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Live Music Calendar for New York City and Brooklyn for August and September 2019

Daily updates – if you go out a lot, you might want to bookmark this page and check back regularly. Believe it or not, some of this year’s free summer concert series schedules are still being tweaked – you’ll see the good stuff on this page.

If you’re leaving your hood, don’t get stuck waiting for a train that never comes, make sure you check http://www.mta.info for service changes considering how unreliable the subway is at night and on the weekend.

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

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

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

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

Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar:

August 5 through 11 the annual Drive East Festival of Indian music and classical arts at the Mezzanine Theatre, 502 W 53rd St, features both iconic artists seldom heard outside India as well as cutting-edge new talent. Individual concert listings are in the calendar below; tickets are relatively cheap (no more than $30, often less), and the level of talent is breathtaking. Very highly recommended.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free classical concerts on Saturdays at 4 PM at Bargemusic;  usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles. If you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

Saturdays in August at 6 PM mesmerizing oudist  Brian Prunka plays with a series of Middle Eastern groups at Barbes

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

8/1, noon eclectic Texas acoustic blues guitarist Ruthie Foster at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn

8/1, 5 PM ferociously powerful, politically fearless southern gothic guitar/banjo player Amythyst Kiah at Wagner Park on the river north and west of Battery Park

8/1, 6:30 PM oldschool salsa jazz with Yunior Terry & Son De Altura under the Manhattan Bridge archway in Dumbo

8/1, 6:30 PM tuneful purist postbop player Jocelyn Gould on guitar with Louie Leager on bass and Sarah Gooch on drums at the Bar Next Door

8/1, 7:30 PM summery Brazilian samba chanteuse Tulipa Ruiz at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

8/1, 7:30 PM purist oldschool tenor sax player Craig Handy leads an organ quartet with Kyle Kohler on the B3 at Smalls – interesting change of pace

8/1, 8 PM dark, savagely brilliant guitarist Ava Mendoza in a rare solo show at the Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd St., Gowanus, $15 cash only at the door, space limited, RSVP to reserve your ticket,  She says the punk band on after her are fun too

8/1, 8 PM New York’s most charismatic, darkly compelling lyrical songwriter/storyteller/keyboard genius Rachelle Garniez at Barbes

8/1, 8 PM ferocious psychedelic guitarist Debra Devi at FM Jersey City, $10

8/1, 8 PM oldschool style jazz chanteuse Yuka Mito leads her quartet at Club Bonafide, $20

8/1, 8 PM klezmer-jazz piano ico Anthony Coleman leads a trio Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery, $20. He’s there the following night solo, same deal

8/1-4, 8/10:30 PM shadowy, cinematic bassist Avishai Cohen leads a trio with Shai Maestro on piano and Mark Guiliana on drums at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail

8/1, 9 PM catchy, edgy, darkly kinetic female-fronted Romany-tinged rock band the Trouble with Kittens  followed by explosive, creepy, colorful psychedelic rembetiko metal band Greek Judas  at Niagara, Ave. A and 7th st.

8/1, 9 PM bassist Jeong Lim Yang’s quartet with Oscar Noriega on reeds at Bar Lunatico. Counterintuitive, thoughtful, unpredictably interesting.

8/1-4, 11:30 PM charming/badass eclectic jazz vocal trio the Ladybugs at Dizzy’s Club, $5. Their Disney covers from across the decades have surprising bite.

8/1 menacingly orchestral metal band Doomstress at Lucky 13 Saloon

8/2. 6 PM classical ensemble the Harlem Quartet play a program TBA at Bryant Park

8/2, 6 PM propulsive coastal Afro-Honduran sounds with the Garifuna Collective plus a dance troupe at Crotona Park

8/2, 7 PM a rare program of Japanese music for koto and reeds with clarinet wizard Thomas Piercy and ensemble at Spectrum, $15

8/2-3, 7:30 PM the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra with soloist Pierre-Laurent Aimard play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 at Avery Fisher Hall, $35

8/2-3,7:30 PM low-key oldschool postbop rapture: saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, ageless pianist George Cables & bassist Ugonna Okegwo at Mezzrow, $25

8/2, 8 PM a live performance of new Christopher Cerrone song cycles by soprano Lindsay Kesselman, vocalist Theo Bleckmann, and a chamber choir, accompanied by Wild Up under Christopher Rountree at Arete Gallery, $20 includes copy of the new cd

8/2. 9 PM quirky, whirling, string-driven chamber pop/art-rock band Gadadu at Pete’s

8/2, 9 PM Brandi & the Alexanders play oldschool-style soul ballads at the Way Station

8/2, 9:30 PM, repeating 8/4 at 7 the Ryoma Quartet put a high voltage spin on traditional Japanese sounds wih tsugaru-shamisen, shinobue flute, tsuzumi drum, and a violin at Joe’s Pub, $20

8/2, 9:45 PM perennially entertaining first wave-style punks the Car Bomb Parade play the album release show for their new one, followed by female-fronted screamers Sister Munch and the evern louder, food-fixated But, Pyrite at the Gutter, $10

8/2, 10 PM ex-Chicha Libre keyboard sorcerer Josh Camp’s wryly psychedelic cumbia/tropicalia/dub band Locobeach at Barbes

8/2, 10:30 PM  tuneful oldschool soul/jazz trombonist Dave Gibson leads his quintet at the Fat Cat

8/2-3, 10:30 PM sizzling postbop saxophonist Mike DiRubbo leads a killer quartet with Brian Charette on piano at Smalls. Expect more thrills than subtlety.

8/3, 2 PM ish brass band madness, outdoors: the L Train Brass Band (which apparently IS running this weekend, unlike its namesake), Brass Queens, Brooklyn’s original punk Balkan horn group Hungry March Band, and eclectic quartet Trumpet Marmalade at Good Life Garden, 50 Goodwin Pl, (off Grove; J to Gates Ave) in Bushwick, sug don. “The garden festivities will conclude with a NOLA-flavored second line processional to Queens Brewery for the official afterparty.”

8/3, 6 PM one of New York’s most eclectic, interesting oudists, Brian Prunka followed at 8 by torchy, slyly lyrical, historically-fixated retro Americana songwriter Robin Aigner & Parlour Game and at 10 by epic ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

8/3, 6 PM legendary hip-hop dj Funk Flex celebrates his bday and EPMD celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1989 classic Unfinished Business at Crotona Park

8/3, 6 PM 70s soul nostalgia with what’s left of the Stylistics, the Manhattans, and Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes (minus the late great Philly soul bandleader) at the Amphitheatre at Coney Island, free, be aware that this is a corporate venue and security is extremely hostile

8/3, 7 PM rising star sitarist Abhik Mukherjee with Dibyarka Chatterjee on tabla at the Chhandayan Center for Indian Music  $16

8/3. 7 PM the Post-Haste Reed Duo play the album release show for their playful, charming new one at Spectrum,

8/3, 7ish politically fearess Taiwanese guy/girl piano pop duo Tizzy Bac at Central Park Summerstage

8/3, 8ish  legendary, intense former Come bandleader and haunting indie-psych guitarist Thalia Zedek’s E followed by ageless mostly-female CB’s era funk-punk/postrockers the Bush Tetras playing the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $15

8/3, 8:30 PM Rachel Koblyakov “sets out to explore the various polyphonic and lyrical possibilities of the solo violin. The works chosen are with disregard to the composers’ era or the general categorization of their music, yet each piece favors either a polyphonic or lyrical form.” with works by J.S. Bach, Alfred Schnittke, Marc-André Dalbavie, Orlando Bass, Michael Finnissy, Dai Fujikura, and Matthias Pintscher.at Spectrum, $15

8/3, 9 PM surf rock night at Otto’s: swirly, hard-hitting, reverb-iced Strange but Surf, darkly cinematic instrumentalists the TarantinosNYC.  and Link Wray cover band the Wraycyclers

8/3, 9 PM International Contemporary Ensemble play Dai Fujikura’s: Shamisen Concerto plus works by Nathan Davis, Ann Cleare, György Kurtág, Kate Soper and Anahita Abbasi: at Merkin Concert Hall, $30

8/3, 10 PM atmospheric, cinematic drummer/composer Tim Kuhl and his group at Pete’s

8/3, 11 PM slinky downtempo/cumbia/psychedelic salsa dura band La Mecanica Popular at the old Nublu

8/4, 1 PM organ genius Greg Lewis and similar jazz guitarist Marvin Sewell play brunch at Bar Lunatico. Theyr’e back on 8/18

8/4, 4ish hypnotically pointillistic microtonal African guitar/drums jams with 75 Dollar Bill at Union Pool, free

8/4, 7 PM fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/roadhouse jamband Lizzie & the Makers at  at LIC Bar

8/4, 7 PM Sean Ali plays solo bass at Downtown Music Gallery. He’s a tuneful guy, this could be of interest beyond the fellowship of the four strings.

8/4, 7:30 PM rappers of south Asian heritage: G. Sidhu, Rianjali, Taizu, Rolex, Robin Dey, SA Grooves, Project Convergence, IMGE Dance at Damrosch Park

8/4, 10 PM searing, intense, brilliantly tuneful Turkish-American rockers Barakka at the old Nublu, $10

8/5, 8 PM irrepressibly sardonic, fun faux-psychedelia and punk jazz with Grex at the old Nublu

8/5, 8:40 PM sitarist Hidayat Khan – heir to the legacy of the great Vilayat Khan – with Enayat Hossain on tabla at the Mezzanine Theatre, 502 W 53rd St, $30

8/5, 9 PM darkly psychedelic/new wave circus punks Yula & the Extended Family – which could be just frontwoman/bassist Yula Beeri and her loop pedals – at LIC Bar

8/5, 9 PM New Bojaira play flamenco jazz at the Fat Cat

8/5, 9:30 PM the Slippery Fish “pay tribute to master Tõno Quirazco who in the 1960’s combined the new sound of jamaican ska music with country twang, to invent a twist on the Caribbean sound. Witman-Cohen – bass ; Myk Freedman – pedal steel; Phillip Mayer – drums; Stefan Zeniuk – sax; Maria Eisien – saxvocals; Jackie Coleman – trumpet and Chris Parker -guitar,” at Barbes

8/6, 6 PM dancers Rasika Kumar, Sahasra Sambamoorthi and Nadhi Thekkek perform their new piece Unfiltered, inspired by the Bharatanatyam tradition, which “explore the everyday moments that eventually lead to the boiling points that cascade into change” with a live score by pyrotechnic vocalist Roopa Mahadevan at the Mezzanine Theatre, 502 W 53rd St, $30

8/6, 7 PM haunting, cinematic lapsteel genius Myk Freedman with JP Shlegelmilch-piano; Jason Nazary-drums; Ari Folman-Cohen-bass and surprise guests. followed by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes, $10

8/6. 7 PM whirlwind klezmer violin icon Alicia Svigals plays her soundtrack to the cult classic 1920s silent film The Ancient Law, with pianist Donald Sosin at the Manhattan JCC, $15

8/6, 7 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra play works by Rodrigo, Piazzolla, Gabriela Lena Franh and others at Temple Emanu-El, Fifth Avenue at 65th St, free, rsvp req

8/6, 7:30 PM Deepak Ram on bansuri flute with Enayat Hossain (tabla) and guest Kanoa Mendenhall (double bass) at the Mezzanine Theatre, 502 W 53rd St, $20

8/6, 7 PM New Bojaira play flamenco jazz at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City

8/6-7, 7:30 PM the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra with soloist Joshua Bell play Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, Dvorak’s Violin Concerto and Kodaly’s Dances of Galanta at Avery Fisher Hall, $35

8/6, 7 PM  the great unsung NYC hero of darkly purposeful, noir-tinged jazz guitar, Saul Rubin followed at 9 by brilliant drummer/percussionist Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet playing classic salsa grooves at the Fat Cat

8’6, 7:30 PM intense, lyrical, politically fearless tenor saxophonist Roxy Coss in a rare duo show with pianist Mike King at Mezzrow, $20 Ries

8/6-7, 7:30/9:30 PM tenor saxophonist Tim Ries leads his band (the second night with Bernard Fowler, playing songs from Ries’ other band, the Rolling Stones) at the Jazz Standard, $30

8/6-11, 8/10;30 PM boisterous soul-jazz trumpeter Nicholas Payton leads his group at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail

8/6-18, 8:30/10 PM guitar icon Bill Frisell eads his trio with Thomas Morgan on bass and Rudy Royston on drums at the Vanguard, $35. Saxophonist Greg Tardy joins the festivities starting on 8/13. Then Frisell is there through the 25th as part of drummer Andrew Cyrille’s quartet

8/6-7, 8:30 PM powerful jazz belter – and Gil Scott-Heron reinventor –  Charenee Wade sings the Betty Carter songbook with her band at Dizzy’s Club, $35

8/6-10, 8:30 PM playful improviser and ambitous composer/tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock,  leads a series of ensembles at the Stone at the New School, $20. Choice pick: 8/7 with the “Grammy Season Sextet” – Brandon Seabrook (guitar) Michael Formanek (bass) Tom Rainey (drums) Mazz Swift (violin) Tomeka Reid (cello)

8/6, 8:40 PM dancer/vocalist Vidhya Subramanian performs a Bharatanatyam concert at the Mezzanine Theatre, 502 W 53rd St, $30

8/7, noon metal band the Beautiful Distrortion – loudest act ever to play outdoors at the triangle at 72nd St. and Broadway at Lincoln Square Park on the upper west

8/7, 5:30 PM the Bryant Park Accordion Festival with the deviously lyrical Susan Hwang, playful Nordic group Smorgasbandet, the latin and Mddle Eastern-tinged Ismael Butera, hypnotic harmonium player Mindra Sahadeo and others around the park

8/7, 6 PM Rohan Krishnamurthy and Nitin Mitta’s North and South Indian Percussion Duo with harmonium player Rohan Prabhudesai at the Mezzanine Theatre, 502 W 53rd St, $20

8/7, 6 PM terse, crystalline-voiced guitarist/jazz chantense Camila Meza leads her chamber jazz septet Nectar Orchestra at Madison Square Park

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

8/7-10, 7/10 PM diverse bassist Nicki Parrott leads her group at Birdland, $20. Strong singer too.

8/7, 7:30 PM amazing, atmospheric Hindustani singer/multi-instrumentalist  Arooj Aftab opens for a flameco dance performance at Darnrosch Park

8/7, 8 PM Du.O – Aimée Niemann and Charlotte Munn-Wood playing “old, new, and improvised music on our violins (and sometimes non-violins)”- at Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery,

8/7, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” and Middle Eastern flavored hash smoking anthems at Troost

8/7, 8:40 PM Bala Skandan and friends play a Carnatic-nspired percussion program at the Mezzanine Theatre, 502 W 53rd St, $25

8/7, 9 PM psychedelic supergroup the Elgin Marbles feat. members of Love Camp 7, Dervisi and Peter Stampfel’s jug band at Troost

8/7, 10:30 PM intense, charismatic oldschool soul belter Sami Stevens at Bowery Electric, $10 adv tix rec

8/8, noon surprisingly vital first-wave Jamaican roots reggae band Third World at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn

8/8, 6 PM wildly popular Indian singer Binay Pathak performs a program of ghazals and Hindustani songs with Rabi Sanjar Bhattacharjee at the Mezzanine Theatre, 502 W 53rd St, $20

8/8, 7 PM soaringly explosive jazz composer/torch singer Nicole Zuraitis at 55 Bar

8/8, 7:20 PM Prasant Radhakrishnan plays a rare US program of Carnatic saxophone with Rohan Krishnamurthy on mridangam at the Mezzanine Theatre, 502 W 53rd St, $20

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

8/8, 8 PM starkly atmospheric jazz violinist/singer Zosha Warpeha followed by cellist Hank Roberts ‘ edgy sextet at the Owl

8/8, 9 PM the aptly named ghoulabilly/noir Americana  Legendary Shack Shakers at the Knitting Factory, $15

8/8. 7 PM incisive lead guitarist Cecilia Eljuri plays from her new reggae record at Joe’s Pub, $tba

8/8, 730 PM charismatic, theatrical, anthemic rock-soul songwriter DB Rielly at Astoria Park Shore Boulevard between the Hell Gate Bridge and the pool

8/8. 7:30 PM newgrass and classcial with violinist Tessa Lark and bassist Michael Thurber at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

8/8, 8 PM folk noir/parlor pop song stylist Marah Vanbeekom at Bar Chord.

8//9, 6 PM| spellbinding violinists Trina Basu & Arun Ramamurthy‘s Carnatic-inspired Nakshatra Quartet Indian chamber ensemble at the Mezzanine Theatre, 502 W 53rd St, $25

8/9, 6 PM oldtimey danceable bluegrass sounds with Megan Downes & the City Stompers at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park), Queens

8/9,,7 PM rousing, anthemic janglerock/Americana band the Hawthorns at the small room at the Rockwood

8/9, 7PM ish celtic fiddle star Eileen Ivers and band at Bryant Park

8/9-10, 7:30 PM the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra with soloist Steven Osborne play Haydn’s Overture in D, the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2, Schittke’s Mozarr a la Haydn and Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 at Avery Fisher Hall, $35

8/9, 8:40 PM Hindustani Kirana Gharana singer and sarodist Sanhita Nandi with Nitin Mitta (tabla) and Ravi Mishra (harmonium) at the Mezzanine Theatre, 502 W 53rd St, $25

8/9-10, 7:30/9:30 PM lyrical latin jazz pianist Manuel Valera‘s New Cuban Express Big Band at the Jazz Gallery, $25

8/9, 7:30 PM a Marvin Gaye tribute with guitarist Felicia Collins, sax powerhouse Alexa Tarantino, Toshi Reagon, Siedah Garrett, Kecia Lewis, and others at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/9, 8 PM New Bojaira play the album release show for their new flamenco jazz record at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

8/9, 8 PM poignant, eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo’s tango quartet at Barbes

8/9, 9 PM eclectic Korean pianist/performance artist Hyo Jee Kang plays Fly in Water: A Multimedia Concert at the Center for Remembering and Sharing, $25 adv tix recs

8/9, 8 PM punk/rockabilly band the Screaming Rebel Angels followed by ex-Stray Cats bassist Slim Jim Phantom and his trio at Brooklyn Bazaar, $16

8/9, 9ish Dilemastronauta Y Los Sabrosos Cosmicos with members of M.A.K.U and Combo Chimbita play space cumbia and other trippy tropicalia at C’Mon Everybody, $10

8/10, 1/3 PM improvisational jazz big band Go: Organic Orchestra & 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 material from their upcoming triple vinyl album in the park on Governors Island. Included on the bill is their new composition In D, a sequel to the Terry Riley classic.

8/10, 4 PM Japanese koto/shamisen virtuoso Yoko Reikano Kimura in a rare US performance at the Center for Remembering and Sharing, $30

8/10, 6 PM reggae acts from across the years, in reverse order at Central Park Summerstage: dancehall king Elephant Man, ex-Black Uhuru singer Junior Reid, Estelle and newschool conscious roots band Raging Fyah at Central Park

8/10, 7 PM lustrous singer and badass cello-rock bandleader Serena Jost in a rare solo show, on a killer triplebill with haunting, fearsomely powerful soul belter and noir Americana songstress Karen Dahlstrom – and Pete Cenedella, frontman of mighty, anthemic, vintage Springsteenian rockers the Tru Mongrel Hearts at Freddy’s

8/10, 7 PM bright, shiny crystalline voiced oldschool-style soul singer Tameca Jones and her excellent band at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

8/10,,7 PM Ensemble Nikel play works by Klaus Lang and other contemporary composers at Wagner Park north of Battery Park. 8/14 at 8 they’re at the DiMenna Center playing works by Simon Løffler, Steven Takasugi, Clara Iannotta, Mirela Ivičević and Julien Malaussena for $20/$10 stud/srs

8/10, 7:20 PM Sruti Sarathy plays classical Indian violin at the Mezzanine Theatre, 502 W 53rd St, $20. She has serious chops, expect lots of thrills.

8/10, 7:30 PM tuneful, hard-hitting alto saxophonist Alex Lore with Martin Nevin on bass and Jochen Rueckert on drums at the Bar Nex tDoor, $12

8/10, 7:30 PM psychedelic cumbia night with the slinky female-fronted Delsonido and Bomba Estéreo at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/10, 6 PM mesmerizing oudist Brian Prunka followed at 10 by hard-hitting, brass-fueled newschool latin soul/boogaloo dance band Spanglish Fly at Barbes

8/19, 9ish the math-iest doom metal band ever, Skryptor, monster guitarist Ava Mendoza’s epic noisemetal power trio Unnatural Ways and shapeshiftingly surrealistic Chicago art-rockers Cheer Accident at Ceremony, 224 Manhattan Ave. (off Maujer), Williamsburg, $t ba

8/10, 9ish acerbic drummer/composer Kate Gentile with saxophonist and clarinetist Jeremy Viner, pianist Matt Mitchell, and bassist Kim Cass at the Owl

8/10, 9 PM high-voltage Americana jamband Spirit Family Reunion at Union Pool, $15

8/10, 9 PM uneasy, catchy psychedelic band Quicksilver Daydream play the album releae show fortheir new one at Littlefield, $10

8/10, 10 PM alternately boisterous and plaintive oldschool honkytonk band the Shootouts at Skinny Dennis

8/10, 10 PM smartly tuneful oldschool soul/psych-pop songwriter Mimi Oz at the Way Station

8/11, 11:30 AM| kathak dancer Seibi Lee performs with a live classical Indian score at the Mezzanine Theatre, 502 W 53rd St, $20

8/11, 1 PM not a music event per se but very cool: Jiva Dance Company perform their apocalyptic Bharatanatyam suite The Four Horsemen: “The stories – a woman shackled to the life of a courtesan (conquest), a woman reminiscing the night she spent with her lover who is at war (war), a mother searching for nourishment for her child in the midst a sandstorm (famine), and finally a woman at the end of her life recalling memories that span youthful joy to hardship and loss (death) – are touchingly timely,” at the Mezzanine Theatre, 502 W 53rd St, $25

8/11, 2:30 PM the rapturous, mighty Navatman Music Collective – this continent’s only Indian carnatic choir, and one of only three in the world – sing their new suite Bridges of Joy at the Mezzanine Theatre, 502 W 53rd St, $25

8/11, 3 PM ish funk-punk-postpunkers the B Boys play the album release show for their new one at Union Pool, free 

8/11, 4 PM the Sometime Boys’ riveting, powerful, theatrical frontwoman Sarah Mucho sings dark cabaret and rock tunes at Freddy’s

8/11, 5 PM cinematic guitarist Pat Irwin and boisterous swing/ska trombonist J. Walter Hawkes followed by Richard Mazda – the legendary 80s new wave producer and guitarist – at LIC Bar

8/11, 5 PM Romany jazz accordionist Julien Labro leads his group at Jefferson Market Garden in the west village

8/11, 5 PM an ACLU benefit for immigrant rights with solo performances by thoughtful pianists Aaron Parks and Shai Maestro plus drummer Antonio Sanchez and postbop saxophonist Dayna Stephens leading their own bands at Shapeshifter Lab, $25

8/11, 6 PM ish anthemic melodic metal band Liliac at Blackthorn 51, $15

8/11, 7 PM brilliant steel guitarist Mike Neer’s Steelonious – who do Monk covers in the same vein as Buddy Emmons –   followed at 9:30  by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

8/11, 7 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at 55 Bar

8/11, 7:30 PM noir Americana siren and Hadestown creator Anais Mitchell opens for a ex-crackhead hanger-on from the 60s who was once in a pioneering janglerock band, at Damrosch Park, get there early because all the old hippies will take the seats

8/11, 7:30 PM chill, purposeful oldschool jazz trio: Evan Arntzen (tenor sax), Jon-Erik Kellso (trumpet), Mathis Picard (piano) at Mezzrow, $20

8/11, 8ish perennially vital latin jazz piano sage Eddie Palmieri at East River Park. If you want to see him indoors he’s at at the Blue Note  8/20-25 at 8/10:30 PM, $30 standing room avail

8/11, 8 PM elegant bop-era guitar legend Gene Bertoncini at the Bar Next Door

8/11, 830 PM pioneering Afro-punk bass player Felice  Rosser of Faith followed by eclectic guitarist Monica Passin of rockabilly/soul band Lil Mo & the Monicats with amazing vocalist/Americana song stylist Drina Seay at the Treehouse at 2A

8/12 7/10 PM articulate, lyrical third-stream jazz pianist Laila Biali at Birdland, $20 seats avail

8/12, 7:30 PM fiery alto saxophonist Lucas Pino’s eclectic, dynamic No No Nonet at Smalls

8/12, 7 PM eclectic, hard-hitting, lyrical composer/tenor saxophonist Stan Killian at 55 Bar

8/12,  10ish the NYC Gaita Club – a Bulla en el Barrio spinoff – play rustically pounding Afro-Colombian trance-dance music at Barbes

8/13, 7 PM rustic Colombian sounds with the Cumbia River Band at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City

8/13, 7 PM music and conversation with Asian American female parlor pop stylists Jay Miners, Yify Zhang, the more “R&B” influenced ÊMIA, and pensive acoustic songwriter Sarah Kang at the Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre St., $20 includes a drink

8/13, 7:30/9:30 PM the haunting, smokily atmospheric Michael Leonhart Orchestra at the Jazz Standard, $30

8/13-17, 8:30 PM noir-inspired low-register reedman Ben Goldberg leads a series of ensembles at the Stone at the New School, $20. Choice pick: the 8/15 octet gig with Ches Smith (xylophone) Kenny Wollesen, Will Shore (vibraphone) Allison Miller (drums, percussion) Kirk Knuffke (cornet) Ryan Ferreira (electric guitar) Andrew Conklin (electric guitar)

8/14, noon: :hard-hitting bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote‘play latin-tinged funk followed by mystery band Hasta La Zeta at Lincoln Square Park on the upper west

8/14, 5:30 PM the Bryant Park Accordion Festival with New York’s most charismatic, darkly compelling lyrical songwriter/storyteller/keyboard genius Rachelle Garniez. forro shredder Felipe Hostins, torchy cumbia/swing singer Erica Mancini and others around the park

8/14, 6 PM intense retro 60s influenced Nubian funk band Alsarah & the Nubatonesat Madison Square Park. 8/15, 6:30 PM they’re under the Manhattan Bridge archway in Dumbo

8/14, 7:30 PM cleverly lyrical, darkly klezmer-tinged pianist Uri Caine with Mark Heliias on bass at Mezzrow, $20

8/14, 730/9:30 PM  the mighty, colorful, occasionally Middle Eastern-tinged Eyal Vilner Big Band at Minton’s, $20 + 2 drink min. they’re also here on 8/21

8/14, 8 PM intense, purposeful, scorching guitarist Ava Mendoza solo, and improvisational  viola sorceress Jessica Pavone‘s string ensemble at Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery,

8/14, 8 PM fuzztone-fueled retro 60s psychedelic rockers the Mystery Lights at Berlin, $15

8/14, 9 PM Elliott Smith-esque chamber-pop band the Morning Sea  at the big room at the Rockwood

8/14, 9 PM wildfire Hazmat Modine lead guitarist Michaela Gomez leads her band at Bar Lunatico

8/15, 5 PM newschool gospel with Texas singers the Walls Group & Washington DC all-female classical trio the String Queens on the plaza outdoors at NJPAC in Newark

8/15, 5:30 PM chamber ensemble Leadlights play selections by Debussy, Ravel, Schubert, and Jessie Montgomery.at Belvedere Plaza in Battery Park City

8/15, 7:30 PM newschool Mississippi hill country blues with Cedric Burnside at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

8/15, 8 PM ghostly ambient artist Olivia Block and politically woke multimedia artist Raven Chacon at the DiMenna Center, $20

8/15 8 PM ambitious, perennially tuneful saxophonist Mike McGinnis leads his quartet with Jacob Sacks on piano followed by alto player Jonathan Crompton doing the album release show for his new one with Ingrid Laubrock and Patrick Breiner on tenor sax, plus bassist Adam Hopkins and drummer Kate Gentile at the Owl

8/15. 8:30 PM veteran downtown avant-garde vocals/sax duo A Dream in Red – Nora McCarthy and Jorge Sylvester – at Arete Gallery, $15

8/15, 9 PM dynamic, lyrically smart newgrass band Cricket Tell the Weather at the small room at the Rockwood

8/16, 5 PM the grand finale of this year’s Bryant Park Accordion Festival with Toot Sweet‘s twisted theatrical glam rock, Argentine tango band the Aces of Rhythm, underground Russian rocker Fedor Chistyakov, Tex-Mex conjunto Los Texmaniacs and wild Venezuelan shredder El Rey Vallenato Beto Jamaica

8/16. 5;30 PM sharply lyrical folk noir songwriter Lizzie No at the American Folk Art Museum

8/16, 7:30 PM ambitious postbop with a sense of humor: Kyle Nasser on saxophones with Rick Rosato on bass and Vinnie Sperazza on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

8/16, 7:30/9:30 PM cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum‘s nine-tet with Mary Halvorson on guitar, Tomeka Reid on cello, Ingrid Laugrock on tenor sax and others at the Jazz Gallery, $25

8/16, 8 PM hypnotic electric santoorist/singer Azam Ali plays the album release show for her hypnotic, ambient new one at Drom, $20 adv tix rec

8/16, 8 PM dusky, rustic Brazilian rainforest guitar-and-accordion sounds with Regional de NY at Barbes

8/16, 8 PM adventurous cellist Okkyung Lee with Ches Smith, drums; Ganavya Doraiswamy and Sara Serpa, voices; Maeve Gilchrist, harp at the DiMenna Center, $20

8/16, 9 PM psychedelic band Annabelle Chairlegs – like a slightly faster Black Angels with a chirpy girl singer out front – followed by ferocious punk blues guitarslinger Black Joe Lewis at the Bell House, $22

8/16, 9 PM Antibalas spinoff Armo play Afrobeat at Bar Lunatico. they’re also here on 8/30

8/16, 1AM ish (wee hours of 8/17) this era’s most intensely powerful tenor saxophonist/composer, JD Allen at Smalls. In his element, to be sure.

8/17, 3 PM potentially scary piano/bass/guitar improv: Ron Stabinsky/Shayna Dunkelman/Ava Mendoza at Arete Gallery, $15

8/17, 3:30 PM dancer Azumi Oe with drumer Carlo Costa & bassist Sean Ali, eclectic, globally-inspired violinist Dina Maccabee, and dancer Oxana Chi with performance artist Layla Zami & pianist Mara Rosenbloom at Luisa Muhr’s monthly Women Between Arts show – NYC’s only multidisciplinary series focusing exclusively on woman performers at the Glass Box Theatre at the New School, 55 W 13th St, $20, “no one turned away for lack of funds”

8/17, 6 PM one of New York’s most eclectic, interesting oudists, Brian Prunka followed at 8 by  eclectic, electric C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts and at 10 by ferocious, creepily enveloping, kinetic psychedelic tropicalia band Yotoco at Barbes

8/17, 7 PM ish honkytonk guitarslinger Danny Weiss and charming singer Mary Olive Smith’s oldschool C&W band Stillhouse Serenade at the Gowanus Dredgers Society Boathouse, free

8/17, 7:30 PM sizzling, melodic, dynamically epic latin jazz pianist Luis Perdomo with Rufus Reid on bass, wow at Mezzrow, $25

8/17, 7:30/9:30 PM tunes to match eclectic ambition: trombonist Kalia Vandever leads a quintet playing the album release show for her new one at the Jazz Gallery, $20

8/17, 8 PM fearlessly relevant, genuinely riveting, populist tenor sax visionary/improviser Matana Roberts with International Contemporary Ensemble at the DiMenna Center, $20. Then 8/20-24, 8:30 PM she leads a series of duos at the Stone at the New School, $20. Choice pick: closing night with Vijay Iyer WOW

8/17, 8ish conscious hip-hop legend Talib Kweli at Marcus Garvey Park

8/17, 9 PM Summer Cannibals – like a good, concise, more political take on late-period Sleater-Kinney – at Elsewhere, $12

8/17, midnigh unpredictably fun, funny, occasionally Lubowski-esque psychedelic art-rock band the Academy Blues Project at the small room at the Rockwood

8/18, 3 PM ish majestic, darkly cinematic surf instrumentalists the TarantinosNYC at Bay 9 East at Riis Park in the Rockaways

8/18, 5 PM the NY Jazzharmonic play a program of music associated with the early women in jazz at Jefferson Market Garden in the west village

8/18, 5:30 PM 20s/30s swing purists the David Berger Jazz Orchestra at Birdland

8/18, 6 PM ferocious singer Hannah Fairchild’s explosive, lyrically brilliant noir punk power trio Hannah vs. the Many at the Nest, 504 Flatbush Ave, B/Q to Prospect Park, $tba. Noiserock trio George Puke, who play after, are fun too.

8/18, 6 PM oldschool salsa with Jose “El Canario” Alberto and La Sonora Ponceña at the Coney Island Amphitheatre, free, it’s a pretty small place run by corporate idiots and you’ll need to get there early to get in

8/18, 6 PM what’s left of multiple incarnations of Bob Marley’s band the Wailers featuring Julian Junior Marvin at Marcus Garvey Park

8/18, 7 PM bassist Max Johnson’s Heroes Trio with Jason Rigby on saxophone, Jeff Davis on drums playing  “compositions by the great bassists and heroes, past and present, such as Jimmy Garrison, Henry Grimes, Charlie Haden, Mark Dresser, Slam Stewart and many more” followed at 9:30 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

8/18, 7 PM eclectic, sardonically lyrical parlor pop band Orly Bendavid and the Mona Dahls at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

8/18, 8 PM indie classical with the Bent Duo -David Friend, piano; Bill Solomon, percussion –  followed by popular quirky indie rock band Deerhoof playing 80s covers wtf at the DiMenna Center, $20

8/19-23, half past noon haunting, eclectic Armenian jazz composer Armen Donelian rocks the electric piano at Bryant Park

8/19, 8 PM eclectic, potentially combustible guitarist Ryan Ferreira in a rare solo show followed by  noir-inspired low-register reedman Ben Goldberg n a rare duo show with tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laugrock at Arete Gallery, $15

8/19, 9:30ish ex-Chicha Libre keyboard sorcerer Josh Camp’s wryly psychedelic cumbia/tropicalia/dub band Locobeach at Barbes

8/20 7 PM cinematic, lyrical, fiercely relevant genre-smashing saxophonist/singer Stephanie Chou leads her quartet at the Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre St., $20 includes a drink

8/20, 8 PM indie classical chamber goup Talea Ensemble play works by Volokovic, Biro and Leroux at the DiMenna Center, $20

8/21, 1 PM the upbeat, oldtimey Ebony Hillbillies – NYC’s only oldschool African-American string band – at Lincoln Square Park on the upper west

8/21-22, 7:30/9:30 PM terse piano/guitar interplay: Kris Davis and Julian Lage at the Jazz Gallery, $25

8/21, 8 PM indie classical chamber group Talea Ensemble and perennially interesting piano/percussion ensemble Yarn/Wire play works by Vivier, Boulane, Oesterle, Linda Caitlin Smith and others at the DiMenna Center, $20

8/21, 9 PM poignant, eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo’s Tango Quartet at Bar Lunatico

8/21. 9 PM violinist Marissa Licata – who does colorful, energetic versions of covers from Despacito to Jethro Tull – at the Delancey, $10

8/22, 6:30 PM Lisa Hoppe on bass with Rachel Therrien on trumpet and Dayeon Aaron Edgcomb on drums at the Bar Next Door, free

8/22, 6:30 PM Bollywood-influenced oldschool soul harmony band Say She She under the Manhattan Bridge archway in Dumbo

8/22, 7 PM Alice Coltraine-inspired multi-keyboardist Rema Hasumi at Arete Gallery, $15

8/22, 7:30 PM whirlwind tropical accordion star El Rey Vallenato Beto Jamaica and band at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

8/22, 8:30 PM Wickedly catchy Americana/paisley underground rockers Girls on Grass followed by a kinda whiny Americana act, then deviously fun no wave/post-Velvets rockers Shadow Year and then the similar but more punkish Dares at Union Pool, $12

8/22, 9 PM creepy, wickedly lyrical, harmony-driven noir chamber pop/murder ballad duo Charming Disaster at Joe’s Pub, $15

8/22, 9 PM flashy, catchy, eclectic Americana fingerstyle guitarist Dougmore at Sunny’s

8/22, 10 PM drummer Arthur Vint & Associates reinvent classic Morricone spaghetti western soundtracks at Barbes

8/22. 11 PM wickedly torchy noir songwriter Julia Haltigan  at the Sultan Room, $12

8/23. 5:30 PM Americana rock songstresss Stephanie Manns at the American Folk Art Museum

8/23, 6 PM reverbtoned 70s style psychedelic soul band the Muckers at Bryant Park

8/23, 7 PM in reverse order at Marcus Garvey Park: eclectic, purist jazz singer Brianna Thomas, South African croone Vuyo Sotashe, the JBs’ Fred Wesley, erudite jazz drummer Winard Harper & Jeli Posse at Marcus Garvey Park

8/23, 7:30 PM flashy highway rock guitar dude Ryan Scott, haunting art-rock cinematic instrumentalists Morricone Youth and eclectic, cinematic keyboardist Frank LoCrasto at the Sultan Room, $10

8/23, 8 PM fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/roadhouse jamband Lizzie & the Makers at  Gold Sounds, $8

8/23. 9 PM wild psycho mambo/psychedelic cumbia band La Misa Negra at SOB’s, $15

8/23, 9 PM  first-rate purist honkytonk crooner/bandleader Cliff Westfall and his kick-ass group at Skinny Dennis

8/23, 9 PM wild live techno with sax-and-drums monsters Moon Hooch at Rough Trade, $22 gen adm. The next night, 8/24 they’re at the Music Hall of Williamsburg at 11, for two bucks less. Go figure.

8/23, 10 PM the world’s creepiest, slinkiest, most blackly funny crime jazz/film noir band, Big Lazy at Barbes

8/24, 3 PM in reverse order; alto powerhouse Ravi Coltrane, chanteuse Quiana Lynell, the all-star all-femael trio Reclamation with Camille Thurman, Nikara Warren and Brandee Younger at Marcus Garvey Park

8/24, 6 PM one of New York’s most eclectic, interesting oudists, Brian Prunka  followed at 8 by pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri playing their creepy Transylvanian jazz and at 10 by and at 10 by epic, psychedelic, noir-drenched psycho mambo band Gato Loco at Barbes

8/24, 7 PM slinky, darkly psychedelic instrumentalists the Ghost Funk Orchestra followed at 9 by uneasily eclectic tropically-influenced singer Renata Zeigeur and band at Bryant Park. Avoid the singsongey, cliched 8 PM singer-songwriter act in between them

 8/24, 7:30 PM rapturous Indian carnatic music with singer Samarth Nagarkar, tabla player Meghashyam Keshav and Rohan Prabhudesai on harmoniun at the Chhandayan Center for Indian Music $16

 8/24, 8ish legendary 90s Brooklyn psychedelic funk unit Groove Collective reunite at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

8/24. 9 PM one of NY’s most versatile, ferocious guitarists, ex-Sharon Jones lead player Binky Griptite and band at Bar Lunatico

8/24, 10 PM wild, colorful, Bowie-esque female-fronted glamrockers the Manimals play a pro-choice benefit at Union Pool, $12

8/24, 1 AM (actually wee hours of 8/25 feral tenor saxophonist Eric Wyatt leads the jam at Smalls. Could be off the hook

8/25, 3 PM the Emerson Quartet’s Eugene Drucker, violin; Roberta Cooper, cello; Beth Levin, piano play works by Clara & Robert Schuman and Brahms at Concerts on the Slope, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place downhill from 7th Ave, sugg don

8/25, 3 PM in reverse order at Tompkins Square Park: drum eminence grise Carl Allen’s Art Blakey Tribute, tenor man George Coleman’s Trio,  lyrical pianist Fred Hersch and eclectic altoist Lakecia Benjamin at Tompkins Square Park

8/25, 5 PM Remy Taghavi, bassoon and Yelena Grinberg, piano play works for this unusual pairing by Vivaldi, Tellemann, Mozart, Saint-Saens, Ravel, Dutilleux and Boutry at Grinberg’s upper westside piano salon, reception to follow, $35, close to the 1/2/3 train at 96th St., deets here 

8/25, 7 PM chamber jazz ensemble the Westerlies with crooner Theo Bleckmann and the majestic, titanically kinetic NYChillharmonic – a mighty art-rock band with jazz instrumentation – at Joe’s Pub, $tba

8/25, 8ish popular 90s salsa chanteuse La India at Central Park Summerstage

8/26, 7 PM trumpeter Dominick Faranacci leads a nonet bolstered by the Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra saluting great events and places in Harlem jazz at the HSA Theater, 649 St. Nicholas Ave north of 141st St., A/C/B to 145th St., free

8/26, 7 PM Taka Kigawa plays late Beethoven piano sonatas at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

8/26, 8 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with Jack Grace solo at Bar Chord

8/26, 9 PM subtle, dynamic jazz singer Yoon Sun Choi with the perennially lyrical Jacob Sacks on piano at Bar Lunatico

8/27, 7 PM clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party  and brilliant Danish klezmer jazz ensemble Mames Babagenush at the Mercury, $20 adv tix rec

8/27-28, 7:30/9:30 PM monster drummer Johnathan Blake leads a killer quartet wih Immanuel Wilkins -alto saxophone; Joel Ross -vibraphone; Dezron Douglas -bass at the Jazz Gallery, $25

8/27-28, 730/9:30 PM epically brilliant, Shostakovich-inspired jazz pianist/composer Fabian Almazan leads his trio at the Jazz Standard, $30

8/27, 8:30 PM accordion genius Shoko Nagai and percussionist Satoshi Takeishi’s Abysm at Arete Gallery, $15

8/27-9/1, 8;30/10 PM ferocious postbop tenor sax with Chris Potter’s Underground quartet at the Vanguard, $35

8/27, 9 PM singer Kami Thompson and guitar monster James Walbourne’s fiery, fearless Britfolk/psych-folk band the Rails at Joe’s Pub, $tba

8/28, 7 PM the Brooklyn Raga Massive – a rotating cast of A-list Indian, jazz and rock musicians who love to jam out classic Indian themes  with klezmer clarinet and mandolin wizard Andy Statman at the Rubin Museum of Art, $30 gen adm

8/28 8 PM self-explanatory, popular 90s jamband the NY Ska Jazz Ensemble at Iridium, $25

8/29, 5 PM 90s Dirty Jerz hip-hop supertrio Lords of the Underground outdoors at NJPAC in Newark

8/29, 7 PM slinky noir/retro rock bassist/songwriter Amy LaVere plays the album release show for her excellent new one at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10

8/29, 7 PM Nancy Garniez, piano with Gregor Kitzis, violin; Artie Dibble, viola; Dave Eggar, cello play the Mozart G minor Piano Quartet; Brahms C minor Piano Quartet, Brahms C major Trio at Garniez’s upper West Side salon,  sug don $20, refreshments, lively and iconoclastic conversation includedemail for details/address

8/29-31, 7:30/9:30 PM erudite pianist Orrin Evans leads his trio augmented by guest Kevin Eubanks on guitar at the Jazz Standard, $30. Forget the sub gig for Iverson; Evans is a throwback to smoking, hard-hitting 50s postbop glory.

8/29, 730 PM the Haitian funk band that started it all, Boukman Eksperyans at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

8/29, 8 PM 7 PM the Underground Spiritual Ground, a new supergroup and Anbessa Orchestra spinoff exploring the connection between African-American spirituals, Ethiopian and Caribbean music followed at 10 by Quatre Vingt Neuf, who do playfully improvisational versions of hot jazz classics and Little Rascals theme music with a rock rhythm section at Barbes

8/29, 10 PM creepily relevant, provocative performance artist Jelly Boy the Clown, torchy noirish sardonically funny cabaret dude Phat Man Dee and similarly funny, smart, politically woke feminist folk-punk duo Dolltits (Therina Bella and Magie Serpica) at ConeyIslandUSA, 1208 Surf Ave (corner W.12th St), Cnney Island, $20

8/30, 9 PM the eclectic, electrifying accordion-driven Los Mochuelos play classic gangsta Colombian vallenato and cumbia at Bar Chord

8/30, 10 PM Nando Griffiths & Kingston play roots reggae at Shrine

8/30-31 ,10:30 PM state-of-the-art postbop alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw leads his quartet at Smalls. You want adrenaline?

8/30, 11 PM enigmatic, compelling third-stream jazz pianist/singer Alina Engibaryan at Littlefield, $10

8/30, 11 PM allusively haunting, minimalist folk noir singer Belle-Skinner at Pete’s

8/31, 3 PM ish ageless, jangly, purist NY surf rock originals the Supertones at Bay 9 East at Riis Park in the Rockaways

8/31, 6 PM  mesmerizing, intricate, anthemic oudist  Brian Prunka and band followed at 8 by accordion genius Shoko Nagai ’s haunting, increasingly loud and psychedelic Tokala Silk Road/klezmer mashup project and at 10 by Rana Santacruz – the Mexican Shane MacGowan, but without the booze if you can imagine that – at Barbes

8/31, 9 PM haunting traditional Persian sounds with Koubeh at the old Nublu, $15

9/1,  3 PM ish the largescale improvisational ensemble who started it all, the Sun Ra Arkestra outdoors at Union Pool, free

9/3, 8 PM tuneful latin-inspired pianist/organist Bennett Paster at Halyards

9/7, 1/3 PM intense, microtonal string ensemble the Sirius Quartet play works by Jeremy Harman, Fung Chern Hwei, Gregor Huebner, plys original arrangements of Radiohead & the Beatles in the park on Governors Island

9/8, 7 PM catchy, anthemic newgrass/blue-eyed soul band the Levins at the basement room at the Rockwood, $12

9/13 at 8 PM, repeating 9/14 at 7:30 pianist Melody Fader and violinist Doori Na play Wolfgang Rihm’s ethereal score to Miro Magloire‘s new dance piece at City Center Studio 5, 130 W 56 St, $33/$20 stud/srs

9/!4. 4 PM sharply amusing, wickedly lyrical, politically woke lit-rock singer/pianist Dawn Oberg at the small room at the Rockwood

9/15, 7 PM pensively intense microtonal violinist/singer Sarah Bernstein‘s excellent Veer Quartet with Sana Nagano – violin; Leonor Falcón – viola; Nick Jozwiak – cello  at Spectrum $15

9/21, 5 PM ish intense, brilliantly relevant oldtime gospel/Africa Africana music maven Vienna Carroll and the irrepresibly theatrical, politically spot-on Ukuladies at the Gowanus Dredgers Society Boathouse, free

9/23 ageless Peruvian psychedelic cumbia jamband legends Los Wembler’s de Iquitos at the Poisson Rouge

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

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

Daily updates, and a new September calendar coming 9/1 – if you go out a lot, it couldn’t hurt to bookmark this page.

If you’re leaving your hood, make sure you check http://www.mta.info for service changes considering how the trains are at night and on the weekend.

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

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

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

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

Beginning on 8/15, 5:30 PM and continuing on 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12 and a grand finale on 9/14 a half an hour earlier, this year’s Bryant Park Accordion Festival is as amazing as it was last year. Scroll down for individual show lineups

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free classical concerts on Saturdays at 4 PM in August at Bargemusic;  usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles. If you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

Saturdays in August, 6 PM witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester at Barbes. He’s not doing it for the money (he wrote the theme to NPR’s Fresh Air). He’s doing this for fun and you can be part of it. He’s also leading a quartet at Bar Lunatico on 8/26 at 8:30

Saturdays in September, 6 PM the Toomai String Quintet play all kinds of adventurous, global classical repertoire, specializing in fiery Cuban material at Barbes

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 August, at sometime past noon at Hank’s, Nashville gothic crooner Sean Kershaw‘s legendary honkytonk brunch is back; special guests from his wide circle of NYC Americana acts keep the afternoon going until about 7. It’s just like 1999 again -at least until the bar closes sometime this year.

Sundays in August, 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.

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

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

8/1, 6 PM an Afro-Cuban dance party with Los Habaneros at Madison Square Park

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

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

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

8/1-2, 7:30/9:30 PM lyrical Cuban pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa leads a trio at the Jazz Standard, $25

8/1, 8 PM a darkly psychedelic twinbill: the witchy Yula & the Extended Family  and the Malian-inspired Sway Machinery at Nublu 151

8/1, 8 PM catchy, restless female-fronted Americana/newgrass anthem band Kaylor Otwell & the Tin Cans at the Bitter End. They’re also at Sidewalk on 8/26 at 8 for free

8/1-5, 8:30/10:30 PM intense pianist Gerald Clayton  leads a quintet with Logan Richardson on sax at the Vanguard, $30

8/1, 9 PM sharply lyrical janglerock/Americana/soul songwriter Matt Keating and guitarist Steve Mayone’s catchy new powerpop project the Bastards of Fine Arts at 11th St. Bar

8/2, 5 PM Bahian percussion powerhouse Dende and band followed by iconic second-wave Afrobeat band Antibalas at Chambers Plaza in Newark

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

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

8/2, 7:30 PM intense, lyrical, politically fearless tenor saxophonist Roxy Coss leads her s leads her quintet followed at 10:30 PM by bassist Matt Pavolka’s wry, incisively rhythmic, drummerless Horns Band at Smalls

8/2, 7:30/9:30 PM strange and potentially smoldering improvisations and maybe some hip-hop with Kassa Overall – drums; Vijay Iyer – piano ;Ravi Coltrane – saxophone; Evan Flory-Barnes – bass at the Jazz Gallery, $25

8/2, 7:30 PM three bass-led improvisational situations: Brandon Lopez solo, the Jozwiak/Swanson/Zenkoff Trio and the Jack Wright / Evan Lipson / Weasel Walter Trio at Arete Gallery, $10

8/2, 8 PM Balkan chanteuse Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay followed by Quatre Vingt Neuf (French for 89, a revolutionary date in case you weren’t aware) playing New Orleans brass music at Barbes

8/2, 9 PM noirish crooner/guitarslinger Phil Gammage and his four-piece band at 11th St Bar

8/2, 9 PM popular 90s-style alt-country with Rusty Truck at Hill Country

8/2, 9:30 PM sardonic C&W parody band the Great American Country Drifters at Pine Box Rock Shop

8/2, 10 PM charismatic, adventurous postbop/avant garde trombonist/crooner Frank Lacy leads his sextet at the Fat Cat

8/3, 5:30 PM dark, carnivalesque oldtimey songwriter Feral Foster and eclectic, tuneful accordionist/songwriter Ali Dineen at the American Folk Art Museum

8/3, 7 PM metal crew Fear Is Dead followed by fearlessly political antiviolence metalpunks Rebelmatic at the Delancey, $10

8/3, 7:30/9:30 PM a first-class big band plays new large-ensemble work by jazz composers Matt Holman, Brian Krock and Anna Webber at the Jazz Gallery, $25

8/3, 8 PM Dromeno play fiery Greek and Balkan dance music at the Jalopy, $10

8/3, 8 PM all-female vocal chamber group Quince Ensemble sing works by Kate Soper, Amy Beth Kirsten, Kaija Saariaho, Giacinto Scelsi, Gilda Lyons, Pascal Dusapin, and more followed by catchy, slinky, psychedelic tropicalia and cumbia band Yotoco at Barbes

8/3, 8 PM darkly lyrical psychedelic pop songwriter Jennifer Hall at the Parkside

8/3-4, 8/10 PM Mike LeDonne takes a relatively rare turn on piano with Peter Washington on bass at Mezzrow, $20 at the bar

8/3, 8:30 PM Antibalas spinoff Armo play Afrobeat at Bar Lunatico. They’re also here on 8/23,

8/3, 8:30 PM the Asian Cultural Symphony of the U.S.A play classical Chinese repertoire at Bryant Park

8/3, 9 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Bar Chord

8/3, 10:30 PM catchy Booker T-esque soul jazz with the David Gibson/Jared Gold Hammond B3 organ band at the Fat Cat

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

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

8/4, 6 PM witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester followed 8 by pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri playing their creepy Transylvanian jazz and then at 10 by epic ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

8/4, 7ish Bobby Radcliff – the rare blues guitarist who plays a ton of notes but doesn’t waste them, sort of a funkier Stevie Ray Vaughan – with his trio at Terra Blues

8/4, 7:30 PM messy lo-fi psychedelic band Garcia Peoples followed eventually at around 9:30 by darkly intense art-rock duo Christy & Emily at Wonders of Nature

8/4, 8 PM three loud metal-influenced bands open for female-fronted new wavers: instrumental sludgecore band Apollo’s Ghost, serpentine, cinematic art-rock instrumentalists You Bred Raptors, metalpunks the US Americans and the New Tarot at Bowery Ballroom, $12 adv tix avail at the Mercury 

8/4, 8 PM Lone Piñon and Tepeyolotli play New Mexican border folk sounds at the Jalopy, $10

8/4, 8 PM klezmer-jazz piano icon Anthony Coleman with Nick Dunston on bass at Scholes St. Studios

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

8/4, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 9 PM with surfed-up tv themes from Commercial Interruption, at 10 gloomy surfed-up Russian prison songs with the Vivisectors, at 11 majestic, darkly cinematic surf band the TarantinosNYC and at midnight the possibly very well-named, metalish Tiki Torture 

8/4, 9 PM the deliciously jangly, melancholy Pale Lights – like the Church at their poppiest – and eternally popular, similarly catchy psych-pop road warriors the Essex Green at the Knitting Factory, $15 adv tix rec 

8/4, 10 PM rockabilly songstress Suzette Sundae & the Love Lifes with her killer retro band at Skinny Dennis. She’s also there on 8/28.

8/5, 1 PM chanteuse/uke player Dahlia Dumont’s Blue Dahlia playing edgy, smartly lyrically-fueled, jazz-infused tunes in English and French with classic chanson and Caribbean influences at Jefferson Market Garden out back of the playground behind the BMCC campus on Chambers St. 8/10 at 4 (four) PM they’re at Ruppert Park, Second Ave. bet. E. 90 St. and E. 91 St.

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

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

8/5, 2 PM Pistolette play Afrobeat at Coney Island Baby, free

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

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

8/5, 7 PM state-of-the-art postbop guitarist Will Bernard and band reinvent Strayhorn tunes followed at 9:30ish by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes. Bernard is also at the small room at the Rockwood on 8/13 at 11 PM

8/5, 8 PM majestic noir cabaret/tango/Mediterranean band Paris Combo at City Winery, $25 standing room avail

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

8/5, 9ish sludgy but tuneful metal band Earnest Gallows at the Cobra Club, $tba 

8/6, 7 PM multi-instrumentalist Dennis Lichtman’s popular western swing band Brain Cloud at Barbes followed at 9:30 PM by Dilemastronauta Y Los Sabrosos Cosmicos with members of M.A.K.U and Combo Chimbita playing space cumbia 

8/6, 7 PM lively, relatively rocking indie classical string band Founders at Joe’s Pub, $15

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

8/6, 9 PM gritty, guitar-fueled postrockers Star Rover followed by trippy downtempo/chillout trio Dustlights playing the album release show for their new one at Wonders of Nature

8/7, 7 PM potential trainwreck, potential transcendence: BEACHFACE. Highly spontaneous collective compositions from an adventurous ensemble of Brooklyn improvisers.  John Carlson (trumpet) and Shawn McGloin (bass) from Free Range Rat, Tim Vaughn (trombone) from Gato Loco and Chris Stromquist (drums) from Slavic Soul Party! followed by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party 

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

8/7, 7 PM the great unsung hero of darkly purposeful, noir-tinged jazz guitar, Saul Rubin leading his Zebtet at the Fat Cat. They’re also here on 8/14

8/7, 7:0 PM irrepressible, transgressively funny saxophonist Jon Irabagon leads a quintet at Smalls

8/7, 7:30/9:30 PM popular purist postbop saxophonist Eric Alexander leads a rare chordless trio with Johnathan Blake on drums recording a live album at the Jazz Gallery $15

8/7, 8 PM  Moppa Elliott‘s Unspeakable Garbage – a potentially LMFAO Mostly Other People Do the Killing facsimile with Bryan Murray – sax, Nick Millevoi – guitar, Ron Stabinsky – piano, Moppa Elliott – bass, Dan Monaghan – drums at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

8/7, 8 PM edgy, historically-inspired newgrass band Cricket Tell the Weather at the small room at the Rockwood

8/7, 8:30 PM kinetic, eclectic, funky parlor jazz violinist Mazz Swift at Bar Lunatico

8/7-13, 8:30;10:30 PM purist postbop guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel leads a trio at the Vanguard. Then he’s here with a quartet through the 19th.

8/7. 9:30 PM high-voltage delta blues/Romany swing guitarist Felix Slim at Bar Chord

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

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

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

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

8/8, 7:30/9 PM eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette leads a trio at Minton’s, $10

8/8, 8 PM irrepressible klezmer violinist Eleonore Biezunski leads her Titi Parisienne ensemble playing French songs of displacement with her trio featuring ex-Chicha Libre keyboardist Josh Camp on accordion at Barbes

8/8, 8 PM improvisationally-inclined Madrid-based pan-latin jazz chanteuse Aurora Arteaga and band at Club Bonafide, $15

8/8, 9 PM hot 20s swing with trumpeter Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Radegast Hall

8/8. 10 PM Savak – who rehash Wire as well as anybody else ever has – at Coney Island Baby, $10 

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

8/9, 6:30 PM powerhouse tropicalia chanteuse Xenia Rubinos in the sculpture garden at MOMA, free w/museum adm

8/9, 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 –  plays “a very special [spectacularly surreal, snarky] show of reinterpretations of songs by the Talking Heads, Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Michael Hurley, Hoagy Carmichael, John Lennon, Brian Wilson, Johnny Mercer, Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, Neil Young, Harry Nilsson, Leonard Cohen, Tom Petty, Screaming Jay Hawkins” – what, no Eagles? at Pangea

8/9, 7 PM tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser leads his band at the Fat Cat. Jukebox jazz in a JD Allen vein but not as dark and more straight-ahead/groove-oriented: as postbop party music goes, nobody’s writing better than this guy right now.

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

8/9, 7:30 PM International Contemporary Ensemble and Greg Stuart play whispery music on instruments like of glass bowls at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

8/9, 8 PM a short set by the haphazardly funny Eastern Blokhedz  – who do psychedelic covers of 60s Russian psychedelic pop songs and specialize in the catalog of legendary Polish singer Edita Piaha – followed by a screening of Maxim Pozdorovkin’s hilarious/terrifying documentary Our New President, “a vodka-soaked, fever-dream documentary of Donald Drumpf’s rise to power as told by Russian propaganda” on the roof of the American Can Factory, 232 3rd St north of 3rd  Ave., Gowanus, F/R to 9th St., $16, free booze to follow

8/9, 8 PM plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing band Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies  followed by theatrical avant-garde drummer Sean Noonan leading his band playing the album release show for his new one Aqua Diva at Barbes (note $10 cover for the headliners)

8/10, 5:30 PM weird segues, enticing triplebill: plaintive Yorkshire/Appalachian singer Jan Bell, avant garde jazz chanteuse May Cheung and brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot & the Stray Dogs at the American Folk Art Museum  

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

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

8/10, 8 PM eclectic, lyrical, pensive jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leads his Tango Quartet at Barbes

8/10, 8 PM feral, hypnotic Afro-Colombian trance-dance band Tribu Baharu at Bryant Park

8/10, 8ish eclectic, tuneful accordionist/songwriter Ali Dineen  and fiery oldtime string band guitarist Jackson Lynch at the Owl

8/10-12, 8 PM this summer’s Latino punk festival at Brooklyn Bazaar, short sets by too many bands to name, heavy on the hardcore, the festival link is here, $tba

8/10, 9 PM Austin bluegrass guitarist/singer Talia Bryce followed at 10 by fellow Texan oldtimey band the Troll Smashers and 11 by fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/southern rockers Lizzie & the Makers at Pete’s. Lizzie’s also at the small room at the Rockwood at 11 on 8/24.

8/10, 9:30 PM darkly sizzling original surf rock band the Black Flamingos play surf at the Gutter, $5

8/10, 10 PM Lakeside Lounge honcho and careening Americana guitar icon Eric Ambel, and fiery, lyrical Steve Earle-ish songwriter Kasey Anderson at Hill Country

8/10, 10 PM pyrotechnic jazz improv trumpeter Peter Evans with homemade instrument builder/percussionist Levy Lorenzo followed by the prosaically branded but mesmerizing Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel at Wonders of Nature 

8/10-11, 10:30 PM hard-charging alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo leads his quartet at Smalls

8/10, 10:30 PM Max’s era-style punks the NY Junk play the album release show for their new one at Coney Island Baby, $10

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

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

8/11, 4ish the lavish Mariachi Real de Mexico de Ramon Ponce  on the Coney Island Boardwalk in front of the Wonder Wheel

8/11, 5 PM an extremely rare solo show by the crystalline-voiced, savagely lyrical Mary Lee Kortes at Pete’s

8/11, 6 PM Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester f – who’s doing a barrellhous take on hypnotic Philip Glass-ine composition lately – followed at 8 by chanteuse/uke player Dahlia Dumont’s kinetic French-Caribbean band  Blue Dahlia and at 10 by Cumbiagra – who’ve been going in a much more psychedelic direction lately-  at Barbes

8/11, 7 PM sizzling, haunting, psychedelic Turkish string band Neotolia at Joe’s Pub, $15

8/11, 7:30/9:30 PM drummer Tomas Fujiwara’s thundering, tidally shifting two-guitar/two-drum Triple Double at the Jazz Gallery, $25

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

8/11, 7 PM  Markus Reuter (Berlin), Mark Wingfield (London), Tim Motzer (Philadelphia), and Doug Hirlinger (NYC/Philadelphia) in a guitar trio plus drums. The late set starting at 9 is a talent-packed quadruple bill with Ikue Mori solo, Peter Evans’ new ensemble “Being & Becoming”, vocalists/noise artists Andrea Pensado, Charmaine Lee, and percussionist Chris Strunk at Arete Gallery, free

8/11, 8 PM masterful improvisational camaraderie with Shipp/Lowe/Cleaver/Ray – Matthew Shipp, Allen Lowe, Gerald Cleaver, Kevin Ray – at the  Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

8/11, 8 PM kinetic jazz vibraphonista Yuhan Su leads her quintet at the Cell Theatre, $15/$10 stud/srs

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

8/11, 9 PM hilarious, smartly political faux-French retro 60s psych-pop band les Sans Culottes at Bar Chord

8/11, 10 PM the Muslim & a Mexican play classic psychedelic Farsi funk from the 60s and 70s at the old Nublu, $10

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

8/12, 1 PM low-key deep-Brooklyn sounds with Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens playing a gospel brunch show at Bar Lunatico. They’re also here on 8/26

8/12, 3 PM acerbic indie classical duo String Noise at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd,, Long Island City,  N to Broadway and about a 15-block walk, free w/museum adm

8/12, 4 PM amazingly psychedelic, cross-pollinated Indian sounds with the Women’s Raga Massive at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St, Flushing, free w/garden adm

8/12, 6 PM noir-inspired low-register reedman Ben Goldberg  and cornetist Kirk Knuffke duel it out at Downtown Music Gallery

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

8/12, 7:30 PM a haunting Tunisian/Palestinian twinbill: singer Sonia M’barek & oudist/violinist Simon Shaheen with his funky Qantara group at Merkin Concert Hall, $30

8/12, 7:30 PM a short set by irrepressibly devious, lyrically hilarious multi-instrumentalist songwriter Walter Ego – who spans from darkly elegant art-rock to classic Britrock sounds – at Sidewalk

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

8/13, 7 PM night one of this year’s sublime Drive East Festival of Indian music opens with acclaimed Hindustani spiritual singer Rattan Mohan Sharma at LaMama, 66 E 4th St, $28 tix avail

8/13, 8 PM a rare NYC appearance by classy, cinematic NZ jazz pianist Alan Broadbent at Mezzrow, $15 at the bar

8/13, 8 PM the all-female Resistance Revival Chorus sing epic, inspiring populist gospel tunes and anti-trumpie broadsides, plus appearances by Valerie June, Jojo Abot, Ayo, Deva Mahal, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Annabella Sciorra, Abby Dobson, Shakina Nayfack, Indya Moore and others at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, free, early arrival advised (doors at 7:30

8/13, 8:30 PM fearlessly haunting, dynamic, charismatic Romany/Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina with pyrotechnic accordionist Peter Stan at Bar Lunatico

8/13-16, 8/10:30 PM a rare summit meeting between trumpeter Roy Hargrove and soulful reedman Paquito D’Rivera at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail. Hargrove is back leading his quintet here 8/28-31.

8/13, 8:30 PM the Vitamin String Quartet play faux-classical covers of all your favorite cheeseball radio hits at City Winery, $20 gen adm

8/13, 9:30ish the NYC Gaita Club – a Bulla en el Barrio spinoff – play rustically pounding Afro-Colombian trance-dance music at Barbes

8/14, 7 PM powerhouse postbop trumpeter Wayne Tucker leads his group followed byclever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

8/14-15, 7:30/9:30 PM golden-age large-ensemble postbop sounds with the Lee Konitz Nonet at the Jazz Standard, $30

8/14. 8 PM bassist Adam Minkoff leads a nine-piece rock band with horns playing his original arrangements of Stravinsky works at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

8/14, 8:30 PM this year’s sublime Drive East Festival of Indian music continues with Vishal Vaid singing rapturous ghazals at LaMama, 66 E 4th St, $28 tix avail

8/14-15, 8:30 PM lyrical, Balkan-inspired pianist Uri Caine leads a trio at Mezzrow, $20 at the bar

8/14, 9ish tuneful, smartly lyrical songwriter and slashing guitarist Jennifer O’Connor and her band at Wonders of Nature

8/14, 9  PM Crampsy ghoul-surf/noir garage band Twin Guns at Coney Island Baby, $12

8/14. 10 PM bass sax monster Stefan Zeniuk does double duty with two of his dark latin bands: punk mambo crew the NY Fowl Harmonic  followed by the titanic, richly noir Gato Loco at Hank’s, $7

8/15, 5:30 PM night one of this year’s amazing Bryant Park Accordion Festival, short sets by musicians scattered across the park lawn to prevent any sonic interference. Lineup includes Phil Passantino (Cajun + Zydeco), Maestro Tito Castro (Bandoneón: Argentine Tango), Foncho Castellar (Colombian Cumbia + Vallenato), Gregory Grene (Irish Rock), Eduardo de Carvalho (Brazilian Forró), Christina Crowder (Klezmer & Moldavian Folk), Jenny Luna (amazing Balkan + Turkish), Susan Hwang (wryly literary Blues + Soul), Jody Kruskal (Concertina: Old Americana), Dmitry Sokolovsky (Retro, Samba, Musette + Jazz), Nathan Koci (American and English Folk Tunes), and Barry Adler (German + Austrian)

8/15, 6 PM high-voltage psychedelic cumbia/Afrobeat jamband MAKU Soundsystem at Madison Square Park

8/15, 6 PM sitar player Abhik Mukherjee at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

8/15, 7:15 PM this year’s sublime Drive East Festival of Indian music continues with rising star santoor player Vinay Desai at LaMama, 66 E 4th St, $21 tix avail

8/15, 9 PM haunting all-acoustic symphonic art-rock band the Arcane Insignia at the Delancey, $10

8/16, 7:15 PM this year’s sublime Drive East Festival of Indian music continues with the epic, mesmerizing Navatman Music Collective – the only carnatic choir in this hemisphere – at LaMama, 66 E 4th St, $22 tix avail

8/16, 7:30 PM the Jimi Hendrix of the cuatro, Jorge Glem at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

8/16, 8ish an amazing original roots music triplebill: badass original country blues and oldtimey guitarist/songwriter Mamie Minch, oldtimey Americana duo the Hawkins Brothers and wildly hilarious acoustic Veracruz-style folk-punk band Radio Jarocho at a house concert at 169 Spencer St. at Willoughby, Bed-Stuy, G to Myrtle-Willoughby, sug don

8/16, 7:30/9:30 PM reedman Brian Krock’s titanic 20-piece jazz orchestra Big Heart Machine – conducted by Miho Hazama and featuring the spectacular Arcoiris Sandoval on piano – at the Jazz Gallery, $15

8/16-19, 7:30/9:30 PM high-voltage vibraphonist Warren Wolf and his Quartet at the Jazz Standard, $30

8/16, 8 PM eclectic, vivid Colombian pianist Ricardo Gallo with Ben Goldberg: clarinet; Sam Kulik: trombone; Satoshi Takeishi: drums followed at 10 by Pangari & the Socialites careening through classic ska and rocksteady – most of it from the 60s Skatalites catalog – at Barbes

8/16, 8:30 PM riveting, incisive oudist Brandon Terzic with 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 – at the Jalopy, $15. Terzic is also at Barbes on 8/29 at 8.

8/16, 9 PM indie powepop icons Guided By Voices at Industry City Courtyard, 274 36th St, Sunset Park, D/R to 36th St., $25 tix avail at the Bell House box ofc

8/17, 5:30 PM ubiquitous, moodily lyrical, politically savvy Irish folk-rocker Niall Connolly at the American Folk Art Museum 

8/17, 6 PM ferocious, female-fronted Afrobeat band Underground System at Bryant Park

8/17, 10 PM ferociously lyrical, Macbeth-inspired art-rock/psychedelic songwriter Rose Thomas Bannister and her killer new band at the Jalopy, $10

8/17, 8 PM a collaboration between wildly eclectic bluegrass/Taiwanese folk guitaris/songwriter Chalaw Basiwali and Malagasy griot Kilema at Flushing Town Hall, $16/$10 srs, under 18 free w.ID

8/17, 8 PM rustic Brazilian jungle guitar-and-accordion sounds with Regional de NY at Barbes

8/17, 9:30 PM a killer surf rock twinbill: the Nebulas and the evilly psychedelic Satan’s Pilgrims at the Gutter, $5

8/17, 7:30 PM baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian leads her killer LSQ quartet with Helen Sung on piano at Smalls

8/11, 8 PM jazz violinist Frederika Krier & her quartet Molecular Vibrations at the Cell Theatre, $15/$10 stud/srs

8/17, 8 PM exotic vibraphone-driven surf rock instrumentalists the Vibro-jets at Troost

 8/17, 8:30 PM future hall of famers the Out Louds: Tomas Fujiwara – drums; Ben Goldberg – clarinet; Mary Halvorson – guitar at I-Beam, $15

8/17, 8:30 PM organist and  Monk reinventor Greg Lewis and dazzlingly eclectic purist jazz singer Brianna Thomas at Bar Lunatico – OMFG

8/17, 10:40 PM (not 10:30) anthemic lit-rocker Dalton Deschain followed y the darkly eclectic, enigmatic Lorraine Leckie  – equally adept at Slavic and Americana noir – at Sidewalk

8/17, midnight, this era’s most intensely powerful tenor sax guy, JD Allen runs the jam session at Smalls. Hell, he could sleep here afterward

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

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

8/18, 6 PM trippy downtempo/postrock band Droneship followed at 7 by rockabilly band the Lexingtons at the Delancey 

8/18, 7:30 PM fearlessly relevant, genuinely riveting, populist tenor sax visionary/improviser Matana Roberts  solo on tenor sax at the Jazz Gallery. At 9:30 she plays a duo set with drummer Gerald Cleaver, $25

8/18, 7:30/9:30 PM powerful jazz belter – and Gil Scott-Heron reinventor –  Charenee Wade leads her group at Minton’s, $10

8/18, 8:30 PM this year’s sublime Drive East Festival of Indian music continues with Nirmala Rajasekar and Group playing magical Saraswati veena music at LaMama, 66 E 4th St, $23 tix avail

8/18, 8:30 PM Unheard Of Ensemble play works by Christopher Stark, Margaret Shedel, Reiko Füting, Erin Rogers and Tonia Ko at Spectrum

8/18, 9 PM chugging girlpunks Grim Streaker, feminist hardcore band Fea and ageless Cali surf punk legends Agent Orange at the Knitting Factory, $17 adv tix rec 

8/18, 9ish crunchy Italian stoner doom metal band Megatherium at the Cobra Club, $tba 

8/18, 10 PM expansive brass-fueled Afrobeat jams with the Brighton Beatat Shrine

8/18. 10 PM fiery electric bluegrass and C&W with Demolition String Band  at Skinny Dennis

8/18. 10 PM oldschool psychedelic soul/groove band Empire Beats at the Way Station

8/18, 9:30 PM wryly retro, period-perfect classic 60s style female-fronted honkytonk band the Bourbon Express at Freddy’s

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

8/19, 5 PM the final concert of this year’s sublime Drive East Festival of Indian music features the Flute Raman Trio playing mystical, centuries-old repertoire at LaMama, 66 E 4th St, $21 tix avail

8/19, 7 PM Fuck You Tammy play amazingly spot-on recreations of themes from Twin Peaks and David Lynch films at the Mercury, $10

8/19, 7:30 PM Haley Fohr aka Circuit des Yeux plays a live ensemble soundtrack to the 1923 silent film adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s play Salomé. at National Sawdust, $17 adv tix rec

8/19, 8 PM torchy, riveting, erudite countrypolitan songwriter Drina Seay plays her bday show at the Treehouse at 2A

8/19, 8 PM hauntingly cinematic, windswept lapsteel soundscapes with Rainer Maria guitarslinger Kaia Fischer and freak-folk eeriness with Uke of Spaces at a house concert at 169 Spencer St. at Willoughby, Bed-Stuy, G to Myrtle-Willoughby, sug don

8/20, 7:30 PM a rare U.S. appearance by legendary Russian folk singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Sergei Starostin with his Virtual Village Ensemble playing medieval sounds at the Fridman Gallery, $20

8/20-22, 8/10:30 PM trumpeter Christian Scott and band at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail

8/20, 9 PM lustrously dark jazz pianist Guy Mintus leads his trio at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

8/20, 9 PM legendary dual-reedman George Braith – who can play two saxes at once better than most guys can play one – leads his quartet at the Fat Cat

8/21-22, 7:30/9:30 PM rising star jazz harpist Brandee Younger leads her Quintet: electric on the 21st and acoustic on the 22nd at the Jazz Standard

8/21, 8 PM roaring 20s hot jazz with Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers at Radegast Hall

8/21-25, 8:30 PM guitar icon Bill Frisell leads a series of duos with various drummers at the Stone at the New School, $20. Choice pick: how to decide? 8/22 with Kenny Wollesen or 8/24 with Johnathan Blake? 8/29 at 7 PM Frisesll plays a rare duo show with Ikue Mori on percussion at National Sawdust, $25 adv tix rec. He’s also at Russ & Daughters – smallest venue he’s ever played – on 8/30 for FREE. Get there early

8/21, 10:30 PM brilliant drummer/percussionist Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet play classic salsa grooves at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10

8/21, 10:30 PM fiery alto saxophonist Lucas Pino’s twin-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls

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

8/22, 5:30 PM night two of this year’s amazing Bryant Park Accordion Festival, short sets by musicians scattered across the park lawn to prevent any sonic interference. Lineup includes John Sherman (Cajun, Appalachian + Blues), Tinta Roja (Argentine Bandoneón + Guitar), El Toro de la Sierra (Mexican Norteño), Dan Gurney (Traditional Irish), Felipe Hostins (Northeast Brazilian), Mary Spencer Knapp (French, Pop + Soul), Nathan Rivera (Gypsy Blues), The Bumper Crop Boys (Blues and Country), Yuri Lemeshev (World, Classical + Jazz), Sam Reider (American Roots), Erica Mancini (Jazz, Blues + Country), and Mario Tacca (French Musette + Waltz).

8/22, 9 PM sharply lyrical janglerock/Americana/soul songwriter Matt Keating and guitarist Steve Mayone’s catchy new powerpop project the Bastards of Fine Arts at 11th St. Bar

8/22, 9 PM intense, charismatic oldschool soul belter Sami Stevens at the small room at the Rockwood

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

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

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

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

8/23, 7:30/9 PM lyrical latin jazz alto saxophonist Roman Filiu  leads a quartet with David Virelles on piano at Minton’s, $10

8/23, 8 PM singer Dida Pelled salutes obscure cult favorite women songwriters including Connie Converse, Elizabeth Cotten, Molly Drake, Vashti Bunyan and Norma Tanega followed at 10 by allstar violinist and drummer Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game trio with formidable pianist Carmen Staaf at Barbes

8/23, 8:30 PM bassist Ben Allison teams up with noir-inspired pianist Frank Kimbrough & guitarist Steve Cardenas at Mezzrow, $20 at the bar

8/23, 10 PM twangy oldschool C&W band Girls Guns & Glory – who actually don’t embarrass themselves with their Hank Williams covers – at Hill Country

8/23, 10 PMtrumpeter Steven Bernstein’s legendary noir jazz outfit Sexmob at the old Nublu, $10 adv tix avail at the Poisson Rouge box ofc

8/24, 5:30 PM blues guitarist Will Scott – who can play just about any style from all over the country – and vivacious, badass all-female oldtimey string band the Dead Sea Sisters at the American Folk Art Museum 

8/24, 7 PM dazzlingly eclectic purist jazz singer Brianna Thomas, bassist Buster Williams leading his group and then veteran trumpeter Charles Tolliver reprising his 1968 album Paper Man at Marcus Garvey Park

8/24, 8 PM brilliantly lyrical trumpeter Ben Holmes’ Naked Lore with Kyle Sanna and Shane Shahanan at Barbes followed at 10 by the world’s creepiest crime jazz/film noir band, Big Lazy 

8/24-25, 10:30 PM innovative, erudite jazz organist Jared Gold leads his quartet at Smalls

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

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

8/25, 6 PM cleverly lyrical, murderously witty murder ballad/chamber pop allstars Charming Disaster at Castle Clinton in Battery Park

8/25, 7 PM the intricately polyrhythmic eight-piece Chhandayan Tabla Ensemble followed by Sougata Roy Chowdhury on sarod with Monir Hossain on tabla at Chhandayan Center For Indian Music, $20

8/25, 7 PM pianist David Greilsammer “takes a musical journey to the heart of a strange and dazzling labyrinth in a solo recital that spans musical eras,” with a centerpiece of Leoš Janáček’s darkly cinematic suite “On An Overgrown Path” at National Sawdust, $25 adv tix rec

8/25, 9 PM brilliant, historically spot-on oldtime blues guitar/banjo/piano genius Jerron Blind Boy Paxton and the similarly charismatic, politically fearless, historically-inspired oldtime country blues duo Piedmont Bluz at the Jalopy, $20

8/25, 10 PM sludgy, ornate Detroit metal band Acid Witch at St. Vitus, $12 

8/25. 10 PM Danaya Band play Malian and Afrobeat sounds at Silvana

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

8/26, 3 PM the trio of rising star trumpeter Adam O’Farrill, saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins and vibraphonist Joel Ross, iconic, rapturous AACM pianist/organist Amina Claudine Myers, then a lame corporate jazz act, then Gary Bartz leading a quartet at Tompkins Square Park

8/26. 5 PM awesomely slinky, psychedelic Israeli Ethiopiques groove instrumentalists Anbessa Orchestra  in the Jefferson Market Garden on Greenwich St. west of 6th Ave

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

8/26, 7 PM  Perspectives Ensemble play works by Manuel de Falla at the Angel Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk St south of Houston, free 

8/26, 7 PM Alfred Kpebsaane – Ghanaian Gyil xylophone, and Brittany Anjou – piano & keyboards playing Ghanaian Bewaa and Binne funeral music followed at 9:30 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

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

8/26, 10 PM stampeding, merciless Savannah metal band Black Tusk at St. Vitus, $18 

8/26, 10 PM swirly, dancey/dreamy, vaguely 80s inflected stadium rock band Mars Motel at the Delancey, $12 

8/27, 8ish irrepressible, historically informed, crystalline-voiced folk noir/art-rock songwriter Elisa Flynn and the similarly noir, more minimalist Peg Simone at Troost

8/27, 8/10 PM  ageless, perennially hard-hitting jazz piano sage and ex-Coltrane bandmate McCoy Tyner at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

8/27, 9 PM darkly torchy southwestern gothic/Europolitan songwriter/guitarist Miwa Gemini followed by high-voltage delta blues/Romany swing guitarist Felix Slim at LIC Bar

8/27, 9:30ish singer Carolina Oliveros’ mighty 13-piece Afro-Colombian trance/dance choir Bulla en el Barrio at Barbes

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

8/28, 9 PM slashing guitarist Steve Antonakos plays slide guitar blues with his band at Bar Chord

8/28, 9 PM edgy, deep blues-inspired acoustic songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Lola Johnson at 11th St. Bar

8/29, 5:30 PM night three of this year’s amazing Bryant Park Accordion Festival, short sets by musicians scattered across the park lawn to prevent any sonic interference. Lineup includes Kenny Margolis (Zydeco + Blues), David Hodges (Bandoneón: Argentine Tango), Harold Rodriguez (Colombian Vallenato), Annmarie Acosta (Williams Traditional Irish), Rob Curto (Brazilian Bluegrass), Ed Goldberg & the Odessa Klezmer Band (Eastern European Klezmer), Melissa Elledge (Rock + Pop), George Saenz (Music from Texas-Mexico Border), Smörgåsbandet (Scandinavian), Earl Accordionist (Polka, French + Tango), Mindra Sahadeo (Harmonium: South Asian), and Rachelle Garniez (arguably this era’s greatest and most colorful, magnetic songwriter)

8/29, 7:30/9:30 PM this era’s most cutting-edge, politically relevant large jazz ensemble, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at the Jazz Standard, $30

8/29, 8:30 PM epically prolific, fearless, monumentally tuneful pianist Satoko Fujii leads her trio at i-Beam, $15, get there early

8/29, 10:30 PM slinky maracatu/New Orleans/surf rock mashups from Nation Beat at the big room at the Rockwood

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

8/30-9/2, 7:30/9:30 PM purist pianist Cyrus Chestnut and Trio featuring Buster Williams and Lenny White at the Jazz Standard

8/30, 8 PM deviously theatrical oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co at Otto’s

8/30, 8:30 PM haunting, intense ,soulful folk noir songwriter Holly Miranda – who’s as good on Telecaster as she is on piano at City Winery, $15

 8/30, 10 PM accordionist/sitarist Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood/cumbia/psychedelic rock project Bombay Rickey at Barbes

8/30, 10:30 PM drummer Dan Pugach leads his nonet with Nicole Zuraitis on the mic, playing the album release show for his new one at Smalls

8/31, 6 PM 80s style goth/dreampop band Shadow Age at Elsewhere, $12 

8/31, 7:30 PM the glimmering, noir-inspired Tom Beckham on vibes with Peter Slavov on bass and George Schuller on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

8/31, 8 PM klezmer-jazz icon Anthony Coleman on piano and organ with Doug Wieselman – clarinets and Brad Jones – bass; Chris Cochrane – guitar and Brian Chase – drums followed by a rare club show by busker legends the Xylopholks at Barbes. Let’s see how far they get in those sweaty animal onesies and masks!

8/31, 8 PM Yoon-Ji Lee’s “Sunday Supper”“Sunday Supper” (Korean title: “저녁식사”), “an experimental chamber opera loosely inspired by the 2007 novel “The Vegetarian” by Han Kang” with electroacoustic Korean music and instrumental backing, plus a dance work in progress by Adrianne Aguilar at National Sawdust, $15 adv tix rec

8/31, 10:30 PM energetic, perennially relevant, boisterously amusing acoustic Veracruz-style folk-punk band Radio Jarocho at Terraza 7, $10

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

9/1, 5 PM atmospheric, cinematic drummer/composer Tim Kuhl – sort of a more straightforwardly trippy version of John Hollenbeck – followed at 8 by dazzlingly eclectic chamber pop/latin/classical violinist Concetta Abbate at Pete’s

9/1, 6 PM the Toomai String Quintet play all kinds of adventurous, global classical repertoire, specializing in fiery Cuban material, then at 8 PM pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri play their creepy Transylvanian jazz and then at 10 there’s epic ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

9/1, 7ish Bobby Radcliff – the rare blues guitarist who plays a ton of notes but doesn’t waste them, sort of a funkier Stevie Ray Vaughan – with his trio at Terra Blues

9/1, 7 PM in reverse order at El Cortez: no wave sax legends James Chance & The Contortions,dark art-rock guitar icon Martin Bisi, and perennially sick noiserock guitar band the Sediment Club, $20

9/1, 7  PM the annual Soorya festival of Sri Lankan culture and arts at Faber Park in Staten Island, free, shuttle bus will stop at the Staten Island Ferry to pick you up, program tba 

9/1, 8 PM singer Lara Solnicki leads a killer quintet with Marta Sanchez on piano and Roman Filiu on alto at the Cell Theatre, $15. Filiu leads his quartet afterward

9/1, 8 PM charmingly inscrutable Parisienne chanteuse Chloe & the French Heart Jazz Band  at Club Bonafide, $20. She’s back here on 9/21 at 6, 9/28 at 7 and 9/29 at 6 again

9/1, 8:30 PM Greg Lewis’ brilliant, fearlessly political Organ Monk Trio at Bar Lunatico

9/1, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” followed by exotic vibraphone-driven surf band the Vibro-jets at the Gutter, sug don

9/1, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 9 PM with ferocious, creepy surf noir band the Men in Gray Suits, at 10 spaghetti western/surf trio LoungeZotica 3000, at 11 gloomy surfed-up Russian prison songs with the Vivisectors, and around midnight the night’s hardest-rocking act, Surfer R Cool 

9/1, 9 PM dark garage rock and noir psychedelia with Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs at the Mercury, $15

9/5, 5:30 PM  night four of this year’s amazing Bryant Park Accordion Festival, short sets by musicians scattered across the park lawn to prevent any sonic interference. Lineup includes Laren Droll (Cajun + Zydeco), Laura Vilche (Bandoneón: Argentine Tango), Nain de los M-1 Sangre de Reyes (Norteño Music from Mexico), Patty Furlong (Traditional Irish Music), Cordeone (Portuguese Fado), Ilya Shneyveys (Traditional + Original Klezmer), Eva Salina and Peter Stan (Vintage Balkan Roma Ballads), Mira Stroika (Pop Cabaret), Albert Behar (French Musette + Gypsy Jazz), Alan Morrow (Waltzes, Tango + Blues), Papa Bavarian (German Oktoberfest), and Burlap Don Simons (American Swing).

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

9/7, 6 PM elegant, lyrical, wildly eclectic oldtimey jazz/New England Americana songwriter Caroline Cotter at the American Folk Art Museum 

9/9, 3 PM koto visionary Yumi Kurosawa at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd,, Long Island City,  N to Broadway and about a 15-block walk, free w/museum adm

9/12, 5:30 PM night five of this year’s amazing Bryant Park Accordion Festival, short sets by musicians scattered across the park lawn to prevent any sonic interference. Lineup includes Julie Winterbottom (Cajun Music from Louisiana), Javier Sánchez (Bandoneón: Argentine Tango), Sadys Rodrigo Espitia (Colombian Cumbia + Vallenato), Ellen Lindstrom “The Swedish Meatball” (Scandinavian Music), Vitor Gonçalves (Brazilian Choro + Forró), Shoko Nagai (Japanese + Jewish), Maestro (Electronic Balkan Music), Papa Joe De Clemente (Italian + American Standards), Will Holshouser (Jazz + Folk), Ismail Butera (Ancient Mediterranean), Ryan O’Donnell + Friends (Ukrainian), and Guillermo Vaisman (Coastal Argentine Chamamé).

9/14, 5 PM the grand finale of this year’s amazing Bryant Park Accordion Festival with full sets by Shashmaqam (hauntin Bukharan Jewish music and and Central Asian dance), João Cirilo Pilom Batuko Band (Batuko and Funaná from Cape Verde), a lame Patti Smith wannabe on harmonium, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (sizzling Pugliese folk dances), and Rimel (Norteño music from Mexico).

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

9/21, 8 PM sizzling oudist Mohamed Abozekry and Karade play haunting, serpentine Egyptian music from across the centuries at Roulette, $25/$20 stud/srs

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

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

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

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

Free and cheap concerts in just about every neighborhood. If you’re leaving your hood, make sure you check http://www.mta.info for service changes considering how awful the trains have been lately.

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

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

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

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

On select Wednesdays and Sundays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. Up next: Bartok, Mozart and fascinating improvisations. Sugg don $10 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays in August, 10:30 PM oldschool Texas-style fingerstyle acoustic blues with fantastic guitarist Noe Socha and Cliff Schmitt on bass at Pete’s. They’re also at Barbes on 8/13 at 7. 

Wednesdays in September, 6 PM powerful, dynamic blue-eyed soul belter Sarah Wise at Shrine

Wednesdays at 8 the Brooklyn Raga Massive – a rotating cast of A-list Indian, jazz and rock musicians who love to jam out classic Indian themes from over the centuries to the present day – play the Owl, $15

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

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

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

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

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 September, 6 PM dark urbane Romany song maven (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl is at Barbes for a series of intimate duo shows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/7, 9ish magically luminescent pastoral jazz group Bryan and the Aardvarks at Tiny Montgomery, 333 Douglass St. in Gowanus, $15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/9, 7 PM cleverly lyrical, coolly intriguing jazz chanteuse Dorian Devins leads her trio   at Flute Midtown, 205 W 54th St (between 7th Ave & Broadway), free

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

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

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

8/9, 9ish wickedly lyrical, allusively menacing noir songstress Karla Rose – the missing link between Dorothy Parker and Neko Case – witih gonzo pianist Guyora Kats (who did a cameo on her cult classic debut album) at 11th St. Bar

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

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

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

8/10, 7  PM lush improvising orchestra Burnt Sugar at East River Park, free. 8/23, 7/10 PM they’re at National Sawdust, $18 adv tix rec for those who prefer airconditioned shows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/12, 10:30 AM (yup) the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York in Flushing Meadows Park to kick off the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

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

8/12, 2 PM vivid, subtly lyrical Americana fiddler and songwriter Amanda Shires solo on the plaza ar Lincoln Center

8/12, 2 PM haphazardly careening, occasionally theatrical dreampop/noiserockers Gold Dime  at Union Pool, free

8/12, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet – Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) –reinvent classic and obscure Satie chamber pieces as well as rare compositions by his obscure contemporaries, followed at 8 by eclectic, electric C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts and at 10 PM by Pangari & the Socialites playing classic ska and rocksteady – most of it from the 60s Skatalites catalog – at Barbes

8/12, 8 PM iconic 90s Americana janglerockers the Jayhawks at Damrosch Park. What’s this gonna be? The soaring, angst-fueled, harmony-driven post-Big Star anthems of late in the decade, or the more C&W ish stuff from their early days? 

8/12, 8 PM high voltage skiffle/Americana band the Salt Cracker Crazies  at the Way Station

8/12, 8 PM pianist Simona Premazzi leads her quintet playing the album release show for her new one at the Cell Theatre, $15

8/12, 9 PM intense charismatic danceable metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rockers Escarioka at Mehanta, $10

8/12, 10 PM jangly, sharply lyrical folk-rock/chamberpop band the Morning Sea– like a more stripped-down, less druggy Elliott Smith –  at the small room at the Rockwood.Miss Velvet & the Blue Wolf play quirky, torchy blue-eyed soul with incisively edgy, purist blues guitar next door at the big room, same time . Miss Velvet and pal are also here on 8/24.

8/13, 3 PM slinky, oud-fueled Middle Eastern/Nile Delta dance orchestra Alsarah & the Nubatones  at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd,, Long Island City,  N to Broadway and about a 15-block walk, free w/museum adm

8/13. 4 PM fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/southern rockers Lizzie & the Makers  at LIC Bar outside

8/13, 7 PM Bonnie Raitt at Damrosch Park. Yeah, she never figured out how to write a song, but she’s still reputedly a hell of a blues guitarist. 

8/14, 6 PM the improvisationally-inclined Osso String Quartet f at the Fat Cat

8/14, 7 PMtuneful postbop pianist Jim Ridl leads his group from behind the Rhodes at 55 Bar

8/14, 8 PM a rare, free Brooklyn appearance by charmingly nuanced, erudite singer/pianist and Dinah Washington reinventor  Champian Fulton leading her trio at Radegast Hall. She’s also there on 8/21

8/14, 8/10 PM  ageless, perennially hard-hitting jazz piano sage and ex-Coltrane bandmate McCoy Tyner at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

8/14, 9:30 PM Los Cumpleanos play psychedelic cumbias with new wave synths & retro organ, effect-laden trombone and trumpet as well as a three piece percussion section at Barbes

8/15, 7 PM eclectic original Middle Eastern and North African style oudist and kora player Brandon Terzic leads his group followed at 9 by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

8/15, 7 PM two generations of free newschool and oldschool postbop jazz: the Eric Person Band and Houston Person at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park

8/15, 8 PM hilarious, smartly political faux-French retro 60s psych-pop band les Sans Culottes  at St. Vitus, $8

8/15, 9 PM dynamic, fearlessly populist soul belter Stephanie Rooker at the Way Station

8/15, 10 PM brilliant drummer/percussionist Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet play classic salsa grooves at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

8/16, noon, Colombian sounds with Parranda Vallenata followed by feral sax/drums duo Receta Secreta at the triangle at 66th St. and Broadway 

8/16, 1 PM the intense, Middle Eastern-tinged, cinematic Eyal Vilner Big Band at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex

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

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

8/17, :30/9:30 PM bassist Ricky Rodriguez leads a killer quintet with John Ellis – tenor saxophone & bass clarinet ; Luis Perdomo – piano; Lage Lund – guitar ; Obed Calvaire – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $15

8/17, 8 PM hot 20s swing with trumpeter Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Radegast Hall

8/17, 8 PM John Hodel – the Bukowski of what’s left of the late 90s LES singer-songwriters – at Sidewalk. You know the song – Tuesday Morning in a Bar

8/17, 8:30 PM psychedelic stoner boogie band the Dead Daisies at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec

8/17, 9 PM Nina Diaz – of Girl in a Coma notoriety – does her angst-fueled noir soul thing at Rough Trade, $10 av tix re

8/17, 10 PM lyrical, Indian-influenced alto saxophonist Aakash Mittal leads his Quintet with a rare NYC appearance by Chicago trumpeter Brad Goode at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10

8/17, 10 pastoral gothic accordion art-rock with Sam Reider & the Human Hands at Barbes 

8/18, 6 PM bass goddess Felice Rosser’s ageless reggae-rock-groove band Faith at  at the small room at the Rockwood

8/18, 6 PM Los Hijos Del Agobio play 70s style Spanish-style art-rock and psychedelia at Shrine. 8/21 at 8:30 they’re at Pete’s  

8/18,  8 PM Brooklyn’s funnest band, psychedelic organ-driven Middle Eastern-tinged surf rock trio Hearing Things at Barbes

8/18, 8 PM a rare NYC appearance by Lynchian Americana duo the Whiskey Charmers at the Way Station

8/18, 8 PM popular bluegrass road warriors Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

8/18, 8:30 PM El edgy female-fronted funk band Eliza & the Organix – feat. swirly alto sax player Kristen Tivey – at Freddy’s

8/18, 8:30 PM elegantly melodic, darkly counterintuitive pianist Sylvie Courvoisier  leads a pretty wild quintet with Ken Vandermark on tenor sax and Nate Wooley on trumpet at the  Glass Box Theatre at the New School, 55 W 13th St., $20

8/18. 10 PM reverb guitar heaven: Crampsy ghoul-surf/noir garage band Twin Guns  at Otto’s

8/18, 10:40 PM (not 10:40, mind you) Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show play their creepy circus punk and arena rock followed by popular NYC folk noir songwriter Lorraine Leckie  at Sidewalk

8/19, 6 PM Skye Steele leads composers in the round with fellow innovative violinists Christina Courtin and Lily Henley and Christopher Hoffman, followed at 8 PM yaccordionist/sitarist Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood/cumbia/psychedelic rock project Bombay Rickey – a launching pad for her spellbinding four-octave voice –  followed by amazingly psychedelic,  mystical Moroccan trance-dance band Innov Gnawa at Barbes

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

8/19, 7 PM Los Hermons Cintron play flamenco at the 96th Street Tennis Courts (n Riverside Park

8/19, 7:30 PM a killer female-fronted quadruplebill: trash-garage guitar maven Palmyra Delran,,well-liked, fearlessly political LES soul-rock songwriter/chanteuse Dina Regine, electric Americana chanteuse Diane Gentile and fiery, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene  at Bowery Electric, $15

8/19, 7:30/9:30 PM captivating, darkly tuneful  pianist Shai Maestro‘ plays solo at the Jazz Gallery, $22

8/19, 8 PMaccordionist/sitarist Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood/cumbia/psychedelic rock project Bombay Rickey – a launching pad for her spellbinding four-octave voice – followed at 10 by amazingly psychedelic,  mystical Moroccan trance-dance band Innov Gnawa at Barbes

8/19, 8/10:30 PM a rare duo set by two jazz icons: pianist Kenny Barron with bassist Ray Drummond at Mezzrow, $20 at the bar

8/19, 8:30 PM lustrous, harmony-driven, alternately haunting and badass oldschool honkytonk band the Sweetback Sisters at the Jalppy, $20

8/19, 8:30 PM avant garde monster surf jamband Abraxas with Aram Bajakian (guitar) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (gimbri) Kenny Grohowski (drums)play John Zorn’s  Masada: Book of Angels Vol. 19 at the Stone, $20. 8/20 the material is Zorn’s Psychomagia

8/19, 11 PM ferociously dynamic, tuneful, female-fronted power trio Castle Black at Otto’s

8/19, 10 PM oldschool psychedelic soul/groove band Empire Beats  at the Way Station

8/19, 10:30 PM Sweet Tits – the “punk lesbian Spinal Tap” – at Freddy’s

8/20, 3 (three) PM fearlessly political janglerock songwriter Fred Gillen Jr  with the similarly fearless, even more lyrically brilliant Linda Draper at  at the small room at the Rockwood. A couple of doors down quirkily charismatic, powerful-voiced, kinetic avant-pop siren Grace McLean  plays the third stage at 7 for $10

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

8/20, 7 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 –followed at 9:30 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

8/20, 7 PM haunting, cinematic, Middle Eastern-inspired bass clarinetist Todd Marcus leads his quartet at Shapeshifter Lab

8/20, 7:30 PM the Queensboro Symphony Chamber Orchestra play their new arrangement of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at St Ann’s Church, 58-02 146th St. (at 58th Ave.), Flushing,,  7 train to Flushing/Main St. and a comfortable ten-minute walk, or take the Q44 or Q20 bus

8/20, 10 PM menacing noir rock band Des Roar – the missing link between the Dead Boys and Jesus & Mary Chain – at Union Pool, $10

8/21, 7 PM intense, cinematic lapsteel virtuoso Raphael McGregor and probably some of his Brain Cloud western swing bandmates, followed at 9:30ish bypsychedelic cumbia band Yotoco at Barbes

8/21, 7:15 PM sarod virtuoso Aashish Khan at Dixon Place: part of this years’s Drive East Festival of Indian music at Dixon Place, $25 tix avail

8/21, 8:30 PM highly regarded soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome leads a quintet with special guest violinist Meg Okura at Bar Lunatico

 8/21-27 the amazing Drive East Festival of classical Indian music and dance moves into Dixon Place. Too many amazing acts to list – the whole lineup is here

8/22, 6 PM a fantastic Indian music twinbill: Hindustani singer Indrani Khare, $15, followed by rising star sitar player Kinnar Seen at Dixon Place, $20 separate adm – part of this years’s Drive East Festival of Indian music, $25 tix avail

8/22, 7:30/9:30 PM rising star jazz harpist Brandee Younger leads her quintet at the Jazz Standard, $25

8/22, 6 PM the Weekly Readers Village with Tom Beckham, vibes;  Janet Grice, bassoon;  Carlos Cuevas, melodica/piano;  Lee Tomboulian, accordion;  Dave Silllman, percussion;  Cliff Schmitt, bass play the album release show for their new one at Cornelia St. Cafe $10 + $10 mi. Followed at 9:30 by fearless avant garde singer Anaïs Maviel leading a trio with Alexis Marcelo, piano, keyboards;  Leonid Galaganov, drums, separate adm. 

8/22, 7 PM the So Wrong It’s Right trombone quartet with Dave Taylor, Kalun Leung, David Whitwell, Felix Del Tredici – at Shapeshifter Lab, $8

8/22, 7:30 PM Tango Buenos Aires perform a music-and-dance tribute to early 20th century pioneer Carlos Gardel at NJPAC in Newark, $30 seats avail.

8/22-9/3, 8:10/10 PM postbop guitar master Kurt Rosenwinkel leads his trio and starting on the 29th, his quintet at the Vanguard, $30

8/22-27, 8:30 PM pantheonic, eclectic guitar hero Nels Cline leads a series of groups at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: opening night with Erik Friedlander (cello) Yuka C Honda (electronics, keys) Ikue Mori (laptop) Nels Cline (electric guitar)

 8/22, 7:30 PM fiery alto saxophonist Lucas Pino’s twin-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls

8/22, 9 PM sick noiserock fun with the Sediment Club at Alphaville, $10

8/22. 9 PM what’s left of 70s Jamaican roots reggae harmony band Culture with Joseph Hill’s son Kenyatta fronting the band, celebrating the 40th annniversary of the band’s roots reggae classic Two Sevens Clash at B.B. King’s, $15 adv tix rec

8/22, 9:30 PM cinematic Quincy Jones-style B3 gutbucket organ jazz with Underground System’s Colin Brown and his band at Freddy’s 

8/23, noon the eclectic, Balkan/latin/funk brass Underground Horns at the triangle at 66th St. and Broadway

8/23, 7:30 PM a Mannes College of Music ensemble with soloist Dave Glasser taking the role of Charlie Parker plays “Bird With Strings” in its entirety at Johnson/Kaplan Hall, 66 W12th St, free

8/23, 8 PM lyrical third-stream jazz pianist Vadim Neselovskyi with lustrous vocalese specialiast Aubrey Johnson, Dan Loomis, bass;  Ronen Itzik, drums, percussionat Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min. ollowed at 9:30 (separate adm) by haunting Hungarian folk-jazz chanteuse Júlia Karosi with Yago Vázquez, piano;  Ike Sturm, bass;  Peter Kronreif, drums

8/23, 8:30 carnatic singer Shankar Ramani – part of this years’s Drive East Festival of Indian music at Dixon Place – $20 tix avail

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

 8/24, 6 PM plaintive songstress Jan Bell – who makes the connection between bluegrass and ancient English folk tunes – and her all-female band the Maybelles at Miraflores Community Garden, 900 Broadway in Bushwick, just a block from the Myrtle Ave. J/M station

8/24, 7 PM rambunctious oldtimey swing/Americana harmony band the Bumper Jacksons at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

8/24, 7:30 PM a rare twinbill of hypnotic, otherworldly, intense Colombian bullerengue  with singer and tambolero Emilsen Pacheco Blanco followed by singer Carolina Oliveros’ mighty 13-piece vocal/percussion choir Bulla en el Barrio at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised. 8/28 at 10ish BEEB are at Barbes

8/24, 8 PM art-rocker Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation playing witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics followed by Super Yamba playing their psychedelic Afrobeat jams at Barbes

8/24-27, 8/10:30 PM pyrotechnic soprano/tenor saxophonist James Carter and his band at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail

8/24, 8:30 PM carnatic vocal star Ananya Ashok – part of this years’s Drive East Festival of Indian music at Dixon Place – $20 tix avail

8/24, 8:30 PM slyly lyrical New Orleans oldschool soul/groove/Americana crew the Nat Osborn Band at the third stage at the Rockwood, $12

8/24, 10 PM intense, haunting Americana/honkytonk singer Ruby Rae at Pete’s

8/24, 10 PM noir-inclined, bluesy guitarslinger Phil Gammage and band at 11th St. Bar

8/24, 11 PM high-voltage Venezuelan jazz singer/bandleader Eliana Cuevas at Shrine. 8/28 at 8 she’s at Silvana

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

8/25, 7 PM 70s cult favorites the Shirts’ ageless, soaring, theatrical singer, Annie Golden at Joe’s Pub, $20

8/25, 8 PM rustic Brazilian jungle guitar-and-accordion sounds with Regional de NY followed at 10  by Felipe Fournier‘s Supermambo vibraphone band playing a Tito Puente tribute at Barbes

8/25. 8 PM hauntingly phantasmagorical art-rock/noir cabaret pianist/singer Anana Kaye at the small room at the Rockwood

8/25-26, 8:30 PM darkly incisive Middle Eastern-infused saxophonist Uri Gurvich and his Quartet  play the album release show for their new one at the  Glass Box Theatre at the New School, 55 W 13th St., $20

8/25, 10 PM irrepressibly funny, guitarishly erudite all-star Americana four-piece the Yayhoos – the Del-Lords’ Eric Ambel, the Georgia Satellites’ Dan Baird, bassist Keith Christopher and drummer/singer Terry Anderson – at Hill Country, $20

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

8/25, 10 PM jangly New York original surf rock cult heroes the Supertones at Otto’s

8/25-26, 10:30 PM terse, purposeful rising star postbop saxophonist Melissa Aldana leads her quintet at Smalls

8/25, 10:30 PM anthemic, surfy chamame rock band Paracuta  at Pine Box Rock Shop

8/25, 11 PM ferociously dynamic, tuneful, female-fronted power trio Castle Black play the album release show for their new one at the Well

8/26, 2:30 PM young Hindustani crooner Shankhadip Chakraborty ($15) followed at 3:30 by Carnatic Power playing innovative Indian guitar music ($15 separate adm)- part of this years’s Drive East Festival of Indian music at Dixon Place

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

8/26, 6 PM brilliantly cinematic, kinetic violinist Dana Lyn  & guitarist Kyle Sanna do their Irish thing at Pete’s

8/26, 6 PM pianist Jesse Cook plays works by Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Scarlatti, Beethoven and Faure at the DiMenna Center, $20

8/26, 7 PM creepy noir chamber pop/murder ballad duo Charming Disaster provide musical interludes for a cemetery stroll commemorating the Battle of Brooklyn, with18th century food and maybe a ghost or two at Green-Wood Cemetery, $25

8/26,  7:30 PM Syrian bandleader Yousef Shamoun & the Tarab Ensemble play lushly orchestrated Middle Eastern classics by Umm Kulthumm, Hafez and Mohammed Abdel Wahab at the Poisson Rouge, $20 standing room avail.

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

8/26, 8:30 PM a rare deep-Brooklyn appearance by the brilliant Greg Lewis Organ Monk Trio at Bar Lunatico. 8/28 at 7 they’re at 55 Bar. 

8/26, 9:30 PM concise, tuneful jazz pianist Marta Sanchez leads her quintet at the Cell Theatre, $15

8/26, midnight ferociously catchy. fearlessly populist ska-punk/latin rock band Outernational at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

8/27, 11:30AM ish eclectic mostly-female klezmer/cumbia/tango jamband Isle of Klezbos’ all-gal sextet ensemble  at City Winery, $10, no minimum, kids under 12 free

8/27, 2 PM the Navatman Music Collective – the only carnatic choir outside of India – sing their innovative, lustrous, lush new arrangements of ancient themes  – part of this years’s Drive East Festival of Indian music at Dixon Place – $25 tix avail

 8/27, 3 PM Cantata Profana perform works by Stravinsky, Brahms and Steven Hartke at Concerts on the Slope, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place downhill from 7th Ave, sugg don

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

8/27, 4 PM New Asia Chamber Music Society play music of Patrick Zimmerli and Max Bruch at National Sawdust, $20 adv tix rec

8/27, 6 PM take a break from the Charlie Parker Festival with Guillermo Gregorio, Mat Maneri and Nicholas Jozwiak debuting a new clarinet/viola/cello trio at Downtown Music Gallery, free

8/27, 7 PM French violinist Eleonore Biezunski leads her Yerushe ensemble singing womens’ Yiddish folk songs followed at 9:30 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

8/27, 8 PM Silencio play Twin Peaks themes and originals in a similar creepy vein  at the Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec

8/27, 8:30 PM fearlessly smart, eclectic, avant garde-inclined Toot Sweet accordionist Mary Spencer Knapp – who brings to mind Rachelle Garniez early in her career – followed by rockabilly/honkytonk guitar maven Monica Passin a.k.a. L’il Mo and then fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/southern rockers Lizzie & the Makers at the Treehouse at 2A

8/27, 8:30-/10 PM edgy, noir-inspired bassist Michael Blanco leads his quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

8/28. 7 PM pianist Taka Kigawa plays Olivier Messiaen’s birdcall-themed Catalogue d’Oiseaux at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

8/28, 8 PM dark, swirly lo-fi surf/garage band the Shivas – gotta love that name – at Alphaville, $10 

8/28, 9 PM trippy improvised sounds in reverse order: guitarist Chris Cochrane’s Collapsible Shoulder, haunting, purposeful violist Jessica Pavone’s improvisational string quartet, Booker Stardrum & vibraphonist/composer Sam Sowyrda at Secret Project Robot: 1186 Broadway, (Larayette/Van Buren), Bushwick, J/M to Kosciusio St., $10 adv tix avail at the Poisson Rouge box ofc

8/29-30, 5 PM velvety noir jazz singer (and Tickled Pinks co-founder) Stephanie Layton’s impressively eclectic torch/swing jazz band Eden Lane in the courtyard out back of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 455 Madison Ave., free

8/29, 7 PM perennially interesting, irrepressible Brooklyn Raga Massive honcho/drummer Sameer Gupta plays his Indian jazz project A Circle Has No Beginning  first with a violin/flute/percussion trio, then leading what’s basically the Massive itself at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

8/29, 7 PM a rare reunion of hilarious metal spoofers Satanicide – NYC’s answer to Spinal Tap – at the Mercury, $10

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

8/30, noon a really good twinbill: dark latin/Russian ska/tropicalia band Karikatura and chanteuse/uke player Dahlia Dumont’s Blue Dahlia playing edgy, smartly lyrically-fueled, jazz-infused tunes in English and French with classic chanson and Caribbean influences at the triangle at 66th St. and Broadway

8/30, 7 PM intense, poignantly cutting-edge guitarist Mary Halvorson and adventurous  jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire premiere new duo pieces at National Sawdust, $25 adv tix rec

8/30, 8/10:30 PM gonzo postbop piano with the Dred Scott Trio  at Mezzrow, $20

8/30, 8:30 PM dark, sardonic, brilliantly tuneful jazz pianist Danny Fox and his Trio at Bar Lunatico

8/30, 8:30 PM intense, lyrical tenor saxophonist Roxy Coss leads her quintet at  the third stage at the Rockwood, $10

8/30, 9 PM oldschool-style Texas honkytonk crooner Dale Watson  at Hill Country, $20

8/30, 9 PM flamenco guitarist Mariano Manzella at Freddy’s

8/31, 6 PM cleverly lyrical, coolly intriguing jazz chanteuse Dorian Devins leads her quartet  at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 cover plus $10 minimum

8/31, 7 PM high-voltage accordion-and-microtonal sax-fueled original Balkan tunes with Tipsy Oxcart followed by creepy, psychedelic circus rock/Russian folk band Mad Meg at Bowery Electric, $10

8/31, 7 PM expansively lyrical, Americana-inspired lit-rock songwriter/crooner Nathaniel Bellows at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10

8/31, 7:30 PMa very rare US appearance by the feral, improvisational Munich-based Jazzrausch Bigband at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

8/31, 8:30 PM darkly torchy southwestern gothic/Europolitan songwriter/guitarist Miwa Gemini at Freddy’s

8/31, 10 PM wryly funny, psychedelic covers of 60s Russian pop with the Eastern Blokhedz – who specialize in the catalog of legendary Polish singer Edita Piaha – at Barbes

8/31, 10 PM Chicago psychedelic cumbia band Dos Santos and Austin’s Money Chicha – maybe the heaviest cumbia band on the planet – at the Bell House, $12 adv tix rec

8/31, 10:30 PM catchy, cinematic, noir-inclined saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads his quintet at Smalls

9/1, if you’re going to the stadium to see the Yankees get their asses kicked by the Red Sox, get there early because the perennially intense, tuneful godfather of edgy, lyrical, anthemic downtown NYC rock, Willie Nile is playing at 5:45 for no extra charge.

9/26, 9 PM Australian psychedelic/art-rock legends the Church – minus 12-string guitar icon Marty Willson-Piper – make their Brooklyn debut at the Bell House, $30 adv tix rec

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

New September/October calendar coming 9/1, and many daily updates after that since clubs are dragging their asses to update their calendars over the Labor Day weekend:. So you might want to bookmark this page and check back every so often. If you don’t recognize a venue where a particular act is playing, check the comprehensive, recently updated list of over 200 New York City music venues at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

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

On select Thursdays and Sundays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. Upcoming: Mozart and Beethoven, 8/11 at 7 PM and 8/21 (new date!) at 4.Waiting in the wings: Brahms, Tchaikovsky (!), Dvorak (!). Sugg don $10 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

8/22-28 the amazing Drive East Festival of Indian instrumental and vocal music and dance at LaMama. Too many great artists to list: the full lineup is here. Choice pick: the 8/24, 8:30 PM album release show by the Navatman Music Collective, one of the world’s only Carnatic choirs. Tix are in the $15 neighborhood and discounts abound.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Four Mondays in August: 8/1, 8/8, 8/22 and 8/29, 10 PM Dingonek Street Band play Afrobeat and Ethiopiques grooves at Pine Box Rock Shop.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturdays in August 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.

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

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

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

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

Sundays in September starting on 9/18, 7 PM spine-tinglingm darkly mystical art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop songwriter Carol Lipnik – pretty much everybody’s choice for best singer in all of NYC – at Pangea

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

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

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

8/1, 6 PM the improvisationally-inclined Osso String Quartet at the Fat Cat

8/1, 9 PM this era’s most interesting voice in retro Britrock and glam-inspired art-rock,Edward Rogers and his killer band at Rough Trade, $15

8/1, 10 PM bassist Lisa Dowling’s enigmatic, theatrical, Kate Bush-influenced solo loopmusic project Kills to Kisses at Cake Shop, $8

8/1, 10 PM explosive instrumental art-rock/postrock band You Bred Raptors at at Sunnyvale

8/1, 10:30 PM lyrical, lyrically-driven rising star jazz pianist Helen Sung and her group at Smalls

8/2-7, 8/10 PM exhilarating, intense, noisy, witty, gritty guitarist Mary Halvorson plays a weeklong stand at the Stone wih a series of groups, $20. Choice pick: too many to mention. 8/7 at 8 she’s doing a duo with pedal steel icon Susan Alcorn, and on 8/6 she’s playing two sets with her octet

8/2, 7 PM spiky violin-mandolin duo jams with Skye Steele and Charlie Burnham followed at around 9 by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

8/2, 7 PM dark post-Velvets songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Anne Husick at Sidewalk

8/2, 7:30 PM the East Coast Chamber Orchestra plays works by Lutoslawski, Turine, Monteverdi, Jalbert and Dvorak at Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free

8/2-7, 8:30/10:30 PM luminous, picturesque pianist/composer Geri Allen leads her quinet with Ravi Coltrane (tenor) Wallace Roney Jr. (trumpet), Kenny Davis (bass) Victor Lewis (drums) at the Vanguard, $30

8/2, 9 PM sizzling newschool oldtimey swing and Americana guitarist Seth Kessel and band at Radegast Hall

8/2, 9 PM conscious roots reggae dancehall songbird Jah9 at SOB’s, $20

8/2, 10 PM catchy Americana rockers Greg Cornell & the Cornell Brothers play the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood 

8/3, 6:30 PM the world premiere of hauntingly atmospheric Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir‘s For It Will Never Return with tenor Peter Tantsits and harpist Megan Conley on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free

8/3, 6:30 PM explosive Bahian bandleader/percussionist Dende and his groupon the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library, free

8/3, 7 PM haunting original folk noir fiddler/composer/improviser Tamalyn Miller (from art-rockers Goddess) performs solo at an intriguing group art show opening at Camera Club of New York, 126 Baxter St (between Canal and Hester)

8/3, 7 PM the explosive, richly angst-fueled Manhattan Camerata Tango-Fado Project featuring Nathalie Pires followed by Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/3, 8 PM slinky, funky female-fronted Middle Eastern jamband Sekanjabin at Shrine

8/3, 8 PM legendary klezmer clarinetist and bluegrass mandolin wizard – and undercover surf rocker –Andy Statman and band at Barbes, $10

8/3, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Troost in Greenpoint

8/3, 9 PM real oldschool Max’s style glampunks the New York Junk at Bowery Electric, $8

8/3, 9ish enigmatic, synthy, propulsive new wave act Decorum at Aviv

8/4, half past noon towering, intense, epic big band jazz composer Miho Hazama and her Ensemble outdoors at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, free

8/4, 5 PM Junior Marvin’s version of the Wailers (there are two versions of what’s left of Bob Marley’s old backing band on the tour circuit these days) outdoors at Theatre Square in Newark, free

8/4, 7 PM Balkan singer Sarah Small’s hauntingly mesmerizing avant-folk trio Hydra and brilliant psychedelic desert rock/cantorial art-rock band Sway Machinery at Joe’s Pub

8/4, boarding at 7 PM, departing at 8 PM, a killer second-wave garage rock twinbill with the Headless Horsemen and the Fleshtones aboard the Jewel, sailing from the pier behind the heliport at 23rd St. and the East River, $20 adv tix avail. at the office next door or the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/4, 8 PM cellist Hank Roberts’ edgy jazz sextet followed at 10 by  brilliant klezmer reedman Matt Darriau’s Who Is Manny Blanc, a homage to the legendary/obscure LES psychedelic Jewish jazz/esoterica composer at Barbes

8/4, 8 PM long-running 90s alt-country favorites Rusty Truck at Hill Country, free

8/4, 8 PM soulful, latin-inspired, lushly exciting new jazz chanteuse Marianne Solivan sings a rare duo show backed by pianist Bruce Barth at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

8/4, 9 PM hot 20s swing with trumpeter Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Radegast Hall

8/4, 10 PM quirky, smartly lyrical avant chamber pop with the Icebergs – Jane LeCroy – vox; Tom Abbs – cello; David Rogers-Berry – drums – followed at 11 by fearlessly fun guy/girl-fronted C&W/Americana punk band theWorking Mothers at Pete’s

8/4, 10:30 PM uneasy, anthemic, cinematic/shoegaze noiserockers Avers play the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $10 adv ti xrec

8/4. 10:30 PM purist, tuneful, postbop tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser and his group at Smalls

8/4, 11 PM Anguilla roots reggae band British Dependency at Shrine 

8/5, 5:30 PM  a rare Upper West appearance by ten-piece country/carnivalesque/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band at the American Folk Art Museum

8/5, 7:30 PM highly regarded front-porch folk songwriter Margaret Glaspy at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/5, 7:30/9 PM the mighty sixteen-piece, accordion-spiced cumbia-jazz Gregorio Uribe Big Band  at Ginny’s Suppper Club, $20

8/5, 7:30 PM Anguilla roots reggae band British Dependency at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/5, 8 PM pastoral guitar instrumentalist JR Bohanon, guitarist David First’s noisy, shambling Bloodloops duo project and the cinematic, sprawlingly psychedelic Rhyton at Trans-Pecos, $8 PM 

8/5, 8 PM torchy, lyrically smashing original female-fronted oldtimey swing crew the Fascinators at Sidewalk

8/5, 9 PM darkly edgy, politically-fueled Irish tunesmith Niall Connolly at at the small room at the Rockwood. Down the block explosive Neil Y/Crazy Horse-ish sounds and slinky desert rock with guitarist Marco with Love play the big room at 11.

8/5, 9ish wild, ornately original Balkan trumpet music with Cocek Brass Band at Radegast Hall

8/5, 9 PM Middle Eastern-tinged Israeli guitarist Amos Hoffman leads his trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

8/5, 10 PM this era’s most chillingly cinematic, shadowy reverbtoned noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

8/5, 10 PM reverb-drenched dark garage-psych band Heaters playing the album release show for their excellent new one at Baby’s All Right, $10

8/5, 10 PM brooding, ornate folk noir with Wavestate at the Way Station

8/5, 10:30 PM B3 organ and trombone soul/jazz grooves with the Jared Gold and Dave Gibson Band at the Fat Cat.

8/5, 11 PM edgy, eclectic, tuneful, smartly lyrical punk-jazz-inspired rock songwriter Mimi Oz at Pete’s. 8/10, 8:40 PM (not 8:30) she’s at stuffy Sidewalk

8/5, 11:30 PM hilarious 70s/80s metal spoofers Mighty High at Hanks, $10

8/5, midnight-ish a Latino punk festival with Atruth, Namatay sa ingay, Boston’s Disolados and Chicago’s Autonomy at Don Pedro’s

8/6, the Latino punk fest continues at around 4 PM at Don Pedro’s. In reverse order: Final (Colombia),Sem Hastro (Brasil/Dc), Desafio (Chicago), Manoz Zuzias (Arizona), Los Jacks (Ohio) and our own Demecia Alkoholika opening the afternoon. There’s another bill starting at midnight with (in reverse order) NYC’s The Brass, Dissagio (Minneapolis), Loa Dusters and Electro Insides

8/6, 4 PM ish Philly soul legend William Bell headlines at around 7, preceded by legendary Meters bassist George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners and then UK blue-eyed soul act the James Hunter Six at Pier 97 in Hudson River Park; enter at 59th St. on the river.

8/6, 6 PM oldschool soul ballads with singer Camille Atkisson’s Empire Beats a at Lucille’s, $10 adv tix rec

8/6, 7:30 PM a cool indie classical/postminimalist/postrock twinbill with Tigue Percussion followed by Paola Prestini‘s deep-space Hubble Cantata at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/6, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins with the surf/spaghetti western Band of Others, then Russian legends the Vivisectors – who do surf versions of old Soviet gulag songs – then cinematic surf rockers the TarantinosNYC  and finally the monstrously creepy, awesome Inframen sometime after midnight.

8/6, 9 PM menacing Australian southwestern gothic croooner Henry Wagons at Hill Country

8/6, 9 PM enigmatic, psychedelically, distantly Lynchian soul bandleader Ivy Meissner plays the album release show for her new one at Littlefield, $10

8/6, 9 PM tunheful, eclectic baritone saxophonist Eden Bareket with Or Bareket, bass; Felix Lecaros, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink Followed at 10:30 PM (separate admission, same deal) by a rare solo show by darkly lyrical jazz pianist Shai Maestro

8/6, 10 PM hard-hitting garage punks the 45 Adapters, folllowed at 11 by soul-rockers the Mighty Fine at Hank’s, $10

8/6, 10 PM legendary Hoboken psych-pop band the Special Pillow at Union Hall, $8

8/7, 5 PM plush singer Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City

8/7, 5 PM lyrical jazz pianist/singer/composer Deanna Witkowski leads her quartet at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, free

8/7, 6 PM enigmatic cool jazz singer/composer Dorian Devins leads her trio at Boccone, 506 9th Ave, (at 38th St), free

8/7, 7 PM wild, intense, frequently satirical newgrass/oldtimey hellraisers the Dustbowl Revival at the Mercury, $10

8/7, 7 PM an ironic twinbill: young oldschool C&W band the Cactus Blossoms and Dwight Yoakam, one of the first of the New Nashville guys, who’s now into bluegrass, at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/7, 8 PM Silencio plays classic David Lynch soundtrack pieces plus original noir instrumentals at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

8/7, 8 PM brilliant Americana/jazz/cinematic violinist  Skye Steele, eclectic, globally inspired songwriter Jean Rohe and dynamic, nuanced Sicilian/flamenco chanteuse Julia Patinella with her band. at the Owl

8/7, 8 PM vivid gothic Americana songstress Lara Ewen at Hell Phone in Bushwick

8/7, 8 PM recently regrouped, legendary Pittsburgh punk-funk band Stick Against Stone Orchestra in a very rare intimate show at the small room at the Rockwood.

8/7, 8:30 PM darkly rustic Brazilian rainforest folk (and John Zorn covers) with Forro in the Dark at Manhattan Inn, free

8/8, 8 PM quirkily charismatic, powerful-voiced, kinetic avant-pop siren Grace McLean at the small room at the Rockwood.

8/8, 8:30/10:30 PM haunting, intense, cinematic classical/jazz/art-rock pianist Salome Scheidegger at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

8/9, 7 PM trumpet luminary Nadje Noordhuis (with vibes/percussionist James Shipp) followed by chamber jazz virtuosi 9 Horses (Joe Brent, mandolin; Sara Caswell, violin; Emily Hope Price, cello; Ike Sturm, bass) “ in an evening of collaboration and experimentation” at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

8/9, 7 PM guitarist Yoshie Fruchter’s intense, cinematic Middle Eastern jamband Sandcatchers at Barbes

8/9, 7 PM tuneful, cinematic jazz trombonist John Yaos’ Quintet at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City

8/9-14, 8/10 PM haunting pan-Asian avant-jazz songstress/composer Jen Shyu  plays her epic suite Song of Silver Geese at the Stone wih a series of groups, $20. Choice pick: Movements 1 and 2 with a large ensemble including a string quartet on the final night, both sets.

8/9-14,8:30/10:30 PM John Zorn bagatagelles played by a series of first-rate Stone regulars at the Vanguard, $30

8/9, 10:30 PM charismatic, adventurous postbop/avant garde trombonist/crooner Frank Lacy leads his quintet at Smalls

8/9, 9 PM jaunty Hawaiian swing sounds with King Isto’s Tropical String Band at Troost

8/9, 9:30 PM pandeiro jazz with the Tulio Araujo Quartet with Helio Alves piano), Cesar Garabini (7 string guitar) and Edward Perez (bass)at Club Bonafide  

8/10, 1 PM the brass-fueled David White Jazz Orchestra outdoors at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, free

8/10, 6 PM one of this era’s most original, spellbinding oud players, Mavrothi Kontanis, with brilliant drumme Dan Kurfirst at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

8/10, 7/9:30 PM the sprawling, cutting-edge, psychedelic, aptly named Brooklyn Raga Massive at the Jazz Gallery, $15

8/10, 7:15 PM enigmatic, intense, lyrically brilliant noir rock siren Karla Rose & the Thorns play their hauntingly cinematic two-guitar anthems and misterioso ballads at Webster Hall, $20

8/10, 8 PM eclectic original Middle Eastern and North African style oudist Brandon Terzic leads his group at Barbes

8/10, 8 PM purposeful Malian desert rock jamband guitarist Mamadou Kelly and the Ali Farka Toure Allstars at Union Pool, $20

8/10, 8ish outsider jazz, outside, free: DarkMatterHalo with ageless trumpet sage Wadada Leo Smith followed by Nublu Orchestra improvising a Butch Morris tribute at East River Park

8/10, 8 PM the Bushwick Book Club – a collective of incredibly diverse, typically excellent songwriters including irrepressibly fun ringleader Susan Hwang, the haunting Jessie Kilguss, and parlor pop mavens Sweet Soubrette – play new songs inspired by Sean Patrick’s Nikola Tesla bio at Hifi Bar

8/10, 9 PM composer Don Baragiano’s Hejira Middle Eastern project at Shrine

8/10, 9 PM ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene at at Ethyl’s, (1629 2nd Ave between 84th & 85th Sts), free

8/11, 7 PM catchy, soul-infused female-fronted existentialist parlor pop mavens Sweet Soubrette at Shrine

8/11, 7 PM sarod-percussion duo Camila Celin & Roshni Samlal open for hypnotic, atmospheric, genre-shifting Indian/newgrass string ensemble Karavika playing the album release show for their fun, innovative new one at Joe’s Pub

8/11-14, 7:30/9:30 PM irrepressible jazz drummer and Marsalis sideman Jeff Tain Watts leads his quintet at the Jazz Standard, $30

8/11, 7:30/9:30 PM tuneful up-and-coming alto saxophonist Caroline Davis leads her quintet at the Jazz Gallery, $15

8/11, 8ish darkly ecstatic, danceable Middle Eastern flavored Nubian grooves with Alsarah & the Nubatones at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

8/11, 8 PM irresistibly charming 30s-style girlgroup harmony swing band Rosie & the Riveters – Saskatchewan’s counterpart to the Tickled Pinks – at the small room at the Rockwood

8/11, 8 PM catchy, individualistic rockers Elk City – who mash up paisley underground psychedelia and dreampop – at Hifi Bar

8/11, 8 PM Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

8/11, 8 PM hard-hitting funk/Afrobeat band Shelley Nicole’s Blakbushe at C’Mon Everybody, $10

8/11, 8:15 PM Bombrasstico – who mash up dancehall reggae and marching band brasss – and the 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 Shapeshifter Lab, $8

8/11, 9 PM fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/southern rockers Lizzie & the Makers play a rare acoustic set followed by smart, eclectic, avant garde-inclined Toot Sweet accordionist Mary Spencer Knapp at Pete’s

8/11, 9 PM edgy folk noir/punkgrass band Sour Bridges at Hill Country

8/11, 10 PM Yotoco, the “bastard child of Umoja Orchestra, Bioritmo, and Cumbiagra playing a melange of salsa, Afro-Cuban rumba, boleros, and cumbias” at Bar Chord

8/11, 10:30 PM catchy, cinematic, noir-inclined saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads his quartet at Smals

8/12, 7:30 PM wry, blues-tinged stadium rock favorites Dr. Dog team up with adventurous young orchestra the Knights at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/12, 7:30/9:30 PM meticulous, intense guitarist Liberty Ellman leads his excellent sextet with Steve Lehman – saxophone; Jonathan Finlayson – trumpet; Stephan Crump – bass; Jose Davila – tuba, Damion Reid – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22

8/12, 8 PM fiery, tuneful soul-punk rockers No Ice (a spinoff of the late, great Brooklyn What) at Union Pool, $8. 8/20, 8 PM they’re at Matchless followed by the Graveyard Kids, the smart, eclectic, avant garde-inclined accordion-driven Toot Sweet and the Rocksteady Explosion

8/12, 8 PM this era’s most chillingly cinematic, shadowy reverbtoned noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at the carousel at Battery Park

8/12, 8 PM  accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood/cumbia/psychedelic rock project Bombay Rickey – a launching pad for her spellbinding four-octave range – followed at 10 by rustic, clatteringly hypnotic Moroccan trance groove ensemble Innov Gnawa at Barbes

8/12, 8 PM jazz vibraphonista Yuhan Su and her group play kinetic, towering originals inspired by a ancient Chinese sun god myth at Flushing Town Hall, $16/$10 stud/srs

8/12, 8 PM the Ghost Wolves bring back fond memories of the Cramps and similar ghoulabilly acts at Don Pedro’s

8/12, 8:15 PM  Jamie Kilstein and the Agenda – the Joe Strummer of psychedelic funk – at Sidewalk

8/12-13, 8:30/10:30 guitarist Lage Lund leads a tuneful trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

8/12, 9 PM a fundraiser for Black Lives Matter: performers include Prince Paul, Jean Grae, Heems and others at Friends & Lovers, $30, 100% of proceeds to the cause

8/12, 9 PM sizzling, deviously fun newgrass band Tacoma Narrows – who have been known to cover Ozzy Osbourne – at the big room at the Rockwood 

8/12, 9 PM exotic surf rock band the Vibro-jets – a Sea Devils spinoff – at  Troost

8/12. 10 PM power trio Grinning Dog – who alternate between trippy math-metal and dub reggae – at Pine Box Rock Shop

8/13, 3 PM organist/harpsichordist Nancy Kito performs an irreverent, enlightening multimedia under-the-hood demonstration of how her respective axes work, concluding with a visit to see the guts of a nearby church organ, concert/performance starts at 3 at Q.E.D. Astoria 27-16 23rd Av, Astoria, N to Ditmars Blvd, $10

8/13, 4 PM the Jimmy Heath Big Band celebrates his 90th birthday with special guests Antonio Hart (tenor saxophone) and Jeb Patton (pianist); plus  vocalist Alyson Williams on the Great Hill in Central Park; enter at 106th and CPW, free

8/13, 5 PM the Mostly Mozart Festival singers and members of the public (i.e. you) perform David Lang’s populist new choral work The Public Domain on the plaza at Lincoln Center, your participation is encouraged

8/13, 5 PM Palehound – who blend eerie, lyrical new wave with hypnotic motorik vintage Wire-style postpunk – at Trans-Pecos, $6.66

8/13, 6 PM  cleverly lyrical, coolly intriguing jazz chanteuse Dorian Devins leads herquartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

8/13, 7:30 PM incomparable, deviously funny country/jazz/janglerock iconAmy Allison at Dixon Place

8/13, 8 PM intense, ferociously lyrical, politically fearless noir blues bandleader and showman LJ Murphy at Sidewalk followed at 9 by Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band playing their fiery, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir

8/13, 8 PM pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri’s tersely haunting Transylvanian jazz project at Barbes

8/13, 8 PM intense, psychedelic, horn-driven latin soul crew Spanglish Fly at SOB’s

8/13, 10:30 PM shambling gutter blues band Harry Chronic Jr. at Leftfield

8/13, 9 PM  searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka – who are just as fun as Gogol Bordello –  at Mehanata, $10

8/13, 9 PM Americana rock guitar legend and former Lakeside Lounge honcho  Eric Ambel – of the Del-Lords and formerly with Steve Earle – at Hill Country Brooklyn

8/13, 9 PM Texas swing icons the Hot Club of Cowtown at Bowery Ballroom, $17 adv tix rec

8/14, 3 PM the American Contemporary Music Ensemble play Philip Glass’ String Quartet No. 5 from 1991 and Meredith Monk’s only string quartet Stringsongs from 2005, plus a Caleb Burhans world premiere at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd,| Long Island City, free w/museum adm

8/14, 7 PM tuneful. subtle, pastorally-tinged drummer/composer Vinnie Sperrazza leads his Apocryphal project with Loren Stillman­ alto saxophone; Brandon Seabrook­ guitar; Eivind Opsvik­ bass followed at 9 by psychedelic/art-rock/ Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

8/14, 9;30 PM haunting, intense, lyrically-driven folk noir band Jagged Leaves at Sidewalk

8/15, 6:30 PM intriguing,up-and-coming guitarist/songwriter Alicyn Yaffee – formerly of adventurous all-female jazz/art-rock band the Cave Women – at the Bar Next Door

8/15, 7 PM Dennis Lichtman’s purist, oldschool western swing band Brain Cloud followed by 9:30 PM by Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustic and purist than most bands who play that stuff –at Barbes

8/15, 8/10:30 PM ageless, perennially hard-hitting jazz piano sage and ex-Coltrane bandmate McCoy Tyner at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

8/15, 8:30/10:30 PM edgy, noir-inspired bassist Michael Blanco leads a solid quartet with with John Ellis, tenor sax; Aaron Goldberg, piano; Clarence Penn, drums; at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

8/15, 10 PM popular, relentless noisepunks Lightning Bug at the Silent Barn, $8

8/16, 7 PM legendary, politically fearless, fiery Ivory Coast roots reggae legend Alpha Blondy at Marcus Garvey Park

8/16, 7 PM smart, cleverly lyrical original swing chanteuse/songwriter/trombonist Emily Asher’s Garden Party at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City

8/16, 7:30 PM haunting, eclectic, otherworldly, historically rich instrumentals from the Yiddish Art Trio – Patrick Farrell- accordion, Benjy Fox-Rosen- bass/vocals, Michael Winograd- clarinet –. at Pangea, $20

8/16, 7:30 PM bass goddess/singer Felice Rosser’s roots regge/dubsoul/groove band Faith at Tompkins Square Park

8/16-21, 8/10 PM intense, roaring avant-jazz/bluesmetal guitarist Joe Morris plays a weeklong stand at the Stone wih a series of groups, $20. Choice pick: the last night, both sets with his quartet including Mat Maneri (viola) Chris Lightcap (bass) Gerald Cleaver (drums)

8/16, 8 PM long-running Israeli reggae-rock jamband Moshav Band at Highline Ballroom, $15 adv tix req

8/17, 1 PM cleverly eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette Sextette at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex,

8/17, 2 PM bizarre segues, good show: Indian string band innovation with Karavika‘s Trina Basu & Arun Ramamurthy, haunting Nashville gothic songwriter Jaye Bartell and electroacoustic soundscaper Nick James Scavo at Trans-Pecos, $10

8/17, 8 PM careeningly intense gutter blues bandleader Breanna Barbara followed by tuneful, diverse retro 60s psychedelic garage rockers the Mystery Lights at Baby’s All Right, $12

8/17, 8 PM percussive, trance-inducing, bitingly tuneful, Middle Eatstern-tinged female-fronted jamband SisterMonk at the small room at the Rockwood

8/17, 8 PM atmospheric Indian folk-inspired psychedelia with Tongues in Trees – vocalist Samita Sinha, drummer Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, and guitarist Grey McMurray from itsnotyouitsme – at Barbes

8/17, 8:15 PM the Olson Pingrey Quartet – Kathy Olson- baritone saxophone Randy Pingrey- trombone Kendall Eddy- bass Austin McMahon- drums -evoking Bob Brookmeyer dueling with Gerry Mulligan, wow – at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

8/17, 9 PM fiery Americana rock guitarist/bandleader Michelle Malone – like Lucinda Williams at her hardest-rocking – at the Bitter End, $12

8/18, 7 PM the Brooklyn Underground Jazz Festival with the David Cook Quintet, fearlessly relevant, politically-inspired drummer/composer Rob Garcia and his trio with guitarist Steve Cardenas and bassist Matt Pavolka, and chanteuse Tammy Scheffer leading her sextet and voices (Aubrey Johnson, Katie Seiler, Tomas Cruz) at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

8/18, 7 PM playful, darkly eclectic toy piano virtuoso Phyllis Chen at Madison Square Park

8/18, 7:30 PM eclectic virtuoso oudist Mehmet Polat leads his Middle Eastern trio at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

8/18, 8 PM art-rocker Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics followed at 10 by tersely tuneful guitarist Tom Csatari’s hauntingly cinematic, lushly sweeping Uncivilized large ensemble at Barbes

8/18, 8 PM perennially vital, powerful 80s new wave belter Martha Davis & the Motels at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec

8/18, 10 PM perennially edgy, psychedelic cult favorite avant garde harpist/composer Zeena Parkins at Trans-Pecos, $10

8/18, 11 PM uneasy, brooding Newspeak pianist/singer Alexander Dubuvoy leads his jazz trio at Club Bonafide. 8/19, 6 PM they’re at Shrine and at Cornelia St. Cafe, also at 6 on 8/29.

8/18 distinctive guitarist Ava Mendoza, haunting violist/composer Jessica Pavone and saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos at Muchmore’s

8/18 swirly, hypnotic, totally 80s 4AD dreampop/shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo – who if they let their frontwoman sing fulltime would be one of NYC’s best bands –at Aviv

8/19, 6:30ish up-and-coming paisley underground band Moji Abiola – who add soulful vocals to the psychedelic mix – at the American Folk Art Museum

8/19, 7 PM lush, stately, jazz-inflected Uruguayan sounds with the Florencia Gonzalez Candombe Project at Shrine

8/19, 8 PM enigmatically careening,wickedly tuneful, intense female-fronted power trio Castle Black at Bowery Electric

8/19, 8:30 PM in reverse order at Union Hall: guy/girl powerpopsters Tatters & Rags, brilliantly creepy, cinematic circus rockers Northern Arms, and jangly Steve Wynn-esque paisley underground rockers Girls on Grass,  $10

8/19, 9/10:30 PM crystalline, enigmatically enchanting jazz singer and vocalese specialist Aubrey Johnson leads her eclectic band – with Tomoko Omura, violin; Michael Sachs, alto sax, bass clarinet; Glenn Zaleski, piano; Matt Aronoff, bass; Jimmy MacBride, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

8/19, 9ish wry, jangly, retro 60s psychedelic popsters Gringo Star at Shea Stadium, $12. 8/20, 8 PM they’re at Cake Shop

8/19 9 PM this era’s Hasil Adkins, one-man psycho blues showman Mark Sultan at Union Pool, $12

8/19, 10 PM darkly bristling, psychedelic Israeli Ethiopiques groove instrumentalists Anbessa Orchestra, f.k.a. Lions at Barbes

8/19, 9:30 PM hypnotic cello-and-marimba duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi

8/19, 10 PM crooner Sean Kershaw‘s creepy ghoulabilly Serpentones at the Parkside

8/19, 10:30 PM catchy, anthemic New Orleans blues guitar jamband the Delta Saints at the Mercury $10 adv tix rec

8/19, 11:20 (not 11:30) PM intense, charismatic folk noir chanteuse Lorraine Leckie in a rare solo show, doing her dark cabaret multi-instrumentalist thing, followed at midnight by darkly lo-fi guitar/drums duo Mischief Night (a Grasping Straws side project) at Sidewalk 

8/20, 2 PM an afternoonlong performance of Punjabi folk songs and music from Peshawar, performers include multi-instrumentalist Aziz Peerzada and his tabla prodigy son Saboor Peerzada, impresarios/singer Sahib Gul fun Punjabi rock band Rhythm Tolee and percussion duo Eric Alabaster with Akbar Chaurdy at the BAC Folk Arts Tent at the Pakistani Independence Day street fair at Coney Island Avenue and Avenue H in Midwood, free .

8/20, 8 PM awesome new Middle Eastern-tinged surf rockers Hearing Things – Matt Bauder -saxophones, guitars; JP Schlegelmilch -organ/piano and Vinnie Sperrazza – drums. –  at Barbes

8/20, 8 PM catchy, fiery, female-fronted janglerockers/powerpop band Above the Moon – like a more forceful take on Versus –at the Delancey, $10

8/20, 8:30 PM powerhouse oldschool soul band the One and Nines – NJ’s counterpart to Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – at Porta, 135 Newark Ave., Jersey City, free, about a block from the Grove St. Path station

8/20, 9/10:30 PM elegance and surreal humor: melodic pianist Sylvie Courvoisier with Mark Feldman, violin; Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax; Tom Rainey, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

8/20, 9 PM wild, noisy, genuinely Hendrixian virtuoso lead guitarist Viva DeConcini and her band at the Way Station

8/21, 11:30 AM–ish slinky, haunting, jaunty mostly-female klezmer/latin jamband Isle of Klezbos at brunch at City Winery, $10, no minimums, kids under 12 free

8/21, half past noon vocal-and-guitar duo Yael & Gabriel lead their combo playing Piaf classics at Highline Ballroom, $22 adv tix rec

8/21, 6 PM a rare NYC appearance by Parisienne chanteuse Kristiana Roemer leading her quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink 

8/21. 8 PM Ronald Reggae – who have a funky, newschool hip hop-tinged style, and you gotta love that name – at Otto’s

8/21 8:30 PM irrepressibly hilarious, poignant Americana songwriting icon Amy Allison followed by powerpop icon Lenny Kaye from Patti Smith’s band at the Treehouse at 2A

8/21, 9 PM unselfconsciously haunting, richly lyrical great plains folk noir/art-rock chanteuse Ember Schrag – whose Shakesperean adventures in dark psychedelic rock have been pretty amazing lately – at Troost

8/21, 10 PM ferocious reverb-driven noir garage rockers Twin Guns at Union Pool, $8

8/22-28 the amazing Drive East Festival of Indian instrumental and vocal music and dance at LaMama. Too many great artists to list: the full lineup is here. Choice pick: the 8/24, 8:30 PM album release show by the Navatman Music Collective, one of the world’s only Carnatic choirs. Tix are in the $15 neighborhood and discounts abound.

8/22, 7 PM fiery, eclectically cinematic lapsteel player/composer Raphel McGregor at Barbes followed at around 9:30 by the debut of an intriguing collaboration between members of psychedelic cumbia and soundtrack bands Chicha Libre and Los Crema Paraiso

8/22, 7:30/9:30 PM saxophonist Marcus Strickland leads his quartet with pianist David Bryant, bassist Ben Williams, and drummer E.J. Strickland at Dizzy’s Club, $30

8/22, 8 PM the self-explanatory, spiky, Djangoesque, psychedelic Gypsy Jazz Caravan at at Radegast Hall

8/22, 8:30 PM pianist Melody Fader – as good with a tune as her name implies – with violinist Keiko Tokumaga. “Melody will play solo piano music of Bach and Chopin, including Chopin’s Ballades numbers 3 and 4. Then, Keiko joins Melody for the lush Sonata in A Major for violin and piano,” at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

8/23, 6:30 PM one of the most interestingly lyrical, eclectic young jazz guitarists around, Dave Juarez leads his trio at the Bar Next Door, free

8/23, 8 PM Sharq Attack with Marandi Hostetter, 5 string violin; Brian Prunka, oud; John Murchison, double bass and Philip Mayer, percussion.jam out classic Middle Eastesrn themes followed at 9:30 by by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

8/23-26, 8/10:30 PM iconic, tuneful Jamaican jazz pianist Monty Alexander plays a Milt Jackson/Ray Brown tribute; on 8/27 and 8/28 he leads his irrepressible reggae-jazz combo the Harlem-Kingston Express at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

8/23-28, 8/10 PM iconic noise/jazz guitarist Nels Cline plays a weeklong stand at the Stone wih a series of groups, $20. Choice pick 8/23 at 10, his Blue Turf quartet with Jim Campilongo (electric guitars) Jerome Harris (bass, lap steel) Jim Black (drums). He’s also doing a duo jam with Marc Ribot on 8/24 at 8, holy smokes!

8/23, 11:30 PM guitarslinger Mallory Feuer’s fiery band the Grasping Straws – sort of a mashup of Patti Smith and Hole’s first album – at at the Mercury, $10

8/25, half past noon rising star latin jazz pianist Benito Gonzalez leads his trio at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, free

8/25, 7 PM it took fifteen years, but the kind of ska and reggae you’d see at a place like the Cooler has finally come full circle, back to the meatpacking district. In reverse order at Highline Ballroom: the Ladrones, InCircles, the Threads & the Rudie Crew, $10 adv tix rec

8/25, 8 PM the Astor Piazzolla Quintet play classics from the Argentine icon’s catalog followed at 10 by wild, feral, intricate psychedelic metal versions of classic underground 1920s and 1930s Greek hash smoking music from Greek Judas at Barbes

8/25, 9 PM hardworking, ageless Jamaican roots reggae singer Gary “Nesta” Pine – former frontman of the City Heat Band – at Carroll Place, 157 Bleecker St., free. 

8/26. 5 PM a free outdoor classical extravaganza opened by cellist Inbal Segev playing solo works by J.S. Bach & Gity Razaz followed by performances by harpist Bridget Kibbey, violinist Kristin Lee, percussionist John Hadfield, the Patrick Zimmerli Quintet, the Kenari Quartet, and the Dan Tepfer Trio and String Quartet at Bryant Park, free

8/26, 5:30 PM elegant, ethereal art-rock/chamber pop violinist Concetta Abbate solo at the American Folk Art Museum

8/26, 6 PM edgy, eclectic, tuneful jazz composer/singer Rebecca Sullivan with Leonor Falcón, violin; Juanma Trujillo, guitar; Andrew Schiller, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

8/26, 7 PM “ the slasher musical you’ve been waiting for: South By South Death. When her jaded New York friends head south to attend the infamous Didgeridoo Arts Festival, Sarah reluctantly tags along to see her ex open for pop superstar Ciley Myrus. But when a psycho in a Ciley mask starts killing off her squad and posting murder selfies, Sarah must survive a debaucherous landscape of sex, drugs, and EDM to unmask the “Selfie Killer.” By turns campy slasher-comedy, meticulous murder mystery, and vicious pop culture satire, South By South Death.is an epic rock musical about #ambition, #envy and #Instagram.at National Sawdust, $20 adv tix rec

8/26, boarding at 7 PM, departing at 8 from Pier 36 – 299 South St legendary third-wave ska/soul/reggae/blues band the Slackers  aboard the Liberty Belle, $30 adv tix rec avail. at the office next to the 23rd St. heliport at the East River or the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/26, 7 PM Nashville gothic/ghoulabilly act the Bones of J.R. Jones  at the piers at 125th St and the Hudson free

8/26, 8 PM menacing rock triplebill of the year: darkly psychedelic guitarist/bandleader/indie icon Martin Bisi and assorted luminaries from his circle, followed by the creepy, noisy, Crampsy Musk and then careening dark garage/psychedelic underground supergroup Woman playing their first show in five years – and maybe their last – at Union Pool, $10

8/26, 8 PM bassist Simon Hanes and his 14 piece ensemble Tredici Baci play cinematic themes inspired by classic 70s Italian film at Barbes

8/26, 8 PM sweepingly cinematic, intense art-rock violinist/bandleader Christina Courtin at the big room at the Rockwood.

/26, 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 –e followed eventually around 10 by jangly, wickedly catchy Laurel Canyon style psych-pop band Bronze Float – like the bastard child of Sam Kogon and the Allah-Las – at the Knockdown Center, $8 /

8/26, 10 PM slinky original rocksteady with Osekre & the Lucky Bastards at Shrine

8/26, midnight Rockaway Bitch (feat. powerpop goddess Patti Rothberg as Joey Ramone) at Otto’s. If there’s any rock chick alive who can pull this off – other than Tammy Faye Starlite, maybe – it’s Patti

8/26, midnight LES stoner folk legends David Peel & the Lower East Side – who still can’t always remember the word to The Pope Smokes Dope – at Sidewalk

8/27, 5:30 PM ish timeless North African-inspired jazz piano paradigm-shifter Randy Weston at Marcus Garvey Park

8/27, 7:30 PM lyrically brilliant, fearless, soaring janglerock songwriter Linda Draper followed by plaintive, soulful Irish janglerock songwriter Ultan Conlon – sort of the missing link between Orbison and Morrissey – at Hifi Bar. 8/28, 8 PM he’s at 12th Street Bar & Grill in Park Slope, 8/29 he’s at Little Water Radio at South St. Seaport at 1 PM

8/27, 7:30 PM adventurous jazz guitarist Peter Knoll – whose distinctively warped electric style has Indian and Asian tinges – leads his trio at Club Bonafide 

8/27, 8 PM haunting, intense art-rock/noir cabaret pianist/singer Lacy Rose at the Owl

8/27, 8 PM dark urbane Romany song maven (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl and band at Barbes

8/27 8 PM brilliant instrumental twang/surf band the Bakersfield Breakers at Hill Country Brooklyn

8/27, 10 PM roots reggae group Royal Khaoz at Shrine

8/27, 7:30 PM NYC’s answer to Spinal Tap: hair metal spoofers Satanicide at the Mercury, $10

8/27, 10:30 PM cutting-edge B3 jazz organist Jared Gold leads his trioat Smalls

8/28, 2 PM master latin percussionist Joaquin Pozo and band at the Harlem Meer Festival in Central Park, entrance: 110th between 5th & Lenox Ave.

8/28, 3 PM sharp, you want to learn to sing like Black Sea Hotel? Ukraine’s Rozhanytsia lead a workshop in haunting, microtonal folk singing from their native land at 440 Studios, Room 3G, 440 Lafayette St. (btwn Astor Pl. & East 4th St.). Space limited, rsvp req, $15$10 stud/srs

8/28, 3 PM in reverse order: this year’s Charlie Parker Festival at Tompkins Square Park features, in reverse order, the piano trio of DeJohnette – Holland – Moran, vet postbop piano bandleader Allan Harris, edgy newschool saxophonist Donny McCaslinand eclectically funky, lyrical chanteuse/saxophonist Grace Kelly

8/28, 7 PM David Rothenberg, Bernhard Wöstheinrich & Jay Nicholas join forces to play the album release show for their lush, atmospheric new collaboration, Cool Spring – interpolating sounds of nature amid the gentle, trippy pulse – at Spectrum, $15 

8/28, 7 PM roaring 20s hot jazz with Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers at Radegast Hall

8/28, 7 PM Afro-Peruvian jazz pianist/chanteuse Chi-Chi Glass and bandfollowed at 9 by psychedelic/art-rock/ Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

8/28, 9:30 PM ambitiously lyrical, cutting-edge rising star jazz composer/singer Annie Chen and her septet at Shapeshifter Lab, $12

8/29, 7 PM pianist Taka Kigawa plays preludes by Chopin and Debussy at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

8/29, 8 PM distinctive yet expert Japanese klezmer band Jinta La Mvta  at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place northwest of Battery Park, $18

8/30, half past noon Epylion – accordionist Ismail Butera and multi percussionist Natalia Perlaza – play ancient Albanian music along with their rendition of The Music of Creation, a piece based on the world’s earliest known notated composition from Ugarit in Syria circa 1700 BC at Plaza 33, outdoors 33rd St. between 7th & 8th Ave, free

8/30, 6 PM deviously funny early R&R/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. on the roof of the Cambria Hotel, 123 W 28th St (between Sixth and Seventh Aves.), free

8/30-31, 7 PM the Chiara String Quartet play Bartok at National Sawdust, $20 adv tix rec. Night 1: String Quartets, Nos. 1,3 and 5; even numbers on 8/31. They slay with this material and they know it by heart.

8/30, 7 PM eclectic, erudite rising star violinist Concetta Abbate leads a string quartet playing works by Boccherini, Haydn and more in McGoldrick Park in Greenpoint, free

8/30, 7:30 PM hauntingly elegant Americana/chamber pop/noir chanteuse Jessie Kilguss and her excellent band followed eventually at 9:30 PM by honkytonk crooner Clifford Westfall at 11th St. Bar

8/30, 10 PM brilliant drummer/percussionist Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet play classic salsa grooves at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

8/30, 11 PM lyrical, soaring alt-country multi-instrumentalist/bandleader Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Union Pool, $10

8/31, 7:30 PM vivid. lyrical composer/trumpeter Tim Hagans leads his quintet at Smalls

8/31, 8 PM the Brooklyn Blowhards – a wild brass band who make sea chanteys out out of Albert Alyer jazz, and vice versa – at Barbes

8/31, 8:30/10 PM oldschool 70s jazz loft improvisation with Barry Altschul, drums; Joe Fonda, bass; and the irrepressible Jon Irabagon on tenor sax at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

9/1, 8 PM less incongruous a twinbill than it might seem on face value: dark, charismatic, mischieviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez followed by boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Barbes.

9/1, 9ishfiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/southern rockers Lizzie & the Makers at the Bitter End

9/2, 8 PM torchy, lyrically smashing original female-fronted oldtimey swing crew the Fascinators at Sidewalk

9/2, 10 PM rambunctious, catchy Irish folk-punk band the Led Farmers at Arlene’s, $10

9/7, 9 PM cutting edge pastoral violin jazz and cinematic sounds with Skye Steele  and band at the small room at the Rockwood

9/7 sizzling, hypnotically kinetic Middle Eastern/Northern African jazz trio Ensemble Fanaa at Rye Bar, 247 S 1st St in Williamsburg

9/8, 8 PM Sam Morrow – who puts a bluesier, Waitsier spin on lyrically-driven Wallflowers highway rock – at the small room at the Rockwood

9/8, 9 PM highly regarded highway rock and alt-country road warriors the Felice Bros.at Bowery Ballroom, $20 gen adm

9/8 catchy, harmony-driven, historically-inspired original newgrass string band Cricket Tell the Weather at Pete’s

9/9, 8 PM this era’s most chillingly cinematic, shadowy reverbtoned noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at the carousel in Battery Park, free

9/9, 8 PM Middle Eastern-flavored psychedelic jams with Spaghetti Eastern Music at Leftfield. 9/24, 1:30 PM they’re at Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coaltion (BWAC) Gallery, 499 Van Brunt St, Red Hook, free

9/9, 9 PM expansive Thai-flavored psychedelic jams with Khruangbin at Bowery Ballroom, $16 adv tix rec

9/9, 9 PM ageless indie powerpop icons the Figgs – NYC’s counterpart to Guided by Voices – open for long-running Boston garage rock band the Real Kids (who are probably real granddads by now) at the Bell House, $15

9/10, 3 PM charismatic, torchy, occasionally Lynchian jazz bassist/singer Kate Davis (of the Lady Bugs) with her combo at Madison Square Park

9/10, 5 PM pianist Frederic Chiu plays a classical smackdown – J.S. Bach vs. Philip Glass – at the DiMenna Center, $5 

9/10, 8 PM ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene  followed eventually at 10 by trash-garage guitar maven Palmyra Delran at Bowery Electric

9/10, 9 PM  psychedelically atmospheric folk noir cult favorite Richard Buckner at Union Hall, $15

9/11, 3 PM the Argus Quartet play works by Martin Bresnick at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd,| Long Island City, F to 21st/Queensbridge, free w/museum adm

 9/11, 8 PM in reverse order at the Bell House: a reunion show by popular early zeros powerpop/arenarock band the Anniversary, singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson and dub reggae band Extra Classic at the Bell House. Note that the same lineup sold out Bowery Ballroom.

9/11 the oud-driven Mehmet Polat Trio play their cutting-edge Middle Eastern themes at Club Bonafide

9/12, 7 PM wild, intense Hungarian punk-folk string band Muzsikás at the Abrons Arts Center, free but rsvp req

9/13, 7 PM irrepressibly eclectic cellist Maya Beiser plays the album release show for her new electroacoustic release Tranceclassical at the Poisson Rouge, $tba

9/12, 8 PM the enigmatic, charismatic Dorothy Parker of dusky noir cinematic rock, Karla Rose & the Thorns followed by Paul Collins – the ageless “king of powerpop,” who slayed here last year on this same twinbill – at Berlin, $10

9/13, intense, lyrical tenor saxophonist Roxy Coss leads her quintet playing the album release for her new one 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

9/13, 8 PM fiery, slinky, female-fronted horn-driven latin soul crew Spanglish Fly at Goddard Riverside Center, 647 Amsterdam Ave south of 92nd St.,, $10

9/13, 8:30 PM the Amernet String Quartet play short pictorially-inspired works by Steve Horowitz, Nataliya Medvedovskaya, Adam Reifsteck, Rolando Gori, Christopher Kaufman and Shie Rozow plus Frederic Kaufman’s String Quartet No. 6. at the National Opera Center, 333 7th Ave., $20

9/13, 9:30 PM pensive, intense, darkly eclectic chanteuse Nikolett Pankovits leads her latin and Romany-tinged band at Joe’s Pub

9/14, 7:30 PM organist Paul Jacobs plays works by Liszt, Brahms and the incendiary, vengeful Reubke Sonata on the 94th Psalm at Julliard’s Paul Hall, 155 West 65th St

9/14 Brooklyn’s own purist up-and-coming jazz chanteuse Charenee Wade  leads her reinterpretive Gil Scott-Heron Project, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

9/14, 11 PM eclectic, tuneful newgrass trio the Vine Brothers at the small room at the Rockwood. 9/15 they’re at Thai Rock , 375 Beach 92nd St. Rockaway Beach at 7 PM 

9/15, 8 PM the JACK Quartet and New Thread Quartet present Vivarium, a program of new and recent works partially drawn from Elliott Sharp’s new album, Tranzience at Roulette

9/16, 8 PM cult favorite no wave era percussionist Ikue Mori’s: Pomegranate Seed plus the debut of the new Obelisk string trio with Okkyung Lee, Sylvie Courvoisier, and Jim Black at Roulette

9/16 jangly, catchy retro 60s Laurel Canyon psychedelic band the Allah-Las at Baby’s All Right

9/17, 7:30 PM the all-female Rhythm Method String Quartet play new works by emerging composers Theophilus Chandler, Stanislav Fridman and Jared Miller at Standard Toykraft, 722 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg, L to Graham Ave, $12

9/18, 4 PM lush choral group Kinnara Ensemble sing Tallis’ Lamentations of Jeremiah and Britten’s Flower Songs at Christ Church United Methodist, 524 Park Ave (60/61),  $25  

9/18, 7:30 PM distinctive, utterly unique mandolin-driven Hungarian folk-punk band Sondorgo at Drom, $15

9/18, 8:15 PM lyrical, aphoristic, tuneful, Waits-ish songwriter Chris Michael plays the album release show for his new one Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando Scream Love and Peace into the Darkness at Scratcher Bar on E 5th St. east of Bowery 

9/20-21, 7:30/9:30 PM an Andrew Hill retrospective at the Jazz Standard, $30. 9/20 Vijay Iyer leads a quartet playing the Smoke Stack album; 9/21 Frank Kimbrough leads a sextet

9/20, 7:30 PM enigmatically intense punk classical ensemble thingNY play the album release show for their characteristically wild new one minis/Trajectories plus covers by composer/toy pianist Jerome Kitzke, Latin synth-star Helado Negro, theatrical-electro-percussion duo Radical 2, at Here, west side of 6th Ave (Spring/Prince), $9 includes download of the album!

9/20, 7:30 PM rising star pianist Nadejda Vlaeva plays New York premieres by Vladimir Drozdoff and Serge Borkiewicz plus works by Schubert and Liszt at Zankel Hall at Carnegie  Hall, $25 tix avail.

9/21, 7 PM the NY Virtuoso Singers perform Ellen Taafe Zwilich’s Memorial, Randall Thompson’s The Peaceable Kingdom and the Iraq War-themed Requiem for the Innocent by Katherine Hoover at Trinity Church, free  

9/22-25 one of the most tuneful, consistently interesting guitarists in jazz, Russell Malone leads his quartet, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

9/22, 8 PM the Ureuk Symphony Orchestra play works by Yun, Brahms and Rachmaninoff at Merkin Concert Hall, $30 tix avail

9/23, 7:30 PM the American String Quartet premiere Robert Sirota’s second string quartet, the Americana travelogue-flavored American Pilgrimage at Manhattan School of Music’s Greenfield Hall, 120 Claremont Ave in upper Manhattan, free

9/23, 8 PM intense, hypnotic jazz oudist/guitarist Gordon Grdina at Scholes St. Studio, 375 Lorimer St. in Williamsburg

9/23, 9ish slashing, blues-infused guitarist/songwriter Mallory Feuer’s quartet the Grasping Straws – sort of like Grace Slick fronting Patti Smith’s band – at Gold Sounds

9/24, 11:30 PM Nina Diaz – of Girl in a Coma notoriety – does her angst-fueled noir soul thing at the downstairs space at Webster Hall, $10

9/25, 8 PM trumpeter Matt Lavelle and the 12 Houses Orchestra draw on rapper A.R.B.R.A.F. and trombonist Art Baron for a Duke Ellington-inspired performance at Roulette, $20 adv tix req

9/27, 8 PM Metropolis Ensemble celebrate their 20th anniversary with Itinerant performers (violinist Sean Lee with roving Paganini Caprices; soprano Ariadne Greif with selections from Cage’s Song Books) interspersed between overlapping live-music installations and large-scale group performances featuring music by Anna Clyne, Timo Andres, Vivian Fung, Paula Matthusen, Andrew Norman, and Ricardo Romaneiro, a new open-score work for Pocket Operator + Instruments by Ryan Francis, and a Happy Birthday “pop-song” composed by Du Yun for orchestra with audience participation; featured performers include cellis Emily Wells, violinist Kristin Lee, cellist Ashley Bathgate, bassoonist/composer Brad Balliett, percussionist Ian Rosenbaum, and pianist Conor Hanick, at the Angel Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk St., $20  

9/28, 9ish postpunk supergroup Heroes of Toolik acoustic at Troost

9/29-10/2 Steve Wilson and Wilsonian’s Grain with Wilson on alto sax plus Orrin Evans on piano, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

9/29, 8 PM a rare reunion of Gina Leishman‘s legendary, pioneering 90s circus rock/noir cinematic orchestra the Kamikaze Ground Crew at Roulette, $20 adv rix req

9/30, 8 PM haunting, intense art-rock/noir cabaret pianist/singer Lacy Rose at Scholes St. Studio, 375 Lorimer St. in Williamsburg

9/30, 8 PM clarinet virtuoso Thomas Piercy leads a series of eleven chamber performers in a concert of rare Japanese works by Masatora Goya, Bin LI, Hidemi Mikai, Chatori Shimizu and Kazutomo Yamamoto at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

9/30, midnight haphazardly edgy, Middle Eastern-tinged guitarist Yonatan Gat and band at the Bell House, $12

10/1, 8 PM Malian desert rock guitar shredder Vieux Farka Toure (son of Ali) at the Poisson Rouge, $30 adv tix rec

10/1, 8 PM wildly eclectic dub/reggae/tropical/psychedelic funk band Delsonido at SOB’s, $10 adv tix rec 

10/1, 8:30 PM the husband-wife duo of violin maestro R. Kumaresh and veena (lute) virtuoso Jayanthi Kumaresh play classical Indian music at Symphony Space, $28 adv tix rec

10/2 this era’s most cutting-edge, politically relevant large jazz ensemble, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society play their brand-new conspiracy theory-themed album Real Enemies – contender for best of 2016 – in its entirety at National Sawdust

10/3, 7 PM the eclectic, ambitious Ryan Carraher Group – who range from starlit microtonalisms to funkier guitar-fueled tangents to blustery postbop – at Shapeshifter Lab

10/3, 8 PM Czech art-rock cult favorites Please the Trees at Union Hall, $12

10/6, 8 PM the Parthenia Viol Consort play “royal and devotional music from the Stuart and Tudor Courts” at Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St, $25 tix avail

10/6, 8:30 PM legendary, unstoppable dark glamrock bandleader Ian Hunter – probably the closest thing to Bowie we have left – at the Bell House, $30 adv tix rec

10/6, 11 PM lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk noir art-rock band Kotorino at Union  Hall, $10

10/7, 8 PM South Indian classical violin maestro Ganesh Rajagopalan plays a meditative concert at Roulette, $30

10/8, 8 PM the Glenn Branca Ensemble, conducted by the composer, play The Light (for David), written for David Bowie, plus a revised version of  Branca’s assaultive 1981 guitar piece The Third Ascension at Roulette, $30 adv tix rec  

10/12 postpunk supergroup Heroes of Toolik at St. Vitus

10/14, 8 PM innovative chamber vocal group Mirror Visions Ensemble perform Tom Cipullo’s new Emily Dickinson-inspired song cycle plus new works by Margaret Barrett, John Glover, Aaron Grad and Daniel Temkin, featuring  sopranos Vira Slywotzky and Justine Aronson, tenor Scott Murphree, and baritones Mischa Bouvier and Jesse Blumberg, with pianists Alan Darling and Margaret Kampmeier at the Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St., $20/$15 stud/srs. The program reprises 10/31 at 7:30 PM at the NYU Loewe Theatre, 35 W 4th St, $10/$5 stud

10/16, 8 PM tunefulness balanced by the harder side of bop: trumpeter Josh Evans’ Quintet plus the Oliver Lake Big Band at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

10/17, 8 PM two especially interesting trios: purist but insatiably adventurous trombonist/crooner Frank Lacy with a rhythm section of Kevin Ray and Andrew Drury followed by alto saxophonist Oliver Lake with Reggie Workman and Andrew Cyrille at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

10/21, 8:30 PM fiery, virtuoso tar and setar lute player and composer Sahba Motallebi with pecussionist Naghmeh Farahmand play exhilarating Persian classics and originals at Symphony Space, $28 adv tix rec

10/25, 8 PM soaring, intense, dark retro 60s/goth/soul bandleader Nicole Atkins at the Poisson Rouge, $14 adv tix rec. Anybody with the balls to cover the Church’s Under the Milk Way and do it well is worth seeing.

11/19, 8 PM Andalusian ensemble La Banda Morisca perform “an intoxicating blend of traditional flamenco with Arab-Andalusian melodies and rock” at Roulette, $25

12/3, 8 PM intense, rapturous Balkan/ Middle Eastern ensemble the Secret Trio – Tamer Pinarbasi, Ismail Lumanovski & Ara Dinkjian – at Roulette, $30

New York City Live Music Calendar for August and September 2015

Daily updates, and a brand-new calendar for September and October coming 9/1: 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 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. Up next: 8/13, 7 PM, repeating on 8/16, 4 PM “Romantic Favorites: Yours and Mine” with works by Grieg, Dvorak, Brahms and Schubert.  Sugg don $10 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays in August, 6-8 PM a large percentage of NYC’s top accordionists descend on Bryant Park, playing their own stuff at various points throughout the space. Look out for Gregorio Uribe doing cumbias on 8/5, just for starters.

Wednesdays in August, 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 August (movieg back to Sundays in September), 7:30 PM spine-tingling art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop singer Carol Lipnik – pretty much everybody’s choice for best singer in all of NYC – with hypnotically luminous pianist Matt Kanelos – at Pangea on 2nd Ave. btw 11th/12th Sts, $20. Several special guests are promised, including the amazing Rachelle Garniez on the 9th and 20th, M. Lamar on 8/27; Flotilla DeBarge on 9/3; Kim David Smith on 9/27; and on October 11th, Rachel Mason AND Lorraine Leckie with Pavel Cingl, wow!.

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

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

Fridays at 11 PM flamenco guitarist Ian Banks with special guests each week at St. Mazie’s (the old Rose Bar) on Grand St. just off the BQE in Williamsburg

Saturdays in August 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.

Three Saturdays in August: 8/15, 8/22 and 8/29, 6 PM legendary Mexican son jarocho bandleader. jarana player and archivist Zenen Zeferino teams up with NYC’s psychedelic cumbia/tropicalia project Bulla En El Barrio 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

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 August, 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.

8/1, 1 PM Bulgarian songstress Vlada Tomova‘s haunting, enchanting, otherworodly Bulgarian Voices Trio on the plaza at Lincoln Center

8/1, 1/3 PM the Imani Winds play works by their own Valerie Coleman plus Rimsky-Korsakov, Piazzolla and a pair of klezmer dances on Governor’s Island, free

8/1, 4 PM the Night Tripper himself, Dr. John at Central Park Summerstage: get there when the doors open at 3.

8/1 third-wave ska/soul/blues cult favorites the Slackers play the Rocks Off Concerrt Cruise aboard the Nautical Express, boarding at 6 PM, sailing at 7 PM from Pier 36 – 299 South St,  $30 adv tix avail. at the Rocks Off office out behind the heliport at 23r d St. and the East River or the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/1-2 state-of-the-art jazz violinist Regina Carter‘s Southern Comfort at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30

8/1, 7:30/9:30 PM the brass-fueled ten-piece Josh Evans Big Band at Ginny’s Supper Club, $15

8/1, 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

8/1, 9 PM searing Radio Birdman/OBNIIIs garage-punk soundalikes the Mess Around – good to see they’re still messing around – at the Gutter, $5

8/1, 9 PM Raunch Hands cofounder Mike Edison‘s Trainwreck or whatever the irrepressible troublemaker. ganja advocate and Bongcaster inventor’s latest band is, at Hank’s

8/1, 10 PM legendary early 80s dark Cali punk band Symbol Six at Grand Victory, $10. Followed at midnight (separate $7 admission – weird, huh?) by scorching, dark heavy rock band Briana Layon & the Boys, fronted by one of the most powerful singers around

8/1, 11 PM darkly watery dreampop band Lazyeyes at Rough Trade, $10 adv tix rec

8/2, 1 PM sitar virtuoso Ikhlaq Hussain on the plaza at Lincoln Center

8/2, 1 PM cleverly erudite, historically informed, nimble newschool country blues guitar maven/songwriter Lenny Molotov at East Village Social on St. Marks (1st and A), free

8/2, 3:30ish kitchen sink Brazilian/C&W/funk/New Orleans band Nation Beat‘s Carnival Caravan featuring Cha Wa and Nação Zumbi at Central Park Summerstage

8/2, 7 PM the all-female Accord Treble Choir sing an eclectic mix of haunting Balkan choral works and pieces from the western classical tradition at Barbes followed at 9 by paradigm-shifting Romany guitarist Stephane Wrembel

8/2, 8 PM iconic, enigmatic noir countrypolitan/torch jazz songwriter/bandleader Eleni Mandell at the Mercury, $10

8/2, 8 PM intricately arranged, psychedelic funk with the MK Groove Orchestra at Brooklyn Bowl, $5

8/3, 7/9 PM wry, tuneful, eclectic Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties play a rare acoustic gig at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, 519 Hudson St (W 10th/Charles)

8/3, 9:30 PM hard-hitting minor-key Afrobeat dancefloor grooves with the Funk Ark at Brooklyn Bowl, $7

8/3. 11 PM a rare US appearance by popular Belgian ska/rocksteady band Freddy Loco at Shrine

8/4, 7 PM NYCs original and maybe only original, oldschool Veracruz-style Mexican son jarocho dance band, Radio Jarocho at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City

8/4, 7 PM 80s salsa romantica nostalgia with Tito Nieves at East River Park

8/4 – 8/8, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, the Christian McBride Trio with Christian Sands – piano ; Ulysses Owens Jr. – drums, $30

8/4, 7:30 PM the amazing East Coast Chamber Orchestra play works by Biber, Francesco Geminiani and Tschaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C major, at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

8/4, 7:30 PM 80s hip-hop nostalgia with Kool Moe Dee (Kool J’s nemesis – remember?), Rob Base, Biz Markie and Dr. Roxanne Shante at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, watch your back for the po-po.

8/4, 8 PM popular, smoky-voiced Americana chanteuse Lindi Ortega and her band at the Mercury, $12

8/4, 9:30 PM creepy noir chamber pop/murder ballad duo Charming Disaster – Jeff Morris of Kotorino and Ellia Bisker from Sweet Soubrette – at Max Cellar, 2 Knickerbocker Ave, Bushwick, L to Morgan Ave., free

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

8/5, 8 PM briliant, eclectic indie classical/jazz/klezmer cellist Noah Hoffeld plays the album release show for his new one at Bowery Electric, $10

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

8/5, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” aat Troost in Greenpoint. 8/20 they’re at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th St, Jackson Hts, at 8:30

8/5, 11 PM oldschool female-fronted soul/groove band Empire Beats at Shrine

8/6, 6:30 PM a performance by cellist Hamilton Berry and a new work by artist Elizabeth Waggett celebrate the release of cinematic, meticulously textural composer Jane Antonia Cornish’s new album Continuum at Chambers Fine Art, 522 W 19th St.

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, dusk-10 PM videos by Danielle de Picciotto (New York/Berlin); Helga Griffiths (Darmstadt); Thomas Lüer (Frankfurt); Robert Seidel (Berlin); Caspar Stracke (Helsinki) projected onto the Brooklyn Bridge with a soundtrack by art-rocker Alexander Hacke at Anchorage Place and Pearl St. in Dumbo

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

8/6, 8 PM a killer dark garage rock twinbill: kick-ass guitar-and-organ-fueled original psychedelic rockers  the Electric Mess and Crampsy ghoul-surf/noir garage band Twin Guns at Bowery Electric, $8

8/6, 9 PM new jack roots reggae band New Kingston followed by golden age legends Steel Pulse at B.B. King’s, $32.50 adv tix highly rec., this will sell out even if the band doesn’t have all the original members

8/6, 10 PM the Thurston Moore band at Bowery Ballroom, $17 adv tix req

8/6, 10 PM “shimmering blues architect” Jib Kidder and ten-piece “roots organelle,” the Tom Csatari Band play their luxuriantly tuneful, cinematically pastoral jazz at Union Pool, $8

8/6, 10 PM 8/6, 10 PM Single Red Cent– who mix sharp, socially aware punk with a more atonal Gang of Four/Neighborhoods vibe – at Leftfield on the LES

8/6, 11 PM Deerhoof – who are to Bushwick now what Wire was to Camden Town in 1979 – at the Bell House, $18 gen adm

8/7, 5:30 PM the Jalopy’s main man, Feral Foster brings his smart, purist, gloomy Americana to the American Folk Art Museum

8/7, 6 PM chamber pop pianist Zach Phillips plays solo, then joins guitarist Tom Csatari‘s band for a performance of Chico Hamilton tunes at Cornelia St. Cafe, $9 incl a driink, this could be really good. Followed at 9 and 10:30 PM by Mary Halvorson and Sylvie Courvoisie dueling and duetting it out on guitar and piano for $10 plus a $10 min. at Cornelia St. Cafe

8/7, 7 PM sardonically funny, lyrically brilliant Beatlesque/Costelloesque powerpop songwriter Walter Ego followed by Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band playing their fiery, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir at Sidewalk

8/7, 7 PM rising star indie classical ensemble RighteousGIRLS (flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi) celebrate the release of their debut album gathering blue, with help from guest artists Andy Akiho, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Justin Brown at Joe’s Pub, $15

8/7, 7 PM Sumari – Matt Lavelle (trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, alto clarinet) Jack DeSalvo (mandola, cello, guitars) Tom Cabrera (bodhrán, tar, riq, doumbek, bass drum) – at El Taller Latino Americano, 225 W. 99th St at Broadway, 2/3 to 96th St.

8/7, 8:30 PM recently resurgent 70s roots reggae vets Third World at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/7, 8:30 PM gospel night with long-rnnning legends the McCrary Sisters and the Fairfield Four at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/7, 8:30 PM Daniel Brevil and Markus Schwartz–traditional Haitian percussion; Matt Mitchell–piano; Ches Smith–drums and percussion at I-Beam, free. They’re also here the following night, 8/8 at midnight

8/7, 9 PM vicious noiserock jamband the the Skull Practitioners– led by Steve Wynn sparring partner/genius guitarist Jason Victor – at at Matchless, $8

8/7, 9:30 PM dark female-fronted paisley underground/postpunk/psychedelic rockers Mesiko at the Bell House, $12 adv tix rec

8/7, 10 PM this eras’s creepiest, most menacing cinematic guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

8/7, 10 PM a rare appearance by tight, tuneful, kinda-creepy Bogota punk rockers Lupus at the Acheron, $10

8/7, 10 PM gorgeously cinematic surf/soundtrack/twang instrumental band the TarantinosNYC at Otto’s

8/7, 10ish popular up-and-coming Brazilian carimbo chanteuse Lia Sophia and her band at Meridian 23

8/7, 10:30 PM catchy Booker T-esque trombone-fueled soul jazz with the David Gibson band at the Fat Cat

8/7 catchy, hard-hitting guitar/drums garage-punk girlband Sharkmuffin play the album release show for their new one at Shea Stadium

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

8/8, 7:30/9:30 PM guitarist Mike Baggetta jazzes up Patsy Cline songs with Jeremy Stratton on bassand Jeff Hirshfield on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

8/8, 8 PM subversively torchy, historically-informed, richly lyrical oldtime Americana chanteuse Robin Aigner & Parlour Game at Barbes

8/8, 9 PM one of the year’s best Americana triplebills: torchy, riveting, erudite countrypolitan songwriter Drina Seay, Nashville gothic band Karen & the Sorrows and 90s-style alt-country act Butchers Blind at Hank’s

8/8, 9 PM this could be really cool: M Shanghai String Band leave the originals at home and play two sets of Neil Young tunes at the Jalopy, $10

8/8, 10 PM Bern & the Brights – who started out as a stark chamber pop band before moving to catchy ska and reggae-influenced grooves – at Maxwell’s, $10

8/8, 9/10:30 PM reliably tuneful piano improviser Kris Davis leads an especially solid trio with John Hebert on bass and Tom Rainey on drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus a $10 min

8/8, 9 PM sharp a screening of Ulrike Franke’s documentary Divine Location, a comical portrait of a small German town undergoing huge renovations (like building luxury condos on a deadly brownfield site), on the roof of The Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd St in Gowanus, Brooklyn, $15 open vodka bar afterward

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,. 6 PM noir guitar icon Jim Campilongo at 55 Bar

8/9, 3 sets starting at 6 PM up-and-coming jazz harpist Brandee Younger at Minton’s

8/9, 7 PM popular countrypolitan songwriter Lyle Lovett and his Large Band at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/9, 7 PM intense electroacoustic avant garde chanteuse Ximena Borges followed by loop music viola composer/performer Jessica Meyer at Joe’s Pub, $12 adv tix rec

8/9 drummer E.J. Strickland & Transient Beings featuring powerful gospel singer Alicia Olatuja and bassist John Benitez, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

8/9, 8 PM pianist Matt Mitchell debuts his auspicious new trio with Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss at Greenwich House Music School, $10

8/9, 8:30 PM tuneful third-stream pianist Michel Reis leads his trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus a $10 min

8/9, 9ish eclectic blues/Americana/highway rock songwriter Jon LaDeau at Moto in south Williamsburg

8/9, 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 Mercury, $10

8/9 rivetingly psychedelic, guitar-fueled desert blues/cantorial rockers the Sway Machinery with edgy latin rockers El Imperio at Union Pool

8/10, 7 PM lyrical jazz pianist Jim Ridl tickles the plastic on the Rhodes at 55 Bar

8/10, 8 PM soaring ex-Aquanettas frontwoman and dreampop maven Debby Schwartz with the Sharp Things’ Jim Santo at Hifi Bar

8/10, 8:30 PM bassist Michael Blanco leads a killer quartet with John Ellis, tenor sax; Kevin Hays, piano; Clarence Penn, drums, thrashing out some new material before they go into the studio, at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus a $10 min

8/11, 7 PM eclectic, hard-hitting, lyrical composer/tenor saxophonist Stan Killian and group at 55 Bar

8/11 – 8/12 fiery Colombian harpist Edmar Castaneda’s eleven-piece World Ensemble play the cd rrelease shows for his new one 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

8/11, 7:30 PM reggae lite and dancehall hits with Maxi Priest and Gyptian at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, watch your back

8/11,. 8/10 PM bassist Chris Tordini leads a solid quintet with Jeremy Viner – tenor sax/clarinetl Kris Davis – piano; Bobby Avey – keyboards; Dan Weiss – drums at the Jazz Gallery, first set $15, second $10

8/11, 8 PM “Ora Clementi play with subtleties of sensory perception, invoking a dreamlike context that hovers between musical performance and pure abstraction. Vito Ricci combines his recordings with live sound, performing on computer, modular, and “wrench guitar” with special guests Lise Vachon and Steve Dalachinsky” at the Walker Space, 55 Walker St. in Tribeca, $15

8/11, 9 PM jangly, sharply lyrical folk-rock/chamberpop band the Morning Sea – like a more stripped-down, less druggy Elliott Smith at Arlene’s, $8

8/11, 10 PM countrypolitan maven and fearlessly funny oldschool honkytonk outlaw Dale Watson at Skinny Dennis

8/11, 10 PM new school psych-pop/chamber pop bandleader Sam Kogon at Palisades

8/12, 4 PM St Cyprian’s Singers of St Cyprian’s Church, Clarence Gate (London, England) with Julian Collings, director sing works by Sheppard, Tallis, MacMillan, Tippett, Martin, Whitacre and Holst at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, free

8/12, 8 PM clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and pianist Dinuk Wijeratine collaborate on Middle Eastern and south Asian themes at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud/ Expensive, but this is paradigm-shifting, exciting stuff.

8/12, 8 PM psychedelic, surfy, vallenato-influenced latin rock groovemeisters Los Crema Paraiso at Barbes

8/12, 9 PM irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Freddy’s. From the Blu Lounge, to the Grape & Grain, to Brooklyn Rod & Gun and now here. These guys have too much fun to quit.

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, 7 PM charismatic singer Ollie Boy Lester’s sardonic saloon jazz crew the Undigables at 55 Bar; later that night bassist Lonnie Plaxico leads his band at 10

8/13, 7:30 PM a fancy sit-down twinbill with melancholy Americana cover project the Sad Bastards of Brooklyn and powerpop icon Patti Rothberg at the Cutting Room, $15 adv tix rec

8/13 – 8/16 charming French jazz chanteuse Cyrille Aimee and her tropicaly-tinged two-guitar combo, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

8/13, 8:30 brass band madness: Funkrust Brass Band followed by Hungry March Band and the New York Fowl Harmonic – “old-school noisy garage-rock music “ at Matchless

8/13, 8:30 PM African roots reggae crooner Rocky Dawuni at SOB’s. 8/14 he’s at the Lincoln Center Atrium

8/13, 9 PM Brother Joscephus‘ mighty New Orleans soul-funk orchestra at Rough Trade, $12

8/13, 10 PM the plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing of Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

8/13, 9 PM eclectic jazz-inspired front-porch folk/Americana songwriter Shannon Pelcher at Pete’s

8/13, 9:30 PM interesting duo show at Mezzrow with Aaron Parks on piano and Ben Wendel on tenor sax. Purist tunefulness and way outside dichotomies, $20.

8/14, 6PMish sharply lyrical, historically aware, harmony-fueled Americana/chamber pop band Sweet Soubrette at the American Folk Art Museum

8/14, 730 PM state-of-the-art noir rockers Silencio performs music inspired by David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti at the Poisson Rouge, $18 adv tix rec

8/14, 8 PM badass resonator guitarist and delta blues/oldtime hillbilly music maven Mamie Minch followed by exhilarating, brass-driven retro 60s latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly at Barbes. Spanglish Fly are also at the BMHC Lab,1303 Louis Niné Blvd in the Bronx. on 8/15 at 8, free

8/14, 8/10 PM lyrical pianist David Virelles leads a complex mix of improvising personalities – Brandon Ross – guitar; Roman Filiú – saxophone; Thomas Morgan – bass; Eric McPherson – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22

8/14, 8:30 PM smart, original, lyrically-fueled, intricate newgrass band Cricket Tell the Weather at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 drink minimum strictly enforced

8/14, 9 PM a rare US appearance by Anguillla roots reggae band British Dependency at Shrine

8/14, 9:30 PM a rare duo show with iconically tuneful pianist Bill Mays and his bassist pal Todd Cookman at Mezrow, $20

8/14, 10 PM psychedelic powerpop/new wave rocker Mike Rimbaud – arguably the closest thing to the Clash we have in NYC right now – at Nublu. Pan-tropical/cumbia band Yotoco follows at midnight.

8/14, 11 PM assaultively fun Nashville glam-punk/metal band Modoc at the small room at the Rockwood

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

8/15, 3-9 PM a celebration of the 1791 slave uprising that kicked off the Haitian Revolution featuring Neg Gran Bwa Drummers, led by Oungan Asogwe (High Priest) Deenps “Gran Bwa” Bazile at Prospect Park, enter at the Parkside Ave. stop (Q train)

8/15, 7:30 PM Benjamin Larsen, cello and Junghyun Kim, piano play music of Bach, Beethoven and Finckel at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Pl, Park Slope, free, 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza

8/15, 9 PM neon-riffing stoner garage tunes with Sun Voyager at Don Pedro’s, $7

8/15, 7 PM eclectically tuneful oldschool soul/janglerock band Tuelo & Her Cousins at Joe’s Pub, $12 adv tix rec

8/15, 9 PM deviously smart, historically-inspired literate songwriter and brilliant chanteuse Elisa Flynn puts on one of her frequent theme nights. This time out it’s religious songs, “Participating artists play a cover of a song dealing with religion in any way – devotion to blasphemy, pure love to pure hate, Buddha to the Lord of Light. Then they play an original. Musicians include Elisa Flynn, Lys Guillorn, Thee Shambels’ Neville Elder, Jim Knable, Maharajah Sweets, Sean Cahill, John LaPolla, the Sterling Electric, George Hakkila,” at the Way Station

8/15, 9:30 PM hilarious, savagely funny top 40 parodists the Dan Band at Joe’s Pub, $22

8/15, 11 PM catchy hip-hop brass crew the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at the Knitting Factory, $13 adv tix rec

8/16, 11 AM exhilarating klezmer/latin/cumbia jamband Metropolitan Klezmer at City Winery for brunch, $10, no minimum, kids 12 and under get in free

8/16, 3 sets starting at 6 PM diverse, purist up-and-coming jazz chanteuse Brianna Thomas and her combo at Minton’s

8/16 mighty, purist swing tunes from the Ron Carter Big Band at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30

8/16, 9 PM noir crooner/guitarslinger Phil Gammage and band at 2A

8/16, 10 PM darkly anthemic Russian/Romany stadium rock sounds with Newborn at Arlene’s, $10

8/17, 8 PM intense, inscrutable, wickedly literate janglerock tunesmith/crooner Ward White and others TBA at Hifi Bar

8/17, 8 PM everybody’s favorite downtown NYC soundtrack band, Morricone Youth live scores Saul Bass’ 1974 killer ant sci-fi debut Phase IV at the Poisson Rouge, $5 adv tix rec

8/17, 6 PM a rare small club (ok, poolhall) performance by the Osso String Quartet at the Fat Cat

8/17, 8 PM this era’s most erudite, tuneful NYC tunesmith, Ward White and others TBA – probably a killer lineup like he put together here a couple of months ago – at Hifi Bar

8/18, 6:30 PM the king of the literate, surrealist downtown NYC rock anthem, Willie Nile in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

8/18, 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. She’s a strong singer too.

8/18, 7 PM American Folk Art Museum impresario and luminous, smartly Tom Waits-influeenced Americana songstress Lara Ewen followed eventually at 9 by dark chamber pop/Americana band Sweet Soubrette at the Delancey, $10

8/18 – 8/23 the mighty, purist Ron Carter Big Band, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $35

8/18, 8:30 PM jazz chanteuse Allegra Levy – a welcome rarity in that she writes her own enigmatic, original songs – leading a killer trio with Julian Shore on piano and Sean Pentland on bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus a $10 min

8/19, 7 PM a solid, good ska quadrupleheader with the Ladrones, supergroup the Reggay Lords,Duppies and the Slackers‘ perennially soulful, blues-influenced frontman Vic Ruggiero at Grand Victory, $10

8/19, 7 PM dynamic bluegrass-inspired acoustic highway rockes Mike Mizwinski a.k.a. MiZ and his new band Till the Cows Come Home – strongly evocative of the BoDeans -at the small room at the Rockwood

8/19, 8 PM hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes – whose new album Les Dieux Ont Soif is the closest thing to the Clash, lyrically speaking, that’s been released in this city lately – at Barbes. Where else, right?

8/19, 9 PM a rare Ditmas Park show by B3 organ entertainer/paradigm-shifter Brian Charette’s Mighty Grinders at Bar Chord

8/19, 11 PM tuneful 90s-style alt-country band Butchers Blind and kinetic minimalist post punk guitar/drums duo Eleanor at Muchmore’s

8/20, 5 PM imaginative, colorful guitarist/reedman Art Baron leads his combo at FDR Park on Roosevelt Island, free

8/20, 6 PM day one of the Brooklyn Country Music Festival Day has – probably in reverse order -the alternately boisterous, retro 60s honkytonk and ominous southwestern gothic Jack Grace Band, Dennis Lichtman’s perennially popular western swing band Brain Cloud, the retro 60s soul-fueled Miss Tess & the Talkbacks, Andrew Sovine (Red’s grandkid- he’s good), the Paisley Fields and North Of Amarillo at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec

8/20, 7 PM high-spirited Louisiana zydeco/cajun/swamprock band the Revelers at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

8/20, 7:30 PM funky marching band sounds with Pitchblak Brass Band at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

8/20, 8 PM accordionist Victor Prieto leads his trio followed by the haunting Greek Judas – formerly known as Que Vlo-Ve – playing rembetiko classics from the 1920s and 30s Greek gangster underground at Barbes

8/20, 8 PM oldschool female-fronted soul/groove band Empire Beats at Silvana

8/20, 9 PM a wild metal cumbia twinbill: La Pachamambo and Escarioka at Bowery Electric, $8

8/20, 9 PM the hilarious, politically astute Paranoid Larry & His Imaginary Band at Freddy’s.

8/21, 3 (three)PM the Harlem Quartet play works by Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, Vasily Kalinnikov and Leroy Anderson at Merkin Concert Hall, free

8/21, 5:30 PM diverse front-porch folk/French chanson/hot jazz songwriter Caroline Cotter and haunting, stark, lyrically brilliant gothic Americana duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne at the American Folk Art Museum

8/21, 6 PM day two of the Brooklyn Country Music Festival has – probably in reverse order – all-female honkytonkers Your Ex-Girlfriends, the hilariously satirical early R&R/rockabilly Susquehanna Tool & Industrial Die Co., Aron Blue & the Bootleggers, and the magically intense, southwestern gothic-inspired Julia Haltigan at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec

8/21, 7 PM an awesome triplebill of jazz-inspired Indian string music: the sitar-driven Neel Murgai Ensemble, Karavika and the Arun Ramamurthy Trio at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St (between Imlay & Conover St) in Red Hook, $10, F to Carroll St. and a 20-minute walk, or pick up the B61 bus down the block from Sahadi’s on Atlantic Ave., it stops just 2 blocks from the venue.

8/21, 8 PM: hot jazz night at the Jalopy with Cait & the Critters, the 5000 Jazz Assassins and Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers, $10

8/21, 8:30 PM the New York Chillharmonic – vocalist/composer Sara McDonald’s lush, third-stream 17-piece big band with string quartet – at Shapeshifter Lab, $8

8/21, 9ish the Oliver Lake Big Band at Marcus Garvey Park

8/21, 9 PM ageless, unstoppable surf guitar icon Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $25 adv tix rec

8/21, 9:30 PM conscious roots reggae faves Taj Weekes & Adowa at Joe’s Pub, $14

8/21, 10 PM spine-tingling, torchy, noir-inclined Ameridana/countrypolitan songwriter and bandleader Drina Seay followed by intense folk noir songwriter Lorraine Leckie at Sidewalk

8/21, 10 PM eclectic, charming, theatrical, acordion-fueled chamber pop band Toot Sweet w/Mary Knapp at Bowery Electric, $8 adv tix rec

8/21, 10 PM high-energy oldtimey hot jazz crew Baby Soda at Barbes

8/21, 10 PM Love Moon play their sludge psych at the Acheron, $10

8/21, 11:30 PM hot jazz twinbill with Danny Lipsitz’s Brass Tacks and Tatiana Eva-Marie & Her Zazou Swing Orchestra at Drom, $10

8/22, 3 PM day three of the Brooklyn Country Music Festival has – probably in reverse order – Western Caravan featuring Thirsty Dave, Zephaniah & the 18 Wheelers, eclectically guitarslinging rockabilly kitten Lil’ Mo & the Monicats, Terry Radigan, Bob Jones & Jon Sholle, the always evolving and entertaining (and creepy) Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers, and the CasHank Hootenanny Jamboree at the Bell House, $20 adv tix rec

8/22, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with saxophonist Camille Thurman, drummer/bandleader/personality  Jeff “Tain” Watts and B3 organ groove legend Dr Lonnie Smith at Marcus Garvey Park

8/22, 4 PM whirlwind electric punkgrass/honkytonk crew Demolition String Band,at Skinny Dennis

8/22, 8 PM Ameranouche – who distinguish themselves from the legions of Django imitators by sticking closer to the American/bluesy side of guitar jazz – at Silvana

8/22, 9 PM guitarist/singer/bassist Joanna Sternberg plays a marathon birthday tripleheader at the Jalopy, $10. On the bill: 10:00pm – Scott Joplin ragtime with Adam Korsunsky, then klezmer with Litvakus bandleader Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch and then Sternberg herself at 11

8/22, 10 PM Crucial Bridge & the Inity Band play roots reggae at Shrine

8/22, 11 PM wild monster surf band the Mad Doctors at Don Pedro’s, $5

8/22, 11 PM excellent, spaciously cinematic doom/art-rock/black metal band Forn at the Acheron, $12

8/23, 8 PM Red Gretchen – best known for their anguished Replacements/Niirvana anthems, although they’re even better at slowly undulating, doomy psychedelic/art-rock grooves -at Otto’s

8/23, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with retro crooner Michael Mwenso, luminously lyrical pianist Myra Melford and pyrotechnic alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa‘s Parker tribute, Bird Calls at Tompkins Square Park

8/23, 4 PM the Jack Grace Band play their boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic at Skinny Dennis.

8/23, 7 PM the Jim Campilongo/Luca Benedetti/Roy Williams guitar trio.play Jimmy Bryant-inspried pastoral jazz followed at 9 by Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

8/23, 8 PM catchy, playful, fun garage-soul sounds with Larry & the Babes at Palisades

8/23, 9ish acidic groove/noiserockers Escape by Ostrich, legendary, phantasmagorical psychedelic Balkan rocker Alec K Redfearn with the savagely lyrical, enigmatic great plains gothic chanteuse Ember Schrag and her equally amazing psychedelic band at Trans-Pecos. Schrag also joins Redfearn’s band to play creepy Farfisa organ!

8/24, 6 PM day three of the Brooklyn Country Music Festival has – probably in reverse order -60s folk legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, mesmerizingly badass resonator guitarist/singer Mamie Minch, the hauntingly original all-female Jan Bell & the Maybelles, honkytonkers the Third Wheel Band, and Abby Hollander Band, whirlwind electric punkgrass/honkytonk crew Demolition String Band, and longtime NYC bluegrass faves Sheriff & the Goodtimers at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec

8/24, 7 PM  8 PM dark, charismatic, mischieviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Pangea on 2nd Ave

8/24, 7 PM hypnotic, psychedelically funky hammered dulcimer instrumentals with House of Waters at 55 Bar

8/24, 8 PM indie classical group Ensemble Mise-En performs new works from across the world by Daniel Fishkin; Eun Young Lee; Pascal Le Boeuf; Hakan Ulus; Rafael Amaral; and Sang Song at the Cell Theatre on 23rd St in Chelsea, $15/$10 stud/srs

8/24, 8:30 PM Melody Fader brings you a lovely evening of solo piano music by Schumann, Chopin, Mozart, and Satie.at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus a $10 min

8/24, 9:30 PM Yotoco – “the spunky incarnation of a musical love triangle between Umoja Orchestra, Bioritmo, and Cumbiagra” – plays a mix of tropical psychedelic sounds at Barbes

8/24, 10 PM hilarious faux-French rockers les Sans Culottes – whose new album Les Dieux Ont Soif is both great fun and potently relevant – at Rock Shop, $10

8/24, 10 PM tuneful, anthemic postpunk band Publicist UK play the album release show for their new one at St. Vitus, $12

8/25, 5:30 PM eclectic Nashville western swing/jazz/surf instrumentalists Steelism in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

8/25, 8 PM eclectic, edgy original blues/acoustic rock songstress/guitarist Lola Johnson followed at 8 by John Hodel – the Bukowski of Lower East Side acoustic music – at Sidewalk. Johnson is also at 11th Street Bar at 9 on 8/26.

8/25, 7:30 PM rustic, occasionally otherwordly Hungarian traditional group Fenyes Band provide the backdrop for Hungarian troupe Nograd Dance Ensemble at Hungarian House| 213 E 82nd St, $15/$10 stud/srs, kids under 10 free

8/25 – 8/30 popular up-and-coming traditionalists, chanteuse Cecile McLorin Salvant and the Aaron Diehl Trio play an album release stand for their new collaboration 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $35

8/25, 8 PM the fiery, noisy, enveloping organ-and-guitar-driven Parlor Walls (a Eula spinoff) followed by Quaaludes – who are probably a violent, amphetamine-driven speedmetal band – at Palisades

8/25, 8:30 PM Lucas Pino on reeds with Or Bareket on bass and Mark Whitfield Jr. on drums at the Bar Next Door

8/25, 11 PM ferocious, intense, fearlessly lyrical art-rock/noir cabaret band Hannah vs. the Many at Bowery Electric, $8

8/26, 1 PM a rare jazz trio performance by legendary pianist Lincoln Mayorga at St. Peter’s Church, 54 th and Lex, $10

8/26, 6 PM Anjana Roy (sitar) + Polash Gomes (tabla) at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

8/26, 6:30 PM charming, quirky all-female chamber pop trio the Debutante Hour at Barbes

8/26-30, 8/10:30 PM the New Kenny Werner Quintet with Chris Potter – saxophone; Ambrose Akinmusire – trumpet; John Pattitucci – bass; Marcus Gilmore – Drums at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail

8/26, 8:30 PM global jazz chanteuse Gracie Terzian – whose axe is the harp ukulele – plays her chaming low-key originals and classics at Club Bonarifide (in the old Something Jazz Club space) at 212 E 52nd St, $10

8/26, 9 PM playful, politically aware avant/jazz/blues songwriter Miss Elie Sorbsel at Bar Chord

8/28, 7 PM the psychedelic Brooklyn Raga Massive All-Stars play Terry Riley’s In C at the Rubin Museum of Art, $25 and worth it

8/27, 8 PM cult favorite NYC artists join forces to play cult favorite postpunk/no wave legends Young Marble Giants’ Colossal Youth album in its entirety at Hifi Bar, free; performers including but not limited to Renee Lobue (elk city); Kali Holloway (easy lover); toni baumgartner (speed the plough); John Baumgartner (speed the plough); Mary Knapp (toot sweet); Erica Smith; Matt Davis ( a thousand pities ); Sam Weisberg (calotype); Mike Fornatale, Tom Shad

8/27, 8 PM legendary Milwaukee highway rockers the BoDeans – now led by lead guitarist Kurt Neumann – at City Winery, $25 standing room avail.

8/27, 8 PM  the haunting Greek Judas – formerly known as Que Vlo-Ve – playing rembetiko classics from the 1920s and 30s Greek gangster underground followed by exhilarating Ethiopian/Israeli groove band Lions at Barbes

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

8/28, 7:30 PM psychedelic guitar/powerpop maven Pete Galub with Tom Gavin at Branded Saloon

8/28, 8 PM Dada Paradox – the catchy psychedelic new wave project from the Larch’s Ian and Liza – followed at 9 by twangy altcountryAmericana/psychedelic crew American String Conspiracy at Freddy’s

8/28, 8 PM a solid, diverse triplebill with the funny, fearless, fun female-fronted hardcore Heavy Negatives, rustic cumbia/tropical punks Ratas En Zelo and the Skarroñeros at the Silent Barn, $8

8/28, 8 PM adventurous, fun, quirky female-fronted psychedelic pop duo Robin’s Egg Blue at the small room at the Rockwood

8/28, 9 PM hypnotic, kinetic Haitian funk magic with Gisela Tangui & the Voodoo Cabaret at Shrine

8/28, 9ish searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka acoustic ?!? at Radegast Hall. Even without amps, they have the energy to drown out the tourists.

8/28, 10 PM roots reggae group Royal Khaoz at the big room at the Rockwood

8/28, 10:30 PM state-of-the-art third-stream vibraphonist Chris Dingman‘s lushly enveloping Subliminal Trio with Fabian Almazan and Ryan Ferreira at Shapeshifter Lab, $8

8/29-30, 11:30 AM a screening of Hans Richter’s cult favorite avant garde film Dreams that Money Can Buy plus the short films Ghosts Before Breakfast (Hans Richter, 1927) and Symphonie Diagonale (Viking Eggleing, 1924). witha live score by darkly kinetic organ/guitar/drums psychedelic noiserockers Parlor Walls at Nitehawk Cinemas in Williamsburg, $15

8/29, 11:30 AM (that’s before noon) oldtimey hot jazz maven Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra at Prof. Hemlock’s Mansion, 2 E 63rd St., $35 – a creepy interactive theatrical performance akin to Sleep No More, but without the Shakespeare 

8/29, 7 PM oldschool 70s hippie alt-country and boogie-woogie with ageless piano guy Commander Cody at Joe’s Pub, $18

8/29, 8 PM Kyungso – contemporary virtuoso of the magical, tone-bending, otherworldly Korean gaegeum lute – at Barbes

8/29, 8:30 PM Rhode Island jangle/garage/surf/ band Ravi Shavi at Don Pedro’s

8/29, 9 PM hilarious female-fronted faux honky-tonk band Trailer Radio at Bar Chord

8/29, 9 PM intricate, intense, diverse jazz/soundtrack/Americana violinist/composer Skye Steele and band at Pete’s

8/29, 10 PM sly, devious female-fronted horror punk/surf/darkwave band the Long Losts followed by cinematic soundtrack instrumentalists/surf rockers the Tarantinos NYC at Otto’s

8/29, 10 PM inscrutable avant-artrock entourage Thrillington at Freddy’s

8/29, 10 PM high voltage, rustic oldtimey 19th century blues crew Fife & Drom at Arlene’s, $10

8/29, midnight King Raam – the Iranian Nick Cave – at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec.

8/30, 4:30 PM the innovatively arranged retro George Gee Swing Orchestra squeeze themselves into Smalls

8/30, 7 PM the Mekaal Hasan Band play fiery Middle Eastern and south Asian art-rock at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec

8/30, 7 PM percussive, trance-inducing, bitingly tuneful, Middle Eastern-tinged female-fronted jamband SisterMonk at the small room at the Rockwood

8/30. 7 PM catchy oldschool blue-eyed soul and more Americana-influenced flavors with songwriter Janet LaBelle at the Mercury, $8

8/30, 7:30 PM a rare NYC performance of NASA’s global warming-themed multimedia extravaganza Bella Gaia with music by director-composer Kenji Williams, featuring spellbinding singer Kristin Hoffmann at Brooklyn Bowl

8/30, 8:15 PM pyrotechnic pianist/’songwriter/blues and ragtime maven Jack Spann at Sidewalk

8/31, eclectic Chilean third-stream jazz/Middle Eastern/klezmer-influenced pianist Benjamin Furman and his combo do a Dives of New York tour starting at Silvana at 8. 9/2 they’re at Shrine at 8; 9/5 they’re at the third stage at the Rockwood for $10 plus that $10 minimum; 9/8 they’re at Shapeshifter Lab at 9:30 PM for $10

9/1, 6 PM eclectic jam-oriented mostly-female klezmer/tango/jazz band Isle of Klezbos in the community garden next door to 520 E 12th St.

9/1, 8 PM catchy, hard-hitting guitar/drums garage-punk girlband Sharkmuffin at Brooklyn Bowl, $10

9/1, 9 PM cult favorite Balkan/klezmer hotshots the West Philadelphia Orchestra at Barbes

9/1, 10 PM Parlor Walls – Eula guitarslinger Elyse Lamb’s snarling, catchy, noiserock/postpunk collaboration with Chris Mulligan – at at Shea Stadium, $10

9/1, 10:30 PM surf/twang instrumental rockers the Bakersfield Breakers – whose new album is a dead ringer for something from 1963, unbelievably cool and fun – at Sidewalk

9/2, 7 PM an intense, harmony-fueled, chamber pop/latin-inflected noir art-rock twin bill with Sweet Soubrette and Kotorino at Joe’s Pub, $15

9/2, 7 PM this era’s state-of-the-art retro soul band, Lake Street Dive at Central Park Summerstage

9/2, 8 PM legendary klezmer clarinetist and bluegrass mandolin wizard – and undercover surf rocker –Andy Statman and band at Barbes

9/2, 8:30 PM Klazz-ma-tazz: : Benjamin Sutin, saxophones; Elijah Shiffer, alto sax, clarinet; Grant Goldstein, guitar; Ben Rosenblum, piano; Mat Muntz, bass; Tim Rachbach, drums play their wild klezmer jazz mashups at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus a $10 min

9/2, 9:30 PM cinematic, eclectic jazz bassist Antar Goodwin & the Prisoner’s Dilemma iat Club Bonarifide (in the old Something Jazz Club space) at 212 E 52nd St. free

9/6, 7 PM theatrical darkwave/metal mashups with Betty Black at the Bell House, $10 adv tix rec

9/8, 7 PM join courageous journalist Jeremy Scahill for the release of his new book The Wikileaks Files: The World According to U.S. Empire at the Bell House. Via video link from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Julian Assange will join Scahill in conversation, followed by a q&a. Plus you get a free copy of The WikiLeaks Files with paid admission, $10.

9/8, 7:30 PM dark, sweeping cinematic electroacoustic composer/performer Sven Helbig at le Poission Rouge, $15 adv ti rec

9/8, 8 PM Irish songwriter/guitarist/fiddler Clare Sands – who mashes up snarling electric Americana with vivid, lyrical Wexford folk sounds – at Caffe Vivaldi

9/8, 9:30 PM Mailian desert rock legends Terakaft – a Tinariwen spinoff – at Joe’s Pub, $22

9/11, 7 PM True Concord Voices and Orchestra perform Mozart’s Requiem along with the New York premiere of Stephen Paulus’ Prayers and Remembrances, commissioned for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.at Alice Tully Hall, $20 toix avail, use discount code DCINY20 for an additional 20% off!

9/11, 8 PM  9/11 8 PM Ensemble Mise-En plays a rare program of works by Korean composers Joo Won Park, Song Sang and Eun Young Lee at a house concert at 678 Hart St #1B, in Bushwick, L to Dekalb Ave

9/11 legendary psychedelic postpunks Certain General at Bowery Electric

9/12, 7 PM firebrand, brilliantly lyrical noir blues rockers LJ Murphy and his ferocious band the Accomplices Sidewalk

9/12, 8 PM Puerto Rican salsa legends Gran Combo at NJPAC in Newark, $36 tix avail.

9/12 menacing retro 70s stoner doom band Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats at Webster Hall

9/12, 2 sets starting at noon, chamber pop/jazz mastermind Lee Feldman’s Night Owls instrumental piano trio – in the tradition of Vince Guaraldi (Peanuts), Ramsey Lewis (The In Crowd) and Horace Silver at Pangea, $10 + $10 min, special deal $25 for family of 4

9/13, 8 PM Sumari – Matt Lavelle (trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, alto clarinet) Jack DeSalvo (mandola, cello, guitars) Tom Cabrera (bodhrán, tar, riq, doumbek, bass drum) – at Shapeshifter Lab

9/14, 7 PM charming, low-key, rustic oldtime Americana banjo/cello duo the Littlest Birds at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 drink min. very strictly enforced

9/14, 9 PM LES legends the Mercenaries – sort of NYC’s counterpart to the Replacements – at Arlene’s, free

9/18, 7 PM fearless musicologist Jason Hamacher discusses his travels in war-torn Syria, tracking down and recording ancient Jewish and Armenian sounds, among others, in a conversation to celebrate the release of the new album and Forty Martyrs: Armenian Chanting from Aleppo commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the holocaust in Armenia at the Zohrab Center, 630 2nd Ave.(34/35), free 

9/17, 8 PM amazing doublebill: historically-inspired, richly tuneful, erudite singer/guitarist Elisa Flynn followed by the careening NYC counterpart to the Pogues, Thee Shambels at Troost

9/17 dubwise darkwave French keys/vox girl duo Brigitte at the Standard Hotel. On 9/18 they’re at le Poisson Rouge (duh, right?)

9/18, 8 PM a solid American reggae triplebill: the Brazilian-influenced, dubwise Kiwi followed by the more anthemic Treehouse and the rootsiest of the three, Boston’s High Hopes Band at Fontana’s, $10

9/18, 8:30 PM, repeating on 9/19 at 7:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony play orchestral works by Brahms and others at St. Peter’s German Church in Chelsea

9/18, 8 PM hypnotic, intense Bollywood music/dance troupe Mystic India at NJPAC in Newark, $25 tix avail

9/18 one of the best, most purposeful psychedelic metal acts of the last 20 years, Washington State power trio Mos Generator at Bowery Electric

9/19, 9 PM intense Romany/flamenco art-rock violin-guitar duo Kozm at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

9/20 3 PM organist Christopher Houlihan performs works by JS Bach and Saint-Saens, as well as Louis Vierne’s Symphony No. 4 and the New York premiere of Patrick Greene’s Steel Symphony, (inspired by metal sculptures from the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Massachusetts) at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific St, (Vanderbilt/Underhill; 2/3 to Bergen St., free

9/26, 11 AM – 6 PM the SAE Institute holds their annual free allday mix of music tech demos, the latest production gizmos and panel discussions at the SAE Institute New York, 218 W 18th St, registration req

9/26, 3 PM hard-hitting, brass-fueled newschool latin soul/boogaloo dance band Spanglish Fly at the Chile and Chocolate Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, $20/$15 stud/srs, kids 12 and under free

9/27, 7 PM maestro Dong-hyun Kim conducts the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra – NYC’s hottest new classical ensemble – in the world premier of Paul Joseph’s symphonic fantasy The King of the Mask,a multidisciplinary extravaganza and the lifelong reflection of celebrated Cuban artist Roman Valdes. Also on the bill: James Cohn’s rarely heard Symphony #4. at Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd. (at Holly Ave.), Flushing, just a short 10 minute walk from the Flushing Ave. stop on the 7 train, or take the Q27, Q65 bus

9/30 clever, torchy lo-fi original Americana banjo player/chanteuse Odetta Hartman at Elvis Guesthouse, 85 Avenue A.

10/9, 8 PM indie classical group Ensemble Mise-En plays an enticing program of works by Frederic Rzewski, Enda Bates. Keeril Makan, and comductor/impersario Moon Young Ha at Mise-En Place Bushwick, 678 Hart St 1B in Bushwick, L to Dekalb Ave, $20/$15 stud/srs includes a drink

Live Music in New York in August and September 2013

Daily updates continuing through the month: you might want to bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

John Zorn turns 60 this year. There are dozens of celebrations of the defiantly nonconformist Tzadik maven’s music going on around town: the full calendar is here.

On select Mondays and Thursdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez playing J.S., C.P.E. and W.F. Bach and more recent composers who draw on their work, email for info/location. Summer dates include 8/8 at 7, 8/12 at 5, 9/9 at 5, 9/12 at 7 PM.

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

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

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

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays in August Mariachi Tapatio de Alvario Paulino provide sonic hot sauce at Rodeo Bar, 9ish

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

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

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

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

Clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party resume their Tuesday night 9 PM residency at Barbes on 8/20. Get there as soon as you can as they’re very popular. $10 cover

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

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

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

Wednesdays in September (not August) psychedelic funk band Turkuaz play Brooklyn Bowl at 9ish, $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sundays in August guitarist Peter Mazza plays 8 PM at the Bar Next Door with a very adventurous choice of ensembles for such a “in the tradition” purist.

Sundays in August 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.

8/1, half past noon bassist Kim Clarke leads her jazz quintet outdoors at St. Marks Church, 10th St/2nd Ave.

8/1, 7:30 PM 80s nostalgia, from kitschy electro-disco to snarling powerpop: the Tom Tom Club and the Go Go’s at Coney Island, past the baseball stadium, free.

8/1-4, the Ron Carter Big Band, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

8/1, 8 PM best doublebill of the year: charismatic retro multistylist/accordionist/songwriting genius Rachelle Garniez followed by improvisational noir guitar jazz/soundtrack trio Big Lazy– New York’s best band of the last 10 years, recently resurrecrted and better than ever – at Barbes

8/1, 8 PM NYC’s funnest, most tunefully insightful Americana/punk rockers Spanking Charlene plus Lakeside Lounge supergroup Jesse Bates & Los Dudes at Fontana’s.

8/1-4 Vijay Iyer plays with a series of ensembles and solo at the Stone, 8/10 PM, $15. Get there early if you’re going.

8/1, 8:30 PM artsy, Americana-flavored, eclectic literate rockers Balthrop Alabama at the Cameo Gallery, $8

8/1, 10 PM fearlessly political latin rockers/metal cumbia band Outernational at Bowery Electric, $8.

8/1, 10ish oldschool country harmony crew Reckon So at Rodeo Bar.

8/1, 10 PM eerie microtonal blues with Jane Lee Hooker at Shrine.

8/2, 5:30 PM torchy sultry literate historically-informed chanteuse/songwriter Robin Aigner & Parlour Game at the American Folk Art Museum.

8/2, 6 PM the Imani Winds play a program including Simon Shaheen’s new work Zafir at Bryant Park

8/2, 7 PM psychedelic Middle Eastern/Central Asian/Caribbean jamband Tribecastan, with their museum worth of instruments, playing songs off their forthcoming 4th album at the Rubin Museum, 150 W 17th St., $20 adv tix rec

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

8/2, 7:30 PM music of Steven Gerber played by violinist Kurt Nikkanen, violinist and violist Cyrus Beroukhim, and cellist Karen Ouzounian, with the composer at the piano at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

8/3, 7:30 PM awful segue, great doublebill: cosmopolitan French lounge-pop combo Banda Magda and the ageless, pyrotechnic Eddie Palmeiri Salsa Orchestra at Prospect Park Bandshell, free.

8/2, 9 PM the female-fronted Sullied Accolades play Romany-inflected acoustic Americana at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

8/2, 9:30 PM the “Iranian Bob Dylan,” Mohsen Namjoo at Drom, $15

8/2, 10ish art-rockers the Tea Club play their wild, eighteen-minute, early Genesis-esque epics at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg, $5.

8/2, midnight infectiously catchy bluegrass/Americana band Tumbling Bones at the Rockwood.

8/3, 5 PM rustic Americana with Tall County at the small room at the Rockwood

8/3, 7:30 PM the North American debut of legendary 1950s North African/Middle Eastern orchestra El Gusto playing cross-pollinational Algerian and Sephardic music at Damrosch Park.

8/3, 7:30 PM a Malian Caravan for Peace with desert blues band Tartit, longtime Ali Farka Toure sideman Mamadou Kelly & Imharhan and enchanting Pakistani ghazal singer Kiran Ahluwalia at Littlefield, $18.

8/3, 7:30 PM eclectic adventurous jazz/avant garde singers Jean Rohe and Joanna Wallfisch at le Poisson Rouge, $10 adv tix rec. add Wallfisch is also at Cornelia St. Cafe on 8/22 at 6 PM for an extra five bucks.

8/3, 8 PM tuneful all-female punk trio Thundera at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

8/3, 8 PM eclectic original female-fronted Afro-latin funk band Dawn Drake & Zapote feat. Terry Dame on sax at Shrine.

8/3, 9 PM wickedly lyrical, catchy Americana songwriter Marcellus Hall (ex-Railroad Jerk and White Hassle) at Union Hall, $8.

8/3, 9 PM cleverly lyrical, darkly funny Nashville gothic rock with Maynard & the Musties at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club – if you can’t afford John Prine at the Beacon, this is for you.

8/3, 9 PM sly western swing/honkytonk crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers with the brilliant Homeboy Steve Antonakos on guitar at Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn

8/3, 10 PM Connecticut’s terse, purist surf rockers the Clams, powerhouse original reverb rockers Strange But Surf and brilliant, noirish surf/janglerockers the Lost Patrol at Otto’s

8/4,  1 PM an afternoon of Korean classical and traditional sounds, accent on the drums:  New York Korean Traditional Marching Band and Ensemble Sinawi on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/4, 4 PM Novosibirsk pianist Roman Stolyar and drummer Weasel Walter wail through a series of improvisations at Spectrum, $15

8/4, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues.

8/4, 8ish state-of-the-art lyricism: Immortal Technique and the X-ecutioners plus numerous special guests at Stage 48, $15

8/4, 9 PM dark female-fronted Americana/psychedelic rockers Mesiko at the Mercury $10

8/5, 7:30 PM Caribbean night with Morgan Heritage, the Kes Band and the ageless Mighty Sparrow at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free.

8/5, 8 PM veteran Americana rockers Rusty Truck play the album release for their new one at Hill Country, $15

8/5, 8:30 PM lyrical, eclectic third-stream pianist Laila Biali with bassist Matt Aronoff at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

8/5, 9 PM guitar-driven big band jazz with Matt Davis’ Aerial Photograph at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

8/5, 10 PM drummer Gerry Gibbs is in town with an interesting lineup: Mark Feldman – violin , Steve Wilson – alto sax , Robin Eubanks – trombone , Benito Gonzalez – piano , Essiet Essiet – bass, at Smalls.

8/6, 7 PM sizzling oldtimey/Balkan/bluegrass violinist Sarah Alden & the Red Hot Rubies at Barbes followed at 9 by hot Romany band Romsk Boji.

8/6, 7 PM the Dahdoo Middle Eastern Ensemble play classics and obscurities at at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.

8/6, 7 PM soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome leads a trio at the community garden at 203 E 104th St (between 2nd & 3rd Aves), $10 sugg don

8/6, 8 PM torch/jump blues band the Hot Sardines followed by New Orleans band Debauche, who play songs from the Russian criminal underworld from the Tsarist to Soviet eras at Brooklyn Bowl, free w/rsvp.

8/6, 8 PM one of the original and still most intense grasscore bands, Slim Cessnas’s Auto Club at Santos Party House, $15.

8/6-10, 8:30/11 PM an intriguing oldschool improvisational evening: Reggie Workman, Oliver Lake and Andrew Cyrille with special guest Vijay Iyer at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

8/6-11, 8:30/10:30 PM alto saxophonist Steve Wilson leads a quartet with Orrin Evans-piano, Ugonna Okegwo-bass, Bill Stewart-drums at the Vanguard, $25.

8/6, 9 PM a good couple of darkly lyrical songwriters at the Way Station in Ft. Greene: Americana-tinged Jessi Robertson followed at 10 by Celtic-tinged Niall Connolly .

8/6, 10ish horn-driven Romany punk rock with Stumblebum Brass Band at Rodeo Bar – yup, Rodeo Bar.

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

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

8/7, 8 PM dark vibraphone virtuoso Tom Beckham’s Rotation Trio at Barbes.

8/7, 8:30 PM powerful jazz belter Brianna Thomas leads her band at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink; followed at 10:30 PM by fiery lyrical third-stream soul-jazz chanteuse/pianist Nicole Zuraitis , same deal, separate admission.

8/7, 9 PM dark cabaret band Emily Danger at the Way Station in Ft. Greene, free. They’re also at Rock Shop at 9 on 8/31 for $10.

8/8, 6:30 PM hip-hop brass grooves with the No BS Brass Band on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/8, 7 PM wickedly smart, politically aware, tuneful psychedelic new wave band the Larch and SisterMonk playing their high-energy worldbeat/punk/funk at Bowery Electric, $8

8/8, 8 PM ten-piece Balkan brass monstrosity Slavic Soul Party followed by live animal film scores (clarification: live music, animals onscreen) by Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin, & the Wordless Music Orchestra at Prospect Park Bandshell, free.

8/8, 8 PM the Pedro Giraudo Sextet followed at 10 by the Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Collective at Barbes

8/8, 8:15 PM a rare performance away from his Jalopy home base by Feral Foster at Sidewalk; followed eventually on the bill by excellent, dark lo-fi blues duo A Brief View of the Hudson at 10:30

8/8, 8:30 PM high-energy oldtime Connecticut Americana/roots/bluegrass band Poor Old Shine at Hill Country, free; the following night 8/9 they’re at the Jalopy for $10

8/8, 9:30 PM psychedelic Balkan rockers Choban Elektrik at Rock Shop, $7.

8/8, 10ish, irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

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

8/9, 5:30 PM tuneful smart lyrical retro Americana harmony duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne at the American Folk Art Museum.

8/9, 6 PM the Enso String Quartet at Bryant Park

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

8/9, 7:30 PM sinister noir cabaret/oldtime guy/girl duo Charming Disaster at Dixon Place

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

8/9, 7:30 PM the Attacca Quartet play music by Schubert (string quartet #10) and Bartok (string quartet #6) at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

8/9, 8 PM austerely glorious violinscapes with Skye Steele’s Glorious Sunshine followed at 10 by Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group – at Barbes

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

8/9, 9 PM hauntingly nuanced chanteuse Jan Bell – who makes the connection between oldtime Americana and British folk – and her band the Maybelles at Red Hook Bait & Tackle. They’re also at at the small room at the Rockwood on 8/22 at 8.

8/9, 9:45 PM oldtime fingerstyle blues guitar genius/politically subversive songwriter Lenny Molotov followed at 10:30 PM by Canadian gothic siren Lorraine Leckie and her explosive band at Sidewalk

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

8/9, 10 PM oldschool horn-driven ska with trombonist Kevin Batchelor & Grand Concourse at Two Boots Brooklyn.

8/9, 10:30 PM trombonist Michael Dease with Myron Walden – alto sax , Glenn Zaleski – piano , Yasushi Nakamura – bass , E.J. Strickland – drums at Smalls.

8/9 cleverly amusing New Orleans pianist Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars at Rodeo Bar, 11 PM

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

8/10, 7:30 PM intense two sax-and-drums dancefloor vibes with Moon Hooch at Prospect Park Bandshell, free.

8/10, 8 PM gypsy song maven (and Berthold Brecht descendent) Sanda Weigl at Barbes. She’s also playing Cornelia St. Cafe on 8/13 at 8 for $20 and playing a tribute to Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf at Joe’s Pub on 8/27 at 7:30 PM for $15

8/10, 8 PM British powerpop/pub-rock legend Nick Lowe at Damrosch Park.

8/10, 8:30 PM rockabilly guitarslinger/chanteuse Kim Lenz & the Jaguars at Joe’s Pub

8/10, 9 PM timeless, satirical faux-French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Rock Shop, $8.

8/10, 9 PM ferocious, anthemic, literate rockers Wormburner at Spike Hill, note $5 cover charge

8/10, 9ish eclectic, musically brilliant Americana jamband American String Conspiracy at Branded Saloon

8/10, 9 PM a haunting Central Asian sufi music concert in honor of the great Bukharan composer/lutenist Levicha Bobokhanov at the Queens Theatre in the Park, $25

8/10, 9:30 PM all-female band Your Ex-Girlfriends play country covers of Nashville pop bands like Dixie Chicks and Dolly Parton to Garth Brooks and Little Big Town. Also on the bill: Portland, Maine country band North of Nashville at Union Hall, $8.

8/11, 2 PM slinky Moroccan/Lebanese classic-era Middle Eastern ensemble Layali el Andalus outdoors in the garden at Flushing Town Hall, free, early arrival sugg.

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

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

8/11, 7:30 PM banjo virtuoso Jayme Stone plays the album release show for his new orchestral suite at Joe’s Pub, $15.

8/11, 8/10 PM lyrical, sweepingly intense third-stream jazz pianist Amina Figarova leads her sextet at Iridium, $25.

8/11, 9ish the Bakersfield Breakers play surf music and twang instrumentals at Rodeo Bar.

8/11, 9ish a Butch Morris tribute with the Musical Mind Orchestra improvising and conducted by Bajram Istrefi at Nublu, $10

8/11, 9:30ish what’s left of Velvet Mafia followed by reunions of first-wave retro torch song revivalists Boo Boo’s Lounge and then the legendary Maul Girls at Bowery Electric,$tba, get out your clunky black shoes for this one.

8/12, 7 PM Clare & the Reasons’ Olivier Manchon’s lush Orchestra de Chambre Miniature at the big room at the Rockwood.

8/12-13, 8 PM Josh Sinton’s Ideal Bread digging into Steve Lacy repertory at I-Beam, $10

8/12, 8:30 PM excellent, dark lo-fi blues duo A Brief View of the Hudson at Bowery Electric.

8/12, 9 PM third-stream big band jazz with the Awakening Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

8/13, 7 PM Avi eclectic, edgy, smartly lyrical, funky rock songwriter Avi Fox-Rosen followed at 9 by the funky Lucky Chops Brass Band at Barbes. LCBB are also at the community garden at 203 E 104th St (between 2nd & 3rd Aves on 8/27 at 7, $10 sugg don

8/13, 7:30 PM Brooklyn Rider’s Johnny Gandelsman explores solo violin works from across centuries, from Biber to Glass, from Bach to Stravinsky in his debut solo concert at le Poisson Rouge, $

8/13-14, 7:30/9:30 PM Marcus Strickland leads his quartet with his bro EJ on drums plus David Bryant on piano and Ben Williams on bass at the Jazz Standard, $20.

8/13-18 Mary Halvorson plays with a series of ensembles and solo at the Stone, 8/10 PM, $15. She’s got a killer new album out – if cool guitar is your thing, this is a residency not to miss. Choice picks: 8/13 at 8 in a duo with Joe Morris and then the final two nights with her septet.

8/13, 8/10:30 PM lyrical pianist Luke Celenza and his combo at the Blue Note, $10 standing room avail.

8/14, 8 PM one of the most compelling, nuanced singers in acoustic music, Jes Hudak at the small room at the Rockwood

8/15-18 funky organ maven Dr. Lonnie Smith leads a big octet, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25 ($30 on the weekend)

8/15, 7 PM newschool bachata romantica with Bachata Heightz at Highbridge Park in Manhattan.

8/15, 8 PM brilliant, intense pianist Myra Melford “presents excerpts from the work-in-progress Language of Dreams, an ambitious interdisciplinary project inspired by Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano’s Memory Of Fire trilogy, which explores the history of the Americas through the retelling of indigenous myths and accounts from the European colonizers.” Not known who her band is for this gig, but whoever it is will be good, $15.

8/15, 8 PM twisted, satirical, pottymouth cover band the Dan Band at Stage 48, $25 adv tix rec.

8/15, 8:30 PM guitarist Assaf Kehati leads a quartet feat. Anat Cohen at the bar Next Door, $12.

8/15, 9:30 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 Rock Shop, $10.

8/15, 11 PM this year’s East Village Reggae Festival features roots from Beating Hearts Band and Statement Band followed by crooner Donovan Banzana at Drom, $10 with rsvp.

8/16-17, 7 PM cult favorite virtuoso pianist Jon Nakamatsu plays Brahms’s Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 with the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s principal cellist Péter Szabó followed by the NY Phil playing Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 tix avail.

8/16, 7:30 PM hilarious, satirical oldtime string band/circus rockers Dustbowl Revival at Joe’s Pub, $12.

8/16, 10 PM wild gypsy punk music with Kagero at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

8/16, 11 PM Ethiopian rock band Jano play their NYC debut at SOB’s, $25 adv tix rec

8/16, 11:30 PM reverb-addicted haunting noir garage rock duo Twin Guns and LES noir glampunk/noiserock legends the Chrome Cranks at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec., this may sell out.

8/17, 6 PM intense flamenco jazz pianist Ariadna Castellanos at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

8/17, 7:30 PM saxophonist Nick Hempton plays the album release show for his new one with Dan Aran – drums , Art Hirahara – piano , Marco Panascia – bass , Michael Dease – trombone at Smalls.

8/17, 8 PM Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes.

8/17, 8ish Cheik Hamala Diabate plays a benefit for the people of Mali at City Winery, special guests expected, $30 standing room avail.

8/17, 10 PM the the twisted funny retro 60s country and southwestern gothic stylings of the Jack Grace Band at 68 Jay St. Bar

8/17, 10 PM the Brighton Beat play psychedelic jazzy Afrobeat at Shrine.

8/18, 8 PM guitarist Jonny Lam’s elegant countrypolitan band Honeyfingers feat. special guest Jim Campilongo at Barbes.

8/19, 8 PM a sneak preview of next year’s Sephardic Music Festival at Drom with haunting but lively Ladino chanteuse Sarah Aroeste at Drom, $15 adv tix highly rec

8/18, 9 PM low register groove heaven with Moist Paula & the Handsome Horns – Moist Paula (Moisturizer, Rev. Vince, Melvin Van Peebles, Burnt Sugar) and MK (MK Groove Orchestra, Easy Star All Stars, Funk Ark) on bari saxes, Kev Moehringer (Zongo Junction) on trombone and Yoshio Kobayashi (Moisturizer, Akoya and Antibalas) on drums – at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

8/18, 10:30 PM dark intense minimalist Persian-flavored indie rock duo the Mast at Glasslands, $8

8/19, 7:30 PM Gladys Knight & the O’Jays at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free

8/20, 7 PM dark anthemic latin rock trio Axel (fka New Madrid) at Spike Hill.

8/20, 7 PM rising star jazz drummer Zach O’Farrill leads his group at at the community garden at 203 E 104th St (between 2nd & 3rd Aves

8/20-21 trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire leads a sextet, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25.

8/20-25 tuneful, perennially individualistic pianist Satoko Fujii plays the Stone, 8/10 PM, $15. Choice picks: 8/20 at 10 with Briggan Krauss (sax) “Kappa Maki” aka Natsuki Tamura (trumpet) Nels Cline (guitar) Satoko Fujii (piano) Michael T.A. Thompson (drums) 8/23 at 9 with her Min-Yoh Ensemble ; Kappa Maki (trumpet) Satoko Fujii (piano) Curtis Hasselbring (trombone) Andrea Parkins (accordion) and then 8/24 at 10 with her intense, assaultive Minamo duo with Carla Kihlstedt

8/20, 11 PM badass retro honkytonk band the Sweetback Sisters play a rare, intimate free show at the small room at the Rockwood – get there early!

8/21, 7:30 PM the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center plays works by Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

8/22, 8 PM klezmer/bluegrass mandolin virtuoso Andy Statman ($10 cover) followed at 10 by Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty English translations of Georges Brassens classics at Barbes.

8/22. 8:30 PM tenor saxophonist Brad Linde with Linda Oh on bass and Dan Tepfer on piano; at 10 PM the unit expands with Ted Brown on tenor and Jeff Brown on drums, at I-Beam, $10

8/22, 8:30 PM eclectic atmospheric Indiani string band Karavika, $20 followed at 10 by sitarist Neel Murgai and his groove-oriented jamband at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15 incl. a drink

8/22, 8:30 PM Canadian Americana singer/drummer/bandleader Charlotte Cornfield at Rock Shop, $10.

8/22, 9:30 PM charismatic, sultry, torchy Americana songwriter/chanteuse Julia Haltigan and her fiery band at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

8/22, 11ish rustic oldtime upbeat swing/country blues bandleader Woody Pines at Rodeo Bar

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

8/23 perennially powerful, tuneful, lyrically relevant Irish rockers Black 47 plays the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. and the East River, $25 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/23, 8 PM oldschool soul from the late 60s with JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound at Brooklyn Bowl, $8.

8/23, 8:30 PM tuba player Ben Stapp and his 13-piece big band the Zozizmos at I-Beam, $10.

8/23, 9/10:30 PM hypnotically groove-driven Indian folk-rock band Charanams – winners of the 2011 WNYC Battle of the Bands – at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

8/23, 11ish suave baritone western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack City Ramblers at Rodeo Bar.

8/24, 2:30 PM this era’s most powerful composer for tenor sax, JD Allen works out a new trio at Williamsburg Park, free

8/24, 8ish surf rockers Nat Brower & the Power at Bowery Electric

8/24 half past midnight (actually wee hours of 8/25) avant garde soul personality/throat-singer Akim Funk Buddha at the Blue Note, $10,

8/25, the all-day NY Hot Jazz Festival starting at 1 PM and probably going all night at Mehanata, various prices depending on what acts you want to see. In reverse order starting at 1: the Hot Sardines, Manhattan Society Orchestra with Kate DavisBria Skonberg’s Hotter Than Sextet, Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra, the Grand Street Stompers, Avalon Jazz Band, Pete and Will Anderson Quintet and Mona’s Hot Four

8/25, 2 PM music from Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico performed by Adela Dalto, vocalist with Mario Bauza’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra and Arturo O’Farrill, at Flushing Town Hall, outdoors, free.

8/25, 3 PM clarinetist Thomas Piercy and pianist Elinor Abrams Zayas play “heaps of Piazzolla and some edgier tango nuevo, South American music, Gershwin, etc….” at Spectrum, $15

8/25, 8:30 PM rockabilly siren L’il Mo Passin and guitar god Homeboy Steve Antonakos with briliant noir Nashville chanteuse Drina Seay and special guests upstairs at 2A.

8/25 9ish witty pan-Asian/Middle Eastern/Romany/jazz string band Tribecastan with their museum’s worth of exotic instruments at Nublu, $10

8/25, 9/11 PM trumpeter Tim Hagans leads a quartet with Vic Juris: guitar; Jukkis Uotila: drums; Rufus Reid: bass at Birdland, $tba.

8/26, 7:30 PM third-stream pianist Romain Collin with an engaging rhythm section, Luques Curtis and Obed Calvaire at Smalls

8/26, 8/10:30 PM versatile oldschool/newschool soul avatar and saxophone powerhouse Lakecia Benjamin at the Blue Note, $10 standing room avail.

8/26 8:30 PM deviously eclectic, cinematic third-stream pianist Steve Hudson leads his Ensemble at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

8/27 dark garage rockers the Detroit Cobras play the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. and the East River, $25 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/27, 7:30/9:30 PM bassist Linda Oh leads a quartet playing the album relesae show for her new one Sun Pictures with Ben Wendel – tenor & soprano saxophones; Matt Stevenson – guitar and Rudy Royston – drums at the Jazz Standard, $20.

8/27-9/1, 8/10:30 PM soul/groove guru Roy Ayers and band at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

8/27, 8:30 PM pianist Melody Fader and violinist Laura Lutzke play works by Chopin, Schumann and Sibelius among others at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

8/27, 9 PM one of this era’s most brilliant, distinctive third-stream pianists, Satoko Fujii sneaks away from her residency at the Stone for a special quartet show with Nina Inai (percussive dance), “Kappa Maki” (trumpet) and Rafael Lariviere (percussion) at Spectrum, $15

8/27, 9ish wild crazy Romany jazz/New Orleans jamband Dirty Bourbon River Showat Brooklyn Bowl, $7.

8/27, 10 PM assaultive Nashville noiserock/punk band Bad Cop at the Cameo Gallery, $8.

8/27, 10 PM the Lucas Pino two-guitar No Net Nonet at Smalls.

8/27 torchy bossa chanteuse Sasha Dobson at City Winery.

8/28 badass alt-country siren and Neko Case collaborator Carolyn Mark at 11ish at Rodeo Bar.

8/29 7:30 PM lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk chamber pop band Kotorino at Joe’s Pub

8/29, 8 PM an amazing quadruplebill at Spike Hill: hilarious Tipsy Oxcart, who play acoustic versions of current day Eastern European pop hits, Jbabun, gypsy/latin/ska rockers Karikatura and charismatic gypsy punk/metal cumbia band Escarioka, $7.

8/29, 8 PM oldschool salsa orchestra spectacular: Larry Harlow & the Latin Legends Band at East River Park

8/29, 8:30 PM tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s.

8/29, 9 PM a good fun ska bill: Across the Aisle and the Rudie Crew at the Parkside

8/29, 10 PM brilliantly lyrical, brooding, bitter (and sometimes jaunty and hilarious) acoustic songwriter Erin Regan at Sidewalk.

8/30, 6 PM the Dorian Wind Quintet at Bryant Park.

8/30,7 PM sympatico intuitive piano improviser Charity Chan joins forces with Berlin saxophonist and NYC’s own Weasel Walter on drums for a semi-reprise of her kick-ass show earlier this summer at Spectrum, $15

8/30, 8 PM torchy/sultry, wickedly smart latin rock/soul groovemistress Sandra Lilia Velasquez aka SLV at Barbes.

8/30, 8 PM Oregon guitar/keys/drums improvisers Grex, punk classical cellist/personality Valerie Kuehne and dark psychedelic guitar rocker Martin Bisi at Panoply Performance Lab, 104 Meserole St, Bushwick, $5

8/30, 10 PM the Brooklyn What – whose Public Assembly show earlier this year was arguably the best rock show anywhere in town – at Freddy’s, free, get there if you’re going.

8/31, 3 PM dark eclectic Americana/jazz/third-stream songwriter Steve Gunn, acerbic horn-guitar duo 75 Dollar Bill, freak-folk legend Bobb Trimble and Syrian composer/bandleader Omar Souleyman at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St. in Red Hook, $15.

8/31, 3-5 PM a Ukrainian traditional dance party with music by Andriy Milavsky and Cheres under the boardwalk at Brighton 4th St. at Coney Island, free

8/31, 7 PM Hannah vs. the Many play sharply literate, angry, individualistic, tuneful female-fronted powerpop and noir cabaret at Arlene’s ,$10.

8/31, 8 PM smart free jazz sounds, on the aggressive side: set 1: Frank Gratkowski (saxophones, clarinets)/Andrea Parkins (el. accordion, objects, and electronics); set 2: Frank Gratkowski with sympatico intuitive piano improviser Charity Chan (piano; Montreal QC)/Emilie Lesbros (voice; Paris FR) at Jack, $10

8/31, 9/10:30 PM intense, lyrical pianist Bobby Avey leads a quartet feat. Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

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

9/5, 7 PM day one of the Resonant Bodies Festival of avant vocals at Roulette features  Lucy Dhegrae, Lautaro Mantilla, Ariadne Greif and their ensembles doing eclectic and interesting new and older works.

9/6, 7 PM day two of the Resonant Bodies Festival of avant vocal music at Roulette features Amirtha Kidambi, improvised etudes by the Elizabeth-Caroline Unit, Jamie Jordan singing electroacoustic works and Megan Schubert singing Coltrane and others plus her own works .

9/6, 7:30 PM chamber music collective Till by Turning premieres bassoonist Katherine Young’s Four Chambered Heart with video installation by Paul Rowley, inspired by Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time (same instrumentation – cool!) at First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, 124 Henry St, Brooklyn Heights, $10

9/6, 9 PM a cool, fun Americana triplebill: oldtimey swinging Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band, early 50s/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. and the honkytonking Third Wheel Band at Union Hall, $10.

9/7, 7 PM the final night of the Resonant Bodies Festival of avant vocal music at Roulette has Jeffrey Gavett, Christie Finn, a brief composer/performer roundtable, and Kjersti Kveli and her band Cochlea Freedom

9/9, 8 PM Montpelier, France’s Dedalus Ensemble plays new works by  Travis Just, Devin Maxwell, Cat Lamb, Jason Brogan, Quentin Tolimieri, Jonathan Marmor, Craig Shepard, John Hastings, and Michael V. Waller at Roulette, $15

9/10, 8 PM “a mixed Christian Wolff brass program with TILT  Brass and a premiere of a new piece commissioned by FONT from the Roy Campbell Jr Akhenaten Large Ensemble” at Roulette, $15

9/11, 8 PM a Brooklyn premiere of Antiphonal Fanfare for six trumpets by John Zorn, celebrating the memory of Butch Morris, with trumpeters and Morris colleagues plus the New York premiere of a Henry Brant antiphonal piece for 52 trumpets and percussion! at Roulette, $15

9/12, noon-ish amazing all-female jam-oriented klezmer/jazz ensemble Isle of Klezbos at Lentspace (the vacant lot at the triangle of 6th Ave. and Canal)

9/12, 6:30 PM the Rosebuds perform Sade’s Love Deluxe at the Mercury, $15.

9/12, 8 PM Elliott Sharp meets Either/Or – could get crazy – at Spectrum, $15

9/12 brilliant, noir surf/dreampop/janglerockers the Lost Patrol at Bowery Electric

9/13, 11:30 PM diverse, tuneful San Francisco oldtime bluegrass/string band the Brothers Comatose at the big room at the Rockwood $10. 9/15 they’re at the Bell House at 9 for the same price.

9/18, 9 PM arguably this generation’s best art-rock band, the Universal Thump at Littlefield

9/19, 7:30 PM violinist Gil Morgenstern’s Reflections Series kicks off with a program titled The World According to Bach: A Musical Mandala at the World School, 259 Tenth Ave

9/19 and 9/21, 8 PM a reprise of the baroque noir extravaganza The Heirs of Tantalus: From the House of Atreus to the Palace of Nero with words of the Greek tragedians Aeschylus and Euripides, biting commentary from Roman historian Suetonius, and music of Monteverdi, Scarlatti and Handel, “a depraved tapestry of hubris, blood-lust, and vengeance, intertwining mythic characters of Greek tragedy with notorious historical figures of the depraved court of Nero, whose actual crimes dwarf anything the Greek imagination could conjure,” feat.  vocal soloists include soprano Jessica Gould and countertenor José Lemos, and members of the Sebastians under the direction of harpsichordist Jory Vinikour at Broad St. Ballroom, 41 Broad St. in the financial district, $25 tix avail

9/20, 5ish Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, the Budos Band and Charles Bradley with the Menahan Street Band at Williamsburg Park, free, expect to stand in line to get in.

9/20, 7 PM the Argento Ensemble and New Chamber Ballet perform works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Beat Furrer, Anton Webern, Nina Young, and Michel Galante followed at 8:30 by a dance improvisation and then at 10 Ensemble Mise-en premieres new works by Austrian and American composers – Matthias Kranebitter (will be in attendance), Peter Jakober, Mirela Ivicevic, Matthew Hough, and Moon Young Ha at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St., free

9/21 clever, psychedelic Asian tropicalia jazz group Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica play Esquivel at the Schimmel Center at Pace University on Spruce St. downtown

9/21 devious intense, literate, charismatic ukelele siren/songwriter Kelli Rae Powell opens for Lara Ewen at the Jalopy

9/23, 7 PM (better get there by 6:30) John Zorn plays the Aeolian-Skinner Organ at St. Paul’s Chapel uptown, 116th/Amsterdam Ave., free.

9/23, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Hotel Elefant plays the world premiere of Richard Carrick’s new Prisoner’s Cinema inspired by the “prisoner’s cinema,” hallucinatory visions caused by the extreme lack of visual contrast. Hotel Elefant member Kirsten Volness unveils her new song cycle “Precious Nothing,” and co-founder Leaha Maria Villarreal brings a sextet to the program focused on the darker aspects of naturep lus works by Kirsten Volness and Leaha Villareal to open flutist Amelia Lukas’ reliably eclectic Ear Heart Music monthly series at Roulette, $20

9/24-25, 8 PM Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra premieres new music for orchestra and choir by Ingrid Laubrock, Mark Taylor, and Taylor Ho Bynum, plus Braxton’s Composition No. 27 at Roulette, $15

9/26 Southern Culture on the Skids playing songs from their new Halloween record at Brooklyn Bowl.

9/26, 8 PM “night of the avant-trombones” with David Taylor, Will Lang and David Whitwell. The heart of the program is the debut performance of the New York Trombone Consort, premiering pieces by David Taylor, Jay Vilnai, and John Chittum plus works by Schubert, Part and others at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th, $12/$8 stud.

9/26, 8 PM Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears at Terminal 5, $27.50 adv tix avail. Be aware that Okkervill River is headlining afterward – not the best segue.

9/27, 8:30 PM 10-piece low-register psycho mambo band Gato Loco followed by lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk chamber pop band Kotorino playing the album release show for their new one at the Cameo Gallery

9/28, 10 AM til 8 PM, performers throughout the galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art play the music of John Zorn. Zorn will play the organ – presumably the ancient 1830 Appleton on the balcony beyond the musical instruments section – at 8 to wind up the day.

9/29, 6 PM hypnotic two-drums-and-sax free jazz outfit Ghosts of the Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood play the album release show for theirnew one at Downtown Music Gallery

10/3 oldschool garage punk with the Oblivians at the Bell House

10/6, 4 PM Polish choral quartet Ensemble Peregrinus sings their country’s earliest extant pieces—rare songs and sequences from 1000 AD—written for St. Adalbert, Boleslaw I, and Otto III, who engaged in a medieval political drama, at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail

10/25, 8 PM pianist Haskell Small plays Mompou’s Musica Callada at Christ & Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St, $15/$10 stud/srs

11/4 the NY Philharmonic’s Contact series moves downtown to Subculture for a premiere of Essa-Pekka Salonen chamber works introduced by the composer.

12/30-31 9ish Gogol Bordello at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix avail or $60 2-night tix avail.

Live Music in New York City in July and August 2013

Daily updates continuing through the month: you might want to bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

The Brooklyn Performance Art Festival runs 7/4-28 – too many acts to name, runs the gamut from provocative and potentially powerful to dada overkill. Most shows in Bushwick, at the PPL Space, Goodbye Blue Monday, Jack and elsewhere, the full schedule is here.

On select Mondays and Thursdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez playing J.S., C.P.E. and W.F. Bach and more recent composers who draw on their work, email for info/location. Summer dates include 6/10 at 5 PM, 6/13 at 7, 7/18 at 5, 7/11 at 7, 8/8 at 7, 8/12 at 5, 9/9 at 5, 9/12 at 7

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

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

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

Mondays 7/8, 7/15, 7/22 and 7/29 lyrical jazz pianist Laila Biali with Theo Bleckmann, Chris Tarry and Ben Wittman at Subculture, 8 PM, $15

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays in July Mariachi Tapatio de Alvario Paulino provide sonic hot sauce at Rodeo Bar, 9ish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursdays in July, 10ish, irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

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

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

Fridays in July Niall Connolly and band have a pseudo-weekly residency at 9 PM on June 7th, 14th, 28th, and July 5th, 12th and 19th at the small room at the Rockwood. He gets pegged as a singer-songwriter but he’s really a rocker with a smart political sensibility who writes catchy, anthemic, surprisingly eclectic songs in an alternatingly energetic and morose middle period Graham Parker/Elvis Costello vein.

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

Fridays in July, midnight-ish, psychedelic horn-driven Afrobeat orchestra Emefe at the big room at the Rockwood

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

Saturdays 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 July with the exception of 6/16 guitarist Peter Mazza plays 8 PM at the Bar Next Door with a very adventurous choice of ensembles for such a “in the tradition” purist.

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

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

7/1, 7:30 PM Glass Farm Ensemble : Margaret Lancaster, flute; Amy Advocat, clarinet; Bill Trigg, percussion; and Yvonne Troxler, piano – play new works by Michael Jarrell, Paula Matthusen, Frederic Rzewski, Alfred Simmerlin at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs

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

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

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

7/2, 7:30 PM the Argento Ensemble play new vocal and chamber works by Georg Friedrich Haas plus others by Alban Berg and Anton Webern at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req.

7/2, 8 PM the Garifuna Collective and Danny Michel at Highline Ballroom, $15

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

7/2, 8 PM Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez and his blazing salsa jazz group at Rockefeller Park.

7/2, 8 PM Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office

7/2, 9 PM intense klezmer group Litvakus at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

7/2 9:30 PM rising star baritone saxophonist Brian Landrus plays the album release show for his new one Mirage with a string section at Joe’s Pub

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

7/3, 6 PM the adventurous, witty Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet at Bryant Park

7/3, 9:30 PM vibraphonist Behn Gillece and alto saxophonist Ken Fowser play the album release show for their killer new one Top Shelf at Smalls

7/4, 7:30 PM Ethiopian groove orchestra Fendika at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

7/4, 11 PM devious powerpop cult artist Patti Rothberg at Trash.

7/5-7,  7:30/9:30 PM pianist Cyrus Chestnutt leads a quartet with Rockell Scott on vocals at the Jazz Standard, $25 ($30 on the weekend)

7/5, 7:45 PM dark soul/rock/avant garde songwriter Katie Elevitch plays and sings totally acoustic to accompany the yoga class at Sacred Sounds Yoga, 163 Bleecker St, 2nd Fl,

7/5, 8 PM pensive Americana songwriter Donna Susan at Otto’s. Raised on punk, inspired by country, more honest and haunting than any of the newbies recently relocated to Bushwick.

7/5, 9ish charismatic latin punk/metal cumbia band Escarioka followed eventually by “gypsybilly punks” the Butcher Knives at Bowery Electric, $8

7/5, 9 PM Ege and Winds of Anatolia play in solidarity with the Turkish resistance at Drom, $10 adv tix highly rec

7/5, 10 PM oldschool punk cumbia/vallenato powerhouse Very Be Careful at Barbes.

7/6, 7:30 PM punk Balkan brass madness with the Stumblebum Brass Band at the Mercury, $10.

7/6, 7:30 PM brilliant flamenco jazz pianist Ariadna Castellanos leads her vocal flamenco jazz project at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

7/6, 9 PM the Byzan-tones play wild psychedelic Greek surf music at Otto’s followed at 10 by Dick Dale-influenced 9th Wave, the Nebulas and Radio Birdman-influenced garage punks Thee Icepicks.

7/6, 9 PM amazing oldtime triplebill: Jason Sypher on bass plus Richardson and Nick Stillman singing oldtime Americana duets followed by the Locust Honey String Band and then M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10

7/6 half past midnight (actually wee hours of 7/7) subtle, vivid classic tango chanteuse Maria Cangiano at the Blue Note with her band, $10.

7/6, 8 PM La Sonora Carruseles play salsa dura and boogaloo on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office.

7/6, 10 PM female-fronted punk-new wave retro rockers Ingrid & the Defectors followed eventually at midnight by surf rockers Dark City at Fontana’s, $8

7/6, 10 PM high-energy oldtime-style string band the Down Hill Strugglers at 68 Jay St Bar.

7/6, 11 PM flutist/bandleader Ahu Gural and her killer backup group play in solidarity with the Turkish resistance at Drom. They’re also here on 7/20, same time.

7/7, 7:30 PM cult hero crooner (and Carol Lipnik collaborator) John Kelly sings “rebel songs” including Clash covers at Joe’s Pub, $20. He’s also here on 7/14.

7/7, 8 PM retro Americana fiddle music with Lily Henley & Jordan Tice followed by bluegrass band the Six Deadly Venoms at the Jalopy, $10

7/7, 8ish composer/choreographic pianist Eleonor Sandresky collaborates with improv ensemble Murmuration at Spectrum, $15

7/8, 7:30 PM Colombian vocalist Lucia Pulido teams up with Austrian improvisers Franz Hautzinger and Martin Siewert and Afro-Peruvian guitar specialist Eric Kurimski  at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req.

7/8, 8 PM noir blues/dark garage rockers Penrose at Grand Victory in Williamsburg

7/8, 8 PM awesome doublebill at Douglass St. Music Collective:bassist James Ilgenfritz with trombonist Steve Swell and drummer Joe Hertenstein featuring  a rare US appearance by French bass-clarinetist Jean-Brice Godet. A Jonah Rosenberg/Concetta Abbate/Jessica Pavone/Erika Kapin string band spectacular follows at 10.

7/8, 8:30 PM pianist Sasha Papernik play a joint homage to Prokofiev and Irving Berlin at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

7/8, 9 PM the Cecilia Coleman Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/8, midnight, dark southwestern gothic/oldschool C&W with Jack Grace at the Ear Inn.

7/9, 7 PM new big band jazz with colorful trombonist John Yao & His 17-piece Instrument at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, free

7/9, 5:30 PM the Jayhawks’ and Golden Smog’s Gary Louris’ backing band the End of America followed by the queen of the minor key, Eilen Jewell in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

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

7/9, 7:30 PM classical guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima with Zaira Meneses, Francisco Roldán, Carlo Valte Rex Benincasa playing art-rock instrumentals of Beatles tunes from their new album Beatlerianas at the Spanish Institute 684 Park Ave (68th st); 7/10 they’re at Mannes College of Music, 150 W 85th St at 7 PM

7/9, 7 PM rising star tenor saxophonist Stan Killian leads his quartet at 55 Bar, free. Altoist David Binney leads his at 10.

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

7/9, 7:30 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra play works by Beethoven, Haydn and Tschaikovsky at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

7/9-14, 8/10 PM it’s pianist Anthony Coleman’s week to book the Stone leading a series of ensembles, $15. Choice pick: rare solo sets on 7/12, piano at 8, organ at 10.

7/9, 8 PM Ray Gelato with the City Rhythm Orchestra play swing and jump blues on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office.

7/9, 8:30 PM eclectic chanteuse Tierney Ryan with pianist Adam Kromelow at Cornelia St Cafe, $20 incl. a drink. At 9:30 singer Jo Wallfisch with Art Hirahara on piano follow, separate admission, same deal

7/9, 9 PM eclectic retro C&W songwriter Alex Battles at the Jalopy, free, 2-for-1 beers available

7/9 , 9:30 PM the smart oldtimey Deadly Gentlemen play the album release show for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $12.

7/9 moody latin rock/soul groovemeister Sandra Lilia Velasquez of Pistolera aka SLV at Pete’s, 10 PM; Xenia Rubinos follows at 11.

7/9, 10:30 PM upbeat reggae rockers Three Legged Fox at Webster Hall

7/10, 6 PM the eclectic Balkan/latin/New Orleans flavored Underground Horns at 220 Vesey Street, (betw West Street & the Hudson River)

7/10, 7 PM B.B. King on the water out behind the World Financial Center, free.

7/10, 7 PM Brian Charette’s Organ Sextette feat. Brian Charette (organ), Jochen Rueckert (drums), Itai Kriss (flute), Mike DiRubbo (alto sax), Kenny Brooks (tenor sax), Norbert Stachel (bass clarinet) at Smoke

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

7/10, 7:30/9:30 PM the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra directed by Paul Contos at the Jazz Standard, $20.

7/10, 7:30 PM deviously lyrical janglerock/Americana songwriter Marcellus Hall at Bowery Electric

7/10, 8 PM Alan Gilbert conducts the NY Philharmonic playing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto plus Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 at Prospect Park, early arrival advised if you want to get anywhere the near the orchestra. The program repeats 7/11 at 8 in Queens at Cunningham Park, enter at 193rd St, near 81st Ave or Union Turnpike.

7/10, 8 PM scorching female-fronted powerpop/jamband Devi outdoors at the Grove St. Path train station in Jersey City, free.

7/10, 8 PM Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Tito Rodriguez, Jr play an explosive mambo homage to Tito Puente, Machito and Tito Rodriguez on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office

7/10, 9 PM popular 90s conscious reggae crooner Luciano at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec.

7/10, 9 PM Don Fiorino and Certain General’s Phil Gammage play acoustic blues and noir Americana at No Malice Palace, 197 E 3rd (A/B

7/10, 9ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar

7/10, 9:30 PM alto saxophonist Daniel Bennett and his group play the album release show for his witty new one Clockhead Goes to Camp at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd St, $10 + 2 drink min.

7/10-11 9:30 PM trumpeter Alex Sipiagin leads a sextet playing the album release for his new one with Sipiagin – trumpet , Steve Wilson – alto sax , Dave Kikoski – piano , Boris Kozlov – bass , Donald Edwards – drums at Smalls

7/11, noon, dub reggae/drum & bass legends Sly & Robbie at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn

7/11, half past noon NYC’s original punk brass band, Hungry March Band at One New York Plaza downtown.

7/11, 7 PM fiery violinist Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi’s Rabbit Rabbit at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec

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

7/11-14, 7:30/9:30 PM  saxophonist Chris Potter leads a quartet with Adam Rogers – guitar; Fima Ephron – electric bass; Nate Smith – drum at the Jazz Standard, $25 ($30 on the weekend).

7/11, 8 PM oldtime harmony band the Weal and the Woe followed at 10 by dark Romany rock/chamber pop group Kotorino at Barbes

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

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

7/11, 8 PM veteran Cali-Mex rockers Los Lobos on the water out behind the World Financial Center, free.

7/11, 9 PM ferocious female-fronted bassless noiserock band Bugs in the Dark followed by the Butchers & the Bakers at Union Pool, $7.

7/11, 9 PM Single Red Cent play edgy, biting, lyrically smart, sometimes really funny, bouncy/funky postpunk at followed eventually at 11 by Pocket Pool (ha ha) at Trash, $8.

7/11, 9:30 PM Nikola Ragusa, Amelie Brodeur and Natalie Spehar play works by Astor Piazzolla, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Marc Mellits, video game composer Koji Kondo plus Canadian folk songs at Culturefix, free

7/11, 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

7/12 6 PM Bobtown singer and dark Americana songwriter Karen Dahlstrom at the American Folk Art Museum

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

7/12, 7:30 PM adventurous indie string ensemble the Zzyzx Quartet play a program TBA at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud//military/$10 srs.

7/12, 8 PM Colombian art-folk singer Lucia Pulido followed at 10 by a rare appearance on their home turf by psychedelic Peruvian-style surf rockers Chicha Libre at Barbes

7/12,  9 PM by Jann Klose (who sang the Tim Buckley parts in the film Greetings from Tim Buckley);  7/18 at 7 PM Klose i’s at Cafe Aroma, 161 W 72nd St.

7/12 wickedly catchy yet intricate twin-keyboard-female-fronted art-rockers Changing Modes at Fat Baby on Rivington east of Essex, time/price TBA.

7/12, 8 PM Mitra Sumara plays Iranian pop classics from the 60s and 70s by  Googoosh, Pari Zangeneh, Parva, Zia Atabi and others at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

7/12, 8 PM Cheap Trick at Coney Island, past the baseball stadium, free

7/12, 8 PM the recently regrouped Tipica 73 play classic salsa  dura on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office.

7/12, 8:30 PM the Ugly Bug Ballroom Band with Tatianna Overton on vocals followed by the creepy charm of Le Petit Pépinot at 9:30 PM with Monika Haar – toy piano/melodica; Ching Wai Lo – cello; Dorian Costanzo – percussion, Alida Torres – vocals/ukulele at I-Beam, $10

7/12, 8:30ish anthemic ethereal Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at Bowery Electric, $10

7/12, 9ish ferocious reverb-driven noir garage rockers Twin Guns and eventually darkly dreamy, atmospheric 4AD style rockers Dead Leaf Echo at Cake Shop. 7/18 Twin Guns are at the soon-to-be-closing Maxwell’s.

7/12, 9 PM the One and Nines – NJ’s answer to Sharon Jones – at Park Tavern, 575 West Side Ave (@ Communipaw Ave), Jersey City, free

7/12, 9 PM Unlimited Force play roots reggae at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/12, 9/10:30 PM trombonist Ryan Keberle & Catharsis at the Jazz Gallery, $20

7/12, 9:30ish the NYCity Slickers play high-energy harmony-driven bluegrass at Rodeo Bar.

7/12, 10 PM the Jack Grace Band followed by Frankenpine spinoff Tall County at the Jalopy, $10

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

7/13, 2 PM a daylong “experimental/prog” festival at Spectrum starting at 2 with Dalit Warshaw on piano and theremin; at 3 SoCorpo  (Sasha Bogdanowitsch & Sabrina Lastman’s trippy intense vocal and bowed psaltery project), pianist Marilyn Nonken at 5, the Moirae Ensemble at 6:30, Ron Anderson with Sylvie Courvoisier, Chuck Bettis and Michael Evans at 8, Toby Driver and Kayo Dot at 9:30, Jesse Kranzler closing out the night, tix $10 for indiv set or $25 for daylong pass (or $50 for two-day pass).

7/13, 5 PM edgy lyrical intense Nina Simone-influenced soul siren Alice Lee at the small room at the Rockwood

7/13 the  Quitapenas and Joe Bataan (the real Joe Bataan?!?) outdoors in the backyard at Union Pool, free,guessing around 5 PM

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

7/13, 7 PM Batterie en Valise – “six vintage suitcases – each housing a quirky collection of curated found objects – transform into a cacophonous jungle gym of mounted percussion assemblages and dangling curiosities” at Barbes

7/13, 8 PM ferocious Radio Birdman style chromatic garage punk with the Mess Around, perfect band for Saturday night at this venue, at Trash, $10.

7/13, 8/10 PM perennially hip noir jazzcats the Jazz Passengers at Iridium, $30

7/13, 8 PM eerie, haunting soundtrack composer Thomas Simon plays the album release show for his new one followed eventually by intense, majestic, hauntingly anthemic art-rock band Of Earth at Spike Hill, free.

7/13, 8:30ish ferocious south-of-the-equator rock triplebill: Mecanica Popular, R-Tronika and MAKU Soundsystem at Bowery Electric, $10

7/13, 8 PM Alan Gilbert leads the NY Philharmonic in a program TBA on the great lawn in Central Park, get there early. They’re also here on 7/15 at 8 playing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto plus Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, and at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on 7/16 at 8.

7/13,  8 PM the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra play a tribute to Illinois Jacquet on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office

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

7/13, 8:30 PM chamber pop pianist Lulu Clohessy at Caffe Vivaldi. Not a lot of music of hers out there, but it’s intriguing: she seems to be a better tunesmith than most.

7/13, 8:30 PM guitarist David Ullmann leads an octet ewith Chris Dingman and  Kirk Knuffke at I-Beam, $10

7/13, 9 PM excellent, dark acoustic-electric Americana band A Brief View of the Hudson, putting an edgy, lyrical new spin on antique sounds at Zirzamin

7/13, 9 PM eclectic Americana/powerpop rockers the Tara Lynne Band at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

7/13, 9:30ish 9:30ish ecstatically fun, intense gypsy punk/metal cumbia/rock en Espanol band Escarioka and wild Miami rumba ska punks Askultura at Mehanata.

7/13, 10 PM dark purist rockabilly siren Lil Mo & the Monicats at Two Boots Brooklyn

7/14 celebrate Bastille Day on E 60th St.

7/14, 2 PM day two of the “experimental/prog” festival at Spectrum with Sarah Cahill, piano at 2, ambient guitarist Grey McMurray at 3:30, Diabolicus at 5, Dr. Nerve guitarist Nick Didkovsky at 6:30, Doug Balliett at 8, Alexander Sigman at 9:30, $10 for indiv set or $25 for daylong pass (or $50 for two-day pass)

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

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

7/14, 7 PM oldtime hot jazz extravaganza: guitarist Nick Russo leads an 11-piece big band plus Banjo Nickaru & His Western Scooches with Betina Hershey, plus special guests Dennis Lichtman & Mona’s Hot Four (with Jared Engel) and Gordon Au’s Grand Street Stompers at the Jalopy, $10

7/14, 7 PM pan-Latin chanteuse Marta Topferova with improvisational third-stream ensemble Parais Rural followed at 9 by Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

7/14, 7 PM the Chris Welcome/Shayna Dulberger/John McLennan trio improvise at Downtown Music Gallery.

7/14, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues. He’s also here on 7/28.

7/14 8 PM the Moirae Ensemble plays a program dedicated to the 1,127 victims of the factory collapse in Savar, Bangladesh, most of whom were women, with works by Caltabiano, Kim, Gubaidulina, Roussel and Caplet at the Gershwin Hotel, $10

7/14, 8 PM soaring, intense original Americana with Jan Bell & the Maybelles at 68 Jay St Bar.

7/14 9 PM dark intense tuneful/lyrical janglerock/postpunk chanteuse Baby Streuth (f.k.a. Naomi Hates Humans) at Trash, $8

7/14, 10ish ageless roots reggae crooner Freddie McGregor at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec.

7/15, 9 PM the Hyeseon Hong Jazz Orchestra – who combine traditional Korean folk and classical sounds into jazz – at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/16, 6 PM eclectic, jam-oriented worldbeat/klezmer band Metropolitan Klezmerat Cornelia St. Cafe, $15 ticket includes one drink.

7/16, 7 PM the Redwood Tango Ensemble play Argentine classics from the 20s and 30s at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party .

7/16, 7:30/9:30 PM trumpeter Don Sickler leads an all-star octet playing a salute to arranger Tad Dameron at the Jazz Standard, $20

7/16, 8 PM edgy, upbeat bluesy original swing tunes with guitarist Miss Tess & the Talkbacks followed at 9 by Sophie Auster (Paul’s torchy chanteuse kid) and then art-rocker Christina Courtin at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/16 8 PM sly ageless soul sage/filmmaking legend Melvin Van Peebles w/Laxative (featuring the core members of Burnt Sugar) at the Cutting Room, $20 adv tix rec.

7/16, 8 PM Mongolian psychedelic folk-rockers Hanggai at Alice Tully Hall, $25 tix avail.

7/16-21, 8/10 PM saxophonist Louie Belogenis leads a series of ensembles at the Stone, $15. Choice picks: 7/17 with Russ Lossing on piano and Kenny Wollesen on drums and then 7/19 with Ikue Mori on who knows and Sylvie Courvoisier on piano.

7/16, 8:30 PM rising star tenor saxophonist Chad Lefkowitz-Brown plays the album release show for his new one with Travis Reuter, guitar;  Sam Harris, piano;  Linda Oh, bass;  Kenneth Salters, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink .

7/16, 9 PM dark psychedelic rocker Martin Bisi followed eventually at 11 by the high-energy dreampop rockers Highway Gimps at Cake Shop,$8

7/16, 10 PM the original postpunk band, Wire, still going strong and making good albums, at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec. Avoid the putrid, simpering, twee 9 PM opening act.

7/17, 7 PM pianist Jose Menor plays music of contemporary Spanish composers Ramon Paus, Hector Parra, Joan Guinjoan and others at Spectrum

7/17, 8 PM guitarist Tom Csatari presents an evening of rootsy, cinematic narratives with his electro-acoustic Weathervane sextet feat. violist Jessica Pavone at Barbès.

7/17, 8:30 PM tuneful Lynchian vibraphone jazz group Bryan & the Aardvarks– whose show at Subculture last month was amazing – w/ Jon Cowherd on piano at Cornelia St Cafe

7/17, 9 PM the devious Elisa Flynn presents another entertaining multi-artist night: classic vocal and instrumental duets, taken to the extreme, swapping parts, styles, sexes and so forth. Lineup includes: Adam Levine, Maharajah Sweets, Elisa Flynn & Thee Shambels’ Neville Elder, Sarah Bisman, Mary Byrne & Mark Rogers, the Halsey Hellhounds, the Knuk Tats (Chris Q. Murphy & Stephanie Allen), Triplets, Matt & Rivka Frye, and Alex Mallett at the Way Station in Ft Greene

7/18, noon the latest Malian desert blues guitar sensation, Bombino at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free. 7/30, 8 PM he’s at Brooklyn Bowl for $15.

7/18, 7:15 intense, anthemic, politically-fueled Turkish rock band Minor Empire at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

7/18, 7:30 PM haunting female-fronted Canadian-Turkish art-rock/psychedelic band Minor Empire at Drom, $10 adv tix req

7/18, 7:30 PM Douglas Kearney, Kamala Sankaram, Kassa Overall, Lisette Santiago and others perform new works inspired by the poetry of Sekou Sundiata at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free.

7/18, 8 PM the Brighton Beat play a double set of psychedelic jazzy Afrobeat at Spike HIll, free

7/18, 8 PM John Zorn’s Hildegard von Binghen-inspired Holy Visions – for five a capella female voices – followed by a solo improvisation on the organ by Zorn himself at Alice Tully Hall, $25 adv tix avail.

7/18, 8 PM diverse antique and original Americana songwriting: Sarah Syms, the Locksmiths, Fife & Drom and Elizabeth Devlin at the Jalopy

7/18, 8 PM the reliably entertaining, clever Erin & Her Cello at the bg room at the Rockwood, $10

7/18-20, 8 PM Ensemble musikFabrik plays Karlheinz Stockhausen’s epic operatic theme suite Michaels Reise um die Erde at Avery Fisher Hall, $25 tix avail.

7/18, 8:15 PM intriguingthird-stream pianist/singer Sarah Silverman -jazz chanteuse trained as a classical pianist – at Caffe Vivaldi

7/18, 8 30ish torchy Americana chanteuse Megan Reilly at Union Hall, $8.

7/18, 8:30 PM tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock’s Anti-House with Mary Halvorson, guitar; Kris Davis, piano; Sean Conly, bass; Tom Rainey, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

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

7/18, 10:30ish Roosevelt Dime play their oldtimey “steamboat swing” at Rodeo Bar.

7/18, 11 PM oldtimey music maven Bliss Blood’s torchy noir duo project Evanescent at Pete’s.

7/18, 11ish edgy sardonic Japanese Brooklyn postpunk girlband the Hard Nips at Death by Audio.

7/19, 8 PM inscrutable cellist/multi-instrumentalist/siren Serena Jost – whose latest album A Bird Will Sing is off the hook – with her band at Barbes.

7/19, 8/10 PM dark eclectic Afro-Cuban tinged jazz with the Puppeteers with Arturo O’Farrill, Bill Ware, Jaime Affoumado & Alex Blake at Iridium, $30.

7/19, 8;30 PM killer south of the border style rock triplebill: metal cumbia with Mecanica Popular, Mokaad and then NYC’s funnest live band, Peruvian style surf rockers Chicha Libre at Bowery Electric, $15

7/19, 9 PM dark Waits-ish oldtimey sounds with the Sullied Accolades followed at 10 by fiery gypsy punks Kagero at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

7/19, 9 PM irrepressible literate chanteuse Elisa Flynn presents an evening of possibly twisted classic duets – Doc & Merle, George & Tammy, John & Exene, ad infinitum, featuring Adam Levine, Maharajah Sweets with Perpetua, Elisa Flynn & Neville Elder, Sarah Bisman & Matt Storm, Mary Byrne & Mark Rogers, The Halsey Hellhounds, The Knuk Tatz (Chris Q. Murphy & Stephanie Allen), Triplets, and Alex Mallett at the Way Station

7/19, 9/10:30 PM drummer Tom Rainey’s Obbligato with Ingrid Laubrock, Ralph Alessi, Kris Davis and Drew Gress, at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

7/19, midnight, gypsy/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Nublu; 7/20 at 9:30 PM they’re at Mehanata.

7/20-23 the Music Frees All Festival featuring NYC’s most danceable bands – 3 venues, proceeds to benefit Scotty Hard, the well-loved producer who was paralyzed from the waist down when his cab was t-boned by a stolen car in Greenpoint a couple years back. Bands include Antibalas, Chicha Libre, Emefe, Mokaad, Zongo Junction, Smoota, Xenia Rubinos, Super Hi-Fi, the People’s Champs, Mecanica Popular, Karikatura and many more, the full schedule is here.

7/20, 6 PM torchy, sultry literate historically-informed chanteuse/songwriter Robin Aigner & Parlour Game followed eventually at 10 by the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn at Barbes.

7/20, 6 PM powerhouse flamenco jazz pianist Ariadna Castellanos at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink.

7/20, 7:15 PM cutting-edge indie classical group Ensemble Mise-En play world-premiere works by Moon Young Ha, fretless guitarist Timucin Sahin and Claude Vivier’s “Pulaw Dewata” at Drom, $15.

7/20, 7:30 PM pianist Jim Ridl leads a quartet with Tim Horner – drums , Boris Kozlov – bass , Brandon Wright – tenor sax at Smalls

7/20, 8 PM the Jack Quartet, Alchemy Quartet and Brooklyn Rider play the six John Zorn string quartets at Alice Tully Hall, $25 tix highly rec., this will sell out.

7/20, 8 PM a bunch of Burlington oldtime Americana bands invade the Jalopy: Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band, the Eames Brothers Band, the Appalled Eagles and Joe Adler & the Rangers of Danger, $10

7/20, 9 PM droll cinematic third-stream jazz improvisers Mr.Ho’s Orchestrotica in special quartet mode at Something Jazz Club.

7/20, 10:30 PM, Romany punk rock with Stumblebum Brass Band at the Mercury, $10.

7/20, 11ish second-wave Afrobeat icons Antibalas – still one of NYC’s funnest live acts – at the Bell House, $25.

7/22, 7:30 PM hip-hop from the golden age and the early days: Rakim, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane and Chubb Rock (no idea of who’s hitting when, but you should get there early if you’re going) at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free.

7/22, 8 PM tuneful smart lyrical retro Americana harmony duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne at Pete’s

7/22, 8 PM hot new string jazz doublebill: the Curtis Stewart Trio and Spencer Barefield’s Super String Quartet-at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

7/22, 9 PM the Neal Kirkwood Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/22, 9:30 PM a new chicha band – Moneco, fronted by Eva Ayllon guitarist Eric Kurimski – pinch-hits for Chiche Libre at Barbes. They’re also here on 7/29.

7/23-26 Medfest at Drom: $25 three-day passes, a total of 7 shows featuring an eclectic mix of Mediterranean bands, ridiculously cheap – also streaming live

7/23, 8:30 PM brilliant jazz chanteuse/impresario Sara Serpa mentors a night of topflight vocal talent: Anthony Braxton collaborator Kyoko Kitamura on the mic and piano with Andrew Drury on drums followed by third-stream pianist/singer Sarah Silverman at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

7/23, 9 PM deliciously twangy, jangly twin-guitar paisley underground/psychedelic Americana rockers Mud Blood & Beer at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

7/24, 6 PM Alex Smith & the River Bros. – strong baritone singer, diverse country sounds, good band – at the Rockwood. They’re also playing Shrine on 7/25 at 8

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

7/24, 6:30 PM Brazilian violinist Braz and his Forro group on the plaza outdoors at the Brooklyn Public Library main branch at Grand Army Plaza.

7/24, 7 PM the Plumbers with the ubiquitously good Steve Antonakos on guitar and Hoboken legend Gene Turonis play “Tex-Mex-Calypso-billy” at Church Square Park, Park Ave. & 4th St. in Hoboken, free.

7/24, 7:15 PM mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna, Spanish dancer Anna de la Paz, flamenco dancer Rebecca Thomas, pianist Maria De Los Angeles Rubio, flamenco guitarist Pedro Cortes and cantaora Barbara Martinez play an evening meant to evoke the milieu that inspired the European Vanguard artists of the 1920’s and 30’s – Lorca, Dali, Picasso, Picabia and Bunuel – at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

7/24, 8:30 PM the Mara Rosenbloom Trio at I-Beam, $10; the excellent tuneful jazz pianist leads a quartet here with altoist Darius Jones on 8/5

7/24, 8:30 PM bassist/singer Kate Davis with Gabe Schnider, guitar; Conor Szymanski, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

7/24, 9ish haunting, eclectic Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina and sizzling oldtimey/Balkan/bluegrass violinist Sarah Alden & the Red Hot Rubies at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

7/25, half past noon, Gypsy Jazz Caravan plays what you would expect they would outdoors at St. Marks Church, 10th St/2nd Ave.

7/25, 7:30 PM intense jam-oriented klezmer with the mostly-female Isle of Klezbos at the Jewish Museum, $15

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

7/25, 7:30 PM Smokey Robinson at Coney Island past the baseball stadium, free

7/25, 7:30 PM American freedom fighter jazz songs with brilliant belter Brianna Thomas, pianist Sam Reider, and guitarist Justin Poindexter at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free.

7/25, 8 PM intense trumpet/bass/drums improv conversations with Peter Evans / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride at Roulette, $15

7/25, 8 PM neo-vaudevillians Bad Advice Column and the darkly torchy Sweet Soubrette at the Gershwin Hotel, $10.

7/25, 8 PM the One World Symphony conducted by Sung Jin Hong plays Mahler: from Symphony No. 3, “Pan Awakes, Summer Marches In; Sung Jin Hong: Rite of the Cicada ( world premiere); Andrew Struck-Marcell: Summer Cloud (world premiere); Bartók: From the Diary of a Fly (world premiere arrangement for orchestra by Sung Jin Hong); John Dowland: a time when silly bees could speak; Josquin des Prez: El grillo (The cricket), at the church at 296 Ninth Avenue at W 28th St, $20 includes a post-concert wine reception with live jazz by the Robert Page Jazz Trio. The OWS’ previous concert here (whose high point was an atom bomb interlude by conductor Hong) was amazing; this could be better.

7/25, 8 PM psychedelic funk and soul with the MK Groove Orchestra at Spike Hill.

7/25, 9:30 PM oldtimey cabaret/swing band Carte Blanche at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

7/25, 9:30 PM country fiddle star Amanda Shires at Hill Country.

7/25, 10:30 PM Que Vlo-Ve play songs from the 1930s and 40s about drugs, hooliganism and unrequited love, mostly in Greek, at the Jalopy, $10

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

7/26, 8 PM legendary social critic/journalist and Lorraine Leckie collaborator Anthony Haden-Guest at the Gershwin Hotel, $10.

7/26-27, 8 PM the king of the surf guitar, Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $20.

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

7/26, 9 PM dark Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

7/26, 9 PM roots reggae/soul rockers Osekre & the Lucky Bastards at Shea Stadium.

7/26, 9:30ish sick cover band night: the Delorean Sisters– who play oldtimey versions of 80s cheeseball pop songs and Doll Parts– who mix straight-up rock versions of Dolly Parton’s schlockiest 80s crap with acoustic covers of her country classics at Union Hall, $10

7/26-27, 9/10:30 PM tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin leads a trio with Gary Versace, organ; Jochen Rueckert drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

7/26, 9ish Brazilian drum madness:  Maracatu New York’s cd release show with the Forró All Stars ft. Liliana Araujo, Rob Curto, Fabiana Masili and Scott Kettner, at Littlefield.

7/26, 9/10:30 PM fiery eclectic pan-Latin guitarist Juancho Herrera leads a quartet at the Jazz Gallery, $20

7/26, 9 PM “The Zimmymen and the Wimmymen” play Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks at the Way Station in Ft. Greene. Wonder if this will be anywhere near as good as Mary Lee’s Corvette’s versions.

7/26, 9:30 PM lush gorgeous Middle Eastern jazz with composer/kanunist/violinist Hasan Isakkut and his ensemble at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

7/26, 10 PM the increasingly diverse Cumbiagra at Barbes.

7/26, 10:30 PM a free live show by the Carter Family Project- Fran Leadon of the Y’all Stars and Leigh Anderson are recording every single Carter family song, in chronological order, starting with the 1927 Bristol sessions, at the Jalopy.

7/26, 11 PM hypnotic, psychedelic dulcimer/bass/drums instrumentalists House of Waters at the small room at the Rockwood

7/26 punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Rodeo Bar, 11 PM.

7/27, 6 PM chamber-pop songwriter Matt Siffert followed at 8 by this generation’s best art-rock band, the Universal Thump and then at 10 by the Jug Addicts at Barbes

7/27, 8 PM powerhouse lyricist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper at Pete’s.

7/27, 9 PM retro swing/torch song band Jones St. Station at the big room at the Rockwood, $10.

7/27, 10ish desert blues mavens Sway Machinery at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

7/27, 10 PM smart dark Americana songwriter Jessi Robertson at Bar 4.

7/27, midnight, the Underground Horns, whose repertoire spans from New Orleans to the Balkans and many points in between, at Nublu

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

7/28, 7 PM eclectic ska/rocksteady/world funk band the Brown Rice Family at Pier One on the upper west.

7/28, 7 PM dark brooding third stream piano virtuoso Michel Reis leads a quartet at at Caffe Vivaldi.

7/28, 8 PM oldschool-style Senegalese-flavored roots reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

7/28,8/10 PM trumpeter Brian Lynch and pianist Emmet Cohen play the album release for their new quartet cd with Peter Washington, bass; Billy Hart, drums at Iridium, $30

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

7/28, 9:30 PM high-voltage, theatrical gypsy-rock band Vagabond Opera at Joe’s Pub, $15.

7/29, 8 PM Tammy Faye Starlite’s Pretty Babies – the most eerily twisted Blondie cover band in town – at Arlene’s, free.

7/29, 9 PM witty, eclectic trombonist/composer John Yao and his 17-Piece Instrument at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/29, 8:30 PM bassist Lauren Falls leads a quintet with Chris Cheek, tenor sax; Sam Harris, piano; Jeremy Harman, cello; Colin Stanahan, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

7/30, 5:30 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 – in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

7/30-8/4, 7:30/9:30 PM the Ron Carter Big Band at the Jazz Standard, $30. Large ensemble work can be a thankless task for a bass player, but not this guy.

7/30, 7:30 PM the Knights play symphonic works by Stravinsky, Bach, Britten and their own composition, Chaconne, at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

7/30, 9:30ish noir surf instrumentalists Dark City at Rodeo Bar.

7/30 10 PM high-voltage large ensemble the Lucas Pino No Net None at Smalls

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

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

7/31, 7 PM Melody Fader on piano with Hamilton Berry, cello and Emily Popham, violin play solo piano music of Mozart, Chopin and Dalit Warshaw, and Meldelssohn’s piano trio in c minor with “an informal party afterwards” at Spectrum, $15

7/31, 10ish socially aware, oldtimey-flavored 2/3 Goat at Bowery Electric, $10.

8/1, half past noon bassist Kim Clarke leads her jazz quintet outdoors at St. Marks Church, 10th St/2nd Ave.

8/1, 7:30 PM the Tom Tom Club and the Go Go’s at Coney Island past the baseball stadium, free.

8/1, 10 PM fearlessly political latin rockers/metal cumbia band Outernational at Bowery Electric, $8

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

8/2, 7:30 PM music of Steven Gerber played by violinist Kurt Nikkanen, violinist and violist Cyrus Beroukhim, and cellist Karen Ouzounian, with the composer at the piano at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

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

8/3 wickedly smart, politically aware, tuneful psychedelic new wave band the Larch at Bowery Electric

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

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

8/5 7:30 PM Caribbean night with Morgan Heritage, the Kes Band and the ageless Mighty Sparrow at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free.

8/6, 7 PM the Dahdoo Middle Eastern Ensemble play classics and obscurities at at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.

8/6, 8 PM torch/jump blues band the Hot Sardines followed by New Orleans band Debauche, who play songs from the Russian criminal underworld from the Tsarist to Soviet eras at Brooklyn Bowl, free w/rsvp

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

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

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

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

8/8, 8 PM intense funny lyrically-driven psychedelic new wave band the Larch at Bowery Electric, $8

8/8, 8:30 PM high-energy oldtime Connecticut Americana/roots/bluegrass band Poor Old Shine at Hill Country, free

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/10, 9:30 PM all-female band Your Ex-Girlfriends play country covers of Nashville pop bands like Dixie Chicks and Dolly Parton to Garth Brooks and Little Big Town. Also on the bill: Portland, Maine country band North of Nashville at Union Hall, $8.

8/11, 2 PM brilliant oud-driven Middle Eastern ensemble Layali El Andalous at Flushing Town Hall, free, early arrival advised

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

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

8/11, 9:30ish what’s left of Velvet Mafia followed by reunions of first-wave retro torch song revivalists Boo Boo’s Lounge and then the legendary Maul Girls at Bowery Electric,$tba, get out your clunky black shoes for this one.

8/12, 8:30 PM excellent, dark lo-fi blues duo A Brief View of the Hudson at Bowery Electric.

8/13, 7:30 PM Brooklyn Rider’s Johnny Gandelsman explores solo violin works from across centuries, from Biber to Glass, from Bach to Stravinsky in his debut solo concert at le Poisson Rouge, $

8/13-14 7:30/9:30 PM Marcus Strickland leads his quartet with his bro EJ on drums plus David Bryant on piano and Ben Williams on bass at the Jazz Standard, $20

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

8/15-18 Dr. Lonnie Smith leads his octet at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend.

8/16 7:30 PM oldtime string band Dustbowl Revival at Joe’s Pub, $12

8/16, 11:30 PM reverbb-addicted haunting noir garage rock duo Twin Guns and LES noir glampunk/noiserock legends the Chrome Cranks at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec., this may sell out.

8/19, 7:30 PM Gladys Knight & the O’Jays at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free

8/21, 7:30 PM the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center plays works by Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised if you want a seat

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

8/25, 2 PM music from Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico performed by Adela Dalto, vocalist with Mario Bauza’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra and Arturo O’Farrill, at Flushing Town Hall, outdoors, free.

8/27, 7:30/9:30 PM bassist Linda Oh leads a quartet playing the album relesae show for her new one Sun Pictures with Ben Wendel – tenor & soprano saxophones; Matt Stevenson – guitar and Rudy Royston – drums at the Jazz Standard, $20

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

9/12, 6:30 PM the Rosebuds perform Sade’s Love Deluxe at the Mercury, $15.

9/20, 5ish Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, the Budos Band and Charles Bradley with the Menahan Street Band at Williamsburg Park, free, expect to stand in line to get in.

9/26 8 PM Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears at Terminal 5, $27.50 adv tix avail. Be aware that Okkervill River is headlining afterward – not the best segue.

11/4 the NY Philharmonic’s Contact series moves downtown to Subculture for a premiere of Essa-Pekka Salonen chamber works introduced by the composer