Getting back on track after the computer crash with the hope of returning to the same kind of carefully planned schedule that went completely haywire mid-month.

In the meantime, here’s what’s on the slate, subject to change if there’s train trouble:

  • A hilarious, charismatic, totally badass, politically fearless New Orleans chanteuse
  • Brass-fueled live bhangra wedding music from India. This stuff is insanely fun!
  • Grey-sky girl-down-the-well songwriting from a Nordic chamber-pop singer
  • Brand-new NYC concert calendar for March and April coming 3/1. Game plan is to have something as close to complete as possible up by then, i.e. the usual hundreds of listings, and then to update it as new info comes in every day.
  • A playful update on classic klezmer dances and dirges…now where the hell is that cd?
  • A colorful, opinionated new book from a global music iconoclast
  • An oldschool soul singer ready to step up and fill the shoes left behind by the great Sharon Jones
  • Psychedelic garage rock coming to Berlin – the East Village club, that is
  • A current-day bass legend joins forces with an avant garde icon and a world-class cellist in midtown. Guess who!
  • Other possibilities: classical versions of Wu-tang Clan classics (no joke!); a new Portuguese talent puts new energy into plaintive old laments;  a haunting dreampop bandleader; even more haunting folk noir from an auspicious, brand new duo; and a twisted Blondie cover band. Stay tuned. It’s gonna take more than a computer crash to silence New York Music Daily!