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JAZZ, CLASSICAL MUSIC AND THE ARTS IN NEW YORK CITY

NYC Live Music Calendar Plus Other Events for August-September 2009

Hey – this isn’t the latest club calendar – this is.

Weekly events first, followed by the daily calendar. Because we get some of this info weeks in advance, it’s always good to check with the club (see our venues page) to make sure the show you’re interested in seeing is still happening…check out the weekly shows too, lots of good stuff going on! Apologies for the occasional crazy spacing and fonts…

The Latino Music Festival at the Queens Theatre in the Park runs through Aug 9; their multi-show ticket packages are your best value.

Fans of surrealist art should check out Marzie Nejad’s site (she’s rocker Haale’s mom). No word on a show, but stay tuned.

Some amazing, brightly rendered images from now-nonagenarian painter Mayer Kirshenblatt: They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust is up at the Jewish Museum, Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street through 10/1. He’s 92 now, started painting from memory at 73. Some it a little schmaltzy but most of it is not, a sly, exuberant and triumphantly vital body of work.

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

Sundays from half past noon to 3:30 PM, bluegrass cats Freshly Baked (f.k.a. Graveyard Shift), featuring excellent, incisive fiddle player Diane Stockwell play Nolita House (upstairs over Botanica at 47 E Houston). Free drink with your entree.

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 jazz/reggae/blues 8-string guitarist Charlie Hunter plays a residency 8 PM at Rose Bar in Williamsburg

Every Sunday, hip-hop MC Big Zoo hosts the long-running End of the Weak rap showcase at the Pyramid, 9 PM, admission $5 before 10, $7 afterward. This is one of the best places to discover some of the hottest under-the-radar hip-hop talent, both short cameos as well as longer sets from both newcomers and established vets.

Mondays at the Fat Cat the Heun Choi String Quartet play a wide repertoire of chamber music from Bach to Shostakovich starting at 7

Mondays at the Jazz Standard it’s all Mingus, whether with the Mingus Orchestra, Big Band or Mingus Dynasty: you know the material and the players are all first rate. Sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25 and worth it.

Mondays through the summer til September (when it moves back to Thursdays), at the Delancey on the main floor, 9 PMish Botanica frontman and master of menace Paul Wallfisch presents the edgiest weekly music series in town, playfully called Small Beast, an international mix of some of the most intelligent (and frequently darkest) performers passing through town. It’s free and there’s always some kind of drink special or freebee. If you wish Tonic was still open, Wallfisch is keeping the flame alive. He typically opens the night solo on piano, reason enough to put this on your calendar. August artists include Thomas Simon, Vera Beren, Bliss Blood, Curtis Eller, Alice Texas, We Intersect and more.

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).

Also Mondays the free reggae show that used to be held at Rehab has gravitated to SOB’s, 9ish, free w/rsvp to rsvp@jamrockmagazine.com, 21 and over.

Also Mondays in September the Barbes house band, Chicha Libre plays there starting around 9:30. They’ve singlehandedly resurrected an amazing subgenre, chicha, which was popular in the Peruvian Amazon in the late 60s and early 70s. With electric accordion, cuatro, surf guitar and a boisterous rhythm section, their mix of obscure classics and originals is one of the funnest, most danceable things you’ll witness this year. Perhaps not so strangely, they sound a lot like Finnish surf rockers Laika and the Cosmonauts in their most imaginative moments.

Also Mondays in August Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting around 11 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, frequently salacious original gospel songs and is one of the great live performers of our time. Moist Paula from Moisturizer is the lead soloist on baritone sax.

Tuesdays in August Stephane Wrembel plays the rooftop bar at the Empire Hotel, 44 West 63rd Street at Broadway, 6:30 PM. The guitarist has few if any equals as an interpreter of Django Reinhardt, but it’s where he takes the gypsy jazz influence in his own remarkably original, psychedelic writing – and what he brings to the Django stuff – that makes all the difference. One of the most interesting players in any style of music, anywhere in the world. He’s also at Barbes on Sundays at 9.

Tuesdays the boisterous and very popular brass-heavy gypsy jazz band Slavic Soul Party plays Barbes at 9. Get here as soon as you can as the opening act is usually popular as well.

Tuesdays in September at Rose Bar, free,  trumpeter Avishai Cohen brings a different trio, sets 9/11 PM: September 1st: Matt Penman – Bass, Justin Brown – Drums; September 8th: Jason Lindner – Piano, Nasheet Waits – Drums; September 15th (midnight set only): w/Nasheet Waits – Drums; September 22nd: Matt Penman – Bass, Nasheet Waits – Drums

Tuesdays in August the Dred Scott Trio play astonishingly smart, dark piano jazz at the Rockwood at midnight.

Wednesdays in August at Puppets Jazz Bar in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 7 PM superb latin jazz composer Arturo O’Farrill solo on piano ($10 cover) followed at 9 by trumpeter John McNeil’s group feat. Noah Preminger on tenor.

Every Wednesday, Michael Arenella & the Dreamland Dance Band play sly yet boisterous oldtimey hot jazz at the Clover Club, 210 Smith St. (Butler/Baltic) in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, 8:30 -10:30 PM.

Every Wednesday in  August, Will Scott and drummer Wylie Wirth play mesmerizing, hypnotic, completely authentic Mississippi hill country blues along with Scott’s own melodic, tuneful blues originals at 68 Jay St. Bar in Dumbo, starting around 8:30 PM. Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside and Asie Payton are sadly gone but Scott continues their tradition of music that is as danceable as it is trance-inducing, and does his influences justice.

Fridays in August for two-for-one happy hour at Lakeside Michael Chandler and Johnny Vignault of the amazing Lost Crusaders play their snarling, kick-ass blend of gospel and garage rock, 7 PM

Friday nights in August at the Fat Cat, 8:30 PM it’s the soulful, understated Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens.

Fridays there’s live Mediterranean music – Greek- Arabic, Turkish Armenian, Israeli fusion with Mike Stoupakis, Christos Zavolas, Sofia on on vocals, Elias Sarkar-oud/vocals, Kostas Konstantinou – drums,  plus bellydancers at Lafayette Grill & Bar, 54 Franklin St., downtown,$20 cover, 10ish, free after 1 AM.

Saturdays in August at Spikehill terse, imaginative jazz chanteuse Calley Bliss and her band at 3 PM.

8/1 WFUV will broadcast live performances from Tift Merritt, Billy Bragg, the Avett Brothers, Gillian Welch, headliner Pete Seeger and others on Saturday, August 1 from 12:00-5:00 PM at this year’s Newport Folk Festival.  In addition, WFUV and NPR will webcast all the weekend’s performances.

8/1 Chilean pioneers Inti-Illimani play 3 PM for free at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, then at night with Canadian Algerian music innovator Francesca Gagnon at the Queens Theatre in the Park, 8:30 PM, adv tix $28 in the multi-show package highly recommended.

8/1 Hawke & Owl and the Flanks playing oldtime country and Americana, 4 PM  at the F train station at Riverwalk Commons, Roosevelt Island.

8/1, 7 PM Brazz Tree play fiery acoustic soul/funk at Joe’s Pub $15

8/1, 7 PM ubiquitous Americana guitarmeister Homeboy Steve plays solo at Banjo Jim’s.

8/1 Jennifer O’Connor 7:30 PM at Union Hall $12 She’ also there again on 8/22 at 8 for the same price.

8/1 hypnotic, amazing oud-driven Levantine dance band Layali el Andalus followed by wickedly fun barrelhouse blues band the 4th St. Nite Owls at Barbes, 8 PM

8/1 funk band the Rozatones at Bowery Poetry Club, time TBA. Charismatic frontwoman with a powerful soul wail, an ornate art-rock sensibility and occasional Balkan overtones. Good stuff.

8/1, 8 PM Urban Sun play funk on the Rocks Off Concert Cruise, boarding at 7 at 23rd and the FDR, adv tix $20 highly recommended.

8/1, 10 PM, $10,  fiery blues guitarist John D’Amato followed by New Orleans style soul belter Jordan Valentine & her band the Sunday Saints at midnight at the Cornelia St. Cafe.

8/1, 11 PM tight, fun funksters Baby Daddy at the Parkside followed by at midnight by a supposedly good blues cover band, Speedo & The Boys

8/2 brilliantly artsy keydoardist/composer/pop purist Greta Gertler plays Bunker Fest at Union Hall around 5:30 PM, also sitting in with other acts on the bill. This is the inaugural festival of rock musicians who write, rehearse and record at mysterious Bunker  studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Also performances by headliners the Exotic Profiles (featuring Peter Langland-Hassan, guitarist Clint Newman, drummer Adam D Gold and bass player, Bob Van Pelt), along with Chris Moore, Tom Gavin, (Fiery Furnaces), Mike Goodman, powerpop guitar genius Pete Galub, Vitamin-D and others.

Mon Aug 3, 7:30 PM, Toumani Diabate (Malian kora virtuoso) at Central Park Summerstage, free.

Also Mon Aug 3, 8:30 PM noir and charismatic siren Vera Beren & Vovete and psychedelic atmospheric rocker Thomas Simon at Small Beast at the Delancey.

Tues Aug 4, 9 PM the Grendel Babies – goth/classical/art-rock piano, violin and vocals at Fontana’s, $7

Also Tues Aug 4, moody atmospheric downtempo/shoegaze rockers El Jezel at Public Assembly 9:15 PM

Also Tues Aug 4, Brazilian jazz guitarist Paul Meyers with Donny McCaslin, Helio Alves, Leo Traversa, Vanderlei Pereira at Zinc Bar, 9:30 PM

Also Tues Aug 4, rockabilly guitar goddess Rosie Flores at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

Also Tues Aug 4 Glasspipe play garage punk  at Trash Bar, 11 PM

Weds Aug 5-9 Asphalt Orchestra – a Bang on a Can spinoff doing artsy instrumental covers from a playfully diverse number of genres, marching-band style,  7 PM at Lincoln Center Plaza, free

Also Weds Aug 5, 7:30 PM Iraqi trumpet pioneer Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers Large Ensemble and the Dave Brubeck Quartet with special guest soloist oud/violin virtuoso Simon Shaheen at Damrosch Park. Wow!

Also Weds Aug 5, Jay Leonhart solo on bass followed by the Gerald Clayton Trio at Smalls 7:30 PM

Also Weds Aug 5, bossa siren Sasha Dobson and band at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM.

Also Weds Aug 5, 8 PM Israeli-Uruguayan candombe jazz chanteuse Sabrina Lastman at the Queens Theatre in the Park, 8 PM, adv tix $13 in the multi-show package highly recommended

Also Weds Aug 5, Hank & Cupcakes at Bowery Poetry Club, 10 PM,  free, followed by Hungry Hungry Ghost and their similarly playful retro 80s synthpop stylings ; also at Bruar Falls on 8/15 at 10:30 PM

Also Weds Aug 5, retro Americana chanteuse Julia Haltigan & the Hooligans at Lakeside 10 PM

Also Weds Aug 5, 10 PM the Noah Preminger Quartet with the astonishing Rudy Royston on drums at 55 Bar

Thurs Aug 6 Malian desert blues guitar goddess Rokia Traore at Metrotech Park at noon.

Also Thurs Aug 6, 7 PM a happy hour set by Americana guitarist Chris Erikson & the Wayward Puritans followed by dusky, brilliantly lyrical southwestern gothic/Americana band Tandy at 10 at Lakeside

Also Thurs Aug 6-9 vocal jazz legend Ernestine Anderson at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM $30

Also Thurs Aug 6, 8 PM Catherine McRae and Dennis Cronin of the Quavers play rare solo sets at Barbes

Also Thurs Aug 6, 8:30ish noir retro 60s songwriter Nicole Atkins & the Sea at the Bell House $15 gen adm

Also Thurs Aug 6, fiery country twangmeisters the Boss Tweed Band at Union Hall 8 PM $10 adv tix available

Also Thurs Aug 6,8:45 PM conscious hip-hop from Sierra Leone with Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew feat. special guest baritone sax goddess Paula Henderson from Moisturizer at Lincoln Center Plaza, free

Also Thurs Aug 6, 9 PM the Joris Teepe Group – who have a boisterous big-band cd just out –  at Smalls

Also Thurs Aug 6, Masters of Tashkent at Tea Lounge in Brooklyn, 10ish with kanun and oud plus a jazz band.

Also Thurs Aug 6,midnight Jim Oblon plays stoner electric guitar blues at Trash.

Fri Aug 7 the reliably romantic but edgy Moonlighters play for free at half past noon at J&R Music World, 23 Park Row downtown, 4/6/J/M to Chambers St. Later they play the cd release show for their amazing new one Enchanted at Barbes at 10 PM.

Also Fri Aug 7 sprawling oldtime Americana band the Woes at Terra Blues, 7 PM

Also Fri Aug 7, the Plumbers play “Tex-Mex-Calypso-billy” at Sinatra Park, Sinatra Dr. btwn 4th & 5th Sts.,  Hoboken, 7 PM, free

Also Fri Aug 7, 7:30 PM Raul Midon and Rokia Traore at Damrosch Park

Also Fri Aug 7, 8 PM at Bargemusic Yoed Nir plays the Six Bach Suites for Solo Cello and Beyond plus an improv, $35.

Also Fri Aug 7, 8:30ish tuneful psychedelic purist rock/pop songwriter Damian Quinones at Don Pedro’s.

Also Fri Aug 7, best show of the year, at Trash Bar – the angry, alienated indie Warm Hats at 8, then eventually smart catchy garage/janglemeistress  Palmyra Delran at 10, the incomparably apropos, funny, charismatic Brooklyn What at 11 PM  plus wildly danceable gypsy-ska-rock-en-Espanol shapeshifters Escarioka at midnight.   Very cool, succinct Brooklyn What interview here.

Also Fri Aug 7, the Hard Times play reggae and ska at Shrine uptown, 9 PM

Also Fri Aug 7 the Second Fiddles play 1920’s swing and bluegrass stringband stuff, 10 PM at Two Boots Brooklyn

Also Fri Aug 7, 10ish  at Tea Lounge in Brooklyn the Noah Preminger Group feat. Noah Preminger (sax), Dan Voss (sax), Dan Tepfer (piano), Aidan Carroll (bass), Diego Voglino (drums)

Also Fri Aug 7, the Boss Guitars play surf classics at Banjo Jim’s, midnight

Sat Aug 8, 7 PM at Prospect Park Bandshell Big Daddy Kane (with special guests TBA), plus a screening of the documentary BDK: The Big Daddy Kane Story

Also Sat Aug 8, 7 PM smart, dark garage rocker Lorraine Leckie and Her Demons at Banjo Jim’s

Also Sat Aug 8, retro French chason revivalists Les Chauds Lapins and then catchy low-register Cuban dance quintet Gato Loco at Barbes, 8 PM.

Also Sat Aug 8, 8 PM Bacchus King play math rock  with a social awareness at Trash followed eventually at 10 by Paul Bernstein & His Wide Stance’s parody of 70s metal, disco and glam

Also Sat Aug 8, Bobby Radcliff plays ferocious electric blues, 8 PM at Lucille’s

Also Sat Aug 8, 9 PM two comedic chanteuses: the bluesy Tinkerbel Tompsin at 9 PM followed by the fearless, soul-influenced ukelele siren Jen Kwok at 10 at the Jalopy Theatre.

Also Sat Aug 8, 9 PM the Doc Marshalls play zydeco and honkytonk at Union Hall

Also Sat Aug 8, International Generation play roots reggae at Shrine uptown, 10 PM.

Also Sat Aug 8, Simon & the Bar Sinisters play furious, funny punk, surf and rockabilly at Lakeside 10:15ish

Also Sat Aug 8, 10:30 PM fiery lyrical indie rockers the Brixton Riot at Maxwell’s.

Also Sat Aug 8, the pretty self-explanatory Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

Also Sat Aug 8, Americana chanteuse Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds at the Rockwood, 11 PM followed by fun retro new wave dance duo Hank & Cupcakes at midnight. Sister Sparrow are also there on 8/15 at 11.

Sun Aug 9, Metropolitan Klezmer at City Winery 11:30 AM-ish, $10. Children 13 and under are free for the music, no minimum.

Also Sun Aug 9, dark shoegaze rockers Susu play the free all day bbq at Legion Bar, corner of Humboldt & Metropolitan in Wburg. They’re also at Spikehill on 8/14 at midnight

Also Sun Aug 9, 6 PM the Jim Campilongo Electric Trio play noir Americana rock, western swing and jazz at 55 Bar.

Also Sun Aug 9, 6:45 PM amusing 70s style prog rock satirists Progressive Dementia at Otto’s

Also Sun Aug 9, 7 PM deliriously danceable gypsy rockers Romashka at Pier One on the upper west

Also Sun Aug 9, 8 PM the Electric Prunes and a Love cover band at B.B. King’s, adv tix $30

Also Sun Aug 9, 11 PM former Come and Steve Wynn lead guitarist Chris Brokaw at Bruar Falls in Williamsburg.

Also Sun Aug 9, 11 PM catchy soulful downtempo keyboard pop trio Mattison at Coco 66.

Also Sun Aug 9, 11 PM goth-ish rock frontwoman Betty Black at Fontana’s.

Mon Aug 10 powerful, charismatic goth art-rock siren/pianist Vera Beren plus special guests at the Derlancey, 8:30 PM

Also Mon Aug 10 artsy avant string rock quartet Rescue Bird at Pete’s, 9:30 PM

Tues Aug 11 the Budos Band in the parking lot at Spring and Varick, 5 PM.

Also Tues Aug 11, 8 PM Quixote play lo-fi noir cabaret and rock with occasional ornate flourishes at Trash followed eventually at 10 by Mrs. Danvers who do slinky, funny, sexy dance-rock/indie-funk with soaring trumpet and keys.

Also Tues Aug 11-16 the JD Allen Trio with Rudy Royston on drums and Gregg August on bass  at the Vanguard, sets at 9 and 11. There is no composer so on top of his game – in any style of music – as this unassuming tenor sax guy is right now. The show will be broadcast live on 8/12 on NPR’s  Live at the Village Vanguard. You can also catch them live on 8/12 at 12:40 PM on Lenny Lopate on WNYC

Weds Aug 12, 7 PM  golden age hip-hop with Black Moon and Smif n Wessun with a live band at Brower Park, Brooklyn Ave. & Park Pl. between Kingston & Brooklyn Aves., Bed-Stuy, 3 train to Kingston Ave.

Also Weds Aug 12, 7 PM Red Baraat Festival at Lincoln Center Plaza

Also Weds Aug 12, 7 PM the Wu-tang’s’s Raekwon on his Shaolin home turf at Mahoney Playground, Beechwood Ave., Crescent Ave., Cleveland St. & Jersey St.

Also Weds Aug 12, 8 PM what’s left of the Wailers at BB King’s $25 adv tix, note that Family Man Barrett is not on bass, but they still have Al Anderson on guitar.

Also Weds Aug 12, and again on 8/14 at Bargemusic, 8 PM both dates, Olga Vinokur, piano plays Medtner: Canzona Matinata from Forgotten Melodies, Second Cycle, Op. 39, No. 4 in G Major; Scriabin: Selections from the Etudes, Op. 8 and 42, Two Poems, Op. 32; Prokofiev: Sonata No. 3 in a minor, Op. 28; Rachmaninoff: Six Moments Musicaux, Op. 16, $35

Also Weds Aug 12, oldtimey Americana hellraisers the Woes at 9:30 PM at Coco 66 followed at 11 by gypsy punks the Stumblebum Brass Band.

Also Weds Aug 12, 9 PM Luther Wright and the Wrongs play bluegrass – and maybe Floyd covers – at Hill Country.

Also Weds Aug 12, blues guitar and keyboard legend Lucky Peterson at Terra Blues, 10 PM.

Also Weds Aug 12, brilliantly funny, subtly retro pre-rockabilly band Susquehanna Industrial Tool and Die Co. at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

Also Weds Aug 12, 9  PM at Trash – Third Border which is Ben Miller’s band (he played sax from Destroy All Monsters, playing guitar now); at 10 Peter Rabbit & the Killer Carrots’ punkish jazz, then at 11 Lunch During Wartime – dark edgy indie, loud or quiet. They do a song about Rubulad.

Thurs Aug 13 a campy night of gay icons with the Donnas, Pat Benatar and Blondie at Asser Levy Park, Coney Island, 7:30 PM

Also Thurs Aug 13, Robert Gordon, guitarist Chris Spedding,  Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats  and Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock doing rockabilly 8 PM at B.B.King’s adv tix $25

Also Thurs Aug 13, Luther Wright and the Wrongs and the Jack Grace Band on a double bill, trading sets at Rodeo Bar 9:30ish

Also Thurs Aug 13 Tango Conspiracy at Caffe Vivaldi, 9:30 PM  – sort of like Massive Attack doing tango nuevo.

Also Thurs Aug 13, brilliant soul/janglerock band the Disclaimers, with their two charismatic frontwomen, guitars and keys at Spikehill, 10 PM.

Also Thurs Aug 13,10:30ish the funniest and most acerbic post-bop improv jazz combo around, Mostly Other People Do the Killing at Zebulon.

Fri Aug 14, 6 PM jazz downtempo crew das Vibenbass at the Rockwood

Also Fri Aug 14, 7 PM Slavic Soul Party at Lincoln Center North Plaza.

Also Fri Aug 14, Klezmer4 – the only Brazilian band in the 2008 Klezfiesta – at Drom, 7 PM $10 adv tix recommended.

Also Fri Aug 14-15 Brad Mehldau, Peter Washington and Joe Farnsworth at Smoke uptown, $30 sets at  8, 10 & 11:30.

Also Thurs Aug 14 at Ace of Clubs a country/cowpunk night starting at 8 with Jason Wilder Evans, Sterling Peirce, the Dirt Luck Outlaws and I’ll Be John Brown around 11.

Also Fri Aug 14 country siren Drina & the Deep Blue Sea 8 PM at Banjo Jim’s (it’s her bday party) followed by Lil’ Mo and the Monicats at 9, Alana & the Rough Gems (another bday girl) at 10, then at 11 Demolition String Band kuntry karaoke – omg – an insanely fun night

Also Fri Aug 14 rockabilly/surf/roots music originals Catspaw at the Delancey 8 PM

Also Fri Aug 14, 9 PM stark, haunting cello rockers Pearl & the Beard at Union Pool

Also Fri Aug 14, 9 PM at the Cornelia St Cafe – Jacob Sacks on piano plus Yoon Sun Choi on vocals. Sacks plays a short solo set, and after with vocalist Choi doing  new works based on Emily Dickinson poems.

Also Fri Aug 14, two-bass garage rockers Sister Anne at Southpaw, 9:30 PM.

Also Fri Aug 14, yummy string jazz at Tea Lounge in Brooklyn, 10ish with Tom Swafford String Power: Tom Swafford (violin), Helen Yee (violin), Curtis Stewart (violin), Jen Wanamaker (violin), Mark Chung (violin), Jeff Young (violin), Jim Altieri (violin), Leanne Darling (viola), Andi Hemmingway (viola), Nicole Federici (viola), Brian Sanders (cello), Jody Redhage (cello), Mark Drehmann (bass)

Also Fri Aug 14, Indian marching band  Red Baraat Festival at Barbes 10 PM

Also Fri Aug 14, Tall Tall Trees play country and other rustic stuff at Pete’s, 10 PM.

Also Fri Aug 14, 10 PM delirious New Orleans soul and second-line stuff with Brother Joscephus and the Rebirth Brass Band at Sullivan Hall, $20 adv tic rec.

Also Fri Aug 14 at Spikehill, 11 PM powerful all-female punk/noise rockers Beluga followed at midnight by Susu

Also Fri Aug 14, 11 PM at the Bitter End – funk band Captain Coconut, roots  reggae Toussaint Liberator & Buru Style and then ornate retro 70s early Genesis-style art-rock band Igor’s Egg.

Also Fri Aug 14, 11ish Zaza plays the cd release show for their new one at the Cameo Gallery out back of the Loving Cup Cafe in Williamsburg.

Also Fri Aug 14,11:30PM-1:00AM there’s open bar at Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave. at Driggs) in Williamsburg. Just so you know.

Sat Aug 15 surf bands on the Coney Island Boardwalk starting around 3 including Mr. Action & The Boss Guitars, Bongo Surf, Reverb Galaxy,The Supertones, The Octomen, with amusingly theatrical horror-rock supergroup Witches in Bikinis headlineat  7 PM. WIB are also here on 8/22 at 7.

Also Sat Aug 15, 6 PM cosmopolitan country/jazz chanteuse Hope DeBates & North Forty at 55 Bar

Also Sat Aug 15, 8 PM at Bargemusic the Amernet String Quartet play the Haydn String Quartet No. 14 in E-Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2, Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 4 in e minor, Op. 44, No. 2. Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11, $35.

Also Sat Aug 15, Alash sing Tuvan throat-songs at Barbes 8 PM followed by the Jug Addicts at 10.

Also Sat Aug 15, 9 PM fiery, tuneful, artsy rock en Espanol and English too with New Madrid at the Cameo Gallery out back of the Loving Cup Cafe in Williamsburg.

Also Sat Aug 15, alt-country guitar genius Bill Kirchen at Hill Country 10 PM

Also Sat Aug 15, Spanking Charlene – NYC’s answer to X –  11 PM at Lakeside

Also Sat Aug 15, 11:30 PM dark brilliantly lyrical rocker Daniel Bernstein at Sidewalk.

Sun Aug 16, 9 PM fun, devious female-fronted ska band Across the Aisle at Trash Bar

Also Sun Aug 16, haunting, atmospheric chanteuse Larkin Grimm at Sidewalk 10 PM

Mon Aug 17 Tim Eriksen, pioneering string player blending of oldtimey Americana with the avante-garde plays Massachusetts murder ballads at the Blue Note, sets 8 and 10:30 PM, tix only $10 or $5 at the bar. “Northern roots is New England music of life and death, not bed and breakfast. It’s half way between Irish and Appalachian with a Yankee twist.”

Also Mon Aug 17 Paul Wallfisch, Bliss Blood and Curtis Eller at Small Beast at the Delancey, 8:30 PM

Tues Aug 18 at the Delancey a quartet of female-fronted acts starting at 7:30 with the Americana stylings of Kathleen Mock, the jazzy sounds of Grace McLean at 8:30, Vanessa Boyd’s Lilith Fair stuff after that and at 10:30 a rare acoustic show featuring platinum-haired siren Sarah Mucho and guitarist Kurt Leege of System Noise.

Also Tues Aug 18 the Breeders at Bowery Ballroom are SOLD OUT

Also Tues Aug 18 Alex Kontrovich’s Deep Minor – the Klez Dispensers’ clarinetist with guitarist Jay Vilnai, Ruben Radding on bass, Aaron Alexander on drums, 8 PM at Drom.

Also Tues Aug 18, 8 PM the Mighty Regis, a Celtic punk band in the tradition of the Pogues, play the Rockwood. They’re also at Kenny’s Castaways at 8 on 8/19.

Also Tues Aug 18 alt-country from Australia with Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson at Joe’s Pub – shows 9:30/11:30 $25

Weds Aug 19, 7 PM golden-age hip-hop from the Dirty Jerz with Naughty by Nature on Shaolin at Mahoney Playground, Beechwood Ave., Crescent Ave., Cleveland St. & Jersey St.

Also Weds Aug 19, 8 PM original, interesting avant-classical ensemble Build play Barbes, 8 PM, $10 cover.

Also Weds Aug 19, the Ila Cantor Group plays innovative original guitar jazz at the Cornelia St. Cafe, 8:30 PM, $10.

Also Weds Aug 19, wild, ornate cello rock band  Blues in Space at le Poisson Rouge, 10 PM

Also Weds Aug 19, sophisticated Americana chanteuse Julia Haltigan and the Hooligans at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

Thurs Aug 20, 7:30 PM Pamelia Kurstin solo on theremin and then noir, atmospheric gypsy/blues combo Barbez at le Poisson Rouge, $12 gen adm

Also Thurs Aug 20 intriguingly psychedelic funksters Buzz Universe aboard the Rocks Off Concert Cruise, boarding at 8 at 23rd and the FDR, adv tix $20 highly recommended.

Also Thurs Aug 20, 8 PM the supposedly timeless, vigorous Moody Blues at the Beacon Theatre $39.50 no svce charge if purchased at the Beacon box office

Also Thurs Aug 20, ageless roots reggae crooner Gregory Isaacs at BB King’s 8 PM adv tix $22.50

Also Thurs Aug 20, 9 PM, smart, haunting, bracing indie rockers Bern & the Brights at Think Coffee, 248 Mercer St., Soho

Also Thurs Aug 20, indie/Americana legends the Silos at Lakeside 10 PM

Also Thurs Aug 20, eerie bluespunks the Five Points Band at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

Fri Aug 21, 8 PM the innovative Alex Meixner & Guy Klucevsek accordion duo at Barbes ($10 cover) followed at 10 by the wild country sound of the Jack Grace Band

Also Fri Aug 21 at Banjo Jim’s 10 PM Li’l Mo & the Monicats  play rockabilly followed by the fiery, rocking  electrified bluegrass Demolition String Band at midnight.

Also Fri Aug 21 the Boss Guitars play classic surf covers at Lakeside, 11 PM.

Also Fri Aug 21 Mystic Dub play hypnotic oldschool roots reggae/dub at Shrine, 10 PM. Theyr’e also at Sidewalk on midnight on 8/27!?!

Sat Aug 22 Chicha Libre at the F train station at Riverwalk Commons, Roosevelt Island, 4 PM.

Also Sat Aug 22 the eclectic Brooklyn rockers the John Sharples Band 8 PM and later at 10the incomparable noir showman/keyboardist/singer  Tom Warnick & World’s Fair at the Parkside.

Also Sat Aug 22 Plastic Beef night at Freddy’s starting around 8, the bill includes devious, tight funk band Baby Daddy plus brilliantly lyrical underground rock chanteuse Livia Hoffman.

Also Sat Aug 22 dark literate rocker Jennifer O’Connor, 8 PM at Union Hall

Also Sat Aug 22, 8 PM Daria Grace & the Prewar Ponies’ charming oldtimey songs at Barbes, 8 PM.

Also Sat Aug 22, it’s reggae/dub night – Rebelution with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and Iration, 8 PM at the Gramercy Theatre, adv tix $17

Also Sat Aug 22 Michael Arenella and His 12-piece Dreamland Orchestra play brilliant 1920s swing jazz obscurities, 9 PM at the Green Building, 450 Union Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn, $30 includes OPEN BAR.

Also Sat Aug 22, ambient new-music megaplex  Burnt Sugar’s 10th anniversary show at Joe’s Pub 9:30 PM $15

Also Sat Aug 22,Magges play Greek hellraising and drinking songs at Mehanata 10 PM,  free before 10:30

Also Sat Aug 22, hilariously un-PC comic punk rockers Custard Wally play Hank’s, 10 PM.

Also Sat Aug 22, soul/funk siren Bethany Saint Smith & the Gun Show at Lakeside, 11 PM

Also Sat Aug 22, hot new retro 80s new wave rockers the New Collisions at the Bitter End 11 PM

Also Sat Aug 22, 11 PM devious, brilliantly lyrical oldtimey chanteuse  Kelli Rae Powell – inventor of the drinkaby (drinking lullaby) –  followed at midnight by the Serena Jean Band at Hill Country

Sun Aug 23 ferocious, dark surf marauders the Coffin Daggers and los Straitjackets at Maxwell’s, 8:30 PM, $13 adv tix

Also Sun Aug 23 Nikolai Kolev of the celebrated Kolev Family playing traditional Bulgarian music at Barbes at 7 followed by Stephane Wrembel at 9.

Also Sun Aug 23-24, 8 PM at Smalls the Neal Smith Group with Neal Smith – drums; Mulgrew Miller – piano; Eric Alexander – tenor; Steve Wilson – alto; Dezron Douglas – bass.

Also Sun Aug 23, 9:30 PM Menage a Twang play funny, occasionally biting, socially aware, women-friendly comedic songs at Union Hall.

Also Sun Aug 23 Van Hayride play sick country Van Halen covers at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

Mon Aug 24 Paul Wallfisch, Alice Texas and We Intersect at Small Beast at the Delancey, 8:30 PM

Also Mon Aug 24 Daria Grace and the Pre-War Ponies at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

Tues Aug 25, 8 PM Ninth House’s dark baritone crooner Mark Sinnis doing his Nashville gothic stuff at Pete’s, 8 PM

Also Tues Aug 25-30 widely sampled 70s jazz vibraphonist Roy Ayers at the Blue Note, bar seating $20, tables $30, sets at 8/10:30 PM.

Also Tues Aug 25 the Fox Hunt playing goth-bluegrass at Caffe Vivaldi, 8 PM. They’re also at Arlene’s on 8/26 at 10 and at the National Underground on 8/27 at 9.

Also Tues Aug 25 the Somebodies play Lakeside, 9 PM. Last winter at Spikehill, this band played one of the best shows the crew here saw all year. Their nebulously anthemic, catchy, artsy pop songs can be jangly, crunchy or even lush. They have a keyboard, a casually charismatic frontman and the Disclaimers‘ excellent drummer. We would have reviewed that show of theirs last year but we were too drunk.

Also Tues Aug 25, 10ish surf/garage/shoegaze rock with the Vivian Girls at Death by Audio.

Also Tues Aug 25 the Second Fiddles play oldtimey hokum blues and hillbilly stiff at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

Also Tues Aug 25, midnight the sprawling 11-piece, somewhat retro and wickedly smart  Balthrop Alabama – whose macabre ep out earlier this year might be the year’s best album – at Trash Bar.

Weds Aug 26, 7:30 PM at Smalls Jay Leonhart solo on bass followed by another excellent four-string guy, Omer Avital and  his group.

Also Weds Aug 26, 8 PM at Local 269 Sousalves’ Songwriters from Hell with country chanteuse Serena Jean, incomparable noir rocker Randi Russo, Theo Porfirio of George Porfiris’ band, Jonny Aquadora and Sousalves

Also Weds Aug 26, 9 PM one of the year’s best and funnest tripleheaders at the Sideshows by the Seashore aka the Coney Island Freak Show, Surf Ave & W 12th St: countrypolitan sophisticate Julia Haltigan & the Hooligans and a reunion show by the hilarious cowpunk band Uncle Leon & the Alibis followed by cd release show for Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers’ long-awaited debut album Coney Island Cowboy

Also Weds Aug 26, 9 PM cowpunk with the Dirt Luck Outlaws at R Bar.

Also Weds Aug 26 pop siren Jes Hudak – wow, what a voice – at the Rockwood, 9 PM.

Also Weds Aug 26 das Vibenbass play their hypnotic vibraphone groove jazz at Fontana’s 9 PM; they’re also at Fat Baby on 9/26 at 10.

Also Weds Aug 26 excellent harmony-driven country band Reckon So at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

Thurs Aug 27 Jessica Valiente’s excellent latin jazz band los Mas Valientes play outdoors at 24 State St just east of the Shaolin Ferry terminal, half past noon.

Also Thurs Aug 27 reggae night at Spikehill 7:30 PM with Prince Polo, the Cool & the Deadly, Under the Rasta Influence, Jammyland Allstars plus more Prince Polo

Also Thurs Aug 27 pianist Simone Dinnerstein and cellist Zuill Bailey play the cd release show for their new collaboration Beethoven’s Complete Works for Piano and Cello playing Sonatas Nos. 3, 4, and 5, at le Poisson Rouge, 7 PM.

Also Thurs Aug 27 hypnotic, multistylistic latin roots reggae with El Pueblo at Rose Bar, 8 PM

Also Thurs Aug 27 multistylistic, jazzy chanteuse  Marta Topferova at Barbes 8 PM followed at 10 by klezmer legend Andy Statman, for a $10 cover.

Also Thurs Aug 27, 8:30 PM Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co.’s funny, sharp, sometimes satirical early 50s country/hillbilly sounds  at Otto’s, 2 sets.

Also Thurs Aug 27, 9 PM hilarious, brilliantly lyrical Americana rocker Marcellus Hall at Lakeside.

Also Thurs Aug 27, 9 PM smart rockabilly twangstress Lil’ Mo and the Monicats at Hill Country

Also Thurs Aug 27 surf rock legend Dick Dale and his 17-year-old kid Jimmy do an acoustic/electric duo show at City Winery, bar seats $20, tables $30, 9 PM.

Also Thurs Aug 27 roots reggae band Buru Style’s cd release show at Shrine 10 PM

Also Thurs Aug 27 at the Bell House midnight-ish Middle Eastern dance grooves with Electro Morocco followed by the Notorious MSG’s Chinese-American gangsta rap.

Fri Aug 28 gypsy jazz guitar innovator Stephane Wrembel at Joe’s Pub 7:30 PM $15

Also Fri Aug 28-29 a killer two day soul summit at the Bell House starting around 8 PM , $25 2-day passes available otherwise $15 adv tix per night. 8/28 is the more retro with Barbara Lynn (”The Soul Queen of the Gulf Coast”); Roscoe Robinson (”The Baron Of Birmingham, Alabama”); Hermon Hitson (”The Georgia Grinder”).  All acts backed by Eli Paperboy Reed’s band. Reed also is supposedly on the bill at some point. 8/29 features Chicago blues crooner Otis Clay, Maxine Brown (”The Lovely Lady of New York Uptown Soul”) and NYC’s own retro soul harmony sirens the Sweet Divines.

Also Fri Aug 28, 8:30 PM snarling, funy, loud all-female rockers Beluga at Public Assembly

Also Fri Aug 28, haunting Nashville gothic acoustic band Bobtown at Banjo Jim’s 10 PM

Also Fri Aug 28, delta blues/oldtimey siren Mamie Minch at Barbes 10 PM

Also Fri Aug 28, midnight, punk rockers the Live Ones at Union Pool

Also Fri Aug 28, the Voxys play at midnight at Otto’s doing fiery, spot-on retro 60s British R&B in the style of the Pretty Things

Sat Aug 29 at Banjo Jim’s 7 PM two A-list lead guitarists:  Homeboy Steve Antonakos, followed by Pete Galub at 8 and the Americana/country Mercantillers at 9.

Also Sat Aug 29 veteran Cuban son/salsa crooner Jose Pepito Gomez and his band at Joe’s Pub $15

Also Sat Aug 29, 8 PM at Barbes the amazing 17-piece obscure 1920s hot swing band Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra followed by more amazing jazz with guitarist Matt Munisteri, accordionist Sonny Barbato and other luminaries at 10.

Also Sat Aug 29 a killer triplebill at at Mehanata, 9 PM with bracing Massachusetts noise-rock band Zebu followed by the brilliant, funny, ferocious anti-gentrification rockers the Brooklyn What and then wild, psychedelic, stomping gypsy-inflected ska/punk/latin band Escarioka. Dunno what the order of bands is but it doesn’t really matter, they’re all fun.

Also Sat Aug 29, 9 PM goth-tinged piano chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

Also Sat Aug 29 the charming oldtimey harmony-driven Moonlighters at Two Boots Brooklyn 10 PM

Also Sat Aug 29 raucous female-fronted psychedelic country/Americana rockers Any Day Parade at Spikehill 10 PM

Sun Aug 30 Mamie Minch and les Chauds Lapins at the Jalopy Theatre, 8 PM, $10

Also Sun Aug 30 Schaffer the Darklord – sort of the hilarious hip-hop stepbrother of Jonathan Coulton and Jello Biafra – raps at 9 PM at Bar on A

Mon Aug 31 Anguila roots reggae/rock star Bankie Banx plays a free show at BB King’s 8 PM

Also Mon Aug 31 noir gypsy piano with Botanica’s Paul Wallfisch, European-flavored indie rock with Kristof Widholm’s Pharmacy & Gardens and the deviously virtuosic art-pop keyboard siren Greta Gertler at Small Beast at the Delancey 8:30 PM

Also Mon Aug 31 Kelli Rae Powell – oldtimey-style, darkly brilliant chanteuse/ukelele songwriter with a phenomenally good new cd coming out – is at the Rockwood 8:30 PM

Also Mon Aug 31, 10 PM jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell playing with the late Les Paul’s Trio at Iridium, $30 sets 8/10 PM

Tues Sept 1 Michael Franti & Spearhead at Terminal 5, 8 PM adv tix $35 at the Mercury

Also Tues Sept 1, 10 PM Japanest pianist Satoko Fujii with her Min-Yoh Ensemble – Andrea Parkins on whatever, Curtis Hasselbring on trombone and husband Natsuki Tamura on trumpet at the Stone.

Also Tues Sept 1, Rob Curto’s Forro for All and 17 Hippies at le Poisson Rouge, 7 PM, adv tix $15 rec.

Weds Sept 2 Rebecca Turner, John Pinamonti and the Plunk Bros. at Banjo Jim’s 7 PM

Also Weds Sept 2, 7 PM Painted on Water with vocalist Sertab Erener and composer/guitarist Demir Demirkan at le Poisson Rouge $15 gen adm

Also Weds Sept 2 the David Berkman piano trio at Smalls 9/10:30 PM

Also Weds Sept 2 ageless roots reggae legend Toots & the Maytals at the Brooklyn Bowl 9 PM $21

Also Weds Sept 2 and 9/9 Sophie Auster at Caffe Vivaldi 10ish

Also Weds Sept 2, 10 PM at 55 Bar saxophonist Michael Blake with the Dred Scott Trio

Thurs Sept 3 the Quavers and their loop-driven, hypnotic atmospheric art-rock at Barbes 8 PM followed at 10 by the absolutely brilliant Maybelles (Jan Bell – guitar, vocals, harmonica; Melissa Carper – upright bass, vocals and Katy Cox – fiddle, cocals) playing their unique take on rustic British and American folk and country

Also Thurs Sept 3 a good doublebill on tour from the south: banjoist Don Chambers & Goat play dark, smartly tuneful garage rockwith the expected country gothic touch. Ocha la Rocha do twangy retro garage psychedelia. The bill is at Union Hall 9/3 at 8 PM; they’re at Spikehill on 9/6 at 8 and at Bowery Electric at 10 on 9/7.

Also Thurs Sept 3 amazing, smartly literate psychedelic 60s pop throwbacks McGinty & White with Eddie Zweiback on drums and Claudia Chopek on violin at Pete’s 9 PM

Also Thurs Sept 3 noir Americana guitarist Jim Campilongo and his Superfine Band at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

Fri Sept 4-6 the Dr. Lonnie Smith organ trio at the Jazz Standard shows 7:30/9:30 PM adv tix $30 very highly rec.

Also Fri Sept 4, 8 PM at the Stone a modern/bartoque blend with Aya Nishina (piano, voice, electronics); Thierry Gomar (vibraphone); Christiana Little (soprano); Eileen Mack (clarinet) Jessie Marino (cello); John Popham (cello); Yegor Shevtov (piano) featuring graphically noted compositions by Toru Takemitsu and Scott Wollschleger and improvisations inspired by a new work for solo clarinet by Vincent Raikhel

Also Fri Sept 4, 9 PM at Southpaw $10 the Sweetback Sisters and Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys.

Also Fri Sept 4, 10 PM garage rock with the the Anabolics at Union Pool

Also Fri Sept 4, 10 PM Three Legged Fox’s fun, catchy reggae-rock at Arlene’s 10 PM.

Also Fri Sept 4, smart oldtimey siren Robin Aigner at the Jalopy with the Water Tower Bucket Boys, a fun original bluegrass crew from Portland OR.

Also Fri Sept 4, the Moonlighters at Barbes 10 PM

Also Fri Sept 4, big funk band Turkuaz at the Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg, 10ish

9/4 BBQ Bob & the Spareribs play dark harmonica blues at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

Sat Sept 5, 7 PM dark garage rocker Lorraine Leckie and Her Demons at Banjo Jim’s

Also Sat Sept 5 fiery blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues 7 PM

Also Sat Sept 5 at Barbes Jim Campilongo’s Superfine Band at 8 PM followed at 10 by Smokey Hormel’s Roundup

Also Sat Sept 5 ska and rocksteady with the Bluebeats at Shrine 10 PM

Also Sat Sept 5, 10 PM John-Severin & the Quiet 1s – the Brooklyn What’s ferocious, smart lead guitarist doing his own lo-key stuff – at Fontana’s

Also Sat Sept 5 indie/altcountry supergroup the Yayhoos at the Mercury 11:30 PM

Also Sat Sept 5 the Supertones play surf music at midnight at Otto’s

Also Sat Sept 5 Talib Kweli w/DJ Premier, midnight-ish at Sputnik in Ft. Greene adv tix $18 at the club

Sun Sept 6 artsy, anthemic,  psychedelic rock band Copesetic at Sidewalk 10 PM

Also Sun Sept 6 the Jimmy Nations Combo play rockabilly at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

Mon Sept 7 quiet but ferociously lyrical and very catchy songwriter Linda Draper – sort of a more stylistically diverse Nina Nastasia – plays 7 PM at the Mercury

Also Mon Sept 7, 7 PM a rock en Espanol bill at BB King’s, $20 including Punto G, Vinilo, Liz Menezes, Sonido Secreto, Kofre, Mystic Union, Taxi Amarillo, New Madrid and Una Via

Also Mon Sept 7 innovative, often haunting Azeri/Dutch pianist/composer Amina Figarova at Dizzy’s Club $20

Tues Sept 8 Electric Junkyard Gamelan at Drom 7 PM $10 adv tix rec

Also Tues Sept 8-13 powerhouse jazz pianist Kenny Barron at the Vanguard

Weds Sept 9, 9:30 PM AA Bondy at the Mercury

Also Weds Sept 9 Americana jazz guitar genius  Bill Frisell at City Winery

Also Weds Sept 9, 8 PM the great, anthemic Wisconsin highway rockers the BoDeans at the Highline Ballroom,$25 adv tix highly recommended

Also Weds Sept 9, 9 PM moody atmosperic groove rockers El Jezel at Trash

Also Weds Sept 9 entertaining, subtly hilarious hillbilly trio Susquehanna Industrial Tool and Die Co. at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

Thurs Sept 10 an allstar cast: Bridget Robbins – nay, flute; Louay Bishara – violin; Brian Prunka – oud; Dimitri Mikelis – oud; Tareq Abboushi – buzuq; Johnny Farraj – riq play early to mid twentieth century instrumental music by composers including Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Riyad El Sunbati and Mohammad Al Qassabji at Alwan for the Arts, tix $10-15 All proceeds from the evening will go to a fund to buy musical instruments for Palestinian students.

Also Thurs Sept 10-13 Eldar – young, auspicious Kyrzyg-American jazz pianist who was the youngest guest ever to appear on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz and has won Dave Brubeck as a fan – plays with a rhythm section at the Jazz Standard.

Also Thurs Sept 10, 10 PM harmony-driven oldschool country band Reckon So at Banjo Jim’s

Also Thurs Sept 10 Raejkwon cd release show at SOB’s, 11ish feat. Ghostface Killah, $15 – note that these Wu members’ shows tend to be blunt-fueled trainwrecks

9/11 much like Make Music NY, there’ll be a whole bunch of free outdoor 9/11 memorial shows around the 5 boroughs, the master list is here.

9/11, 1 PM  the chamber orchestra Kokolo Ensemble plays a Dvorak’s String Serenade and Liszt’s Dante Sonata arranged for string orchestra by Leo Soeda – world premiere –  outdoors at the NYU Public Library main branch.

9/11, 1 PM the Bordeaux Strings at 211 East 70th St. in the public garden

9/11, 1 PM at Union Square Jody Redhage and Fire in July (look for the cello, follow your ears)

9/11 a free 8 PM show at Bargemusic, (6:30 PM arrival advised): Selected Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Schumann and Scriabin, Bottoms’ Variations on a Theme in Memory of 9/11/2001: Mark Peskanov, violin; David Bottoms, piano; Rita Sloan, piano plus special guests

9/11, 8 PM first night of this year’s NY Gypsy Festival with Luminescent Orchestrii and Zlatne Uste at Hungarian House, 213 E 82nd St., $15 adv tix highly rec., dunno who’s playing first but both bands are excellent

9/11 blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff at Lucille’s 8 PM

9/11 fiery, charismatic, lyrically brilliant banjo rocker Curtis Eller followed by the gorgeously orchestrated, historically aware Pinataland at Banjo Jim’s, 9 PM

9/11 roots reggae and hypnotic dub with John Brown’s Body at Bowery Ballroom, 9ish gen adm $15

9/11 Indian marching band Red Baraat Festival and psychedelic forro/ska/reggae band Nation Beat at the 92YTribeca, 9:30 PM $10

9/11, 10 PM at Barbes Daniel Kahn & the Painted Birds. “Fronted by Detroit-born, Berlin-based Daniel Kahn the band plays ‘Verfremdungsklezmer’ – a mixture of Klezmer, radical Yiddish song, political cabaret and punk folk.”

9/11, 10 PM Steven Bernstein’s reliably fun, surprise-laden jazz crew Sex Mob at 55 Bar

9/11, 10ish haunting, anthemic, Radiohead-inspired art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the Cameo Gallery

9/11 innovative spoken word artist Dan Machlin and his irrepressible cello-playing partner in crime Serena Jost at Sidewalk 11:15 PM

9/11, midnight Meta & the Cornerstones play African roots reggae at Zebulon

9/11 (actually sometime in the wee hours of 9/12) Naughty by Nature at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec. with some misgivings (Bleecker St. on a Friday night?)

Sat Sept 12, 7:30 PM at Smalls the Fabio Morgera Quintet: Fabio Morgera – trumpet; Marcus Strickland – tenor; Gregg August – bass; Rudy Royston – drums

Also Sat Sept 12, 8 PM Microscopic zseptet co-founder and devious jazz pianist Joel Forrester and the Truth at Barbes

Also Sat Sept 12-13, free, the first annual Parachute Coney Island Performance Festival at the New York Aquarium Alien Stingers Exhibit (after hours) at Coney Island, Surf Avenue at W 8th St.; F/Q to W 8th St. or any train to Stillwell Ave. Saturday features Cara Benson; Charles Denson, author of Coney Island: Lost and Found; Jibade Khalil Huffman, author of 19 Names for our Band’ Dennis Nurkse, former Brooklyn Poet Laureate; Akilah Oliver; Patricia Spears Jones. Sunday’s bill includes Edmund Berrigan, poet and member of I Feel Tractor; Michael Cirelli, poet and founder of Urban Word; Eileen Myles;Edwin Torres; actor John Ventimiglia reading Henry Miller’s words on Coney Island.

Also Sat Sept 12 ferociously fun, anthemic Irish-American rockers  Black 47 – whose most recent cd  Iraq was Lucid Culture’s pick for best of 2008 – play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Jewel, 6 PM boarding, 7 PM departure from 23rd and the FDR out behind the heliport,$25 adv tix at the Highline Ballroom box office highly recommended

Also Sat Sept 12, 8 PM haunting, atmospheric chanteuse Larkin Grimm at the new Knitting Factory in the old Luna space in Williamsburg, $10 adv tix rec.

Also Sat Sept 12, 8 PM, $35 Michael Bulychev-Okser plays the complete Beethoven piano sonatas at Bargemusic, in installments – check the website for programs. The series continues on 9/16, 9/25-27, all at 8 PM.

Also Sat Sept 12, fiery terse, bluesy ex-Railroad Jerk lead guitarist Alec Stephen at Pete’s, 9 PM

Also Sat Sept 12, La Sovietika play reggae and funk en Espanol 9 PM at Don Pedro’s

Also Sat Sept 12, rousing country band Her & Kings County at Arlene’s 9 PM followed eventually at midnight by twangy Texas Americana rock semi-legends the Backsliders.

Also Sat Sept 12 Simon & the Bar Sinisters play punkish, virtuosic  rockabilly and surf at Lakeside 10:15ish

Also Sat Sept 12 Demolition String Band plays fun, X-ish country with guy/girl vox at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

Sun Sept 13 the Greta Gertler duo (keys/drums) at the Live in Your Living Room: Dutch House Concert Series.

Also Sun Sept 13, 7 PM haunting cello rockers Rasputina play a “fan request show” at the new Knitting Factory in the old Luna space in Williamsburg, $15 gen adm.

Also Sun Sept 13, 7 PM the Afiara String Quartet at Barbes, program TBA followed at 9 by Stephane Wrembel

Also Sun Sept 13 the Dirty Three play haunting minimalist guitar/drums instrumentals 9ish at Bowery Ballroom adv tix $15

Also Sun Sept 13, 9 PM Larkin Grimm at Glasslands

Also Sun Sept 13, 10 PM soul/funk siren Bethany Saint Smith & the Gun Show at Banjo Jim’s

Mon Sept 14 first-wave LA punk legends the Zeros (all orig. members) at Maxwell’s 10 PM $15, also at Southpaw on 9/15 at 10 for the same price

Tues Sept 15 phantasmagorical, magical siren Carol Lipnik at the Howl Festival 8 PM at the 45 Bleecker St. Theatre in the West Village covering two late period Nico songs solo on creepy Casio organ.

Also Tues Sept 15 Matt Kanelos & the Smooth Maria play hypnotic but heartfelt chamber pop at 10 PM at Pete’s followed at 11 by the outside, fun jazz sounds of 101 Crustaceans. Bad segue, good bands.

Also Tues Sept 15, 10ish the Tim Kuhl Group play smart, tuneful guitar/horn jazz at Zebulon

Also Tues Sept 15, 11ish intriguing indie experimental/soundtrack stuff with Deerhoof at le Poisson Rouge, $15

Weds Sept 16, 7 PM Jay Leonhart plays solo bass at Smalls

Also Weds Sept 16-19 the James Carter Group at Birdland $30 tix available

Also Weds Sept 16 Rodrigo y Gabriela at Terminal 5, 9ish

Also Weds Sept 16-20 the Christian McBride Big Band at Iridium tix $35 shows 8:30/10:30 PM

Also Weds Sept 16, 9:30 PM Her Vanished Grace at Trash

Also Weds Sept 16, 11 PM Norden Bombsight play Coco 66

Thurs Sept 17, 7 PM at Alwan for the Arts a free exhibit, The Art of Palestinian Children opens

Also Thurs Sept 17, 8 PM the Kokolo Ensemble chamber orchestra plays Dvorak – Serenade for Strings; Haydn – Piano Concerto (with the amazing Karine Poghosyan at the keys) and Liszt – Dante Sonata at the Church of the Ascension, 221 W. 107th St. btwn Brdwy and Amsdm.

Also Thurs Sept 17, 9 PM McGinty & White at Fontana’s

Also Thurs Sept 17, alt-country standard bearers Son Volt at Irving Plaza 10ish adv tix $22.50

Also Thurs Sept 17-19 plus 9/25-26 the New Languages Festival at McCarren Hall, Brooklyn, 98 Bayard St.  2 1/2 blocks from Pete’s Candy Store  feat. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society 9/17, 11:30 PM; Nate Wooley & Joe Morris 9/18, 10 PM; the Bill McHenry Quintet  9/19, 10 PM; 9/25 the ElSaffar/Modirzadeh Duo 8:30 PM; Akoya Afrobeat Orchestra 9/26, 11:3o PM,  and other jazz adventurers on the bill.

Fri Sept 18-19, 7:30/10 PM at Monkey Town Classic film noir works of 40s & 50s with live soundtrack from the Freak Lip Kill Band $5 cover plus $10 minimum which probably means one PBR.

Also Fri Sept 18 Carol Lipnik and Spookarama at Avant Gard O Rama at PS 122 8 PM

Also Fri Sept 18, 8 PM at Barbes the Snow’s Pierre de Gaillande’s amazing English language  Georges Brassens Translation Project followed at 10 by the swoony, haunting pan-latin sounds of las Rubias del Norte ($10 cover for the headliners).

Also Fri Sept 18, 8 PM at Southpaw, $10, one of the year’s best shows with the Woes, Jack Grace Band, M Shanghai String Band, Julia Haltigan & The Hooligans.

Also Fri Sept 18, 8 PM Jolie Holland at le Poisson Rouge adv tix $15 rec.

Also Fri Sept 18 an excellent country/Americana night at Public Assembly at 8ish with the Wanda Jackson 5, Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co., the Dixons, Wayne the Train Hancock, $15 adv tix highly recommended

Also Fri Sept 18, 8 PM at Bargemusic, $35 Stephen Beck plays the Bach French Suites, BWV 812-817

Also Fri Sept 18 Hanggai play original rock-oriented arrangements of traditional Mongolian songs at Symphony Space in their NYC debut, 8 PM, $30

Also Fri Sept 18, 9 PM at Spikehill garage rock legends Johnny Chan & the New Dynasty 6 followed by les Sans Culottes.

Also Fri Sept 18, a killer oldtimey bill with the romantic Hawaiian/Americana harmonies of the Moonlighters and Balkan maniacs Veveritse Brass Band – dunno who’s playing first, but they’re both good – at the House of Yes, 342 Maujer St., Bushwick, L to Grand St., 10 PM-ish, $10.

Also Fri Sept 18 Turkuaz play their sprawling funk at Bowery Poetry Club, 10ish, 10 PM

Also Fri Sept 18, 10:30 Hazmat Modine and Little Cow at City Winery $15 adv tix very highly rec.

Also Fri Sept 18 the Boss Guitars play surf music at Lakeside 11 PM

Also Fri Sept 18 Groundation play roots reggae at BB King’s 11:30 PM adv tix $16

Sat Sept 19 Irving Louis Lattin at Lucille’s 8 PM

Also Sat Sept 19, 8 PM repeating on 9/20 at 3 PM at Bargemusic, Haydn Trio No. 39 in G, “Gypsy”; Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in EM; Schubert Trio No. 2 in Eb Major for Piano, Violin and Cello; Mark Peskanov, Violin; Nicholas Cannelakis, Cello; Olga Vinokur, Piano

Also Sat Sept 19 another good country night at Southpaw, 8 PM, $10 with Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion, Jessica Rose, the Flanks, Milton, Lonesome Prarie Dogs, Alana Amram & The Rough Gems, Dock Oscar & the Ambassadors Of Love

Also Sat Sept 19 And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead 10 PM at the Music Hall of Williamsburg $20 adv tix available at the Mercury.

Also Sat Sept 19 NYC’s Answer to X,  Spanking Charlene are at Lakeside 11 PM

Sun Sept 20, 7 PM at Barbes Janine Nichols’ and Neill C. Furio’s Flutterbox, followed by Stephane Wrembel at 9.

Also Sun Sept 20, 8:30 PM at the Cornelia St. Cafe guitarist Andrew Green with Noah Preminger, Russ Johnson, JC Sanford, Kermit Driscoll & Mike Sarin playing the cd release show for Green’s awesome noir jazz cd Narrow Margin

Also Sun Sept 20, bandleader/jazz percussion legend Chico Hamilton’s Euphoria at at le Poisson Rouge 8:30 PM $15, adv tix highly recommended

Tues Sept 22 Slavic Soul Party on the Rocks Off Concert Cruise, boarding 7 PM at 23rd and the FDR out behind the heliport, adv tix $12.50 highly recommended

Also Tues Sept 22 okdtime hokum blues and hillbilly music with the Second Fiddles at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

Weds Sept 23, 2 (two) PM Rosanne Cash at the Greene Space, $10 – live broadcast on John Schaefer’s Soundcheck show

Also Weds Sept 23, 10 PM James McMurtry at the Mercury adv tix $15 this will sell out

Also Weds Sept 23, 8:30ish at Bowery Ballroom the Minus 5, the Baseball Project, and the Steve Wynn IV feat. Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Steve Wynn and Linda Pitmon, adv tix onsale 7/10 at noon at the Mercury box office.

Also Weds Sept 23 Reckon So at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

Thurs Sept 24 James McMurtry at Southpaw, 8:30 PM $15. He’s also at Maxwell’s on 9/25 at 7:30 PM for $15

Also Thurs Sept 24, 8ish 90s noise-rock legends Polvo at the Bell House adv tix $12

Also Thurs Sept 24, 8 PM Marianne Faithfull at the Town Hall $31 tix available

Also Thurs Sept 24, 9 PM Morocco’s Orchestra of Tetouan Performs the Classical Suites of Muslim Spain at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, $34 adv tix highly recommended.

Also Thurs Sept 24, 9 PM at Smalls bandleader Tim Green on alto sax; Ambrose Akinmusire – trumpet; Gerald Clayton – piano; Joe Sanders – bass; Damion Reid – drums

Also Thurs Sept 24, 9 PM the Stagger Back Brass Band at Zebulon

Fri Sept 25, 9 PM Barbaros Erkose with NY Gypsy All-Stars and special guests Frank London & Ilhan Ersahin at Lafayette Grill, 54 Franklin St., $15 adv tix highly rec.

9/25 the Slackers at Bowery Ballroom – the Forthrights open the show at 9ish followed by two other acts and then the headliners around midnight $16 adv tix

Also Fri Sept 25,vintage style piano R&B rockers the Brilliant Mistakes at Lakeside 11 PM

Sat Sept 26, 5 PM $5 at the Bell House a big Bloodshot Records extravaganza including Exene Cervenka, Dex Romweber Duo, Cordero. Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, the Silos, Rosie Flores

Also Sat Sept 26, 8 PM Cudzoo & the Faggettes at Don Hill’s – as funny as their new album is, they’re probably even more of a XXX-rated riot live.

Also Sat Sept 26, 8 PM at Symphony Space Rhythm Of Rajasthan playing northwest Indian music with ecstatic Sufi songs, driving percussion and hypnotic sarangi (bowed lute) and algoza (double flute), adv tix $30 highly rec.

Also Sat Sept 26, 9 PM the Marvin Sewell Group featuring the incomparable Rachelle Garniez on accordion at the Jalopy Theatre, $15

Also Sat Sept 26 the Five Points Band at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

Also Sat Sept 26, I’ll Be John Brown at Ace of Clubs 11 PM

Also Sat Sept 26, Baby Daddy at Hank’s 11 PM

Sun Sept 27 Canadian gypsy jazz trio the Lost Fingers playing with haunting French southwestern gothic chanteuse Marianne Dissard at Joe’s Pub, 7 PM, $10 adv tix highly recommended. She’s also playing at either Cake Shop or the Delancey on 9/28 depending on whose website you believe.

Also Sun Sept 27 ferocious Middle Eastern inflected punk rockers Roots Rock Rebel at Trash 11 PM

Mon Sept 28 Daria Grace & the Prewar Ponies at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

Tues Sept 29 Gil Shaham and Adele Anthony play the violin music of Pablo de Sarasate at le Poisson Rouge, time TBA, adv tix $20

Also Tues Sept 29, 7 PM at Barbes Jenny Scheinman followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party

Also Tues Sept 29-30 the Cecil McBee Band plus special guest Eddie Henderson – McBee’s first New York City engagement as a leader in 30 years – at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30 PM

Also Tues Sept 29, 9:30 PM a killer melodic jazz show at Joe’s Pub with Dred Scott Trio with special guest Kenny Brooks 9:30PM, the Jason Domanarski Trio 10:15PM and trombonist Reut Regev at 11, one assumes with her band

Also Tues Sept 29-10/4 at Dizzy’s Club Karrin Allyson feat. Peter Washington, bass; Lewis Nash, drums & Rod Fleeman, guitar

Weds Sept 30 Shemekia Copeland at BB King’s 8 PM adv tix $25

10/1 New Model Army at the Mercury $15 adv tix

10/1 El Pueblo play reggae en Espanol at Shrine 10 PM

10/2, 11:30 PM  Watcha Clan followed by Slavic Soul Party’s cd release show  at Southpaw $12 adv tix rec.

10/3 8 PM Kayhan Kalhor at Symphony Space $30

10/3 at the new Knit in Williamsburg, a nightlong ska show featuring the Hub City Stompers,Void Union, Channel One, the Stress, the Hard Times, adv tix $12 highly rec.

10/6, 2 PM Daria Rabotkina, piano plays Bach, Feruccio Busoni and Sergei Prokofiev at Merkin Concert Hall $15

10/8 8 PM the Asylum St. Spankers at the Highline Ballroom gen adm $25

10/9, 8 PM the Maeandros Ensemble, led by the brilliant oud player/vocalist Marvothi Kontanis with Lefteris Bournias, violinist Megan Gould, and percussionist Seido Salifoski., at Symphony Space $25

10/9 hilarious hip-hop party animals Chronikill at Bowery Poetry Club 10 PM

10/10, time TBA, Steve Severin of Siouxsie & the Banshees in a rare solo show – probably his ambient electronic stuff – at le Poisson Rouge, $20

10/10 multistylistic Cuban expat songwriter Alex Cuba at Highline Ballroom 8 PM $15

10/12 avant pianists Sarah Cahill and Rachel Grimes play le Poisson Rouge, time TBA $12

10/12 9:30 PM at Joe’s Pub an alluring evening of non-traditional instruments with Kamikazee Ground Crew’s Gina Leishman performing glass and percussion duos with drummer Kenny Wollesen, followed by the literally entrancing Electric Junkyard Gamelan and their homemade instruments.

10/16, 8 PM Throat Songs & Drums: the Khoomei-Taiko Ensemble at Symphony Space $25

10/16-18 at the Jazz Standard the Ben Allison Band: Jenny Scheinman – violin; Shane Endsley – trumpet; Steve Cardenas – guitar; Ben Allison – bass; Rudy Royston – drums

10/17, 7:30 PM at the Third St. Music School Settlement: Alexis Sykes, violin and chamber ensemble playing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons plus Villa-Lobos: Piano Trio

10/17 11 PM the Bottle Rockets at the Mercury $15

10/18, 8 PM Bobtown followed by L’il Mo & the Monicats at Spikehill

10/19 7:30 PM jazzy guitarist/chanteuse Marta Topferova plays the cd release show for her new one Trova at Joe’s Pub, $15 gen adm, early arrival advised

10/21-23 Richard Thompson plays all-request shows at City Winery $35 standing room tix available – this will sell out fast.

10/22, 10 PM Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra at 55 Bar

10/22 Brooklyn’s own haunting, otherworldly Bulgarian vocal quartet Black Sea Hotel 11ish at Joe’s Pub adv tix $15 highly rec.

10/23, 8 PM Bassam Saba & The New York Arabic Orchestra at Symphony Space $25 – the best Arab orchestra in the US, with Naji Youssef and Salma Marjieh on guest vocals.

10/23 the Wiyos at the Gramercy Theatre 9 PM $15 adv tix

10/27-11/1 the Ron Carter Trio featuring Mulgrew Miller & Russell Malone at the Blue Note $30 tables/$20 bar, sets 8/10:30 PM

10/29-11/1 at the Jazz Standard: Go Home featuring Charlie Hunter – guitar; Curtis Fowlkes – trombone; Ben Goldberg – clarinet; Scott Amendola – drums

10/30 Kelli Rae Powell cd release show at the Jalopy  Theatre

10/30 Cypress Hill’s annual Halloween concert at the Nokia Theatre, $36 adv tix recommended for all you weedheads

10/31 World Inferno at the grand ballroom at Manhattan Center $25 all ages, adv tix available at the Mercury

11/6-8 the Extremely Hungary Samizdat Music Festival at le Poisson Rouge and La Mama

11/7 the Mess Around 9 PM at Don Pedro’s

11/14 Shonen Knife at Maxwell’s $12 adv tix very highly recommended; 11/17 at the Brooklyn Bowl

11/21  Black 47 at Connolly’s, also 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, and New Years Eve

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