You may have noticed that this blog has been going off script A LOT lately. But surprises are fun…unless it’s because the trains aren’t running, and that means it’s time to go to plan B. Here’s what’s on the slate, subject to change if the MTA throws a wrench in the works:

  • This amazing singer blends haunting, otherworldly Indian ghazals with classic oldschool American soul sounds
  • Enigmatic, cinematic, distantly menacing instrumentals from one of the New York area’s most distinctive bands – think Big Lazy, but a little jazzier…
  • A blistering, epic metal twinbill in Bushwick of all places
  • The godfather of powerpop goes slumming at an iconic Brooklyn dive
  • This fearless violinist continues to dazzle the new-music world
  • Wild, rustic Dominican beach party sounds
  • This 20-something trumpeter made a huge splash with Vijay Iyer’s band, but his own compositions are also awfully cool
  • These volcanic garage punks rival the Cramps for reverb-drenched menace
  • The first violinist of one of the world’s most entertaining string quartets puts out an epic album of solo J.S. Bach works
  • This rugged Canadian individualist is as fascinating on guitar as he is on the oud