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

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

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

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

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

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

All month long in November WTF Bach in the corner first-floor space at Broadway and 56th St. Free performances of famous and rare Bach chamber and keyboard works starting at noon; there’s also a daily special guest at 6:15, $10 sug adm. No show on Thanksgiving Day.

On select Wednesdays and Sundays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries, beverages and lively conversation included! Next performances are 11/8 and 12/5 at 7 PM with special guest violinist Gregor Kitzis playing Mozart, email for details/address

Four nights in November: 11/1 at 10 and, 11/13 ,11/16,and 11/20 at 7 the great unsung NYC hero of darkly purposeful, noir-tinged jazz guitar, Saul Rubin leading his Zebtet at the Fat Cat.

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 November, 10 PM darkly torchy southwestern gothic/Europolitan songwriter/guitarist Miwa Gemini at LIC Bar

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

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

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

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

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

Saturdays at 6 PM in November klezmer-jazz piano icon Anthony Coleman at Barbes

Sundays in November, 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 November, 6 PM Red Molly’s irrepressible Americana multi-instrumentalist Molly Venter at the small room at the Rockwood

Sundays in December, 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; the 12/30 show is a very very rare solo gig

11/1, 7 PM Bellucci Band – Gordan Spasovski on piano, Kiril Tufekcievski on bass and Blagoja Antovski on drums play new material as well as music by McCoy Tyner, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and others at Gallery MC, 549 W 52nd St., 8th Fl

11/1, 7 PM poignant, nuanced jazz singer Amy Cervini leads her quintet at 55 Bar

11/1, 7:30 PM drummer Fernando Garcia’s bomba jazz quintet followed by tenor saxophonist Slovenian saxophonist Jan Kus’ Slavo Rican Assembly at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

 11/1, 8 PM free jazz trumpet maven Nate Wooley plays Annea Lockwood’s first trumpet piece), followed by the U.S. premiere of Library on Lightning by Ashley Fure performed by Rebekah Heller, Brandon Lopez, and Wooley. The evening also features Felipe Lara’s recent composition Metafagote performed by  Heller, and, lastly, the world premiere of the duo rendition of Wadada Leo Smith’s Red Autumn Gold, performed by Wooley himself at Issue Project Room, $15/$12 stud/srs

11/1-4, 8/10:30 PM luminously tuneful latin jazz pianist Michel Camilo leads a trio at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail

11/1, 8:30 PM entrancing Indian carnatic violinist Megumi at Brooklyn Raga Massive’s weekly shindig at the Jalopy, $15

11/1, 8:30 PM hard-charging oldschool soul/funk/rock singer Bette Smith and band at Bar Lunatico

11/1, 8 PM New York’s most charismatic, darkly compelling lyrical songwriter/storyteller/keyboard genius Rachelle Garniez followed by cutting-edge guitarist Sean Moran’s Very Good (understatement!) octet at Barbes

11/2. 6:30 PM terse, tuneful Americana singer Jenna Smith followed by ferocious bass improviser James Ilgenfritz’s Anagram Ensemble at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $15/$10 stud 

11/2, 9ish sardonically relevant guitar-fueled female-fronted Americana punks Spanking Charlene  at Coney Island Baby, $10

11/2-3, 9:30/midnight the Tiger Lillies play their latest noir cabaret extravaganza Devil’s Fairground at Joe’s Pub, $30

11/2, 10 PM awesomely slinky downtempo/cumbia/psychedelic salsa dura band La Mecanica Popular at Barbes

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

11/3, 4 PM cinematic, psychedelic quirk-pop keyboardist Michael Hearst presents “Curious, Unusual and Extraordinary” songs from his many bands followed at 6 by klezmer-jazz piano icon Anthony Coleman solo, at 8 by the brilliantly tuneful new project of trumpeter Ben Holmes, drummer Jeff Davis and pianist Carmen Staaf and then at 10 by epic ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

11/3, 4 PM starkly acidic guitarist Ryan Ferreira followed by adventurous bassist Eivind Opsvik followed byatmospheric, cinematic drummer/composer Tim Kuhl – sort of a more straightforwardly trippy version of John Hollenbeck – with his band at Pete’s. The amazing Miriam Elhajli – who switches effortlessly from Venezuelan-influenced folk to classic Appalachian sounds – plays at 10 afterward

11/3, 5 PM the Latin American Chamber Players perform works by Puerto Rican composers Jack Delano, Sonia Morales, Robert Sierra and others at Scholes St. Studios, $10

11/3, 6 PM charmingly inscrutable Parisienne chanteuse Chloe & the French Heart Jazz Band at Club Bonafide. She’s also here on 11/9 and 11/24

11/3, 7 PMdark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra bues. They’re also here on 11/17

11/3, 7:30 PM multi-generational sarod dynasty: Maestro Amjad Ali Khan with Ayaan Ali Bangash and Amaan Ali Bangash at Symphony Space, $30 tix avail

11/3, 7:30 PM pianist Paul Lewis plays works by Brahms, Beethoven and Haydn at Irving Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $16

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

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

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

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

11/3, 8 PM guitar/dulcimer folk duo Ivy & Miranda followed by the eclectic, more globally-influenced Magpie at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20, “more if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away.” 

11/3, 8 PM innovative postbop pianist Glenn Zaleski leads his trio at the Cell Theatre, $15

11/3, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 9 PM with LI cover band Shecky & the Twangtones, at 10 the heavier, fierier Tsunami of Sound, at 11 the swirly, hard-hitting, reverb-iced Strange but Surf and at midnight a rare NYC appearance by Indiana’s darkly purist the Katatonics 

11/3, 9 PM hypnotic, stark indie cassical/Americana guitar/violin duo Damsel followed byten-piece country/carnivalesque/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $!0

11/3, 9:30 PM haunting noir cabaret pioneer Little Annie & Botanica piano mastermind Paul Wallfisch at Pangea, $20.

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

11/3 1 AM (actually wee hours of 11/4) feral tenor saxophonist Eric Wyatt  leads the jam at Smalls. Could be off the hook

11/4-8 a celebration of Frederic Rzewski’s music at Spectrum, $20 ($40 four-day pass available). Too many good musicians to list: the full lineup is here. Choice pick: pianist Corey Hamm tackling The People United Will Never Be Defeated at 5:30 on 11/4

11/4, 4 PM the An Die Musik quintet play works by Beethoven, Britten and others at Merkin Concert Hall, $16

11/4. 4 PM violinist Rolf Schulte and pianist Aaron Likness perform a program of Debussy, Ravel, and Stravinsky at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

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

11/4, 6 PM wryly retro, period-perfect classic 60s style female-fronted honkytonk band the Bourbon Express at at Hank’s

11/4, 6 PM iconic LES improvisers: Radio I-Ching in duo form with sax/guitar duels between Andy Haas and Don Fiorino followed at 7 by drummer Dave Grollman and guitarist Lucas Brode at Downtown Music Gallery

11/4, 7 PM violinist Benjamin Sung plays solo works by Berio, Sciarrino, Kubik and others at Scholes St. Studio

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

11/4, 7:30 PM a rare performance of legendary Cambodian musicians and their descendants – flute player, activist, and founder of Cambodian Living Arts Arn Chorn-Pond, alongside Seyma Trhosn, Master Mann Men, his daughter Mao Men, and Savang Toch playing music forbidden during the Pol Pot era at City Winery, $25 standing room avail 

11/4, 8 PM western swing band Brain Cloud ‘s irrepressible, tapdancing frontwoman Tamar Korn and her band followed by pyrotechnic klezmer clarinetist and Dave Tarras protege Michael Winograd’s klezmer band in the upstairs room at at Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St. in Gowanus

11/4, 8 PM Helix with Michel van der Aa’s Hysteresis with Maureen Hurd (clarinet soloist) play works by Wolfe, Glass, Thordvaldsdottier and many others at the Poisson Rouge, $20 av tix rec

11/4, 9 PM bouzouki virtuoso Michael Paouris – who plays everything from rembetiko to Turkish music to Vivaldi – with his band at Drom, $10 adv tix rex

11/4, 7 PM haunting, cinematic lapsteel genius Myk Freedman leads his band followed at 9 by Romany jazz guitarist Sara L’Abriola. She’s also here on 11/11

11/4, 10:30 PM catchy soul-jazz trombonist David Gibson leads his quintet at Smalls

11/5, 7:30 a panel discussion with violist/impresario Nadia Sirota; bassoonist/International Contemporary Ensemble co-artistic director Rebekah Heller; and NY Philharmonic Artistic Planning veep Isaac Thompson weighing in on the precarious state of new music in New York City and its future at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

11/, 8:30 PM Middle Eastern inspired bassist Omer Avital leads a quartet at Bar Lunatico

11/5, 9:30ish Dilemastronauta Y Los Sabrosos Cosmicos with members of M.A.K.U and Combo Chimbita play space cumbia and tropical stoner sounds at Barbes. They’re also at the big room at the Rockwood on11/21 at 11:30

11/5, 10 PM fiery, deviously fun oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band at Skinny Dennis. He’s also here on 11/11 at 9

11/6 half past noon Dutch organist Stefan Donner plays a program TBA at Church of the Transfiguration on E 29th just off 5th Ave

11/6, 7 PM melodic rising star bassist Endea Owens leads her group at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, $10

11/6, 7 PM bassist Max Johnson presents a new trio made up of Matt Nelson (Battle Trance) on tenor saxophone and Brian Chase on drums followed by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

11/6, 7:30 PM the deservedly acclaimed Brooklyn Youth Chorus sing the album release show for their new one Silent Voices with works by works by Caroline Shaw, Shara Nova, Toshi Reagon, Jeff Beal, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Ellis Ludwig-Leone, Kamala Sankaram at the Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix rec

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

11/6, 8 PM colorful, paradigm-shifting Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man and the Taipai Chinese Orchestra play US premieres of works by Chen Shi-Si, Qu Wenjun, Cheng Kuang-Chih and Bao Yuan-Kai at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $25 tix avail

11/6, 8:15 PM ambitious, tuneful trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson leads a sextet with Immanuel Wilkins ontenor at the Jazz Gallery, $15. They’re back here on 11/29

11/6, 10:30 PM charismatic, adventurous postbop/avant garde trombonist/crooner Frank Lacy leads his sextet at at Smalls . They’re also here on 11/20

11/7. noon latin drum maven Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Ache outdoors at 2 Gateway Plaza at NJPAC in Newark, free

11/7, 1 PM  eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex

11/7, 7 PM the Publiquartet play works by innovative steel pan composer Andy Akiho, feat. the composer and Ian Rosenbaum on percussion at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

11/7, 7 PM the Mivos Quartetplay Stefano Gervasoni: Clamour (NY premiere); Simone Movio: Zahir Ia (NY premiere commission); Zosha Di Castri: String Quartet no. 1; and works by Ivan Fedele at the Italian Academy at Columbia, 1161 Amsterdam Ave south of 118th, free

11/7, 7 PM the hard-swing, retro Young Lions Jazz Orchestra led by composer/conductor Kira Daglio Fine at Shapeshifter Lab, $10 

11/7, 7:30 PM catchy oldschool roots reggae with a fearlessly populist Senegalese feel from Meta & the Cornerstones at the Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rwedc

11/7-8, 7:30 PM, repeating on 11/9 at 8 the NY Philharmonic play Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony plus two works by Schubert: his youthful Fifth Symphony and a “joyous, charming mini-cantata,” featuring Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill and soprano Miah Persson at Avery Fisher Hall, $34 tix avail

11/7, 7:30 PM perennially edgy, relevant pianist Myra Melford’s lush, enigmatic Snowy Egret ensemble at Dizzy’s Club, $30

11/7, 7:30 PM edgy, eclectic pan-Mediterranean art-rock/latin/chanson ensemble Banda Magda   at Bric Arts, free w/rsvp 

11/7, 8 PM klezmer clarinet/mandolin wizard Andy Statman at Barbes, $10

]11/7, 8 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues”  at Troost

11/7-8, 8 PM Mahan Esfahani plays two harpsichord recitals from J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier at the Miller Theatre, $30 tix avail

11/7, 8 PM violinists Laurra Pereira and Sara Salomon play works by Grieg, Lutoslawski, Stravinsky & Poulenc at the New School’s Steifel Hall, 4th Fl, 55 W 13th St, free

11/8. 7 PM intriguing songwriter Ella Dawn Jenkins, aka EllaHarp – a concert harpist who sings and plays stark, rustic original fingerstyle blues and Gaelic-influenced songs – at the Bitter End, $10 

11/8, 7:30 PM Anthony Arnove – Howard Zinn’s collaborator for the Voices of a People’s History of the United States anthology emcees a night of Zinn-inspired readings and music from amazing Punjabi soul crooner Zeshan B with actors Brian Jones, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Okieriete Onaodowan, Eisa Davis, Wallace Shawn, Staceyann Chin, Leta Renée-Alan, at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

11/8, 7:30/9:30 PM mighty latin big band jazz: saxophonist Felipe Salles‘ 22-piece Interconnections Ensemble play his works The Lullaby Project at the Jazz Gallery, $15

11/8, 7:30 PM southern gothic banjo player Amythyst Kiah at Symphony Space $30/$20 30 and under

11/8 7:30 PM daunting postbop technique and dynamic tunesmithing from saxophonist Carl Bartlett Jr,  leading his quartet at Smalls

11/8, 8 PM legends from the zeros: singer/guitarist Genie Morrow’s super-catchy, erudite powerpop band Sputnik at Hank’s, $8

11/8, 8 PM plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing band Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies followed by busker legends the Xylopholks in their furry suits at Barbes

11/8, 8 PM nuanced, fearlessly populist Malagasy chanteuse Razia Said at Shrine

11/8, 8:30 PM fearlessly political New York postbop improv magic: noir inspired multi-sax legend Roy Nathanson and pianist Arturo O’Farrill at Bar Lunatico

11/8, 9 PM cutting-edge conversational improvisation: Steve Swell – trombone; Robert Boston – elec.piano; Thomas Helton – bass; Michael Evans – drums at the old Nublu

11/8, 10 PM pyrotechnic clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski’s ferociously kinetic NY Gypsy All-Stars at at the third stage at the Rockwood, $12

11/9, 7/9:30 PM amazing Chicago blues guitarist and organist Lucky Peterson & the Organization featuring soul singer Tamara Tremell at Birdland, $20 at the bar

11/9-10, 7:30/9:30 PM iconic microtonal saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh plays four sets with four different players on retuned microtonal piano: Kris Davis, Peter Apfelbaum, Diane Moser and Tyshawn Sorey at the Jazz Gallery, $25. Could be the NYC jazz event of the year. 

11/9, 8 PM playfully lyrical, fearlessly political superduo Kill Henry Sugar – guitar/banjo mastermind Erik Della Penna and drummer Dean Sharenow – at Barbes

11/9, 8 PM the noirish, cinematic American Modern Ensemble play new works by Robert Paterson, Jonathan Posthuma, Joseph Rebman, Ari Sussman and others at Subculture, $20

11/9, 8 PM Music from China play new works for traditional and western instruments by Zhou Tian, Zhou Long, Yang Yong, Wang Amao and Wang Guowei at  Symphony Space, $18

11/9, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra play Rachmaninoff’s  Piano Concerto No. 3 and Tschaikovsky;’s Pathetique Symphony at Symphony Space, $25

11/9, 8 PM pensive, lyrical, minimalistically psychedelic neosoul with Kadhja Bonet backed by a live band and choir at National Sawdust, $22 adv tix rec, 

 11/9, 8:30 PM intense, soaring harmonium player/singer Elana Low – a more organic, trancey version of Marissa Nadler, maybe –  at Sidewalk

11/9-10, 8:30 PM wryly psychedelic cinematic Italophile instrumentalists Tredici Bacci at the Stone at the New School, $20

11/9, 9 PM the Jack Quartet play “a New York premiere by Portuguese composer Andreia Pinto Correia inspired by Hart Crane’s poem “The Bridge,” launches this evening of music drawn from the last 50 years of string quartet repertoire. Sabrina Schroeder’s elusive Slip Trains, comprised largely of harmonic tones and glissandi, precedes the skittering, jagged figures and eerie, time-stopping allure of Zosha di Castri’s first string quartet. Finally, György Ligeti’s second string quartet” at the 92nd St. Y, $25

11/9, 9ish colorful, Bowie-esque female-fronted glamrockers the Manimals at Hank’s

11/9, 9 PM Brandi & the Alexanders play oldschool-style soul ballads at the small room at the Rockwood

11/9, 9 PM alto saxophonist Alison Shearer and her edgy, cinematic soul/groove/funk band at Radegast Hall. They’re also here on the 26th 

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

11/9-10, 10:30 PM tuneful, epically-inspired postbop jazz quintet the Flail at Smalls

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

11/10, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet – Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) –reinvent classic and obscure Satie chamber pieces as well as rare compositions by his obscure contemporaries, followed at 6 by klezmer-jazz piano icon Anthony Coleman at by poignant, eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leading his Tango Quartet, and at 10 by hard-hitting, brass-fueled newschool latin soul/boogaloo dance band Spanglish Fly at Barbes

11/10, 5 PM wildly diverse violinist Skye Steele leads his band playing “A People’s History of the Violin: at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $15

11/10, 7 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra play film music by Benjamin Wallfisch, Waxman, Rota, and Rózsa at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $20 tix avail

11/10, 7:30 PM low-register reed connoisseur Josh Sinton leads his Predicate Trio with cellist Chris Hoffman and drummer Tom Rainey, followed by alto/tenor saxophonist & bass clarinetist Avram Fefer leading a trio with bassist Sean Conly and drummer Michael Wimberly at Greenwich House Music School., $15/$12 stud/srs

11/10, 7:30 PM the Dover String Quartet play works by Dvorak, Porat and Beethoven at Irving Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $16

11/10 7:30 PM Swedish pianist Per Tengstrand and ensemble play works by Schubert and Beethoven at Scanadinavia House, $25. They’re back here on 11/29.

11/10, 8 PM hilariously epic all-female Japanese metal band Necronomidol headline this year’s Asian music Festival at Trans-Pecos, $20. Darkly torchy southwestern gothic/Europolitan songwriter/guitarist Miwa Gemini plays at around 4 

11/10, 8 PM revisit the glory days of something approximating working class  power with the NYC Labor Chorus at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20, “more if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away.”  

11/10, 8 PM Dutch early music choir Cappella Pratensis sing works by Josquin des Pres and those whom he influenced (and those who stole from him) at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46th St,  $30 tix avail

11/10, 8 PM hilarious female-fronted AC/DC cover band Big Balls, the similarly hilarious, smartly political faux-French retro 60s psych-pop band les Sans Culottes and wickedly catchy Americana/paisley underground rockers Girls on Grass at Freddy’s

11/10, 8 PM eclectic Mediterranean/tango/Romany band Dodo Orchestra at Club Bonafide, , $20

11/10, 8 PM  haunting, Lynchian songstress Ajda the Turkish Queen with her band followed by wryly surreal noir parlor pop duo the Dream Eaters at Pete’s

11/10, 9 PM Lizzie & the Makers at the small room at the Rockwood. Snarling twin-guitar psychedelic rockers steeped in oldschool soul and blues, backing one of the most powerful, riveting singers on the planet. DAMN, can this woman wail.

11/10, 10 PM this woman can wail too – and write the most excoriatingly brilliant lyrics of any songwriter in town. Hannah Fairchild with her ferocious noir cabaret/punk trio Hannah vs. the Many at the Way Station

11/11, 2 PM the Oratorio Society of NY play Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, plus conductor Kent Tritle leads the 200-voice chorus, soloists, and orchestra in Górecki’s Euntes ibant et flebant followed by Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $25 tix avail

11/11, 3 PM Nanci Belmont, bassoon; Yumi Oshima, viola; Elizabeth Dorman, pianoplay works by Gubaidulina, Hersant, Saint-Saens and Spisak at Concerts on the Slope, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place downhill from 7th Ave, sugg don

11/11, 4 PM a Joan Tower 80th bday celebration with works by Tower, Jennifer Higdon, Tania Leon and Julia Wolfe – Cha for saxophone quartet played by the PRISM Quartet. Jasper Quartet, Lysander Trio Cassatt Quartet and the ageless Ursula Oppens on piano at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

11/11, 4 PM up-and-coming early music ensemble Juilliard415  with Alfredo Bernardini play music by Vivaldi, his friends and enemies at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121St St, $10 tix avail  

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

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

11/11, 8 PM the Royal Arctic Institute – who veer between surfy rock instrumentals and darker, quieter, more noir and jazz-tinged themes – at Bowery Electric, $10

11/11, 8 PM the ageless Richard Thompson – who may be the greatest rock songwriter AND best rock guitarist ever – and his electric trio at the Town Hall, $35 tix avail

11/11, 8:30 PM C&W wildman Zane Campbell – who arguably invented what would become alt-country back in the 80s – followed by  sizzling electric bluegrass and C&W with Demolition String Band at the Treehouse at 2A

11/11, 9 PM lush, dynamic female-fronted art-rockers Arc Iris play the album release show for their new one at Rough Trade, $12

11/12, 7 PM Argentine pianist Agustin Muriago performs Spanish music including works by Albéniz, Granados, Falla, Mompou, and Halffter, plus Spanish-inspired material by Debussy, Chabrier, Lecuona, and Moszkowski at the Yamaha Piano Salon, 689 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Fl, free admission – RSVP required

11/12, 8/10:30 PM classy, cinematic NZ jazz pianist Alan Broadbent leads a trio at Mezzrow, $20

11/12, 9:30 PM the NYC Gaita Club – a Bulla en el Barrio spinoff – play rustically pounding Afro-Colombian trance-dance music at Barbes

11/13, 6 PM haunting Turkish folk crooner Ahmet Erdogdular and his Ensemble at St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia, 116th/Amsterdam, free

11/13, 7 PM rapturous Afro-Peruvian/classical pianist/singer Chi-Chi Glass followed by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

11/13, 7 PM the Argus Quartet play works by Haydn, Juri Seo, Christopher Theofadinis, Ted Hearne and Leos Janacek’s String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters” at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $25

11/13, 8:30ish stark southwestern gothic jangle and clang with And the Wiremen at Troost

11/13-17, 8:30 PM unstoppably edgy, deservedly iconic, fearlessly political downtown guitarist Marc Ribot plays mostly solo at the Stone at the New School, $20

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

11/13, 9:30 PM the Bronx Conexion play their mighty salsa big band jazz at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

11/14, 6 PM Indian santoorist Vinay Desai at the  Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

11/14-17, 7:30 PM adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel play an original, phantasmagorical score inspired by the now-shuttered Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus at BAM, $25

11/14, 8 PM the Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens joined by her sister Lalenja Harrington on spoken word and vocals, plus tap artist Robyn Watson, “paying homage to Nina Simone, Fanny Lou Hamer, Ella Fitzgerald, Ethel Waters, and more women of color who have made contributions to our musical canon” at Symphony Space, $30 adv tix avail for  age 30 and under

11/14, 8 PM the Glissandos –  Marius Pibarot ( of Collectif Medz Bazar) and Duncan Wickel – play oldtime Americana with fiddle and cello at Barbes

11/14, 8:30 PM the SR9 Trio play music of Borodin, de Falla, Bartok, Caron Darras and more at Greenwich House Music School, free

11/4, 8:30 PM wickedly catchy parlor pop and klezmer-inspired art-rock songwriter Sharon Goldman at the third stage at the Rockwood $10

11/14, 9 PM dynamic, subtle all-female klezmer band Tsibele and the excoriatingly lyrical, fearlessly anti-fascist Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird  at Littlefield, $20

11/14, 9 PM enigmatic, pensively tuneful rainy-day indie folk with Tara Jane O’Neil at Secret Project Robot, $10

11/14, 9:30 PM edgy Middle Eastern-inspired alto saxophonist Uri Gurvich with pianist Leo Genovese, bassist Edward Perez, and drummer Francisco Mela at Dizzy’s Club, $30

11/15, 6 PM soaringly tuneful pan-Asian violinist Meg Okura goes slumming at Silvana

11/15, 6 PM the Alexander String Quartet & special guests play works by Brahms, Kreisler, Gershwin and others at the Baruch College auditorium, free, rsvp req 

11/15, 7 PM perennially tuneful, lyrical piano improviser/composer Kris Davis  leads a trio with David Leon – saxophone; Tomas Fujiwara – drums at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, $10. They’re at the Jazz Gallery on 11/20 with sets at 7:30/9:30 PM for five bucks more

11/15, 7:30 PM haunting Elliott Smith-esque rockers No-No Boy play their song cycle about Japanese Americans in US prison camps during WWII at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

11/15, 7;30/9:30 PM pianist Gabriel Zucker leads a killer quartet with Adam O’Farrill – trumpet; Eric Trudel – saxophone; Tyshawn Sorey – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $15

11/15, 8 PM an all-Du Yun concert featuring the charismatic singer/composer with International Contemporary Ensemble at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail

11/15, 8 PM crystalline-voiced noir Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss   at Hank’s $8

11/15, 8 PM experimental Scottish bagpipe improviser David Watson at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10

11/15, 8 PM the Toomai String Quintet  with special guest vocalist Miss Yaya play tangos and classic works by pan-latin composers followed at 10 by Quatre Vingt Neuf (French for 89, a revolutionary date in case you missed it) playing New Orleans brass music at Barbes

11/13, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street (just off of 37th Ave), Jackson Heights

11/16, 7 PM “an eye-popping cast of celebrated performers gathers together to highlight and celebrate the extraordinary songwriting talents of Coney Island native Carol Lipnik for this one night only special event.” She’s best known as NYC’s best singer, with an eye-popping four-octave range, but she’s also a darkly brilliant art-rock songwriter. “Confirmed performers include the iconic downtown performance artist John Kelly; celebrated monologist and playwright David Cale; opera diva Lauren Flanigan; charismatic accordionist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez and bright new star on the downtown scene, Silver Wallace.” at Joe’s Pub, $20

11/16, 7 PM high-voltage avant garde cellist Jeffrey Ziegler plays an electroacoustic show with music inspired by famous figures in science, including Foday Musa Suso’s piece about George Washington Carver; Felipe Pérez Santiago saluting astronomer Jill Tarter; Maja Ratkje’s homage to chemist Signe Kjelstrup; Sarah Lipstate’s salute to Marie Curie; Paola Prestini’s work inspired by climatologist Andrew Kruczkiewicz plus pieces by Graham Reynolds at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

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

11/16, 7:30 PM the Choir of Trinity Wall Street sing Rachmaninoff’s haunting All-Night Vigil, a at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, free. They slayed with this last year.

11/16, 7:30 PM the Ukrainian Village Voices sing haunting, ancient choral music at the Ukrainian Museum, 222 East 6th St,$15/$10 stud/srs

11/16, 7:30 PM new works for string quartet by Valerie Coleman, Jeff Myers, Lawrence Kramer, and Matthew Welch. performed by Quartet Metadata: Lynn Bechtold and Hajnal Pivnick, violins; Carrie Frey, viola; and Jisoo Ok, cello at the 12th floor lounge of Fordham’s Lowenstein Buiding, corner of 60th St. and Columbus Ave, free.

11/16. 8 PM the Tana Quartet play new works for string quartet by Bun Ching Lam,  Voro Garcia, Raphael Cendo, Edwin Hillier, & Yann Robin at Roulette, $20

11/16, 8 PM pianist Jasna Popovic and violinist Kinga Augustin play a program of originals tba at the DiMenna Center, $15

11/16, 8 PM recently revitalized, careeningly explosive ten-piece Balkan brass crew Veveritse at Shrine

11/16-17, 8/10:30 PM tuneful latin jazz pianist Donald Vega leads a trio at Mezzrow, $20 at the bar

11/16, 7:30 PM the Dominican “unicornio de la bachata,” Andre Veloz at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

11/16, 7:30/9:30 PM ethereal vibraphonist Chris Dingman solo at the Jazz Gallery, $20

 11/16, 8 PM rustic Brazilian jungle guitar-and-accordion sounds with Regional de NY at Barbes

11/16, 9 PM haunting Boston guitar mastermind Thalia Zedek (leader of the late, great Come) at Union Pool, $15

11/16, 10 PM Brooklyn’s hilarious counterpart to Spinal Tap, stoner metal parodists Mighty High at Hank’s, $10

11/16, 10:30 PM Greg Lewis’ brilliant, fearlessly political Organ Monk Trio  at the Fat Cat

11/16, 1 AM (actually wee hours of 11/17)this era’s most intensely powerful tenor saxophonist/composer, JD Allen  leads the jam at Smalls

11/17, 5 PM one of NYC’s great voices in folk noir, Liz Tormes followed at 6 by parlor pop pioneer Alice Bierhorst at Pete’s

11/17, 6 PM klezmer-jazz piano icon Anthony Coleman followed at 8 by intense Balkan chanteuse Jenny Luna‘s haunting, slinky, oud-driven Turkish band Dolunay and then at 10 by psychedelic salsa bandleader Zemog El Galle Bueno at Barbes

11/17, 7:30 PM pianist David Witten plays music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco at the Italian Academy at Columbia, 1161 Amsterdam Ave south of 118th, free

11/17, 7:30 PM the Chamber Music Society of  Lincoln Center play piano trios by Beethoven, Kodaly and Dvorak at Irving Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $16

11/17, 7:30 PM Balkan accordion paradigm-shifter Merima Kljuco and guitarist Miroslav Tadic play traditional Balkan and classical styles plus original works and arrangements by Erik Satie, Manuel de Falla, and “the mournful music of sevdah—sometimes called ‘Bosnian blues,'” at Symphony Space, $30

11/17, 7:30/9:30 PM this era’s most intensely powerful tenor saxophonist/composer, JD Allen and Group at the Jazz Gallery, $25

11/17, 7:30 PM Four Corners Ensemble – Siyuan Li, Joshua Anderson, Merryl Neille, and Jinn Shin – play premieres of flute concerto “Quongqothwane,” based on South African “Click Song;” clarinet concerto “American Variations,” on an original theme in various American music styles; piano concerto “Canton Snowstorm,” an imagination of a heavy snowstorm in the warmest place in China; and cello concerto “Matilda’s Dream,” a fantasy based on Australian folk song “Waltzing Matilda,” at Arete Gallery, $15

11/17, 8 PM terse, purposeful rising star postbop saxophonist Melissa Aldana  leads her quartet at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail

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

11/17, 8 PM pianist Ivan Gusev plays works by  Scarlatti, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Debussy, and Mussorgsky at Weill hall at Carnegie Hall, $20 seats avail

11/17, 9 PM dusky, uneasily jangy, catchy Laurel Canyon psychedelic band the Allah-Las at Pioneer Works, $10

11/17, 9:30 PM elegant, sharply lyrical parlor pop stylist Heather Eatman with her band at Freddy’s

11/18, 2 PM terse, tuneful jazz guitarist Amanda Monaco and her quartet at Flushing Town Hall, $5

11/18, 5 PM pianist Yelena Grinberg presents piano and flute music of Grieg, Renicke, Schumann and others at an Upper West Side house concert, email for address/deets 

11/18, 6 PM NYC’s own rippling, hypnotic, epic Balinese gamelan, Gamelan Dharma Swara at the Fat Cat

11/18, 7 PM sharply lyrical southwestern gothic/Americana songwriter Tom Shaner at LIC Bar

11/18, 7 PM edgy Middle Eastern-tinged cellist Rufus Cappodocia solo at Barbes

11/18, 7:30 PM noir-inspired alto saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads his combo at Smalls

11/18. 8 PM cult favorite gonzo pianist Dred Scott leads his trio at Mezzrow, $20

11/18, 8 PM edgy lefty lead guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at Bar Chord

11/18. 8 PM “composer/saxophonist Ross Feller and choreographer/performer Kora Radella present an evening of new work which includes world premiere compositions played by the violin duo String Noise, pianist Adam Tendler, and a saxophone quartet comprised of Johnny Butler, Caroline Davis, Matt Nelson, and Feller. In the same evening of performance, the NYC premieres of the solo Sequinza, danced by Tim Bendernagel, will be met full-force by the duet Force Majeure performed by Pauline Kim Harris of String Noise,” at Roulette, $18 

11/18, 10 PM the Zebulonites play roots reggae at Shrine

11/19 7 PM day one of the Czech PAF Festival at Pioneer Works with the somber minimalism of Slowmotiondancer – Prague-based artist and producer Dominik Gajarský – Jakub Jansa’s cynical, dystopic multimedia production Club of Opportunities and Ink Midget & Isama Zing: Prelude for light and fog,  an audiovisual composition written for eight fog machines and four strobe lights, free w/rsvp 

11/19, 7;30  PM intense alto saxophonist Lucas Pino’s twin-guitar No No Nonet  plays the album release show for his new one at Smalls

11/19. 7:30 PM pianist Sergei Dreznin plays works by Mozart ,Prokofiev, Chopin, Gershwin and others at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, rsvp req 

11/19 9 PM unpredictably fun, funny psychedelic art-rock band the Academy Blues Project  followed at 10 by darkly torchy southwestern gothic/Europolitan songwriter/guitarist Miwa Gemini at LIC Bar

11/19, 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

11/19, 9:30 PM ex-Chicha Libre keyboard sorcerer Josh Camp’s wryly psychedelic cumbia/tropicalia/dub band Locobeach at Barbes

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

11/20, 7 PM haunting allster Balkan band Loza featuring Vedran Boshkovski, Adam Good, Seido Salifoski and the great Corinna Snyder on vocals followed byclever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

11/20, 7:30 PM magically lilting Canary Islands singer Olga Cerpa and her six-piece band at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

11/20, 7:30 PM the Mannes Orchestra play Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Something for the Dark, Julius Eastman’s Symphony No. 2 (with Luciano Chessa, conductor) and Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Symphony No. 3 at Alice Tully Hall, free, tix avail now

11/20-21, 8 PM bassists Zach Rowdens, Sean Ali, Britton Powell, Greg Chudzik, Nick Dunston, and Vinicius Ciccone Cajado comprise “the largest and loudest ensemble yet, involving six bassists,” performing Leila Bordreuil’s darkly melancholy, ostensibly scathing Piece for Cello and Double Bass Ensemble II, with opening acts by Charmaine Lee on 11/20 and Dylan Scheer on 11/21 at the Kitchen, $15

11/20, 8 PM pianist Andrea Lucchesini plays works by Berio, Scarlatti and Schubert at the Italian Academy at Columbia, 1161 Amsterdam Ave south of 118th, free

11/20-25, 8:30/10:30 PM Jason Moran & the Bandwagon play the music of early Harlem Renaissance ragtime composer James Reese Europe at the Vanguard

11/20. 9 PM Rosie Moore plays solo harp at Arete Gallery, $15

11/20, 10:30 PM brilliant drummer/percussionist Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet play classic salsa grooves at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10

11/20, 10 PM bass sax monster Stefen Zeniuk’s punk mambo crew the NY Fowl Harmonic  followed by the similarly punk Stumblebum Brass Band at Hank’s, $10

11/21, 7:30 PM, repeating 11/22-23 at 8 Emmanuelle Haïm leads the NY Philharmonic playing selections from Handel’s Water Music at Avery Fisher Hall, $34 tix avail

11/21, 8 PM Greek art-rock pianist/crooner Pericles Kanaris and his band at  Drom, $33 adv tix rec

11/22, 8 PM Barbes is open Thanksgiving day with a rapturous set of electrified Guinean kora music played by the guitar duo who lead the Mandingo Ambassadors

11/23, 8 PM edgy klezmer duo Farnakht – violinist Zoe Aqua and accordionist Mattias Kaufmann  – at Barbes 

11/23, 9 PM newschool roots reggae crooner Jesse Royal at the Knitting Factory, $20

11/24, 7:30 PM Glass Farm Ensemble  play an indie classical program titled “Memory & Silence” includingpremieres by Cesar Camarero, Yvonne Troxler and Ian Wilson at Symphony Space, $20

11/24, 8 PM  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 at 10 by accordionist/sitarist Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood/cumbia/psychedelic rock project Bombay Rickey – a launching pad for her spellbinding four-octave voice – at Barbes

11/24, 8 PM singer Carolina Oliveros’ mighty 13-piece Afro-Colombian trance/dance choir Bulla en el Barrio; with special guest singer and composer, Darlina Zaenz (daughter of Eloísa Garcés Ladeus, frontwoman of legendary bullerengue group Palmeras de Uraba) at C’Mon Everybody, $10. They’re also at Barbes on 11/26 at 10ish

11/24, 8:30 PM a rare reunion of cult favorite Bay Area jazz group the Munchies with Dred Scott on piano and saxophonist Kenny Brooks at Bar Lunatico

11/24, 9 PM Caz Gardiner and her oldschool rocksteady/ska band at Silvana

11/24, 10 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band  at Skinny Dennis

11/25, 2 PM Distinguished Concerts Orchestra play the 1959 Eugene Goossens orchestral arrangement of Handel’s Messiah at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $20 tix avail

11/25, 4 PM indie classical allstar quintet Counterinduction  (Miranda Cuckson, violin; Jessica Meyer, viola; Karen Ouzounian, cello; Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; Ning Yu, piano) – play a program TBA at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

11/25, 9 PM atmospheric, cinematic drummer/composer Tim Kuhl – sort of a more straightforwardly trippy version of John Hollenbeck – and band play the album release show for their new one at Union Pool, $12

11/25, 9:30 PM Blythe Gruda sings her enigmatic art-rock and parlor pop  at Pete’s

11/26, 5ish the Lincoln square festival with Arlo Guthrie, Frank London’s Klezmer Allstars, Spanglish Fly and others is happening even with the rain…bring an umbrella if you’re going

11/26, 7 PM feral female-fronted psychedelic cumbia/Afrobeat allstars Combo Chimbita  at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

11/26, 8 PM lavish, wickedly catchy Petey & the True Mongrel Hearts with their darkly defiant vintage Springsteenian rock and soaring four-part harmonies at Coney Island Baby, $10

11/26, 9 PM darkly psychedelic circus punks Yula & the Extended Family followed by darkly torchy southwestern gothic/Europolitan songwriter/guitarist Miwa Gemini  at LIC Bar

11/26, 9 PM fiery jazz oudist/guitarist Gordon Grdina with Oscar Noriega (alto sax/clarinets); Russ Lossing (piano); Michael Sarin (drums) at the old Nublu

11/27, 7:30 PM the Microscopic Septet co-founder and soprano  sax player Phillip Johnston & the Silent Six at Smalls

11/27, 8 PM powerhouse saxophonists Anna Webber and Angela Morris join forces with their Webber/Morris Big Band playing adventurous 18-piece big band jazz at Roulette, $18

11/27, 8/10:30 PM wow – rapturously eclectic jazz chanteuse Marianne Solivan leads a trio with Leandro Pellegrino (guitar), JD Allen (tenor sax) at Mezzrow, $20

11/27, 9 PM Crampsy ghoul-surf/noir garage band Twin Guns at Berlin, $10

11/27, 9 PM elegant, lyrical, wildly eclectic oldtimey jazz/New England Americana songwriter Caroline Cotter at the small room at the Rockwood

11/28, 6 PM rising star sitarist Anjana Roy with tabla player Polash Gomes at the  Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

11/28, 7 PM ethereal, raptly haunting singer Sara Serpa delivers a world premiere TBA  at National Sawdust, $25

11/28, 7 PM edgy, Romany-inspired, noir-tinged Hungarian jazz band Djabe at Drom, free

11/28, 8 PM elegantly angst-fueled, individualistic torchsong/parlor pop piano chanteuse Jeanne Marie Boes at LIC Bar

11/28, 8 PM ambient electroacoustic composer Julia Santoli‘s multimedia, theatrical Siren Sore at Issue Project Room, sug don 

11/28, 8 PM the DaCapo Chamber Players celebrate 20 years of cutting-edge music with works by Musgrave, Harbison and Tower at Merkin Concert Hall, $20

11/28-12/1, 8:30 PM lyrical pianist Angelica Sanchez leads a series of ensembles at the Stone at the New School. Choice pick: 11/29 a duo with  Pheeroan Aklaff (drums)

11/28, 10:30 PM ambitious, smart, noir-inclined tenor saxophonist Patrick Cornelius  leads a n octet at Smallls

11/29, 7 PM pianist Bobby Mitchell plays excerpts from Frederic Rzewski ’s The Road, Part 8 at Spectrum, $15

11/29, 7:30 PM Time for Three mash up Americana, indie classical and improvisation at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

11/29, 7:30 PM the guitar duo of Anders Nilsson & Aaron Dugan followed by Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Trio playing their twisted spaghetti western jazz at Greenwich House Music School,. $15/$12 stud/srs

11/29, 7:30 PM the NY Philharmonic play Britten’s Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s ferocious antiwar Symphony No 7 at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail

11/29, 7:30 PM intense, pyrotechnic saxophonist Chet Doxas leads his quartet at Smalls

11/29, 7:30 PM multi-instrumentalist Dennis Lichtman’s popular western swing band Brain Cloud at Symphony Space, $30/$20 under 30

11/29 ,7:30 PM Jeff Gavett, baritone and Red Wierenga, piano play a Wolfgang Mitterer world premiere at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St;, free, rsvp req. 

11/29, 8 PM astonishingly prolific and acerbic guitarist Mary​ ​Halvorson playas solo at Russ & Daughters Cafe, 127 Orchard St, free, wow

11/29, 8 PM deviously theatrical oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co at Otto’s

11/29, 8 PM Carlo Costa – the world’s most mysterious drummer – plays the album release show for his ghostly new one, Oblio at Jack, $tba

11/29, 8:30 PM haunting, enveloping Indian carnatic string ensemble Akshara at the Jalopy, $15

11/29. 8:30 PM haunting French-Tunisian saxophonist Yacine Boulares’ Ajoyo project with singer Sarah E. Charles at Bar Lunatico

 11/29-30, 8:30 PM slinky, oud-fueled Middle Eastern/Nile Delta dance orchestra Alsarah & the Nubatones at C’Mon Everybody, $11

11/30, 5:30  PM creepy folk noir/circus rock duo Son of the Velvet Rat at the American Folk Art Museum 

11/30, 7 PM haunting Middle Eastern guitarist/bouzouki player Ayman Fanous play a characteristically epic triplebill at Shapeshifter Lab, $15: with Jason Hwang (violin), Tomas Ulrich (cello) and James Ilgenfritz (bass); 8:15-9:15pm: Ayman Fanous and Elliott Sharp Duo (guitars), with Michael Wimberly (drums); 9:30-10:30pm with Darius Jones (saxophone), Jason Hwang, James Ilgenfritz, and Michael Wimberly

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

11/30, 7:30 PM pianist Tomer Gewirtzman plays works by Shostakovich, Beethoven, Medtner, Scriabin and Brahms at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, free, tix avail starting 6:30 PM day of show at the box ofc

11/30, 7 PM violist Sofija Zlatanova and ensemble play works by Bach, Royaee and Mihajlovski at Gallery MC

11/30, 7 PM Talea Ensemble returns to Americas Society with two new works for chamber ensemble: a new electroacoustic piece by Canadian composer David Adamcyk and Kate Soper’ Voices from the Killing Jar for vocals and chamber ensemble at the Americas Society, free, rsvp req 

11/30, 8 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra with Aaron DIehl on piano play works by Stravinsky, Florence Price, Milhaud and Gershwin at NJPAC in Newark, $20 tix avail

11/30, 8 PM the Nouveau Classical Project play music by Missy Mazzoli, Leaha Villareal, two new commissions by Emily Praetorius and William C. Mason at the Arete Gallery, $20/$15 stud

11/30, 8 PM Ensemble Signal play new Wolfgang Mitterer chamber works at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, free, rsvp req

11/30, 8 PM the Downtown Voices with Stephen Sands, conductor sing Estonian choral works at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, free

11/30, 9 PM popular 90s powerpopstress Patti Rothberg at Sidewalk

11/30l 10 PM the intoxicatingly clattering, sintir bass lute fueled Moroccan trance grooves of Innov Gnawa at Barbes

12/2, 2:30 PM erhu player Feifei Yang leads her quartet playing a wild mix of 1930s Shanghai speakeasy tunes, coy classical and cheesy top 40 covers at Flushing Town Hall, $16/$10 stud free for 18 and under

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

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

12/6, 10:30 PM long-running phantasmagorical art-rockers/circus punks Devotchka at the Manderley Bar, $27.50

12/8, 8 PM the Barnard-Columbia Chorus’ Holiday Concert with the Symphony of Psalms: Igor Stravinsky, Magnificat: J. S. Bach at Church of the Ascension, 221 W 107th St. 

12/9, 7 PM crystalline-voiced noir Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss shares a short-set bill with a lot of cult-favorite talent: Dave Derby, Nathan Schram, badass cellist Patricia Santos, first-class Americana crooner Cliff Westfall at Mirror Tea House, 575 Union St., (3rd Ave/Nevins), Gowanus, free

12/12, 7:30 PM the amazing, haunting, otherworldly NY Andalus Ensemble – who play ancient Middle Eastern and North African Jewish sounds from as far back as a thousand years ago  –  at La Nacional, 239 W 14th St, $20/$16 stud/srs

12/15, 3 PM the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra play Marin Alsop’s Gospel Messiah (the Handel epic with an African-American gospel spin) at the United Palace Theatre, 4140 Broadway in Washington Hts, $15 tix avail  

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

Live Music Calendar for New York City and Brooklyn for November and December 2017

Free and cheap concerts in just about every neighborhood. If you’re leaving your hood, make sure you check http://www.mta.info for service changes considering how the trains are at night and on the weekend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays in November, 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.

Wednesdays in November, 10 PM the uneasily cinematic art-rock Pi PowerTrio  – film composer and former Raybeat Pat Irwin (guitar, electronics), Sasha Dobson (drums, vocals) and Daria Grace (bass, vocals) at LIC Bar

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

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

Three Saturdays in December: 12/2, 9 and 16 at 4 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

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

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

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

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

Sundays in December, 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!

Three Sundays in December: 12/3, 10 and 17, 2 PM fiery agitator Rev. Billy & the Church of  Stop Shopping Choir – sort of the Dead Kennedys or Public Enemy of original, politically spot-on original gospel music at Joe’s Pub, $15

Sundays in December, 5 PM witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester at Barbes

11/1, 1 PM clarinetist Sam Boutris and ensemble play a program tba at the Greene Space, free, rsvp req 

11/1, 6 PM koto player Asuka Yoshizaki at the Rubin Museu of Art, free w/museum adm

11/1, 7:30 PM Brandi & the Alexanders play their torchy oldschool soul and groove music at  at Friends & Lovers, $TBA

11/1, 8 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues”at Troost 

11/1, 8 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10

11/1, 8 PM the  deviously eclectic, psychedelic Tredici Bacci jam out original psychedelic instrumentals inspired by Italian film themes from the 60s and 70s at Roulette, $15 adv tix rec

11/1, 8 PM pianist Katie Reimer’s reliably adventurous Mimesis Ensemble play a New York premiere by Clarice Assad plus works by Mohammed Fairouz, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Arvo Pärt, and William Grant Still at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $25

11/1-3, 8 PM trio The HawtPlates (Justin Hicks, Kenita Miller Hicks, Jade Hicks) and director Charlotte Brathwaite perform their Toni Morrison-inspired suite about ownership and the American Dream via the “ancient songs, shifting murmurs, calls, shouts, stomps and whispers” of a house’s many inhabitants. Goldilocks and the Three Bears and s Twilight Zone episode “unpack the subtle radicalized under-breath utterances of a community in flux – the inherited language and layered vocabularies of gentrification and conversations on so-called progress,”  at Jack, $15

11/1-2, 8:30/10 PM lyrical jazz piano icon Fred Hersch solo at the Vanguard. 11/3-5 he’s there with his great trio.

11/1, 8:30 PM legendary Irish crooner Pierce Turner – sort of the missing link between the Pogues and the Moody Blues – at 11th St. Bar

11/1, 9 PM catchy Connecticut newgrass/Americana band Plywood Cowboy at the Bitter End 

11/2, 7 PM pyrotechnic klezmler clarinetist David Krakauer’s surprisingly funky Ancestral Groove at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec. Followed at 10 (separate $25 adm) by amazing, psychedelic instrumentalists Sandcatchers – who blend cinematic, pastoral Americana and Middle Eastern themes – playing the album release show for their new one.

 11/2, 7 PM organist/composer Richard J. Clark’s Requiem pour une américaine à Paris and works by Hovhaness, Pinkham and Sowerby, performed with Richard Kelley on trumpet at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

11/2, 7:30 PM witchy Mexican psychedelic folk singer Edna Vazquez and band at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

11/2, 7:30/9:30 PM erudite, reliably tuneful postbop pianist Orrin Evans leads a new quartet at the Jazz Gallery, $15

11/2, 8 PM a rare US show by eerie Japanese freak-folk pioneer Kazuki Tomokawa, the “screaming philosopher” of the 1970s Tokyo avant garde underground at Greene Naftali, 508 W 26th St, $20

11/2, 8 PM melancholy Americana harmony band the Cut Worms play the album release show for their new one at Baby’s All Right, $10

11/2, 8 PM music of Michael Byron performed by pianists Joseph Kubera & Marilyn Nonken, plus Juho Laitinen‘s Manifesto of Sounding for solo cello at Roulette, $15 adv tix rec

11/2, 8:30 PM hot klezmer string band jams with Sarah Myerson & the NY Fidl Kapelye led by Amy Zakar at the Jalopy, $15

11/2, 9 PM quirky, smartly lyrical avant chamber pop with the Icebergs – Jane LeCroy – vox; Tom Abbs – cello; David Rogers-Berry – drums – at Pete’s

11/2, 10 PM Chicago’s street-smart Lowdown Brass Band at Barbes 

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

 11/3, 5:30 PM oldtime country blues duo Piedmont Bluz at the American Folk Art Museum:

11/3, 7:30 PM jaunty Hawaiian swing sounds with King Isto followed by ragtime-influenced guitarist Gabriel Zucker’s indie jazz orchestra the Delegation at Spectrum, $15

 11/3. 7:30 PM Glass Farm Ensemble plays new piano works by Yvonne Troxler, Paul Matthusen, Michael Jarrels and Balz Trümpy at Symphony Space, $20

 11/3. 7:30 PM pianist Beth Levin and her ensemble Vista Lirica play works by Brahms, Schubert, Zemlinsky and Royston at Greenwich House Music School, $30/$20 stud/srs

11/3. 7:30 PM Indian-influenced sax trio Mughal Muesli at Scholes St. Studios

11/3, 8 PM awesome awesome twinbill: ancient kinetic hypnotic ritual African call-and-response songs from Morocco and Colombia with Innov Gnawa; and Bulla en el Barrio at C’Mon Everybody, $12

11/3, 8 PM irrepressible, historically informed folk noir/art-rock songwriter Elisa Flynn at the Way Station

11/3, 8 PM pianist Kaveh Karandish leads his trio with oudist Mazy Karandish and kaval player Eric Zang doing the album release show for their elegantly moody, Iranian-influenced new one at Caffe Vivaldi

 11/3, 8 PM singers and players celebrate the deep, immersive work of Pauline Oliveros: Anne Bourne, Carrier Band, Seth Cluett, Viv Corringham, David Grubbs, Ethan Hayden, Kristin Norderval, Daniel Weintraub at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

11/3, 8 PM Xander Naylor plays from his creepily squirrelly new guitar-and-efx album at Greenpoint Gallery, 390 McGuinness Blvd., G to Greenpoint Ave.

11/3, 8:30 PM darkly torchy southwestern gothic/Europolitan songwriter/guitarist Miwa Gemini   at Hank’s, $8

11/3, 9 PM bizarre segue, good twinbill: enigmatic new wave-ish Yukon Blonde followed by catchy, anthemic Americana rockers the Rural Alberta Advantage at  Rough Trade, $20 adv tix rec. The following night, 11/4 they’re at Bowery Ballroom for the same deal

11/3, 9ish exotic vibraphone surf rock band the Vibro-jets – a Sea Devils spinoff – at Troost

11/3, 10 PM the world’s creepiest crime jazz/film noir band, Big Lazy at Barbes

11/3, 10 PM guitar mastermind Danny Weiss’ and magical Americana singer Mary Olive Smith’s soulful retro bluegrass band Stillhouse Serenade at Sunny’s

 11/3. 10 PM oldschool, no-BS all-female punk band LA Witch at St. Vitus, $15

11/3, 10:30 PM catchy Booker T-esque soul jazz with the David Gibson/Jared Gold, Hammond B3 organ band at the Fat Cat

 11/4, 1:30 PM this era’s most spellbinding oldschool country singer, Laura Cantrell at Union Pool, $20

11/4, 4 PM stark but hard-hitting Georgian folk ensemble Dancing Crane Ensemble at Actors Fund Art Space,  160 Schermerhorn St, downtown Brooklyn, $20

11/4, 4 PM cinematic, psychedelic quirk-pop keyboardist Michael Hearst presents “Curious, Unusual and Extraordinary” songs from his many bands followed at 6 by eclectic, edgy soul/art-rock/funk/chamber-pop cellist/singer Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy , at 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

 11/4, 7 PM multiphonic guitarist Benjamin Miller, percussive postrock pioneers the Wharton Tiers Ensemble and the original downtown guitar shredmeister, Elliott Sharp at Spectrum, $15

11/4,  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

11/4, 7:30 PM the Juilliard String Quartet play works by Beethoven and James MacMillan at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15

 11/4, 8 PM magical chamber ensemble Music From China play premieres by Mathew Rosenblum, Zhou Long and Wang Guowei at Symphony Space, $18 adv tix rec

11/4, 8 PM haunting, kinetic, paradigm-shifting Middle Eastern jazz with Ensemble Fanaa at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud

11/4 8 PM Owls at Night with Yoon Sun Choi, vocals/piano, Dana Lyn on violin and Vinnie Sperrazza, drums. ollowed at  9:30 by Mother Octopus with Dana Lyn on violin Mike McGinnis (clarinet), Clara Kennedy (cello), Ty Citerman (guitar), Vinnie Sperrazza (drums) at I-Beam, $15

11/4, 8 PM “avant neo-jazz” pianist Yayoi Ikawa leads her quintet followed by edgy jazz violinist Tomoko Omura leading hers at the Cell Theatre, $10

11/4, 8:30 PM the truly legendary, murderously intense, creepy punk/ghoulabilly Legendary Shack Shakers at Hill Country Brooklyn, $18

11/4, Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 9 with surfed-up tv themes from Commercial Interruption, at 10  jangly New York original surf rock cult heroes the Supertones, , at 11 the swirly, hard-hitting, reverb-iced Strange but Surf  and at midnight the southwestern gothic-tinged Derangers (#2 band in Rockland, Massachusetts according to Reverbnation)

11/4, 9 PM ten-piece country/carnivalesque/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $!0

11/4, 9 PM fiery, guitar-fueled female-fronted Americana punks Spanking Charlene at Sidewalk

11/4, 11 PM fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/southern rockers Lizzie & the Makers  at the Way Station

11/4, midnight, dark, fiery, female-fronted female-fronted surf rockers High Waisted – who’ve been flailing around with generic dreampop lately – at Rough Trade, $10 adv tix rec

11/5, 4 PM the release show for rising indie designer Mary Symczak’s classy Fall women’s collection with live jazz from bassist Jeon Lim Yang‘s group and a performance by the Mari Meade Dance Company at Barbes, free. Followed at 7 by state-of-the-art postbop guitarist Will Bernard  leading a Billy Strayhorn tribute and then at 9:30ish by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel

11/5, 6 PM the genuinely Beyond Group (Cheryl Pyle, Michael Eaton, Jamie Baum, Claire Daly, Matt Lavelle and Gene Coleman) followed by tenor saxophonist Jonathan Moritz with bassist Sean Ali and drummer Carlo Costa improvising up some flickering new elements at Downtown Music Gallery

11/5, 7 PM spine-tingling, darkly mystical art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop songwriter Carol Lipnik – pretty much everybody’s choice for best singer in all of NYC – at Pangea

11/5, 7 PM a twin album release show by atmospheric postrockers Empyrean Atlas and kinetic, tuneful vibraphone/percussion Ensemble Et Al. at Baby’s All Right, $15

11/5, 7:30 PM sweeping, swinging vibraphonist Behn Gillece leads his quintet at Smalls

 11/5, 8:30 PM violinist Benjamin Sung plays works by Sciarrino, Berio, Paganini, Schnittke and Maderna at Spectrum, $15

11/5, 8:30 PM New York’s most charismatic, darkly compelling lyrical songwriter/storyteller/keyboard genius Rachelle Garniez at at the third stage at the Rockwood, $12. 11/26 at 7 she’s at Pangea.

11/5, 9ish darkly edgy jazz guitarist/composer Lucas Brode at Troost

11/6, 8 PM microtonal violinist Mari Kimura plays a interactive audio-video show for violin and motion sensor, featuring traditional Japanese ceramics (one assumes for sonics..or maybe just to eat off of?) at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

11/6-7 plus 11/9-12 and 11/15-18, 8:30 PM Joan LaBarbara stars in Paul Pinto’s Thomas Paine in Violence, an “electro-acoustic opera-sermon set in Thomas Paine’s afterlife,” backed by a choir and intense indie classical ensemble Thingny at Here, 145 Sixth Ave south of Spring, $25

11/6, 9 PM Matkot play their torchy Mediterranean vocal jazz at Shrine

11/6, 10 PM high-voltage delta blues/Romany swing guitarist Felix Slim at LIC Bar

11/7, 7 PM innovative, tuneful Indian-influenced drone-raga band Arranged Marriage NP followed at 9 by ten-piece funky Balkan brass jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

11/7, 7:30 PM the incomparable, lush, eclectic Jenifer Jackson – a connoisseur of Americana, Beatlesque janglerock, bossa nova and Texas noir – at the Owl

11/7, 7:30 PM charismatic, adventurous postbop/avant garde trombonist/crooner Frank Lacy leads his  quintet at Smalls

11/7, 7:30 PM the New Juilliard Ensemble play new works by Mauricio Kagel and Giya Kancheli, at Bruno Walter Studio, Room 309 at Juilliard, free

11/7, 8 PM fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/southern rockers Lizzie & the Makers – the only soul group on the planet who got their inspiration for a song from a Rachmaninoff classic – at American Beauty, $12 adv tix rec

11/7, 8 PM eclectic, nuanced jazz chanteuse Tammy Scheffer leads her sextet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

11/7, 8:30 PM perennially edgy 80s dreampop heroine Kristin Hersh at City Vineyard, $25

 11/7-12, 8:30 PM unstoppably edgy, deservedly iconic, witty downtown guitarist Marc Ribot leads a series of small groups at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: his protest-jazz Songs of Resistance project on 11/10 with Shahzad Ismaily (percussion, bass, keys) Briggan Krauss (sax)

11/7, 9 PM dynamic, subtle new female-fronted klezmer band Tsibele (Yiddish for onion) at the Jalopy, $10. 11/11, 7:30 PM they’re at the People’s Voice Cafe, at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20; $12 for subscribers; “More if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away”

11/7, 9 PM perennially dark, soaring noir soul singer/bandleader Nicole Atkins  at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25

11/7, 9:30 PM harpist/singer Pia Salvia with her five-piece band  at Shapeshifter Lab, $tba

11/7, 10 PM creepy lo-fi horror-folk band Lucky Witch & the Righteous Ghost followed at midnight by anthemic lit-rocker Dalton Deschain at Sidewalk

11/8, 7 PM shamisen player/singer/improviser Emi Makabe lead her group with Jacob Sacks on Rhodes at 55 Bar

11/8, 7 PM pianist Javor Bracic plays Chopin waltxes, mazurkas and more at the Bulgarian Consulate, 221 E 62nd St, free

11/8, 7:30 PM first-rate purist honkytonk crooner/bandleader Clifford Westfall at Lovecraft Bar, Ave. B/4th St.

11/8, 8 PM accordion genius Shoko Nagai ’s Tokala at Barbes “Tokala is the name of a mysterious country in Central Asia which had a connection to Japan via the silk road which was responsible for bringing Middle Eastern culture to ancient Japan.  The band explores the sound of this ancient connection where cultural exchange left an imprint which became integral part of Japanese culture.” With Zisl Slepovitch (clarinet); Kenny Warren (trumpet) and Stomu Takeishi (bass) at Barbes

11/8, 8 PM kinetic jazz vibraphonista Yuhan Su leads her quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 cover plus $10 minimum

11/8. 8 PM night one of the Alvin Lucier retrospective program features the four-guitarist, three-sax, four-violinist Ever Present Orchestra playing recent works; composer/sound artist Joan La Barbara also performs the American premiere of Lucier’s Double Rainbow, a new commissioned work for voice and oscillator and then Lucier himself staging his seminal 1976 work Bird and Person Dyning. “Dyning” is Lucier’s abbreviated version of “heterodyning,” a term from the early days of radio describing the phenomenon of two waves mixing in a non-linear medium to produce two extra signals (created with the sum and difference in frequency), at Issue Project Room, $20/$15 stud

11/8, 8:30 PM Giant Sand honcho and southwestern gothic icon Howe Gelb’s Future Standards at the Owl, $15

11/8, 9 PM ageless golden-age roots reggae crooner Freddie McGregor at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec

11/8, 10:30 PM fearlessly populist, cutting-edge trombonist/composer Ryan Keberle & Catharsis at Smalls

 11/9, 7 PM Rimi Basu & Ensemble play Indian sufi sounds at Drom, $15 adv tix tec

11/9, 5 PM pianist Cesar Reyes plays a tribute to Violeta Parra at Brooklyn College Auditorium, 2900 Bedford Ave, free

11/9, 7 PM Mapuche-language Patagonian art-rock/avant garde sounds with multi-keyboardist Juan Namuncura followed by pianist Ignacio Montoyo Carlotto playing works by Horacio Salgán, Astor Piazzolla, and other oldschool tango composers at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $20

11/9, 7:30 PM haunting cinematic loopmusic cellist Julia Kent and multi-reedman Doug Wieselman‘s Trio S at the Owl, $10

 11/9, 7:30/9:30 PM trombonist Kaila Vandever leads an excellent quintet with Immanuel Willkins on tenor sax and Kanoa Mendenhall on bass at the Jazz Gallery, $15

11/9, 7:30 PM torchy singer Jennifer Charles’ and guitar mastermind Oren Bloedow’s long-running art-rock/noir band Elysian Fields in their similarly haunting psychedelic Sephardic folk disguise, La Mar Enfortunada at the Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St,  $18/$15 stud/srs

11/9, 8 PM plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing band Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies followed at 10 by well-loved Boston alt-country vets Session Americana at Barbes

11/9, 8/9:30 PM tenor saxophonist Kyle Nasser leads his sextet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

11/9, 8 PM night two of the Alvin Lucier retrospective features a performance of Lucier’s 2013 Criss-Cross for two electric guitars played by Oren Ambarchi and Gary Schmalzl, Lucier’s first and only piece for electric guitar; the four-guitarist, three-sax, four-violinist Ever Present Orchestra playing NY premieres and finally Lucier himself staging his paradigmatic 1970 work I am sitting in a room – several sentences of recorded speech simultaneously played back and re-recorded sequentially for a cool crowd-noise effect at Issue Project Room, $20/$15 stud

11/9-11,  7:30/9:30 PM dazzlingly eclectic purist jazz singer Brianna Thomas and her band at Ginny’s Supper Club, $20

11/9, 8 PM feral, satirical, inimitable Americana/oldtime/swing crew the Brothers Comatose at Bowery Ballroom, $20

11/9, 8:30 PM dynamic klezmer trombonist Dan Blacksberg’s Radiant Others at the Jalopy, $15

 11/9, 10 PM fiery oldtimey string band the Four O’Clock Flowers at Sunny’s

11/9, 10:30 PM noir-inspired alto saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads leads a trio at Smalls

11/9, 11 PM quirky, smartly lyrical avant chamber pop with the Icebergs – Jane LeCroy – vox; Tom Abbs – cello; David Rogers-Berry – drums –  at Sidewalk. 11/16 they’re at Wayward Social, 135 Ingraham St. in Bushwick, L to Morgan Ave., time tba

11/9, 11 PM atmospheric, cinematic drummer/composer Tim Kuhl – sort of a more straightforwardly trippy version of John Hollenbeck – at Pete’s

11/10, 5:30 PM clarinet wizard Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch, leader of wild Polesian klezmer dance outfit Litvakus,at the American Folk Art Museum 

11/10, 7 PM Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society play their haunting, sardonically menacing big band suite, Real Enemies at Shapeshifter Lab, $20

11/10, 7 PM the magical New York Andalus Ensemble Chamber Trio play ancient Jewish themes from the Middle East and North Africa at the Manhattan JCC, Amsterdam at 76th, $18

11/10, 7 PM Nashville gothic sister duo Larkin Poe at the Mercury, $15

11/10, 7:30 PM Afro-Cuban percussionist Roman Diaz and theBrooklyn Raga Massive reinvent classic Indian themes at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

11/10, 7:30 PM indie classical ensemble Hotel Elefant play music of Kirsten Volness and Jascha Narveson at Scholes St. Studios, sugg don

11/10, 7:30 PM the Rolling Stones’ Tim Ries on sax leading his quintet followed at 10:30 PM by pianist Brian Marsella’s tuneful, first-rate original postbop jazz sextet the Flail at Smalls. The Flail are also here the following night, 11/11

11/10, 7:45 PM the world’s creepiest crime jazz/film noir band, Big Lazy , wild, theatrical, fun female-fronted barrelhouse piano blues band the Claudette & Brian Carpenter and the Confessions – the dark oldtime jazz maven’s Lynchian rock band – at Drom, $12 adv tix rec

11/10 , 8 PM trippy electro/downtempo chanteuse Pearla,  excellent, catchy rainy day psych-pop band Minor Poet and haunting, Siouxsie-esque Canadian art-rock trio Little Coyote at Bushwick Public House, $5

11/10, 8 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  followed 10 by Super Yamba playing their psychedelic Afrobeat jams at Barbes

 11/10, 8 PM energetic, sometimes hilarious acoustic Veracruz-style folk-punk band Radio Jarocho at Guadalupe Inn

 11/10, 8 PM the Downtown Voices sing Rachmaninoff’s ethereal and lush setting of the mystical All-Night Vigil at Trinity Church, free. The program repeats on 11/12

11/10, 8 PM elegant, sharply lyrical parlor pop stylist Heather Eatman, crystalline-voiced noir Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss  and dark Americana guy/girl harmony duo the Tall Pines at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

11/10, 9 PM intense female-fronted psychedelic/funk band Imunuri at Bar Chord

11/10, 9ish CBs style female-fronted punks the Carvels NYC and Heidi Lieb’s recently reunited all-female punk/powerpop NYC legends Sit N Spin at Hank’s, $tba

11/10, 10 PM Super Yamba play their psychedelic Afrobeat jams at Barbes

11/10, 10 PM entrancing singer Sandra Lilia Velasquez’s hypnotic downtempo/psychedelic band SLV at Pete’s, free. They’re also at C’mon Everybody on 11/29 at 9 for $12

11/10, 10 PM hard-hitting bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote play hot Afrobeat-tinged funk grooves at the Way Station

11/11 4 PMthe Erik Satie Quartet – Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) –reinvent classic and obscure Satie chamber pieces as well as rare compositions by his obscure contemporaries, followed at 6 PM by eclectic, edgy soul/art-rock/funk/chamber-pop cellist/singer Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy, at 8 by the reputedly amazing  Night Kitchen – Gene Yelin – guitar & vocals; Trip Henderson – harmonica; Joanna Sternberg – bass and vocals – playing “Hank Williams, old timey and country” and at 10 by La Mecanica Popular playing their original, psychedelic update on classic 70s Nuyorican salsa dura at Barbes

11/11, 7 PM Argentine songwriter Luna Sureña plays Patagonian music at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, free

11/11, 7 PM cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Riley play works by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and others from the top at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

11/11, 7:15ish dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues. They’re also here on 11/25

 11/11, 7:30 PM incomparable country/jazz/janglerock icon Amy Allison at Dixon Place, free. Brilliant new material, all kinds of rarities and devastatingly funny between-song banter

 11/11, 8:30 PM slinky, oud-fueled Middle Eastern/Nile Delta dance orchestra Alsarah & the Nubatones  at C’Mon Everybody, $12

11/11, 8:30/10 PM Transylvanian pianist Lucian Ban leads his Elevation sextet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

11/11, 9 PM hilarious, smartly political faux-French retro 60s psych-pop band les Sans Culottes at Bar Chord. 11/25 at around 10 they’re at Hank’s for $10.

11/11, 10 PM delicious original Americana/newgrass band Chamomile & Whiskey atHill Country

11/12, 2 PM lush Asian woodwind sounds with the Japan Kocarina Ensemble with  folk singer Kanemi Yaguchi and the Ai Chorus at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $25

11/12, 2 PM the Rolston String Quartet play Tschaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 plus works by Mozart and Murray Schafer at the New School Auditorium, 66 W 12th St., $!8

 11/12, 3 PM the Downtown Chamber Players play piano and woodwind music by female composers Llii Boulanger, Cecile Chaminade, Madeleine Dring, Louise Farrenc and Mira Spector at St. Marks Church, 2nd Ave/1oth St, $20

11/12, 3 PM catchy, darky entrancing Honduran beach party sounds with the Garifuna Jazz Ensemble at the BMHC space, 1303 Louis Niné Blvd in the Bronx, free; 2 or 5 train to Freeman St

11/12, 4 PM An die Musik – Mark Peskanov, violin; Nicholas Mann, viola; Robert Ingliss, oboe; Constance Emmerich, piano with special guest Thomas Demenga, cello play works by Beethoven, Handel, Mozart and Haydn at Merkin Concert Hall, $16

11/12, 4 PM the Enso String Quartet play works by Webern and Beethoven at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

11/12, 5 PM psychedelically machinegunning virtuoso Max ZT on the hammered dulcimer with Uri Sharlin on accordion followed at 9 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

11/12, ​5 PM Ensemble Connect play works by Hartske, Brahms and Dvorak’s String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77 at Our Saviour’s Atonement, 178 Bennett Ave (one block west of Broadway at 189th St), free

11/12, 5:30 PM Baltimore Symphony flutist Emily Skala plays works by Debussy, Bach, Messiaen, Mendelssohn, and Franck at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave,$25/$15 stud/srs

11/12, 7:30 PM 70s psychedelic Britfolk legends the Strawbs – whose Grave New World is more relevant than ever – at B.B. King’s, $26.50 adv tix rec

11/12, 7:30 PM soaringly explosive jazz composer/torch singer Nicole Zuraitis plays the album release show for her harrowing new one Hive Mind at Dron, $10 adv tix rec

11/12, 7:30 PM eclectic, tuneful accordionist/songwriter Ali Dineen, at the Owl

11/12, 9 PM legendary 70s postrock pioneers Pere Ubu at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25 adv tix rec

11/12, 9 PMArki play darkly classic Ethiopian funk grooves at Silvana

 11/13, 8 PM charmingly nuanced, erudite singer/pianist and Dinah Washington reinventor  Champian Fulton leads her trio at Radegast Hall, She’s also here on 11/20

11/13, 10 PM awesomely slinky, psychedelic Israeli Ethiopiques groove instrumentalists Anbessa Orchestra at the small room at the Rockwood

11/14, 7 PM eclectic, hard-hitting, lyrical composer/tenor saxophonist Stan Killian and group at 55 Bar

11/4. 7:30 PM fiery alto saxophonist Lucas Pino’s twin-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls

11/14, 7:30 PM an all-star benefit for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem with iconic North African scholar/pianist Randy Weston and bassist Reggie Workman, lyrical piano genius Marc Cary and blues dude Guy Davis at the Schomburg Center, $25 seats avail. Cary is also at the museum on 11/28 at 7 playing Ellington tunes, $10

11/14, 8 PM haunting, crepuscular folk noir songwriter Erin Regan  at Sidewalk

11/14-19, 8:30/10 PM various groups play John Zorn’s Masada Book 3 at the Vanguard, $30. Choice pick: Zorn’s monstrous surf band Abraxas with Aram Bajakian on guitar on 11/16

11/14, 8 PM Nancy Wu, violin; Kari Docter, cello; Vladimir Valjarevic, piano play works by Haydn and Dvorak at Mannes School of Jazz Performance Space, Arnhold Hall, 55 W13th St on the 5th floor, free

11/14-19, 8:30 PM legendary electroacoustic percussionist Ikue Mori leads a series of ensembles at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: Mephista on opening night with Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Susie Ibarra (drums) Jim Staley (trombone)

11/14, 8:30 PM torchy, eclectically brilliant dobro player Abbie Gardner of Red Molly  followed at 9:30 by her darkly lyrical ex-bandmate, multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Carolann Solebello, at Pete’s

11/14, 9:30 PM the Bronx Conexion play their mighty salsa big band jazz at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10

11/15, 6 PM music by brilliant, darkly cinematic composer Dobrinka Tabakova in a multimedia performance at the Bulgarian Consulate, 221 E 62nd St, free

11/15. 6 PM sensational Indian classical violinist/improviser Arun Ramamurthy with his group at the Rubin Museu of Art, free w/museum adm

11/15, 6 PM charismatic, darkly eclectic cellist/songwriter Meaghan Burke  leads her Creature Comforts parlor pop trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

11/15, 7 PM pianist and harpsichordist Magdalena Baczewska plays works by Clementi, Monterverdi and Berio at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave north of 116th St., free

11/15, 7:30 PM vividly lyrical rising star pianist Chris Pattishall and sensational trumpeter Adam O’Farrill play a live score to projections by visual artist Kambui’s new project Where Does the Time Go starring Irungu Mutu and Jessica Allie at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

11/15, 7:30 PM the gentler side of powerpop: the Low Doses, Jay Gonzalez & the Guilty Pleasures and the Eyelids doing their post-Dream Syndicate thing at WFMU’s Monty Hall, 43 Montgomery Street, Jersey City. 11/18, same time they’re at Cape House, 2 Knickerbocker Ave in Bushwick for the same deal

11/15, 8 PM Glas (riveting singer/percussionist Corinna Snyder’s Macedonian duo with Vedran Boskovski) followed by singer Jenny Luna’s haunting, oud-and-clarinet-driven Turkish band Dolunay and oud/kora wizard Kane Mathis at Trans-Pecos, $10

11/15, 8 PM eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo and his Tango  Trio joins the string quartet Quartetto Tomassini at Barbes. Giraudo and band are also at Terraza 7 the following night, 11/16 at 9 for $10

11/15, 8:30 PM noir slowcore art-rock with Black Heart Procession at Baby’s All Right, $20. They’re at the Mercury the following night, 11/16 at 10:30 for three bucks less in advance

11/16, 7 PM intense Greek classical pianist Vassilis Varvaresos plays a program tba at Merkin Concert Hall, free, rsvp req

11/16,  7 PM latin jazz alto sax luminary Yosvany Terry leads a trio at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, $15. They’re also at the Jazz Gallery on 11/30 at 7:30/9:30 for the same price

11/16, 7:30 PM the album release show for the new one by paradigm-shifting, irrepressibly edgy, fun Dominican bandleader Irka Mateo & La Tirindanga at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

11/16. 7:30/9:30 PM ambitious, lustrous trumpeter/composer Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense at the Jazz Gallery, $22

11/16, 8 PM singer Jenny Luna’s haunting, oud-and-clarinet-driven Turkish band Dolunay followed at 10 by a killer tuneful improvisational trio::Hearing Things‘ JP Schlegelmilch – organ; Jonathan Goldberger – guitar and Jim Black – drums – at Barbes 

11/16, 8:30 PM all-star klezmer trio Midwood with Jake Shulman-Ment on violin, Yoshie Fruchter on guitar and Klezmatic Richie Barshay on drums at the Jalopy, $15

10/16, 8:30 PM killer improvisation: Cheryl Richards on vocals, Claire De Brunner on bassoon and the feral Mara Rosenbloom on piano at I-Beam, $15

11/17, 5:30 PM gentle, topical original folk songwriter Jeremy Aaron at the American Folk Art Museum

11/17, 7:30 PM the Arion Chamber Music trio play works by Beethoven and Dvorak at at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St., $25/$12 stud

11/17, 7:30 PM salsa piano legend Arturo Ortiz Y Los 7 Con Calle at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

 11/17, 8 PM catchy, fiery, female-fronted janglerockers/powerpop band Above the Moon – like a more forceful take on Versus – at the Delancey, $10

11/17, 8 PM the NYU01 new music ensemble plays Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 1 at the NYU  Skirball Center, LaGuardia and Washington Square South, free

11/17, 8 PM baritone saxophonist Carol Sudhalter’s Astoria Big Band play swing classics at Flushing Town Hall, $16/$10 stud

 11/17, 8 PM golden age pottymouth dancehall reggae nostlgia:  Yellowman and band at SOB”s, $25

11/17, 8 PM Monika Krajewska, mezzo-soprano, and Natasha Ulyanovsky, pianist and organist, join forces for a program of ancient Jewish music, Yiddish art songs, Russian romances and Argentine tango, at Barnard College’s Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall, 117th St and Broadway, free

11/17, 8:30 PM haunting, gorgeously lyrical pianist Satoko Fujii’s darkly slinky, Romany-inspired Gato Libre at I-Beam, $15

11/17, 8:30  PM violinist Jennifer Choi with the Secret Quartet play works by Ljova Zhurbin and Ursula Chinn at the New School’s Glass Box Performance Space, 55 W 13th St, $20. She’s also there on 11/18 with pianists Kathleen Supove and Alexandra Joan playing works by Jen Shyu and Stravinsky.

11/17, 9 PM hauting female-fronted Turkish art-song trio Neotolia at Silvana

11/17, 9 PM goth-tinged arena rock with Swanky Tiger at Shrine

 11/17, 9:30 PM urban country legends Miller’s Farm – who did the original dis song about the L train – at Hill  Country

11/17, 10 PM accordionist/sitarist Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood/cumbia/psychedelic rock project Bombay Rickey – a launching pad for her spellbinding four-octave voice –  at Barbes

11/17. 10 PM darkly playful, epic piano-based art-rock singer Eve Lesov followed by the darkly eclectic, enigmatic Lorraine Leckie  – equally adept at Slavic and Americana noir and dark cabaret – at Sidewalk

11/17, 10 PM the Shockwaves – a catchy blend of glam, psychedelia, stoner boogie and a little edgy Raybeats thrown in – at Greenpoint Gallery 

11/17, 11 PM ferociously fun, menacing psychobilly/horror rockers the Omega Men at Otto’s

 11/18, 1;30 PM the Kunqu Society perform dramatic Chinese opera pieces at Flushing Town Hall, $16/$10 stud

11/18 4 PM pyrotechnic klezmer clarinetist and Dave Tarras protege Michael Winograd  and lyrical trumpeter Ben Holmes join forces for edgy new klezmer tunes followed at 6 byeclectic, edgy soul/art-rock/funk/chamber-pop cellist/singer Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy, at 8 by playfully lyrical, fearlessly political superduo Kill Henry Sugar – guitar/banjo mastermind Erik Della Penna and drummer Dean Sharenow – and at 10 by haunting Puerto Rican bolero revivalists and Sylvia Rexach reinventors Miramar. Best quadruplebill of the year!

11/18, 7 PM charming oldtimey trio the Crimson Ragdolls:  Joanna Sternberg, Ali Dineen & Lucine Yeghiazaryanne at Terra Blues

11/18, 7:30 PM sharply lyrical, sometimes uproariously amusing purist janglerock songwriter Sharon Goldman at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20; “More if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away”

11/18, 7:30 PM the Dover String Quartet play music by Mendelssohn, Laks, Schumann and Viktor Ullmann at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15

11/18, 8 PM early music ensemble Vox Luminis sing royal funeral music at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46th St between 6th and 7th aves, $30 seats avail. We need a royal funeral in this country right about now! 

11/18, 8 PM purist, lyrical pianist/singer Kelly Green leads her plays the album release show for her new one with her sextet at the Cell Theatre, $10

11/18, 8 PM haunting minimalist/cinematic multi-keyboardist Dominique Lawalrée at the San Damiano Mission, 85 N 15th St, Williamsburg, $20

11/18, 8 PM Athens’ #1 gangster hash-smoking 1920s/30s style rebetiko music band, Rebetiki Istoria at Roulette, $25

11/18, 9 PM the NY Jazzharmonic Trio with the amazing ArcoIris Sandoval on piano at Bar Thalia adjacent to Symphony Space, free

11/18, 10 PM epic, cinematic Indian violin-fueled art-rock themes with Rini and her explosive band at  at Legion Bar, $10

11/18, 10 PM oldschool psychedelic soul/groove band Empire Beats at the Way Station

11/18, 10:30 PM wild, intense, frequently satirical newgrass/oldtimey hellraisers the Dustbowl Revival at the big room at the Rockwood, $15

11/18, time tba a subset of fiery latin noir/circus rock band Kotorino with the similarly phantasmagorical Not Waving But Drowning at House of Collections, 315 Berry St, Williamburg

11/19, 3 PM Omega Ensemble play chamber and string works by Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Beethoven and Gershwin at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St. free

11/19, 4 PM the Apollo Trio play works by Mozart and Brahms  at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

 11/19, 4 PM the Navatman Music Collective – the only carnatic choir on this continent – sing their innovative, lustrous, lush new arrangements of ancient Indian themes at Symphony Space, $32 but worth it. Like the choir says, “Think you know Indian classical music? Think again!”

11/19, 4 PM the Orchestra Now play Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 plus Goossens’ Jubilee Variations at Symphony Space, free, rsvp req 

11/19, 5 PM cleverly lyrical, edgily funny, spine-tingling powerpop/acoustic rock singer Tamara Hey at the small room at the Rockwood

11/19. 5 PM clarinetist Matt Rosen and ensemble play works by Bartok, Dolphy and Brahms at the New School’s Glass Box Performance Space, 55 W 13th St, free

11/19. 7 PM NYC’s own rippling, hypnotic, epic Javanese gamelan, Gamelan Dharma Swara at the Fat Cat

 11/19, 8 PM lush, lustrously haunting Balkan art-rock ensemble Dashina at Silvana

11/19, 8ish recently revitalized, careening ten-piece Balkan brass crew Veveritse followed by explosive, creepy, colorful psychedelic rembetiko metal band Greek Judas at Starr Bar, 214 Starr St. (Irving/Wyckoff) in Bushwick, L to Jefferson St.

11/19, 8 PM explosively thundering Ukrainian art-folk band DakhaBrakha at Littlefield, $30

11/20, 7:30 PM Trident Ensemble with Miranda Cuckson, violin and Raman Ramakrishnan, cello play Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Also on the bill: vocal works  by Pérotin, Francis Poulenc, Arvo Pärt, Mariano Garau at Music Mondays, Advent Church, northwest corner of 93rd and Broadway, free 

11/20, 8:30 PM pianist Karl Larson plays dystopic new piano music by Wollschleger at Spectrum, $15

11/20, 9:30ish Chicha Libre spinoff Locobeach play trippy electro-cumbia at Barbes

11/20, 10 PM dark psychedelic Americana rock – electric Neil soundalikes Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20

 11/21, drinks at 5:30, show at 6: rustic Brazilian jungle guitar-and-accordion sounds with Regional de NY at the Miller Theatre, free

11/21, 7 PM longtime Piazzolla sideman and tango jazz piano luminary Pablo Ziegler l & brilliant violinist Lara St. John revisit Piazzolla’s Central Park concert at the Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix rec

11/21, 7 PM Daniel Binelli‘s Bandoneorama, the world’s only four-bandoneon group play classic and nuevo tango plus works by Bach, Stravinsky and more followed at 8 by Baden Goyo, piano and Eddy Marcano, violín playing works by Binelli, Galindez, Camacaro, Piazzolla, Hernández, at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $20

11/21, 7 PM lyrical pianist Angelica Sanchez leads her group followed at 9:30 by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party  at 9 PM at Barbes

11/21, 7:30/9:30 PM Gamelan Yowana Sari with the Queens College Percussion Ensemble and special guests  at the Jazz Gallery, $15

11/21, 8 PM Manhattan Chamber play music by Richard Auldon Clark, Howard Cass, Seymour Barab, Eric Ewazen and Alan Hovhaness.at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix rec

11/21-26, 8:30/10 PM one of this era’s great, purist blues-based jazz pianists, Jason Moran & the Bandwagon at the Vanguard, $30

11/21, 8:30 PM haunting folk noir duo Karen & the Secret Documents f.k.a.  Pear Claw at Sidewalk 

11/21, 10 PM brilliant drummer/percussionist Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet play classic salsa grooves at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

11/22, 3 PM irrepressible trumpeter Steven Bernstein leads an allstar 14-piece band with Marc Cary on piano, Luis Bonilla on trombone, Marika Hughes on cello and more at the Town Hall, “revisiting Coretta Scott King’s Freedom Concerts,  a milestone collaboration between Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo,  and cantor Moishe Oysher’s anti-Nazi fundraising rally,” $27 tix avail. at the box office

11/22, 7:30 PM, repeating 11/24-25 at 8 the NY Phil play  Rachmaninoff’s Third Symphony, with concertmaster Frank Huang as soloist in Saint-Saëns’s Violin Concerto No. 3 at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 tix avail

11/22. 8/9:30 PM concise, tuneful jazz pianist Marta Sanchez leads her  quintet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

11/22, 8:30 PM intense, rapturous Balkan/Middle Eastern ensemble the Secret Trio –Tamer Pinarbasi, Ismail Lumanovski & Ara Dinkjian – at Bar Lunatico

11/23, 9:30 PM lyrical trumpet powerhouse Nadje Noordhuis leads her Quintet at 55 Bar

11/24-25, 7:30/9:30 PM drummer Johnathan Blake’s “My Life Matters” with Dayna Stephens – saxophones / EWI; Joel Ross – vibraphone; Fabian Almazan – piano; Rashaan Carter – bass at the Jazz Gallery, $25

11/24, 8 PM majestic, haunting Turkish psychedelic rockers Barakka at Drom, $10

11/24, 8 PM rustic Brazilian jungle guitar-and-accordion sounds with Regional de NY followed at 10 by Pangari & the Socialites playing classic ska and rocksteady – most of it from the 60s Skatalites catalog – at Barbes

11/24, 10 PM jaunty female-fronted original retro rocksteady band the Big Takeover at the big room at the Rockwood

11/25, 6 PM eclectic, edgy soul/art-rock/funk/chamber-pop cellist/singer Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy  followed at 8 by a very rare US appearance by Australian pedal steel player Lucky Oceans and his band at Barbes  

 11/25, 7:30 PM the Aviary bassoon and cello duo  play a program tba at Scholes St. Studios

11/25, 8;30 PM violinists Conrad and Pauline Kim Harris play compositions for solo violin by Eric Lyon and the NY premiere of Paul Marquardt’s Variations on a theme from “Young Frankenstein” at Spectrum, $15

11/25, 9 PM cleverly lyrical, murderously witty murder ballad/chamber pop allstars Charming Disaster at Pete’s

11/25, 9 PM popular, purist blue-eyed soul crooner Eli Paperboy Reed at Union Pool, $12

11/25, 10 PM ferocious, twin guitar-fueled, Radio Birdman-esque psychedelic punks the Electric Mess at Otto’s

11/25, 10:30 PM Nabaas Noogo play Burkina Faso-style Afrobeat at Pine Box Rock Shop

 11/26, 2  PM fiery agitator Rev. Billy & the Church of  Stop Shopping Choir – sort of the Dead Kennedys or Public Enemy of original, politically spot-on original gospel music at Joe’s Pub, $10

 11/26, 10:30 PM tuneful soul-jazz trombonist Dave Gibson leads his quintet at Smalls

11/27, sets at 6, 7 and 8 powerful jazz belter – and Gil Scott-Heron reinventor –  Charenee Wade leads her quintet with special guest and frequent vocal sparring partner Brianna Thomas at the American Folk Art Museum

11/27, sets at 6, 7 and 8 chanteuse/uke player Dahlia Dumont’s Blue Dahlia play edgy, smartly lyrically-fueled, jazz-infused tunes in English and French with classic chanson and Caribbean influences at 30 Lincoln Plaza across the street from the Lincoln Center atrium. Epic, original, intense original Balkan monsters Raya Brass Band will be marching around the neighborhood as well.

11/27, 6:30 PM sensational ex-Klezmatics fiddler Alicia Svigals‘ Klezmer Express at Dante Park at the triangle on Broadway north of 63rd St.

11/27, 7:30 PM the Juilliard String Quartet play works by Haydn and Dvorak plus Bartok’s searing String Quartet No. 5 at Alice Tully Hall, $20

11/27, 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

11/27-28, 8 PM synth player/composer Laurel Halo and guest percussioist Eli Keszler play selections from her recent album Dust, “revolving around loose and languid songs; warped, sun-filled, melted and at times, heavy-hearted and obscure. A collection of breezy, broken songs, based on woody instrumentation, sub bass and restlessness” at the Kitchen, $20

11/27-28, 8 PM drummer Adam Rudolph’s strikingly tuneful, rumblingly improvisational Go Organic Orchestra at Roulette, $15

11/27, 9 PM legends from the zeros: singer/guitarist Genie Morrow’s super-catchy, erudite powerpop band Sputnik at the Bitter End

11/27, 10ish haunting, powerful Afro-Colombian trance choir Bulla en El Barrio at Barbes 

11/28, 7 PM tuneful, terse guitarist/singer Camila Meza and her Nectar Orchestra chamber jazz septet at at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10

11/28, 7 PM the world’s funniest improvising ensemble, Mostly Other People Do the Killing play a trio show with Ron Stabinsky on piano, Moppa Elliott on bass and Kevin Shea on drums followed at 8 by sometimes haunting baritone sax player Charles Evans’ quartet at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

11/28, 7 PM the Cassatt String Quartet and clarinetist Vasko Dubrovski premiere Gerald Cohen’s new spacescape with projections at the Hayden Planetarium (use the 81st St. entrance), $13.50

11/28, 7:30 PM Bomsori Kim, violin and Drew Petersen, piano play works by Messiaen, Faure, Ravel and Saint-Saens at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, free tix available at 6:30 PM day of show

11/28, 7:30 PM brilliantly cinematic, kinetic violinist Dana Lyn  & guitarist Kyle Sanna do their Irish thing followed byintense, fearlessly relevant Middle Eastern clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and his group at the Owl. Azmeh and his haunting, epic Songs for Days to Come project are at Symphony Space on 11/30 at 7:30 PM for $30

11/28, 7:30/9:30 PM eclectic drummer/vibraphonist Kate Gentile‘s new quartet with Matt Mitchell on piano at the Jazz Gallery, $25

 11/29, 1 PM the Howard Williams Jazz Orchestra play big band standards at St Peter’s Church, Lex/54th

 11/29, 6 PM harmonium player Doyal Gauranga at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

11/29, 7 PM tenor saxophonist Jan Kus & the Slavo Rican Assembly mash up latin and Balkan jazz at Drom, $10

 11/29, 7:30/9:30 PM a large ensemble assembled by the brilliant, epic Miho Hazama plays new big band jazz tunes by similarly awesome composers: Christopher Zuar, Erica Seguine, Jon Schapiro, Martha Kato, Chuck Iwanusa, Michael Thomas, Andy Clausen, Jihye Lee and Hazama herself at the Jazz Gallery, $15, wow.

11/29, 8 PM versatile, brilliantly improvisatory oudist/composer/Middle Eastern music connoisseur Brian Prunka and band at Barbes

11/29, 9 PM gamelanesque downtown percussion icon Susie Ibarra plays the album release show for her new one, Perception with her DreamTime Ensemble at the Park Church Coop in Greenpoint, $15 adv tix avail at the Poisson Rouge box ofc

11/29. 9 PM the New School Punk & Noise Ensemble at Mannes School of Jazz Performance Space, Arnhold Hall, 55 W13th St on the 5th floor, free. Hey ho, let’s go! 

11/29, 9 PM smart, cleverly lyrical original swing chanteuse/songwriter/trombonist Emily Asher’s Garden Party at Radegast Hall.

11/29, 9 PM funky, lyrically intense dark folk jamband the Sometime Boys– with the riveting Sarah Mucho on vocals  at the small room at the Rockwood. Darkly jangly, catchy, new wave-ish rockers Melissa & the Mannequins  are at the big room an hour later for $10

11/29, 11 PM Silent Noodles (violinist Sana Nagano and noisy guitarist Tristan Pollack’s duo) at Holo 

11/30, 6 PM pianist Mirian Conti plays solo works by Lalo Schifrin: the Mission Impossible theme, jazz and tango – at the Consulate General of Argentina, 12 W 56th St, free, res rec

11/30, 6 PM first-rate purist honkytonk crooner/bandleader Clifford Westfall at the small room at the Rockwood

11/30, 6 PM tuneful postbop jazz guitarist Dave Juarez leads his trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min, followed at 8/10:30 by cinematic, nocturnally-inclined pastoral jazz vibraphonist Chris Dingman in a rare trio performance

11/30, 7 PM surreal Slavic psychedelic rock/powerpop band the Verge & Mary at Sidewalk 

 11/30, 7:30 PM indie classical chamber luminaries Talea Ensemble  play the NY premiere of FACE for voice and ensemble by Pierluigi Billone at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave north of 116th St., free

11/30, 7;30 PM the edgy, microtonal Frikativ String Quartet: Sarah Bernstein , Scott Tixier, Mat Maneri, Tomeka Reid at the Owl

11/30, 8 PM haunting, atmospheric brass band and Slavic Soul Party spinoff the Mountain Lions followed at 10 by the Eastern Blokhedz – who specialize in the catalog of legendary Polish singer Edita Piaha – at Barbes.

11/30, 8 PM Hans Tammen & the eleven-piece electroacoustic Dark Circuits Orchestra play “a controlled chaos of loud, visceral blast of colors, flashes and polyrhythmic machinations” at the Knockdown Center, $10

11/30, 8 PM fearless punk classical cellist Valerie Kuehne at Spectrum, $15

11/30, 9 PM one of the year’s best triplebills: Balkan bands Tipsy Oxcartt, Raya Brass Band and Dolunay at Littlefield, $10

11/30, 9:30 PM smartly populist oldtimey-flavored Americana band 2/3 Goat  at Hill Country

11/30, 9:30 PM enigmatically intense, sometimes assaultive jazz/postrock group Desert Foxx followed at 10:30 PM by the Dye playing a mashup of 60s Laurel Canyon psych and 80s goth at Pine Box Rock Shop 

 11/30, 9:30 PM bouncy, catchy, savagely lyrical 90s style dance-rock band Maximo Park at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec

11/30, 10 PM singer Renee Lobue’s popular late 90s jangle/art-rock vets Elk City  at Union Hall, $10

12/1, 7 PM violist Aundrey Mitchell and pianist Tim McCullough play 19th to early/mid-20th century works tba at Bloomingdale School of Music, 323 W 108th St (off of Broadway), free

12/1, 7:30 PM 10-piece Austrian new music ensemble Studio Dan play works rarely heard in the US including a Christian Schiller premiere at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req 

12/1, 8 PM don’t let the name fool you – Fairy Tale are more Brothers Grimm than Cinderella – in Korean. Amazing Korean psychedelic folk sounds from this mostly-female group at Flushing Town Hall, $16/$10 stud

12/1, 9 PM searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka at Radegast

12/1, 10 PM iconic second-wave roots reggae road warriors John Brown’s Body at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec

12/1, 11 PM the eclectic, Balkan/latin/funk brass Underground Horns  followed by fiery, noirish Canadian Balkan/Romany band Lemon Bucket Orkestra at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

12/2, 1 PM an 8-hour almost-all Leonard Bernstein marathon with a barrage of singers backed by pianists Michael Barrett and Leann Osterkamp, plus world premieres by composers Daniel Sabzgabhaei and Denise Mei Yan Hofmann at the CUNY Grad Center, 35 5th Ave. north of 34th, free

12/2, 7 PM dark, intense, psychedelic guitarist/songwriter Anna Coogan at the small room at the Rockwood

12/2, 8 PM Gamelan Kusuma Laras with Javanese gamelan luminaries Darsono Hadiraharjo, “the best young Javanese gamelan player of his generation;” master musician Midiyanto; and rising star singer Heni Savitri; at Roulette, $25

12/2, 9 PM Television’s Richard Lloyd and his band open for Steve Wynn’s iconic, amazingly vital 80s darkly psychedelic, noisyjamband the Dream Syndicate at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

12/8, 7 PM guitarists Mark Mollica and Nate Radley with John Ellis on saxophone, Ike Sturm on bass and Jared Schonig on drums at Bloomingdale School of Music, 323 W 108th St (off of Broadway), free

12/9, 4 PM the Desoff Choir sing Handel’s Messiah at Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway @ 121st St, $15

12/9,  5 PM tenor sax explorations by Ras Moshe Burnett and open jam session along with speakers from Take the Stands and the Stop Mass Incarceration Network at Dacia Gallery, 53 Stanton St

12/9, free kettle corn at 7 PM, show shortly thereafter by the Argus Quartet with guest soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon performing works by Kaija Saariaho, New York premieres by Loren Loiacono and Jordan Nelson with text by Gertrude Stein at the 53rd St. library, 18 W 53rd St. free, rsvp reqd 

12/11, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, all-female punk classical French horn quartet Genghis Barbie play works from Bizet to Queen to Badfinger at the Miller Theatre, free

12/13, 7:30 PM eclectic mostly-female klezmer/cumbia/tango jamband Isle of Klezbos  at Piano on Park, 10 Park Ave #22D, $25

12/16, 9 PM very diverse works by rising star jazz composer Sarah Weaver: a solo bass piece written for and played by the great Mark Dresser followed by Weaver’s killer twelve-piece orchestra featuring Min Xiao-Fen on pipa and Ned Rothenberg on reeds, among others, at the DiMenna Center, $25/$15 stud/srs

12/20, 9:30 PM pianist Jesus Hernandez’s lush, intense flamenco jazz group the Bojaira Project at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

12/31, 11 PM organist William Trafka performs works by Bach, Guilmant and Mendelssohn at St. Bartholomew’s Church, free, champagne after midnight!

New York City and Brooklyn Live Music Calendar for November and December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also Mondays in November, 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 November, 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 November, 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 November, 10 PM the great unsung hero of darkly purposeful, noir-tinged jazz guitar, Saul Rubin‘s Zebtet at the Fat Cat

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

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

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

Wednesdays in November at 10ish darkly rustic Brazilian rainforest folk (and John Zorn covers) with Forro in the Dark at Nublu 151, 151 Ave. C

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

Fridays in November 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 November 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 December at 6 PM haunting Turkish and Balkan songs of hearbreak, longing and despair played by darkly slinky ensemble Dolunay at Barbes

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

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

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

Three Sundays in December, 12/4, 12/11 and 12/18, 2 PM fiery agitator Rev. Billy & the Church of  Stop Shopping Choir – sort of the Dead Kennedys or Public Enemy of original, politically spot-on original gospel music – at Joe’s Pub, $15

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

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

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

Sundays at 8:30 in November Blythe Gruda sings her enigmatic art-rock and parlor pop at Pete’s

Three Sundays in December, 12/4, 12/11 and 12/18, 9 PM hypnotically psychedelic, microtonally guitar-fueled East African psychedelic band 75 Dollar Bill at Union Pool, $10

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.

11/1, 7 PM the brand-new, all-star, presumably plaintive and haunting Turkish group Gezgin with Dolunay’s Jenny Luna, voice; Kane Mathis, oud; Marandi Hostetter, violin; Greg Squared, clarinet; Shane Shannahan and Philip Mayer, percussion followed by explosive, wryly eclectic, Ellington/hip-hop influenced Balkan brass band Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

11/1, 7 PM elegantly tuneful bassist Iris Ornig leads her quintet at 55 Bar

11/1, 7 PM the Pedrito Martinez Group play their hard-charging, psychedelic latin jazz for a benefit for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem at the Alhambra Ballroom, 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (125/126), $25

11/1, 7:30 PM the NY Phil plays Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with soloist Frank Huang plus Dvorak’s Dance Suite and Symphony No. 7 at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail

11/1, 7:30 PM at NJPAC in Newark, a Ralph Ellison-inspired superstar jazz bill with Wynton Marsalis, Catherine Russell,Talib Kweli, Angélique Kidjo, Patti Austin, and Joe Morton with Andy Farber & His Orchestra, $25 seats avail

11/1, 7:30 PM legendary Indian percussionist V. Selvaganesh on hybrid drums and khanjira leads an explosively hypnotic multi-drum troupe at the Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W 59th St, $28 tix avail.

11/1-6, 8/10 PM downtown jazz drum icon Susie Ibarra (of Electric Kulintang) leads a series of ensembles at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: opening night, both sets with Mephista: Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (laptop electronics) and Ibarra (drumset, percussion)

11/1, 8 PM catchy, motorik synthy newschool new wavers Decorum at the Silent Barn, $8

11/1, 8:15 PM drummr Dan Pugach’s mighty eighteen-piece Big Band with the soaring Nicole Zuraitis on vocals at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

11/1-6, 8:30/10:30 PM lyrical pianist Renee Rosnes leads a quartet with Steve Nelson on vibes at the Vanguardm $30

11/1, 9 PM psychedelic, artsy doom metal band Electric Citizen at the downstairs space at Webster Hall, $15

11/1, 930 PM twin fiddle music with eclectic Americana/klezmer songwriter Lily Henley and Duncan Wickel at Pete’s

11/2, 1 PM the Howard Williams Jazz Orchestra at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, free

11/2, 7 PM Parisian chanteuse Gay Marshall does her fascinatingly individualistic, lyrically revealing, devilishly hilarious and sometimes crushingly intense reinventions of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel classics and rarities with an excellent pianist at Pangea, $20.She’s also here on 11/9

11/2, 7:30 PM, 10 PM Indian classical quartet Nrityagram Music Ensemble at the Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W 59th St, $28 tix avail. 11/3, 10 PM they’re at the Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center

11/2, 7:30 PM low-key, tuneful jazz guitarist Lage Lund leads his quartet followed at 10:30 by fiery postbop alto saxophonist/composer Hailey Niswanger leading hers at Smalls. Lund is also here on 11/3

11/2,  8 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes at Barbes, $10

11/2, 9 PM Jake Sanders, Dennis Lichtman and Jared Engel, the Ukrainian Village Voices with special guests from Ukraine, Sosin Karer, Esteban Gaspar Silva, and darkly lyrical songwriter/impresario Feral Foster at the Jalopy, free. Then they all move next door to the Jalopy Tavern for a second set at 11:30!

11/2, 10 PM lushly adventurous, pensively swirling female-fronted art-rock band Flock of Dimes at Rough Trade, $12 adv tix rec

11/2, 10 PM wryly trippy dub reggae bandleader Effie Liu at Bowery Electric 11/11, 8 PM she’s at Maxwell’s for two bucks extra

11/3, 7 PM A-list avant crooner Theo Bleckmann and noir-tinged pianist Shai Maestro perform “All Souls in the Dark”at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

11/3, 7 PM pianist Christina McMaster plays a program featuring Book 1 of Debussy’s Préludes alongside music by Stravinsky, Satie, Scarlatti, Bartók, and Ligeti. at Symphony Space, $15

11/3, 7:30 PM wild newschool Ethiopiques-inspired dancefloor groovemeisters Debo Band at Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

11/3-6 Carla Bley conducts the Charlie Hayden Liberation Muaic Orchestra, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $35

11/3, 7:30 PM, repeating 11/4-5 at 8 Anoushka Shankar plays Ravi Shankar’s Concerto No. 2 followed by tthe NY Phil playing Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall, $34 tix avail

11/3, 8 PM dark, charismatic, mischievously witty art-rock keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes.

11/3, 8 PM first-class bluegrass band Chatham County Line at the Jalopy, $15

11/3, 8/9:30 PM vibraphonist/pianist Anthony Smith leads his quintet with Syberen Van Munster, guitar; Marcos Varela, bass; Jay Sawyer, drums; Laura Angyal, guest vocals at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

11/3, 8 PM a rare solo electroacoustic performance by 80s noise legend Rhys Chatham at Issue Project Room, $20

11/3, 9 PM edgy lyrical intense Nina Simone-influenced soul siren Alice Lee at Pete’s

11/3, 9ish edgy, eclectic, tuneful, smartly lyrical punk-jazz-inspired rock songwriter Mimi Oz at Bar Chord

11/3, 9:45 PM savagely lyrical, wryly erudite art-rock/new wavers Changing Modes – sort of akin to a female-fronted Elvis Costello & the Attractions – at Matchless, $10

11/3, 10 PM purist, straightforward, warmly tuneful front-porch folk songwriter Joanna Sternberg at Sunny’s 

11/3, 11 PM Grace Slick soundalike and fiery guitarslinger Mallory Feuer of the Grasping Straws  solo at Otto’s

11/4, 5:30 PM intense Balkan chanteuse Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay  at the American Folk Art Museum

11/4, 6 PM the Diana Wayburn Trio featuring the astonishingly eclectic composer on cello along with Edith Lettner on sax and Spencer Hale on banjo premiering new works at the Parkside

11/4, 7:30 PM the cutting-edge Spectrum Symphony of NY play concertos for organ and orchestra by Poulenc and Hungarian composer Balint Karosi (world premiere) with organ soloist János Pálúr at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, sugg don $25/$15 stud/srs

11/4, 7:30 PM the brilliantly edgy, catchy, Elvis Costello-esque Dada Paradox (a Larch spinoff) at Freddy’s

11/4, 7:30/9 PM the mighty sixteen-piece, accordion-spiced cumbia-jazz Gregorio Uribe Big Band at Ginny’s Suppper Club, $20

11/4, 7:30 PM latin jazz drummer extraordinaire Bobby Sanabria directs the MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra at Niedorf Hall at Manhattan School of Music, free

11/4, 7:30 PM music by Robert Ceely, John Becker, Dane Rudhyar, Beth Wiemann and Eleanor Cory performed by rtists including pianists Keith Kirchoff, Wen Shen, Christopher Oldfather, and Daniel Colalillo. at Symphony Space, $8 adv tix rec

11/4, 7:45 PM smart, catchy, purist, sometimes devastatingly funny acoustic pop songwriter Elisa Peimer  at Branded Saloon

11/4, 8 PM dark urbane Romany song maven (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl and band followed by this era’s most chillingly cinematic, shadowy reverbtoned noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

11/4, 8 PM a cool bluegrass/newgrass triplebill, in reverse order: well-liked oldtimey Americana string band the Hackensaw Boys , Morgan O’Kane, Moonshine Creek Bluegrass Band at American Beauty, $15

1/4-5, 8 PM the world premiere of Goddess frontwoman Fran Pado’s supremely creepy, surrealist musical Halloween drama Grinny – Stephen King as Tris McCall might have wrritten it – at Simple Syrup, 819 Nostrand Ave., Crown Heights, 2 to President St., free

11/4, 8 PM torchy, lyrically smashing original female-fronted oldtimey swing crew the Fascinators at Sidewalk

11/4, 8:30 PM purposeful string jazz improvisation: Tomeka Reid, cello ;Lisa Mezzacappa, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums at I-Beam, $15

11/4, 9ish hauntingly elegant Americana/chamber pop/noir chanteuse Jessie Kilguss and her excellent band at Hell Phone. 11/20 she’s at the Footlight Club, 465 Seneca ave in Bushwick on an awesome all-female triplebill with  Patricia Santos and Tara Hanish’s amazing, intense, soul-infused cello-rock/cello-metal duo the Whiskey Girls  and darkly lyrical, harmony-fueled, chamber pop/soul band Sweet Soubrette , playing the album release show for their new one

11/4, 9 PM a good latin rock triplebill, in reverse order: NYC’s Hurray For the Riff Raff, Making Movies, Mexican folk-punks Las Cafeteras at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

11/4, 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

11/4, 9ish, exotic surf rock band the Vibro-jets – a Sea Devils spinoff – at Troost

11/4, 10 PM gleefully grisly punk lyricism, purist powerpop songwriting: Berwanger followed by Sonic Avenues – who blend post Arthur Lee psychedelia, goth and postpunk – at Cake Shop, $10

11/4, 10 PM wickedly tuneful, Zombie-esque psychedelic pop songbandleader Sam Kogon plays the album release show for his excellent new record Psychic Tears at Baby’s All Right, $10

11/4, 10 PM cinematic guitarist Pat Irwin (ex-Raybeats, B52s) leads his power trio w/ Sasha Dobson on drums and Daria Grace on bass at Sunny’s

11/4, 10 PM edgy, politically-fueled, tuneful powerpop/folk-pop songwriter Niall Connolly at the small room at the Rockwood

11/4, 10 PM edgy bassist/songwriter Georgia Weber’s Sleeved Hearts punk jazz project at Petes

11/4, 10 PM catchy Booker T-esque soul jazz with the David Gibson/Jared Gold, Hammond B3 organ band at the Fat Cat

11/5, 5 PM ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at at the Brooklyn Museum, free

11/5, 7:30 PM a rare chance to hear some charanga legends on their home turf: Orquesta Broadway, under the direction of Eddy Zervigon, Charanga ‘76 with Andrea Brachfeld, and Típica Novel, led by Mauricio Smith, Jr., and special guest artists including legendary Cuban violinist Félix ‘Pupi’ Legaretta, and flutists Karen Joseph and Connie Grossman at Hostos Center, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th St ,$25

11/5, 7:30 PM the Juilliard String Quartet play works by Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn at Irving Auditorium, 17th St/Irving Place, $14

11/5, 7:30 PM, repeating on 11/6 at 3 the NJ Symphony Orchestra play the adagio from Haydn’s Piano Trio No. 40, his Symphony No. 102 and Richard Strauss’ Suite from Der Rosenkavalier at NJPAC in Newark, $20 adv tix avail

11/5, 8 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Hill Country Brooklyn. 11/26 he’s at the Manhattan branch at 9.

11/5, 8 PM wild modern brass band jazz improvisation with the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble playing the album release party for their new one “I Want That Sound!”  followed at 10 by stormy Mexican ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos  at Barbes

11/5, 8 PM exotic surf rock band the Vibro-jets – a Sea Devils spinoff – at the Way Station

11/5, 8 PM the improvisationally-inclined Osso String Quartet at the Owl

11/5, 8:15 PM longtime janglerock/psychedelic/powerpop faves Speed the Plough at Matchless, $10

11/5, 8:30 PM a very rare deep-Brooklyn appearance by nor jazz legends the Jazz Passengers at Bar Lunatico

11/5, 8:30 PM the CMS Improvisers Octet led by Karl Berger jam on themes from Don Cherry’s 50-Year-Old Landmark Recordings Symphony for Improvisers,Where is Brooklyn and Complete Communion at Greenwich House Music School, $20

11/5, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock shindig at Otto’s opens with the Aquatudes, then Connecticut legends 9th Wave – who outdo Dick Dale at wild tremolo-picking sometimes – then kick-ass original third-wavers Tsunami of Sound  and then amazing, ferocious Boston horror surf band Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion headlining

11/5, 9 PM ten-piece country/carnivalesque/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10

11/5, 9:30 PM hypnotically funky psychedelic hammered dulcimer instrumentalists House of Waters at Club Bonafide, $15

11/5, 9:30 PM irrepressible chamber/vocal ensemble Cantata Profana deliver a playful program of works tba at Joe’s Pub

11/5, 10:30 PM catchy, pensive newschool new wave with Royal Canoe at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

11/5, 11 PM ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene play fiery belter frontwoman Charlene McPherson’s bday show at the Parkside

11/6, half past noon simmeringly intense, wickedly improvisational pianist Mara Rosenbloom plays classic instrumental piano blues at Branded Saloon

11/6, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet (selections from Suites 1 & 2) and the Lieutenant Kijé Suite plus the legendary, harrowing Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Imri Talgam at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow

11/6, 3:30 PM Beatlesque powerpop/garage rock band Zombies of the Stratosphere followed at 4:15 by excellent, lush space-funk/psychedelic rockers Wizard Farm at Matchless, $10

11/6, 4 PM eclectically talented classical organist Gail Archer plays a thorny all-Max Reger program at Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave (53/54), free

11/6, 4 PM Christopher Houlihan plays the organ at the reputedly haunted Fordham University Church, 441 E Fordham Rd, in the Bronx, B to Fordham, free

11/6, 5 PM microtonal Indian raga vocal powerhouse T.M. Krishna and ensemble at the Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W 59th St, $28 tix avail.

11/6, 6 PM low-register wildness: bassists Lisa Mezzacappa and Ken Filiano duel it out at Downtown Music Gallery

11/6, 7 PM darkly edgy Middle Eastern-inflected parlor po band Charming Hostess – Jewlia Eisenberg, Marika Hughes and others – with a string section followed at 9 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

11/6, 7 PM ageless, perennially fun rockabilly/oldschool soul/C&W band Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys at Union Pool, $12, get there on time!

11/6, 7:30 PM NYC’s great unsung, darkly tuneful hero of jazz guitar, Saul Rubin and his Zebtet play the album release for his excellent new one at Smalls

11/6. 8 PM  whirlwind electric punkgrass/honkytonk crew Demolition String Band followed by high-voltage honkytonk guitar monster Wayne Hancock at American Beauty, $15

11/6, 8 PM pianist Jenny Q Chai plays a global warming-themed program with music of Debussy, Liszt, Llgeti, Milica Paranosic, Victoria Jordanova and others at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec 

11/6. 10:30 PM Flamin Groovies soundalikes the Penultimate at Matchless, $10

11/6, 10 PM swirly, hypnotic, totally 80s 4AD dreampop/shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo – who if they let their frontwoman sing all the time would be one of NYC’s best bands – at Berlin, $10

11/6, 11 PM the Baked Potatoes play trippy, dubwise newschool roots reggae at Shrine 

11/7, 7 PM Quintet of the Americas woodwind ensemble perform a concert celebrating the life and music of Colombian composer Jorge Olaya Muño at Salvation Army Temple, 86-07 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights, free

11/7, 8 PM in reverse order: indie violin powerouse Todd Reynolds, dowtown noise guitar pioneer, David First, Hans Tammen, the incomparable sax/percussion polymath composer Terry Dame at Trans-Pecos, $8

11/7, 8 PM enigmatic jazz/avant/art-rock chanteuse Hilary Lankford at LIC Bar

11/8, 7 PM  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 the big room at the Rockwood

11/8, 7 PM eclectic, hard-hitting, lyrical composer/tenor saxophonist Stan Killian and group followed at 10 by acerbic alto saxophonist David Binney leading his quartet at at 55 Bar

11/8-9 the purist golden age-style Ted Nash Big Band, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

11/8, 8 PM 20s hot jazz revivalists Cait and the Critters at Radegast Hall. They’re also here on 11/22

11/8, 8 PM Joan Jett/Ramones-inspired power trio Mancie at LIC Bar

11/8-13, 8/10 PM tunefully ubiquitous downtown jazz reedman Marty Ehrlich  leads a series of ensembles at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: the 11/9, 10 PM show: Marty Ehrlich (sax, clarinet, flute) Mark Feldman (violin) Matt Maneri (viola) Erik Friedlander (cello)

11/8, 8:30 PM shambling garage and Americana-flavored triplebill: the Othermen, Gallows Bound and the Goddamn Gallows at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv tix rec. The only band missing from this lineup is Beninghove’s Hangmen

11/8, 9 PM pianist James Carney leads his quintet with Ravi Coltrane, saxophone Dezron Douglas, bass , Mark Ferber, drums followed at 10:30 PM by lyrical soprano saxophonist Jasmine Lovell-Smith‘s Towering Poppies with Josh Sinton – bass clarinet’; Cat Toren – piano; Adam Hopkins – bass; Kate Gentile – drums playing the album release show for their new one at Korzo, $10 plus $10 min

11/8, 9:30 PM the Bronx Conexion play their mighty salsa big band jazz at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

11/8, 10 PM female-fronted power trio Castle Black – who rampage between acidic Bush Tetras postpunk, stoner metal and more straight-up, sardonic punk followed by punk trio the Unknown Nobodies at Shrine. Both bands are also at the Parkside on 11/18 at 10

11/9, 7 PM Bang on a Can regular and bass clarinetist Ken Thomson plays the album release show for his new one with Ashley Bathgate on cello and Karl Larson on piano at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec; at 9:30 PM Polly Ferman’s Tango-Fado Project plays afterward, $15 separate adv tix admission

11/9, 7:30 dark, sardonic, brilliantly tuneful jazz pianist Danny Fox and his Trio, the 8:30 Vincent Sperrazza Group (TBA lineup along with the brilliant drummer) and at 9:30 Mostly Other People Do the Killing spinoff Moppa Elliott’s aptly named Advancing on a Wild Pitch (Charles Evans – baritone sax, Sam Kulik – trombone, Danny Fox – piano, Moppa Elliott – bass, Christian Coleman – drums) at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

11/9, 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 at Barbes

11/9, 8 PM tunefully psychedelic composer/avant-harpist Zeena Parkins performs a new acoustic solo set, followed by an electric performance with her band, Green Dome at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

11/9, 8 PM Milwaukee Americana dude Trapper Schoepp followed eventually by fiery, danceable British folk-punks Skinny Lister at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $18

11/9, 9ish Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Troost in Greenpoint.

11/10, 6ish International Contemporary Ensemble’s newest member, Josh Modney, assembles a typically adventurous program of works by Aperghis, Deils, Johnson, Greenwald (world premiere), DuFay, and Spahlinger at Abrons Arts Center, free. The program repeats with Katherine Young’s new piece for tuba and Wurlitzer, yummy!

11/10, 7 PM soaringly explosive jazz composer/torch singer Nicole Zuraitis at 55 Bar

11/10, 7:30 PM Ensemble Pi s annual, perennially relevant “peace concert” features works written in solidarity with Black Lives Matter: Sidney Boquiren’s Stop and Frisk (premiere of the orchestrated version for tenor, baritone and chamber ensemble), with text by Daniel Neer; the spirituals I Want to Go Home (arranged by Jessie Montgomery, 2016) and There Is a Balm (arranged by Trevor Weston, 2016) for baritone and chamber ensemble; Alvin Singleton’s Jasper Drag (2000) for clarinet, piano, and violin; Valerie Coleman’s Wish (2015) for flute and piano; Trevor Weston’s Shape Shifter (The Angry Bluesman) (2011) for cello; and Courtney Bryan’s Etude II: Secondline for Black Love; at Roulette, $15 adv tix rec

11/10, 7:30 PM the MSM Philharmonia Orchestra play Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition at Niedorf Mall at Manhattan School of Music, free

11/10, 7:30 PM classic cinematics and new Middle Eastern classical: the Israeli Chamber Project  play works by Bernard Herrmann, Karl Goldmark and Shulamit Ran at Merkin Concert Hall, $30

11/10, 7:30 PM intense, magically nuanced Mexican jazz chanteuse Magos Herrera at Joe’s Pub, $20

11/10, 7:30 PM state-of-the-art postbop guitarist Will Bernard leads his quartet at Smalls

11/10, 8 PM plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing band Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies followed by  followed by guitarist Sean Cronin‘s new ensemble Very Good at Barbes

11/10, 8 PM playful piano improvisations by Vicki Ray (of Piano Spheres) at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10

11/10, 8 PM percussive electroacoustic soundscapes by composer and performer Aki Onda and Yokohama-based sound practitioner Nao Nishihara at Issue Project Room, $15

11/10, 8:15 PM Jeff Cosgrove/drums, Matthew Shipp/piano, Mat Maneri/viola at Shapeshifter Lab, sparks will fly, $10

11/10, 8:30 PM sizzlingly eclectic guitarist Avi Fox-Rosen & the Electric Klezmer Trio Concert w/Zoe Guigueno & David Licht, plus Tantshoyz with elegantly pyrotechnic clarinetist Michael Winograd and Steve Weintraub at the Jalopy, $15

11/10, 9 PM fiery Canadian gothic Americana rockers Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons open for legendary 80s paisley underground/Americana band the Long Ryders making their first NYC appearance in almost 30 years at Bowery Ballroom, this will sell out, $20 adv tix rec

11/10, 9 PM smartly populist oldtimey-flavored Americana band 2/3 Goat at Hill Country, free

11/10, 9 PM explosive Neil Y/Crazy Horse-ish sounds and slinky desert rock with guitarist Marco with Love  at the big room at the Rockwood

11/10, 10 PM an extremely rare NYC performance as a bandleader by keyboardist Benmont Tench – the edgiest songwriter in Tom Petty’s band – at Iridium, $25. Be aware that there’s an early set and that’s sold out.

11/11 6 PM crystalline-voiced, noir-tinged third-stream jazz chanteuse Tessa Souter and her band at 55 Bar

11/11, 6ish enigmatic, individualistic, torchsong/parlor pop piano chanteuse Jeanne Marie Boes plays her own songs at the American Folk Art Museum. Sle’s also at LIC Bar on 11/30 at 7 although she may play covers there

11/11, 7 PM popular indie classical group Talea Ensemble  play works by from their new album Centripedalocity) and features the piano suite Roundabouts, saxophonist Ryan Muncy and harpist Nuiko Wadden diving into the improvisatory and microtonal world of Refrain from Riffing, and violinist Yuki Numata Resnick performing the mercurial Character Studie at National Sawdust, first thirty ticket buyers free, after that $30 adv tix avail

11/11, 7:30 PM the MSM Jazz Orchestra with alto saxophonist Dave Liebman play Miles Davis’ Miles Ahead at Niedorf Mall at Manhattan School of Music, free

11/11, 7:30 PM the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players performs new works by Kirsten Broberg, Nathan Heidelberger, Aaron Helgeson and Matthew Barnson at Roulette, free

11/11, 8 PM intense Bartok and Can-influenced drummer/composer Sean Noonan’s Memorable Sticks piano jazz project play a very rare small club gig at Barbes

11/11, 8 PM lush, cinematic LA art-rock instrumentalists Signal Hill followed by bass legend Tony Maimone’s haunting, cinematic postrock project No Grave Like the Sea,, lushly drony postrock soundscapers the Sound of Rescue and the darkly hypnotic, ambient guitarscapes of Katmal at Matchless, $10

11/11, 8 PM adventurous, eclectic Korean folk-rock band Coreyah blend traditional, latin and Balkan sounds with Korean classical and folk themes at Flushing Town Hall, $16/$10 stud

11/11, 9 PM the amazing Mitra Sumara – who play haunting psychedelic funk covers of classic 1960s and 1970s Iranian rock hits – at Nublu

11/11, 9ish stoner sludgecore warriors Bongzilla at Gold Sounds, $20

11/11, 10 PM fiery female-fronted doom metal/boogie power trio the Violet Hour at Gussy’s Bar in Queens

11/11, 10:30 PM darkly minimalist, atmospheric chamber pop/art-rock chantuese Nico Turner at Pine Box Rock Shop

11/12. 3 PM the eclectic, Balkan/latin/funk brass Underground Horns at Radegast Hall. They’re also here on 11/18 at 9

11/12, 7 PM tango jazz pianist Gustavo Casenave leads a killer quintet at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

11/12, 7/9:30 PM perennially lyrical, prolific tenor postbop tenor saxophonist/composer Tom Tallitsch and his group at Minton’s, free, two-item minimum per person at tables

11/12, 7 PM playfully but also hauntingly eclectic pan-latin songstress Sofia Rei sings at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

11/12, 7:15ish dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues. They’re back here on 11/26

11/12, 7:15 PM eclectic latin rock songwriter and spellbinding, atmospheric singer Ani Cordero plays the album release show for her new one at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

11/12, 7:30/9 PM Brooklyn’s own purist up-and-coming jazz chanteuse (and Gil Scott-Heron reinterpreter) Charenee Wade and her combo at Ginny’s Suppper Club, $20

11/12, 7:30 PM lush, majestic string ensemble the  East Coast Chamber Orchestra play works by Turina, Adams, Lutoslawski and Dvorak at Irving Auditorium, 17th/Irving Place, $14

11/12, 8 PM dark intense cult favorite lyrical rocker LJ Murphy and his unstoppable, blues and Stax/Volt-infused noir band the Accomplices followed by Abraham’s River fka Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band playing their fiery, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir at Sidewalk

11/12, 8 PM Tredici Baci play the record release show for their debut of original psychedelic instrumentals inspired by Italian film soundtracks at the Market Hotel, $13

11/12, 8 PM fiery, slinky, female-fronted horn-driven latin soul crew Spanglish Fly at SOB’s, $10 adv tix rec

11/12, 8 PM Mar Salá plays her acoustic flamenco rock followed eventually at 10 by wild, noisy, genuinely Hendrixian virtuoso lead guitarist Viva DeConcini and her band at the Way Station

11/12, 8 PM spine-tingling, eclectically dramatic sprano Mellissa Hughes joins TCNJ Wind Ensemble for a concert “celebrating the interplay of language and music” by Andriessen and Golijov at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

11/12, 9 PM intense charismatic danceable metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rockers Escarioka at Mehanata,$10

11/12, 9:30 PM cellist Nioka Workman’s intense Firey String Sistas chamber jazz project at BAM Cafe, free.

11/12, 10ish intense, lyrical, smartly Waits/Dylanesque Americana songwriter Pete Lanctot at 68 Jay St Bar

11/12, 10 PM the pan-latin Chia’s Dance Party at Barbes

11/12, 11 PM Mike Rimbaud – NYC’s current powerpop/new wave counterpart to Joe Strummer – at Otto’s

11/13, 3 PM John Zorn leads a trio with Christian McBride on bass and Milford Grave on drums at the Vanguard

11/13, 3 PM, Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble play works by Turina, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos and other Latin-American composers at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W. 69th St, $15

11/13, 4 PM pianist Steven Masi plays lesser-known Beeethoven sonatas at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

11/13, 7 PM female-fronted duo Pink Painful – who blend stark, dark postpunk and Lush-like dreampop – followed eventually at 10 by fiery retro rock/60s soul/noir rockabilly band Blaire Alise and the Bombshells at Gold Sounds, $tba. Avoid the awful cover band and then the fey pop poser in between

11/13, 7 PM wryly retro, period-perfect classic 60s style female-fronted honkytonk band the Bourbon Express at t at Branded Saloon

11/13, 7:30 PM Japanese pop star Kiyoko Suizenji aka “Chita” sings a benefit for earthquake survivors in her home town, Kumamoto, joined by New York-based mixed choir TOMO and Tokyo-based female choir Shiki-no-Ne Symphony Space, $30 adv tix rec

11/13, 8 PM pensively dynamic psychedelic art-rock band the Radiant Reveries – like a teens update on creepy Country Joe & the Fish – at the Knitting Factory, $10

11/13, 8 PM Quartetto Tomassini play their majestic string tango jazz at the Firehouse Space, $10

11/13, 8 PM the Christopher McBride Quintet performing Gigi Gryce & Donald Byrd’s Complete Jazz Lab Sessions at the Jalopy, $10

11/13, 8:30/10:30 PM ambitious, smart, noir-inclined tenor sxophonist Patrick Cornelius  leads his octet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

11/13, 9 PM careeningly bluesy post-Stooges psych/garage rockers Acid Dad followed eventually by dark psych/garage icons Thee Oh Sees at Warsaw, $22 tix avail. at the Mercury Lounge

11/13, 9 PM wickedly catchy Americana/paisley underground rockers Girls on Grass at Bowery Electric, $8

11/13, 9 PM high-energy oldschool soul/groove band the California Honeydrops at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec

11/14, 8:30 PM Veronica Gonzalez, soprano; Chris Baum, lute; Bradley King, tenor; Annalisa Ewald, guitar perform 16th/17th century “courtier and courtesan songs” at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

11/14, 10 PM dark Iron Maiden-influenced stadium metal band the Black Butterflies at LIC Bar

11/15, 7 PM a rare clarinet/viola summit with cinematic composer Ljova and and the fearlessly relevant, brilliant Syrian composer and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh followed at 9 by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

11/15 Margo Price at Bowery Ballroom is sold out

11/15, 7:30/9:30 PM  towering, intense, epic big band jazz composer Miho Hazama and her Ensemble perform new compositions by Joel Harrison, Michael Thomas and Christopher Zuar at the Jazz Gallery ,$15.

11/15, 8 PM bassist Tom Blancarte opens solo, then Ron Stabinsky celebrates the release of his debut album Free For One with an evening of solo piano improvisations at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

11/15-20, 8:30/10:30 PM perennially tuneful, darkly latin-tinged pianist George Cables leads a trio at the Vanguard. $30

11/15, 8:30 PM a rare solo performance by golden age jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini at the Bar Next Door, $12

11/15, 10 PM intense, theatrical female-fronted art-rock band Frogbelly & Symphony at 11th St. Bar

11/15, 10 PM multi-keys, B3 organ and drmns: Henry Hey, Brian Charette and Jochen Rueckert collaborate and set a few things onfire at 55 Bar

11/16, 7 PM intense, haunting noir chanteuse Gemma Ray at the Owl

11/16, 7 PM pianist Magdalena Baczewska plays works by Galuppi, Corelli, Scarlatti, Nino Rota, Chopin and Szymanowski at the Columbia Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave south of 118th St., free

11/16, 7 PM Antonina Chehovska, soprano; Kinga Augustyn, violin and Konstantza Chernov, piano perform works by Prokofiev, Sarasate, Kapralova, Saprun and Szymanowski at the Bulgarian Consulate, 121 E 62nd St., free

11/16, 7 PM the Le Boeuf Brothers + JACK Quartet join forces for a nonet playing the album release show for their new chamber jazz collaboration at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

11/16, 7:30 PM violinist Soobeen Lee plays works by Saint-Saens, Bartok, Beethoven, Tartini and Jeong Kyu Park at Merkin Concert Hall, $10

11/16, 8 PM haunting, soaring, lyrically brilliant Great Plains gothic songstress Rose Thomas Bannister, loopmusic peeps Public Speaking, Dana Schechter’s hauntingly cinematic slowcore/art-rock project Insect Ark play a benefit for RAINN – Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network – at the Park Church Co-Op, 129 Russell St  just off Nassau in Greenpoint, sugg don.

11/16-17, 8 PM hilariously lyrical, intense Americana songbird Amy Rigby celebrates the 20th anniversary of her classic Diary of a Mod Housewife album – when she was the edgiest single mom songwriter in Williamsburg – at Hifi Bar

11/16, 8 PM psychedelic boogie/heavy blues/stoner metal band Them Evils followed eventually by popular female-fronted gutter blues crew the Pretty Reckless at Terminal 5, $28 gen adm

11/16, 9 PM jaunty Hawaiian swing sounds with King Isto’s Tropical String Band, darkly lyrical songwriter/impresario Feral Foster and others at the Jalopy, free

11/16, 9 PM retro 70s country/Memphis blue-eyed soul songbird Margo Price  at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $16 adv tix rec

11/16, 9:30 PM fun, high-voltage Bay area Romany jazz guitar band Gaucho at Joe’s Pub, $20

11/16, 10 PM honkytonk songwriter par excellence Cliff Westfalll at 11th St. Bar

11/17, 1 PM Novus NY  play works by steel pan virtuoso and distinctive composer Andy Akiho at Trinity Church, free

11/17, 7 PM perennially tuneful, Monk-influenced, witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester  at Cleopatra’s Needle

11/17, 7 PM edgy, lyrical guitarist Tony Moreno leads a trio with Gary Versace on organ at 55 Bar

11/17, 7:30/9:30 PM percussionist Rajna Swaminathan leads a carnatic jazz quintet including guitarist Miles Okazaki and violinist Anjna Swaminathan at the Jazz Gallery ,$15.

11/17,-19 erudite postbop composer/pianist Orrin Evans’ trio with special guest Kurt Rosenwinkel 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $35

11/17, 7:30 PM, repeating on 11/19 at 8, the NY Phil lay a new Viola Concerto by Julia Adolphe with soloist Cynthia Phelps plus Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 at Avery Fisher Hall, $31 tix avail

11/17, 8 PM downtown guitar legend followd by dark cinematic eclectic cellist/composer: David First & the Same Animal Band followed by Erik Friedlander‘s Black Phebe trio with accordionist Shoko Nagai and drummer Satoshi Takeishi at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

11/17, 8 PM bassist Mark Dresser, JACK Quartet and indie classical ensemble Loadbang play a composer portrait of Lei Liang at the Miller Theatre, $30

11/17, 8 PM the Composers’ Voice Ensemble plays World Premiere of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Re-Imaginging Beethoven, Stephen Porter, piano-15 one-minute works by 15 composers Alberto Alassio, Aaron Alter, Bracha Bdil, Daniel Cocchetti, Paul Dickinson, Alessandro Giannotti, Peter Gilbert, S.R. Kisselbaugh, Kamil Kosecki, Mathieu Daniel Polak, Aurelio Scotto, Mateo Soto, David Nelson Tomasacci, Anne-Marie Turcotte, and Peter Walton at the Firehouse Space, $10

11/17, 8;30 PM singer Eleonore Biezunski and rippling tsimbl dulcimer player Pete Rushefsky’s duo project the Klezmographers and then the Shtetl Stompers (trio with Ilan Moss and Joanna Sternberg) at the Jalopy, $15

11/17, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues”at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts

11/17, 9 PM  Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show play their creepy circus punk followed at 10 by the haunting, creepy circus rock/art-rock band the Dust Bowl Faeries and then at 11 by theatrical circus rock goth Luis Mojica at Sidewalk

11/17, 9 PM darkly psychedelic guitarist/bandleader/indie icon Martin Bisi aleads a vortical improvisational trio at Spectrum

11/17, 9 PM smart, cleverly lyrical original swing chanteuse/songwriter/trombonist Emily Asher’s Garden Party at Radegast Hall

11/17, 10 PM brilliant klezmer reedman Matt Darriau’s Who Is Manny Blanc, resurrecting the twistedly irresistible work of legendary/obscure LES psychedelic Jewish jazz/esoterica composer at Barbes

11/17, 10:30 PM catchy, cinematic, noir-inclined saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads his quintet at Smalls

11/18, 6ish wickedly lyrical, warmly charismatic, edgy tunesmith/wordsmith/janglerocker Linda Draper  at the American Folk Art Museum

11/18, 7 PM violinist Claire Smith with the Queens Consort at Third Street Music School Settlement, free

11/18, 8 PM Melinda Faylor, pianist, plays 20th and 21st century solo piano works by Corigliano, Adams, Rzewski, Karen Tanaka and Tobias Picker at the Firehouse Space, $10

11/18, 8 PM a musical history of the Lower East Side with an all-star cast giving voice to a huge melting pot of musical traditions. On the bill: Peruvian jazz player Yuri Juárez (guitarist, arranger / composer), Deni Bonet (vocalist, violinist) & Jhair Sala (percussionist); Ashley Bell (opera singer), David S. Goldman (singer/songwriter, producer) & Basya Schechter (vocalist, guitar, oud and saz); Mala Waldron (vocalist / pianist), Charles R. Hale (producer, writer), Noah Hoffeld (cellist) & Niamh Hyland (vocalist / songwriter) at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, $25/$15 stud/srs

11/18, 9ish heavy psych group the Golden Grass followed by hilarious 70s metal parody band Mighty High at Hank’s

11/18, 9 PM the Cannibal Ramblers play their messy fun swamp punk at Arlene’s, $10

11/18, 10 PM searingly intense, charismatic, fearless acoustic punk blues siren Molly Ruth  followed by and the darkly eclectic, enigmatic Lorraine Leckie  – equally adept at Slavic and Americana noir – at Sidewalk

11/18. 10 PM rustic, clatteringly hypnotic Moroccan trance groove ensemble Innov Gnawa at Barbes. The following night, 11/19 they’re at the Owl at 8ish

11/18. 10 PM Cretan lute virtuoso with Dirty Three drum genius Jim White at National Sawdust, $15 adv tix rec

11/18-19, 10:30 PM pyrotechnic alto sax player Mike DiRubbo and his quartet at Smalls

11/19, 7 PM creepy, carnivalesque female-fronted acoustic punk duo Cruel Children followed eventually at 9 PM by catchy, anthemic, pensively jangly power trio the Native Alloys at Leftfield

11/19, 7:30 PM brilliant, haunting Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh pays tribute to exiled Syrian poets, joined by soprano Dima Orsho, cellist Kinan Abou-Afach and pianist Lenore Davis at Symphony Space, $25

11/19, 8 PM Andalusian ensemble La Banda Morisca perform “an intoxicating blend of traditional flamenco with Arab-Andalusian melodies and rock” at Roulette, $25

11/19, 8 PM energetic acoustic Veracruz-style folk-punk band Radio Jarocho at Barbes

11/19, 8 PM charismatic ex-Spanglish Fly frontwoman Erica Ramos’ exciting new latin soul band, Fulaso at SOB’s, $10 adv tix rec

11/19, 9ish  intense frontwoman Hannah Fairchild’s searingly lyrical punk/art-rock/noir cabaret band Hannah vs. the Many  play the album release show for their new broodingly cinematic one Cinemascope cd at Bushwick Public House

11/19, 9/10:30 PM crystalline, enigmatically enchanting jazz singer and vocalese specialist Aubrey Johnson leads her eclectic band – Tomoko Omura, violin; Michael Sachs, alto sax, bass clarinet; Chris Ziemba, piano; Matt Aronoff, bass; Jeremy Noller, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

11/19, 9:30ish searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka – who are just as fun as Gogol Bordello – at Mehanata

11/19, 10 PM haunting, intense ,soulful folk noir songwriter Holly Miranda who’s as good on Telecaster as she is on piano – at Bowery Electric, $12

11/19, 11 PM swirly, hypnotic, totally 80s 4AD dreampop/shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo at Pete’s

11/19, 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

11/20, 2 PM fearless eco-crusader Reverend Billy & his mighty forty-piece gospel choir – whose intensely relevant new album is amazing – at Joe’s Pub, $15. He’s also here on 11/27

11/20, 2 PM banjo player/multi-instrumentalist and classic folk reinventor Laura Baird (of the Baird Sisters) at Mayflower Bar, 132 Greene Ave., Ft. Greene, C to Clinton-Washington

11/20, 2 PM pianist Elina Cristova plays works by Scriabin at Scholes St. Studios

11/20, 4 PM Joana Genova, violin; Ariel Rudiakov, viola; Benjamin Capps, cello; and Vassily Primakov, piano; perform Debussy’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Shostakovich’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, and Saint-Saens’ Piano Trio. at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

11/20, 4 PM salsa afternoon with Los Ciegos Del Barrio at the Museum of the City of NY, free w/rsvp

11/20, 6:30 PM Quartetto Tomassini play string arrangements of Piazzolla classics at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

11/20, 7ish epic, exhilarating original Balkan brass music with alto saxophonist/clarinetist Greg Squared’s Expanded Circle followed at 9:30 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

11/20, 7 PM the NY Symphony play Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 at Merkin Concert Hall, $30

11/20, 7 PM eclectic jazz/blues resonator guitarist Elizabeth Wise at Caffe Vivaldi

11/20, 7:30 PM the SayLaVees, the Stompin’ Riff Raffs and garage/Merseybeat rockers the Above, at Union Pool, $8

11/20, 8 PM a multimedia “allegory of a beggar’s perplexing dreams offers a compelling and original perspective on the Five Pillars of Islam,” for gamelan, organ and guitar performed by pioneering Bay Area group Lightbulb Ensemble at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

11/20, 10 PM fiery, eclectic Greek/South Afrian jazz violinist Maria Manousaki with Guy Mintus, piano; Panayiotis Andreou, bass; Ziv Ravitz, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

11/21, 8 PM Kadisha Onalbayeva, piano with Gaziza Zhubanova – the National String Quartet of the Republic of Kazakhstan play works by Zhubanova, Taneyev, Mozart and Michael Coleman at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $25 tix avail

11/21, 8 PM deviously fun oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band at Radegast Hall

11/21, 8 PM edgy tuneful guitarist Mike Moreno & Jon Cowherd at Mezzrow, $20

11/21, 9 PM vibraphonist Ian Rosenbaum and string quartet Brooklyn Rider join forces with works by Christopher Cerrone, Timo Andres, Tawnie Olson, David Crowell and Paola Prestini at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix availx

11/21. 9 PM jazz legenda and dual-reedman George Braith leads a quintet at the Fat Cat

11/21, 9:30ish Yotoco, “the bastard child of Umoja Orchestra, Bioritmo, and Cumbiagra plays a melange of salsa, Afro-Cuban rumba, boleros, and cumbia” at Barbes

11/22, drinks at 5:30, show at 6 indie classical ensemble Loadbang play works by Josquin David Lang, Carlos Cordeiro at the Miller Theatre, free

11/22, 7 PM eclectic original Middle Eastern and North African style oudist 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

11/22, 7:30 PM catchy, danceable female-fronted psychedelic cumbia/tropicalia band La Yegros at the Lincoln Center Atrium

11/22, 7:30 PM two distinctive voices on the piano – longtime Piazzolla sideman Pablo Ziegler and Christopher O’Riley, beloved for his Bernard Herrmann Hitchcock score reinventions, play nuevo tango at the Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St. west of Bowery, $27 tix avail

11/22, 8 PM lots of garage rock for the buck: Tokyo garage/surf band the Stompin Riff Raffs, the punk-soul Gartrells and high-voltage doo-wop punk with the King Khan & BBQ Show at Bowery Ballroom, $20 gen adm

11/22-27, 8:10/10:30 PM the guy Ethan Iverson wishes he was: Jason Moran & the Bandwagon at the Vanguard, $30

11/22, 9ish explosive, theatrical, phantasmagorical indie/metal power trio A Deer A Horse at Shea Stadium

11/22, 10:30 PM charismatic, adventurous postbop/avant garde trombonist/crooner Frank Lacy leads his quintet at Smalls

11/23, 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

11/23, 7 PM the Eco-Music Big Band presents Jazz Stravinsky: a jazz reimagining of Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier’s Tale). at Joe’s Pub, $16

11/23, 7:30 PM, repeating on 11/25-26 at 8 the NY Phil play the Beethoven Violin Concerto with soloist Nikolaj Znaider plus Bartok’s Symphony No. 8 at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail

11/23, 8 PM the perennially intense, tuneful godfather of edgy, lyrical, anthemic downtown NYC rock, Willie Nile at City Winery, $30 standing room avail

11/23, 8 PM purist, straightforward, warmly tuneful front-porch folk songwriter Joanna Sternberg at Barbes

11/23, 9 PM darkly jangly, catchy, new wave-ish rockers Melissa & the Mannequins at LIC Bar

11/24, 9:30 PM tunefully cinematic postbop composer trumpet luminary Nadje Noordhuis  & the Quintet de Turks at 55 Bar

11/25, 7:30 PM Romanian pianist Sînziana Mircea plays Moussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition plus works by Enescu, Ravel and Bach at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $20 tix avail

11/25-26, 7:30/9:30 PM tuneful, state-of-the-art bassist Linda Oh leads her reputedly amazing, kinetic string-fueled “double quartet” at the Jazz Gallery ,$25.

11/25, 7:30 PM Dahka Band play their Middle Eastern and flamenco-flavored jams at Club Bonafide, $15

11/25, 8 PM rustic Brazilian jungle sounds with Regional de NY followed at 10 by eclectic, electric C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts at Barbes

11/25, 8 PM a rare duo show with Mike LeDonne moving from his usual organ to piano, with bassist John Webber at Mezzrow, $20

11/25, 8:30 PM My Demons Galore – who careen between sunbaked Almost Famous boogie and more mathrocky sounds – at Arlene’s, $10 

11/25-26, 9/10:30 PM trumpeter John McNeil and saxophonist Jeremy Udden’s catchy quartet Hush Point at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

11/26, 7:30 PM jazz flutist Michel Gentile’a FLOW feat. Mike Mcginnis – clarinet Brian Drye – trombone Matt Pavolka – bass Tom Rainey – drums  followed by the auspicious Noah Preminger/Rob Garcia Chopin Project with Noah Preminger – tenor sax Nate Radley – guitar Kim Cass – bass Rob Garcia – drums at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $tba http://www.michelgentile.com  

11/26, 8 PM crooner Theo Bleckmann leads an adventurous rock band with Henry Hey on keys playing Kate Bush covers at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

11/26, 8 PM swirly, organ-and-horns-fueled psychedelic cumbia/Afrobeat band Carolina Oliveros y La Nacion at the Silent Barn, $8 

11/27, 4 PM eclectically talented classical organist Gail Archer plays a thorny all-Max Reger program at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

11/27, 5 PM an eclectic songwriter triplebill at LIC Bar: smart, tunefully anthemic, politically-fueled Irish rocker Niall Connolly, eclectically tuneful soul/Americana chanteuse Shelly Bhushan and chanteuse Theresa Hoffmann’s pensive, smartly jangly low-key band Little Embers  

11/27, 6 PM dark Australian art-rock pianist/songwriter Ka-Tya at Silvana

11/27, 7 PM pianist Teodora Stepančić performs works for piano by Christian Wolff, Luciano Berio, Jürg Frey and Assaf Gidron. at Spectrum, $15

 11/27, 10 PM roots reggae band Thunda Vida at Shrine

11/28, 6 PM fiery klezmer fiddler/composer Alicia Svigals‘ band – featuring similarly pyrotechnic accordionist Patrick Farrell – outdoors at the triangle at 63rd St. and Broadway

11/28, 7:30 PM psychedelic funk band the People’s Champs at the Lincoln Center Atrium

11/28-29, 8/10:30 PM iconic bassist Ron Carter leads his quartet at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail

11/28, 10 PM terse, crystalline-voiced guitarist/jazz chantense Camila Meza and her quartet at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10

11/28. 11:30 PM purist jazz drummer Dan Pugach’s Nonet at the big room at the Rockwood

11/29, 7 PM explosive, creepy, colorful psychedelic rembetiko metal band Greek Judas and epic, original, intense original Balkan sounds from Raya Brass Band at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

11/29, 7 PM nimbly performed, rare klezmer classics and obscurities performed by the Klezmographers – Eleonore Biezunski (violin, vocals) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl) followed at 9 by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

11/29, 7 PM the Mannes College Chamber Ensemble plays a Vaclav Havel tribute with music of Smetana, Martinu, Janacek, Dvorak and Schulhoff at Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd St,  free

11/29, 7 PM legendary salsa-jazz drummer Bobby Sanabria leads the Mannes Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra Ensemble at the School of Jazz Performance Space, Arnhold Hall, 55 W 13th St, free

11/29, 7:30 PM an all-star jazz lineup: Edmar Castañeda, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Kevin Hays, John Ellis, Matt Clohesy, Magos Herrera, Vitor Gonçalves, Rogerio Boccato and the Asaran Earth Trio at St. Peters Church, 54th/Lex, free adm, sugg don, all proceeds to Syrian emergency relief

11/29-12/4, 8/10 PM unstoppably edgy, deservedly iconic, witty downtown guitarist  Marc Ribot leads a series of ensembles at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: the 10 PM slot 12/3 with Shahzad Ismaily on bass and Milford Graves on drums

11/29, 8 PM percussionist/composer Gerry Hemingway plays works by up-and-coming composer Sarah Weaver in a multimedia collaboration with visual artist Beth Warshafsky at the Cell Theatre, 338 W. 23rd St, $20/$15 stud/srs

11/29-12/4, 8:30/10:30 PM tuneful postbop saxophonist Donny McCaslin leads a quartet with Jason Lindner (piano) Nate Wood (bass) Mark Guiliana (drums) at the Vanguard, $30

11/29, 10 PM brilliant drummer/percussionist Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet play classic salsa grooves at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10

11/29, 10:15 PM plaintive rainy-day slowcore/chamber pop band Ellen Siberian Tiger at the Way Station

11/29, 10:30 PM fiery, politically-fueled, Patti Smith-esque punk/powerpop band the Last Internationale at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec

11/30, half past noon an all-acoustic set by electically kinetic klezmer/cumbia/cinematic jamband Metropolitan Klezmer with Debra Kreisberg, Pam Fleming, Eve Sicular & guest accordionista Shoko Nagai. at One NewYork Plaza, Water St just around the corner from the SI ferry terminals

11/30, 5 PM OMFG – two bass trombonists play a rare program of sweet so-lo pieces: Nayib Gonzales and Morgan Fite tackle works including Concertino – Ernst Sachse; Concertino Basso – Richard Lieb; Suite for unaccompanied Bass Trombone, movs. 1, 2 & 4 – Eric Culver; ”Nur Wer die Sehnsucht kennt” Op. 6, No. 6 – Pyotr Tchaikovsky ; Concert Allegro – Alexander Lebedev; New Orleans – Eugene Bozza at Stiefel Concert Hall, Arnold Hall, 55 West 13th St, free

11/30, 6 PM hypnotically intoxicating, intertwining Indian violin duos with Trina Basu + Arun Ramamurthy at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w.museum adm

11/30, 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

11/30, 7 PM perennially edgy, psychedelic cult favorite avant garde harpist/composer Zeena Parkins  with drummer Brian Chase followed at 9 by playfully but also hauntingly eclectic pan-latin songstress Sofia Rei leading a piano trio at Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery, 734 Nostrand Ave, Bed-Stuy – 2/4 to Franklin Ave or A/C to Nostrand

11/30, 7:30 PM two first-class cutting-edge guitarists Mike Baggetta and Anders Nillson lead their respective trios at Greenwich House Music School, $15

11/30, 7:30 PM pianist Vassilis Varvaresos plays pieces by Mozart, Lizst, Scriabin, Schumann and Ravel at Merkin Concert Hall, free

11/30, 8 PM deviously lyrical, historically spot-on, cleverly sultry oldtimey/Americana songwriter/bandleader Robin Aigner and Parlour Game at Barbes

11/30,8 PM gonzo postbop piano with the Dred Scott Trio  at Mezzrow, $20

11/30, 10ish intense retro 60s influenced Nubian funk band Alsarah & the Nubatones play the album release show for their fantastic new one at the Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec

11/30, 10:30 PM  eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette  leads a trio at Smalls

12/1, 7 PM Texas Americana multi-instrumentalist (ex-Red Molly) Molly Venter and Goodnight Moonshine followed by Crescent City-flavored “steamboat soul” band Roosevelt Dime at the big room at the Rockwood, $15

12/1, 7:30 PM accordionist Christina Crowder’s haunting Bessarabian chamber jazz/klezmer quartet Bivolita at the Jalopy, $15

12/1, 7:30 PM pianist Peter Breiner leads an all-star octet playing Slovak Dances for Triango and Orchestra at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, free tix currently avail at the venue box office

12/1, 7:30 PM popular tenor saxophonist David Murray plays and sings Nat King Cole en Español at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

12/1-3, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt’s “power quintet” with Steve Nelson – vibes; Danny Grissett – piano; Peter Washington – bass; Bill Stewart – drums, $25/$30 on the weekend

12/1-3, 8 PM, repeating on 12/4 at 2 PM singer/performer Jadele McPherson offers “a cosmic sonic journey through black liberation figures, conjurers and spiritual leaders from Haiti and Cuba, surrounded by fellow performers Val Jeanty, Maxine Montilus, Yomaira Gonzalez, Caridad Paisan Garbey and Daniel Gi,” at Jack, $18

12/1, 8  PM wit and lively piano-and-bass jousting – Uri Caine & Mark Helias at Mezzrow, $20

12/1, 8 PM fiery female-fronted psychedelic soul/funk band Sirsy (think, mythical temptress) at the Bitter End, $10

12/1, 8 PM singer Gabrielle Herbst leads a quartet with Missy Mazzoli on keys, Aaron Roche on guitar and Ludovica Burtone on violin at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

12/1, 8 PM percussion and piano quartet Yarn/Wire  and indie vocal ensemble Ekmeles join forces for a composer portrait of Zasha Di Castri at the Miller Theatre, $30 tix avail

12/1, 9ish careening folk noir and heavy-duty grasscore: O’Death and Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec

12/1, 9 PM haunting, purposeful viola improviser Jessica Pavone at Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery

12/1, 9:30 PM fiery, noir-influenced guitarist  Andy Green leads a quartet with JC Sanford – trombone; Jeremy Udden – saxophone; Dave Ambrosio – bass at I-Beam, $15

12/2, 5:30 PM rustic guy/girl mid-Atlantic country blues duets with Piedmont Bluz at the American Folk Art Museum

12/2, 7 PM up-and-coming indie classical cellist Ashley Walters solo followed at 8:30 by tuneful, Middle Eastern-inspired tenor saxophonist Ole Mathisen leading a killer quartet:  Amir ElSaffar – trumpet; Bobby Avey – piano; Gregg August – bass at Spectrum, $15

12/2, 7 PM Middle Eastern-flavored psychedelic jams with Spaghetti Eastern Music at Silvana

12/2, 7:30/9 PM the mighty sixteen-piece, accordion-spiced cumbia-jazz Gregorio Uribe Big Band at Ginny’s Suppper Club, $20

12/2, 8 PM badass slowcore art-rock cellist/chanteuse Meaner Pencil, ethereally enchanting art-folk autoharpist/singer Elizabeth Devlin, enigmatic lo-fi janglerock/folk noir songwriter Tica Douglas and the fiery, theatrical, goth-tinged Catfox at the Park Church Co-op. 129 Russel St. at Nassau, $10, G train to Nassau Ave stop. 

12/2, 8 PM dark, fiery, female-fronted female-fronted surf rockers High Waisted  at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv tix rec

12/2, 8 PM the feral, frenetic NY Gypsy Allstars play their electric originals at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

12/2, 8 PM riveting, soaring singer/guitarist Julia Patinella – equally adept at flamenco and haunting Sicilian sounds at the Owl. 12/4 at 10 she’s at Sunny’s

12/2, 8 PM torchy, lyrically smashing original female-fronted oldtimey swing crew the Fascinators at Sidewalk

12/2, 8 PM trombone powerhouse Reut Regev’s smoky, funky, serpentine R-Time followed by fiery violinist/singer Carla Kihlstedt’s Causing a Tiger at Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery 

12/2, 8 PM guitarist Douglas Bradford’s improvisational chamber jazz outfit Dragonfly: withPatrick Breiner – clarinet, Christopher Hoffman – cello, Sam Ospovat – drums followed at 9 by violinist Jason Kao Hwang’s Sing House with Andrew Drury – drums; Ken Filiano – bass; Chris Forbes – piano; Steve Swell – trombone at the Firehouse Space, $10

12/2, 8 PM David Broome (piano), Kate Dillingham (cello), Thomas Piercy (clarinet) perform works by Barash, Fetherolf, Galindo, and Schultz, alongside Henryk Górecki’s Lerchenmusik at the Broom Tree Theatre, 23-35 Broadway, Astoria (23rd/Crescent), free, reception to follow, R/W to Broadway

12/2, 8:30 PM a rare Brooklyn appearance by noir jazz legends the Jazz Passengers at Bar Lunatico. They’re also here on 12/22

12/2, 9 PM haunting folk noir/lo-fi psychedelic guy Jaye Bartell at Troost

12/2, 9 PM darkly edgy, politically-fueled Irish tunesmith Niall Connolly at the small room at the Rockwood

12/2, 9 PM Epica and their cello-metal Metallica covers at Webster Hall, $30

12/2, 9:30 PM the Jentsch Group No Net premiere the brillint cult favorite jazz guitarist’s Topics in American History – his chamber jazz abstraction of historical themes and events – at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

12/2, 10 PM this era’s most chillingly cinematic, shadowy reverbtoned noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

12/2, 10 PM darkly torchy, individualistic psychedelic jazz/slowcore/noir singer Bianca Muniz with her band at Terra Firma 119 Ingraham St just off Porter, Bushwick, free, L to Montrose Ave

12/2-3, 10:30 PM state-of-the-art, pyrotechnically soulful trumpeter Ingrid Jensen leads her quintet at Smalls

12/2, 11 PM the Tsunambots – who put a creepy postrock spin on surf punk – followed at midnight by deviously theatrical oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co at Otto’s. The ‘Bots are also here the following night, 12/3 at midnight

12/3, 8 PM intense, rapturous Balkan/ Middle Eastern ensemble the Secret Trio –Tamer Pinarbasi, Ismail Lumanovski & Ara Dinkjian – at Roulette, $30

12/3, 8 PM Sarah Rara of Lucky Dragons plays solo electroacoustic works followed by mesmerizing sound sculptor Lesley Flanigan at the Kitchen, $15

12/3, 9 PM the Alan Lomax of surf rock, Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly extravaganza at Otto’s starts with Bongo Surf, at 10 the cinematically twangy Agent Octopus, at 11 the the Luau Cinders (to be known in the future as the Kaweem Abdoo Jabbaws) and creepy surfy postrockers the Tsunambots

12/3, 10 PM Haunted Gypsy play their ominous Siouxsie-esque goth rock at Leftfield 

12/4, starting at 9 AM an all-day Mannes Chamber Music Bash with performances across the campus at the New School’s Arnhold Hall: Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, Baisley Powell Elebash Recital Hall, Room 450, and the Glass Box Theater, program TBA  

12/4, 5 PM dynamic choral ensemble Musica Viva NY, joined by the Aeolus Quartet and colleagues bring the stormy heavenly battles of Bach’s four “Michaelmas” cantatas to life. Also on the bill: organist Renée Anne Louprette plays Knut Nystedt’s “Immortal Bach” and Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, at All Souls Church, 1157 Lexington Ave (at 80th St) $30

12/4, 5 PM the Daedalus String Quartet play Beethoven string quartets – one early (#1) and one late (#14) –  at the Lounge @ Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Avenue at W. 183rd St., suggested donation of $12 includes post-concert reception with the artists

12/5, 7 PM monster new music pianist Vicky Chow joins with the Momenta Quartet to play Alberto Ginastera’s hair-raising, rather sinister Piano Quintet, alongside rarely heard string quartets by two of his most celebrated students: Mesías Maiguashca and Joaquín Orellana at the Americas Society, 680 Park Ave at 68th St, $10 adv tix avail

12/5, 7 PM, repeating 12/17 and 1/5/17, 7 PM Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier perform their twisted theatre/cabaret show Tis the Season to Be Morbid with songs by Richard Maltby & David Shire, Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford, Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, an unpublished song by John Bucchino and Amanda McBroom, at Pangea, $25

12/6 7:30 PM a rare reunion of Austrian sax legend Karlheinz Miklin with his longtime American collaborators, Billy Hart on drums and Ron McClure on bass at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St, free but res req 

12/7, 6:30 PM thought-provoking musicologist and Oxford History of Western Music editor Richard Taruskin considers an artist’s obligation to society, based on his book The Dangers of Music, Taruskin’s talk will be followed by a discussion with GC professor Scott Burnham, with a musical interlude at Elebash Hall at CUNY, 365 5th Ave. north of 34th St., free but rsvp req

12/8, 7:30 PM hauntingly lyrical, grimly witty folk noir/Nashville gothic band Thee Shambels at Post Mark Cafe,326 6th St (4th/5th Aves), Park Slope, closest train is the R to 9th St.

12/8, 7:30 PM eclectic, badass alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin and her oldschool soul/jazz group at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

12/8, 9 PM pyrotechnic Balkan multi-reedman Greg Squared‘s Seyyah with the similarly amazing Kane Mathis on oud and Jenny Luna on vocals at Roots & Ruckus at the Jalopy

12/9, 8 PM psychedelic cumbia band Yotoco and the eclectic, Balkan/latin/funk brass Underground Horns at Drom, $10

12/9, 8 PM riveting Indian classical sitarist Ustad Shafaat Khan at the Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr (the BMCC auditorium on Chambers east of the river), $21

12/9, 10 PM one of the funniest men in rock, sardonically Beatlesque/Costelloesque powerpop songwriter Walter Ego at Sidewalk

12/10, 7:30 PM incomparable country/jazz/janglerock icon Amy Allison with Lee Feldman on piano at Dixon Place. Briliant new material! Devastatingly funny between-song banter!

12/10, 7:30 PM the Dessoff Choir sing works by Tavener, Handel, Bach, Robert Parsons and others at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $25/$15 stud/srs The program repeats 12/18 at 4 PM at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, 139 Saint Johns Place, Park Slope, B/Q to 7th Ave, 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza

12/12, 7:30 PM the Jack Quartet and vocal ensemble Ekmeles join forces to perform music from and celebrating northern climes:  John Luther Adams – Canticles of the Sky interspersed with works by Karin Rehnqvist, Kajia Saariaho, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Jean Sibelius and Marc Sabat at Music Mondays, Advent Church, northwest corner of 93rd and Broadway, free 

12/13, 7:30 PM pianist Anthony de Mare curates a dramatic evening in honor of Eric Satie’s 150th birthday year with fellow pianists Simone Dinnerstein, Adam Tendler and others at the Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St. west of Bowery, $27 tix avail

12/15, 7:3o PM wickedly tuneful, funky chambet-pop/funk/art-rock cellist/songwriter Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

12/15, 8 PM pianist Mara Rosenbloom‘s ferally tuneful improvisational trio celebrates her birthday, plus bassist Sean Conly’s Re:Action+1:with Michaël Attias and Tony Malaby, saxophones; Kris Davis, piano; Gerald Cleaver, drums) at Greenwich House Music School, $18/$15 stud/srs

12/16, 7 PM paradigm-shifting Indonesian bell orchestra works with Gamelan Son of Lion at Flushing Town Hall, $15

12/16-17 and 12-21-22, 8 PM, also 12/18 at 5 PM Alessandra Belloni‘s rustically witchy tarantella theatre spectacle La Cantata Dei Pastori, based on Andrea Perrucci’s traditional 17th century Neapolitan play, performed in Italian with English narration by La Befana, the “good Christmas witch,” with special guest from Apulia, Italy: Giovannagelo de Gennaro on vocals, accordion, bagpipe, viella at Theatre for the New City, 155 First Ave (between 9th & 10th Sts

12/17, 8 PM unpredictably eclectic, perennially edgy rising star alto saxophonist Aakash Mittal leads an improvisational trio at the Firehouse Space, $10

12/20, 8 PM members of the SLM Ensemble perform solo and chamber music compositions and improvisations for peace, feat. an amazing lineup: Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone, Yoon Sun Choi, voice, Julie Ferrara, oboe, english horn, Joe McPhee, saxophone, trumpet, Zafer Tawil, oud, ney, percussion, Dave Taylor, bass trombone, Min Xiao-Fen, pipa, Sarah Weaver, composer, electronics, at the Cell Theatre, 338 W. 23rd St, $20/$15 stud/srs 

12/31, 10 PM gritty downtown guitar god Marc Ribot leads a killer trio with an even more legendary rhythm section, Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor.MMW drummerBilly Martin does an electroacoustic duo with Ribot to open the night at Issue Project Room, $30

12/31, 11 PM in an annual St. Bart’s tradition, William Trafka, Director of Music and organist performs works by Bach, Böhm, Franck, and Willan on the grand Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Park Ave at 51st St, free, reception to follow.

1/12/17, 7:30 PM the Parker Quartet play Mendelssohn: Quartet No. 1 and Brahms: Clarinet Quintet at the Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St. west of Bowery, $27 tix avail

1/14/17, 7:30 PM check out this awesome lineup and awesome program of rare oboe and bassoon works; Stuart Breczinski, oboe; Cat Cantrell, oboe; Nanci Belmont, bassoon; Brad Balliett, bassoon; Liz Dorman, piano play Sonatine for Oboe and Bassoon, Jolivet; Duo Sonata for Two Bassoons, Sofia Gubaidulina; Trio Sonata for Two Oboes, Bassoon, and Harpsichord/Piano, Zelenka at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place, Park Slope, 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza, sugg don

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

New York City Live Music Calendar for November and December 2015

The new December/January calendar is here.

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

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

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

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. Next up: works by Debussy, Rameau and Mozart, 11/12 at 7 and 11/15 at 4 PM. Sugg don $10 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

Jan 7, 8, 12 at 7:30 PM plus Jan 9 at 6; Jan 10 at 2; Jan 11 at 4 PM the world premiere of Kaneza Schaal’s Go Forth, “ Schaal approaches the 3,000-year-old funerary text as an ancient performance score: excavating the spells and incantations to create a series of burial vignettes, fragments of translation, memory and imagination. Presented in the labyrinthine basement of Westbeth’s Artists Community in Chelsea, an essential artery of New York City’s artistic community, remnants of past legends, such as Merce Cunningham’s studios and the flood of Hurricane Sandy, line the walls. Photographic funerary murals usher the audience into the mythological landscape of the performance. Spurred by Schaal’s experience of ritualized grieving with her family in Rwanda,” at Westbeth Artists Community, 55 Bethune St in the west village, , $20 / $15 Students & Seniors, l./A./E/C to 14th St.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Three Wednesdays in November: 11/4. 11/11 and 11/18, 9ish iconic second-wave Afrobeat pioneers Antibalas – still vital and surprisingly terse after all these years – at Brooklyn Bowl The increasingly hard-funk oriented Emefe opens the 11/4 show at 9.

Wednesdays in December, 9ish the Slackers‘ timelessly soulful, bluesy frontman Vic Ruggiero at Grand Victory, $10

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

Thursdays in November, 7:30 PM subversively hilarious cabaret personality/chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite leads an all-star chamber-rock band playing her twistedly brilliant Marianne Faithfull parody/homage at Pangea, $20

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

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

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

Fridays in November, 9ish dynamic, intense Bulgarian sax star Yuri Yunakov and the Grand Masters of Gypsy Music at Mehanata

Fridays at 11 PM flamenco guitarist Ian Banks with special guests each week at St. Mazie’s (the old Rose Bar) on Grand St. just off the BQE in Williamsburg

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

Saturdays in November, 6 PM badass resonator guitarist and delta blues/oldtime hillbilly music maven Mamie Minch at Barbes

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

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

Sundays in November, 2 PM Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir play their deliriously fun mix of original eco-warrior gospel and edgy street theatre at Joe’s Pub, $15

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

Sundays in November 5 PM Afro-Peruvian jazz pianist/chanteuse Chi-Chi Glass leads a rotating series of bands at Barbes

Sundays in November, 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.

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 November, 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.

11/1, 2 PM ex-Fire in the Kitchen and current Ember Schrag band lead guitar monster Bob Bannister at Mayflower Bar

11/1, 3 PM a rare performance of Astor Piazzolla vocal music with pianist Pablo Zinger and a global cast of vocalists including Gizelzanath, Leonardo Granados (Venezuela) and Diana López (Honduras-USA) at the Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St (Elizabeth/Mott), $30

11/1, 4 PM Michelle Kim, violin; Wendy Sutter, cello; Bill Wolfram, piano play the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia for violin and cello; Brahms Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 101; Dvorak Piano Trio in F minor, Op. 65 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

11/1, 6 PM: clarinetist Ben Goldberg with guitar noisemeister and Wilco guy Nels Cline and Billy Mintz followed at 7 by the alto sax/violin duo of Patrick Brennan and Jason Hwang at Downtown Music Gallery, free

11/1, 8 PM a rare NYC appearance by pianist/songwriter Tris McCall – one of the few guys who deserves to be mentioned in the same sentence as Eivis Cotello -at Sidewalk. Nobody writes about dead-end suburban angst better than this guy.

11/1, 9 PM catchy, eclectic ska-pop/latin/reggae sounds from the Brown Rice Family at Brooklyn Bowl, $7

11/1, 10:30 PM neon-riffing stoner garage tunes with Sun Voyager at the Mercury, $8

11/2, 7 PM eerily playful, charismatic Nashville gothic/folk noir songstress Kelley Swindall at the Mercury, $10

11/2, 7:30 PM a memorial concert for the late great Bob Belden featuring the surviving members of his groups the Treasure Island Band, Animation/Imagination and Animation, at le Poisson Rouge, free

11/2, 8 PM 11-piece string ensemble String Power play everything from Slayer to Earth Wind & Fire at Branded Saloon

11/2, 8:30 PM the Daedalus Quartet play an all-Czech program: Martinu: Fantasie for Theremin, Oboe, Piano and Strings; Ullmann: String Quartet No. 3; Elisa Cilkova: String Quartet No. 3, Kalabis: String Quartet No 5. Op. 63, “In Memory of Marc Chagall”; Jezek: Bugatti Step at the 92nd St. Y, $30

11/2, 9 PM Amigo the Devil play their murderous folk noir at the Acheron, $10

11/2, 9 PM careening soulpunk/psychedelic band Clear Plastic Masks followed by Wanda Jackson-influenced Americana badass Nikki Lane at Bowery Ballroom, $15 gen adm

11/2, 10 PM deulling cello improvisations with Serena Jost and Matthew Robinson – creepy and cool! – at LIC Bar

11/2, 10:30 PM sultry, torchy, creepy noir soul bandleader/chanteuse Karina Denike at Cake Shop, $10

11/3, 7 PM a killer triplebill at Bowery Electric: purist, golden-roiced Americana songwriter Rebecca Turner, Tracy Island – the catchy, smart, literate new wave/psychedelic rock project from Ian and Liza of the WonderWheels and the Larch – playing the album release show for their new one and well-loved Americana duo the Kennedys playing the album releaes show for theirs, $9

11/3, 7 PM badass stars of klezmer violin Jake Shulman-Ment, Deborah Strauss and Alicia Svigals: at the Eldrigdge St. Synagogue, on Eldridge just north of Division in Chinatown, $20/$14 stud/srs

11/3, 8/10 PM soul belter Sharon Clark, backed by the Chris Grasso Trio, delivers songs of heartbreak and revenge at Iridium, $30, yikes!

11/3-8. 8:30/10:30 PM a week of John Zorn ensembles – with and without the downtown sax icon – at the Vanguard. Choice pick: 11/7 at 8:30 a quartet with Zorn, Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet) Bill Laswell (bass) Milford Graves (drums)

11/3, 9 PM newgrass banjo innovator Tony Trischka and his group followed by ex-Dylan lead guitarist Larry Campbell with singer Teresa Williams at Brooklyn Bowl, $15

11/3, 10 PM current Mingus band stars led by trumpeter Alex Sipiagin and including David Kikoski…piano; Boris Kozlov…bass ;Donald Edwards…drums at 55 Bar

11/4, 7 PM a rare rare solo show by Cementhead’s fiery, jangly guitarist Gordon Smethurst followed eventually at around 10 by hilarious faux-French rockers les Sans Culottes – whose new album Les Dieux Ont Soif is both great fun and potently relevant – at Grand Victory, $9

11/4, 8 PM powerhouse klezmer clarinetist Michael Winograd leads his band at Mehanata, $10 + 1 drink min

11/4, 8 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10

11/4, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel play works by women composers Julia Wolfe, Missy Mazzoli, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Lainie Fefferman, Mary Ellen Childs, Anna Clyne, Pamela Z, Paola Prestini and ETHEL’s own Dorothy Lawson at National Sawdust

11/5, 7 PM the Olympus Piano Trio play Rachmaninoff’s immortal, haunting Trio Elegiaque plus works by Ravel, Hatis and Mendelssohn at Merkin Concert Hall, free but rsvp required

11/5, 7 PM pianist Jessica Osborne focusees on music by women composers TBA at Spectrum, $15

11/5, 7:30 PM he cleverly lyrical, darkly funny Nashville gothic rock of Maynard & the Musties at Counterevolution, 37 W 17th St (bet 5th & 6th), 2nd floor,

11/5, 7:30/9:30 PM sassy, torchy oldtimey swing/saloon blues pianist/chanteuse Davina & the Vagabonds at B.B. King’s, $15

11/5, 7:30 PM latin jazz drummer extraordinaire Bobby Sanabria directs the MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra playing the music of James Brown, the Brecker Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire at Borden Auditorium at Manhattan School of Music, free, get there early!

11/5, 7:30/9:30 PM alto saxophonist Caroline Davis leads a quartet with Julian Shore – piano; Tamir Shmerling – bass; Jay Sawyer – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $15

11/5, 8 PM the most eclectic and arguably strongest songwriter in town, darkly and sardonically but also plaintively intense accordionist/singer Rachelle Garniez followed at 10 by pianist Alejandro Zuleta and band, who reinvent cumbia classics with a jazz and classical tinge, at Barbes

11/5, 9ish fiery, tuneful soul-punk rockers No Ice (succesor to the Brooklyn What) at the Gateway, 1272 Broadway (Lexington/Greene) in Bushwick, J to Gates Ave

11/5, 9 PM purist oldtime Americana songwriter Nora Jane Struthers with Joe Overton followed by cowpunk/Wilcoesque Americana band Parsonfield (FKA Poor Old Shine) and then newschool oldtimey/circus rock band Elephant Revival at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec

11/5, 9 PM awesomely catchy hip-hop brass crew the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at the Knitting Factory, $15 adv tix rec

11/6, 5:30 PM oldtime Memphis-style Americana jugband and stringband music with the Chitlin Cookers feat. “the tasty harmonica, the uke and bass singing of Trip Henderson, the wizard of the strings Ernie Vega on mandolin, guitar, and fiddle, Charlie Giordano on piano and accordion, and Peter Ford on the box bass” at the American Folk Art Museum

11/6, 7 PM Bora Kim, Karin Kuroda, Samantha Y. Shao and EXP’s sardonic, satirical multimedia piece I’m Making a Boy Band (IMMABB) about “reverse engineering a K-Pop band” with no Koreans in it, plus Christopher K. Ho‘s new performative lecture roams over  instructional diagrams  composed over the past year on “tiger” parenthood and life planning in an Asian/American context at CP Projects Space at SVA’s MA Curatorial Practice, 132 W 21st St, 10th Floor

11/6, 7 PM oldschool salsa dura night with Aguanile Na’ Ma at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $20

11/6, 7:30 PM the Brooklyn Art Song Society with Miori Sugiyama on piano perform “Songs of the Great War” by Vaughan Williams, Browne, Finzi and Gurney at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $20/$10 stud/srs

11/6, 8 PM firebrand, brilliantly lyrical noir blues rockers LJ Murphy and his ferocious band the Accomplices followed by Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band playing their hard-charging, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir after at 9, at Sidewalk

11/6, 8 PM Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics followed at 10 by followed by the most monstrously creepy noir twang instrumental band on the planet, Big Lazy at Barbes

11/6, 8 PM the inimitable, hilarious Mostly Other People Do the Killing play their LMFAO satire of 20s hot jazz – just one of the styles they pillory – at Bargemusic, $20. This sedate watercraft has never seen this kind of madness!

11/6, 8 PM the Nat Osborn Band – whose wry, cleverly lyrical New Orleans sounds come across somewhere in between Dr. John and Brother Joscephus – at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv tix rec

11/6, 8 PM Nashville gothic/ghoulabilly act the Bones of J.R. Jones at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

11/6, 8 PM newschool psych-pop/chamber pop bandleader Sam Kogon at at Baby’s All Right, $10

11/6, 8 PM Ensemble Mise-En plays new chamber works by New England composers: Keith Kirchoff, Beth Wiemann, Hiroya Miura and William Matthews at Mise-En Place in Bushwick (678 Hart St 1B), $20/$15 stud/srs includes a drink, L to Dekalb Ave

11/6, 8:30 PM two sax quartets on one bill? Yeah. Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet – Jenny Hill, Charley Gerard, Lívio Almeida, and Dimitri Moderbacher – playing Harry Smith works!, Plus New Thread Saxophone Quartet: Geoffrey Landman, Kristen McKeon, Erin Rogers, and Zach Herchen at I-Beam, $15

11/6, 8 PM moody Austin Americana/border rock chanteuse Gina Chavez and edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at at Bowery Electric, $10

11/6, 9 PM a stunningly eclectic night of guitar jazz: Nick Russo + 11 doing the 9th year reunion of the guitarists’s ambitious large ensemble debut album, followed at 10 by the wild female-fronted Hott Jazz Jumpers doing their album/dvd release show at Pete’s

11/6, 10 PM Franz Nicolay of World Inferno and a million other good carnivalesque bands, leading his own group at Grand Victory, $10

11/6, 10 PM a rare free show by the cutting-edge large jazz ensemble the Eco-Music Big Band, led by Marie Incontrera and featuring trumpeter John Korsrud at National Sawdust

11/6, 10 PM Antibalas spinoff Amayo’s Fu-Arkist-Ra play their original Afrobeat dance grooves at Meridian 23, $10

11/6, 10 PM bluegrass fiddle star Melody Allegra leads her band at at Hill Coutnry. They’re at Hill Country Brooklyn the next night 11/7 at 8 for free

11/6, 10:30 PM cutting-edge B3 organ and trombone soul/jazz grooves with the Jared Gold and Dave Gibson Band at the Fat Cat. Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens open the night at 9.

11/6, 11 PM stunningly eclectic female-fronted reggae/ska/janglerock/chamberpop band Bern & the Brights play the album release show for their new one at Maxwell’s, $10

11/6, 1:30 AM (morning of 11/7), cynical, chromatically searing cult favorite ex-Dominican metalcore band La Armada at the Acheron, $10

11/6, midnight unselfconsciously fun, chirpy 60s girlgroup revivalists Pep at Matchless

11/7, 3 PM a benefit for Somos Los Otros NY with Material Support (female-fronted political punk from Queens), intense hardcore crew Dominio Propio and Burden to the Grave (Brooklyn metal) Plus the screening of Xavier Robles’ documentary “Ayotzinapa: Chronicle of a State Crime” about the 2015 Iguala, Mexico massacre and disappearance of college students, at ABC No Rio

11/7, 4 PM Songs for Unusual Creatures – whose charming, psychedelic tributes to weirdness in the animal kingdom are suitable for adults as well as children – followed at 8 by boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at and then at 10 by Sinaloa-style mariachi/ranchera brass group Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

11/7, 7:15 PM edgy, wildly eclectic Middle Eastern/Sephardic/Ladino band Baladino at Drom, $15 adv tix rec. Followed at 9:30 PM (separate $10 adv tix adm) by Armenian-born chanteuse/percussionist Tatev leading her plaintive, soaring Middle Eastern jazz band. The astonishing, hard-hitting, psychedelic electric saz band Baba Zula play at midnight for $25 in advance if you’re feeling trippy and adrenalized.

11/7, 7;30 PM the Oliver Lake Organ Quartet at Bethany Baptist Church, 275 W Market St in Newark, free

11/7, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly four-band surf rock show at Otto’s begins at 9 with the Aquatudes, kick-ass original third-wavers Tsunami of Sound and 9th Wave – who are surpassed only by Dick Dale among currently active original surf bands at Otto’s

11/7, 9 PM dynamic female-fronted Boston newgrass trio Honeysuckle open for ten-piece country/carnivalesque/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10

11/7, 9 PM eclectic rising star jazz chanteuse Tammy Scheffer leads her sextet at BAM Cafe, free

11/7, 9 PM Magico Trio +2 – Vincent Chancey: french horn; Angelica Sanchez: piano; Joe Fonda: bass; Lou Grassi: drums. Omar Tamez: guitar & small instrumentsat the Firehouse Space, $10

11/7, 9 PM kick-ass psychedelic soul/blues/jamband Wild Adriatic followed by charismatic, psychedelic funkmeistress Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec

11/7 9 PM sardonic, theatrical bandleader Dan Kilian & the Millon Man Band followed eventually at 11 by Americana jamband American String Conspiracy at Freddy’s

11/7, 9ish ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene at Beast of Bourbon

11/7, 9ish playful, fun, eclectic oldtimey accordion/violin Americana/Romany/musette band the Wisterians at Moto in South Williamsburg

11/7, 9:30ish intense charismatic danceable metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rockers Escarioka at Mehanata

11/7, 9:30 PM Paul Collins – the ageless “king of powerpop,” who slayed earlier this month on a twinbill with Karla Rose & the Thorns – at Cake Shop, $10

11/7, Operator – who put a quirky motorik spin on trebly bass-fueled 80s inspired postpunk and postrock – at Secret Project Robot

11/8, half past noon vocal-and-guitar duoYael & Gabriel lead their combo playing Piaf classics at Highline Ballroom, $22 adv tix rec

11/8, 2 PM exhilarating female-fronted heavy psychedelic Argentine-American rock band Desert Flower – with punk, blues, noiserock and 70s metal influences- at Paperbox, free. They’re at Sidewalk on 11/14 at midnight.

11/8, 2 PM an extremely rare gig by Balkan gothic accordion monster Alec K Redfearn at Mayflower Bar

11/8, 3 PM the Washington Square Winds play works inspired by the Fauré Pavane, Op. 50, by Alex Weiser, Brian Erickson, and Stephanie Ann Boyd. at Spectrum, $!5

11/8, 4 PM Cappella Pratensis perform medieval choral works by Josquin at at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St, $10 seats avail.

11/8, 4 PM intense neoromatic/nuevo tango/noir soundtrack pianist Fernando Otero leads a quartet at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

11/8, 5 PM Now Ensemble – famous for their performance of Missy Mazzoli works – play an indie classical program TBA at National Sawdust, free

11/8, 5:45 PM ntense, lyrically brilliant, quirky female-fronted two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes followed eventually at 9:45 by the irresistibly named, darkly sizzling psychedelic garage punk rockers Anderson Council at Matchless, $10

11/8, 6 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at 55 Bar

11/8, 6 PM surfed-out tv themes and similarly cinematic sounds from Commercial Interruption followed eventually at 9 by the noir-inclined, bluesy Phil Gammage Quintet at Otto’s

11/8, 7 PM composer/clarinetist Mike McGinnis’ lush, gorgeously panoramic pastoral jazz nonet followed at 9 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

11/8, 8 PM a seriously evil improv jazz triplebill: Ava Mendoza / Daniel Carter / Kim Cass / Andrew Barker followed by a rare solo show by iconic avant violist Jessica Pavone and then James Ilgenfritz / Jeremiah Cymerman / Larry Kwartowitz at Jack, $12

11/8, 8:30 PM psychedelic funk band the People’s Champs – who’re going in more of an Afrobeat direction lately – bouncy Afrobeat orchestra Emefe and others play a Stevie Wonder cover night at Manhttan Inn, free

11/9, 8 PM lively Celtic folk act Tam Lin and intense, lyrically brilliant Americana/soul/janglerock tunesmith Matt Keating in the back room at Hifi Bar, free

11/9, 9:30 PM Yotoco, “the bastard child of Umoja Orchestra, Bioritmo, and Cumbiagra plays a melange of salsa, Afro-Cuban rumba, boleros, and cumbia” at Barbes

11/9. 9:30 PM edgy, distinctive jazz pianist Glenn Zaleski in a rare duo sho with bassist Desmond White at Mezzrow, $20/$10 stud.

11/9, 10:30 PM southern gothic chamber pop band Balthrop Alabama at the big room at the Rockwood

11/9, 11 PM The Oh Hellos – who put an elegant chamber pop spin on folk noir – at Bowery Ballroom are sold out. Good for them.

11/10, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble with soprano Alize Rozsnyai play Schoenberg’s immortally creepy Pierrot Lunaire at the Miller Theatre

11/10, 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.with Ben Tiberio on bass and Jason Archie on drums

11/10, 7 PM iconic New York downtown noir ensemble the Jazz Passengers followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan/Duke Ellington brass band Slavic Soul Party at Barbes.

11/10, 7 PM tuneful, edgy Texas tenor saxophonist Stan Killian and his quartet at 55 Bar

11/10, 7:30 PM a rare trio show by luminous, soulful pan-Latin jazz chanteuse Claudia Acuña with Pablo Vergara on piano and John Benitez on bass at Mezzrow, $20/$10 stud.

11/10, 8ish haunting, intense, wickedly tuneful Nashville gothic songwriter Jessie Kilguss and her band at Hifi Bar

11/10-15, 8:30/10:30 PM progressive jazz alto sax icon Steve Coleman leads a series of ensembles (including his Five Elements) at the Vanguard 

11/10, 9 PM Vitor Goncalves plays a rare solo piano and accordion set followed by a similarly rare accordion/a-cappella set by spine-tingling, charismatic Romany singer Eva Salina at Bar Lunatico

11/10, 9 PM Gisela Tangui & the Voodoo Cabaret play their darkly percussive hypnotic voodoo salsa and latin jazz grooves at Shrine

11/10, 9 PM the first-ever good twinbill in the history of the Bitter End with powerpop icon (and brilliant lead guitarist) Patti Rothberg and then searingly intense, charismatic, fearless acoustic punk blues siren Molly Ruth  at 10, $10

11/10, 9:30 PM the Bronx Conexion play their mighty salsa big band jazz at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10

11/11-12 this era’s state-of-the-art retro soul band, Lake Street Dive at the big room at the Rockwood are sold out. Figures!

11/11, 1 PM wildly popular early music choir Seraphic Fire sing Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Dixit Dominus; Jean-Joseph de Mondonville: Dominus Regnavit; George Frideric Handel: Dixit Dominus at Trinity Church

11/11, 6:15/8:30 PM the Modern Art Orchestra with special guest saxophonist Dave Liebman play a progarm including a new arrangement of Bartok’s Allegro Barbaro at Symphony Space, $16 adv tix rec

11/11, 6:30 PM tuneful, purposeful up-and-coming jazz guitarist Dave Juarez with Julian Smith on bass and Zack O’Farrill on drums at the Bar Next Door

11/11, 7 PM well-liked all-female Americana/newgrass harmony trio Underhill Rose at the third stage at the Rockwoodk, $12 gen adm + $10 drin min. They they jump in a cab and run from the Rockood to Hill Country for a free 9 PM show there.

11/11, 7 PM Czech-born chanteuse Lenka Lichtenberg & Fray play their kinetic yet swirling mashup of Middle Eastern, Balkan and Celtic sounds at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

11/11, 7 PM droll, amazingly eclectic jazz/ragtime/stoner folk quartet the Four Bags at Barbes

11/11, 8 PM a decent triplebill where the headliner should really be the opener: fiery female-fronted psychedelic/garage/honkytonk hellraisers Those Darlins, the Oh Hellos – who put an elegant chamber pop spin on folk noir and then fire-and-brimstone Americana dude Shakey Graves at Terminal 5, $27.50 adv tix rec

11/11, 8 PM whirlwind clarinetist Dimitri Zisl Slepovitch of Litvakus leads an allstar cast playing a Yiddish folk dance party at Mehanata, $10 + 1 drink min

11/11, 8 PM Ensemble Variances with composer-performers Lisa Bielawa and Thierry Pecou play new chamber and vocal works at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

11/11, 9 PM postrock improvisers Voice Coils followed eventually at 11 by intense acoustic art-rock/folk noir songwriter/chanteuse/force of nature Larkin Grimm at Palisades

11/11, 9 PM irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Freddy’s

11/11, 9 PM catchy, pensive newschool new wave with Royal Canoe at Bowery Ballroom, $15 gen adm

11/11, 9 PM global flapper hits and 30s Depression grooves from accordionist Erica Mancini at Moto in South Williamsburg

11/11, 9sh deviously fun oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band at at Radegast Hall

11/11, 10:30 PM psychedelia female-fronted Indian foli-rock/trip-hop/downtempo grooves with Tongues in Trees at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

11/12, 7 PM fiery, haunting, individualistic original soul/blues siren Lizzie Edwards’ band Lizzie & the Makers at the Shop in Bushwick

11/12, 7 PM the orchestra and piano version of Grieg’s Holberg Variations, Op. 40 – Part performed by 1B1 and pianist Christian Ihle Hadland at National Sawdust, $30

11/12, 8 PM oldschool C&W cult favorites Session Americana followed at 10 by the plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing of Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

11/12, 8 PM sound artist Matthew Goodheart plays his atmospheric electroacoustic works at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10, reception to follow

11/12, 9 PM brooding, velvet-voiced noir/southwestern gothic bandleader Raquel Vidal & the Monday Men at Shrine

11/12, 9 PM fuzztone garage rock monsters the Mystery Lights followed eventually at around 11 by the similar King Khan & BBQ Show at the Knitting Factory, $15 adv tix rec. King Khan is back here on the 14 th at around 11, same price

11/12, 9 PM Laura Cantrell – charismatic, hilarious bandleader and this era’s greatest Americana singer – at Berlin, $15

11/12, 10 PM Alfonso Velez – the rare Cure-influenced dark rocker who doesn’t suck – at the small room at the Rockwood

11/12, 10 PM hypnotically growling J&MC-influenced Alabama postpunk/postrock/dark shoegaze band GT at Rock Shop, $10

11/13, 6 PM tabla artist Suphala with the great Zafer Tawil on oud and violin playing Moroccan court music in Gallery 456 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm /

11/13, 7 PM pianist Matteo Arevalos plays a program of modern Italian composers TBA at Spectrum, $15

11/13, 8 PM the New York Classical Players perform Piazzolla’s Four Seasons in Buenos Aires plus Brazilian composer Ney Rosauro’s Marimba concerto, performed by Tomoya Aomori at Flushing Town Hall, free w/rsvp

11/13, 8 PM sultry retro 1930s/40s Franco-American swing band les Chauds Lapins followed at 10 by Diego Obregón leading his Afro-Colombian marimba band at Barbes

11/13, 8 PM a solid ska-punk lineup, in reverse order, at the Knitting Factory: Mustard Plug, Survay Says!, hilarious 80s cover skankers Rude Boy George, Sunnyside Social Club, $13 adv tix rec

11/13, 8 PM pianist/indie classical composer Michael Rose (not the reggae guy) plays his own Rilke Songbook suite as well as Janacek’s Diary of One Who Disappeared at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $20/$10 stud

11/13, 9 PM bewitchingly fun. darkly catchy, eclectic cello/vocal duo the Whiskey Girls followed by psychedelic pop chanteuse/bandleader Miwa Gemini at Branded Saloon

11/13, 9 PM creepy gutter blues/garage-psych band Dark Carpet at Fifth Estate in the South Slope

11/13, 9 PM trippy keyboard-driven funk and downtempo grooves with Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle at Fontana’s, $10

11/13, 9 PM edgy, kinetic Balkan brass unit West Philadelphia Orchestra and NYC’s most epic, intense, battle-ready original Balkan brass ensemble, Raya Brass Band playing the album release show for their new one at Littlefield, $15

11/13, 10 PM sitarist/ multi-instrumentalist Dawoud (formerly of Renegade Sufi) leads his new trippy electroacoustic raga group God’s Unruly Friends at BAM Cafe, free

11/13, 11 PM socially aware, oldtimey-flavored Americana band 2/3 Goat at Hill Country, free

11/13, midnight haphazardly edgy, Middle Eastern-tinged guitarist Yonatan Gat and band at Palisades1/24 he’s at the Knitting Factory at 9 for $10

11/14, noon smart, deviously eclectic pianist Lee Feldman’s Night Owls: with Ben Gallina (bass) + David Berger (drums) play their sophisticated, witty take on classic tv themes and more at Pangea, $10 or $25 for family of 4

11/14, 4 PM a marathon six-hour concert of eclectic Colombian sounds featuring (probably in reverse order) Gregorio Uribe Big Band, Cumbia Universal, Bulla en el Barrio, Pablo Mayor/Foklore Urbano’s “El Barrio Project”, Los Aliens, Alejandro Florez and the Tin Throat Project, Cumbia River Band, Sebastian Cruz Cheap Landscape, Veronica Tierra, Olga Dominguez Sextet and more at the Poisson Rouge, $25

11/14, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet featuring trumpet (Ben Holmes), bass trombone (Max Seigel) and baritone saxophone (Alex Hamlin), and related French Poetry (read by Barbes chef de boîte Olivier Conan at Barbes, where else, right?

11/14, 5 PM haunting, atmospheric, erudite, calmly shattering folk noir songwriter Liz Tormes at Pete’s

11/14, 7:15 PM  dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues

11/14, 8 PM ageless reggae-rock-groove band Faith followed at 9 by Western Estates and then at 10 by percussive postrock pioneers the Wharton Tiers Ensemble at Matchless, $8

11/14, 8 PM Jordanian art-rock/flamenco/Middle Eastern singer-guitarist Farah Siraj at Roulette, $25/$21 stud/srs

11/14, 8 PM innovative four-man choral group NY Polyphony sing elegiac sacred works from across the centuries by Andrew Smith, Francisco de Peñalos, Cyrillus Kreek and Loyset Compère at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46t h St., $30 seats avail.

11/14, 9:30ish intense Romany brass band Black Masala at Mehanata

11/14, 10 PM whirlwind electric punkgrass/honkytonk crew Demolition String Band,at Skinny Dennis

11/14, 10 PM Rebellum – Burnt Sugar Arkestra’s “Avant Splinter Cell” keeping the large ensemble jamband thing alive at BAM Cafe, free

11/15, 11 AM (in the morning) Iranian chanteuse/multi-instrumentalist Hani Niroo and her five-piece ensemble play “an interactive musical journey to explore Persian language and culture” for families and children of all ages and languages. Introduce your kids to this stuff now and they’ll thank you for life. At Merkin Concert Hall, $28

11/15, half past noon edgy jazz chanteuse Ramona Renea and her combo play a thematic, politically relevant Nina Simone tribute show at Highline Ballroom, $22 adv tix rec

11/15, 4 PM pianist Sofya Mellikyan plays works by Armenian composers Aram Khachaturian, Komitas Vardapet, Eduard Sadoyan , Alexander Arutunian, Jirayr Shahrimanyan and Arno Babadjanian to commenorate the 100th anniverary of the genocide in Armenia at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under sixes

11/15, 5 PM Andrii Didorenko and Yuliya Basis play violin and piano sonatas by Vivaldi, Schubert, Milhaud, and Didorenko at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow.

11/15, 6 PM a free screening of a cult favorite 1965 British documentary on natural disasters, “Compiled of film gathered from all over the world, including unique footage of an Alaskan earthquake taken by a sailor who was filming people on a jetty only a few seconds before the disaster occurred. The camera ran on during the first onslaught of the earthquake.”  …To be accompanied by archive shorts, cartoons, and other ephemera from the California-based 3TON archive” at the Knockdown Center in Maspeth.

11/15, 8 PM a rare US apprearance by Hungarian pianist Gábor Csalog playing music by Liszt, Ligeti, Beethoven and Bartok at Symphony Space, freew/rsvp

11/15, 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

11/15, 8 PM noisy jazz improv bookending a droll vocal/trumpet duo: Zevious (guitarist Mike Eber, drummer Jeff Eber and bassist Johnny DeBlase) followed by the Twins of El Dorado (Joe Moffett: trumpet, Kristin Slipp: voice) and then Voice Coils (Kelly Moran: synthesizer, Sam Garrett: guitar, composition, Caley Monahon-Ward: guitar, Kevin Wunderlich: bass, Cameron Wisch: drumset) at Jack, $12

11/15, 9 PM the Super Friends Band play surf and soul classics at Shrine

11/16, 6 PM the Osso String Quartet – who shift between art-rock and indie classical – followed at 9 byfollowed at 9 by jazz legend and twin-reedman George Braith leading his group at the Fat Cat

11/16, 7 PM virtuoso cinematic psychedelic/western swing steel guitar player Raphael McGregor leads his eclectic band at Barbes

11/16, 7:30 PM the NY Philharmonic‘s Contact new-music chamber series presents performances of recent works: Adam Schoenberg’s Fleeting (2008), Nathan Heidelberger’s Halve Time (quartet after Zeno) (2012), Caroline Mallonée’s Unless Acted Upon: Manifestations of Newton’s First Law (2011), and Kate Sope at National Sawdust, $25

11/16, 8 PM creepy noir chamber pop/murder ballad duo Charming Disaster and a bunch of murderously inclined songwriters play the monthly murder ballad night at Branded Saloon. You should come out if you’re in the hood – gonna be fun!

11/16, 8 PM the self-explanatory. reliably rousing, Djangoesque Alex Simon Gypsy Swing Ensemble at Radegast Hall

11/16, 8:30 PM soaring, rapturous jazz chanteuse Whitney James with Ethan Mann on Guitar and Gregg August on bass at the Bar Next Door

11/16, 9 PM smart, intense, original blue-eyed soul/Americana songwriter Jo Williamson at LIC Bar

11/17, 6 PM powerhouse, eclectic, up-and-coming tenor saxophonist Carl Bartlett Jr. leads a trio at the Garage, free

11/17, 6:30 PM the Carducci String Quartet play Shostakovich Stirng Quartets Nos. 8 and 9 – the real, real, haunting ones – at le Poisson Rouge, $10

11/17, 7 PM NYC’s most haunting, inscrutable, lyrically brilliant noir band Karla Rose & the Thorns at the Mercury, $10

11/17, 7 PM luminous, intense, enigmatic art-rock chanteuse/cellist/multi-instrumentalist Serena Jost followed at 9 by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

11/17, 7 PM a wind/string subset of International Contemporary Ensemble play electroacoustic works by Pierre Boulez and George Lewis, plus a world premiere by Olga Neuwirth at National Sawdust, $25. They’re also here on 11/19 at 9:30 PM and 11/21 at 10.

11/17 7:30 PM a rare intimate duo show with haunting, intense flamenco jazz pianist Chano Dominguez with Alexis Cuadrado on bass at Mezzrow, $20/$10 stud.

11/17, 7:30 PM dusky Midwestern gothic acoustic songstress Julie Byrne followed by an ambient/indie classical twinbill: Port St. Willow playing Syncope and Bing & Ruth playng City Lake at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec

11/17, 8 PM irrepressible, historically informed, folk noir/jangly rock songwriter Elisa Flynn leads an evening of “songs of antagonism and rivalry” with Lys Guillorn, Maharajah Sweets, Dan Cullinan, Wifey, Sarah Bisman, Neville Elder, John LaPolla, plus a eading by Kevin Kinsella at the Way Station

11/17-22, 8/10 PM one of the most tersely interesting and melodically gifted performers in the avant garde, harpist Zeena Parkins leads a variety of ensembles at the Stone. Choice pick: the 8 PM show on 11/18 , a trio with drummer Jim Black and guitar monster Nels Cline. This one may call for an amp on the harp!

11/17, 8:30 PM amazingly prolific, tuneful third-stream jazz pianist Satoko Fujii leads her surprisingly improvisaitonal Tobira with Natsuki Tamura a.k.a. ‘Kappa Maki “– trumpet;; Todd Nicholson – bass; Yoshi Shutto – drums at I-Bem, 15

11/17, 8:30 PM Washington State’s awesome oldschool Caleb Klauder Country Band at the Jalopy, $10

11/17, 9ish dark, charismatic, mischieviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez plays the album release show for her new one at Dixon Place

11/17, 9ish darkly torchy oldtimey swing bandleader/chanteuse Heather Holloway & the Heebie Jeebies at Radegast Hall

11/17, 10:30 PM sprawling gospel-rock orchestra Jesus on the Mainline – featuring spectacular frontwoman Mel Flannery – at Rough Trade, $10 adv tix rec

11/18-22, 7:30 PM this era’s most cutting-edge, politically relevant large jazz ensemble, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society premieres their latest, hauntingly relevant conspiracy theory-themed album Real Enemies at BAM’s Harvey Theatre, $25 tix avail

11/18, 8 PM Klezmerfest! w/saxophonist/”jazz rabbi” and tenor saxophonist Greg Wall, Jordan Hirsch, Zev Zions, Brian Glassman, Aaron Alexander at Mehanata, $10 + 1 drink min

11/18, 8 PM XTC cover night with bands/artists TBA, should be good, at Hifi Bar. Dear god, still making plans for Nigel?

11/18, 9 PM state-of-the-art, shapeshifting jazz violinist Zach Brock at the small room at the Rockwood

11/18, 9 PM trumpeter Gordon Au’s lively, oldtimey swing unit the Grand Street Stompers at Radegast Hall

11/19, 7 PM gloomy 80s minimalist art-rockers the Ocean Blue play their debut and Cerulean albums at the Mercury, $20

11/19-22, 7:30/9:30 PM one of this era’s most consistently interesting, shapeshifting trumpeters, Dave Douglas leads his awesome quintet with Jon Irabagon – saxophones; Matt Mitchell – piano; Linda Oh – bass; Rudy Royston – drums at the Jazz Standard, $30

11/19, 7:30 PM the NY Philharmonic play an all-Rachmaninoff program with the rarely heard, faux-Tschaikovsky Symphony No. 1 and the 4th Piano Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail. The prpgram repeats on 11/20 at 2 (two0 PM and then on 11/21 at 8.

11/19, 7:30 PM fiery fiddler Alicia Svigals‘ Klezmer Express at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes

11/19, 7:30/9:30 PM luminous, soulful pan-Latin jazz chanteuse Claudia Acuña with a killer quintet with Samora Pinderhughes – piano; Juancho Herrera – guitar; John Benitez – bass; Yayo Serka – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $15. 11/24 they’re at Seeds at 9.

11/19, 8 PM a rare reunion show with one of the zeros’ most exhilarating Romany/klezmer string bands, Romashka at the Jewish Museum, $13 adv tix rec, admission is for both museum galleries and concert

11/19, 8 PM brilliant, fiery, intense Balkan/bluegrass fiddler Sarah Alden & the Red Hot Rubies at Barbes

11/19, 8 PM devious oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s. 11/21 they’re at East Village Social, 126 St. Marks Place (between First Avenue and Avenue A) with sets at 1:30 and 3 PM 

11/19, 8 PM Ensemble Mise-En plays exciting new works by Danish composers Per Nørgård, Hans Abrahamsen, Bent Sørensen, Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen, and Simon Steen-Andersen, at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave, $15

11/19, 8 PM intense indie classical viola/piano duo Maria Strojniak & Myla Kato-DuVally at the Firehouse Space, $10

11/19, 9 PM a subset of mighty all-female Brazilian drum troupe BatalaNYC, featuring the amazing Viva DeConcini on pyrotechnic lead guitar and Jen Nascimento on vocals at Meridian 23, email for $10 list

11/19, 9 PM hot 20s swing with trumpeter Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Radegast Hall

11/19, 9:30 PM first-class oldtimey acoustic blues guitarist/singer Elizabeth Wise at Caffe Vivaldi

11/20, 5:30 PM tuneful Americana/blues guitarist Jon LaDeau followed by popular folk songwriter Terry Radigan, and edgliy Santa Cruz folk-blues songwriter Laura Meyer at the American Folk Art Museum

11/20, 6 PM toy piano pioneer Margaret Leng Tan in Gallery 217 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

11/20, 8 PM Ymusic play Robert Sirota’s high-voltage new chamber work, Epimetheus plus world premieres by Paul Wiancko and Nate Thatcher at New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St, $25/$20 stud/srs

11/20, 7 PM Naoko Shimizu, viola with Anna Stoytcheva, piano play works by Schumann, Schubert and Franck at the Bulgarian Consulate, 121 E 62nd St., free

11/20, 7:30/9:30 PM up-and-coming trumpet sensation Adam O’Farrill leads a quartet with Chad Lefkowitz-Brown – saxophone; Walter Stinson – bass; Zack O’Farrill – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22

11/20, 7:30 PM works by David T. Little, Donnacha Dennehy, Jacob ter Veldhuis, and Steven Mackey. Trio Chimera was formed in 2015 by violinist Courtney Orlando, cellist Brian Snow, and pianist James Johnston at National Sawdust, $25

11/20, 8 PM surf/twang instrumental rockers the Bakersfield Breakers – whose new album is a dead ringer for something from 1963, unbelievably cool and fun – at Singlecut Beersmiths, 19-33 37th St (19/20 Aves) in Astoria, free, N/Q to Ditmars Blvd (last stop)

11/20, 8 PM ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene at Bowery Electric

11/20, 8 PM popular garage-psych/janglerock/powerpop band the Grip Weeds at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (the BMCC auditorium on Chambers east of the highway), $15

11/20, 8 PM Morrocan trance band Innov Gnawa followed at 10 by followed by horn-driven Colombian party band Chia’s Dance Party at Barbes

11/20, 8 PM pianist Lara Downes plays a lovestruck/heartbroken program including Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet before Parting, Op. 75, No. 10, Schumann’s Fantasiestücke Op. 12 and works by Vladimir Drozdoff, Debussy and Billie Holiday at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

11/20, 8 PM indie classical chamber supergroup Ymusic play Robert Sirota’s high-voltage new chamber work, Epimetheus plus world premieres by Paul Wiancko and Nate Thatcher at New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St, $25/$20 stud/srs

11/20, 8 PM the Jack Quartet with Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic play the world premiere of Geoffrey Gordon’s Clarinet Quintet.plus works by Earl Brown and John Luther Adams at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

11/20, 8 PM hard-hitting funk/Afrobeat band Shelley Nicole’s Blakbushe at e at C’Mon Everybody $10

11/20, 9 PM the ageless king of the edgy downtown NYC rock anthem, Willlie Nile at Higihline Ballroom, $25 adv tic req

11/20, 9 PM smart, politically-fueled Irish rocker Niall Connolly and band at the big room at the Rockwood. 11/22 at 7 he’s at LIC Bar

11/20, 9:30 PM a rare duo show with bassist Buster Williams and lyrical pianist Renee Rosnes at Mezzrow, $20 bar seats avail.

11/20, 10 PM diverse, often haunting original Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys at Freddy’s

11/20, 10 PM macabre garage/psychedelic band the Amphibious Man followed by ghoulpunks Danse de Sade at Fifth Estate

11/20, 10 PM roots reggae group Royal Khaoz at Silvana

11/20, 10:30 PM the Midwestern Willie Nile: dramatic, Celtic-tinged anthemic four-on-the-floor rockers the Ike Reillly Assassination at the Mercury, $15

11/21, 1 PM Falu – widely considered the foremost interpeter of Hindustani classical vocalas in the US – leads a quartet celebrating Diwali, plus Indian food and wares at Flushing Town Hall, $20/$15 stud/srs

11/21, 3 PM eerily playful, charismatic Nashville gothic/folk noir songstress Kelley Swindall at Caffe Vivaldi

11/21, 7 PM Binky Griptite of the Dap-Kings playing blues, followed by Fred Thomas (ex-James Brown’s Jbs) and then the Lyres, still running if maybe on alcohol fumes, at Grand Victory, $15

11/21, 7:30/9:30 PM Dave Liebman leads his Expansions Group on soprano sax, with Chad Lefkowitz-Brown – saxophone; Walter Stinson – bass; Zack O’Farrill – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22

11/21, 8 PM the irrepressible Ellia Bisker’s explosive Balkan/New Orleans flavored Funkrust Brass Band at Red Lantern Bicycles, 345 Myrtle Ave (Carlton/Adelphi), Bed-Stuy, a hike from the DeKalb B/D, $5 don to cranksgiving.org

11/21, 8 PM badass resonator guitarist and delta blues/oldtime hillbilly music maven Mamie Minch, followed at by guitar sideman to the legends, Smokey Hormel‘s Secret Family at Barbes

11/21, 8 PM lushly hypnotic Indonesian bell orchestra Gamelan Kusuma Laras at Roulette, $25/$21 stud/srs

11/21, 8 PM the Karl Berger Improvising Orchestra – who are pretty much unsurpassed at creating dark, surrealistically swinging big band jazz by the seat of their collective pants – at at the Firehouse Space, $10

11/21, 9 PM NYC ferocoiusly assaultive horror surf legends the Coffin Daggers, garage-psych band the Cosmic Light Shapes, the similar Britemores and hilarious faux-French rockers les Sans Culottes – whose new album Les Dieux Ont Soif is both great fun and potently relevant – at Hank’s, note $7 cover

11/21, 9ish slyly humorous urban country bandleader Alex Battles & Whisky Rebellion at Freddy’s

11/21, 9ish sly, devious female-fronted horror punk/surf/darkwave band the Long Losts at the Cobra Club in Bushwick

11/21, 10 PM awesome low-register original vintage-style Cuban psycho mambo band Gato Loco at BAM Cafe, free

11/21, 10 PM Arki play classic, haunting, otherworldly Ethiopiques funk grooves at Silvana

11/22, 2 PM Courtney & Western frontwoman and NYC alt-country poineer Courtney Lee Adams, Jr at Mayflower Bar, 132 Greene Ave. in Ft. Greene

11/22, 2 PM a historically-rich multimedia program with two international tsimbl (Balkan/Ukrainian Jewish hammered dulcimer) players, Pete Rushefsky and Walter Zev Feldman plus special guests performing rare Polish klezmer music from across the centuries at the the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, $10/$7 stud/srs

11/22, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Verdi: Forza del Destino Overture; Mahler: Songs of the Wayfarer; Strauss: Death and Transfiguration at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow

11/22, 4 PM Lindsay Garritson, piano, Igor Pikayzen, violin, and Mihai Marica cello play Beethoven Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1 No. 2; Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L. 140; Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

11/22, 7 PM smart, lyrically-fueled, female-fronted oldschool honkytonk band the Honeycutters at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

11/22, 7 PM Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra plays new works by Michael Attias, Dan Blake, Joseph Daley, Jessica Pavone at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

11/22, 7:30 PM Balkansky feat. Bulgarian kaval legend Theodosii Spassov and special guest Bulgarian chanteuse Vlada Tomova play their bewitching electroacoustic hypno-folk at Drom, $20 adv tix rec

11/22, 7:30 PM Xenia Rubinos singing Nina Simone – WHOAH! – and joining others in a tribute to the soul legend at Manhattan Inn, free

11/22, 8 PM original Django-influenced Romany guitar swing band Ultrafaux at Silvana

11/22, 8 PM 70s stoner stoul and blaxploitation soundtrack legend Roy Ayers at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

11/22, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Cantata Profana perform a French-themed program including Poulenc’s raucous and irreverant Le Bal Masqué to the tristesse of Louis-Nicolas Clerambault’s savagely dramatic solo cantata Médée, at Dixon Place, $20/$12 stud

11/22, 8 PM monster drummer Weasel Walter leads his bludgeoningly improvisational Large Ensemble through two sets at Jack, $12

11/22, 9 PM 60s/70s powerpop/proto-punk legends the Flamin’ Groovies’ first-ever Williamsburg show at Baby’s All Right, $20

11/22, 10 PM longtime Jamaican roots reggae crooner/opening act Mark Dillon leads his roots band at Shrine

11/23, 7 PM torchy intense southwestern gothic songwrite Julia Haltigan and her excellent band at the big room at the Rockwood

11/23, 7:30 PM art-rock/chamber-pop pianist/songwriter Dane Terry at Pangea

11/23, 8 PM creepy Lynchian reverb guitarist/chanteuse Catfox, harsh noisemakers Channel 63, performance artist Borts Minorts and menacing cellist/composer Valerie Kuehne‘s: Horror Vacui at Panoply Performance Lab in Bushwick, $10

11/23, 8 PM composer/conductor Adam Rudolph’s improvisational 11-piece Go Organic Guitar Orchestra with Nels Cline, David Gilmore, Miles Okazaki, Damon Banks, Marco Cappelli, Liberty Ellman, Joel Harrison, Jerome Harris, Brandon Ross, Kenny Wessel play the album release show for their new one at Roulette, $20/$15

11/23, 9 PM rockabilly/honkytonk guitar maven and classic pop stylist Monica Passin a.k.a. L’il Mo at Skinny Dennis

11/23, 9 PM sweeping, swinging vibraphone jazz with the Behn Gillece Quartet at the Fat Cat

11/23, 10 PM edgy female-fronted funk band Eliza & the Organix – feat. swirly alto sax player Kristen Tivey –at Pete’s

11/24, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, Ensemble Signal play works for cello and percussion by David Lang, Caroline Shaw, Ken Thomson and Iannis Xenakis at the Miller Theatre, free

11/24, 6:30 PM performances by Colombian vocalist and cuatro player Johanna Castañeda and harpist Vidal Garzón; Gambian kora player and jail (praise singer) Alhaji Papa Susso; and members of stark, haunting Central Asian group Ensemble Shashmaqam.and a discussion of the current crisis in US immigration reform at Elebash Hall at CUNY, 365 5th Ave. just north of 34 th St., free but rsvp reqd

11/24, 7 PM a “new trio continuing on the path laid by the groundbreaking Jimmy Giuffre 3. The group will be performing a set of brand new music alongside themes by Britten, Stravinsky and more. Ben Goldberg – clarinet, Liberty Ellman – guitar, Max Johnson – bass.” followed at 9 by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

11/24, 7:30 PM a rare NYC appearnce by pensive Istanbul-based classically-tinged jazz pianist Burak Bedikyan leading a quartet with Loren Stilllman on alto sax at Drom, $10 adv tix rec. They’re also at Pangea the following night, 11/25 at 7 for $20

11/24, 7:30 PM haunting Romany chanteuse Sanda Weigl presents her latest multimedia project, Jaunt into My Eerie Heart with projections and Marie Pohl as the “guest storyteller of fantastic fairy tales and translations” at Joe’s Pub, $18

11/24, 7:30 PM “Pittsburgh’s premier new music series, Music on the Edge, presents its first New York show featuring a rare performance of Burr Van Nostrand’s sound-texture piece, Fantasy Manual for Urban Survival. This piece will receive its New York premiere by the phenomenal Dave Eggar (cello), Lindsey Goodman (alto flute), and Eric Moe (prepared piano). Also featured on the program is Amy Williams’ First Lines, Eric Moe’s Let Me Tell U About R Specials, Roger Zahab’s deceived by starlight and a spunky twenty-eight, Lee Hyla’s One

11/24-29 (skipping Thanksgiving, 11/26), 8/10 PM free jazz trombone powerhouse Steve Swell leads a series of groups at the Stone, $15. Choice pick: the 8 PM, 11/25 show Kende Dreams: Hommage to Bela Bartok with Rob Brown (alto saxophone) Connie Crothers (piano) Larry Roland (bass) Chad Taylor (drums)

11/24-29, 8:30/10:30 PM well-regarded, lyrical jazz pianist Jason Moran & the Bandwagon at the Vanguard

11/24, 9 PM the NYC debut of the most exciting, politically vital Jamaican roots reggae band in a long time, Raging Fyah – this century’s closest thing to Israel Vibration – at Milk River,960 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn

11/24, 9:30 PM latin jazz percussion legend Wlllie Martinez y La Familia Sextet at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe $10

11/24, 10 PM intense, eclectic original Balkan clarinet/violin/oud/percussion quartet Sherita at Pete’s

11/25, 7 PM intense Mediterranean/Middle Eastern violinist/composer Maria Manousaki playing the album release show for her new one followed by eclectic Americana/highway rock bandleader Diane Gentile with the amazing Jason Victor (from Steve Wynn’s band) on lead guitar at the big room at the Rockwood

11/25, 8 PM Briitish klezmer songstress Polina Shepherd and band at Mehanata, $10 + 1 drink min

11/25, 9 PM guitarist Tom Csatari’s tectonically shifting ten-piece “drone-jazz orchestra“ Uncivilized followed eventually at 11 by James T. Psychopath’s through-composed noise drones at Bizarre Bushwick, 12 Jefferson St off Myrtle, J/M to Myrtle Ave., free

11/25, 9 PM oldschool-style high plains C&W singer Hope Debates & North 40 at Bar Chord. Damn, this woman can flat-out sing

11/25, 9 PM rustic, eclectic newschool front-porch folk songwriter Caroline Ferrante at Silvana

11/27, 7:30 PM ambient Americana/film composer Goldmund followed by intense Ukrainian composer/pianist Lubomyr Melnyk playing the album release show for his new one Rivers & Streams at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

11/27-29, 8:30 PM tuneful third-stream pianist Romain Collin with Clarence Penn on drums and Harish Raghavan on bass at Iridium

11/27, 9 PM darkly intense Romany/noir Mediterranean rock bassist/bandleader Honeybird at Rock Shop, $10

11/27, midnight boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Hill Couutry

11/28. 2 PM the NY Philharmonic play Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances plus works by Handel, Glinka and Albinoni at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail

11/28, 5 PM intense, lyrically brilliant Americana/soul/janglerock tunesmith Matt Keating followed at 6 by the timelessly, darkly carnivalesque Vic Thrill and at 10 by original front-porch folk purist Joanna Sternberg at Pete’s

11/28, 8 PM reliably tuneful, Balkan trumpet maven Ben Holmes & supersonic, erudite accordionist Patrick Farrell debut their new suite a cycle of compositions based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Conqueror Worm”. at Barbes

11/28, 8 PM the Eddie Palmieri Salsa Jazz Orchestra at B.B. King’s, $32.50 adv tix rec, expensive, but the guy’s a salsa piano jazz legend and he’s still amazing.

11/28, 8 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra with violin soloist Eric Wyrick play Boccherini’s Symphony No. 6, Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances suite and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at NJPAC in Newark, $20 seats avail.

11/28, 8 PM amazingly eclectic flamenco/Romany jazz/Mediterranean guitarist Alberto Lombardi at Session 73, 1359 1st Ave

11/28, 9 PM one of the great saxophonists in the history of ska, Dave Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 followed by the eclectic, wickedly tuneful, dub-inspired Kiwi – the best roots reggae band in the tri-state area – at Maxwell’s, $10

11/28, 9 PM ageless roots reggae harmony trio the Mighty Diamonds – who were responsible for the original Pass the Kutchie – at SOB’s, $15 adv tix rec

11/28, 9 PM all-female psychedelic Brazilian cover band AsLolas – featuring killer lead guitarist Viva DiConcini – play 70s classics by Os Mutantes and others followed at 10 by hard-hitting bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote playing hot Afrobeat-tinged funk grooves Silvana 

11/28, 9:30 PM they love piano/bass duos at Mezzrow: the latest is Kenny Werner with Scott Colley, $20 bar seats avail.

11/29, 2 PM world premieres of new vocal works by Katherine Balch, Matthew Browne, Jason Thorpe Buchanan, Jaehyuck Choi, Takuma Itoh, John Liberatore, Loren Loiacono, Sky Macklay,Gity Razaz, and Kathryn Salfelder performed by the New York Virtuoso Singers, led by Harold Rosenbaum. at National Sawdust, $25

11/29, 6 PM rapturous, adventurous Japanese folk-influenced jazz with  Emi Makabe…(voice, shamisen & compositions with Vitor Gonçalves…piano & accordion; Thomas Morgan…bass; Vinnie Sperrazza…drums at 55 Bar

11/29, 6 PM trumpet trio Kate Amrine, Lynn Chao and Alexandria Smith join forces with cellist Peri Mauer for works by Bach, Britten, David Lang, Mauer herself, Giacinto Scelsi, Jacob Elion and more at Good Shepherd RC Church, 1950 Batchelder St.(Ave S/T), Mill Basin, Brooklyn, free, B/Q to Ave. U then take the Ave. U bus about 20 blocks

11/29, 8 PM Dither’s James Moore (guitar), James Ilgenftriz (bass), Brian Chase (drums) doingthe first installation of Moore’s larger cycle of music for Ilgenfritz’s Anagram Ensemble, inspired by the poetry and line drawings from Unica Zürn’s Hexentexte.followed by PAK or Not – Ron Anderson (guitar), Stuart Popejoy (bass), Sarah Bernstein (violin), Alex Cohen (drums) at Jack, $12

11/29, 8 PM dancehall reggae pioneer Capleton at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec

11/29, 9 PM stylstically diverse, reliably colorful, lyrical jazz pianist Lou Rainone leads his Sextet at the Fat Cat

11/29, open mic for MCs at 10, show at 11, End of the Weak with appearances by Jesse James, James Lion, Chris Rivers, and EPMD’s Parrish Smith at Bowery Electric, $10

11/30, 7 PM a concert in remembrance of the victims of the holocaust in Armenia a hundred years ago with Alissa Margulis – violin • Mischa Maisky – cello • Elena Lisitsian – piano Lily Maisky – Piano • Annie Dutoit – narration, performing music of Tschaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Katchaturian, Shostakovish, Babadjanian, Dvorak and Komitas at le Poisson Rouge, $30 standing room avail.

11/30, 7 PM Chop & Quench playing Fela classics and their own wild original Afrobeat jams at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

11/30, 7:30 PM piano luminaries including Jed Distler, Sachiko Kato, Simon Mulligan, toy pianistMargaret Leng Tan and Kirk Nurock kick out the jams in a program TBA to benefit Animal Zone International, hosted by David Dubal. at West Park Presbyterian Church, 165 W 86th St. (bet. Amsterdam & Columbus Aves.), $30

11/30, 7:30 PM the MSM Symphonic Chorus, Women’s Chorus & Chamber Orchestra perform a program tba at the cathedral of St. John the Divine

11/30, 9 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo followed by jangly, anthemic, catchy, original stadium folk-rock band Fireships at the big room at the Rockwood

12/1, 7:30 PM pianist Ian Hobson plays works by Debussy, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Szymanowski at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

12/1, 8 PM intricately arranged, psychedelic funk with the MK Groove Orchestra at Brooklyn Bowl, $5

12/1, 8 PM guitarist Joel Harrison and his amazing big band Infinite Possibility premiere 7 new works for 18-piece jazz orchestra at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

12/1, 10:30 PM drummer Devin Gray & his intricate, playfully improvisaitional progressive jazz band RelativE ResonancE,at Korzo, $10

12/1, 10ish ominous Aussie baritone crooner Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders at Baby’s All Right, $14; 12/2 he’s at the Mercury at 7:30 for $12 in advance

12/2 the Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear show at City Winery is a private event and not open to the public

12/2, 6 PM low-register reedman Ben Goldberg with alto saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey at Downtown Music Gallery

12/2, 7 PM Minneapolis band the 4 on the Floor – sort of a punchier, beefier take on the Yardbirds, with a little soul and Mats edge – at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

12/2, 7 PM a rare performance of works by noted Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova at the Bulgarian Consulate, 121 E 62nd St., free

12/2, 8 PM amazingly eclectic flamenco/Romany jazz/Mediterranean guitarist Alberto Lombardi upstairs at Bowery Electric, free. 12/3 he’s at Silvana at 9

12/2, 9 PM clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski’s searing, lickety-split explosive NY Gypsy All-Stars play the album release show for their new one Dromomania at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

12/2-6, 7:30 PM avant art-rock luminaries the Bang on a Can All-Stars play in back of a new theatrical production of Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer – a darkly kaleidescopic retelling of the John Henry folksong and story -at BAM, $20

12/4, 7 PM American Modern Ensemble play moon-themed works by Claude Baker, Daniel Strong Godfrey, Robert Paterson, Judith Shati and George Tsontakis – but no Pierrot Lunaire – at National Sawdust

12/4, 8 PM the Chelsea Symphony play Engelbert Humperdinck — Prelude to Hänsel und Gretel; He Zhanhao & Chen Gang — The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto with Phong Ta, violin; Charles Griffes — Poem for Flute and Orchestra with Melanie Chirignan, flute; Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ridel Aaron Dai — The Night Before Christmas; Public Advocate Tish James serves as narrator, at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St, $20 sugg don.

12/4, 8 PM “Wemilere: Songs & A Just Meditation: Lullabies, slave songs, resistance and Ancestral Memory in dedication to Chango. Reflecting on the importance of holding community space in a time of grieving, crying out, calling out amidst trauma, violence, and poverty sweeping the world. This concert & rumba will be in celebration for the orisha Chango on his day,” at Jack, $10

12/5, 7 PM a surrealistic performance by the butoh and jazz-inspired Conspiracy of Proletarian Shamans followed by literate Tom-Waits-ish alt country band Fist of Kindness at Medicine Show Theatre, 549 W 52nd St., 3rd Floor,$15/$12 stud/srs

12/5, 8 PM an intense duo show with haunting dark Americana songwriter/belter Jessi Robertson with the similarly minded Rony Corcos on lead guitar at Pine Box Rock Shop in Bushwick

12/5, 8:30 PM Celtic party band the Narrowbacks followed by Asbury Park’s high-voltage bluegrass/newgrass Dark City Strings at Union Hall, $10

12/5, 9 PM he reliably ferocious, fun Balkan (and occasionally Ethiopian and latin-tinged) madness of Raya Brass Band at at the Brooklyn Museum, free

12/5 one of the most epic, exhilarating art-rock bands in New York, Planta at the Bitter End – imagine Pink Floyd or Nektar up close in a small club.

12/6, 2 PM intense tenor saxophonist/rabbi Greg Wall with Michael Cochrane on piano, Steve Johns on drums and his son, Daryl on bass plus choreographer Carolyn Dorfman and her dancers in an afternoon of jazz, dance and schmoozing, at Jewish Museum of New Jersey at Congregation Ahavas Sholom , 145 Broadway, Newark., free

12/6, 7:30 PM maestro Dong-hyun Kim conducts the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra – NYC’s hottest new classical ensemble – in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 at Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd. (at Holly Ave.), Flushing, 7 train to Main St. (the last stop), transfer to the Q27 bus, sugg. don.

12/7, 7 PM SWARMIUS – sort of a tripper San Diego counterpart to Tribecastan -doing their wickedly fun, Balkan-tinged, populiat jams with guest pianist Geoffrey Burleson followed by hauntingly philosophical percussion/electronics/spoken word duo Bradford Reed & Jane LeCroy and then a solo set by Burleson at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

12/7 the Manhattan Chamber Players make their debut at le Poisson Rouge with piano/string music by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schubert, Fauré, Chausson, Shostakovich, and Piazzolla plus world premieres by Vivian Fung and Chris Rogerson. They’re at Baruch College on 12/15

12/8, half past noon organist Marco LoMuscio plays a program TBA at Central Synagogue, Lex/54t h, free

12/8 drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, Tilt Brass play works by Anthony Coleman, Tilt co-founder Chris McIntyre, James Tenney, Liza Lim and Catherine Lamb at the Miller Theatre, free

12/9, 7 PM Roshel Rubinov – the haunting, Middle Eastern-tinged Bukharan Jewish guitar god equivalent to Richard Thompson – at Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave north of 34th St., $25

12/9, 7 PM intense, Middle Eastern-tinged bassist Petros Klampanis leads his innovative ensemble, Chroma playing the album release show for their new one at the Onassis Cultural Center NY, 645 5th Avenue, (at 51st St) free w/rsvp .

12/9, 7 PM pianist Pablo Zinger backs a series of first-rate Latina singers: Brenda Feliciano, Gizelzanath, Virginia Herrera, and Maribel Salazar, to perform a program dedicated exclusively to the powerful and immensely varied vocal music of Mexico from olero to classical, passing through rancheras, huapangos, habaneras and danzones. Featured composers include “the father of Mexican music”, Manuel M. Ponce, and Tata Nacho (Ignacio Fernández Esperón) to the composer of “Granada”, Agustín Lara, to Armando Manzanero (creator of “Somos novios” – “It’s Impossible”).at the Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker (Elizabeth/Mott, $30

12/9, 9:30 PM tuneful, anthemic, intense neoromantic/indie classical ensemble the Founders play new works inspired by Schubert’s Winterreise at National Sawdust, $15

12/10, 6 PM Argentinean pianist Valentin Surif plays a rare program of music from his home turf nicluding Alberto Williams’ (1862-1952) Demi-teinte de la Suite Sur la Terrasse (1891), Berceuse, Op. 47 Nº 1 (1906) and Suite En la sierra (1891), Juan Josè Ramos’s (1930-1995) Siete Variaciones de Tango (1978), Astor Piazzolla’s (1921-1992) Adiós Nonino (1959) and Roberto Garcia Morillo’s (1911-2003) Cuarta Sonata Op 26 (1959) at the Consulate General of Argentina in New York, 12 West 56th St, free but res rec to rsvp@cnyor.com.

12/11, 6 PM NYC’s most innovative, hypnotically pointillistic Balinese bell orchestra, Gamelan Dharma Swara in the Chinese Garden Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm. 12/13 at 6 they’re at the Stone playing a new piece by innovative bagpiper Matthew Welch for $20then on the 20 th they’re at the Fat Cat at 7.

12/11 an extremely rare appearance by no wave icons Teenage Jesus and the Jerks with Lydia Lunch at Trans-Pecos, midnight $20

12/12, 8 PM, repeating on 12/13 at 3 PM, Alessandra Belloni and her trancey tarantella band play Mystical Music in Honor of the Black Madonna,” a musical journey around the world to the ancient sacred sites of the primeval earth spirit created from authentic traditions of Southern Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, and Brazil “ at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th & 10th Sts) $25

12/12, 8 PM pyrotechnic alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa‘s Charlie Parker tribute, Bird Calls at at the Miller Theatre, $20 seats avail

12/12, 8 PM Chamber Orchestra of New York play Gershwin’s Lullaby and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, along with Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 35 and the world premiere of Three Variations on a Gregorian Theme by Emiliano Imondi, at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $30 tix avail

12/12, 8 PM the Cecilia Chorus of New York sing Handel’s Messiah at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $25 tix avail

12/12, 9ish a sizzling gospel/oldschool twinbill with monster piano player/charismatic showman Rev. Vince Anderson and period-perfect 60s blue eyed soul crooner Eli Paperboy Reed at Union Pool, $14

12/13, 4 PM early music group Juilliard415 with harspichorist Richard Egarr perform a holiday choral celebration at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St, $10 seats avail.

12/13 eerily playful, charismatic Nashville gothic/folk noir songstress Kelley Swindall at Scratcher Bar, 209 E 5th St.

12/13 creepy, accordion-fueled Balkan psychedelic rockers Alec K Redfearn & the Eyesores, no wave jamband Escape by Ostrich and postpunk supergroup Heroes of Toolik at Bowery Electric.

12/14, 9 PM irrepressible saxophonist Jon Irabagon celebrates the release of his wild, technically challenging first solo sopranino saxophone record Inaction Is An Action Delroy’s Wine Bar, 65 Fenimore St just off Flatbush Ave, Q to Parkside Ave, $10 sug don

12/14, 10 PM a subversive holiday tradition: Xmas songs by Jewish songwriters. Subtext, anybody? Performers include host Steven Blier on piano with chanteuse Lauren Worsham, clarinetist Alan Kay, cantor Joshua Breitzer, many others at Henry’s Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th St, $10; Reservations requred to 212-866-0600 if you want to eat but not for bar seating

12/15, 7 PM NYC’s most haunting, inscrutable, savagely guitar-fueled, lyrically brilliant noir band Karla Rose & the Thorns at Grand Victory, $10

12/16, 10:30 PM the increasingly soul-oriented, guitarishly brilliant Miss Tess & the Talkbacks at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

12/18, 8 PM charming female-fronted continental swing jazz combo the Hot Sardines play the album release show for their new one at Uinon Hall, $12

12/18, quarter past midnight ferocious latin/Romany rockers the Butcher Knives at the Kniiting Factory

12/20, 3 PM the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra play Handel’s Messiah at NJPAC in Newark, $30 tix avail.

12/26, 8 PM stars of the klezmer and Yiddish world including Frank London, Sarah Gordon and Michael Winograd present an evening of music from singer/musicologist Adrienne Cooper’s cult classic 1999 album In Love and In Struggle: The Musical Legacy of the Jewish Labor Bund at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl. north of Batttery Park

12/30-31 Gogol Bordello at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix rec

12/31 devious oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s, 11 PM. If you must be in the East Village on New Year’s Eve (your inner New Yorker may be screaming STAY HOME), this is the place to be. The band is hilarious and they may skewer the tourists who will probably make up them majority of people in the house. 

1/13, 7/9:30 PM “wrapped in an absurd and hyperbolic narrative, the music film, Sever revisits the ancient Chinese folktale of Diao Chan with live accompaniment by the modern Chinese band Xi Ban. Mixing classical instrumentation with westernized form, Xi Ban create an intriguing interplay between kabuki theatre and American delta blues,” at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave. free but res req

1/31/16, 5 PM jazz chanteuse Suzanne Lorge and her combo at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow.

1/28-30 and 2/4-6, 7 PM the world premiere of the late Robert Ashley’s avant garde opera Quicksand at the Kitchen, $20. “Divided into three acts of 16 scenes each, combines separate and “moveable” sequences of choreography by Steve Paxton, electric orchestra composed by Tom Hamilton, and light environments by David Moodey to present a unified work without a linear narrative structure.. Using Ashley’s signature blend of speech and song, Quicksand tells the story of a composer who has been coerced by a U.S. Government Agency (“the Company”) to serve as a low-level spy. Traveling with his wife to an unnamed South Asian country run by a military dictatorship, he becomes involved with plans to overthrow the government through his close friendship with two tour guides. With the assistance of four American mercenaries sent by “the Company,” the composer participates in the capture and imprisonment of the country’s leaders, and the destruction of the torture operation by which the dictatorship has maintained its power.”

New York City Live Music Calendar for November and December 2014

Updates continuing pretty much daily throughout the month: you might want to bookmark this page and check back to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

The NYC Documentary Film Festival is coming this monthand there are some enticing music-related ones. 11/19, 7:15 PM at the IFC Center, Andrew & Wendy, about a woman who brings her husband back from what looks like death by playing Bach for him; 11/20, 7:15 PM Bela Fleck’s How to Write a Banjo Concerto at the IFC Center; plus Nickolas Rossi’s Elliott Smith biopic;  John Pirozzi’s Cambodian psychedelic rock doc; plus films on Washington DC punk, Bronx hip-hop and two Frederick Wiseman classics. The full schedule is here.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. Thursday evenings at 7 starting Oct 9  and Sundays at 4 starting Oct 12, a series of surprise, impromptu shows: Purcell to Bartok, Bach to Stravinsky, sugg don $30 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

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

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

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 8:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

Mondays in December at Barbes Erica Ramos’ sultry oldschool latin soul groove band Spanglish Fly take over the 9 PM slot held for so many years by the nowtemporarily disbanded Chicha Libre. Hard act to follow, but this party should be just as much fun.

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

Mondays in November, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood. Now you can go see him since the Living Room, that hellhole where he used to rehearse on Monday nights, is closed forever!

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

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

Tuesdays in November, 11 PM brilliantly lyrical, dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Spike Hill.

Wednesdays at 1 PM there are free organ concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, a mix of NYC-area and international talent.

Every Wednesday, 8:30 PM Jazz with Attitude featuring Wayne Holmes on keys, Jeff Sheloff on sax, Shinya Miyomoto on drums, Dave Jones on bass and Stephanay JNote on vocals at the Proper Café, at 21701 Linden Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens, free

Wednesdays in November, 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 November Bulgarian alto sax star Yuri Yunakov and band play Mehanata starting around 10. One of the most intense and gripping improvisers in Balkan music.

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

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

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

Saturdays in November 6 PM, arguably this generation’s best art-rock band, pianist Greta Gertler’s lush, sweeping Universal Thump at Barbes

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

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

Sundays at 4 PM fun, hellraising booze-fueled acoustic Americana band Jumbo Brown at Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave. (next to Nitehawk Cinema), Williamsburg.

Sundays at 5 PM through Dec 5 at Barbes irrepressible viola virtuoso/composer Ljova Zhurbin joins with a revolving door of collaborators including his brilliant singer/wife, Inna Barmash, Romany chanteuse Sanda Weigl, Ukrainian-American bandurist Julian Kytasty, tango maestros JP Jofre (bandoneon) and Pablo Aslan (bass), violin stars Charlie Burnham, Johnny Gandelsman and Miki-Sophia Cloud, clarinetists Sam Sadigursky & Kinan Azmeh, plus the members of Ljova and the Kontraband (Patrick Farrell, Jordan Morton and Mathias Künzli) and of the Yiddish Love Songs & Lullabies band (Shoko Nagai & Dmitry Ishenko). Every week, something different and potentially wild.

Sundays at 5 PM Durban-born Thuli Dumakude’s African/American music revue features choral group Thokoza – six South African and African women singing classics and obscure material from Southern church gospel to traditional South African Township songs – at the Jackie Onassis Theatre, 120 West 46thStreet between Broadway and 6th Ave., $30/$20 stud/srs

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

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

Sundays in November 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.

11/1, 7:30/9:30 PM Australian powerhouse Jacam Manricks on alto saxophone with Gianluca Renzi on bass and Ross Pederson on drums  at the Bar Next Door .

11/1, 8 PM the haunting, charismatic, blues-infused king of noir New York rock songwriting, LJ Murphy and his band the Accomplices at Sidewalk.

11/1, 8 PM paradigm-shifting Navid Kandelousi on kamanchah and tar with an all-star Middle Eastern improvisational jazz crew; Patrick McGuire: cello ; Jeremy Smith: percussion ; Ava Nazar: piano at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs.

11/1, 8 PM Xalam – playing the music of the great Robert Johnson through the lens of traditional African music with Brandon Terzic on oud and ngoni, Pyeng Threadgill on vocals, Matt Kilmer on percussion, Tim Keiper on calabash, Matt Darriau on saxophone and kaval, Rufus Cappadocia on cello followed at 10 by horn-fueled, anthemic ranchera Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes

11/1, 8 PM darkly compelling, Tom Waits-ish Irish chanteuse/songwriter Lisa O’Neill at the Irish Arts Center, 553 W 51st St.

11/1, 8 PM Indian violinist Arun Ramamurthy and band play the release show for their fun, dynamic cross-pollinating new Jazz Carnatica album at Greenwich House Music School $15

11/1, 8 PM pianist Eunbi Kim and her jazz trio performs her theatrical program Murakami Music comprising piano works with theatrical readings that explore the lives behind the pianists in Harumi Murakami’s books including Sputnik Sweetheart, Kafka on the Shore, and Norwegian Wood, at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave., $25 .

11/1, 9 PM ten-piece Brooklyn country/gypsy/acoustic rock institution M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10.

11/1, 9 PM the Dean Ween Group at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

11/1, 9 PM jangly Merseybeat revivalists the Above followed by garage rock guitar maven (and ex-Friggs bandleader) Palmyra Delran and her band and then purist Stockholm garage-punks Stupidity at 11 at the Delancey,

11/1, 9 PM sassy female-fronted C&W parodists Trailer Radio at Bar Chord

11/1, 9:30 PM innovative, intricate, captivating cello-and-marimba chamber pop duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi.

11/1 Mesiko – who’ve made the shift from paisley underground to more straight-up Lou Reed-influenced, growling NYC rock – at Baby’s All Right

11/2, 11 AM (eleven in the morning) choral ensemble Cantus sings works by Petronius, Josquin, Dvorak, Janacek and others at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, $22

11/2, 3 PM organist David Enlow plays the world premiere of his arrangement of Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 (movements I, II and VI) plus arrangements of Debussy, Richard Strauss and Verdi and the legendary Cesar Franck Grand Pièce Symphonique at the Church of St Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Ave at 84th St., $20.

11/2, 7 PM pianist/flutist Diana Wayburn‘s hypnotically intense, spectacularly eclectic African/Middle Eastern/indie classical/improvisational Dances of the World Chamber Ensemble at the Parkside.

11/2, 7 PM prepare for some explosions: David Hobbs on alto sax and Weasel Walter on drums doing duos and solos at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St. (Smith/Boerum Pl.), Cobble Hill, $10

11/3, 10 PM hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Cake Shop, $10.

11/4, 7 PM intense clarinet and violin-fueled klezmer group Litvakus followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

11/4, 7:30 PM dance like back in the old country with a live klezmer band led by intense German clarinet sensation Franzi Seehausen at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

11/4, 8/10 PM luminous, gorgeous state-of-the-art pastoral jazz with Bryan & the Aardvarks at the Jazz Gallery, this time with Glenn Zaleski on piano in place of Fabian Almazan, and Camila Meza on vocals!

11/4, 8 PM legendary bagpipe-and-strings Scottish traditional group Battlefield Band at Drom, $20 adv tix a must.

11/4, 8 PM Canta Libre play works by Villa-Lobos,  Sarasate, Ginastera and Piazzolla arranged for flute, harp and strings at  Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St. (between Columbus Ave & Broadway), $15.

11/4, 9:30 PM fun, anthemic Spector-esque retro girl-group band Pep at at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

11/4-6, 10:30 PM extremely popular, creepy indie band Deerhoof – sort of this era’s version of the Eels – at Baby’s All Right. Intense, charismatic singer/keyboadist Xenia Rubinos opens the 11/4 show at 9:30, $18

11/5, 7:30 indie classical ensemble Loadbang plays the album release show for their new one Monodramas plus performances by the Righteous Girls, Eve Beglarian, Paul Pinto and others at Greenwich House Music School, free CD with concert admission, $15/$10 stud/srs.

11/5, 8 PM pianist Juan Pablo Horcasitas plays music of Juan Pablo Contreras, Samuel Zyman,  Manuel M. Ponce, Luis Jordá, Astor Piazzolla and Heitor Villa-Lobos at Baruch College Auditorium, 55 Lexington Ave (24/25), $20.

11/6 7 PM Kurt Nikkanen, violin and Maria Asteriadou, piano play works by Schubert, Mitropoulos, Theofanidis and Strauss at Merkin Concert Hall, free

11/6, 7 PM the UNSRC Symphony Orchestra plays Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto in D, and Dvorak’s New World Symphony at Symphony Space, $22/$18 stud/srs.

11/6, 7:30 PM iconic jazz bassist Rufus Reid leads his big band in a performance of his exciting, blues-infused new suite Quiet Pride, inspired by sculptor Elizabeth Catlett’s work, at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

11/6, 7:30 PM a rare trio show by progressive jazz icon Steve Coleman with Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) and Anthony Tidd (bass) at the Jewish Museum, $18/$15 stud/srs.

11/6, 8:30/10:30 PM smart, tuneful postbop saxophonist/composer Patrick Cornelius with Russell Hall on bass and Gerry Gibbs on drums at the Bar Next Door

11/6, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez followed at 10 by psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes.

11/6, 8 PM Serena Jost, arguably this era’s most captivating chamber pop singer – and a hell of a songwriter and cellist besides – at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 drink minimum

11/6, 9 PM keyboardist/bassist Wendy Griffiths’ intricate, tuneful, intensely literate, kinetically fun art-rock band Changing Modes at Matchless.

11/6, 9 PM orginal, surfy, noirish original female-fronted rockabilly trio Catspaw at Desmond’s

11/6, 9:30ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re also here on 11/20.

11/7, 5:30 PM CTMD impresario Pete Rushefsky – who’s also nimble on the tsimbl, the Ukrainian dulcimer – at the American Folk Art Museum

11/7, 7 PM hard-charging, creepy Nashville gothic narratives with MacMcCarty & the Kidd Twist Band at Sidewalk

11/7, 7 PM pianist Margaret Mills plays works by American composers at Third Street Music School Settlement, free, pre-concert lecture at 6:15

11/7, 8 PM the NYU Symphony play Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte; Ibert: Flute Concerto with Zachary Hicks, flute; Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite; Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite at the Church of St. Joseph, 6th Ave. just south of Waverly Place, free.

11/7, 8:30 PM brilliantly lyrical, politically fearless, guitarishly excellent Americana songwriter James McMurtry at the Mercury, $17 adv tix rec.

11/7, 9 PM subversive chanteuse and woman of a million voices Tammy Faye Starlite channels Nico at BAM Cafe, free. She’s so spot-on and cruelly funny, it’s scary.

11/7, 10 PM the Steep Canyon Rangers – famous for backing Steve Martin, though their own bluegrass/newgrass is killer as well – at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

11/7, 10ish Peter Hook & the Light at Irving Plaza, $35 – if legendary bassists playing covers from their old band (Joy Division) is your thing.

11/7, 10 PM pensive Americana songwriter Donna Susan at Desmond’s, free. Raised on punk, inspired by country, more honest and haunting than any of the newbies recently relocated to Bushwick.

11/8, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet– Anders Nilsson – guitar; David Ambrosio – bass; Satoshi Takeishi – drums and Tim Keiper – percussion followed at 6 by pianist Greta Gertler’s Greta Gertler’s lush, sweeping Universal Thump, the similarly lush retro Franco-American chamber pop band les Chauds Lapins at 8 and horn-driven Colombian party band Chia’s Dance Party at 10 at Barbes.

11/8, 6 PM pianist/chanteuse Mary Lorson & the Soubrettes play edgy, witty oldtime-flavored songs from their excellent album Burn Baby Burn at the small room at the Rockwood.followed eventually at 10 by the Nat Osborn Band – whose wry piano-based New Orleans sounds come across somewhere in between Dr. John and Brother Joscephus

11/8, 9 PM LES punk/surf/soul legends Simon and the Bar Sinisters at Beast of Bourbon.

11/8, 10 PM riveting retro bluegrass singer/bandleader Jen Larson plays the album release show for her new one at the Jalopy with an all-star cast, $10. She’s got one of those high lonesome voices that’ll give you goosebumps; her brief show at City Winery at the end of the summer was off the hook.

11/8. 10:30 PM rustically intense oldtime blues band Fife & Drom at the big room at the Rockwood

11/9, 3 PM Patricia Cay, mezzo-soprano and Max Lifchitz, piano perform songs by Ernesto Cordero, Max Lifchitz, Xavier Montsalvatge, Manuel M. Ponce & Heitor Villa-Lobos at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), free.

11/9, 5 PM pianists Steven Gosling, Evelyne Luest, cellist Sophie Shaq and others play works by Milhaud, Kernis, Chopin and Brahms at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow.

11/9, 6 PM accordion monster Ismael Butera’s Velvet Jubilee play “bluesy ballads and cajuny/zydeco/African-esque accordion inspired music from the jaunts & haunts of neo-tropical humidity” at Silvana in Harlem

11/9, 7 PM 90s indie chick nostalgia: lyrical dark folk songwriter Tara Jane O’Neil, the Rogers Sisters (who were good for awhile), dark guitar legend Thalia Zedek and band and gritty indie trio Versus at Rough Trade, $20.

11/9, 7 PM plaintive pastoral jazz with saxophonist Jeremy Udden’s Plainville – Will Graefe – guitar, Pete Rende – accordion, Eivind Opsvik – bass, RJ MIller – drums followed at 8:30 by similarly tuneful guitairst Mike Baggetta and his Quartet – Jason Rigby – saxophones, Cameron Brown – bass, George Schuller – drums playing the album release show for their new one Thieves and Secrets at Shapeshifter Lab, $10.

11/9, 7 PM intense, piano-based, Aimee Mann-style literate chamber pop with Elizabeth & the Catapult at the big room at the Rockwood

11/9, 11ish Mesiko – who’ve made the shift from paisley underground to more straight-up Lou Reed-influenced, growling NYC rock – play the album release show for their long-awaited new one at Bowery Electric, $8

11/9 aptly titled 70s outlaw country-tinged highway rockers Waylon Speed at Trash

11/10, 7 PM the Janacek Quartet play a program TBA at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St, free.

11/10, 8 PM edgy, socially conscious hip-hop with Rabbi Darkside at Spike Hill

11/10, 8 PM the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig with Nikolaj Znaider, violin play Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 and Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D major, Op. 107 (“Reformation”) at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 tix avail.

11/10, 8:30 the Nels Cline Singers play 2 sets of noisy, unpredictable postrock-flavored guitar jazz at Rough Trade, $16 adv tix rec.

11/11, 7 PM Ballkan trumpeter Ben Holmes and accordionist Patrick Farrell followed by ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at 9 at Barbes

11/11, 7 PM lute virtuoso Hopkinson Smith plays an all-Bach program at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium. 417 E 61 St (between First and York Avenues), $35/$25 stud/srs

11/11, 7:30 PM klezmer dance madness with Binyomin Ginzberg (of the Breslov Bar Band), Boris Corchesko, amazingly eclectic guitarist Avi Fox-Rosen & Ari Folman-Cohen at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

11/11, 8 PM intense, soaring folk noir songwriter Jessie Kilguss plays the album release show for her new one at Bowery Electric on a killer triplebill: NYC’s preeminent literate janglerock/chamber pop bandleader Ward White and the similarly dark, anthemic Matt Keating follow on the bill.

11/11, 8 PM haunting Bulgarian vocal ensemble Yasna Voices on an amazing bill with the similar Young Bulgarian Voices NY, 101 Kaba Gaidi NY, percussionist Mathias Kunzli, and Bulgarian Voices Trio at TheaterLab, 357 W. 36th St., $15, reception to follow

11/11, 9 PM intriguing jazz quartet Old Time Musketry, who blend oldtimey swing, modern bucolic styles and darker, more challenging improvisational sounds at Bar Chord

11/11, 9  PM eclectic British Americana chanteuse Caridad Harmon – who’s equally at home with pensive southern folk as with elegant jazz – at the big room at the Rockwood, free.

11/12, 8 PM new variations on oldtimey Americana sounds: resonator guitarist Zeke Healey with violist Karen Waltuch at 7, at Barbes

11/12, 8 PM flutist/impresario Amelia Lukas’ first Ear Heart Music program of the season kicks off with a bang, Contemporaneous playing John Adams’ joyous Son of Chamber Symphony; Julia Wolfe’s sinister Vermeer Room; a vigorous piece from Yotam Haber and a playful one from Thomas Ades at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs.

11/12, 11 PM intriguing, intense, fun, lo-fi original punk blues resonator guitarist/singer Breanna Barbara Arneson at the Way Station. 11/21 she’s at Greenpoint Gallery at 10.

11/13, 7 PM edgy acoustic Americana/talking blues/murder ballad singer Kelley Swindall followed at 8 by fiery Canadian gothic rocker Lorraine Leckie playing the album release show for her smoldering new oldschool LES rock record at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

11/13. 7:30 PM oboeist Jacqueline Leclair, bassoonist Brad Balliett and and clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt play music by Balliett, Neil Saunders, Oliver Knudson, Elizabeth Hoffman, Charles Wuorinen, and Judith Bingham at Roosevelt 312 Performance Space,
Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music 2900 Bedford Ave, Midwood, free, Q train to Ave. H or 2/5 to Flatbush Ave. and walk around the campus

11/13, 7:30 PM passionate New Orleans trombonist/gospel shouter Glenn David Andrews, Crooked Still’s purist bluegrass/Americana bandleader and brilliant singer Aoife O’Donovan, Elle King (the Americana version of Cat Power), and charmingly harmony-driven, tuneful acoustic Americana guy/girl duo the Spring Standards at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

11/13, 7:30ish searing, edgily funny female-fronted Americana/punk rockers Spanking Charlene at Bowery Electric, $10.

11/13, 8 PM dark urbane Romany song maven (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl and band followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

11/13 the world’s best noir instrumental outfit, guitarist Steve Ulrich’s menacing trio Big Lazy play the album release show for their creepy new masterpiece Don’t Cross Myrtle at the McKittrick Hotel.

11/13, 8 PM C4, the Choral Composer/Conductor Colleective performs composer Lisa Bielawa’s war-themed Lamentations for a City plus new works by Christopher Marshall, Bettina Sheppard, Andrea Clearfield, Timothy Brown, Bill Heigen, and Lisa Whitson Burns at Galapagos; the program repeats on 11/15 at 8 at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St.; $20 adv tix rec.

11/13, 8 PM the Klopotic-Pierce-Zoernig Trio – violinist Julianne Klopotic, cellist Lawrence Zoernig and pianist Joshua Pierce  – play Beethoven’s Fourteen Variations on an Original Theme in Eb Major, Op. 44 and Schubert’s Piano Trio in Bb Major, Op. 99 at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St. $20

11/13-14, 10 PM the Rural Alberta Advantage – sort of the Canadian Rockies’ version of the Jayhawks – at Bowery Ballroom, $18 adv tix rec

11/14 explosive Balkan brass jamband Raya Brass Band – with Greg Squared on clarinet and alto sax followed by intense Balkan singer Sarah Small’s eclectic, Middle Eastern-flavored trio Hydra with violinist Rima Fand and mandolinist Yula Beeri and then a double feature of filmmaker Josephine Decker‘s creepy  Butter on the Latch and Thou Wast Mild and Lovely at MINY Media Center, 30 John St., downtown Brooklyn, F to York St. Hydra will also perform after the screening here on 11/16.

11/14, 7 PM dazzlingly eclectic virtuoso string ensemble Trio Tritticali play originals, Latin, Middle Eastern, jazz, and clever pop/rock arrangements, plus dancers, at Brooklyn Conservatory ,58 7th Ave. (corner of 7th Ave. and Lincoln Pl.) in Park Slope, R to Union St. and walk uphill, $10 sugg don.

11/14, 8 PM catchy, edgy, tuneful soul/rock/Americana band Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at Rock Shop, $10

11/14, 8 PM eclectic, hard-driving indie classica/jazz violinist David Wong & High Strung at the Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr (the BMCC auditorium on Chambers St.), $15.

11/14, 9ish obscenely hilarious, ferocious, surprisingly eclectic punk/powerpop band Custard Wally at Gussy’s, 20-14 29th St, Astoria

11/14, 9 PM rare noir jazz and cinematic themes from the 30s and 40s with Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra followed by the cosmopolitan, global Carte Blanche Jazz Band at the Jalopy, $10.

11/14-15, 9 PM well-loved, state-of-the-art female-fronted oldschool soul revivalists Lake Street Dive at Terminal 5, $25

11/14, 9:30ish wryly amusing urban country storyteller/bandleader Alex Battles & Whisky Rebellion at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

11/14, 11 PM sprawlingly creepy oldtimey/Americana guys O’Death – whose new album is characteristically excellent – at the Bell House, $15.

11/14, 11 PM dark retro Link Wray-influenced surf/soul rockers Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside at at Rough Trade, $15

11/14, 11 PM artsy, wickedly catchy janglerock band Long Faces – part glistening retro 80s, with a little funk and 4AD rainy day feel  -at the small room at the Rockwood.

11/14, midnight 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 Lucille’s, $10.

11/15, 2 PM the  Downtown Chamber Trio: Jim Ferraiuolo, clarinet; Robert Kogan, cello; Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano play Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio in B-flat major, Opus 11 (1798) ; Nino Rota, Trio per clarinetto, violoncello e pianoforte (1973); Alexander Zemlinsky, Trio in D minor, Opus 3 (1896)  at the Tompkins Square Library, 331 E 10th off Ave. B., free

11/14 the Living Kills – who distinguish themselves from the legions of riff-rocking 4th-wave garage rock imitators with Jen Bassett’s creepy, swirly organ – play the album release show for their new one at the Knitting Factory.

11/15, 6 PM arguably this generation’s best art-rock band, pianist Greta Gertler’s lush, sweeping Universal Thump followed at 8 PM by Tongues in Trees – vocalist Samita Sinha, drummer Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, and guitarist Grey McMurray from itsnotyouitsme – and then hauntingly harmony-driven cumbia/bolero/retro Mexican harmony band Las Rubias del Norte at 10 at Barbes

11/15, 7:30 sharp, experimental shamisen improviser Yumiko Tanaka creates a live soundtrack to Teinosuke Kinugasa’s legendary, hallucinatory 1928 avant garde silent film Crossroads at the Japan Society, 333 E 47th St., $15/$12 stud/srs

11/15, 8 PM newgrass jams with the Yonder Mountain String Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $27.50 adv tix rec.

11/15, 8 PM classic flamenco with Felah Menguz and Espiritu Gitano at Roulette, $20.

11/15, 8 PM NY Polyphony sing Spanish choral works by Spanish liturgical music by Morales, Guerrero and Victoria at Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 W. 46th St), $35/$21 stud

11/15, 8 PM the NY Virtuoso Singers sing works by emerging composers Eleanor Bragg, Phillip Golub, Andrew Hsu, Tengku Irfan, Sidarth Jayadev, Molly Joyce, Michael Parsons, Gabriella Smith, Conrad Tao and Jonas Tarm at Merkin Concert Hall, $25/$20 stud/srs.

11/15, 9 PM a cool Americana triplebill at the Jalopy: hilarious, period-perfect, subtly filthy oldtimey banjoist/songwriter Al Duvall followed at 10 by oldtimey string band Sheesham & Lotus & Son and then the self-explanatory, fun Memphis Jug Band-inspired Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues at 11, $10

11/15, 9 PM maybe your last-ever chance to see perennially powerful, tuneful, lyrically relevant Irish rockers Black 47 at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec

11/15, 9:30ish punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

11/15, midnight hard-rocking Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart at the small room at the Rockwood

11/16, 11 AM (eleven in the morning) the Simón Bolivar String Quartet make their New York debut playing Ginastera: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20 and Brahms: String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1 at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, $22

11/16. 2 PM the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra plays Janacek: Taras Bulba; Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2; Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $19 tix avail.

11/16, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Griffes – The White Peacock; Schumann – Cello Concerto; Sibelius – Symphony No. 1 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow.

11/16, 3 PM  violinist Tema Watstein, pianist Cherie Khor, and cellist Benjamin Larsen play works by Schubert, Brahms, Robert Sirota and Marjorie Merryman at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place, Park Slope, free.

11/16, 3 PM American Chamber Ensemble – clarinetist Naomi Drucker, pianist Marilyn Lehman, with soprano Karen Lehman DiMartino, violinist Eriko Sato and cellist Laurinel Owen with clarinetist Stanley Drucker – perform new music by Jonathan Russ at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St, $20 sugg don.

11/16, 4 PM piano/winds chamber ensemble An Die Musik play a family-friendly program including works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and a wryly narrative piece by bandleader Robert Mann at Merkin Concert Hall.

11/16, 7 PM saxophonist Matt Nelson plays a solo set for the release of his new album Lower Bottoms followed by the assaultive duo of Brandon Seabrook on guitar and Brandon Lopez on bass at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St. (Smith/Boerum Pl.), Cobble Hill, $10.

11/16, 8 PM Steve Wynn‘s iconic 80s paisley underground band the Dream Syndicate playing classics from The Days of Wine & Roses, Medicine Show and the other records at Rough Trade, $20. The 11/15 show is sold out

11/16, 9 PM first-wave 50s rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson at Bowery Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec

11/16, 10 PM horn-fueled country jamband Yarn at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

11/17, 7 PM 7 PM intense Americana/chamber pop songwriter Mary Lee Kortes plays her Songs of Beulah Rowley project at the big room at the Rockwood. Kortes channels Rowley, a brilliant, obscure, multistylistic midwestern songwriter from the 30s and 40s who wrote swing, edgy pop, saloon jazz and country among other styles, $12

11/17, 7:30 PM the Enso String Quartet with Aaron Wunsch, piano play works by Shostakovich, Janacek and Beethoven at Advent/Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

11/17, 7:30 PM the NY Phil‘s Contact avant garde chamber music series kicks off this year’s schedule with new compositions from Daníel Bjarnason, Ingram Marshall, Missy Mazzoli, and Timo Andres; John Adams is emcee, at Subculture, $35.

11/17, 7:30 PM the first annual Mata Jr. Festival featuring world premieres for chamber ensemble by NYC-based pre-college composers, performed by the Kaufman Center’s teenage indie classical ensemble Face the Music at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $30/$20 stud/srs

11/17, 8 PM Maiden NY play Iron Maiden covers at Arlene’s, free. They’re also here on 11/24,

11/17, 9ish Steve Wynn guitar monster Jason Victor’s searing noiserock trio the Skull Practitioners at Cake Shop followed eventually by irresistible surf punks Guantanamo Baywatch.

11/17, 10 PM singer Corinne Winters and pianist Steven Blier perform Spanish art-songs from their new album at Henry’s Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th St., $10.

11/17 high energy Middle Eastern dance-rock/art-rock band Yemen Blues at Joe’s Pub

11/18, doors and drinks at 5:30, show at 6 PM, indie classical quartet Loadbang play new and recent works by Alex Mincek, Scott Wollschleger, Charles Wuorinen and Reiko Füting at the Miller Theatre, free.

11/18, 7 PM keyboardist Michael Hearst’s Songs for Fearful Flyers play the album release show for their new one: ” It’s estimated that one in five people have a fear of flying. Michael Hearst is one of those people. His new album tries to allay those fears with songs such as It’s Only A Sound, Alprazolam and Like Bumps In The Road. Narration courtesy of fellow fearful flyer Whoopi Goldberg. A stewardess will serve mini cocktails, leg room will be limited and our uncomfortable seats will be outfitted with vomit bags. Some music will be played,” followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

11/18, 7 PM violinist and Earthen Grave bandleader Rachel Barton Pine plays Bach’s Sonata in G Minor and selections from Paganini’s 24 Caprices, Op. 1, plus new works dedicated to her from Mohammed Fairouz and Earl Maneein at P.S. 321, 180 7th Ave.,Park Slope, R to Union St. and walk uphill, $15

11/18, 7:30 PM Psoy Korolenko play their wryly edgy “KlezBard Cabaret” folk-rock at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

11/18, 7:30 PM the Donald Sinta Quartet– Dan Graser, soprano saxophone; Zach Stern, alto  saxophone;  Joseph Girard, tenor saxophone; and Danny Hawthorne-Foss, baritone saxophone – play their arrangements of the Barber Adagio and Schubert’s Quartettsatz plus works by Pierne, Ligeti and others at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall.

11/18, 7:30 PM the American Contemporary Music Ensemble play a program of Polish composers including Panufnik’s String Quartet No. 2, “Messages” and his Song to the Virgin Mary, plus Alesksander Lason’s String Quartet No. 4 and Deciso e affetuoso for solo cello at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

11/18, 8 PM smart, tuneful, lyrically thoughtful oldschool soul revivalist Dina Regine plays the album release show for her new one at Bowery Electric.

11/18, 8 PM an awesome oldtimey/Americana/honkytonk house concert: JP Harris and the Tough Choices, the Horse-Eyed Men and the Hawkins Brothers (Ernie Vega and Jackson Lynch) at the Chicken Hut 169 Spencer St. at Willoughby, $8, G to Bedford-Nostrand

11/18-23, 8:30/10:30 PM  Miguel Zenon and his quartet – drummer Henry Cole, pianist Luis Perdomo and bassist Hans Glawischnig – celebrate his new CD Identities are Changeable with a stand at the Vanguard, $25. What JD Allen is to the tenor sax lately, this guy is the alto. Different idioms, same intensity.

11/18, 9 PM haunting, brilliantly lyrical noir songwriter Karla Moheno – whose latest album might be the year’s best – at the big room at the Rockwood, free.

11/18, 10 PM well-loved noir garage guitar jamband Thee Oh Sees at Bowery Ballroom, $20. They’re also at Warsaw on 11/21.

11/18 Malian guitar monster Vieux Farka Toure – who’s even faster and a lot more adrenalizing than his legendary dad Ali – at Symphony Space.

11/19, 7 PM Susanna Mendlow, cello, Tomina Parvanova, harp and others play works for harp and string quartet by Sweelinck, Part, Korngold, Tournier and more at the Bulgarian Consulate General, 121 E 62nd St., free

11/19, 7 PM pianist Benjamin Hochman plays works by Matthew Aucoin, Bach, Dallapiccola, Frescobaldi, Ligeti, and Schumann at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue just south of 118th St. free.

11/19, 7 PM Dvorak chamber music performed by the Arts Ahimsa String Quartet at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St, free.

11/19, 8 PM  a new Rumi-inspired collaboration between intense, expressive Ottoman Turkish singer Ahmet Erdogdular and Armenian-American oud virtuoso/composer Ara Dinkjian with their bands and dancers, playing Turkish classical themes and improvisations at Merkin Concert Hall, $20/$20 stud/srs.

11/19, 8 PM keyboard maven Matt Kanelos switches to guitar with his longtime conspirators Ilusha Tsinadze and violinist Dana Lyn for an acoustic show followed by gorgeous Dutch art-rock band Cloudmachine at Rolling Orange bike shop, 269 Baltic St in Cobble Hill, any train to Borough Hall or F to Bergen St., $10 sugg don

11/19, 8 PM glam/goth goddess Kristeen Young at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

11/19, 9ish a killer postrock/indie chamber music night with the Cellar & Point, Empyrean Atlas & the Knells at Glasslands

11/19, 9:30 PM cosmopolitan jazz/soul siren Nicole Zuraitis at Caffe Vivaldi

11/20, 7 PM haunting, intense, politically-fueled Tunisian-French art-rock bandleader/singer Emel Mathlouthi at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. just north of 34th St., $25.

11/20, 7:30 PM Ursula Oppens and Bruce Brubaker play Meredith Monk’s Piano Songs at the Poisson Rouge

11/20, 7 PM a raptly compelling duo show by eclectic Mexican torch singer Magos Herrera and terse flamenco guitarist Javier Limón at Joe’s Pub

11/20, 7/9 PM the Jack Quartet plays their new arrangement of Monteverdi’s Orfeo plus Matthias Pintscher’s Studies for Treatise on the Veil written in response to Cy Twombly’s painting (currently on display) at the Morgan Library, $30.

11/20, music at 7:30ish, “dinner mob” organized by Jeremiah Moss of Vanishing New York starts at 6ish, with a free  “power trio” performance by Metropolitan Klezmer to help save iconic theatre district eatery Cafe Edison , aka the Polish Tearoom, 228 W 47th St. Enjoy oldschool comfort food with like-minded New Yorkers who don’t want to see an independent restaurant founded by a Holocaust survivor replaced by a cellphone store or a Starbucks.

11/20, 7 PM indie classical group Now Ensemble play new works by Patrick Burke, Mark Dancigers, Missy Mazzoli (whose Songs from the Uproar they recorded, brilliantly), and Derek Bermel at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must.

11/20, 7:30 PM not a music event but very relevant: Erin Kissane, Sydette Harry and Melissa Gira Grant host a panel discussion on online abuse: “How does a minor scuffle so quickly become an avalanche of online harassment? Why are women, people of color, and the queer and trans community disproportionately targeted? What are steps we can take to build safe spaces on the internet? A killfile or block button is no longer a sufficient tool to prevent abuse and the common advice ‘don’t feed the troll’ ignores the contemporary climate of online abuse. We will discuss tactics to minimize online abuse and the potential for structural change,”.at Eyebeam, 34 35th St., Unit 26, Sunset Park, free but rsvp recommended, D/N/R to 36th St. and walk toward the water

11/20-21, 8/10 PM ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party play their high-voltage original arrangement of Duke Ellington’s iconic Far East Suite (which actually sounds a lot more Middle Eastern) at Barbes, $15 cover per set.

11/20, 9 PM the Brooklyn What – NYC’s most intense, funny, socially aware rockers followed by similarly lyrical 90s-style alt-country band Butchers Blind at the Cameo Gallery, $8

11/21, 7 PM Chiu-Chen Liu, viola and Vanessa Lee, piano play works by Schumann at Third Street Music School Settlement, free.

11/21, 7:30 PM arguably the year’s best indie classical triplebill: intense, pensive cellist/composer Julia Kent, Slow Six founder and similarly intense composer/violinist Christopher Tignor and cinematic composer Sarah Lipstate a.k.a. Noveller at Littlefield, $12

11/21, 8 PM classical pan-Arabic string repertoire with George Ziadeh on oud, Naseem Alatrash on cello, Layth Al-Rubaye on violin and Zafer Tawil on percussion at Alwan for the Arts in the financial district, $20/$15 stud/srs

11/21, 8 PM innovative flute/viola/cello trio Eight Strings and a Whistle perform  Thought’s Torsion by Peri Mauer, Scott Brickman’s French Suite, Albert Roussel’s Trio, Op. 40, a charming work by Paul Wranitzky, Mark Winges’ Dusk Music and Martin Rokeach’s Going Up? at the Tenri Institute, 43A West 13th St.

11/21, 8 PM Adam Neiman, piano plays Rachmaninoff Complete Études-Tableaux, Op. 33, 39 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

11/21, 8:30 PM luminous, exhilarating Golden Palominos frontwoman Lianne Smith followed by the similarly lyrical, brilliant Ember Schrag and band at Troost, 1011 Manhattan Ave.in Greenpoint, free

11/21, 8:30 PM powerpop guitar genius Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express – the thinking person’s Tom Petty – at the Bell House, $15.

11/21, 8:30 PM edgy, darkly intense pianist/composer Bobby Avey with his trio and special guest Rudresh Mahanthappa on alto sax, opening night at new venue the Beethoven Concert Space, 211 W 58th St., $15.

11/21, 9 PM wickedly cachy, darkly keyboard-driven Colombian psychedelic cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem at BAM Cafe, free.

11/21, 9 PM intense, haunting, mega-psychedelic twin-trombone dub band Super Hi-Fi at Bar Chord

11/21, 9:30ish catchy oldtimey all-female string band the Calamity Janes at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

11/21, 11ish diverse, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys followed by hard-charging art-rock/jamband Wounded Buffalo Theory – who are sort of like Radiohead on steroids – at Freddys

11/21 state-of-the-art current-day Jamaican reggae stylings: Black-Am-I and I Wayne at Albany Manor, 585 Albany Ave (Midwood St/Rutland Rd) in Crown Heights, 2/5 to Winthrop St. and about an eight-block walk; 11/23 they’ll be at B.B King’s

11/22 and 11/23 sound sculptor Lesley Flanigan creates her signature eerily ethereal atmospherics with vocals and her own custom-designed speakers and analog electronics in the Tower Level 5 Gallery at the Guggenheim, 89th St/5th Ave, free with museum admission ($22 general admission, $18 students). There’s also a concert in the auditorium there at 8:30 on 11/22 for $25, adv tix very highly rec. h

11/22, 7 PM Alabama Americana songwriter Nell Robinson & the Rose of No-Man’s Land with special guest Ramblin’ Jack Elliott play songs about wars of the past 250 years (with an intense, theatrical audience-interactive component) at Joe’s Pub, $25.

11/22, 8 PM Slavic Soul Party trumpeter/composer Kenny Warren‘s oldtime yet brand-new Americana group Laila & Smitty with Jeremiah Lockwood and Ilusha Tsinadze on blues guitar, MYK Freedman on lap steel, and Adam Hopkins and Carlo Costa on upright bass and drums followed by wild, bone-chilling Eastern European jamband Raya Brass Band at Littlefield, $10.

11/22, 8 PM the Roulette Sisters’ badass resonator guitarist Mamie Minch followed at 10 by accordionist Rob Curto’s rustic, sometimes haunting Brazilian forro band at Barbes.

11/22, 8 PM Benjamin Capps, cello; Vassily Primakov, piano play Chopin Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, Op. 65; Rachmaninoff Two Pieces for cello and piano, Op. 2, Prelude, Oriental Dance, Op 2, No 2; Chopin Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C Major for cello and piano, Op. 3; Rachmaninoff Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, Op. 19 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

11/22, 9 PM wickedly tuneful noir surf/dark garage band the Wytches at Baby’s All Right, $15. They’re at the Mercury on 11/24 at 8 for two bucks less if you get tix in advance.

11/22, 9 PM crooner Rell Gaddis’ high-voltage oldschool 60s-style soul/funk band the Revelations at BAM Cafe, free.

11/22, 10:30 PM smart, politically-fueled, anthemically tuneful Irish rocker Niall Connolly plays the album release show for his new one (free download if you sign his mailing list) at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

11/22, 11 PM Turkish folk-funk songwriter Mirkelam at Drom, $30 adv tix req,

11/22, 11:30 PM Moon Hooch at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec. Two tenor saxes and drums playing the craziest funky grooves you could imagine with the intensity of a brass band and the catchiness and edge of punk rock.

11/23, 7 PM legendary, ethereal, surprisingly anthemic Tuvan throat-singing ensemble Huun Huur Tu with pianist James Carson at Subculture, $20

11/24, 7:30 PM Velvet Jubilee – accordion powerhouse Ismael Butera with slinky chanteuse Deb Karpel, bassist Dave Hofstra and Suzanne Davenport on violin. at Cowgirl Seahorse, 259 Front St at South Street Seaport, free

11/24 soaring harmony-driven newgrass/folk noir trio the Stray Birds at the Rockwood.

11/25, 7 PM the Innove Gnawa Band play hypnotic, pulsing Moroccan trance music followed by reliably fun, slinky, groovalicious downtempo/dub/postpunk band Faith at the Mercury, $10

11/25, 7:30 PM drummers all have the biggest address books because the good ones are always in demand. See who Aaron Alexander (leader of fiery, majestic klezmer jazz big band the Ayn Sof Orchestra) brings out ot the woodwork tonight at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

11/25, 8 PM Bill Laswell & Christopher Janney‘s hypnotic, kinetic, percussion-driven light/sound/dance project Exploring the Hidden Music with choreographer Sara Rudner, Sheila E, Trilok Girtu and others at the Gramercy Theatre, $30

11/25-26, 10 PM popular 90s goth/art-rock band Blonde Redhead at Bowery Ballrom, $25 adv tix rec. The more intense, atmospheric, hauntingly abrasive VBA open the show on 11/26 at 9.

11/25 intricate, fascinating guitar conversations and duels: Nels Cline and Julian Lage play the album release show for their new duo cd, Room at Subculture.

11/26, 5 PM an indie classical triplebill with the high-voltage Mobius Percussion, multi-percussionist Matt Evans (he gets around on a lot of instruments) and cellist/loopmusic composer Mariel Roberts at Baby’s All Right, $12

11/26, 8 PM Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music from the 20s and 30s at Barbes

11/26, 9ish old stoners never stop writing rhymes: Method Man & Redman at the Nokia Theatre, $30 tix avail.

11/28, 8 PM witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester at followed at 10  by the self-explanatory, oldtimey Jug Addicts at Barbes.

11/28, 9ish a ferocious Romany dance party with the intense original brass tunes of John Brown’s Body spinoff Cocek Brass Band followed by the sizzling, electrified, NY Gypsy All-Stars with pyrotechnic clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski at Drom

11/28-29, 10 PM a cool NYC-bred psychedelic funk jamband twinbill: the Pimps of Joytime followed by Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Bowery Ballroom, $18 adv tix rec

11/28, 10 PM Royal Khaoz play roots reggae at Shrine

11/29, 6 PM arguably this generation’s best art-rock band, pianist Greta Gertler’s lush, sweeping Universal Thump followed at 8 by accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey and at 10 by Pogues accordionist James Fearnley with  accordionist Nathan Koci, bouzouki- and banjo-player, Sean Condron, guitarist Mark McAdam, bassist George Rush and drummer Aaron Latos at Barbès.

11/29, 6 PM  pianist/flutist Diana Wayburn‘s hypnotically intense, spectacularly eclectic African/Middle Eastern/indie classical/improvisational Dances of the World Chamber Ensemble at Silvana

11/29, guesing around 9 the Big Takeover play slinky female-fronted rocksteady, ska, soca-pop and reggae at Bowery Electric

11/29, 9:30ish explosive acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

11/29, 10 PM original psychedelic funk/hip-hop band Mamarazzi at the big room at the Rockwood

11/30, 7 PM a rare duo show with drummer Susie Ibarra (who’s got an entrancingly good new Electric Kulintang album out) and her old bassist pal William Parker at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St. (Smith/Boerum Pl.), Cobble Hill, $15

12/1, 7 PM wickedly cachy, darkly keyboard-driven Colombian psychedelic cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must.

12/1, 8 PM cult fave powerpopster/wordsmith Franklin Bruno, similarly lyrical LES experimental legends the Scene Is Now and offkilter postpunk downtown supergroup Heroes of Toolik at Bowery Electric

12/2, 7:30 PM classic hundred-year-old klezmer grooves with pianist Dave Levitt and his Trio featuring Mike Cohen and Christina Crowder at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

12/2, 7:30 PM a memorial concert for composer Leo Kraft featuring his works plus compositions by Nailah Nombeko, Carl Kanter, Eugene W. McBride, Jacob E. Goodman; Craig Slon, Kevin McCarter and Scott D. Miller performed by a cast including violinists Miranda Cuckson, Curtis Macomber, Calvin Wiersma, Gregor Kitzis, Marina Kifferstein, and Ken Hamao, violist Daniel Panner, cellist Greg Hesselink, and pianist Blair McMillen at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $20 sugg don

12/3-7, 7:30 PM playful, fun avant garde icon Meredith Monk leads a seven-piece choir performing her latest suite On Behalf of Nature at BAM, $20 tix avail.

12/3, 9:30ish intriguing, intense, fun, lo-fi original punk blues resonator guitarist/singer Breanna Barbara Arneson at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

12/4, 7:30 PM Federico Agostini, violin and Enrico Elisi, piano play Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96 at the Morgan Library, $25.

12/4, 8:30  PMguitarishly intense noir surf/postrock/metal instrumentalists Dark City at Bowery Electric, $10.

12/5, 5 PM a book signing and reading by Amy Yates Wuelfing and Steven DiLodovico fr their new Trenton punk/hardcore history No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes (feat. interviews with Jello Biafra, Peter Hook, Peter Murphy, Henry Rollins, Al Jourgenson, Jon Stewart and others associated with it), followed by an acoustic show by documentary filmmaker/punk rocker Drew Stone & the Hit Squad with special guests Tristan Michael and Bopa King Carre playing classic first-wave punk covers at Cake Shop, free

12/5. 8 PM indie chamber ensemble Either/Or plays eerily astringent Keeril Makan spectral works for strings at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail.

12/5, 9 PM powerful, haunting, intense folk noir singer Jessi Robertson and band plays the album release show for her new one I Came From the War followed by the quieter but similarly brooding Richard Buckner at Union Hall, $15, this will sell out

12/6, 6 PM sassy, guitarishly excellent female-fronted C&W/honkytonk parodists Trailer Radio at at Slake, free

12/6, 10 PM the world’s darkest, most slashing horror surf band, the Coffin Daggers followed by the Lynchian, jangly Lost Patrol at Otto’s.

12/7, 4 PM the Cassatt String Quartet play Dvorak’s American Quartet and Peter Schickele’s American Dreams at Ross Hall at the Bronx Botanic Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, B/D to Fordham Rd., $33/$20 stud/srs

12/7, 7 PM Anna Stoytcheva, piano plays Rachmaninoff preludes plus works by Schumann, Ravel and Mozart at the Bulgarian Consulate General, 121 E 62nd St., free.

12/8, 7:30 PM the Aeolus Quartet and the Aizuri Quartet take turns onstage performing works by Mendelssohn, Schulhoff, Lembit Beecher and a NY premiere by Dan Welcher at Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St.free

12/9, doors and drinks at 5:30, show at 6 PM, the Mivos Quartet parse the avant garde spectrum for works by Martin Stauning, Patrick Higgins, a new arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Contrapunctus XIX, and György Kurtág’s cult favorite suite of “microludes” at the Miller Theatre, free.

12/9, 7:30 PM trumpeter Jordan Hirsch’s Band of Dreamers plays for a Yiddish dance party at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

12/9, 10 PM pianist/flutist Diana Wayburn‘s hypnotically intense, spectacularly eclectic African/Middle Eastern/indie classical/improvisational Dances of the World Chamber Ensemble at the Way Station

12/9 the instrumental half of  80s/90s downtempo/trip-hop/acid jazz icons Everything But the Girl, Ben Watt, at le Poisson Rouge

12/10, 7 PM pianists Adam Tendler and Sarah Cahill play Luciano Berio works at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue just south of 118th St. free.

12/10, 9 PM high-energy jangly garage-soul band Needle Points followed at 10 by cleverly tuneful/jarring vintage Sonic Youth influenced DC guitar band Paperhaus and then the mysterious Mr. Kid & the Suicide Policemen at Palisades, 906 Broadway, Bushwick, $7, J/M to Myrtle Ave.

12/13, 6:45 PM avant garde icon Phil Kline’s annual  twinkling, psychedelic, enveloping boombox processional Unsilent Night gathers at the arch at Washington Square Park; at 7, join the procession and march to Tompkins Square Park. Download the app for your phone or burn a cd for your boombox, or use the link to stream during the procession – or borrow one of Kline’s cassettes for whatever vintage equipment you have. There will be a limited number of boomboxes courtesy of Kline as well – and a worldwide series of Unsilent Nights in other cities throughout December

12/13, 8 PM and repeating 12/14 at 3 PM percussionist/bandleader Alessandra Belloni‘s creepy tarantella rock band I Giullari Di Piazza play the darkest xmas concert you’ll ever hear at the Italian American Museum, 155 Mulberry St, $25

12/13, 8 PM Puetro Rican hill country music from across the generations starting in the early 60s with Felito Felix Y El Trio Los Antares, Odilio Gonzalez El Jibarito de Lares” and 80s hitmaker Lily Y Su Gran Trio at the Lehman Center, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, D/4 to Bedford Park Blvd., $25 adult and $10 kids’ tix avail.

12/13, 8 PM the Cecilia Chorus of New York directed by Mark Shapirol presents masterworks for chorus and orchestra by Francis Poulenc and Ralph Vaughan Williams at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $25 tix avail

12/13 smart, edgy guitar paradigm-shifter Mary Halvorson followed by the eclectic Lucky Chops Brass Band playing their party favorites at Industry City Distillery, 33 35th St in Gowanus, N/R to 36th St.

12/14, 6 PM Hat Trick –  April Clayton, flute; David Wallace, viola; and Kristi Shade, harp – perform works by Debussy, Gubaidulina and Takemitsu at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow.

12/14, 9 PM newschool dark psych-pop band Mystery Lights at the Mercury, $8

12/15, 7 PM wild, eclectic, klezmer/psychedelic cumbia/latin jazz jamband Metropolitan Klezmer play the album release show for their long-awaited new live one at the Eldridge Street Synagogue just north of Division St., $20/$15 stud/srs .

12/15, 8 PM electroacoustic violist/singer Jessica Meyer plays the album release show for her new solo cd at the Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St., $20.

12/15, 10 PM pianist/impresario Steven Blier and a slew of singers deliver Xmas songs by Jewish composers including Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (sung in Yiddish), ad infinitum, at Henry’s Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th St., $10

12/16, 7:30 PM a monster Hanukkah blowout with Montreal’s Shtreiml w/Jason Rosenblatt & Ismail Fencioglu at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

12/17, 7:30 PM indie classical chamber group Ensemble Pi play their annual peace concert feat. socially aware works by Penderecki, Sostakovich, Laura Kaminsky, Susan Botti, Jason Eckardt, Bryant Kong at Subculture, $20/$15 stud/srs

12/18 9 PM intense southwestern gothic songwriter Joe Yoga (of the Downward Dogs) does his annual twisted Xmas show featuring a slew of downtown songwriting talent including himself, Killy Dwyer and others, plus a “double-blind Secret Santa: bring a gift/get a gift… they all go in a big box and then pick one at random later on in the show! This is always one of the biggest hits at Yoga Christmas so be sure to participate!”  at Under St Marks Theater 94 St Marks Place, $5

12/20, 7 PM an excellent global twinbill: hypnotic, pointillistically psychedelic dulcimer instrumentalists House of Waters followed by soaring, brilliant singer Magda Giannikou’s lush, sweeping, pan-Mediterranean art-rock/chamber pop/jazz group Banda Magda at Drom, $17 adv tix rec.

12/20, 8 PM shapeshifting violinist/singer Sarah Bernstein leads her amazing Quartet w/Kris Davis, Stuart Popejoy, Ches Smith at Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer St in Williamsburg, $10

12/20, 9 PM ageless, perennially vital third-wave ska/soul/blues party mavens the Slackers at the Bell House, $20

12/20, 9:30 PM cult classic 70s surrealist punks the Dickies – remember Stuck in a Pagoda with Tricia Toyota? –  at Bowery Electric, $15

12/21 the annual interactive Make Music Winter activities take place today. Most of them are on the dumb side, substituting digital gadgetry for anything that might require actual musicianship or effort. Others are just as stupid for other reasons: a Bach relay race on the G train, interrupted by the loudest alarms in the entire subway system every time the car doors open or close ? Pure genius. But there are a handful that seem like real fun:

11 AM, Baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert leads a parade performing a participatory version of Schubert’s bitter existentialist/revolutionary song cycle Winterreise from Magnolia Plaza (in front of the administration building) at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, then into and around the garden, where there’ll be free admission. Herbert sings along to a Timothy Long piano recording of the Schubert score, amplified by handheld radios carried by the paraders.

4 PM beginning at Intervale Green, 1330 Intervale Ave in the Bronx, a parade through Morrissania celebrating parranda, the Puerto Rican and Garifuna holiday caroling tradition, led by Hector “Pucho” Alamo, Lucy Blanco, Carlos Espada, Matthew Gonzalez, James Lovell, Los Hermanos Nuñez and Jorge “Georgie” Vázquez and ending with a big jam.

4 PM starting out at the basketball courts at W 3rd and 6th Ave, percussionists Amy Garapic and Clara Warnaar lead participants in a performance of Terry Riley’s iconic avant garde work In C around Washington Square Park for the NYC celebration of the piece’s 50th anniversary. “All instrumentalists are welcome to bring their own instruments and join in. Large cue cards will display individual musical cells, which will lead participants through the piece as well as along their route around the park.”

6:30 PM early music singers led by conductor Malcolm Merriweather walk from the steps of the American Museum of Natural History at 79th and CPW to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, carrying lanterns through Central Park, performing material once sung along the medieval pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. All singers are invited to join; one assumes scores will be provided.

12/26 brooding Turkish art-rock/folk-rock crooner Rafet El Roman at Drom, $30 adv tix rec

12/30, 9:30ish Deer Tick plays Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True plus originals at Brooklyn Bowl, $20 – this is the most enticing night of a long stand here where the band plays their own stuff plus some pretty dubious cover nights.

12/30, 7:30 PM JC Hopkins and his Biggish Band play classics by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

12/30, 8 PM dark garage rockers the Detroit Cobras at Bowery Electric, $20

12/31, 11 PM pensively edgy dark 90s indie band Rainer Maria. back together with the original members, at Bowery Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec.

1/9 low-key, purist oldtime folk revivialist and David Rawlings collaborator Willie Watson at Rough Trade

1/13 Middle Eastern/Central Asian/jazz jamband TriBeCaStan, haunting all-female Bulgarian vocal choir Black Sea Hotel and elegant, sardonic art-rock pianist/bandleader Eve Lesov at Drom

New York City Live Music Calendar for November and December 2013

Periodic updates continuing through the month, with a MUCH IMPROVED December calendar here: 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.

Starting January 29 at 7:30 PM and continuing on Wednesday and Sunday nights through the end of February, clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer leads a killer ensemble playing live themes to accompany a series of NYC-centric films from across the decades at the Museum of Jewish History, 36 Battery Place just north of Battery Park

On select Mondays and Thursdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez playing Mozart, Bach and more recent composers who draw on their work, email for info/location.

Mondays in November, 7 PM the Grand Street Stompers play hot oldtimey swing and dixieland at Arthur’s Tavern on Grove St. just west of 7th Ave. South.

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

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

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

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9:15 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

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

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

Three Tuesdays in December the exhilarating NY Gypsy All-Stars – with ferociously intense clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski – play Drom, 10 PM, $10

Wednesdays at 1 PM there are free organ concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, a mix of NYC-area and international talent.

Every Wednesday, 8:30 PM Jazz with Attitude featuring Wayne Holmes on keys, Jeff Sheloff on sax, Shinya Miyomoto on drums, Dave Jones on bass and Stephanay JNote on vocals at the Proper Café, at 21701 Linden Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens, free

Wednesdays in November, 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 November 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 November, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) plays the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm. When they’re not there, they’ll have someone from from their wide circle of like-minded avant ensembles. Although the sound wafts across the balcony, you actually have to be in the bar itself in order to really appreciate what they’re doing.

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

Saturdays in November 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 November 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.

11/1, 7:30 PM indie classical chamber group Glass Farm Ensemble plays Drew Krause’s Coil for flute, cello, and piano; Michael Jarrel’s Assonance III for bass clarinet, cello, and piano and trios for flute, bass clarinet, and piano by Jonathan Harvey, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and Yvonne Troxler at Symphony Space, $20.

11/1, starting at noon (ouch)  a bluegrass Day of the Dead at the Bell House with the Hackensaw Boys, Morgan O’kane, sly oldtimey swing crew Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band , country fiddler Melody Allegra , Barefoot and Bankside, and Diamond Eye Jack Super Jam, $14 adv tix rec.

11/1, 11 PM dark intense lyrical southwestern gothic/paisley underground rockers Shanghai Love Motel at the Parkside, $5

11/2, 5 PM pensive, unpretentious, darkly lyrical Steve Earle-ish Americana songwriter Davey O at the small room at the Rockwood

11/2, 6 PM thereminist Carolina Eyck and pianist Christopher Tarnow and Graph Rabbit  perform new pieces for piano and theremin at the Judith Charles Gallery, 196 Bowery.

11/2, 7 PM throat-singing group Alash and minor-key Balkan/world music jamband Hazmat Modine at le Poisson Rouge, $16 adv tix rec

11/2, 8 PM eclectic jazz vibraphonist Warren Wolf leads his quartet at the Miller Theatre, $25 seats avail.

11/2, 8 PM Shafi Mondol play Indian baul minstrel music – the original freak-folk – at Symphony Space, $30.

11/2, 9 PM an especially good one of Unsteady Freddy’s surf rock bills at Otto’s with the noir Dark City at 9, the surreallistically percussive Bongo Surf at 10 and haunting Greek rembetiko rockers the Byzan-Tones at 11.

11/2, 9/10:30 PM visionary trumpeter Amir ElSaffar leads his quintet with Ole Mathisen – saxophone; John Escreet – Piano; Francois Moutin – bass; Dan Weiss – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

11/2, 10 PM Dahlia Dumont & DecaDence play reggae, French chanson and chamber pop at the Way Station

11/2, 10:30 PM noiserock/noir rock legend Steve Wynn and his killer jamband the Miracle 3 at Bowery Electric $12.

11/2, midnight dark retro Link Wray-influenced surf/soul rockers Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec.

11/3, 3 PM the NY Virtuoso Singers perform a program of works by composers who influenced, and were influenced by Brahms: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Dvorak, Elgar, Bartok, Schoenberg, Webern, and Brahms himself at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

11/3, 4 PM adventurous chamber ensemble WindSync at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6’s admitted

11/4, 7:30 PM the NY Philharmonic’s Contact series moves downtown to Subculture for a premiere of Essa-Pekka Salonen chamber works introduced by the composer.

11/4, 8 PM Steve Martin’s bluegrass backing band the Steep Canyon Rangers at City Winery,  $20

11/4, 8 PM lush, hypnotic indie classical choir Roomful of Teeth with guest Holly Herndon sing the premiere of Caroline Shaw’s Partita and works by Caleb Burhans, Brad Wells, and William Brittelle at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

11/4, 8 PM legendary 80s chanteuse and Clash collaborator Ellen Foley doing her Americana rock thing at the Cutting Room, $25 adv tix rec

11/5, 7 PM otherworldly grooves from across the Sephardic diaspora with Rabbi Gad Bouskila, Hazzan Yohai Cohen and the NY Andalus Ensemble at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20.

11/5 7:30 PM cello/accordian duo Wolfgang Panhofer and Alfred Melichar at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req .

11/6, 7:30 PM pyrotechnic bandoneonist JP Jofre with the Attacca Quartet playing Piazzolla’s 5 Tango Sensations at Subculture, $12.

11/6, 9 PM hauntingly energetic klezmer/Eastern European folk band Litvakus at the Way Station.

11/6 9 PM original Runaways frontwoman Cherie Currie at the Gramercy Theatre, $33.50 adv tix rec. For that price, Marie should be there too.

11/7, 1 PM Decoda – Anna Elashvili, violin; Nathan Schram, viola; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello; Angelina Gadeliya, piano play Britten: Lachrymae; Holiday Diary; Suite for Violin and Piano; Sonata for Cello and Piano at Trinity Church, free.

11/7, 7 PM lutenist Hopkinson Smith plays works by John Dowland and his baroque contemporaries at the Fabbri Library, 7 E 95th St, $25 tix avail

11/7, 7:30 PM violinist Ryu Goto joins the UNSRC Symphony Orchestra playing Paganini’s first violin concerto at Symphony Space, $30.

11/7, 7:30 PM indie classical chamber stars Ymusic play with a surprise guest, program TBA at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival advised

11/7, 9/10:30 PM cutting edge new big band jazz with the wildly popular Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at at the Jazz Gallery, $20

11/7, 9:30 PM haunting Americana/Tex-Mex chanteuse/bandleader Patricia Vonne at Hill Country, free. Wow!

11/8, 7 PM irrepressible pyrotechnic pianist Kathleen Supove plays Reflets dans l’Eau (from Images Book 1) by Claude Debussy, Cakewalking (Sorry Claude) by Daniel Felsenfeld, Long Distance Call by Randall Woolf, Disney Remixes by Matt Marks, Piano Miniatures by Mohammed Fairouz, and Feux d’Artifice (from Préludes, Book II) by Claude Debussy. at P.S. 142 on the Lower East Side (100 Attorney Street), $15, all proceeds to benefit the school

11/8, 8 PM bhangra funk orchestra Red Baraat at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

11/8, 8 PM viol quartet Parthenia play Jonathan Pieslak’s Bhakti (1), Unburdening, Gilbert Galindo’s Tierra Magnifica, B. Allen Schulz’s Aspects of a Singularity, David Fetherolf’s Atrytone, for treble and bass viol duo and Frances White’s From a Fairy Tale, at DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W 37th St, $20; the program repeats 11/9 at 8  PM at at Waltz-Astoria, 23-14 Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria

11/8, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 at Symphony Space, $25.

11/8, 9:30 PM eclectic, compelling chanteuse Sabrina Lastman leads her south-of-the-equator jazz quintet with Emilio Solla on piano, Meg Okura on violin, Edward Perez on bass and David Silliman on percussion at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd St, $20 + 2 drink min

11/8, 11ish southwestern gothic/dark garage rockers Spindrift at Glasslands, $12.

11/9, noon-ish to 4 PM there’s free jazz all over Central Park, the complete lineup and map of performances is here.

11/9, 7:30 PM the Korean Traditional Music Association celebrates ancient and classic sounds at Symphony Space, $30.

11/9, 11ish the Big Takeover play smart third-wave ska at the big room at the Rockwood

11/10, 10:30 AM (yawn) up-and-coming chamber music competition champs Caroline Goulding, violin and Michael Brown, piano play Bach: Sonata No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016 and Bartók: Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano, BB 84 at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, 165 W 65th St. $22 tix avail, coffee reception to follow

11/10, 2 PM the Lysander Piano Trio plays Haydn: Piano Trio in E Major, Hob. XV:28; Shulamit Ran: Soliloquy; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67; Smetana: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15 at the Tishman Auditorium at the New School, 66 W 12th St., $17.50

11/10, 4 PM celebrated British viol-and-harp consort Fretwork play John Dowland”s Lachrimae and a selection of pavans at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

11/10, 5 PM the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Choir play Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 plus choral works by Part and Mozart at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 tix avail.

11/10, 8 PM string quartet Brooklyn Rider with banjo shredder Bela Fleck at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

11/10, 8 PM indie art-rock band Loadbang premieres new works by Scott Worthington, Gary Philo, Nate Wooley & Eve Beglarian’s Island of the Sirens at Roulette, $20

11/11, 8 PM North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Max Lifchitz premiere the Concierto Cubanero by Cuban guitarist Jose Lezcano with the composer featured as soloist at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway and Columbus), free.

11/11, 9 PM the Brooklyn What – the borough’s most exciting, ferociously tuneful, amusingly insightful anti-gentrification rockers at the Mercury, $10

11/12, 7:30 PM Wolfgang Reisinger, drums and electronics; Dave Liebman, saxophones at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req.

11/13, 9 PM eclectic, funky, edgy lyrical rocker Avi Fox-Rosen – who keeps putting out amazing albums EVERY MONTH as name-your-price (.i.e. free) downloads – at Spike Hill

11/14, 1 PM Grace Cho and Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, piano; NOVUS NY ensemble members Owen Dalby, violin; Alexandra Sopp, flute play Britten: Mazurka Elegiaca, Op. 23, No. 2; Gemini Variations; Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances for Two Pianos at Trinity Church, free.

11/14, 10 PM transgressive comedic agitator Tammy Faye Starlite & the Hebrew Ladies play Iggy Pop’s Kill City album in its entirety at the Cutting Room, $15 adv tix rec

11/14-16 & 11/19 the NY Philharmonic play Christopher Rouse: Oboe Concerto (with Liang Wang, oboe; NY premiere; Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan (with Glenn Dicterow, violin) at Avery Fisher Hall

11/15 retro 80s goth/synthrock/darkwave band Eraas at St. Vitus

11/15 noir Spector-esque chamber pop/psych band Gringo Star at the Cameo Galley.

11/15, 7:30 PM Malian chanteuse Rokia Traore plays Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway/60th, $25

11/15, 7:30 PM the Hagen Quartett play Beethoven and other composers at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/16, 8 PM brilliant Iranian kamancheh improviser/composer Kayhan Kalhor (of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble) and Ali Bahrami Fard perform original compositions from their recent album I Will Not Stand Alone. at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St), $35/$30 stud/srs.

11/16, 8 PM the Orlando Consort sing a program inspired by “Machaut’s extraordinary Le voir dit, the improbable (and possibly autobiographical) love story of an aging poet and his young admirer, widely considered one of the great works of the Middle Ages” at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46th St., $35 tix avail.

11/16, 9ish perennially vital CBGB-era psychedelic punks Band of Outsiders and dark Swedish garage/psych rockers the Plastic Pals at the Ding Dong Lounge, 106th/Columbus Ave.

11/17, 3 PM maestro Barbara Yahr leads the Greenwich Village Orchestra with guest violinist Itamar Zorman playing Moshe Moshe Zorman — Galilean Suite; Tchaikovsky — Romeo and Juliet, fantasy overture; Brahms — Violin Concerto at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

11/20, 7 PM Hawaiian guitar music with Kekuhi and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20

11/20, 7:30 PM Alan Feinberg, piano; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Ursula Oppens, piano with the Brentano String Quartet play Charles Wuorinen works for solo piano and string quartet at the Morgan Library, $35

11/20, 8 PM Rachel Calloway, soprano; Olivia de Prato, violin; Ensemble Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman play works by microtonal composer Georg Friedrich Haas at the Miller Theatre, $35/$25 stu.

11/21, 1 PM acclaimed, eclectic cellist Matt Haimovitz plays works by Higdon, Britten and others plus a Berio Sequenza at Trinity Church, free

11/21, 7 PM History of Tango with Quintet of the Americas (wind ensemble), Polly Ferman (piano) and Daniel Binelli (bandoneon) play music by Piazzolla, Mores, others and new works by Daniel Binelli  at Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Ave, Manhattan.

11/22, 7 PM Elevator Repair Service theater ensemble presents readings of Edgar Allan Poe, accompanied by a live sound score at the  Morgan Library, $25.

11/21 7:30 PM violinist/impresario Gil Morgenstern joins with pianist Rieko Aizawa, and actor Rob Breckenridge for a theatrically intense exploration of “beauty born of terror” with music of Pärt, Schulhoff, Chen Yi, Poulenc and Messiaen at the World School (259 10th Ave, $35/$15 stud

11/22, 7:30 PM Wolfgang Muthspiel’s Vienna World -Wolfgang Muthspiel, guitars and voice; Becca Stevens, voice; Billy Childs, piano at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/22, 8 PM Cesar Reyes plays music of Lecuona, Lavista and Diez-Nieto at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. in the west village.

11/22-23, 8 PM the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis collaborates with Indian jazz orchestra the Sachal Jazz Ensemble at Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center – amazing – a cross-cultural cross-pollination not to be missed.

11/23, 2 PM up-and-coming Brazilian pianist Aleyson Scopel plays works by Mozart, Schubert and the world premiere of J. Almeida Prado’s (1943-2010) Cartas Celestes XV – Celestial Charts XV at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall

11/23-24, 3 PM Drama in Beethoven with pianist Emir Gamsizoglu, pianist and actress Ege Maltepe makes the missing link between Beethoven and Shakespeare at Caffe Vivaldi. “Once upon a time there was a short German guy with a bad temper and a huge spirit and passion for music. His name was Ludwig. Drama in Beethoven is a fun experiment to connect stories with Beethoven Sonatas. Developed as a classical-for-all project, the show aims to create a direct and unique connection between listener and the classical music. “Music is just music! We are the ones who are labeling it with fancy halls and dress codes” says Ege Maltepe, an actress, playwright and a former student of Mike Nichols, right before diving into a bloody scenario along with the 2nd movement Sonata No.7. The show repeats 12/7-8.

11/23, 7 PM fiery, politically aware, charismatically bluesy bandleader LJ Murphy & the Accomplices at the Parkside

11/23, 8/10 PM vibraphonist Chris Dingman’s Subliminal & Sublime project at Subculture, $15.

11/23, 9ish dark atmospheric anthemic chanteuse Basia Bulat at Bowery Ballroom

11/24 pianist Alessio Bax plays Liszt’s “Dante” Sonata at Alice Tully Hall.

11/24, 4 PM the Cassatt String Quartet play Dvorak’s American Quartet, a traditional Japanese work plus the premiere of James Nyoraku Schlefer’s “Dream Corner,” a septet for string quartet, shakahachi, koto and shamisen at the Tenri Institute, 43A W 13th St $25

11/24, 4 PM a Roswell Rudd tribute with an all-star cast: John Medeski ,Steven Bernstein ,Bob Dorough ,Richard Hammond ,Fay Victor ,Michael Doucet , Rolf Sturm ,Heather Masse ,Ivan Rubenstein-Gillis , and the NYC Labor Chorus with Reggie Bennet at le Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix rec.

11/24, 8 PM Eve Beglarian with her favorite trombone quartet, the Guidonian Hand, and BRIM (Mary Rowell, Taylor Levine, and EVBV) will be performing another set of herRiver Project pieces at the Firehouse Space, with special guests Karl Larson (piano), and Ken Thomson (clarinet.)

11/25-27 lyrical pianist Fred Hersch & guitarist Julian Lage playing duets from their fantastically low-key duo album at the Blue Note.

11/29 6ish Swingadelic, Nicole Atkins and Lesley Gore at South St. Seaport, free. WTF segues but the opening swing act (whose new Allen Toussaint homage is fantastic) and noir rocker Atkins have been killing lately.

11/30, 9ish amazing doublebill: surfy Peruvian psychedelia with Chicha Libre and ferocious Balkan dances with Raya Brass Band at Littlefield .

12/1, 8 PM Romanian cimbalom virtuoso Marius Mihalache and chanteuse  Irina Sarbu play a mix of Maria Tanase classics and Balkan jazz at Drom, free

12/1, 10 PM sophisticated country chanteuse/tunesmith Drina Seay with her brilliant guitarist Steve Antonakos in a rare intimate duo show upstairs at 2A

12/1, 10 PM darkly lyrical chamber pop songwriter Elizabeth & the Catapult at the big room at the Rockwood

12/2, 7 PM a new sultry spin on classic 60s latin soul grooves: Spanglish Fly at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

12/3, 7 PM the Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble play rich, haunting Andalucian and Jewish sounds at CUNY’s Elebash Hall, 5th Ave just north of 34th St, $20

12/3, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: intense cutting edge sometimes eerie vibraphone jazz with the Joe Locke/Geoffrey Keezer Group featuring Terreon Gully and Mike Pope, $20.

12/3, 7:30 PM a klezmer dance party led by an all-star band led by clarinetist Michael Winograd, bassist Benjy Fox-Rosen and tsimblist Pete Rushefsky at the Stephen Wise Free Synagaogue, 30 W 68th St (between Columbus & Central Park West), $10.

12/3, 8 PM an indie classical doublebill with Maria Stankova and Sasha Siem including a Siem song cycle performed by ten members of International Contemporary Ensemble at Roulette, free

12/4, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: intense pianist Marc Cary‘s playful but often haunting Focus Trio, $20

12/4, 10 PM atmospheric third-stream trombonist/chanteuse Natalie Cressman with her band at the big room at the Rockwood

12/5, 1 PM Decoda – Owen Dalby, violin; Anna Elashvili, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Claire Bryant, cello play Britten: Quartet No. 3 for Strings, Op. 94; Berg: Lyric Suite at Trinity Church, free.

12/5, 7:30 PM pianists Ursula Oppens and Robert Levin perform a selection of Bernard Rands’ piano music from 1960- 2010 including his Twelve Preludes at Symphony Space, $

12/5-8, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard ageless saxophonist Benny Golson with Mike LeDonne – piano; Buster Williams – bass; Carl Allen – drums, $30.

12/5, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes

12/5, 8 PM harpist Zeena Parkins and a chamber ensemble play a “composer portrait” of the enchantingly haunting, atmospheric Icelandic Anna Thorvaldsdottir at the Miller Theatre, $25

12/5, 8 PM edgy, politically savvy singer-songwriter Erin McKeown’s Anti-Holiday Spectacular at Littlefield, $20

12/5 ageless Bow Wow Wow frontwoman Annabella Lwin at Bowery Electric.

12/6, 9 PM the massive, ten-piece, eclectic M Shanghai String Band – who play everything from classic country to seafaring ballads to noirish acoustic rock – at their home base, the Jalopy, $10

12/6, 9:30 PM wild Canadian guitar/viol ensemble the Sultans of String  – gypsy jazz, Middle Eastern and rock – at Joe’s Pub.

12/6, 11ish the sometimes droll, sometimes boisterous, increasingly noir classic country sounds of the Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar

12/7-8, 3 PM Drama in Beethoven with pianist Emir Gamsizoglu, pianist and actress Ege Maltepe makes the missing link between Beethoven and Shakespeare at Caffe Vivaldi .”Once upon a time there was a short German guy with a bad temper and a huge spirit and passion for music. His name was Ludwig. Drama in Beethoven is a fun experiment to connect stories with Beethoven Sonatas. Developed as a classical-for-all project, the show aims to create a direct and unique connection between listener and the classical music. “Music is just music! We are the ones who are labeling it with fancy halls and dress codes” says Ege Maltepe, an actress, playwright and a former student of Mike Nichols, right before diving into a bloody scenario along with the 2nd movement Sonata No.7.

12/7, 6 PM charming, historically-informed oldtimey chanteuse/bandleader Robin Aigner & Parlour Game followed at 8 by acoustic Mexican folk-punk band Radio Jarocho and then at 10 by high-voltage Mexican polka crew Banda Sinaloense De Los Muertos.at Barbes

12/7, 7 PM great guitarist Bill Frisell’s Big Sur Quintet at le Poisson Rouge, $35 adv tix req

12/7, 8 PM new music from Iran and Syria with Saeid Shanbezadeh plus eclectic Syrian saxophonist Basel Rajoub, percussionist Naguib Shanbehzadeh, clarinetist Kinan Azmeh; trumpet player Basel Rajoub; and Tunisian violinist Jasser Haj Youssef at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St), $35/$30 stud/srs.

12/7, 11 PM phenomenally fun, intense, noir-tinged oldschool soul siren Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes at the Mercury, $15 adv tix a must, this will sell out

12/8, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra’s annual family-friendly holiday concert: GVO’s Gary Dranch will be on hand to play Rossini’s Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra, and everyone can try an instrument at the post-concert Instrument Petting Zoo, at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

12/8,7 PM up-and-coming violinist Michi Wiancko playing indie classical works, joined by her chamber-pop project Kono Michi  at Barbes

12/8, 7 PM, True Love Ain’t Too Hard to See, “an alt-cabaret reimagining of Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s 1975 album Zuma” feat. members of Daniel Stampfel’s killer janglerock band at the Duplex,  free w/2-drink min.

12/8, 7 PM German a cappella ensemble Calmus sing Xmas music from pre-Renaissance to modern times at the Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

12/8, 8 PM jazz-tinged Persian/Syrian trio Sound: The Encounter with Saeid Shanbehzadeh on neyanban (Iranian bagpipe), neyjoti (flute), boogh horns, dance, and vocals; Basel Rajoub on saxophones, duclar; Naguib Shanbehzadeh on dammam, percussion at Alwan for the Arts, $20.

12/9, 7 PM Gina Leishman‘s Mr. Wau-Wa playing Berthold Brecht with an allstar downtown jazz crew behind her, followed at around 9:30 by Chicha Libre at Barbes

12/9, 10 PM noir guitar monster Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood

12/10, 6 PM Yarn/Wire play works by Eric Wubbels, Alex Mincek, Mei-Fang Lin and others at the Miller Theatre, free, free drinks at 5:30.

12/10, 7:30 PM psychedelic south seas tropical jazz ensemble Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica opens for the Balanescu Quartet, playing a homage to Maria Tanase, the “Romanian Edith Piaf” at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University on Spruce St. downtown, expensive, $36.50, but could be amazing

12/10, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard trumpeter Alex Sipiagin leads a quintet with a bunch of his Mingus Band mates, $20

12/10, 8 PM wry lyrical rock genius Marcellus Hall (ex-Railroad Jerk and White Hassle)  plays the album release show for his new one at the big room at the Rockwood.

12/10, 8 PM crooner Theo Bleckmann with ambient hypnotic violin/guitar/loops duo Itsnotyouitsme playing the album release show for their new one at Subculture.

12/10, 8 PM Martin Hiendl & Monica Duncan lead a performance of Offshore, their perilous nautical suite for percussionists, two trumpets, tuba, horn and electronics at Roulette, free

12/10, 8 PM eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet at Barbes

12/11, 7 PM  well-known gems of the 17th century Baroque by Bilber, Bertali, and Muffat as well as recently discovered anonymous works that reside at Kromeriz in the Czech Republic, performed by Tatiana Daubek, Leon Schelhase and Beiliang Zhu at the Czech Center 321 E 73rd St, free.

12/11,  7 PM Ensemble Mise-en plays works of noted 20th century Italian composer Franco Donatoni, free but early arrival (i.e. 6:30 PM) a must, at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave.

12/11-15, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard veteran tenorist George Coleman Sr leads an octet, $25/$30 Fri-Sat.

12/11, 9ish early 50s/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

12/11, 10 PM the Rebel Factory with Certain General’s Phil Gammage on guitar at Spike Hill

12/11, 10ish heavy violin shredding with Stratospheerius at Bowery Electric.

12/12, 7:30 PM 10³²K featuring trombone genius Ku-umba Frank Lacy with Andrew Drury, percussion / Kevin Ray, bass reinventing obscure classics at Lincoln Center Atrium.

12/12, 8 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

12/12, 8:30 PM eclectic jazz guitarist Assaf Kehati leads his trio at the Bar Next Door

12/13, 7:30 PM cool, enigmatic, eclectic jazz chanteuse Gretchen Parlato leads her quartet at the big room at the Rockwood where she made her new live album/dvd.

12/13, 8 PM explosive, haunting but nuanced North Carolina country singer Jeanne Jolly and her amazing band at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

12/13, 8 PM cross-generational, tuneful cross-pollination: guitarist Mike Baggetta with Jerome Harris on bass and Billy Mintz on drums at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene. 12/21 they’re at the Bar Next Door at 7:30

12/13, 8 PM adventurous chamber ensemble ACME plays Lutoslawski’s Sacher Variation for solo cello, Bukoliki for viola and cello, and his String Quartet, as well as Steven Stucky’s Dialoghi for solo cello and his Nell’ombra, nella luce for string quartet at Symphony Space, $32

12/13, 9 PM powerhouse country chanteuse Jeanne Jolly and her phenonemal oldschool band at Drom.

12/13, 9 PM “filthy song night” at the Jalopy, $10 with a diverse cast of characters: Savon Fifth (Cozy Shack), Kristen Andreassen (Uncle Earl), Bascomb Ferd (The Raunch Bothers), Sam Duffy (The Piledrivers), Elio Schiavo (Five Deadly Venoms), Bug (The Defibulators), Cassie Jenkins, Becca Stevens (The Bjorkestra), Little Ho Peep, Rob Hecht, Brad Einhorn (Kings County Strings), Karen Duffy, Jumping Through Poops, Bluff Channahon (The Barbara F*cking Walters), and “secret special guests”

12/13, 9ish dark noisy Tzadikian dub-tinged noise-jazz with Jamie Saft‘s Slobberpup at Shapshifter Lab

12/13 punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Rodeo Bar, 11 PM

12/14, 8 PM eclectic classically-trained adventurous and always surprising a-cappella quartet NY Polyphony sings at St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia, 116th/Amsterdam, $30 tix avail

12/14, 8 PM the Canticum Novum Singers perform While by my Sheep, arranged by Hugo Jungst, O Magnum Mysterium by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Hodie Christus Natus Est by Jan Pieters Sweelinck, Ave Maria by Johannes Brahms, Ave Maria by Anton Bruckner, A Christmas Cantata by Arthur Honegger and Friede auf Erden by Arnold Schoenberg, repeating 12/15 at 3 PM at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Ave. (at 87th St.), $25/$20 srs.

12/14, 9 PM brilliantly lyrical psychedelic new wavers the Larch play the single release show for their new one at Freddy’s.

12/14, 9 PM creepy microtonal guitarslingers the Willie McBlind Band followed by dark electric blues band Jane Lee Hooker at Shrine.

12/14, 10 PM the rambunctious oldime Baby Soda Jazz Band at Barbes.

12/15,10:30 AM (this is a morning show) Alessio Bax, piano; Lucille Chung, piano playing four-handed versions of Stravinsky: Petrushka; Piazzolla (arr. Bax and Chung): Three Tangos at Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th St.), $22 tix avail

12/15, 4 PM well-loved a-cappella quartet Anonymous 4 sing medieval music from England, France and Spain at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

12/15, 7 PM western swing with Smokey Hormel‘s Roundup followed by Mexican cumbia band La Sabrosa Sabrosura (a spinoff of Mexican reggae stars Los Yerberos, i.e. the Weedheads) at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St (between Imlay & Conover), Red Hook

12/15, 8 PM a rare performance of versatile, witty bassist Max Johnson‘s Silver Trio with pianist Kris Davis and drummer Mike Pride at Barbes followed at 9 by Stephane Wrembel.

12/15, 8 PM bass clarinet star Ken Thomson plays the album release show for his new one with the Jack Quartet at Subculture .

12/17, 7:30 PM multi-reedman Matt Darriau and accordionist Yuri Lemeshev play their ominous Disastro Totale project followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

12/17-22, 7:30/9:30 PM tuneful pianist Geri Allen leads a quintet with Ravi Coltrane and Tain Watts at the Jazz Standard.

12/17, 8 PM large-scale indie classical improvisation with Daniel Dehaan & Felipe Lara at Roulette, free

12/17, 8 PM the Antara Ensemble performs works for strings and high winds by Roussel, Handel-Halvorsen, Kay, Chausson and Piazzolla at Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave at 54th St., $25/$20 stud/srs.

12/19, 7 PM up-and-coming avant-garde ensemble Face the Music followed at 9 by trombonist Curtis Hasselbring‘s wry, tuneful, punk-influenced New Mellow Edwards and then the psychedelic salsa of La Mecanica Popular at Barbes

12/19, 8 PM indie classical stars the Mivos Quartet play the album release show for their debut including the world premiere of Scott Wollschleger’s String Quartet No. 2, White Wall along with Felipe Lara’s Corde Vocale, Dai Fujikura’s Flare and Mark Barden’s Nocturne at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., reception to follow, $20 includes a hard copy of the album.

12/19, 9 PM a rare reunion of hellraising, politically astute Americana rockers the Hangdogs (who were sort of the Dead Kennedys of highway rock) with frontman Matthew Grimm doing some tunes off his insightful and hilarious new powerpop/Americana rock album Songs in the Key of Your Face at Rodeo Bar.

12/20, 8 PM oudist Adam Good‘s haunting Turkish ensemble Hoshneva at Barbes

12/20, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Cadillac Moon Ensemble plays a program titled Den of Death featuring world premieres pushing political and stylistic lines by Matt Marks, Alex Temple, Melody Loveless, and Viet Cuong at the Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St, $15/$10 stud.

12/20, 10 PM massive ten-piece Balkan brass groove monsters Veveritse at the Jalopy, $10.

12/20, 11ish timeless, satirical, politically fueled faux-French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Hank’s.

12/21, 8 PM sultry blues/oldtimey siren/resonator guitarislinger Mamie Minch & Her Business followed at 10 by intense Eastern European jamband Raya Brass Band at Barbes.

12/21, 9 PM quirky fun jazzy female-fronted French pop/jazz with Banda Magda at Drom, $12 adv tix rec.

12/22, 11ish fiery bluegrass fiddler Melody Allegra and band at Rodeo Bar

12/28, 9 PM charming female-fronted oldschool soul/swing combo Lake Street Dive at the Bell House $15 adv tix rec.

12/29, 11 PM rustic oldtime upbeat swing/country blues bandleader Woody Pines at Rodeo Bar

12/30-31 9ish Gogol Bordello at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix avail or $60 2-night tix avail.

1/9 eclectic, funky, edgy lyrical rocker Avi Fox-Rosen – who keeps putting out amazing albums EVERY MONTH as name-your-price (.i.e. free) downloads – celebrates his yearlong marathon at Rock Shop along with the reliably ferocious, fun Balkan madness of Raya Brass Band

1/10, 8 PM Ryan Truesdell’s explosive archive-plundering Gil Evans Project big band at Subculture.

1/12, 7 PM melodic jazz pianist Jorn Swart plays the album release for his pensive, noirish new one with a quartet at Spectrum

1/29 Laura Cantrell – arguably this era’s most compelling, luminous female oldschool country artist – plays the album release for her long-awaited new one at Joe’s Pub

Live Music in New York City in December 2012 and January 2013

Daily updates, and a new calendar for January coming sometime around the new year (might be a little late on this since clubs drag their asses putting up their schedules this time of year). So you might want to bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of venues where these shows are happening at NYMD’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.

Oldschool Chicago style blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin usually has a lot of shows. He’s at Lucille’s on 12/13 and 12/21 at 8 PM and also playing 12/2, 12/14 and 12/30 at 7 at Terra Blues.

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

Mondays in December a phenomenal doublebill: savage, macabre,cinematic noir jazz band Beninghove’s Hangmen followed at 10 by “psycho mambo” band Gato Loco, who play equally entertaining, only slightly less dark oldschool Cuban-inspired sounds at Zirzamin.

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

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

Most Mondays in December (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 December 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. Vince also makes a rare West Village appearance at 55 Bar on 11/2 at 10.

The second and fourth Tuesday of the month there are free organ concerts featuring a global mix of first-rate talent at Central Synagogue, Lexington Ave. at 55th St., free

Tuesdays in December 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 12/4, 12/11 and 12/18 at 9ish violin virtuoso Sarah Alden’s amazing Balkan/bluegrass band at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene

Tuesdays at around 10 Julia Haltigan and her band play 11th St. Bar. Young as she is, she’s an institution – and a torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home in fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads, and her band is just as good as she is. Why she isn’t as popular as, say, Neko Case, is a mystery.

Tuesdays in January (that’s next year) starting 1/8 through 1/28 electric blues guitar legend Johnny Winter at B.B. King’s

Wednesdays at 1 PM there are free organ concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, a mix of NYC-area and international talent.

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 December 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 December, 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.

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

Saturdays 12/1, 12/8 and 12/15 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 12/8, 12/15 and 12/22, 4:30 PM Raya Brass Band at Radegat Hall, free. These Balkan brass jammers are phenomenal. Their scorching 2012 album is one of the year’s best, they have the world’s funkiest tuba player, a great trumpeter and clarinetist. If dark Balkan grooves are your thing, this is your band.

Saturdays Jan 5 ,10, 24, 31 a Becca Stevens residency at Shapeshifter Lab, time TBA – nuanced, torchy, rainswept guitar jazz songs from the Bjorkestra frontwoman.

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

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

Sundays from half past noon to 3:30 PM, bluegrass cats Freshly Baked (f.k.a. Graveyard Shift), featuring excellent, incisive fiddle player Diane Stockwell and an A-list of players play Nolita House (upstairs over Botanica at 47 E Houston). Free drink with your entree.

Weekly Sunday organ concerts continue (with holidays excepted) at St. Thomas Church, 53rd/5th Ave. at 5:15 PM, an international parade of A-list organists looking to give the mighty 1913 Skinner organ here a sendoff before it’s replaced.

Every Sunday at 5 PM, New York Music Daily present the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin (in the old Zinc Bar space on Houston at LaGuardia, downstairs).  An A-list of New York songwriters and instrumentalists work up new material and cross-pollinate in a comfortable, musician-friendly space. There’s no cover, and at the end of the salon, there’s a 45-minute set by a rotating cast of topnotch New York and international songwriters and composers. Dark rockers Lorraine Leckie and Her Demons  are on the bill at 7 here on 12/2; noir NYC legend LJ Murphy & the Accomplices on 12/9; powerhouse soul-rocker Katie Elevitch on 12/16; and Americana guitar genius Homeboy Steve Antonakos on 12/23. As always, watch this space for updates.

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 December, 9/11 PM the cutting-edge Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – a mighty beast that ranks with the Mingus bands as one of the city’s most fascinating jazz orchestras – at Birdland, $30 seats avail., res. req.

Sundays in December eclectic, trippy Polynesian lounge band Fisherman plays Rodeo Bar at around 9.

12/3, 3 PM the annual Composers Play Composers Marathon with 30 composer-performers at Drom, $15 incl. a drink.

12/3, 7 PM pensive Americana songwriter Donna Susan at Zirzamin. Raised on punk, inspired by country, more honest and haunting than any of the newbies recently relocated to Bushwick, followed at 9 or so by noir monsters Beninghove’s Hangmen and then around 10 by psycho mambo band Gato Loco.

12/3, 7:30 PM a mighty and dark evening of minor-key cross-pollination with La Orquesta Yidish de Nueva York w/ Arturo O’Farrill, Frank London, and Joanne Borts at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10.

12/3, 7:30 PM charismatic, theatrical pianist Jenny Q Chai presents “Dissecting Stroppa” – An Analysis of “Innige Cavatina” from Miniature Estrose by Marco Stroppa at Miller Hall, Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue, 1 train to 125th St. and walk back uphill, free.

12/3, 10 PM creepy piano-based art-rock/chamber pop band George Sand followed by excellent, jangly, powerpop/Americana rockers Glass Anchors at Cake Shop, $7

12/3, 8:30/10:30 PM Mexican jazz singer/revivalist Magos Herrera with Mike Moreno on guitar and Hans Glawischnig on bass at the Bar Next Door, $12.

12/3, 9 PM the imaginative, shimmery, sometimes explosive Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

12/3, 10ish dynamic, dramatic mythologically-inspired composer/songwriter Anais Mitchell at Bowery Ballroom.

12/4, 7:30 PM the Calder Quartet plays a program TBA at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free.

12/4, 7:30 PM Composers Concordance Ensemble feat. composer-violinist Dave Soldier, composer-clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, composer-trumpeter Franz Hackl, composer-hornist John Clark, composer-vocalist-keyboardist-gusle player Milica Paranosic, composer-pianist-keyboardist Patrick Grant, composer-guitarist Gene Pritsker, composer-bass guitarist Dan Cooper, and composer-percussionist Peter Jarvis at Shapeshifter Lab, $10.

12/4, 8 PM badass resonator guitarist/oldtime blues siren Mamie Minch at the Jalopy followed eventually at 10:30 by Apocalypse Five and Dime doing their twisted intense bluegrass/Balkan thing, $12.

12/4, 8 PM the Antara Ensemble plays Carl Nielsen’s Little Suite in a Minor, Op. 1 for String Orchestra; Mozart’s Concerto in D Major for Flute and Orchestra, K. 314 (Harold Jones, flute soloist); Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1, Op. 35, for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra (Irena Portenko, pianist); and William Foster McDaniel’s Duke Ellington Medley for Piano and String Orchestra (William Foster McDaniel, pianist) at St. Peter’s Church, 54th St/Lexington Ave., $25/$20 stud/srs

12/4, 8 PM a female-themed festival of art-song with Carla Kihlstedt in NYFOS’s concert Women at Merkin Concert Hall. Featuring soprano Corinne Winters, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, baritone Andrew Garland and pianists Michael Barrett and Steven Blier performing world premieres by Carla Kihlstedt, Mark Adamo, Mohammed Fairouz, and Harold Meltzer, and more at Merkin Concert Hall.

12/4, 8ish a rare duo performance by Americana chanteuse Lee Ann Westover and brilliant bassist Saskia Lane at Spike Hlil, free.

12/4-8, 8:30/11 PM bop-era jazz legend Phil Woods leads a quintet at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

12/4, 11 PM North Carolina band Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys play tight tuneful original and classic bluegrass at the small room at the Rockwood

12/5, 7 PM latin jazz bass legend Andy Gonzalez leads his band at Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx, free.

12/5, 7:30 PM Trio+ – Yosuke Kawasaki, violin, Wolfram Koessel, cello and Vadim Serebryani, piano.with Georgy Valtchev, violin play Haydn, Schumann, Bartok and Korngold at the Bulgarian Consulate, 121 E 62nd St, free.

12/5, 9ish a Jack Martin bday spectacular featuring some incarnation of the Dimestore Dance Duo featuring Martin and Jude Webre playing their gypsy Twin Peaks guitar music plus secret special guests (think dark/goth/Tonic circa 2005) at Zirzamin

12/5, 9 PM dark funky Middle Eastern worldbeat with Khaled and band at Shrine.

12/5, 9 PM New Orleans band Gordon’s Grand Street Stompers at Radegast Hall

12/5, 9:30 PM retro jazz pianist Joe Alterman at Caffe Vivaldi – if pre-1950 sounds are yout thing, this guy’s your man.

12/5 ,10 PM the increasingly chameleonic, perennially impressive chanteuse Sara Serpa debuts her new Crossing Oceans project exploring the often overlooked African and Brazilian influences in the music of her native Portugal with Samuel Blaser, trombone; Dan Blake, tenor sax; André Matos, guitar; Linda Oh, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

12/5, 11 PM noir torch song goddess Kelly Hogan at the Mercury, $15.

12/5, 11ish Deer Tick playing Born on Flag Day and More Fuel for the Fire in their entirety for all you Mumford types at Brooklyn Bowl, $15. Also here on 12/12 and 12/19 playing different material, same deal.

12/6, 6 PM the Gregg August Sextet play the cd release show for the eclectic bassist’s reputedly amazing new one Four by Six at Birdland, $30 tix avail. His quartet is also at Shapeshifter Lab for the Brooklyn crew on 12/14 at 9ish.

12/6, 6:30 PM the core of Afrobeat jamband the Brighton Beat – Mark Cocheo on guitar with Mark Zaleski on bass and Saxophone and Brian Adler on drums – rip the roof off the Bar Next Door, free. Followed at 8:30 ($12 cover) by Tyler Blanton on vibrophone with Matt Clohesy on bass and Obed Calvaire on drums. Cocheo and crew are also here on 12/27, same time.

12/6-8, time TBA, Anonymous 4 sing David Lang’s latest choral work Love Fail at the Harvey Theatre at BAM, $20, after-concert talk with the composer follows the 12/7 performance

12/6, 7:30 PM the Cassatt String Quartet play Victor Ullman’s Quartet No. 3, a new work by Gerald Cohen, Playing for Our Lives, a contemporary tribute to the musical life in the Nazi death camp, and Shostakovich’s shattering Quartet No. 8 at Symphony Space, $30/$25 stud.

12/6, 7:30 PM the clever, original, tuneful Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet (feat. brilliant baritone saxophonist Jenny Hill) at Zirzamin

12/6, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez followed at 10 by psycho mambo band Gato Loco at Barbes.

12/6, 8 PM an Olga Neuwirth composer portrait at the Miller Theatre feat. International Contemporary Ensemble plus Cory Smythe, piano; Jayce Ogren, conductor, playing two of the daring composer’s spectacular works for chamber ensemble: her acclaimed piano concerto and a U.S. premiere , $25 tix highly rec.

12/6, 8 PM respected Chicago-style blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker at B.B. King’s, $15 adv tix very highly rec.

12/6, 8 PM trombonist Steve Swell and guitarist Omar Tamez pay homage to Tamez’s father Nicandro Tamez, a prolific yet unsung Mexican composer in the avant garde tradition, with Swell premiering his new long-form work Composite #8 with Darius Jones (alto) Jonathan Golove (cello) James Ilgenfritz (bass) at Roulettte, $15/$10 stud/srs.

12/6, 8:30 PM lyrical third-stream jazz pianist Jacob Sacks’ 40Twenty quartet playing the cd release show for their new one at I-Beam, $10.

12/6, 9 PM politically aware psychedelic rockers Musiciens Sans Frontieres at Fontana’s, $7.

12/6, 9 PM oldtime hot swing jazz with Jason Prover & His Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Radegast Hall.

12/6, 9/10;30 PM trombonist Ryan Keberle & Catharsis with Mike Rodriguez – trumpet; Jorge Roeder – bass; Eric Doob – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $15 first set, $10 for the second

12/6, 9 PM Jon Irabagon, saxophones; Mark Helias, bass; Barry Altschul, drums doing balls-to-the-wall improvisations at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min. followed at 9:30 by Irabagon’s jazz-metal project with drummer Mike Pride and guitarist Mick Barr. On 12/7 Irabagon is here at 9 and 10:30 PM with a quintet feat. Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Jacob Sacks, piano; Eivand Opsvik, bass; Tom Rainey, drums, same deal.

12/6, 10 PM the Coup – the greatest and most political of all the west coast hip-hop acts – at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix very highly rec.

12/6, 10ish the Casket Girls – a Black Moth Super Rainbow noir pop spinoff, along the same lines as the Marshmallow Ghosts – followed by a show by their considerably less interesting main project at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15 gen adm.

12/6, midnight-ish, drummer Thomas Galliano leads a quartet with Stacy Dillard, tenor sax; Zaccai Curtis, keys; Dezron Douglas, bass at Nublu.

12/7, 5:30 PM high-energy acoustic Mexican folk-punk band Radio Jarocho at the American Folk Art Museum, free

12/7, 7 PM pianist Paul Kim plays Moussorgsky and Stravinsky at Third Street Music School Settlement, free.

12/7, 7 :30 PM Universal Thump pianist/frontwoman Greta Gertler previews some songs from Willow’s One Night Stand- her art-rock musical with playwright Alexandra Collier – with Alice Bierhorst (drums) and Ben Gallina (bass) at a house concert in Park Slope, Brooklyn, email for details

12/7, 7:30 PM pipa virtuoso Wu Man = whose recent adventures in central Asian music have been haunting – at Symphony Space,$30/$25 stud/srs.

12/7, 7:30 PM intense percussionist Alessanda Belloni’s stormy drum/trance suite Honoring the Sea Goddess at the NY Open Center, 22 E. 30th St, $28.

12/7, 8 PM oudist Zafer Tawil and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh’s eclectic multimedia Resonance Project explores views of New York from a perceptive Middle Eastern outsider’s point of view at Alwan for the Arts downtown, $20/$15 stud.

12/7, 8 PM the Chelsea Symphony plays Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto, and Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Haydn plus an Aaron Dai premiere at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St., $20. Reception and silent auction to benefit the orchestra to follow performance

12/7, 8 PM pianist Lee Feldman, cellist Noah Hoffeld and chanteuse Basya Schechter join forces for a formidable program of Jewish music at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown.

12/7, 8 PM guitarist/violist John King plays world premieres for augmented string quartet, brass band, and soprano and large ensemble with a star-packed avant garde cast featuring the Crucible Quartet and Tilt Brass at Roulettte, $15/$10 stud/srs.

12/7, 8:30 PM smart, multistylistic jazz-pop/bossa nova chanteuse Sinem Saniye followed by intense, dramatic, cleverly lyrical songwriter Elaine Romanelli at Caffe Vivaldi.

12/7, 9 PM bad segue, great bands: microtonal blues with Jane Lee Hooker followed at 10 by the oldschool soul sounds of Preacherman & the Revival at Shrine

12/7, 9 PM artsy female-fronted goth-metal band the Black Statues -sort of the missing link between Siouxsie and Blue Oyster Cult – at the Gutter bowling alley in Willamsburg.

12/7, 9:30 PM dark psychedelic indie rock legend (and Herbie Hancock/Sonic Youth/Dresden Dolls collaborator/producer) Martin Bisi at Littlefield $10.

12/7, 10 PM dark, catchy, intense original acoustic Americana band the Sometime Boys at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene. They’re at the Parkside for frontwoman Sarah Mucho’s birthday on the 14th at 10.

12/7, 10 PM guitar duos with Nels Cline and Julian Lage at the Stone – wow – $10.

12/7, 11ish minimalist 80s style goth band Eraas at the Cameo Gallery.

12/8, 6 PM west African kora harp virtuoso Yacouba Diabate followed at 8 by the kreyol reggae of Blayer Pointdujour and the Rockers at Shrine.

12/8, 7 PM clarinetist Patricia Billings, french hornist Amr Selim, and pianist Seba Ali play works by Paquito D’Rivera, Gamal Abdel-Rahim, Jeff Scott ,Messiaen, Mussorgsky, Yuan-Chen Li and others at Merkin Hall, free – get there early

12/8, 7:30 PM the Bang on a Can All-Stars play Rimpa Reimagined, a multimedia program including world premieres by Vijay Iyer and Japanese post-minimalist Mamoru Fujieda plus Somei Satoh’s Shu (Spells) for the first time since its world premiere, at the Japan Society, 333 E 47th St., $28.

12/8, 8 PM an ostensibly Sephardic music festival with intense, haunting slinky hypnotic intense dancefloor string band Copal – who are about as Sephardic as the Clash – followed eventually at around 11 by hypnotic desert blues-influenced Sway Machinery at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec.

12/8, 8 PM a good, intense, dramatic steampunk rock doublebill with Not Waving but Drowning and then Frenchy & the Punk at Spike Hill, $6.

12/8, 8 PM the high-voltage gospel/garage grooves of the Lost Crusaders at Cake Shop, $10

12/8, 8 PM, repeating on 12/9 at 2 PM, also 12/15 at 8 and 12/16 at 2, Miranda Cuckson, violin; Jesse Mills, violin; Melissa Reardon, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello play early Beethoven quartets: Op. 18 No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18 No. 2 in G Major at Bargemusic, $35/$30srs/$15 stud.

12/8, 8:30 PM Texas oldtime country songwriter Anthony DaCosta at the Postcrypt Coffeehouse at Columbia, free.

12/8, 9 PM dark torchy noir songwriter Jessie Kilguss & Radio Gold at Pete’s.

12/8, 9;10:30 PM bassist Ben Alllison leads his group with Steve Cardenas, guitar; Brandon Seabrook , guitar, banjo; Allison Miller, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

12/8, 9ish eclectic western swing baritone crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

12/8, 10ish bizarre segue, good show: trombonist/crooner Dave Smith’s sly, slinky boudoir-soul project Smoota followed by ferocious violin-driven klezmer circus punks Golem at the Cameo Gallery

12/8, 10ish , ferociously literate, witty, psychedelic/new wave rockes the Larch – whose new album Days to the West is one of 2012′s best – at Freddy’s.

12/8, 10 PM torchy, sultry, haunting Middle Eastern-tinged East African chanteuse Alsarah & the Nubatones at Barbes

12/8, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads a trio with Jay Foote (bass) Bryn Roberts (keys) Taylor Floreth (drums) at the Stone, $10.

12/8, 10 PM dark fiery eclectic electric blues guitar powerhouse Will Scott at 68 Jay St. Bar.

12/9, 1:30 PM (half past one) members of Venezuela’s Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra followed at 4 PM by Adela Peña, Harumi Rhodes, violin; Ah Ling Neu, viola; Roberta Cooper, cello; Peter Weitzner, double bass, performing compositions by Haydn, Boccherini, Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin and Leroy Anderson. at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, note no children under 6 admitted!

12/9, 3 (three) PM the Brooklyn Women of Song (irrepressible Meg Braun, whose high-intensity blue-eyed soul will give you chills; the worldly, uncategorizable Jean Rohe, and intense genius multi-instrumentalist/chanteuse Carolann Solebello) at the First Acoustics Coffeehouse in downtown Brooklyn, $20.

12/9, 4 PM pianist David Buddin plays the NY premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Natural Durations 1-12 – hard to believe, but true – at Grace United Methodist Church, 22 7th Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn, free. One of Stockhausen’s final works: the third “hour” of his ‘Klang’ cycle, derived from a single 24-note set run through a series of permutations.

12/9, 7 PM intense, literate, charismatic noir rocker LJ Murphy with his band – whose forthcoming album is sensational – at Zirzamin.

12/9, 7 PM NYC’s ecstatically hypnotic Javanese bell orchestra Gamelan Dharma Swara at the Fat Cat – maybe the sounds of the poolroom will add an extra percussive dimension…

12/9, 7:15 PM legendary golden age jazz drummer Chico Hamilton – in his 90s and still going strong at Drom, $12 adv tix rec A slightly more elegant take on what Roy Haynes is doing right now.

12/9, 7:30 PM fiery southwestern gothic/paisley underground psychedelic band Girl to Gorilla at Otto’s.

12/9, 8:30 PM Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 – with guitar genius Steve Antonakos at 2A upstairs followed by western swing crooner Sean Kershaw at 10.

12/9, 8:30 PM drummer Jeff Davis leads a quartet with Russ Lossing – piano; Eivind Opsvik – bass; Samuel Blaser – trombone at I-Beam, $10.

12/9, 9 PM dark rustic gypsy/steampunk/Americana band Kotorino at the Jalopy, $10.

12/9, 9ish high-voltage southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs at Bowery Electric, $8

12/9, 9ish raucous, high-energy country blues and hillbilly stuff with Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Bandat the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec.

12/9, midnight-ish moody 80s-influenced female-fronted neosoul/downtempo rockers Teletextile at the Cameo Gallery.

12/10, 7 PM J O’Brien of the late, great Dog Show plays his ferociously literate, vintage R&B/punk influenced songs followed at 9 or so by noir monsters Beninghove’s Hangmen and then around 10 by psycho mambo band Gato Loco.

12/10, 7 PM haunting Andalucian Middle Eastern and Sephardic sounds with the New York Andalus Ensemble at Elebash Recital Hall. 365 5th Ave (corner of 34th St)., free

12/10, 7 PM torchy oldtimey fiddle-driven band Katie Trautz and the New Foundry at the small room at the Rockwood.

12/10, 8 PM Montreal klezmer/Middle Eastern band Shtreiml with Turkish oud virtuoso Ismail Hakki Fencioglu at Pete’s. They’re at Drom the next day, 12/11, same time for $10.

12/10, 8 PM the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble featuring Kate McGarry and Theo Bleckmann singing tracks from their forthcoming, lushly intriguing forthcoming album, at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs.

12/10, 8:30 PM violin/guitar-centric quartet Red Thread play “traverse the terrain of through-composed jazz, improvised chamber music, cinematic prog, and new settings of pieces by defining composers such as Anton Webern” at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

12/10, 9 PM the 18-piece Cecilia Coleman Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

12/11, half past noon acclaimed Italian organist Luca Benedicti at Central Synagogue, 54th/Lex, free

12/11, free beer at 5:30 PM, show at 6, Jennifer Choi, David Fulmer & Stefan Jackiw, violins; Jesse Mills, viola; & Fred Sherry, cello premiere a new Zorn duo work plus his string quartet at the Miller Theatre, free.

12/11 a benefit for guitarist Mark Spencer, who lost his Red Hook studio in the hurricane, show starts at 7 with a brilliant Americana-flavored lineup including Amy Allison, Tammy Faye Starlite, the Del Lords (first US appearance outside of Lakeside Lounge since the 90s) and Laurra Cantrell at Rock Shop, $20

12/11, 7:30/9:30 PM eclectic, funky, compelling jazz violinist Zach Brock leads a quartet with Aaron Goldberg – piano;Matt Penman – bass; Eric Harland – drums at the Jazz Standard, $20.

12/11, 8 PM Balkan/klezmer mandolinist Avi Avital and his trio with special guests at Barbes.

12/11-15, 8:30/11 PM ageless former Charlie Parker drummer Roy Haynes leads his killer band at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

12/11 purist, guitarishly brilliant, jangly country/psychedelic rock band Chris Erikson and the Wayward Puritans – whose debut album is one of the year’s best – at Rodeo Bar, 9ish

12/11, 9/11 PM first-class bassist Christian McBride starts a long stand at the Vanguard with a trio through 12/16 and then his band Inside Straight through 12/23, $30.

12/11, 9ish low-register reedman Josh Sinton’s Ideal Bread with Kirk Knuffke on cornet, Richard Giddens on bass and Tomas Fujiwara on drums at Korzo.

12/11, 10 PM alto saxophonist David Binney leads a quartet with Jacob Sacks – keys;
Eivind Opsvik – bass; Dan Weiss – drums at 55 Bar.

12/11, 11ish smart, eclectic powerpop songwriter Charlene Kaye at the Mercury followed after midnight by the increasingly cheesy synth-disco of Hank and Cupcakes.

12/11, 11 PM twisted dark punk jazz crooner Harvey Eyeballs at Cake Shop, $7.

12/12, 7:30/9:30 PM an acoustic trio show with the Becca Stevens Band – the chanteuse plus Liam Robinson on accordion and piano and Chris Tordini on bass at the Jazz Standard, $20

12/12, 8 PM Billy Hart and George Cables’ postbop supergroup the Cookers and the elegantly lyrical Geri Allen and her trio at the 92YTribeca, simulcast on WBGO’s Checkout, $12 adv tix very highly rec.

12/12, 9ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

12/12, 9 PM psychedelic soul and funk grooves with Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle at Littlefield, $15.

12/12, 9:30 PM well-like indie/altcountry rocker Richard Buckner at the Mercury, $15.

12/12, 10 PM Rachel Brotman at Union Hall, $8, all proceeds to benefit Occupy Wall Street. Subtle torchy preferable alternative to Snorah Jones is down for the cause! She’s got a great band too.

12/12, 10:30 PM the mysterious Tiki Brothers, who play kick-ass psychedelic instrumental versions of 60s rock hits and reinvent surf rock classics, at Cafe Steinhof in Park Slope

12/13, 1 PM charismatic bassoonist Rebekah Heller at Trinity Church, free. Whether with a chamber ensemble or her Dark and Storm bassoon duo, she’ll make a believer out of anybody who thinks the idea of a charismatic bassoonist is ridiculous.

12/13 and 12/15, 7:30 PM and also 12/14, 11 AM (eleven in the morning), the NY Philharmonic play Sibelius’ sweeping Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 plus the Schumann Piano Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall, $33 tix avail.

12/13-16, 7:30/90:30 PM Kenny Barron and Dave Holland in a rare duo performance at the Jazz Standard, $30.

12/13 punkgrass and high-energy oldtime acoustic sounds with Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band at the Mercury, 8 PM, $13 adv tix rec.

12/13, 9 PM mighty ten-piece Balkan group Veveritse Brass Band – as intense as Slavic Soul Party but without the hip-hop influence, and more improvisational at the Jalopy, $10

12/13, 9 PM psychedelic, lyrical, guitarishly delicious power trio Devi at Zirzamin.

12/13, 9 PM the lush, sweeping, often haunting Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra at the El Taller Space on Broadway at 104th Street; they’re also here on 1/10

12/13, 10 PM House of Waters plays psychedelic worldbeat dulcimer music at the small room at the Rockwood

12/13, 10 PM wry oldtimey band Roosevelt Dime followed by banjo player/Americana songwriter Hilary Hawke& the Flipsides at Spike Hill, free.

12/13, 10 PM Nation Beat drum mastermind Scott Kettner’s Orgy in Rhythm maracatu project at Barbes

12/13, midnight-ish, bad to the bone twin trombone dub outfit Super Hi-Fi at Nublu, free.

12/14, 6 PM Liz Tormes at the American Folk Art Museum. A couple of years ago she put out a phenomenal gothic Americana rock record; here’s a chance to see how dark and intense she can get in an acoustic setting.

12/14, 7 PM fiery Balkan group Sherita (a Raya Brass Band spinoff) opens for intense, rustic, original oldtime-style Appalachian/Britfolk songwriter Jan Bell’s cd release show at Barbes. Her new album Dream of the Miner’s Child is one of the year’s best.

12/14, 7 PM cellist Valerie Kuehne’s final Super Coda of the year opens explosively with trmpeter Ben Syversen’s noise/Balkan/jazz project Cracked Vessel followed by Apocalypso with Walter Wright – electronics; Shayna Dulberger – bass; Chris Welcome – guitar; Joe Burgio – movement, performing with Kuehne, Michael Hafftka and others at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow, 2nd Fl.

12/14, 7:30 PM Moroccan jazz chanteuse Malika Zarra and brilliant, intense Syrian art-song stylist Gaida, at Drom, $14 adv tix highly rec followed at 11:30 by gypsy rockers Banda Magda, separate admission, $10.

12/14, 7:30 PM violinist Stefan Jackiw, cellist Julia Bruskin and pianist Aaron Wunsch play Dvorák’s Silent Woods and Trio in F Minor, Op. 65? plus Ives’ Trio and Decoration Day at WMP Concert Hall, $20.

12/14, 8 PM smart eclectic female-fronted jazz acts: violinist Mazz Swift’s MazzMuse, cellist Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy, and drummer Allison Miller & Big Molasses, at Littlefield, $15

12/14, 8 PM avant jazz guitar summit: Brandon Ross’ Pendulum and innovative avant/jazz/third-stream guitarist Joel Harrison ‘s 7 at the 92YTribeca, $20

12/14-15, 8 PM latin jazz piano legend Eddie Palmieri leading both his massive brass-fueled orchestra and his octet at Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, $30 seats avail.

12/14. 8 PM pianist Marina Radiushina plays Schumann – Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck from Sonata No. 3, Op 14; Brett Dean – Hommage à Janácek; Janacek – Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 in E flat minor; Bach -Toccata in C minor BWV 911; Rachmaninoff – Piano Sonata No. 2, op.36 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 sts./$15 stud.

12/14, 9 PM NYC’s most charismatic, entertaining band, anti-gentrification rockers the Brooklyn What – whose forthcoming second album, Hot Wine, is sounding unbelievably good – at Rock Shop, $10

12/14, 9ish psychedelic funky grooves with acoustic bhangra band Red Baraat and then second-wave Afrobeat icons Antibalas at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple in Ft. Greene, $25 gen adm tix avail. at the Poisson Rouge box ofc.

12/14, 9 PM dark 80s style chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann ‘s cd release show at Caffe Vivaldi, this might actually sell out, res. rec. although it’s free.

12/14 ,9 PM jazzy, imaginative Americana chanteuse Cal Folger Day at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

12/14, 10 PM at Trash Bar hilarious punk/metal stoner rock parodists Mighty High play a a show to benefit restoration of their Red Hook studio decimated by the hurricane. Funny band, serious situation, they could use some help. Come early at 8 for open bar w/paid admission.

12/14, 10 PM female-fronted garage punk gypsy music with Koshka at the Way Station in Ft. Greene. They’re also here on 1/4, same time.

12/14, 10 PM Kiwi play original dub reggae grooves at Two Boots Brooklyn

12/14, 10 PM psychedelic funk and soul with the MK Groove Orchestra at Spike Hill, $5.

12/14, 10:30 PM the Flail: Dan Blankinship – trumpet , Stephan Moutot – tenor , Brian Marsella – piano , Reid Taylor – bass , Matt Zebroski – drums play melodic, intense original postbop at the Fat Cat.

12/14, 11 PM Dull Edges play murky drony Black Angels style psych/dreampop at Cake Shop, $8.

12/15, 1:30-8 PM for anyone in NJ, a benefit for www.rebuildrecover.org providing immediate assistance to hurricane survivors in need, with Bog Iron Bloom, the Amboys, sultry retro soul band the One and Nines, the Micks, Accidental Seabirds, the ever more eclectic and catchy and reggae-tinged Bern & the Brights, Thomas Wesley Stern and closing out the night, organizers the Porchistas  at Van Vleck House, 21 Van Vleck St, Montclair, NJ, $20 ($10 kids). They will also be accepting additional donations of new clothes, toys, toiletries, and cleaning supplies.

12/15, 6 PM torchy, deviously literate Americana songcharmer Robin Aigner & Parlour Game at Barbes playing elegant chamber-pop and Americana.

12/15, 7:15 PM dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues.

12/15, 8 PM haunting antique Greek rebetiko and smyrneika with brilliantly surfy guitarists George Sempepos and Homeboy Steve Antonakos (of the Byzan-tones) plus tuba virtuoso Quince Marcum at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th St (just off of 37th Ave), Jackson Heights

12/15, 8 PM trombonist Wycliffe Gordon leads his Quintet at the Miller Theatre at Columbia Univ., $25 adv tix rec.

12/15, 8 PM extraordinary jazz pianist Tarek Yamani leads a trio with bassist Carlo DeRossi and drummer John Davis playing the cd release for their haunting new one Ashur (a mix of the Middle East, jazz and a Bach prelude) at Alwan for the Arts, $20, early arrival highly advised.

12/15, 8 PM Afrobeat guitar virtuoso Banning Eyre and Timbila followed at 10 by the increasingly eclectic acoustic Cumbiagra at Barbes.

12/15, 9 PM dark, deliciously guitarish rock songwriter Jennifer O’Connor at Bowery Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec. Asking $25 for an opening act (the headliners are never-weres from twenty years ago) is an awful lot, but she’s worth it.

12/15, 9 PM smart, broodingly lyrical Irish songwriter Niall Connolly at the small room at the Rockwood followed eventually at 11 by Dave Smith’s sly, slinky boudoir-soul project ,Smoota.

12/15, 9ish punk/rockabilly/surf guitar legend Simon Chardiet (with or without the rest of the Bar Sinistes, possibly) at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

12/15, 9:30 PM powerhouse retro soul belter Nisha Asnani and her band at Caffe Vivaldi.

12/15, 10 PM the Monotone Assassins play an eclectic, darkly lyrical mix of country, Irish and highway rock at Connolly’s.

12/15 10 PM twisted lyrical 90s Britrock-flavored band the Vassals at Cake Shop, $8

12/15, 11 PM hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Freddy’s

12/15, midnight psychedelic funk band Turkuaz at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

12/16, 6 PM free jazz summit: Peter Apfelbaum on tenor sax plus Brad Shepik on guitar and George Schuller on drums at Downtown Music Gallery, free!

12/16, 7 PM ferociously intense, literate soul/rock siren Katie Elevitch at Zirzamin.

12/16 a totally oldschool/newschool triplebill at Barbes: 7 PM the Delorean Sisters play sarcastically funny acoustic Americana covers of cheesy 80s pop songs followed at 8 by a rare NYC appearance by George Breakfast, formerly of Mumbo Gumbo (one of the original 80s worldbeat bands, starring a teenage Rachelle Garniez) and then gypsy guitar sensation Stephane Wrembel at 9.

12/16, 12/20 and 12/22 cellist Valerie Kuehne leads a twisted song/composition swap at 109 Gallery, 109 Broadway, south Williamsburg. 9 composers TBA – everybody plays each others’ work. Emphasis on the funny, fun, assaultive, the satirically theatrical, the far side of jazz. New elements could be created.

12/16, 7 PM, 8 PM powerpop/psychedelic guitar summit: Pete Galub & the Annuals at Cake Shop.

12/16, 7:30ish Conor Mulroy and his bluegrass band upstairs at 2A.

12/16, 10 PM seasonal surrealism: Xmas songs by Jewish composers delivered with not a little irony by John Brancy, Lauren Worsham, Alex Mansoori, cantor Joshua Breitzer, Josh Jeremiah, Rachael Wilson, Alan Kay and Steven Blier at Henry’s Restaurant, 105th/Broadway, $10. Frank Loesser, Irving Berlin…Dr. Seuss?

12/17. 9 PM darkwave/downtempo pianist/chanteuse Eve Lesov with her band at Drom, $10

12/17, 9 PM a rare NYC appearance by Australia’s Steve Newcomb Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

12/17, 9ish a first-class improvisers’ trio led by drummer Joe Hertenstein with Pascal Niggenkemper on bass and ferociously precise trumpeter Thomas Heberer at Nublu, $20

12/17, 9:30 PM the sly oldschool 60s C&W and darker Southwestern gothic sounds of the Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar

12/17, 11 PM wickedly tuneful, fearless, funny, socially aware all-girl janglerock/folk band Left on Red at the small room at the Rockwood.

12/18, 6ish a killer twinbill with southwestern gothic rocker Tom Shaner at Bowery Electric, free; the more urban but no less Lynchian Jon DeRosa plays later at around 8.

12/18, 7:30 PM luminous piano virtuoso Alexandra Joan’s Kaleidoscope Series offers a revealing Homage to Bach featuring cellist Alice Yoo at WMP Concert Hall, $20

12/18, 8 PM another killer doublebill, this one at the Stone: pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-Fen’s Dim Sum with Satoshi Takeishi followed at 10 by “William Parker’s Winter Music for Mixed Ensemble. Part 1: William Parker (1890 duplex bass, hochiku, bass duduk) Dave Hofstra (bass sax) J.D. Parran (bass sax) Justin Fryer (bass) Keith Park (percussion) Part 2: Kyoko Kitamura (voice) Miya Masoka (koto) William Parker (bolon)Part one: “Nadir For Bruce Baille (2012)”. Part two “Smiles left In The Snow (2012 ) For Ken Jacobs”

12/18, 8 PM Slavic-tinged jazz with the Ben Holmes Quartet at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party

12/18, 8 PM at Roulette: Yarn/Wire performing the world premiere of the complete lush, hypnotic Negotiation of Context cycle byIcelandic composer David Brynjar Franzson.

12/19, 8 PM pioneering indie classical group Ensemble Mis-En plays new works by women composers including Younghi Pagh-Paan, Kaija Saariaho, Yoon-Ji Lee, and Tonia Ko, plus a piano piece by Beat Furrer at the Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St. (8/9), free, reception with beer (free) to follow!

12/18, 9ish big fat sounds with Big Sackbut: Joe Fiedler, Ryan Keberle and and Josh Roseman on trombones and Marcus Rojas on tuba at Korzo.

12/18, 9 PM the Dorian Wallace Big Band at Something Jazz Club, $10.

12/18, 9:30 PM dark, historically aware, sharply literate, captivating electric rock chanteuse Elisa Flynn at at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

12/18, 10 PM accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey at Pete’s.

12/19, 8 PM the One World Symphony conducted by Sung Jin Hong play Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 followed by a wine reception with jazz by the Robert Page Jazz Trio afterward at Holy Apostles Church, 296 9th Ave at W 28th St, $20, proceeds to benefit the church’s soup kitchen.

12/20, 7:30/9:30 PM bassist Joe Sanders’ Infinity with John Ellis – tenor saxophone; Luis Perdomo – piano; Eric Harland – drums at the Jazz Standard, $20

12/20, 7:30 PM playful indie classical ensemble yMusic and percussionist Greg Saunier premiere a new Jherek Bischoff work at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

12/20, 8 PM a rare live show by the Jentsch Group No Net playing guitarist/composer Chris Jentsch’s latest commissioned work-in-progress, a chamber-jazz nonet at Shapeshifter Lab in Gowanus.

12/20, 8 PM klezmer/bluegrass mandolin virtuoso Andy Statman followed at 10 by the hot 20s jazz sounds of the Baby Soda Jazz Band at Barbes.

12/20. 8 PM intriguing, tuneful latin klezmer jazz with Eugene Marlow & the Heritage Ensemble featuring drummer extraordinaire Bobby Sanabria at Bronx Music Heritage Center, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd, Bronx, 2 or 5 train to Freeman St, free

12/20, 8:30 PM piano trio improvisation doesn’t get any better or more counterintuitively interesting than Pilc Moutin Hoenig at at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15 + $10 min.

12/20, 9ish dark intense minimalist Persian-flavored indie rock duo the Mast at Glasslands, $10.

12/20, 9ish the Wild Rumpus play high-energy grasscore at Rodeo Bar

12/20, 10 PM anthemic, hard-rocking, intensely lyrical rockers Wormburner at the Mercury , $12 adv tix rec.

12/20, 11ish a hellraising horn-driven trippy doublebill with Rubblebucket and twin-trombone deep dub groovemeisters Super Hi-Fi at at the Lab, 428 Fulton St, Brooklyn, $20

12/21, 7 PM poor Phil Kline– he has to do two boombox parades this year. If you want to be part of his more recent boombox symphony, Peregrine, join the parade at BAM and take a walk up through Ft. Greene.

12/21, 7 PM sort of an acoustic Unsilent Night leaving from the south plaza of Union Square at 7 PM- “Percussion Double Music: Inspired by the collaborations of John Cage and Lou Harrison, So Percussion’s Jason Treuting and Josh Quillen will create a new piece for a chorus of pitched copper pipes in the streets. Led by percussionist Amy Garapic, each participant will receive a length of pipe along with simple instructions for how and when to play it, and how to interact with the NYC percussionists who will join the proceedings at spots along the way.”

12/21, 7 PM NY Phil’s CONTACT series features a chamber orchestra playing premieres by Andy Akiho, Andrew Norman and Jude Vaclavik ar the Rogers Auditorium at the Mettopolitan Museum of Art, $20.

12/21, 8 PM Andrea Pancur from Munich and Ilya Shneyveys from Riga in Latvia with special guest accordionist Lorin Sklamberg of the Klezmatics play the cd release show for their mix mix of Bavarian and Yiddish music, which they call Alpen Klezmer, at Barbes.

12/21, 8 PM a bell choir flashmob assembles at Tompkins Square Park and then marches through the East Village: : “Bell by Bell: Artist Tom Peyton distributes fifty color-coded bells to the crowd, one color per note. At the front of the parade, a team of conductors waves corresponding colored flags to lead the group in slowly moving music, written by a variety of composers: when the conductors raise their red and green flags, everyone with red and green bells start ringing, and so on for each color, creating a sonorous, atmospheric soundscape”.

12/21, 9 PM a drunken and cathartic night with two very different yet very similar female-fronted, loud rock acts: the ferociously lyrical, punk/new wave flavored Hannah vs. the Many and the liquor-fueled glamrock-flavored kissoff anthems of Haley Bowery & the Manimals at Rock Shop, $7.

12/21, 9 PM klezmer jazz reedman Matt Darriau‘s Paradox Trio with special guest clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski at Drom, $10 adv tix very highly rec. There will be as much soul as pyrotechnics and there will be lots and lots of that.

12/21, 9 PM a bunch of Jalopy artists get really drunk and sing filthy songs, $10 – Bluff Channahon hosts – Jan Bell, Kristin Andreassen, the Whiskey Spitters, Feral Foster may be involved.

12/21, 9 PM celebrate the non-apocalypse with eclectic, edgy, smartly lyrical, funky rock songwriter Avi Fox-Rosen at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

12/22, 6 PM pyrotechnic electric violin/viola duos with Ana Milosavljevic and John King at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

12/22 ,7 PM the Salomé Chamber Orchestra play Bach concertos for solo and ensemble on period instruments from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection at the museum’s Rogers Auditorium, $35.

12/22, 7:30 PM gorgeously lyrical third-stream trios with saxophonist Eric Vloeimans, pianist Florian Weber and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

12/22, 8 PM clever, lushly orchestrated female-fronted art-rockers the Universal Thump at Barbes.

12/22, 9:30 PM SisterMonk’s intense worldbeat jam funk/punk at Caffe Vivaldi

12/22, 11 PM Sazet Band play their wild Macedonian sounds at Drom.

12/21, 11ish ferocious surf instrumentalists the Octomen – who could be as few as three and as many as eight – at Rodeo Bar at Rodeo Bar

12/22, 11ish long-running, reliably fun ska/soul rockers the Slackers at the Bell House, $15 adv tix very highly rec.

12/23, noon ish haunting, nuanced, original Americana/Britfolk siren Jan Bell – whose new album Dream of the Miner’s Child is one of the year’s best –  at Superfine in Dumbo for brunch, free

12/23, 2 PM the Klezmatics play three sets – 2,4, 6 PM, $10 separate adm – at the Jalopy, wow! Tireless kitsch-free klezmer punks after all these years!

12/23, 7 PM haunting Carpathian choir the Hutsuls Singers at Barbes, note there may be a $10 cover

12/23, 7 PM brilliant, eclectic-to-the-extreme guitarist Steve Antonakos plays his own wry Americana-flavored tunes and more at Zirzamin.

12/24, 8:30 PM irrepressibly eclectic pianist Jed Distler improvises on Monk themes at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

12/24, 11 PM Turkish chanteuse Ahu Gural and band at Drom.

12/25, 1 PM Metropolitan Klezmer– one of the world’s most imaginative, fun, jam-oriented klezmer bands – play a special septet show at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park, $15/$12 stud/srs. The hell with the movies – let’s go see this band!

12/26, 9:30ish Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties at Rodeo Bar.

12/26, 10 PM cutting-edge, eclectic, witty jazz organist Brian Charette with Vic Juris on guitar and Adam Nussbaum on drums at 55 Bar, $10

12/27, 1 PM the Trinity Baroque Orchestra play Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti 1, 3, 5 at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, free

12/27, 7:30 PM the effervescent, theatrical, badass oldtimey Ukuladies at Freddy’s

12/27-30 , 7:30/9:30 PM legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb leads an all-star band playing a tribute to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue with Jeremy Pelt – trumpet; Vincent Herring – alto saxophone; Javon Jackson – tenor saxophone; Larry Willis – piano; Buster Williams – bass at the Jazz Standard, $30.

12/27, 8:30ish fearlessly political latin rockers/metal cumbia band Outernational at Bowery Electric, $10 adv tix very highly rec.

12/27, 8:30 PM bassist Petros Klampanis’ lush, intense chamber jazz project with Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Jean-Michel Pilc, piano; John Hadfield, percussion; Maria Im, violin; Maria Manousaki, violin; Ljova Zhurbin, viola; Julia MacLaine, cello at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

12/27, 9 PM sn easygoing swing warmup for grasscore madness: Lake Street Dive and the Infamous Stringdusters at Bowery Ballroom, $20.

12/27, 9:30ish upbeat acoustic Americana and bluegrass with PartyFolk at Rodeo Barat Rodeo Bar

12/27, 10 PM stunningly eclectic classical/Middle Eastern/gypsy/worldbeat string band Trio Tritticali at the Stone, $10.

12/28, 1 PM the Trinity Baroque Orchestra play Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti 2, 4, 6 at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, free

12/28-29, 10:30 PM alto sax powerhouse Mike DiRubbo leads a first-class quintet with Mike Rodriguez – trumpet , Brian Charette – piano , Ugonna Okegwo – bass , Rudy Royston – drums at Smalls.

12/28, 9:30 PM Jalopy all-star crew the Whiskey Spillers make a trip to the Way Station in Ft Greene followed at 11ish by the Butter Bros. (guitarists Jon LaDeau and Taylor Floreth) playing delta blues.

12/29, 8 PM psychedelic funk legeneds Groove Collective at the Knitting Factory, $15 adv tix rec.

12/29, 8 PM indie folk/slowcore pioneers Ida followed at 9 by legendary new wave era supergroup the Golden Palominos with special guest chanteuse Lianne Smith plus Robert Kidney, $15 adv tix rec.

12/29, 9 PM the Big Takeover play roots reggae at Shrine.

12/29, 10:30ish Band of Outsiders at the Ding Dong Lounge, 105th/Columbus, free. Timeless obscure/brilliant 80s psych-punks had a good year, put out a good album, if you miss Television (the band not the appliance), this is the next best thing.

12/30, 3 PM the Clarion Music Society with Steven Fox, conductor plays works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Arvo Pärt at Trinity Church, free

12/30, 9ish well-liked Americana rockers the Felice Bros. at Maxwell’s, $25 adv tix rec. also avail. in Manhattan at Other Music. See them tonight instead of New Year’s Eve at the Mercury which will cost you twice as much.

New Year’s Eve, 7 PM the king of the downtown NYC literate rock anthem, Willie Nile at Joe’s Pub, $25. Be aware that there is separate admission for the popular lesbian entertainer afterward, and that this show won’t probably go more than about an hour.

New Year’s Eve, doors open at 9, merenge and latin jazz with drummer/bandleader Bobby Sanabria & Sexteto Ibiaño, featuring NEA Jazz Master Cándido Camero at the Bronx Music Heritage Center, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd, El Bronce, 2/5 to Freeman St., $10 for music and snacks, what a deal!

New Year’s Eve, 9ish legendary, politically fueled Irish-American rockers Black 47 at Connolly’s.

New Year’s Eve , 10ish Balkan/klezmer jazz punk big band the Lemonbucket Orchestra at Mehanata, expensive, $40 in advance at the club (box office open Friday and Saturday), but that includes two drinks plus a shot of champagne at midnight.

New Year’s Eve, musically speaking, the most intense show of the night is wildly improvisational Balkan crew Raya Brass Band at Barbes, 11 PMish $15

New Year’s Eve, 11ish the NY Gypsy All-Stars at Drom, $35 adv tix very highly rec., early arrival a must.

New Year’s Eve, indie/Americana legends the Silos at Rodeo Bar, 11ish. If the idea of Rodeo Bar on one of the year’s more notorious amateur nights doesn’t make you cringe, this could actually be fun

1/2, 9 PM eerie microtonal blues with Jane Lee Hooker at the Mercury, $10.

1/3, 7:30 PM deviously eclectic songwriters’ collective Chicks with Dip (minus founder Aimee Van Dyne), play their contributions to their cover cd Joni Mitchell’s Blue: a 40th Anniversary Celebration plus originals inspired by that album at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St. Performers include Sharon Goldman, Meg Braun, Carolann Solebello, Elisa Peimer and many more.

1/3, 8:30 PM guitarist Mary Halvorson leads a trio with John Hebert, bass; Ches Smith, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min; 1/5, 9/10:30 PM she’s here with a different trio including Michael Formanek, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums, same deal.

1/3 10 PM oldtime French chamber pop/cabaret band Les Bandits followed at 11 by the Snow’s chamber pop maven Pierre de Gaillande singing his own spot-on translations of Georges Brassens classics at Barbes

1/4, 7 PM the Sad Bastards – Charlene and Mo from Spanking Charlene singing the saddest acoustic covers they can fine – at Zirzamin.

1/4, 8 PM badass oldschool blues resonator guitarist Mamie Minch followed at 10 by the Jug Addicts at Barbes

1/4, 10 PM hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at the Mercury followed eventually at around one in the morning by the irrepressibly hilarious, theatrical, X-rated Cudzoo & the Fagettes, $10.

1/4 half past midnight intense, haunting, twin-trombone dub band Super Hi-Fi at the Rockwood

1/5, 1 PM pianist Dan Tepfer jams out Bach’s Goldberg Variations at Trinity Church, free.

1/5, 8 PM Nature Boy Explorer – “with an eclectic mess of instruments, Nature Boy Explorer has more fun with the popular song than you. Centered around guitarist/vocalist Mark Snyder, NBE throws in harpist Becky Brown and accordionist Natasha Smoot for an alternately energetic and emotional blend of rock/pop that puts on no airs” at Barbes followed at 10 by high-velocity Mexican polka band Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos

1/5, 8:30 PM pianist Taka Kigawa performs selections from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition plus music by compositions and performances by Milica Paranosic, David Taylor, Gene Pritsker, Lynn Bechtold, Dan Cooper, Daniel Palkowski, Edward Laurel, and Joseph Pehrson at an opening for work by visual artists Gorazd Poposki, Kevork Mourad, Ronnie Taylor, Jill Slaymaker, Suzi Matthews, and Kim Prtisker and Sebastian Izya Pritsker, at Gallery MC, 549 West 52nd St. (8th floor), $15 incl. pre-concert reception at 8 PM

1/6, 5 PM subtly intense, smart, eclectic art-rock pianist/songwriter Lee Feldman with his trio at Something Jazz Club.

1/6, 6 PM Zozulka (Ukrainian for cuckoo) featuring Eva Salina Primack, Black
Sea Hotel’s Willa Roberts and the Debutante Hour’s Maria Sonevytsky at Barbes singing haunting, otherworldly Ukrainin songs followed at 9 by gypsy guitar paradigm-shifter Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

1/6, 6 PM Thomas Heberer and Steve Swell jam out some trumpet and trombone duos at Downtown Music Gallery, free.

1/6, 8:30 PM Jamie Saft’s deep dub New Zion keyboard trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

1/7, 5 PM an open rehearsal of John Plummer’s Missa Sine nomine sung by New York Polyphony at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St, free

1/7, 7/9 PM vibraphnist Erik Charlston’s lively, explosive JazzBrasil at Dizzy’s Club

1/8, 8 PM brilliant free jazz drummer Barry Altschul’s 70th Birthday Bash and cd release party and reunion of free jazz legends Brahma at Roulette: “the first half of this concert will be the “3dom Factor” with Jon Irabagon- tenor sax and Joe Fonda-bass and the second will be a rare performance by Brahma with Ray Anderson -trombone, and Mark Helias-bass who have not performed together for 30 years!” at Roulette.

1/9–11 & 1/14-15, 8:30 PM, plus 1/13. 4 PM the world premiere of Muynammed Fairouz’ opera Sumeida’s Song, based on a harrowing, classic Arabic epic poem at Here, far west side of 6th Ave. past the park just south of Spring St., $20

1/9, 9:30 PM tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

1/10, 7:30 PM cellist Scott Kluksdahl and pianist Noreen Polera play a program featuring composers influenced by Nadia Boulanger: Lasser, Berstein, Boulanger, Piazzolla at WMP Concert Hall, $20.

1/10-11, 7:30/9:30 PM, B3 groovemeister Dr. Lonnie Smith with his trio at the Jazz Standard. 1/12-13 he’s with his octet, $25 ($30 on the weekend)

1/11-12/2013 Winter Jazzfest is just around the corner: it’s the time of year when for a couple of days, all the cheesy Bleecker St. venues turn into a mecca for good jazz. Your best bet is the $45 two-day pass, available at the Poisson Rouge box office; $35 single-day passes are also available. An insanely good bunch of bands, from the oldest oldschool to the new: Hazmat Modine, the Cookers, Amir ElSaffar, Catherine Russell, Marc Cary, Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra, the James Carter organ trio, Ibrahim Malouf, Roy Nathanson’s Sotto Voce, Jaimeo Brown’s Transcendence, dozens more, the whole concert calendar is here.

1/11, 7 PM Songs for Unusual Creatures – a playful, tuneful Songs for Ice Cream Trucks eclectic instrumental spinoff – followed at 8 by Buryatian/Mongolian singer Namgar, twin trombone dub monsters Super Hi-Fi at 9:30 and then catchy, politically astute Mexican-American janglerockers Pistolera at 11 at Barbes. Wow.

1/11-13 & 16–18, 7:30 PM Soldier Songs:  an evening-length multimedia event from composer/guitarisr David T. Little that combines elements of theater, opera, rock-infused concert music, and animation drawn from interviews with veterans of five wars at the Schimmel Center at Pace University on Spruce St. downtown, $30 tix avail

1/11, 8 PM last year’s Maqam Fest was arguably the best NYC concert of 2012 and this one promises to be as good. On the bill: haunting, cutting-edge pan-levantine band Salaam, Shashmaqam, playing enturies-old Bukharan court music; New Andalucia, who blend flamenco and Arabic styles; Balkan rockers Eva Salina fronted by charismatic, bewitching singer Eva Salina Primack; Amino Belyamani’s SSAHHA playing microtonal Moroccan grooves; and the all-star Alwan Arab Music Ensemble jamming out classical music of Cairo, Aleppo and Baghdad  at Alwan for the Arts, $30 adv tix highly rec. at the box office downtown at 16 Beaver St, 4th Fl.

1/11, 9 PM dark hypnotic downtempo piano rock grooves with pianist Eve Lesov and her trio at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, free.

1/11, 9 PM haunting Americana chanteuse/bandleader Jan Bell & the Maybelles at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

1/11, 10 PM amazing Balkan/klexmer/psychedelic brass band Klezwoods at Spike Hill

1/12, 7 PM arguably the best concert of 2013 – and it’s only January, and it’s only $10. Thank the devil the booking agents are in town for the convention. On the bill: twin trombone deep dub band Super Hi-Fi at 7, wild Mexican polka crew Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at 8, Black Masala (a spinoff of dub reggae band See-I) at 9, the incomparably fun Peruvian psychedelic surfsters Chicha Libre at 10, intense metal cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem at 11 at Drom.

1/12, 8 PM eclectic New Orleans cellist/jazz bandleader Helen Gillet at Barbes followed eventually at 10 by cumbia band Chia’s Dance Party.

1/12, 9 PM wild gypsy/circus punk orchestra Mucca Pazza at Littlefield, $14.

1/12, 9:30 PM weirdest segue of the year: intense, politically aware cello rockers Rasputina and then GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan (with a full band) at Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen, $25 gen adm. What the hell, they both have good lyrics.

1/13, 9 PM psychedelic funk with the People’s Champs followed at 10:30 PM by NYC’s only all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Barbes.

1/14, 7 PM Transatlantic Ensemble (clarinetist Mariam Adam and pianist Evelyn Ulex ) team up with Argentine bandoneon player and composer JP Jofre for the cd release show for their new one Crossing America, feat. works by Jofre, Jeff Scott, Paquito D’Rivera, Robert Schumann and Rodian Schtschedrin.at Steinway Hall, 109 W 57th St. free but res req.

1/14, 8 PM oldschool multimedia extravaganza: Trio Kavak and the Claremont Trio play works inspired by art and poetry including Helen Grime’s Three Whistler Miniatures plus pieces by Donald Crockett, Gabriela Lena Frank, Sean Shepherd and Fang Man along with live painting by Kevork Mourad at Roulette

1/14, 9 PM popular, edgy Americana chanteuse Shelby Lynne at City Winery, $30 standing room avail.

1/14 10ish welll-loved humorous Canadian graasscore band the Duhks at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

1/15, 7 PM wild violin/brass Balkan band Sherita at Barbes followed at 9 by the considerably larger and even louder Slavic Soul Party

1/15, 7:30 PM in the wake of the recent loss of composer Simeon ten Holt, six-piano ensemble Grand Band – Vicky Chow, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Blair McMillen, Lisa Moore, and Isabelle O’Connell – dedicate their entire program at le Poisson Rouge to his epic piece for multiple keyboards, Canto Ostinato, $15 adv tix very highly rec. Everybody should see this titanic group at least once and this is something that was more or less made for them.

1/15, 7:30/9:30 PM Cristina Pato plays Galician bagpipes, piano, flute and sings along with her band: Víctor Prieto, accordion; Edward Pérez – bass; Eric Doob – drums; John Hadfield – percussion  at the Jazz Standard, $20

1/15, 8 PM six-piano ensemble Grand Band (Vicky Chow, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Blair McMillen, Lisa Moore, and Isabelle O’Connell): performing Simeon ten Holt’s “Canto Ostinato” at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec. Their massive sound is something that everybody should experience at least once.

1/15, 8 PM Trio Kavak play premieres and works by Andrew Struck-Marcell and Fang Man followed by the Claremont Trio  performing works by Sean Shepherd, Gabriela Lena Frank, Helen Grime and the NY premiere of Donald Crockett’s Night Scenes (2009) plus live painting by Kevork Mourad at Roulette

1/15, 9 PM dark songwriter/chanteuse Elisa Flynn hosts a very cool evening at the Way Station in Ft. Greene: 15 artists each play a single classic murder ballad and then retell it from a 2013 perspective. On the bill: Sarah Bisman, Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne, Emily Duff, Elisa Flynn, Lys Guillorn, the Halsey Hellhounds, Valerie Kuehne, Maharajah Sweets, Alex Mallet, Chris Q. Murphy, Painless Parker, Danny Tuss, Paul Ryan, Whiskey Ginger, and Spiff Wiegand.

1/17-18, 7:30/9:30 PM drummer extraordinaire Jeff “Tain” Watts leads a quartet with Mark Whitfield – guitar; Manuel Valera – piano; Yunior Terry Cabrera – bass at the Jazz Standard, $25-30. 1/19-20 he’s with his rarely convened big band here, not to be missed.

1/17, 8 PM some of the best bands from this year’s Golden Festival spill over into Littlefield: ten-piece Veveritse Brass Band, psychedelic Balkan rockers Choban Elektrik, Maleshevski Zurli, Inspector Gadje, Zlatni Makedoncinja, no idea of the order of bands but they’re all good,  $10 dirt cheap for this kind of quality

1/17, 8 PM klezmer/bluegrass legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10

1/18, 7:30 PM Glass Farm Ensemble play music by Willy Burkhard, Cesar Camarero, Cecile Marti, and Enjott Schneider for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion and piano at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs.

11/18, 8 PM the effervescent, theatrical, badass oldtimey Ukuladies at Barbes followed at 10:30 by the haunting harmoy-driven pan-latin Las Rubias Del Norte – who have more than a bit of chicha in them –

1/18, 8 PM sax adventurer Matana Roberts’ Coin Coin at Roulette.

1/19, 6 PM wind ensemble the Erik Satie Quartet – whose repertoire starts with Erik Satie, his times and beyond – at Barbes followed at 8 by the Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Group

1/19, 9 PM OMG what an amazing triplebill: Wendy Grifffiths’ dark, edgy, lyrical new wave-influenced rockers Changing Modes followed by intense, majestic, hauntingly anthemic art-rock band Of Earth followed by microtonal blues band Jane Lee Hooker at Spike Hill. These acts have absolutely nothing in common except that they are all brilliant.

1/19, 10 PM pianist Steve Hudson‘s eclectic third-stream jazz Outer Bridge Ensemble at Union Hall, $10.

1/20, 7 PM high-energy oldtime Connecticut Americana/roots/bluegrass band Poor Old Shine at the Rockwood

1/20, 8 PM a global avant jazz cast: Jorrit Dijkstra, Pandelis Karayorgis, Jeb Bishop, Nate McBride , Mary Oliver, and Han Bennink play Steve Lacy works at Roulette.

1/20, 1 AM (presumably this means wee hours of 1/21) wild female noiserock band Out of Order at the Place Bar & Lounge, 269 Norman Ave, Greenpoint

1/21, an ostensibly allstar lineup TBA celebrates MLK Day at Symphony Space, free, watch this space for updates.

1/22, 7 PM gypsy jazz band Taarka at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party

1/23-27, 7:30/9:30 PM the justifiably acclaimed Vijay Iyer on the piano with his trio at the Jazz Standard, $25 ($30 on the weekend). This is a great room to see him in.

1/23-24, 8/10 PM hot gypsy jazz with the Hot Club of Detroit feat. chanteuse Cyrile Aimee at Iridium

1/23, 9 PM chanteuse Shara Worden’s ethereal chamber pop band My Brightest Diamond at Bowery Ballroom, $18 dav tix rec. Worden is also at Merkin Concert Hall with a somewhat different band and a choir on 1/25 at 7 PM for $15.

1/24, 9 PM high-voltage, theatrical gypsy-rock band Vagabond Opera at Drom, $12 adv tix highly rec.

1/26, 7:30 PM “teen alt-classical sensations” Face the Music (who are actually very good) team up with mighty percussion ensemble ICE, performing George Lewis’s Artificial Life 2007 followed by fiery violinist Carla Kihlstedt, who plays with her band Causing a Tiger and then with ICE, with a series of new compositions exploring the world of dreams at Merkin Concert Hall, $25.

1/26, 8 PM Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies followed at 10 by the increasingly diverse Cumbiagra at Barbes

1/26, 8 PM New York Polyphony sing secret underground Catholic masses by Thomas Tallis and William Byrd for four voices at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St, $35 adv tix highly rec. at the Miller Theatre box ofc.

1/27, 8 PM Sophie Salonika: “woodwind master and vocalist Jessica Lurie joins with multi-instrumentalist, sound sculpturist and vocalist Katie Down to create a new group with hints of Sephardic melodies intertwined with original tunes. On percussion is Chris Stromquist of Slavic Soul Party fame, and the fabulous Marika Hughes on cello and voice,” at Barbes followed at 9 by gyupsy guitar virtuoso Stephane Wrembel

1/27, 8 PM excellent Americana-flavored melodic jazz with Old Time Musketry doing the cd release show for their brilliant new one at the Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St. in Williamsburg

1/27, 8 PM the improvisational, multistylistic Joshua Shneider Love Speaks Orchestra at Roulette

1/27-30 intense percussionist Alessanda Belloni’s hypnotic Tarantella Spider Dance extravaganza at Theatre for the New City, 155 1st Ave. (9th/10th).

1/29-30, 7:30/9:30 PM Bbassist Ben Williams & Sound Effect with Marcus Strickland – sax; Alex Wintz – guitar; Christian Sands – piano; John Davis – drums at the Jazz Standad, $20

1/29, 8 PM sick Dolly Parton cover band Doll Parts– who mix straight-up rock versions of her schlockiest 80s crap with acoustic covers of her country classics – at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

1/29, 9:30 PM recently resurrected Pittsburgh no-wave band Stick Against Stone Orchestra at Joe’s Pub, $TBA – did they ever play NYC before during their 80s heyday? Maybe not. Obscure music history could be made tonight; their long-awaited, unreleased album from almost 30 years ago is finally due out and it’s a blast.

1/30, 9ish all-female South Bronx funk-punk legends ESG’s final show ever at Bowery Electric, $25 adv tix rec.

1/31 Hank Williams-influenced Canadian oldschool country/blues chanteuse Lindi Ortega at Joe’s Pub

1/31, 8 PM two contrastingly eclectic artists leading trios with bass and drums: tropically -inclined vibraphonist Tyler Blanton followed by edgy eclectic saxophonist Geoff Vidal at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

1/31, 11ish noir ska ensemble Tri-State Conspiracyat the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall.

2/2, 4 PM a feast of new classical works at the Music of Now Festival at Symphony Space feat., $20, too many artists/composers to list here, the complete eight-hour lineup is here.

2/4,. 8:30ish a rare free concert by members of the the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, program TBA at the Lincoln Center Atrium

2/6, 7:30 PM Frank London (trumpet) and Lorin Sklamberg (vocals, accordion) of the radical klezmer band, Klezmatics, join jazz pianist Rob Schwimmer doing their own radical reinterpretations of classic Jewish liturgical themes at Symphony Space, $30 adv tix req.

2/6, 7:30 PM uneasy new pastorales with Sarah Kirkland Snider and Orchestra for the Next Century; the composer also plays with Clogs for a a stripped-down trio set at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

2/8, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra with pianist Di Wu performs Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2; conductor Guerguan Tsenov concludes the program with Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 at Symphony Space, $20/$14 stud/srs.

2/13, 7 PM violinist and Salomé Chamber Orchestra co-founder Sean Avram Carpenter and violist David Aaron Carpenter, playing period instruments currently on display for the first time in the museum’s musical instruments section, are the soloists in Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $35 adv tix very highly rec., this will sell out.

2/13, 8 PM up-and-coming tenor saxophonist Joel Miller makes his NYC debut with an all-star cast: trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, pianist Gary Versace, bassist Matt Clohesy and drummer Greg Ritchie at Shapeshifter Lab.

2/15, 11ish ferocious, fearless, tuneful and sometimes hilarious punk-Americana band Spanking Charlene at the Ding Dong Lounge, 105th/Columbus uptown.

2/18, 7:30 PM the American Composers Alliance presents new works by Elizabeth Bell, Lawrence Dillon, Phillip Rhodes, Christopher Shultis, Peter Westergaard, and Lewis Nielson at Symphony Space, $10/$5 stud.

2/19, 7:30 PM wild and crazy indie classical ensemble Lunatics at Large play recent works by Richard Brooks, Richard Cameron-Wolfe, Eleanor Cory, Brian Fennelly, Thomas Flaherty, Jan Gilbert, and Louis Karchin at Symphony Space, $10/$5 stud.

2/20, 7:30 PM Deerhoof and Dal Niente play new works by Brazilian composer Marcus Balter at Merkin Concert Hall, $25, adv tix highly rec, this will sell out.

2/21, 7:30 PM a killer klezmer doublebill at the Lincoln Center Atrium: Polish klezmer jazz crew the Shofar Trio—guitarist Raphael Roginski, saxophonist and bass clarinet player Mikolaj Trzaska and drummer Macio Moretti – followed by accordionist  Olga Mieleszczuk’s Polesye Project playing rare, obscure Polish-Jewish tunes.

2/22, 7:30 PM torchy contralto noir chanteuse/David Lynch collaborator Chrysta Bell at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix a must, this will sell out.

2/22, 8 PM Our Defensive Measurements, a new collection of songs by Gelsey Bell. “Songs can be a mechanism for tracing a home – creating space for oneself.” at Roulette.

3/14 the adventurous  Cassatt String Quartet continue their residency at Symphony Space, program TBA.

3/17 bhangra beats, Irish anthems: Delhi 2 Dublin at Webster Hall

3/21, 7:30 PM dark alt-country chanteuse Tift Merritt and classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein play songs from their reputedly amazing forthcoming art-rock album at Merkin Concert Hall, $25 adv tix a must, this will sell out.

Live Music in New York City in November and December 2012

New Dec-Jan calendar here. A comprehensive list of NYC music venues can be found at NYMD’s sister blog, Lucid Culture.

Times listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

This November’s New York Documentary Film Festival includes several intriguing music films including the US premiere of Artifact (dir. Bartholomew Cubbins), presented by Jared Leto in person, which follows his band Thirty Seconds to Mars as they battle a lawsuit against record label EMI, the world premiere of Can’t Stand Losing You (Nov. 9, dir. Andy Grieve with Lauren Lazin), presented by Police guitarist Andy Summers, tracks the band’s history and recent reunion tour from an insider’s perspective, based on Summers’ memoir “One Train Later,” the US premiere of Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (Nov. 9, dir. Jorge Hinojosa), presented by producer Ice-T, uncovers the life of the iconic author who inspired a million hip-hop artist who chronicled street life; Musicwood (dir. Maxine Trump), a world premiere, looks at music lovers working to save the trees needed to build acoustic guitars. US premieres include Greenwich Village: Music that Defined a Generation (dir. Laura Archibald), including in-person appearances by Pete Seeger and other folk legends; Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (dirs. Drew Denicola and Olivia Mori), which uncovers the history of the legendary Memphis band led by Alex Chilton; and Enzo Avitabile: Music Life (dir. Jonathan Demme), which follows the Italian leader of a world music group, featuring the director in person. The full schedule is here.

Oldschool Chicago style blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin usually has a lot of shows coming up this month. He’s at Terra Blues at 7 PM on 11/4, 11/13, 11/22 and 11/24 and  Lucille’s on 11/16 at 8 PM.

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

Mondays in November a phenomenal doublebill: savage, macabre,cinematic noir jazz band Beninghove’s Hangmen followed at 10 by “psycho mambo” band Gato Loco, who play equally entertaining, only slightly less dark oldschool Cuban-inspired sounds at Zirzamin. Gato Loco are also at the Way Station in Ft. Greene on 11/8 at 9.

Mondays in November at the Stone, guitarist/violinist On Ka’a Davis and his Famous Original Djuke Music Big Band with members including Andrew Lamb (tenor sax) Avram Fefer, Nick Gianni (saxes, flutes) Nonoko Yoshida (alto sax) Valerie Kuehne (cello) Matt Cole (baritone sax) Welf Dorr (bass clarinet) Cavassa Nickens, Albey Bogosian (basses) Peter Barr, Dalius Naujo, Kenny Wollesen, Joe Hertenstein (drums) Daniel Jodocy (drums, electronics): open rehearsal at 7:30, show at 9 for ten bucks.

Most Mondays at Rock Shop, 9ish it’s the Gowanus All-Stars feat. brilliant guitarist Chris Erikson (who’s got a great new album out) with a rotating cast of characters from his Americana rock circle, free

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

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

Most Mondays in November (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 November 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. Vince also makes a rare West Village appearance at 55 Bar on 11/2 at 10.

The second and fourth Tuesday of the month there are free organ concerts featuring a global mix of first-rate talent at Central Synagogue, Lexington Ave. at 55th St., free

Tuesdays in November 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. Young as she is, she’s an institution – and a torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home in fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads, and her band is just as good as she is. Why she isn’t as popular as, say, Neko Case, is a mystery.

Tuesdays in January (that’s next year) starting 1/8 through 1/28 electric blues guitar legend Johnny Winter at B.B. King’s

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 November at 8 PM jangly, smart rock/powerpop songwriter Rob Teter (formerly of gypsy rockers the Belleville Outfit) at Zirzamin

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 November 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 October at 10 PM intense minor-key instrumentalists Barbez plays Barbes. It was destined to happen. Jazz instrumentation, klezmer and gypsy influences, punk estheics, elegantly biting arrangements. 10/18 and 25 reuniting with their once-and-future bandmate Pamelia Kurstin on theremin, working out material from their forthcoming Tzadik album inspired by ancient Roman Jewish music

Fridays at 5 PM in November, 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.

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

Saturdays at 3 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

Saturdays in November at 6 PM Cal Folger Day plays Pete’s. Jazz voice full of intense blue notes, adept at oldtime Americana, with a surreal acoustic punk edge at times. She’s a lot of fun.

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

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

Sundays from half past noon to 3:30 PM, bluegrass cats Freshly Baked (f.k.a. Graveyard Shift), featuring excellent, incisive fiddle player Diane Stockwell and an A-list of players play Nolita House (upstairs over Botanica at 47 E Houston). Free drink with your entree.

Weekly Sunday organ concerts continue (with holidays excepted) at St. Thomas Church, 53rd/5th Ave. at 5:15 PM, an international parade of A-list organists looking to give the mighty 1913 Skinner organ here a sendoff before it’s replaced.

Beginning 11/4 and continuing every Sunday at 5 PM, New York Music Daily is scheduled to present the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin (in the old Zinc Bar space on Houston at LaGuardia, downstairs), pending restoration of electric power to the area. An A-list of New York songwriters and instrumentalists work up new material and cross-pollinate in a comfortable, musician-friendly space. There’s no cover, and at the end of the salon, there’s a 45-minute set by a rotating cast of topnotch New York and international songwriters and composers. Dark rockers Lorraine Leckie and Her Demons  are on the bill at 7 here on 11/4, assuming that the venue’s open. As always, watch this space for updates.

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 November, 9/11 PM the cutting-edge Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – a mighty beast that ranks with the Mingus bands as one of the city’s most fascinating jazz orchestras – at Birdland, $30 seats avail., res. req.

11/2, 5:30 PM high-energy acoustic Mexican folk-punk band Radio Jarocho at the American Folk Art Museum, free

11/2, 7 PM pianist Tatyana Sirota plays Chopin, Scriabin, Janacek and Chopin at Third Street Music School Settlement, free.

11/2, 7:30 PM violinist Virgil Boutellis and pianist Alexandra Joan play music of Brahms, Schumann, Paganini at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10/stud.

11/2, 7:30 PM ska makes a welcome ret.urn to the Knitting Factory with the Snails, the Rudie Crew and the Toasters, $12 adv tix rec.

11/2, 7:30 PM Asta Hansen, narrator; Evelyne Luest, piano; Nurit Pacht, violin; David Bekamjian, cello and others perform the Four Seasons of Futurist Cuisine by Aaron Jay Kernis (using F.T. Marinetti’s The Futurist Cookbook as its text); at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave. at 183rd St., $10.

11/2-3, 8 PM the mighty Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra plays for free at Symphony Space, early arrival very highly advised

11/2, 8 PM Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey at Barbes followed at 10 by hot new cumbia brass band Chia’s Dance Party

11/2, 9 PM ferocious brass twinbill: evil Balkan jams with Raya Brass Band and funky eclectic hip-hop grooves from PitchBlak Brass Band at Littlefield.

11/2, 9 PM hard-hitting gypsy guitar jazz trio Ameranouche at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

11/2., 9 PM perennially amusing, theatrical songwriter Erik Frandsen at the Path Cafe.

11/2, 9/10:30 PM saxophonist Jason Rigby leads a predictably intense trio with Cameron Brown, bass; Gerald Cleaver, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

11/2, 9:30 PM the Highway Gimps -the missing link between Motorhead and My Bloody Valentine – followed by followed by well-liked, dynamic powerpop band New Atlantic Youth – with Jesse Katz from the Brooklyn What – at Matchless.

11/2, 10:30 PM eclectic, soulful trombonist Dave Gibson leads a quintet at the Fat Cat

11/2 ,9:30 PM fiery Afrobeat jam band Elikeh at Drom, $12 adv tix rec.

11/2, midnight the funky Fort Knox Five followed by trippy cinematic stoner groove project Thunderball at the Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

11/3, 4ish skaragga with Skarroneros at ABC No Rio on a hardcore bill to benefit future punk rockers now in kindergarten.

11/3, 5 PM bassist Ross Kratter’s Jazz Orchestra at Something Jazz Club, $15/$10 stud.

11/3, 7 PM southwetern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs’ frontman Joe Yoga at Zirzamin. He’s also at Sidewalk on 11/9 at 7 and the Path Cafe on 11/23 at 7.

11/3, 7:30 PM oldschool honkytonk and fiery psychedelic paisley underground rock with the Newton Gang, followed at 8:30 by Gangstagrass at the Mercury, $10.

11/3, 7:30 PM the Wizard of Woo, P-Funk’s Bernie Worrell at Maxwell’s, $15.

11/3, 7:30 PM the Virginia Mayhew Group – who have an intriguing new Mary Lou Williams tribute album out – feat Noah Bless – trombone , Harvie S – bass , Andy Watson – drums at Smalls

11/3, 8 PM clever, psychedelic Asian tropicalia jazz group Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica at Barbes followed at 10 by high-energy Mexican style Banda Sinaloense De Los Muertos playing polkas and more

11/3, 8:30 PM baritone western swing crooner Sean Kershaw ar Brookyn Rod & Gun Club.

11/3, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’smonthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s with SPF-4, twangy NYC legends the Supertones at 10, ferocious original instrumentalists Strange But Surf at 11 and Reverb Syndicate around midnight.

11/3, 9 PM trumpeter Ben Syversen’s scorching, guitar-fueled noiserock/Balkan band Cracked Vessel at Freedom Garden, 294 Troutman St. #1L, Bushwick, J/M to Jefferson Ave.,$5

11/3, 9 PM ferocious Radio Birdman/Pretty Things-influenced garage punks the Mess Around at Don Pedro’s, $8

11/3, 9 PM the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Bowery Ballroom, $18 adv tix rec.

11/3, 9 PM the lush, trippy Travis Sullivan’s Björkestra playing jazzy big band covers of Bjork songs at BAM Cafe.

11/3, 9/10:30 PM drummer Devin Gray’s Dirigo Rataplan improvisational jazz unit with Dave Ballou, trumpet; Jeff Lederer, tenor sax; Michael Formanek, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe

11/3, 9:30ish Bad Buka and their gypsy punk meltdown at Mehanata

11/3, 10 PM intense horror surf band the Coffin Daggers at the Red Door, 140 W. 24th St.

11/3, 10 PM amazing ten-piece country/gypsy/acoustic rock behemoth M Shanghai String Band – whose new album is one of the year’s best – at the Jalopy, $10.

11/3, 10 PM brilliant lyricist, nimble guitarist, gently charismatic wit and good company: Linda Draper at Two Moon Art house & Cafe ,315 4th Ave , Gowanus, Brooklyn

11/3, 10 PM as state-of-the-art and interesting as it gets:: Anthony Coleman (piano) Mat Maneri (viola) Brian Chase (drums) at the Stone, $10.

11/3, 10ish oldschool soul funnyman T. Valentine – of Lucille Are You a Lesbian notoriety – at the Bell House, $10.

11/3, 11 PM charming female-fronted oldtimey swing combo Lake Street Dive at the big room at the Rockwood, $10.

11/3, 11 PM Derya Köroglu, frontman of Yeni Türkü – one of the most popular Turkish rock bands – at Drom IS CANCELLED

11/3, half past midnight smart, socially conscious soul-funk-dub-hip hop band Thousands of One at the Blue Note, $10 .

11/4, 11 AM (yawn) acoustic Nashville gothic/bluegrass band Frankenpine plays a brunch show prior to a showing of the Terrence Malick film Badlands at the movie theatre at 136 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg.

11/4 half past noon-ish the Surf Coctails play surf jazz at he swanky Toshi’s Living Room, 26th and Broadway

11/4, 2 PM eclectic original klezmer/jazz/jambands Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos(similar but not exactly one and the same) at the Walt Whitman Theatre, 2900 Campus Road, Midwood, Brooklyn,  is CANCELLED.

11/4, 2 PM the Horszowski Piano Trio play Mozart, Dvorak and Shostakovich at the Town Hall, $12 tix avail.

11/4, 3 PM the reliably thrilling Greenwich Village Orchestra with soloist Hye-Jin Kim, violin playSmetana — The Moldau; Mendelssohn — Violin Concerto; Debussy — La Mer at the Old Stuyvesant Campus, 345 E 15th St (between 1st/2nd Aves) IS CANCELLED.

11/4, 4 PM vocal sextet the Western Wind, with guest cantor Daniel Singer, lutenist Charles Weaver & harpsichordist Gabe Shuford performing Renaissance Italian vocal music of Salamone Rossi Ebreo:  “liturgical works in Hebrew composed for the synagogue and secular Italian madrigals composed for the Gonzaga court, the program also includes selections from Rossi’s compositions for the theatrical troupe of the Ghetto, enjoyed by Jews and Gentiles alike at the height of Counter-Reformation segregation” at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $35/$25 stud/srs.

11/4, 4 PM the Brooklyn Phil Chamber Players perform chamber works popular a hundred years ago in Brooklyn at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, note no children under 6 admitted!

11/4, 7 PM Aruna Sairam, one of the great classical music voices of India at Symphony Space, $35/$20 stud.

11/4, 7:30 PM Jenny Q Chai plays piano music of Satie, Schoenberg, Stockhausen, Scarlatti, Stroppa, Cage, Vigeland, Boucourechliev and Chopin at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

11/4, 8 PM intense baritone crooner Jon DeRosa plays the album release show for his sensationally good, dark new chamber pop record at the big room at the Rockwood, $10.

11/4, 8 PM weird segues, great show: long-running, eclectic jazz/chamber pop quartet the Four Bags at 8, Mexican metal cumbia band La Sabrosa Saborsura at 9 and then ferocious, tuneful gypsy punk/noir cabaret band Amour Obscur at Barbes.

11/4, 8:15 PM smart, acerbically comedic Paranoid Larry & His Imaginary Band at Otto’s.

11/4, 9:30 PM cult hero crooner John Kelly with guest chanteuse Carol Lipnik at Joe’s Pub making his solo debut here as “his alter-ego Dargelos (brother of Dagmar Onassis), a genre-traipsing punk altar boy survivor, who returns in rageful, orphaned middle age – to stretch, violate, and besottedly embrace the song form – as a weathered sage.” $20 adv tix rec.

11/5, 9ish Ivan Neville’s Dumpstafuunk plays a benefit for hurricane relief at Highline Ballroom with a whole slew of special guests including Bela Fleck and others.

11/5, 9 PM Swingadelic play their monthly free gig at Maxwell’s

11/5, 9:30 PM Pigpen Theatre Co. – who are not only a theatre troupe but a kick-ass oldtime Americana band – at Joe’s Pub, $12 adv tix rec. Theyr’e also here on 11/25 and 12/17.

11/6, 6 PM pianist John Escreet leads a quintet with David Binney..alto saxophone; Chris Potter…tenor; Matt Brewer…bass; Jim Black…drums at 55 Bar

11/6, 7:30 PM bassist Ben Allison leads a quintet with Steve Cardenas – guitar; Brandon Seabrook – guitar, banjo; Allison Miller – drums; Rogerio Boccato – percussion at the Jazz Standard, $25.

11/6, 8 PM Brilliant Coroners -John McDonough (trumpet) Ed Littman (guitar) Tom Shad (bass) Andy O’Neill (drums) – play Monk at the Stone, $10

11/6-11, 8:30/11 PM gypsy guitar icon Dorado Schmitt and his band at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

11/6, 9ish lyrical piano jazz with Kris Davis plus EIvind Opsvik on bass and Flin van Hemmen on drums at Korzo.

11/6, 9 PM oldschool big band swing with Jessie Bunting and the Hot Shim Sham Orchestra at Something Jazz Club, $10.

11/7, 7 PM Classical Revolution presents a benefit concert for hurricane relief, program TBA, all proceeds to benefit the Red Cross, at Le Chéile, 839 W 181st St at Cabrini

11/7, 7:30/9:30 PM pianist Frank Kimbrough leads a trio with Steve Wilson – alto saxophone; Jay Anderson – bass; Lewis Nash – drums at the Jazz Standard, $25

11/7, 8 PM lush hypnotic third-wave roots reggae with Groundation at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec.

11/7, 8 PM high-powered postbop followed by Middle Eastern jazz – saxophonist Greg Tardy leds a quartet followed by bassist Omer Avital and his Band of the East at the 92YTribeca, $12 adv tix highly rec.

11/7, 8 PM theremin virtuoso Pamelia Kurstin with Vehicle of Ascension at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs.

11/7, 8 PM at Bohemian National Hall on the upper east, the Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra plays the New York premiere of John Cage’s last orchestra work, 103 (for 103 musicians), along with the world premiere of Christian Wolff’s first major symphony orchestra work performed in North America.

11/7, 8:30 PM former Industrial Tepee frontman Tom Shaner plays the cd release show for his excellent new southwestern gothic one at the Knitting Factory, $12

11/7, 9 PM smart, funny, female-fronted, indelibly NYC urban pop band Delusions of Grand Street at Fontana’s, $7

11/7, 10 PM psychedelic art/metal/dreampop rockers Maserati at Union Pool, $10.

11/7, 11 PM high-powered Danish Americana/bluegrass band Brothers Moving at the small room at the Rockwood . They’re also her on 11/14

11/7, 11 PM tongue-in-cheek first-wave punk-popsters the Rezillos at Maxwell’s, $18 adv tix rec. They’re also at Bowery Electric on 11/10 at 9 PM for an extra two bucks, adv tix rec.

11/8 and 11/15, 7 PM Golem’s pyrotechnic violinst Alicia Jo Rabins plays her new song cycle Kaddish for Bernie Madoff at Joe’s Pub, $15.

11/8, 7 PM Ambient-Chaos featuring Art Crime, eclectic bassist Lisa Dowling, Adam Dym, and the Damien Olsen Trio at Spectrum

11/8, 11/18 and 11/29, 7 PM eclectic oldtime blues powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton at Terra Blues.

11/8, 7:30 PM state-of-the-art, eclectic jazz pianist Marc Cary plays a tribute to the great jazz drummer Arthur Taylor at Riverside Church, use the code “2for1” to get 2 tickets for $20!

11/8, 7:30/9:30 PM PM trumpeter Ron Horton leads a sextet and then an eleventet with a core of with Marty Ehrlich – alto saxophone, clarinet; Ted Nash – tenor saxophone; Frank Kimbrough – piano; Ben Allison – bass; Tim Horner – drums at the Jazz Standard, $25

11/8, 7:30 PM cellist Scott Kluksdahl and pianist Noreen Polera play music of composers influenced by Nadia Boulanger: Lasser, Berstein, Boulanger herself, and Piazzolla at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10/stud.

11/8, 8 PM oldtime string band the Weal and Woe – whose new album is amazing at Barbes followed at 10 by psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass legend Andy Statman ($10 cover for him

11/8, 8 PM a rare live show by Indian-influenced, funky acoustic rockers Lunchin at Sidewalk.

11/8, 8 PM salsa jazz drummer/bandleader Bobby Sanabria and Quarteto Aché at Bronx Music Heritage Center Laboratory, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd, Bronx, 25/5 to Freeman St., free

11/8, 8 PM atmospheric electroacoustic koto music by Miya Masaoka at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, free.

11/8, 8 PM pensive, thoughtful indie acoustic band Colorform– whose live show features live painting along with the music – at Fontana’s.

11/8, 9 PM reliably hilarious faux-French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Spike Hill.

11/8 a hurricane relief concert at le Poisson Rouge, show starts at 9, all proceeds to benefit hurricane survivors, artists include David Weiss & Point of Departure | Jay Rodriguez | Julian Lage | Richie Barshay | Raydar Ellis | Marcus Strickland | Gregory Hutchinson | Brianna Thomas Quartet | John Davis | Jonathan Michel – LXG | Jorge Roeder | Joe Blaxx Grissett | Johnny Rivero | Steven Oquendo | Joe Dyson Darryl Yokley – Sound Reformation | Philip Dizack | Jesse Fischer | Reinaldo DeJesus | Jarrett Cherner | Brandee Younger | Michela Marino Lerman | Ryan Berg Retrospective | Sarah Elizabeth Charles Quartet | Marianne Solivan | Darwin Noguera Trio | Manner Effect | Amaury Acosta | Alex Hernandez, sugg. min. donation $20, more gladly accepted

11/8, 10 PM lush psychedelic Balkan brass jams with Veveritse Brass Band and Ansambl Mastika spinoff Sherita (named for that famous Bed-Stuy dinosaur mural) at the Jalopy, $10.

11/8 torchy Americana chanteuse Megan Reilly at Rodeo Bar, 10ish.

11/9, 5:30 PM a great early afterwork oldtime Americana triplebill with the Wildwood Sisters, Jan Bell and the Third Wheel Band at the American Folk Art Musseum, free.

11/9, 6 PM punk classical violin powerhouse Lisa Miles at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

11/9, 7:30/9:30 PM saxophonist Ted Nash leads an octet with strings followed by a quartet show at the Jazz Standard, $30.

11/9, 7:30 PM the MSM Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Justin DiCioccio plays big band music of Dizzy Gillespie at Borden Auditorium at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Ave (west of Broadway at 122nd St.), $12/$7 stud.

11/9, 8 PM “Puerto Rican Musicians in Film” with Henry Medina & special musical guests Los Artesanos de la Plena at Bronx Music Heritage Center Laboratory, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd, Bronx, 25/5 to Freeman St., free

11/9-10, 8 PM Ensemble Pi puts on a riveting program of politically aware art-song from across the decades: the premiere of Eisler on the Go by Great Small Works, featuring pieces by the composer deported from the US for his communist beliefs; excerpts from Kristin Norderval’s opera The Trials of Patricia Isasa, about the teenage Argentinian desaparacida, and Susan Botti’s Lament: The Fallen City at the Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St, $15/10 stud/srs

11/9, 8 PM dark rustic gypsy-tinged steampunk art-rockers Kotorino at Barbes followed at 10 by Jacob Garchik’s The Heavens 8-trombone band. If you’ve ever seen a big brass unit like Slavic Soul Party or Veveritse here, you know things are gonna get out of hand.

11/9, 8 PM torchy, edgy jazz/pop songwriter Abby Payne at Spike Hill

11/9-10, 8 PM bassist Ned Rothenberg plays a 2-night retrospective of his chamber music at Roulette featuring Ghost Stories for pipa, cello and percussion (11/9) and the first movement from his Quintet for Clarinet and Strings (both from cds of the same title). Other pieces include Arbor Vitae, for clarinet and shakuhachi, Cloud Hands for 2 shakuhachi, new solo works for woodwinds and a world premiere piece for String Quartet, Viewfinder (11/10). Performers include Erik Friedlander, Min Xiao-Fen, Satoshi Takeishi, and the Mivos Quartet, $15/$10 stud.

11/9, 9ish CBGB punk legends the Sic Fucs 35th anniversary show at Bowery Electric, $12.

11/9, 9ish Boston’s prosaically named but fiery, eclectic country/oldtime/rock band Session Americana at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

11/9, 9:30 PM excellent Americana doublebill: twangy fearless bluegrass/honkytonk rockers Demolition String Band followed by socially aware, oldtimey-flavored 2/3 Goat at Hill Country, free,

11/9, 11 PM trombonist/crooner Dave Smith’s sly, slinky boudoir-soul project Smoota at the small room at the Rockwood.

11/9, midnight intense gypsy punk band Kagero at Zirzamin.

11/10, sets starting at noon and 4 PM 30 jazz groups play a similar set of standards all over Central Park. Top picks: the Mingus Big Band at Naumburg Bandshell; the JD Allen Quartet around where 66th St. would be, toward the east side; baritone saxophonist Claire Daly with her group around 57th St. at the playground on the west side

11/10, 1 (one) PM sitarist Neel Murgai & drummer Sameer Gupta improvise“Ragas and Rhythms” at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs.

11/10, 4 PM Colombian night at le Poisson Rouge with Alejandro Flórez’ Andean music project Tibaguí; 4:40PM rustic traditional band Grupo Rebolú; 5:15PM Sebastián Cruzs’ Cheap Landscape Trio (from Lucia Pulido’s band) ; 6:05PM classical guitarist Nilko Andreas Guarín’ 6:25PM Martin Vejarano and cumbia band Chia’s Dance Party; 7 PM Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Collective; 7:35PM pianist Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano Orchestra ; 8:10PM the Gregorio Uribe Big Band and at 9 ferocious skaragga punks M.A.K.U. SoundSystem, $20/$15 under 21

11/10, 7 PM klezmer/gypsy/flamenco guitar duo IsraAlien at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

11/10, 7:15 PM dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues

11/10, 7:30 PM the Spectrum Symphony and the NY Festival Singers perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, Arvo Paart’s Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten for Strings and the Faure Requiem at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, W 60th St. and Columbus Ave, free.

11/10. 8 PM the Tarras Band – who play the repertoire of klezmer legend Dave Tarras – followed at 10 by the increasingly eclectic acoustic Cumbiagra at Barbes

11/10, 8 PM vocalist/violinist Sarah Bernstein’s Iron Dog record release concert for “interactive album rock.” the Home of Easy Credit and Sex Mob’s Briggan Krauss with iconic drummer Jim Black opening at Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, $10.

11/10, 8 PM the Manhattan Saxophone Quartet plays world premieres by Quinn Collins, David Noon and Inhyun Kim at Symphony Space, $20/$10 stud.

11/10, 10 PM dark fiery eclectic electric blues guitar powerhouse Will Scott at 68 Jay St. Bar.

11/10, 11:30 PM Sephardic rockers Deleon at Joe’s Pub, $12.

11/10, midnight ish the exhilarating oldschool 60s Memphis soul sounds of the One and Nines at Maxwell’s, $8.

11/11, 7 PM a rare acoustic performance by third-wave psychedelic rockers Love Camp 7 at Zirzamin.

11/11, 7 PM weird segue, good show: classical cellist Sebastian Baverstam followed at 9 by dark 12-man central Asian choral group Sakhioba Ensemble and then at 10 by Russian Buryatian chanteuse Namgar at Barbes singing Buryatian, Mongolian and Chinese music.

11/11, 7 PM haunting Persian chanteuse Mahsa Vahdat and Louisiana bluesman perform selections from their new CD A Deeper Tone of Longing: Love Duets Across Civilizations at Roulette, $25.

11/11, 8 PM cutting-edge, hypnotic, intense composer Missy Mazzoli’s “Song from the Uproar” album release concert with sopranoAbigail Fischer and NOW Ensemble at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

11/111, 8 PM up-and-coming jugband and jug band legend: Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues (with the Sea Devils’ Dan Habu on percussion) followed by Jim Kweskin at the Jalopy, $20

11/11, 8 PM bluegrass icon Dr. Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mt. Boys at City Winery, $30 standing room avail.

11/11, 8:30 PM otherworldly Sardinian a-cappella quartet Tenores De Aterúe at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min, followed at 10 (separate admission) by three of the most compelling singers on the planet: Black Sea Hotel’s Willa Roberts, Eva Salina Primack and the Debutante Hour’s Maria Sonevytsky, billing themselves as Zozulka and singing Ukrainian songs (including tunes from the Chornobyl Songs Project).

11/11, 8:30 PM the reliably comedic Erin & Her Cello at the small room at the Rockwood

11/11, THIS SH OW IS CANCELLED ferociously lyrical, smart, jangle/dreampop rockers the Brixton Riot followed by catchy, lyrically edgy female-fronted powerpop/new wave band Changing Modes at the National Underground, $8.

11/12, 6 PM dark Americana with the Big Bright feat. Glenn Patscha and Fiona McBain from Ollabelle plus the smoldering, intense Liz Tormes at the small room at the Rockwood.

11/12 eclectic, intense Persian chanteuse Rana Farhan at Drom

11/12, 7 PM weird but good triplebill at Barbes: Lichtman’s Brain Cloud play western swing at 7, followed at 8:30 by Bay Area gypsy jazz band Gaucho and then the world’s most intoxicatingly fun Peruvian psychedelic dub cumbia surf band, Chicha Libre at around 10. Gaucho are also at the Jalopy on 11/14 at 8 for $10

11/12, 7:30 PM excellent dark songwriter doublebill at the Mercury: fearless, X-rated, politically aware songslinger Molly Ruth and the ever creepier, Canadian gothic/chamber pop-inclined Lorraine Leckie at the Mercury, $10.

11/12, 8 PM ecstatic Israeli Middle Eastern dance-funk orchestra Yemen Blues at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec.

11/12, 8 PM the Manhattan Cnntemporary Chamber Ensemble plays Howard Cass, Seymour Barab and other 20th century folks at Symphony Space, $20.

11/12, 10 PM Austrian electroacoustic composer Wolfgang Mitterer joins with Ensemble Mise-En for a performance of Remix Surround for ensemble and live electronics at le Poisson Rouge, free. On 11/13 he’ll be at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St at 7:30, free but res req

11/13, free beer at 5:30 PM, show at 6, pianist Lisa Moore plays Janacek, Scribiabin, Rzewski, Glass and others at the Miller Theatre, free

11/13, 7 PM smart, scruffy rockers the Milkman’s Union at the Mercury, $10.

11/13, 7 PM eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet witth Curtis Hasselbring (trombone), Vinnie Sperrazza (drums), and Matt Pavolka (bass) opening for Slavic Soul Party at Barbes.

11/13, 7 PM Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester leads a quartet at Spectrum on Ludlow St.

11/13, 7 PM art-song spectacular: violinist/vocalists Carla Kihlstedt and Eden MacAdam-Somer, soprano Susan Botti, cellist Nicholas Canellakis, keyboardist and drummer Matthias Bossi, members of Roomful of Teeth, and NYFOS Associate Artistic Director and pianist Michael Barrett give life to songs by Kihlstedt, Lisa Bielawa, Matthias Bossi, Susan Botti, Nils Frykdahl, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Nicola Lefanu, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Lautaro Mantilla, and Errollyn Wallen at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, W 37th St between 9th and 10th Aves, $10.

11/13, 7:30 PM classical and jazz compositions written and performed by women: Martha Sullivan’s O Antiphons and Julie Dolphin’s Stone Soup, both performed by the Transfiguration Vocal Ensemble, Claudia Dumschat, director; Of Shadows Numberless by Miriam Gideon, performed by Margaret Mills; Soundscape for Organ and Electronics by Melissa Grey; NOWby Michele Goritz; Fedora by Jessica Rudman, with Brandon Tesh, saxophone; and compositions byJoyce DiCamillo: Song Cycle for Voice and Piano, at the lovely, intimate Church of the Transfiguration, 29th St. between 5th /Park Aves, north side of the street

11/13, 7:30 PM pianist Behzod Abduraimov plays music of Schubert, Beethoven, & Liszt at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

11/13, 8 PM toy piano virtuoso Phyllis Chen at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs.

11/13, 8:30 PM sharp, literate crooner Ed Rogers with blue-eyed soul man Don Piper followed by John Ford, formerly of the Strawbs at Zirzamin.

11/13, 9ish crazy segue, good show: art-popstress Erika Spring of Au Revoir Simone and explosive two-sax-and-drums funk/trip-hop instrumental band Moon Hooch at the Cameo Gallery, free w/rsvp.

11/13, 9 PM Johnson’s Crossroads play their own unique update on oldtime Appalachian music at the Jalopy, $10.

11/14, 7 PM Modern Marimba, a dual album release concert by pyrotechnicic marimbists Robert Paterson and Makoto Nakura at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17 St, starts with a museum tour at 6:15, drinks and then show at 7, $15 adv tix highly rec.

11/14, 6:30 PM Syberen van Munster on guitar with Petros Klampanis on bass and Colin Stranahan on drums at the Bar Next Door, free.

11/14-17, 8:30/111 PM unstoppable, perennially vital bop jazz legend Pharaoh Sanders leads a quartet at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

11/14, 8:30 PM absolutely badass honkytonk band the Sweetback Sisters followed by Spirit Family Reunion at Maxwell’s, $10. The Sisters are at Hill Country at 8:30 the following night 11/15 for free; the Spirit Family are at the Mercury that same night at 9 for an extra $2.

11/14, 9 PM Brothers Moving at the small room at the Rockwood followed eventually at midnight by the spectacular, funky, electric NY Gypsy All-Stars

11/14, 9ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

11/15, 1 PM the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn play oldtime hot jazz at Trinity Church, free

11/15, 7:30 PM cellist Bonnie Hampton and pianist Julio Elizalde play music of Beethoven: Sonata in g minor, Op. 5 No. 2; “Horn” Sonata in F Major, Op. 17; Sonata in A Major, Op. 69, at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10/stud.

11/15, 8 PM the Da Capo Chamber Players perform Steve Reich’s Double Sextet (2007), Anna Clyne’s Steelworks (2006), Christopher Theofanidis’ Summer Verses (2009), Charles Wuorinen’s transcription of the anonymous 15th-century Glogauer Liederbuch and Michael Gordon’s ac dc (1996).at Merkin Concert Hall, $20.

11/15, 8 PM mighty, intense, funky as hell Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at the Jewish Museum, 5th Ave. at 92nd St., plus free beer plus free noshes, $12 adv tix very very highly recommended!

11/15, 9/10:30 PM the LeBoeuf Bros. quintet and the Myth String Quartet combine forces for a program titled A Dream: The Musical Imagination of Franz Kafka at the Jazz Gallery, $15/first set; $10/second set.

11/15, 10 PM Baby Soda Jazz Band play hot 20s stuff, jug music, ragtime and other oldtime stuff at Barbes.

11/15, 10ish hot horn-driven Afrobeat band Karthala 72 at Zebulon

11/15, 11:30 PM metal cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem – arguably the loudest band ever to play Joe’s Pub, $12 adv tix very highly rec. – watch them wreck the place!

11/15, midnight, saxophonist Dan Block plays the album release show for his intimate new one Duality at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd St. $TBA

11/16, 6 PM closing night for artist Robin Hoffman’s ukulele-themed art show at the Jalopy, free followed at 8 by fiddler Melody Allegra’s birthday show starting with the Berger Sisters – Allegra and accordionist Mariel Adora – with Margaret Glaspy at 9, cellist Mike Block at 10 and then Allegra jamming out with probably half the bar at 11.

11/16, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra plays the Dvorak Cello Concerto and Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique) at Symphony Space, $20/$14 stud/srs.

11/16, 8 PM pianist Eleonor Bindman and violinist Robert Chausow perform Brahms’ Violin and Piano Sonata #2 in A major, as well as the Scherzo for Violin and Piano and Bartok’s ” Romanian Dances” at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $20/$10 stud/srs.

11/16, 9 PM dark torchy noir songwriter Jessie Kilguss at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

11/16, 9ish awful segue, good doublebill: savage, satirical jazz guys Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord followed by stoner Americana rockers American String Conspiracy at Freddy’s.

11/16, 8 PM intense lyrical art-rocker Spottiswoode and band at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St, $15.

11/16, 8ish the swirling intense Highway Gimps, and the raw, powerful, funny, politically aware Brooklyn What and more at a benefit for hurricane relief at St. Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint

11/16, 10ish Super Hi-Fi play the album release show for their amazing new twin trombone dub album Dub to the Bone at Zebulon

11/16 -17, 10:30 PM saxophonist Ken Fowser and his wee-hours jam cohort, vibraphonist Behn Gillece lead a vivid late 50s style postbop quintet at Smalls.

11/16, 11ish punk-inspired electric bluegrass and country with Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar.

11/17, 1 PM Green-Wood Cemetery survived the storm…and now you can visit the graves of Currier and Ives plus more obscure 19th century artists with a tour preceded by a talk by Currier & Ives expert Robert K. Newman, at the cemetery, 25th St at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, R to 25th St, walk up the hill one block, $20,

11/17, 5 PM adventurous, intensely swirling avant garde electric guitar quartet Dither’s annual evening of fun featuring a wild and excellent lineup: “Legendary keyboardist Anthony Coleman will perform in a duo with the multifaceted saxophonistAshley Paul; Guitarist Mary Halvorson and violist Jessica Pavone will present their beautiful and odd blend of compositions, songs, and improv; Victoire will perform the artfully honed chamber pop of Missy Mazzoli; Peter Evans will offer a solo set of extensible trumpeting; Preshish Moments will produce a sonic palette of live electronica/exotica; Object Collection will provide an invigorating onslaught of maximalist theater; TILT Brass will perform Jagged Mesa, an explosive composition by Lois V. Vierk. Dither plays John Zorn’s Lacrosse plus compositions by Paula Matthusen and Jascha Narveson, plus a new piece by Dither member Josh Lopes, then the band expands to become an orchestra of 20 guitars playing Phill Niblock’s 2 lips, a monolithic microtonal composition” at Invisible Dog Art Center: 51 Bergen St. $8, F to Bergen St.

11/17, 7:30 PM more ska at the Knitting Factory with the Void Union and Mustard Plug, $12 adv tix rec.

11/17, 8 PM some of the world’s foremost levantine musicians: oudist George Ziadeh, Sami Abu Shumays (violin), Zafer Tawil (qanun) and Johnny Farraj (riqq) play works by classic Syrian composers including Omar Al-Batsh, Yahya al-Saudi and Farid el Atrash, and vocalist Sabah Fakhri at Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver St. in the financial district, $20/$15 stud/srs., early arrival highly advised, this should be ecstatic.

11/17, 8 PM wild gypsy orchestra MarchFourth Marching Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

11/17, 8 PM Nicholas Canellakis, cello and Michael Brown, piano play an excellent, eclectic program including Barber – Cello Sonata Opus 6; Dvorak – Silent Woods; Foss – Capriccio; Brahms – Sonata No. 2 in F; plus originals plus Bulgarian folk tunes at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

11/17, 8 PM bassist Pedro Giraudo plays stripped-down versions of his big band jazz tunes with his sextet at Barbes.

11/17, 9ish pensive, often haunting oldschool country band Karen & the Sorrows at Branded Saloon in Ft Greene.

11/17, 9/10:30 PM intense pianist Bobby Avey leads a sextet with Miguel Zenón, alto sax; Ben Monder, guitar; Bobby Avey, piano; Thomson Kneeland, bass; Jordan Perlson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

11/17, 9 PM Circle of Kings play roots reggae at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

11/17, 9 PM casually catchy tuneful retro 60s soul/pop songwriter Janet LaBelle at Zirzamin.

11/17, 9:30 PM dark 80s style chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi

11/17, midnight ferocious all-female powerpop./punk-pop band Hunter Valentine at the Mercury, $10.

11/18, 2:30 PM Zikrayat plays slinky haunting gorgeous Egyptian film music classics at Flushing Town Hall, plus bellydance performers Mariyah, Layla Isis, and Dameshe, $12, mention code ZIK50 and get 2 for 1 tix!

11/18, 4 PM the Omni Ensemble play George Crumb’s “Vox Balanae”, Michel Damase’s “Sonate en Concert”, J.S. Bach’s “Flute Sonata in E minor” and Claude Debussy’s “Cello Sonata at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, note no children under 6 admitted!

11/18, 5 PM clever, eclectic pianist Lee Feldman plays a trio show, joined by special guest Peter Cherches singing Monk tunes at Something Jazz Club.

11/18, 7:30 PM violist violist Pedro Vizzarro-Vallejos and singer Sara Dougherty premiere Jay Vilnai’s “Sleek Aphrodite, a series of 12 settings of Sappho poetry for viola and mezzo-soprano” at Culturefix

11/18 Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab in Gowanus; they’re also here on 12/3. Open rehearsal at 7:30/show at 9 both dates.

11/18, 8 PM cutting-edge percussion-based compositions with International Contemporary Ensemble + Tyshawn Sorey at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs.

11/18, 10 PM long-running rustic party band the Jug Addicts at Barbes

11/19, 7:30 PM a deliciously creepy program of Schubert, Sibelius, Cage and Enesco, and the prose and poetry of Sylvia Plath performed by violinist Gil Morgenstern, pianist Donald Berman and actress Elizabeth Marvel at WMP Concert Hall, $35

11/19, 7:30 PM Iktus Percussion premiering several new works by Matthew Welch, Sebastian Armoza, Joe Di Ponio, Matthew Hough, Levy Lorenzo, and Philip Schuessler at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St, downtown Brooklyn, $10.

11/19, 8 PM music from Manitoba with bluegrass hellrasiers the Magnificent 7s followd eventually at 9:15 by harmony-roots band Chic Gamine at Arlene’s, $5.

11/19, 10ish acoustic country and bluegrass with PartyFolk at Rodeo Bar

11/20, 7 PM jazz pianist Valerie Capers at Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx, free.

11/20/21 and 11/23-25, 7:30/9:30 PM lush tuneful cutting-edge big band jazz with the Maria Schneider Big Band at the Jazz Standard, $35 and worth it

11/20, 7:30 PM, repeating 11/23-24 and 11/27, the NY Phil plays Mendelssohn: Overture to Son & Stranger; Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1; and Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) at Avery Fisher Hall, $33 tix avail.

11/20, 7:30 PM ex-Duke Ellington trombonist/composer Art Baron & Friends at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

11/20, 8 PM at Roulette: Flexible Music presents a set of sound sculpting through static structures and gestural language, with music by Peter Adriaansz (US premiere) and Seung-Ah Oh. Cadillac Moon Ensemble follows suit with a program exploring motion in all its forms with world premieres by Caleb Burhans, Osnat Netzer, and Alex Weiser with additional works by Timothy Andres and Florent Ghys.

11/20, 8 PM the Mannes Orchestra plays Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, Ben Ringer conducting; and Prokofiev’s Suite No. 1 from Romeo and Juliet, Esther Yoon conducting at Symphony Space, free, early arrival a must.

11/20, 8:30/10:30 PM snidely virtuosic Jon Irabagon on saxes with Yasushi Nakamura on bass and Rudy Royston on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

11/20, 9ish powerhouse Balkan/Americana violinist Sarah Alden ‘s Hot to Trot Band at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene

11/20, 9 PM moody 80s-ish female-fronted neosoul/downtempo band Teletextile at Union Pool, $8

11/20-25, 9 PM popular, eclectic pianist Jason Moran & the Bandwagon at the Vanguard, $30.

11/20, 9 PM pianist/composer Dorian Wallace and His Big Band at Something Jazz Club, $15.

11/20, 9:30 PM Siouxsie & the Banshees’ Steven Severin plays his latest creepy, hypnotic movie score, for Carl Dreyer’s classic Vampyr at Drom, $15

11/20, 9:30 PM trumpeter Dominick Farinacci leads his combo at Joe’s Pub, $20.

11/21, 7 PM a “Benefit to Restore Red Hook“, by local people for local people emceed by Jan Bell. Tone Johansen, co-owner of New York institution and beloved bar Sunny’s opens the night followed by Jesse Lenat, John Pinamonti and the Brotherhood of the Whiskey Spitter Rebellion and comedienne Lizz Winstead, with Rosanne Cash headlining the evening, and will play. Michael Buscemi will screen his new film named after the bus that runs through Red Hook, the “B61.” at the Bell House, $30

11/21, 7:30 PM jazz connoisseur and musical adventurer/guitarist/chanteuse Jana Herzen plays the cd release show for her new one at Joe’s Pub, $20 adv tix highly rec.

11/21, 9 PM New Orleans band Gordon’s Grand Street Stompers at Radegast Hall.

11/21, 11ish the increasingly dark, southwestern gothic-influenced Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar.

11/22, 7:30 PM Gabriel Alegria’s Afro-Peruvian Sextet make a trip downtown to Drom, $20 and worth it. Followed at 11:30 PM (separate $10 admission) by Lebanese chanteuse Christiane Karam backed by the phenomenal NY Gypsy All Stars.

11/23, 7:30 PM alt-country legend and man of a million guitar styles, Bill Kirchen at Maxwell’s, $15

11/23-24, 8 PM Henry Threadgill + ZOOID – whose latest album is pretty amazing, and considerably quieter than you might imagine, at Roulette, $25/$20 stud.

11/23, 9/10:30 PM cutting-edge pianist Gerald Clayton solo at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

11/23, 10 PM the No Small Money Brass Band play Ghanian ewe dance tunes at Barbes.

11/23, midnight, ageless ska punks the Hub City Stompers at Fontana’s.

11/24, 9 PM lush, intense, artfully orchestrated psychedelic rockers Aunt Ange at Pete’s.

11/24, 10 PM Mariachi Flor de Toloache frontwoman/violinist Mireya Ramos at Barbes.

11/25 the Norton Records wash-a-thon at Brooklyn Bowl. Their Red Hook warehouse got completely flooded during the hurricane – they’re washing and resleeving their entire inventory of vinyl. Free admission, come out and help, they’ll be spinning great stuff by T. Valentine, the Del-Aires and scores more brilliant semi-obscure acts.

11/25, 11:30AM – ish eclectic intense klezmer/Balkan band Klezwoods play the brunch at City Winery, $10, no minimum, kid 13 and under free.

11/25 the perennially relevant, satirical Reverend Billy & the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir – whose mighty sound will move you to action against eco-destroyers and corporate criminals – at Highline Ballroom.

11/25, 7 PM the haunting queen of Coney Island phantasmagoria, Carol Lipnik with luminously intense pianist Matt Kanelos at Zirzamin.

11/25, 8 PM Marc and James from Band of Outsiders – sort of like the two-guitar frontline from Television but not as famous – at Big Bar, 75 E 7th St

11/25, 9 PM gypsy jazz guitar paradigm-shifter Stephane Wrembel returns to Barbes with his trio.

11/25, 9ish wryly charismatic New Orleans pianist Bill Malchow & the Go-Cup All-Starsat Rodeo Bar. He’s at the Ear Inn at midnight the following night.

11/26, 7 PM progressive rock harpist Mia Theodoratus’ joins forces with concert harp virtuoso Susan Allen for a show billed as “Sirens in Surround Sound with two harps, two marimbas and a prepared celeste, at Theatre 80 St. Marks, $15.

11/27, 7 PM a trance-inducing, rustic West African griot summit with Abdoulaye Diabate, Abdourahmane Mangara, Yacouba Diabate, Mamady Kouyate, Mamady Kourouma, Famoro Dioubate, and other griots from Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, the Gambia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone playing their koras and balafons and such, at Elebash Recital Hall (the Graduate Center) @ 365 5th Ave. at 34th St. $25/$20 stud.

11/27, 8 PM the Claire Daly Quartet has a new album, Baritone Monk, “released by the North Coast Brewery, makers of Brother Thelonius Ale” – the esteemed baritone saxophonist leads her band in a fun evening of rare Monk at the Gershwin Hotel, $15.

11/27 Cuban salsa-jazz pianist Elio Villafranca and his band – whose sold-out run at Jazz at Lincoln Center earlier this year was fantastic – at Drom

11/27-12/1, 8:30/10 PM lush Brazilian jazz chanteuse Eliane Elias at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

11/27, 8:30/10:30 PM tuneful intense postbop: Benjamin Drazen on alto saxophone with Carlo DeRosa on bass and Shanuske Takahashi on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

11/27, 10:30 PM dark, intense, klezmer-fueled intense intense minor-key instrumentalists Barbez. and World Inferno’s Franz Nicolay at le Poisson Rouge, $8 adv tix rec.

11/27, 10:30 PM intense atmospheric noir Americana chanteuse Marissa Nadler followed by Jim Jarmusch with avant garde lutenist Jozef Van Wissum at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec.

11/28, 7 PM the Bushwick Book Club honor Mark Twain with “a piano-accompanied, tap dance interpretation of the graphic novel Captain Twain from Peter Dizozza (piano) and Anke Frohlich (tap dance) and songs from Elizabeth Devlin, Leslie Graves, The Happy Rappies, Stacy Rock, Susan Hwang, Natti Vogel, Up Against The Wall String Band” and others at Housing Works Bookshop on Crosby south of Houston, free

11/28, 7:30 PM Vladan Koci, cello and Natalie Berlin-Marfynets, piano play Schubert, Stravinsky, Franck and Piazzolla at the Bulgarian Consulate, 121 E 62nd St, free.

11/28, 8 PM an improbable but excellent doublebill at the Stone: catchy postminimalist art-rock instrumentalists Build followed at 10 by slinky Indian-flavored string band Tarana, $10.

111/28, 10:30 PM socially conscious funk-metal band Funkface at le Poisson Rouge, $10.

11/28, 10:30ish Sad Bastard – Charlene and Mo from kick-ass Americana punks Spanking Charlene covering all the best sad obscure Americana rock songs – at 11th St. Bar

11/28, 11 PM Dubl Handi – named after the 1800s washboard company, with banjoist Hilary Hawke, percussionist Brian Geltner, and guitarist Ernie Vega – at Pete’s

11/29, 7:30 PM intense, powerful third-stream Argentine pianist Fernando Otero and violinist Nick Danielson at Symphony Space, tix includes free glass of red wine.

11/29, 8 PM powerpop maven George Usher and powerpop chanteuse Lisa Burns – a good matchup – at Zirzamin.

11/29, 8 PM mighty, funky, horn-driven 25-piece New Orleans band Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra at Brooklyn Bowl, where they made their sprawling live album, $8.

11/29, 8:30 PM tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s

11/29, 9 PM torture your ears with this triplebill: noiserockers the Sediment Club , funky postpunk legends the Bush Tetras and then Suicide at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

11/29, 10 PM Max Johnson (bass) Kris Davis (piano) Mike Pride (drums) improvise on Morricone themes at the Stone, $10.

11/29, 11 PM Shane MacGowan-esque folk noir band Thee Shambels at Pete’s

11/30 well-liked alt-country band Session Americana at Barbes

11/30-12/8, 7:30 PM the Argento Ensemble plays Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free.

11/30, 8 PM Vadim Serebryany, piano; Yosuke Kawasaki, violin;Wolfram Koessel, cello; Sean Rice, clarinet play Takemitsu:  Quatrain II, Between Tides; Messiaen:  Quartet for the End of Time at Bargemusic, $35/$30srs/$15stud.

11/30-12/1, 8 PM a festival of Cuban cantantes – Alexander Abreu; José Luis Cortés (El Tosco); CuCu Diamantes; Andres Levin; Kelvis Ochoa; David Torrens; Carlos Varela Osdalgia,; Cucurucho backed by a killer band: José Gola (bass), Ray Angry (keyboards, Hammond B3), Guillermo del Toro (percussion), Keisel Jimenez (percussion), Ron Blake (baritone sax), Nam Sam Fong (guitar), Antuan Perugorria (drums), Amaury Perez (trombone) at BAM Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

11/30, 8:30 PM oldschool soul, funk, blues-rock and obscenity, in reverse order of appearance: party record legend and hip-hop pioneer Blowfly, Andre Williams & the Goldstars, Barrence Whitfield & the Savages, T. Valentine & Daddy Long Legs and Guitar Lightnin’ Lee & His Thunder at Warsaw, adv tix available at the Knitting Factory box ofc.

11/30-12/1, 9/10:30 PM Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, still the most popular big band around, at the Jazz Gallery, $20

11/30, 9 PM subtle, soulful tropicalia jazz/soul chanteuse Rachel Brotman at Pete’s.

11/30, 9:30 PM Steely Dan-ish psychedelic funk band Otis – whose latest album Music Elevator absolutely kicks ass – at Maxwell’s, $10

11/30, 10 PM newschool salsa/rock crooner José Conde at BAM Cafe.

11/30, 11 PM Syn-Phonia play Greek classics at Drom

12/1, 10 AM-4 PM ever want to learn how to sing 18th and 19th century American Sacred Harp style folk and gospel songs? Here’s your chance: Aldo Thomas Ceresa leads an introductory workshop at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, Broadway at Fulton, participation is free, lunch provided, rsvp reqd.

12/1, 7 PM “an evening of the best of Bandura Downtown with NYBandura Artistic director Julian Kytasty and members of Bandura Downtown’s Collegium Musicum, Nadia Tarnawsky and Ukrainian Women’s Voices, Maria Sonevytsky and Ensemble Hilka, dancer/dance scholar Katja Kolcio, Roman Lewkowicz and Karpaty (formerly Obrij) Folk Song and Dance Ensemble, Tamara Chernyakhovska and Holubka Dancers, Syzokryli Dance Ensemble, and live dance music accompaniment by Andriy Milavsky and Cheres Ukrainian Folk Ensemble.” Show at 7 PM at the Ukrainian Museum, 222 E 6th S, (btw 2nd & 3rd Aves) followed by a musical procession at 8:30 from the Museum to the Ukrainian National Home, 140 2nd Ave. for a dance party/reception, $15 adv tix rec, separate admission to each event, $25 gets you into both

12/1, 7 PM state-of-the-art piano composition with Kathleen Supové, Eleonor Sandresky, & Jed Distler at Faust Harrison Pianos, 207 W 58th St, free but res req.

12/1, 7:30 PM new wave legend/raconteur Wreckless Eric with his fierily amusing wife Amy Rigby at Maxwell’s, $10 adv tix rec. also avail. at Other Music in Manhattan

12/1, 8 PM third-stream piano icon Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums at NJPAC in Newark, easy to get to via Path train, $25 balcony seats still avail.

12/1, 8 PM pensive, often haunting oldschool country band Karen & the Sorrows at 68 Jay St. Bar followed at 10:30 by the elegant Megan Palmer.

12/1, 10 PM thoughtful cello rockers Pearl & the Beard at the Bell House, $15

12/1, 10 PM Cuba’s Aruán Ortiz Camerata Urbana Ensemble at BAM Cafe.

12/13, midnight-ish, bad to the bone twin trombone dub outfit Super Hi-Fi at Nublu, free

12/2, 7 PM alluring Canadian gothic rock siren Lorraine Leckie at Zirzamin

12/2, 11 AM (yawn) the Calder Quartet play Stravinsky: Three Pieces for string quartet; Adès: The Four Quarters; Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 (“Serioso”) at the Walter Reade Theatre, 165 W 65th St, $22 tix avail.

12/2, 3 PM the reliably thrilling Greenwich Village Orchestra with soloist Aaron Boyd, violin playSmetana — The Moldau; Mendelssohn — Violin Concerto; Debussy — La Mer at the Old Stuyvesant Campus, 345 E 15th St (between 1st/2nd Aves), $15 sugg don; all tix/vouchers for the rescheduled 11/4 concert will be honored

12/2, 4 PM harpsichordist/organist Arthur Haas, soprano Jessica Gould, violinist Daniel Lee and colleagues perform “French settings of Old Testament texts composed for the Royal Chapel of Versailles. The program includes recently discovered motets by André Campra and selected Versets of François Couperin. Repertoire once performed by relatives of the composers for the Sun King himself will be heard in the intimate sanctuary of the Huguenot Church,” the Eglise Française du Saint-Esprit, 109 E 60th St., $30/$25 stud/srs.

12/2, 4 PM piano virtuoso Inna Faliks at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, note no children under 6 admitted!

12/2, 9:30 PM smart, tuneful cutting-edge jazz quartet Old Time Musketry at Caffe Vivaldi.

12/3, 3 PM Composers Play Composers Marathon with 30 Composer-Performers at Drom, $15 incl. a drink

12/3 dynamic, dramatic mythologically-inspired composer/songwriter Anais Mitchell at Bowery Ballroom

12/4, 7:30 PM the Calder Quartet plays a program TBA at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free.

12/4, 7:30 PM Composers Concordance Ensemble feat. composer-violinist Dave Soldier, composer-clarinetist Kinan Amzeh, composer-trumpeter Franz Hackl, composer-hornist John Clark, composer-vocalist-keyboardist-gusle player Milica Paranosic, composer-pianist-keyboardist Patrick Grant, composer-guitarist Gene Pritsker, composer-bass guitarist Dan Cooper, and composer-percussionist Peter Jarvis at Shapeshifter Lab, $10.

12/4, 8 PM the Antara Ensemble plays Carl Nielsen’s Little Suite in a Minor, Op. 1 for String Orchestra; Mozart’s Concerto in D Major for Flute and Orchestra, K. 314 (Harold Jones, flute soloist); Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1, Op. 35, for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra (Irena Portenko, pianist); and William Foster McDaniel’s Duke Ellington Medley for Piano and String Orchestra (William Foster McDaniel, pianist) at St. Peter’s Church, 54th St/Lexington Ave., $25/$20 stud/srs

12/4, 8 PM a female-themed festival of art-song with Carla Kihlstedt in NYFOS’s concert Women at Merkin Concert Hall. Featuring soprano Corinne Winters, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, baritone Andrew Garland and pianists Michael Barrett and Steven Blier performing world premieres by Carla Kihlstedt, Mark Adamo, Mohammed Fairouz, and Harold Meltzer, and more at Merkin Concert Hall

12/4, 11 PM North Carolina band Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys play tight tuneful original and classic bluegrass at the small room at the Rockwood

12/5, 7 PM latin jazz bassist Andy Gonzalez leads his band at Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx, free.

12/5, 7:30 PM Trio+ – Yosuke Kawasaki, violin, Wolfram Koessel, cello and Vadim Serebryani, piano.with Georgy Valtchev, violin play Haydn, Schumann, Bartok and Korngold at the Bulgarian Consulate, 121 E 62nd St, free

12/5, 11 PM noir torch song goddess Kelly Hogan at the Mercury, $15.

12/6, 6 PM the Gregg August Sextet play the cd release show for the eclectic bassist’s reputedly amazing new one Four by Six at Birdland, $30 tix avail. His quartet is also at Shapeshifter Lab for the Brooklyn crew on 12/14 at 9ish

12/6, 7:30 PM the Cassatt String Quartet play Victor Ullman’s Quartet No. 3, a new work by Gerald Cohen, Playing for Our Lives, a contemporary tribute to the musical life in the Nazi death camp, and Shostakovich’s shattering Quartet No. 8 at Symphony Space, $30/$25 stud.

12/6, 8 PM an Olga Neuwirth composer portrait at the Miller Theatre feat. International Contemporary Ensemble plus Cory Smythe, piano’Jayce Ogren, conductor playing two of the daring composer’s spectacular works for chamber ensemble: her acclaimed piano concerto and a U.S. premiere , $25 tix highly rec

12/7, 7 PM pianist Paul Kim plays Moussorgsky and Stravinsky at Third Street Music School Settlement, free.

12/7, 7:30 PM pipa virtuoso Wu Man = whose recent adventures in central Asian music have been haunting – at Symphony Space,$30/$25 stud/srs.

12/7, 7:30 PM intense percussionist Alessanda Belloni’s stormy drum/trance suite Honoring the Sea Goddess at the NY Open Center, 22 E. 30th St, $28.

12/7, 8 PM the Chelsea Symphony plays Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto, and Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Haydn plus an Aaron Dai premiere at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St., $20. Reception and silent auction to benefit the orchestra to follow performance

12/7, 8 PM pianist Lee Feldman, cellist Noah Hoffeld and chanteuse Basya Schechter join forces for a formidable program of Jewish music at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown

12/7, 10 PM intense, dramatic, cleverly lyrical songwriter Elaine Romanelli at Caffe Vivaldi.

12/8, 7:30 PM the Bang on a Can All-Stars play Rimpa Reimagined, a multimedia program including world premieres by Vijay Iyer and Japanese post-minimalist Mamoru Fujieda plus Somei Satoh’s Shu (Spells) for the first time since its world premiere, at the Japan Society, 333 E 47th St., $28

12/8, 8 PM a good, intense, dramatic steampunk rock doublebill with Not Waving but Drowningand then Frenchy & the Punk at Spike Hill, $6.

12/8, 10ish , ferociously literate, witty, psychedelic/new wave rockes the Larch – whose new album Days to the West is one of 2012’s best – at Freddy’s.

12/9, 1:30 PM (half past one) members of Venezuelas Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra followed at 4 PM by Adela Peña, Harumi Rhodes, violin; Ah Ling Neu, viola; Roberta Cooper, cello; Peter Weitzner, double bass, performing compositions by Haydn, Boccherini, Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin and Leroy Anderson. at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, note no children under 6 admitted!

12/9, 3 (three) PM the Brooklyn Women of Song (irrepressible Meg Braun, whose high-intensity blue-eyed soul will give you chills; the worldly, uncategorizable Jean Rohe, and intense genius multi-instrumentalist/chanteuse Carolann Solebello) at the First Acoustics Coffeehouse in downtown Brooklyn, $20.

12/9, 4 PM pianist David Buddin plays the NY premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Natural Durations 1-12 – hard to believe, but true – at Grace United Methodist Church, 22 7th Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn, free. One of Stockhausen’s final works: the third “hour” of his ‘Klang’ cycle, derived from a single 24-note set run through a series of permutations.

12/9, 7 PM intense, literate, charismatic noir rocker LJ Murphy with his band – whose forthcoming album is sensational – at Zirzamin

12/9, 9ish raucous, high-energy country blues and hillbilly stuff with Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Bandat the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec.

12/10, 7 PM torchy oldtimey fiddle-driven band Katie Trautz and the New Foundry at the small room at the Rockwood.

12/11, half past noon acclaimed Italian organist Luca Benedicti at Central Synagogue, 54th/Lex, free

12/11, free beer at 5:30 PM, show at 6, Jennifer Choi, David Fulmer & Stefan Jackiw, violins; Jesse Mills, viola; & Fred Sherry, cello premiere a new Zorn duo work plus his string quartet at the Miller Theatre, free.

12/11 a benefit for guitarist Mark Spencer, who lost his Red Hook studio in the hurricane, show starts at 7 with a brilliant Americana-flavored lineup including Amy Allison, Tammy Faye Starlite, the Del Lords (first US appearance outside of Lakeside Lounge since the 90s) and Laurra Cantrell at Rock Shop, $20

12/11, 7:30/9:30 PM eclectic, funky, compelling jazz violinist Zach Brock leads a quartet with Aaron Goldberg – piano;Matt Penman – bass; Eric Harland – drums at the Jazz Standard, $20

12/11, 9/11 PM first-class bassist Christian McBride starts a long stand at the Vanguard with a trio through 12/16 and then his band Inside Straight through 12/23, $30.

12/12, 9 PM psychedelic soul and funk grooves with Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle at Littlefield, $15.

12/12, 9:30 PM well-like indie/altcountry rocker Richard Buckner at the Mercury, $15.

12/13, 1 PM charismatic bassoonist Rebekah Heller at Trinity Church, free. Whether with a chamber ensemble or her Dark and Storm bassoon duo, she’ll make a believer out of anybody who thinks the idea of a charismatic bassoonist is ridiculous.

12/13 and 12/15, 7:30 PM and also 12/14, 11 AM (eleven in the morning), the NY Philharmonic play Sibelius’ sweeping Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 plus the Schumann Piano Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall, $33 tix avail.

12/13-16, 7:30/90:30 PM Kenny Barron and Dave Holland in a rare duo performance at the Jazz Standard, $30.

12/13 punkgrass and high-energy oldtime acoustic sounds with Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band at the Mercury, 8 PM, $13 adv tix rec.

12/13, 9 PM psychedelic, lyrical, guitarishly delicious power trio Devi at Zirzamin

12/14 gypsy, Moroccan and Syrian chanteuse: Banda Magda, Malika Zarra and Gaida at Drom

12/14, 8 PM intense, rustic, original oldtime-style Appalachian/Britfolk songwriter Jan Bell’s cd release show at Barbes.

12/14, 9ish psychedelic funky grooves with acoustic bhangra band Red Baraat and then second-wave Afrobeat icons Antibalas at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple in Ft. Greene, $25 gen adm tix avail. at the Poisson Rouge box ofc.

12/15, 8 PM trombonist Wycliffe Gordon leads his Quintet at the Miller Theatre at Columbia Univ., $25 adv tix rec.

12/15, midnight psychedelic funk band Turkuaz at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

12/16, 6 PM free jazz summit: Peter Apfelbaum on tenor sax plus Brad Shepik on guitar and George Schuller on drums at Downtown Music Gallery, free!

12/16 ferociously intense, literate soul/rock siren Katie Elevitch at Zirzamin

12/16, 7 PM, 8 PM powerpop/psychedelic guitar summit: Pete Galub & the Annuals at Cake Shop

12/18, 8 PM at Roulette: Yarn/Wire performing the world premiere of the complete lush, hypnotic Negotiation of Context cycle byIcelandic composer David Brynjar Franzson.

12/20, 7:30 PM playful indie classical ensemble yMusic and percussionist Greg Saunier premiere a new Jherek Bischoff work at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

12/20, 8 PM a rare live show by the Jentsch Group No Net playing guitarist/composer Chris Jentsch’s latest commissioned work-in-progress, a chamber-jazz nonet at Shapeshifter Lab in Gowanus.

12/20, 10 PM anthemic, hard-rocking, intensely lyrical rockers Wormburner at the Mercury , $12 adv tix rec

12/21, 7 PM NY Phil’s CONTACT series features a chamber orchestra playing premieres by Andy Akiho, Andrew Norman and Jude Vaclavik ar the Rogers Auditorium at the Mettopolitan Museum of Art, $20.

12/22, 11 PM Sazet Band play their wild Macedonian sounds at Drom

12/23, 7 PM brilliant, eclectic-to-the-extreme guitarist Steve Antonakos plays his own wry Americana-flavored tunes and more at Zirzamin.

12/24, 11 PM Turkish chanteuse Ahu Gural and band at Drom.

12/25.1 PM Metropolitan Klezmer– one of the world’s most imaginative, fun, jam-oriented klezmer bands – play a special septet show at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park, $15/$12 stud/srs. The hell with the movies – let’s go see this band!

12/27-30 , 7:30/9:30 PM legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb leads an all-star band playing a tribute to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue with Jeremy Pelt – trumpet; Vincent Herring – alto saxophone; Javon Jackson – tenor saxophone; Larry Willis – piano; Buster Williams – bass at the Jazz Standard, $30

12/27, 9 PM easygoing swing warmup for grasscore madness: Lake Street Dive and the Infamous Stringdusters at Bowery Ballroom, $20.

12/30, 9ish well-liked Americana rockers the Felice Bros. at Maxwell’s, $25 adv tix rec. also avail. in Manhattan at Other Music. See them tonight instead of New Year’s Eve at the Mercury which will cost you twice as much.

New Year’s Eve: legendary, politically fueled Irish-American rockers Black 47 at Connolly’s.

New Year’s Eve, 11ish the NY Gypsy All-Stars at Drom, $35 adv tix very highly rec., early arrival a must.

1/11-12/2013 Winter Jazzfest is just around the corner: it’s the time of year when for a couple of days, all the cheesy Bleecker St. venues turn into a mecca for good jazz. Your best bet is the $45 two-day pass, available at the Poisson Rouge box office; $35 single-day passes are also available. An insanely good bunch of bands, from the oldest oldschool to the new: Hazmat Modine, the Cookers, Amir ElSaffar, Catherine Russell, Marc Cary, Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra, the James Carter organ trio, Ibrahim Malouf, Roy Nathanson’s Sotto Voce, Jaimeo Brown’s Transcendence, dozens more, the whole concert calendar is here.

1/27-30 intense percussionist Alessanda Belloni’s hypnotic Tarantella Spider Dance extravaganza at Theatre for the New City, 155 1st Ave. (9th/10th)