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New York City Live Music Calendar for December 2013 and January 2014

The new January-February calendar is here.

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 turned 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.

Four nights in December: 12/1, 12/16, 12/23 and 12/31 intense literate piano-based chamber pop band Elizabeth & the Catapult at the big room at the Rockwood

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 December, 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 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.

Tuesdays in December 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 December, 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 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.

Thursdays in December, 10ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

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

Fridays at 5 PM in 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. 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 December at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play oldschool 1960s style gospel at the Fat Cat.

Saturdays in January, 6 PM oudist Brandon Terzic and singer Pyeng Threadgill lead an acoustic band with Matt Kilmer – percussion; Tim Keiper – percussion; Rufus Cappadocia – cello; Matt Darriau – reeds, kaval; Alsarah – vocals, that collectively “explore blues classics with a paradoxically new vision using old lenses” at Barbes

Two Saturdays in December, 12/7 and 12/14 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. Next year’s free concert  dates are January 4, 11 and 18, February 22, then weekly in March.

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 2:30 PM at Joe’s Pub help perennially relevant, satirical Reverend Billy & the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir pay his legal bills for defending himself after being busted protesting big banks’ criminal activity, $15

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

Sundays in December, 9 PM legendary LES drummer Dee Pop’s Private World – who run the gamut from new wave to downtempo grooves to flat-out jazz improvisation – at Otto’s

Sundays in December the mighty Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra ,9/11 PM at Birdland, $30 seats avail

Sundays in December 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.

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, 8 PM fiery, hyperliterate punk/powerpop alienation anthems with Hannah vs. the Many at the Mercury, $10

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 four chances to see exhilarating klezmer jamband Metropolitan Klezmer for free this week if you work/play in midtown or in the financial district – the full schedule is here

12/2, 7 PM a new sultry spin on classic 60s latin soul grooves: Spanglish Fly at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

12/2, 9 PM golden age hip-hop cult heroes Smif n Wessun backed by excellent roots reggae band Judah Tribe at the Mercury $12 adv tix rec.

12/2, 10 PM intense shredding improv with Tanks (Seabrook/Driver/Ches Smith) and then guitarist Yoshie Fruchter‘s Middle Eastern surf-metal instrumental unit Pitom at Grand Victory, $8

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 wry, darkly lyrical Nashville gothic rockers Maynard & the Musties at Rock Shop.

12/3, 8 PM powerhouse bandoneonist/composer JP Jofre & Leonardo Suarez Paz’s Cuartetango SQ at the Cutting Room, $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.

12/3, 9 PM harmony-driven bluegrass band the NYCity Slickers play the album release show for their new one at the Bitter End, $10 incl. a copy of the cd.

12/3, 9:30 PM bassist Ben Allison and band play the album release show for their new one The Stars Look Very Different Today at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec.

12/3, 10:30 PM ferocious violin-driven klezmer circus punks Golem at Glasslands, $10

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, 8 PM Charlotte Cornfield– solid janglerock/indie tunesmith, rare drummer-frontwoman – at the Rockwood

12/4, 8:30 PM state-of-the-art lyrical piano improviser Jean-Michel Pilc leads a quartet with Sam Minaie, bass;  Ross Pederson, drums;  Rhys Tivey, trumpet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $!0 + $10 min.

12/4-5, 9:30 PM eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette leads his tuneful “sextette” at Smalls

12/4, 10 PM atmospheric third-stream trombonist/chanteuse Natalie Cressman with her band at the big room at the Rockwood.

12/4, 11 PM fiery tuneful powerpop rockers New Atlantic Youth at St. Vitus,$8

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, 8 PM roaring post Jesus & Mary Chain stomp with the False Alarms at Cake Shop, $5 .

12/5, 8 PM tuba player Ben Stapp‘s Large Ensemble at the Firehouse Space, $10

12/5, 8:30 PM excellent Americana-flavored melodic jazz with Old Time Musketry at Caffe Vivaldi.

12/5, 8:30 PM reedman Paul Shapiro’s Ribs & Brisket Revue spans from lowdown blues to sizzling klezmer-style vamps at Cornelia St. Cafe, $!0 + $10 min.

12/5, 9 PM the Delorean Sisters– who play oldtimey versions of 80s cheeseball pop songs – at Freddy’s

12/5, midnight-ish, ageless Bow Wow Wow frontwoman Annabella Lwin at Bowery Electric,$20.

12/6, 5:30 PM haunting Russian klezmer band Litvakus at the American Folk Art Museum.

12/6,  7 PM Meg Okura & the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble at the Rubin Museum of Art 150 W 17th St, $20

12/6, 8 PM Ayodele Maakheru & the Windsong String Ensemble play ragtime, stride and boogie woogie at Flushing Town Hall, $15/$10 stud.

12/6, 8 PM sharp a screening of the documentary film Muscle Shoals at City Winery, first come first served, $5 cover goes to Philippine typhoon relief

12/6-8, 8:30/10:30 PM this era’s preeminent alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett leading his latest combo at Iridium, $35

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 PM intense, cutting-edge jazz/third-stream chanteuse Sara Serpa leads a quintet playing her new Breathing Suite, inspired by controversial poststructuralist philosopher Luce Iragaray followed at 10:30 by her guitar mainman André Matos leading his quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $!0 + $10 min.

12/6, 9 PM psychedelic salsa with la Mecanica Popular at Lit

12/6, 9:30 PM wild Canadian guitar/viol ensemble the Sultans of String  – gypsy jazz, Middle Eastern and rock – at Joe’s Pub, $20.

12/6, 10 PM  phenomenally fun, intense, noir-tinged oldschool soul siren Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes at the Knitting Factory, $15 adv tix a must, this will sell out. 12/7, 11 PMshe’s at the Mercury for the same price.

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, 7 PM Piedmont fingerstyle guitar blues legend Larry Johnson at Terra Blues

12/7, 7 PM Swedish improvisers: Hanna Hartman, Mats Lindström & Marina Rosenfeld, Henrik Rylander & MV Carbon, The Space In Between (Alba G. Corral & Nikka) and Mats Gustafsson at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl, $10 sugg don

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, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s typically excellent monthly surf rock show at Otto’s kicks off with Plato Zorba, Mod As Hell at 10, macabre surf legends the Coffin Daggers at 11 and then haunting, ethereal female-fronted noir soundtrack rockers the Lost Patrol sometime atter midnight

12/7, 9 PM the JD Allen Trio followed at midnight by the Sun Ra Arkestra at Nublu -how they’re all going to fit into this tiny space is a mystery, $20.

12/7, 9 PM eclectic western swing baritone crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers play the album release show for their new one at the Way Station.

12/8, 3 PM haunting seven-piece Sephardic ensemble David’s Harp plays the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St., $18/$9 stud/srs is SOLD 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, 4 PM pianist Irina Nuzova perform works by Schubert, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Scriabin and three pieces of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliette  at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free.

12/8, 6 PM noir guitar mastermind Jim Campilongo with his trio at 55 Bar followed at 8 by edgy tenor saxophonist Stan Killian and his quintet, free. Killian and band are also here a couple of days later at 7 PM on the 10th.

12/8, 6 PM bassist Francois Grilllot leads an unusual, improvising string quartet with Tomas Ulrich, Ken Filiano and Gwen Laster at Downtown Music Galley.

12/8, 7 PM artist/videographer Alan Rand’s birthday bash starting at 7 with dark female-fronted new wave/punk band Ingrid & the Defectors , the Cynz at 8, drummer Dee Pop’s Private World at 9 and Plastic Beef spinoff the Hipp Pipps at 10 at Otto’s

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 Howe Gelb of Giant Sand at the big room at the Rockwood, $15 plus $10 drink min

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.

12/9, 11 PM intense folk noir songstress Larkin Grimm at Death by Audio, $7. She’s also at Sidewalk at 10 on 12/28 for free

12/9, midnight oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at the Ear Inn

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 PM author Mark Cohen discusses and reads from Cohen’s book Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman, bio of novelty song legend Allan Sherman. Plus Cohen spins rare Sherman recordings plus the hits at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free

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.

12/10, 8 PM Ensemble Pamplemousse plays works by Alvin Lucier & Klaus Lang at Issue Project Room, $15.

12/10-14, 8:30/11 PM oldschool postbop night; a quartet with Eddie Gomez, Kenny Barron, Al Foster, Wallace Roney at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

12/11, 6:30 PM dark female-fronted Americana/paisley underground rockers Mesiko at the Mercury, $10.

12/11, 7 PM edgy oldtimey swing and C&W band Miss Tess & the Talkbacks play the album release show for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $15

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.

12/11-14, 9 PM drummer Ted Poor leads a bluesy trio with Cuong Vu – trumpet and Pete Rende – Fender Rhodes at Seeds

12/11, 9:30 PM tuneful third-strean pianist/composer Mara Rosenbloom with her Quartet at I-Beam

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.

12/12-14 the Uncaged Toy Piano festival at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., put together by intense, playful virtuoso Phyllis Chen. Too many good performers to list: the full schedule is here.

12/12, 6:30 PM torchy, compelling, up-and-coming jazz chanteuse Shoshana Bush plays the release of her debut live CD at Birdland with Isamu McGregor (piano) and Brian Holtz (bass), Carmen Intorre (drums) and Nir Felder (guitar)

12/12, 7 PM Indian traditional instrumentalist Shafat Khan performing on the sitar, surbahar and tabla  at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free

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 PM Reinier Van Houdt plays solo piano followed by bassist James Ilgenfritz playing material from his recent CD, Compositions with solo performances of works by Pauline Oliveros, Anthony Braxton and Annie Gosfield at Roulette, $15.

12/12, 8 PM pyrotechnic pianist Kathleen Supove plays works by Guy Barash,  Eric km Clark, Annie Gosfield and Jacob Cooper at Spectrum. Also on the bill: Sidney Boquiren, at Spectrum, $15.

12/12, 8:30 PM eclectic jazz guitarist Assaf Kehati leads his trio at the Bar Next Door.

12/12, 10 PM biting electric alt-country band (and Neko Case collaborators) the Sadies at Union Hall, $15.

12/12, 10:30 PM haunting, growly, noisy 90s guitar cult legend Thalia Zedek at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

12/13, 5:30 PM no-nonsense, torchy contralto chanteuse/pianist Jeanne Marie Boes’, Kira Velella, and the Wilhelm Brothers at the American Folk Art Museum

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.

12/13-14, 8 PM, repeating on 12/15 at 2 PM Maggie Surovell and Russ Kaplan play their versions of Comedy Central’s Jonathan Katz’s amusing tunes at T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre, 151 W 26 St, 7th Fl (6/7th Aves), $15/$12 low income

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, 8:30 PM droll country covers with Puss & Boots – Sasha Dobson, Norah Jones and bass monster Catherine Popper – at the Bell House, $15

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, 11 PM Canadian gothic siren Lorraine Leckie and her explosive band at Sidewalk

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.

12/14-16 Yo La Tengo at the Bell House is SOLD OUT.

12/14, 6 PM all-star Middle Eastern group the Alwan Ensemble performs music of iconic Lebanese tunesmiths the Rahbani Brothers – early, more traditional works as well as their later, paradigm-shifting Middle Eastern/European art-rock songs – at Alwan for the Arts.

12/14, 6:45 PM it’s the 20th anniversary of Phil Kline’s shimmery, gamelanesque participatory antiwar composition Unsilent Night, a yearly event that has become a global phenomenon. Gather at the arch at Washington Square, march to Tompkins Square Park starting at 7; bring a boombox or your pod/phone and speakers: downloads are available here, cassettes will be handed out at the start of the procession, first come first served. Those outside New York can participate in the many Unsilent Night processions happening around the world starting 12/2 in Oxford, UK, check the site for times/dates/contact info

12/14, 7 PM gayakeum (Korean lute) virtuoso and composer Gye Ok Kim and ensemble play traditional Korean sounds at Flushing Town Hall, $15/$10 stud.

12/14, 7 PM the torchy oldtime Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Terra Blues

12/14, 7 PM, repeating on 12/15 at 2 PM the Brooklyn Brandenburgers play chamber music by Bach, Brahms, Chevalier de St. George, Purcell, Salieri and Telemann at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10, early arrival a must

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, 8/9:30 PM Michael Lytle (bass clarinet), Nick Didkovsky (guitar), Andrew Drury (drums), Andrea Parkins (electronics), Steve Swell (trombone) and Weasel Walter (drums and bass). at the Firehouse Space, $10

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, 9 PM a rare Park Slope show by funky keyboard monster Rev. Vince Anderson followed by soul/garage rockers Mighty Fine at Union Hall, $10.

12/14, 9:30 PM mesmerizing, soaring, intense art-rock pianist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

12/14, 10 PM creepy, weird, jazz/cinematic faux-operatic agitators Thrillington at Rock Shop, $10.

12/14, 10ish Jamaican rocksteady legends Keith & Tex – who first recorded the classic Stop That Train – backed by the Crazy Baldhead reggae band at Littlefield, $20 adv tix rec

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, 3 PM up-and-coming pianist Mackenzie Melemed plays works by Scarlatti, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Rachmaninoff at Temple Emanu-El, 1 E 65th St. at 5th Ave,

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, 7:30 PM Chico Hamilton’s longtime band Euphoria – with Paul Ramsey, Evan Schwam, Jeremy Carlstedt, Mayu Saeki & Nick Demopolous –  celebrates the music of the late percussion/drum legend and bandleader at Drom, $12 adv tix rec

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.

12/15, 9 PM Wet Ink Ensemble plays the album release show for their new one featuring works by Kate Soper, Katharina Rosenberger, Jacob Sacks at Spectrum, $15 cover includes a copy of the album

12/15, 9:30 PM subversive comedienne/chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite’s latest sick cover night: Chelsea Madchen – Ein Deutscher Evening Mit Nico, at Joe’s Pub, $15.

12/15, 11 PM snarling paisley underground rockers Girl to Gorilla at Otto’s

12/16, 8 PM chanteuse Abby Payne – whose new western-themed album is due out – at the small room at the Rockwood

12/16, 9 PM Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez and his blazing salsa jazz group at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

12/16, 9:15ish trombonist Andy Clausen leads his Split Stream Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

12/16, 11 PM quirky torchy cabaret-pop and chamber rock with Grace McLean & Them Apples at the big room at the Rockwood

12/17, 7:30 PM the Joel Rubin All-Stars – one of the great klezmer clarinetists – with his band at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15

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 eclectic singer/cellist Patricia Santos followed at 9 by brooding, menacing noir circus tango rockers Kotorino at the Way Station

12/17, 8ish glam/goth goddess Kristeen Young and dark electric circus/Middle Eastern rock with Yula Beeri & the Extended Family at Bowery Electric, $8

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.

12/17, 9 PM Wendy Grifffiths’ dark, edgy, brilliantly lyrical harmony-driven, new wave-influenced rockers Changing Modes at Otto’s

12/17, 9 PM catchy, sometimes shattering acoustic rock tunesmith Sharon Goldman plays a “pre-release pyjama party show” on Concert Window. She’ll be taking requests and answering your questions. It’s a pay-what-you-want deal.

12/17, 11 PM deliciously abrasive noiserockers the Sediment Club at Death by Audio, $7.

12/18, 8 PM the exhilarating One World Symphony with Sung Jin Hong on the podium play the Sibelius Violin Concerto plus selections from Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 and Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, plus surprises (this orchestra really likes to have fun with their audiences) at Holy Apostles Church, 296 9th Avenue at W 28th St, $30/$20 stud/srs, proceeds to benefit the Holy Apostles soup kitchen.

12/18, 8 PM the reliably exciting Quartet San Francisco plays new string jazz works at Symphony Space, $18 adv tix rec.

12/18, 8 PM the Bushwick Book Club plays a greatest-hits show featuring quirky lit-rock by Arden Rogow-Bales, Charlie Nieland, Jessie Kilguss, Jonathan Wood Vincent, Julie DeLano, Leslie Graves, Peter Dizozza, Phil Andrews, Susan Hwang, and Sweet Soubrette at the Slipper Room, $7

12/18, 9 PM the Reformed Whores: Marie Cecile Anderson on ukulele and Katy Frame on accordion, like Sarah Silverman meets June Carter, and Doll Parts– who mix straight-up rock versions of Dolly Parton’s schlockiest 80s crap with acoustic covers of her country classics – at Grand Victory.

12/18, 10ish sardonic female-fronted Japanese postpunk band the Hard Nips at Bowery Electric, $8

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, 8 PM the lively, eclectic Dances of the World Chamber Orchestra with composer Diana Wayburn (flute, piano), Jeff Newell (flute), Adam Matthes (viola), Dara Hankins (cello), John Murchison (bass), Bert Hill (french horn), Spencer Hale (trombone), Yonatan Avi Oleiski (percussion). at the Gershwin Hotel, $10.

12/19, 8 PM cellist Theresa Wong plays works from her suite The Unlearning, inspired by Goya’s haunting Disasters of War etchings at Roulette, $15.

12/19, 8 PM quirky literate rock chanteuse  Susan Hwang & the Relastics followed by the playful, fun, self-explanatory Toys & Tiny Instruments at Rock Shop, $10

12/19, 8 PM indie classical group Yarn/Wire play works by Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri & Thomas Meadowcroft at Issue Project Room, $10 sugg don.

12/19, 8:30 PM alto sax powerhouse Ellery Eskelin leads a quartet with  Kris Davis, piano;  Chris Tordini, bass;  Devin Gray, drums, comp. at Cornelia St. Cafe, $!0 + $10 min

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, 9 PM haunting, lyrical Southwestern gothic songwriter Tom Shaner and band – NYC’s answer to Giant Sand – at Spike Hill

12/19, 9 PM Dervisi play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th St (just off of 37th Ave), Jackson Heights, free.

12/19, 9 PM fiery, lyrical anthemic rockers Wormburner at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec. If Springsteen was still writing the great songs he used to write 30 years ago, he’d sound like Wormburner.

12/19, 9/10:30 PM saxophonist Mike McGinnis +9 CD release concert for their new Road*Trio album at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

12/19, 10 PM one of the great remaining Chicago blues guitarists, Joe Louis Walker at Terra Blues

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, 8:30 PM tuneful, pensive Colorado  acoustic rock songwriter Lara Ruggles – whose edgy intensity sets her apart from the usual self-absorbed folkies – at Caffe Vivaldi

12/20 weird segue, killer doublebill: 9 PM guitarishly intense paisley underground rockers Mud Blood & Beer followed at 10 by wild Japanese Romany punks Kagero at the Way Station

12/20, 9:30 PM Brooklyn desert blues mavens Sway Machinery at BAM Cafe.

12/20, 9:30 PM the Hot Sardines play upbeat 20s swing at Joe’s Pub, $15, followed at around 11:45 ($15 separate admission) by the punk theatrics of the Anna Copacabanna Show.

12/20, 10 PM catchy, anthemic post-REM janglerockers Electric Engine followed by a rare reunion show by ferocious, politically aware Americana rockers American Ambulance –  one of NYC’s best zeros bands -at Lit

12/20, 10 PM massive ten-piece Balkan brass groove monsters Veveritse at the Jalopy, $10.

12/20, 10ish good third-wave ska triplebill: Uzimon, Shivering Brigade and the Slackers at the Bell House, $18 adv tix rec.

12/20, 10 PM hypnotic, psychedelic dulcimer/bass/drums instrumentalists House of Waters at the small room at the Rockwood

12/20, 11ish timeless, satirical, politically fueled faux-French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Hank’s.

12/21, 7 PM latin jazz piano legend Eddie Palmieri and his mighty band at SRB in Gowanus, $25 adv tix avail.

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, 8 PM beguiling Middle Eastern ensemble East of the River debut their new suite Darkness Is Your Candle at the Kasser Theatre at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Tix $20; $10 roundtrip transportation from NYC is available via charter bus which leaves at 6 PM from 41st St. betw. 8th/9th Aves., res. highly suggested to 973-655-5112 or http://www.peakperfs.org.

12/21 8 PM the Pookestra (Carolin Pook, Fung Chern Hwei, Jen Herman et al) and the Rise of the Downtown Avengers(Fung Chern Hwei, Carolin Pook, Pauline Kim Harris, Conrad Harris, Min Xiao-Fen, Gina Izzo, Shoko Nagai, Vasko Dukovski, Gregor Huebner, Satoshi Takeishi and co.) are doing a very worthwhile Christmas fundraiser to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan at ShapeShifter Lab. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds will be donated via Mercy Corps.

12/21, 9 PM eclectic, monster mandolinist Andy Statman – whose latest album is especially kick-ass – with his band at the Jalopy

12/21, 9 PM anthemic Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the small room at the Rockwood

12/21, 9 PM quirky fun jazzy female-fronted French pop/jazz with Banda Magda at Drom, $12 adv tix rec.

12/21, 9/10:30 PM esteemed, eclectic bassist Mark Dresser with Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto sax;  Michael Dessen, trombone;  Denman Maroney, hyper piano;  Michael Sarin, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $!5 + $10 min.

12/21, 10 PM hypnotic, high-energy Mozambican dance band Kina Zoré at Shrine.

12/21, 11 PM snarling, energetic post-Sabbath riffrock/stoner/arena-rockers Easy Company at Arlene’s

12/22, 4 (four) PM dark Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss at the small room at the Rockwood.

12/22, 8 PM eclectic, dark-tinged Serbian jazz pianist Dimitrije Vasiljevic at the third stage at the Rockwood

12/22, 9 PM the ever-funkier, bottom-heavy vintage New Orleans jazz/funkmeisters Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $20

12/22, 11ish fiery bluegrass fiddler Melody Allegra and band at Rodeo Bar.

12/24, 7:30 PM St. Louis first-wave punk legend Wolf Roxon (ex-Mold Dogs, Metros and Walkie Talkie) at Caffe Vivaldi.

12/25, 3 and 5 PM, exhilarating original klezmer/latin jamband Metropolitan Klezmer with special guest chanteuse/accordionist Rachelle Garniez at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 + $10 min

12/26, 8 PM 9ish early 50s/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s

12/26-29, 8 PM a rare four-night John Zorn stand at the Stone with a predictably excellent, rotating cast of characters, $25, get there early

12/26, 9 PM the perennially intense, tuneful godfather of edgy, lyrical, anthemic downtown NYC rock, Willie Nile at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

12/26, 10  PM increasingly boisterous, lush, menacingly intense circus rock band Kotorino at Barbes. 12/27, 9 PM they’re at the Gutter in Williamsburg

12/27, 9/10:30 PM  bassist Petros Klampanis with a wild Middle Eastern-inspired improvisational crew:  Jean-Michel Pilc, piano;  Mavrothi Kontanis, oud;  Megan Gould, violin;  Maria Manousaki, violin;  Matt Sinno, viola;  Yoed Nir, cello;  at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

12/27, 10 PM wild grasscore band the Infamous Stringdusters at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $18 adv tix rec.

12/28, 8:30 PM intense, darkly lyrical 90s style alt-country band Butchers Blind at the Mercury, $10

12/28, 8 PM global brass grooves from the Balkans to Mexico with the Underground Horns followed by similarly eclectic ska/worldbeat band the Brown Rice Family at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

12/28, 10 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, 8:30 PM drummer Tom Rainey leads a trio with  Mary Halvorson, guitar;  Ingrid Laubrock, tenor saxophone; at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

12/30, 9 PM the Felice Bros. – the thinking/breathing person’s alternative to the Mumfords, et al. – at Brooklyn Bowl, $15 adv tix rec.

12/30, 9ish second-wave Afrobeat icons Antibalas – still one of NYC’s funnest live acts – at SOB’s, $22 adv tix rec

12/30-31 9ish Gogol Bordello at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix avail or $60 2-night tix avail.

12/31-1/6, 8 PM Thurston Moore plays the Stone. Smallest venue he’s played since SY were a hardcore band back in the early 80s, probably. You have been warned: there will be a line to get in, get there early.

12/31, 11 PM ghoulabilly New Year’s Eve with the Tombstone Brawlers at Otto’s .

12/31 perennially vital, politically savvy, anthemic Irish rockers Black 47 at Connolly’s.

1/1-9 New Orleans pianist Henry Butler with downtown luminaries Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30/$35 on the weekend

1/2 and 1/7 at 7:30 PM plus 1/3 at 8 PM the NY Philharmonic with Yefim Bronfman on piano play works by Rouse and Lindberg plus Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail.

12/, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez  at Barbes

1/2, 8 PM St. Louis first-wave punk legend Wolf Roxon (ex-Mold Dogs, Metros and Walkie Talkie) at at Sidewalk.

1/3,  8 PM a great doublebill at Barbes: accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey followed at 10 by Mexican cumbia/chicha band La Sabrosa Sabrosura.

1/4, 8 PM fiery jazz accordionist Will Holshouser’s new Punkinhead C&W/cajun project followed at 10 by high-velocity Mexican polka band Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes

1/5, 5 PM pianist Roger Peltzman plays Chopin works from his new album Dedication: Roger Peltzman Plays Chopin, in memory of his uncle Norbert Stern, a fellow pianist and Chopin devotee murdered in the Holocaust. At le Poisson Rouge, $17 adv tix rec

1/6, 8 PM lyrical cutting-edge jazz pianist Kris Davis debuts her Infrasound octet at Roulette, $15.

1/7-12 the Christian McBride Big Band at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25, then 1/14-19 the esteemed bassist leads a trio there. To think that Lorraine Gordon once told him, “It’s ok if you come back, but don’t you dare bring that rock band back here!”

1/8-12 tuneful guitar combo the Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend

1/8, 10 PM fun, anthemic Spector-esque retro girl-group band Pep at Rock Shop, $10.

1/8, 11 PM psychedelic jazz vibraphonist Tyler Blanton leads a new electro-acoustic venture with bassist Sam Minaie and drumming powerhouse Ari Hoenig at the small room at the Rockwood; 1/21 Blanton leads a trio at the Bar Next Door at 8:30, $12

1/9 and 1/14, 7:30 PM plus 1/10 and 1/11 at 8 the NY Philharmonic play Beethoven’s First Symphony, Gershwin’s An American in Paris, and Shostakovich featuring violinist Lisa Batiashvili at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail.

1/9, 8 PM the reliably ferocious, fun Balkan madness of Raya Brass Band followed by eclectic, funky, edgy lyrical rocker Avi Fox-Rosen – who keeps putting out amazing albums EVERY MONTH as name-your-price (.i.e. free) downloads – celebrating his yearlong marathon at Rock Shop, $10.

1/9 8 PM hard-rocking Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart at Arlene’s

1/9, 8 PM accordionist Uri Sharlin’s eclectic Brazilian/Balkan DogCat Ensemble followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

1/9, 8 PM up-and-coming pianists Matthew Graybil and Igor Lovchinsky perform music of Walter Piston including two New York premieres: Piston’s Sonata for Piano, composed in 1926, and Concerto for Two Pianos Soli, as part of the 3-day retrospective at Subculture.

1/9, 8:30 PM and 1/10 at 9/10:30 PM the chamber jazz group that started it all, the Claudia  Quintet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min; 1/11 at 8:30 bandleader John Hollenbeck’s group is joined by Theo  Bleckmann for some vocal covers.

1/9, 9 PM Alaska fiddler Ken Waldman puts on a 3+hour “variety show” featuring oldtime acoustic Americana jams and cameos from a coast-to-coast cast including Wild Carrot (Cincinnati duo of Pam Temple and Spencer Funk), Brian Vollmer & Old-Time Music Party, Dovetail Ensemble, Irish fiddler Caitlin Warbelow and her band, 4TET (the twin fiddling of Brittany Haas and Cleek Schrey), fiddler Tom Bailey and others at the Jalopy, $10

1/10-11 Winter Jazzfest is just around the corner – your chance to see hundreds of dollars worth of big-name and big-talent jazz acts in two marathon nights from one end of Bleecker to the other, the complete lineup is here.

1/10-12 and 1/14-18, 7 PM and 1/4 at 4 PM riveting singer/composer Kamala Sankaram‘s incendiary new opera, Thumbprint: “An illiterate woman is gang-raped as retribution for an ‘honor crime’ her brother allegedly committed. She doesn’t surrender. She becomes the first woman in Pakistan to bring her attackers to justice. Her name is Mukhtar. With a score influenced by traditional Hindustani and Western classical music, Thumbprint, the contemporary opera-theatre work by composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist Susan Yankowitz, follows Mukhtar’s human rights crusade along a road she must walk and pave at the same time.” at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave, $25.

1/10, 8 PM Ryan Truesdell’s explosive archive-plundering Gil Evans Project big band at Subculture.

1/10 8 PM Sandra Lilia Velasquez’s torchy, sultry downtempo/trip-hop/neosoul band SLV at Barbes

1/10, 9 PM klezmer madness with Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos (who are sort of the same band) at Actors’ Temple Theatre, 339 W. 47th St, $15.

1/10 10 PM dark, guitarishly intense punk blues band Penrose at Arlene’s, $10

1/10, 11 PM alt-country violin star and strong songwriter Amanda Shires at Hill Country, free.

1/11, 6 PM cellist Maya Beiser plays Michael Harrison’s hypnotic Just Ancient Loops with film by Bill Morrison at the Rubin Museum, 150 17th St,  $25.

1/11, 8 PM a wild night at Drom: Afrobeat funk band Elikeh followed at 8:45 by Malian griot Cheick Hamala Diabate, psychedelic salseros La Mecanica Popular at 9:30, Ethiopian groovemeisters Feedel at 10:15, Ethiopian keyboard legend and Mulatu Astatke collaborator Hailu Mergia at 11, wild Mexican surf/chicha/reggae band La Sabrosa Sabrosura at 11:45, ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at half past midnight and if you’re still conscious at 1:30, hip-hop brass grooves with PitchBlack Brass Band. All this for a measly ten bucks.

1/11, 8:30 PM “Satirical songster Dave Lippman brings along the Bard of the Bankers, Wild Bill Bailout, in a Fairly Unbalanced program of rhyming commentary” at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg.don, “no one turned away”

1/11, 11 PM Thunda Vida play roots reggae and dub at Shrine

1/12, 7 PM melodic jazz pianist Jorn Swart plays the album release for his pensive, noirish new one with a quartet at Spectrum.

1/12, 7 PM Igor Butman & the Moscow Jazz Orchestra with special guest pianist Allan Harris at le Poisson Rouge, $25 standing room avail.

1/12, 8 PM Friction Quartet plays two world premieres of newly commissioned works by  Ian Dicke and Brendon Randall-Myers at the Firehouse Space, $10.

1/12, 10 PM marching brass band Asphalt Orchestra plays the Pixies’ Surfer Rosa at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

1/13, 7 PM Yefim Bronfman plus a NY Philharmonic Ensemble plays new chamber works by Marc-André Dalbavie and Marc Neikrug at Subculture, $25 tix avail.

1/14 an octet with Greg Osby, Jaleel Shaw, Donny McCaslin, Jeremy Pelt, Marty Ehrlich and others plays the music of Andrew Hill, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

1/15, 7:30/9:30 PM third-stream pianist Darrell Grant leads a quintet with Steve Wilson, Joe Locke and many special guests at the Jazz Standard, $20.

1/15-18, 8:30 PM and 1/19 at 4 PM the provocative new opera Have a Good Day, by opera by Lithuanian composer Lina Lapelyte and librettist Vaiva Grainyte. is set around the inner lives of cashiers in a shopping center and looks at everything that lies behind the mechanical ‘Good afternoon. Thank you. Have a good day!’, followed by a smile. The faceless, robot-like shop workers found in everyday life are transformed into striking opera characters; their secret thoughts and biographies are turned into short, personal dramas. At Here, 165 6th Ave., west side of the street past the park, $25

1/16-19 Cyrus Chestnut leads his piano trio, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend

1/16, 7:30 PM repeating 1/18 at 8 PM, Andrey Boreyko conducts the NY Philharmonic playing Stravinsky’s Song of the Nightingale, Zemlinsky’s The Mermaid, and Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail.

1/16, 7:30 PM up-and-coming chamber ensemble Face the Music plays This Is Not Spartacus, a “10-minute musical discourse on mob mentality for 20 guitar-picking, shouting musicians written by 12-year-old group member Paris Lavidis; and Steve Martland’s breakneck Horses of Instruction, originally written for Bang on a Can,” at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

1/16, 8 PM so these amazing Balkan/Middle Eastern bands are gonna be in town for Golden Festival and figured they might as well do a show beforehand: hard-rocking Tipsy Oxcart, wild jamband Raya Brass Band, psychedelically rocking Choban Elektrik, funkily intense Ornamatik and Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay all on the bill at Littlefield, probably in reverse order, absurdly cheap at $8.

1/16, 9ish wry, tuneful, eclectic Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties at Hank’s

1/17, 8ish Brooklyn’s amazing annual Balkan music explosion: Golden Festival at Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, bands TBA, it’s always an amazing international cast of characters, $35/$30 stud.

1/17, 8 PM snarling, Bowie-esque neo-glamrock band  Libel at Radio Bushwick, 22 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn

1/18, 7 PM evocative third-stream chamber-jazz trumpeter Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble plays the album release show for their new one The Bright and Rushing World at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th St, $20

1/18, 8 PM the Bright Smoke (the French Exit’s Mia Wilson’s haunting, angst-ridden, atmospherically bluesy new project) at Lit

1/18, 8 PM the world premiere performance of Rex Isenberg’s An Angel At Dachau for piano, clarinet, violin, and cello, tells the story of a Jewish prisoner at Dachau concentration camp and his encounter with the angel of death at the Firehouse Space, $10.

1/18, 8 PM eclectic bassist/loopmusic composer Florent Ghys followed by Ensemble Et Al playing the album release show for their new one at Spectrum, $15.

1/18 9 PM bluegrass monsters the Six Deadly Venoms followed at 10 by eclectic soul/Americana bandleader Miss Tess & the Talkbacks at the Jalopy

1/18, 11 PM second-wave punk cult favorites the New Bomb Turks – whose album titles are unsurpassed – at the Bell House, $15 gen adm.

1/18, midnight psychedelic funk madness with the MK Groove Orchestra at the Cutting Room , $5.

1/19, 2 PM the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra & Distinguished Concerts Singers perform the New York premiere of Requiem for the Living, by Dan Forrest plus the patriotic The Testament of Freedom by Randall Thompson and The Gettysburg Address by Mark Hayes, at Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, $20 tix avail.

1/19, 3 PM up-and-coming pianist Hannah Sun (a Rachmaninoff devotee)  at Central Synagogue, 1 E 65th St. off 5th Ave., free.

1/19, 4 PM Fire Pink Trio – Jacquelyn Bartlett, harpist, Sheila Browne, violist and Debra Reuter-Pivetta, flutist- perform Debussy’s Sonate plus contemporary works: Doppler Effect by Adrienne Albert, Dan Locklair’s Dream Steps, Manuel Moreno-Buendia’s Suite Popular Espanol and Sonny Burnette’s Cruisin’ with the Top Down, free, at Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St

1/20, 7:30 PM the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra & Distinguished Concerts Singers International play music of UK composer Karl Jenkins at Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, $20 tix avail

1/21, 7:30 PM up-and-coming pianist Jenny Q Chai plays music of Bach, Gibbons, Schumann, Debussy, Stockhausen, Stroppa, and Kurtág at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

1/21 virtuoso downtown reedman/mandolinist Doug Wieselman plays the album release show for his his first-ever solo clarinet record From Water at le Poisson Rouge

1/21-22, 8/10:30 PM lyrical Jamaican jazz piano legend Monty Alexander leads his Harlem-Kingston Express at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail; he’s there 1/23-26 with his classic trio with Jeff Hamilton and John Clayton.

1/22 Rolling Stones saxophonist Tim Ries & the East Gipsy Band play the album release show for their new one- wow – 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

1/23, 7 PM trombonist Clifton Anderson leads his Quartet at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free.

1/23, 7:30 PM repeating 1/25 at 8 PM Andrey Boreyko conducts the NY Philharmonic playing Tcherepnin’s The Enchanted Kingdom plus Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1 and Tchaikovsky’s Suite No.3 at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail.

1/23, 8 PM pianist Simone Dinnerstein plays music of Bach, Beethoven and George Crumb at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail.

1/24, 8 PM raucous, kick-ass oldtime string band Spuyten Duyvil,followed by even wilder Romany band Caravan of Thieves at the Jalopy, $15

1/25, 8 PM the lively, eclectic Dances of the World Chamber Orchestra with composer Diana Wayburn (flute, piano), Jeff Newell (flute), Adam Matthes (viola), Dara Hankins (cello), John Murchison (bass), Bert Hill (french horn), Spencer Hale (trombone), Yonatan Avi Oleiski (percussion) at the Firehouse Space, $10.

1/26, 10:30 AM (this is a morning concert) the Calefax Reed Quintet play their inventive arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations at the Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St, $22 tix avail.

1/26, 4 PM the choir of Corpus Christi Church, Louise Basbas, director, sings late 16thcentury Magnificats, antiphons, and feast-day music by Byrd, Andrea Gabrieli, Guerrero, Hassler, Lassus on their home turf, Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St $10 tix avail.

1/23-26 hall of fame drummer/impresario/personality Jeff “Tain” Watts leads his big band 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30/$35 on the weekend.

1/24, 11 PM Their Planes Will Block Out the Sun – the rare Smiths-influenced 80s-ish band that doesn’t suck – at Spike Hill.

1/25, 9 PM Spanish band Dientes de Caramelo play flamenco rock and 80s sounds at Shrine.

1/29, 7:30 PM Ukrainian bandura virtuoso Julian Kytasty with singer Colleen Cleveland at Symphony Space, $30

1/29, 7:30 PM Third Coast Percussion plays David T. Little’s “Haunt of Last Nightfall” plus Transit playing Daniel Wohl’s “Corps Exquis” at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

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.

1/30, 7:30 PM torchy oldtimey rock/swing siren Eleni Mandell at the Mercury, $15 gen adm.

2/6 gently edgy, intense acoustic tunesmith Sharon Goldman with lead guitar genius Thad DeBrock at Caffe Vivaldi

2/7, 9 PM noisy intense lead guitar genius/powerpop maven Pete Galub and band at Littlefield, $15

2/7, midnight haunting, harmony-driven art-rock/chamber pop/circus rock orchestra Knife Throwers’ Assistance at the Cutting Room, $20 adv tix rec

2/8, 9 PM NYC’s original circus rockers, rockers World Inferno at Bowery Ballroom, $20.

2/9, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra with Pierre Vallet, guest conductor play Berlioz — excerpts from The Damnation of Faust; Ravel — Shéhérazade (a GVO fave – they always slay with this); Brahms — Symphony No. 4 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow.

2/9, 4 PM Quicksilver, an exciting new septet plays music of 17th-century German and Italian composers Castello, Fontana, Bertali, and Weckmann at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail

2/12 Swedish cellist/chamber pop chanteuse Linnea Olsson at Highline Ballroom.

2/13 Nashville gothic chanteuse Nicole Atkins with her band at Bowery Ballroom.

2/22, 8 PM, repeating 2/23 at 2 PM, a rare US appearance by Okinawan music preservationists/ensemble the Ryukyuans playing both traditional material plus American-influenced psychedelic folk-rock at Baruch College Auditorium, 25th St/Lexington Ave., $TBA. This in the wake of a performance in Fukushima on 2/8. Yikes!

3/2, 4 PM Mala Punica perform motets by the intricate 14th-century Franco-Flemish composer Johannes Ciconia at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail

3/21, noon Veit Hertenstein, viola and Pei-Yao Wang, piano play Miakovsky, Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 81; Shostakovich, From Preludes, Op. 34; Brahms, Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 at the Morgan Library, $15/$10 stud/srs

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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

New York City Live Music Calendar for October and November 2013

Updates continuing through the month: you might want to bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

John Zorn turns 60 this year. There are dozens of celebrations of the defiantly nonconformist Tzadik maven’s music going on around town: the full calendar is here.

Sylvia Milo’s musical play The Other Mozart with original music by Nathan Milo and toy piano sorceress Phyllis Chen, based on the life of Nannerl Mozart (sister to the famous composer), a big concert draw in late 1700s Europe, whose own compositions are now lost, has several performances upcoming at Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce St in the west village, 10/12 at 1 PM plus 10/19, 4 PM; 10/26, 7 PM, repeating on 7/27 at 1 PM, $25

On select Mondays and Thursdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez playing Mozart this month , email for info/location.

10/3, 10/8, 10/10, 10/22 and 10/24 and continuing into November pianist Ian  Hobson continues his marathon performance of the complete piano works of Brahms with numerous chamber music luminaries at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $30/$15

Mondays in October, 7 PM the Grand Street Stompers play hot oldtimey swing and dixieland at Arthur’s Tavern on Grove St. just west of 7th Ave. South

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

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

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

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9:15 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

Mondays in October (check the Barbes website for updates), 9:30ish Chicha Libre plays their home turf at Barbes. The world’s most vital, entertaining oldschool chicha band, they blend twangy, often noir Peruvian surf sounds with cumbia and other south-of-the-border styles along with swirling psychedelic jams and deep dub interludes. Show up early because they are insanely popular.

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

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

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

Three Tuesdays in October – 10/1, 10/8, 10/22 at 10 PM exhilarating, clarinet-fueled pan-Balkan instrumentalists the NY Gypsy Allstars at Drom $10

Wednesdays at 1 PM there are free organ concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, a mix of NYC-area and international talent.

Every Wednesday, 8:30 PM Jazz with Attitude featuring Wayne Holmes on keys, Jeff Sheloff on sax, Shinya Miyomoto on drums, Dave Jones on bass and Stephanay JNote on vocals at the Proper Café, at 21701 Linden Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens, free

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

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

Thursdays in October at 10 PM iconoclastic oldschool Brooklyn vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

Thursdays and Fridays in October Bulgarian alto sax star Yuri Yunakov and band play Mehanata starting around 10. One of the most intense and gripping improvisers in gypsy music.

Fridays at 5 PM in October, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) plays the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm. When they’re not there, they’ll have someone from from their wide circle of like-minded avant ensembles. Although the sound wafts across the balcony, you actually have to be in the bar itself in order to really appreciate what they’re doing.

Friday evenings at various times (check the site for the weekly schedule) fearless avant cellist/impresario Valerie Kuehne’s Super Coda – a global mix of strange and sometimes amazing sounds, from the way-out to the way-in, drawing on a vast, global talent base – happens at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St., 2nd floor.

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

Fridays at 10 PM in November (not October) Lara Ewen at the Path Cafe. Smart oldschool Americana guitar fingerpicking, pensive contemporary lyrics, strong singer with a southern twang. Good stuff.

Saturdays in October at 3 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

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

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

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

Sundays in October guitarist Peter Mazza plays 8 PM at the Bar Next Door with a very adventurous choice of ensembles for such a “in the tradition” purist.

Sundays at 8:30 and 11 PM the Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

10/1, 7:30 PM pianist and composer George-Emmanuel Lazaridis plays works by Schubert and Liszt plus compositions from his own Trojan Cycle at Merkin Concerrt Hall. – free but res req to 212-501-3330.

10/1-2, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: Marcus Belgrave – trumpet with Geri Allen – piano; Marion Hayden – bass; Kassa Overall – drums, $20.

10/1, 8 PM energetic Portland, Maine Americana band Mail the Horse at Bowery Electric, $7

10/1-6, 8/10 PM avant-garde guitar shredder Elliott Sharp books the Stone and plays both sets nightly with a series of collaborators. Choice picks: improvisations with Wilco’s Nels Cline on 10/2 at 10 and then 10/4 at 8 with the JACK Quartet playing the premiere of E-Sharp’s quartet Transienze plus The Boreal, $20

10/1, 8 PM saxophonist Oliver Lake’s “Strings & More” featuring Flux String Quartet at Roulette

10/1, 8 PM a cool indie classical triplebill: Wet Ink Ensemble + Mivos Quartet + Yarn/Wire at St. Peter’s Church, 246 W 20th St., $10/students free

10/1, 8 PM conductor/flutist Harold Jones will lead the Antara Ensemble in a program to include Béla Bartók’s Divertimento for String Orchestra, and three works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: the Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622, with Stanley Drucker as soloist; the Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, with Ashley Horne as soloist; and the Flute Concerto in G Major, K.V. 313, with Harold Jones as soloist. at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $25;

10/1-5, 8:30 PM violinist Regina Carter leads her group at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

10/2-5, 7:30 PM the world premiere of the grim 70s eco-disaster/recession-themed multimedia project Documerica by indie classical string quartet Ethel at BAM, $20 tix avail.

10/2, 7:30 PM Basya Schecter’s psychedelic, haunting Pharaoh’s Daughter at le Poisson Rouge, $12

10/2, 7:30 PM dark klezmer reedman Matt Darriau’s Paradox Trio at Drom, $!2

10/2, 8 PM George Xylouris, Crete’s master of the lute, with Dirty Three drummer Jim White making their US debut at Barbes

10/2, 8 PM dark historically-informed female-fronted Americana rockers A Brief View of the Hudson at Spike Hill.

10/2 8/10 PM scary good improvisation from Eyal Maoz, guitar; Kyoko Kitamura, voice; Kathleen Supové, piano; Reuben Radding, bass at Spectrum, $15

10/2, 8:15 PM PM punk classical cellist Valerie Kuehne, Americana singer Johanna Warren at 9, saxophonist Oded Tzur at 9:45, dark Americana duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne  at 10:30 at the Panoply Performance Lab, 104 Meserole St. in Bushwick.

10/2, 9 PM the massive 30-plus member Romany/circus-rock orchestra MarchFourth Marching Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

10/2, 9:30 PM dark electric circus/Middle Eastern rock with Yula Beeri & the Extended Family at the big room at the Rockwood, free

10/3, 7 PM weird segue, great show: Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party followed by the Claudia Quintet playing the album release show for their latest lush third-stream jazz cd at le Poisson Rouge, $15 gen adm.

10/3, 7:30 PM dark eclectic jazz-oriented Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and band at Joe’s Pub $tba

10/3-6, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard trumpeter Brian Lynch celebrates the music of Art Blakey with Donald Harrison – alto saxophone; Billy Pierce – tenor saxophone; Donald Brown – piano; Reggie Workman – bass;Ralph Peterson – drums, $30.

10/3, 7:30 PM Ideal Orkestra, a reputedly Costelloesque  “funky international glam jazz acid blues pop band that “interprets classics and original tunes with a rye [yup] sense of humor and an uptempo ritmo” at Dixon Place, free.

10/3, 8 PM hot oldtime blues band the Fascinators feat. brilliant guitarist Lenny Molotov at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

10/3, 8 PM haunting Tunisian chanteuse Sonia M’Barek with Syrian oudist Kinan Idnawi and the brilliant Alwan Arab Music Ensemble at Alwan for the Arts, $25

10/3, 8 PM a repeat of the best doublebill of 2013: inscrutable lyrical haunting charismatic accordionist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at 8 at Barbes followed at 10 by the world’s #1 noir/crime jazz/psychedelic guitar jamband, Big Lazy.

10/3, 8 PM dark intense tuneful/lyrical janglerock/postpunk chanteuse Baby Streuth (f.k.a. Naomi Hates Humans) at Matchless, $8

10/3, 8 PM intense punk jazz with Iconoclast and the William Hooker Ensemble at Shapeshifter Lab

10/3, 8 PM the improvisational Adam Rudolph Go Organic Orchestra at Roulette.

10/3, 8 PM many new works for duo violin played by Sarah Plum and Hal Grossman at Spectrum, $15

10/3, 8:30 PM smart, wryly lyrical hard country/honkytonk rocker Mike Stinson at Hill Country.

10/3, 9 PM blistering Eastern European folk sounds from Balkanska Veza at Drom, $!5.

10/3, 9/10 PM dark intense jazz pianist Bobby Avey with Ben Monder – guitar; Thomson Kneeland – bass; Jordan Perlson – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $15 for first set, $10 for the second.

10/3, 9:30 PM intense noir 60s soul chanteuse/bandleader Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at Rock Shop, $8.

10/3, 9:30 PM up-and-coming Venezuelan jazz pianist Luis Perdomo leads a quartet at Smalls.

10/3, 10 PM dark historically-aware songwriter/chanteuse Elisa Flynn at Ange Noir Cafe, 247 Varet St in Bushwick

10/3, 10 PM torchy retro swing/blues band the Fascinators at the Way Station

10/3, 10:30 PM fearless, intense oldschool Detroit soul frontwoman Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at Rock Shop, $8.

10/3, 11 PM high-powered Danish Americana/bluegrass band Brothers Moving at Bowery Electric, $8. They’re at the small room at the Rockwood the following night, 10/4 at 9 (get there early) for free, followed eventually at 11 by House of Waters playing psychedelic dulcimer grooves

10/3, 11 PM oldschool Memphis garage punk with the Oblivians at the Bell House, $17.

10/4, 5:30 PM haunting traditional Turkish sounds with Dolunay at the American Folk Art Museum

10/4, 7 PM Stuart Isacoff plays the first extant pieces written for the piano – by Lodovico Giustini in 1732 – as well as tracing the development of piano styles through C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven, Jerry Lee Lewis, Couperin, Ravel, Debussy, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Bartok, Chopin, Schubert and others at Annunciation Church, 91st/West End Ave., $20.

10/4, 7 PM Cui-Chen Liu on viola with Inesa Sinkevych at the piano play music of Brahms and Schumann at Third St. Music School Settlement, free.

10/4, 7:15 PM the Janusz Prusinowski Trio jazz up haunting traditional Polish tunes at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

10/4, 9/10 PM guitarist Mike Moreno leads a quartet with Jon Cowherd – piano; Doug Weiss – bass; Kendrick Scott – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

10/4, 9 PM the premiere duo performance of trumpeter Nate Wooley with legendary Chicago saxophonist Ken Vandermark at Issue Project Room in downtown Brooklyn.

10/4, 10 PM Jeffrey Foucault – who’s taking the Townes Van Zandt/Steve Earle darkly lyrical Americana rock thing to new places – at the Jalopy, $10

10/4, 10 PM drummer Ben Perowsky’s Moodswing Orchestra with Jennifer Charles on vocals and Peter Apfelbaum on saxes at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene

10/4, 10 PM Brandi and the Alexanders play torchy oldschool soul at the Way Station.

10/4-5, 10:30 PM vibraphonist Behn Gillece leads a quartet with David Hazeltine – piano , Ugonna Okegwo – bass , Willie Jones III – drums at Smalls.

10/4, 11 PM ferociously tuneful southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs at Sidewalk.

10/5 ,11 AM (in the morning) NYC’s original Balkan brass band Zlatne Uste at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free. You wanna wake up with a bang?

10/5, 3 PM Texas songwriter Carrie Elkin & Her Greats followed at 4 by the rustic Nashville gothic of the Black Lilies at Madison Square Park, free. The Black Lillies are also at Hill Country the following night 10/6 at 8.

10/5, 5:30 PM eclectic Balkan/latin brass band the Underground Horns at  BRIC House, 647 Fulton St Brooklyn NY, free,

10/5, 6 PM torchy, sultry literate historically-informed chanteuse/songwriter Robin Aigner & Parlour Game at Barbes followed at 8 by Saints & Tzadiks (Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg’s Irish-klezmer mindbomb) and then at 10 by high-velocity Mexican polka band Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes

10/5, 7 PM Renegade Sufi plays Indian-tinged jazz and grooves feat. Renegade Sufi is Jimmy Lopez (percussion), Holly Cordero (bass) & Dawoud (sitar, dilruba) at Alphabet Lounge, Ave. C/7th St.

10/5, 7 PM hard-charging Americana string band Spuyten Duyvil plays the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

10/5, 7:30 PM Taiwan’s alternately ecstatic and atmospheric pan-Asian acoustic worldbeat ensemble A Moving Sound at Flushing Town Hall, $20.

10/5, 8 PM diverse, intense Texas oldschool metal trio Mothership at St. Vitus, $14

10/5, 8 PM hypnotic south Asian drums with Rhythm of Rajasthan at Drom, $20 adv tix rec.

10/5, 8 PM boisterous, rustic a-cappella quartet the Johnson Girls sing songs of the inland waterways, Irish, Scottish, American, English, Italian and French ballads, and work songs at the Peoples Voice Cafe, in the church basement at 40 E 35th St., $18 sugg don

10/5, 8:30 PM dark female-fronted Americana/psychedelic rockers Mesiko at Rock Shop, $10.

10/5, 9 PM always explosive monster honkytonk/sea chantey/haunting acoustic Americana string group M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy.

10/5, 9/10 PM saxophone adventurer Matana Roberts plays the album release show for her latest one with a sextet feat. the brilliant, intense Shoko Nagai on piano at the Jazz Gallery, $20

10/5, 9 PM subtle, hypnotic desert blues guitarist Sidi Toure and band at BAM Cafe, free

10/5, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock shindig opens with the diverse twangy cinematic Tarantinos NYC at 9, the Rip Chords at 10, Reverb Syndicate at 11 and sometime around midnight the Evil Streaks at Otto’s

10/5, 10 PM hypnotic, fun, psychedelic-as-hell art-rock/prog instrumentalists You Bred Raptors – Epileptic Peat on 8-string bass, Zach Schmidlein on drums and Bryan Wilson on cello – at Arlene’s, $10.

10/5, 11 PM psychedelic postpunk legends Band of Outsiders at Spike Hill.

10/5, 11 PM first-wave British punk-pop band the Vibrators – the venues keep getting smaller, they keep playing the nostalgia angle – at Trash, $10.

10/6, 2 PM a screening of Backroads USA, a five part documentary series about America’s back country with music by Stephen Ulrich, Big Lazy, Hazmat Modine, Cassis, Giancarlo Vulcano, Catherine Russell, Chicha Libre, Matthias Falkenau and many more. at Barbes

10/6, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra returns to Washington Irving HS Auditorium with maestro Barbara Yahr on the podium with a killer program of Beethoven — Leonore Overture No. 3; Saint-Saëns — Cello Concerto No. 1; Franck — Symphony in D minor, $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

10/6, 4 PM the Alba Consort plays music from all over the Mediterranean and the Balkans at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6’s admitted

10/6, 4 PM Polish choral quartet Ensemble Peregrinus sings their country’s earliest extant pieces—rare songs and sequences from 1000 AD—written for St. Adalbert, Boleslaw I, and Otto III, who engaged in a medieval political drama, at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

10/6 a killer doublebill at Downtown Music Gallery: oudist Brian Prunka and Nashaz playing the album release show for their new one at 6 PM followed at 7 by Trismegistus with trumpeter Joe Moffett, bassist Sean Ali and drummer Devin Gray with Ben Gerstein.

10/6, 7 PM pianist/composer Cynthia Hilts’ Lyric Fury septet at Something Jazz Club, $12

10/6, 8 PM Lorraine Leckie does her dark chamber pop thing with Czech violin great Pavel Cingl at the Rockwood

10/6, 8:30ish sharp, lyrical Americana chanteuse Linda Draper and 70s avant folk legend Kath Bloom trade songs upstairs at 2A.

10/6, 9ish vibraphone lounge group Fisherman plays tiki music at Rodeo Bar.

10/7, 7:30 PM New York Baroque Inc. presents “Love, Betray, Sacrifice, Die: Music of the Italian Baroque” with music of Biber, Vivaldi, Geminiani, Locatelli, and Dall’Abaco at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

10/7, 9:15 PM trombonist Mike Fahie leads his Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

10/8, 7 PM Balkan madness: fiery Raya Brass Band spinoff Sherita at Barbes followed at 8 by Slavic Soul Party

10/8, 7:30 PM an eclectic classical/Romany evening with Jason Vieaux, guitar & Julien Labro, bandoneón, accordion, accordina at Subculture, $30.

10/8, 7:30 PM Polish early music ensemble Arte dei Suonatori play music of Telemann inspired by the composer’s travels in Poland at the Morgan Library, $35.

10/8, 7:30 PM the Hugo Wolf Quartett play works by Mozart, Schubert, Topel, Hersant, and Schmidinge at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/8 energetic oldtimey string band Spuyten Duyvil 8 PM at the big room at the Rockwood, $10 cover “includes $5 band merch credit”

10/8-13, 8/10 PM bassist William Parker books and plays two sets nightly at the Stone with a series of ensembles. Choice pick: 10/10 at 10 with his Raining on the Moon ensemble with Leena Conquest (voice) Rob Brown (alto sax) Lewis Barnes (trumpet) Eri Yamamoto (piano) Hamid Drake (drums), $15

10/8, 8 PM deliriously fun piano-based Afro-Cuban jazz with the Pedro Martinez Group playing the album release show for their new one at City Winery, $18

10/8-11, 8:30/11 PM this era’s premier hot/cool jazzkitten/composer Karrin Allyson at Birdland, $30 tix avail

10/8, 9 PM creepily rustic, intense, violin-fueled Italian folk ensemble Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at Highline Ballroom, $15

10/8, 9 PM eclectic oldtime acoustic blues powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton at the small room at the Rockwood

10/8, 10 PM intriguing jazz quartet Old Time Musketry, who blend oldtimey swing, modern bucolic styles and darker, more challenging improvisational sounds at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene

10/9, 7 PM the Wailin’ Jennys’ banjoist Ruth Moody with her killer band: Adrian Dolan on fiddle, mandolin, viola, mandola, accordion; Adam Dobres, electric and acoustic guitars, ukulele Sam Howard, upright bass, at Subculture, $17 tix avail.

10/9, 8 PM Either/Or (NYC) and Ensemble Son (Stockholm) “A Double Quartet collaboration” at Roulette

10/9, 8:30 PM smart, eclectic, guitarishly excellent janglepop songwriter Charlene Kaye at the Mercury.

10/9, 9 PM deliciously twangy, jangly twin-guitar paisley underground/psychedelic Americana rockers Mud Blood & Beer at the Way Station followed at 10 by acoustic blues guitarist Jon LaDeau

10/9, 9 PM gothic folk/noir janglerocker Mac McCarty with his excellent band (including Walter Ego on bass) at Sidewalk.

10/9, 9:30ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co at Rodeo Bar

10/10, 1 PM Decoda – Owen Dalby, violin; Anna Elashvili, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Claire Bryant, cello play Britten: Quartet No.1 in D Major for Strings, Op. 25 ; Brahms: Quartet No.1 in C minor for Strings, Op. 51 at Trinity Church, free.

10/10, 7 PM a performance of the Last Poets’ Sekou Sundiata’s final theatrical work, The 51st (Dream) State, exploring the effects of a post-9/11 terror state on the African-American community and looking to a (possibly?) better future, at the Greene Space, $20. It will be webcast live as well.

10/10, 7:15 PM, Ernst Lubitsch’s silent film The Loves of Pharaoh with music by Joseph C. Phillips Jr. performed by Numinous at PS 321, 180 7th Ave, Park Slope, $15.

10/10, 7:30 PM NYC’s original Balkan brass blasters Zlatne Uste at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

10/10, 7:30 PM Austrian jazz with Brein’s Cafe: Georg Breinschmid, bass; Vladimir Karparov, saxophone; Antoni Donchev, piano at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/10, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: chanteuse Tierney Sutton plays the album release shows for her new Joni Mitchell tribute with Mitch Forman – Hammond B3, piano; Kevin Ax – bass; Peter Erskine – drums, $25/$30 Friday & Saturday.

10/10, 8 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers at Barbes; 10/11 they’re playing at 11 at Rodeo Bar. The torchy, oldtimey Daria Grace and the Pre-War Ponies play at 10 after Jim on 10/10.

10/10, 8 PM the US live premiere of Unfolding Secrets: A Symphony of the Heart by dark art-rock chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann with Italian composer Marco Missinato at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St .

10/10, 9 PM eclectic, funky, edgy lyrical rocker Avi Fox-Rosen – who keeps putting out amazing albums EVERY MONTH as name-your-price (.i.e. free) downloads – at Pete’s.

10/10 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangasta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street (just off of 37th Avenue) Jackson Heights

10/10, 9 PM electric roots rock triplebill: the Roscoe Trio with the Squirrel Nut Zippers’ Jimbo Mathus, fiery female-fronted Americana punks Spanking Charlene and the legendary Del-Lords at Sullivan Hall, $20 .

10/10-11, 9/10:30 PM bassist Pedro Giraudo leads his big band at the Jazz Gallery, $20

10/10, 9 PM bassist Mimi Jones brings her trio to the bar at Symphony Space, cor. 95th/Broadway, free.

10/11, 5:30 PM soulful country chanteuse Karen Hudson , Melody Berger, and amusing female-fronted honkytonk crew Trailer Radio at the American Folk Art Museum

10/11, 7 PM legendary psychedelic Turkish rockers Yeni Turku at Drom.

10/11, 7 PM cellist Petr Nouzovsky and pianist Patricia Goodson play 20th century Czech composers from neo-Romantic to the avant-garde by Josef Adamik, Leos Janacek,  Josef Bohuslav Foerster, Roman Haas, Bohuslav Martinu, Geraldine Mucha, Viktor Kalabis and Leonard Bernstein. at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St., free.

10/11, 7 PM pianist Jessica Osborne plays music of Bach, Faure, Mozart and Rachmaninoff at Third St. Music School Settlement

10/11, 8 PM socially conscious new music group Ensemble Pi commemorates the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War with music by John Harbison, South African composer Philip Miller, Kristin Norderval, and Krzysztof Penderecki. With guest speaker David Riker, co-writer, with Jeremy Scahill from the film Dirty War at the Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St .

10/11, 8 PM Ensemble Mise-En (Korean for “beautiful portrait) plays chamber works by a global cast of female composers including Our IAWM concert will consist of Ming-Hsiu Yen  (Taiwan), Lina Järnegard (Sweden) and Jane O’Leary (Ireland), Yuko Ohara (Japan/England) and Santa Buss (Latvia) at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St., free, reception to follow

10/11, 8 PM Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook shred their axes together at Roulette, $20.

10/11, 8 PM low-register reedman Josh Sinton’s twisted Anomonous trio at the Firehouse Space

10/11, 10 PM the charismatic, punk/blues/ghoulabilly Reid Paley Trio at Hank’s

10/11, 11 PM noir Americana chanteuse Nicole Atkins at Bowery Electric, $16 adv tix rec

10/11-12 Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center.

10/11, midnight the Ghouligans – “the Monkees meets the Munsters” – at Littlefield, $10

10/12, 7:30/8:30 ambient compositions by composer/8-string guitarist Markus Reuter at Spectrum, $10 for one set; $15 for both

10/12, 8 PM reliably intense multi-reedwoman Anat Cohen leads a quartet at the Miller Theatre, $25 seats avail.

10/12, 8 PM an electronic arrangement of Moussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition played by duo Electric Diamond at the Firehouse Space, $10.

10/12, 8:30 PM drummer Carlo Costa leads a quartet with Jonathan Moritz on saxes, Steve Swell on trombone and Sean Ali on bass at I-Beam, $10

10/12, 9 PM ferocious original Balkan monsters Raya Brass Band playing songs from their outrageously good new album at the Ukrainian National Home, 140 2nd Ave., $15.

10/12, 9ish timeless, politically-fueled, catchy-as-hell Celtic punk/anthemic rock legends Black 47 at Connolly’s

10/12, 9/10:30 PM trombonist Joe Fiedler celebrates the release of his new CD Sackbut Stomp with his Big Sackbut quartet at the Jazz Gallery, $20

10/12, 9ish southern soul cult legend Barbara Lynn at Littlefield, $15 adv tix rec.

10/12, 9 PM Mexican jazz chanteuse Magos Herrera at BAM Cafe, free.

10/12, 10 PM a rare Saturday night show by psychedelic Peruvian-style chicha surf rockers Chicha Libre on their home turf at Barbes.

10/13, 3 PM Dutch pianist Reinier van Houdt plays music of Luc Ferrari, Michael Pisaro, Alvin Curran and others for piano, ebows and all kinds of gadgets at Spectrum, $15

10/13, 3 PM Il Giardino D’amore – a Baroque orchestra with musicians from Poland, Italy, and Spain – perform sacred and secular love songs at  Church of the Epiphany, 22nd St at 2nd Ave), free.

10/13, 4 PM Duo Equilibrium play classical guitar arrangements of music by Scarlatti, Keith Jarrett and Karol Szymanowski, among others at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6’s admitted

10/13, 6 PM composer/performer Mike McGinnis creates his own tone poem depicting a sonic landscape bridging a Swedish archipelago and the woods of his native Maine plus a dance piece at Roulette.

10/13, 7 PM violin-driven, politically aware acoustic Canadian/Americana hellraisers New Country Rehab at the big room at the Rockwood, free

10/13, 7:30 PM bAgg*fish: Michael Fischer, tenor saxophone, feedback saxophone, violin; Marcos Baggiani, drums, little instruments at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/13, 8 PM a little bit of the Stone in Williamsburg; Anthony Coleman playing solo piano followed by the trio of Andrea Parkins /Chris Cochrane / Brian Chase at the Firehouse Space, $10.

10/13, 9 PM second-wave Afrobeat icons Antibalas – still one of NYC’s funnest live acts – at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec.

10/14, 7/9 PM purist postbop jazz with the Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet (Carl Bartlett, Jr. – alto sax, Marcus Persiani – piano, Dylan Shamat – bass, Jaime Affoumado – drums) at For My Sweet Jazz Club,1103 Fulton St, Brooklyn, $10.

10/14 9 PM sardonically fearless guitarist/composer Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord celebrate the release of their new live album Liverevil (which was a killer show at Brooklyn Fireproof earlier this year) at Shapeshifter Lab

10/14, 9:15 PM the lyrical, eclectic, inventive Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

10/14, 10 PM smart, pensive, third-stream jazz trombonist Natalie Cressman leads her band at the big room at the Rockwood, free.

10/15, 2:30 PM (half past two in the afternoon for all you late lunchers) Israeli-Colombian ska-punk/Romany rock band the Butcher Knives play the big room at the Rockwood

10/15, 7 PM PM lush, hypnotic indie classical choir Roomful of Teeth sing works by their own Caroline Shaw at the World Financial Center, free.

10/15, 7 PM lyrical Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party

10/15, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard – Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra (with Becca Stevens in the role of Bjork),$20.

10/15, 7:30 PM the Aleph Guitar Quartet play works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Bernd Richard Deutsch, Peter Jakober, Arturo Fuentes, and Manuel Hidalgo at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req .

10/15-20, 8/10 PM cellist Erik Friedlander books and plays two sets nightly at the Stone with a series of ensembles, $15. Choice pick: 10/16 at 10 works for multiple cellos with many special guests!.

10/15, 8 PM the Israeli Chamber Project play music of Ibert, Seter, Ravel, Hersant and Bartok at Merkin Concert Hall, $20.

10/15, 8:30 PM Rickie Lee Jones at the Bell House – great place to see her – $35 advance tix very very highly rec.

10/15-19, 8:30/11 PM dark lyrical jazz pianist Benny Green leads his trio at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

10/15, 8:30 PM inventive postbop saxophonist Tom Tallitsch with Art Hirahara on keys and Mark Ferber on drums at the Bar Next Door

10/15, 9ish an eclectic global dance/drum/brass show at Littlefield with BatalaNYC, Minor Mishap Marching Band, Perhaps Contraption and klezmer/jazz trumpet legend Frank London’s klezmer-bhangra band, $tba.

10/15, 9 PM smartly lyrical Canadian folk-pop tunesmith Heather Eatman at Union Hall, $12

10/15, 11 PM dark anthemic psychedelic rockers Musiciens sans Frontieres at the Bitter End

10/15 dark 4AD-style dreampop rockers Dead Leaf Echo at the Silent Barn in Bushwick; 10/19 they’re at Spike Hill and 10/21 at Paperbox.

10/16 brass bands throughout the East Village before the Jersey fratboys and sorority girls descend on it

10/16, 6 PM Odd Harmonics feat. twelve custom-built theremins opens to the public at the Judith Charles Gallery, 196 Bowery feat. artists Francois Chambard and Cassandra C. Jones

10/16, 7 PM Cygnus Ensemble with guest artists Elizabeth Farnum, Bodies Electric and Sheer Pluck play works by World premieres by Giacomo Manzoni, Daniele Venturi, Peyman Farzinpour, Martin Boykan and John McLachlan and others at the Italian Academy, Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave just south of W. 118th St, free

10/16, 7 PM the ACME String Quartet (Caroline Shaw, violin; Caleb Burhans, violin; Isabel Hagen, viola; and Clarice Jensen) play works by Shaw at the World Financial Center, free ACME will give a repeat performance of selections from Caroline Shaw’s Ritornello on 11/2 at 7 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Rogers Auditorium, paired with Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire.

10/16 three-sister Americana/chamber pop band Shel at the Morrison Hotel Loft; 10/18 they’re at the Rockwood

10/16 Kent Tritle plays a solo organ recital at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, music by Mendelssohn, Bach, Liszt, and Widor.

10/16, 8 PM SisterMonk play their high-energy worldbeat/punk/funk at Shrine

10/16, 8 PM the American Modern Ensemble play Pierre Jalbert’s Visual Abstract, Jason Haney’s moody Epigrams (NYC premiere), Tight Sweater by self-proclaimed neo-Baroque composer Marc Mellits, and The Thin Ice of Your Fragile Mind by AME’s house composer Robert Paterson. at Roulette.

10/16, 8 PM tuneful pensive guitar/vocal jazz with the Becca Stevens Band at Subculture, $15.

10/16, 10ish at Drom a free brass band triplebill! Os Siderais make their NYC debut followed by the “Afro bunk bhangra brass grooves” of the Underground Horns and then Environmental Encroachment

10/17, 2 PM  (two PM) quirky fun jazzy female-fronted French pop/jazz with Banda Magda followed at 3 by jazz chanteuse Cyrille Aimee and band at the small room at the Rockwood.

10/17, 2 (two) PM an “unofficial CMJ showcase” with Less Magnetic, Anthony Coleman and the Ben Holmes Quartet at Spectrum, $15

10/17, 7 PM the Will Newman Trio– who are sort of the Spinal Tap of schlocky lite FM/elevator music singer-songwriter garbage – at the Way Station

10/17-20, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard  ex-Mingus Group altoist Charles McPherson with Brian Lynch – trumpet; Jeb Patton – piano; Kiyoshi Kitagawa  – bass; Jonathan Blake – drums, $25/$30 Friday & Saturday.

10/17, 7:30 PM the Ruff Pack: Matthias Loscher, guitar; Stephan Kondert, bass; Daru Jones, drums at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/17, 8 PM charmingly sultry French chanson revivalists Les Chauds Lapins at 8 PM followed at 10 by low-register psycho mambo band Gato Loco at Barbes

10/17, 8 PM torchy, smart Americana chanteuse Tift Merritt followed by literate folk band Over the Rhine at Highline Ballroom, $28 adv tix rec.

10/17, 8 PM guitarist Nadav Lev hosts mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham and violin sensation Miranda Cuckson playing music of Steve Mackey, Manuel de Falla, Jorge Liderman and others at Spectrum, $15

10/17, 8 PM Gene Coleman & Ensemble N_JP and the Momenta Quartet improvise and play new works with Asian and American instruments at Roulette

10/17, 8 PM Tempus Continuum Ensemble teams up with Mobius Percussion Quartet for a performance of works by Michael Boyd, Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen and more at the Cell Theatre, $8.

10/17, 8:30 PM the Nicole Verderosa Quartet plays music by TBA at I-Beam, $10.

10/17, 11 PM the Lonesome Prairie Dogs (Sit N Spin’s Heidi Lieb’s country band) at Rodeo Bar

10/17, 11 PM an eclectic danceable and trippy triplebill: psychedelic funk with the People’s Champs, desert blues-rock with Sway Machinery and Afrobeat with Emefe at Spike Hill, $6.

10/17, midnight Zongo Junction plays Afrobeat at the bigroom at the Rockwood.

10/18 jangly, catchy, female-fronted post-Pixies Chicago rock trio the Locals at Gussy’s in Astoria at 20-14 29th St; 10/19 they’re at Desmond’s at 11.

10/18, 2 (two) PM another “Unofficial CMJ SHOWCASE” at Spectrum with Disastro Totale (feat. Yuri Lemeshev of Gogol Bordello and Matt Darriau of Paradox Trio), Tom Chess and Brandon Terzic Xalam, $15

10/18, 7 PM violinist Sarah Pratt leads a chamber group playing music of Mozart and Debussy at Third St. Music School Settlement.

10/18, 8 PM Boston’s prosaically named but fiery, eclectic country/oldtime/rock band Session Americana followed at 10 by the increasingly eclectic acoustic Cumbiagra at Barbes.

10/18, 8 PM percussion sorceress Alessandra Belloni’s wild Italian folk Taranta project at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, $25

10/18, 8 PM percussionist Alessandra Belloni leads her delirious high-voltage Italian Taranta project at the chapel at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, $25.

10/18, 9 PM diverse, soulful pan-latin jazz chanteuse Claudia Acuna at BAM Cafe, free.

10/18, 10ish quirky, moody, atmospheric female-fronted art-rockers Kan Wakan at Bowery Ballroom

10/18, 9 PM Tim Easton doing his pub rock/rockabilly mashup at the big room at the Rockwood, $TBA.

10/18-20, 9 PM Hank Williams-influenced Canadian oldschool country/blues chanteuse Lindi Ortega at Subculture, $12.

10/18, 10 PM six-band brass summit: Os Siderais, Environmental Encroachment, Perhaps Contraption, Pitchblak Brass Band, Veveritse Brass Band, Haitian rara band Djarara at Gowanus Ballroom, 55 9th St, Brooklyn, $10

10/18, 10 PM wild funny Japanese/Romany punks Kagero at the Way Station.

10/18-19, 10:30 PM debonair purist tenor saxophonist Harry Allen leads a quartet with Rossano Sportiello – piano , Joel Forbes – bass , Kevin Kanner – drums at Smalls.

10/18, 11 PM Canadian gothic siren Lorraine Leckie and her explosive band at Sidewalk.

10/18, midnight hypnotic femalt-fronted trip-hop/dreampop duo Sister Crayon at the Cameo Gallery.

10/19, 3 (three) PM ferocious female-fronted bassless noiserock band Bugs in the Dark at Matchless. That’s 8 bucks. The Brooklyn What – NYC’s most intense, funny, socially aware punk/art-rock band is here at 9 for free the same night!!

10/19, 6 PM Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco and the band New Weather play theremin music at the Judith Charles Gallery, 196 Bowery.

10/19, 7 PM Gutbucket guitarist Ty Citerman’s auspicious new band Bop Kabbalah with Adam D Gold (drums), Ben Holmes (trumpet), Ken Thomson (bass clarinet) at Spectrum, $15

10/19, 7:15 PM minor-key Balkan/world music jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues.

10/19, 7:30 PM works for flute, viola, and harp by Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Caleb Burhans and Conrad Winslow performed by Bushwick Chamber Concerts artists directors Rick Quantz and Roberta Michel along with harpist Brandee Younger at St. Martin of Tours Church, 1288 Hancock St, Bushwick, L to Halsey St., free

10/19, 8 PM le Poeme Harmonique sing Monteverdi and other pre-baroque composers at the Miller Theatre, $30 tix avail.

10/19, 8 PM, repeating 10/20 at 3 PM the massive, lush Park Avenue Chamber Symphony with David Bernard on the podium play Dvorak – Carnival Overture; Brahms – Violin Concerto (Jourdan Urbach, Violin); Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 2 (Daniela Liebman, Piano);Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture at All Saints Church, 230 E 60th St (between 2nd and 3rd Aves). The program repeats at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall on 10/27 at 2 PM

10/19 at midnight and then on10/20 at 7:30 brilliant desert blues band (and Tinariwen spinoff) Terakaft at Joe’s Pub .

10/19, 8 PM a Carpathian dance party with Andriy Milavsky and Cheres in the back room at the Ukrainian Restaurant, 140 2nd Ave (8/9), $15/$10 for kids.

10/19, 9 PM powerpop hookmeister Josh Berwanger (ex-The Anniversary), who sounds just like the Raspberries, at the Mercury

10/19, 9 PM haunting soundscape composer William Basinsky solo at Issue Project Room in downtown Brooklyn.

10/19, 10 PM psychedelic latin soul bandleader Damian Quinones – who put out one of 2012’s best albums – at the Way Station

10/19, 10 PM hypnotic, psychedelic dulcimer/bass/drums instrumentalists House of Waters at the big room at the Rockwood.

10/20, 5 PM Peter Seidenberg, cello, and Hui-Mei Lin, piano play Schnittke’s Sonata No. 1, Britten’s Solo Suite No. 1 and Stravinisky’s Suite Italienne and a David Macdonald piece written for the performers at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow

10/20, 5 PM organist Victoria Sirota plays works by Bach and by her husband Robert Sirota at the Church of St. John the Divine.

10/20, 7 PM neoLIT ensemble: Hannah Min, violin; Aminda Asher, cello; Katya Mihailova, piano play piano trios by Jennifer Higdon, Arvo Part, Lera Auerbach and others at Spectrum, $15

10/20, 7 PM legendary jazz drummer Chico Hamilton leads his combo at Drom, $12.

10/20, 8 PM intense, torchy but rocking noir art-rock songwriter Daphne Lee Martin – whose latest album Moxie is one of the past year’s best – at the Way Station.

10/20, 11 PM accordionist Alec K Redfearn & the Eyesores – whose lush, Lynchian album Sister Death might have been the best of 2012 – at Bowery Electric, $8

10/21, 8 PM staring down the end through composers’ eyes: the London Symphony Orchestra with Emmanuel Ax at the piano play Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K.595; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141 at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 seats avail.

10/21, 9:30 PM exhilarating, clever, eclectic Russian/gypsy/cinematic string band Ljova & the Kontraband – who’ve got a long-anticipted new album due out – sit in for Chicha Libre at Barbes

10/21, 9:30 PM dark glam band Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds (ex-Cramps and Gun Club) at the Mercury, $12 gen adm.

10/22, 7 PM cellist Inbal Segev plays music of Mozart and Piazzolla with pianist Mirian Conti, violinist Benjamin Breen, and violist Dov Scheindlin at the Yamaha Piano Salon, $30/$20 stud.

10/22 7:30 PM  Cornelius Dufallo, violin and Patrick Derivaz: bass violin play the album release show for their new ambient release at Spectrum, $15

10/22-27, 8/10 PM irrepressible Sexmob trumpeter Steven Bernstein books and plays two sets nightly at the Stone with a series of ensembles, $15. This is a wild week. Choice pick; 10/23, 10 PM Sexmob playing Nino Rota arrangements from the band’s amazing Rota cover album released earlier this year. Then on 10/26 at 8, Sexmob plays Ellington.

10/22, 8 PM Mario Diaz de Leon + Talea Ensemble + TILT Brass at Roulette.

10/22, 9 PM moody latin rock/soul groovemeister Sandra Lilia Velasquez of Pistolera aka SLV at the Rockwood

10/22, 10 PM fiery tenor saxophonist Lucas Pino’s No Net Nonet at Smalls.

10/23, 7:30 PM Germany’s Klenke Quartet make their US debut at Symphony Space along with a parade of special guests celebrating defiantly individualistic composer Ursula Mamlok’s 90th birthday, plus a live interview with Mamlok onstage, $25

10/23, 8 PM Mind Games: improvisational quartet Denman Maroney, bassist James Ilgenfritz, saxophonist Angelika Niescier, and percussionist Andrew Drury at Roulette.

10/23, 9 PM pianist Emilio Solla’s Tango Mediterraneo with Stratos Achlatis -accordion; Gokce Erem-violin; George Kostopoulos-bass at Something Jazz Bar, $10

10/23-26, 9 PM bassist Matt Pavolka leads his horn band: Kirk Knuffke – cornet; Loren Stillman – alto sax; Jacob Garchik – trombone; Mark Ferber – drums at Seeds, 617 Vanderbilt Ave (Bergen & St Marks), Bed-Stuy , $10 sugg don.

10/23, 10 PM star accordionist Uri Sharlin‘s kinetic DogCat Brazilian/nuevo tango project at Barbes.

10/23, 11ish oldschool country harmony crew Reckon So at Rodeo Bar

10/24, 7:30 PM sacred steel with the Campbell Brothers at the Lincoln Center Atrium

10/24, 8 PM exciting shamisen/reeds/pipa trio Yumiko Tanaka / Ned Rothenberg / Min Xiao-fen at Roulette.

10/24 8 PM oldtimey “steamboat soul” band Roosevelt Dime with David Farrell on piano at the Rockwood

10/24, 8:30 PM eclectic powerhouse jazz violinist Ali Bello leads a sextet with the great Juancho Herrera on guitar at Zinc Bar, $15.

10/24, 9 PM a killer Balkan triplebill at the Jalopy: Balkan clawhammer Tev Stevig’s quietly intense acoustic Jeni Jol project at 9, brilliant, sometimes hilarious Tipsy Oxcart, who play acoustic versions of current day Eastern European pop hits at 10, Klezwoods – who use klezmer as a stepping-off point for ska and Balkan music and all kinds of psychedelic, danceable craziness – at 11, $10

10/24, 9 PM first-class retro 60s honkytonk band the Dixons at Hill Country, free.

10/24, 9ish punk Balkan jazz with Bad Credit No Credit at Trash

10/24, 9 PM La Mecanica Popular play psychedelic salsa at Shrine.

10/24 11 PM sultry female-fronted Carte Blanche Jazz Band play torchy, lurid stuff from around the globe in the 30s and 40s at the Manderley Bar atop the hotel at 532 W 27th St.

10/25, 7 PM popular oldschool country/bluegrass/oldtime swing trio Red Molly unplugged at the Rubin Museum of Art, $22.50 adv tix highly rec.

10/25, 7:30 PM the darker side of third-wave ska: the Ladrones,  Inspecter 7 and Mephiskapheles at the Knitting Factory, expensive, $18 adv tix avail.

10/25, 7:30 PM indie powerpop legends and Graham Parker collaborators the Figgs at the Mercury, $12.

10/25-26, 8 PM the mighty Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra celebrates the music of Dominican composer Mario Rivera at Symphony Space, $20

10/25, 8 PM pianist Haskell Small plays Mompou’s Musica Callada at Christ & Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St, $15/$10 stud/srs.

10/25, 8 PM pianist Katya Grineva plays a Romantic program of works by Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Ravel, Satie, Bloch, De Falla, Gurdjieff-De Hartmann and Rimsky-Korsakov  in memory of her mom at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $25 tix avail.

10/25, 8:30 PM, repeating on 10/26 at 7:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony celebrates the centenary of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with a performance plus additional material TBA at St. Peter’s Church, 315 W 22nd St., $20 sugg don.

10/25, 8:30 PM theatrical oldtime jug band music with the Salt Cracker Crazies at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

10/25, 9ish hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Freddy’s.

10/25, 9 PM absurdly funny Merle Haggard cover band Bryan & the Haggards – who put out two instrumental albums of Hag tunes, one a hilarious free-jazz interpretation and the other surprisingly straight-up – at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

10/25, 9:30 PM eclectic third-stream jazz chanteuse Rachel Eckroth at Drom, $15.

10/25 ,10 PM oldschool soul/funk band Empire Beats fronted by sultry chanteuse Camille Atkinson at Hill Country, free.

10/25, 11 PM oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band feat. the Broken Mariachi Horns at Rodeo Bar.

10/26 6 PM intense jazz guitarist Julian Lage – who’s got a killer new duo album with Fred Hersch just out, among other things – followed eventually at 9 by Catfox with their “sorcering hi-literature nu-carny songs” at Pete’s.

10/26, 7 PM dark literate San Francisco pianist/chanteuse Dawn Oberg at Something Jazz Bar.

10/26, 7 PM the torchy oldtime Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Terra Blues.

10/26, 7:30 PM Syrian pianist Malek Jandali plays from his album Free Syrian Children at Merkin Concert Hall, $25 adv tix avail.

10/26, 7:30 PM the prosaically-named but exciting orchestral ensemble Music From China performs world premieres of new work by Huang Ruo and Li Xinyan and other composers at Symphony Space, $20

10/26, 8 PM Dena El Saffar’s paradigm-shifting violin-driven pan-Middle Eastern band Salaam at Alwan for the Arts, $25

10/26, 8 PM the Brooklyn What sing the surreal, smart, edgily funny art-rock songs of their late great lead guitarist Billy Cohen at Rock Shop, $10.

10/26, 8 PM a dark garagey surf Halloween show with the Fleshtones, Southern Culture on the Skids and Los Straitjackets at Brooklyn Bowl, $15

10/26, 8 PM violinist Monica Huggett & New York Baroque Incorporated play concertos and orchestral works of J.S. Bach at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st, $35.

10/26, 8:30 PM Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra play the album release show for their killer, noir-tinged new Raymond Scott tribute album at Subculture $15

10/26, 9PM early postpunk legends Certain General,with drummer Dee Pop’s Private World at the Ding Dong Lounge, 106th/Columbus Ave.

10/26, 11 PM ornate 80s-influenced anthemic chamber-pop band Overlord at Union Hall

10/27 art-rocker Pierre de Gaillande does the album release show for his latest collection of English-language translations of Georges Brassens classics at Joe’s Pub

10/27, 10:30 AM (morning show – yikes!) the Dublin Guitar Quartet make their New York debut at the Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. with works by Glass and Ligeti, $22, coffee/refreshments provided.

10/27, 3 PM a collaboration between Oracle Hysterical and the illustrious Washington Square Woodwind Quintet features new arrangements from OH’s extensive collection of Grimm’s Fairy Tales songs at Spectrum, $15

10/27, 4 PM Pomerium, New York’s illustrious a cappella chamber choir, movements from Tallis’s lush, joyous Missa Puer Natus Est plus motets by Sheppard, Tye, White, Byrd and Parsons at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

10/27, 4 PM Leon Botstein conducts the American Symphony Orchestra playing Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony at Symphony Space, $35

10/27, 5 PM Flexible Orchestra’s “Clarinet Madness” at Roulette.

10/27, 7 PM Dolunay – Jenny Luna – voice, percussion; Eylem Basaldi – violin; Adam Good – oud – play Turkish and Balkan music at Barbes.

10/27, 7 PM Armenian jazz musicians Arto Tunçboyaciyan ,Noah Garabedian, Michael Sarian and Tatev & Lucy Yeghiazaryan play a Paul Motian tribute at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

10/27, 7 PM Kristin Slipp (vocals), Joanna Mattrey (viola), and Lucia Stavros (harp) play indie classical and satirical versions of pop songs at Spectrum, $15.

10/27, 7:30 PM at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall pianist Cahill Smith performs a variety of composer Nikolai Medtner’s rarely programmed works, including solo piano music, songs for voice and piano, and chamber music. “This will be the first concert presenting a survey of Medtner’s compositions at Carnegie Hall since the composer’s 1930 concert there”.

10/28,  7 PM dark, eclectic female-fronted acoustic Americana/art-rock band the Sometime Boys at the small room at the Rockwood

10/28, 8 PM Paul Corley’s Disquiet project, Icelandic composer/performers Valgeir Sigurðsson and Daníel Bjarnason and indie classical star violist Nadia Sirota at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

10/28, 10ish delightfully retro 60s psychedelic/chamber pop songwriter Jacco Gardner at Death by Audio, $8

10/29, 6 PM the Horszowski Trio play Joan Tower, John Harbison at the Miller Theatre, free, free drinks at 5:30.

10/29, 7 PM pyrotechnic Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20

10/29-30, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard – alto sax powerhouse Rudresh Mahanthappa’s cutting-edge, Indian-inspired Gamak, $20.

10/29-30, 7:30 PM loopmusic cellist/songwriter Zoe Keating at Subculture, $25.

10/29-30, 8 PM grasscore titans Yonder Mountain String Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $25 adv tix rec.

10/29-11/2, 8:30/11 PM Ron Carter leads his nonet at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

10/29, 10 PM powerhouse lyricist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper at Pete’s.

10/30, 7 PM cutting-edge jazz oudist/guitarist Jussi Reijonen with guest percussionist Keita Ogawa, plus album-mates pianist Utar Artun, bassist Bruno Råberg, and percussionist Tareq Rantisi at Shapeshifter Lab, $10.

10/30, 7 PM a house concert in Red Hook with sizzling Scandinavian/Americana stringband Northern Roots, $15 goes straight to performers,  email for info/address

10/30, 8/10 PM Eugene Chadbourne joins with most of Bryan & the Haggards for a sick night of Merle Haggard covers at the Stone, $15.

10/30, 8:30 PM an edgy bunch of Bushwick Book Club songwriters – the Snow’s Hilary Downes and Pierre De Gaillande, the Debutante Hour’s Susan Hwang and Mia Pixley, avant guy Jonathan Vincent, noir chanteuses Sweet Soubrette and Jessie Kilguss and others deliver new songs based on My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles, at Sidewalk. “Come hear what happens when brave songwriting minds collide with stories and conversations from this seminal filmmaker, artist and personality. We’re so excited, the only thing that may calm us down is Orson’s favorite meal: 2 steaks cooked rare, 2 baked potatoes, a whole pineapple and a pint of scotch. Of course, we may not be able to get up after this meal, but we’ll play lying down if we have to.”

10/30, 8:30 PM guitarist Assaf Kehati leads his trio  at the Bar Next Door.

10/30, 9 PM deliciously abrasive noiserockers the Sediment Club at Death by Audio

10/31, 1 PM Decoda – James Austin Smith, oboe; Anna Elashvili, violin; Angelia Cho, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello play works by Britten, Kurtag, Mozart and Finzi at Trinity Church, free.

10/31, 7 PM the queen of Coney Island phantasmagoria, Carol Lipnik & Spookarama followed by creepy instrumentalists Villa Delirium at Barbes

10/31, 7 PM NYC’s original circus rock/noir cabaret band, World Inferno at Warsaw, $22.

10/31, 7:30 PM rock en Espanol group – and Elvis Costello collaborators – La Santa Cecilia at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

10/31, 8 PM first-wave LA punks the Dickies – who were surrealistically hilarious back in the day and softened a lot back in the 90s – at the Knitting Factory, $15.

10/31, 9/10:30 PM the Glenn Zaleski Halloween Trio plays piano jazz (the creepy kind?) at the Jazz Gallery, $15 for first set, $10 for the second.

10/31, 11 PM hot new Peruvian surf/psychedelic instrumental band Moneco, fronted by Eva Ayllon guitarist Eric Kurimski at Rodeo Bar.

10/31, 11ish scorching, Radio Birdman-style garage punk with the Mess Around at Hank’s.

11/1, 7:30 PM indie classical chamber group Glass Farm Ensemble plays Drew Krause’s Coil for flute, cello, and piano; Michael Jarrel’s Assonance III for bass clarinet, cello, and piano and trios for flute, bass clarinet, and piano by Jonathan Harvey, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and Yvonne Troxler at Symphony Space, $20.

11/1, starting at noon (ouch)  a bluegrass Day of the Dead at the Bell House with the Hackensaw Boys, Morgan O’kane, sly oldtimey swing crew Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band , country fiddler Melody Allegra , Barefoot and Bankside, and Diamond Eye Jack Super Jam, $14 adv tix rec.

11/1, 11 PM dark intense lyrical southwestern gothic/paisley underground rockers Shanghai Love Motel at the Parkside, $5

11/2, 5 PM pensive, unpretentious, darkly lyrical Steve Earle-ish Americana songwriter Davey O at the small room at the Rockwood

11/2, 6 PM thereminist Carolina Eyck and pianist Christopher Tarnow and Graph Rabbit  perform new pieces for piano and theremin at the Judith Charles Gallery, 196 Bowery.

11/2, 7 PM throat-singing group Alash and minor-key Balkan/world music jamband Hazmat Modine at le Poisson Rouge, $16 adv tix rec

11/2, 8 PM eclectic jazz vibraphonist Warren Wolf leads his quartet at the Miller Theatre, $25 seats avail.

11/2, 8 PM Shafi Mondol play Indian baul minstrel music – the original freak-folk – at Symphony Space, $30.

11/2, 9 PM an especially good one of Unsteady Freddy’s surf rock bills at Otto’s with the noir Dark City at 9, the surreallistically percussive Bongo Surf at 10 and haunting Greek rembetiko rockers the Byzan-Tones at 11.

11/2, 9/10:30 PM visionary trumpeter Amir ElSaffar leads his quintet with Ole Mathisen – saxophone; John Escreet – Piano; Francois Moutin – bass; Dan Weiss – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

11/2, 10 PM Dahlia Dumont & DecaDence play reggae, French chanson and chamber pop at the Way Station

11/2, 10:30 PM noiserock/noir rock legend Steve Wynn and his killer jamband the Miracle 3 at Bowery Electric $12.

11/2, midnight dark retro Link Wray-influenced surf/soul rockers Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec.

11/3, 3 PM the NY Virtuoso Singers perform a program of works by composers who influenced, and were influenced by Brahms: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Dvorak, Elgar, Bartok, Schoenberg, Webern, and Brahms himself at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

11/3, 4 PM adventurous chamber ensemble WindSync at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6’s admitted

11/4, 7:30 PM the NY Philharmonic’s Contact series moves downtown to Subculture for a premiere of Essa-Pekka Salonen chamber works introduced by the composer.

11/4, 8 PM Steve Martin’s bluegrass backing band the Steep Canyon Rangers at City Winery,  $20

11/4, 8 PM lush, hypnotic indie classical choir Roomful of Teeth with guest Holly Herndon sing the premiere of Caroline Shaw’s Partita and works by Caleb Burhans, Brad Wells, and William Brittelle at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

11/4, 8 PM legendary 80s chanteuse and Clash collaborator Ellen Foley doing her Americana rock thing at the Cutting Room, $25 adv tix rec

11/5, 7 PM otherworldly grooves from across the Sephardic diaspora with Rabbi Gad Bouskila, Hazzan Yohai Cohen and the NY Andalus Ensemble at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20.

11/5 7:30 PM cello/accordian duo Wolfgang Panhofer and Alfred Melichar at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req .

11/6, 7:30 PM pyrotechnic bandoneonist JP Jofre with the Attacca Quartet playing Piazzolla’s 5 Tango Sensations at Subculture, $12.

11/6, 9 PM hauntingly energetic klezmer/Eastern European folk band Litvakus at the Way Station.

11/6 9 PM original Runaways frontwoman Cherie Currie at the Gramercy Theatre, $33.50 adv tix rec. For that price, Marie should be there too.

11/7, 1 PM Decoda – Anna Elashvili, violin; Nathan Schram, viola; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello; Angelina Gadeliya, piano play Britten: Lachrymae; Holiday Diary; Suite for Violin and Piano; Sonata for Cello and Piano at Trinity Church, free.

11/7, 7 PM lutenist Hopkinson Smith plays works by John Dowland and his baroque contemporaries at the Fabbri Library, 7 E 95th St, $25 tix avail

11/7, 7:30 PM violinist Ryu Goto joins the UNSRC Symphony Orchestra playing Paganini’s first violin concerto at Symphony Space, $30.

11/7, 7:30 PM indie classical chamber stars Ymusic play with a surprise guest, program TBA at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival advised

11/7, 9/10:30 PM cutting edge new big band jazz with the wildly popular Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at at the Jazz Gallery, $20

11/7, 9:30 PM haunting Americana/Tex-Mex chanteuse/bandleader Patricia Vonne at Hill Country, free. Wow!

11/8, 7 PM irrepressible pyrotechnic pianist Kathleen Supove plays Reflets dans l’Eau (from Images Book 1) by Claude Debussy, Cakewalking (Sorry Claude) by Daniel Felsenfeld, Long Distance Call by Randall Woolf, Disney Remixes by Matt Marks, Piano Miniatures by Mohammed Fairouz, and Feux d’Artifice (from Préludes, Book II) by Claude Debussy. at P.S. 142 on the Lower East Side (100 Attorney Street), $15, all proceeds to benefit the school

11/8, 8 PM bhangra funk orchestra Red Baraat at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

11/8, 8 PM viol quartet Parthenia play Jonathan Pieslak’s Bhakti (1), Unburdening, Gilbert Galindo’s Tierra Magnifica, B. Allen Schulz’s Aspects of a Singularity, David Fetherolf’s Atrytone, for treble and bass viol duo and Frances White’s From a Fairy Tale, at DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W 37th St, $20; the program repeats 11/9 at 8  PM at at Waltz-Astoria, 23-14 Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria

11/8, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 at Symphony Space, $25.

11/8, 9:30 PM eclectic, compelling chanteuse Sabrina Lastman leads her south-of-the-equator jazz quintet with Emilio Solla on piano, Meg Okura on violin, Edward Perez on bass and David Silliman on percussion at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd St, $20 + 2 drink min

11/8, 11ish southwestern gothic/dark garage rockers Spindrift at Glasslands, $12.

11/9, 7:30 PM the Korean Traditional Music Association celebrates ancient and classic sounds at Symphony Space, $30.

11/10, 10:30 AM (yawn) up-and-coming chamber music competition champs Caroline Goulding, violin and Michael Brown, piano play Bach: Sonata No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016 and Bartók: Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano, BB 84 at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, 165 W 65th St. $22 tix avail, coffee reception to follow

11/10, 2 PM the Lysander Piano Trio plays Haydn: Piano Trio in E Major, Hob. XV:28; Shulamit Ran: Soliloquy; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67; Smetana: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15 at the Tishman Auditorium at the New School, 66 W 12th St., $17.50

11/10, 4 PM celebrated British viol-and-harp consort Fretwork play John Dowland”s Lachrimae and a selection of pavans at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

11/10, 5 PM the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Choir play Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 plus choral works by Part and Mozart at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 tix avail.

11/10, 8 PM string quartet Brooklyn Rider with banjo shredder Bela Fleck at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

11/10, 8 PM indie art-rock band Loadbang premieres new works by Scott Worthington, Gary Philo, Nate Wooley & Eve Beglarian’s Island of the Sirens at Roulette, $20

11/11, 8 PM North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Max Lifchitz premiere the Concierto Cubanero by Cuban guitarist Jose Lezcano with the composer featured as soloist at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway and Columbus), free.

11/11, 9 PM the Brooklyn What – the borough’s most exciting, ferociously tuneful, amusingly insightful anti-gentrification rockers at the Mercury, $10

11/12, 7:30 PM Wolfgang Reisinger, drums and electronics; Dave Liebman, saxophones at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req.

11/13, 9 PM eclectic, funky, edgy lyrical rocker Avi Fox-Rosen – who keeps putting out amazing albums EVERY MONTH as name-your-price (.i.e. free) downloads – at Spike Hill

11/14, 1 PM Grace Cho and Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, piano; NOVUS NY ensemble members Owen Dalby, violin; Alexandra Sopp, flute play Britten: Mazurka Elegiaca, Op. 23, No. 2; Gemini Variations; Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances for Two Pianos at Trinity Church, free.

11/14, 10 PM transgressive comedic agitator Tammy Faye Starlite & the Hebrew Ladies play Iggy Pop’s Kill City album in its entirety at the Cutting Room, $15 adv tix rec

11/14-16 & 11/19 the NY Philharmonic play Christopher Rouse: Oboe Concerto (with Liang Wang, oboe; NY premiere; Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan (with Glenn Dicterow, violin) at Avery Fisher Hall

11/15 retro 80s goth/synthrock/darkwave band Eraas at St. Vitus

11/15 noir Spector-esque chamber pop/psych band Gringo Star at the Cameo Galley.

11/15, 7:30 PM Malian chanteuse Rokia Traore plays Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway/60th, $25

11/15, 7:30 PM the Hagen Quartett play Beethoven and other composers at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/16, 8 PM brilliant Iranian kamancheh improviser/composer Kayhan Kalhor (of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble) and Ali Bahrami Fard perform original compositions from their recent album I Will Not Stand Alone. at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St), $35/$30 stud/srs.

11/16, 8 PM the Orlando Consort sing a program inspired by “Machaut’s extraordinary Le voir dit, the improbable (and possibly autobiographical) love story of an aging poet and his young admirer, widely considered one of the great works of the Middle Ages” at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46th St., $35 tix avail.

11/16, 9ish perennially vital CBGB-era psychedelic punks Band of Outsiders and dark Swedish garage/psych rockers the Plastic Pals at the Ding Dong Lounge, 106th/Columbus Ave.

11/17, 3 PM maestro Barbara Yahr leads the Greenwich Village Orchestra with guest violinist Itamar Zorman playing Moshe Moshe Zorman — Galilean Suite; Tchaikovsky — Romeo and Juliet, fantasy overture; Brahms — Violin Concerto at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

11/20, 7 PM Hawaiian guitar music with Kekuhi and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20

11/20, 7:30 PM Alan Feinberg, piano; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Ursula Oppens, piano with the Brentano String Quartet play Charles Wuorinen works for solo piano and string quartet at the Morgan Library, $35

11/20, 8 PM Rachel Calloway, soprano; Olivia de Prato, violin; Ensemble Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman play works by microtonal composer Georg Friedrich Haas at the Miller Theatre, $35/$25 stu.

11/21, 1 PM acclaimed, eclectic cellist Matt Haimovitz plays works by Higdon, Britten and others plus a Berio Sequenza at Trinity Church, free

11/21, 7 PM History of Tango with Quintet of the Americas (wind ensemble), Polly Ferman (piano) and Daniel Binelli (bandoneon) play music by Piazzolla, Mores, others and new works by Daniel Binelli  at Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Ave, Manhattan.

11/22, 7 PM Elevator Repair Service theater ensemble presents readings of Edgar Allan Poe, accompanied by a live sound score at the  Morgan Library, $25.

11/21 7:30 PM violinist/impresario Gil Morgenstern joins with pianist Rieko Aizawa, and actor Rob Breckenridge for a theatrically intense exploration of “beauty born of terror” with music of Pärt, Schulhoff, Chen Yi, Poulenc and Messiaen at the World School (259 10th Ave, $35/$15 stud

11/22, 7:30 PM Wolfgang Muthspiel’s Vienna World -Wolfgang Muthspiel, guitars and voice; Becca Stevens, voice; Billy Childs, piano at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/22, 8 PM Cesar Reyes plays music of Lecuona, Lavista and Diez-Nieto at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. in the west village.

11/22-23, 8 PM the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis collaborates with Indian jazz orchestra the Sachal Jazz Ensemble at Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center – amazing – a cross-cultural cross-pollination not to be missed.

11/23, 2 PM up-and-coming Brazilian pianist Aleyson Scopel plays works by Mozart, Schubert and the world premiere of J. Almeida Prado’s (1943-2010) Cartas Celestes XV – Celestial Charts XV at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall

11/23, 8/10 PM vibraphonist Chris Dingman’s Subliminal & Sublime project at Subculture, $15.

11/23, 9ish dark atmospheric anthemic chanteuse Basia Bulat at Bowery Ballroom

11/24 pianist Alessio Bax plays Liszt’s “Dante” Sonata at Alice Tully Hall.

11/24, 4 PM a Roswell Rudd tribute with an all-star cast: John Medeski ,Steven Bernstein ,Bob Dorough ,Richard Hammond ,Fay Victor ,Michael Doucet , Rolf Sturm ,Heather Masse ,Ivan Rubenstein-Gillis , and the NYC Labor Chorus with Reggie Bennet at le Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix rec.

11/25-27 lyrical pianist Fred Hersch & guitarist Julian Lage playing duets from their fantastically low-key duo album at the Blue Note

12/5, 1 PM Decoda – Owen Dalby, violin; Anna Elashvili, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Claire Bryant, cello play Britten: Quartet No. 3 for Strings, Op. 94; Berg: Lyric Suite at Trinity Church, free.

12/7, 7 PM great guitarist Bill Frisell’s Big Sur Quintet at le Poisson Rouge, $35 adv tix req

12/7, 8 PM new music from Iran and Syria with Saeid Shanbezadeh plus eclectic Syrian saxophonist Basel Rajoub, percussionist Naguib Shanbehzadeh, clarinetist Kinan Azmeh; trumpet player Basel Rajoub; and Tunisian violinist Jasser Haj Youssef at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St), $35/$30 stud/srs.

12/7, 11 PM phenomenally fun, intense, noir-tinged oldschool soul siren Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes at the Mercury, $15 adv tix a must, this will sell out

12/8, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra’s annual family-friendly holiday concert: GVO’s Gary Dranch will be on hand to play Rossini’s Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra, and everyone can try an instrument at the post-concert Instrument Petting Zoo, at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

12/8, 8 PM jazz-tinged Persian/Syrian trio Sound: The Encounter with Saeid Shanbehzadeh on neyanban (Iranian bagpipe), neyjoti (flute), boogh horns, dance, and vocals; Basel Rajoub on saxophones, duclar; Naguib Shanbehzadeh on dammam, percussion at Alwan for the Arts, $20

12/10,6 PM Yarn/Wire play works by Eric Wubbels, Alex Mincek, Mei-Fang Lin and others at the Miller Theatre, free, free drinks at 5:30.

12/11, 7 PM  well-known gems of the 17th century Baroque by Bilber, Bertali, and Muffat as well as recently discovered anonymous works that reside at Kromeriz in the Czech Republic, performed by Tatiana Daubek, Leon Schelhase and Beiliang Zhu at the Czech Center 321 E 73rd St, free

12/15, 4 PM well-loved a-cappella quartet Anonymous 4 sing medieval music from England, France and Spain at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail

12/28, 9 PM charming female-fronted oldschool soul/swing combo Lake Street Dive at the Bell House $15 adv tix rec

12/30-31 9ish Gogol Bordello at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix avail or $60 2-night tix avail.

New York City Live Music Calendar for September and October 2013

Daily updates continuing through the month: you might want to bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

John Zorn turns 60 this year. There are dozens of celebrations of the defiantly nonconformist Tzadik maven’s music going on around town: the full calendar is here.

On select Mondays and Thursdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez playing J.S., C.P.E. and W.F. Bach and more recent composers who draw on their work, email for info/location. This fall’s dates begin with 9/9 at 5, 9/12 at 7 PM.

Mondays in September, 7 PM the Grand Street Stompers play hot oldtimey swing and dixieland at Arthur’s Tavern on Grove St. just west of 7th Ave. South

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

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

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

Mondays inSeptember Mariachi Tapatio de Alvario Paulino provide sonic hot sauce at Rodeo Bar, 9ish

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9:15 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

Mondays in September (check the Barbes website for updates), 9:30ish Chicha Libre plays their home turf at Barbes. The world’s most vital, entertaining oldschool chicha band, they blend twangy, often noir Peruvian surf sounds with cumbia and other south-of-the-border styles along with swirling psychedelic jams and deep dub interludes. Show up early because they are insanely popular.

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

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

Tuesdays at 9, low-key bossa chanteuse Rachel Brotman and her band at Pete’s

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

Wednesdays at 1 PM there are free organ concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, a mix of NYC-area and international talent.

Every Wednesday, 8:30 PM Jazz with Attitude featuring Wayne Holmes on keys, Jeff Sheloff on sax, Shinya Miyomoto on drums, Dave Jones on bass and Stephanay JNote on vocals at the Proper Café, at 21701 Linden Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens, free

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

Wednesdays in September psychedelic funk band Turkuaz play Brooklyn Bowl at 9ish, $10

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

Thursdays in September at 10 PM iconoclastic oldschool Brooklyn vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

Thursdays and Fridays in September Bulgarian alto sax star Yuri Yunakov and band play Mehanata starting around 10. One of the most intense and gripping improvisers in gypsy music.

Fridays at 5 PM in September, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) plays the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm. When they’re not there, they’ll have someone from from their wide circle of like-minded avant ensembles. Although the sound wafts across the balcony, you actually have to be in the bar itself in order to really appreciate what they’re doing.

Friday evenings at various times (check the site for the weekly schedule) fearless avant cellist/impresario Valerie Kuehne’s Super Coda – a global mix of strange and sometimes amazing sounds, from the way-out to the way-in, drawing on a vast, global talent base – happens at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St., 2nd floor.

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

Fridays in September, 11 PM (except for Sept 13) House of Waters plays psychedelic worldbeat dulcimer music at the Rockwood. They are amazing and dynamic, sometimes calm and hypnotic, other times exhilarating.

Saturdays in September at 3 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

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

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

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

Sundays in September guitarist Peter Mazza plays 8 PM at the Bar Next Door with a very adventurous choice of ensembles for such a “in the tradition” purist.

Sundays in September at 9 Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places. He’s also very popular: get there early.

9/1, noon-5 PM a free avant garde afternoon on Governors Island with pianists Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg, Tigue Percussion, crooner Theo Bleckmann and indie chamber ensemble Classical Jam, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferrry terminal on the half-hour.

9/3, 7 PM eclectic first-call accordionist Patrick Farrell with klezmer chanteuse Sveta Kundish followed at 9 by NYC’s original Balkan brass unit Zlatne Uste and then intense Bulgarian band Cherven Traktor at 11 at Barbes.

9/3, 7:30/9:30 PM powerhouse pianist Orrin Evans’ latest stand begins at the Jazz Standard: a quartet vesion of Tarbaby with Oliver Lake – alto saxophone;Orrin Evans – piano; Eric Revis – bass; Nasheet Waits – drums, $20. 9/5-6, 7:30/9:30 PM hw leads a trio and then a quintet 9/7-8 , $25/$30 on the weekend

9/3-8, 8:30/10:30 PM Jeff “Tain” Watts leads a quintet at the Vanguard, $25.

9/4, 8 PM dark diverse cello rocker Patricia Santos at the Way Station.

9/4, 8 PM  Contagious Sounds presents two sets of indie classica:  Iktus Percussion plays works by Cory Bracken, Ron Ford Cole, Elliot Cooper, Levy Lorenzo, and Steart Saunders Smith at the 9 PM set;  t8ts present works by John Luther Adams, Dan Cooper, Stephen Feigenbaum, Brooks Frederickson, David Lang, and Liza White at 10pm. Bassist Lisa Dowling will also do two of her own compositions for bass, voice and electronics at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

9/5, 7 PM day one of the Resonant Bodies Festival of avant vocals at Roulette features  Lucy Dhegrae, Lautaro Mantilla, Ariadne Greif and their ensembles doing eclectic and interesting new and older works.

9/5, 8 PM guitarist Richard Youngs and the reliably intense Anthony Coleman on piano collaborate and improvise at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., downtown Brooklyn, $15

9/5, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes.

9/5, 8 PM intense folk noir songstress Larkin Grimm at Matchless, $7.

9/5,10 PM high-voltage avant-garde singer Xenia Rubinos at Union Pool, $7

9/5, 10 PM psychedelic funk with the MK Groove Orchestra at Spike Hill. They’re also here on 9/19 at 10.

9/6, 7 PM day two of the Resonant Bodies Festival of avant vocal music at Roulette features Amirtha Kidambi, improvised etudes by the Elizabeth-Caroline Unit, Jamie Jordan singing electroacoustic works and Megan Schubert singing Coltrane and others plus her own works .

9/6, 7:30 PM chamber music collective Till by Turning premieres bassoonist Katherine Young’s Four Chambered Heart with video installation by Paul Rowley, inspired by Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time (instrumentation the same except for bassoon in place of cello – cool!) at First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, 124 Henry St, Brooklyn Heights, $10

9/6, 8 PM eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet at Barbes.

9/6, 8 PM dreampop punks the Highway Gimps and powerpop rockers New Atlantic Youth’s album release show at Bowery Electric, $8

9/6, 8 PM pyrotechnic pianist Kathleen Supove plays Mohammed Fairouz piano miniatures plus the Voxare String Quartet plays his Named Angels, plus performances by Daniel Bernard Roumain and others at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

9/6, 8:15 PM haunting Britfolk/Americana singer/archivist Jan Bell at Pete’s

9/6, 9 PM a cool, fun Americana triplebill: oldtimey swinging Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band, early 50s/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. and the honkytonking Third Wheel Band at Union Hall, $10.

9/6,10 PM smartly lyrical janglerocker/powerpop songwriter Charlene Kaye at the Cameo Gallery, $12.

9/6, 10 PM Judah Tribe play roots reggae at Shrine.

9/7, 5 PM opening night of painter Shaky Dave Pollack’s new exhibit at the Jalopy; his band M Shanghai String Band plays at 9!

9/7, 7 PM the final night of the Resonant Bodies Festival of avant vocal music at Roulette has Jeffrey Gavett, Christie Finn, a brief composer/performer roundtable, and Kjersti Kveli and her band Cochlea Freedom.

9/7, 8 PM Mohsen Namjoo, the “Bob Dylan of Iran” at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St), $35/$30 stud/srs

9/7, 9 PM jangly Americana jamband American String Conspiracy followed by Tracy Island – Ian and Liza from psychedelic new wave band the Larch- at Freddy’s

9/7, 10 PM dark cabaret/gypsy rock/chamber pop band Kotorino at the Way Station

9/7, 10 PM high-velocity Mexican polka band Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes.

9/7,10:30 PM politically aware original female-fronted acoustic Americana trio 2/3 Goat at Hill Country.

9/7, 11 PM the Brighton Beat play psychedelic jazzy Afrobeat at Spike Hill, free, $8

9/8, 8:30 PM acoustic New England noir singer Tim Eriksen and band at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10+ $10 min.

9/8, 9:30 PM toy piano virtuoso Phyllis Chen plays the album release show for her new one at Joe’s Pub, $15.

9/8, 10 PM high-voltage acoustic Romany rockers Kagero at Bowery Electric, $10 PM.

9/9, 7 PM new Yiddish sounds with Michael Winograd- clarinet; Patrick Farrell- accordion; Benjy Fox-Rosen- bass/vocals plus special guests Deborah Strauss- violin and Sveta Kundish- vocals at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St.

9/9, 8 PM Montpelier, France’s Dedalus Ensemble plays new works by Travis Just, Devin Maxwell, Cat Lamb, Jason Brogan, Quentin Tolimieri, Jonathan Marmor, Craig Shepard, John Hastings, and Michael V. Waller at Roulette, $15.

9/9, 8 PM bassist Mark Dresser and multi-reedman Ned Rothenberg improvise at Jack.

9/9, 8:30 PM soprano Lisa Daehlin plus Richard Pearson Thomas deliver crushing intense tales of unrequited love and such by Duparc, Hahn, Poulenc, Satie, Schoenberg, Weill at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

9/9,10 PM anthemic Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the small room at the Rockwood

9/10, 7 PM alt-country pioneer (and brilliant, eclectic guitarist) Robbie Fulks with violin jazz star Jenny Scheinman followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

9/10 and 9/12, 7:30 PM pianist Ian Hobson begins his marathon of the complete solo piano and chamber works of Brahms at the DiMenna Center, 450  W 37th St.

9/10, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: guitarist Dave Stryker with Freddie Hendrix – trumpet; Steve Slagle – alto saxophone; Gary Smulyan – baritone saxophone; Jared Gold – organ; McClenty Hunter – drums, $20

9/10, 8 PM smart original acoustic Americana duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne followed at 9 by Rachel Brotman at Pete’s. They’re at the Rockwood on 9/22.

9/10, 8 PM “a mixed Christian Wolff brass program with TILT  Brass and a premiere of a new piece commissioned by FONT from the Roy Campbell Jr Akhenaten Large Ensemble” at Roulette, $15.

9/10, 10 PM singer Hiromi Suda leads a band with Anne Drummond, flute;  Julian Shore, piano;  Tatsuya Sakurai, guitar;  Mike Loren LaValle, bass;  Mathias Kunzli, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10+ $10 min.

9/11, 7 PM improvisational alchemy with Coelocanth feat. Daniel Levin – cello; Russ Lossing – Wurlitzer; Gerald Cleaver – drums at Shapeshifter Lab.

9/11, 7ish a rare acoustic show by dark lyrically-driven punk/postpunk trio Lost Romance at Manitoba’s, playing the album release show for their new one The Light & the Dark, free

9/11, 8 PM psychedelic latin soul sounds with Damian Quinones and band at Freddy’s; they’re at the Way Station on 9/21 at 10.

9/11, 8 PM a Brooklyn premiere of Antiphonal Fanfare for six trumpets by John Zorn, celebrating the memory of Butch Morris, with trumpeters and Morris colleagues plus the New York premiere of a Henry Brant antiphonal piece for 52 trumpets and percussion! at Roulette, $15.

9/11, 9:30 PM tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

9/12, noon-ish amazing all-female jam-oriented klezmer/jazz ensemble Isle of Klezbos at Lentspace (the vacant lot at the triangle of 6th Ave. and Canal)

9/12, 6:30 PM the Rosebuds perform Sade’s Love Deluxe at the Mercury, $15.

9/12, 7:30 PM haunting Lynchian soundtrack/dreampop band the Lost Patrol followed at 9 by the Pitchblak Brass Band album release show at Bowery Electric, $10.

9/12, 7:30/10 PM Debbie Davies – one of the most amazing electric blues players in history – at Lucille’s  $10 adv tix avail. at BB King’s.

9/12, 8 PM cutting-edge, perennial rising star baritone saxophonist Claire Daly leads a quartet at the Gershwin Hotel, $15

9/12, 8 PM Elliott Sharp meets Either/Or – could get crazy – at Spectrum, $15.

9/12, 8 PM Marc Ribot, saxophonist Matana Roberts and Irish guitarist Cian Nugent together at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., downtown Brooklyn, $15.

9/12, 9ish the king of NYC noir jazz, Sexmob, doing their amazing Nino Rota soundtrack thing at Shapeshifter Lab.

9/12, 9 PM the Jalopy Songwriters Circle feat. the historically inspired, devious Robin Aigner plus an eclectic, entertaining lineup of Nick Panken, Feral Foster, Cal Folger Day, Isto, M. Lamar, Kerri Lowe and others at the Jalopy (where else?), free

9/12, 9 PM edgy, eclectic, satirical, lyrically-driven rocker Avi Fox-Rosen – whose album-a-month project this year is stupendously good – at Pete’s

9/12, 9 PM edgy, guitarishly delicious retro swing/honkytonk/blues band Miss Tess & the Talkbacks at Union Hall, $10.

9/12, 9 PM creepy folk noir band Thee Shambels followed by bluegrass crew the Dogbottom Boys at the Way Station

9/12, 10 PM Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

9/13, 8 PM torchy jazz chanteuse Sarah King & the Smoke Rings followed at 10 by wild 20s hot swing ensemble Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra at Barbes.

9/13, 8:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony plays Sibelius’ Karelia Suite plus other works at St. Paul’s Church at 315 W 22nd St, $20 sugg don; the program repeats on 9/14 an hour earlier at 7:30.

9/13, 9 PM a rare reunion of hellraising, politically astute Americana rockers the Hangdogs (who were sort of the Dead Kennedys of highway rock) with frontman Matthew Grimm doing some tunes off his hilarious new one Songs in the Key of Your Face at Rodeo Bar

9/13-14, 9/10:30 PM chanteuse Camila Meza and pianist Fabian Almazan with an enormous choir at the Jazz Gallery, $20

9/13, 10 PM smart, urbane, catchy female-fronted janglerockers Delusions of Grand Street at Bowery Electric, $8.

9/13, 10 PM Brandi and the Alexanders play torchy oldschool soul at the Way Station.

9/13, 10 PM oldtime country/blues monstrosity the Woes at Rock Shop

9/13, 10 PM western swing/rockabilly/honkytonk revivalists Big Sandy at the Bell House, $12.

9/13, 10 PM Staten Island skiffle/jug band the Wahoo Skiffle Crazies at Union Hall, $10

9/13, 10:30 PM bassist Mark Dresser leads a quintet with Marty Ehrlich, reeds;  Michael Dessen, trombone;  Denman Maroney, hyper piano;  Michael Sarin, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $25 incl a drink

9/13, 11:30 PM diverse, tuneful San Francisco oldtime bluegrass/string band the Brothers Comatose at the big room at the Rockwood, $10. 9/15 they’re at the Bell House at 9 for the same price.

9/14. 5 PM a nightlong atmospheric/immersive sonic evening with Ashcan Orchestra, Leila Bordreuil, Sabisha Freidberg, Richard Garet, Alfredo Marin, Miya Masaoka, and Doron Sadja at the Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Queens, $10

9/14, 7 PM Zeke Healey and Karen Waltuch play resonator guitar/viola duets followed at 9 by pianist Gina Leishman leading a killer sextet and then Cumbiagra – who are sort of a sextet – at Barbes.

9/14, 7:30 PM lurid, torchy female-fronted art-rockers Elysian Fields at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

9/14, 8 PM Pauline Oliveros and ensemble play Primordial Lift, a surreal work for large ensemble centered around a low frequency oscillator, mirroring the resonant frequency of the earth; Chicago-based composer Olivia Block presents the World Premiere of Dissolution (2013), a solo performance crossing field recordings, recorded dialogues, and live processing at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., downtown Brooklyn, $15.

9/14, 9ish Detroit soul legend Melvin Davis – who cut his first sides in 1961 – in  his Brooklyn debut at Littlefield

9/14, 9:30 PM dark retro 90s keyboardist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

9/14 Canadian punk legends DOA play their farewell NYC show at Europa.

9/15, 3 PM the Columbia Street Fair in Red Hook with Sarah Wonsever, The Whiskey Spitters, Karen Duffy and Feral Foster – stop by the Jalopy table and get drink coupons!

9/15, 7 PM a rare solo show by brilliant eclectic violist Ljova opening for Romany jazz guitar paradigm-shifter Stephane Wrembel at Barbes.

9/15, 8 PM explosive,violin-driven, politically aware acoustic Canadian/Americana hellraisers New Country Rehab at Hill Country.

9/15, 8 PM haunting, allusive Americana/indie songwriter Richard Buckner opens for Califone at Littlefield, $17

9/15, 8 PM Berlin piano/cello duo ianist Magda Mayas and cellist Anthea Caddy at Roulette, $

9/15, 9:30 PM Rob Schwimmer and Dorit Chrysler play duets for theremin and lapsteel at Joe’s Pub, $15

9/16, 7 PM purist jazz guitarist Julian Lage opens with a solo set followed by violin eclecticist Jenny Scheinman with Todd Sickafoose, Nels Cline and Jim Black at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/16, 7 PM wild klezmer string band Danzanova followed at 9:30 by bassist Jim Cammack and his group at Shapeshifter Lab

9/16, 8 PM state-of-the-art jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson leads a trio at Jack

9/16, 8:30 PM chanteuse Kristin Slipp and pianist Dov Manski reinvent jazz standards at at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10+ $10 min

9/16,10ish 90s UK postpunk/postrock stompers Clinic at Glasslands, $17.

9/16, 10:30 PM Brooklyn Rider‘s Johnny Gandelsman makes his solo NYC debut at le Poisson Rouge with violin works by Bach, Biber, Glass and Stravinsky

9/17-18, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: intense, lyrical alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon leads a quartet, $20.

9/17, 8:15 PM the album release show for trombonist Alan Ferber‘s big band project “March Sublime” followed at 9:30 by Israeli/Middle Eastern bassist Ayal Tsubery with Eyal Hai – alto saxophone, Daniel Meron – keys, Rafael Russi – guitar, Dani Danor – drums at Shapeshifter Lab

9/17-30, 8:30/10:30 PM Bill Charlap leads a trio with the Washingtons – Peter and Kenny – at the Vanguard, $25. Popular guy, isn’t he?

9/17, 9ish trance-inducing Malian desert blues sounds with Mamadou Kelly and Leila Gobi at Littlefield, $15; 9/20 they’re at Silvana (116th/Frederick Douglass Blvd) in Harlem

9/18, 8 PM haunting Romany/klezmer/art-rock instrumentalists Barbez plays the album release show for their new one Bella Ciao, a suite of music inspired by both ancient Roman Jewish melodies and the Italian Resistance during the Second World War at le Poisson Rouge, $10 adv tix rec

9/18, 8:30 PM female-fronted garage rock and lyrically-driven art/punk/noir cabaret rock: Mancie followed by Hannah vs. the Many at Rock Shop, $10.

9/18, 8:30 PM Bjorkestra leader/saxophonist Travis Sullivan in a rare trio performance at at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10+ $10 min.

9/18, 9 PM inscrutable cellist/multi-instrumentalist/siren Serena Jost and her band followed by Sweet Soubrette (half of dangerously torchy duo Charming Disaster) at LIC Bar

9/18, 9 PM arguably this generation’s best art-rock band, the Universal Thump at Littlefield.

9/18, 9 PM snarling,jazzy southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs at Spike Hill

9/18, 10  PM retro Americana songstress Cara Scarmack at the Way Station.

9/18, 11 PM Trailer Radio, a great two-guitar band with a charismatic West Virginia frontwoman at Rodeo Bar

9/19 the annual, eclectic NY Gypsy Festival starts, all kinds of good deals available for multiple concerts.

9/19, 7:15 PM brilliant Turkish/Middle Eastern jazz quartet Arifa plus the NY Gypsy All-Stars at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

9/19, 7:30 PM violinist Gil Morgenstern’s Reflections Series kicks off with a program titled The World According to Bach: A Musical Mandala at the World School, 259 Tenth Ave

9/19-22, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: vibraphonist Warren Wolf & the Wolfpack, $25/$30 on the weekend

9/19 and 9/21, 8 PM a reprise of the baroque noir extravaganza The Heirs of Tantalus: From the House of Atreus to the Palace of Nero with words of the Greek tragedians Aeschylus and Euripides, biting commentary from Roman historian Suetonius, and music of Monteverdi, Scarlatti and Handel, “a depraved tapestry of hubris, blood-lust, and vengeance, intertwining mythic characters of Greek tragedy with notorious historical figures of the depraved court of Nero, whose actual crimes dwarf anything the Greek imagination could conjure,” feat.  vocal soloists include soprano Jessica Gould and countertenor José Lemos, and members of the Sebastians under the direction of harpsichordist Jory Vinikour at Broad St. Ballroom, 41 Broad St. in the financial district, $25 tix avail.

9/19, 8 PM indie classical music for two pianos and various piano configurations: pianists Matt Gillespie and Federico Garcia play works by Garcia, Ayo Oluranti; Simon Eastwood and Chris Arrell followed by composer Paul Pinto & ThingNY doing twin piano, toy piano and electroacoustic pieces at the Firehouse Space, $10

9/19, 8:30 PM haunting third-stream jazz composer/singer Sara Serpa leads a quintet with André Matos , guitar;  Jacob Sacks, piano;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Tyshawn Sorey, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink.

9/19, 9 PM Mario Diaz de Leon and Mahir Cetiz employ analog synthesizer, 36-string zither, electric guitar, and piano in improvisations with influences ranging from Xenakis to Scriabin at theAustrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., rsvp req

9/19, 10 PM high-energy female-fronted Austin washboard/jugband trio Mother Merey and the Black Dirt followed by creepy noir cabaret accordoinista Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands at the Way Station

9/19, 10 PM charmingly sultry French chanson revivalists Les Chauds Lapins at Barbes

9/20, 5ish Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, the Budos Band and Charles Bradley with the Menahan Street Band at Williamsburg Park, free, expect to stand in line to get in.

9/20, 7 PM numerous indie classical and classical luminaries perform Mohammed Fairouz works in a Syria-inspired program at Bargemusic including former Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler playing the partita Al Sham, celebrating “the vitality and strength of the Syrian people and of the ability of the human spirit to recover after suffering unspeakable loss”

9/20, 7 PM the Argento Ensemble and New Chamber Ballet perform works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Beat Furrer, Anton Webern, Nina Young, and Michel Galante followed at 8:30 by a dance improvisation and then at 10 Ensemble Mise-en premieres new works by Austrian and American composers – Matthias Kranebitter (will be in attendance), Peter Jakober, Mirela Ivicevic, Matthew Hough, and Moon Young Ha at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St., free.

9/20, 7:30 PM Cadillac Moon Ensemble plays some of their favorite composers: Florent Ghys, Caleb Burhans and Alex Weiser, plus a new Eric Lemmon piece at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St., .$15/$10 stud. There’s also a  6:30 PM free open rehearsal with the composers in attendance there on 9/19.

9/20, 8 PM exhilarating avant garde pipa player/singer Min Xiao-Fen and Korean komungo player Jin Hi Kim plus percussion at Flushing Town Hall, $15

9/20, 8 PM wickedly catchy hip-hop brass grooves with the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at the Knitting Factory, $12

9/20, 8 PM dark electric blues band Jane Lee Hooker at Rock Shop, $10

9/20-21, 8 PM avant garde cellist Charles Curtis plays works by Tashi Wada and others at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., downtown Brooklyn, $15

9/20-21, 9:30 PM bassist Alex Cuadrado leads a quintet with Claudia Acuna on vocals at the Jazz Gallery, $20

9/20, 9/10:30 PM Hush Point with John McNeil, trumpet;  Jeremy Udden, alto sax;  Aryeh Kobrinsky, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink

9/20, 9:30 PM theatrical New Orleans/circus rock jamband Vagabond Swing at Hill Country.

9/20 Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie and her scorching band the Demons at 11 PM at Sidewalk.

9/20, 11 PM eclectic Balkan brass/latin/jazz/hip-hop band the Underground Horns at Battery Harris, 64 Frost St, Williamsburg. The following night 9/21 they’re at Die Koelner Bierhalle, 84 St Marks Pl in Park Slope/Sunset Park, then on 9/25 at 1 they’re playing the outdoor lunchtime concert series  at Lincoln Square Park (66th St/Broadway). They’re back at Die Koelner Bierhalle on the 27th and 28th.

9/21, 5 PM keyboardist Michael Hearst’s Songs for Unusual Creatures – playful, psychedelic instrumentals about weird animals from around the world, suitable for kids – followed at 8 by Dollshot – who put their uniquely creepy, noir improvisational spin on classical art-song – and then at 10 by the reliably boisterous psych-folk Jug Addicts at Barbes.

9/21, 7:15 PM intense acoustic klezmer/reggae/New Orleans/noir jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues

9/21 clever, psychedelic Asian tropicalia jazz group Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica play Esquivel at the Schimmel Center at Pace University on Spruce St. downtown

9/21, 8 PM devious intense, literate, charismatic ukelele siren/songwriter Kelli Rae Powell opens for Lara Ewen at the Jalopy.

9/21, 8 PM drummer Devin Gray’s improvisational unit Vax celebrates the limited edition vinyl-only release of their new album The Sooner We Jump the Better at Douglass Street Music Collective, music at 9 with duelling bassists PascAli (Sean Ali & Pascal Niggenkemper) and then Vax, $10 includes dinner and a copy of the record to first 50 through the door!

9/21, 11 PM dark Syd Barrett-inflected rockers Obits at the Bell House $14

9/21, 11 PM slinky downtempo groove-driven trio El Jezel at Matchless.

9/21, midnight gypsy folk and punk with Taluna and Escarioka at Drom, $10.

9/22, 6:30 PM a screening of the Serbian brass battle documentary film Brasslands, plus sets by Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars and Sazet Band at Drom. $12 adv tix for movie and show; $10 at the door at 8 for the show

9/22, 7 PM the Portland Cello Project with oldtimey chanteuse Jolie Holland at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/22, 7:30 PM purist janglerock tunesmith Kendall Meade a.k.a. Mascott at the Mercury, $10

9/22, 8 PM the Lisa Mezzacappa Trio (Chris Welcome: electric guitar and voice; Lisa Mezzacappa: acoustic bass; and Mike Pride: drums); plus Han-earl Park (guitar), Catherine Sikora (saxophones) and Josh Sinton (saxophone and clarinet) at Douglass St. Music Collective, $10 sugg don

9/23, 7 PM (better get there by 6:30) John Zorn plays the Aeolian-Skinner Organ at St. Paul’s Chapel uptown, 116th/Amsterdam Ave., free.

9/23, 7 PM psychedelic hammered dulcimer instrumentals with House of Waters at 55 Bar, free

9/23, 7:30 PM the Parker Quartet play Mozart – Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 428; Erwin Schulhoff – Quartet No. 1 (1924); Beethoven – Quartet No. 14 in E-flat Major, Op. 74 at Music Mondays, Advent/ Broadway Church 2504 Broadway at 93rd St

9/23, 7:30 PM tuneful lyrical piano brilliance: Dred Scott leads his trio followed at around 9:30 by Kenny Werner leading a quartet at Smalls

9/23, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Hotel Elefant plays the world premiere of Richard Carrick’s new Prisoner’s Cinema inspired by the “prisoner’s cinema,” hallucinatory visions caused by the extreme lack of visual contrast. Hotel Elefant member Kirsten Volness unveils her new song cycle “Precious Nothing,” and co-founder Leaha Maria Villarreal brings a sextet to the program focused on the darker aspects of naturep lus works by Kirsten Volness and Leaha Villareal to open flutist Amelia Lukas’ reliably eclectic Ear Heart Music monthly series at Roulette, $20.

9/23, 9:30 PM retro soul/funk crooner Eli Paperboy Reed at the Mercury, $10

9/24, 7:30 PM eclectic Americana/jazz songwriter/chanteuse Sarah Jarosz at the big room at the Rockwood, $10.

9/24-29, 8/10 PM clarinet genius David Krakauer plays with a series of ensembles at the Stone, $10 ($20 on the weekend with larger ensembles). Choice pick: 9/25 at 8 and 10 doing Zorn compositions from Book of Angels.

9/24-25, 8 PM Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra premieres new music for orchestra and choir by Ingrid Laubrock, Mark Taylor, and Taylor Ho Bynum, plus Braxton’s Composition No. 27 at Roulette, $15.

9/24, 8 PM theatrical new chamber vocal ensemble Cantata Profana at Galapagos

9/25, 7:30 PM powerful, eclectic piano virtuoso Karine Poghosyan leading the St. Vartan orchestra, an ensemble which she founded, in their inaugural appearance playing works by Schubert, Bach, and Liszt at St. Vartan’s Cathedral, 34th St/2nd Ave.

9/25, 8 PM John Zorn’s “dream orchestra” conducted by David Fulmer and featuring violinist Christopher Otto plays Zorn’s Suppôts et Supplications (2012) – U.S. premiere; Orchestra Variations (1996); Kol Nidre (1996); Contes de Fées (1999) at the Miller Theatre, $25 tix avail.

9/25, 8 PM sprawling Americana/oldtime blues band the Flanks at the Way Station.

9/25, 9ish at Littlefield: the Stars of Kalarachi – Southeast Brooklyn meets Southeast Asia with intense psychedelic Bollywood rock band Bombay Rickey, Bhangra Extravaganza ft. Deep Singh, Zeb Bangash and Michael Winograd and Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars.

9/25, 9 PM Eva Salina (intense Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack’s new project) are the guest stars at Feral Foster’s weekly Roots & Ruckus get-together at the Jalopy, free

9/26, 1 PM the St. Petersburg String Quartet plays works by Britten and Purcell at Trinity Church, free

9/26, 7:30 PM eclectic accordionist Uri Sharlin and the DogCat Ensemble play Balkan and classically-influenced originals at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free.

9/26, 9:30 PM Erica Ramos’ sultry oldschool latin soul groove band Spanglish Fly at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

9/26, 8 PM John Zorn chamber works including Illuminations, Madrigals and Orphee plus three world premieres played by a parade of talent including Talea Ensemble and pianist Stephen Gosling at the Miller Theatre, $25 tix avail.

9/26, 8 PM AACM founder Muhal Richard Abrams plays solo piano and ensemble works with an all-star cast at Roulette

9/26 Southern Culture on the Skids playing songs from their new Halloween record at Brooklyn Bowl.

9/26, 8 PM the original downtown guitar god, Elliott Sharp plays a set of his signature solo guitar improvisations plus sets by arresting percussionist Eli Keszler, and the Mauritanian duo Noura Mint Seymali & Jeiche Ould Chighaly at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., downtown Brooklyn, $15

9/26, 8 PM “night of the avant-trombones” with David Taylor, Will Lang and David Whitwell. The heart of the program is the debut performance of the New York Trombone Consort, premiering pieces by David Taylor, Jay Vilnai, and John Chittum plus works by Schubert, Part and others at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th, $12/$8 stud.

9/26, 8 PM Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears at Terminal 5, $27.50 adv tix avail. Be aware that Okkervill River is headlining afterward – not the best segue.

9/26, 8:30 PM dark garage rock with the Allah-Las at the Mercury, $12 adv tix an absolute must – the 9:30 PM second set is sold out.

9/26, 9/10:30 PM unpredictably virtuosic trumpeter Peter Evans with bassist John Hebert and drummer Kassa Overall at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

9/27, 7:15 PM kitchen-sink Asian/Middle Eastern/calypso/jazz globetrotters Tribecastan at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

9/27 7:30 PM brilliant bassist/jazz tunesmith Linda Oh leads her quartet at Shapeshifter Lab

9/27, 8 PM hypnotic Comoros Islands chanteuse Nawal at Alwan for the Arts; “Indo-Arabian-Persian music meets Bantu polyphonies and rhythms mixed with Sufi traditions,” $20/$15 stud/srs.

9/27, 8 PM John Zorn jazz pieces including many rare early works played by a parade of talent including Marc Ribot, John Medeski, Sylvie Courvoisier, Kenny Wollesen and others at the Miller Theatre, $25 tix avail.

9/27-29, 8/10 PM lyrical pianist Helen Sung at Dizzy’s Club with Seamus Blake, tenor & soprano sax; Ingrid Jensen, trumpet; Ben Williams (Sept. 27-28) and Doug Weiss (Sept. 29), bass; Obed Calvaire, drums; Samuel Torres, percussion. Special guests: Steve Wilson, alto saxophone (Sept. 27)

9/27, 8:30 PM 10-piece low-register psycho mambo band Gato Loco followed by lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk chamber pop band Kotorino playing the album release show for their new one at the Cameo Gallery.

9/27, 9/10:30 PM alto saxophonist Melissa Aldana with Pablo Menares on bass and Francisco Mela on drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

9/27, 10 PM funky, dark, intense female-fronted acoustic Americana rockers the Sometime Boys at the Way Station.

9/27, 10 PM torchy/sultry, wickedly smart latin rock/soul groovemistress Sandra Lilia Velasquez aka SLV at Pete’s

9/27, 10:30 PM biting electric alt-country band (and Neko Case collaborators) the Sadies at the Mercury, $15 adv tix rec.

9/27-28, 10:30 PM third-stream pianist Jean-Michel Pilc improvises with Boris Kozlov and Billy Hart – wow – at Smalls.

9/28, 3 PM Brother Sun (folk guitar stars Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor) followed by slide guitarist Luke Winslow-King and band at Madison Square Park

9/28, 7:30 PM Django’s Dream: a Romany swing festival with guitarists Stephane Wrembel, Kamlo and Alfonso Ponticello and special guest Dotschy Reinhardt (Django’s granddaugher) at the Schimmel Center at Pace University on Spruce St.downtown, $35

9/28, 8 PM lousy segue, good show: dark Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss followed by latin rockers New Madrid at Rock Shop, $10.

9/28,9ish desert blues mavens Sway Machinery at Brooklyn Rod &  Gun Club

9/28, 8 PM the DaCapo Chamber Players celebrate the 70th birthday of Cambodian-American composer Susan Ung with a program of her works, two featuring the khaen, the Asian mouth reed organ at Merkin Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud.

9/28, 9ish terse, minimalist, darkly catchy Persian-flavored rock duo the Mast followed by Norwegian folk-pop ice goddess Susanne Sundfor at Glasslands, $12. Sundfor is at the Mercury on 9/30 at 10 for two bucks less.

9/28, 9/10:30 PM Kris Davis leads a trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10+ $10 min. Blurs the line where composition and improvisation intersect; her boundless imagination and sometimes delicate, sometimes biting dynamics and melodicism keep you on edge. One of the most consistently interesting pianists around.

9/28, 10 AM til 8 PM, performers throughout the galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art play the music of John Zorn. Zorn will play the organ – the ancient 1830 Appleton on the balcony beyond the musical instruments section – at 8 to wind up the day.

9/28, 11 PM New Orleans brass with Youngblood Brass Band at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

9/29, 4ish noir ska ensemble Tri-State Conspiracy outdoors at Hank’s as part of the Atlantic Antic street fair.

9/29, 5 PM purist postbop alto saxophonist Carl Bartlett Jr. leads his trio at Kinanm Lounge  856 Atlantic Ave (Vanderbilt/Washington), Ft. Greene/Bed Stuy

9/29, 6 PM hypnotic two-drums-and-sax free jazz outfit Ghosts of the Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood play the album release show for theirnew one at Downtown Music Gallery.

9/29, 8ish Black Uhuru’s Michael Rose backed by his old rhythm section of Sly & Robbie at  B. B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec.

9/29, 8 PM the Spinal Tap of jazz, Mostly Other People Do the Killing play the album release show for their hilarious new 20s hot jazz parody, Red Hot, at the Firehouse Space in Williamsburg, $10

10/1-2, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: Marcus Belgrave – trumpet with Geri Allen – piano; Marion Hayden – bass; Kassa Overall – drums, $20

10/1, 8 PM saxophonist Oliver Lake’s “Strings & More” featuring Flux String Quartet at Roulette

10/1, 8 PM a cool indie classical triplebill: Wet Ink Ensemble + Mivos Quartet + Yarn/Wire at St. Peter’s Church, 246 W 20th St., $10/students free

10/1, 8 PM conductor/flutist Harold Jones will lead the Antara Ensemble in a program to include Béla Bartók’s Divertimento for String Orchestra, and three works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: the Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622, with Stanley Drucker as soloist; the Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, with Ashley Horne as soloist; and the Flute Concerto in G Major, K.V. 313, with Harold Jones as soloist. at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $25

10/2-5, 7:30 PM the world premiere of the grim 70s eco-disaster/recession-themed multimedia project Documerica by indie classical string quartet Ethel at BAM, $20 tix avail.

10/2, 8:15 PM PM punk classical cellist Valerie Kuehne, Americana singer Johanna Warren at 9, saxophonist Oded Tzur at 9:45, dark Americana duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne  at 10:30 at Paperbox

10/3, 7 PM weird segue, great show: Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party followed by the Claudia Quintet playing the album release show for their latest lush third-stream jazz cd at le Poisson Rouge, $15 gen adm

10/3-6, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard trumpeter Brian Lynch celebrates the music of Art Blakey with Donald Harrison – alto saxophone; Billy Pierce – tenor saxophone; Donald Brown – piano; Reggie Workman – bass;Ralph Peterson – drums, $30.

10/3, 8 PM haunting Tunisian chanteuse Sonia M’Barek with Syrian oudist Kinan Idnawi and the brilliant Alwan Arab Music Ensemble at Alwan for the Arts, $25

10/3, 8 PM intense punk jazz with Iconoclast and the William Hooker Ensemble at Shapeshifter Lab

10/3, 8 PM the improvisational Adam Rudolph Go Organic Orchestra at Roulette

10/3, 8:30 PM  hard country/honkytonk rocker Mike Stinson at Hill Country

10/3, 10 PM torchy retro swing/blues band the Fascinators at the Way Station

10/3, 10:30 PM fearless, intense oldschool Detroit soul frontwoman Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at Rock Shop, $8

10/3, 11 PM oldschool garage punk with the Oblivians at the Bell House, $17.

10/4, 7 PM Stuart Isacoff plays the first extant pieces written for the piano – by Lodovico Giustini in 1732 – as well as tracing the development of piano styles through C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven, Jerry Lee Lewis, Couperin, Ravel, Debussy, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Bartok, Chopin, Schubert and others at Annunciation Church, 91st/West End Ave., $20.

10/5, 3 PM Texas songwriter Carrie Elkin & Her Greats followed at 4 by the rustic Nashville gothic of the Black Lilies at Madison Square Park, free

10/5, 5:30 PM eclectic Balkan/latin brass band the Underground Horns at  BRIC House, 647 Fulton St Brooklyn NY, free,

10/5, 7 PM hard-charging Americana string band Spuyten Duyvil plays the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

10/5 Taiwan’s alternately ecstatic and atmospheric pan-Asian acoustic worldbeat ensemble A Moving Sound at Flushing Town Hall

10/5, 8 PM hypnotic south Asian drums with Rhythm of Rajasthan at Drom, $20 adv tix rec.

10/5 dark Americana/paisley underground rockers Mesiko at Rock Shop

10/5, 10 PM hypnotic, fun, psychedelic-as-hell art-rock/prog instrumentalists You Bred Raptors – Epileptic Peat on 8-string bass, Zach Schmidlein on drums and Bryan Wilson on cello – at Arlene’s, $10.

10/5, 11 PM psychedelic postpunk legends Band of Outsiders at Spike Hill

10/6, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra returns to Washington Irving HS Auditorium with maestro Barbara Yahr on the podium with a killer program of Beethoven — Leonore Overture No. 3; Saint-Saëns — Cello Concerto No. 1; Franck — Symphony in D minor, $15 sugg don, reception to follow

10/6, 4 PM Polish choral quartet Ensemble Peregrinus sings their country’s earliest extant pieces—rare songs and sequences from 1000 AD—written for St. Adalbert, Boleslaw I, and Otto III, who engaged in a medieval political drama, at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

10/6, 8 PM Lorraine Leckie does her dark chamber pop thing with Czech violin great Pavel Cingl at the Rockwood

10/6, 8:30ish sharp, lyrical Americana chanteuse Linda Draper and 70s avant folk legend Kath Bloom trade songs upstairs at 2A.

10/8 creepily rustic, intense, violin-fueled Italian folk ensemble Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at Highline Ballroom

10/8 deliriously fun piano-based Afro-Cuban jazz with the Pedro Martinez Group playing the album release show for their new one at City Winery, $18

10/8, 7:30 PM the Hugo Wolf Quartett play works by Mozart, Schubert, Topel, Hersant, and Schmidinge at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/8, 7:30 PM Polish early music ensemble Arte dei Suonatori play music of Telemann inspired by the composer’s travels in Poland at the Morgan Library, $35.

10/9, 7 PM the Wailin’ Jennys’ banjoist Ruth Moody with her killer band: Adrian Dolan on fiddle, mandolin, viola, mandola, accordion; Adam Dobres, electric and acoustic guitars, ukulele Sam Howard, upright bass, at Subculture, $17 tix avail.

10/9, 8 PM Either/Or (NYC) and Ensemble Son (Stockholm) “A Double Quartet collaboration” at Roulette

10/9, 8:30 PM smart, eclectic, guitarishly excellent janglepop songwriter Charlene Kaye at the Mercury

10/9 9 PM gothic folk/noir janglerocker Mac McCarty with his excellent band (including Walter Ego on bass) at Sidewalk

10/10, 1 PM Decoda – Owen Dalby, violin; Anna Elashvili, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Claire Bryant, cello play Britten: Quartet No.1 in D Major for Strings, Op. 25 ; Brahms: Quartet No.1 in C minor for Strings, Op. 51 at Trinity Church, free

10/10, 7:15 PM, Ernst Lubitsch’s silent film The Loves of Pharaoh with music by Joseph C. Phillips Jr. performed by Numinous at PS 321, 180 7th Ave, Park Slope, $15.

10/10, 7:30 PM NYC’s original Balkan brass blasters Zlatne Uste at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

10/10, 7:30 PM Austrian jazz with Brein’s Cafe: Georg Breinschmid, bass; Vladimir Karparov, saxophone; Antoni Donchev, piano at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/10, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: chanteuse Tierney Sutton plays the album release shows for her new Joni Mitchell tribute with Mitch Forman – Hammond B3, piano; Kevin Ax – bass; Peter Erskine – drums, $25/$30 Friday & Saturday.

10/10, 8 PM electric roots rock triplebill: the Roscoe Trio with the Squirrel Nut Zippers’ Jimbo Mathus, fiery female-fronted Americana punks Spanking Charlene and the legendary Del-Lords at Sullivan Hall .

10/10, 8 PM the US live premiere of Unfolding Secrets: A Symphony of the Heart by dark art-rock chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann with Italian composer Marco Missinato at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St .

10/11, 7 PM legendary psychedelic Turkish rockers Yeni Turku at Drom.

10/11, 7 PM cellist Petr Nouzovsky and pianist Patricia Goodson play 20th century Czech composers from neo-Romantic to the avant-garde by Josef Adamik, Leos Janacek,  Josef Bohuslav Foerster, Roman Haas, Bohuslav Martinu, Geraldine Mucha, Viktor Kalabis and Leonard Bernstein. at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St., free.

10/11, 8 PM socially conscious new music group Ensemble Pi commemorates the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War with music by John Harbison, South African composer Philip Miller, Kristin Norderval, and Krzysztof Penderecki. With guest speaker David Riker, co-writer, with Jeremy Scahill from the film Dirty War at the Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St .

10/11, 8 PM Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook shred their axes together at Roulette, $20

10/11 Nashville gothic siren Nicole Atkins at Bowery Electric

10/11-12 Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center.

10/12, 8 PM reliably intense multi-reedwoman Anat Cohen leads a quartet at the Miller Theatre, $25 seats avail.

10/12, 9 PM ferocious original Balkan monsters Raya Brass Band playing songs from their outrageously good new album at the Ukrainian National Home, 140 2nd Ave., $15.

10/12, 9ish southern soul cult legend Barbara Lynn at Littlefield, $15 adv tix rec.

10/13, 3 PM Il Giardino D’amore – a Baroque orchestra with musicians from Poland, Italy, and Spain – perform sacred and secular love songs at  Church of the Epiphany, 22nd St at 2nd Ave), free

10/13, 6 PM composer/performer Mike McGinnis creates his own tone poem depicting a sonic landscape bridging a Swedish archipelago and the woods of his native Maine plus a dance piece at Roulette.

10/13, 7:30 PM  bAgg*fish: Michael Fischer, tenor saxophone, feedback saxophone, violin; Marcos Baggiani, drums, little instruments at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/15, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard – Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra (with Becca Stevens in the role of Bjork),$20.

10/15, 7:30 PM the Aleph Guitar Quartet play works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Bernd Richard Deutsch, Peter Jakober, Arturo Fuentes, and Manuel Hidalgo at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req .

10/15, 11 PM dark anthemic psychedelic rockers Musiciens sans Frontieres at the Bitter End

10/15 dark 4AD-style dreampop rockers Dead Leaf Echo at the Silent Barn in Bushwick; 10/19 they’re at Spike Hill and 10/21 at Paperbox.

10/16, 6 PM Odd Harmonics feat. twelve custom-built theremins opens to the public at the Judith Charles Gallery, 196 Bowery feat. artists Francois Chambard and Cassandra C. Jones

10/16, 7 PM Cygnus Ensemble with guest artists Elizabeth Farnum, Bodies Electric and Sheer Pluck play works by World premieres by Giacomo Manzoni, Daniele Venturi, Peyman Farzinpour, Martin Boykan and John McLachlan and others at the Italian Academy, Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave just south of W. 118th St, free

10/16, 7 PM the ACME String Quartet (Caroline Shaw, violin; Caleb Burhans, violin; Isabel Hagen, viola; and Clarice Jensen) play works by Shaw at the World Financial Center, free ACME will give a repeat performance of selections from Caroline Shaw’s Ritornello on 11/2 at 7 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Rogers Auditorium, paired with Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire.

10/16 three-sister Americana/chamber pop band Shel at the Morrison Hotel Loft; 10/18 they’re at the Rockwood

10/16 Kent Tritle plays a solo organ recital at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, music by Mendelssohn, Bach, Liszt, and Widor.

10/16, 8 PM the American Modern Ensemble play Pierre Jalbert’s Visual Abstract, Jason Haney’s moody Epigrams (NYC premiere), Tight Sweater by self-proclaimed neo-Baroque composer Marc Mellits, and The Thin Ice of Your Fragile Mind by AME’s house composer Robert Paterson. at Roulette

10/17-20, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard  ex-Mingus Group altoist Charles McPherson with Brian Lynch – trumpet; Jeb Patton – piano; Kiyoshi Kitagawa  – bass; Jonathan Blake – drums, $25/$30 Friday & Saturday.

10/17, 7:30 PM the Ruff Pack: Matthias Loscher, guitar; Stephan Kondert, bass; Daru Jones, drums at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/17, 8  PM Gene Coleman & Ensemble N_JP and the Momenta Quartet improvise and play new works with Asian and American instruments at Roulette

10/17, 8 PM Tempus Continuum Ensemble teams up with Mobius Percussion Quartet for a performance of works by Michael Boyd, Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen and more at the Cell Theatre, $8

10/17, 11 PM an eclectic danceable and trippy triplebill: psychedelic funk with the People’s Champs, desert blues-rock with Sway Machinery and Afrobeat with Emefe at Spike Hill, $6.

10/18, 8 PM percussionist Alessandra Belloni leads her delirious high-voltage Italian Taranta project at the chapel at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, $25.

10/18, 9 PM Tim Easton doing his pub rock/rockabilly mashup at the big room at the Rockwood, $TBA.

10/18-19 soaring Canadian Americana chanteuse Lindi Ortega at Subculture

10/19 8 PM le Poeme Harmonique sing Monteverdi and other pre-baroque composers at the Miller Theatre, $30 tix avail.

10/19, 6 PM Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco and the band New Weather play theremin music at the Judith Charles Gallery, 196 Bowery

10/19-20 brilliant desert blues band (and Tinariwen spinoff) Terakaft at Joe’s Pub .

10/20, 5 PM organist Victoria Sirota plays works by Bach and by her husband Robert Sirota at the Church of St. John the Divine

10/21, 8 PM staring down the end through composers’ eyes: the London Symphony Orchestra with Emmanuel Ax at the piano play Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K.595; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141 at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 seats avail.

10/21, 9:30 PM dark glam band Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds (ex-Cramps and Gun Club) at the Mercury, $12 gen adm.

10/22 7 PM cellist Inbal Segev plays music of Mozart and Piazzolla with pianist Mirian Conti, violinist Benjamin Breen, and violist Dov Scheindlin at the Yamaha Piano Salon, $30/$20 stud

10/22, 8 PM Mario Diaz de Leon + Talea Ensemble + TILT Brass at Roulette

10/23, 8 PM Mind Games: improvisational quartet Denman Maroney, bassist James Ilgenfritz, saxophonist Angelika Niescier, and percussionist Andrew Drury at Roulette.

10/24, 7:30 PM sacred steel with the Campbell Brothers at the Lincoln Center Atrium

10/24, 8 PM exciting shamisen/reeds/pipa trio Yumiko Tanaka / Ned Rothenberg / Min Xiao-fen at Roulette.

10/24, 8:30 PM eclectic powerhouse jazz violinist Ali Bello leads a sextet with the great Juancho Herrera on guitar at Zinc Bar, $15

10/25, 7 PM popular oldschool country/bluegrass/oldtime swing trio Red Molly unplugged at the Rubin Museum of Art, $22.50 adv tix highly rec.

10/25, 8 PM pianist Haskell Small plays Mompou’s Musica Callada at Christ & Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St, $15/$10 stud/srs.

10/25, 8 PM pianist Katya Grineva plays a Romantic program of works by Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Ravel, Satie, Bloch, De Falla, Gurdjieff-De Hartmann and Rimsky-Korsakov  in memory of her mom at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $25 tix avail.

10/26, 7 PM dark literate San Francisco pianist/chanteuse Dawn Oberg at Something Jazz Bar.

10/26 8 PM Dena El Saffar’s paradigm-shifting violin-driven pan-Middle Eastern band Salaam at Alwan for the Arts, $25

10/26, 8 PM the Brooklyn What sing the surreal, smart, edgily funny art-rock songs of their late great lead guitarist Billy Cohen at Rock Shop, $10

10/26, 8 PM violinist Monica Huggett & New York Baroque Incorporated play concertos and orchestral works of J.S. Bach at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st, $35.

10/26, 9PM early postpunk legends Certain General,with drummer Dee Pop’s Private World at the Ding Dong Lounge, 106th/Columbus Ave.

10/27, 10:30 AM (morning show – yikes!) the Dublin Guitar Quartet make their New York debut at the Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. with works by Glass and Ligeti, $22, coffee/refreshments provided

10/27, 4 PM Pomerium, New York’s illustrious a cappella chamber choir, movements from Tallis’s lush, joyous Missa Puer Natus Est plus motets by Sheppard, Tye, White, Byrd and Parsons at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail

10/27, 5 PM  Flexible Orchestra’s “Clarinet Madness” at Roulette.

10/29, 6 PM the Horszowski Trio play Joan Tower, John Harbison at the Miller Theatre, free, free drinks at 5:30.

10/29, 7 PM pyrotechnic Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20

10/29-30, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard – alto sax powerhouse Rudresh Mahanthappa’s cutting-edge, Indian-inspired Gamak, $20.

10/30, 8:30 PM guitarist Assaf Kehati leads his trio  at the Bar Next Door

10/31, 1 PM Decoda – James Austin Smith, oboe; Anna Elashvili, violin; Angelia Cho, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello play works by Britten, Kurtag, Mozart and Finzi at Trinity Church, free.

10/31, 7 PM the queen of Coney Island phantasmagoria, Carol Lipnik & Spookarama followed by creepy instrumentalists Villa Delirium at Barbes

10/31, 7 PM NYC’s original circus rock/noir cabaret band, World Inferno at Warsaw, $22.

10/31, 7:30 PM rock en Espanol group – and Elvis Costello collaborators – La Santa Cecilia at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

10/31, midnight noir jazz pianist Dred Scott leads a quintet at the small room at the Rockwood – great choice of show for this particular evening

11/2 noir guitar duels with Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 at Bowery Electric

11/2, 6 PM thereminist Carolina Eyck and pianist Christopher Tarnow and Graph Rabbit  perform new pieces for piano and theremin at the Judith Charles Gallery, 196 Bowery

11/2, 8 PM eclectic jazz vibraphonist Warren Wolf leads his quartet at the Miller Theatre, $25 seats avail.

11/4 Steve Martin’s bluegrass backing band the Steep Canyon Rangers at City Winery,  $20

11/4 the NY Philharmonic’s Contact series moves downtown to Subculture for a premiere of Essa-Pekka Salonen chamber works introduced by the composer.

11/5, 7 PM otherworldly grooves from across the Sephardic diaspora with Rabbi Gad Bouskila, Hazzan Yohai Cohen and the NY Andalus Ensemble at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20.

11/5 7:30 PM cello/accordian duo Wolfgang Panhofer and Alfred Melichar at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/7, 1 PM Decoda – Anna Elashvili, violin; Nathan Schram, viola; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello; Angelina Gadeliya, piano play Britten: Lachrymae; Holiday Diary; Suite for Violin and Piano; Sonata for Cello and Piano at Trinity Church, free.

11/9, noon-ish to 4 PM there’s free jazz all over Central Park, the complete lineup and map of performances is here.

11/9, 11ish the Big Takeover play smart third-wave ska at the big room at the Rockwood

11/10, 4 PM celebrated British viol-and-harp consort Fretwork play John Dowland”s Lachrimae and a selection of pavans at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail

11/10 string quartet Brooklyn Rider with banjo shredder Bela Fleck at le Poisson Rouge

11/11, 8 PM North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Max Lifchitz premiere the Concierto Cubanero by Cuban guitarist Jose Lezcano with the composer featured as soloist at Christ and St Stephen’s Church 120 West 69th St (bet Bway and Columbus), free.

11/12, 7:30 PM Wolfgang Reisinger, drums and electronics; Dave Liebman, saxophones at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/14, 1 PM Grace Cho and Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, piano; NOVUS NY ensemble members Owen Dalby, violin; Alexandra Sopp, flute play Britten: Mazurka Elegiaca, Op. 23, No. 2; Gemini Variations; Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances for Two Pianos at Trinity Church, free.

11/14-16 & 11/19 the NY Philharmonic play Christopher Rouse: Oboe Concerto (with Liang Wang, oboe; NY premiere; Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan (with Glenn Dicterow, violin) at Avery Fisher Hall

11/15 noir Spector-esque chamber pop/psych band Gringo Star at the Cameo Galley.

11/15, 7:30 PM the Hagen Quartett play Beethoven and other composers at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/16, 8 PM brilliant Iranian kamancheh improviser/composer Kayhan Kalhor (of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble) and Ali Bahrami Fard perform original compositions from their recent album I Will Not Stand Alone. at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St), $35/$30 stud/srs

11/16, 9ish perennially vital CBGB-era psychedelic punks Band of Outsiders and dark Swedish garage/psych rockers the Plastic Pals at the Ding Dong Lounge, 106th/Columbus Ave.

11/17, 3 PM maestro Barbara Yahr leads the Greenwich Village Orchestra with guest violinist Itamar Zorman playing Moshe Moshe Zorman — Galilean Suite; Tchaikovsky — Romeo and Juliet, fantasy overture; Brahms — Violin Concerto at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

11/20, 7 PM Hawaiian guitar music with Kekuhi and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20

11/20, 7:30 PM Alan Feinberg, piano; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Ursula Oppens, piano with the Brentano String Quartet play Charles Wuorinen works for solo piano and string quartet at the Morgan Library, $35

11/20, 8 PM Rachel Calloway, soprano; Olivia de Prato, violin; Ensemble Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman play works by microtonal composer Georg Friedrich Haas at the Miller Theatre, $35/$25 stu.

11/21, 1 PM acclaimed, eclectic cellist Matt Haimovitz plays works by Higdon, Britten and others plus a Berio Sequenza at Trinity Church, free

11/21, 7 PM History of Tango with Quintet of the Americas (wind ensemble), Polly Ferman (piano) and Daniel Binelli (bandoneon) play music by Piazzolla, Mores, others and new works by Daniel Binelli  at Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Ave, Manhattan.

11/22, 7:30 PM Wolfgang Muthspiel’s Vienna World -Wolfgang Muthspiel, guitars and voice; Becca Stevens, voice; Billy Childs, piano at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/22, 8 PM Cesar Reyes plays music of Lecuona, Lavista and Diez-Nieto at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. in the west village.

11/22-23, 8 PM the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis collaborates with Indian jazz orchestra the Sachal Jazz Ensemble at Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center – amazing – a cross-cultural cross-pollination not to be missed.

11/24, 4 PM the Cassatt String Quartet play Dvorak’s American Quartet, a traditional Japanese work plus the premiere of James Nyoraku Schlefer’s “Dream Corner,” a septet for string quartet, shakahachi, koto and shamisen at the Tenri Institute, 43A W 13th St $25

11/24 pianist Alessio Bax plays Liszt’s “Dante” Sonata at Alice Tully Hall

12/5, 1 PM Decoda – Owen Dalby, violin; Anna Elashvili, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Claire Bryant, cello play Britten: Quartet No. 3 for Strings, Op. 94; Berg: Lyric Suite at Trinity Church, free.

12/7, 8 PM new music from Iran and Syria with Saeid Shanbezadeh plus eclectic Syrian saxophonist Basel Rajoub, percussionist Naguib Shanbehzadeh, clarinetist Kinan Azmeh; trumpet player Basel Rajoub; and Tunisian violinist Jasser Haj Youssef at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St), $35/$30 stud/srs.

12/8, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra’s annual family-friendly holiday concert: GVO’s Gary Dranch will be on hand to play Rossini’s Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra, and everyone can try an instrument at the post-concert Instrument Petting Zoo, at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow

12/10,6 PM Yarn/Wire play works by Eric Wubbels, Alex Mincek, Mei-Fang Lin and others at the Miller Theatre, free, free drinks at 5:30.

12/11, 7 PM  well-known gems of the 17th century Baroque by Bilber, Bertali, and Muffat as well as recently discovered anonymous works that reside at Kromeriz in the Czech Republic, performed by Tatiana Daubek, Leon Schelhase and Beiliang Zhu at the Czech Center 321 E 73rd St, free

12/15, 4 PM well-loved a-cappella quartet Anonymous 4 sing medieval music from England, France and Spain at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail

12/30-31 9ish Gogol Bordello at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix avail or $60 2-night tix avail.

Live Music in New York in August and September 2013

Daily updates continuing through the month: you might want to bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

John Zorn turns 60 this year. There are dozens of celebrations of the defiantly nonconformist Tzadik maven’s music going on around town: the full calendar is here.

On select Mondays and Thursdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez playing J.S., C.P.E. and W.F. Bach and more recent composers who draw on their work, email for info/location. Summer dates include 8/8 at 7, 8/12 at 5, 9/9 at 5, 9/12 at 7 PM.

Mondays in August, 7 PM the Grand Street Stompers play hot oldtimey swing and dixieland at Arthur’s Tavern on Grove St. just west of 7th Ave. South

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

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

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays in August Mariachi Tapatio de Alvario Paulino provide sonic hot sauce at Rodeo Bar, 9ish

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9:15 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

Mondays in August (check the Barbes website for updates), 9:30ish Chicha Libre plays their home turf at Barbes. The world’s most vital, entertaining oldschool chicha band, they blend twangy, often noir Peruvian surf sounds with cumbia and other south-of-the-border styles along with swirling psychedelic jams and deep dub interludes. Show up early because they are insanely popular.

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

Clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party resume their Tuesday night 9 PM residency at Barbes on 8/20. Get there as soon as you can as they’re very popular. $10 cover

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

Wednesdays at 1 PM there are free organ concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, a mix of NYC-area and international talent.

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

Wednesdays in September (not August) psychedelic funk band Turkuaz play Brooklyn Bowl at 9ish, $10

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

Thursdays and Fridays in August Bulgarian alto sax star Yuri Yunakov and band play Mehanata starting around 10. One of the most intense and gripping improvisers in gypsy music.

Fridays at 5 PM in August, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) plays the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm. When they’re not there, they’ll have someone from from their wide circle of like-minded avant ensembles. Although the sound wafts across the balcony, you actually have to be in the bar itself in order to really appreciate what they’re doing.

Friday evenings at various times (check the site for the weekly schedule) fearless avant cellist/impresario Valerie Kuehne’s Super Coda – a global mix of strange and sometimes amazing sounds, from the way-out to the way-in, drawing on a vast, global talent base – happens at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St., 2nd floor.

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

Saturdays in August at 3 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

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

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

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

Sundays in August guitarist Peter Mazza plays 8 PM at the Bar Next Door with a very adventurous choice of ensembles for such a “in the tradition” purist.

Sundays in August at 9 Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places. He’s also very popular: get there early.

8/1, half past noon bassist Kim Clarke leads her jazz quintet outdoors at St. Marks Church, 10th St/2nd Ave.

8/1, 7:30 PM 80s nostalgia, from kitschy electro-disco to snarling powerpop: the Tom Tom Club and the Go Go’s at Coney Island, past the baseball stadium, free.

8/1-4, the Ron Carter Big Band, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

8/1, 8 PM best doublebill of the year: charismatic retro multistylist/accordionist/songwriting genius Rachelle Garniez followed by improvisational noir guitar jazz/soundtrack trio Big Lazy– New York’s best band of the last 10 years, recently resurrecrted and better than ever – at Barbes

8/1, 8 PM NYC’s funnest, most tunefully insightful Americana/punk rockers Spanking Charlene plus Lakeside Lounge supergroup Jesse Bates & Los Dudes at Fontana’s.

8/1-4 Vijay Iyer plays with a series of ensembles and solo at the Stone, 8/10 PM, $15. Get there early if you’re going.

8/1, 8:30 PM artsy, Americana-flavored, eclectic literate rockers Balthrop Alabama at the Cameo Gallery, $8

8/1, 10 PM fearlessly political latin rockers/metal cumbia band Outernational at Bowery Electric, $8.

8/1, 10ish oldschool country harmony crew Reckon So at Rodeo Bar.

8/1, 10 PM eerie microtonal blues with Jane Lee Hooker at Shrine.

8/2, 5:30 PM torchy sultry literate historically-informed chanteuse/songwriter Robin Aigner & Parlour Game at the American Folk Art Museum.

8/2, 6 PM the Imani Winds play a program including Simon Shaheen’s new work Zafir at Bryant Park

8/2, 7 PM psychedelic Middle Eastern/Central Asian/Caribbean jamband Tribecastan, with their museum worth of instruments, playing songs off their forthcoming 4th album at the Rubin Museum, 150 W 17th St., $20 adv tix rec

8/2, 7 PM Mardi Gras Indians Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles followed by Brazilian and American maracatu projects: Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante and Nation Beat at Damrosch Park.

8/2, 7:30 PM music of Steven Gerber played by violinist Kurt Nikkanen, violinist and violist Cyrus Beroukhim, and cellist Karen Ouzounian, with the composer at the piano at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

8/3, 7:30 PM awful segue, great doublebill: cosmopolitan French lounge-pop combo Banda Magda and the ageless, pyrotechnic Eddie Palmeiri Salsa Orchestra at Prospect Park Bandshell, free.

8/2, 9 PM the female-fronted Sullied Accolades play Romany-inflected acoustic Americana at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

8/2, 9:30 PM the “Iranian Bob Dylan,” Mohsen Namjoo at Drom, $15

8/2, 10ish art-rockers the Tea Club play their wild, eighteen-minute, early Genesis-esque epics at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg, $5.

8/2, midnight infectiously catchy bluegrass/Americana band Tumbling Bones at the Rockwood.

8/3, 5 PM rustic Americana with Tall County at the small room at the Rockwood

8/3, 7:30 PM the North American debut of legendary 1950s North African/Middle Eastern orchestra El Gusto playing cross-pollinational Algerian and Sephardic music at Damrosch Park.

8/3, 7:30 PM a Malian Caravan for Peace with desert blues band Tartit, longtime Ali Farka Toure sideman Mamadou Kelly & Imharhan and enchanting Pakistani ghazal singer Kiran Ahluwalia at Littlefield, $18.

8/3, 7:30 PM eclectic adventurous jazz/avant garde singers Jean Rohe and Joanna Wallfisch at le Poisson Rouge, $10 adv tix rec. add Wallfisch is also at Cornelia St. Cafe on 8/22 at 6 PM for an extra five bucks.

8/3, 8 PM tuneful all-female punk trio Thundera at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

8/3, 8 PM eclectic original female-fronted Afro-latin funk band Dawn Drake & Zapote feat. Terry Dame on sax at Shrine.

8/3, 9 PM wickedly lyrical, catchy Americana songwriter Marcellus Hall (ex-Railroad Jerk and White Hassle) at Union Hall, $8.

8/3, 9 PM cleverly lyrical, darkly funny Nashville gothic rock with Maynard & the Musties at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club – if you can’t afford John Prine at the Beacon, this is for you.

8/3, 9 PM sly western swing/honkytonk crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers with the brilliant Homeboy Steve Antonakos on guitar at Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn

8/3, 10 PM Connecticut’s terse, purist surf rockers the Clams, powerhouse original reverb rockers Strange But Surf and brilliant, noirish surf/janglerockers the Lost Patrol at Otto’s

8/4,  1 PM an afternoon of Korean classical and traditional sounds, accent on the drums:  New York Korean Traditional Marching Band and Ensemble Sinawi on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/4, 4 PM Novosibirsk pianist Roman Stolyar and drummer Weasel Walter wail through a series of improvisations at Spectrum, $15

8/4, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues.

8/4, 8ish state-of-the-art lyricism: Immortal Technique and the X-ecutioners plus numerous special guests at Stage 48, $15

8/4, 9 PM dark female-fronted Americana/psychedelic rockers Mesiko at the Mercury $10

8/5, 7:30 PM Caribbean night with Morgan Heritage, the Kes Band and the ageless Mighty Sparrow at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free.

8/5, 8 PM veteran Americana rockers Rusty Truck play the album release for their new one at Hill Country, $15

8/5, 8:30 PM lyrical, eclectic third-stream pianist Laila Biali with bassist Matt Aronoff at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

8/5, 9 PM guitar-driven big band jazz with Matt Davis’ Aerial Photograph at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

8/5, 10 PM drummer Gerry Gibbs is in town with an interesting lineup: Mark Feldman – violin , Steve Wilson – alto sax , Robin Eubanks – trombone , Benito Gonzalez – piano , Essiet Essiet – bass, at Smalls.

8/6, 7 PM sizzling oldtimey/Balkan/bluegrass violinist Sarah Alden & the Red Hot Rubies at Barbes followed at 9 by hot Romany band Romsk Boji.

8/6, 7 PM the Dahdoo Middle Eastern Ensemble play classics and obscurities at at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.

8/6, 7 PM soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome leads a trio at the community garden at 203 E 104th St (between 2nd & 3rd Aves), $10 sugg don

8/6, 8 PM torch/jump blues band the Hot Sardines followed by New Orleans band Debauche, who play songs from the Russian criminal underworld from the Tsarist to Soviet eras at Brooklyn Bowl, free w/rsvp.

8/6, 8 PM one of the original and still most intense grasscore bands, Slim Cessnas’s Auto Club at Santos Party House, $15.

8/6-10, 8:30/11 PM an intriguing oldschool improvisational evening: Reggie Workman, Oliver Lake and Andrew Cyrille with special guest Vijay Iyer at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

8/6-11, 8:30/10:30 PM alto saxophonist Steve Wilson leads a quartet with Orrin Evans-piano, Ugonna Okegwo-bass, Bill Stewart-drums at the Vanguard, $25.

8/6, 9 PM a good couple of darkly lyrical songwriters at the Way Station in Ft. Greene: Americana-tinged Jessi Robertson followed at 10 by Celtic-tinged Niall Connolly .

8/6, 10ish horn-driven Romany punk rock with Stumblebum Brass Band at Rodeo Bar – yup, Rodeo Bar.

8/7, 7 PM Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk at Madison Square Park

8/7, 7:30 PM Panamanian salsa legend Ruben Blades at Damrosch Park.

8/7, 8 PM dark vibraphone virtuoso Tom Beckham’s Rotation Trio at Barbes.

8/7, 8:30 PM powerful jazz belter Brianna Thomas leads her band at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink; followed at 10:30 PM by fiery lyrical third-stream soul-jazz chanteuse/pianist Nicole Zuraitis , same deal, separate admission.

8/7, 9 PM dark cabaret band Emily Danger at the Way Station in Ft. Greene, free. They’re also at Rock Shop at 9 on 8/31 for $10.

8/8, 6:30 PM hip-hop brass grooves with the No BS Brass Band on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/8, 7 PM wickedly smart, politically aware, tuneful psychedelic new wave band the Larch and SisterMonk playing their high-energy worldbeat/punk/funk at Bowery Electric, $8

8/8, 8 PM ten-piece Balkan brass monstrosity Slavic Soul Party followed by live animal film scores (clarification: live music, animals onscreen) by Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin, & the Wordless Music Orchestra at Prospect Park Bandshell, free.

8/8, 8 PM the Pedro Giraudo Sextet followed at 10 by the Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Collective at Barbes

8/8, 8:15 PM a rare performance away from his Jalopy home base by Feral Foster at Sidewalk; followed eventually on the bill by excellent, dark lo-fi blues duo A Brief View of the Hudson at 10:30

8/8, 8:30 PM high-energy oldtime Connecticut Americana/roots/bluegrass band Poor Old Shine at Hill Country, free; the following night 8/9 they’re at the Jalopy for $10

8/8, 9:30 PM psychedelic Balkan rockers Choban Elektrik at Rock Shop, $7.

8/8, 10ish, irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

8/9-18 the Bard Summerscape Music Festival spotlights Stravinsky and his world upstate in Annandale: roundtrip shuttle bus available from NYC. Too many shows to list, the entire calendar is here.

8/9, 5:30 PM tuneful smart lyrical retro Americana harmony duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne at the American Folk Art Museum.

8/9, 6 PM the Enso String Quartet at Bryant Park

8/9, 6:30 PM Hungry March Band and Vau de Vivre Society on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/9, 7:30 PM sinister noir cabaret/oldtime guy/girl duo Charming Disaster at Dixon Place

8/9, 7:30 PM “Edwardian pagan lounge ensemble” Rosin Coven and Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra at Damrosch Park, this will be a madhouse, kids will be camping out, get there early.

8/9, 7:30 PM the Attacca Quartet play music by Schubert (string quartet #10) and Bartok (string quartet #6) at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

8/9, 8 PM austerely glorious violinscapes with Skye Steele’s Glorious Sunshine followed at 10 by Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group – at Barbes

8/9, 8:30 PM Shaggy – yeah, him, Mr. Lova Lova – at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/9, 9 PM hauntingly nuanced chanteuse Jan Bell – who makes the connection between oldtime Americana and British folk – and her band the Maybelles at Red Hook Bait & Tackle. They’re also at at the small room at the Rockwood on 8/22 at 8.

8/9, 9:45 PM oldtime fingerstyle blues guitar genius/politically subversive songwriter Lenny Molotov followed at 10:30 PM by Canadian gothic siren Lorraine Leckie and her explosive band at Sidewalk

8/9, 10 PM powerpop guitar genius Chuck Prophet at the Bell House, $12 adv tix rec.

8/9, 10 PM oldschool horn-driven ska with trombonist Kevin Batchelor & Grand Concourse at Two Boots Brooklyn.

8/9, 10:30 PM trombonist Michael Dease with Myron Walden – alto sax , Glenn Zaleski – piano , Yasushi Nakamura – bass , E.J. Strickland – drums at Smalls.

8/9 cleverly amusing New Orleans pianist Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars at Rodeo Bar, 11 PM

8/10, 1 and 3 PM indie classical and wild intense minor-key Russian/tango stringband songs: Fireworks Ensemble and Ljova & the Kontraband on Governor’s Island, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferrry terminal on the half-hour.

8/10, 7:30 PM intense two sax-and-drums dancefloor vibes with Moon Hooch at Prospect Park Bandshell, free.

8/10, 8 PM gypsy song maven (and Berthold Brecht descendent) Sanda Weigl at Barbes. She’s also playing Cornelia St. Cafe on 8/13 at 8 for $20 and playing a tribute to Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf at Joe’s Pub on 8/27 at 7:30 PM for $15

8/10, 8 PM British powerpop/pub-rock legend Nick Lowe at Damrosch Park.

8/10, 8:30 PM rockabilly guitarslinger/chanteuse Kim Lenz & the Jaguars at Joe’s Pub

8/10, 9 PM timeless, satirical faux-French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Rock Shop, $8.

8/10, 9 PM ferocious, anthemic, literate rockers Wormburner at Spike Hill, note $5 cover charge

8/10, 9ish eclectic, musically brilliant Americana jamband American String Conspiracy at Branded Saloon

8/10, 9 PM a haunting Central Asian sufi music concert in honor of the great Bukharan composer/lutenist Levicha Bobokhanov at the Queens Theatre in the Park, $25

8/10, 9:30 PM all-female band Your Ex-Girlfriends play country covers of Nashville pop bands like Dixie Chicks and Dolly Parton to Garth Brooks and Little Big Town. Also on the bill: Portland, Maine country band North of Nashville at Union Hall, $8.

8/11, 2 PM slinky Moroccan/Lebanese classic-era Middle Eastern ensemble Layali el Andalus outdoors in the garden at Flushing Town Hall, free, early arrival sugg.

8/11, 3 PM pianist Vicky Chow plays a program TBA at at the Noguchi Museum 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St

8/11, 5 PM the Como Mamas – whose latest a-cappella gospel album is off the hook – followed by Motown’s Brian & Eddie Holland, New Orleans soul maven Allen Toussaint and then bluesman Bobby Rush – at Damrosch Park.

8/11, 7:30 PM banjo virtuoso Jayme Stone plays the album release show for his new orchestral suite at Joe’s Pub, $15.

8/11, 8/10 PM lyrical, sweepingly intense third-stream jazz pianist Amina Figarova leads her sextet at Iridium, $25.

8/11, 9ish the Bakersfield Breakers play surf music and twang instrumentals at Rodeo Bar.

8/11, 9ish a Butch Morris tribute with the Musical Mind Orchestra improvising and conducted by Bajram Istrefi at Nublu, $10

8/11, 9:30ish what’s left of Velvet Mafia followed by reunions of first-wave retro torch song revivalists Boo Boo’s Lounge and then the legendary Maul Girls at Bowery Electric,$tba, get out your clunky black shoes for this one.

8/12, 7 PM Clare & the Reasons’ Olivier Manchon’s lush Orchestra de Chambre Miniature at the big room at the Rockwood.

8/12-13, 8 PM Josh Sinton’s Ideal Bread digging into Steve Lacy repertory at I-Beam, $10

8/12, 8:30 PM excellent, dark lo-fi blues duo A Brief View of the Hudson at Bowery Electric.

8/12, 9 PM third-stream big band jazz with the Awakening Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

8/13, 7 PM Avi eclectic, edgy, smartly lyrical, funky rock songwriter Avi Fox-Rosen followed at 9 by the funky Lucky Chops Brass Band at Barbes. LCBB are also at the community garden at 203 E 104th St (between 2nd & 3rd Aves on 8/27 at 7, $10 sugg don

8/13, 7:30 PM Brooklyn Rider’s Johnny Gandelsman explores solo violin works from across centuries, from Biber to Glass, from Bach to Stravinsky in his debut solo concert at le Poisson Rouge, $

8/13-14, 7:30/9:30 PM Marcus Strickland leads his quartet with his bro EJ on drums plus David Bryant on piano and Ben Williams on bass at the Jazz Standard, $20.

8/13-18 Mary Halvorson plays with a series of ensembles and solo at the Stone, 8/10 PM, $15. She’s got a killer new album out – if cool guitar is your thing, this is a residency not to miss. Choice picks: 8/13 at 8 in a duo with Joe Morris and then the final two nights with her septet.

8/13, 8/10:30 PM lyrical pianist Luke Celenza and his combo at the Blue Note, $10 standing room avail.

8/14, 8 PM one of the most compelling, nuanced singers in acoustic music, Jes Hudak at the small room at the Rockwood

8/15-18 funky organ maven Dr. Lonnie Smith leads a big octet, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25 ($30 on the weekend)

8/15, 7 PM newschool bachata romantica with Bachata Heightz at Highbridge Park in Manhattan.

8/15, 8 PM brilliant, intense pianist Myra Melford “presents excerpts from the work-in-progress Language of Dreams, an ambitious interdisciplinary project inspired by Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano’s Memory Of Fire trilogy, which explores the history of the Americas through the retelling of indigenous myths and accounts from the European colonizers.” Not known who her band is for this gig, but whoever it is will be good, $15.

8/15, 8 PM twisted, satirical, pottymouth cover band the Dan Band at Stage 48, $25 adv tix rec.

8/15, 8:30 PM guitarist Assaf Kehati leads a quartet feat. Anat Cohen at the bar Next Door, $12.

8/15, 9:30 PM sick Dolly Parton cover band Doll Parts– who mix straight-up rock versions of her schlockiest 80s crap with acoustic covers of her country classics – at Rock Shop, $10.

8/15, 11 PM this year’s East Village Reggae Festival features roots from Beating Hearts Band and Statement Band followed by crooner Donovan Banzana at Drom, $10 with rsvp.

8/16-17, 7 PM cult favorite virtuoso pianist Jon Nakamatsu plays Brahms’s Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 with the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s principal cellist Péter Szabó followed by the NY Phil playing Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 tix avail.

8/16, 7:30 PM hilarious, satirical oldtime string band/circus rockers Dustbowl Revival at Joe’s Pub, $12.

8/16, 10 PM wild gypsy punk music with Kagero at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

8/16, 11 PM Ethiopian rock band Jano play their NYC debut at SOB’s, $25 adv tix rec

8/16, 11:30 PM reverb-addicted haunting noir garage rock duo Twin Guns and LES noir glampunk/noiserock legends the Chrome Cranks at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec., this may sell out.

8/17, 6 PM intense flamenco jazz pianist Ariadna Castellanos at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

8/17, 7:30 PM saxophonist Nick Hempton plays the album release show for his new one with Dan Aran – drums , Art Hirahara – piano , Marco Panascia – bass , Michael Dease – trombone at Smalls.

8/17, 8 PM Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes.

8/17, 8ish Cheik Hamala Diabate plays a benefit for the people of Mali at City Winery, special guests expected, $30 standing room avail.

8/17, 10 PM the the twisted funny retro 60s country and southwestern gothic stylings of the Jack Grace Band at 68 Jay St. Bar

8/17, 10 PM the Brighton Beat play psychedelic jazzy Afrobeat at Shrine.

8/18, 8 PM guitarist Jonny Lam’s elegant countrypolitan band Honeyfingers feat. special guest Jim Campilongo at Barbes.

8/19, 8 PM a sneak preview of next year’s Sephardic Music Festival at Drom with haunting but lively Ladino chanteuse Sarah Aroeste at Drom, $15 adv tix highly rec

8/18, 9 PM low register groove heaven with Moist Paula & the Handsome Horns – Moist Paula (Moisturizer, Rev. Vince, Melvin Van Peebles, Burnt Sugar) and MK (MK Groove Orchestra, Easy Star All Stars, Funk Ark) on bari saxes, Kev Moehringer (Zongo Junction) on trombone and Yoshio Kobayashi (Moisturizer, Akoya and Antibalas) on drums – at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

8/18, 10:30 PM dark intense minimalist Persian-flavored indie rock duo the Mast at Glasslands, $8

8/19, 7:30 PM Gladys Knight & the O’Jays at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free

8/20, 7 PM dark anthemic latin rock trio Axel (fka New Madrid) at Spike Hill.

8/20, 7 PM rising star jazz drummer Zach O’Farrill leads his group at at the community garden at 203 E 104th St (between 2nd & 3rd Aves

8/20-21 trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire leads a sextet, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25.

8/20-25 tuneful, perennially individualistic pianist Satoko Fujii plays the Stone, 8/10 PM, $15. Choice picks: 8/20 at 10 with Briggan Krauss (sax) “Kappa Maki” aka Natsuki Tamura (trumpet) Nels Cline (guitar) Satoko Fujii (piano) Michael T.A. Thompson (drums) 8/23 at 9 with her Min-Yoh Ensemble ; Kappa Maki (trumpet) Satoko Fujii (piano) Curtis Hasselbring (trombone) Andrea Parkins (accordion) and then 8/24 at 10 with her intense, assaultive Minamo duo with Carla Kihlstedt

8/20, 11 PM badass retro honkytonk band the Sweetback Sisters play a rare, intimate free show at the small room at the Rockwood – get there early!

8/21, 7:30 PM the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center plays works by Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

8/22, 8 PM klezmer/bluegrass mandolin virtuoso Andy Statman ($10 cover) followed at 10 by Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty English translations of Georges Brassens classics at Barbes.

8/22. 8:30 PM tenor saxophonist Brad Linde with Linda Oh on bass and Dan Tepfer on piano; at 10 PM the unit expands with Ted Brown on tenor and Jeff Brown on drums, at I-Beam, $10

8/22, 8:30 PM eclectic atmospheric Indiani string band Karavika, $20 followed at 10 by sitarist Neel Murgai and his groove-oriented jamband at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15 incl. a drink

8/22, 8:30 PM Canadian Americana singer/drummer/bandleader Charlotte Cornfield at Rock Shop, $10.

8/22, 9:30 PM charismatic, sultry, torchy Americana songwriter/chanteuse Julia Haltigan and her fiery band at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

8/22, 11ish rustic oldtime upbeat swing/country blues bandleader Woody Pines at Rodeo Bar

8/23-24 the Charlie Parker Festival. 8/23, 7 PM the world premiere of “Bird is the Word,” Jimmy Heath’s new Charlie Parker-themed suite played by Heath’s big band at Marcus Garvey Park; 8/24 at 3 has vibraphonist Warren Wolf & the Wolf Gang, trumpeter Christian Scott, drummer Sheila Jordan and octogenarian reedman Lee Konitz leadingtheir quartets at Tompkins Square Park while back at Marcus Garvey Park it’s alto sax powerhouse Jaleel Shaw, drummer Kim Thompson, chanteuse Cécile McLorin Salvant and the perennially intense Kenny Garrett.

8/23 perennially powerful, tuneful, lyrically relevant Irish rockers Black 47 plays the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. and the East River, $25 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/23, 8 PM oldschool soul from the late 60s with JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound at Brooklyn Bowl, $8.

8/23, 8:30 PM tuba player Ben Stapp and his 13-piece big band the Zozizmos at I-Beam, $10.

8/23, 9/10:30 PM hypnotically groove-driven Indian folk-rock band Charanams – winners of the 2011 WNYC Battle of the Bands – at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

8/23, 11ish suave baritone western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack City Ramblers at Rodeo Bar.

8/24, 2:30 PM this era’s most powerful composer for tenor sax, JD Allen works out a new trio at Williamsburg Park, free

8/24, 8ish surf rockers Nat Brower & the Power at Bowery Electric

8/24 half past midnight (actually wee hours of 8/25) avant garde soul personality/throat-singer Akim Funk Buddha at the Blue Note, $10,

8/25, the all-day NY Hot Jazz Festival starting at 1 PM and probably going all night at Mehanata, various prices depending on what acts you want to see. In reverse order starting at 1: the Hot Sardines, Manhattan Society Orchestra with Kate DavisBria Skonberg’s Hotter Than Sextet, Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra, the Grand Street Stompers, Avalon Jazz Band, Pete and Will Anderson Quintet and Mona’s Hot Four

8/25, 2 PM music from Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico performed by Adela Dalto, vocalist with Mario Bauza’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra and Arturo O’Farrill, at Flushing Town Hall, outdoors, free.

8/25, 3 PM clarinetist Thomas Piercy and pianist Elinor Abrams Zayas play “heaps of Piazzolla and some edgier tango nuevo, South American music, Gershwin, etc….” at Spectrum, $15

8/25, 8:30 PM rockabilly siren L’il Mo Passin and guitar god Homeboy Steve Antonakos with briliant noir Nashville chanteuse Drina Seay and special guests upstairs at 2A.

8/25 9ish witty pan-Asian/Middle Eastern/Romany/jazz string band Tribecastan with their museum’s worth of exotic instruments at Nublu, $10

8/25, 9/11 PM trumpeter Tim Hagans leads a quartet with Vic Juris: guitar; Jukkis Uotila: drums; Rufus Reid: bass at Birdland, $tba.

8/26, 7:30 PM third-stream pianist Romain Collin with an engaging rhythm section, Luques Curtis and Obed Calvaire at Smalls

8/26, 8/10:30 PM versatile oldschool/newschool soul avatar and saxophone powerhouse Lakecia Benjamin at the Blue Note, $10 standing room avail.

8/26 8:30 PM deviously eclectic, cinematic third-stream pianist Steve Hudson leads his Ensemble at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

8/27 dark garage rockers the Detroit Cobras play the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. and the East River, $25 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/27, 7:30/9:30 PM bassist Linda Oh leads a quartet playing the album relesae show for her new one Sun Pictures with Ben Wendel – tenor & soprano saxophones; Matt Stevenson – guitar and Rudy Royston – drums at the Jazz Standard, $20.

8/27-9/1, 8/10:30 PM soul/groove guru Roy Ayers and band at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

8/27, 8:30 PM pianist Melody Fader and violinist Laura Lutzke play works by Chopin, Schumann and Sibelius among others at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

8/27, 9 PM one of this era’s most brilliant, distinctive third-stream pianists, Satoko Fujii sneaks away from her residency at the Stone for a special quartet show with Nina Inai (percussive dance), “Kappa Maki” (trumpet) and Rafael Lariviere (percussion) at Spectrum, $15

8/27, 9ish wild crazy Romany jazz/New Orleans jamband Dirty Bourbon River Showat Brooklyn Bowl, $7.

8/27, 10 PM assaultive Nashville noiserock/punk band Bad Cop at the Cameo Gallery, $8.

8/27, 10 PM the Lucas Pino two-guitar No Net Nonet at Smalls.

8/27 torchy bossa chanteuse Sasha Dobson at City Winery.

8/28 badass alt-country siren and Neko Case collaborator Carolyn Mark at 11ish at Rodeo Bar.

8/29 7:30 PM lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk chamber pop band Kotorino at Joe’s Pub

8/29, 8 PM an amazing quadruplebill at Spike Hill: hilarious Tipsy Oxcart, who play acoustic versions of current day Eastern European pop hits, Jbabun, gypsy/latin/ska rockers Karikatura and charismatic gypsy punk/metal cumbia band Escarioka, $7.

8/29, 8 PM oldschool salsa orchestra spectacular: Larry Harlow & the Latin Legends Band at East River Park

8/29, 8:30 PM tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s.

8/29, 9 PM a good fun ska bill: Across the Aisle and the Rudie Crew at the Parkside

8/29, 10 PM brilliantly lyrical, brooding, bitter (and sometimes jaunty and hilarious) acoustic songwriter Erin Regan at Sidewalk.

8/30, 6 PM the Dorian Wind Quintet at Bryant Park.

8/30,7 PM sympatico intuitive piano improviser Charity Chan joins forces with Berlin saxophonist and NYC’s own Weasel Walter on drums for a semi-reprise of her kick-ass show earlier this summer at Spectrum, $15

8/30, 8 PM torchy/sultry, wickedly smart latin rock/soul groovemistress Sandra Lilia Velasquez aka SLV at Barbes.

8/30, 8 PM Oregon guitar/keys/drums improvisers Grex, punk classical cellist/personality Valerie Kuehne and dark psychedelic guitar rocker Martin Bisi at Panoply Performance Lab, 104 Meserole St, Bushwick, $5

8/30, 10 PM the Brooklyn What – whose Public Assembly show earlier this year was arguably the best rock show anywhere in town – at Freddy’s, free, get there if you’re going.

8/31, 3 PM dark eclectic Americana/jazz/third-stream songwriter Steve Gunn, acerbic horn-guitar duo 75 Dollar Bill, freak-folk legend Bobb Trimble and Syrian composer/bandleader Omar Souleyman at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St. in Red Hook, $15.

8/31, 3-5 PM a Ukrainian traditional dance party with music by Andriy Milavsky and Cheres under the boardwalk at Brighton 4th St. at Coney Island, free

8/31, 7 PM Hannah vs. the Many play sharply literate, angry, individualistic, tuneful female-fronted powerpop and noir cabaret at Arlene’s ,$10.

8/31, 8 PM smart free jazz sounds, on the aggressive side: set 1: Frank Gratkowski (saxophones, clarinets)/Andrea Parkins (el. accordion, objects, and electronics); set 2: Frank Gratkowski with sympatico intuitive piano improviser Charity Chan (piano; Montreal QC)/Emilie Lesbros (voice; Paris FR) at Jack, $10

8/31, 9/10:30 PM intense, lyrical pianist Bobby Avey leads a quartet feat. Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

9/1, noon-5 PM a free avant garde afternoon on Governors Island with pianists Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg, Tigue Percussion, crooner Theo Bleckmann and indie chamber ensemble Classical Jam, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferrry terminal on the half-hour.

9/5, 7 PM day one of the Resonant Bodies Festival of avant vocals at Roulette features  Lucy Dhegrae, Lautaro Mantilla, Ariadne Greif and their ensembles doing eclectic and interesting new and older works.

9/6, 7 PM day two of the Resonant Bodies Festival of avant vocal music at Roulette features Amirtha Kidambi, improvised etudes by the Elizabeth-Caroline Unit, Jamie Jordan singing electroacoustic works and Megan Schubert singing Coltrane and others plus her own works .

9/6, 7:30 PM chamber music collective Till by Turning premieres bassoonist Katherine Young’s Four Chambered Heart with video installation by Paul Rowley, inspired by Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time (same instrumentation – cool!) at First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, 124 Henry St, Brooklyn Heights, $10

9/6, 9 PM a cool, fun Americana triplebill: oldtimey swinging Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band, early 50s/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. and the honkytonking Third Wheel Band at Union Hall, $10.

9/7, 7 PM the final night of the Resonant Bodies Festival of avant vocal music at Roulette has Jeffrey Gavett, Christie Finn, a brief composer/performer roundtable, and Kjersti Kveli and her band Cochlea Freedom

9/9, 8 PM Montpelier, France’s Dedalus Ensemble plays new works by  Travis Just, Devin Maxwell, Cat Lamb, Jason Brogan, Quentin Tolimieri, Jonathan Marmor, Craig Shepard, John Hastings, and Michael V. Waller at Roulette, $15

9/10, 8 PM “a mixed Christian Wolff brass program with TILT  Brass and a premiere of a new piece commissioned by FONT from the Roy Campbell Jr Akhenaten Large Ensemble” at Roulette, $15

9/11, 8 PM a Brooklyn premiere of Antiphonal Fanfare for six trumpets by John Zorn, celebrating the memory of Butch Morris, with trumpeters and Morris colleagues plus the New York premiere of a Henry Brant antiphonal piece for 52 trumpets and percussion! at Roulette, $15

9/12, noon-ish amazing all-female jam-oriented klezmer/jazz ensemble Isle of Klezbos at Lentspace (the vacant lot at the triangle of 6th Ave. and Canal)

9/12, 6:30 PM the Rosebuds perform Sade’s Love Deluxe at the Mercury, $15.

9/12, 8 PM Elliott Sharp meets Either/Or – could get crazy – at Spectrum, $15

9/12 brilliant, noir surf/dreampop/janglerockers the Lost Patrol at Bowery Electric

9/13, 11:30 PM diverse, tuneful San Francisco oldtime bluegrass/string band the Brothers Comatose at the big room at the Rockwood $10. 9/15 they’re at the Bell House at 9 for the same price.

9/18, 9 PM arguably this generation’s best art-rock band, the Universal Thump at Littlefield

9/19, 7:30 PM violinist Gil Morgenstern’s Reflections Series kicks off with a program titled The World According to Bach: A Musical Mandala at the World School, 259 Tenth Ave

9/19 and 9/21, 8 PM a reprise of the baroque noir extravaganza The Heirs of Tantalus: From the House of Atreus to the Palace of Nero with words of the Greek tragedians Aeschylus and Euripides, biting commentary from Roman historian Suetonius, and music of Monteverdi, Scarlatti and Handel, “a depraved tapestry of hubris, blood-lust, and vengeance, intertwining mythic characters of Greek tragedy with notorious historical figures of the depraved court of Nero, whose actual crimes dwarf anything the Greek imagination could conjure,” feat.  vocal soloists include soprano Jessica Gould and countertenor José Lemos, and members of the Sebastians under the direction of harpsichordist Jory Vinikour at Broad St. Ballroom, 41 Broad St. in the financial district, $25 tix avail

9/20, 5ish Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, the Budos Band and Charles Bradley with the Menahan Street Band at Williamsburg Park, free, expect to stand in line to get in.

9/20, 7 PM the Argento Ensemble and New Chamber Ballet perform works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Beat Furrer, Anton Webern, Nina Young, and Michel Galante followed at 8:30 by a dance improvisation and then at 10 Ensemble Mise-en premieres new works by Austrian and American composers – Matthias Kranebitter (will be in attendance), Peter Jakober, Mirela Ivicevic, Matthew Hough, and Moon Young Ha at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St., free

9/21 clever, psychedelic Asian tropicalia jazz group Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica play Esquivel at the Schimmel Center at Pace University on Spruce St. downtown

9/21 devious intense, literate, charismatic ukelele siren/songwriter Kelli Rae Powell opens for Lara Ewen at the Jalopy

9/23, 7 PM (better get there by 6:30) John Zorn plays the Aeolian-Skinner Organ at St. Paul’s Chapel uptown, 116th/Amsterdam Ave., free.

9/23, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Hotel Elefant plays the world premiere of Richard Carrick’s new Prisoner’s Cinema inspired by the “prisoner’s cinema,” hallucinatory visions caused by the extreme lack of visual contrast. Hotel Elefant member Kirsten Volness unveils her new song cycle “Precious Nothing,” and co-founder Leaha Maria Villarreal brings a sextet to the program focused on the darker aspects of naturep lus works by Kirsten Volness and Leaha Villareal to open flutist Amelia Lukas’ reliably eclectic Ear Heart Music monthly series at Roulette, $20

9/24-25, 8 PM Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra premieres new music for orchestra and choir by Ingrid Laubrock, Mark Taylor, and Taylor Ho Bynum, plus Braxton’s Composition No. 27 at Roulette, $15

9/26 Southern Culture on the Skids playing songs from their new Halloween record at Brooklyn Bowl.

9/26, 8 PM “night of the avant-trombones” with David Taylor, Will Lang and David Whitwell. The heart of the program is the debut performance of the New York Trombone Consort, premiering pieces by David Taylor, Jay Vilnai, and John Chittum plus works by Schubert, Part and others at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th, $12/$8 stud.

9/26, 8 PM Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears at Terminal 5, $27.50 adv tix avail. Be aware that Okkervill River is headlining afterward – not the best segue.

9/27, 8:30 PM 10-piece low-register psycho mambo band Gato Loco followed by lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk chamber pop band Kotorino playing the album release show for their new one at the Cameo Gallery

9/28, 10 AM til 8 PM, performers throughout the galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art play the music of John Zorn. Zorn will play the organ – presumably the ancient 1830 Appleton on the balcony beyond the musical instruments section – at 8 to wind up the day.

9/29, 6 PM hypnotic two-drums-and-sax free jazz outfit Ghosts of the Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood play the album release show for theirnew one at Downtown Music Gallery

10/3 oldschool garage punk with the Oblivians at the Bell House

10/6, 4 PM Polish choral quartet Ensemble Peregrinus sings their country’s earliest extant pieces—rare songs and sequences from 1000 AD—written for St. Adalbert, Boleslaw I, and Otto III, who engaged in a medieval political drama, at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail

10/25, 8 PM pianist Haskell Small plays Mompou’s Musica Callada at Christ & Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St, $15/$10 stud/srs

11/4 the NY Philharmonic’s Contact series moves downtown to Subculture for a premiere of Essa-Pekka Salonen chamber works introduced by the composer.

12/30-31 9ish Gogol Bordello at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix avail or $60 2-night tix avail.

Live Music in New York City in July and August 2013

Daily updates continuing through the month: you might want to bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

The Brooklyn Performance Art Festival runs 7/4-28 – too many acts to name, runs the gamut from provocative and potentially powerful to dada overkill. Most shows in Bushwick, at the PPL Space, Goodbye Blue Monday, Jack and elsewhere, the full schedule is here.

On select Mondays and Thursdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez playing J.S., C.P.E. and W.F. Bach and more recent composers who draw on their work, email for info/location. Summer dates include 6/10 at 5 PM, 6/13 at 7, 7/18 at 5, 7/11 at 7, 8/8 at 7, 8/12 at 5, 9/9 at 5, 9/12 at 7

Mondays in July, 7 PM the Grand Street Stompers play hot oldtimey swing and dixieland at Arthur’s Tavern on Grove St. just west of 7th Ave. South

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

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

Mondays 7/8, 7/15, 7/22 and 7/29 lyrical jazz pianist Laila Biali with Theo Bleckmann, Chris Tarry and Ben Wittman at Subculture, 8 PM, $15

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays in July Mariachi Tapatio de Alvario Paulino provide sonic hot sauce at Rodeo Bar, 9ish

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9:15 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

Mondays in July (check the Barbes website for updates), 9:30ish Chicha Libre plays their home turf at Barbes. The world’s most vital, entertaining oldschool chicha band, they blend twangy, often noir Peruvian surf sounds with cumbia and other south-of-the-border styles along with swirling psychedelic jams and deep dub interludes. Show up early because they are insanely popular.

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

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

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

Wednesdays at 1 PM there are free organ concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, a mix of NYC-area and international talent.

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

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

Thursdays and Fridays in July Bulgarian alto sax star Yuri Yunakov and band play Mehanata starting around 10. One of the most intense and gripping improvisers in gypsy music.

Thursdays in July, 10ish, irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

Fridays at 5 PM in July, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) plays the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm. When they’re not there, they’ll have someone from from their wide circle of like-minded avant ensembles. Although the sound wafts across the balcony, you actually have to be in the bar itself in order to really appreciate what they’re doing.

Friday evenings at various times (check the site for the weekly schedule) fearless avant cellist/impresario Valerie Kuehne’s Super Coda – a global mix of strange and sometimes amazing sounds, from the way-out to the way-in, drawing on a vast, global talent base – happens at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St., 2nd floor.

Fridays in July Niall Connolly and band have a pseudo-weekly residency at 9 PM on June 7th, 14th, 28th, and July 5th, 12th and 19th at the small room at the Rockwood. He gets pegged as a singer-songwriter but he’s really a rocker with a smart political sensibility who writes catchy, anthemic, surprisingly eclectic songs in an alternatingly energetic and morose middle period Graham Parker/Elvis Costello vein.

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

Fridays in July, midnight-ish, psychedelic horn-driven Afrobeat orchestra Emefe at the big room at the Rockwood

Saturdays in July at 3 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

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

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

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

Sundays in July with the exception of 6/16 guitarist Peter Mazza plays 8 PM at the Bar Next Door with a very adventurous choice of ensembles for such a “in the tradition” purist.

Sundays in July , 8/11 PM the ferocious, intense Arturo O’Farrill Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland, $30 seats avail

Sundays in July at 9 gypsy guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places. He’s also very popular: get there early.

7/1, 7:30 PM Glass Farm Ensemble : Margaret Lancaster, flute; Amy Advocat, clarinet; Bill Trigg, percussion; and Yvonne Troxler, piano – play new works by Michael Jarrell, Paula Matthusen, Frederic Rzewski, Alfred Simmerlin at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs

7/1, 9ish 80s new wave legends Bow Wow Wow at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $25. Now in her mid-40s, Annabella Lwin is still reputedly going strong.

7/1, 10 PM Detroit African-American punk legends Death at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

7/2, 6 PM Felix Hernandez’ Rhythm Review and Joe Bataan at Soundview Park in the Bronx.

7/2, 7:30 PM the Argento Ensemble play new vocal and chamber works by Georg Friedrich Haas plus others by Alban Berg and Anton Webern at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req.

7/2, 8 PM the Garifuna Collective and Danny Michel at Highline Ballroom, $15

7/2, 8 PM Ivoirien roots reggae legend Alpha Blondy at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec.

7/2, 8 PM Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez and his blazing salsa jazz group at Rockefeller Park.

7/2, 8 PM Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office

7/2, 9 PM intense klezmer group Litvakus at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

7/2 9:30 PM rising star baritone saxophonist Brian Landrus plays the album release show for his new one Mirage with a string section at Joe’s Pub

7/3, 6 PM Boston string band Joy Kills Sorrow followed by bluegrass legends the Grascals at Madison Square Park.

7/3, 6 PM the adventurous, witty Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet at Bryant Park

7/3, 9:30 PM vibraphonist Behn Gillece and alto saxophonist Ken Fowser play the album release show for their killer new one Top Shelf at Smalls

7/4, 7:30 PM Ethiopian groove orchestra Fendika at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

7/4, 11 PM devious powerpop cult artist Patti Rothberg at Trash.

7/5-7,  7:30/9:30 PM pianist Cyrus Chestnutt leads a quartet with Rockell Scott on vocals at the Jazz Standard, $25 ($30 on the weekend)

7/5, 7:45 PM dark soul/rock/avant garde songwriter Katie Elevitch plays and sings totally acoustic to accompany the yoga class at Sacred Sounds Yoga, 163 Bleecker St, 2nd Fl,

7/5, 8 PM pensive Americana songwriter Donna Susan at Otto’s. Raised on punk, inspired by country, more honest and haunting than any of the newbies recently relocated to Bushwick.

7/5, 9ish charismatic latin punk/metal cumbia band Escarioka followed eventually by “gypsybilly punks” the Butcher Knives at Bowery Electric, $8

7/5, 9 PM Ege and Winds of Anatolia play in solidarity with the Turkish resistance at Drom, $10 adv tix highly rec

7/5, 10 PM oldschool punk cumbia/vallenato powerhouse Very Be Careful at Barbes.

7/6, 7:30 PM punk Balkan brass madness with the Stumblebum Brass Band at the Mercury, $10.

7/6, 7:30 PM brilliant flamenco jazz pianist Ariadna Castellanos leads her vocal flamenco jazz project at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

7/6, 9 PM the Byzan-tones play wild psychedelic Greek surf music at Otto’s followed at 10 by Dick Dale-influenced 9th Wave, the Nebulas and Radio Birdman-influenced garage punks Thee Icepicks.

7/6, 9 PM amazing oldtime triplebill: Jason Sypher on bass plus Richardson and Nick Stillman singing oldtime Americana duets followed by the Locust Honey String Band and then M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10

7/6 half past midnight (actually wee hours of 7/7) subtle, vivid classic tango chanteuse Maria Cangiano at the Blue Note with her band, $10.

7/6, 8 PM La Sonora Carruseles play salsa dura and boogaloo on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office.

7/6, 10 PM female-fronted punk-new wave retro rockers Ingrid & the Defectors followed eventually at midnight by surf rockers Dark City at Fontana’s, $8

7/6, 10 PM high-energy oldtime-style string band the Down Hill Strugglers at 68 Jay St Bar.

7/6, 11 PM flutist/bandleader Ahu Gural and her killer backup group play in solidarity with the Turkish resistance at Drom. They’re also here on 7/20, same time.

7/7, 7:30 PM cult hero crooner (and Carol Lipnik collaborator) John Kelly sings “rebel songs” including Clash covers at Joe’s Pub, $20. He’s also here on 7/14.

7/7, 8 PM retro Americana fiddle music with Lily Henley & Jordan Tice followed by bluegrass band the Six Deadly Venoms at the Jalopy, $10

7/7, 8ish composer/choreographic pianist Eleonor Sandresky collaborates with improv ensemble Murmuration at Spectrum, $15

7/8, 7:30 PM Colombian vocalist Lucia Pulido teams up with Austrian improvisers Franz Hautzinger and Martin Siewert and Afro-Peruvian guitar specialist Eric Kurimski  at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req.

7/8, 8 PM noir blues/dark garage rockers Penrose at Grand Victory in Williamsburg

7/8, 8 PM awesome doublebill at Douglass St. Music Collective:bassist James Ilgenfritz with trombonist Steve Swell and drummer Joe Hertenstein featuring  a rare US appearance by French bass-clarinetist Jean-Brice Godet. A Jonah Rosenberg/Concetta Abbate/Jessica Pavone/Erika Kapin string band spectacular follows at 10.

7/8, 8:30 PM pianist Sasha Papernik play a joint homage to Prokofiev and Irving Berlin at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

7/8, 9 PM the Cecilia Coleman Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/8, midnight, dark southwestern gothic/oldschool C&W with Jack Grace at the Ear Inn.

7/9, 7 PM new big band jazz with colorful trombonist John Yao & His 17-piece Instrument at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, free

7/9, 5:30 PM the Jayhawks’ and Golden Smog’s Gary Louris’ backing band the End of America followed by the queen of the minor key, Eilen Jewell in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

7/9 Israeli Middle Eastern dance/jamband Yemen Blues at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

7/9, 7:30 PM classical guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima with Zaira Meneses, Francisco Roldán, Carlo Valte Rex Benincasa playing art-rock instrumentals of Beatles tunes from their new album Beatlerianas at the Spanish Institute 684 Park Ave (68th st); 7/10 they’re at Mannes College of Music, 150 W 85th St at 7 PM

7/9, 7 PM rising star tenor saxophonist Stan Killian leads his quartet at 55 Bar, free. Altoist David Binney leads his at 10.

7/9, 7 PM salsa dura band La Excelencia at Rockefeller Park.

7/9, 7:30 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra play works by Beethoven, Haydn and Tschaikovsky at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

7/9-14, 8/10 PM it’s pianist Anthony Coleman’s week to book the Stone leading a series of ensembles, $15. Choice pick: rare solo sets on 7/12, piano at 8, organ at 10.

7/9, 8 PM Ray Gelato with the City Rhythm Orchestra play swing and jump blues on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office.

7/9, 8:30 PM eclectic chanteuse Tierney Ryan with pianist Adam Kromelow at Cornelia St Cafe, $20 incl. a drink. At 9:30 singer Jo Wallfisch with Art Hirahara on piano follow, separate admission, same deal

7/9, 9 PM eclectic retro C&W songwriter Alex Battles at the Jalopy, free, 2-for-1 beers available

7/9 , 9:30 PM the smart oldtimey Deadly Gentlemen play the album release show for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $12.

7/9 moody latin rock/soul groovemeister Sandra Lilia Velasquez of Pistolera aka SLV at Pete’s, 10 PM; Xenia Rubinos follows at 11.

7/9, 10:30 PM upbeat reggae rockers Three Legged Fox at Webster Hall

7/10, 6 PM the eclectic Balkan/latin/New Orleans flavored Underground Horns at 220 Vesey Street, (betw West Street & the Hudson River)

7/10, 7 PM B.B. King on the water out behind the World Financial Center, free.

7/10, 7 PM Brian Charette’s Organ Sextette feat. Brian Charette (organ), Jochen Rueckert (drums), Itai Kriss (flute), Mike DiRubbo (alto sax), Kenny Brooks (tenor sax), Norbert Stachel (bass clarinet) at Smoke

7/10, 7 PM jazz chanteuse Rene Marie and her band at Madison Square Park.

7/10, 7:30/9:30 PM the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra directed by Paul Contos at the Jazz Standard, $20.

7/10, 7:30 PM deviously lyrical janglerock/Americana songwriter Marcellus Hall at Bowery Electric

7/10, 8 PM Alan Gilbert conducts the NY Philharmonic playing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto plus Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 at Prospect Park, early arrival advised if you want to get anywhere the near the orchestra. The program repeats 7/11 at 8 in Queens at Cunningham Park, enter at 193rd St, near 81st Ave or Union Turnpike.

7/10, 8 PM scorching female-fronted powerpop/jamband Devi outdoors at the Grove St. Path train station in Jersey City, free.

7/10, 8 PM Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Tito Rodriguez, Jr play an explosive mambo homage to Tito Puente, Machito and Tito Rodriguez on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office

7/10, 9 PM popular 90s conscious reggae crooner Luciano at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec.

7/10, 9 PM Don Fiorino and Certain General’s Phil Gammage play acoustic blues and noir Americana at No Malice Palace, 197 E 3rd (A/B

7/10, 9ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar

7/10, 9:30 PM alto saxophonist Daniel Bennett and his group play the album release show for his witty new one Clockhead Goes to Camp at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd St, $10 + 2 drink min.

7/10-11 9:30 PM trumpeter Alex Sipiagin leads a sextet playing the album release for his new one with Sipiagin – trumpet , Steve Wilson – alto sax , Dave Kikoski – piano , Boris Kozlov – bass , Donald Edwards – drums at Smalls

7/11, noon, dub reggae/drum & bass legends Sly & Robbie at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn

7/11, half past noon NYC’s original punk brass band, Hungry March Band at One New York Plaza downtown.

7/11, 7 PM fiery violinist Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi’s Rabbit Rabbit at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec

7/11, 7:30 PM innuendo-driven French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

7/11-14, 7:30/9:30 PM  saxophonist Chris Potter leads a quartet with Adam Rogers – guitar; Fima Ephron – electric bass; Nate Smith – drum at the Jazz Standard, $25 ($30 on the weekend).

7/11, 8 PM oldtime harmony band the Weal and the Woe followed at 10 by dark Romany rock/chamber pop group Kotorino at Barbes

7/11, 8ish Lila Downs at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival advised, this will undoubtedly sell out.

7/11, 8ish dark retro Link Wray-influenced surf/soul rockers Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside at Pier 84 on the river in Chelsea.

7/11, 8 PM veteran Cali-Mex rockers Los Lobos on the water out behind the World Financial Center, free.

7/11, 9 PM ferocious female-fronted bassless noiserock band Bugs in the Dark followed by the Butchers & the Bakers at Union Pool, $7.

7/11, 9 PM Single Red Cent play edgy, biting, lyrically smart, sometimes really funny, bouncy/funky postpunk at followed eventually at 11 by Pocket Pool (ha ha) at Trash, $8.

7/11, 9:30 PM Nikola Ragusa, Amelie Brodeur and Natalie Spehar play works by Astor Piazzolla, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Marc Mellits, video game composer Koji Kondo plus Canadian folk songs at Culturefix, free

7/11, 10 PM a blast from the past – longtime Sunday resident and purist Americana songwriter/crooner Matty Charles back on his old turf at Pete’s

7/12 6 PM Bobtown singer and dark Americana songwriter Karen Dahlstrom at the American Folk Art Museum

7/12, 7 PM NYC’s only all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Prospect Park Bandshell, free.

7/12, 7:30 PM adventurous indie string ensemble the Zzyzx Quartet play a program TBA at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud//military/$10 srs.

7/12, 8 PM Colombian art-folk singer Lucia Pulido followed at 10 by a rare appearance on their home turf by psychedelic Peruvian-style surf rockers Chicha Libre at Barbes

7/12,  9 PM by Jann Klose (who sang the Tim Buckley parts in the film Greetings from Tim Buckley);  7/18 at 7 PM Klose i’s at Cafe Aroma, 161 W 72nd St.

7/12 wickedly catchy yet intricate twin-keyboard-female-fronted art-rockers Changing Modes at Fat Baby on Rivington east of Essex, time/price TBA.

7/12, 8 PM Mitra Sumara plays Iranian pop classics from the 60s and 70s by  Googoosh, Pari Zangeneh, Parva, Zia Atabi and others at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

7/12, 8 PM Cheap Trick at Coney Island, past the baseball stadium, free

7/12, 8 PM the recently regrouped Tipica 73 play classic salsa  dura on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office.

7/12, 8:30 PM the Ugly Bug Ballroom Band with Tatianna Overton on vocals followed by the creepy charm of Le Petit Pépinot at 9:30 PM with Monika Haar – toy piano/melodica; Ching Wai Lo – cello; Dorian Costanzo – percussion, Alida Torres – vocals/ukulele at I-Beam, $10

7/12, 8:30ish anthemic ethereal Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at Bowery Electric, $10

7/12, 9ish ferocious reverb-driven noir garage rockers Twin Guns and eventually darkly dreamy, atmospheric 4AD style rockers Dead Leaf Echo at Cake Shop. 7/18 Twin Guns are at the soon-to-be-closing Maxwell’s.

7/12, 9 PM the One and Nines – NJ’s answer to Sharon Jones – at Park Tavern, 575 West Side Ave (@ Communipaw Ave), Jersey City, free

7/12, 9 PM Unlimited Force play roots reggae at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/12, 9/10:30 PM trombonist Ryan Keberle & Catharsis at the Jazz Gallery, $20

7/12, 9:30ish the NYCity Slickers play high-energy harmony-driven bluegrass at Rodeo Bar.

7/12, 10 PM the Jack Grace Band followed by Frankenpine spinoff Tall County at the Jalopy, $10

7/13, 1 and 3 PM the Bang on a Can All-Stars “play Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint for electric guitar, Michael Gordon’s harrowing Industry for solo cello and electronics, David Lang’s kaleidoscopic Sunray, Julia Wolfe’s edgy and dense Lick from 1994, Thurston Moore’s noise meditation Stroking Piece #1, and Louis Andriessen’s iconic Workers Union for any loud-sounding group of instruments” on Governor’s Island, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferrry terminal on the half-hour.

7/13, 2 PM a daylong “experimental/prog” festival at Spectrum starting at 2 with Dalit Warshaw on piano and theremin; at 3 SoCorpo  (Sasha Bogdanowitsch & Sabrina Lastman’s trippy intense vocal and bowed psaltery project), pianist Marilyn Nonken at 5, the Moirae Ensemble at 6:30, Ron Anderson with Sylvie Courvoisier, Chuck Bettis and Michael Evans at 8, Toby Driver and Kayo Dot at 9:30, Jesse Kranzler closing out the night, tix $10 for indiv set or $25 for daylong pass (or $50 for two-day pass).

7/13, 5 PM edgy lyrical intense Nina Simone-influenced soul siren Alice Lee at the small room at the Rockwood

7/13 the  Quitapenas and Joe Bataan (the real Joe Bataan?!?) outdoors in the backyard at Union Pool, free,guessing around 5 PM

7/13, 6:30 PM a titanic Balkan brass quadruplebill with Zlatne Uste, Slavic Soul Party, Inspector Gadje and Raya Brass Band outdoors at 220 Vesey St. downtown.

7/13, 7 PM Batterie en Valise – “six vintage suitcases – each housing a quirky collection of curated found objects – transform into a cacophonous jungle gym of mounted percussion assemblages and dangling curiosities” at Barbes

7/13, 8 PM ferocious Radio Birdman style chromatic garage punk with the Mess Around, perfect band for Saturday night at this venue, at Trash, $10.

7/13, 8/10 PM perennially hip noir jazzcats the Jazz Passengers at Iridium, $30

7/13, 8 PM eerie, haunting soundtrack composer Thomas Simon plays the album release show for his new one followed eventually by intense, majestic, hauntingly anthemic art-rock band Of Earth at Spike Hill, free.

7/13, 8:30ish ferocious south-of-the-equator rock triplebill: Mecanica Popular, R-Tronika and MAKU Soundsystem at Bowery Electric, $10

7/13, 8 PM Alan Gilbert leads the NY Philharmonic in a program TBA on the great lawn in Central Park, get there early. They’re also here on 7/15 at 8 playing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto plus Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, and at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on 7/16 at 8.

7/13,  8 PM the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra play a tribute to Illinois Jacquet on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office

7/13, 8ish latin soul legends the Ghetto Brothers at Crotona Park in the Bronx.

7/13, 8:30 PM chamber pop pianist Lulu Clohessy at Caffe Vivaldi. Not a lot of music of hers out there, but it’s intriguing: she seems to be a better tunesmith than most.

7/13, 8:30 PM guitarist David Ullmann leads an octet ewith Chris Dingman and  Kirk Knuffke at I-Beam, $10

7/13, 9 PM excellent, dark acoustic-electric Americana band A Brief View of the Hudson, putting an edgy, lyrical new spin on antique sounds at Zirzamin

7/13, 9 PM eclectic Americana/powerpop rockers the Tara Lynne Band at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

7/13, 9:30ish 9:30ish ecstatically fun, intense gypsy punk/metal cumbia/rock en Espanol band Escarioka and wild Miami rumba ska punks Askultura at Mehanata.

7/13, 10 PM dark purist rockabilly siren Lil Mo & the Monicats at Two Boots Brooklyn

7/14 celebrate Bastille Day on E 60th St.

7/14, 2 PM day two of the “experimental/prog” festival at Spectrum with Sarah Cahill, piano at 2, ambient guitarist Grey McMurray at 3:30, Diabolicus at 5, Dr. Nerve guitarist Nick Didkovsky at 6:30, Doug Balliett at 8, Alexander Sigman at 9:30, $10 for indiv set or $25 for daylong pass (or $50 for two-day pass)

7/14, 3 PM bhangra funk orchestra Red Baraat and Romanian gypsy brass band Fanfare Ciocarlia at Central Park Summerstage. FC are playing Drom afterward at around 11, get there early if you’re going because it will sell out fast.

7/14, 3 PM Burmese traditional vibraphone virtuoso Kyaw Kyaw Naing at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St.

7/14, 7 PM oldtime hot jazz extravaganza: guitarist Nick Russo leads an 11-piece big band plus Banjo Nickaru & His Western Scooches with Betina Hershey, plus special guests Dennis Lichtman & Mona’s Hot Four (with Jared Engel) and Gordon Au’s Grand Street Stompers at the Jalopy, $10

7/14, 7 PM pan-Latin chanteuse Marta Topferova with improvisational third-stream ensemble Parais Rural followed at 9 by Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

7/14, 7 PM the Chris Welcome/Shayna Dulberger/John McLennan trio improvise at Downtown Music Gallery.

7/14, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues. He’s also here on 7/28.

7/14 8 PM the Moirae Ensemble plays a program dedicated to the 1,127 victims of the factory collapse in Savar, Bangladesh, most of whom were women, with works by Caltabiano, Kim, Gubaidulina, Roussel and Caplet at the Gershwin Hotel, $10

7/14, 8 PM soaring, intense original Americana with Jan Bell & the Maybelles at 68 Jay St Bar.

7/14 9 PM dark intense tuneful/lyrical janglerock/postpunk chanteuse Baby Streuth (f.k.a. Naomi Hates Humans) at Trash, $8

7/14, 10ish ageless roots reggae crooner Freddie McGregor at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec.

7/15, 9 PM the Hyeseon Hong Jazz Orchestra – who combine traditional Korean folk and classical sounds into jazz – at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/16, 6 PM eclectic, jam-oriented worldbeat/klezmer band Metropolitan Klezmerat Cornelia St. Cafe, $15 ticket includes one drink.

7/16, 7 PM the Redwood Tango Ensemble play Argentine classics from the 20s and 30s at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party .

7/16, 7:30/9:30 PM trumpeter Don Sickler leads an all-star octet playing a salute to arranger Tad Dameron at the Jazz Standard, $20

7/16, 8 PM edgy, upbeat bluesy original swing tunes with guitarist Miss Tess & the Talkbacks followed at 9 by Sophie Auster (Paul’s torchy chanteuse kid) and then art-rocker Christina Courtin at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/16 8 PM sly ageless soul sage/filmmaking legend Melvin Van Peebles w/Laxative (featuring the core members of Burnt Sugar) at the Cutting Room, $20 adv tix rec.

7/16, 8 PM Mongolian psychedelic folk-rockers Hanggai at Alice Tully Hall, $25 tix avail.

7/16-21, 8/10 PM saxophonist Louie Belogenis leads a series of ensembles at the Stone, $15. Choice picks: 7/17 with Russ Lossing on piano and Kenny Wollesen on drums and then 7/19 with Ikue Mori on who knows and Sylvie Courvoisier on piano.

7/16, 8:30 PM rising star tenor saxophonist Chad Lefkowitz-Brown plays the album release show for his new one with Travis Reuter, guitar;  Sam Harris, piano;  Linda Oh, bass;  Kenneth Salters, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink .

7/16, 9 PM dark psychedelic rocker Martin Bisi followed eventually at 11 by the high-energy dreampop rockers Highway Gimps at Cake Shop,$8

7/16, 10 PM the original postpunk band, Wire, still going strong and making good albums, at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec. Avoid the putrid, simpering, twee 9 PM opening act.

7/17, 7 PM pianist Jose Menor plays music of contemporary Spanish composers Ramon Paus, Hector Parra, Joan Guinjoan and others at Spectrum

7/17, 8 PM guitarist Tom Csatari presents an evening of rootsy, cinematic narratives with his electro-acoustic Weathervane sextet feat. violist Jessica Pavone at Barbès.

7/17, 8:30 PM tuneful Lynchian vibraphone jazz group Bryan & the Aardvarks– whose show at Subculture last month was amazing – w/ Jon Cowherd on piano at Cornelia St Cafe

7/17, 9 PM the devious Elisa Flynn presents another entertaining multi-artist night: classic vocal and instrumental duets, taken to the extreme, swapping parts, styles, sexes and so forth. Lineup includes: Adam Levine, Maharajah Sweets, Elisa Flynn & Thee Shambels’ Neville Elder, Sarah Bisman, Mary Byrne & Mark Rogers, the Halsey Hellhounds, the Knuk Tats (Chris Q. Murphy & Stephanie Allen), Triplets, Matt & Rivka Frye, and Alex Mallett at the Way Station in Ft Greene

7/18, noon the latest Malian desert blues guitar sensation, Bombino at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free. 7/30, 8 PM he’s at Brooklyn Bowl for $15.

7/18, 7:15 intense, anthemic, politically-fueled Turkish rock band Minor Empire at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

7/18, 7:30 PM haunting female-fronted Canadian-Turkish art-rock/psychedelic band Minor Empire at Drom, $10 adv tix req

7/18, 7:30 PM Douglas Kearney, Kamala Sankaram, Kassa Overall, Lisette Santiago and others perform new works inspired by the poetry of Sekou Sundiata at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free.

7/18, 8 PM the Brighton Beat play a double set of psychedelic jazzy Afrobeat at Spike HIll, free

7/18, 8 PM John Zorn’s Hildegard von Binghen-inspired Holy Visions – for five a capella female voices – followed by a solo improvisation on the organ by Zorn himself at Alice Tully Hall, $25 adv tix avail.

7/18, 8 PM diverse antique and original Americana songwriting: Sarah Syms, the Locksmiths, Fife & Drom and Elizabeth Devlin at the Jalopy

7/18, 8 PM the reliably entertaining, clever Erin & Her Cello at the bg room at the Rockwood, $10

7/18-20, 8 PM Ensemble musikFabrik plays Karlheinz Stockhausen’s epic operatic theme suite Michaels Reise um die Erde at Avery Fisher Hall, $25 tix avail.

7/18, 8:15 PM intriguingthird-stream pianist/singer Sarah Silverman -jazz chanteuse trained as a classical pianist – at Caffe Vivaldi

7/18, 8 30ish torchy Americana chanteuse Megan Reilly at Union Hall, $8.

7/18, 8:30 PM tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock’s Anti-House with Mary Halvorson, guitar; Kris Davis, piano; Sean Conly, bass; Tom Rainey, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

7/18, 9 PM the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $18 adv tix very highly rec. – they’re as good or better than they were 20 years ago.

7/18, 10:30ish Roosevelt Dime play their oldtimey “steamboat swing” at Rodeo Bar.

7/18, 11 PM oldtimey music maven Bliss Blood’s torchy noir duo project Evanescent at Pete’s.

7/18, 11ish edgy sardonic Japanese Brooklyn postpunk girlband the Hard Nips at Death by Audio.

7/19, 8 PM inscrutable cellist/multi-instrumentalist/siren Serena Jost – whose latest album A Bird Will Sing is off the hook – with her band at Barbes.

7/19, 8/10 PM dark eclectic Afro-Cuban tinged jazz with the Puppeteers with Arturo O’Farrill, Bill Ware, Jaime Affoumado & Alex Blake at Iridium, $30.

7/19, 8;30 PM killer south of the border style rock triplebill: metal cumbia with Mecanica Popular, Mokaad and then NYC’s funnest live band, Peruvian style surf rockers Chicha Libre at Bowery Electric, $15

7/19, 9 PM dark Waits-ish oldtimey sounds with the Sullied Accolades followed at 10 by fiery gypsy punks Kagero at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

7/19, 9 PM irrepressible literate chanteuse Elisa Flynn presents an evening of possibly twisted classic duets – Doc & Merle, George & Tammy, John & Exene, ad infinitum, featuring Adam Levine, Maharajah Sweets with Perpetua, Elisa Flynn & Neville Elder, Sarah Bisman & Matt Storm, Mary Byrne & Mark Rogers, The Halsey Hellhounds, The Knuk Tatz (Chris Q. Murphy & Stephanie Allen), Triplets, and Alex Mallett at the Way Station

7/19, 9/10:30 PM drummer Tom Rainey’s Obbligato with Ingrid Laubrock, Ralph Alessi, Kris Davis and Drew Gress, at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

7/19, midnight, gypsy/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Nublu; 7/20 at 9:30 PM they’re at Mehanata.

7/20-23 the Music Frees All Festival featuring NYC’s most danceable bands – 3 venues, proceeds to benefit Scotty Hard, the well-loved producer who was paralyzed from the waist down when his cab was t-boned by a stolen car in Greenpoint a couple years back. Bands include Antibalas, Chicha Libre, Emefe, Mokaad, Zongo Junction, Smoota, Xenia Rubinos, Super Hi-Fi, the People’s Champs, Mecanica Popular, Karikatura and many more, the full schedule is here.

7/20, 6 PM torchy, sultry literate historically-informed chanteuse/songwriter Robin Aigner & Parlour Game followed eventually at 10 by the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn at Barbes.

7/20, 6 PM powerhouse flamenco jazz pianist Ariadna Castellanos at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink.

7/20, 7:15 PM cutting-edge indie classical group Ensemble Mise-En play world-premiere works by Moon Young Ha, fretless guitarist Timucin Sahin and Claude Vivier’s “Pulaw Dewata” at Drom, $15.

7/20, 7:30 PM pianist Jim Ridl leads a quartet with Tim Horner – drums , Boris Kozlov – bass , Brandon Wright – tenor sax at Smalls

7/20, 8 PM the Jack Quartet, Alchemy Quartet and Brooklyn Rider play the six John Zorn string quartets at Alice Tully Hall, $25 tix highly rec., this will sell out.

7/20, 8 PM a bunch of Burlington oldtime Americana bands invade the Jalopy: Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band, the Eames Brothers Band, the Appalled Eagles and Joe Adler & the Rangers of Danger, $10

7/20, 9 PM droll cinematic third-stream jazz improvisers Mr.Ho’s Orchestrotica in special quartet mode at Something Jazz Club.

7/20, 10:30 PM, Romany punk rock with Stumblebum Brass Band at the Mercury, $10.

7/20, 11ish second-wave Afrobeat icons Antibalas – still one of NYC’s funnest live acts – at the Bell House, $25.

7/22, 7:30 PM hip-hop from the golden age and the early days: Rakim, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane and Chubb Rock (no idea of who’s hitting when, but you should get there early if you’re going) at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free.

7/22, 8 PM tuneful smart lyrical retro Americana harmony duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne at Pete’s

7/22, 8 PM hot new string jazz doublebill: the Curtis Stewart Trio and Spencer Barefield’s Super String Quartet-at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

7/22, 9 PM the Neal Kirkwood Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/22, 9:30 PM a new chicha band – Moneco, fronted by Eva Ayllon guitarist Eric Kurimski – pinch-hits for Chiche Libre at Barbes. They’re also here on 7/29.

7/23-26 Medfest at Drom: $25 three-day passes, a total of 7 shows featuring an eclectic mix of Mediterranean bands, ridiculously cheap – also streaming live

7/23, 8:30 PM brilliant jazz chanteuse/impresario Sara Serpa mentors a night of topflight vocal talent: Anthony Braxton collaborator Kyoko Kitamura on the mic and piano with Andrew Drury on drums followed by third-stream pianist/singer Sarah Silverman at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

7/23, 9 PM deliciously twangy, jangly twin-guitar paisley underground/psychedelic Americana rockers Mud Blood & Beer at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

7/24, 6 PM Alex Smith & the River Bros. – strong baritone singer, diverse country sounds, good band – at the Rockwood. They’re also playing Shrine on 7/25 at 8

7/24, 6 PM saxophonist Yosvany Terry leads his quintet; percussionist Dafnis Prieto adds an additional member to his in a first-rate Afro-Cuban jazz doublebill at Madison Square Park.

7/24, 6:30 PM Brazilian violinist Braz and his Forro group on the plaza outdoors at the Brooklyn Public Library main branch at Grand Army Plaza.

7/24, 7 PM the Plumbers with the ubiquitously good Steve Antonakos on guitar and Hoboken legend Gene Turonis play “Tex-Mex-Calypso-billy” at Church Square Park, Park Ave. & 4th St. in Hoboken, free.

7/24, 7:15 PM mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna, Spanish dancer Anna de la Paz, flamenco dancer Rebecca Thomas, pianist Maria De Los Angeles Rubio, flamenco guitarist Pedro Cortes and cantaora Barbara Martinez play an evening meant to evoke the milieu that inspired the European Vanguard artists of the 1920’s and 30’s – Lorca, Dali, Picasso, Picabia and Bunuel – at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

7/24, 8:30 PM the Mara Rosenbloom Trio at I-Beam, $10; the excellent tuneful jazz pianist leads a quartet here with altoist Darius Jones on 8/5

7/24, 8:30 PM bassist/singer Kate Davis with Gabe Schnider, guitar; Conor Szymanski, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

7/24, 9ish haunting, eclectic Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina and sizzling oldtimey/Balkan/bluegrass violinist Sarah Alden & the Red Hot Rubies at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

7/25, half past noon, Gypsy Jazz Caravan plays what you would expect they would outdoors at St. Marks Church, 10th St/2nd Ave.

7/25, 7:30 PM intense jam-oriented klezmer with the mostly-female Isle of Klezbos at the Jewish Museum, $15

7/25, 7:30 PM the Kronos Quartet with Mariana Sadovska playing Chernobyl: The Harvest, plus Emily Wells and then My Brightest Diamond at Damrosch Park, early arrival advised.

7/25, 7:30 PM Smokey Robinson at Coney Island past the baseball stadium, free

7/25, 7:30 PM American freedom fighter jazz songs with brilliant belter Brianna Thomas, pianist Sam Reider, and guitarist Justin Poindexter at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free.

7/25, 8 PM intense trumpet/bass/drums improv conversations with Peter Evans / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride at Roulette, $15

7/25, 8 PM neo-vaudevillians Bad Advice Column and the darkly torchy Sweet Soubrette at the Gershwin Hotel, $10.

7/25, 8 PM the One World Symphony conducted by Sung Jin Hong plays Mahler: from Symphony No. 3, “Pan Awakes, Summer Marches In; Sung Jin Hong: Rite of the Cicada ( world premiere); Andrew Struck-Marcell: Summer Cloud (world premiere); Bartók: From the Diary of a Fly (world premiere arrangement for orchestra by Sung Jin Hong); John Dowland: a time when silly bees could speak; Josquin des Prez: El grillo (The cricket), at the church at 296 Ninth Avenue at W 28th St, $20 includes a post-concert wine reception with live jazz by the Robert Page Jazz Trio. The OWS’ previous concert here (whose high point was an atom bomb interlude by conductor Hong) was amazing; this could be better.

7/25, 8 PM psychedelic funk and soul with the MK Groove Orchestra at Spike Hill.

7/25, 9:30 PM oldtimey cabaret/swing band Carte Blanche at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

7/25, 9:30 PM country fiddle star Amanda Shires at Hill Country.

7/25, 10:30 PM Que Vlo-Ve play songs from the 1930s and 40s about drugs, hooliganism and unrequited love, mostly in Greek, at the Jalopy, $10

7/26, 7 PM Banda Magda’s Magda Giannikou plays vintage Greek lanterna music on the plaza at Lincoln Center; out back in Damrosch Park. Giannikou later collaborates with headliners the Kronos Quartet, who also have another invited special guest, Vân-Ánh Vo. Irish traditional act the Gloaming opens that show at 7:30.

7/26, 8 PM legendary social critic/journalist and Lorraine Leckie collaborator Anthony Haden-Guest at the Gershwin Hotel, $10.

7/26-27, 8 PM the king of the surf guitar, Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $20.

7/26, 8 PM wild, funny grasscore band the Devil Makes Three at Prospect Park Bandshell, free.

7/26, 9 PM dark Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

7/26, 9 PM roots reggae/soul rockers Osekre & the Lucky Bastards at Shea Stadium.

7/26, 9:30ish sick cover band night: the Delorean Sisters– who play oldtimey versions of 80s cheeseball pop songs and Doll Parts– who mix straight-up rock versions of Dolly Parton’s schlockiest 80s crap with acoustic covers of her country classics at Union Hall, $10

7/26-27, 9/10:30 PM tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin leads a trio with Gary Versace, organ; Jochen Rueckert drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

7/26, 9ish Brazilian drum madness:  Maracatu New York’s cd release show with the Forró All Stars ft. Liliana Araujo, Rob Curto, Fabiana Masili and Scott Kettner, at Littlefield.

7/26, 9/10:30 PM fiery eclectic pan-Latin guitarist Juancho Herrera leads a quartet at the Jazz Gallery, $20

7/26, 9 PM “The Zimmymen and the Wimmymen” play Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks at the Way Station in Ft. Greene. Wonder if this will be anywhere near as good as Mary Lee’s Corvette’s versions.

7/26, 9:30 PM lush gorgeous Middle Eastern jazz with composer/kanunist/violinist Hasan Isakkut and his ensemble at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

7/26, 10 PM the increasingly diverse Cumbiagra at Barbes.

7/26, 10:30 PM a free live show by the Carter Family Project- Fran Leadon of the Y’all Stars and Leigh Anderson are recording every single Carter family song, in chronological order, starting with the 1927 Bristol sessions, at the Jalopy.

7/26, 11 PM hypnotic, psychedelic dulcimer/bass/drums instrumentalists House of Waters at the small room at the Rockwood

7/26 punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Rodeo Bar, 11 PM.

7/27, 6 PM chamber-pop songwriter Matt Siffert followed at 8 by this generation’s best art-rock band, the Universal Thump and then at 10 by the Jug Addicts at Barbes

7/27, 8 PM powerhouse lyricist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper at Pete’s.

7/27, 9 PM retro swing/torch song band Jones St. Station at the big room at the Rockwood, $10.

7/27, 10ish desert blues mavens Sway Machinery at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

7/27, 10 PM smart dark Americana songwriter Jessi Robertson at Bar 4.

7/27, midnight, the Underground Horns, whose repertoire spans from New Orleans to the Balkans and many points in between, at Nublu

7/28, 6 PM Asphalt Orchestra playing the Pixies’ Surfer Rosa and Jacob Garchik’s “atheist trombone shout choir” the Heavens on the plaza at Lincoln Center, marching to Damrosch Park where they open the show at 7:30. Kronos Quartet follow with new works by gay composers.

7/28, 7 PM eclectic ska/rocksteady/world funk band the Brown Rice Family at Pier One on the upper west.

7/28, 7 PM dark brooding third stream piano virtuoso Michel Reis leads a quartet at at Caffe Vivaldi.

7/28, 8 PM oldschool-style Senegalese-flavored roots reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

7/28,8/10 PM trumpeter Brian Lynch and pianist Emmet Cohen play the album release for their new quartet cd with Peter Washington, bass; Billy Hart, drums at Iridium, $30

7/28, 8:30 PM hilarious grasscore/gypsy punk band Larry & His Flaskat the Knitting Factory, $10.

7/28, 9:30 PM high-voltage, theatrical gypsy-rock band Vagabond Opera at Joe’s Pub, $15.

7/29, 8 PM Tammy Faye Starlite’s Pretty Babies – the most eerily twisted Blondie cover band in town – at Arlene’s, free.

7/29, 9 PM witty, eclectic trombonist/composer John Yao and his 17-Piece Instrument at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/29, 8:30 PM bassist Lauren Falls leads a quintet with Chris Cheek, tenor sax; Sam Harris, piano; Jeremy Harman, cello; Colin Stanahan, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

7/30, 5:30 PM the world’s oldest band, haunting cello rockers Rasputina –one of the few unafraid to go on record for calling out the Bush regime for engineering the 9/11 attacks – in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

7/30-8/4, 7:30/9:30 PM the Ron Carter Big Band at the Jazz Standard, $30. Large ensemble work can be a thankless task for a bass player, but not this guy.

7/30, 7:30 PM the Knights play symphonic works by Stravinsky, Bach, Britten and their own composition, Chaconne, at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

7/30, 9:30ish noir surf instrumentalists Dark City at Rodeo Bar.

7/30 10 PM high-voltage large ensemble the Lucas Pino No Net None at Smalls

7/31, 6 PM state-of-the-art, wildly popular oldtime torchy swing combo Lake Street Dive followed by snart, eclectic acoustic songwriter Erin McKeown at Madison Square Park

7/31, 6:30 PM Moroccan and desert blues sounds with Mamadou Kelly, Imharhan and Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa at Damrosch Park.

7/31, 7 PM Melody Fader on piano with Hamilton Berry, cello and Emily Popham, violin play solo piano music of Mozart, Chopin and Dalit Warshaw, and Meldelssohn’s piano trio in c minor with “an informal party afterwards” at Spectrum, $15

7/31, 10ish socially aware, oldtimey-flavored 2/3 Goat at Bowery Electric, $10.

8/1, half past noon bassist Kim Clarke leads her jazz quintet outdoors at St. Marks Church, 10th St/2nd Ave.

8/1, 7:30 PM the Tom Tom Club and the Go Go’s at Coney Island past the baseball stadium, free.

8/1, 10 PM fearlessly political latin rockers/metal cumbia band Outernational at Bowery Electric, $8

8/2, 7 PM Mardi Gras Indians Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles followed by Brazilian and American maracatu projects: Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante and Nation Beat.

8/2, 7:30 PM music of Steven Gerber played by violinist Kurt Nikkanen, violinist and violist Cyrus Beroukhim, and cellist Karen Ouzounian, with the composer at the piano at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

8/3, 7:30 PM awful segue, great doublebill: cosmopolitan gypsy band Banda Magda and the ageless, pyrotechnic Eddie Palmeiri Salsa Orchestra at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/3 wickedly smart, politically aware, tuneful psychedelic new wave band the Larch at Bowery Electric

8/3, 8:30 PM El Gusto play cross-pollinational Algerian and Sephardic music at Damrosch Park.

8/4,  1 PM New York Korean Traditional Marching Band and Ensemble Sinawi on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/5 7:30 PM Caribbean night with Morgan Heritage, the Kes Band and the ageless Mighty Sparrow at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free.

8/6, 7 PM the Dahdoo Middle Eastern Ensemble play classics and obscurities at at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.

8/6, 8 PM torch/jump blues band the Hot Sardines followed by New Orleans band Debauche, who play songs from the Russian criminal underworld from the Tsarist to Soviet eras at Brooklyn Bowl, free w/rsvp

8/7, 7 PM Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk at Madison Square Park

8/7, 7:30 PM Ruben Blades at Damrosch Park.

8/8, 6:30 PM the No BS Brass Band on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/8, 8 PM Slavic Soul Party followed by live animal film scores by Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin, & the Wordless Music Orchestra  at Prospect Park Bandshell, free.

8/8, 8 PM intense funny lyrically-driven psychedelic new wave band the Larch at Bowery Electric, $8

8/8, 8:30 PM high-energy oldtime Connecticut Americana/roots/bluegrass band Poor Old Shine at Hill Country, free

8/9, 6:30 PM Hungry March Band and Vau de Vivre Society on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/9, 7:30 PM “Edwardian pagan lounge ensemble” Rosin Coven and Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra at Damrosch Park, this will be a madhouse, kids will be camping out, get there early.

8/9, 8:30 PM Shaggy – yeah, him, Mr. Lova Lova – at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/9-18 the Bard Summerscape Music Festival spotlights Stravinsky and his world upstate in Annandale: roundtrip shuttle bus available from NYC. Too many shows to list, the entire calendar is here.

8/9, 10 PM powerpop guitar genius Chuck Prophet at the Bell House, $12 adv tix rec.

8/10, 1 and 3 PM indie classical and wild intense minor-key Russian/tango stringband songs: Fireworks Ensemble and Ljova & the Kontraband on Governor’s Island, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferrry terminal on the half-hour.

8/10, 7:30 PM Moon Hooch at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/10, 8 PM Nick Lowe at Damrosch Park.

8/10, 9:30 PM all-female band Your Ex-Girlfriends play country covers of Nashville pop bands like Dixie Chicks and Dolly Parton to Garth Brooks and Little Big Town. Also on the bill: Portland, Maine country band North of Nashville at Union Hall, $8.

8/11, 2 PM brilliant oud-driven Middle Eastern ensemble Layali El Andalous at Flushing Town Hall, free, early arrival advised

8/11, 3 PM pianist Vicky Chow plays a program TBA at at the Noguchi Museum 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St

8/11, 5 PM the Como Mamas – whose latest a-cappella gospel album is off the hook – followed by Motown’s Brian & Eddie Holland, Allen Toussaint and then Bobby Rush – at Damrosch Park.

8/11, 9:30ish what’s left of Velvet Mafia followed by reunions of first-wave retro torch song revivalists Boo Boo’s Lounge and then the legendary Maul Girls at Bowery Electric,$tba, get out your clunky black shoes for this one.

8/12, 8:30 PM excellent, dark lo-fi blues duo A Brief View of the Hudson at Bowery Electric.

8/13, 7:30 PM Brooklyn Rider’s Johnny Gandelsman explores solo violin works from across centuries, from Biber to Glass, from Bach to Stravinsky in his debut solo concert at le Poisson Rouge, $

8/13-14 7:30/9:30 PM Marcus Strickland leads his quartet with his bro EJ on drums plus David Bryant on piano and Ben Williams on bass at the Jazz Standard, $20

8/15, 7 PM Bachata Heightz at Highbridge Park in Manhattan.

8/15-18 Dr. Lonnie Smith leads his octet at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend.

8/16 7:30 PM oldtime string band Dustbowl Revival at Joe’s Pub, $12

8/16, 11:30 PM reverbb-addicted haunting noir garage rock duo Twin Guns and LES noir glampunk/noiserock legends the Chrome Cranks at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec., this may sell out.

8/19, 7:30 PM Gladys Knight & the O’Jays at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free

8/21, 7:30 PM the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center plays works by Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised if you want a seat

8/23-24 the Charlie Parker Festival. 8/23, 7 PM the world premiere of “Bird is the Word,” Jimmy Heath’s new Charlie Parker-themed suite played by Heath’s big band at Marcus Garvey Park; 8/24 at 3 has vibraphonist Warren Wolf & the Wolf Gang, trumpeter Christian Scott, drummer Sheila Jordan and octogenarian reedman Lee Konitz leadingtheir quartets at Tompkins Square Park while back at Marcus Garvey Park it’s alto sax powerhouse Jaleel Shaw, drummer Kim Thompson, chanteuse Cécile McLorin Salvant and the perennially intense Kenny Garrett.

8/25, 2 PM music from Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico performed by Adela Dalto, vocalist with Mario Bauza’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra and Arturo O’Farrill, at Flushing Town Hall, outdoors, free.

8/27, 7:30/9:30 PM bassist Linda Oh leads a quartet playing the album relesae show for her new one Sun Pictures with Ben Wendel – tenor & soprano saxophones; Matt Stevenson – guitar and Rudy Royston – drums at the Jazz Standard, $20

9/1, noon-5 PM a free avant garde afternoon on Governors Island with pianists Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg, Tigue Percussion, crooner Theo Bleckmann and indie chamber ensemble Classical Jam, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferrry terminal on the half-hour.

9/12, 6:30 PM the Rosebuds perform Sade’s Love Deluxe at the Mercury, $15.

9/20, 5ish Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, the Budos Band and Charles Bradley with the Menahan Street Band at Williamsburg Park, free, expect to stand in line to get in.

9/26 8 PM Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears at Terminal 5, $27.50 adv tix avail. Be aware that Okkervill River is headlining afterward – not the best segue.

11/4 the NY Philharmonic’s Contact series moves downtown to Subculture for a premiere of Essa-Pekka Salonen chamber works introduced by the composer

Live Music in New York City in June and July 2013

Daily updates continuing through the month: you might want to bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

Eclectic multi-instrumentalist and oldtime acoustic blues powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton has a lot of 7 PM gigs this June at Terra Blues, on 6/9, 6/16, 6/23 and 6/30

6/10, 6/17 and 6/24, 8 PM Tammy Faye Starlite as Nico in Chelsea Mädchen at the Cutting Room, $20 adv tix rec. This sardonic homage to the ultimate femme fatale is a must-see show, TFS manages to be both haunting and savage in the role. She’s got the accent, she’s got the character, she radiates Teutonic iciness and she’s working on the bangs.

The amazing Music with a View festival runs June 17 through 30 at the Flea Theatre, 41 White St. in Tribeca (btw Church/Bwy). Pyrotechnic pianist Kathleen Supove’s fortnight of new music from across the entire spectrum is sort of a fortnight’s worth of a Bang on a Can marathon, but served up in tasty 80-minute portions with lively, moderated banter afterward. The full schedule is here.

On select Mondays and Thursdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez playing J.S., C.P.E. and W.F. Bach and more recent composers who draw on their work, email for info/location. Summer dates include 6/10 at 5 PM, 6/13 at 7, 7/18 at 5, 7/11 at 7, 8/8 at 7, 8/12 at 5, 9/9 at 5, 9/12 at 7

Mondays in June, 7 PM the Grand Street Stompers play hot oldtimey swing and dixieland at Arthur’s Tavern on Grove St. just west of 7th Ave. South

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

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

Mondays in June pianist Noah Haidu at Cleopatra’s Needle on the upper west, 8 PM. His new album what is killer. For fans of dark lyrical jazz.

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays in June noir cabaret sounds from Charming Disaster with Jeff Morris from Kotorino and Elia Bisker from Sweet Soubrette at Pete’s, 9 PM.

Mondays in June 9 PM the chipotle-smoked Mexican flavor of Mariachi Tapatio De Alvaro Paulino at Rodeo Bar

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 June (check the Barbes website for updates), 9:30ish Chicha Libre plays their home turf at Barbes. The world’s most vital, entertaining oldschool chicha band, they blend twangy, often noir Peruvian surf sounds with cumbia and other south-of-the-border styles along with swirling psychedelic jams and deep dub interludes. Show up early because they are insanely popular.

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

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

Tuesdays in May noir torch songs with Evanescent feat. Bliss Blood and Al Street at at Pete’s, 10 PM

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

Wednesdays at 1 PM there are free organ concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, a mix of NYC-area and international talent.

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

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

Wednesdays at 10 it’s Sheriff Bob’s bluegrass jam at Zirzamin, an A-list of NYC talent, always a good time, quality players always welcome.

Thursdays and Fridays in June Bulgarian alto sax star Yuri Yunakov and band play Mehanata starting around 10. One of the most intense and gripping improvisers in gypsy music.

Fridays at 5 PM in June, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) plays the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm. When they’re not there, they’ll have someone from from their wide circle of like-minded avant ensembles. Although the sound wafts across the balcony, you actually have to be in the bar itself in order to really appreciate what they’re doing.

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 June and July Niall Connolly and band have a pseudo-weekly residency at 9 PM on June 7th, 14th, 28th, and July 5th, 12th and 19th at the small room at the Rockwood. He gets pegged as a singer-songwriter but he’s really a rocker with a smart political sensibility who writes catchy, anthemic, surprisingly eclectic songs in an alternatingly energetic and morose middle period Graham Parker/Elvis Costello vein.

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

Saturdays in June at 3 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

Saturdays in June dark female-fronted Americana/psychedelic rockers Mesiko plays at either 6 or 7 PM at the Peoples’ Garden, Broadway and Greene Sts. in Bushwick, “potluck” food and eclectic supporting acts. Choice pick: 6/29 brilliant eclectic violist/composer Jessica Pavone plays at 6. Mesiko are also at Small Beast at the Delancey on 6/10

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 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. 6/2 darkly menacing Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie;  6/9 torchy, pensive, eclectic groove-inspired art-pop songwriter Sandra Lilia Velasquez a.k.a. SLV; 6/16 haunting multi-octave chanteuse/avant garde/art-rock songwriter Carol Lipnik; 6/23 a rare solo performance by a longtime NYC underground scenester TBA; 6/30 Americana songwriter Rick Snyder; and more TBA .

Sundays in June the Dictators’ Andy Shernoff plays Zirzamin. He begins the residency at 8 PM on 6/2 and ends it there on 6/20; in between those dates he plays at 10.

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

Sundays in June with the exception of 6/16 guitarist Peter Mazza plays 8 PM at the Bar Next Door with a very adventurous choice of ensembles for such a “in the tradition” purist.. Choice pick: with baritone sax monster Jacam Manricks on 6/23. Manricks is also there leading a bari/bass/drums trio at 8:30 on 6/25

Sundays in June , 8/11 PM the ferocious, intense Arturo O’Farrill Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland, $30 seats avail. They’re also at Symphony Space on 5/3 and 5/4 at 8, guest artists include gaita (bagpipe player) Cristina Pato, vocalist/saxophonist Antonio Lizana, guitarist Xemo Tebar and the O’Farrill Brothers Band.

Sundays in June at 9 gypsy guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places. He’s also very popular: get there early.

6/1, 1 PM noir accordion chanteuse Marni Rice, the theatrical Anna Copacabana, intense lyrical art-rocker Ward White, reggae-rock/psychedelic groove cult favorites Faith and Television’s Richard Lloyd plus a butoh performance at the bandshell in Tompkins Square Park

6/1, 2 PM Wael Farouk plays piano works by Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Mussorgsky, Scott Robbins (world premiere), and Gamal Abdel-Rahim (US premiere) at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, absurdly cheap at $20.

6/1, 5 PM diverse, soulful pan-latin jazz chanteuse Claudia Acuna with her band at the Brooklyn Museum, free

6/1, 7 PM an enticing free indie classical twinbill: Ensemble Perpetuo Moto and Ensemble Linea playing Gerard Grisey’s Talea plus works by Raphael Cendo, Philippe Leroux, Brice Pauset and Franck Bedrossian at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 17 Lexington Ave at 23rd St.

6/1, 7 PM haunting Turkish folk bandleader Mustafa Ozarslan and chanteuse Sabahat Akkiraz at Drom, $25 adv tix a must

6/1, 7 PM edgy new string music: violinist Cornelius Dufallo joins forces with fellow violinist Todd Reynolds and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh playing works by Dufallo, Azmeh amd Guy Barash. Followed at 8 by a set by Azmeh and Syrian cellist Kinan Abou-Afach plus live painting by Kevork Mourad, at Roulette.

6/1, 7 PM adventurous jazz guitarist Ryan Ferreira with Daniel Blake and supporting cast TBA, headliners are new quartet formed by trumpet player Brad Henkel with Sean Ali and Pascal Niggenkemper on basses and Carlo Costa on Drums at the Panoply Performance Lab, 104 Meserole St in Bushwick

6/1, 7:30 PM haunting mystical and modern Ukrainian bandura lute sounds with bandura virtuoso Julian Kytasty and Alla Zagaykevich on vocals and electronics at the Ukrainian Museum, 222 E 6th St, (btw 2nd & 3rd Aves), $15/$10 srs/$5 stud.

6/1, 7:30 PM a charming harmony-driven oldtimey doublebill with the Girls (Alison Brie, Cyrina Fiallo, & Julianna Guill) followed by Jones St. Station at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec

6/1, 8 PM wickedly lyrical Americana songwriter Marcellus Hall (ex-Railroad Jerk and White Hassle) at Cake Shop, $8

6/1, 8 PM composer Nate Festinger’s dark neoromantic stage play A Concert Drama (with piano, clarinet and string quintet) at West End Presbyterian Church, 165 W 105th St, $15.

6/1, 8 PMJ Andalucian bandleader Javier Ruibal at Alwan for the Arts, $20 adv tix rec.

6/1, 8 PM the Impetus Trio – intense, otherworldly chanteuse Maria Tegzes, powerhouse pianist Geoffrey Burleson and guitarist and Ran Blake collaborator David Knife Fabris – at the Firehouse Space in Bushwick

6/1, 8 PM wickedly oldschool Brazilian-flavored dub reggae with Kiwi at Spike Hill

6/1, 8 PM twisted, satirical, pottymouth cover band the Dan Band at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec.

6/1, 8:30 PM terse tuneful jazz guitarist Mike Baggetta and his Quartet: Jason Rigby (saxophones), Eivind Opsvik (bass), George Schuller (drums) at I-Beam, $10.

6/1, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf music extravaganza has a predictably good lineup: 9PM the ferocious Tsunami of Sound, 10 PM the aptly named, percussive Bongo Surf, 11 PM the WrayCyclers (a NYC shore supergroup of sorts playing Link Wray covers) and then at midnight the eclectic, cinematic Commercial Interruption

6/1. 9 PM amazing ten-piece country/gypsy/acoustic rock behemoth M Shanghai String Band – whose new album is one of the past year’s best – at the Jalopy, $10.

6/1, 9/1-0:30 PM ex-Lounge Lizards saxophonist Michael Blake leads a tribute to his old bandleader John Lurie with an excellent quintet including Ryan Blotnick , guitar; Landon Knoblock, piano; Michael Bates, bass; Greg Ritchie, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

6/1, 9 PM Irish drinking music with Shilelagh Law at Connolly’s.

6/1, 10 PM House of Waters plays psychedelic worldbeat dulcimer music at the small room at the Rockwood

6/1, 10 PM art-rock piano maven Greta Gertler and her trio preview material from her forthcoming musical theatre collaboration with playwright Ally Collier, Willow’s One Night Stand’ at the bar at the Signature Theatre on 42nd St.

6/1, 10 PM wickedly catchy retro 80s janglerockers the Rotaries at Bowery Electric, $8.

6/1, 10 PM Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group -at Barbes

6/1, 11 PM Single Red Cent– who mix sharp, socially aware punk with a more atonal Gang of Four/Neighborhoods vibe – at Matchless.

6/1, 11ish longtime NYC Americana standout Mick Hargreaves & the King Guys play rockabilly at Rodeo Bar.

6/1, midnight exhilarating retro 60s latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly – who should have won the WNYC Battle of the Bands contest – at Lucille’s, free.

6/1, midnight Nat Osborn Band – whose New Orleans sounds come across somewhere in between Dr. John and Brother Joscephus – at the big room at the Rockwood.

6/2, 2 PM Di Wu, piano; Andy Simionescu, violin; Matt Haimovitz, cello play Beethoven – Op. 1, No. 2 in G major; Erwin Schulhoff – 5 études de jazz for solo piano; Duo for cello, violin; Brahms – Trio Op. 8, No. 1 in B Major, at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

6/2, 3 PM clarinetist Thomas Piercy and pianist Mika Tanaka reprise the brilliant program of new Japanese and American composers they played last month in Queens at Spectrum, $15

6/2, 5 PM vibraphonist Tom Beckham’s cool Norville Trio with John Merrill – guitar and Sean Cronin – bass pay tribute to the music of 50s vibes cult hero Red Norvo at Smalls.

6/2, 7 PM the Rottenberg Chorale sing contemporary Jewish choral works by David Berger, Charles Davidson, and Bonia Shur plus Israeli and Ladino songs and an African-American spiritual at Merkin Concert Hall, $24.

6/2, 8 PM Texas oldtime country songwriter Anthony DaCosta and the unexpectedly psychedelic Toys & Tiny Instruments at the Cameo Gallery, $8.

6/2, 8:30 PM drummer Carlo Costa’s haunting Minerva quartet followed by trombonist Ben Gerstein leading a quartet with Jacob Sacks on piano at I-Beam, $10

6/2, 9 PM the eclectic high-energy Afrobeat/reggae/soukous sound of the Refugee All-Stars of Sierra Leone at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

6/2,9ish fiddle-driven bluegrass crew the Melody Allegra Band at Rodeo Bar

6/2, 9:30 PM sharply lyrical, theatrical, intense, hilariously literate acoustic rocker Walter Ego.unplugged at Sidewalk.

6/2, 9:30 PM dark Americana chanteuse Jessie Kilguss & Radio Gold at Pete’s

6/2, 10 PM rustic, original oldtime-style Appalachian/Britfolk songwriter Jan Bell’s at 68 Jay St. Bar.

6/2, 10 PM the Bandulus play roots reggae and ska at Shrine.

6/3, 8 PM  dark British chamber-pop songwriter Mike Marlin at the Highline opening for what’s left of the Stranglers.

6/3, 11:30 PM the wildly electric, bouncy, clarinet-driven NY Gypsy All-Stars at the big room at the Rockwood

6/4, 6 PM Dave Davies -longtime lead guitarist of the Kinks- in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free, early arrival avised if you can.

6/4, 7 PM Clare & the Reasons‘ art-rock multi-instrumentalist Olivier Manchon’s Orchestre de Chambre Miniature at Barbes followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party.

6/4, 7:30 PM a high-voltage doublebill with the Levitt Legacy Tango Project plus Matt Temkin’s Yiddish Jam Band at the Stephen Wise Free Synagaogue, 30 W 68th St (Columbus/Central Park West), $15.

6/4, 7:30 PM the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute runs through new material by Jennifer Bellor, José Beviá, Courtney Bryan, Ingrid Laubrock, Andy Milne, Richard Sussman, and Sumi Tonooka at the Miller Theatre, free but res. highly suggested to http://acojcoifinal.eventbrite.com/

6/4, 7:30 PM pianist Alice Sara Ott plays Moussorgsky, Mozart and Schubert at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

6/4, 7:30/9:30 PM tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio with special guest Aaron Parks on piano at the Jazz Standard, $20

6/4, 8ish Sean Noonan‘s Brewed by Noon (drums/vocals) featuring Malcolm Mooney (founding member of Can) (vocals), Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass), Aram Bajakian of Lou Reed’s band (guitar), and Alex Marcelo (keyboards) at Bowery Electric, $10.

6/4, 8 PM Gary Louris & the End of America at City Winery, $20 standing room avail. Awfully sad to see a great songwriter from an iconic Americana band (the Jayhawks) having to boast about having shared the stage with losers like the Moldy Peaches. How the mighty have fallen…and are overdue for a comeback.

6/4, 8 PM flutist/impresario Amelia Lukas’ reliably entertaining, cutting-edge Ear Heart Music series continues with Transit, violist Nadia Sirota and keyboardist Missy Mazzoli playing the album release show for electroacoustic composer Daniel Wohl’s new Corps Exquis at Roulette.

6/4, 8:30 PM guitarist Cristian Amigo & Kingdom of Jones play electroacoustic works followed by a string quartet of Jason Kao Hwang – viola, Sarah Bernstein – violin, Thomas Ulrich – cello, Jonas Tauber – contrabass plus percussionist: Satoshi Takeishi at the Intar Theatre, 500 W. 52nd St, 4th Fl, $10 sugg don

6/4-10, 8/10 PM a Sylvie Courvoisier residency at the Stone. The pianist/composer plays with several ensembles and solo, always worth checking out.

6/4, 9 PM smart, literate, oldtime western noir songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Karen Dahlstrom at the Jalopy, no cover, 2 for 1 beers.

6/4, 9 PM twang and surf rock instrumentals with the Bakersfield Breakers at Otto’s. They’re at Rodeo Bar on 6/16 at 10ish

6/4, 9 PM SisterMonk’s intense worldbeat jam funk/punk at Shrine.

6/4, 10 PM eclectic, intense violinist/composer Skye Steele leads one of his projects at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

6/5, 6:30 PM retro jazz guitar god Matt Munisteri and His Syncopated Detonators outdoors on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza.

6/5, 7 PM brilliant, pyrotechnic pianist Karine Poghosyan plays a celebration of Aram Kachaturian’s 110th birthday with pieces including his ballet transcriptions from Gayaneh and Spartacus, as well as the tour-de-force Piano Sonata from 1961 at Saint Vartan Armenian Cathedral, 34th St and 2nd Ave.

6/5, 7:30 PM pensive rainswept jazzy acoustic band Avidya & the Kleshas (feat. the intense Xander Naylor on guitar)  at the small room at the Rockwood.

6/5, 8 PM lush, funky avant big band jazz with Peter Gordon’s Love of Life Orchestra playing his brand-new Symphony No. 5 at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs

6/5, 8 PM Mexican folk-punk band Radio Jarocho, eclectic chanteuse Susana Baca and southwestern gothic geniuses Calexico at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

6/5, 8:30 PM arguably this generation’s  best art-rock band,  the Universal Thump at the Bell House, $10

6/5, 8:30 PM singer Mary LaRose leads a chamber jazz outfit with Jesse Mills, violin; Felicia Wilson, violin; Nicole Federici, viola; Chris Lightcap, bass and sings her own arrangements of material by Dolphy, Mingus and Ornette at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

6/5, 9 PM ferocious female-fronted bassless noiserock band Bugs in the Dark at Muchmore’s (the old Black Betty space in Williamsburg), free.

6/5 Certain General guitarist Phil Gammage’s power trio the Rebel Factory at R Bar, 9 PM

6/5, 9ish indie chamber-folk band Colorform – who combine live painting with their pensively tuneful songs – at Trash

6/5, 9:30 PM latin-inspired bassist and brilliant, socially aware jazz composer Gregg August leads a quartet with Sam Newsome – soprano sax , Luis Perdomo – piano , Donald Edwards – drums at Smalls

6/5, 10ish chamber pop band the Secret History play the album release show for their new one at Glasslands.

6/5, 10 PM Debra and Wayne from psychedelic power trio Devi at Legion Bar,790 Metropolitan Ave at Graham Ave. in Williamsburg.

6/5, 11 PM creepy female-fronted art-song deconstructors/improvisers Dollshot at Pete’s

6/5, 11ish upbeat, tuneful indie keyboard pop with the Secret History playing the album release show for their new one at Glasslands

6/5, 11 PM quirky, edgy female-fronted Japanese-American postpunk rockers the Hard Nips at Cake Shop, $8.

6/6, 7 PM smart, melodic, eclectic new chamber music group the Parkington Sisters at the big room at the Rockwood.

6/6 and 6/11 at 7:30 and 6/8 at 8 Alan Gilbert conducts the NY Phil performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 plus Dallapiccolla’s 1950 antifascist one-act opera Il Prigoniero at Avery Fisher Hall, $28 tix avail.

6/6, 7:30 PM lively, edgy improvisation: Bush Tetras drummer Dee Pop’s Private World followed by the Sinsonics at Otto’s

6/6, 7:30 PM the Azure Ensemble plays works by contemporary women composers Augusta Read Thomas, Wang Jie, Melinda Wagner, and Anna Weesner at Symphony Space, $10/$5 stud/srs.

6/6-9, 7:30/9:30 PM jazz guitar legend Jim Hall, still going strong, leads a trio at the Jazz Standard, $25.

6/6 7:30 PM pianist Anthony Tobin plays works by Mozart, Chopin & Debussy at WMP Concert Hall, $20

6/6, 8 PM charismatic retro multistylist/accordionist/songwriting genius Rachelle Garniez at Barbes

6/6, 8 PM the DaCapo Chamber Players celebrate the 100th anniversary of Schoenberg’s immortal, creepy Pierrot Lunaire with a performance of the original plus a world premiere Mohammed Fairouz work by the same name at Merkin Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud/srs

6/6, 9 PM the assaultively retro, charismatic noir punkabillly Reid Paley Trio followed by high-voltage, eclectic Halifax gypsy guitar jazz band Gypsophilia at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $10. Gypsophilia are at Drom the following night, 6/7 at 11 PM, same price

6/6, 8ish lavish New Orleans funk/soul band Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra play material from their brand new album at the Gramercy Theatre, $26

6/6, 8 PM the Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orquesta at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec.

6/6, 8 PM the North/South Consonance Ensemble play NY premieres of works by Canadian composers Zosha Di Castri, Daniel Kessner, Mei-Fang Lin, Jonathan Russell at Christ & St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), free

6/6, 8 PM trumpeter Nate Wooley plays his new song cycle Seven Storey Mountain IV with an auspicious cast: Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh, Matt Moran, Chris Dingman, TILT Brass sextet, and others at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl. in downtown Brooklyn, $10.

6/6, 8:30 PM intriguing jazz quartet Old Time Musketry, who blend oldtimey swing, modern bucolic styles and darker, more challenging improvisational sounds at Caffe Vivaldi

6/6, 8:30 PM a rare show outside their Barbes home turf by haunting/rousing vintage Belgian accordion jazz trio Musette Explosion at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

6/6, 9ish the Donner Party Picnic and the Brooklyn What – NYC’s most intense, funny, socially aware rockers at Shea Stadium in Bushwick, $8. The BKW are also at the Knitting Factory on 6/8 at 8 for two bucks more.

6/6, 9ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. Theyr’e also here on 6/20.

6/6, 9 PM pianist/Fred Hersch protege Nick Sanders with his trio at the Jazz Gallery.

6/6, 11ish badass alt-country siren and Neko Case collaborator Carolyn Mark at Rodeo Bar

6/7, 7 PM pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri improvise at the Rubin Museum of Art auditorium, $20.

6/7, 7 PM Colin Jacobsen, violin; Nicholas Cords, viola; Edward Arron, cello play Bach’s Goldberg Variations arranged for string rrio at the Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $35

6/7, 7:30 PM  the Transfiguration Camerata withthe Transfiguration Choir of Men and Boys and a virtuosic period instrument ensemble perform Bach’s Cantata 147 (“Hertz und Mund und tat und Leben”) and Brandenburg Concerto No.5,at the Church of the Transfiguration on 29th east of 5th Ave.

6/7-16, 7:30 PM plus selected matinee dates: When Trees Move and Women Burn: a world music theatre performance of spring and midsummer night songs from Polesia and the Ukraine played by Alla Zagaykevych & Lemon Bucket Orkestra with Brazda’s intense, haunting Shelley Thomas on vocals at LaMaMa, 74A E 4th St (Bowery/2nd Ave.), $10 tix avail.

6/7-8, 8 PM Chicago’s Sounds of Silent Film Festival makes its NYC debut at Anthology Film Archives. Performers include Alicia Poot Kelley, flute, Christie Miller, clarinet, Alyson Berger, cello, and Hulya Alpakin and Seth Boustead, pianos. Francesco Milioto conducts; NY premiere films include Martin Scorsese’s early and rarely-screened The Big Shave, a commentary on the Vietnam War  in which a clean-cut young man keeps shaving after cutting himself (with music to match) Native New Yorker by Steve Bilich, shot with an old hand-cranked Kodak, The Mermaid by Osamu Tezuka, the “godfather of anime” and others

6/7, 8 PM Kiwi play original dub reggae grooves outdoors at the Grove St. Path station in Jersey City, free.

6/7, 8ish oldschool garage punk with the Oblivians at South St. Seaport, free

6/7, 8 PM tuneful, pensive alt-country duets with Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis at City Winery, $22 standing room avail.

6/7, 8:15 PM pianist Bruce Levingston plays the creepy  Philip Glass’ “Dracula Suite at Rooftop Films’ program of seven equally creepy short films on the roof of New Design High School, 350 Grand St. at Essex

6/7-9, 8:30 PM intense multi-sax improviser Mikko Innanen leads two bands a night at I-Beam, $10. The 6/0 8:30 set with Thomas Heberer on trumpet, John Ehlis on guitar and mando and Max Johnson on bass is especially choice

6/7-8 ,9/10:30 PM lyrical pianist John Escreet plus bass. drums and a string quartet at the Jazz Gallery, $20

6/7, 9/10:30 PM powerhouse tenor saxophonist Jason Rigby leads a quartet driven by the equally powerhouse Billy Hart on drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

6/7, 9:30 PM high-energy grasscore/Americana jams with Spirit Family Reunion at Brooklyn Bowl, $15

6/7, 10 PM this month’s Hannah vs. the Many and Haley Bowery doublebill is at Arlene’s. Expect ferociously lyrical apocalyptic heartbreaking noir punk, fearlessly drunken neo glamrock, two charismatic frontwomen, drama through the roof and maybe whiskey shots through a high-powered squirt gun, $10.

6/7, 10 PM a high-voltage gypsy-themed night with a rare stripped-down four-piece version of guerrilla klezmer band the  the Lemon Bucket Orkestra followed by Italian gypsy hellraisers Taluna and then the more jazz-inclined Halifax crew Gypsophilia (who have a killer new ep out) at Drom, $10 gen adm. Taluna are also at Shrine on 6/21 for free.

6/7, 10 PM exhilarating retro 60s latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly – who should have won the WNYC Battle of the Bands contest – at Barbes.

6/7, 10:30 PM slinky soul-jazz grooves with the Jared Gold/Dave Gibson B3 organ band at the Fat Cat

6/8, 7 PM mystical, enchanting Pakistani ghazal singer Kiran Ahluwalia – whose new collaboration with Tinariwen is as amazing as you would think -at Joe’s Pub, $20 adv tix rec

6/8, 7:30 PM Dmitri Slepovitch’s haunting, intense Balkan band Litvakus at the Stephen Wise Free Synagaogue, 30 W 68th St (Columbus/Central Park West), $15.

6/8, 8 PM Pierre de Gaillande plays his wicked, contemporary English translations of Georges Brassens classics followed at 10 by cumbia band Chia’s Dance Party.at Barbes.

6/8 8ish ferocious reverb-driven noir garage rockers Twin Guns at Bowery Electric, $tba

6/8, 8 PM Ethiopian piano virtuoso/composer Girma Yifrashewa plays works by Mozart, Chopin, Debussy and his own compositions at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl, downtown Brooklyn, $15

6/8, 8 PM high-energy oldtime-style string band the Down Hill Strugglers followed at 10 by Mississippi hill country blues guitar genius Will Scott at 68 Jay St. Bar.

6/8, 8/10 PM indie classical ensemble Sybarite 5 play their imaginative, clever Radiohead covers at Subculture, $25.

6/8, 8:30 PM  John Zorn, Bill Laswell and Milford Graves reprise a trio show at le Poisson Rouge that they played when the club first opened, $30 adv tix a must.

6/8, 9 PM theatrical, darkly funny noir folk band Thee Shambels and suave baritone western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack City Ramblers at Red Hook Bait & Tackle, dunno who’s playing first but they’re both good.

6/8 9ish electric and acoustic blues guitar goddess Ann Klein at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene/Bed-Stuy. She’s also at the Path Cafe on 6/19 at 8.

6/8, 9:30ish ecstatically fun, intense gypsy punk/metal cumbia/rock en Espanol band Escarioka at Mehanata.

6/8, 10ish Big Star-influenced janglerockers the Nu-Sonics at Goodbye Blue Monday.

6/8, 10 PM Sea Wolf – for those who find the idea of Iron & Wine intriguing but need something darker and less samey – at Bowery Ballroom, $15. Avoid the putrid 9 PM opening act, whose claim to notoriety is writing yogurt commercials..

6/8, 11 PM intense gypsy punk band Kagero at the Bitter End, $10. If you’ve been priced out of Gogol Bordello tickets, this band is just as fun.

6/8, 11:30 PM ten-piece psychedelic funk orchestra Turkuaz at the Mercury, $10

6/8, midnight psychedelic funk band Turkuaz at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

6/8, 1 AM (actually wee hours of 6/9) New Madrid play catchy, hook-driven rock en Espanol with a genuinely dark 80s feel at the small room at the Rockwood

6/9, noon the global, eclectic free outdoor Mafrika Festival at Marcus Garvey Park, lineup tba.

6/9, 3 PM Tibetan chanteuse Yungchen Lhamo and Russian pianist Anton Batagov perform selections from their upcoming post-minimalist improvisatory album at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St..

6/9 ,6 PM retro bluegrass/C&W and soul songwriters: Vincent Cross and band at the small room at the Rockwood.

6/9, 6 PM Crucial Bridge & the Inity Band play roots reggae at the bandshell at Marcus Garvey Park.

6/9, 7/9 PM 7/9 PM pianist Orrin Evans’ wildly popular, ferociously intense Captain Black Big Band at Smoke, free w/$30 prix-fixe menu. They’re also here on 6/24.

6/9, 7 PM indie classical ensemble Windsync followed at 9 by gypsy guitar paradigm-shifter Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

6/9, 7:30 PM pianist Simone Dinnerstein plays Bach’s Goldberg Variations at le Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix rec.

6/9, 8 PM Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra – who do pretty amazing big band covers of Bjork songs – at Highline Ballroom $12 adv tix rec

6/9, 8 PM check out this killer improvisers lineup: Thomas Heberer – trumpet; John Ehlis – guitar & mandolin; Mikko Innanen – saxes; Max Johnson – bass at I- Beam, $10.

6/9, 8:15 PM orginal, surfy, noirish original female-fronted rockabilly trio Catspaw followed at 9 by Certain General guitarist Phil Gammage’s Rebel Factory at Otto’s

6/9, 11 PM bigtime funkjam/band Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

6/10, 7 PM a rare mariachi doublebill at Rodeo Bar: 7 PM the women of Mariachi Flor de Toloache followed by the guys of Mariachi Tapatio de Alvario Paulino.

6/10, 8 PM pyrotechnic virtuoso Colombian harpist Edmar Castaneda followed by noir guitar legend Marc Ribot‘s Los Cubanos Postizos at le Poisson Rouge, $30 adv tix rec

6/10, 8:30 PM exhilarating Polish mountain string music and fiery new Middle Eastern/Mediteranean jazz by Ensemble Elektra at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

6/10, 9 PM two generations of noir songcraft bookended around hypnotic psychedelic electric Americana: up-and-coming guitarist/songwriter Roman Wallfisch, Mesiko and Botanica frontman/pianist Paul Wallfisch at Small Beast at the Delancey

6/10 Amanda Palmer solo at El Museum Del Barrio.

6/10 oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at at the Ear Inn, midnight. Grace is also at Barbes on 6/21 at 8 PM followed at 10 by the increasingly noir, carnivalesque Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra , then at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club the following night 6/22 around 9.

6/11, 5:30 PM third-wave surf legends Los Straitjackets in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

6/11, 6-9 PM the Museum Mile Festival – 5th Ave. closed off to traffic, free admission at El Museo del Barrio; the Museum of the City of New York; the Jewish Museum; the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; National Academy Museum & School; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Neue Galerie New York; New York/German Cultural Center; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

6/11, 6 PM lyrical, luminous pianist Katie Reimer plays a solo program of Bach preludes and fugues, Brahms’ Klavierstucke, plus works by Daniel Bernard Roumain and Mohammed Fairouz at Steinway Hall, 109 W 57th St., $10/$5 stud.

6/11, 6:30 PM quirky, fun jazz concert harpist Zeena Parkins followed by Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot ,Nels Cline and Shahzad Ismaily plaing in the round at le Poisson Rouge, $30 adv tix rec. There’s a second set at 9:30 with Matana Roberts replacing Parkins.

6/11, 7 PM brilliant steel guitar player Raphael McGregor leads his eclectic band at Barbes followed at 9 by Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party

6/11, 7:30 PM Crooked Still frontwoman and Dave Douglas collaborator Aoife O’Donovan at the Mercury, $12 adv tix.

6/11, 8 PM noir guitar god Jack Martin’s Bob Dylan Deathwatch followed by theatrical, darkly funny noir folk band Thee Shambels at Pete’s.

6/11-15, 8 /10 PM a weeklong residency by briliant Balkan/klezmer/jkazz trumpeter Frank London leading a series of large and small ensembles at the Stone.

6/11, 8 PM intense klezmer group Litvakus at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15.

6/11, 8:30 PM a rare duo show by mesmerizing jazz chanteuse (and Ran Blake collaborator) Dominique Eade with Bruce Barth on piano at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink. Followed at 10 (separate admission) by trombonist/singer Natalie Cressman and her tuneful, atmospheric third-stream band.

6/11, 8:30 PM dancers twirl and do other things to intriguing improvised music: Jill Sigman’s troupe backed by Miguel Frasconi and Cristian Amigo’s Imaginary People followed by the “kinetic zoom” of Overground Physical Theatre Co. with music by Emilio Garzon, Marios Aristopoulos, Xana Villan-Rueda & others at the Intar Theater, 500 W. 52nd Street, 4th Floor, $10 sugg don.

6/11, 9ish well-loved 90s indie/postpunk trio Versus at the Bell House, $25.

6/11, 9:30 PM Rob Mosher and ensemble play the cd release show for his eclectic, entertaining, sometimes haunting, sometimes boisterous new old west-themed chamber jazz album Polebridge at Subculture

6/11, 10 PM the spectacular, funky, electric NY Gypsy All-Stars at Drom, $10. They’re also here on 6/18.

6/11, 10ish hilarious female-fronted oldschool honkytonk band Trailer Radio at Rodeo Bar.

6/12, 5:30 PM the eclectic Balkan/latin/New Orleans flavored Underground Horns at Willoughby Plaza, corner of WIlloughby and Pearl Streets, downtown, Brooklyn They’re also diong a 4:30  PM show on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library main branch at Grand Army Plaza on 6/21

6/12, 7 PM wild mostly remale klezmer jamband Isle of Klezbos at El Sol Brillante Garden, 522 E 12th St btw Ave’s A/B (rain location JCC Manhattan); They’re also on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza at half past noon on 6/28 and then at Spectrum that night at 8.

6/12, 7 PM oldschool 8os hip-hop with Big Daddy Kane at Von King Park in Brooklyn.

6/12, 7:30 PM arguably the big band jazz night of the year with the three massive, musically interconnected orchestras of Asuka Kakitani , Nathan Parker Smith, and JC Sanford at Shapeshifter Lab

6/12, 8 PM all the hip-hop veterans who play free shows in the parks all over town gather for a hard-ticket show at the Highline Ballroom: Grand Puba, Chubb Rock, MOP and Big Daddy Kane, $27.50 adv tix rec.

6/12, 9 PM anthemic post-Oasis Britrock band Et Tu Bruce at Subculure, $12

6/12, 9ish a British dancefloor spin on oldschool American soul grooves with the Heavy at Webster Hall $25.30 adv tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

6/12, 9:30ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

6/12-13, 9:30 PM postbop alto sax legend Dave Liebman leads a quintet with Bobby Avey on piano at Smalls.

6/12, 10 PM dark, politically aware, Indian-influenced garage rockers Yankee Bang Bang at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $8

6/13 Remember last year’s CBGB Festival? You know, when every acoustic singer-songwriter, hip-hop open mic event or sitar player sitting in the window of an East 6th Street restaurant was considered to be part of this big celebration of CBGB that never actually happened? This month’s Northside Festival in Williamsburg is the same kind of deal. Somehow the guy with the cuatro singing Puerto Rican folk songs at your neighborhood rice-and-beans place, the delta blues guys busking in the park and those drag queens lipsynching on Kent Ave. are all mysteriously part of this along with all the tuneless indie bands. Don’t ask why…and don’t waste your time.

6/13-15, 7/9 PM indie-classical ensemble Newspeak play a soundtrack incorporating Rzewski’s intense, assaultive, iconic protest piece Attica;  David T. Little of Newspeak conducts, with Mellissa Hughes as the vocal soloist, at the Invisible Dog space, 51 Bergen St. (between Smith and Court Sts.), Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, $20

6/13, 7 PM golden age hiphop with  Rob Base and Chubb Rock at Von King Park in Brooklyn.

6/13, 7 PM Americana rock chanteuse Karen Hudson plays the album release show for her new one Sonic Bloom – produced by the Del-Lords’ Eric “Roscoe” Ambel – at Rodeo Bar.

6/13, 7:30 PM the Sonos Chamber Orchestra conducted by Erik E. Ochsner with Jenny Lin, Stephanie Ho, Stephen Gosling, Saar Ahuvia on piano , and Jared Soldiviero, Matt Smallcomb, percussion play their new arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rites of Spring at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

6/13, 7:30 PM the NY Philharmonic plays Stravinsky’s Firebird and Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto with violinist Leonidas Kavakos at Avery Fisher Hall, $29 tix avail. The program repeats on 6/14 at 2, 6/15 at 8 and 6/18 at 7:30 .

6/13-18, 7:30/9:30 PM tenor saxophonist Azar Lawrence leads a quintet with Freddie Hendrix – trumpet; Benito Gonzalez – piano; Essiet Essiet – bass and the inimitable Billy Hart – drums at the Jazz Stamdard. $25/$30 on the weekend.

6/13, 8 PM the Squirrel Nut Zippers’ Jimbo Mathus followed by Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band at Subculture, $25.

6/13, 8 PM third stream big band doublebill: trombonist John Yao & His 17-piece Instrument and the ten-piece Robert Sabin & Decimatio following at 10 at Douglass St. Music Collective, 295 Douglass St, Gowanus, $10 sugg don

6/13, 9 PM noisy edgy rockers Gozu and fearlessly funny Williamsburg punk rock vets the Live Ones at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg, $8

6/13, 9 PM JD Duarte’s ferocious, fun, intense country/paisley underground crew the Newton Gang at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

6/13, 10 PM careening Balkan brass intensity with Veveritse Brass Band at the Jalopy, $10/

6/13, 10 PM Dee Pop’s Private World – the world’s only band who cite both Tuareg trance-rockers Tinariwen and alt-country pioneer Commander Cody as influences but who actually sound more like the NY Dolls – at the Parkside

6/14, 7:30 PM David Fulmer plays Mozart concertos on Mozart’s own violin at the Austraian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free but res req.

6/14, 7:30 PM a pickup orchestra featuring violinist Jennifer Koh play John Zorn’s Passagen for Solo Violin (2011), Charles Wuorinen’s Spin 5 for Violin and 18 Players and Beethoven’s 7th Symphony at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

6/14, 8 PM edgy political folk duo the Lords of Liechtenstein plus the equally edgy Carolann Solebello at Two Moon Cafe, 315 4th Ave (between 2nd and 3rd Sts), Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

6/14, 8 PM ageless, edgy, jangly, politically aware Americana rockers the Sloe Guns at Arlene’s

6/14, 8 PM jaunty female-fronted holdtimey swing with the Hot Sardines at Lucille’s, free.

6/14, 8 PM SoCorpo – avant garde vocal innovators Sasha Bogdanowisch and Sabrina Lastman – at the Brecht Forum, 451 West St (at Bank St.), $12

6/14, 8;30 PM dark pensive goth-tinged songwriter Nina Nastasia at Subculture, $12 adv tix rec.

6/14, 8:30 PM Sweet Soubrette –Charming Disaster‘s Elia Bisker’s solo project – followed by the effervescent, theatrical, badass oldtimey Ukuladies at the Jalopy, $10

6/14, 8:30 PM P-Funk keyb legend Bernie Worrell and his band.at Littlefield, $15

6/14, 9 PM alt-country legends Son Volt at Bowery Ballrom, $22.50 adv tix rec. They’re at the Music Hall Williamsburg for $2 off  (advance tix req) on 6/15 at 9.

6/14 darkly dreamy, atmospheric 4AD style rockers Dead Leaf Echo at Trash; 6/21 they’re at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge at 10.

6/14, 10 PM psychedelic latin soul maven Damien Quinones y Su Conjunto – with the full horn section, playing material from their phenomenal 2012 psychedelic latin soul album Gumbo Ma-Jumbo album at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

6/14, 10 PM high-energy Americana with the Butchers & the Bakers at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg .

6/14, 10 PM the self-explanatory Blue Vipers of Brooklyn at Barbes.

6/14, midnight groovalicious latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly with Erica Ramos on vocals at Nublu

6/15, 5ish what’s left of the Zombies – Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone – at Central Park Summerstage. Avoid the putrid opening act at all costs.

6/15, 7 PM hip-hop brass funksters  PitchBlak Brass Band play the album release show for their new one at Bowery Electric, $8

6/15, 7 PM the comedic, charismatic Erin Hill & Her Psychedelic Harp at Joe’s Pub, $15 .

6/15, 7:30 PM ambient hypnotic violin/guitar/loops duo Itsnotyouitsme followed by indie chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound playing music of Caleb Burhans at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

6/15, 8 PM ageless NYC oi punks Blanks 77, the original gypsy punk band World Inferno and then first-wave reggae-punk legends the Subhumans at Bowery Ballroom, $15. The Subhumans are also at the Music Hall of Williamsburg at 10 on 6/16 for the same price.

6/15, 9 PM a rare reunion by legendary LES dance/punk/instrumental trio Moisturizer (baritone sax, bass and drums) followed by brilliant new jazz/jamband trio Anderson Henderson White (Moist Paula Henderson on bari sax, Rev. Vince Anderson on keys and Jim White on drums) followed by funky jamband/Steely Dan reinventors Burnt Sugar at 11 at BPM, 237 Kent Ave. Williamsburg $10

6/15, 9ish first-class third-wave ska triplebill: Los Skarroneros, the Void Union and the Toasters at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $15.

6/15, 9 PM third-wave garage rock legends the Gories at Brooklyn Bowl ,$12 .

6/15, 9ish LES roots/punk guitar legned Simon Chardiet at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

6/15, 9/10:30 PM guitarist Ryan Blotnick’s Saut-E-Sermad withMichael Blake, tenor sax;  Eliot Cardinuax, keyboards;  Eivand Opsvik, bass;  Randy Peterson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

6/15, 9/10:30 PM sax improv titan Matana Roberts’ Anthem with Ches Smith and Liberty Ellman at the Jazz Gallery, $20 .

6/15, 9:30 PM dark 80s style art-pop songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi

6/15, 10:15 PM the Fascinators – oldtime guitar genius Lenny Molotov’s new female-fronted vocal jazz outfit – at Sidewalk.

6/15, 10:30 PM country jugband the Flanks at the Jalopy, $10.

6/15, 11 PM Winds of Anatolia with Esat Seho, Ismail Siglam, Fatih Bayram, Frank Mastroianni, Ozcan Atav – Baris Kaya and many more at Drom, free, in support of the protests in Istanbul

6/15, 11 PM killer doublebill at Arlene’s – the ferocious Taiwanese-American art-rock/metal instrumentalists the Hsu-Nami – whose lead instrument is a sizzling Chinese erhu fiddle followed by fearlessly political soul/reggae/latin rockers Outernational ,$10.

6/15, midnight, funkmeisters Groove Collective at Nublu, $15

6/16, 1 PM the Bang on a Can Marathon moves to Pace University’s Schimmel Auditorium on Spruce St. downtown, early arrival a must since it’s a lot smaller than the World Financial Center.

6/16, 2 PM the NY Scandia Symphony plays works by Niels Gade, Svend Schultz, Johan Helmich Roman and Fini Henriquez plus a US premiere by Andrew Akers on Billings Lawn at Ft. Tryon Park, take a left as you enter the park from the south side rather than going straight to the Cloisters, you’ll hear the music on the hillside

6/16, 7:30 PM legendary avant crooner John Kelly sings material by Kurt Weill, Charles Aznavour, the Incredible String Band, Mister Bungle, Jacques Brel, Holcombe Waller and the Shins, $20. He’s also here on 6/30, same time.

6/16 guessing about 4 PM an eclectic bill at Muchmore’s with ferocious female-fronted bassless noiserock band Bugs in the Dark , swirling, ethereal, anthemic Persian-American art-pop/disco/funk band the Yellow Dogs , roots reggae/soul rockers Osekre & the Lucky Bastards and the Brooklyn What – the borough’s most exciting, ferociously tuneful, amusingly insightful anti-gentrification band, with a hot new album out – headlining, $7

6/16, 6 PM tuneful Lynchian vibraphone jazz group Bryan & the Aardvarks– whose show at Subculture last month was amazing – play with special guest Kenny Wollesen on drums at 55 Bar

6/16-23 a Ned Rothenberg residency at the Stone, 8/10 PM – the multi-reed virtuoso leads a series of ensembles.

6/16, 8ish NYC’s best late 90s/early zeros conscious hip-hop crew Dead Prez, still strong, at Von King Park in Brooklyn.

6/16, 8 PM an eclectic, intriguing, improvisational triplebill at Douglass St. Music Collective: percussionist Cory Bracken with Anastasia Clarke and Richard Kamerman followed at 9 by Twins of El Dorado (Kristin Slipp, voice; Joe Moffett, trumpet) and at 10 by Mike Pride, percussion; Pascal Niggenkemper, bass; with Kristin Slipp, voice, $10

6/16, 9 PM intense Eastern European jamband Raya Brass Band pinch-hits for Stephane Wrembel at Barbes.

6/16, 10 PM Random Test play roots reggae at Shrine

6/17, 7 PM snarky/funny/melancholy quirk-rock sister duo the Doubleclicks at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

6/17, 7:30 PM bandoneonist/bandledeader Hector Del Curto and his quintet play the album release show for his new one Eternal Piazzolla with special guest pianist Pablo Ziegler at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix very highly rec.

6/17, 8 PM a killer Americana triplebill: high-energy oldtime-style string band the Down Hill Struggler, hauntingly nuanced chanteuse Jan Bell – who makes the connection between oldtime Americana and British folk again and again – and the Wiyos , who’ve shifted from an oldtimey sound to psychedelic rock without skipping a beat – at the Bell House, $10

6/17, 8 PM Veveritse Brass Band and psychedelic 18-piece all-female accordion group the Main Squeeze Orchestra at Brooklyn Bowl, $7

6/17, 8 PM eclectic new chamber works: original compositions by inimitable cellist Pat Muchmore, US premieres by Italian composers performed by Milan’s mdi ensemble, improvisation-heavy chamber music by Quiet City, an “electrifying set “by Elevator Rose, a two-man political opera by thingNY, and new works by the dynamic Iktus Percussion at Jack, 505 ½ Waverly Ave. in Ft. Greene.

6/17, 8 PM the ISCM Ensemble plays an eclectic bill including a couple of world premieres by Wang Jie and Bruce Fitch plus works by Eve Beglarian, Bruce Adolphe and Leon Kirchner at the Miller Theater, $20 gen adm.

6/17, 9/10:30 PM up-and-coming trombonist Ryan Keberle & Catharsis at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

6/17, 10 PM the quirky/creepy/gorgeous female-fronted Dollshot reinvents art song and plays avant-pop originals inspired by Palm Springs, Lars Von Trier, and Joseph Cornell at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

6/17, midnight the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – one of the most kick-ass bands in the universe, with a fat tuba groove, soul horns and live hip-hop beats – at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

6/18, 5:30 PM whatever’s left of second-wave ska legends the English Beat in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

6/18, 5:30 PM cellist Dana Leong and Trio at 220 Vesey St. downtown.

6/18, 7 PM Laurie Anderson in storytelling mode with Gerry Leonard (guitar), Doug Wieselman (horns) and Eyvind Kang (viola), with more guests to be announced at Rockefeller Park.

6/18, 7:30 PM tuneful surfy rock guitar experimentalists Dog Adrift followed by ferocious Hazmat Modine guitarist Michael Gomez’ group and then smart, politically aware, eclectic latin rockers the Gotham Roots Orchestra at the Intar Theatre, 500 W. 52nd St, 4th Fl., $10 sug don

6/18, 7:30/9:30 PM lyrical Cuban  pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa and his drummer brother, Ruy Adrián López- Nussa at the Jazz Standard, $20

6/18 8 PM powerpop/psychedelic rock guitar god Pete Galub and band at Rock Shop .

6/18, 8 PM chanteuse Abby Payne – whose new western-themed album is due out soon at Spike Hill

6/18, 9 PM Vålerenga Symfoniorkester play funny covers of cheeseball pop hits – and some good songs too – with ukulele, tuba and cello at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

6/18, 10:30 PM Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 – at Rodeo Bar.

6/18, 11 PM edgy lyrical rocker Avi Fox-Rosen – whose album-a-month project streaming at his bandcamp page is amazing – with his band at Pete’s

6/19, 6:30 PM Paul Shapiro’s Ribs and Brisket Revue outdoors on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library central branch at Grand Army Plaza.

6/19, 7 PM Laurie Anderson with with Richard Devine (electronics), Doug Wieselman (horns), Eyvind Kang (viola), Jacob Garchik (horns) and Yuka Honda (keyboards), with more guests to be announced at Rockefeller Park

6/19, 7 PM perennially popular prototypical singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega – who’s far edgier than she gets credit for – at Madison Square Park.

6/19, 7 PM gospel with Rev. Hezekiah Walker and choir at Von King Park in Brooklyn.

6/19, 7:30/9:30 PM bassist Ben Wolfe leads a killer quartet with Orrin Evans – piano; Donald Edwards – drums; Stacy Dillard – tenor & soprano saxophones at the Jazz Standard, $20 .

6/19, 7:30 PM pianist Elisha Abas plays music of Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, and Gershwin at le Poisson Rouge, $20 gen adm.

6/19, 8 PM soprano saxophonist Julio Botti plays the album release show for his nuevo tango cd Tango Nostalgias with a phenomenal band featuring pianist Pablo Ziegler at Klavierhaus, 211 W 58th St.

6/19, 8 PM avant guitar night at Spectrum: Terrence McManus solo followed by Dr. Nerve’s Nick Didkovsky with Catherine Sikora, Jessica Lurie and Lucio Menegon aka Rev. Screaming Fingers and then the Dustin Carlson Group, $10 sugg don “no one turned away”

6/19, 8 PM Decoupage with Curtis Hasselbring: trombone; Mary Halvorson: guitar; Matt Moran: vibraphone and Satoshi Takeishi: percussion at Barbes

6/19, 10 PM brooding Americana/indie/slowcore legends Low at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25. Avoid the nauseating 9 PM opening act at all costs.

6/19, 10:30ish Jack Grace’s sick, hilarious Van Halen country cover band Van Hayride at Rodeo Bar

6/20, noon, the Zozo Afrobeat Orchestra at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, F/A/C/R to Jay St.

6/20 half past noon eclectic jamband Metropolitan Klezmer outdoors at St. Mark’s Church, 10th St/2nd Ave.

6/20, 7 PM an intriguing night of eclectic new composer-performers’ compositions from toy pianist Margaret Leng Tan, cellist Marika Hughes, percussionist Damien Bassman, violinist Lynn Bechtold, 7-string bass guitarist Dan Cooper, guitarist Gene Pritsker, oboist Keve Wilson, and cellist Anja Wood. plus works by Milica Paranosic, Robert Aldridge, Svjetlana Bukvich, Herschel Garfein, Ge Gan-Ru, Scott Gendel, and Veronika Krausas at Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd St, $25/$15 stud/srs , reception to follow.

6/20-23, 7:30/9:30 PM ageless piano crooner Freddy Cole and his quartet plus the ideal tenor saxophonist for this gig, Harry Allen, at the Jazz  Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend.

6/20, 8 PM cutting edge new big band jazz with the wildly popular Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at le Poisson Rouge, $18 adv tix rec.

6/20, 8 PM klezmer legend, Andy Statman ($10 cover) at Barbes

6/20, 9 PM A Love Letter to Fog, a new “live documentary” by the Quavers‘ T. Griffin and Catherine McRae with filmmaker Sam Green premieres with live soundtrack played by indie classical ensemble YMusic, Matt Bauder on baritone saxophone and Brendan Canty on drums, at East River Esplanade, Pier 15, John St. and the river, free.

6/20, 10ish high-energy oldtime Connecticut Americana/roots/bluegrass band Poor Old Shine at Rodeo Bar.

6/20, 10 PM diverse twangy cinematic surf rock with the Tarantinos NYC at Desmond’s.

6/20, 10 PM bassist Shayna Dulberger leads her quartet at Freddy’s.

6/21, 1 PM the Words Beyond Trio and the Lucky Chops Brass Band at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 104 E. 126th Street, Suite 2C, 6 train to 125th St.

6/21, 4:30 PM the Underground Horns, whose repertoire spans from New Orleans to the Balkans and many points in between, on the plaza outdoors at the Brooklyn Public Library main branch at Grand Army Plaza, free. They’re at Nublu around midnight the same day for $15 – call it an air conditioning charge.

6/21 the Kandinsky Effect – Warren Walker on saxophone and electronics, Gaël Petrina on bass and electronics and Caleb Dolister on drums –  at Kinfolk Studios
90 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, free

6/21, 6 PM  Buck Meek and Shine play gypsy jazz and klezmer outdoors at Big Road in Chelsea, 235 W 23rd St.

6/21, 6 PM laconic, thoughtful, tuneful oldschool C&W with Scott Dennis at the American Folk Art Museum.

6/21, 6:30 PM want to sing Faure’s Requiem with Kent Tritle conducting? Download the score and bring it to the fountain at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for a performance with singers from all over NYC

6/21, 7 PM the final Battle of the Boroughs band competition at the Greene Space, $15 incl. a glass of wine, $30 will get you open wine and beer bar. The first year they had this, the winner was a no-name from Staten Island who fell off the radar fast. But the most recent two winners have been excellent: eclectic Indian trance band Charanams, and the equally eclectic ska/worldbeat group the Brown Rice Family.

6/21, 7 PM eclectic third-stream chamber jazz with the Christian Wallumrod Ensemble at the Rubin Museum of Art auditorioum, $20.

6/21, 7 PM accordionist Melissa Elledge leads an accordion orchestra playing Terry Riley’s In C at West Dalehead Arch near W. 64th and Central Park West

6/21, 7:30 PM desert blues guitar hero Bombino and fiery Malian psychedelic rockers Amadou & Mariam at Prospect Park Bandshell, free.

6/21, 8ish the Big Takeover play ska and reggae outdoors in the back yard at Goodbye Blue Monday. They’re at Shrine on 6/29 at 9.

6/21, 8:30ish 80s-style goth/new wave band Eraas and eventually Suicide’s Martin Rev at Bowery Electric, $15

6/21, 9 PM lo-fi 90s surf legends Man or Astroman at Brooklyn Bowl, $15 – your only chance to catch them on this tour since their Mercury show is sold out.

6/21, 9 PM a free show by wickedly catchy yet intricate twin-keyboard-female-fronted art-rockers Changing Modes upstairs at the Greenpoint Gallery, 390 McGuinness Blvd

6/21, 9 PM til close funky trombonist Reut Regev’s R Time, the David Klukh Klezmer Ensemble, trumpet legend Frank London and the Lucky Chops Brass Band at Drom, free

6/21, 9 PM a ferocious rock en Espanol triplebill with Barbarossa, Helado Negro and M.A.K.U. Soundsystem at Littlefield, $15.

6/21, 9ish gypsy jazz power trio Ameranouche at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

6/21, 9 PM surreal, lo-fi 90s surf/space rockers Man or Astroman at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

6/21, 10 PM a killer oldtimey doublebill with Daria Grace and the Pre-War Ponies followed by devious intense, literate, charismatic ukelele siren/songwriter Kelli Rae Powell at the Jalopy, $10. Grace is at LIC Bar at 6 on 6/23 and at Barbes at 9 on 6/30.

6/21, 10 PM fiery gypsy punks Kagero at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

6/21-22, 10:30 alto sax powerhouse Mike DiRubbo leads a quintet with Mike Rodriguez – tumpet ,Brian Charette – Piano , Dwayne Burno – bass , Rudy Royston – drums at Smalls

6/21, midnight noir surf instrumentalists Dark City at Connolly’s.

6/21 midnight acoustic Nashville goths O’Death at the Bell House $12 adv tix tec.

6/22, 7:30/9:30 Ed Cherry on guitar with Pat Bianchi on organ and Chris Beck on drums at tje Bar Next Door, $12

6/22, 8 PM surf night on the Ft. Greene/Bed-Stuy border: Botanica bassist Jason Binnick’s new surf band Quinceaneros, the Tarantinos NYC – who just keep getting better and better and more diverse at 9 and then at 10 explosive Dick Dale-influenced Connecticut band 9th Wave – who might be the best surf band in the world right now.

6/22, 8 PM lush, amusing, innuendo-driven 30s French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins followed at 10 by Cumbiagra at Barbes.

6/22, 8:30 PM original eclectic concert harpist Petaluma Vale followed by captivating, innovative cello-and-marimba chamber pop duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi.

6/22, 8:30 PM oldschool soul from the late 60s with JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound at the Mercury, $10.

6/22, 10 PM eclectic female-fronted funk/ska rockers Cool Papa Bell at Sidewalk

6/22, midnight creepy glamrock/rockabilly legend Tav Falco & Panthern Burns at the Knitting Factory, $15 .

6/23, 2 PM the NY Scandia Symphony plays works for brass by Jorma Panula, Anders Koppel, Britta Bystrom, Junka Linkola, Luis Pasquet and Erkki Melarten on Billings Lawn at Ft. Tryon Park, take a left as you enter the park from the south side rather than going straight to the Cloisters, you’ll hear the music on the hillside.

6/23, 6:30 PM quirky chamber ensemble the Liverpool Shuffle: Joe Refanom, Mike Green, Mike Ponella and Pete Bross play Beatles covers at Bargemusic, $25.

6/23, 7 PM the mysterious Hal A. Burton followed at 8 by witty trumpeter John McNeil’s Hush and then violinist Dana Lyn’s Yeti Camp at Zirzamin

6/23, 7 PM fiery lyrical third-stream soul-jazz chanteuse/pianist Nicole Zuraitis plays the album release show for her new one at the big room at the Rockwood followed by Roosevelt Dime playing their unique mix of oldtimey string band music with a dash of classic 60s soul ($10 cover for them)

6/23, 7:30 PM high-energy Austin acoustic rock and Americana triplebill at the Mercury:
Wild Child, Shakey Graves and the Marmalakes, $10.

6/23, 7:30 PM Susie Ibarra & Roberto Rodriguez followed by Pauline Oliveros on the V-Accordion at the Schimmel Center at Pace University downtown on Spruce St., free tix avail. day of show at 5:30 PM.

6/23, 7:30 PM the JACK Quartet and Joshua Roman, cello play music of Gesualdo, Brian Ferneyhough, Joshua Roman at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

6/23, 8 PM Tenacious D-inspired joke-rock band Fortress of Attitude followed at 9 by Dr. Demento favorite Glen Raphael at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

6/23, 8:30 PM 70s psychedelic art-rock legends Nektar at B.B. King’s, $32 adv tix rec.

6/24, Yasiin Bey at Central Park Summerstage is CANCELLED.

6/24 rare NYC appearances by Hungarian chanteuse Eszter Biro plus wild, intense nine-piece Hungarian gypsy band Parno Graszt (meaning White Horse in the Romani language). They’re also at Drom on 6/30 at 7:30 PM, $15 adv tix very highly rec.

6/24, 8 PM resonator guitarist Mark Rogers and singer Mary Byrne play subdued smart intense original Americana-flavored acoustic rock at the Way Station in  Ft. Greene

6/24, 9 PM the playful, colorfully psychedelic Erica Seguine/Shannon Baker Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope .

6/24, 10 PM the Mariel Vandersteel Trio featuring Maeve Gilchrist and Jordan Tice blend Norwegian and Appalachian sounds at Pete’s following the 9 PM show by creepy noir cabaret guy/girl duo Charming Disaster

6/25, 5:30 PM James Maddock at 220 Vesey St; outdoors; 6/27 at half past noon he’s at One New York Plaza downtown.

6/25, 7 PM eclectic cellist/bandleader Marika Hughesat Barbes followed at 9 by Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party

6/25, 7:30 PM well-loved indie classical orchestra the Knights play works by Boccherini, Glass, Stockhausen and Mozart at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised if you want a seat

6/25,7:30 PM  Fan Interference “collects the best from 15 years of the Zisk zine, the so-called “Baseball Magazine For People Who Hate Baseball Magazines.” feat. writers Steve Reynolds, Mike Faloon, Brian Cogan and others” at the Bell House, free.

6/25, 8 PM the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office

6/25-30 the Young Lions of Gysy Jazz Festival at Birdland, sets 8:30/11 PM, special guets include June 25 & 26: Peter Beets/jazz pianist from Holland, 27: David Langlois /washboards, 28:  Anat Cohen /sax&clarinet, 29 & 30: Edmar Castaneda/Jazz harp.

6/25, 8 PM the Delorean Sisters– who play oldtimey versions of 80s cheeseball pop songs – at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

6/25-30 eclectic, entertaining, quirky concert harpist Zeena Parkins plays a weekling  residency at the Stone, 8/10 PM leading a variety of groups.

6/25, 9 PM noir cabaret/art-rock chanteuse/pianist Hudson K at the Delancey .

6/25, 10 PM the Lucas Pino two-guitar No Net Nonet at Smalls

6/26, 7 PM pyrotechnic clarinetist/saxophonist Anat Cohen leads her quartet at Madison Square Park.

6/26, 8 PM the perennially intense, tuneful godfather of edgy, lyrical, anthemic downtown NYC rock, Willie Nile plays the album release show for his latest one American Ride at the Highline, $25.

6/26, 8 PM a classic tango milonga with Leonardo Suarez Paz’s Cuartetango with Cristian Zárate on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office

6/26, 8 PM well-liked, dynamic powerpop band New Atlantic Youth – with Jesse Katz from the Brooklyn What – at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $8

6/26, 9 PM the Freaky Baby Daddy Band play roots reggae and Afrobeat at Shrine

6/26, 9:30 PM Argentinian bandoneon powerhouse JP Jofre plays the album release show for his explosive new one at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix a must.

6/26, 10ish dark punkish psychedelic rockers Light Heat at Glasslands, $10. 6/27 they’re at the Mercury at 10:30 PM for the same price

6/27 folk noir cult favorites the Handsome Family at the Slipper Room (the strip club at Ludlow and Orchard).

6/27 guitarist Eyal Maoz’ assaultive surf-metal band Pitom at Littlefield

6/27, 7 PM eclectic third-stream jazz chanteuse Youn Sun Nah in a rare duo performance with guitarist Ulf Wakenius at the big room at the Rockwood.

6/27, 7:30 PM Alan Gilbert conducts the NY Philharmonic performing Stravinsky’s The Fairy’s Kiss and Petroushka to accompany a creepy puppet show and dance performance at Avery Fisher Hall, $33 tix avail.

6/27, 7:30 wild minor-key New Orleans/blues/reggae/klezmer jamband Hazmat Modine plus open bar with beer and wine at the Jewish Museum. 5th Ave. at 92nd St., $15/$12 stud/srs

6/27, 7:30 PM ferocious Italian gypsy band Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at Joe’s Pub, $20.

6/27, 8 PM classic jump blues with Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office

6/27, 8:30 PM tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s

6/27, 8:30 PM bassist Carlo DeRosa leads an excellent quartet with Mark Shim , tenor sax;  Luis Perdomo, piano; Rudy Royston, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

6/27, 8 PM ferocious female-fronted Americana punk rockers Spanking Charlene open for a rare one-off NYC reunion show by high-voltage 80s roots-rock legends the Del-Lords playing the album releaase party for their new one (first in 20 years!), Elvis Club, at Bowery Electric, $15 adv tix rec

6/27-29, 9/10:30 PM Henry Threadgill with a yet-unnamed supporting cast at the Jazz Gallery, $25.

6/27, 9 PM Nass Gnawa – oudist Brahim Fribgane with Hassan Ben Jafar and Said Damir – play funky Moroccan trance music at Union Pool

6/27, 9 PM a rare solo show by Kristin Mueller of the charming, quirky Walking Hellos at Pete’s.

6/27, 9:30 PM Norah Jones’ country band Puss n Boots and then chanteuse Sasha Dobson playing the album release show for her new rock record at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec

6/27, 9:30 PM bassist Mimi Jones leads a quintet with Nadje Noordhuis – trumpet , Camille Thurman – tenor sax , Helen Sung – piano,, Rodney Green – drums at Smalls

6/27, 9 PM Stratospheerius – the original violin metal band, whose new album reputedly shreds (don’t they always) at Shrine.

6/27, 10 PM psycho mambo band Gato Loco does a special show with all their low-register instruments: baritone guitar, baritone sax, bass, tuba and drums at Barbes

6/27, 10 PM cello-rock band Mappa Mundi at the Way Station in Ft. Greene .

6/27, 10 PM one of the great remaining Chicago blues guitarists, Joe Louis Walker at Terra Blues

6/27, 10:30 PM bluegrass stars the Claire Lynch Band at Hill Country, $15 .

6/27, 11ish moody, hypnotically jangly, female-fronted dreampop rockers Butter the Children at Death by Audio, $7

6/28, 6 PM pianist Anne Goldberg plays Lachenmann, Furrer, Messiaen, Ter Velduis, Baldwin at Cornelia St. Cafe, $8 incl. a drink.

6/28, 7 PM the Elvis Costello-influenced Jedediah Parish at the Way Station in Ft. Greene followed at 8:30 PM by bluegrass band the Kings County Ramblers with Stateh Island skiffle band the Salt Cracker Crazies at 10:30.

6/28, 8 PM oldschool salsa dura with the Spanish Harlem Orchestra on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office

6/28, 8 PM psychedelic funk with the MK Groove Orchestra at Spike Hill

6/28, 8 PM Mark Peskanov, violin; Evan Drachman, cello; Doris Stevenson, piano play Beethoven – Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1; Haydn Divertimento in D Major; Saint Saens – Allegro Appassionato, Op. 43, and The Swan; Arensky – Trio in D minor, Op. 32 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

6/28, 8 PM eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet at Barbes

6/28, 8 PM Japanese traditional music trio the East Winds Ensemble play Symphony Space, $25/$20 stud/srs.

6/28, 8:30 PM sharp, music by Salt Cathedral followed by Sebastián Silva’s new film Crystal Fairy about two American trendoids on vacation in Chile getting what’s coming to them (or so it seems)  On the roof of New Design High School, 350 Grand St. @ Essex. adv tix available here, pre and after party at Fontana’s .

6/28, 9 PM fearlessly intense indie rock songwriter/guitarslinger Jennifer O’Connor followed by Thalia Zedek’s recently reunited, iconic dark 90s indie band Come at Bowery Ballroom, $15.

6/28, 10:30 PM eclectic Afrobeat/funk/hip-hop band Mamarazzi at the big room at the Rockwood.

6/28, 11 PM bass goddess Felice Rossser’s ageless reggae-rock band Faith at Zirzamin.

6/28, 11ish irrepressible, entertaining stoner punk/garage/hardcore band the Hussy at Death by Audio, $7.

6/28 midinght-ish, the Hussy – who’ve moved away from droll stoner hardcore to menacing reverbtoned garage punk stomp – at Death By Audio

6/29, 5 PM Songs for Unusual Creatures at Barbes, brought to you by many of the same people behind Songs for Ice Cream Trucks: “A celebration of the under-appreciated creatures that roam the planet. From the Australian Bilby to the deep-sea Magnapinna Squid, to the Saddleback Caterpillar” followed at 8 by Afrobeat guitar virtuoso Banning Eyre and Timbila and then at 10 by mighty Indian funk band Brooklyn Qawwali Party.

6/29, 6 PM concert harpist Natalie Salzman plays country and blues at Cornelia St. Cafe, $8 incl. a drink

6/29, 7 PM murderous punk jazz band Iconoclast at the Music with a View festival at the Flea Theatre, 41 White St. in Tribeca.

6/29, 9 PM punk rockers Bikini Carwash and ferocious Radio Birdman style chromatic garage punk with the Mess Around at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg.

6/29, 9ish dark retro 80s style female-fronted new wave band the Foxx followed by soaring Americana rocker/bandleader Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Union Pool

6/29, 9 PM Klezwoods – who use klezmer as a stepping-off point for ska and Balkan music and all kinds of psychedelic, danceable craziness followed by brilliant, sometimes hilarious Tipsy Oxcart, who play acoustic versions of current day Eastern European pop hitsat Nublu, $15.

6/29, 9 PM stark acoustic southern gothic with the Handsome Family at the Knitting Factory, $20.

6/30, 9 PM gothic Americana crooner Tim Eriksen and his band at the Jalopy, $10

6/29, 9 PM whatever’s left of Os Mutantes at Prospect Park Bandshell, free.

6/29, 9/10:30 PM pianist Kris Daviswith maybe her best outfit yet: Mat Maneri, viola; Ingrid Laubrock, saxophone; John Hébert, bass; Tom Rainey, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

6/29, 10 PM catchy, quirky anthemic Australian sensations the Cat Empire at the Nokia Theatre, $27.50.

6/30, 2 PM Alex Fiterstein, clarinet; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Steven Beck, piano play Beethoven – Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11; Lutoslawski – Grave (Metamorphoses for cello and piano) (1981); Milhaud – Sonatine for clarinet and piano, Op. 100; Ofer Ben-Amots – Cantillations; Brahms -Trio for clarinet, cello and piano in A minor, Op. 114 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

6/30, 8 PM the original Geto Boys at B.B. King’s. Houston’s greatest hip-hop group, one of the classic units from the golden age, who knows when if ever they’ll hit NYC again. Three first-class, macabre lyiricists: Bushwick Bill, Scarface and Willie D.,  a must see show if rap is your thing, $30 adv tix rec.

6/30, 9 PM cynical, catchy, lyrically-driven Boston powerpop four-piece the Fatal Flaw at Union Hall.

7/1, 7:30 PM Glass Farm Ensemble : Margaret Lancaster, flute; Amy Advocat, clarinet; Bill Trigg, percussion; and Yvonne Troxler, piano – play new works by Michael Jarrell, Paula Matthusen, Frederic Rzewski, Alfred Simmerlin at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs

7/1, 9ish 80s new wave legends Bow Wow Wow at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $25. Now in her mid-40s, Annabella Lwin is still reputedly going strong.

7/1, 10 PM Detroit African-American punk legends Death at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

7/2, 6 PM Felix Hernandez’ Rhythm Review and Joe Bataan at Soundview Park in the Bronx.

7/2, 7:30 PM the Argento Ensemble play new vocal and chamber works by Georg Friedrich Haas plus others by Alban Berg and Anton Webern at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req.

7/2, 8 PM the Garifuna Collective and Danny Michel at Highline Ballroom, $15

7/2, 8 PM Ivoirien roots reggae legend Alpha Blondy at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec.

7/2, 8 PM Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez and his blazing salsa jazz group at Rockefeller Park.

7/2, 8 PM Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office

7/2, 9 PM intense klezmer group Litvakus at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

7/2 9:30 PM rising star baritone saxophonist Brian Landrus plays the album release show for his new one Mirage with a string section at Joe’s Pub

7/3, 6 PM Boston string band Joy Kills Sorrow followed by bluegrass legends the Grascals at Madison Square Park.

7/3, 6 PM the adventurous, witty Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet at Bryant Park

7/3, 9:30 PM vibraphonist Behn Gillece and alto saxophonist Ken Fowser play the album release show for their killer new one Top Shelf at Smalls

7/4, 7:30 PM Ethiopian groove orchestra Fendika at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

7/5, 7:45 PM dark soul/rock/avant garde songwriter Katie Elevitch plays and sings totally acoustic to accompany the yoga class at Sacred Sounds Yoga, 163 Bleecker St, 2nd Fl,

7/5, 10 PM oldschool punk cumbia/vallenato powerhouse Very Be Careful at Barbes.

7/6, 7:30 PM punk Balkan brass madness with the Stumblebum Brass Band at the Mercury, $10

7/6 the Byzan-tones play wild psychedelic Greek surf music at Otto’s.

7/6 half past midnight (actually wee hours of 7/7) subtle, vivid classic tango chanteuse Maria Cangiano at the Blue Note with her band, $10.

7/6, 8 PM La Sonora Carruseles play salsa dura and boogaloo on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office

7/7, 7:30 PM cult hero crooner (and Carol Lipnik collaborator) John Kelly sings “rebel songs” including Clash covers at Joe’s Pub, $20. He’s also here on 7/14.

7/7, 8ish composer/choreographic pianist Eleonor Sandresky collaborates with improv ensemble Murmuration at Spectrum, $15

7/8, 7:30 PM Colombian vocalist Lucia Pulido teams up with Austrian improvisers Franz Hautzinger and Martin Siewert and Afro-Peruvian guitar specialist Eric Kurimski  at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req.

7/9, 5:30 PM the Jayhawks’ and Golden Smog’s Gary Louris’ backing band the End of America followed by the queen of the minor key, Eilen Jewell in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

7/9 Israeli Middle Eastern dance/jamband Yemen Blues at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

7/9, 7 PM salsa dura band La Excelencia at Rockefeller Park.

7/9, 7:30 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra play works by Beethoven, Haydn and Tschaikovsky at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

7/9, 8 PM Ray Gelato with the City Rhythm Orchestra play swing and jump blues on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office

7/9 , 9:30 PM the smart oldtimey Deadly Gentlemen play the album release show for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $12.

7/10, 6 PM the eclectic Balkan/latin/New Orleans flavored Underground Horns at 220 Vesey Street, (betw West Street & the Hudson River)

7/10, 7 PM B.B. King on the water out behind the World Financial Center, free.

7/10 7 PM Brian Charette’s Organ Sextette feat. Brian Charette (organ), Jochen Rueckert (drums), Itai Kriss (flute), Mike DiRubbo (alto sax), Kenny Brooks (tenor sax), Norbert Stachel (bass clarinet) at Smoke

7/10, 7 PM jazz chanteuse Rene Marie and her band at Madison Square Park.

7/10, 8 PM Alan Gilbert conducts the NY Philharmonic playing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto plus Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 at Prospect Park, early arrival advised if you want to get anywhere the near the orchestra. The program repeats 7/11 at 8 in Queens at Cunningham Park, enter at 193rd St, near 81st Ave or Union Turnpike.

7/10, 8 PM scorching female-fronted powerpop/jamband Devi outdoors at the Grove St. Path train station in Jersey City, free.

7/10, 8 PM Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Tito Rodriguez, Jr play an explosive mambo homage to Tito Puente, Machito and Tito Rodriguez on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office

7/10, 9 PM popular 90s conscious reggae crooner Luciano at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec.

7/10, 9:30 PM alto saxophonist Daniel Bennett and his group play the album release show for his witty new one Clockhead Goes to Camp at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd St, $10 + 2 drink min

7/11, noon, dub reggae/drum & bass legends Sly & Robbie at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn

7/11, half past noon NYC’s original punk brass band, Hungry March Band at One New York Plaza downtown.

7/11, 7 PM fiery violinist Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi’s Rabbit Rabbit at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec

7/11, 7:30 PM innuendo-driven French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

7/11 the Preservation Hall Jazz Band – who put out a mighty bottom-heavy funk sound these days – at the Apollo, time/price TBA

7/11, 8ish Lila Downs at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival advised, this will undoubtedly sell out.

7/11, 8ish dark retro Link Wray-influenced surf/soul rockers Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside at Pier 84 on the river in Chelsea.

7/11, 8 PM veteran Cali-Mex rockers Los Lobos on the water out behind the World Financial Center, free

7/12, 7 PM NYC’s only all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Prospect Park Bandshell, free.

7/12, 7:30 PM adventurous indie string ensemble the Zzyzx Quartet play a program TBA at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud//military/$10 srs.

7/12 wickedly catchy yet intricate twin-keyboard-female-fronted art-rockers Changing Modes at Fat Baby on Rivington east of Essex, time/price TBA.

7/12, 8 PM the recently regrouped Tipica 73 play classic salsa  dura on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office

7/12, 9ish murderous dark garage reverb junkies Twin Guns and the evocative, 4AD style dreampop Dead Leaf Echo at Cake Shop.

7/13, 1 and 3 PM the Bang on a Can All-Stars “play Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint for electric guitar, Michael Gordon’s harrowing Industry for solo cello and electronics, David Lang’s kaleidoscopic Sunray, Julia Wolfe’s edgy and dense Lick from 1994, Thurston Moore’s noise meditation Stroking Piece #1, and Louis Andriessen’s iconic Workers Union for any loud-sounding group of instruments” on Governor’s Island, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferrry terminal on the half-hour.

7/13, 3:30 PM SoCorpo – avant garde vocal innovators Sasha Bogdanowisch and Sabrina Lastman – at Spectrum

7/13, 6:30 PM a titanic Balkan brass quadruplebill with Zlatne Uste, Slavic Soul Party, Inspector Gadje and Raya Brass Band outdoors at 220 Vesey St. downtown.

7/13, 8 PM Alan Gilbert leads the NY Philharmonic in a program TBA on the great lawn in Central Park, get there early. They’re also here on 7/15 at 8 playing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto plus Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, and at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on 7/16 at 8.

7/13,  8 PM the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra play a tribute to Illinois Jacquet on the elevated dancefloor at Damrosch Park, $17 at the Lincoln Center box office

7/13, 8ish latin soul legends the Ghetto Brothers at Crotona Park in the Bronx.

7/13, 9 PM eclectic Americana/powerpop rockers the Tara Lynne Band at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

7/13, 9:30ish 9:30ish ecstatically fun, intense gypsy punk/metal cumbia/rock en Espanol band Escarioka and wild Miami rumba ska punks Askultura at Mehanata.

7/14 celebrate Bastille Day on E 60th St

7/14, 3 PM bhangra funk orchestra Red Baraat and Romanian gypsy brass band Fanfare Ciocarlia at Central Park Summerstage. FC are playing Drom afterward at around 11, get there early if you’re going because it will sell out fast.

7/14, 3 PM Burmese traditional vibraphone virtuoso Kyaw Kyaw Naing at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St.

7/14, 7 PM the Chris Welcome/Shayna Dulberger/John McLennan trio improvise at Downtown Music Gallery.

7/14, 10ish ageless roots reggae crooner Freddie McGregor at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec

7/16, 8 PM the original postpunk band, Wire, still going strong and making good albums, at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

7/16, 8 PM Mongolian psychedelic folk-rockers Hanggai at Alice Tully Hall, $25 tix avail.

7/17, 9 PM the devious Elisa Flynn presents another entertaining multi-artist night: classic vocal and instrumental duets, taken to the extreme, swapping parts, styles, sexes and so forth. Lineup includes: Adam Levine, Maharajah Sweets, Elisa Flynn & Thee Shambels’ Neville Elder, Sarah Bisman, Mary Byrne & Mark Rogers, the Halsey Hellhounds, the Knuk Tats (Chris Q. Murphy & Stephanie Allen), Triplets, Matt & Rivka Frye, and Alex Mallett at the Way Station in Ft Greene

7/18, noon the latest Malian desert blues guitar sensation, Bombino at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free. 7/30, 8 PM he’s at Brooklyn Bowl for $15.

7/18, 7:30 PM haunting female-fronted Canadian-Turkish art-rock/psychedelic band Minor Empire at Drom, $10 adv tix req

7/18, 7:30 PM Douglas Kearney, Kamala Sankaram, Kassa Overall, Lisette Santiago and others perform new works inspired by the poetry of Sekou Sundiata at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free.

7/18, 8 PM John Zorn’s Hildegard von Binghen-inspired Holy Visions – for five a capella female voices – followed by a solo improvisation on the organ by Zorn himself at Alice Tully Hall, $25 adv tix avail.

7/18-20, 8 PM Ensemble musikFabrik plays Karlheinz Stockhausen’s epic operatic theme suite Michaels Reise um die Erde at Avery Fisher Hall, $25 tix

7/18, 9 PM the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $18 adv tix very highly rec. – they’re as good or better than they were 20 years ago.

7/19, 9 PM dark Waits-ish oldtimey sounds with the Sullied Accolades followed at 10 by fiery gypsy punks Kagero at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

7/20, 6 PM torchy, sultry literate historically-informed chanteuse/songwriter Robin Aigner & Parlour Game at Barbes.

7/20, 8 PM the Jack Quartet, Alchemy Quartet and Brooklyn Rider play the six John Zorn string quartets at Alice Tully Hall, $25 tix highly rec., this will sell out.

7/20 9 PM droll cinematic third-stream jazz improviseres Mr.Ho’s Orchestrotica in special quartet mode at Something Jazz Club

7/23, 9 PM deliciously twangy, jangly twin-guitar paisley underground/psychedelic Americana rockers Mud Blood & Beer at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

7/24, 6 PM saxophonist Yosvany Terry leads his quintet; percussionist Dafnis Prieto adds an additional member to his in a first-rate Afro-Cuban jazz doublebill at Madison Square Park.

7/24, 6:30 PM Brazilian violinist Braz and his Forro group on the plaza outdoors at the Brooklyn Public Library main branch at Grand Army Plaza.

7/24, 9ish haunting, eclectic Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene

7/25, 7:30 PM the Kronos Quartet with Mariana Sadovska playing Chernobyl: The Harvest, plus Emily Wells and then My Brightest Diamond at Damrosch Park, early arrival advised.

7/25, 7:30 PM American freedom fighter jazz songs with brilliant belter Brianna Thomas, pianist Sam Reider, and guitarist Justin Poindexter at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

7/26, 7 PM Banda Magda’s Magda Giannikou plays vintage Greek lanterna music on the plaza at Lincoln Center; out back in Damrosch Park. Giannikou later collaborates with headliners the Kronos Quartet, who also have another invited special guest, Vân-Ánh Vo. Irish traditional act the Gloaming opens that show at 7:30.

7/26, 9ish Brazilian drum madness:  Maracatu New York’s cd release show with the Forró All Stars ft. Liliana Araujo, Rob Curto, Fabiana Masili and Scott Kettner, at Littlefield

7/26-27, 8 PM the king of the surf guitar, Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $20.

7/26, 8 PM wild, funny grasscore band the Devil Makes Three at Prospect Park Bandshell, free.

7/26, 9 PM “The Zimmymen and the Wimmymen” play Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks at the Way Station in Ft. Greene. Wonder if this will be anywhere near as good as Mary Lee’s Corvette’s versions.

7/27, 7:30 PM wild mostly-female klezmer jamband Isle of Klezbos plus open bar with beer and wine at the Jewish Museum. 5th Ave. at 92nd St., $15/$12 stud/srs

7/28, 6 PM Asphalt Orchestra playing the Pixies’ Surfer Rosa and Jacob Garchik’s “atheist trombone shout choir” the Heavens on the plaza at Lincoln Center, marching to Damrosch Park where they open the show at 7:30. Kronos Quartet follow with new works by gay composers.

7/28, 7 PM eclectic ska/rocksteady/world funk band the Brown Rice Family at Pier One on the upper west

7/28, 8:30 PM hilarious grasscore/gypsy punk band Larry & His Flaskat the Knitting Factory, $10.

7/28, 9:30 PM high-voltage, theatrical gypsy-rock band Vagabond Opera at Joe’s Pub, $15.

7/30, 5:30 PM the world’s oldest band, haunting cello rockers Rasputina –one of the few unafraid to go on record for calling out the Bush regime for engineering the 9/11 attacks – in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

7/30, 7:30 PM the Knights play symphonic works by Stravinsky, Bach, Britten and their own composition, Chaconne, at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised if you want a seat

7/31, 6 PM state-of-the-art, wildly popular oldtime torchy swing combo Lake Street Dive followed by snart, eclectic acoustic songwriter Erin McKeown at Madison Square Park

7/31, 6:30 PM Moroccan and desert blues sounds with Mamadou Kelly, Imharhan and Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa at Damrosch Park.

8/2, 7 PM Mardi Gras Indians Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles followed by Brazilian and American maracatu projects: Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante and Nation Beat.

8/3, 7:30 PM awful segue, great doublebill: cosmopolitan gypsy band Banda Magda and the ageless, pyrotechnic Eddie Palmeiri Salsa Orchestra at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/3 wickedly smart, politically aware, tuneful psychedelic new wave band the Larch at Bowery Electric

8/3, 8:30 PM El Gusto play cross-pollinational Algerian and Sephardic music at Damrosch Park.

8/4,  1 PM New York Korean Traditional Marching Band and Ensemble Sinawi on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/7, 7 PM Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk at Madison Square Park

8/7, 7:30 PM Ruben Blades at Damrosch Park.

8/8, 6:30 PM the No BS Brass Band on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/8, 8 PM Slavic Soul Party followed by live animal film scores by Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin, & the Wordless Music Orchestra  at Prospect Park Bandshell, free.

8/8. 8:30 PM high-energy oldtime Connecticut Americana/roots/bluegrass band Poor Old Shine at Hill Country, free

8/9, 6:30 PM Hungry March Band and Vau de Vivre Society on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/9, 7:30 PM “Edwardian pagan lounge ensemble” Rosin Coven and Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra at Damrosch Park, this will be a madhouse, kids will be camping out, get there early.

8/9, 8:30 PM Shaggy – yeah, him, Mr. Lova Lova – at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/9-18 the Bard Summerscape Music Festival spotlights Stravinsky and his world upstate in Annandale: roundtrip shuttle bus available from NYC. Too many shows to list, the entire calendar is here.

8/9, 10 PM powerpop guitar genius Chuck Prophet at the Bell House, $12 adv tix rec.

8/10, 1 and 3 PM indie classical and wild intense minor-key Russian/tango stringband songs: Fireworks Ensemble and Ljova & the Kontraband on Governor’s Island, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferrry terminal on the half-hour.

8/10, 7:30 PM Moon Hooch at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/10, 8 PM Nick Lowe at Damrosch Park.

8/11, 3 PM pianist Vicky Chow plays a program TBA at at the Noguchi Museum 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St

8/11, 5 PM the Como Mamas – whose latest a-cappella gospel album is off the hook – followed by Motown’s Brian & Eddie Holland, Allen Toussaint and then Bobby Rush – at Damrosch Park.

8/15, 7 PM Bachata Heightz at Highbridge Park in Manhattan.

8/16, 11:30 PM reverbb-addicted haunting noir garage rock duo Twin Guns and LES noir glampunk/noiserock legends the Chrome Cranks at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec., this may sell out

8/21, 7:30 PM the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center plays works by Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised if you want a seat

8/23-24 the Charlie Parker Festival. 8/23, 7 PM the world premiere of “Bird is the Word,” Jimmy Heath’s new Charlie Parker-themed suite played by Heath’s big band at Marcus Garvey Park; 8/24 at 3 has vibraphonist Warren Wolf & the Wolf Gang, trumpeter Christian Scott, drummer Sheila Jordan and octogenarian reedman Lee Konitz leadingtheir quartets at Tompkins Square Park while back at Marcus Garvey Park it’s alto sax powerhouse Jaleel Shaw, drummer Kim Thompson, chanteuse Cécile McLorin Salvant and the perennially intense Kenny Garrett.

9/1, noon-5 PM a free avant garde afternoon on Governors Island with pianists Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg, Tigue Percussion, crooner Theo Bleckmann and indie chamber ensemble Classical Jam, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferrry terminal on the half-hour.

9/12, 6:30 PM the Rosebuds perform Sade’s Love Deluxe at the Mercury, $15.

9/20, 5ish Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, the Budos Band and Charles Bradley with the Menahan Street Band at Williamsburg Park, free, expect to stand in line to get in

11/4 the NY Philharmonic’s Contact series moves downtown to Subculture for a premiere of Essa-Pekka Salonen chamber works introduced by the composer

Live Music in New York City in May and June 2013

Daily updates; you might want to bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what’s new. Brand new calendar for  June and July coming this week. 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.

6/10, 6/17 and 6/24, 8 PM Tammy Faye Starlite as Nico in Chelsea Mädchen at the Cutting Room, $20 adv tix rec. This sardonic homage to the ultimate femme fatale is a must-see show, TFS manages to be both haunting and savage in the role. She’s got the accent, she’s got the character, she radiates Teutonic iciness and she’s working on the bangs.

Mondays in May, 7 PM the Grand Street Stompers play hot oldtimey swing and dixieland at Arthur’s Tavern on Grove St. just west of 7th Ave. South

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

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

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays in May, 8 PM pianist Noah Haidu at Cleopatra’s Needle. His latest cd, just out from Posi-Tone is a gorgeously lyrical third-stream trio effort

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 May (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.

Three Mondays in May 5/6, 5/13 and 5/20, 10:30 PMish an Afrobeat party with Zongo Junction at Bowery Electric, $8

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

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 May 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 in May noir torch songs with Evanescent feat. Bliss Blood and Al Street at at Pete’s, 10 PM

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 May, 11 PM an Allison Tartalia residency at Spike Hill. Astonishingly eclectic: noir cabaret, piano chamber pop, acoustic guitar rock. Rich, nuanced, often sultry vocals, a sense of humor, interesting narratives, a flair for the mot juste.

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

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

Wednesdays at 10 it’s Sheriff Bob’s bluegrass jam at Zirzamin, an A-list of NYC talent, always a good time, quality players always welcome.

Thursdays in May up-and-coming avant/indie classical Ensemble ACJW at Trinity Church, 1 PM, free, programs tba

Thursdays and Fridays in May 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 May this era’s greatest and funnest Peruvian style psychedelic cumbia/surf band, Chicha Libre plays Nublu, probably late, midnight-ish

Fridays at 5 PM in May, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) plays the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm. When they’re not there, they’ll have someone from from their wide circle of like-minded avant ensembles. Although the sound wafts across the balcony, you actually have to be in the bar itself in order to really appreciate what they’re doing.

Friday evenings at various times (check the site for the weekly schedule) fearless avant cellist/impresario Valerie Kuehne’s Super Coda – a global mix of strange and sometimes amazing sounds, from the way-out to the way-in, drawing on a vast, global talent base – happens at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St., 2nd floor.

Three Fridays in May, 5/10, 5/24 and 5/31 lyrical jazz pianist Laila Biali at Subculture on Bleecker St. east of Lafayette – audience members are invited to request material from her catalog or suggest other songs via email

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

Saturdays in Mayl at 3 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

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

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

Sundays 1 PM-ish, bluegrass cats Freshly Baked (f.k.a. Graveyard Shift), featuring excellent, incisive fiddle player Diane Stockwell and an A-list of players play a brunch show at Southern Hospitality 645, 9th Ave at 45th St.

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. 5/5 darkly menacing Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie;  5/12 kick-ass Americana/gypsy guitarist/songwriter Chris Fuller; 5/19 powerpop/psychedelic guitar god Pete Galub; 5/26 dark rockers Phil Shoenfelt and Pavel Cingl from the Czech Republic; and more TBA .

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

Sundays in May, 8 PM the Dictators’ Andy Shernoff works up his own wry, clever solo material at Zirzamin

Sundays in May , 8/11 PM the ferocious, intense Arturo O’Farrill Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland, $30 seats avail. They’re also at Symphony Space on 5/3 and 5/4 at 8, guest artists include gaita (bagpipe player) Cristina Pato, vocalist/saxophonist Antonio Lizana, guitarist Xemo Tebar and the O’Farrill Brothers Band.

Sundays in May at 9 gypsy guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places. He’s also very popular: get there early.

5/1, 7:30 PM good, seriously rocking purist powerpop doublebill: Pem Roach & the  Trouble Club followed by the snidely hilarious Haley Bowery & the Manimals at the National Underground. The Baghdaddios play later at abour half past eleven.

5/1-3, 8 PM trumpeter/ composer/musical innovator Wadada Leo Smith presents the NYC premiere of his epic 4-cd civil rights opus Ten Freedom Summers in its entirety (rated best album of 2013 at NYMD’s sister blog Lucid Culture) at Roulette.

5/1, 8ish a benefit for Sunny’s in Red Hook with Simon Chardiet, L’il Mo & the Monicats, John Pinamonti, the Red Hook Ramblers and others at the Bell House, $30

5/1, 8 PM avant string band and string quartet intensity: Ljova & the Kontraband followed by Brooklyn Rider at Littlefield, $15.

5/1, 8 PM pianist Richard Goode plays an all-Beethoven program at Carnegie Hall, $17.50 and up tix avail.

5/1, 10 PM the Bernie Worrell Orchestra at Subculture, $18.

5/1, 10ish wild intense art-rock instrumentalists You Bred Raptors – who get more noise out of eight-string bass, cello and drums than you could possibly imagine – at Glasslands

5/2, 7 PM at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, a global cast of winners in the Ibla piano competition play music by Bach, Verdi, Puccini, Liszt, Chopin, Ginastera, Prokofiev, Bartok, Oskar Merikanto plus originals and improvisations. Pianists include Ben Schoeman,Tomasz Ostaszewski, Patryk Sztabinski, Gabriele Gallo, Liisa Pimiä, Jason Chiang., Ian Miller, Audrey Ann Southard Rumsey, David Cieri, Jim Erickson, Laehyung Woo and the duo of Yuka Munehisa and Samuel Fried

5/2, 7 PM pianist Julia Den Boer plays works by Janacek, Boulez, and moreat Bohemian National Hall, free

5/2, 7:30 PM Rasputina – the original cello rockers, featuring cellist Julia Kent and guitarist Sara Landeau this time out – plays FaLaLa: The Bastardy of Shakespeare’s Madrigals, imagining an alternate authorship for Shakespeare’s work at Joe’s Pub, $15.

5/2,. 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at followed by the self-explanatory, jaunty Blue Vipers of Brooklyn at 10 at Barbes

5/2, 8 PM Ensemble Mise-En play works by Bent Sørensen, Louis Karchin, Graham Flet, Erik Lund Moon Young Ha including several world premieres at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea, 338 W 23rd St,, $15/$10 stud.

5/2, 8 PM Leon Botstein conducts the American Symphony Orchestra in a program of new and relatively new works by of Hungarian composers Partos, Weiner, Nador, Gyopar and Dohnanyi at Carnegie Hall, $12.50 tix and up avail.

5/2, 8:30 PM trombonist Jacob Garchik’s tuneful 40Twenty with Jacob Sacks, piano; Dave Ambrosio, bass; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $25 incl. a drink.

5/2 indie classical songwriter Christina Courtin does her chamber pop thing at the big room at the Rockwood.

5/2, 8:30 PM conductor Karl Berger’s luminous, otherworldly, majestic Improvisers Orchestra at El Taller Latinoamericano on the upper west.

5/2, 9ish ferocoius Radio Birdman style chromatic garage punk with the Mess Around followed eventually by satirical French rock cover band Los Jamones at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $6

5/2, 10 PM Anna & Elizabeth sing classic Appalachian songs and scroll crankies (hand-drawn hand-cranked oldtime scrolled illustrations) at the Jalopy, a seriously fun time trip waiting for you, $10 .

5/2, 10 PM MK Groove Orchestra followed by Funkface at Spike Hill

5/2, 10 PM the Microscopic Septet play their devious originals as well as Monk tunes from their excellent new all-Monk cd Friday the 13th at Spectrum. 5/30 they’re at Joe’s Pub

5/3, 5:30 PM haunting intense Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack, who has a killer new solo album out, plays solo at the American Folk Art Museum.

5/3 the Rebel Factory with Certain General’s Phil Gammage at Zirzamin.

5/3-5, 7:30/9:30 PM ex-Miles Davis tenor sideman George Coleman at the Jazz Standard, $25 ($30 on the weekend): “the the sagacious tenor man explores his rare groove side in the company of hard hitting organist Mike LeDonne and fleet fingered guitarist Peter Bernstein.”

5/3, 8 PM Tunisian chanteuse Sonia M’Barek at the Alliance Francaise, 55 E 59th St, $35 but worth it.

5/3 ,8 PM eclectic accordion genius Guy Klucevsek at Barbes with his band followed by cumbia party rockers Chia’s Dance Party

5/3-4, 8 PM visionary pianist/bandleader Arturo O’Farrill‘s spectacular, intense Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra beefs up Mexican banda music and other lesser-known latin subgenres along with newly commissioned works at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs.

5/3, 8 PM a solid Americana triplebill: Canadian singer Charlotte Cornfield, the rocking Alex Mallett Band and the more trad Whistling Wolves at Union Hall, $10

5/3, 8 PM bizarre segue, good show: roots reggae with Tribal Legacy followed by Flamenco Latino at Flushing Town Hall, $15

5/3, 8 PM guitarist Jason Vieaux plays music by Mauro Giuliani, J.S. Bach, Benjamin Britten, John Dowland, Dan Visconti, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Pat Metheny, and José Luis Merlín at Baruch College Auditorium, 55 Lexington Ave,  $25/$20 stud/srs. 5/5 at 3 PM he’s at  Ingalls Recital Hall, 2039 Kennedy Blvd in Jersey City for free.

5/3, 8 PM hypnotic percussion, string minimalism and avant garde drama: Iktus Ensemble, Yarn/Wire and thingNY at the Firehouse Space, $10.

5/3, 9 PM Baby Soda Jazz Band followed by Brian Carpenter’s increasingly intense, noir Ghost Train Orchestra at the Jalopy, $10

5/3, 9ish legendary rocksteady/reggae crooner Ken Boothe (the Man with the Gold Tooth!) at Littlefield $20 adv tix rec.

5/3, 9 PM dark female-fronted acoustic art-rockers the Sometime Boys at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

5/3 9 PM up-and-coming indie chamber ensemble Face the Music at BAM Cafe, free

5/3, 10ish smart, terse, funny Americana rock duo Kill Henry Sugar followed by Steve Ulrich’s legendary film noir guitar band Big Lazy at the Gutter in Williamsburg.

5/4, 6 PM the Sirius String Quartet at Shrine, program TBA,  free.

5/4, 6 PM torchy sultry literate historically-informed chanteuse/songwriter Robin Aigner & Parlour Game at Barbes feat. Pulitzer Prize finalist and violinist Caroline Shaw.

5/4, 7 PM the hilarious, historically brilliant king of retro ragtime banjo songwriting, Al Duvall at Pete’s

5/4, 7:30 PM gypsy rockers Caravan of Thieves at Subculture, $15.

5/4, 8 PM charmingly sultry French chanson revivalists Les Chauds Lapins at the beaux arts court at the Brooklyn Museum, free

5/4, 8  PM satirical Mexican-American retro rock agitator El Vez at Drom, $16 adv tix rec, this will probably sell out

5/4, 8 PM oldtimey swing and country soungs: Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band , the Red Hook Ramblers, Barnyard Brothers and North of Nashville at Union Hall, $10.

5/4, 8 PM hypnotic Indian-flavored music for strings with Karavika at Alwan for the Arts

5/4, 8 PM smartly lyrical radical acoustic songwriter Ben Grosscup, charismatically torchy, deviously witty songwriter/siren Elaine Romanelli and jazz chanteuse Pam Parker at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg don.

5/4, 8 PM the Delorean Sisters – who do funny satirical oldtimey covers of 80s cheeseball radio hits -at Hank’s

5/4, 8 PM, repeating on 5/5 at 3 PM the world-class Park Avenue Chamber Symphony plays Leo Kraft – Variations for Orchestra (New York Premiere); Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 23 in A with Kariné Poghosyan, piano; Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 at All Saints Church, 230 E 60th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves.

5/4 this year’s Undead Jazz Festival is a pale imitation of what it was the past few years. First interesting show is 5/4 at Shapeshifter Lab starting at 8 with  Shane Endsley / Todd Sickafoose / Ben Perowsky followed at 9 by Martin Dosh + Andrew Bird, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Todd Sickafoose

5/4, 8 PM ageless torchy accordionist/chanteuse/personality Phoebe Legere at the Cutting Room, $25.

5/4, 8:30 PM purist oldtime Americana/bluegrass songwriter Vincent Cross at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street (just off of 37th Avenue) Jackson Heights

5/4, 8:30 PM Mimesis Ensemble are at Merkin Concert Hall playing a Lynchian elegy by Caleb Burhans, a cruelly sarcastic take on eco-disaster by David T. Little, powerful and historically aware chamber pieces by Fairouz as well as other works, adv tix $10 (students $5).

5/4, 9 PM stars of third-wave garage rock:  the Swinging Neckbreakers and Muck & the Mires at Don Pedro’s, $8

5/4, 9 PM amazing ten-piece country/gypsy/acoustic rock behemoth M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10.

5/4 Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s features some new names and a familiar eclectic 11 PM act: 9 PM the Fin-Dicators, 10PM the Derangers, 11PM the TarantinosNYC and a band called Flesh at midnight.

5/4, 9ish the Buddy Hollers, jamband American String Conspiracy and oldtimey country folks Uncle Walt’s Whiskey Review at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club, free

5/4, 10ish psychedelic Middle Eastern/Central Asian/Caribbean jamband Tribecastan at Nublu

5/4-5, 9 PM Arabic disco music from San Francisco with Beats Antique at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

5/4, 10 PM hypnotic Americana nocturnes with Hem at Bowery Ballroom, $20 gen adm.

5/4, 10 PM fiery psychedelic paisley underground rock with the Newton Gang at 68 Jay St. Bar.

5/4 Turkish qanun virtuoso Hasan Isakkut and Ensemble at Drom, 11:30 PM, $15 adv tix very highly rec.

5/4, 11:30 PM explosive two-sax-and-drums funk/trip-hop instrumental band Moon Hooch return to the Knitting Factory, $10

5/5, noonish the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival has a bunch of good acts spread out down Washington St. 3 blocks from the Path station. No idea who’s playing the main stage but take your chances; reliably good artists include veteran Americana rocker John Eddie, wickedly tuneful female-fronted reggae-rock band Bern & the Brights, Swingadelic – who have an excellent new Allen Toussaint tribute album out – edgy latin rockers Del Exilio and thunderous Japanese drum troupe Taiko Zuko.

5/5, 3 PM pianist Maurizio Pollini plays an all-Beethoven program at Carnegie Hall, $21 tix avail.

5/5, 3 PM the American String Quartet play Beethoven – String Quartet in F Major, op. 18, no. 1; Bright Sheng – Concertino for Clarinet and String Quartet; Ravel – String Quartet in F Major at Merkin Concert Hall. $15

5/5, 3 PM adventurous string quartet Brooklyn Rider at the Abrons Arts Ctr, 466 Grand Street (at Pitt St), free, early arrival advised.

5/5, 3 PM powerhouse pianist Beth Levin plays a world premiere by Andrew Rudin, a New York premiere by David Del Tredici and works by Scott Wheeler, Yehudi Wyner, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert and Michael Rose.at Spectrum, $25

5/5, 4 PM Canta Libre – Sally Shorrock, flute, Francisca Mendoza, violin, Veronica Salas, viola, Bernard Tamosaitis, cello and Karen Lindquist, harp – play the Handel-Halvorsen duo for violin and cello, a harp quintet transcription of Scarlatti sonatas by Jean Francaix, plus Beatles tunes at Church of the Epiphany, 1393 York Ave at E 74th St, free

5/5, 4 PM cellist Sebastian Bäverstam and pianist Yannick Rafalimanana play works by Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy and Samuel Barber at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library Grand Army Plaza branch, no kids under 6 admitted.

5/5, 5 PM haunting, lyrically potent southwestern gothic rocker Tom Shaner – who put out one of the best albums of 2012 – at the small room at the Rockwood

5/5, 5 PM the Mara Rosenbloom Quartet plays the album release show for their excellent, pensively tuneful new melodic piano jazz cd at Smalls

5/5 ,7 PM Gamelan Dharma Swara play classic and modern Javanese gamelan pieces at the Fat Cat of all places.

5/5, 7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin: Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons play a creepy mix of careening Canadian gothic rock and brooding chamber pop.

5/5, 7 PM International Street Cannibals play “several Beethoven Bagatelles with piano, belly dance and electro/acoustic ensemble; a malformed chamber version of Captain Beetheart’s “When I See Mommy I Feel Like A Mummy” with go-go dancer; a schizo-affective rendering of Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs’ “Wooly Bully”; a recitation, in the original Ionic dialect, accompanied by tribalistic sonorities, of Homer’s Hymn to Demeter; and some solo bijoux by pianist Taka Kigawa” at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

5/5, 7 PM sitar virtuoso Krishna Bhatt with tabla player Anindo Chatterjee at Symphony Space, $30/$20 stud/srs.

5/5, 7:30 PM the Down Hill Strugglers – f.k.a. the Dust Busters, self-appointed heirs to the New Lost City Ramblers’ wild oldtime folk legacy -at the Jalopy, $10

5/5 Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog and Hubble at Le Poisson Rouge

5/5, 8 PM the original oldtimey crooner, Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks at City Winery, $28 standing room avail.

5/5, 8:30 PM purist guitar jazz maven Peter Mazza leads a trio at the Bar Next Door. He’s also here on 5/26.

5/5, 9ish the increasingly more menacing, psychedelic Jack Grace Band with the Broken Mariachi Horns at Rodeo Bar. 5/13 he’s at the Ear Inn at midnight; 5/16 he’s at Barbes at 10

5/5 double drum madness with theVinnie Sperrazza/Jeff Davis Duo, plus the Jesse Stacken Group, Brian Drye Duo and Big Eyed Rabbit at IBeam.

5/5 St. Helena, Surface to Air and Option Copter III at 35 Claver Place

5/5, 9 PM fiery, lyrically-driven dreampop/punk/powerpop rockers the Brixton Riot rollowed around 11:30 by intense, lyrically brilliant , quirky two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at the National Underground.

5/5, 11 PM wickedly oldschool Brazilian-flavored dub reggae with Kiwi at Sullivan Hall, $10

5/6, 5:30 PM cellist David Finckel makes his final performance with the Emerson String Quartet with music of Schubert, Schoenberg plus an excerpt from Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence featuring guests Paul Neubauer on viola and Colin Carr on cello at the Greene Space, $25.

5/6, 7:30 PM Marin Alsop conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra playing John Adams: Shaker Loops; Jennifer Higdon: Concerto 4-3 (NY premiere); Prokofiev:  Symphony No. 4 in C Major, Op. 112 (1947 version) at Carnegie Hall, tix $12.50 and up

5/6, 7:30 PM trumpeter Sean Jones and quartet at Subculture, $18 .

5/6, 9 PM pensive, smartly lyrical Americana roots band Field Report at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $14 gen adm

5/6, 9 PM eclectic jazz guitarist Tom Csatari’s Bigger Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

5/6, 9ish Adam Rudolph’s Go Organic Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab. They’r also here on 5/20

5/7, 5:30 PM the Tobias Picker Ensemble plays a program of the composers’s new works at the Miller Theatre, free.

5/7-12, 7:30/9:30 PM state-of-the-art lyrical jazz pianist Fred Hersch at the Jazz Standard: 5/7 with Anat Cohen; 5/8 with Greg Osby; 5/10-11 with Esperanza Spalding and Richie Barshay; 5/12 with Lionel Loueke

5/7-8, 7:30 PM violin virtuoso/musicologist Gil Morgenstern’s Reflections Series reflects on the past five seasons with pianist Jonathan Feldman, program TBA at WMP Concert Hall, $35.

5/7-11, 8:30/11 PM Jamaican jazz legend/personality Monty Alexander’s Harlem-Kingston Express at Birdland, $30 seats avail

5/7, 8 PM intense, tuneful psychedelic female-fronted power trio/jamband Devi upstairs at Bowery Electric.

5/7, 8ish the Nat Osborn Band – who play smart, tuneful, funky, high-spirited keyboard-and-horn-driven New Orleans rock – at the Mercury.

5/7, 8ish one of the godfathers of goth, Peter Murphy plays an all-Bauhaus set at Webster Hall, $30.50 adv tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc

5/7-12, 8:30/10:30 PM Bill Friselll’s Beautiful Dreamer with Eyvind Kang on violin and Rudy Royston on drums at the Village Vanguard, $25 plus 1 drink min.

5/7, 10 PM bassist Linda Oh leads a trio with Troy Roberts on tenor sax and Ted Poor on drums at the Fat Cat.

5/7, 10 PM electroacoustic indie chamber ensemble Noveller followed eventually by ambient lutenist Jozef Van Wissem with Jim Jarmusch at the Mercury, $15, get your tix now, this will sell out fast

5/8, 5 PM Brandon Terzic (oud) + Skye Steele (violin) improvise at the foot of the spiral staircase at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St., free

5/8. 7:30 PM cellist Jodi Redhage’s Rose & the Nightingales’ gorgeous, sweepingly tuneful indie classical/jazz project at Subculture, $15 .

5/8, 7:30 PM JoAnn Falletta leads the Buffalo Philharmonic playing Kanchell: “Morning Prayers” from Life Without Christmas; Gliere: Symphony No. 3, Op. 42, “Ilya Muromets” at Carnegie Hall, tix $12.50 and up

5/8, 8 PM dark intense tuneful/lyrical janglerock/postpunk chanteuse Baby Streuth (f.k.a. Naomi Hates Humans) at Pete’s.

5/8, 8 PM dark smart jazz twinbill: drummer Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom and Sexmob who have a reputedly amazing Nino Rota album just out – at the 92YTribeca, $12 adv tix very highly rec.

5/8, 8 PM violinist Sarah Neufeld  and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia open for Colin Stetson – who blew the doors off the Bitter End, solo on bass saxophone when he played there at Winter Jazzfest – at le Poisson Rouge, $13 adv tix rec.

5/8, 9ish NYC’s funnest, most savagely satirical jazz band, Mostly Other People Do the Killing at Shapeshifter Lab

5/8, 9:30 PM Ed Cherry leads a trio followed at midnight by intense, edgy saxophonist Benjamin Drazen leading his trio with deviously eclectic B3 organist Brian Charette

5/8, 10 PM eclectic violinist Skye Steele’s fantastic Glorious Sunshine with Dayna Lynn on violin, Ilusha Tsinadze on guitar and Liam Robinson on accordion play the album release show for their new one, “a new EP of folk art songs fracking the substrata of regret, loss, and betrayal” at the Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint, free

5/8 ,10 PM dark piano-based chamber pop wiht Elizabeth & the Catapult at the small room at the Rockwood.

5/8, 10 PM trombonist Natalie Cressman and band play their lush, sweepingly melodic tunes  followed by Cressman’s mentor, saxophone powerhouse Peter Apfelbaum’s Sparkler at the big room at the Rockwood

5/9, 6 PM luminous Spanish flamenco-jazz pianist Ariadna Castellanos at Birdland, $25

5/9, 7 PM charismatic Americana songwriter/chanteuse Julia Haltigan and band at Joe’s Pub, $14, followed at 9:30 PM (separate $22 admission) by gypsy guitar paradigm-shifter Stephane Wrembel.

5/9, 7 PM violinist Jake Shulman-Ment and his band play gypsy and klezmer music at the Manhattan JCC, 76th/Amsterdam, $20.

5/9, 7:30 PM Leonard Slatkin leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with Pink Martini’s Storm Large on vocals in a surreal and stagey bill: Rachmaninoff’s Caprice Bohémien, Op. 12, and the haunting, austere Isle of the Dead, plus Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins and Ravel’s La Valse, at Carnegie Hall, tix $12.50 and up

5/9, 7:30 PM psychedelic art-rock, worldbeat and reggae: Deoro’s Manila Project with special guests Nyko Maca, Waway Saway, Daniel Darwin, and Jonan Aguilar at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

5/9, 7:30 PM Leonard Slatkin leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra playing the first four (!) Ives symphonies at Carnegie Hall, tix $12.50 and up

5/9, 7:30 PM pianist Noreen Polera and cellist Clancy Newman play works by Beethoven, Clancy Newman and Brahms at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud.

5/9, 8 PM an evening of short solo works performed by their writers from the Antisocial Music crew: solo works written by Beeferman, Dunphy, Durst, Duykers, Hudgins, Muchmore, Rosenberg, Seroff, Sinton, Waters & Zagaykevych performed by the composers and/or Curtis Stewart, Jean Cook, Britton Matthews & Jonathan Vincent at Douglass St. Music Collective, $10

5/9, 8 PM Annie Gosfield on keys with Sexmob’s Kenny Wollesen on drums and Roger Kleier on guitar playing a couple of her best-loved electroacoustic pieces, followed by Ebe Oke on synths at the Kitchen, $15.

5/9, 8 PM Margaret Lancaster, flute; Zach Brock, violin; Michael Lowenstern, bass clarinet; Richard Sussman, piano & synthesizer play new works by Lowenstern, Sussman, Preston Stahly and Jacob TV at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea, $20/$15 stud.

5/9, 9 PM briliant oud player/composer Mavrothi Kontanis’ intense, edgy new Middle Eastern rock band Mild Mannered Rebel followed by equally intense ten-piece Balkan brass jammers Veveritse Brass Band at the Jalopy, $10

5/9, 9 PM edgy oldtimey swing and C&W with Miss Tess & the Talkbacks followed by Lake Street Dive at Maxwell’s, $12 adv tix rec. 5/10 they’re at the Bell House for the same price.

5/9, 10 PM excellent, dark acoustic-electric Americana band A Brief View of the Hudson, putting an edgy, lyrical new spin on antique sounds, at Bowery Electric, $10

5/9, 10 PM the Bakersfield Breakers play surf music and twang instrumentals at Otto’s.

5/9, 10 PM Toubab Crewe play Afrobeat at Brooklyn Bowl, $13. They’re here the following night 5/10 at 9.

5/9, 11:30oish swirly, hypnotic, totally 80s 4AD dreampop/shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo at Shea Stadium, $8. They’re at Union Pool at 8 on 5/9 for the same deal.

5/10-11 cellist Jeffrey Ziegler’s last performances with the Kronos Quartet features Laurie Anderson joining them for their collaboration Landfall,  at the Kasser Theatre at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Tix $TBA; $10 roundtrip transportation from NYC is available via charter bus which leaves at 6 PM from 41st St. betw. 8th/9th Aves., res. highly suggested to 973-655-5112 or http://www.peakperfs.org.

5/10, 7:30 PM the Queens Symphony Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Manuel de Falla’s El Amo Brujo at Flushing Town Hall, free, early arrival a must.

5/10, 7:30/9:30 PM the East Meets West Guitar Trio with guitarists John Stowell, Gene Bertoncini and Paul Meyers at the Bar Next Door, $12

5/10, 8 PM sly alt-country songwriters Warren Hood & the Goods and Hayes Carll at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

5/10, 8 PM dark intense minimalist occasionally Middle Eastern-inflected indie rockers the Mast (Persian for “high on life”) at the Knitting Factory.

5/10, 8 PM the Mivos Quartet play new works by Chris Fisher-Lochhead, David Grant and Thomas Ades at the 2nd floor loft space at 138 South Oxford St., Ft. Greene, any train to Jay St/ or Borough Hall and a ten-minute walk, $15/$10 stud/srs/artist/under 30.

5/10 8:30ish the Sharp Lads, fearlessly political soul/reggae/latin rockers Outernational and a reunion show by the Violators at Bowery Electric, $10

5/10, 8:30 ish iconic modern melodid jazz sax powerhouse Peter Apfelbaum & Sparkler at Shapeshifter Lab

5/10, 8:30 PM Jennifer Choi (violin) teams up with Pala Garcia (violin) and Michael Nicolas (cello) to mix and match their way through works by Gubaidulina, Nono, Lachenman and Sciarinno at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs

5/10 ,8 PM electronic keyboard new music frenzy: Yuka Honda on keys with Nels Cline on guitar followed by Brian Marsella on keys, then Ebe Oke at the Kitchen, $15

5/10, 9 PM mysterious, entertaining surf rockers the Tiki Brothers at Otto’s, free. They’re also at Rock Shop on 5/18 at 11ish for $5

5/10, 9 PM noir cabaret/gypsy punk band Not Waving but Drowning at Freddy’s

5/10, 9 PM absurdly funny Merle Haggard cover band Bryan & the Haggards – who put out two instrumental albums of Hag tunes, one a hilarious free-jazz interpretation and the other surprisingly straight-up, at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

5/10, 9ish fiery surf trio Octomen at the Gutter in Williamsburg.

5/10-11, 9/10:30 PM arguably the most consistently interesting New York pianist in jazz right now, Kris Davis leads a trio with John Hebert on bass and Tom Rainey on drums at the Jazz Gallery, $0

5/10, 9/10:30 PM pianist Jacob Sacks leads a quartet with Ellery Eskelin, tenor sax;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Dan Weiss, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

5/10, 10 PM badass oldtime blues/country resonator guitarist/chanteuse Mamie Minch– the ultimate Friday night headliner – at Barbes. Even her name implies bliss and lurid bluesiness.

5/10, 10 PM dynamic, dark, dramatic mythologically-inspired composer/songwriter Anais Mitchell at the big room at the Rockwood.

5/10, midnight oldschool latin soul band Spanglish Fly at Nublu

5/11, 11 AM the latest “wall to wall” free all-day extravaganza at Symphony Space explores the Harlem Renaissance, lineup TBA.

5/11, 3 and 8 PM S. Epatha Merkerson presents a salute to the women of jazz featuring an all-star cast of pianist Geri Allen, chanteuse Dianne Reeves, the Timeline Tap Quartet, Lizz Wright, Terri Lyne Carrington, pyrotechnic alto sax player Tia Fuller, guitarist Marvin Sewell and the vocal ensemble Afro Blue at the Apollo Theatre, $10 tix avail.

5/11  the house concert doublebill with bewitching Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack and badass resonator guitarist/blues chanteuse Mamie Minch is sold out.

5/11, 6 PM Zeke Healy and Karen Waltuch play resonator guitar and viola to support vocal duets at Barbes followed eventually at probably around 10 by savage but subtly improvisational noir guitar jazz/soundtrack trio Big Lazy– New York’s best band of the last 10 years – recently resurrecrted and better than ever.

5/11, 7 PM brilliantly iconoclastic pianist/musicologist Nancy Garniez plays Haydn at an intimate house concert on the Upper West, email for info/address.

5/11, 7ish the One and Nines – NJ’s answer to Sharon Jones – at the JC & Harsimus Cemetery, 435 Newark Ave, Jersey City, $10, the highlight of a daylong festival that starts at 1-ish.

5/11, 7 PM a sophisticated south-of-the-border chanteuse doublebill with Argentina’s Sofia Rei and Mexico’s Magos Herrera at Joe’s Pub, $20.

5/11, 7 PM the acoustic oldtimey Big Road Blues Band, gypsy guitar jazzz with Buck Meek & Shine, ladino/Yiddish songwriter Robin Greenstein and Afro-Dominican folk-dance choir Legacy Women at Big Road in Chelsea, $15 sugg don .

5/11, 7 PM Khorikos performs the world premiere of King Lavra, the “micro-opera” by Jan Jirasek plus works by Jirasek, Britten, Whitacre, Grieg and Kodaly at Bohemian National Hall, 321 E. 73rd St., $15

5/11, 7:30 PM the torchy oldtime Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Terra Blues.

5/11, 7:30 PM the reliably comedic Erin & Her Celloat the big room at the Rockwood

5/11, 7:30 PM Christoph Eschenbach leads the National Symphony Orchestra playing Shchedrin: Slava, Slava; Schnittke: Viola Concerto; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 at Carnegie Hall, tix $12.50 and up

5/11, 8 PM Mississippi hill country blues guitar genius Will Scott followed at 10 by the Duhks’ Tania Elizabeth and Andy Stack at 68 Jay St. Bar.

5/11, 8 PM Cuban salsa crooner Gerardo Contino Y Los Habaneros with special guests Xiomara Laugart and Luisito Quintero at Roulette, $25 .

5/11, 8 PM pianist Geoffrey Burleson and violinist Mary Rowell play new works by Armando Bayolo, Richard Cionco, Annie Gosfield, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Randall Woolf and  William Duckworth at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea, $20/$15 stud.

5/11, 9 PM the Likkle Big Band fronted by reggae chanteuse Charmaine John at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

5/11, 9 PM creepy keyboard-driven art-rock/goth band the Devil’s Broadcast at Hank’s.

5/11, 9/10:30 PM bassist Ben Allison leads a trio with saxophonist Ted Nash playing the music of Jim Hall. Steve Cardenas gets the juicy parts on guitar, at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

5/11, 9:30ish ecstatically fun, intense gypsy punk/metal cumbia/rock en Espanol band Escarioka at Mehanata.

5/11, 10 PM dark Americana/noir jangleband Balthrop Alabama at Littlefield, $5.

5/11, 10 PM a one-off reunion of Evil Jake – sarcastic early zeros powerpop/punk-pop band with a bit of Social Distortion resonance who were too smart for the corporate machine that eventually tossed them aside – at Arlene’s, $10.

5/11, 10 PM dark eclectic Americana guitar genius Will Scott at 68 Jay St. Bar.

5/11 tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar 11ish.

5/12, 3 PM pianist Anthony de Mare plays new works by Mason Bates, Eve Beglarian, Annie Gosfield, Ethan Iverson, Phil Kline, James Mobberley, David Rakowski, Frederick Rzewski, Steve Reich and Geoff Sheil at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea, $25/$15 stud.

5/12, 4 PM Benjamin Hochman, piano, Lily Francis, violin and Efe Baltacigil, cello, perform Beethoven’s Trio in E flat Op. 70 No. 2, Ravel’s Trio in A and Brahms’s Trio No. 1 in B op. 8 at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library Grand Army Plaza branch, no kids under 6 admitted.

5/12, 5 PM Lee Feldman & His Problems play his subtly enigmatic, moody piano-based chamber pop on a brilliant doublebill with the incomparable, deviously lyrical alt-country legend Amy Allison at Something Jazz Club – dunno who’s playing first but who cares.

5/12, 7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin: Chris Fuller playing biting, lyrical Americana, blues and gypsy-flavored songs.

5/12, 7:30 PM oldschool blues/ragtime powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton at Terra Blues.

5/12, 8ish Jozef Van Wissem – who puts an ambient modern spin on Renaissance lute music- followed eventually at around 10 by haunting, atmospheric gothic Americana chanteuse Marissa Nadler at St. Vitus, $12

5/12, 8 PM Canadian Americana chanteuse Charlotte Cornfield followed eventually by explosive North Carolina original bluegrass band Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys at the small room at the Rockwood.

5/12, 8 PM obscenely hilarious, ferocious, surprisingly eclectic punk/powerpop band Custard Wally at Otto’s.

5/12, 9 PM the Bakersfield Breakers play surf music and twang instrumentals at Rodeo Bar

5/12, 7 PM Ensemble 212 play Beethoven’s Egmont Overture plus a New York premiere by Mohammed Fairouz and works by Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn and Daniel Felsenfeld at Merkin Concert Hall, $25/$10 stud.

5/12, 8:30 PM Uruguayan-American pianist Polly Ferman and Moroccan-born guitarist/singer Gerard Edery blend Sephardic and tango styles at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

5/13, 7 PM Jerome O’Brien of the late, great Dog Show plays his ferociously literate, vintage R&B/punk influenced songs at Zirzamin followed by intense, lyrically haunting Americana soul rocker Matt Keating.

5/13, 7 PM tsimbl (klezmer dulcimer) player Pete Rushefsky and violinist Jake Shulman-Ment play rare folk tunes from across the Jewish diaspora at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, $15.

5/13, 7/9 PM pianist Orrin Evans’ wildly popular, ferociously intense Captain Black Big Band at Smoke, free w/$30 prix-fixe menu. They’re also here on 5/27.

5/13, 8 PM the Gil Evans Orchestra, led by Miles Evans at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

5/13 8 PM oldschool torchy soul band Empire Beats feat. Camille Atkinson at the Parkside, $10.

5/13, 8:30 PM avant violin star Ana Milosavljevic and irrepressible piano improviser Jed Distler team up at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink. Followed at 10 (separate admission) by string trio Speed Bump playing Miles Davis.

5/13, 9ish eclectic, lush sounds with the Ida Santhaus Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

5/14, 7 PM wickedly catchy retro 80s janglerockers the Rotaries, free at the House of Bumble, 415 W 13th St. (Greenwich/Washington), free beer/wine, early arrival advised

5/14, 7 PM the Ben Holmes Quartet at Barbes playing tuneful Balkan jazz with guest Marcus Rojas on tuba for some extra low end at Barbes.

5/14, 7 PM edgy tenor saxophonist Stan Killian leads a quartet at 55 Bar, free

5/14-19, 7:30/9:30 PM one of the major jazz events of 2013 in NYC: Ryan Truesdell’s Gil Evans Project big band at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend. 5/14-15 features rare early-career music from Evans’ period writing for the Claude Thornhill Orchestra; 5/16 music from Out of the Cool, New Bottle of Wine and Great Jazz Standards; 5/17-18 from the immortal Individualism of Gil Evans (that’s the one we’re going to); 5/19 from Porgy & Bess and Miles Ahead

5/14, 7:30 PM eclectic, often gorgeously cinematic jazz with Bryan & the Aardvarks feat. Chris Dingman on vibraphone at Subculture, 45 Bleecker St

5/14, 7:30 PM Talea Ensemble performs chamber music by Austrian composer Beat Furrer at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free.

5/14-19, 8/10 PM intense Middle Eastern/jazz saxophonist Uri Gurvitch leads a series of ensembles at the Stone. Opening night is the wildest, the album release show for his kick-ass new one Babel with special guest Dave Douglas on trumpet, Leo Genovese (piano, keys) Peter Slavov (bass) Francisco Mela (drums). 5/16-18 feature ensembles with brilliant oudist Brahim Fribgane; 5/19 with George Garzone on tenor sax!

5/14, 8 PM dark female-fronted Americana/psychedelic rockers Mesiko at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $8

5/14-19, 8:30/10:30 PM alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon – whose new Live in Puerto Rico quartet album absolutely kicks ass – leads a quartet with Luis Perdomo on piano at the Village Vanguard, $25 plus 1 drink min.

5/14, 8:30 PM devious saxophonist Jon Irabagon leads a trio with Sean Wayland on organ and Shawn Baltazor on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

5/14, 9 PM intense blues/gospel/Indian/trance-jazz band Jaimeo Brown’s Transcendence play the album release show for their haunting debut cd at Drom.

5/14 Matt Siffert upstairs at Bowery Electric: songwriter with string quartet. Don’t let the gentle voice fool you, he’s got bite and the arrangements are gorgeous.followed by brilliant, bluesy cellist Calum Ingram, free

5/14, 10 :30 PM third-stream trumpeter Dominick Farinacci leads a small combo at the big room at the Rockwood, $10.

5/14, 11 PM chanteuse Abby Payne – whose new western-themed album is due out soon – at Pete’s. Bliss Blood and Al Street’s lurid, torchy noir Evanescentt project plays before at 10.

5/15, 7:30 PM members of the Composers Concordance composer/performer collective perform new works by Sandeep Bhagwati, John Clark, Dan Cooper, Hudson Harriman-Smith, Peter Jarvis, Earl Maneein, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker, David Saperstein, and Randall Woolf at the auditorium at Goddard Riverside, 647 Columbus Ave (between 91st and 92nd Sts., free

5/15 evil noir Austin psychedelic bluesrockers the Sideshow Tragedy play upstairs at Bowery Electric; 5/17 they’re at Zirzamin at 11.

5/15, 8 PM Tunisian Middle Eastern jazz chanteuse Ghalia Benali and her phenomenal band: Stomu Takeishi (bass), Ned Rothenberg (reeds), John Hadfield (drums), Alex Waterman (cello), Tanya Kalmanovitch (violin) at at the Alliance Francaise, 55 E 59th St, $25. The Alliance is offering a tempting twofer package: tix for this show and Emel Mathlouthi’s concert on 5/22 for $35.

5/15, 8 PM a Henry Miller celebration with violinist Zach Brock, the Bushwick Gospel Singers, and the Holy Modal Rounders’ ageless Peter Stampfel at Spike Hill, note $10 cover charge.

5/15, 9ish dark psychedelic indie rock legend (and Herbie Hancock/Sonic Youth/Dresden Dolls collaborator/producer) Martin Bisi at the Delancey.

5/15, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads a trio at Union Pool.

5/15, 10:30ish casually catchy tuneful retro 60s soul/pop songwriter Janet LaBelle at Bowery Electric, $10. She’s also at Spike Hill on 5/25 at 8 PM for free

5/15, 10 PM pensive Americana songwriter Donna Susan at Otto’s. Raised on punk, inspired by country, more honest and haunting than any of the newbies recently relocated to Bushwick.

5/15, 11 PM torchy, dynamic retro chanteuse Julia Haltigan with her phenomenal band at the small room at the Rockwood.

5/16, 7 PM lush, exhilarating 11-piece bellydance orchestra the Jerry Bezdikian Ensemble at the Sullivan Room, 218 Sullivan St, $15 incl. a drink

5/16, 7:30/9:30 PM guitarist/conductor Greg Tate and pianist Marc Cary’s The Upper Anacostia–Lower Gold Coast Symphonic plays a tribute to DC go-go music at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

5/16, 8 PM International Contemporary Ensemble and Third Coast Percussion perform works by Mexican composer Julio Estrada at the Miller Theatre, $25 adv tix avail.

5/16-18, 8 PM Chick Corea with the JALC Orchestra playing a career retrospective at the Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, $30 seats avail. but going fast, reserve now.

5/16, 8 PM duo improvisations: Kris Davis (piano) and Andrew Drury (drums); Ingrid Laubrock (saxophones) and Han-earl Park (guitar); and Catherine Sikora (saxophones) and Stanley Jason Zappa (saxophones) at Douglass St. Music Collective, $10.

5/16, 8:30 PM the lush, haunting Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab.

5/16, 8:30 PM wild, cleverly funny avant garde chanteuse/composer Amy X Neuburg plus Sideband (f.k.a. the Princeton Laptop Orchestra) playing electroacoustic works by Anne Hege, Konrad Kaczmarek, Jascha Narveson, Lainie Fefferman, and Dan Trueman through their custom-made sound system at Roulette, $15/$10 studf/srs. Fun factoid: both Neuburg and Sideband’s Lainie Fefferman hail from the same block in Princeton, NJ. They say don’t drink the water….

5/16, 8:30 PM Jon Irabagon, alto sax; Mark Helias, bass; Barry Altschul, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink. Irabagon has a snarky yet unselfconsciously fun trio album out with Altschul and bassist Joe Fonda – this crew may amp it up a notch.

5/16, 8:30 PM edgy guitar jazz with the Assaf Kehati Trio feat. Ehud Ettun & Colin Stranahan at Bar Next Door.

5/16, 9ish the Brooklyn What – powerful, anthemic, fearless and funny punk/soul rockers who represent smart native-born Brooklyn better than any other band – open for oldtimey jugband legend Peter Stampfel’s album release show at Shea Stadium.

5/16, 9 PM fearlessly political soul/reggae/latin rockers Outernational at Matchless – get there early.

5/16, 10:30ish punk-inspired electric bluegrass and country with Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar

5/16, 10 PM skin-peeling noiserock with the Sediment Club at Public Assembly, $12

5/17, 5 PM Cadillac Moon Ensemble play new works from composer collective Circles and Lines – Eric Lemmon, Dylan Glatthorn, Angélica Negrón, Conrad Winslow, Noam Faingold- at Tenri Cultural Center, 43A W 13th St., $15/$10 stud, performer/composer Q&A to follow concert. The next day 5/18 at 3 PM they dodge the tourists and play a program of works by Alex Weiser, Travis Weller, and Eric Stokes. for a very captive audience on the Highline at the seating steps at 22nd St.

5/17, 7 PM ambient, haunting electroacoustic jazz ensemble Mercury Falls plays the album release show for their latest one at Spike Hill, free; later at 10 PM there’s a ska/jamband bill with Tauk, the Flowdown and then wild Afrobeatban the  Brighton Beat for $5 .

5/17,  7 PM chanteuse Lucia Pulido on cuatro and vocals plus Ruben Samama on upright bass at 287 Spring Street, $20

5/17, 7:30 PM the mighty six-piece Pick Six Bluegrass Band at Dixon Place Theatre, free.

5/17, 8ish Pan-American rockers Los Rakas (say it slowly), Nahko & Medicine for the People (legalize it) and state-of-the-art roots reggae beast SOJA at Webster Hall, $25.50 adv tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

5/17, 8 PM opening night of this year’s Look & Listen new music festival featuring the Jack Quartet performing new work by Lewis Nielsen plus a New York-centric multimedia  piece for piano, cello and video by Michael Brown and Nick Canellakis and a-cappella group M6 performing early Meredith Monk compositions at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W 14th St., 2nd Fl., $15 or 3-day festival pass available for $35.

5/17 at 8 PM, repeating on 5/19, 3 PM glass music virtuoso Miguel Frasconi in concert at the Old Stone House, Washington Park, 336 3rd Street (bet. 4th & 5th Avenues) in Park Slope, $20. Bring additional family members, first adult gets in for $15, $5 for each addl ticket.

5/17, 8 PM “Sway Machinery’s Jeremiah Lockwood – troubadour with guitar singing delta blues and nigunim” followed at 9 by Haverrerchuck – Adam Hopkins (bass, compositions), Nathaniel Morgan (alto sax), Josh Sinton (baritone sax, bass clarinet), Eric Trudel (tenor sax), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar), Devin Gray (drums) and at 10 by the Jake Henry Quartet – Jake Henry, Owen Stewart-Robertson, Chris Tordini & Cody Brow” at Douglass St. Music Collective, $10 .

5/17, 8 PM Simon Rattle conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra in a program including Webern – Passacaglia, Op. 1; Berg -Three Fragments from Wozzeck; Ligeti – Mysteries of the Macabre; Beethoven – Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral” at Carnegie Hall, tix $20 and up .

5/17, 8:30 PM four flavors of NYC country: high-powered oldtimey band the Woes , the more honkytonk-inclined Third Wheel Band , the Future Laureates and then the original blend of country, glamrock and 90s Oasis sounds with the Hollows at Littlefield, $10

5/17, 8:30 PM Rudresh Mahanthappa leads a quartet with Matt Mitchell – piano; François Moutin – bass; Rudy Royston – drums playing Charlie Parker compositions at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (the BMCC auditorium) on Chambers west of West Broadway, $25/$15

5/17-18. 9/10:30 PM clever, tuneful, witty new jazz with Hush Point feat.  John McNeil, trumpet;  Jeremy Udden, alto, c melody sax;  Aryeh Kobrinski, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink .

5/17, 9/10:30 PM guitarist Lage Lund leads a quartet with Glenn Zaleski on piano, Orlando LeFleming on bass and Jonathan Blake on drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20

5/17 dark intense Americana chanteuse Shannon McNally plays from her new album of songs by the late New Orleans blues legend Bobby Charles at Joe’s Pub.

5/17, 9:30 PM wild crazy female-fronted gypsy band Fishtank Ensemble at Drom, $12 adv tix rec

5/17, 10ish the ultimate noir crime jazz/monster surf band Beninghove’s Hangmen play the album release show for their new one at Nublu.

5/17, 10 PM chanteuse Erica Ramos and her intense jam-oriented Brooklyn boogaloo revivalist band at Camaradas El Barrio, 2241 1st Ave, $7

5/17, 10 PM Nashville expat/retro country chanteuse Michaela Anne and band at Bar 4 in Park Slope

5/17, 10ish catchy, darkly jangly LA rockers Yellow Red Sparks at Union Hall, $12 .

5/17, 11 PM hypnotic, psychedelic dulcimber/bass/drums instrumentalists House of Waters at the small room at the Rockwood

5/17, 11 PM sly, lyrical bluegrass/alt-country bandleader Luther Wright and the Wrongs  at Rodeo Bar

5/17 S t. Croix roots reggae stars Midnite play at midnight at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec.

5/18, 3 PM clarinetist Thomas Piercy, pianist Mika Tanaka and shakuhachi player Elizabeth Brown perform new works by Japanese composers inspired by NYC, and by NYC composers inspired by Japan, at the Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St, Long Island City, $20. The program repeats on 6/2 at 3 PM at Spectrum

5/18, 3 PM indie classical group Cadillac Moon Ensemble outdoors on the High Line between 10th/11th Aves.

5/18 Tempus Continuum Ensemble plays new works by up-and-coming composers Alex Burtzos, Anne Goldberg and Kevin Baldwin at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea.

5/18, 8 PM the majestic, eclectic NY Repertory Orchestra plays Peri Mauer – Illuminations of the Night (world premiere); Sibelius – Violin Concerto; Debussy Nocturnes, at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave), $10 sugg don

5/18, 8 PM charmingly sultry French chanson revivalists Les Chauds Lapins at Barbes

5/18, 8 PM the second night of this year’s Look & Listen new music festival explores the Orpheus myth with music by Monteverdi and Birtwistle’s Orpheus Elegies for harp, oboe and voice. The lineup includes harpist Bridget Kibbey, oboist James Austin Smith and other performers TBA at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W 14th St., 2nd Fl., $15 or 3-day festival pass available for $35.

5/18, 8 PM Desmond Knight and ensemble play works from his new album of soundscapes, Sentimental Parlour Music at 295 Douglass St. in Gowanus. Blistering  fast fingers but no wasted notes – amazing to watch her play.

5/18, 9ish Mississippi gothic songwriter (and Faulkner relative) John Murry at Union Hall in Park Slope, $8

5/18, 9ish electric and acoustic blues guitar goddess Ann Klein at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

5/18, 9 PM country fiddler Melody Allegra leads her trio followed by the Jack Grace Band at 68 Jay St. Bar.

5/18, 9:30ish Klezwoods – who use klezmer as a stepping-off point for ska and Balkan music and all kinds of psychedelic, danceable craziness – at Mehanata

5/18, 9:30 PM pianist/chanteuse Mary Lorson & the Soubrettes play edgy, witty oldtime-flavored songs from their excellent new album Burn Baby Burn at Zirzamin.

5/18, 10ish Dimestore Dance Ensemble’s noir guitarist/bandleader Jack Martin’s savage Bob Dylan Deathwatch at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg.

5/18, 10ish excellent noir surf rockers Dark City at Bowery Electric

5/18-19, 11ish Anti-Flag celebrate 20 years of playing politically informative punk-pop – which means that they’re in their mid-30s now – at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $18 gen adm.

5/19, 1:30 PM classical chamber ensemble the Washington Square Winds at LIC Bar, program TBA.

5/19, 2:30 PM up-and-coming indie chamber ensemble Face the Music rocks out new works by Andy Didorenko, Daniel Bernard Roumain and their own Ethan Cohn’s Lionfish for jazz combo plus avant faves by Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe at PS 142, 100 Attorney St. on the LES, $15, all proceeds to benefit the school

5/19, 3 PM intense, haunting Balkan band Litvakus at Eldridge St. Synagogue, $20/$15 stud/srs

5/19, 4 PM the final installment of this year’s Look & Listen new music festival features flutist Claire Chase and percussionist Svet Stoyanov playing works by Balter and Xenakis; composer/toy pianist Phyllis Chen teaming with chamber-pop group Cuddle Magic for pieces from their new collaboration, plus new works premiered by string quintet Sybarite5 and the Momenta Quartet at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W 14th St., 2nd Fl., $15 or 3-day festival pass available for $35.

5/19, 7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin: brilliant powerpop/psychedelic guitarist Pete Galub (of the Universal Thump and Amy Allison’s band) playing songs from his excellent new album Candy Tears.

5/19, 7 PM fiery Balkan rockers (and Raya Brass Band spinoff) Sherita at Superfine on Front St. in Dumbo.

5/19, 7 PM iconoclastic pianist/musicologist Nancy Garniez plays insightful, seemingly casual but stunningly intuitive interpretations of Haydn sonatas and Bartok miniatures at an intimate Upper Westside house concert, email for info

5/19, 8 PM blues/country/jamband American String Conspiracy followed by oldtime blues/country guitar purist Ernie Vega at Hank’s

5/19, 8:30 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

5/19, 8:30 PM clarinetist Steve Lugerner plays the album release show for his new one with  Stephanie Richards, trumpet;  Glenn Zaleski , piano;  Matt Wilson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink. On the moody improvisational Tzadik third-stream tip – good stuff.

5/20 explosive North Carolina original bluegrass band Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys at St. Mazie’s (f.k.a. Rose Bar) in Williamsburg

5/20, 7 PM intense purist soul/rock songwriter Jo Williamson at LIC Bar

5/20, 7:30 PM horn & piano duo Radovan Vlatkovic & Ieva Jokubaviciute play rare repertoire for the two instruments at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

5/20, 7:30 PM the Concertante Chamber Players play Dohnányi works at Merkin Concert Hall, $26.

5/20, 9ish the Nathan Parker Smith Large Ensemble play intriguing third-stream big band sounds at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

5/21, 7:30 PM eclectic, jam-oriented worldbeat/klezmer band Metropolitan Klezmer at Steven Wise Free Synagogue, $15 incl. beverages and snacks and klezmer jam afterward at 9.

5/21, 7:30 PM Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble continue their ongoing exploration of the work of women composers with Nancy Gustavson’s Nocturne, Barbara Harbach’s Carondelet Caprice, Beth Anderson’s February Swale (commissioned by Canta Libre), Adrienne Albert’s Lullaby and music of Victoria Bond at the Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St, $20/$10 stud/srs

5/21-22, 7:30/9:30 PM daredevil tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger plays the album release show for his new one Haymaker at the Jazz Standard with guitarist Ben Monder, bassist Matt Pavolka, and drummer Colin Stranahan, plus special guest vocalist Alison Wedding.

5/21, 8 PM eclectic accordionist Alex Meixner and band at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party.

5/21, 8 PM an evening of experimental guitar with Tor Snyder solo, the Joel Harrison – Cristian Amigo – Andrew Drury trio and Seabrook Power Plant at the Intar Theater, 500 W. 52nd Street, 4th Floor, $10 sugg don.

5/21, 8:30 PM composer Sara Serpa’s monthly vocal jazz showcase features Jo Lawry in a rare duo performance with bassist Matt Aronoff followed by Yoon Sun Choi on the mic with Jacob Sacks on piano at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

5/21, 9 PM Brazda plays new arrangements of otherworldly Balkan vocal music at Korzo.

5/21-25, 9/11 PM ageless bop-era piano sage Barry Harris and his trio at the Vanguard, $25.

5/21, 10ish dark moody female-fronted noir/gypsy acoustic rockers Mad Juana at Bowery Electric, $10.

5/22, 7:30 PM the current 17-year cicada cycle ends this year: bugs on the loose! Pauline Oliveros, David Rothenberg, Timothy Hill, and Garth Stevenson improvise cicada-like sonics, preceded by a presentation on cicada sounds and behavior and then the world premiere of Richard Robinson’s Song of the Cicada, a 30-minute experimental documentary inspired by Rothenberg’s new cd Bug Music at Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South $15 sugg don

5/22, 7:30 PM briliant, darkly lyrical jazz pianist Shoko Nagai and percussionist Satoshi Taikeshi’s Abysm followed by Skye Steele’s Railroad Rodia at Shapeshifter Lab.

5/22, 7:30 PM acclaimed organist Gail Archer plays works by female composers Karen Thomas, Jennifer Higdon, Eleanor Daley and Nancy Van de Vate at the St. Paul the Apostle Church, 405 W. 59th St., free

5/22, 8 PM 5/15, 8 PM Tunisian art-rock singer/provocatrice/freedom fighter Emel Mathlouthi at at the Alliance Francaise, 55 E 59th St, $25. Tix are also available as a twofer package with the Ghalia Benali show on 5/15 for $35.

5/22, 8 PM the Israeli Chamber Project plays works by Mozart, Schumann, Gideon Klein, and Yinam Leef at Merkin Concert Hall, $30

5/22 indie classical ensemble yMusic at the big room at the Rockwood, program tba

5/22, 8 PM the debut performance of Cantata Profana playing Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King at Roulette, $20/$10 stud.

5/22, 9:30 PM smart, funny, female-fronted, indelibly NYC art-pop band Delusions of Grand Street at Sullivan Hall, $10.

5/22, 9:30 PM the Hot Sardines play upbeat 20s swing at Joe’s Pub, $15.

5/22, 10ish eclectic western swing baritone crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Rodeo Bar

5/22, 10 PM the Bebe Buell Band  at the Cutting Room is cancelled.

5/23, 7:30 PM powerhouse lyricist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper plays the album release show for her long-awaited new one at the Bitter End

5/23, 7:30 PM intense gypsy band A Hawk & a Hacksaw (ex-Neutral Milk Hotel) play their new album You Have Already Gone to Another World all the way through to accompany Russian filmmaker Sergey Paradjanov’s 1964 film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must, this will sell out fast.

5/23, 7:30 PM indie classical troublemakers Lunatics at Large play a program TBA at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud.

5/23, 8 PM at St. Marks Church, 2nd Ave/10th St.: Aaron Meicht presents a new extended composition: “[The] servant (cleaning up in the next room) cannot make music.” Followed by bass monster James Ilgenfritz’ Stress Addict . “The group’s guitar/bass/two percussion lineup suggests both a new music ensemble and a loud rock band, with the band’s brutalist aesthetic tempered by pages upon pages of dense notation. With Shayna Dunkelman and Mike McCurdy (percussion), Taylor Levine (electric guitar), and James Ilgenfritz (electric bass, compositions), the band revels in a blend of harsh noise, frenetic melodies, and compounded rhythms, ” $15.

5/23, 8:30 PM ludicrously bad, Arlene’s-style segues, incongruously good triplebill at the Way Station in Ft. Greene: cowpunks I’ll Be John Brown , the unexpectedly psychedelic Toys & Tiny Instruments and edgy, spectacularly eclectic Avi Fox-Rosen – whose 2013 album-a-month project just won’t stop.

5/23, 8:30 PM politically aware oldtimey/bluegrass band 2/3 Goat at Hill Country, free

5/23, 8:30 PM Patrick Cornelius tenor sax with Jared Gold on B3 organ and Ulysses Owens on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

5/23, 9 PM Geoge Jones tribute night with a parade of A-list NYC Americana types: Elena and Boo from Demolition String Band plus Drina Seay, Liz Tormes, many others at Rodeo Bar

5/23, 10 PM up-and-coming Americana/torchy jazz star Sarah Jarosz at the big room at the Rockwood, $15 adv tix req.

5/24, 6 PM Kip Rosser plays solo theremin at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15 includes a drink

5/24, 7 PM phenomenal 30–member all-male choir A Conspiracy of Beards walks up to their 8 PM gig at Drom singing from their vast repertoire of Leonard Cohen songs, starting at the Jack Hanley Gallery, 327 Broome St. 5/25, 9 PM they’re at Cloud City, 85 1st St. (Berry/Wythe) in Williamsburg;, $tba; 5/26 they’re at the Highline Ballroom at 1 for an extra five bucks.

5/24, 8 PM fiery noir gothic Americana/Canadiana rocker Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons followed by Czech gothic rockers Phil Schoenfelt & Pavel Cingl at Pete’s. 5/26 Schoentfelt and Cingl are at Zirzamin at 7, then they run up to Otto’s for a 10 PM show there.

5/24, 8 PM at St. Marks Church, 2nd Ave/10th St.: On Structure’s “Twistisch” – “A formal narrative of childish rituals gets pulled apart and reassembled rendering confused emotional states, rhythmic schizophrenia, and near tantrums while a specially designed “magical table top” illuminates and augments the minutia of a glitchy and sometimes dangerous game ‘ followed by Sexual Energies School: Rome, “the latest iteration of Nick Hallett and Zach Layton’s electro-acoustic improvisation project, featuring special guest Megan Schubert (vocals) and live projections by Brock Monroe.  Oscillating between the pulse of percussion-less disco and angelic synthesizer drone, Hallett’s and Layton’s textures are held together with live voices and guitar,” $15

5/24, 8:30 PM eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette leads a trio with Will Bernard on guitar and Jordan Young on drums at Shapeshifter Lab, $10.

5/24 9ish exhilarating, assaultive, monster surf/psychedelic/noir garage band Wooden Indian Burial Ground at Grand Victory in Williamsburg

5/24, 9:30 PM diverse female-fronted gypsy rockers Banda Magda at Joe’s Pub, $18.

5/24, 11 PM fiery tuneful powerpop rockers New Atlantic Youth at Rock Shop, $10.

5/24, midnight the eclectic Balkan/latin/hip-hop Underground Horns and at Nublu.

5/24, midnight-ish ferocious monster surf/noir garage/punk band Twin Guns at the Mercury, $10.

5/25, 6 PM edgy surreal jazz-Americana chanteuse Cal Folger Day at at Pete’s.

5/25, 7:30 PM brilliant pianist Alexandra Joan’s Kaleidoscope series continues with a program TBA at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud.

5/25, 7:30 PM gypsy jazz guitar band Gaucho at Joe’s Pub, $20.

5/25, 8 PM Harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss plays JS Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 E 61st St b/w 1st and York, $35/$25 stud/srs.

5/25, 8:30 PM a wild/good intimate cutting-edge jazz doublebill at an intimate house party space in Bed-Stuy: BYOB, food at 7:30, Duo KChris (pianist Kris Davis and bassist Chris Tordini) at 8:30, Duet 27 Licks (drummers Devin Gray and Gerald Cleaver with guests Jean Carla-Rodea on vocals and Brandon Seabrook shredding the banjo) at 9:30, email for info.

5/25, 9 PM wry, catchy alt-country songwriter Alex Battles at Hank’s. He’s also at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club on 5/31 at 9ish.

5/25, 9/10:30 PM drummer Dan Weiss leads a trio with Jacob Sacks on piano and Eivind Opsvik on bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

5/25, midnight one of NYC’s most original melodic jazz composers, trumpeter Leif Arntzen plays the album release show for his richly tuneful new one at Nublu.

5/26, 6 PM Matthew Aucoin, piano; Keir GoGwilt, violin play works by Messiaen, Bach, and Schoenberg at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

5/26, 7 PM Phil Shoenfelt and Pavel Cingl from popular Czech gothic rockers Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross, making their NYC debut at Zirzamin.

5/26, 8 PM a killer oldtime Americana triplebill at the big room at the Rockwood with oldschool blues/ragtime virtuoso Blind Boy Paxton, bluegrass hellraisers Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys and raucous, kick-ass oldtime string band Spuyten Duyvil, $10.

5/27, 8ish fiery southwestern gothic/paisley underground psychedelic band Girl to Gorilla at Grand Victory in Williamsburg.

5/27, 8 PM John Rutter conducts his own Requiem plus Brahms’ German Requiem with full orchestra and choir at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $35 tix avail.

5/27, 8:30 PM pianist Olga Vinokur plays works by Brahms, Dvorak, Piazzolla, Wild, Rihm, Wheeler, and Chesky at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink. Followed at 10 (separate admission) by the irrepressible, tuneful Steve Hudson Chamber Ensemble.

5/27, 10 PM Peter Bernstein – guitar , Donald Vega – piano , Dezron Douglas – bass , Billy Drummond – drums at Smalls.

5/27, 11ish irresistibly assaultive noiserockers the Sediment Club at at Death by Audio.

5/28 7 PM haunting four-octave Coney Island noir chanteuse Carol Lipnik & Spookarama at Barbes with Dred Scott – piano, Tim Luntzel – upright bass, Dan Rieser – drums and percussion, and special guest Lim Yang – upright bass

5/28, 7:30 PM Philly klezmer jam legends the Elaine Watts & Susan Watts Band at the Stephen Wise Free Synagaogue, 30 W 68th St (Columbus/Central Park West), $15.

5/28, 7:30 PM edgy, subtle, shapeshifting new melodic guitar jazz with the Dave Juarez Group at Shapeshifter Lab.

5/28, 8:30 PM fiddler/songwriter Kristin Andreassen and her Jalopy-bred Americana band at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

5/28, 11 PM hypnotic, fun, psychedelic-as-hell art-rock/prog instrumentalists You Bred Raptors – Epileptic Peat on 8-string bass, Zach Schmidlein on drums and Bryan Wilson on cello – at the Mercury.

Beginning at midnight 5/28 and continuing all day 5/29, Q2 broadcasts a daylong Rite of Spring marathon including a simulcast of pianist Vicky Chow’s live performance of her own solo arrangement at the Greene Space at 7; $15 tix are still available. Phil Kline hosts.

5/29, 7ish you want eclectic? Lush, slinky Middle Eastern film music ensemble Zikrayat, Balkan brass behemoth (and Ellington reinterpreters) Slavic Soul Party and the Toomai String Quintet at Highline Ballroom

5/29, 7:30 PM wickedly tuneful, edgy alt-country and purist acoustic pop with Kendall Meade and Anders Parker playing songs from their excellent recent duo album at the Mercury.

5/29 torchy bossa chanteuse Sasha Dobson at the big room at the Rockwood.

5/29, 8 PM a rare, inimitable and entertaining pair of sax groups: bari maven Charlie Kohlhase and the Saxophone Support Group performing the music of Kohlhase, Sinton, Lacy, and Hemphill with an expanded wall of saxophones followed by the Hofmann-Rofalski duo This Duo “outlining a delicate wave of sound” at Douglass St. Music Collective, $10.

5/29, 9 PM intense minor-key klzmer/groove/classical instrumentalists Barbez followed by the Butchershop Quartet playing Stravinsky’s Rites of Spring on its 100th anniversary at Littlefield, $10.

5/29, 9 PM the Whistling Wolves bring their Jalopy-style oldtime Americana to LIC Bar .

5/30, 7 PMK Winston “Jeggae” Hoppie, Bob Wright, Ken Schatz, the Johnson Girls, Wrickford “Rick” Dalgetty, Keith Johnston, Nuria Quinones, Gloria Wilson, Alberto Gonzalez, Mwata Nubian, Frankie Barria and others sing English sea shanties, Scottish ballads, spiritual Baptist hymns, Jamaican banana boat folksongs at the Jalopy, free

5/30, 7:30 hilarious alt-country and garage rock with Jesse Bates & Los Dudes, early postpunk legends Certain General, and perennially vital CBGB-era psychedelic punks Band of Outsiders at the Parkside, free.

5/30, 7:30 PM 80s punk swing legends the Microscopic Septet play their devious originals as well as Monk tunes at Joe’s Pub, $20.

5/30, 8 PM the Delorean Sisters – who do funny satirical oldtimey covers of 80s cheeseball radio hits -at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

5/30, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra plays Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Tschaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet and Vladigerov’s Varder at Symphony Space, $20.

5/30, 8:30 PM state-of-the-art melodic trumpet jazz with the Dave Douglas Quintet at Shapeshifter Lab

5/30, 9 PM Doctor Krapula – sort of a smartly lyrical, anthemic, politically aware Colombian ska-punk update on Midnight Oil – at Drom, $28 gen adm, adv tix very highly rec., this will sell out.

5/30, 9 PM Lee Scratch Perry, the Congos and a bunch of dub acts, more or less live at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix a must, this will sell out.

5/30, 9 PM pensive, rustic original Americana songwriter Andrew Vladeck at the small room at the Rockwood.

5/30, 9:30 PM Mary C & the Stellars play high-voltage retro 60s soul at the big room at the Rockwood – if you like Adele’s voice but find her songs trite and cliched, Mary C will hook you up, $10.

5/30, 9:30 PM lyrical third-stream piano jazz with Vadim Neselovskyi at Caffe Vivaldi

5/30, 10ish: second-wave garage rock letends the Fleshtones, paradigm-shifting guitarist Deniz Tek of Radio Birdman and the Dictators’ irrepressible  Handsome Dick Manitoba at Bowery Electric.

5/31, 7ish Tracy Island – the catchy, smart, literate new wave/psychedelic rock project from Ian and Liza of the WonderWheels and the Larch – at Bowery Electric, $8

5/31, 7:30 PM a sizzling downtown NYC lineup reinventing Charlie Parker compositions: Marty Ehrlich – woodwinds; James Zollar – trumpet; Marc Ribot – guitar; Michael Formanek – bass; Nasheet Waits – drums at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (the BMCC auditorium) on Chambers west of West Broadway, $25/$15 stud/srs.

5/31, 8 PM stoner punk-metal ferocity: Infernal Overdrive, Black Thai and Mighty High at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $8.

5/31 8 PM Ajda the Turkish Queen (frontwoman of ferocious dark psychedelic dreampop rockers Black Fortress of Opium) at Zirzamin

5/31, 8 PM pianist Frank Kimbrough & saxophonist Scott Robinson play a rare duo show at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St half a block west of 7h Avenue South  $15/$12 stud/srs

5/31, 8 PM psychedelic keyboard funk/soul/groove maven Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle with special guest trumpeter Takuya Kuroda at Drom, $10 gen adm.

5/31, 8 PM French indie classical crew Ensemble Linea play works by Bruno Montovani,  Tristan Murail, Georges Aperghis, Philippe Hurel and Raphaël Cendo at Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave. north of 34th St., free.

5/31 ferocious, dark garage-punks the Brimstones and edgy garage rock guitarist (and Friggs bandleader) Palmyra Delran at the Cutting Room

5/31, 8 PM merengue band Kompalsa followed by St. Vincent’s Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble playing garifuna tunes from the West Indies at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

5/31, 9ish dusky southwestern gothic and lively Americana soundtrack guitarscapes with Rev. Screaming Fingers at Sidewalk of all places

5/31, 9 PM the Dandy Warhols at Terminal 5, $30 adv tix avail.

5/31, 9/10:30 PM trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense at the Jazz Gallerry, $20

5/31, 9/10:30 PM alto saxophonist Dave Liebman leads a new quintet with powerhouse Bobby Avey on piano at Cornelia St. Cafe, $25 includes a drink.

5/31, 9:30 PM charming female-fronted oldtimey swing combo Lake Street Dive at the big room at the Rockwood, $15.

5/31, 10 PM wry, tuneful, eclectic Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties at Hank’s

6/1, 7 PM an enticing free indie classical twinbill: Ensemble Perpetuo Moto and Ensemble Linea playing Gerard Grisey’s Talea plus works by Raphael Cendo, Philippe Leroux, Brice Pauset and Franck Bedrossian at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 17 Lexington Ave at 23rd St.

6/1, 7 PM edgy new string music: violinist Cornelius Dufallo joins forces with fellow violinist Todd Reynolds and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh playing works by Dufallo, Azmeh amd Guy Barash. Followed at 8 by a set by Azmeh and Syrian cellist Kinan Abou-Afach plus live painting by Kevork Mourad, at Roulette.

6/1, 7:30 PM haunting mystical and modern Ukrainian bandura lute sounds with bandura virtuoso Julian Kytasty and Alla Zagaykevich on vocals and electronics at the Ukrainian Museum, 222 E 6th St, (btw 2nd & 3rd Aves), $15/$10 srs/$5 stud

6/1, 8 PM composer Nate Festinger’s dark neoromantic stage play A Concert Drama (with piano, clarinet and string quintet) at West End Presbyterian Church, 165 W 105th St, $15.

6/1 8 PMJ Andalucian bandleader Javier Ruibal at Alwan for the Arts, $20 adv tix rec.

6/1 , 8 PM the Dan Band at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec.

6/1, 9/1-0:30 PM ex-Lounge Lizards saxophonist Michael Blake leads a tribute to his old bandleader John Lurie with an excellent quintet including Ryan Blotnick , guitar; Landon Knoblock, piano; Michael Bates, bass; Greg Ritchie, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

6/1, 10 PM art-rock piano maven Greta Gertler and her trio preview material from her forthcoming musical theatre collaboration with playwright Ally Collier, Willow’s One Night Stand’ at the bar at the Signature Theatre on 42nd St.

6/1, 10 PM wickedly catchy retro 80s janglerockers the Rotaries at Bowery Electric, $8

6/1, 11 PM Single Red Cent– who mix sharp, socially aware punk with a more atonal Gang of Four/Neighborhoods vibe – at Matchless.

6/1, midnight exhilarating retro 60s latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly – who should have won the WNYC Battle of the Bands contest – at Lucille’s, free

6/2, 9 PM the Refugee All-Stars of Sierra Leone at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

6/2, 9:30 PM sharply lyrical, theatrical, intense, hilariously literate acoustic rocker Walter Ego.unplugged at Sidewalk

6/2, 10 PM rustic, original oldtime-style Appalachian/Britfolk songwriter Jan Bell’s at 68 Jay St. Bar

6/3 dark British chamber-pop songwriter Mike Marlin at the Highline opening for what’s left of the Stranglers 6/4, 8ish Sean Noonan‘s Brewed by Noon (drums/vocals) featuring Malcolm Mooney (founding member of Can) (vocals), Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass), Aram Bajakian of Lou Reed’s band (guitar), and Alex Marcelo (keyboards) at Bowery Electric, $10

6/4, 7:30 PM a high-voltage doublebill with the Levitt Legacy Tango Project plus Matt Temkin’s Yiddish Jam Band at the Stephen Wise Free Synagaogue, 30 W 68th St (Columbus/Central Park West), $15.

6/4, 7:30 PM the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute runs through new material by Jennifer Bellor, José Beviá, Courtney Bryan, Ingrid Laubrock, Andy Milne, Richard Sussman, and Sumi Tonooka at the Miller Theatre, free but res. highly suggested to http://acojcoifinal.eventbrite.com/

6/4, 8 PM flutist/impresario Amelia Lukas’ reliably entertaining, cutting-edge Ear Heart Music series continues with Transit, violist Nadia Sirota and keyboardist Missy Mazzoli playing the album release show for electroacoustic composer Daniel Wohl’s new Corps Exquis at Roulette

6/4-10, 8/10 PM a Sylvie Courvoisier residency at the Stone

6/5, 6:30 PM retro jazz guitar god Matt Munisteri and His Syncopated Detonators outdoors on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza.

6/5, 7 PM brilliant, pyrotechnic pianist Karine Poghosyan plays a celebration of Aram Kachaturian’s 110th birthday with pieces including his ballet transcriptions from Gayaneh and Spartacus, as well as the tour-de-force Piano Sonata from 1961 at Saint Vartan Armenian Cathedral, 34th St and 2nd Ave.

6/5, 7:30 PM pensive rainswept jazzy acoustic band Avidya & the Kleshas (feat. the intense Xander Naylor on guitar)  at the small room at the Rockwood

6/5, 8 PM Mexican folk-punk band Radio Jarocho, eclectic chanteuse Susana Baca and southwestern gothic geniuses Calexico at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

6/5, 8:30 PM arguably this generation’s  best art-rock band,  the Universal Thump at the Bell House, $10

6/5, 8:30 PM singer Mary LaRose leads a chamber jazz outfit with Jesse Mills, violin; Felicia Wilson, violin; Nicole Federici, viola; Chris Lightcap, bass and sings her own arrangements of material by Dolphy, Mingus and Ornette at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

6/5, 10ish chamber pop band the Secret History play the album release show for their new one at Glasslands.

6/5 10 PM Debra and Wayne from psychedelic power trio Devi at Legion Bar in Williamsburg

6/6, 7:30 PM the Azure Ensemble plays works by contemporary women composers Augusta Read Thomas, Wang Jie, Melinda Wagner, and Anna Weesner at Symphony Space, $10/$5 stud/srs.

6/6. 8 PM the DaCapo Chamber Players celebrate the 100th anniversary of Schoenberg’s immortal, creepy Pierrot Lunaire with a performance of the original plus a world premiere Mohammed Fairouz work by the same name at Merkin Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud/srs

6/6, 8 PM high-voltage, eclectic Halifax gypsy guitar jazz band Gypsophilia at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $10. They’re at Drom the following night, 6/7 at 11 PM, same price

6/6, 8ish lavish New Orleans funk/soul band Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra play material from their brand new album at the Gramercy Theatre, $26

6/6, 8 PM the Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orquesta at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec.

6/6, 8 PM the North/South Consonance Ensemble play NY premieres of works by Canadian composers Zosha Di Castri, Daniel Kessner, Mei-Fang Lin, Jonathan Russell at Christ & St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), free

6/6, 8 PM trumpetwe Nate Wooley plays his new song cycle Seven Storey Mountain IV with an auspicious cast: Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh, Matt Moran, Chris Dingman, TILT Brass sextet, and others at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl. in downtown Brooklyn, $10.

6/6, 8:30 PM a rare show outside their Barbes home turf by haunting/rousing vintage Belgian accordion jazz trio Musette Explosion at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

6/7, 7 PM pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri improvise at the Rubin Museum of Art auditorium, $20.

6/7, 7:30 PM  the Transfiguration Camerata withthe Transfiguration Choir of Men and Boys and a virtuosic period instrument ensemble perform Bach’s Cantata 147 (“Hertz und Mund und tat und Leben”) and Brandenburg Concerto No.5,at the Church of the Transfiguration on 29th east of 5th Ave.

6/7-16, 7:30 PM plus selected matinee dates: When Trees Move and Women Burn: a world music theatre performance of spring and midsummer night songs from Polesia and the Ukraine played by Alla Zagaykevych & Lemon Bucket Orkestra with Brazda’s intense, haunting Shelley Thomas on vocals at LaMaMa, 74A E 4th St (Bowery/2nd Ave.), $10 tix avail.

6/7-8, 8 PM Chicago’s Sounds of Silent Film Festival makes its NYC debut at Anthology Film Archives. Performers include Alicia Poot Kelley, flute, Christie Miller, clarinet, Alyson Berger, cello, and Hulya Alpakin and Seth Boustead, pianos. Francesco Milioto conducts; NY premiere films include Martin Scorsese’s early and rarely-screened The Big Shave, a commentary on the Vietnam War  in which a clean-cut young man keeps shaving after cutting himself (with music to match) Native New Yorker by Steve Bilich, shot with an old hand-cranked Kodak, The Mermaid by Osamu Tezuka, the “godfather of anime” and others

6/7, 8 PM Kiwi play original dub reggae grooves outdoors at the Grove St. Path station in Jersey City, free.

6/7, 8ish oldschool garage punk with the Oblivians at South St. Seaport, free

6/7, 8 PM high-energy grasscore/Americana jams with Spirit Family Reunion at Brooklyn Bowl, $15

6/7, 8 PM tuneful, pensive alt-country duets with Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis at City Winery, $22 standing room avail.

6/7, 9/10:30 PM powerhouse tenor saxophonist Jason RIgby leads a quartet driven by the equally powerhouse Billy Hart on drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

6/8 mystical, enchanting Pakistani ghazal singer Kiran Ahluwalia – whose new collaboration with Tinariwen is as amazing as you would think -at Joe’s Pub, $20 adv tix rec

6/8 John Zorn, Bill Laswell and Milford Graves reprise a trio show at le Poisson Rouge that they played when the club first opened, $30 adv tix a must.

6/8, 7:30 PM Dmitri Slepovitch’s haunting, intense Balkan band Litvakus at the Stephen Wise Free Synagaogue, 30 W 68th St (Columbus/Central Park West), $15.

6/8, 8 PM high-energy oldtime-style string band the Down Hill Strugglers at 68 Jay St. Bar.

6/8, 8/10 PM indie classical ensemble Sybarite 5 at Subculture, $25.

6/8, 9 PM noir guitar god Jack Martin’s Bob Dylan Deathwatch at Zirzamin.

6/8 9 PM theatrical, darkly funny noir folk band Thee Shambels and suave baritone western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack City Ramblers at Red Hook Bait & Tackle, dunno who’s playing first but they’re both good

6/8, 9:30ish ecstatically fun, intense gypsy punk/metal cumbia/rock en Espanol band Escarioka at Mehanata.

6/8, 11 PM intense gypsy punk band Kagero at the Bitter End, $10. If you’ve been priced out of Gogol Bordello tickets, this band is just as fun.

6/8, midnight psychedelic funk band Turkuaz at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

6/9, noon the global, eclectic free outdoor Mafrika Festival at Marcus Garvey Park, lineup tba.

6/9, 3 PM Tibetan chanteuse Yungchen Lhamo and Russian pianist Anton Batagov perform selections from their upcoming post-minimalist improvisatory album at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St..

6/9 ,6 PM retro bluegrass/C&W and soul songwriters: Vincent Cross and band at the small room at the Rockwood

6/9, 7:30 PM pianist Simone Dinnerstein plays Bach’s Goldberg Variations at le Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix rec.

6/9, 8 PM check out this killer improvisers lineup: Thomas Heberer – trumpet; John Ehlis – guitar & mandolin; Mikko Innanen – saxes; Max Johnson – bass at I- Beam, $10

6/9, 11 PM Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

6/10, 8:30 PM exhilarating Polish mountain string music and fiery new Middle Eastern/Mediteranean jazz by Ensemble Elektra at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

6/10 Amanda Palmer solo at El Museum Del Barrio.

6/11, 6:30/9:30 PM Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Nels Cline and Shahzad Ismaily in the round at le Poisson Rouge. WOW. $25 gen adm.

6/11, 6:30 Dave Douglas collaborator Aoife O’Donovan at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec.

6/11-15, 8 /10 PM a Frank London residency at the Stone.

6/11, 8:30 PM a rare duo show by mesmerizing jazz chanteuse (and Ran Blake collaborator) Dominique Eade with Bruce Barth on piano at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink. Followed at 10 (separate admission) by trombonist/singer Natalie Cressman and her tuneful, atmospheric third-stream band.

6/11, 9ish Versus at the Bell House, $25

6/11, 6-9 PM the Museum Mile Festival – 5th Ave. closed off to traffic, free admission at El Museo del Barrio; the Museum of the City of New York; the Jewish Museum; the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; National Academy Museum & School; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Neue Galerie New York; New York/German Cultural Center; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

6/11, 6 PM lyrical, luminous pianist Katie Reimer plays a solo program of Bach preludes and fugues, Brahms’ Klavierstucke, plus works by Daniel Bernard Roumain and Mohammed Fairouz at Steinway Hall, 109 W 57th St., $10/$5 stud.

6/12, 7 PM wild mostly remale klezmer jamband Isle of Klezbos at El Sol Brillante Garden, 522 E 12th St btw Ave’s A/B (rain location JCC Manhattan); They’re also on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza at half past noon on 6/28 and then at Spectrum that night at 8.

6/12, 7 PM oldschool 8os hip-hop with Big Daddy Kane at Von King Park in Brooklyn.

6/12, 7:30 PM arguably the big band jazz night of the year with the three massive, musically interconnected orchestras of Asuka Kakitani , Nathan Parker Smith, and JC Sanford at Shapeshifter Lab

6/12, 8 PM dark, politically aware, Indian-influenced garage rockers Yankee Bang Bang at Grand Victory in Williamsburg $8

6/12, 9ish a British dancefloor spin on oldschool American soul grooves with the Heavy at Webster Hall $25.30 adv tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

6/12, 9:30ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar

6/13-15 7/9 PM indie-classical ensemble Newspeak play a soundtrack incorporating Rzewski’s intense, assaultive, iconic protest piece Attica;  David T. Little of Newspeak conducts, with Mellissa Hughes as the vocal soloist, at the Invisible Dog space, 51 Bergen St. (between Smith and Court Sts.), Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, $20

6/13, 7 PM golden age hiphop with  Rob Base and Chubb Rock at Von King Park in Brooklyn.

6/13 7 PM Americana rock chanteuse Karen Hudson plays the album release show for her new one Sonic Bloom – produced by the Del-Lords’ Eric “Roscoe” Ambel – at Rodeo Bar

6/14, 7:30 PM a pickup orchestra featuring violinist Jennifer Koh play John Zorn’s Passagen for Solo Violin (2011), Charles Wuorinen’s Spin 5 for Violin and 18 Players and Beethoven’s 7th Symphony at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

6/14, 8 PM jaunty female-fronted holdtimey swing with the Hot Sardines at Lucille’s, free.

6/14, 8:30 PM P-Funk keyb legend Bernie Worrell and his band.at Littlefield, $15

6/14, 9 PM alt-country legends Son Volt at Bowery Ballrom, $22.50 adv tix rec. They’re at the Music Hall Williamsburg for $2 off  (advance tix req) on 6/15 at 9.

6/15, 5ish what’s left of the Zombies – Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone – at Central Park Summerstage. Avoid the putrid opening act at all costs.

6/15, 7:30 PM Erin Hill & Her Psychedelic Harp at Joe’s Pub, $15

6/15, 8 PM Blanks 77, Strike Anywhere and the Subhumans at Bowery Ballroom, $15. The Subhumans are also at the Music Hall of Williamsburg at 10 on 6/16 for the same price.

6/15, 9ish first-class third-wave ska triplebill: Los Skarroneros, the Void Union and the Toasters at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $15.

6/16, 1 PM the Bang on a Can Marathon moves to Pace University’s Schimmel Auditorium on Spruce St. downtown, early arrival a must since it’s a lot smaller than the World Financial Center.

6/16, 7:30 PM legendary avant crooner John Kelly sings material by Kurt Weill, Charles Aznavour, the Incredible String Band, Mister Bungle, Jacques Brel, Holcombe Waller and the Shins, $20. He’s also here on 6/30, same time.

6/16-23 a Ned Rothenberg residency at the Stone, 8/10 PM.

6/16, 8ish Dead Prez at Von King Park in Brooklyn.

6/17, 7:30 PM bandoneonist/bandledeader Hector Del Curto and his quintet play the album release show for his new one Eternal Piazzolla with special guest pianist Pablo Ziegler at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix very highly rec.

6/17, 8 PM the ISCM Ensemble plays an eclectic bill including a couple of world premieres by Wang Jie and Bruce Fitch plus works by Eve Beglarian, Bruce Adolphe and Leon Kirchner at the Miller Theater, $20 gen adm

6/18, 5:30 PM the Dana Leong Trio at 220 Vesey St. downtown.

6/18-19 Laurie Anderson at Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City.

6/19. 6:30 PM Paul Shapiro’s Ribs and Brisket Revue outdoors on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library central branch at Grand Army Plaza.

6/19, 7 PM perennially popular prototypical singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega – who’s far edgier than she gets credit for – at Madison Square Park

6/19, 7 PM gospel with Rev. Hezekiah Walker and choir at Von King Park in Brooklyn

6/19, 10 PM Low at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25. Avoid the nauseating 9 PM opening act at all costs.

6/20 half past noon eclectic jamband Metropolitan Klezmer outdoors at St. Mark’s Church, 10th St/2nd Ave.

6/20, 7 PM an intriguing night of eclectic new composer-performers’ compositions from toy pianist Margaret Leng Tan, cellist Marika Hughes, percussionist Damien Bassman, violinist Lynn Bechtold, 7-string bass guitarist Dan Cooper, guitarist Gene Pritsker, oboist Keve Wilson, and cellist Anja Wood. plus works by Milica Paranosic, Robert Aldridge, Svjetlana Bukvich, Herschel Garfein, Ge Gan-Ru, Scott Gendel, and Veronika Krausas at Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd St, $25/$15 stud/srs , reception to follow

6/20, 9 PM the Quavers and Ymusic play live film scores at East River Esplanade, Pier 15.

6/21, 6 PM laconic, thoughtful, tuneful oldschool C&W with Scott Dennis at the American Folk Art Museum

6/21, 7 PM eclectic third-stream chamber jazz with the Christian Wallumrod Ensemble at the Rubin Museum of Art auditorioum, $20.

6/21, 7:30 PM desert blues guitar hero Bombino and fiery Malian psychedelic rockers Amadou & Mariam at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

6/21, 9ish O’Death at the Bell House, $12 adv tix rec.

6/21, 9 PM a ferocious rock en Espanol triplebill with Barbarossa, Helado Negro and M.A.K.U. Soundsystem at Littlefield, $15

6/21, 9 PM surreal, lo-fi 90s surf/space rockers Man or Astroman at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

6/22, 7:30 PM retro soul with JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound at the Mercury, $12.

6/22, midnight noir glam/rockabilly with Tav Falco & Panther Burns at the Knitting Factory, $15

6/23 high-energy Austin acoustic rock and Americana triplebill at the Mercury:
Wild Child, Shakey Graves and the Marmalakes

6/23, 7:30 PM Susie Ibarra & Roberto Rodriguez followed by Pauline Oliveros on the V-Accordion at the Schimmel Center at Pace University downtown on Spruce St., free tix avail. day of show at 5:30 PM .

6/23, 8:30 PM Nektar at B.B. King’s, $32 adv tix rec.

6/24, 7 PM (doors at 6; early arrival advised) Yasiin Bey (the former Mos Def), who’s reinvented himself as a Gil Scott-Heron art-soul composer/songwriter – at Central Park Summerstage

6/25 5:30 PM James Maddock at 220 Vesey St; outdoors; 6/27 at half past noon he’s at One New York Plaza downtown.

6/25, 7 PM the Knights play Boccherini: Symphony in D Minor, “House of the Devil”; Glass (arr. The Knights): Suite from Orphée (premiere); Karlheinz Stockhausen: Tierkreis; Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major K. 551, “Jupiter” at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.

6/25-30 the Young Lions of Gysy Jazz Festival at Birdland, sets 8:30/11 PM, special guets include June 25 & 26: Peter Beets/jazz pianist from Holland, 27: David Langlois /washboards, 28:  Anat Cohen /sax&clarinet, 29 & 30: Edmar Castaneda/Jazz harp.

6/25-30 a Zeena Parkins residency at the Stone 8/10 PM.

6/26, 7 PM pyrotechnic clarinetist/saxophonist Anat Cohen leads her quartet at Madison Square Park.

6/26, 8 PM the perennially intense, tuneful godfather of edgy, lyrical, anthemic downtown NYC rock, Willie Nile plays the album release show for his latest one American Ride at the Highline, $25

6/26, 8ish Yaasin Bey at Central Park Summerstage.

6/26, 9:30 PM Argentinian bandoneon powerhouse JP Jofre plays the album release show for his explosive new one at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix a must.

6/27 folk noir cult favorites the Handsome Family at the Slipper Room (the strip club at Ludlow and Orchard) .

6/27 bluegrass sensations Claire Lynch and band at Hill Country.

6/27 guitarist Eyal Maoz’ assaultive surf-metal band Pitom at Littlefield

6/27, 7 PM eclectic third-stream jazz chanteuse Youn Sun Nah in a rare duo performance with guitarist Ulf Wakenius at the big room at the Rockwood.

6/27, 7:30 wild minor-key New Orleans/blues/reggae/klezmer jamband Hazmat Modine plus open bar with beer and wine at the Jewish Museum. 5th Ave. at 92nd St., $15/$12 stud/srs

6/27, 7:30 PM ferocious Italian gypsy band Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at Joe’s Pub, $20.

6/27, 9 PM a rare one-off NYC reunion show by high-voltage 80s roots-rock legends the Del-Lords playing the album releaase party for their new one (first in 20 years!), Elvis Club, at Bowery Electric, $15 adv tix rec

6/27-29, 9/10:30 PM Henry Threadgill with a yet-unnamed supporting cast at the Jazz Gallery, $25.

6/27, 10 PM edgy psychedelic rockersLight Heat at the Mercury, $10.

6/28, 8 PM Japanese traditional music trio the East Winds Ensemble play Symphony Space, $25/$20 stud/srs

6/28, 9 PM Thalia Zedek’s recently reunited, iconic dark 90s indie band Come at Bowery Ballroom, $15.

6/29, 7 PM murderous punk jazz band Iconoclast at the Music with a View festival at the Flea Theatre, 41 White St. in Tribeca.

6/29, 9 PM whatever’s left of Os Mutantes at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

6/29, 10 PM catchy, quirky anthemic Australian sensations the Cat Empire at the Nokia Theatre, $27.50.

7/1, 9ish 80s new wave legends Bow Wow Wow at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $25. Now in her mid-40s, Annabella Lwin is still reputedly going strong.

7/1, 10 PM Detroit African-American punk legends Death at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

7/2, 6 PM Felix Hernandez’ Rhythm Review and Joe Bataan at Soundview Park in the Bronx.

7/2, 8 PM Ivoirien roots reggae legend Alpha Blondy at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec.

7/2 Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez and his blazing salsa jazz group at Rockefeller Park.

7/3, 6 PM Boston string band Joy Kills Sorrow followed by bluegrass legends the Grascals at Madison Square Park

7/6 the Byzan-tones play wild psychedelic Greek surf music at Otto’s.

7/9 Israeli Middle Eastern dance/jamband Yemen Blues at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

7/9, 7 PM salsa dura band La Excelencia at Rockefeller Park.

7/10 7 PM jazz chanteuse Rene Marie and her band at Madison Square Park

7/11, half past noon Hungry March Band at One New York Plaza downtown.

7/11, 7:30 PM innuendo-driven French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins at the Lincoln Center Atrium

7/11, 8ish Lila Downs at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival advised, this will undoubtedly sell out.

7/11, 8ish dark retro Link Wray-influenced surf/soul rockers Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside at Pier 84 on the river in Chelsea.

7/12, 7 PM NYC’s only all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

7/13, 1 and 3 PM the Bang on a Can All-Stars “play Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint for electric guitar, Michael Gordon’s harrowing Industry for solo cello and electronics, David Lang’s kaleidoscopic Sunray, Julia Wolfe’s edgy and dense Lick from 1994, Thurston Moore’s noise meditation Stroking Piece #1, and Louis Andriessen’s iconic Workers Union for any loud-sounding group of instruments” on Governor’s Island, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferrry terminal on the half-hour.

7/13, 6:30 PM a titanic Balkan brass quadruplebill with Zlatne Uste, Slavic Soul Party, Inspector Gadje and Raya Brass Band outdoors at 220 Vesey St. downtown.

7/13, 8ish latin soul legends the Ghetto Brothers at Crotona Park in the Bronx.

7/14, 3 PM bhangra funk orchestra Red Baraat and Romanian gypsy brass band Fanfare Ciocarlia at Central Park Summerstage. FC are playing Drom afterward at around 11, get there early if you’re going because it will sell out fast.

7/14, 3 PM Burmese traditional vibraphone virtuoso Kyaw Kyaw Naing at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St..

7/16 8 PM Wire at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

7/18, 9 PM the Jon Spencer Blues Explosoion at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $18 adv tix very highly rec. – they’re as good or better than they were 20 years ago.

7/24, 6 PM saxophonist Yosvany Terry leads his quintet; percussionist Dafnis Prieto adds an additional member to his in a first-rate Afro-Cuban jazz doublebill at Madison Square Park

7/25 7:30 PM the Kronos Quartet with Mariana Sadovska playing Chernobyl: The Harvest, plus Emily Wells and then My Brightest Diamond at Damrosch Park, early arrival advised.

7/26, 7 PM Magda Giannikou plays vintage Greek lanterna music on the plaza at Lincoln Center; out back in Damrosch Park Diannikou later collaborates with headliners the Kronos Quartet, who also have another invited special guest, Vân-Ánh Vo. Irish traditional act the Gloaming opens that show at 7:30.

7/26-27, 8 PM Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $30.

7/26, 8 PM wild, funny grasscore band the Devil Makes Three at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

7/27, 7:30 PM wild mostly-female klezmer jamband Isle of Klezbos plus open bar with beer and wine at the Jewish Museum. 5th Ave. at 92nd St., $15/$12 stud/srs

7/28, 6 PM Asphalt Orchestra playing the Pixies’ Surfer Rosa and Jacob Garchik’s “atheist trombone shout choir” the Heavens on the plaza at Lincoln Center, marching to Damrosch Park where they open the show at 7:30. Kronos Quartet follow with new works by gay composers.

7/28, 8:30 PM hilarious grasscore/gypsy punk band Larry & His Flaskat the Knitting Factory $10

7/30, 8 PM desert blues guitar star Bombino at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

7/31, 6 PM state-of-the-art, wildly popular oldtime torchy swing combo Lake Street Dive followed by snart, eclectic acoustic songwriter Erin McKeown at Madison Square Park

7/31, 6:30 PM Moroccan and desert blues sounds with Mamadou Kelly, Imharhan and Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa at Damrosch Park.

8/2, 7 PM Mardi Gras Indians Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles followed by Brazilian and American maracatu projects: Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante and Nation Beat.

8/3, 7:30 PM awful segue, great doublebill: cosmopolitan gypsy band Banda Magda and the ageless, pyrotechnic Eddie Palmeiri Salsa Orchestra at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/3, 8:30 PM El Gusto play cross-pollinational Algerian and Sephardic music at Damrosch Park.

8/4,  1 PM New York Korean Traditional Marching Band and Ensemble Sinawi on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/7, 7 PM Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk at Madison Square Park

8/7, 7:30 PM Ruben Blades at Damrosch Park.

8/8, 6:30 PM the No BS Brass Band on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/8, 8 PM Slavic Soul Party followed by live animal film scores by Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin, & the Wordless Music Orchestra  at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/9, 6:30 PM Hungry March Band and Vau de Vivre Society on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/9, 7:30 PM “Edwardian pagan lounge ensemble” Rosin Coven and Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra at Damrosch Park, this will be a madhouse, kids will be camping out, get there early.

8/9, 8:30 PM Shaggy – yeah, him, Mr. Lova Lova – at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/9-18 the Bard Summerscape Music Festival spotlights Stravinsky and his world upstate in Annandale: roundtrip shuttle bus available from NYC. Too many shows to list, the entire calendar is here.

8/9, 10 PM powerpop guitar genius Chuck Prophet at the Bell House, $12 adv tix rec.

8/10, 1 and 3 PM indie classical and wild intense minor-key Russian/tango stringband songs: Fireworks Ensemble and Ljova & the Kontraband on Governor’s Island, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferrry terminal on the half-hour.

8/10, 7:30 PM Moon Hooch at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/10, 8 PM Nick Lowe at Damrosch Park.

8/11, 3 PM pianist Vicky Chow plays a program TBA at at the Noguchi Museum 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St

8/11, 5 PM the Como Mamas – whose latest a-cappella gospel album is off the hook – followed by Motown’s Brian & Eddie Holland, Allen Toussaint and then Bobby Rush – at Damrosch Park.

8/15, 7 PM Bachata Heightz at Highbridge Park in Manhattan.

8/23-24 the Charlie Parker Festival. 8/23, 7 PM the world premiere of “Bird is the Word,” Jimmy Heath’s new Charlie Parker-themed suite played by Heath’s big band at Marcus Garvey Park; 8/24 at 3 has vibraphonist Warren Wolf & the Wolf Gang, trumpeter Christian Scott, drummer Sheila Jordan and octogenarian reedman Lee Konitz leadingtheir quartets at Tompkins Square Park while back at Marcus Garvey Park it’s alto sax powerhouse Jaleel Shaw, drummer Kim Thompson, chanteuse Cécile McLorin Salvant and the perennially intense Kenny Garrett.

9/1, noon-5 PM a free avant garde afternoon on Governors Island with pianists Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg, Tigue Percussion, crooner Theo Bleckmann and indie chamber ensemble Classical Jam, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferrry terminal on the half-hour.

Live Music in New York City in April and May 2013

Starting at midnight on April 29 the new concert calendar for May and June is here.

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.

6/10, 6/17 and 6/24, 8 PM Tammy Faye Starlite as Nico in Chelsea Mädchen at the Cutting Room, $20 adv tix rec. This is a long ways off but this sardonic homage to the ultimate femme fatale is a must-see show, TFS manages to be both haunting and savage in the role. She’s got the accent, she’s got the character, she radiates Teutonic iciness and she’s working on the bangs.

Mondays in April, 7 PM the Grand Street Stompers play hot oldtimey swing and dixieland at Arthur’s Tavern on Grove St. just west of 7th Ave. South

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

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

Mondays in April, 8/9:30 PM klezmer/jazz trumpet legend Frank London’s Shekhinah Big Band plays the Stone. A wild intense cast of downtown luminaries play dark jubilant stuff in minor keys, early arrival highly advised. Check out this lineup: Greg Wall, Marty Ehrlich, Matt Darriau, Zach Mayer, Paul Shapiro, Doug Wieselman, Jessica Lurie (saxophones) Justin Mullens, Steven Gluzband, Ronald Horton, Pam Fleming, Rob Henke (trumpets) Curtis Hasselbring, Jacob Garchik, Matt Haviland, Brian Drye (trombones) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Anthony Coleman (piano) Uri Sharlin (accordion) Brian Glassman (bass) Roberto Rodriguez (drums) Renato Thoms (percussion).

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays in April, 8:30 PM Orrin Evans’ wildly popular, ferociously intense Captain Black Big Band at Smoke – no cover with $30 prix-fixe menu

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.

Most Mondays beginning April 15 (check the Barbes website for updates), 9:30ish Chicha Libre plays their home turf at Barbes. The world’s most vital, entertaining oldschool chicha band, they blend twangy, often noir Peruvian surf sounds with cumbia and other south-of-the-border styles along with swirling psychedelic jams and deep dub interludes. Show up early because they are insanely popular.

Mondays in April, 10 PM swirling, psychedelic, anthemic Radiohead-influenced rockers My Pet Dragon – who are on the upcoming Occupy This Album compilation at the small room at the Rockwood

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

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 April, 7:30 PM lyrical jazz pianist Kenny Werner plays with a variety of ensembles at Shapeshifter Lab

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

Tuesdays at around 10 Julia Haltigan and her band play 11th St. Bar. A torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home with fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads, and her band is just as good as she is. Why she isn’t as popular as, say, Neko Case, is a mystery.

Tuesdays in April, 10 PM violinist Lily Henley of the Pearly Snaps plays her torchy, rustic oldtimey songs at Pete’s.

Three Tueesdays in April, 4/16, 4/23 and 4/30, 10 PM the NY Gypsy All-Stars – featuring clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski, one of the moxt exhilarating players on the planet – on their home turf at Drom, $10

Wednesdays at 1 PM there are free organ concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, a mix of NYC-area and international talent.

Three Wednesdays in April, 4/3, 4/10 and 4/24 at 8 PM, and also 4/19 at 10 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 April 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 May (that’s May, not April) this era’s greatest and funnest Peruvian style psychedelic cumbia/surf band, Chicha Libre plays Nublu, probably late, midnight-ish

Fridays at 5 PM in April, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) plays the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm. When they’re not there, they’ll have someone from from their wide circle of like-minded avant ensembles. Although the sound wafts across the balcony, you actually have to be in the bar itself in order to really appreciate what they’re doing.

Friday evenings at various times (check the site for the weekly schedule) fearless avant cellist/impresario Valerie Kuehne’s Super Coda – a global mix of strange and sometimes amazing sounds, from the way-out to the way-in, drawing on a vast, global talent base – happens at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St., 2nd floor.

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

Saturdays in April at 3 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

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

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

Sundays 1 PM-ish, bluegrass cats Freshly Baked (f.k.a. Graveyard Shift), featuring excellent, incisive fiddle player Diane Stockwell and an A-list of players play a brunch show at Southern Hospitality 645, 9th Ave at 45th St.

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. 3/31 diverse, wry Americana songwriter and lead guitarist to the stars of the underground  Homeboy Steve Antonakos; 4/7 a special doublebill starting at 6 with Charming Disaster featuring dark chamber pop maven Jeff Morris (from Kotorino) with Elia Bisker from Sweet Soubrette and then darkly menacing Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie; 4/14 powerhouse soul/indie rock songwriter Katie Elevitch; 4/21 elegant, smart country-pop songwriter Sharon Goldman; 4/28 sharply lyrical, theatrical, intense, literate acoustic rocker Walter Ego ; 5/5 Canadian gothic songstress Lorraine Leckie; 5/12 kick-ass Americana/gypsy guitarist/songwriter Chris Fuller; 5/19 powerpop/psychedelic guitar god Pete Galub; 5/26 dark rockers Phil Shoenfelt and Pavel Cingl from the Czech Republic; and more TBA .

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

Sundays in May (not April), 8 PM the Dictators’ Andy Shernoff works up his own wry, clever solo material at Zirzamin

Sundays in April , 8/11 PM the ferocious, intense Arturo O’Farrill Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland, $30 seats avail.

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

Sundays in April dark Americana rockers Mesiko – led by David Marshall and Rachael Bell from the late great dark art-rockers Norden Bombsight – at Zirzamin at 10:30 PM

4/1, 7 PM dark, pensive, sometimes funky acoustic Americana band the Sometime Boys followed at 8 by deviously fun cabaret/chamber pop chanteuse Grace McLean & Them Apples at the big room at the Rockwood

4/1, 7:30 PM not a joke – the Pulse Chamber Ensemble and Manhattan Choral Ensemble play US premieres by Charles Mason, Thomas Sleeper, Jesse Jones, Chris Reza and Victoria Bond’s James Joyce-inspired Cyclops at Symphony Space, $30/$15 stud/srs.

4/1, 8/10:30 PM eclectic soul/funk/worldbeat chanteuse Imani Uzuri at the Blue Note for $10, not an April Fool joke!

4/1, 8:30 PM Andrew Raffo Dewar’s Interactions Quartet East (Andrew Raffo Dewar, Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone, and Aaron Siegel) “perform works for very, very alternate scoring as well as his Piece for Four, which uses “invented spatial notation that explores group dynamics and destabilizes conventional approaches to foreground and background sound,”.at Roulette, $15/$10 stud. Not an April fool joke.

4/1, 10 PM sly, innuendo-driven oldtime jug band classics and hokum blues with Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues at the Jalopy, $10. Not a joke.

4/1, 11ish art-rock legend Paul Wallfisch – the Botanica keyboardist/frontman – and others at Small Beast upstairs at the Delancey. Not an April fool joke.

4/2, 7:30 PM purist, guitarishly brilliant, jangly country/psychedelic rock band Chris Erikson and the Wayward Puritans – whose debut album was one of last year’s best at Rock Shop, $10.

4/2, 7:30 PM trombonist Ryan Keberle and his excellent quintet play the album release show for his tuneful, eclectic new one Catharsis at Joe’s Pub, $14, followed at 9:30 (separate $12 admission) by bandoneonist JP Jofre’s exhilarating hard tango jamband

4/2, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble play lush vocal tunes from their new album Songs I Like A Lot featuring Kate McGarry & Theo Bleckmann, $20

4/2, 7:30 PM American String Quartet violinist Laurie Carney and pianist David Friend premiere Robert Sirota’s Violin Sonta #2 at Greenfield Hall at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Ave uptown, free, 1 to 125th St and walk uphill

4/2, 8 PM Bad Buka and their gypsy punk meltdown at Radegast Hall.

4/2, 8 PM Tracy Island – a catchy, quirky, psychedelic spinoff of Liza & the Wonderwheels – upstairs at Bowery Electric, free; long-running, groovalicious reggae-funk band Faith plays downstairs at 9

4/2, 8 PM pianist Eri Yamamoto leads her tuneful Trio followed by edgy violin jazz with the Sarah Bernstein Quartet with Kris Davis, Stuart Popejoy and Ches Smith at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

4/2-7, 8/10 PM lyrical inventive jazz piano improviser Matthew Shipp leads a variety of ensembles at the Stone

4/2, 8:30 PM up-and-coming jazz chanteuse Charenne Wade opens fellow singer Sara Serpa’s new Voice Box series devoted to rising vocal jazz talent at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink. the second show features Christine Correa, voice; Jeremy Udden, alto sax; Frank Carlberg, piano, separate adm.

4/2, 9 PM eclectic violinist Sarah Goldfeather leads an oldtimey band followed at 10 by the Pearly Snaps’ Lily Henley doing the same at Pete’s

4/3, 7 PM the king of the downtown NYC literate rock anthem, Willie Nile at Joe’s Pub, $25.

4/3, 7 PM eclectic oldtime blues powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton at Terra Blues

4/3, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard pianist Aaron Diehl leads a quartet with vibraphonist Warren Wolf, $20.

4/3, 8 PM Dina Fanai – ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra – plays her own far more haunting, low-key, Middle Eastern tinged songs at the small room at the Rockwood

4/3, 8 PM the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Garrick Ohlson at the piano play Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Dvorak’s Concerto for Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, $23 nosebleed seats avail.

4/3, 8/10 PM a rare 20th anniversary show by the all-female 15-piece Diva Jazz Orchestra at Iridium, $30. They’re not just a novelty – they pack a wallop.

4/3, 10 PM the adventurous indie classical Mivos String Quartet plays Mivos with special guests Dan Blake, Timucin Sahin, and Nate Wooley at Douglass St. Music Collective, $10.

4/3-4, 9:30 PM drummer EJ Strickland leads a killer quintet with Jaleel Shaw – alto sax , Marcus Strickland – tenor sax , Luis Perdomo – piano , Vicente Archer – bass at Smalls

4/3, 10:30 PM wildly guitar-driven psychedelic female-fronted power trio Devi at Maxwell’s, $10.

4/3, 10:30 PM Argentinean pianist/composer Emilio Teubal and ensemble play the album release show for his new one Music for a  Sleeping Dragon at the Poisson Rouge. He’s also at the  Firehouse Space on 4/25, 8 PM

4/4 rockabilly/surf monster Rev. Horton Heat plays the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Princess, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from 41st St. and the Hudson, $35 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

4/4, 7 PM the NY Scandia String Symphony plays a rare all-Scandinavian composer bill featuring the US premiere of  Jorgen Jersild’s Pastorale (US premiere); Frank Foerster’s deliciously witty, picturesque Summer in Fort Tryon Park; Lars-Erik Larsson’s Concertino for Cello and String Orchestra and Asger Hamerik’s Symphonie Spirituelle at Victor Borge Hall, downstairs at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue (between 37th & 38th). $15

4/4-7  percussionists Levy Lorenzo and Dennis Sullivan plus Cadillac Moon Ensemble perform in the dark cabaret show Doctor and Mister’s Time Capsule at Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., Ft. Greene.

4/4-6  Opera on Tap presents the world premiere of Smashed: The Carrie Nation Story with new music ensemble Hotel Elefant playing as the house band at Here, 145 6th Ave. south of Spring, west side of the street past the park, $15/$10 stud.srs

4/4, 7:30 PM Ross Daly, Omer Erdogdular, Yurdal Tokcan and Ahmet Erdogdula play a cross-cultural program of haunting, hypnotic Turkish, Greek and Sufi music at Symphony Space, $30.

4/4-7, 7:30/9:30 PM the Randy Weston African Rhythms Quintet at the Jazz Standard $30

4/4, 7:30 PM Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana play fiery Andalucian sounds at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

4/4, 8 PM composer Clint Mansell plays his first-ever NYC show – the album release show for his amazingly creepy soundtrack to the film Stoker – with an ensemble at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, 405 W 59th St (at Columbus), $30

4/4, 8 PM two very smart, very different, retro-minded chanteuses: dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/accordionist Rachelle Garniez followed at 10 by intense, plaintive, purist Americana songwriter/maven Jan Bell at Barbes

4/4, 8 PM the Sylvie Courvoisier Mark Feldman Quartet w/ Scott Colley and Billy Mintz followed by Vinnie Golia’s chamber jazz improv project at Roulette, $15/$10 stud

4/4, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Either/Or perform a full program of U.S. premieres by Rebecca Saunders at the Miller Theatre, $25 adv tix rec

4/4, 8:30 PM ther lush, haunting Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra at El Taller Latinoamericano uptown.

4/4, 9 PM Afrobeat grooves with Ikebe Shakedown at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $8

4/4, 9:30 PM a killer gypsy twinbill with Underscore Orkestra followed by Tipsy Oxcart – who do rustic trad versions of current Balkan hits – at the Jalopy, $10.

4/4, 9:30 PM Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland’s dark Americana project Whitehorse at Hill Country, $12

4/4, 9:30 PM high-energy oldtime C&W and bluegrass with the Giving Tree Band at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $12.

4/4, 10 PM La Sovietika play psychedelic latin reggae/dub grooves at Shrine.

4/4, midnight-ish hip-hop brass band grooves with PitchBlak Brass Band, at Drom, $10

4/5, 2 (two) PM the Pannonia Quartet and Face the Music Quartet play music of  Mackey, Mehdi Hosseini and Steve Reich.at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at W 183rd St., $12, reception to follow.

4/5, 5:30 PM violinist Kenneth Edwards leads a jazz quartet at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx, $10. The Bronx Seaside Trolley makes a continuous loop from the Pelham Bay subway station to the museum on its way to City Island

4/5, unbelievably good night at Spectrum: Valerie Kuehne and Coco Karol kick it off at 7 with “classical music and performances” followed by the house band at 8 and then macabre jazz/surf band Beninghove’s Hangmen at 8:30. Merriment continues with a series of improvisational duets between bassist Sean Ali and Koh Otera, Andrea Parkins and Dominic Lash and then Kuehne with drummer David Grollman and others.

4/5, 7 PM a NY Philharmonic ensemble conducted by Alan Gilbert plays recent European works. Principal Oboe Liang Wang is featured in the U.S. premiere of Poul Ruders’s Oboe Concerto; US premieres include Unsuk Chin’s Gougalon and Yann Robin’s Backdraft, with a NY premiere of Anders Hillborg’s Vaporized Tivoli at the Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $20, reception to follow. The program repeats the following night, 4/6 at 8 PM at Symphony Space for the same price.

4/5, 7 PM the Greene Space’s non-exploitative battle of the bands continues with the Bronx contingent. This blog’s pick: trombonist Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse ska band, $15 incl. a glass of wine, $30 will get you open bar?!?

4/5, 8 PM a night of eclectic, sometimes austere, sometimes lush “upstart-instrumental-art-music by violinist/composers”: Dana Lyn’s Yeti Camp followed at 9 by Skye Steele’s Railroad Rodia at Zirzamin.

4/5, 8 PM lush gorgeous Middle Eastern jazz:  Hassan Isakkut & Friends followed by sax legend legend Husnu Senlendirici & Alaturk – who’s sort of the Turkish equivalent of Miles Davis – at Drom, $30 standing room avail., adv tix rec,., this may sell out. At midnight, Senlendirici is joined by Ilhan Ersahin- or the other way around.

4/5, 8 PM Velly Bahia play Afro-Bahian music followed by Indian veena player/composer Nivedita Shivraj at Flushing Town Hall, $15

4/5, 8 PM cello metal band Break of Reality at Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen, $25 adv tix req.

4/5-6, 8 PM the Klopotic/Pierce/Zoernig Trio play Schubert piano trios at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $15/$10 stud/srs.

4/5, 8 PM clarinetist Carol Robinson and cellist Frances-Marie Uitti play US premieres by Robinson/Uitti, Eliane Radigue, Giacinto Scelsi, and Annie Gosfield plus a solo cello piece by Jonathan Harvey at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., downtown Brooklyn, $15.

4/5, 8 PM indie classical and performance art shenanigans: Ensemble Pamplemousse and Panoply Performance Lab perform a program TBA at the Firehouse Space in Williamsburg.

4/5, 8:30 PM bassist Mimi Jones leads her purist jazz trio at the bar at Symphony Space (enter on 95th St. west of Broadway), free

4/5, 9/10:30 PM irrepressible jazz satirists Mostly Other People Do the Killing massacre 1920s hot jazz with an expanded lineup including Dave Taylor, bass trombone; Brandon Seabrook, banjo; Ron Stabinsky, piano at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

4/5, 9 PM dark art-rock pianist/songwriter Eve Lesov at Sidewalk.

4/5, 9:30 PM oldtimey swing/blues/hillbilly fun with the Hot Sardines at Joe’s Pub, $15.

4/5, 9:30 PM New Orleans’ eclectic, funky stoner brass band the Dirty Bourbon River Show at Hill Country, free. They’re also at the Brooklyn Bowl on 4/7 at 8 for $7.

4/5, 9:30 PM violinist Sarah Bernstein’s Sass with Andrew Drury, drums; Sarah Schoenbeck, bassoon; Shoko Nagai, piano at I-Beam, $10

4/5, 10ish dark, catchy, intense original female-fronted acoustic Americana band the Sometime Boys at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

4/5, 10:30 PM good funny doublebill at the Mercury: Schaffer the Darklord’s campy white hip-hop followed by the filthy, LMFAO faux girl group punk of Cudzoo & the Fagettes, $10

4/6, 11 AM (eleven in the morning), Vlada Tomova and band play haunting Bulgarian folk tunes at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival (yawn) not a bad idea

4/6, 2 PM the Toomai String Quintet plays works by Ponce, Chavez, Lecuona and others at the Flushing Main Library, 41-17 Main Street (at 41st Avenue, free Flushing Main Library, 41-17 Main Street (at 41st Avenue, free.

4/6, 2 (two) PM up-and-coming indie classical ensemble Face the Music plays works by Steven Mackey, Mehdi Hosseini and Steve Reich at the lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 116 Pinehurst Ave. and 183rd St. in the Bronx, $12. reception to follow

4/6, 7 PM Sad Bastard – Charlene and Mo from Spanking Charlene singing the saddest acoustic covers they can fine – at Zirzamin.

4/6, 7:30 PM Cambodian music with flute virtuoso/Khmer Rouge survivor Arn Chorn-Pond, plus Master Mek, and the Waterek Ensemble at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

4/6, 7:30 PM eclectic new Scottish acts: pensive acoustic songwriter Rachel Sermanni, twin-bagpipe neo-folk band Breabach and rapidfire politically aware hip-hop MC Stanley Odd at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $10.

4/6, 8 PM oud virtuoso/crooner Maurice Chedid sings classic hits from across the region at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs

4/6, 8 PM a rare small club appearance by hypnotic desert blues-influenced Sway Machinery followed at 10 by wild Mexican polka crew Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes.

4/6, 8 PM the Ebony Hillbillies – NYC’s one and only black bluegrass band – at Flushing Town Hall, $15

4/6, 8 PM Cleveland ensemble Les Delices play rarely heard 18th century French salon music by Rameau, Dauvergne, Mondonville, and Philidor at the Miller Theatre, $35 tix avail.

4/6, 8 PM nonagenarian hall of fame bassist Yusuf Lateef’s first NYC live set in over 10 years feat. the Momenta Quartet, Adam Rudolph, Marty Ehrlich, JD Parran, Alan Won and Taka Kigawa.at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

4/6, 8 PM ferocious Chicago Balkan brass band Black Bear Combo and their arguably even more intense Brooklyn counterparts Raya Brass Band at Littlefield, $10

4/6, 8 PM eclectic blues/hip-hop songwriter Chris Thomas King – co-star of O Brother Where Art Thou – at Lucille’s.

4/6 9 PM the Immortal Thrones, icily jangly Blue Wave Theory and eclectic North Shore Troubadours at Unsteady Freddie’s reliably eclectic, fun monthly surf shindig at Otto’s

4/6, 9 PM grasscore with Sprit Family Reunion at Bowery Ballroom, $15.

4/6, 9 PM it was bound to happen: Haley Bowery & the Manimals play their sardonic, hard-hitting new retro glamrock at the Bitter End. Hey, Bleecker St. is cool again. Sort of.

4/6, 9:30 PM torchy, lurid gothic art-rockers Elysian Fields at Joe’s Pub, $15.

4/6, 9:30ish brilliant, sometimes hilarious Tipsy Oxcart, who play acoustic versions of current day Eastern European pop hits – at Mehanata.

4/6, 9:30 PM pyrotechnic alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw leads a quartet with Lawrence Fields on piano, Linda Oh on bass and Jonathan Blake in drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20

4/6, 10 PM dark, devious noir rocker Tom Warnick & World’s Fair followed eventually at midnight by Plastic Beef spinoff the Good Yeggs at Freddy’s.

4/6, 10 PM intense, powerful third-stream Argentine pianist Fernando Otero’s Electric Tango at Nublu. Could be scary.

4/6, 10ish creepy keyboard-driven art-rock/goth band the Devil’s Broadcast at the Gutter in Williamsburg

4/6, 10ish dark intense minimalist Persian-flavored indie rock duo the Mast at Glasslands, $10. 4/18 they’re at Public Assembly at 11ish for three bucks less.

4/7, 1:30 PM pianist Peter Mintun plays a live soundtrack to the hilarious 1928 King Vidor film Show People at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free

4/7, 2 PM intense jam-oriented klezmer twinbill: Isle of Klezbos and the full Metropolitan Klezmer octet at the Walt Whitman Theatre, 2900 Campus Road, Midwood, Brooklyn, B/Q to Ave. M and walk through the Brooklyn College campus. For 20% off the door charge use 20% off code KLEZ24

4/7, 2:30 PM the Antara Ensemble play music by by Enescu, Handel-Halvorsen, Mozart, Demersseman and Bolling at Saint Andrew’s Church, 2065 5th Ave at 127th St., $25/$20 stud/srs.

4/7, 3 PM haunting, lush, slinky vintage 50s/60s Egyptian film music revivalists Zikrayat at the Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, F to 169th St. free

4/7, a special 6 PM doublebill after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin –  Charming Disaster featuring dark chamber pop maven Jeff Morris (from Kotorino) with Elia Bisker from Sweet Soubrette playing their dangerously torchy noir cabaret and gypsy rock sounds, followed by dark Canadian gothic songstress Lorraine Leckie.

4/7, 7 PM brilliant Moroccan oudist Rachid Halihal and his haunting acoustic ensemble Layali El Andalus at Barbes followed at 9 by gypsy guitar paradigm-shifter Stephane Wrembel.

4/7, 7:30 PM indie classical sextet Ensemble Pamplemousse plays short works by Bryan Jacobs, Lu Wang, Ryan Pratt, Zosha di Castri, Andres Cremisini, Lily Chen, Amadeus Regucera, and Dan VanHassel.and then deconstructs each of them in a series of modules at the Firehouse Space

4/7, 8 PM a Barbes doublebill at the Jalopy – Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty English translations of Georges Brassens classics followed at 9 by by charming, sly, innuendo-driven French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins , $10

4/7, 8:30 PM the Stradivari Quartet play music of Bartók, Brahms, Turina, and Schubert on their medieval instruments at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

4/7, 8:30 PM guitarist/mandolinist John Ehlis with his tuneful, sometimes terse, sometimes wildly free group: Sylvain Leroux – flutes/dousin gouni; Max Johnson – bass; Chris White – percussion at I-Beam, $10.

4/7, 90:30 PM eclectic, pensive violinist/composer Skye Steele’s Glorious Sunshine at Pete’s

4/7, 10:30ish Jack Grace’s sick, hilarious Van Halen country cover band Van Hayride at Rodeo Bar

4/8-9 the American Composers Orchestra perform their annual new music readings series; working rehearsal 4/8, 10 AM (in the morning), run-through the following night at 7:30 PM at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th St., free but res req.

4/8, 7 PM Jerome O’Brien of the late, great Dog Show plays his ferociously literate, vintage R&B/punk influenced songs, acoustic, possibly with very special guests, hint hint, at Zirzamin

4/8, 7:30 PM subversive new classical sounds: new music ensemble Loadbang performs Hannah Lash’s Eight Songs for a Stoned Prince, a caricature of British playboy Prince Harry that unfolds via a series of drunken phone calls. The program also includes Doug Gibson’s Fanfare for the Common Audience – incorporating the entire text of a letter from an irate concertgoer to the New York Philharmonic imploring them to stop programming music that “makes no sense” – plusVictoria Bond’s The Page Turner played by pyrotechnic pianist Kathleen Supove – who takes the role of a page turner who just can’t seem to get it right. -plus Love Lost Lust Lone by Andy Akiho, Gutteral I and II by Alexandre Lunsqui, and Land of Silence by Reiko Futing, at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs

4/8 popular Austin drone-psych rockers the Black Angels at Webster Hall.

4/8, 8 PM a killer circus-rock/gypsy/punk doublebill with Lonesome Leash and ten-piece monstrosity Veveritse Brass Band at le Poisson Rouge, $TBA. No idea who is headlining but they’re both fantastic

4/8, 8 PM Adam Rudolph’s massive improvisationally inclined Go Organic jazz Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, $15. They’re also here on 4/22.

4/8, 9ish wry, tuneful, eclectic Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties at Cowgirl-Seahorse, 259 Front St, at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge on the South Street Seaport

4/8, 9 PM the majestic sweeping Pete McGuinnesss Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

4/8, midnight the twisted funny retro 60s country stylings of the Jack Grace Band at the Ear Inn

4/9, 7 PM Budapest Bar play Hungarian gypsy cabaret music at Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave. (34/35), $25/$20 stud.

4/9, 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.

4/9, 7:30 PM the Minetti Quartet play Haydn: String Quartet in C, Hob.III:77, Op.76, No.3 (‘Emperor’); Olga Neuwirth: settori for string quartet (1999); Beethoven: String Quartet No.9 in C, Op.59, No.3 (‘Razumovsky’) at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

4/9, 8 PM the Strauss/Warschauer Duo play haunting klezmer songs at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

4/9, 8:30 PM dark lyrical Americana rocker Jeffrey Foucault with Cold Satellite (his collaboration with poet Lisa Olstein) playing the album release show for their new one at the Bell House $14

4/9, 9:30 PM luminous, wickedly catchy cellist/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Serena Jost plays the album release show for her new one A Bird Will Sing at Joe’s Pub, $15.

4/9, 10:30 PM ferocious, tuneful female-fronted gypsy punk/noir cabaret band Amour Obscur at the Knitting Factory, $10. They’re also at ABC No Rio at 3 on 4/13.

4/10, 7 PM bad segue, good doublebill: oldschool funk/soul saxophonist/bandleader Lakecia Benjamin followed by John Medeski playing solo jazz piano at le Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix rec.

4/10, 7:30 PM purist jazz chanteuse Tessa Souter – who has a marvelously nuanced new album out – with her group at Dizzy’s Club, $25 seats avail.

4/10, 8 PM high-voltage, lushly sophisticated Hungarian gypsy/classical/jazz ensemble Budapest Bar at Drom

4/10, 8 PM dark hypnotic psychedelic rock triplebill: Elephant Stone, the Allah-Las and Black Angels at the Bell House, $25, adv tix rec., this may sell out.

4/10, 8 PM dark intense tuneful/lyrical janglerock/postpunk chanteuse Baby Streuth (f.k.a. Naomi Hates Humans) at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $8

4/10, 8 PM contemplative, darkly bluesy, guitarishly eclectic rockers Wallace on Fire followed at 9 by ex-Gotham 4 guitarist Bryan Wade’s eclectic jazz/celtic/math-rock at LIC Bar

4/10, 9 PM dark garage rock twinbill: the Allah-Lahs followed by the Black Angels at the Bell House, $25.

4/10, 9ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co.at Rodeo Bar.

4/10, 9 PM eerie microtonal blues with Jane Lee Hooker at Shrine.

4/10, 9:30 PM deviously eclectic organ virtuoso Brian Charette with his Sextette at Smalls. They’re at the Fat Cat on 4/13 at 10.

4/10, 10 PM Alana Amram plays a Lee Hazelwood tribute at Otto’s – hard to imagine anybody doing a better job of it than this torchy blue-sky rocker.

4/11, 1 (one) PM the Minetti Quartett play a program TBA at Trinity Church, free.

4/11, 6 PM brilliant, haunting Finnish jazz guitarist/oud player Jussi Reijonen with the group from his amazing new album: pianist Utar Artun, acoustic bassist Bruno Råberg and percussionists Tareq Rantisi and Sergio Martínez at Shrine; 5/4 they’re at Something Jazz Club at 7, $10.

4/11, 7 PM Mary C & the Stellars play high-voltage retro 60s soul at the Rockwood – if you like Adele’s voice but find her songs trite and cliched, Mary C will hook you up.

4/11, 7 PM purist oldschool postbop jazz: pianist Lafayette Harris with Antoine Drye, bassist Lonnie Plaxico, singers Jazzmeia Horn and Noël Simone Wippler, and drummer Will Terrill at PS 321, 180 7th Ave, Park Slope, $15, all proceeds to benefit the school.

4/11, 7:30 PM pyrotechnic, paradigm-shifting saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak with Dave Fiuczynski on guitar at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

4/11, 7:30 PM the Harlem Quartet play Wynton Marsalis’ String Quartet No. 1 plus string quartet versions of Strayhorn (Take the A Train) Chick Corea (The Adventures of Hippocrates), and more at Symphony Space, $30/$15 under 30

4/11, 7:30 PM oldschool western swing and gypsy jazz with the Hot Club of Cowtown at Joe’s Pub, $20; psychedelic Peruvian-style chicha surf rockers Chicha Libre plays the second show (separate $15 admission) at 9:30, which is an album release celebration for their new ep Quatro Tigres.

4/11, 7:30 PM Bukharan-Israeli multi-instrumentalist/chanteuse Hadar Maoz sings ancient Central Asian songs at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

4/11, 7:30 PM the Spring String Quartet and saxophonist jam out a new arrangement of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

4/11-14, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard drummer Eric Harlan leads a quintet with Taylor Eigsti on piano and Julian Lage on guitar, $25/$30 Sat-Sun

4/11-2, 8 PM wild, theatrical gypsy brass rockers MarchFourth Marching Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

4/11, 8 PM Sabisha Friedberg’s new low-register piece for voice and basses based on a 1953 William Grant Still song played by bassists Linda Oh, James Ilgenfritz, and Andrew Lafkas at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., downtown Brooklyn, $10

4/11, 8 PM the Diotima String Quartet play Dutilleux’s “Ainsi la Nuit”, Toshio Hosokawa’s “Silent Flowers”, and two works from Hugh Levick: “The Unimagined” and “Empire Inc. at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs

4/11-12, 8:30 PM rising star trumpeter Adam O’Farrill leads his group at Symphony Space, free.

4/11, 8:30 PM smart, multistylistic jazz-pop/bossa nova chanteuse Sinem Saniye at Caffe Vivaldi.

4/11, 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 – and Tipsy Oxcart at the Jalopy, $10.

4/11, 9 PM wild gypsy orchestra MarchFourth Marching Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $10. 4/12 they’re here at 8.

4/11, 9 PM moody acoustic soundtrack-style atmospherics with the Inner Banks at Union Hall, $8.

4/11, 9 PM violinist Karen Lee Larson’s hypnotic, haunting worldbeat band Triptic Soul at the Knitting Factory, $12

4/11, 9 PM avant-garde guitar shredder Elliott Sharp at the Silent Barn in Bushwick, $10

4/11, 9ish doo-wop punk with the King Khan & BBQ Show at Santos Party House, $15.

4/11, 9 PM Spacehog – remember those retro 70s glam guys from the 90s? – at Arlene’s, $12.

4/11, 10 PM dark psychedelic guitarist/indie legend Martin Bisi at Hank’s.

4/11, 10:30ish LES punk/surf/soul legends Simon and the Bar Sinisters at Rodeo Bar. Guitarist Simon Chardiet is at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club on 4/19 at 9ish.

4/11, 11ish punk Balkan jazz with Bad Credit No Credit at Bowery Electric, $8

4/12, 7 PM the Salome Chamber Orchestra play Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, and String Orchestra, K. 364; Lera Auerbach’s Sogno di Stabat Mater for Violin, Viola, Vibraphone, and Orchestra (2008); and and Paganini’s Sonata per la Grand Viola et Orchestra Op. 35 on rare period instruments from the Met’s collection at the Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $35

4/12, 7 PM pianist Daniela Bracchi plays music of Barber, Beethoven and Chopin at Third St. Music School Settlement, free.

4/12, 7:30 PM lush sweeping largescale music for strings: Yale music alums led by violinist Ani Kafavian play a world premiere requiem piece for 23 solo strings by Matthew Barnson plus Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosen for the same forces plus Tschaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $15 tix avail.

4/12, 8 PM nine-piece Balkan behemoth Brazda followed at 10 by Steve Ulrich’s legendary film noir guitar band Big Lazy’s first live performance in over six years at Barbes.

4/12 8 PM artsy jangly tuneful slide guitar-driven powerpop rockers the Jack Lords Orchestra – totally 80s but in a good way, sort of a harder-hitting Crowded House with guy/girl vox – at Shrine

4/12, 8 PM “in a concert of world premieres, Cadillac Moon Ensemble explores the dark and creepy side of circuses & clowns—come see what happens when the ensemble unleashes its circus act with four world premieres by composers Rick Burkhardt, Daniel Felsenfeld, Nicholas Deyoe, and Tim Hansen” at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St.,

4/12, 8 PM charismatic, pyrotechnic pianist/deadpin wit Kathleen Supove in SINGLED OUT: Debussy on Wagner (premiere) for pianist with Debussy mask and soundtrack by Marita Bolles;La Plus Que Plus Que Lent (premiere) for pianist and MAX/MSP by Jacob Cooper; Layerings 3 (premiere) for pianist and soundtrack by Eric km Clark; Cakewalks (premiere) for piano, based on Golliwog’s Cakewalk, by Daniel Felsenfeld, and For Piano With Balloons (premiere) for pianist and balloons by Judy Dunaway at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs.

4/12, 8 PM Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz’s ABRAXAS plays John Zorn’s Masada: Book of Angels at the Stone followed at 10 by Eyal Maoz’ Pitom surf/metal project, $10

4/12, 8 PM Ovidiu Marinescu, cello and Dmitry Rachmanov, piano play samizdat Russian cello music: Nikolai Miaskovsky – Sonata No. 2 in A minor for cello and piano, Op. 81; Mieczyslaw Weinberg – Sonata No. 2 in G minor for cello and piano, Op. 63; Marina Tchistova – Suite “Echelle” for Cello and Piano; Sergei Prokofiev – Sonata for cello and piano in C Major, Op. 119 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

4/12, 8 PM twisted, satirical, pottymouth cover band the Dan Band at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix highly rec

4/12, 8:30 PM Translatlantic Ensemble with Imani Winds clarinetist, Mariam Adam and pianist Evelyn Ulex share the stage with the Winds’ flutist Valerie Coleman and pyrotechnic bandoneon player JP Jofre in a reprise of their exilarating program earlier this year at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

4/12, 9 PM the Flail: Dan Blankinship – trumpet , Stephan Moutot – tenor , Brian Marsella – piano , Reid Taylor – bass , Matt Zebroski – drums play melodic, intense original postbop at at BAM Cafe. they’re also at the Stone at 8 on 4/13 and at Smalls on 4/26-27 at 9:30 PM

4/12, 10:30ish hilarious, eclectically satirical cowpunk rockers Uncle Leon & the Alibis at Rodeo Bar

4/12, 10:30 PM ferocious all-female powerpop/punk-pop band Hunter Valentine at the Mercury, $10.

4/12, 11 PM literate Tom Waits-ish alt-country rockers Fist of Kindness at Freddy’s

4/13, 6 PM haunting intense Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack, who has a killer new solo album out, at Barbes, broadcasting live on WFMU. Badass resonator guitarist/oldtime blues siren Mamie Minch plays later at around 10.

4/13, 6 PM intense, surrealistic, torchy Americana/jazz chanteuse Cal Folger Dayat Pete’s. She’s also here on 4/27.

4/13, 7:15 PM wild, minor-key klezmer/reggae/New Orleans jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues. They’re also here on 4/27.

4/13, 8 PM deliciously twangy, jangly twin-guitar paisley underground/psychedelic Americana rockers Mud Blood & Beer play the album release show for their killer new one The Sweet Life at the Bitter End.

4/13, 8 PM the oldschool, elegant but sly “Duke of Bachata,” guitarist Joan Soriano and his excellent acoustic band at Roulette, $25 INCLUDES OPEN RUM BAR 7-8 PM w/admission

4/13, 8 PM singer Antoinette Montague and her Quintet with cello and concert harp salute women in jazz including Etta Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and others at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

4/13, 8 PM microtonal saxophonist Noah Kaplan’s intriguing Claque quartet with synth, trumpet and drums followed by indie classical improvisers Dead Language – Jodie Rottle: flute, Tristan McKay: piano , and Meaghan Burke: cello at the Firehouse Space

4/13, 8:30 PM trippy, surreal Cambodian psychedelic rockers Dengue Fever at le Poisson Rouge, $17 adv tix rec.

4/13, 9 PM the Delorean Sisters– who play oldtimey versions of 80s cheeseball pop songs followed at 10 by hot oldtime blues band the Fascinators feat. brilliant guitarist Lenny Molotov at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

4/13, 9 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. They’re also at the Bell House on 4/25 at 8 for the same price.

4/13, 9 PM intense, tuneful southwestern gothic rock with the Downward Dogs upstairs at the National Underground

4/13, 9 PM theatrical, carnivalesque, legendary Dutch big band jazz with ICP Orchestra at Littlefield, $18.

4/13, 9ish creepy, weird, jazz/cinematic faux-operatic agitators Thrillington at 5th Estate Bar in Park Slope. They’re at Matchless the following night 4/14 at 9ish.

4/13, 9ish honkytonk and outlaw country with the Third Wheel Band at Freddy’s

4/13, 9:30ish charismatic gypsy punk/metal cumbia band Escarioka at Mehanata.

4/13, 9:30 PM 9:30 PM dark 80s style chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi

4/13, 10 PM intense, tuneful southwestern gothic rock with the Downward Dogs at the National Underground.

4/13, 10 PM King Django play ska-punk at Two Boots Brooklyn, free.

4/13, 10 PM original psychedelic funk/hip-hop band Mamarazzi at the big room at the Rockwood.

4/13, 10ish doo-wop punk with the King Khan & BBQ Show at Glasslands

4/13, 10ish what’s left of 60s psych-punk legends the Sonics plays a benefit for hurricane-swamped Norton Records at the Bell House, $25 adv tix rec.

4/14, guessing early afternoon-ish, the Postcrypt Folk Fest on the Columbia campus at 116th and Broadway, follow the sound and your nose – it’s an outdoor free-for-all with lots of food vendors, performers TBA

4/14, 2 (two) PM “recorder virtuosi Daphna Mor and Nina Stern collaborate with the NY Gypsy All-Stars’ kanun virtuoso Tamer Pinarbasi, Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble percussionist Shane Shanahan and guest artist Jesse Kotansky on violin and oud, with a program exploring medieval music of the Mediterranean” at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

4/14, 4 PM the Minetti String Quartet play works by Haydn, Bartok and Beethoven at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library Grand Army Plaza branch, no kids under 6 admitted.

4/14, 5 PM Ensemble ACJW play works by Harbison, Ravel and Dvorak at Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Avenue (at 189th St) , free.

4/14, 6 PM eclectic cellist/bandleader Marika Hughes at the big room at the Rockwood. She’s also at Barbes on 4/30 at 7.

4/14, 6 PM twin sax improv madness with Philip Greenleaf and Ingrid Laubrock at Downtown Music Gallery, free

4/14, 7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin – powerhouse soul/indie rock songwriter Katie Elevitch, whose ferocious, Patti Smith-esque sounds drove the crowd wild here last December.

4/14, 8 PM Australian chamber ensemble/art-rockers Viola Dana play their soundtrack to the 1926 Buster Keaton classic The General at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, $15; 4/15 they’re at Goodbye Blue Monday at 8.

4/14, 9 PM torchy eclectic country/Americana chanteuse Drina Seay upstairs at 2A

4/14, 9 PM coal miner’s granddaughter Jan Bell hosts a Loretta Lynn 81st birthday tribute at the Jalopy with lots of Conway duets, special guests include Megan Palmer, Vida Wakeman, Karen Duffy, Feral Foster, Alex Battles, Jesse Lenat, Will Scott, Hilary Hawke and many more.

4/14, 10 PM Random Test play roots reggae at Shrine.

4/15, 1 PM fiery noir gothic Americana/Canadiana rocker Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons live on Irene Trudel’s show on WFMU.

4/15, 7:30/9:30 PM intense jazz guitarist Julian Lage with his quartet at Dizzy’s Club, $25.

4/15, 9 PM haunting oldschool country/noir folk band Karen & the Sorrows at Pete’s.

4/15, 9 PM vintage 60 sstyle big band jazz with the New Yorkestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

4/15, 10 PM Joe Pug – who’s quickly building a vast catalog of smartly lyrical, fearlessly political Americana/blues songs – at Union Hall, $15.

4/16 Fitz & the Tamtrums at Webster Hall is sold out.

4/16, 6:30 PM violinist Miri Ben-Ari leads a tribute to Israeli and Jewish music with bassist/oudist Omer Avital, Yair Harel, Kol Dodi, and chanteuse Mika Karni, leading a group playing Israeli Moroccan, Yemenite and Ethiopian music at Symphony Space, $5 (fve dollar) adv tix rec

4/16, 7 PM eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet at Barbes followed at 8 by Clare & the Reasons’ Olivier Manchon’s Orchestre de Chambre Miniature at Barbes and then at 9 by Slavic Soul Party’s Balkan/Ellingtonian madness.

4/16, 7 PM torchy oldtimey chanteuse Halle & the Jilt at the Rockwood

4/16, 7:30 PM Argentinian antique 1920s tango revivalists 34 Puñaladas at Drom, $12 adv tix rec.

4/16, 7:30/9:30 PM powerhouse tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery leads a quintet with Rachel Z – keyboards; Orrin Evans – piano; Hans Glawischnig – bass.; Jason Brown – drums at the Jazz Standard.

4/16-21, 8:30/10:30 PM cutting-edge pianist Gerald Clayton leads his trio at the Village Vanguard, $25 plus 1 drink min

4/16, 8:30 PM Australian jazz chanteuse Gian Slater with a great band – Chris Hale, electric bass; Barney McAll, piano; Ben Vanderwal , drums – at Cornelia St Cafe, $20 incl a drink

4/16, 8:30 PM saxophonist Tom Tallitsch on tenor saxophone with Jared Gold on organ and Rudy Royston on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

4/16, 9 PM subtle, torchy oldtimey chanteuse Jolie Holland plays City Winery, $18 standing room avail.

4/17, 7:30 PM haunting, intense Persian chanteuse Bahar Movahed and her band play rarely heard Kurdish classical songs at Symphony Space, $30 adv tix req.

4/17, 8 PM Tammy Faye Starlite – reborn as the smutty queen of cruel, satirical cover bands – and her brand-new group the Hebrew Ladies play Iggy Pop’s classic Kill City all the way through at Bowery Electric, $8. Can’t wait to hear her slur her way through Jesus Loves the Stooges.

4/17, 8/10 PM electric blues guitar sensation Ana Popovic and her band at Iridium, $30. They’re also here on 4/19.

4/17, 9 PM cowpunk band I’ll Be John Brown followed at 10 by amusing female-fronted honkytonk crew Trailer Radio at Spike Hill.

4/17, 10 PM eclectic country/janglerock/jamband Holy Ghost Tent Revival at Brooklyn Bowl, $8.

4/17, 10ish eclectic Turkish singer/bandleader Sirin Soysal andy kick-ass Boston klezmer band Ezekiel’s Wheels at Nublu, $10. Not sure who’s playing first but they’re both good.

4/17, 10:30 PM charismatic, bewitching Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack solo at the Jalopy at Roots n’ Ruckus, free

4/17, 10:30ish eclectic honkytonk/zydeco Doc Marshalls at Rodeo Bar.

4/18, 7 PM the all-star Jerry Bezdikian Ensemble plays classic Egyptian and Lebanese bellydance and habibi music to accompany a parade of bellydancers at the Sullivan Room (next door to Sullivan Hall), $15

4/18, 7:30 PM the first full night of the MATA new music festival at Roulette kicks off with Israeli chamber group Meitar Ensemble playing new works by Bryan Jacobs, Enda Bates, Ofer Pelz, Marcin Stancyzk and Christopher Bailey

4/18, 7:30 PM ACME plays chamber works by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, his contemporary and friend Shostakovich and Henryk Gorecki at the Morgan Library,225 Madison Ave, $35.

4/18, 8 PM klezmer/bluegrass mandolin virtuoso Andy Statman ($10 cover) followed at 10 by four-guitar Argentinan oldtime tango monsters 34 Punaladas at Barbes

4/18-21 saxophonist Steve Wilson plays a bday weekend stand with a killer band: Alex Sipiagin – trumpet; George Cables – piano; Larry Grenadier – bass; Ulysses Owens Jr. – drums 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 Sat-Sun

4/18, 8 PM Voices of Ascension sing works by Mendelssohn, Weber, Vaughan Williams and the world premiere of Eve Beglarian’s commissioned work for choir and organ, Building the Bird Mound, inspired by the spectacular Poverty Point paleo-American bird mound in northeastern Louisiana, at the Church of the Ascension, 5th Ave/10th St., $10 seats avail. but going fast.

4/18, 8 PM amusing cowpunk/honkytonk band Trailer Radio with special guest Drina Seay at Zirzamin.

4/18, 8 PM steamboat soul band Roosevelt Dime at the small room at the Rockwood.

4/18, 8:30 PM John Hollenbeck’s lush, polyrhythmic, reliably tuneful Claudia Quintet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink. The following nights 4/19-20 they’re here with sets at 9 and 10:30.

4/18, 9 PM a solid dark garage rock triplebill: the Othermen, Triple Hex and then Twin Guns playing the album release show for their reverb-drenched noir new one at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg, absurdly cheap at $5

4/18, 9ish the lush, haunting Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab.

4/18, 9/10:0 PM the Sirius String Quartet play their “comprovisations” plus a quintet with pianist Uri Caine at the Jazz Gallery, $20

4/18, 9:30 PM dark intense minimalist occasionally Middle Eastern-inflected indie rockers the Mast (Persian for “high on life”) at Public Assembly

4/18 swirly, hypnotic, totally 80s 4AD dreampop/shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo at Public Assembly

4/18, 10 PM Bong Hits for Jesus at Desmond’s. Gotta love em.

4/18, 10:30 PM hilarious, high-energy grasscore/oldtimey band the Devil Makes Three at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $17.50 adv tix avail. at the Mercury box office M-F 5-7 PM.

4/18, 10:30ish the twisted funny retro 60s country stylings of the Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar. They’re at Brooklyn Rod & Gun club the following night, 4/19.

4/19, 6 PM a rare solo show by outlaw country outfit the Newton Gang’s Jeff Duarte at the American Folk Art Museum

4/19, 7:30 PM second night of this year’s MATA new music festival reatures electroacoustic performances by composer Jobina Tinnemans (a concerto grosso for knitters and instrumental ensemble) plus singer Stephanie Pan performing a new Henry Vega work and Jessie Marino and Natacha Diels plus a clarinet trio performing music inspired by weather patterns at Roulette.

4/19, 7:30 PM Australian indie classical ensemble ExhAust New Music play a rare US program of up-and-coming Australian composers including music by Aristea Mellos, Amanda Cole, Rosalind Page, and Richard Vaudrey at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St, downtown Brooklyn, any train to Borough Hall, $10

4/19 the Cannabis Cup Reggae Band plays the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Harbor Lights, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. & the FDR, $25 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc They’re also playing two 4/20 cruises, one in the afternoon for the wake-and-bake crowd and the other at night, same deal.

4/19, 8 PM haunting female-fronted Nashvile gothic/janglerock band the Whispering Tree at Sidewalk.

4/19, 8 PM wind quintet the City of Tomorrow make their NYC debut with music by Milhaud, Higdon, Berio and others at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St, $18 gen adm.

4/19, 8 PM pianist Alexander Peskanov plays his own works plus preludes and etudes-tableaux by Rachmaninoff and excerpts from Stravinsky’s Petrouschka at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

4/19, 8 PM Von Ku Pak Drum & Dance Troupe perform Korean music & dance dressed in traditional regalia followed by Yanni Papastefanou and his ensemble in an evening of traditional music & dance from the Greek Isles at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

4/19, 8 PM a Hurricane Sandy benefit played by Ferran Cullell, Jacob Sievers and, Jonathan Drucker plus Christine Lamprea: cello, Albert Barbeta: violin, Stephanie Lamprea: soprano, Daniel Padmos: clarinet, Fadlullah Ba’th: violin featuring music of Shostakovich, Milhaud, Brahms, Drucker, Khatchatuian at the Firehouse Space.

4/19, 8 PM composer David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir celebrate the 30th anniversary of his cult favorite album Hearing Solar Winds with a performance of modal sacred chant plus a live video program that includes on-site imagery created by the voices onstage at the Old Stone House, Washington Park, 336 3rd St (bet. 4th & 5th Avenues) in Park Slope.The concert repeats on 4/21 at 3 PM, $20

4/19-21 the Brooklyn Folk Festival – meaning “folk” as in oldtimey roots music, not cheesy singer-songwriters – kicks off at the Bell House at 8:30 with Kristin Andreassen, Cherven Traktor, the Cactus Blossoms, Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion and Lichtman’s Brain Cloud wrapping up the night with western swing, $20

4/19, 9 PM NYC’s original highvoltage Balkan band Zlatne Uste followed by Hungarian pan-Balkan folk-rock star Meszecsinka and her band at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

4/19, 9 PM dark Americana chanteuse Jessie Kilguss & Radio Gold at Pete’s

4/19, 9 PM second-wave dub reggae stars John Brown’s Body at Brooklyn Bowl, $15. They’re in Pittsboro, North Carolina on 4/20 in case anybody’s wondering – and then they’re taking almost a week off to recover. Hmmm…

4/19, 9 PM conscious hip-hop artist Rabbi Darkside does the album release show for his new one at Littlefield, $10

4/19, 10 PM psychedelic Americana jamband American String Conspiracy at Freddy’s

4/19, 10 PM Royal Khaoz play roots reggae at Shrine.

4/19, midnight, Moon Hooch at the Knitting Factory, $10. 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.

4/20 is Record Store Day. Does this mean you have to be high to spend money on music? Just wondering…

4/20, 4 PM up-and-coming composer Ayumi Okada plays new works plus pieces by Debussy and Bach with chamber ensemble at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Inwood (20 Cumming Street) north of 200th St. in Inwood, free. She’s good – check out her poignant Suite for String Orchestra

4/20, day two of the Brooklyn Folk Festival is an all-day affair starting around 4:30 with Great Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Band, the Roulette Sisters’ Mamie Minch duetting with Brain Cloud’s Tamar Korn, the Canebrake Rattlers and Peter Stampfel and the Ether Frolic Mob at 7:30, $15. There’s also a late show with separate $20 admission (you can get an all-day pass from the Jalopy for $35) starting at 8:30 with the Down Hill Strugglers, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens at 9:15, Radio Jarocho at 10 and Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess headlining around 10:45.

4/20, 6 PM hilarious, period-perfect, subtly filthy oldtimey banjoist/songwriter Al Duvall at Pete’sat Pete’s. The kind of guy who might do a song about kicking the gong around, or being a moocher…that’s as close to 4/20 as he gets.

4/20, 6:30 PM the Washington Square Winds play new works by Matt Frey, Charley Gerard, Derek Jenkins, Sonia Lopez and Dean Rosenthal at Studio 353, 353 W 48th St., 2nd Fl, reception to follow, $10 sug don

4/20, 7:30 PM a killer Balkan triplebill with fiery Raya Brass Band spinoff Sherita, Tipsy Oxcart, who play acoustic versions of current day Eastern European pop hits, and hip-hop brass band grooves with PitchBlak Brass Band in the room out back of the Ukrainian Village Restaurant, 140 2nd Ave.

4/20, 7:30 PM Talea Ensemble wind up this year’s MATA new music festival at Roulette with new works by Evan Antonelli, David Fennessy, Taylor Brook, Milica Djordjevic, Hugo Morales and Mauro Lanza, inspired by cities around the world, throughout history.

4/20, 7:30/9:30 PM Ed Cherry on guitar with Pat Bianchi on organ and Chris Beck on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

4/20, 8 PM lush atmospheric cinematic art-rockers the Quavers at Barbes.

4/20, 8 PM the Orchestra for the Next Century with violinst Michi Wiancko play the New York premiere of Margaret Brouwer’s Violin Concerto, Stravinsky’s Concerto in D for String Orchestra, Paul Moravec’s Morph and the Martinu Double Concerto at Merkin Concert Hall, $25/$20 stud/sts

4/20, 9 PM clever, darkly literate chamber pop/noir cabaret songwriter Dawn Oberg at Bar East

4/20, 8 PM a killer bill at Spike Hill with eerie, haunting soundtrack composer Thomas Simon followed at 10 by moody, hypnotic punk-era legends Band of Outsiders and eventually at around midnight by intense, psychedelic art-rock band Of Earth playing the album release show for their reputedly excellent new one The Monarch.

4/20, 8 PM Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music followed at 10 by oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at 68 Jay St. Bar.

4/20, 9 PM wild, guitar-driven flamenco/Andalucian/gypsy band Espirtu Gitano at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs

4/20, 9ish bludgeoning stoner riff-rock: Pants Exploder, Smokewagon and Mighty High at the Gutter in Williamsburg. You have been warned.

4/20, 9 PM tuneful, aggressive postpunk favorites Clinic at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec – this may sell out.

4/20, 10 PM cutting edge new big band jazz with the wildly popular Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at BAM Cafe.

4/21 a rare intimate house performance by classical piano cult legend, Haydn devotee and musicologist Nancy Garniez (mother of brilliant songwriter/bandleader Rachelle Garniez) on the upper west, email for info.

4/21, 2:30 PM day three of the Brooklyn Folk Festival begins at 2:45 at the Bell House with Hunter Holmes, Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues at 3:30, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton at 4:15, at 5 Jalopy house band the Whiskey Spitters, 5:45 Elijah Wald , 6:30 Feral Foster and at 7:15 New England noir folk crooner Tim Eriksen. There’s also a late shows with separate $20 admission (you can get an all-day pass for $30 from the Jalopy) with the Four o’Clock Flowers at 9:45 and Ian Link at 10:30.

4/21, 3 PM pianist Max Lifchitz plays works by a global cast of composrs including Elizabeth Bell, Katherine Hoover, Nailah Nombeko, Kala Pierson, Hilary Tann, Rain Worthington, Margarita Zelenaia & Marilyn Ziffrin at Christ & St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), free

4/21, 6 PM the Four Nations Ensemble joins forces with Music from China for a mix of French baroque and classical Chinese compositions at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 E 61st St., $35

4/21, 6 PM tenor saxophonit Stan Killian plays the album release show for his new one with Mike Moreno, guitar; Benito Gonzales, Fender Rhodes; Corcoran Holt, bass; McClenty Hunter, drums at 55 Bar, free.

4/21, 7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin – elegant, smart country-pop songwriter Sharon Goldman, founding member of the subversive NYC folk collective Chicks With Dip.

4/21, 8 PM  legendary Texas Americana guitar god/crooner Junior Brown at City Winery, $22 standing room avail.

4/21, 8 PM eclectic Americana jamband American String Conspiracy followed by Mississippi hill country blues guitar genius Will Scott at Hank’s

4/21, 8 PM the Tri-Centric Orchestra – Anthony Braxton’s mighty, majestic big improvisational vehicle – premiere three compositions for 16-piece ensemble by composers Nicole Mitchell, Jason Kao Hwang, and Kamala Sankaram at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs.

4/21, 8/10 PM sassy, badass up-and-coming jazz chanteuse Brianna Thomas & Swing City at Iridium, $25.

4/21, 9 PM the Brooklyn What – NYC’s most intense, funny, socially aware rockers and eternally fun, snotty 80s punk-pop legends the Dead Milkmen at Bowery Ballroom, $22.50 adv tix rec. available at the Mercury M-F 5-7 PM

4/21, 9:30 PM noir jazz band Silencio plays classic David Lynch soundtrack music from Twin Peaks, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Mulholland Drive, and Lost Highway at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix highly rec.

4/21, 9:30 PM eclectic, wild indie classical/jazz/Balkan improvisers Parias Ensemble at the Firehouse Space

4/21, 10ish hip-hop brass grooves and an all-female Brazilian percussion bacchanalia: PitchBlak Brass Band plus BatalaNYC at Littlefield.

4/22, 7:30 PM adventurous vocal ensemble vocal ensemble Ekmeles debuts a fascinating program of historical and contemporary “Eye Music”. “From Medieval works in multi-colored ink to a contemporary work sung from a 16-meter long transparent scroll, enjoy a feast for the senses as the music is both heard and visually projected” at Music Mondays, Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

4/22, 8 PM Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie does her eerie chamber pop thing with the sardonic Anthony Haden-Guest at the big room at the Rockwood.

4/22, 8 PM the Oratorio Society of NY conducted by Kent Tritle perform Britten’s War Requiem at Carnegie Hall, $22 tix avail.

4/22, 9 PM the eclectic Joshua Shneider Easy Bake Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

4/22, midnight, legendary second-wave stoner metal band Orange Goblin at St. Vitus, $15

4/23, 5:30 PM  new music by Laura Kaminsky played by Ensemble Pi and the Cassatt Quartet at the Miller Theatre, free.

4/23, 7 PM eclectic violinist eclectic violinist Sarah Goldfeather and her band at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party

4/23, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, Dominican jazz pianist Osmany Paredes plays a rare solo show, $20.

4/23, 7:30 PM SoCorpo (Sasha Bogdanowitsch & Sabrina Lastman) play characteristically gripping, innovative new works for two voices from their new album Inelement at le Poisson Rouge

4/23, 7:30 PM pianist Herbert Schuch plays Thomas Larcher: Naunz; Schumann: Theme and Variations in E-flat major; Mozart: Piano Sonata No.18 in D Major, K.576; Schubert: Sonata for Piano No.21 in B-flat Major, D.960  at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St, free, res. req .

4/23, 8 PM artsy, Americana-flavored, eclectic literate rockers Balthrop Alabama followed eventually at around 10 by Americana rockers Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Brooklyn Bowl, $8. 4/25 she’s at  Rock Shop opening for New Hampshire’s Mail the Horse

4/23, 8 PM conscious dancehall and roots reggae from the late 80s: Sister Carol followed by Michael Rose of Black Uhuru at B.B. King’s, $22.50 adv tix rec.

4/23-28, 8:30/10:30 PM powerhouse trumpeter Terrell Stafford leads his quintet at the Village Vanguard, $25 plus 1 drink min

4/23 recently unearthed Hughes settings by unheralded Harlem Renaissance composer Margaret Bonds performed by vocalists from Harlem Opera Theatre at the Studio Museum, 144 W 125th St, take the A train.

4/23 wild, kick-ass British folk-punk band Skinny Lister – sort of the British equivalent of the Pogues – at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall

4/23, 9 PM carnivalesque gypsy punks Amour Obscur, Balkan-flavored brass crew Hungry March Band and acoustic Nashville goths O’Death at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv. tix req.

4/24, 7:30 PM eclectic string ensemble Catch-Pop String-Strong play originals plus Balkan Folk music, classical tunes and improvisations based on the music of Kurt Weil and Bertoldt Brecht at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

4/24, 8:30 PM trumpeter Peter Evans – who does Bach as well as crazed jazz-metal – plays the album release show for his new one Zebulon with John Hébert, bass; Kassa Overall, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

4/24, 9 PM Tammy Faye Starlite’s killer all-female NY Dolls cover band the Pretty Babies at Arlene’s, $8.

4/24. 9 PM a great funny country doublebill: Maynard & the Musties followed by Uncle Leon & the Alibis at Hank’s

4/24, 10 PM raucous oldtimey blues/bluegrass/acoustic jamband the Howlin’ Brothers at Hill Country, $15.

4/24, 10:30 PM olschool country songwriter/bandleader Michaela Anne at Rodeo Bar.

4/24, midnight, guitarist Hugh Pool’s rustic surreal guitar/reeds project Mulebone at the Ear Inn

4/25, 1 PM pianists from the recent APA competition – Sean Chen, Sara Daneshpour, Claire Huangci, Andrew Staupe and Eric Zuber –  play New York premieres of APA-commissioned works by Lisa Bielawa, Margaret Brouwer, Gabriela Lena Frank, Missy Mazzoli and Sarah Kirkland Snider at Trinity Church, free.

4/25, 7 PM a ukulele all-star benefit for Mindful Music Therapy at Freddy’s with the creme de la creme of the world’s uke songwriters: Evanescent’s Bliss Blood, fearlessly intense, torchily sultry Kelli Rae Powell , the effervescent, theatrical, badass oldtimey Ukuladies , plus Kevin Huffnagel, Avi Fox-Rosen and others, $15, all proceeds to purchase ukes for destitute kids in South Africa – happy hour drink prices with paid admission

4/25-27, 7 PM charismatic, pyrotechnic pianist/deadpan wit Kathleen Supové in DIGITAL DEBUSSY playing Storefront Diva: A Dreamscape (premiere) by Joan La Barbara, a Debussy duet as Joseph Cornell might have dreamed it; a twisted indie classical  S&M tableau, The Triumph of Innocence (premiere) by Nick Didkovsky; and Shattered Apparations of the West Wind (premiere), Annie Gosfield’s haunting response to Debussy’s What the West Wind Saw,  at the Flea Theatre, 41 White St., Tribeca, $20. There’s also a Saturday matinee at 3 PM on 4/27 for $10.

4/25, 7 PM Valerie Coleman – flute; Michiyo Suzuki – clarinet; Lynn Bechtold, Mioi Takeda, and Yibin Li – violin; Michael Midlarsky – cello; Dimitri Dover – piano play new works by Gene Pritsker, Leo Kraft, Dave Soldier, ‘Dan Cooper, Frank J. Oteri andRaul Quines at Turtle Bay Music School’s Richmond Room, 244 E 52nd St, free.

4/25-26, 7:30/9:30 PM torchy jazz chanteuse Catherine Russell– one of the stars of the past Winter Jazzfest – at Dizzy’s Club, $35 seats avail. She’s also here at 9:30 on 4/28

4/25-26, 8 PM plus 4/27 at 2 and 8 PM the JALC Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis plays Ellington at the Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, $30 tix avail but going quickly. There’s a kickoff show for free at 6:30 PM on the 25th at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival a must. If you can’t make it, check out the live webcast.

4/25, 7:30 PM twangy, tuneful original alt-country siren Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $8.

4/25, 8 PM oud virtuoso Mavrothi Kontanis’ Mild Mannered Rebel with Megan Gould on violin, Shane Shanahan on drums and Brian Holtz on bass at Barbes; 4/26 at 9:30 they play the album release show for their reputedly amazing new one at Drom, $10

4/25, 8 PM weirdest segues of the year, but a good show: M Shanghai String Band play oldtimey Americana followed by the garage/psychedelic rock of the Morning Glories at 9 and eventually tuneful slowcore band Ida at around 11 at the Bell House, $10

4/25, 8 PM haunting, intense pan-Middle Eastern trio Niyaz at the Cutting Room, $22 standing room avail.

4/25-28, 8/10:30 PM torchy jazz chanteuse Catherine Russell at Dizzy’s Club.

4/25, 8:30 PM reliably intense, irrepressible, edgy violist Mat Maneri leads a trio with Ed Schuller, bass; Randy Peterson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink

4/25, 9:30 PM Slavic Soul Party plays Boban Marcovic’s iconic Hani Rumba at Joe’s Pub, $16.

4/25, 10 PM fiery, catchy, Clash-inspired politically aware acoustic rockers Gillen and Turk at Spike Hill.

4/25, 10:30 PM the NYCity Slickers play soaring bluesgrass with harmonies at Rodeo Bar.

4/26, 5:30 PM retro bluegrass/C&W and soul songwriters: Vincent Cross followed by Jo Williamson at the American Folk Art Museum.

4/26, 7 PM all-star all-female ensemble Zozulka sing haunting traditional Ukrainian a-cappella songs somewhere on the Columbia campus, location tbd, check for info here.

4/26-27 a two-day Balkan/gypsy music festival at the Hive in Bushwick (Yula Beeri’s digs) featurning Brazda, Willa Roberts and others, watch this space for details.

4/26, 8 PM the Jasper String Quartet play the Little Theatre, 31-10 Thomson Ave, Queens, alternate entrance at Building E on 47th Avenue and Van Dam St., RSVP required.

4/26, 8 PM the Trinity Choir and Youth Choir plus Novus NY perform sacred works by Stravinsky: The Flood, Abraham and Isaac, Threni and Introitus at Trinity Church, free, early arrival advised. The three-day festival continues on 4/27 with a benefit concert for music education at 8 PM and a 3 PM free concert on 4/28.

4/26, 9/10:30 PM tenor saxophonist Dayna Stephens and his excellent sextet at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

4/26, 10 PM intense literate chamber pop with Elizabeth & the Catapult at Littlefield

4/26, 10 PM intense, acidic, satirical guitar jazz with Jon Lundbom and Big Five Chord at Sycamore Bar in Ditmas Park

4/26, 10:30 PM good gypsy punk doublebill: Bad Buka and Stumblebum Brass Band playing the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $10.

4/27, 4 PM lively Appalachian fiddler Katie Trautz and her Mayfly duo at the Rockwood; they take a stroll across the river afterward to play Pete’s at 8.

4/27 the Queens Jazz Overground Festival at Flushing Town Hall,  free, starting at 6 PM with Amanda Monaco’s Formula One, the Mark Wade Trio; Josh Deutsch’s Pannonia; Darius Jones’ Big Gurl Trio; James Spaulding with the QJOG trio; the Mike Baggetta Band and Brian Woodruff Sextet

4/27 6 PM powerhouse flamenco jazz pianist Ariadna Castellanos at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink

4/27. 6:30 PM a wild Balkan brass doublebill – NYC’s very own Sazet Band followed by iconic Macedonian gypsy band Kocani Orkestar at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix absolutely necessary, this will sell out.

4/27, 8ish the Donner Party Picnic, the Highway Gimps -the missing link between Motorhead and My Bloody Valentine and the Brooklyn What – powerful, anthemic, fearless and funny punk/soul rockers who represent smart native-born Brooklyn better than any other band – at King Killer, 69 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, $5, byob

4/27, 8 PM moody latin rock/soul groovemeister Sandra Lilia Velasquez of Pistolera aka SLV at Barbes

4/27, 8 PM Kristian Bezuindenhout, harpsichord, with Ensemble Signal conducted by Brad Lubman play works by C.P.E. Bach, W.F. Bach, J.S. Bach, Rebel and Michael Gordon (Weather 1, a dark take on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons) at the Miller Theatre, $35.

4/27, 8 PM George Mann and Rik Palieri sing radical oldtime union songs followed by Patti Rothberg side project the Peaceniks at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg don

4/27, 8:30 PM Haley Bowery & the Manimals play their sardonic, hard-hitting nuevo-glamrock followed eventually at 10:30 by the fiery, hyperliterate punk/powerpop alienation anthems of Hannah vs. the Many at Rock Shop, $8.

4/27, 9ish Carol Lipnik and Matt Kanelos’ haunting Ghosts in the Ocean followed by powerpop/psychedelic guitar god Pete Galub playing the album release show for his ferociously tuneful new one Candy Tears at Littlefield.

4/27, 9ish Morricone Youth – who’re now including vocal music along with their classic Italian film score stuff – and rockabilly legend Robert Gordon at Bowery Electric, $20

4/27, 9ish Boston alt-country sensations Session Americana at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

4/27, 9 PM the Tara Lynne Band with the Sometime Boys’ Sarah Mucho on bass at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

4/27, 11 PM the Lyres – no idea how much the second-wave garage rock legends have left in the tank if at all – at Grand Victory in Williamsgburg, $12.

4/28, 5 PM the NY Festival Singers perform choral works from across seven centuries at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow

4/28, 6 PM Dr. Nerve/Iconoclast drummer Leo Ciesa plays solo works from his new solo drums album – not boring, actually really good and sometimes pretty hypnotic stuff – at Downtown Music Gallery followed at 7 by electroacoustic tuba/alto improvs by Jesse Dulman and Jason Candler

4/28,  7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin – sharply lyrical, theatrical, intense, literate acoustic rocker Walter Ego.

4/28, 10ish Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies play torchy 20s/30s swing/jazz obscurities at at Rodeo Bar.

4/29, 7 PM the reliably comedic Erin & Her Cello at the big room at the Rockwood , $10.

4/29, 7:30 PM the Dred Scott Trio at Smalls. Beatnik savant, slyly charismatic performer, monster pianist with a touch of noir and a great rhythm section.

4/29, 7:30 PM Cygnus Ensemble plays new works by Frank Brickle and Laura Kaminsky at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs.

4/29, 8 PM oldtime honkytonk and pre-tockabilly sounds with the Weal and Woe at the Cameo Gallery, $10.

4/29, 8 PM Ashley Paul (saxophone) + Kathryn Schulmeister (bass) + Katherine Young (bassoon) play short solo sets plus a world premiere trio by Ryan Krause at Panoply Performance Lab in Bushwick

4/29, 9 PM the lush, intense, swirling Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

4/30, 7 PM Senegalese-flavored oldschool conscious roots reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

4/30, 7 PM an evening of new vocal music in English, Arabic and other languages by Mohammed Fairouz, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Huang Ro, Paola Prestini and others with sting quartet and piano at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $10 includes free refreshments, res req.

4/30, 7:30 PM brilliant lyrical janglerocker/composer Ward White leads a band playing his impossibly complicated, brilliant new album Bob, a film noir for the ears at the Mercury. If they pull it off this could be the best concert of the year. $10

4/30-5/1 pianist Edward Simon revisists his recording of his killer new trio album with Scott Colley & Brian Blade, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

4/30-5/5, 8/10:30 PM lyrical Dominican jazz pianist Michel Camilo at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

4/30, 8 PM a global jazz jam at the Jazz Museum in Harlem feat. Punjabi dhol music from Red Baraat’s Sunny Jain, Malian kora and vocals from griots Yacouba Sissoko and Awa Sangho, bass grooves from Japan’s Noriko Ueda, Brazilian, Caribbean and Celtic percussion and vibes by James Shipp, Bolivian folk and jazz vocals from Gian-Carla Tisera and more, $20

4/30, 9 PM torchy jazz/Americana songwriting icon Eleni Mandell at the Bell House, $22 adv tix rec. She’s at Bowery Ballroom on 4/27 same time for three bucks more.

4/30, 10 PM deliciously twangy, jangly twin-guitar paisley underground/psychedelic Americana rockers Mud Blood & Beer play songs from their killer new paisley underground/roots rock album The Sweet Life at at Hank’s

5/1-3, 8 PM trumpeter/ composer/musical innovator Wadada Leo Smith presents the NYC premiere of his epic 4-cd civil rights opus Ten Freedom Summers in its entirety (rated best album of 2013 at NYMD’s sister blog Lucid Culture) at Roulette.

5/1, 8 PM avant string band and string quartet intensity: Ljova & the Kontraband followed by Brooklyn Rider at Littlefield, $15.

5/2, 7 PM at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, a global cast of winners in the Ibla piano competition play music by Bach, Verdi, Puccini, Liszt, Chopin, Ginastera, Prokofiev, Bartok, Oskar Merikanto plus originals and improvisations. Pianists include Ben Schoeman,Tomasz Ostaszewski, Patryk Sztabinski, Gabriele Gallo, Liisa Pimiä, Jason Chiang., Ian Miller, Audrey Ann Southard Rumsey, David Cieri, Jim Erickson, Laehyung Woo and the duo of Yuka Munehisa and Samuel Fried

5/2, 7 PM pianist Julia Den Boer plays works by Janacek, Boulez, and moreat Bohemian National Hall, free

5/2, 7:30 PM Rasputina – the original cello rockers, featuring cellist Julia Kent and guitarist Sara Landeau this time out – plays FaLaLa: The Bastardy of Shakespeare’s Madrigals, imagining an alternate authorship for Shakespeare’s work at Joe’s Pub, $15.

5/2, 8 PM Ensemble Mise-En play works by Bent Sørensen, Louis Karchin, Graham Flet, Erik Lund Moon Young Ha including several world premieres at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea, 338 W 23rd St,, $15/$10 stud.

5/2, 8:30 PM trombonist Jacob Garchik’s tuneful 40Twenty with Jacob Sacks, piano; Dave Ambrosio, bass; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $25 incl. a drink.

5/2, 10 PM the Microscopic Septet play their devious originals as well as Monk tunes from their excellent new all-Monk cd Friday the 13th at Spectrum. 5/30 they’re at Joe’s Pub

5/3, 5:30 PM haunting intense Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack, who has a killer new solo album out, plays solo at the American Folk Art Museum.

5/3 the Rebel Factory with Certain General’s Phil Gammage at Zirzamin.

5/3, 8 PM Tunisian chanteuse Sonia M’Barek at the Alliance Francaise, 55 E 59th St, $35 but worth it

5/3-4, 8 PM visionary pianist/bandleader Arturo O’Farrill‘s spectacular, intense Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra beefs up Mexican banda music and other lesser-known latin subgenres along with newly commissioned works at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs.

5/3, 8 PM a solid Americana triplebill: Canadian singer Charlotte Cornfield, the rocking Alex Mallett Band and the more trad Whistling Wolves at Union Hall, $10

5/3, 8 PM bizarre segue, good show: roots reggae with Tribal Legacy followed by Flamenco Latino at Flushing Town Hall, $15

5/3, 8 PM guitarist Jason Vieaux plays music by Mauro Giuliani, J.S. Bach, Benjamin Britten, John Dowland, Dan Visconti, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Pat Metheny, and José Luis Merlín at Baruch College Auditorium, 55 Lexington Ave,  $25/$20 stud/srs. 5/5 at 3 PM he’s at  Ingalls Recital Hall, 2039 Kennedy Blvd in Jersey City for free.

5/3, 8 PM hypnotic percussion, string minimalism and avant garde drama: Iktus Ensemble, Yarn/Wire and thingNY at the Firehouse Space, $10

5/3, 9ish legendary rocksteady/reggae crooner Ken Boothe (the Man with the Gold Tooth!) at Littlefield $20 adv tix rec.

5/3, 10ish smart, terse, funny Americana rock duo Kill Henry Sugar.followed by Steve Ulrich’s legendary film noir guitar band Big Lazy at the Gutter in Williamsburg.

5/4, 8 PM oldtimey swing and country soungs: Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band , the Red Hook Ramblers, Barnyard Brothers and North of Nashville at Union Hall, $10

5/4, 8 PM smartly lyrical radical acoustic songwriter Ben Grosscup, charismatically torchy, deviously witty songwriter/siren Elaine Romanelli and jazz chanteuse Pam Parker at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg don

5/4, 8 PM, repeating on 5/5 at 3 PM the world-class Park Avenue Chamber Symphony plays Leo Kraft – Variations for Orchestra (New York Premiere); Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 23 in A with Kariné Poghosyan, piano; Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 at All Saints Church, 230 E 60th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves

5/4, 8 PM ageless torchy accordionist/chanteuse/personality Phoebe Legere at the Cutting Room, $25

5/4, 8:30 PM Mimesis Ensemble are at Merkin Concert Hall playing a Lynchian elegy by Caleb Burhans, a cruelly sarcastic take on eco-disaster by David T. Little, powerful and historically aware chamber pieces by Fairouz as well as other works, adv tix $10 (students $5).

5/4, 9 PM hypnotic Americana nocturnes with Hem at Bowery Ballroom, $20 gen adm.

5/4-5, 9 PM Arabic disco music from San Francisco with Beats Antique at Brooklyn Bowl, $15

5/4, 10 PM fiery psychedelic paisley underground rock with the Newton Gang at 68 Jay St. Bar.

5/4 Turkish qanun virtuoso Hasan Isakkut and Ensemble at Drom, 11:30 PM, $15 adv tix very highly rec.

5/5, 3 PM adventurous string quartet Brooklyn Rider at the Abrons Arts Ctr, 466 Grand Street (at Pitt St), free, early arrival advised.

5/5, 4 PM Canta Libre – Sally Shorrock, flute, Francisca Mendoza, violin, Veronica Salas, viola, Bernard Tamosaitis, cello and Karen Lindquist, harp – play the Handel-Halvorsen duo for violin and cello, a harp quintet transcription of Scarlatti sonatas by Jean Francaix, plus Beatles tunes at Church of the Epiphany, 1393 York Ave at E 74th St, free

5/5, 4 PM cellist Sebastian Bäverstam and pianist Yannick Rafalimanana play works by Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy and Samuel Barber at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library Grand Army Plaza branch, no kids under 6 admitted.

5/5, 7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin: Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons play a creepy mix of careening Canadian gothic rock and brooding chamber pop.

5/5, 7 PM International Street Cannibals play “several Beethoven Bagatelles with piano, belly dance and electro/acoustic ensemble; a malformed chamber version of Captain Beetheart’s “When I See Mommy I Feel Like A Mummy” with go-go dancer; a schizo-affective rendering of Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs’ “Wooly Bully”; a recitation, in the original Ionic dialect, accompanied by tribalistic sonorities, of Homer’s Hymn to Demeter; and some solo bijoux by pianist Taka Kigawa” at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

5/5, 7 PM sitar virtuoso Krishna Bhatt with tabla player Anindo Chatterjee at Symphony Space, $30/$20 stud/srs.

5/5, 8 PM the original oldtimey crooner, Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks at City Winery, $28 standing room avail.

5/5, 10:30 PM intense, lyrically brilliant , quirky two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at the National Underground.

5/6, 5:30 PM cellist David Finckel makes his final performance with the Emerson String Quartet with music of Schubert, Schoenberg plus an excerpt from Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence featuring guests Paul Neubauer on viola and Colin Carr on cello at the Greene Space, $25.

5/7, 5:30 PM the Tobias Picker Ensemble plays a program of the composers’s new works at the Miller Theatre, free.

5/7-8, 7:30 PM violin virtuoso/musicologist Gil Morgenstern’s Reflections Series reflects on the past five seasons with pianist Jonathan Feldman, program TBA at WMP Concert Hall, $35.

5/7, 8 PM intense, tuneful psychedelic female-fronted power trio/jamband Devi upstairs at Bowery Electric.

5/7 8ish the Nat Osborn Band – who play smart, tuneful, funky, high-spirited keyboard-and-horn-driven New Orleans rock – at the Mercury

5/7-12, 8:30/10:30 PM Bill Friselll’s Beautiful Dreamer with Eyvind Kang on violin and Rudy Royston on drums at the Village Vanguard, $25 plus 1 drink min.

5/8. 8 PM dark intense tuneful/lyrical janglerock/postpunk chanteuse Baby Streuth (f.k.a. Naomi Hates Humans) at Pete’s

5/8, 8 PM dark smart jazz twinbill: drummer Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom and Sex Mob who have a reputedly amazing Nino Rota album just out – at the 92YTribeca, $12 adv tix very highly rec.

5/8, 8 PM Colin Stetson – who blew the doors off the Bitter End, solo on bass trombone when he played there at Winter Jazzfest – at le Poisson Rouge, $13 adv tix rec.

5/9, 7 PM charismatic Americana songwriter/chanteuse Julia Haltigan and band at Joe’s Pub, $14, followed at 9:30 PM (separate $22 admission) by gypsy guitar paradigm-shifter Stephane Wrembel.

5/9, 7 PM violinist Jake Shulman-Ment and his band play gypsy and klezmer music at the Manhattan JCC, 76th/Amsterdam, $20

5/9, 7:30 PM psychedelic art-rock, worldbeat and reggae: Deoro’s Manila Project with special guests Nyko Maca, Waway Saway, Daniel Darwin, and Jonan Aguilar at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

5/9, 9ish an intimate, relatively cheap evening of jaunty oldtime swing/torch song revelry with Lake Street Dive at Maxwell’s, $12 adv tix rec

5/10-11 cellist Jeffrey Ziegler’s last performances with the Kronos Quartet features Laurie Anderson joining them for their collaboration Landfall,  at the Kasser Theatre at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Tix $TBA; $10 roundtrip transportation from NYC is available via charter bus which leaves at 6 PM from 41st St. betw. 8th/9th Aves., res. highly suggested to 973-655-5112 or http://www.peakperfs.org

5/10, 8 PM sly alt-country songwriters Warren Hood & the Goods and Hayes Carll at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

5/10, 8 PM dark intense minimalist occasionally Middle Eastern-inflected indie rockers the Mast (Persian for “high on life”) at the Knitting Factory.

5/10, 8 PM the Mivos Quartet play new works by Chris Fisher-Lochhead, David Grant and Thomas Ades at the 2nd floor loft space at 138 South Oxford St., Ft. Greene, any train to Jay St/ or Borough Hall and a ten-minute walk, $15/$10 stud/srs/artist/under 30

5/10, 9 PM edgy oldtimey swing and C&W with Miss Tess & the Talkbacks followed by Lake Street Dive at the Bell House, $12 adv tix rec.

5/10, 9 PM noir cabaret/gypsy punk band Not Waving but Drowning at Freddy’s

5/10, 9 PM absurdly funny Merle Haggard cover band Bryan & the Haggards – who put out two instrumental albums of Hag tunes, one a hilarious free-jazz interpretation and the other surprisingly straight-up, at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

5/10, 9ish fiery surf trio Octomen at the Gutter in Williamsburg

5/11, 11 AM the latest “wall to wall” free all-day extravaganza at Symphony Space explores the Harlem Renaissance, lineup TBA.

5/11 OMG check out this doublebill: bewitching Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack and badass resonator guitarist/blues chanteuse Mamie Minch solo, then playing a set together at a “super secret house concert,” this will be wild, email for location/info, space very limited

5/11, 8 PM Mississippi hill country blues guitar genius Will Scott followed at 10 by the Duhks’ Tania Elizabeth and Andy Stack at 68 Jay St. Bar.

5/11 creepy keyboard-driven art-rock/goth band the Devil’s Broadcast at Hank’s

5/11, 9 PM dark Americana/noir jangleband Balthrop Alabama at Littlefield.

5/11, 9:30ish ecstatically fun, intense gypsy punk/metal cumbia/rock en Espanol band Escarioka at Mehanata.

5/12, 4 PM Benjamin Hochman, piano, Lily Francis, violin and Efe Baltacigil, cello, perform Beethoven’s Trio in E flat Op. 70 No. 2, Ravel’s Trio in A and Brahms’s Trio No. 1 in B op. 8 at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library Grand Army Plaza branch, no kids under 6 admitted.

5/12, 7 PM 7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin: Chris Fuller playing biting, lyrical Americana, blues and gypsy-flavored songs.

5/13, 7 PM tsimbl (klezmer dulcimer) player Pete Rushefsky and violinist Jake Shulman-Ment play rare folk tunes from across the Jewish diaspora at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, $15.

5/12, 7 PM Ensemble 212 play Beethoven’s Egmont Overture plus a New York premiere by Mohammed Fairouz and works by Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn and Daniel Felsenfeld at Merkin Concert Hall, $25/$10 stud.

5/12, 8:30 PM Uruguayan-American pianist Polly Ferman and Moroccan-born guitarist/singer Gerard Edery blend Sephardic and tango styles at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

5/13, 8 PM the Gil Evans Orchestra, led by Miles Evans at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

5/14, 7 PM the Ben Holmes Quartet at Barbes playing tuneful Balkan jazz with guest Marcus Rojas on tuba for some extra low end at Barbes

5/14, 7:30 PM eclectic, often gorgeously cinematic jazz with Bryan & the Aardvarks feat. Chris Dingman on vibraphone at Subculture, 45 Bleecker St

5/14, 7:30 PM Talea Ensemble performs chamber music by Austrian composer Beat Furrer at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free

5/14-19, 8:30/10:30 PM alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon – whose new Live in Puerto Rico quartet album absolutely kicks ass – leads a quartet with Luis Perdomo on piano at the Village Vanguard, $25 plus 1 drink min.

5/14, 9 PM intense blues/gospel/Indian/trance-jazz band Jaimeo Brown’s Transcendence play the album release show for their haunting debut cd at Drom

5/15 evil noir Austin psychedelic bluesrockers the Sideshow Tragedy play upstairs at Bowery Electric; 5/17 they’re at Zirzamin with Dimestore Dance Band.

5/15, 8 PM Tunisian Middle Eastern jazz chanteuse Ghalia Benali at at the Alliance Francaise, 55 E 59th St, $25. The Alliance is offering a tempting twofer package: tix for this show and Emel Mathlouthi’s concert on 5/22 for $35

5/16, 7:30/9:30 PM guitarist/conductor Greg Tate and pianist Marc Cary’s The Upper Anacostia–Lower Gold Coast Symphonic plays a tribute to DC go-go music at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

5/16-18, 8 PM Chick Corea with the JALC Orchestra playing a career retrospective at the Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, $30 seats avail. but going fast, reserve now.

5/17, 5 PM Cadillac Moon Ensemble play new works from composer collective Circles and Lines – Eric Lemmon, Dylan Glatthorn, Angélica Negrón, Conrad Winslow, Noam Faingold.- at Tenri Cultural Center, 43A W 13th St., $15/$10 stud, performer/composer Q&A to follow concert

5/17, 8 PM opening night of this year’s Look & Listen new music festival featuring the Jack Quartet performing new work by Lewis Nielsen plus a New York-centric multimedia  piece for piano, cello and video by Michael Brown and Nick Canellakis and a-cappella group M6 performing early Meredith Monk compositions at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W 14th St., 2nd Fl., $15 or 3-day festival pass available for $35.

5/16, 8 PM International Contemporary Ensemble and Third Coast Percussion perform works by Mexican composer Julio Estrada at the Miller Theatre, $25 adv tix avail.

5/16, 9ish the Brooklyn What – powerful, anthemic, fearless and funny punk/soul rockers who represent smart native-born Brooklyn better than any other band – open for oldtimey jugband legend Peter Stampfel’s album release show at Shea Stadium

5/17, 9ish cutting-edge, majestic, fun roots reggae band SOJA (f.k.a. Souljahs of Jah Army) at Webster Hall, $25.30 adv tix avail at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

5/17 dark intense Americana chanteuse Shannon McNally plays from her new album of songs by the late New Orleans blues legend Bobby Charles at Joe’s Pub

5/17 S t. Croix roots reggae stars Midnite play at midnight at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec.

5/18, 3 PM clarinetist Thomas Piercy, pianist Mika Tanaka and shakuhachi player Elizabeth Brown perform new works by Japanese composers inspired by NYC, and by NYC composers inspired by Japan, at the Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St, Long Island City, $20. The program repeats on 6/2 at 3 PM at Spectrum

5/18, 3 PM indie classical group Cadillac Moon Ensemble outdoors on the High Line between 10th/11th Aves.

5/18 Tempus Continuum Ensemble plays new works by up-and-coming composers Alex Burtzos, Anne Goldberg and Kevin Baldwin at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea.

5/18, 8 PM the second night of this year’s Look & Listen new music festival explores the Orpheus myth with music by Monteverdi and Birtwistle’s Orpheus Elegies for harp, oboe and voice. The lineup includes harpist Bridget Kibbey, oboist James Austin Smith and other performers TBA at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W 14th St., 2nd Fl., $15 or 3-day festival pass available for $35.

5/18, 9:30 PM pianist/chanteuse Mary Lorson & the Soubrettes play edgy, witty oldtime-flavored songs from their excellent new album Burn Baby Burn at Zirzamin

5/19, 4 PM the final installment of this year’s Look & Listen new music festival features flutist Claire Chase and percussionist Svet Stoyanov playing works by Balter and Xenakis; composer/toy pianist Phyllis Chen teaming with chamber-pop group Cuddle Magic for pieces from their new collaboration, plus new works premiered by string quintet Sybarite5 and the Momenta Quartet at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W 14th St., 2nd Fl., $15 or 3-day festival pass available for $35.

5/19, 7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin: brilliant powerpop/psychedelic guitarist Pete Galub (of the Universal Thump and Amy Allison’s band) playing songs from his excellent new album Candy Tears.

5/20, 7:30 PM horn & piano duo Radovan Vlatkovic & Ieva Jokubaviciute play rare repertoire for the instruments at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

5/21-22, 7:30/9:30 PM daredevil tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger plays the album release show for his new one Haymaker at the Jazz Standard with guitarist Ben Monder, bassist Matt Pavolka, and drummer Colin Stranahan, plus special guest vocalist Alison Wedding.

5/21, 8 PM eclectic original klezmer/jazz/jamband Metropolitan Klezmer at the Steven Wise Feee Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15.

5/22, 8 PM 5/15, 8 PM Tunisian art-rock singer/provocatrice/freedom fighter Emel Mathlouthi at at the Alliance Francaise, 55 E 59th St, $25. Tix are also available as a twofer package with the Ghalia Benali show on 5/15 for $35

5/22, 10 PM the Bebe Buell Band -whose powerpop tunefulness transcends any starfucker associations you might have in mind at the Cutting Room, $10 adv tix rec

5/23, 7:30 PM intense gypsy band A Hawk & a Hacksaw (ex-Neutral Milk Hotel) play their new album You Have Already Gone to Another World all the way through to accompany Russian filmmaker Sergey Paradjanov’s 1964 film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must, this will sell out fast.

5/24, 7 PM A Conspiracy of Beards – the mighty 30-member male choir singing Leonard Cohen songs at Drom, $10 gen adm., doors at 6, this wil probably sell out. They’re at the Highline at 1 (one) PM on 5/26 for five dollars more.

5/24, 9:30 PM gypsy rockers Banda Magda at Joe’s Pub, $18.

5/26, 7 PM Phil Shoenfelt and Pavel Cingl from popular Czech gothic rockers Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross, making their NYC debut at Zirzamin.

5/26 8 PM a killer oldtime Americana triplebill at the big room at the Rockwood with oldschool blues/ragtime virtuoso Blind Boy Paxton, bluegrass hellraisers Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys and raucous, kick-ass oldtime string band Spuyten Duyvil, $10

5/30, 7:30 hilarious alt-country and garage rock with Jesse Bates & Los Dudes, early postpunk legends Certain General, and perennially vital CBGB-era psychedelic punks Band of Outsiders at the Parkside, free

5/30, 9 PM Doctor Krapula – sort of a smartly lyrical, anthemic, politically aware Colombian ska-punk update on Midnight Oil – at Drom, $28 gen adm, adv tix very highly rec., this will sell out.

5/30, 9 PM Lee Scratch Perry, the Congos and a bunch of dub acts, more or less live at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix a must, this will sell out

5/30 the Fleshtones, Deniz Tek of Radio Birdman and Handsome Dick Manitoba at Bowery Electric.

5/31, 8 PM merengue band Kompalsa followed by St. Vincent’s Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble playing garifuna tunes from the West Indies at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

5/31, 9 PM the Dandy Warhols at Terminal 5, $30 adv tix avail.

6/1, 8 PM composer Nate Festinger’s dark neoromantic stage play A Concert Drama (with piano, clarinet and string quintet) at West End Presbyterian Church, 165 W 105th St, $15

6/7, 8 PM tuneful, pensive alt-country duets with Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis at City Winery, $22 standing room avail.

6/8 John Zorn, Bill Laswell and Milford Graves reprise a trio show at le Poisson Rouge that they played when the club first opened,

6/11, 6-9 PM the Museum Mile Festival – 5th Ave. closed off to traffic, free admission at El Museo del Barrio; the Museum of the City of New York; the Jewish Museum; the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; National Academy Museum & School; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Neue Galerie New York; New York/German Cultural Center; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

6/12 wild mostly remale klezmer jamband Isle of Klezbos at El Sol Brillante Garden on the Lower East: (rain location JCC Manhattan); 6/26 they’re at Spectrum

7/6 the Byzan-tones play wild psychedelic Greek surf music at Otto’s.

8/9-18 the Bard Summerscape Music Festival spotlights Stravinsky and his world upstate in Annandale: roundtrip shuttle bus available from NYC. Too many shows to list, the entire calendar is here.

Live Music in New York City in March and April 2013

Daily updates, and a new calendar for April and May coming 4/1, no joke. 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.

Oldschool Chicago style blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin gets a lot of gigs.  He’s at Terra Blues on 3/3, 3/22 and 3/26 at 7 and at Lucille’s on 3/29 at 8.

Eclectic oldtime blues multi-instrumentalist powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton has several March dates at Terra Blues coming up: 3/6, 3/11, 3/25, 3/28 and 3/31 at 7 PM.

Mondays in March, 7 PM the Grand Street Stompers play hot oldtimey swing and dixieland at Arthur’s Tavern on Grove St. just west of 7th Ave. South

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

Mondays in March at Zirzamin starting around 9, savage, macabre,cinematic noir jazz band Beninghove’s Hangmen play their weekly residency. If you’re lucky they’ll move their mayhem into the front room where even the traffic outside can hear it.

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

Mondays in March, 8/9:30 PM klezmer/jazz trumpet legend Frank London’s Shekhinah Big Band plays the Stone. A wild intense cast of downtown luminaries play dark jubilant stuff in minor keys, early arrival highly advised. Check out this lineup: Greg Wall, Marty Ehrlich, Matt Darriau, Zach Mayer, Paul Shapiro, Doug Wieselman, Jessica Lurie (saxophones) Justin Mullens, Steven Gluzband, Ronald Horton, Pam Fleming, Rob Henke (trumpets) Curtis Hasselbring, Jacob Garchik, Matt Haviland, Brian Drye (trombones) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Anthony Coleman (piano) Uri Sharlin (accordion) Brian Glassman (bass) Roberto Rodriguez (drums) Renato Thoms (percussion).

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 March (check the Barbes website for updates), 9:30ish Chicha Libre plays their home turf at Barbes. The world’s most vital, entertaining oldschool chicha band, they blend twangy, often noir Peruvian surf sounds with cumbia and other south-of-the-border styles along with swirling psychedelic jams and deep dub interludes. Show up early because they are insanely popular.

Also Mondays in March Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting around 11:30 PM. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically astute, sexy original songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. It’s a crazy dance party til past three in the morning. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with Dave Smith from Smoota on trombone, with frequent special guests. 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 March clever, fiery, eclectic Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party play Barbes at 9. Get there as soon as you can as they’re very popular. $10 cover.

Tuesdays at around 10 Julia Haltigan and her band play 11th St. Bar. A torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home with fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads, and her band is just as good as she is. Why she isn’t as popular as, say, Neko Case, is a mystery.

Wednesdays at 1 PM there are free organ concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, a mix of NYC-area and international talent.

Three Wednesdays in April (not March), 4/3, 4/10 and 4/24 at 8 PM, and also 4/19 at 10 PM jangly, smart rock/powerpop songwriter Rob Teter (formerly of gypsy rockers the Belleville Outfit) at Zirzamin

Wednesdays in March, 8:30/10:30 PM guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg – Dr. Lonnie Smith’s main man, who’s got a killer new solo guitar album out – leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, $12

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

Wednesdays in March, 10 PM Matt Bauder and Hearing Things with Dave Smith on trombone: a “new Ethiogyptian surf soul band” at Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint.

Thursdays in March, 10 PM fearlessly political latin/gypsy metal cumbia band Outernational at Arlene’s, $5 ($8 for the first show of the month). One of NYC’s best bands, with a new ep out – they’re amazing live. If you wish you could afford Gogol Bordello tix, these guys are just as intense.

Thursdays and Fridays in March Bulgarian alto sax star Yuri Yunakov and band play Mehanata starting around 10. One of the most intense and gripping improvisers in gypsy music.

Thursdays in May (that’s May, not March) this era’s greatest and funnest Peruvian style psychedelic cumbia/surf band, Chicha Libre plays Nublu, probably late, midnight-ish

Fridays at 5 PM in March, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) plays the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm. When they’re not there, they’ll have someone from from their wide circle of like-minded avant ensembles. Although the sound wafts across the balcony, you actually have to be in the bar itself in order to really appreciate what they’re doing.

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

Saturdays in March at 3 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

Saturdays 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 1 PM-ish, bluegrass cats Freshly Baked (f.k.a. Graveyard Shift), featuring excellent, incisive fiddle player Diane Stockwell and an A-list of players play a brunch show at Southern Hospitality 645, 9th Ave at 45th St.

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. A special doublebill on 3/3 starts at 6 with haunting a-cappella Balkan vocal trio Black Sea Hotel followed by the always dangerous Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons playing her Canadian gothic rock. 3/10 we’ve got inscrutably intense, eclectic Americana rock siren Raquel Bell from Mesiko and Normal Love; 3/17 cellist/multi-instrumentalist Serena Jost plays her lush, poignant, richly tuneful chamber pop and art-rock; 3/24 cosmopolitan country siren Drina Seay and her brilliant band; 3/31 diverse, wry Americana songwriter and lead guitarist to the stars of the underground  Homeboy Steve Antonakos; 4/7 Charming Disaster featuring dark chamber pop maven Jeff Morris (from Kotorino) with Elia Bisker from Sweet Soubrette; 4/14 powerhouse soul/indie rock songwriter Katie Elevitch; 4/21 elegant, smart country-pop songwriter Sharon Goldman; 4/28 sharply lyrical, theatrical, intense, literate acoustic rocker Walter Ego and more TBA.

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

Sundays in March , 8/11 PM the ferocious, intense Arturo O’Farrill Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland, $30 seats avail.

Sundays 3/3 through 3/24, 8:30/10 PM purist guitarist Peter Mazza – who gets the thumbs up from bop-era legend Gene Bertoncini – leads a series of groups at the Bar Next Door.

Three Sundays in March, 3/10, 17 and 24, 9 PM a rare US residency at Barbes by French gypsy jazz guitar star Gael Rouillhac, whose repertoire also includes Monk and Messiaen

3/1, 5:30 PM intense, smart, purist Americana chanteuse Jan Bell at the American Folk Art Museum.

3/1, 7 PM the Greene Space’s non-exploitative battle of the bands continues with the Queens contingent: it’s probably going to come down to a duel between cosmopolitan siren Nicole Zuraitis and energetic acoustic Mexican folk-punk band Radio Jarocho , $15 incl. a glass of wine, $30 will get you open bar?!?

3/1, 7 PM torchy, eclectic North Carolina country chanteuse Jeanne Jolly and her band at the big room at the Rockwood. She sounds a little like Mary Lee Kortes.

3/1, 7 PM the Sad Bastards – Mo and Charlene from Spanking Charlene singing dark, sad songs by their Americana rock friends – at Zirzamin.

3/1, 7:30 PM Musica Mundana play an eclectic mix of nuevo tango classics at Drom, $10 tix avail.

3/1, 7:30 PM the MSM Jazz Orchestra with special guest Dave Liebman on alto sax play Miles Davis’ Miles Ahead in its entirety at Milowsky Hall at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Ave. uptown, $12/$7 stud/srs.

3/1, 8 PM high-energy 8-piece jug band Spuyten Duyvil at the Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr (the BMCC auditorium on Chambers west of West Broadway), $15

3/1, 8 PM eclectic Argentine bassist Pedro Giraudo leads his sextet at Barbes followed at 10 by slinky, moody, ethereally harmony-driven oldschool pan-Latin rockers Las Rubias Del Norte at Barbes.

3/1, 8 PM and continuing Don Cristóbal, Billy-Club Man: A Lorca-inspired musical puppet play with music from violinist extraordinaire Rima Fand with Avi Fox-Rosen, Quince Marcum, Kyle Sanna at the Abrons Arts Ctr on the LES. Don Cristobal is the Spanish equivalent of Punch (as in Punch and Judy) – this devious avant puppet show explores his subtler side. Additional performances are 3/2 at 3 and 8 PM and  3/3 at 5 PM, $20.

3/1, 8 PM a good drummerless doublebill: the Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet with the Uptown Brass Quintet at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave at Lincoln Pl. (equivalent of DeGraw St), Park Slope

3/1, 8 PM a great party quadruplebill at Spike Hill: ska bands Bigger Thomas and the Rudie Crew open and close the night, respectively, with the heavy funk of Funkface and then the psychedelic MK Groove Orchestra in between, only $5.

3/1, 8 PM horn-fueled country jamband Yarn at Highline Ballroom, $12 adv tix rec.

3/1, 8 PM Mariel Roberts plays solo cello followed by bassist Lisa Dowling’s Concert Black and then Duo Orfeo with Joseph Ricker and Jamie Balmer at the Firehouse Space in Williamsburg

3/1, 9ish ferocoius, often hilarious oldtime blues/ragtime/punk rock powerhouse Molly Ruth at Brookyn Rod & Gun Club.

3/1, 9/10:30 PM bassist Petros Klampanis’ Contextual spans the best of Middle Eastern, classical and jazz with Lefteris Kordis, piano; John Hadfield, percussion; Maria Im, violin; Maria Manousaki, violin; Ljova Zhurbin, viola; Julia MacLaine, cello; Mavrothi Kontanis, oud; Hadar Noiberg,, flute at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/1, 9ish quirky, dark 90s indie legends (can an indie band be legendary?) the Eels at Webster Hall, $36.50 tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc

3/1, 9 PM powerpop bandleader Mikal Evans plays the small room at the Rockwood.

3/1, 10 PM female-fronted garage punk gypsy music with Koshka at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

3/1, 10 PM hilaroius, satirical Brooklyn stoner boogie rockers Mighty High at Hank’s

3/1, 10 PM eclectic, pensive, intense female-fronted Americana band the Sometime Boys at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene

3/1, 10 PM Haley Bowery & the Manimals manhandle Blondie’s Parallell Lines all the way through at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $8, should be a drunken good new wave time.

3/1, 10 PM wry country songsmith Alex Battles followed by the Four O’Clock Flowers with brilliant oldtimey blues guitarist Ernie Vega and Samoa Wilson from the Lonely Samoans at the Jalopy, $10. Battles is also at Hank’s on 3/13 at 9.

3/1, 10 PM Aima Moses plays roots reggae at Shrine.

3/1, 10:30 PM the Four O’Clock Flowers play blues, gospel, old folk tunes and more at the Postcrypt Coffeehouse.

3/2, 4:30 PM intense Eastern European jamband Raya Brass Band at Radegast Hall

3/2, 6 PM edgy literate Tom Waits-ish alt-country rockers Fist of Kindness followed by the video release show by Bollywood chanteuse Nishi at Drom, $10 adv tix rec; followed at 9:30 PM by ferocious violin-driven klezmer circus punks Golem at Drom, separate admission, $10

3/2, 6 PM violinist Tom Swafford with pianist Emile Blondel playing antique Americana and folk songs at Barbes followed at 8 by gypsy jazz guitarist Koran Agan and then at 10 by high-voltage Mexican polka crew Banda Sinaloense De Los Muertos.

3/2, 7 PM International Contemporary Ensemble (aka ICE) plays new works for percussion, tuba and trumpet by Martin Hiendl and Monica Duncan at the Kitchen, $15

3/2, 7:30 PM chamber-pop songwriter Matt Siffert plays with a string quartet. Don’t let the gentle voice fool you, he’s got bite and the arrangements are gorgeous. Similarly-inclined chanteuse Sasha Siem plays afterward.

3/2 ,7:30 PM popular Irish chamber-pop crooner Pierce Turner at Joe’s Pub, $23.

3/2, 7:30 PM fiery tenor saxophonist Lucas Pino’s No Net Nonet at Smalls

3/2, 8 PM intense, politically fueled, brilliant Americana rocker James McMurtry at City Winery, $25 standing room avail.

3/2 8 PM Jessica Pavone’s edgy third-stream indie classical/jazz/rock project Normal Love with Raquel Bell on vocals at the Stone

3/2, 8 PM Single Red Cent– who mix sharp, socially aware punk with a more atonal Gang of Four/Neighborhoods vibe – at Matchless, $10.

3/2, 8 PM, repeating 3/3 at 2 (two) PM, Mark Peskanov, violin; Evan Drachman, cello; Doris Stevenson, piano play Beethoven Sonata for violin and piano No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23; Schumann Fantasy Pieces for cello and piano, Op. 7; Kreisler Selections; Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

3/2, 8:30/11 PM powerhouse percussionist Dende and band play the album release show for his new one Back to Bahia at SOB’s, email to get on the $10 list

3/2, 9 PM the original NYC metrobilly band, M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10. These guys (and girls) totally get it: “As machine-made, mistake-free music becomes the norm, the M Shanghai String Band creates music the way it used to be: heartfelt performances on the human scale, recorded live with a sense of dangerous abandon.” Amen.

3/2, 9 PM intense Argentinian neoromantic/tango/indie classical pianist Fernando Otero and chamber ensemble play the album release show for his haunting, lush new one Romance at the 92YTribeca, $12 adv tix very highly rec.

3/2, 9 PM Kotorino’s Jeff Morris and Sweet Soubrette’s Elia Bisker’s twistedly torchy noir cabaret project Charming Disaster at Pete’s

3/2, 9 PM entertaining ghoulabilly/noir Americana rockers the Cannibal Ramblers at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

3/2, 9 PM the Delorean Sisters– who play oldtimey versions of 80s cheeseball pop songs – at Sidewalk

3/2, 9/10:30 PM pianist Luis Perdomo leads an intriguing quartet with Miguel Zenon on alto sax, Mimi Jones on bass and Rodney Green on drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20

3/2, 9/10:30 PM  bop alto sax legend Dave Liebman works out some new stuff with an enticing band: Matt Vashlishan, saxophones;  Bobby Avey, piano;  Tony Marino, bass;  Alex Ritz, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15 + $10 min.

3/2, 9:30 PM Nick Cave-influenced Nashville gothic/noir cabaret crooner Henry Wagons and band at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec

3/2, 9:30 PM torchy Iranian noir chanteuse Rana Farhan – whose interpretations of Rumi poems are legendary – at Caffe Vivaldi

3/2 delightfully retro 60s psychedelic/chamber pop songwriter Jacco Gardner at Death by Audio.

3/2, 10 PM psychedelic funk band Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec.

3/2, 10ish Big Star-influenced janglerockers the Nu-Sonics followed by third-wave ska legends the Scofflaws at Freddy’s

3/2, 10 PM what’s left of the Skatalites at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

3/2, 10 PM elegant country bandleader Megan Palmer at 68 Jay St. Bar

3/2, 11 PM CBGB era psychedelic punk legends Band of Outsiders celebrate the release of their new live 7″ single Gods of Happenstance b/w Shakin’ All Over at the Ding Dong Lounge, 105th/Columbus on the upper west. The night these were recorded on the LES last year was a good one and both songs kick ass.

3/2, 11 PM House of Waters plays psychedelic worldbeat dulcimer music at the small room at the Rockwood

3/3, 4 PM charismatic Chinese pipa virtuoso/composer/singer Min Xiao-Fen‘s Blue Pipa Trio at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free.

3/3, 4-11 PM the annual New Music Bake Sale at Roulette with performances by a whole slew of indie classical/avant garde luminaries: Timo AndresIktus Percussion, West Fourth New Music Collective, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Ensemble et al., ICE flutist Claire Chase, Newspeak chanteuse Mellissa Hughes, Guardian Alien and ZS, plus food, $10 cover includes a raffle ticket!

3/3, 4 (four) PM oldschool soul belter Nisha Asnani at at the small room at the Rockwood

3/3, 6 PM a briliant doublebill at Zirzamin with haunting, otherworldly Balkan a-cappella trio Black Sea Hotel – who create their own arrangements of centuries-old Bulgarian folk songs – followed by Canadian gothic songstress Lorraine Leckie at 7.

3/3, 6 PM pianist William Sussman performs selections from Quiet Rhythms, his album of miniatures plus a live to picture performance of the film Native New Yorker – shot with a 1924 Kodak camera before, during and after 9/11 – with multi-wind instrumentalist Demetrius Spaneas at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

3/3, 7 PM tromboniost Ryan Keberle & Catharsis at Barbes followed at 9 by gypsy guitar sensation Stephane Wrembel .

3/3, 8 PM multi-reedman Steven Lugerner with the always scary-good Myra Melford (piano) Stephanie Richards (trumpet) Matt Wilson (drums) at the Stone, $10

3/3, 8:30 PM third-stream pianist Julian Shore and his quartet at Caffe Vivaldi

3/3, 9ish the Bakersfield Breakers play surf and twangy rock instrumentals at Rodeo Bar

3/3, 9 PM Annabella Lwin’s legendary 80s new wave band Bow Wow Wow at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $20, no joke.

3/3, 9:30 PM oldtimey music maven Bliss Blood’s torchy noir duo project Evanescent at Pete’s

3/3, 10 PM the Moonlighters’ Bliss Blood’s creepy, torchy noir duo Evanescent at Pete’s. 3/8 at 8 they’re at Indian Road Cafe, 600 W 218th St in Inwood.

3/3, 11:30ish creepy, Cramps-y retro garage rockers X-Ray Eyeballs at Glasslands, $10

3/4, 8:30/10:30 PM Deanna Witkowski on vocals and keys with Marco Panascia on bass and Scott Latsky on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

3/4, 8 PM guitarist Matt Davis’ Aerial Photograph chamber jazz project at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, free

3/4, 11ish intriguing dreampop/shoegaze band Ice Cream at Death by Audio, $7

3/5, 7 PM pensive, dark Americana/country blues songwriter Jeffrey Foucault followed by Peter Mulvey – whose new album sandwiches Ellington between Waits and Jolie Holland’s Old Time Morphine – at the big room at the Rockwood, $15

3/5, 7 PM the Enso String Quartet play a program TBA at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party

3/5-6, 7:30/9:30 PM longtime Buddy Montgomery collaborator and bandleader/drummer Killer Ray Appleton leads a hot postbop crew: Brian Lynch, trumpet; Peter Bernstein, guitar; Ian Hendrickson-Smith, alto sax; Todd Herbert, tenor sax; Rick Germanson, piano; Robert Sabin, bass; Little Johnny Rivero, congas at the Jazz Standard

3/5-6, 7:30/9:30 PM artsy, torchy jazz/oldtimey songbird/saxophonist Grace Kelly leads a quintet at Dizzy’s Club, $30 tix avail.

3/5, 7:30 PM klezmer jazz improv supergroup Leviticus: Michael Winograd, Daniel Blacksberg, Todd Nuefeld, Tyshawn Sorey at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15

3/5, 8:30 PM saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, plays the album release show for her new one with a killer band: Mary Halvorson, guitar; Kris Davis:, piano; Sean Conly, bass; Tom Rainey, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

3/5, 8:30/10:30 PM Bria Skonberg on trumpet with Matt Munisteri on guitar and Sean Cronin on bass at the Bar Next Door, $12

3/6, 7 PM pyrotechnic, charismatic, amusing avant pianist Kathleen Supove performs works by Brooklyn contemporary composers Randall Woolf, Matt Marks, Missy Mazzoli and Lainie Fefferman at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

3/6 9ish wry inspired microtonally-infused improvisation with Giacomo Merega and his band: Noah Kaplan, saxophones; Brian Drye, trombone; Mike Pride, drums at Korzo, $10

3/6, 9:30 PM torchy, dynamic retro soul/country/southwestern gothic chanteuse Julia Haltigan, at the big room at the Rockwood

3/6, 9:30 PM rustic oldtime upbeat swing/country blues bandleader Woody Pines at Hill Country, free. 3/15 he’s at the Rodeo at around 10:30.

3/6., 10 PM intense, torchy but rocking noir art-rock songwriter Daphne Lee Martin at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

3/6, 10 PM quirky, carnivalesque steampunk rock band Not Waving but Drowning at Pete’s

3/6, 10 PM the Cookers’ trumpeter David Weiss with his Point of Departure quintet at Drom, $15

3/7, 6 PM viola music by notable New York women composers, including Ursula Mamlok, Ruth Schoenthal, Marion Bauer, Rebecca Clarke, and Inessa Zaretsky played by Ann Roggen, viola; Nelson Padgett, piano; and guest artist Jo Ann Sternnerg, clarinet at the NYPL for the Performing Arts, Amsterdam Ave betw 65/66

3/7, 7:30 PM popular Irish rockers Lunasa at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, get there early.

3/7-10, 7:30/9:30 PM drummer Antonio Sanchez leads a dynamite group with David Binney – alto; Donny McCaslin – tenor; John Escreet – piano; Orlando le Fleming – b ass;Thana Alexa – Vocals at the Jazz Standard.

3/7, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez plays a birthday show at Barbes at 8 followed at 10 by the No Small Money Brass Band playing Ghanian Ewe dance music.

3/7, 8 PM French chanteuse and Pascal Parisot collaborator Fredda at Shrine – she’s at Barbes the following night 3/8, same time and then at Drom on 3/9 at 7 opening for desert blues sensations Terakaft for $15.

3/7, 8 PM pensive Americana songwriter Donna Susan at Otto’s. Raised on punk, inspired by country, more honest and haunting than any of the newbies recently relocated to Bushwick.

3/7, 8:30 PM melodic, sometimes cinematic trombonist John Yao and his quintet with Jon Irabagon, alto, soprano saxophone; Randy Ingram, piano; Leon Boykins, bass; Will Clark, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink Followed at 10 (separate adm) by bassist William Brendler leading a first-class band with Rich Perry, tenor sax; Peter Evans, trumpet; Peter Brendler, bass, comp.; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums, same deal

3/7, 9ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

3/7, 9 PM Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band play bustling, sometimes snidely amusing oldtimey-style swing and gypsy jazz at Radegast Hall.

3/7, 9/10:30 PM accordionist Gregorio Uribe’s Big Band at Zinc Bar

3/7, 11 PM haunting, intense Nashville gothic chanteuse Kerry Kennedy and band at Fontana’s, $7.

3/7, 111ish raucous Balkan horn band Bad Credit No Credit at the Cameo Gallery, $10.

3/8, 7 PM Argentinian surf/cumbia act Simja followed at 8 by French chanteuse Fredda and then at 10 by psychedelic funk band the People’s Champs at Barbes.

3/8, 7 PM bewitching, haunting all-female Balkan a-cappella trio Black Sea Hotel at Spectrum on Ludlow St.

3/8, 7 PM jazz chanteuse Alicia Olatuja – oh say can you see at Obama’s inauguration…- with Jaleel Shaw on saxophone, Samora Pinderhughes on piano, David Rosenthal on guitar and Otis Brown III on drums at Joe’s Pub. She’s also here on 3/22, $12 adv tix a must.

3/8, 7:30 PM the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra with pianist Hiromi Hanafusa play works by Ravel, Weill, Nishamura, Galante and the premiere of Gary S. Fagin’s Suite from Mahagonny at the Schimmel Center at Pace Univ., 3 Spruce St. downtown, $35.

3/8, 8 PM intense, lyrically brilliant , quirky two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes open the Armory Night art show at the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Bedford Ave. at Broadway, J/M to Marcy Ave.

3/8, 8 PM Ensemble mise-en (whose name in Korean equates to “decorating beautifully”) play NY and world premieres including  Isang Yun: Distanzen for wind quintet and string quintet (NY premiere)Hans Abrahamsen: Walden for wind quintet; Karen Power: cold or hot bean slurper for chamber orchestra (world premiere); Eric Lyon: Noise Variations for chamber orchestra (world premiere) EunHye Park: The Morning Star for flute solo (US premiere) at the Tenri Cultural Ctr.,43A W 13th St, $15/$10srs./$5 stud.

3/8, 9 PM soaring, intense original Americana with Jan Bell & the Maybelles at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

3/8, 9ish Irish drinking music with Shilelagh Law at Connolly’s.

3/8, 9ish Marc Ribot bassist Shahzad Ismaily, violinist Jessica Pavone, hazy psychedelic Americana rockers Mesiko and others at Sycamore Bar in Ditmas Park, $10.

3/8, 9/10:30 PM John McNeil and Jeremy Udden’s tuneful, Americana-inflected Hush Money – John McNeil, trumpet; Jeremy Udden, alto, c melody sax; Aryeh Kobrinski, bass; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/8, 9:30 PM rustic Americana and darkly torchy punk/jazz-inspired songwriting with Ian Link and Cal Folger Day at the Postcrypt Coffeehouse.

3/8, 10 PM deviously charismatic, eclectic gypsy punk band Kagero at the Way Station in Ft. Greene. They’re at Radegast Hall the following afternoon at 3 – yikes

3/8, 10 PM impassioned yet wickedly subtle, politically conscious oldschool-style soul crooner Preachermann & the Revival – best known for his 2007 album Negroes Stay Crunchy in Milk – at Shrine. Sort of the missing link between late-period Marvin Gaye and Gil Scott-Heron.

3/8, 10:30 PM wild bluegrass trio Big Eyed Rabbit at the Jalopy, $10.

3/8, 11 PM Boston’s phenomenal, creepy horror surf crew Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion at Public Assembly, $8.

3/9, 2 (two) PM pyrotechnic ragtime/stride pianist-songwriter Jack Spann followed by sharp, satirical, catchy, sardonically funny powerpop Beatlesque/Costelloesque songwriter Walter Ego at the National Undergound

3/9, 4 PM an eclectic early-evening triplebill at Pete’s: psychedelic/powerpop guitar maven Pete Galub followed at 5 by veteran indie bandleader/curmudgeon Franklin Bruno and then at 6 by haunting jazz/atmospheric pianist Matt Kanelos at Pete’s

3/9, 7 PM eclectic Persian oud virtuoso Naseer Shamma and Al-Oyoun Ensemble preceded by the premiere of a new work performend by the brilliant NYC-based Alwan Ensemble at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Rogers Auditorium, $25. If you can’t make it to the show, it will be simulcast live here.

3/9, 7 PM Fremch chanteuse Fredda opens for desert blues sensations Terakaft – making their US debut – at Drom, $15 adv tix highly rec, door price is the same but this will probably sell out. The spectacular, funky, electric NY Gypsy All-Stars play for free afterward around 11, rsvp reqd

3/9, 7 PM up-and-coming baroque/early music ensemble Grand Harmonie plays Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz; Mozart: Divertimento in D, K131 and Symphonie Concertante for Four Winds, K297b; Schubert, Symphony no.8 “Unfinished” at Abigail Adams Auditroium, 417 E 61st St. (1st/York), $35/$20 std/srs

3/9, 8 PM theatrical Persian Jewish rock act Charming Hostess followed at 10ish by the increasingly dark, southwestern gothic-influenced Jack Grace Band at Barbes. Grace is also at the Ear Inn on 3/11 at midnight and at Rodeo Bar on 3/14 at 10:30ish.

3/9, 8 PM choral group Cantori New York plus violist Nadia Sirota, baritone David Kravitz, English horn player Setsuko Otake, alto flutist Karla Moe play premieres and works by Lisa Bielawa, Mohammed Fairouz, Shawn Crouch and Piotr Moss at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St, , repeating 3/10 at 3 PM at Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Ave, $25/$20 srs/$5 stud.

3/10, 8:30 PM trippy sax loop music with Johnny Butler at Pete’s

3/9, 9 PM Peruvian chicha (amazing psychedelic surf rock) revivalists Bareto at Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen, $25 adv tix rec.

3/9, 9 PM dark Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

3/9, 9 PM wry, tuneful, eclectic Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties at Hank’s. 3/25 they’re at Rodeo Bar

3/9, 9 PM eerie microtonal blues with Jane Lee Hooker at Arlene’s. They’re also at Shrine on 3/13 at 9 for free

3/9, 9:30ish dark metal cumbia/gypsy-punk dancefloor pandemonium with Escarioka at Mehanata.

3/9, 9:30 PM wickedly fun Staten Island oldtimey party band the Wahoo Skiffle Crazies at Union Hall, $8.

3/9., 9:30 PM sitarist Dawoud plays his hypnotic, enveloping ambient soundscapes at BAM Cafe, free.

3/9, 9:30 PM dark 80s style keyboardist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

3/9, 10:30 PM mini-sets by the John Sharples Band playing obscure brilliant covers, literate janglerock siren Paula Carino and crazy Beefheart cover band Admiral Porkbrain at Freddy’s.

3/9, 11ish moody, hypnotically jangly, female-fronted dreampop rockers Butter the Children at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge in Bushwick.

3/9, 11 PM Royal Khaoz play roots reggae at Otto’s

3/10, 2 (two) PM the Apollo Trio play Mozart Piano Trio in G Major, K. 564; Rachmaninoff Trio elégiaque in G minor; Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major, D. 929 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

3/10, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra with Pierre Vallet, guest conductor and David Heiss, cello play an all-Tchaikovsky program: the Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Variations on a Rococo Theme and the Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique” at the Old Stuyvesant Campus, 345 E 15th St (between 1st/2nd Aves), $15 sugg don.

3/10, 3 PM Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic with Vadim Repin, violin performing Shostakovich/s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 tix avail.

3/10, 4 PM the Chiara Quartet and pianist Simone Dinnerstein perform Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, Henri Dutilleux’s String Quartet ‘Ainsi La Nuit’ and Dvorák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Majorl children under the age of 6 will not be admitted, .at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

3/10, 4 PM a choral performance of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vespers at First Presbyterian Church, 12th St/5th Ave.

3/10, 7 PM dark Americana/noir/punk chanteuse Raquel Bell – of  late great art-rockers Norden Bombsight, now with Normal Love and Mesiko – at Zirzamin after the Sunday Salon.

3/10, 7 PM a homage to Turkish folk/classical music legend I.lhan Mimaroglu featuring Aysegül Durakoglu, Ilhan Ersahin, I.smail Lumanovski and special guests at Drom , free w/rsvp.

3/10, 8:30 PM guitarist Gerard Edery interprets the poetry and music of Argentinian folk music hero Atahualpa Yupanqui at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

3/11, 7 PM the NYU Chamber Ensembles play Philip Glass, Iannis Xenakis and others at the NYU Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th St, free Philip Glass cd to all audience members

3/11, 7:30/9:30 PM luminous, lyrical pianist Amina Figarova and her lush sextet at Dizzy’s Club, $30 seats avail.

3/11, 7:30 PM a 3/11 memorial concert violinist Erika Mitsui performing classical works on a violin made from tsunami debris plus the U.S. premiere of pianist and visual artist Tomoko Mukaiyama’s Nocturne; “samples of a children’s choir from the area of the tsunami singing school songs are threaded throughout, and the entire piece unfolds against striking video images captured from the devastated region.” Mukaiyama also plays works by Rzewski, Sciarrino, Ligeti, Somei Satoh, at the Japan Society, 333 E 47th St between 1st and 2nd Aves, $20.

3/11, 7:30 PM saxophonist Christoph Pepe Auer leads a trio with accordionist Christian Bakanic and pianist Tigran Himayasan playing originals inspired by Schubert at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

3/11, 8 PM oldschool soul/funk band Empire Beats fronted by sultry chanteuse Camille Atkinson at the Parkside. They’re also here on 3/25.

3/11, 8 PM excellent, dark lo-fi blues duo A Brief View of the Hudson at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

3/11, 9ish klezmer group Psoy Korolenko followed by deviously smart, intensely tuneful contemporary klezmer rockers Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird at the Gramercy Theatre, $29 tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

3/11, 9 PM the 17-piece Neal Kirkwood Big Band playing theatrical, Ellington-inspired originals at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, free.

3/11, 9ish M Shanghai banjoist/songwriter Hilary Hawke & the Flipsides at St. Mazie’s (the old Rose Bar) in Williamsburg

3/11, 9ish the Wilson Daniel Band backing oldschool bachata legends Edilio Paredes and Leonardo Paniagua plus Andre Veloz at SOB’s, $12

3/12, half past noon Nashville organist Anthony Williams at Central Synagogue, 54th/Lex, free.

3/12, 5:30 PM Ensemble Signal plays Berio Sequenzas and other works at the Miller Theatre, free.

3/12, 6:30 PM haunting southwestern gothic rock from former Industrial Tepee frontman Tom Shaner and band at the Mercury, $10

3/12, 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.

3/12, 7 PM, hypnotic, gorgeous Turkish sufi improvisations with baglama lute and vocals from virtuoso Erdal Erzincan at Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave (bet. 34th and 35th St), $25/$20 stud.

3/12, 7 PM, repeating 3/17, same time Opera Hispánica presents Astor Piazzolla’s tango operetta “Maria de Buenos Aires”, performers TBA at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix avail.

3/12, 7 PM the Chiara String Quartet play Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, Dvorák’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 with pianist Simone Dinnerstein at PS321 | 180 7th Avenue | Brooklyn, $15

3/12, 7:30 PM a sizzling klezmer evening with violinist Alicia Svigals, accordionist Patrick Farrell, clarinetist Michael Winograd amd tuba virtuoso Don Godwin at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

3/12 AfroHORN: the 3rd Incarnation with Sam Newsome – soprano saxophone; Abraham Burton – tenor; Aruan Ortiz – piano; Rufus Reid – bass; Roman Diaz – percussion; Francisco Mora–Catlett – drums 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

3/12-17, 8/10:30 PM oldschool Cuban salsa-jazz sensations Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All-Stars at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

3/12, 8 PM smart. pensive, sometimes southwestern gothic-tinged songwriter Maya Caballero followed at 9 by creepy art-song deconstructors/improvisers Dollshot at Pete’s.

3/12, 8 PM edgy improviation with Travis Reuter (guitar, compositions) Peter Evans (trumpet) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Jeremy Viner (tenor sax) Danny Sher (drums) at the Stone, $10.

3/12, 11 PM the wild, intense, electric NY Gypsy All-Stars at the big room at the Rockwood.

3/13 7 PM the Joe Brent/Kyle Sanna duo open for the Caswell Sisters’ chamber jazz album release show at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

3/13-14, 7:30 PM, repeating 3/15-16, 8 PM Alan Gilbert conducts the NY Philharmonic and choir performing Bach’s B Minor Mass at Avery Fisher Hall, $33 tix avail.

3/13 A-list drummer Clarence Penn leads a quartet with Chris Potter on tenor sax plus Adam Rogers on guitar and Ben Street on bass, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

3/13, 7:30 the Damocles Trio’s Adam Kent plays an evening of Spanish piano music by Mompou, Albéniz, Granados, Montsalvatge, Tania León, and Benet Casablancas at le Poisson Rouge, $15

3/13, 8 PM roots reggae legends Israel Vibration, still going strong since 1977, at B.B. King’s.

3/13, 8 PM a show by Piscean performers featuring, among others, irrepressible classical punk cellist Valerie Kuehne and headliners the all-female Tiptons Sax Quartet at Panoply Performance Lab, 104 Meserole St., Bushwick, J/M to Lorimer St.

3/13, 8 PM the Curtis Chamber Orchestra with Jennifer Koh, violin; Jaime Laredo, violin/conductor play Bach, Glass, Clyne, Ludwig at the Miller Theatre, $35

3/13, 8 PM saxophone powerhouse Jason Robinson leads his Janus Quartet at Barbes, note $10 cover.

3/13, 8 PM Stone-style improvisation comes to Ft. Greene: Lotte Anker & Gerald Cleaver followed at 9:30 by Lotte Anker, Tim Berne, William Parker & Gerald Cleaver

at Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., between Fulton and Atlantic, C or G train to Clinton-Washington, $10 per set

3/13, 9 PMperennially fresh psychedelic punk/dreampop pioneers Band of Outsiders at Spike Hill.

3/13, 9:30ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

3/13, 10 PM ferociously lyrical, punk/new wave flavored Hannah vs. the Many at Arlene’s, $8.

3/13, 10 PM psychedelic 60s-influenced latin soul with Damian Quinones and band at Freddy’s.

3/14, 7 PM hard-driving, eclectic tenor saxophonist Geoff Vidal leads a quartet with guitarist Nir Felder at Shapeshifter Lab, $10 followed at 9:30 by pianist Vadim Neselovskyi’s intriguing Agricultural Dreams vocal jazz project.

3/14, 7 PM indie classical ensemble Tempus Continuum plays Kyong Mee Choi’s elegy “For Those Who Left Us,” plus works by Jacob Ter Velduis, Messiaen and Tempus’s own Anne Goldberg, at Cornelia St. Cafe, $8 includes a drink.

3/14, 7:30 PM Turkish jazz chanteuse/pianist Ece Göksu at Drom, $10.

3/14, 7:30 PM cellist Michael Kannen and pianist Kyung Wha Chu play works by Fauré, Debussy, Schumann and Beethoven at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud

3/14, 8 PM the adventurous  Cassatt String Quartet continue their residency at Symphony Space, joined by Vermeer Quartet cellist Marc Johnson for the world premiere of a new Quintet by Daniel S. Godfrey, To Mourn, To Dance plus the Schubert Quintet, $30/$15 under 30

3/14, 8 PM powerpop cult favorite George Usher with chanteuse Lisa Burns at Zirzamin.

3/14, 8:30 PM smart, politically-fueled Irish rocker Niall Connolly at Hill Country, free.

3/14, 9 PM one of the year’s best doublebills: clarinet star Vasko Dukovski’s brilliant new gypsy/Balkan band TavChe GravChe with oud virtuoso Rachid Halihal followed by ten-piece Balkan brass jammers Veveritse Brass Band at the Jalopy, $10.

3/14, 9 PM oldtime hot swing jazz with Jason Prover & His Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Radegast Hall

3/14, 10 PM hypnotic psychedelic Americana rockers Mesiko at Bar 4 in Park Slope. They’re also at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club on 3/22 at 9ish.

3/14, 10 PM a rare small club appearance by desert blues mavens Sway Machinery at Barbes.

3/14, 10 PM intense, noisy avant-punk percussionist/composer Eli Keszler at the Stone, $10.

3/15, 7 PM lush, hypnotic indie classical choir Roomful of Teeth at Spectrum

3/15 and 3/17, 7:30 PM Opera Hispánica presents “Maria de Buenos Aires”, the Piazzolla tango opera, players TBA, $15 standing room avail.

3/15, 7:30  PM the Attacca Quartet play Bartok’s String Quartet No. 6 at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $15.

3/15, 7:30 PM violinist Miranda Cuckson, clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, cellist Julia Bruskin and pianist Aaron Wunsch play music by Bach and Messiaen at WMP Concert Hall, $20

3/15, 7:30 PM the Rogério Boccato Quarteto plays bossa nova jazz at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street (at Rivington Street), free.

3/15, 8 PM smart, purist. lyrical acoustic pop songwriters Sharon Goldman and Carolann Solebello at Two Moon Art House & Café, 315 4th Avenue (between 2nd and 3rd Sts), Sunset Park, Brooklyn, $10

3/15, 8 PM Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble honors the first round of victims of 3/11 with music by Japanese composers Takemitsu, Sasaki, Kobayashi, Fukishima, Shimoyama plus Michael Schelle and Richard Auldon Clark at Symphony Space, $20.

3/15, 8 PM powerhouse jazz violist Mat Maneri’s Half Face with Lucian Ban (piano) and Diego Voglino (drums) followed at 10 by cumbia band Chia’s Dance Party.at Barbes.

3/15, 8 PM, repeating on 3/17 at 3 PM, Rob Schwimmer plays solo works for theremin, piano and continuo at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $15/$10 stud/srs.

3/15, 8 PM guitarist Nels Cline and Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier play a duo set followed by a trio set with guitarist Mike Gamble at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

3/15, 8 PM irrepressible punk-classical cellist Valerie Kuehne at the Stone, $10

3/15, 8:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony plays Brody: Drones, the peaceful kind (World Premiere); Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 – Amanda Lo, Violin, Oliver Hsu, Cello; Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 “Classical” at St. Paul’s Church at 315 West 22nd Street. The program repeats at 7:30 PM on 3/16, switching out the Brahms for the Beethoven Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61, $25 sugg don.

3/15, 9 PM satirical all-female urban country trio Menage a Twang at Union Hall, $10

3/15, 9/10:30 PM powerhouse pianist Bobby Avey – who has a sensationally good new solo album out – with his quartet feat. Chris Speed, tenor sax; Thomson Kneeland, bass; Jordan Perlson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/15, 9 PM bluegrass bandleader Conor Mulroy at Desmond’s.

3/15, 9:30 PM trumpeter Gabriel Alegria and his Afro-Peruvian Sextet at Drom, $20 adv tix rec; followed afterward at midnight by Colombian punk rockers MAKU Soundsystem, $10 separate adm

3/15, 10 PM hypnotic Americana nocturnes with Hem at the Bell House, $20.

3/15, 10ish Louisville early 80s style noise-punk band Anwar Sadat at Death by Audio, $7.

3/15, 11 PM the crazy, tight, fun-as-hell, satirical Kill the Band at Sidewalk – catch them here before you have to pay the big bucks at the Bell House etc.

3/15, 11 PM a rootsy night with the Reggay Lords, the rocksteady Bluebeats and dark 90s ska favorites Mephiskapheles at the Mercury, $15 adv tix rec.

3/15, 11 PM acoustic folk-punk band the Drinkers Themselves at Matchless.

3/16 Connolly’s at 14 E. 47th celebrates St Patrick’s with acoustic Irish punks Box of Crayons in the AM & the Druids and Kellys Men later in the afternoon, you might just want to show up and see what’s happening.

3/16, 3 PM the East of the River Ensemble explores medieval music of the Mediterranean, Balkans, and Middle East at Flushing Town Hall, $25.

3/16, 4 and 8 PM Streams of Whiskey plays classic Pogues covers at Lucille’s, $15 adv tix rec

3/16, 4 PM oldschool-style vallenato punk legends Very Be Careful at El Museo Del Barrio,1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th St, rsvp req at elmuseo.org 

3/16, 5 PM a rare acoustic show by smart, tuneful, lyrical female-fronted powerpop/janglerock band Delusions of Grand Street at Pete’s.

3/16, 6 PM torchy, deviously literate Americana songcharmer Robin Aigner & Parlour Game at Barbes

3/16, 7 PM intense, tuneful, eclectic trombonist Reut Regev plays the CD release show for her new one Exploring the Vibe with her band followed at 8:15 by tuneful, moody piano jazz with Julian Shore and his quintet at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

3/16, 7 PM the Big Road Blues Band play oldtime country blues and ragtime followed by delta blues guitarist Pork Chop Willie, Puerto Rican bomba/plena dance band Plena Sin Fronteras, and blues/barrelhouse pianist David Bennett Cohen (ex-Country Joe & the Fish) at Big Road in Chelsea, 235 W 23rd St, 2nd floor $10.

3/16, 7:15 PM hypnotic, intense, rustic minor-key blues/klezmer/reggae jam band Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues. They’re also here on 3/30.

3/16, 8 PM Persian classical crooner Hamid Al Saadi at the Church of St. John the Divine.

3/16, 8 PM 8/10 PM 60s all-girl bandleader turned 70s blue eyed soul legend Genya Ravan – who’s still got her powerful pipes – at Maxwell’s with her band, $15.

3/16, 8 PM bassist Adam Lane’s Blue Spirit Band with Roy Campbell: trumpet, Avram Fefer: sax, Michael Wimberly: drums play American spirituals, blues, and ballads at the Firehouse Space in Williamsburg

3/16 hot oldtime blues band the Fascinators feat. brilliant guitarist Lenny Molotov at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

3/16, 8 PM a one-of-a-kind pugilistic music event (no, not the kind you get at hardcore shows) 10 to 12-minute sets of 3-minute chamber music pieces played by guerrilla indie classical outfit International Street Cannibals alternating with 9-minute boxing bouts of 3 rounds each. “60-second thematic interludes that can involve music and/or movement will serve as transitions between the boxing rounds. Performances will take place in the three main rings of the gym, contributing to a theater-in-the-round effect.” A dance performance is also part of the deal. at Gleason’s Gym, 77 Front St in Dumbo,  $20/$15 for gym members

3/16, 8 PM high-energy oldtime-style string band the Down Hill Strugglers at 68 Jay St. Bar.

3/16, 8/10 PM John Zorn and members of his ever-expanding circle play a benefit on his home turf at the Stone, $25.

3/16, 9 PM the bilingual, bluesy Gotham Roots Orchestra play their “anti-stupid” Ameicana songs at Hill Country

3/16, 9 PM guerrilla funkstress/bassist Shelley Nicole’s Blakbushe at BAM Cafe, free.

3/16, 10:30 PM twisted carnivalesque gypsy rock with the Little Top Circus & Medicine Show feat. members of the Hot Sardines at Union Hall, $8.

3/16, 10:30 PM hellraising vallenato punk band Very Be Careful at Littlefield, $12

3/17, 11 AM (eleven in the morning) Alina Ibragimova, violin and Cédric Tiberghien, piano play Schubert: Sonata in A major, D.574 and Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 47 (“Kreutzer”) at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, $22 tix avail.

3/17, 4 PM violinist Rolfe Schulte and pianist Judith Olson play Beethoven and Janacek sonatas at at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free.

3/17, 3/19 and 3/23, 5 (five) PM the Jerusalem Quartet play the Shostakovich Quartet cycle at March 17, 19 & 23 at Alice Tully Hall, $35 tix avail.

3/17, 5 PM Evelyne Luest, piano; Nurit Pacht, violin; David Bekamjian, cello; Dalia Sakas, piano, Benjamin Metrick, piano; Bill Anderson, guitar, Oren Fader, guitar; Virginia Kaykoff, viol; accompanied by choir and stage actors/actresses perform works by Bach, Georges Bizet, Frank Brickle, Bill Anderson, John Dowland, and Aaron Kernis  at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow.

3/17, 6 PM avant garde piano star Sarah Cahill plays minimalist works by William Duckworth and Ann Southam at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

3/17, 6 PM the intriguing Bonnie Kane/Chris Welcome sax/guitar improv duo at
Downtown Music Gallery, free.’

3/17, 7 PM luminous, intense, inscrutable art-rock chanteuse/cellist/multi-instrumentalist Serena Jost at Zirzamin after the Sunday Salon.

3/17, 7 PM theatrical oldtimey songwriting from Poor Baby Bree and then the queen of Coney Island phantasmagoria, Carol Lipnik & Spookarama at Joe’s Pub, $15.

3/17, 7 PM acoustic punk/blues/oldtimey songwriter Painless Parker followed at 8 PM by the Waysties at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

3/17, 8 PMpsychedelic country/blues/bluegrass band American String Conspiracy followed at 9 by noir NYC rock legend LJ Murphy and band at Hank’s.

3/17, 8 PM timeless, politically-fueled, catchy-as-hell Celtic punk/anthemic rock legends Black 47 at B.B. King’s.

3/17, 8 PM Turkish folk music maven Brenna MacCrimmon leads a trio playing ancient classics with Phaedon Sinis – kemenche, kanun; Adam Good – oud, tambura at Barbes.

3/17, 8 PM King Tappa plays roots reggae at Shrine.

3/17, 8:30 PM intense New England Conservatory-schooled third-stream improvisation with Tanya Kalmanovitch, violin, viola; Ted Reichman, accordion; Anthony Coleman, piano at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/17, 8:30/10:30 PM this year’s 40th anniversary of the New England Conservatory’s improvisation program opens auspiciously with the Tanya Kalmanovitch/Anthony Coleman/Ted Reichman Trio at the Cornelia Street Café, $10 plus $10 min.

3/17, 9 PM brilliant lead guitarist Keith Otten – from Nashville gothic rockers Ninth House and others – plays a RARE solo show at 2A upstairs

3/17, 9ish Irish/Indian dancefloor band Delhi 2 Dublin and ecstatic Eastern European dance mashups with Balkan Beat Box at Webster Hall, $28.50 tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc

3/17, 9:30 PM multi-reedman Jon de Lucia’s Luce Trio with guitarist Ryan Ferreira and bassist Chris Tordini at Shapeshifter Lab

3/17-18, 10 PM the perennially relevant Talib Kweli and band at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

3/18, 6:30 PM Angela Davis (the young one) on alto sax with Linda Oh on bass and Jeremy Noller on drums at the Bar Next Door, free.

3/18, 7 PM the Orion String Quartet play music of Mozart, Schubert, and Ravel to accompany a Bill T. Jones dance performance at the Greene Space, $25.

3/18, 7:30 PM the East Coat Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) plays Mozart: Divertimento for Strings in F Major, K. 138; Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10; Purcell : Selected Fantasias; Bartók: Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz. 113, BB 118 at Music Mondays at Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

3/18, 8 PM popular fado chanteuse Ana Moura at City Winery, $25 standing room avail.

3/18, 9 PM postpunk guitar legends Band of Outsiders at Spike Hill.

3/18, 9 PM the eclectic Delphian Jazz Orchestra explore sounds inspired by Ellington and Monk as well as Zappa and Stravinsky at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, free

3/18, 9 PM intense Turkish/klezmer/gypsy rockers Raquy & the Cavemen at the Cameo Gallery, $10.

3/18, 11:30ish brooding, jangling southwestern gothic rock with And the Wiremen at the Delancey upstairs.

3/19, 7 PM tenor saxophonist Stan Killian leads a quartet with Ben Monder, guitar; the Aardvarks’ Bryan Copeland, bass; Darrell Green, drums at 55 Bar, free

3/19, 7:30 PM tuneful, intense Dave Brubeck-influenced third-stream piano jazz with Matt Herskowitz at Drom, $TBA.

3/19 drummer Johnathan Blake leads his Eleventh Hour band with Jaleel Shaw – alto saxophone; Mark Turner – tenor saxophone; Luis Perdomo – piano; Ben Street – bass 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

3/19, 7:30 PM a klezmer party with Tantshoyz at at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

3/19, 8 PM the Barbary Coast Jazz Ensembe with special guest Joe Bowie play Bowie’s big band funk at Shapeshifter Lab

3/19, 8 PM Ensemble Sospeso plays Simon Bainbridge’s Bosch-inspired Garden of Earthly Delights and Lewis Nielson’s prophetic, theatrical, Orwellian Those Who Do Not Move at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

3/19, 10ish dark, tuneful, Americana/soul-inspired piano jazz band Hee Hawk at Two Moon Art House & Cafe, 315 4th Ave. Sunset Park, Brooklyn; 3/20 they’re at the Parkside at 9

3/20, time/price TBA, cutting-edge chamber ensemble ACME and haunting Americana/indie/slowcore band Low share a bill at the NY Society for Ethical Culture

3/20, 7 PM wild Portland, Oregon bluegrass crew Foghorn Stringband at Zirzamin.

3/20, 7:30 PM volinist Natasha Lipkina and pianist Margrit Zimmermann play fantastical works by Couperin, Messiaen, Satie, Pärt, Schoenberg and Schubert at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud.

3/20 Chilean jazz chanteuse/guitarist Camila Meza leads a quartet with Aaron Goldberg – piano; Ben Williams – bass; Clarence Penn – drums 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

3/20, 8ish dark sweeping female-fronted art-rockers Bee & Flower at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $8

3/20, 8 PM this year’s New England Conservatory celebration continues with a powerhouse concert of Jewish and klezmer-fueled jazz feat. Frank London, Hankus Netsky, Greg Wall, Lily Henley, Marty Ehrlich, Matt Darriau, Anthony Coleman  at Symphony Space, $22 adv tix higly rec.

3/20 one of the world’s most exhilarating electric blues guitarists, Debbie Davies at Lucille’s, 8 PM, $10.

3/20, 10:30ish the NYCity Slickers play high-energy harmony-driven bluegrass at Rodeo Bar.

3/20, midnight tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger leads a high-energy postbop quartet with Glenn Zaleski – piano , Matt Pavolka – bass , Rob Garcia – drums at Smallls

3/21, 7 PM New England Conservatory alumns Matt Darriau, Frank London, Ashley Paul, Mat Maneri, Andrew Hock, Judith Berkson and special guests join forces for a night of improv at Barbes, note $10 cover.

3/21, two sets at 7/9 PM, “Bach Lounge” at the Greene Space with pianist Alessio Bax, guitarist Andrew McKenna Lee, a string section and more

3/21, 7 PM cellist Séverine Ballon plays works by Iannis Xenakis, Rebecca Saunders, Andrea Sarto and Kristian Ireland. at the Tank, $12

3/21, 7:30 PM mesmerizing Syrian chanteuse Gaida with her great band: oudist Zafer Tawil, pianist George Dulin, bassist Jennifer Vincent, and percussionist Tony DeVivo at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

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.

3/21, 7:30 PM violinist Virgil Boutellis and pianist Larissa Sokoloff play works by Corelli, Paganini, Brahms, Bartók and Hersant at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud.

3/21, 8 PM surviving members of legendary 70s latin soul band the Ghetto Brothers reunite to celebrate the reissue of their obscure South Bronx classic album Power-Fuerza at the Bronx Heritage Center, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd, Bronx, 2/3 to Freeman St., free

3/21, 8 PM pyrotechnic, colorful avant garde pianist Kathy Supove in Earth to Kathy, performing Flaming Pairs (premiere) by Eric Lyon; Dr. Gradus vs. Rev. Powell by Matt Marks; What Remains of a Rembrandt by Randall Woolf and Barnacles by Lainie Fefferman at Roulette $15/$10 stud.

3/21, 8 PM the Houston Astors – gotta love that name – play funk at Shrine followed by the diverse Middle Eastern worldbeat sounds of Khaled at 9.

3/21, 8:30/10:30 PM Jacam Manricks on alto saxophone with Des White on bass and Ross Pederson on srums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

3/21, 9 PM the Byzan-Tones’ George Sempepos, Quince Marcum and Wade Ripka play haunting old Greek acoustic blues and rembetiko at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free

3/21, 10 PM charismatic, lyrically brilliant oldtimey banjo songwriter Curtis Eller at Pete’s

3/21, 10 PM ferocious all-female noiserock trio Out of Order – whose new album, produced by powerpopmeister John Sharples, is off the hook – at Hank’s.

3/21, 10ish the weird, psychedelically fun Toys & Tiny Instruments play the album release show for their new one at Death by Audio followed eventually around midnight by loud Balkan-flavored horn band Bad Credit No Credit.

3/22-23, 5 PM Nicholas Canellakis (cello) and Michael Brown (piano) play works by Barber, Beethoven, Brown, Shostakovich, and Bulgarian folk music at the Metropolitan Museum of Art balcony bar, free w/museum adm

3/22, 7 PM pianist Nnaenna Ogwo, violinist Naho Tsutsui and cellist Maria Bella play music of Haydn, Rachmaninoff and Bartk at Third. St. Music School Settlement, free.

3/22, 7 PM the Barone-Keene Duo play classical guitar and piano music followed at 8 by alto saxophonist Pat Carroll leading a quartet with Glenn Zaleski – piano; Joe Sanders – bass; Colin Stranahan – drums and then by trumpeter John Raymond with his quartet: Shai Maestro – piano; Joe Martin – bass; Austin Walker – drums at Shapeshifter Lab

3/22, 8 PM dazzlingly eclectic virtuoso string ensemble Trio Tritticali play originals, Latin, Middle Eastern, jazz and clever pop/rock arrangements at Caffe at Freddys.

3/22, 9 PM noir cabaret sounds from Charming Disaster with Jeff Morris from Kotorino and Elia Bisker from Sweet Soubrette at Bar 4 in Park Slope

3/22, 8 PM pianist Jeremy Denk plays Bartók: Piano Sonata, Sz. 80; four diverse works by Liszt; Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 869; and Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 at Carnegie Hall, peanut gallery seats $15.50 and up.

3/22, 8 PM intriguing dark indie folk group Colorform – who combine live painting with live music – at Arlene’s.

3/22, 9 PM haunting intense Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack, who has a killer new solo album out, plays solo, then she sings with psychedelic Balkan rockers Choban Elektrik at Cool Pony, 733 Franklin Ave btw Sterling and Park Place, Ft. Greene,. $5/10 sugg don, BYOB.

3/22, 9/10:30 PM luminously intense jazz composer/chanteuse Sara Serpa leads her quintet with André Matos , guitar; Jacob Sacks, piano; Tommy Crane, drums; Eivand Ospvik, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

3/22, 9 PM dark retro Link Wray-influenced surf/soul rockers Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside at Bowery Ballroom; 3/25 they’re at the Bell House at around 8:30 for $15.

3/22, 9 PM French-African/samba-influenced reggae chanteuse Dahlia Dumont at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, free

3/22. 9:30 PM SisterMonk’s intense worldbeat jam funk/punk at Caffe Vivaldi.

3/22, 10 PM groovalicious latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly with Erica Ramos on vocals at Barbes.

3/22, 10 PM metal/art-rock cello monster Helen Money (ex-Verbow) at St. Vitus in Greenpoint; 3/24 she’s at the Acheron in Bushwick.

3/22, 10:30ish eerie bluespunk rockers the Five Points Band at Rodeo Bar.

3/22, 11 PM noir and lurid Americana: powerhouse lyricist/banjoist Curtis Eller at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

3/22, midnight, deviously brilliant Dimestore Dance Band – Erik Satie meets Django Reinhardt in a back alley on the LES circa 1996 – at Zirzamin, special guests may be involved.

3/23, 6 PM cumbia specialists Chia’s Dance Party, eclectic accordionist Victor Prieto and band and  Puerto Rican bassist Ricardo Rodriquez’s Quintet at Fkushing Town Hall, $20.

3/23, 7 PM irrepressible blue-eyed soul siren/songwriter Meg Braun at the Path Cafe

3/23, 7 PM torchy oldtime bandleader Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Terra Blues

3/23, 7:30 PM the New England Conservatory winds up the celebration of the 40th anniversary of their improvisation program with a spectacular, intense lineup including iconic noir pianist Ran Blake,  chanteuse/songwriter Dominique Eade, John Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet, Christine Correa, Sarah Jarosz, Anthony Coleman and Eden MacAdam-Somer among others at Symphony Space, $28 adv tix very higly rec.

3/23, 7:30 PM brilliant, haunting banrdurist Julian Kytasty collaborates with animator and video artist Mikhail Shraga, dancer/choreographer Inka Juslin, jazz composer and saxophonist Charlie Waters, and guitarist Ugene Romashov at the Ukrainian Museum, 222 E 6th St(btw 2nd & 3rd Aves), $15/$5 stud

3/23, 7:30 PM Los Colombian Roots feat. members of bands as diverse as M.A.K.U SoundSystem, Rebolu, Dilema Astronauta, and La Cumbiamba Eneye playing the Colombian acoustic music that got them started, at Symphony Space, $33 adv tix req.

3/23, 8 PM the Erik Satie Quartet – with Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet) and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) – play new wind arrangements of Satie classics at Barbes.

3/23, 8 PM ZS and the Mivos Quartet play an exciting evening of new chamber music and collaboration. Mivos tackle Mario Diaz de Leon’s spectral/noise piece Moonblood and Tristan Perich’s Salt, a commission with Perich’s 1-bit electronics, plus a new arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Contrapunctus XIX by ZS guitarist and composer Patrick Higgins. ZS’ program includes their ferocious 30-minute work Xe in a new collaborative arrangement featuring Mivos at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., downtown Brooklyn, $15

3/23, 8 PM the Western Wind vocal ensemble with guest actors performs a program including Shaker hymns, early African-American spirituals, as well as works by noted American composers William Billings (1746 – 1800), Abraham Wood (1752 – 1804), Stephen Jenks (1772 – 1856), and M. Durham, the first known (?) American female composer at the Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St., $35

3/23, 8 PM Judah Tribe play roots reggae at Shrine.

3/23, 8:30 PM tenor saxophonist Michael Webster’s Momentus with Ingrid Jensen, trumpet; Chris Dingman, vibraphone; Jesse Lewis, guitar; Ike Sturm, bass; Greg Ritchie, drums at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

3/23, 9 PM timeless, satirical faux-French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Spike Hill. They’re also at Freddy’s on 3/29 at 11ish.

3/23 Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles – great band doing a sort of gypsyish take on Neko Case – at Rock Shop in Gowanus. They’re at the Mercury on 3/24

3/23, 9/10:30 PM bassist Joe Sanders’ three-bass “chamber bass” group with piano, sax and drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20

3/23 percussionist Alessandra Belloni‘s intense Tarantata Italian gypsy band at Mehanata, 9:30ish.

3/23, 10ish dark oldschool country band Karen & the Sorrows at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

3/23, 10 PM some of the most arresting improvisers of the Brooklyn loft jazz scene: Nate Wooley’s Quintet Omega, the Will Mason Sextet’s edgy chamber jazz and the Rafiq Bhatia Trio featuring Tyshawn Sorey on drums at Freddy’s, note $10 cover charge,

3/23, 11 PM intense, tuneful southwestern gothic rock with the Downward Dogs at Sidewalk

3/23, 11ish longtime NYC Americana standout Mick Hargreaves & the King Guys play rockabilly at Rodeo Bar.

3/24, 2 PM have you ever wanted to learn to sing oldtime Ukraininan harmony? Bandurist/singer Julian Kytasty and the Ukrainian Village Voices lead a workshop in early 20th century kanty and psalmy – banned under the Soviets for their religious content – at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 206 E 11th St, $15/$10 stud.srs, rsvp highly rec.

3/24, 5 PM subtly intense, smart, eclectic art-rock pianist/songwriter Lee Feldman with his trio at Something Jazz Club., $12

3/24, 5 PM tuneful pianist Falkner Evans with tenor saxophonist Marc Mommaas (from Amina Figarova’s band), trumpeter Ron Horton, bassist Belden Bullock and drummer Matt Wilson at Smalls

3/24, 7 PM Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 – at Zirzamin after the Sunday Salon.

3/24, 7 PM rustic, catchay, oldtimey “steamboat soul” band Roosevelt Dime and Portland Maine’s outlaw fiddle/violin duo North of Nashville at the big room at the Rockwood

3/24, 7:30 PM Czech avant violinist/composer Iva Bittová also sings and plays kalimba at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

3/24, 8 PM the Curtis MacDonald Quartet featuring: Curtis MacDonald, Bobby Avey, Chris Tordini and Tommy Crane followed at 9 by Ideal Bread with low-register reedman Josh Sinton, Kirk Knuffke, Adam Hopkins and special guest Chad Taylor and then at 10 Towering Poppies incl. Jasmine Lovell-Smith, Russell Moore, Cat Toren, Patrick Reid & Kate Pittman at Douglass St. Music Collective, $10 sugg don.

3/24, 8 PM  the Nick Finzer Sextet and the Lucas Pino No Net Nonet at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

3/24-31, 8/11 PM bassist Kyle Eastwood and his impressively excellent postbop band at the Blue Note.

3/25, 7:30 PM the Webern Wind Quintet make their US debut with music by Haydn, Reicha, Ligeti and Pavel Haas, and the Summer Music by American composer Samuel Barber.at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req.

3/25 8 PM Adam Rudolph’s massive improvisationally inclined Go Organic jazz Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

3/25, 8 PM the Vital Vox Festival (rescheduled from just after the hurricane) kicks off with the theatrical vocalscapes of Philip Hamilton, socially aware global chanteuse Sabrina Lastman’s Lorca-inspired Encounter with ‘El Duende’ and edgy violinist/singer Sarah Bernstein’s Unearthish with percussionist Satoshi Takeishi at Roulette, $15.

3/25, 8 PM titans of free improvisation: Paul Flaherty, Steve Swell and Nate Wooley with a rare guest appearance by Tamio Shiraishi at Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., between Fulton and Atlantic, C or G train to Clinton-Washington, $10.

3/26, 6 PM pianist Karine Poghosyan plays an all-Rachmaninoff program: six Musical Moments, Lilacs and Piano Sonata #2, a bill that fits her powerful, emotionally vivid style perfectly at St. Paul’s Chapel uptown, 117th/Amsterdam Ave., free

3/26, 7:30 PM the Attacca Quartet plays John Adams’ John’s Book of Alleged Dances for string quartet (1994) and his 2008 String Quartet at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

3/26-27 drummer Kendrick Scott leads his Oracle project with John Ellis – saxophone; Mike Moreno – guitar; Taylor Eigsti – piano; Joe Sanders – bass 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

3/26, 8 PM a benefit for the 9/11 Memorial: the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble conducted by Paul Popiel premieres Mohammed Fairouz’s In The Shadow of No Towers (Symphony No. 4, inspired by Art Spiegelman’s book of the same name)), at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall $25 – the work “begins with the disasters of September 11, 2001, and explores the unfolding of a post-9/11 reality,” Fairouz’ caustic musical satire often reaches Shastakovian levels – a show not to miss.

3/26, 8/11 PM haunting third-stream pianist Yelena Eckemoff leads a trio with bassist Arild Andersen & drummer Billy Hart (it’ll be a trip to see him play her glacial tempos) at Birdland, $30.

3/26, 8 PM pensive, smartly lyrical Americana roots band Field Report at City Winery.

3/26, 8 PM a surprisingly tuneful avant garde percussion triplebill: Concert Black – flutist Domenica Fossati, bassist Lisa Dowling and percussionist Owen Weaver – plus Ensemble Et Al and Iktus Percussion at Galapagos, $15 adv tix rec

3/26, 8 PM day two of the Vital Vox Festival features multimedia artist Lisa Karrer, Sasha Bodanowitsch with Loom Ensemble playing “original wind instruments, such as the syrinx, fujara, and koncovka and entertaining bicoastal avant vet Pamela Z at Roulettte, $15.

3/26, 8 PM bluegrass bandleader Sara Watkins- ex-Nickel Creek – at City Winery, $18 standing room avail.

3/26, 8 PM brilliantly lyrical jazz pianist Kenny Werner at Shapeshifter Lab.

3/26-31, 8/10:30 PM a doublebill with the Larry Coryell three-guitar group and bassist Kyle Eastwood’s group with Alex Norris, trumpet; Jason Rigby, saxophone; Richard Germanson, piano; Joe Strasser, drums at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

3/26, 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.

3/26, 9 PM Tony De Vivo’s Winds of Wood big band explores big band jazz, Carribbean and classical sounds at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, free

3/26, 9:30 PM phenomenally fun, intense, noir-tinged oldschool soul siren Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes at the Mercury, $12 adv tix very highly rec. They killed in their NYC debut at Webster Hall last year; their forthcoming album (still being mixed) is insanely good.

3/26, 10 PM eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette with Rez Abbasi and Clifford Barbaro at 55 Bar

3/27, 7:30 PM eclectic, pensive, smart pan-latin jazz chanteuse Claudia Acuna and band at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (between 133rd and 135th streets, free, rsvp req.

3/27, 9ish brilliant atmospherically-inclined saxophonist/percussionist composer Terry Dame and one of her many ensembles TBA at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

3/27, 9/10:30 PM powerhouse pianist Orrin Evans’ bday bash feat. JD Walters at Zinc Bar

3/27, 10:30 PM dark southwestern gothic/noir garage rockers Spindrift at the Knitting Factory $12

3/27, 10:3ish suave baritone western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack City Ramblers at Rodeo Bar.

3/28 pianist Simone Dinnerstein plays Bach at noon at the Greene Space, free tix avail. at www.thegreenespace.org. Part of WQXR’s Bach marathon, broadcasting/streaming his complete works starting 3/21 to possibly wretched excess (Bach yoga playlists – who knew Bach was into yoga?):

3/28-31 trumpeter Dave Douglas plays a birthday stand with a killer band – Jon Irabagon – tenor saxophone; Matt Mitchell – piano; Linda Oh – bass; Rudy Royston – drums 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 Fri-Sat

3/28, 8 PM the LA Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel play Vivier:  Zipangu; Debussy: La mer; Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 tix avail.

3/28-29, 8 PM avant string quartet ETHEL, Speak Percussion and the Kaj Ensemble play premieres from Kevin James’ Vanishing Languages project at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

3/28, 8 PM eclectic, tuneful baritone saxophonist Claire Daly leads a quartet at Birdland.

3/28, 8 PM trombone quartet Guidonian Hand play new works by Eve Beglarian, Rob Deemer, Chris Goddard and Alex Weiser at the Gershwin Hotel, $15/$10 stud

3/28, 8 PM the Nat Osborn Band – whose New Orleans sounds come across somewhere in between Dr. John and Brother Joscephus – at le Poisson Rouge

3/28, 8 PM the Bushwick Book Club “presents new songs inspired by Sherlock Holmes. All four novels and 56 stories are fair game for new songs by the Adventures of Kaila and The Kid, Casey Holford, Dan and Rachel, Natti Vogel, Phoebe Kreutz, Phil Andrews and the Debutante Hour’s Susan Hwang” at Culturefix. “Violin playing, pipe smoking [mainlining cocaine?], impeccable sleuthing are all encouraged, but not mandatory.”

3/28, 8:30 PM gypsy chanteuse and Berthold Brecht descendant Sanda Weigl with an amazing band Gael Rouilhac, guitar; Jake Shulman-Ment, violin; Pablo Aslan, bass; Nick Anderson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/28, 8:30 PM pensive, misty, nonchalantly smart Australian jazz/soul chanteuse/pianist Shameem at Billie’s Black, 271 W 119th St, free.

3/28, 8:30/10:30 PM Sharel Cassity on saxophone with Dezron Douglas on bass and EJ Strickland on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

3/28, 9 PM theatrical oldtime jug band music with the Salt Cracker Crazies at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

3/28, 9:30 PM Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party plays Ellington’s Far East Suite at Joe’s Pub, $16, this is gonna be awesome!

3/28, 10 PM jazz piano tunesmith JP Schlegelmilch plays a solo album release show for his new one at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/28 11ish ambient soundscape guitarist Grey McMurray followed by sly boudoir soul group Smoota at the  new Living Theatre space in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural center, 107 Suffolk St on the LES, $10

3/28, 11 PM Quiet Lights play their pensive ethereal shoegaze/atmospheric/slowcore stuff at Union Hall, $8.

3/29-30, 5 PM Katie Kresek, violin and Betsy DiFelice, piano play works by Bartók, Dvorak, Mozart, Ravel, Shostakovich, and Talbot at the Metropolitan Museum of Art balcony bar, free w/museum adm

3/29, 7ish (early), wildly funky bhangra brass band Red Baraat play a Di