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 back in February.

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

  • A new monthly concert calendar for Manhattan, Brooklyn and the other three boroughs of NYC coming May 1
  • A badass, irrepressible, wildly irreverent Japanese klezmer/Romany sister duo
  • A similarly badass female-fronted paisley underground psychedelic band
  • Careening, eclectic, sharply lyrical, noisy rock from Brooklyn’s hottest current touring act
  • An Argentine avant-jazz songbird reinvents the music of legendary Chilean singer Violeta Parra
  • One of the world’s great Romany jazz guitarists branches out into psychedelic rock
  • A Middle Eastern jazz icon releases a long overdue live album
  • The greatest noir jazz pianist of our time (and maybe ever) puts out a typically amazing new duo album of vocal tunes
  • A hotshot klezmer reedman continues his amazing Brooklyn residency
  • Brooklyn’s wildest, most eclectic, vintage soul-inspired indie rockers
  • Other possibilities; distinctive pastoral jazz coming out of an unexpected Brooklyn neighborhood; a colorful, opinionated new book from a global music iconoclast