trio at Smalls, 8:30 PM

3/13, 9 PM Veveritse Brass Band sub for Slavic Soul Party at Barbes – they’re about the same size, just as loud and (hubris) maybe even more fun.

3/13, 9 PM a pre-St. Paddy’s day show with We Are the Union and the Tossers at the Bell House, $12.

3/14, 7 PM Chanda Rule sings Mahalia Jackson at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free

3/14, 7:30 PM violist Pedro Vizzarro-Vallejos and singer Sara Dougherty premiere a new work by composer Jay Vilnai – ‘Sleek Aphrodite’ (based on Sappho poems) along with Bruch’s 8 Pieces for Viola, Clarinet and Piano, Townsend’s Romanze for Cello, Viola and Flute and Handel’s Passacaglia at Culturefix, free.

3/14, 8 PM the Sometime Boys – the often haunting acoustic folk/country/blues offshoot of ferocious female-fronted noise-rockers System Noise – at Local 269

3/14, 8 PM haunting/soaring purist Americana chanteuse/songwriter Jan Bell duets with her pal Jolie Holland at 68 Jay St. Bar.

3/14, 8 PM the Low Strung – an eleven-piece cello ensemble playing instrumental arrangements of the Stones, AC/DC and others – at Bowery Poetry Club.

3/14, 8 PM dark but deviously playful third-stream piano jazz with the Danny Fox Trio at Barbes, $10

3/14, 8:30ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfe,ct early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

3/14 guitarist Ed Cherry leads a trio with Jared Gold on organ at Smalls, 8:30 PM.

3/14, 8:30 PM drummer Rob Garcia’s 4 with Noah Preminger, tenor sax; Dan Tepfer, piano; John Hebert, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/14, 9 PM the Flail – one of the most tuneful, vivid, lyrical postbop jazz crews in town – at the Fat Cat

3/14, 9:30 PM Willie Nile, king of the soaring NYC underground rock anthem, at Joe’s Pub – possible that his buddy Springsteen may show up.

3/15, 1 PM the Sebastian Chamber Players perform quintet and quartet pieces by Corelli, Couperin and Vivaldi at Trinity Church, free.

3/15, 7 PM alternately atmospheric and bludgeoning cello metal and art-rock instrumentals with Blues in Space at le Poisson Rouge, $10

3/15, 7:30 PM twangy, tuneful, Steve Earle-ish Americana rocker Mark McKay and band at Lakeside

3/15, 7:30 PM violinist Anna Rabinova and pianist Dominic Cheli play works by Bach, Couperin and Paganini at WMP Concert Hall, $20.

3/15, 8:30 PM bassist Anne Mette Iversen leads a new original art-song quintet with John Ellis and Dan Tepfer at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/15, 9ish, NYC’s most insightful hip-hop artist of this century so far, Immortal Technique at Irving Plaza, $19 adv tix avail. at the box office.

3/15, 9 PM eclectic, edgy, smartly lyrical, funky rock songwriter Avi Fox-Rosen and band at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

3/15, 10 PM coy, quirky, devious, harmonically gorgeous, theatrical faux torch song trio the Debutante Hour at Littlefield, $10.

3/16, 5:30 PM a rare acoustic performance by eclectic folk/punk chanteuse Dina Regine at the American Folk Art Museum, free

3/16, 7 PM 4-cello heavy metal cover band Break of Reality playing the record release show for their new one at Drom, $25 gen adm

3/16, 8 PM Javanese shadow puppet theatre by puppeteer Ki Purbo Asmoro backed by a full gamelan orchestra at the Wallace Auditorium at the Asia Society, $30/$26 stud/srs.

3/16, 8 PM cleverly lyrical, sometimes satirical large jazz ensemble Dead Cat Bounce debut their new electoacoustic work Eco-Beat Heresy at Cantina Royal/La Sala, 58 N 3rd St in Williamsburg, $10.

3/16, 8 PM powerpop purist songwriter Mikal Evans at Spike Hill, free.

3/16, 9 PM latin jazz chanteuse Magos Herrera -whose recent album of classic Mexican film music has her typical smart understatement – at BAM Cafe

3/16, 9:30 PM up-and-coming Americana/torchy jazz star Sarah Jarosz at Joe’s Pub, $25.

3/16, 10 PM big bluegrass jam band the Infamous Stringdusters at Bowery Ballroom, $18 adv tix rec.

3/16, 10:30 PM, hauntingly intense, soaring bluegrass singer/bandleader Jen Larson & North River at the Jalopy $10.

3/16, 10:30ish eerie bluespunk with the Five Points Band at Rodeo Bar.

3/16,10:30 PM the Brown Rice Family play socially conscious ukulele-driven ska at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

3/16 the Boss Guitars play surf music classics, obscurities and surfed-out versions of 60s pop tunes at Lakeside 11 PM

3/17, 2 PM dazzlingly eclectic virtuoso string ensemble Trio Tritticali play originals, Latin, Middle Eastern, jazz, pop/rock arrangements (and since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, maybe even some Celtic-tinged numbers) for brunch at Linger Cafe and Lounge, 533 Atlantic Ave, (3rd – 4th Aves) in Brooklyn.

3/17 if you’re dead set on getting sloshed on St. Paddy’s Day, at least do it with a bunch of Irish people, who are pros at this sort of thing. “Live music all day” at the Connolly’s branch at 121 W 45th St. with the Moonshiner Band, Shilelagh Law and Jameson’s Revenge; the bar at 14 E 47th has no-bullshit acoustic Irish punk band Box of Crayons with special guest Philenomena Begley, and then the Druids.

3/17, 4 and 8 PM, inspired Pogues cover band Streams of Whiskey at Lucille’s,$15 adv tix rec.

3/17, 8 PM legendary politically-fueled Irish-American rockers Black 47 at B.B. King’s,$25 adv tix req.

3/17, 8 PM the Whiskey Spitters at 68 Jay St. Bar followed at 10 by eclectic virtuoso Americana/Balkan fiddler Sarah Alden and her band

3/17, 8 PM early music ensemble le Poeme Harmonique sings Couperin’s Tenebrae plus Jerome Lalande’s Miserere at St. Mary’s Church, 145 W 46th St. (6/7th Aves), $35 tix available via www.millertheatre.com  or at the Miller Theatre box ofc M-F 12-5 PM.

3/17, 9 PM Brooklyn’s most astute rock band – ferociously tuneful, charismatic, bleakly humorous anti-gentrification rockers the Brooklyn What – at Trash. Get away from the amateurs, they won’t be here, that’s for sure.

3/17, 9 PM a great doublebill at hte 92YTribeca with 10-piece psycho mambo band Gato Loco and the equally slinky, psychedelic, shapeshiftingly horn-driven Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, $10

3/17, 9/10:30 PM lyrical pianist Kris Davis leads her reliable quintet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $25 includes a drink

3/17 tireless oldtime country hellraisers the Flanks play two sets starting at 9 with a break (if you can call it that) for Alex Battles & Whisky Rebellion in the middle at 10 at the Jalopy, $10

3/17, 9 PM slinky hip-hop brass grooves with the PitchBlak Brass Band at Spike Hill.

3/17, 9 PM trombonist Michael Dease leads a kick-ass big band at Something Jazz Club, $10 plus $10 min.

3/17, 10 PM dark Syd Barrett/Stooges-influenced neo garage rockers Obits at Cake Shop, $12

3/17, 10 PM oldschool James Brown-influenced funk and soul with Lee Fields & the Expressions at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20 adv tix avail. at the Mercury box office 5-7 PM weekdays.

3/17, 10 PM Koony and his big roots reggae band play toweringly anthemic, politically-fueled, Peter Tosh-inspired Francophone roots reggae at Shrine.

3/17, 11 PM fiery lyrical rocker Mike Rimbaud – whose two latest biting, fearlessly political albums rival anything Elvis Costello or Graham Parker ever did – goes slumming at Sidewalk

3/17, 11 PM NYC’s funnest, most tunefully insightful Americana/punk rockers Spanking Charlene at Lakeside, 11 PM. Their new album Where Are the Freaks kicks ass!

3/17 Eva Salina Primack solo at Barbes at midnight. By now the amateurs will have all passed out: here’s a rare chance to catch one of the most intense yet subtle and haunting voices in both Balkan and country music, solo with just her accordion.

3/18, 3 PM eclectic guitarist/composer Jay Vilnai’s fiery Balkan rock band Vampire Suit at 6th St. Synagogue, $15 includes a drink.

3/18, 4 PM violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Reiko Uchida plays works and new commissions by Jennifer Higdon, John Adams, Missy Mazzoli, and Lou Harrison at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free.

3/18 5:15 PM acclaimed choir leader and organist Kent Tritle plays a recital at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, free

3/18, 6 PM bassist Pascal Niggenkemper leads his improvisational ensemble at Downtown Music Gallery, free

3/18, 7 PM legendary nonagenarian percussionist Chico Hamilton and his inspired, ageless purist jazz group at Drom.

3/18, LES underground rock/funk/free jazz luminaries and legends celebrate Dee Pop and Marc Jeffrey’s birthdays (beware the Ides of March!) starting around 7:30ish with catchy Afrobeat rockers Timbila featuring Nora Balaban, John Cale collaborator/muse Deerfrance (solo – damn, GOTTA go see this!), swirling postpunk legends Band of Outsiders, Dee Pop’s Private World with Don Fiorino, Felice Rosser and Dave Sewelson and then ageless, groovalicious reggae-rockers Faith at Local 269, $5

3/18, 7:30/9:30 PM smart virtuoso melodic jazz pianist Fred Hersch solo at the Jazz Standard. His solo live album at the Vanguard from 2010 is a landmark; this could be also, $30 res highly rec.

3/18, 8:30 PM torchy, impeccably nuanced Syrian chanteuse Gaida and her brilliant, jazzy band at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink. She also teaches voice at Alwan for the Arts. Imagine learning from this woman, wow!

3/18, 9 PM the Hollows- whose version of Americana expands to include anthemic Britrock – at the Mercury

3/18, 9 PM Baby Soda Jazz Band sub for Stephane Wrembel at Barbes.

3/18 the reliably amusing oldtimey Ukuladies at Rodeo Bar, 10ish

3/19, 7:30 PM the Parisi Quartet play works by Haydn, Webern, and Debussy at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

3/19, 8 PM the DaCapo Chamber Players perform Marc Mellits – Spam; Murray Schafer – Buskers; Derek Bermel – Coming Together; Thea Musgrave – Chamber Concerto #2; Dmitri Riabtsev – Enchanted Lake II along with Jennifer Muller’s dance troupe at the Ailey Theatre, 405 W 55th St @ 9th Ave., $20.

3/19, 9:30 PM a rare appearance by trombonist Deborah Weisz’ Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

3/20, 7:30 PM ecstatic voodoo jazz and dance with Haitian tenor saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart and his excellent septet at the Lycée Français, 505 E 75th St., $30

3/20-24, 8:30/11 PM the agelessPharaoh Sanders leads a quartet at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

3/20, 9 PM psychedelic jazz vibraphonist Tyler Blanton makes a rare Park Slope appearance at Freddy’s with his trio

3/20-25, 9/11 PM saxophonist Bill McHenry leads a quartet with the mighty Orrin Evans on piano, Eric Revis on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums at the Vanguard, $30.

3/20, 11 PM pensive, rustic original Americana songwriter Andrew Vladeck at Pete’s.

3/21, 7 PM NYC’s original Balkan brass crew, Hungry March Band play to raise funds for their upcoming trip to Bogota at Galapagos, $20

3/21, 8 PM dark, intense oldtimey chanteuse Jolie Holland at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

3/21, 8 PM perennially tuneful, purist two-guitar blues/soul band King Dice at Kenny’s Castaways

3/21, 8 PM klezmer accordion legend Sy Kushner and his band at 6th St. Synagogue, $15 includes a drink.

3/21, 10 PM avant garde powerhouse Audrey Chen does her assaultive cello/vocal/analog mixer thing at the Stone, $10

3/21, 10:30 PM unstoppable postpunks the Wedding Present at the Bell House, $15. They’re at le Poisson Rouge on 3/22 at 8:30 PM for the same advance ticket price.

3/21, midnight Stringbean & the Stalkers play eerie chromatic harmonica blues at the Ear Inn.

3/22, 7 PM a Norooz (Iranian new year) extravaganza with music by Vatan plus a screening of the film Niloufar Talebi’s The Persian Rite of Spring: the Story of Nowruz plus poets Roger Sedarat, Sara Goudarzi, Amir Parsa and Kaveh Bassiri plus performance art by Aphrodite Desiree Navab at VII Gallery, 28 Jay Street, Dumbo, free

3/22, 7:30 PM cellist Michael Nicolas and pianist Carlos Avila play works by Brahms at WMP Concert Hall, $20.

3/22, 8 PM the Coup – the greatest and most political of all the west coast hip-hop acts – at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

3/22, 8 PM the NY Scandia Symphony plays an eclectic, sweepingly beautiful all-Nordic program featuring works by, Swedish Baroque composer Johan Helmrich Roman, Finnish composer Bernhardt Crusell and Grieg, plus the US premiere of Danish composer/accordion virtuoso Anders Koppel’s Sinfonia Concertante at Scandinavia House’s Victor Borge Hall, 58 Park Ave at 38th St, $15

3/22, 8:30 PM versatile, soulful Balkan chanteuse Vlada Tomova’s Balkan Tales at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

3/22, 8:30/10:30 PM smart, counterintuitive alto saxophonist Jacam Manricks leads a trio at the Bar Next Door.

3/22, 9 PM eclectic latin/klezmer group Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble feat. the amazing Bobby Sanabria on drums at the Nuyorican

3/22, 10 PM Azizah & the Tribal Council play roots reggae at Shrine.

3/22 oldtime country harmonies and soulful original songs from the Maybelles at Rodeo Bar, 10:30ish

3/23, 7 PM haunting, subtle yet dramatic and eclectic Tunisian chanteuse Sonia M’Barek and her band at the CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave (34/35), $25 tix avail.

3/23-25, 7:30/9:30 PM cutting edge melodic jazz pianist Gerald Clayton leads a trio at the Jazz Standard, $30 ($25 on 3/25).

3/23 7:30 PM cellist Michael Nicolas and pianist Carlos Avila play Brahms at WMP Concert Hall, $20

3/23 dark pensive gypsyish/steampunk rockers Kotorino plays 2 sets at 8 & 10 PM at the Way Station, 683 Washington Ave., Ft. Greene.

3/23, 8 PM Rufus Müller, tenor; Cynthia Roberts, violin; Christoph Hammer, fortepiano; and Allen Whear, cello play Haydn: Trio in e minor, Hob. XV:12; Beethoven: Scottish folk songs; Kleinheinz: Sonata in E flat major, Op. 9 at Liederkranz Foundation Concert Hall, 6 E 87th St, 3rd fl., $25/$15 stud

3/23, 8 PM eclectic jam-oriented Brooklyn country rockers Yarn at the Hiro Ballroom, $18.

3/23, 9 PM Jessie Kilguss & Radio Gold play Nashville gothic followed eventually at 11 by torchy songwriter Abby Payne at Pete’s.

3/23, 9 PM high-powered oldtimey country band the Woes at Sunny’s in Red Hook.

3/23, 9 PM P-Funk keyboard legend Bernie Worrell – who’s been playing up a storm around town lately – at the Brooklyn Bowl, $8.

3/23, 9:30 PM Citizens Band musical director Duke Bokjadziev plays Balkan, classical and original works with a sensational band: Ara Dinkjian – oud; Matt Kilmer – percussion; Vasko Dukovski – clarinet, plus a string section, at Drom, $15 gen adm.

3/24, 6 (six) PM torchy, deviously literate Americana songcharmer Robin Aigner & Parlour Game at Barbes playing Mama Cass and Charles Aznavour in addition to Aigner’s elegant chamber-pop originals.

3/24, 7 PM wickedly smart, tuneful indie pop siren Sharon Goldman at the First Acoustic Coffeehouse in downtown Brooklyn, $25 adv tix rec.

3/24, 7:30 ornately symphonic, sometimes toweringly majestic, sometimes theatrical art-rockers the Brew – who seem to be more about psychedelics than booze – at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall

3/24, 7:30 PM a rare early evening appearance by legendary CBGB-era psychedelic punk rockers Band of Outsiders at Lakeside.

3/24, 8 PM scorching Balkan-tinged trumpet/guitar noiserock band Ben Syversen’s Cracked Vessel at the Douglass St. Music Collective, 295 Douglasss St. in Gowanus, $10 sugg don followed by jazz/poetry septet Sweet Mammal which includes Noah Preminger on tenor sax

3/24, 8 PM, repeating 3/25 at 3 PM Mark Peskanov, violin; Dave Eggar, cello; Olga Vinokur, piano; Chuck Palmer, percussion improvise on Bach themes as well as playing Haydn – Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, “Gypsy”; Arensky – Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32; Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No 2 in C minor, Op. 66 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

3/24, 8 PM the Queen’s Chamber Band plus vocalists perform J. S. Bach’s Cantata 100 (Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan); Sonata in C minor for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord (BWV 1017); Johann Christoph Bach’s Two Songs of Mourning; Johann Michael Bach’s Ich weiss das mein Erlöser lebt; Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Quartet in G Major ; and, Georg Friedrich Händel’s Concerto grosso in D, Op. 3, #6 at First Moravian Church, 30th St/Lexington Ave., $30/$20 stud/srs.

3/24, 8:30ish a good bluegrass doublebill at Union Hall with the Third Wheel Band followed eventually at around 10:30 by the Whistling Wolves, $8.

3/24, 9/10:30 PM dark 80s style chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

3/24, 9/10:30 guitarist Lage Lund leads a quartet with Glenn Zaleski on piano at the Jazz Gallery, $20

3/25, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra plays Kachaturian’s Sabre Dance and Violin Concerto plus Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow.

3/25, 3:30ish ferocious Balkan improvisers Raya Brass Band at Ideya in SoHo.

3/25, 4 PM pianist Daria Rabotinka plays works by Schumann, Prokofiev and Busoni at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free.

3/25, 4:45 PM organist Nicole Keller plays a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

3/25, 6 PM versatile, Middle Eastern-tinged global jazz with Israeli pianist Alon Yavnai’s big band feat. Paquito D’Rivera & Malika Zarra at Birdland,$25

3/25, 7:30 PM the Brandy Trio plays two intriguing Jay Vilnai string trios – Pisces and Walpurgis Night, as well as selections from his eclectic Shakespeare Songs cycle for voice and string trio at Culturefix, free.

3/25 and 3/27, 8 PM Toots & the Maytals – you know who they are, right? – at the Brooklyn Bowl, $28

3/25, 8/10 PM a purist but surprising trio: Peter Mazza on guitar with Jacam Manricks on saxes, and Rogerio Boccato on percussion at the Bar Next Door

3/25, 9ish edgy irreverent Japanese Brooklyn girlband the Hard Nips at Cake Shop, $8.

3/25, 10 pm Beninghove’s Hangmen – furious, intense, cinematic noir jazz sensations – at Spike Hill. They’re at Shrine on the 27th at 9.

3/26, 7:30 PM the East Coast Chamber Orchestra plays works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Geminiani, and Kenji Bunch at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

3/26, 8:30 PM fiery, eclectic, intense art-rock/classsical violinist Daisy Jopling and her band at Cornelia St. Cafe, $25 includes a drink.

3/26, 9:30 PM the Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

3/27-28, 7:30/9:30 PM drummer Cindy Blackman leads what could be a phenomenal two-keyboard band with Marc Cary and Zaccai Curtis (stretching out on keys and Rhodes, respectively) at the Jazz Standard, $30 res. very highly rec.

3/27 Hawaiian folk orchestra Hapa at Highline Ballroom, 8 PM, $25 adv tix rec.

3/27-31, 8:30/11 PM Christian McBride & Inside Straight at Birdland,$30 seats avail.

3/27, 9 PM sharp, hypnotic, politically fearless Afrobeat songwriter Nneka and her band at the Gramercy Theatre, $19 adv tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

3/27, 9 PM Middle Eastern-tinged guitarist Yoshie Fruchter’s new guitar quartet at 6th St. Synagogue, $15

3/27, 9 PM drummer Jeff Davis leads a trio with with edgy third-stream pianist Russ Lossing and bassist Eivind Opsvik at Korzo

3/28 Simone Felice of the Felice Bros. plays the album release show for his new Nashville noir solo debut at the Mercury, 7 PM, $18 adv tix rec.

3/28, 7:30 PM pianist Alexandra Joan’s reliably enlightening Kaleidoscope Series at WMP Concert Hall continues with works by Brahms feat. cellists Lionel Cottet, Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir and Alice Yoo, $20

3/28, 7:30 PM the Les Amies Trio: Nancy Allen, harp, Cynthia Phelps, viola and Carol Wincenc, flute play works by Ibert, Bach, Ravel, Faure and Debussy at the Bulgarian Consulate, 121 E 62nd St.

3/28, 7:30 PM the Aron Quartett plays music of Kurt Schwertsik (world premiere), Erich Zeisel, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, early arrival advised

3/28, 7:30 PM revivalist and virtuoso of the ancient kugo harp, Tomoko Sugawara plays a recital at Symphony Space, $30.

3/28, 8/10:30 PM Debbie Davies at Lucille’s, $10 adv tix req. Maybe the best blues guitarist in the world today – she played for years with Albert Collins, writes strong original songs and is unrivalled for both speed, power and soul.

3/28, 8 PM Hideki Togi with violinist Iwao Furusawa violinist Iwao Furusawa and pianist Atsushi Abe at Highline Ballroom: centuries-old Japanese classical and folk music with violin and piano, $30 adv tix avail., a portion of the proceeds to benefit Fukushima survivors

3/28, 9ish baritone country crooner Sean Kershaw & the Terrible Two at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

3/28 devious powerpop cult artist Patti Rothberg and her scorching power trio Wet Paint at the Bitter End, 9ish

3/28, 9ish sweeping, atmospheric, politically aware art-rockers My Pet Dragon followed by Hank & Cupcakes, if their blissfully cheery electropop is your thing, at Santos Party House, $15.

3/28-29, 10 PM Chris Thomas King – whose purist, lyrically slashing, eclectic acoustic and electric blues sometimes get overlooked since he was in O Brother Where You Bound – at Terra Blues, $20

3/28 Mary Lee’s Corvette – Aimee Mann/Elvis Costello-class lyrical songwriter and searingly powerful yet subtle Americana singer with a great band – at Rodeo Bar, 10:30ish.

3/29, 8:30 PM scorching klezmer-fired big band jazz with the Ayn Sof Arkestra & Bigger Band at 6th St. Synagogue, $10.

3/30, 7 PM lutenist Paul O’Dette plays Elizabethan works by Dowland, Holborne, and Bacheler at PS 321 Auditorium, 180 7th Ave, Park Slope, $15

3/30, 7:30 PM the TNT Duo (Bulgarian classical stars Tania Stavreva, piano & Teodora Dimitrova, violin) play works by Vladigerov, Leviev, and Cohen at Symphony Space, $20, early arrival advised.

3/30 virtuoso violist Ljova Zhurbin’s whirlwind eclectic tango/jazz/gypsy string group the Kontraband at Drom

3/30, 9 PM best retro doublebill of the decade so far: iconic new wave era literate rockers Graham Parker and Ian Hunter at the Bell House, $30 adv tix absolutely req., this will sell out. Wow!

3/30, 9/10:30 PM drummer EJ Strickland leads a quintet with Godwin Louis – alto saxophone; Dayna Stephen – tenor saxophone; David Bryant – piano; Joe Sander – bass at the Jazz Gallery, $20

3/30, 9 PM the Wailers, or what’s left of Marley’s legendary backup band, at the Brooklyn Bowl, $15

3/30 Demolition String Band– whose new album Gracious Days is as purist and edgy as their earlier stuff – at Rodeo Bar 10:30ish.

3/30 edgy, soaring, eclectic, smartly literate janglerock/powerpop songwriter Charlene Kaye at the Rockwood

3/31, 7:30 PM intense, charismatic Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina with her new band featuring trumpeter Frank London followed by Forro in the Dark and then Raya Brass Band – whose new one tops the charts here for best release of 2012 so far – at the Ukrainian National Home on 2nd Ave.

3/31 possibly the year’s best triplebill starting at 8 PM with eclectically powerful, emotionally riveting lyrical Americana songwriter Erica Smith, then the soaring, subtle Rebecca Turner at 9 and at 10 legendary second-wave psychedelic/janglerockers Love Camp 7 – playing the cd release for their hilariously wry, Beatlesque new one –  in their only second live show since the loss of drummer Dave Campbell, at the Parkside. Lush, soaring, politically and historically aware chamber-rockers Pinataland follow at 11.

3/31, 7:30 Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 – at Otto’s with her amazing band

3/31, 8 PM a kick-ass roots reggae triplebill with the raw, soulful Hard Times, soulful salsa-fueled El Pueblo at 9 and then ageless, high-energy Roots Vibration at 10 at Shrine

3/31 fiery, female-fronted literate noir cabaret/art-rockers Hannah vs. the Many at Arlene’s.

3/31, 9/10:30 PM bassist Ben Allison leads a quartet with Steve Cardenas, guitar; Brandon Seabrook, banjo, guitar; Rudy Royston, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $25 includes a drink

3/31, 9 PM a good roaring 20s hot jazz doublebill with Baby Soda Jazz Band followed by the incomparably sizzling, lickety-split Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra at 10:30 at the Jalopy, $10

3/31, 9:30 PM innovative avant/jazz/third-stream guitarist Joel Harrison and his band play the record release party for his new one at Drom, $10 adv tix highly rec.

3/31 long-running, reliably fun ska/soul rockers the Slackers at Maxwell’s, 10ish, $12 adv tix rec.

3/31 the Lyres at Local 269, 11ish. Haven’t seen em in years and can’t guarantee how lucid Mono Mann will be at this point, but 15 years ago (heck, 30 years ago) they were one of the world’s greatest garage bands

3/31, midnight, hip-hop brass grooves with the No Bs Brass Band at Joe’s Pub, $12

4/1, 6 AM (six in the morning) the new Regis Live! show debuts on ABC with live appearances by Glenn Campbell, Limp Bizkit and Lady Gag at the Good Morning America studios at Lincoln Square, free tix available via Facebook. It’s been tweeted about!

4/1, noon, at Floyd Bennett Field in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, the Hindenburg Family Singers present a special kid-friendly show. Hear acoustic covers of children’s favorites from cultures around the world, from Barney to Spongebob to the Mitzvah Twins, while perched high above the ground in a vintage 1930s airship! Witness the eco-friendly green power of hydrogen! VIP smokers’ lounge located at the rear of the aircraft.

4/1, half past noon it’s the Village Voice Gentrifier Food Festival in the old Domino Sugar factory space in Williamsburg. Fifteen major chains bring samples of their new upscaled yuppie food for upwardly mobile heirs and heiresses! Revisit your comfortable childhood in California or Nebraska with such heartland classics as McDonalds Select Pink Slime, Arbys’ Whites Only Omelettes, Burger King Free Range Nutria and Olive Garden Premium Blood Sausage! $100 cover includes free gift bag with samples from your favorite mall stores and a download code for the new Jonas Brothers album!

4/1, 5:30 PM at Sidewalk before the open mic starts, LCD Soundsystem reunites for a free show, or maybe just a dj set, which is pretty much the same thing anyway.

4/1, 6:30ish House of Waters plays psychedelic worldbeat dulcimer music at Littlefield, $10

4/1, 7 PM Coldplay do a special acoustic benefit concert for their new kickstarter campaign – to pay off their debt to their record label so they can make a new album – on the roof of the Hotel Gansevoort, $750 adv tix available.

4/1 rockabilly and surf music with the Bobby Fuller Three at B. B. King’s at 7:30 PM, $30.

4/1, 7:30 PM Yale School of Music alums including cellists Arnold Choi, Sungchan David Chang, Alvin Wong, Mo Mo plus tubaist Jerome Stover, bass-baritone Taylor Ward and others play a deliciously murky program of low-register compositions:
Mozart: Duo for bassoon and cello in B-flat major, K. 292; Penderecki: Serenata for three cellos (2008) and Capriccio for solo tuba (1980); Bruckner: Two Aequali for three trombones (1847); Prokofiev: Humorous Scherzo for bassoon ensemble (1912); Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, arranged for bassoon ensemble; Jacob Druckman: Valentine for solo double bass (1969); Sofia Gubaidulina: Concerto for bassoon and low strings (1975); Heinrich Schütz: Fili mi, Absalon for four sackbuts and bass voice, SWV 269 at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $15 tix avail. No joke!

4/1, 8 PM indie classical quartet Cadillac Moon Ensemble premieres new commissions from composers James Romig, Ethan Pakchar, Eric Allen, Brooks Fredrickson and Sam Crawford along with Noam Faingold’s duo Knife in the Water at Vaudeville Park in Bushwick, $10

4/1, 8 PM Sammy Ramone – legendary for his handclaps on the Ramones’ “Rock N Roll High School”- brings along his old friends from the bar at Max’s to celebrate his bandmates at the Continental, $35.

4/1, 8:30 PM Tim Wakefield’s Beer & Fried Chicken Revue at Hill Country. The once-feared Red Sox knuckleballer is also a solid guitarist. Opening  is the barbershop trio of Josh Beckett, John Lackey and Clay Buchholz, leading the crowd in a selection of drinking songs.

4/1, 8:30 PM intense, smart, vivid composer/chanteuse Sara Serpa leads a guitar quartet with Andre Matos on acoustic at Cornelia St. Cafe. She’s been branching out to include the fado of her native Portugal; this could be a real eye-opener. $20 includes a drink; followed at 10 by Matos leading his own electric quartet (separate admission). No joke.

4/1, 9 PM Rodeo Bar presents Lady Gag and Friends; Kid Rock opens the night with a special acoustic show. It’s true! Rodeo Bar’s website says it is!

4/1, 9 PM the The Festival with Provided the Updike, Sanitizing the Bloomberg, Bieber the Already, Conclusion the Foregone and ??? (pronounced “the the the”) at the brand-new Tepco Green Arena (the recently bulldozed site where the Apollo Theatre used to stand). The The will not be performing.

4/1 the Anti-The Festival at Pianos featuring Flours, Sugars, Salts, Baking Powders, Olive Oils, Rosemarys and at midnight they all get together as the supergroup Biscuits, who have a reputation for being very hot if a little flaky.

4/1, 9 PM at the Bell House it’s Grossouts for Gentrifiers! While riding the subway, do you reach up your nose so hard to pull out that last piece of snot that you start bleeding on the person sitting next to you? Do you compulsively chew off bits and pieces of your fingers and nails and spit them on the floor, regardless of how crowded the train might be? Do you bring artisanal locavore free-range nutria tacos on the train with you, chomping with your mouth open as crumbs fall out, licking your fingers and then wiping them on the seat or the pole? If so, you’ll fit right in here. Free can of heirloom organic Red Bull to whoever can pull the longest booger or other unidentifiable organic/inorganic substance out of his lumberjack beard. Women not admitted under any circumstances.

4/1, 11 PM at Galapagos it’s the Flatulating Cabaret. Big prizes for the Biggest Windbag, Hershey Squirts and more. Plus fire twirlers and jugglers direct from Burning Man, plus random people walking around dressed up like characters in a Tarantino movie!

4/1 lo-fi preteen sister act the Poggs – Isabella Wiggin on guitar, Madison Wiggin on bass and Margaret Wiggin on drums – play songs that attempt to mimic their dad/manager’s favorite 90s radio hits at a special outdoor show, rain or shine, at midnight at the Williamsburg Waterfront.

4/2, 7:30 PM the Mimesis Ensemble premiere Mohammed Fairouz’ new opera Mimesis Sumeida’s Song – the first major opera by an Arab-American composer – based on the classic Tawfiq El Hakim play, Song of Death, on the theme of clashes with modernity. Preceded by Ligeti’s Piano Concerto, at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $25 tix avail.

4/2, 7:30 PM lush, sweeping, innovative Canadian big band the Danjam Orchestra performs compositions by bandleader Jamieson and Jim McNeely; pianist Paul Barnes plays the a world premiere by Lincoln Hanks; and tenor Rufus Muller and pianist Jenny Lin perform Victoria Bond’s latest installment of her ongoing James Joyce Ulysses project at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs.

4/2 surf music legends the Ventures at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix a must, 8 PM.

4/3, 7:30 PM Loop 2.4.3, featuring the New York Percussion Duo (percussionist Thomas Kozumplik, and multi-instrumentalist Lorne Watson) as they kick off their “American Dreamland” Tour with new music for percussion, voice, Native American flute, and electronics, with special guest vocalist Aviva Jaye at the Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St., $12 adv tix avail.

4/3-9, 8/10:30 PM Ron Carter leads a quartet with Renee Rosnes on the piano at the Blue Note, $20 “bar seats” avail.

4/3, 8:30 PM up-and-coming guitarist Torben Waldorff previews new material for his forthcoming Wah-Wah album (hmmm….) with an all-star quartet including Gary Versace – piano, Matt Clohesy – bass, Jon Wikan – drums at Smalls, $10.

4/3, 9 PM accordionist Art Bailey’s free jazz adventurers Rare as Radium with Catherine Sikora – soprano sax, Sara Schoenbeck – bassoon, Sam Bardfeld – violin at 6th St. Synagogue, guessing $10.

4/4, 6 PM catchy indie rockers the Defending Champions followed by exhilarating oldschool 60s Memphis soul sounds of the One and Nines at 7 PM outdoors at the Grove St. Path train station in Jersey City, free

4/4, 7 PM indie symphony orchestra the Knights play a characteristically eclectic program at the Greene Space including works by John Adams, Gabriela Lena Frank and Erik Satie at the Greene Space (how they’re all fit on that little stage is a mystery), $20.

4/4, 8 PM bassist Benjy Fox-Rosen leads a rocking all-star electric klezmer band including Michael Winograd: clarinet; Patrick Farrell: accordion; Avi Fox-Rosen: guitar; Tyshawn Sorey: drums at 6th St. Synagogue, guessing $10 cover

4/4, 10:30 PM campy but fun gender-bender faux girl-group punk with Hunx & His Punx at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec; 4/6 they’re at Glasslands at 11

4/5, 7:30 PM CORDIS: composer/cimbalomist Richard Grimes, electric cellist Jeremy Harman, pianist Brian O’Neill, percussionist Andrew Beall, playing customized, global instruments including the electric mbira, melodica, cimbalom (both traditional and electric), and “the world’s longest playing cylinder-driven music box,” doing exhilarating originals plus works by Stravinsky, Philip Glass and Chick Corea at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix very highly rec

4/5, 8ish shapeshifting dark avant garde cellist/songwriter Valerie Kuehne leads an unnamed ensemble at Goodbye Blue Monday

4/5 cutting-edge Palestinian oud player Kamiliya Jubran plays her 9-part song cycle Makan (Arabic for “place”) examining the shrinking sense of individual space in the world, at the Lincoln Center Atrium, 8:30 PM, early arrival a must.

4/5, 8:30 PM reedman Paul Shapiro’s Ribs & Brisket Revue spans from lowdown blues to sizzling klezmer-style vamps at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

4/5, 11ish Argentinian dub-tango-pop sensation Federico Aubele followed eventually by the Funk Ark’s cd release show for their new one – a surprisingly hard-hitting, stripped-down Afrobeat/funk record – at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec. Expect some serious jamming.

4/5, 11 PM Llama plays psychedelic dubwise salsa at Shrine.

4/6, 7 PM gorgeously hypnotic Indian string band Karavika – whose new album of chamber versions of Bollywood themes is amazing – at Drom, $10.

4/6-8, 8 PM avant garde classical ensemble stages three intriguing experimental operas in a taxi garage: 4/6 at 8 PM it’s Un Jour Comme Un Autre by Vinko Globokar (Gelsey Bell in the demanding role that launched Diamanda Galas to cult heroine-ism) and ADDDDDDDDD by thingNY; 4/7-8 it’s the premiere performances of Jeff Young and the entertainingly satirical Paul Pinto, Patriots, Run for Public Office on a Platform of Swift and Righteous Immigration Reform, Lots of Jobs, and a Healthy Environment: an Opera by Paul Pinto and Jeffrey Young. 4/7 the thingNY piece opens the show; 4/8 it’s the Glokobar. $15/$10 stud. or $30 weekend pass, at Moe’s Taxi, 26-15 Jackson Ave in Long Island City, 7 to Vernon-Jackson or G to 21st/Van Alst

4/6, 8 PM Brandon George, flute; Dave Moss, viola; Meredith Clark, harp play Sofia Gubaidulina – The Garden of Joy and Sorrow; Sean Hickey – Pied-A-Terre; Jan Bach -Eisteddfod; Carlos Salzedo/Ravel – Sonatine en Trio at Bargemusic, $35/$30srs/$15stud

4/6, 8:30 PM legendary postpunk/funk band the Bush Tetras at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

4/6, 9 PM Ian and Liza of the (former) WonderWheels unveil their new name at their first show in ages followed by the less psychedelic but equally intense, smartly lyrical acoustic Sometime Boys followed by a monster British Invasion jam at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

4/6, 11 PM bluesy oldschool soul frontwoman Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at Lakeside.

4/7 one of the year’s best doublebills with searingly literate janglerocker Ward White followed by torchy noir/goth siren/bassist Abby Travis -whose latest album IV is amazing – at Rock Shop; 4/8 Travis is at the Mercury.

4/7, 8 PM gypsy outfit Banda Magda – with a string section!!! – at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

4/7, 8 PM repeating on 4/8 at 3 PM the Cali Camerata Chamber Orchestra with Mark Peskanov on violin play Piazzolla – La Muerte del Angel, Mozart – Divertimento for strings and 2 horns in D Major, Schoenberg – Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4 at Bargemusic, $35/$30srs/$15stud

4/7, 9 :30 PM, sharp literate chamber pop with Elizabeth & the Catapult at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

4/9, 7 PM the JACK Quartet play new works by young composers at NYU’s Provincetown Playhouse, Washington Sq. South just north of W 3rd., free, early arrival advised.

4/9, 7:30 PM eclectic pianist Alexandre Tharaud plays excerpts from Book 1 of Debussy’s Preludes, selections from his recent album, Scarlatti: Sonatas and works from his upcoming 20s hot Paris jazz-inspired album Le Boeuf Sur le Toit (Ox on the Roof) at le Poisson Rouge, $TBA

4/9, 7:30 PM the Deering Estate Chamber Players from Miami play a Latin-infused program featuring composers Roberto Sierra, Tania Leon, and Judith Shatin at the Cutting Edge festival at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs.

4/9, 8 PM remarkably energetic, psychedelic Malian desert blues guitar star Bombino at Highline Ballroom, $15.

4/9, 8ish Mesiko – led by David Marshall and Rachael Bell from the late great dark art-rockersNorden Bombsight – at Goodbye Blue Monday

4/9, 8:30 PM eclectic chamber-pop violinist/songwriter Emily Wells plays the record release show for her new one at Bowery Ballroom, $15.

4/10, 8:30 PM the Ayn Sof Bigger Band & Orchestra – whose ferocious klezmer-inspired vamps make them the hottest big jazz outfit in town, right up there with Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band – at 6th St. Synagogue, $10.

4/10 9 PM the oldtimey Roulette Sisters’ badass resonator guitarist/frontwoman Mamie Minch at Rodeo Bar

4/10, 9 PM sprawling (ten-plus member) harmony-driven eclectic lyrical rockers Balthrop Alabama play the record release show for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $15.

4/11, 8 PM wildly guitar-driven psychedelic female-fronted power trio Devi outdoors at the Grove St. Path train station in Jersey City, free.

4/11, 9 PM eclectic blues/country/bluesgrass crew American String Conspiracy at Lakeside

4/11, 9:30ish original alt-country siren Alana Amram & the Rough Gems followed by the eclectic honkytonk/zydeco Doc Marshalls at Union Hall, $8.

4/12 7 PM twangy, Steve Earle-ish literate Americana rock songwriter Mark McKay and band at Lakeside

4/12, 8 PM bigtime funky horn showdown: “Pitchblak Brass Band vs. Underground Horns” at the Brooklyn Bowl, free w/rsvp

4/13, 7/9:30 PM the Tin Hat Quartet – stars of the gypsy-flavored, haunting Everything Is Illuminated soundtrack – at Symphony Space, $30.

4/13 8 PMish the ferociously noir, charismatic retro rock/blues/rockabilly Reid Paley Trio “semi-acoustic and quieter” at Picasso Machinery, 45 Broadway, South Williamsburg, J/M to Marcy Ave. and walk toward the water

4/13, 8 PM edgy, literate Americana songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Carolann Solebello formerly of Red Molly) plays in the round with badass Roulette Sister Mamie Minch and Ansel Matthews at Two Moon Art House & Café, 315 4th Ave (between 2nd and 3rd sts), Brooklyn

4/13-14, 8 PM a rare acoustic duo show with Malian guitar powerhouse Vieux Farka Toure plus Israeli pianist Idan Raichel blending African and Arabic modes at City Winery, $35 standing room avail.

4/13, 9 PM torchy downtempo indie keyboard soul/pop with Mattison at Sunny’s in Red Hook

4/13, 9 PM Stratuspheerius – one of the original cello metal acts – at Shrine.

4/13, 11 PM upbeat, tuneful indie keyboard pop with the Secret History at Rock Shop, $8.

4/14, 7 PM Estonian folk musician Triinu Taul plays traditional songs and originals on bagpipes, jews harp and overtone flute with a traditional ensemble at Scandinavia House, 38th/Park Ave., free

4/14, 7:30 PM a high-energy, rustic doublebill: oldtimey acoustic country/blues hellraisers the Wiyos followed by sly jamwise blues/reggae/klezmer improvisers Hazmat Modine at le Poisson Rouge, $20 gen adm.

4/14, 8 PM ancient and current Moroccan groove and jazz with Hassan Hakmoun and Malika Zarra at Roulette, $25.

4/14, 9 PM the world’s oldest band, haunting cello rockers Rasputina –one of the few unafraid to go on record for calling out the Bush regime for engineering the 9/11 attacks – at the Knitting Factory, $17.

4/14, 9 PM an intriguingly original Americana roots triplebill with bluegrass punk outfit Apocalypse Five & Dime, freak-folk punks Wood Spider and all-female country-folk trio Pocatello at Red Hook Bait and Tackle, free

4/14, 9 PM Unlimited Force play roots reggae at Shrine.

4/15, 2:45 PM the all-star Alwan Music Ensemble play Middle Eastern classics at the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

4/15, 3 PM pianist Nataliya Medvedovskaya plays new works by New York composers: Eugene Marlow – selections from Les Sentiments D’Amour; Carl Kanter – Five Etudes; Scott Miller – Pause; David Picton; Seascape; Dana Dimitri Richardson – Seasons, at St. Mark’s Church, 10th St./2nd Ave., $20 sugg don.

4/15, 3 PM the Amphion Quartet play Haydn – String Quartet No. 31 in B minor, Shostakovich – String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108, Debussy – String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 at Bargemusic, $35/$30srs/$15stud.

4/15, 4 PM Kalin Ivanov, cello and David Phillips, piano play works by Schumann, Chopin, Piazzolla, Saint-Saens, Albeniz, Cherkin and Petrova at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free

4/15, 7 PM Iranian virtuoso of the tar and setar lutes, Ostad Mohammad-Reza Lotfi plus the Shayda Women’s Ensemble play lush, haunting, hypnotic classical Persian music at Symphony Space,$35 tix avail and highly rec., this will sell out.

4/15, 7:30/10 PM Worldless Music Orchestra performs Gavin Bryars’ “The Sinking of the Titanic to commemorate the centenary of the disaster at le Poisson Rouge, also to be streamed live at the club’s site, price TBA

4/16, 7:30 PM Armando Bayolo and the Great Noise Ensemble perform the premiere of Cornelius Duffalo’s new work for amplified violin and chamber ensemble plus composers Alexandra Gardner, Matt Van Brink, Carlos Carrillo and Marc Mellits at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs.

4/16, 8 PM the NY New Music Ensemble -a superb septet with Stephen Gosling on piano – plays new works by Rand Steiger, Eric Chasalow, Yiorgos Vassilandonakis (Quattuor pour la fin d’une ere, a world premiere) and Zhou Long at Merkin Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud

4/16, 9:30ish nimble blues/swing guitarist/bandleader Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade at Rodeo Bar. She’s also here on 4/30, same time

4/17, 8 PM Jerry Adler of the Blam’s latest excellent project, lush dreampop rockers Wave Sleep Wave at Bowery Electric

4/17-22, 8/10:30 PM Jim Hall joins forces with Julian Lage for a series of quartet dates at the Blue Note. There couldn’t be two more dissimilar guitarists out there, yet both come from and end up at the same place: soul. $30 “bar seats” available.

4/17-22, 9/11 PM Joshua Redman leads a trio with Reuben Rogers on bass and Greg Hutchinson on drums at the Vanguard

4/17-18 the Bad Brains two shows with GZA at the Music Hall of Williamsburg and Irving Plaza are sold out

4/18-19, 7:30 PM the Klangforum Wien plays music of Agata Zubel (world premiere), Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, Georg Friedrich Haas, Beat Furrer, György Kurtág and Salvatore Sciarrino at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, early arrival advised.

4/19,7:30 PM the auspicious Carnegie Hall debut of up-and-coming pianist Jenny Q Chai playing premieres by Inhyun Kim and Ashley Fu-Tsun Wang plus works by Marco Stroppa, Kurtag, Messaien, Ligeti, Debussy etudes and and Schumann’s Kreisleriana at Zankel Hall, $30

4/19, 9 PM hip-hop/funk brass grooves with the PitchBlak Brass Band at Shrine.

4/19, 9:30 PM LES punk/surf/soul legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Rodeo Bar. They’re also at Lakeside on 4/28 at 10:30 PM.

4/20, 7 PM tuneful guitar janglemeister Chris Erikson & the Wayward Puritans at Lakeside at 7 followed eventually at 11 by the Boss Guitars playing surf classics, rarities and instrumental versions of 60s pop hits.

4/20, 7:30 PM ghoulish lo-fi Crampsy garage rock with Xray Eyeballs at the Mercury, $10.

4/20, 8 PM new wave literate rock legend Graham Parker & the Figgs at City Winery, $25 standing room avail.

4/20, 9 PM Balkan Explosion (whoever they are, sounds good) at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

4/20, 9:30 PM Trio Balkan Strings (Zoran Starcevic’s gypsy guitar trio with his two sons) at Drom, $10 adv tix highly rec

4/20, 10 PM Mexican polkas followed by wild intense chromatic Balkan jams with Banda de los Muertos and then Raya Brass Band at Littlefield, $10.

4/21 Taxim Square at Drom

4/21, 8 PM sly, charismatic, ferociously literate oldtimey siren/uke player Kelli Rae Powell and band at 68 Jay St. Bar

4/21, 8 PM Siembra Maestra play vintage Cuban and Puerto Rican plena and bomba at Shrine followed at 9 by the Freaky Baby Daddies playing roots reggae.

4/21, 9 PM innovative virtuoso sextet New Andalucia play their blend of flamenco and Arabic music at Alwan for the Arts, $20.

4/21, 10 PM hypnotic, cleverly lyrical, lushly orchestrated art-rockers the Snow play the cd release show for their new one Disaster is Your Mistress at the 92YTribeca, $TBA

4/21, 11 PM reliably fearless, tuneful, amusing, ungentrifiable Americana punk rockers Spanking Charlene at Lakeside, 11 PM

4/22, 4 PM violinist Steven Zynszajn and pianist Steven Graff play works by Mozart, Grieg, Sarasate, Brahms and Piazolla at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free.

4/22, 5 PM cellist Ashley Bathgate and pianist Lisa Moore team up for a performance of works by Janacek, Schumann, Bresnick and Kerekes at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave. at W 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow

4/23, 7:30 PM Tanya Tompkins plays Bach suites on baroque cello at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

4/23, 7:30 PM 30 of NYC’s A-list jazz types get together for a benefit for trumpeter Clark Terry to help pay his medical bills (a Grammy awardwinner screwed by the healthcare system – typical, huh?) at St. Peter’s Church, Lexington Ave. at 54th St., sugg don. $25 all proceeds to Terry.

4/24, 7 PM a free concert to kick off this year’s NY Festival of Song: Sarah Wolfson, Blythe Gaissert, Brenton Ryan, Carla Kihlstedt, Matthias Bossi, Thomas Sauer and Michael Barrett perform new works by Russell Platt, Harold Meltzer, Lisa Bielawa, Gilda Lyons, Colin Jacobsen and Kihlstedt herself at Cary Hall, the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W 37th St betw 9th/10th Aves, free but email for required reservation, complimentary beverages avail

4/24, 9:30 PM pioneering avant string quartet Ethel play the record release show for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $TBA.

4/25, 7:30 PM violin virtuoso Gil Morgenstern’s Reflections Series concludes this season with a Ravel-themed concert featuring music of Bill Evans, Amy Beach and Ravel’s Piano Trio at WMP Concert Hall, $35/$15 stud.

4/25, 7:30 PM Ramish Misra, virtuoso of the haunting Indian sarangi at Symphony Space, $30.

4/25 Miller’s Farm – the original Brooklyn country band – at Rodeo Bar 9:30ish.

4/26, 7 PM the Cypress String Quartet plays Haydn, Glazunov and Dvorák at PS 142 Auditorium, 100 Attorney St. on the lower east side, $15

4/26, 7:40 PM (that’s right, 7:40) Seattle composer Nat Evans’ latest audience-interactive piece takes place at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Download the entire thing for free here, sit back with the music and watch the sunset. It’s a nocturne with lots of found sounds. 

4/26, 8 PM Finnish accordion virtuoso Veli Kujala plays his own Hyperchromatic Counterpoint plus works by Sampo Haapamaki and Olli Virtaperko as well as Bach, Sibelius and Paganini at Scandinavia House, 38th/Park Ave, $15

4/26 sly tongue-in-cheek Americana/bluegrass songwriter Luther Wright & the Wrongs at Rodeo Bar, 9ish

4/27, 7:30 PM Americana siren Drina Seay and band at Lakeside. Out of nowhere, they’re suddenly one of NYC’s best bands, sort of where Neko Case was ten years ago, both tunewise and influence-wise: country, soul and blues all figure into it, but it’s all original, and Drina’s voice could melt an asteroid.

4/27, 7:30 PM virtuoso organist Gail Archer plays an all-American program including Passacaglia and Pastorale on a Christmas Plainsong (Virgil Thompson), Oatlands Sketches (Claire Shore), Chromatic Study on the name of BACH (Walter Piston), and Aspects of Glory (Libby Larsen) at Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 W 73rd St., free

4/27, 8 PM Harlem’s original eclectic punk band the Band-Droidz at Shrine.

4/27, 9 PM Bryan & the Haggards – whose twisted jazz covers of Merle Haggard classics will have you shaking your head in wonder – at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

4/28, 7 PM Evan Ziporyn’s Gamelan Galak Tika (playing Ziporyn’s literally incendiary Tire Fire), Asphalt Orchestra, and the Bang on a Can All-Stars premiering new works featuring found sounds by Tyondai Braxton, Mira Calix (performing live), Florent Ghys, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Christian Marclay (performing live), Julia Wolfe, Nick Zammuto (formerly of the Books, (performing live), and Evan Ziporyn (performing live) at Alice Tully Hall, $35 tix avail

4/28, 7:30 PM Miroslav Hristov, violin and Vladimir Valjarevic, piano play Balkan music by Zadeja, Vrebalov, Vladigerov, Skalkottas and Enescu at the Bulgarian Consulate, 121 E 62nd St.

4/28, 8 PM Pakistani percussionist Arif Lohar leads a traditional ensemble at the Wallace Auditorium at the Asia Society, $30/$26 stud/srs.

4/28, 8 PM pianist Ursula Oppens plays Mendelssohn – Fantasy in F-sharp minor, Op. 28; Scriabin – Sonata No. 2 (Sonata-Fantasy) in G-sharp minor, Op. 19; Rzewski – 36 Variations on “The People United Will Never Be Defeated” at Bargemusic, $35/$30srs/$15stud.

4/28, 8:30 PM an amazing night of Jewish music with all-male choir A Conspiracy of Beards singing Leonard Cohen songs, followed by wild string-driven klezmer/gypsy rockers Golem at Glasslands, $12

4/29, 3 PM the Raphael Trio plus Pamela Frank, violin and Ayane Kozasa, viola play an all-Dvorak program: Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, op. 21; Miniatures for 2 violins and viola, Op. 75a; Piano Quintet in A Major, op. 8 at Bargemusic, $35/$30srs/$15stud

4/29, 7 PM perhaps the world’s greatest current composer for the oud, Marcel Khalife and the Al Mayadine Ensemble play a musical interpretation of the late great Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish’s elegaic final work, In the Presence of Absence at Town Hall, $30 tix avail., get them now!

4/29 Band of Outsiders at Lakeside, 9 PM. Unstoppable, eternally fresh psychedelic punk rockers from the CBGB era, better than the Jesus & Mary Chain and Brian Jonestown Massacre, both of whom they influenced.

4/29, 10:30ish the reliably charming, oltimey swinging Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at Rodeo Bar.

5/1, 7:30 PM the Cathedral Choirs, under the direction of Kent Tritle plus Nina Stern, recorders and chalumeau; Ara Dinkjian, oud; Glen Velez, percussion; Tamer Panarbasi, kanun; and Arthur Fiacco, cello play traditional and sacred music from eastern Europe at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, $20 seating avail.

5/4, 7 PM at the Greene Space it’s the Battle of the Boroughs Staten Island band playoffs. Most battle-of-the-bands competitions are stupid and extortionistic: not this one. Last year’s winner was an Indian avant garde rock band who were actually quite good. This year’s contestants include the Headlocks ; Fairday Skyline; the Mick Watley Band;sSilas Knight & the Brooklyn Horns; Vantage Point; the Bad Mouth Betties, and Kazatzky, $15 cover includes a glass of wine; $30 gets you in for all you can drink wine and beer.

5/5 Zlatne Uste – the original NYC Balkan brass band – at Drom

5/5, 11 AM Symphony Space’s latest Wall to Wall all-day free concert is a homage to Gertrude Stein, program TBA: one would hope for gypsy jazz, Ravel, Schoenberg, maybe some Ellington?

5/5, 7:30 PM Nami Kineie (shamisen), Yumi Kurosawa (koto), James Nyoraku Schlefer (shakuhachi), and the Voxare String Quartet perform music by Daron Hagen, a New York premiere by Paul Moravec, and world premieres by Somei Satoh and James Nyoraku Schlefer at the World Financial Ctr., free

5/5 lush, sweeping, exhilarating symphonic rock band the Universal Thump play the video release show for their newone at Joe’s Pub.

5/9, 6:30 PM the Brooklyn Phil Chamber Players perform works by H.T. Burleigh, Scott Joplin, Dvorak, Daniel Bernard Roumain and Derek Bermel at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Dreck Center at Grand Army Plaza, free

5/12, 7:30 PM oldtime string band arrangements, new songs with the Dirt Daubers at the Mercury, $12.

5/17-20 Ryan Truesdell leads his ambitious and amazing Gil Evans Project, a big band tribute to Evans featuring three nights of rare and previously unreleased compositions spanning Evans’ entire career, soon to be released on Truesdell’s upcoming Centennial album with a group including Lewis Nash, Donny McCaslin, Steve Wilson, Frank Kimbrough, Greg Gisbert, and Marshall Gilkes at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $TBA

5/18-19, 7:30 PM the Argento Chamber Ensemble plays music of Bernhard Lang (world premiere) plus Concept Silke Grabinger “including the building in the presentation of the music,” i.e. the whole building (not just the concert hall) takes part in the