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Let the Brooklyn Philharmonic Take Over New York City Parks Concerts in 2011!

[Repost from the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Since the NY Philharmonic won’t be doing its series of summer orchestral concerts in public parks this year, the Brooklyn Phil is offering to step in and fill the breach. And why not? By the way – let’s not rush to judgment concerning the reasons behind this summer’s cancellations: word on the street is that the decision to pull the plug did not originate with the orchestra]

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
City Hall
New York, NY 10007

June 14, 2011

Dear Mr. Mayor:

Since our cousin, the New York Philharmonic, has other activities that don’t allow them to continue the tradition of free concerts in the parks this summer, we’d be happy to step in and play for free for the people of New York City in their place. We’d very much like to help New Yorkers properly celebrate this summer’s warm evenings.

Having served New York City in both music performance and education for over 150 years, the Brooklyn Phil can certainly manage some rousing Sousa in Central Park and deliver terrific Prokofiev to Prospect Park. Even more, we’d love to get the people of New York City involved in picking what they’d like to hear – so we could easily set up an informal poll on our website (bphil.org) to let the listeners choose their favorites.

Of course, our players (like the New York Philharmonic’s) are union musicians, so we’ll need to work out a way to pay them fairly. But other than covering the actual cost of the performances, we’re not looking to make any profit. Perhaps Target or the MetLife Foundation would be willing to sponsor these concerts for us as they had been planning to do for the New York Philharmonic? Or maybe someone else would help out? We’re eager to discuss possibilities with you.

We love the idea of New Yorkers sitting on blankets, enjoying food and wine while listening to great music under the stars, and we’d be thrilled to give our City the gift of music this summer. I think we could do this if we put our heads together quickly.

Yours truly,

Alan Pierson
Artistic Director
Brooklyn Philharmonic

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June 19, 2011 Posted by | classical music, concert, Live Events, Music, music, concert, New York City | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Make Music NY 2011 Schedule – Our Top Picks

Here’s a list of the most interesting acts we could find who’re playing this year’s Make Music New York, Tuesday, June 21. The official schedule is here. We’ll update this page as we get word of other quality acts playing around town that day. Be aware that as in years past, even the official list has massive gaps in it: there will be hundreds, maybe thousands of artists who aren’t listed who will be participating. This is your chance to discover random performers who might become your favorites (or not) during your lunch hour, or on the way home – or, if you’re like us, you might think of playing hooky that day. A few observations: 1) there seem to be considerably fewer performers listed this year than last; 2) most of the people who played it last year aren’t playing this year, at last according to the calendar (which can be interpreted many different ways), and 3) there are far fewer locations listed this year, compared to 2010, at least according to the official calendar. Which is also open to interpretation.

Remember that the excellent free Punk Island shows on Governors Island are on Sunday, June 19, not the 21st.

We’ve done our best to list performances with good sonics: every year, dozens of good performers find out how impossible it is to compete with the eardrum-shattering alarms that go off when city bus doors open, or with the subway rumbling overhead. If the Sediment Club was playing under the Manhattan Bridge, we’d be there – the din would only enhance what they do. But last year, there was an unamplified acoustic guitar duo down there. Go figure.

At noon catchy, hypnotic Afrobeat band Emefe play Tavern on the Green, Central Park West at 67th St; at 3:30 they move to the corner of Battery Place and State Street Plaza downtown (just follow the sound of the horns); at 7 they navigate up to the Winery at 257 W 116th St.

At noon Barmaljova – a rare performance by extraordinary violist/composer Ljova Zhurbin and his equally extraordinary singer wife Inna Barmash – outside the old Astor Wines & Liquors space on St. Mark’s Place, just west of Lafayette St.

Also at noon, Zap & the Naturals play reggae at K. Printing Inc., 355 Lenox Ave. uptown.

Also at noon, eclectic jazz guitarist Nick Demopoulos – inventor and virtuoso of the smomid, sort of a cross between an electric oud and a bass. He’s at Pentatonic Guitars at 139 Franklin St. in Greenpoint; at 6:30, he moves to Supercore at 305 Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg.

1 PM a “griot summit” hidden way up at Wave Hill Park in the Bronx (675 W 252nd St.) featuring a tremendously skilled, entertaining group of African artists: balafonist Famoro Dioubate and kora players Salieu Suso, Lankandia Cissoko and Yacouba Sissoko.

1 PM ambient downtempo chanteuse Lulla at Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. in Park Slope.

2 PM classical pianist Taka Kigawa has scored the coveted Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park! Nice work Taka!

3 PM heavy metal under the BQE: just the way it used to be, Union Ave. and N 8th St. in Williamsburg. The show starts with SOS at 3, Wizardry at 4, the punk/hardcore of Thinning the Herd at 4, darkly psychedelic La Otracina at 6, then Exemption and Krystaleen split the remaining hour from 7 to 8.

4 PM one of our favorites, eclectic roots reggae band Zion Judah at Peach Frog, 136 N 10th St. in Williamsburg.

4 PM the avant-garde Red Light Ensemble, hilarious furry-suited oldtime swing xylophone jazz band the Xylopholks (will they survive the heat?) and Shakuhachi Ensemble, with trumpeter Leif Arntzen squeezed in there somewhere, at the Cornelia St. Cafe.

4 PM torchy pianist/singer Jeanne Marie Boes at the Athens Triangle, 3221 Newtown Ave. in Astoria.

4 PM several reggae acts playing 366 Myrtle Ave. in Ft. Greene: Terry Lyons, Kemston, Hotta Lava and Tayazawan.

4 PM rootsy rockers Whisperado followed at 6 by fearless, fiery, lyrically-driven pop siren Elaine Romanelli at Jackson Hewitt, 28-17 Steinway St. in Astoria.

4 PM the David Glukh klezmer ensemble at the NYPL Spuyten Duyvil branch, 650 W 235th St. in the Bronx.

4 PM the Pitch Blak Brass Band at Water St. Restaurant, 66 Water St. in Dumbo.

4 PM Tschaka Tongy play reggae at K. Printing Inc., 355 Lenox Ave. uptown.

4 PM the Caribian Ricans play reggae and ska at Society Coffee, 2104 Frederick Douglass Blvd. uptown; at 6 PM they’re at Hunts Point Park, Lafayette Ave. and Edgewater Road in the Bronx.

4:45 PM the Fools – tuneful, lo-fi all-girl garage-pop duo – at the junk shop at 106 N 3rd St. in Williamsburg.

5 PM cool concept: “Unsung Greats: ‘Where is the Outrage?’ Musical and poetic commentary on the need for continuous strikes and other forms of mass protests. The purpose: To ignite and excite the spirit of revolution in our communities and the world.” Today Yemen: tomorrow Wall Street. At the community garden at 312 E 4th St.

5 PM Thunda Vida plays reggae and ska at the Whole Foods at 98th and Columbus Ave.

5 PM lyrical jazz pianist Deanna Witkowski plays the Winery at 257 W 116th St.

5:30 PM the lush, sweeping, intoxicating NY Arabic Orchestra plays Bryant Park.

6 PM smartly lyrical, Aimee Mann-esque songwriter Andrea Wittgens at Fort Tryon, Riverside Dr. and Dyckman St.

6 PM carnivalesque Balkan brass outfit Hungry March Band marching around Highline Park, 10th Ave. and 16th St.

6 PM Alarm Will Sound’s Alan Pierson conducts some kind of ensemble playing Rzewski and Beethoven at 246 Spring St. – ostensibly WQXR is involved.

6 PM the Birdhive Boys play bluegrass at Verde at 216 Smith St. in Carroll Gardens.

6 PM the Renaissance Street Singers at 108 Christopher St. in the West Village.

6 PM Pastor Murtlene Sampson sings gospel with piano accompaniment at Brower Park, 1040 Park Place in Bed-Stuy.

6 PM Tribal Legacy play reggae and ska at Sans Souci Restaurant & Bar, 330 Myrtle Ave. in Ft. Greene.

6 PM jazz flutist Carlos Jimenez plays the Riverdale branch of the NYPL, 5540 Mosholu Ave. with his group.

6 PM at Goodbye Blue Monday, someone or something called Meatloaf Sucks. Do they mean the big fat guy, or the hamburger creation?

6:30 PM pioneering avant-garde string quartet Ethel at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St.

6:30 PM the Kaufman Center’s student avant garde ensemble Face the Music plays their home base at 129 W 67th St.

7 PM smart guitar jazz with a sometimes sardonic, cynical edge:  Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord at Beer Table, 427 7th Ave. in Brooklyn.

7 PM Num & Nu Afrika play their annual reggae show at Drastadub Studios, 31 W 127th St. uptown.

7 PM Americana rock siren Karen Hudson at her usual haunt, Indian Hill Cafe, 600 W 218th St. in Washington Heights. Honkytonk singer Orville Davis follows at 9.

7 PM the Brooklyn Brass Quintet at the Central Park entrance to the Columbus Circle subway.

7:30 PM Ill Rendition plays reggae at Joloff, 930 Fulton St. in Ft. Greene.

8 PM oldschool Brooklyn indie rock legend John Hovorka at Russell & Driggs Ave. in Greenpoint

8 PM Bill Popp & the Tapes at Tompkins Square Park. This may be the best gig he’s ever had – not bad, considering that various versions of this band have been around for 30 years. He’s not bad either, in a Beatlesque powerpop way. You are destined to see him one of these days whether you realize it or not – why not now?

June 4, 2011 Posted by | classical music, concert, country music, folk music, gospel music, jazz, Live Events, middle eastern music, Music, music, concert, New York City, reggae music, rock music, world music | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New York City Live Music Calendar for September and October 2010 Plus Other Events

Hey – we have a new calendar for October and November up now and it’s here.

A few things you should know about this calendar: acts are listed here in order of appearance, NOT headliner first and supporting acts after; showtimes listed here are actual set times, not the time doors open. If a listing here says something like ”9 PM-ish,” chances are it’ll run late. Cover charges are those listed on bands’ and venues’ sites: always best to click on the band link provided or go to the venues page for confirmation since we get much of this info weeks in advance. As always, weekly events first followed by the daily listings:

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.

Sundays starting September 19 the series of free organ concerts at 5:15 PM begins at St. Thomas Church, 53rd St. and 5th Ave

Stephane Wrembel plays Sundays at Barbes at 9. He’s something of an institution here, plan on arriving EARLY, 45 minutes early isn’t too soon since the whole bar gets packed fast. 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.

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.

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 Choi Fairbanks String Quartet play a wide repertoire of chamber music from Bach to Shostakovich starting at 7.

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: you know the material and the players are all first rate. Sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25 and worth it.

Mondays at the Delancey on the main floor, 8:30 PMish it’s Small Beast, NYC’s edgiest and most vital rock and rock-oriented scene, founded by Botanica frontman and master of menace Paul Wallfisch. It’s 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, the Beast is keeping the flame alive.

Mondays in September Alec Stephen plays Pete’s at 9:30 PM. He got his start playing noisy, distantly bluesy guitar in Railroad Jerk, went deep into lush, bucolic Nick Drake-ish acoustic stuff and has lately reinvented himself as a fiery, terse garage/blues rocker. He’ll probably be playing all this and more along with some intriguing new stuff.

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 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.

Also Mondays in October 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 slinky but boisterous rhythm section, their mix of obscure classics and originals is one of the funnest, most danceable things you’ll witness this year.

Mondays in October boisterous, clever oldtimey trombonist J. Walter Hawkes leads his combo at Banjo Jim’s, 10:30 PM

Also Mondays in October 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 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 and the Fela pit band on trombone, with frequent special guests.

Starting 10/12 and continuing the second and fourth Tuesday of the month there are free organ concerts at half past noon at Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave @ 55th St. curated by celebrated organ adventurer Gail Archer.

Tuesdays in September Balkan brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party  play Barbes at 9. Get here as soon as you can as both acts are popular.

Tuesdays Julia Haltigan plays 11th St. Bar at 10 “for the rest of her life.” A nuanced, cleverly lyrical country/Americana chanteuse with a terrific band behind her and a growing catalog of first-class original songs. See her now before it costs you big bucks at the Beacon.

Tuesdays in October at 169 Bar, 10 PM, Quimbombo plays classic Puerto Rican bomba and plena sounds.

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

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.

Every Thursday the Michael Arenella Quartet play 1920s hot jazz 8-11 PM at Nios, 130 W 46th St.

Every Friday in September at 9 PM at the Fat Cat Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens bring an authentic here-and-now Brooklyn church vibe, no slick theatrics, just soul.

Fridays at Mehanata it’s Balkan sax powerhouse Yuri Yukanov and the Grand Masters of Gypsy Music, 10 PM, $10

9/1 the John Farnsworth Quartet outdoors at Bryant Park, 6 PM, free.

9/1-2 the Cecil McBee Band: Noah Preminger – tenor saxophone; Eddie Henderson – trumpet; George Cables – piano; Cecil McBee – bass; Victor Lewis – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM.

9/1, two great bands for free at Bruar Falls starting at 8 PM with NYC’s best blues band, Bliss Blood’s barrelhouse crew Delta Dreambox and followed eventually at 10ish by dramatic noir cabaret/steampunk goths Not Waving But Drowning.

9/1, 9 PM Americana/blues band Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at the Brooklyn Bowl, free

9/1, 9:30 PM charismatic, female-fronted gypsy rock/latin/tango rockers Rupa & the April Fishes play Joe’s Pub, $15. They’re also at Barbes on 9/3 for $10, early arrival a must, they sold out the Bell House so they’ll sell this out in minutes.

9/1 the Fumes – the Australian hill country blues band, not the Queens ska-rockers – at Death By Audio, 11 PM.

9/1 the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra at the Cameo Gallery, 11 PM.

9/2 dark baritone Ninth House frontman Mark Sinnis plays his solo acoustic cemetery & western songs at Bar on A, 8 PM

9/2, 8 PM dark Middle Eastern .rock chanteuse Yula Beeri with her band at Highline Ballroom, $10 adv tix rec.

9/2, 8:30 PM the Sometime Boys, a nifty little acoustic band who happen to have the most powerful singer in town (Sarah Mucho) and also one of the most captivatingly eclectic guitarists at Bar East, 1733 1st Ave. at 90th St. They play blues, bluegrass, Aimee Mann and Bowie and who knows what else. Lots of fun.

9/2 at Matchless, 9 PM Russian-American ska/reggae crew Karikatura, 10 PM ska-punks Radio Armada, and then at 11, Escarioka, the latin Gogol Bordello.

9/2, 9 PM wickedly smart avant/folk/chamberpop songwriter Larkin Grimm at the Knit, $10.

9/2, 9 PM the reliably charming but stiletto-sharp Bliss Blood of the Moonlighters plays blues at a rare duo show followed at 10:30ish by ferociously literate, politically aware banjo rocker Curtis Eller at Rest Au Rant, 30-01 35th Ave. at 30th St., Long Island City, 2 blocks from N/W at 36th Ave.

9/2 adventurous original bluegrass band Frankenpine at Lakeside, 9:15ish.

9/2, ferocious Balkan dances and dirges at 10 PM with Raya Brass Band at Barbes.

9/2 eclectic Brazilian/New Orleans/ska dance baned Nation Beat at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

9/3 B3 organist Adam Klipple’s Sneak at 55 Bar, 6 PM, feat. Natalie John on vox

9/3-5 ageless saloon jazz legend Mose Allison at the Jazz Standard, his home away from home, 7:30/9:30 PM

9/3-4, 8 PM politically spot-on punk rock anthem legends New Model Army at the Bell House, $24 adv tix avail. or two-night passes for cheaper if you’re a diehard fan.

9/3 terse expat Chicago blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Lucille’s 8 PM. He’s also here on 9/24

9/3 fun, sassy female-fronted ska band Across the Aisle 8:45 PM at Trash

9/3, 9ish fiery, smart, funky Stephanie White & the Philth Harmonic at the Bitter End.

9/3-5, 9:30 PM Frank Black solo acoustic at Joe’s Pub, $25

9/3 the ten year anniversary of the state-of-the-art weekly End of the Weak hip-hop throwdown at Highline Ballroom, 10 PM $12 adv tix highly rec.

9/3, 10 PM powerpop songwriter Mikal Evans at the smaller room at the Rockwood

9/3 western swing and rockabilly with the clever, lyrical Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

9/3, snarling punk/garage rockers Des Roar at 10:30 opening for the Greenhornes, free at the Mercury w/rsvp.

9/4 dark Americana/janglerock/garage rocker Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons at Banjo Jim’s, 7 PM.

9/4, 8 PM the monthly ska/punk show at the Knitting Factory is a characteristically good one with (in reverse order of appearance) the King Django Septet, Hub City Stompers, Unlikely Alibi, Uzimon & the Dons and Manut Bol, all ages, $10 adv tix rec.

9/4, 8 PM Jolie Holland, Grey Gersten, Shahzad Ismaily and Sam Amidon play songs by Michael Hurley at the Jalopy, $15

9/4, 8 PM at Barbes mandolinist Snehasish Mozumder plays Hindustani music with a stellar band – Nick Gianni – flute/saxes; Vin Scialla – drums;  Bopa King Carre – percussion;l Jason Hogue – bass;  Jason Lindner – keys, Sameer Gupta – tabla; Rick Bottari – keys, followed at 10 by the Jug Addicts.

9/4, 9 PM at Otto’s Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock shindig starts with Tsunami of Sound, the Spytones at 10, the Reefriders at 11 and the Octomen hitting at sometime around one on Sunday morning.

9/4 the Big Takeover play ska at Shrine, 10 PM.

9/4, 11ish roots reggae with Under the Rasta Influence at Sullivan Hall, $10

9/5, 7 PM sultry Europop chanteuse Lulla followed by amazingly diverse, psychedelic Middle Eastern/Asian/blues behemoth Tribecastan at 8 at Coco 66, $10.

9/5 long-running improvisational jazz/rockers 101 Crustaceans at Littlefield, 8 PM, $8

9/5, 9 PM la Pompe Manouche play gypsy jazz at Zebulon.

9/5 oldschool style Israeli roots reggae crew Moshav Band at Highline Ballroom, 9 PM, adv tix $15 rec.

9/6, 4 PM Raya Brass Band perform an “impromptu, off the cuff, free form circus, vaudeville show and musical performance” on the boardwalk at Coney Island in front of the Wonder Wheel (just listen – you’ll hear them)

9/6 the Jeff Fairbanks Jazz Orchestra at 9 PM – blending an original mix of modern jazz and traditional Asian folk music – at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

9/6 El Pueblo play psychedelic roots reggae and dub en Espanol at Rose Bar in Williamsburg, 9 PM.

9/7, 7:30 PM ferocious yet intricate and often atmospheric cello-metal rockers Blues in Space at the Tank, $10

9/7-11, 8:30/11 PM, Dave Liebman at Birdland: Dave Liebman (sax), Steve Kuhn (piano), Steve Swallow (bass), Billy Drummond (drums), $30 seating avail.

9/7, 9 PM delta blues guitarist/songwriter Ernie Vega at the Jalopy, $5

9/8 pianist Frank Kimbrough plays with his trio at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM

9/8-10, 8:30 PM free jazz trombonist titan Steve Swell’s Nation Of We (aka NOW Ensemble) at Roulette, $15/$10 members.

9/8, 9 PM Pierre de Gaillande of the Snow’s hilarious, haunting English-language Georges Brassens cover band Bad Reputation at the smaller room at the Rockwood.

9/8, 9ish a killer country doublebill with the Rosy Nolan band followed at 10 by the period-perfect early 60s Bakersfield-style Dixons at Union Pool

9/8 hilarious, spot-on, sometimes satirical early 50s hillbilly band Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

9/9, 1 PM Amy Gustafson performs piano works by Soler, Chopin, Albeniz, Scriabin, and Ginastera at Trinity Church, free.

9/9, 8 PM this month’s Hipster Demolition Night at Public Assembly starts out with fiery, sometimes noir garage/paisley underground rockers Girl to Gorilla, Byrdsy janglemeisters Jay Banerjee & The Heartthrobs at 9, retro 60s garage icons the Grip Weeds at 10 and catchy powerpopsters Shakedown at the Majestic at 11, dirt cheap at $7

9/9, 8 PM cellist to the stars Dave Eggar leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood

9/9, 8 PM at Barbes “String Wizards: an Evening of Rare Films and Live Performance celebrating the Great String Instrumentalists of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. The Oscar-nominated Wizard of the Strings, a short biopic about Roy Smeck (1900-1994), a star of 1920s vaudeville and master of the guitar, banjo, Hawaiian steel guitar, and ukulele, introduced by its writer/producer, Alan Edelstein, with vintage jazz/pop/blues film clips to follow plus live music TBA.”

9/9, 9 PM ferocious Balkan stomps with Veveritse Brass Band at the Jalopy, $10

9/9 careening intense psychedelic art-rockers Norden Bombsight 9 PM at Matchless, $10 – way cheaper than the Roger Waters Wall tour and better too.

9/9 Khaled (the American Middle Eastern/world fusion player, not the rai icon) plays 9ish at Northern Soul 557 1st St. (Madison/Monroe), Hoboken

9/10-12 dozens of free September Concerts happen around town – schedules still being worked out, like a more disorganized Make Music NY – check the calendar, such that it is.

9/10 cleverly lyrical, surprisingly dark, multistylistic songwriter/piano star Lee Feldman plays a house concert, 3 PM, 805 E. 21 Street betw. Glenwood/Farragut, Midwood, Brooklyn, B/Q to Newkirk Ave.

9/10, 4:30 PM Balkan brass powerhouse Raya Brass Band in Washington Square Park

9/10, Piazzolla tango classics played by pianist Octavio Brunetti, cellist Christine Walevska and former Metropolitan Opera concertmaster Elmira Darvarova, 5 PM at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix rec.

9/10 horn-driven Brooklyn country band Yarn plays the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon boarding at 23rd St. and the FDR at 6, leaving an hour later, adv tix $20 highly rec.

9/10, 6:30 PM expansive, smart jazz pianist Vijay Iyer’s solo piano cd release show at le Poisson Rouge, $20.

9/10 at Theatre 80 St. Mark’s a benefit for the Howl festival starting at 7 with charismatic noir rocker LJ Murphy, followed by Chris Rael and Rima Fand’s new klezmer/Middle Eastern gand Lunas Atlas, then the Hilary Hawke band and their rustic country stylings, then delta blues goddess Mamie Minch at 10.

9/10, 7:30 PM innovative Canadian composer/performer Kyle Bobby Dunn and swirling, psychedelic avant-garde electric guitar quartet Dither at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St., downtown Brooklyn, $10.

9/10, 8 PM retro girlgroup/garage punk band the Nouvellas, Boston retro pop band Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents and then former Crystals singer Lala Brooks at the Bell House, $15

9/10, 8 PM at Barbes it’s House of Stride: Allison Leyton-Brown – piano; Russ Meissner – drums; Jim Whitney – upright bass and special guest Daria Grace plays oldtimey piano blues songs followed by accordionist Rob Curto’s forro dance party at 10.

9/10 a killer dark Americana doublebill with lyrical, intense chanteuse Abbie Barrett at 9 at Pete’s followed at 10 by the eerily atmospheric Rescue Bird.

9/10-12 it’s the Brooklyn Country Music Festival at Southpaw. Best deal is the $30 three-day ticket, otherwise each concert is $15. 9/10 it’s Banjorama, Julia Haltigan, then one of those lame, sarcastic, richkid indie bands pretending to be “country”, then excellent, oldtimey headliners the Woes.

9/10-11 the Claudia Quintet at the Cornelia St. Cafe: Chris Speed , clarinet, tenor saxophone; Matt Moran , vibraphone; Ted Reichman, accordian; Drew Gress, acoustic bass ; John Hollenbeck, drums; Matt Mitchell, piano, 9 PM, $15

9/10, 9 PM the recently reconfigurated Golden Palominos with guests the Jim Campilongo Electric Trio and the Tony Scherr Trio at City Winery, $22 adv tix avail

9/10, 9:30ish Ice-T does his oldschool hip-hop thing at the Knitting Factory $20 adv tix highly rec.

9/10, 10 PM, deliriously danceable latin soul/bugalu revivalists Spanglish Fly at Rose Bar

9/10, 10:30 PM wild funk jams with Buzz Universe at the Mercury, $10

9/11 Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars at the Knitting Factory, 7 PM, $25 adv tix highly rec. Their show at the Highline back in May was ecstatically fun.

9/11 Shellac at the Bell House is sold out.

9/11, 8 PM at Bargemusic a free 9/11 memorial concert featuring Bach, Beethoven, Bottoms, Brahms, Chopin, and Schubert including David Bottoms’ Variations on a Theme in Memory of 9/11/2001.

9/11, 8 PM, radical marching band Rude Mechanical Orchestra play followed by a screening of the documentary film Gasland at On the pier along the East River at Solar One, 2420 FDR Drive, Service Road East at 23rd Street and the East River. It was all started by Dick Cheney. “In 2005, Cheney’s secretive Energy Commission designed a bill that was able to overturn parts of various decades-old environmental-protection legislation, allowing for a relatively new process of gas drilling, invented by Halliburton. Commonly referred to as ‘fracking,’ in this new process, the mining companies inject a cornucopia of toxic chemicals deep into the ground and explode the rock beds. Companies across 38 states are doing this with almost no oversight or regulations, often operating within feet of homes, schools, streams, wells and aquifers. An EPA spokesmen describes the legislation as ‘Orwellian’ and ‘Un-American’….As the filmmaker chases the companies’ operations across the country, he encounters cats and horses losing their hair in clumps, men and women with sudden painful illnesses, and houses where you can literally light the tap water on fire.” Followed by a discussion and afterparty with open bar.

9/11 the Brooklyn Country Music Festival at Southpaw continues at 8 with the Roulette Sisters, Spirit Family Reunion, the Jack Grace Band, Jessica Rose & the High Life and Uncle Leon & The Alibis.

9/11 NYC ska/rocksteady/blues/soul legends the Slackers play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Temptress departing 41st St. & the Hudson River at 8 PM, $25 adv tix at the Highline box ofc highly rec.

9/11 slinky, haunting Middle Eastern-inflected 1920s African dance music with Sounds of Taraab at Barbes 8 PM.

9/11, 9 PM dark, hypnotically jazzy southwestern gothic songwriter James Apollo at Pete’s

9/11 9ish wickedly lyrical Americana rocker Marcellus Hall (ex-Railroad Jerk and White Hassle) at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. He’s also at Union Pool at 9 on 9/15.

9/11, 9 PM NYC’s most exciting original blues guitarist, Will Scott at 68 Jay St Bar.

9/11, 9 PM eclectic Senegalese-flavored roots reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones at the 92YTribeca, $12

9/11, 9 PM oldschool soul/funk with the Dynamites featuring Charles Walker at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5.

9/11 Greek party music monsters Magges – with electric bouzouki and the amazing Susan Mitchell on viola – at Mehanata 9:30 PM.

9/11 blues crooner and kick-ass Chicago-style lead guitarist Johnny Allen at 10 at Terra Blues.

9/11, 10:30 PM, multistylistic country juggernaut M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10

9/11 psychedelic “funk orchestra” Turkuaz at the Mercury, 10:30 PM, $10.

9/11 Ice-T doing his golden age hip-hop act at midnight-ish at the Knitting Factory, $20 adv tix rec

9/12, 4 PM organist Kent Tritle plays a characteristically intense program incl. works by Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, and the Reger Fantasy on “Hallelujah! Gott zu loben”at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on the upper east.

9/12, 4-7 PM at the Bell House, the Salsa Slam cookoff feat. 20 different recipes of free hot stuff, $4 Tecate tall cans, a mariachi band, $12 adv tix at the box ofc. rec

9/12, 7 PM toy piano specialist/composer Phyllis Chen at Barbes.

9/12, 7:30 PM 2/3 female, all original rockabilly/surf trio Catspaw at Otto’s

9/12 roots reggae legends Israel Vibration – now a duo – at B.B. King’s, 8 PM, $20 adv tix. rec.

9/12 the final night of the Brooklyn Country Music Festival at Southpaw starting at 8 has the Roulette Sisters, Brooklyn Jugs, Kristin Andreassen, Dock Oscar, Alex Battles and the Flanks.

9/12, 3 PM Pianist Ludmil Angelov plays Chopin at Symphony Space, $20

9/12, 3 PM, the Queen’s Chamber Band with harpsichord play Farnaby, Frescobaldi, Bach and Scarlatti at St. Mark’s Church (2nd Ave./10th St.) $25, a cheap season series subscription for $65 is also available which comes out to about $13 a show.

9/12, 6:30 PM new music by composers Dylan Glatthorn, Eric Lemmon, Conrad Winslow, Pedro da Silva, Noam Faingold, Angélica Négron, Lucía Caruso at le Poisson Rouge, $10.

9/12 Fat Man & Small Boy – that’s Mark Rubin and Silas Lowe of hilarious grasscore legends the Bad Livers – make their NYC debut at Banjo Jim’s, 10 PM

9/13, half past noon, Samuel Barber’s String Quartet, Op. 11 performed by the Voxare String Quartet at Philosophy Hall, Columbia Univ., on the east edge of campus, north of 116th St./College Walk, east of Low Library and Buell Hall.

9/13, 4:45 PM Steven Hamilton plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

9/13, 7 PM the New Collisions, whose new album The Optimist blends a sassy vintage new wave feel with potent lyrically-driven powerpop, at the Mercury.

9/13, 8 PM ex-Bowie guitarist Gerry Leonard does his ambient, dark Spooky Ghost project at the big room at the Rockwood.

9/13, 8 PM pianists Pascal Roge and Ami Hakuno Rogé play Ravel, Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Poulenc at Symphony Space, $30.

9/13, 8/10:30 PM Dave Liebman with drummer Michael Stephans’ Om/Shalom Project also featuring Marty Ehrlich, Uri Caine, and Scott Colley at the Blue Note.

9/13, 9 PM the Javier Arau Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

9/13, 10 PM sizzling, intense Mostly Other People Do the Killing trumpeter Peter Evans leads a quintet at le Poisson Rouge, $10

9/14, 6:30 PM innovative, haunting Iranian-Jewish siren Galeet Dardashti plays the cd release show for her new one The Naming at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec.

9/14-15 the Marc Cary Focus Trio at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM. The pianist has a big buzz going among the cognoscenti, highly recommended.

9/14, 8:30/10 PM alto sax monster Jon Irabagon plays the cd release show for his new one Foxy at Cornelia St. Cafe with Barry Altschul on drums Peter Brendler on bass, $10.

9/14, 11 PM wild, funny western swing/honkytonk guitarist Wayne Hancock at Maxwell’s

9/15, half past noon Samuel Barber’s Cello Sonata, Op. 6 performed by Adrian Daurov, cello at Philosophy Hall, Columbia Univ., on the east edge of campus, north of 116th St./College Walk and east of Low Library and Buell Hall.

9/15, 7:30 PM saxophonist Paul Carlon leads his soaring, Brazilian-inflected Octet at Miles Cafe, $10

9/15, 8 PM the Newton Gang – part outlaw country, part careening paisley underground rockers – at 68 Jay St Bar.

9/15, 8 PM the New York Piano Quartet play Erich Korngold and other Austrian composers at Symphony Space, $30.

9/15, 8 PM Whisperado -who’ve moved from Dire Straits style rock to a more country-oriented sound with pedal steel – at Kenny’s Castaways, free

9/15, 9 PM the world’s funniest and arguably most ferocious free jazz combo, Mostly Other People do the Killing at Zebulon.

9/15, 9 PM powerhouse 90s style powerpop band Second Dan – like Oasis without the mischegas – in the big room at the Rockwood

9/15, 9:30 PM Dollshot at Caffe Vivaldi. They take classical art songs from throughout the 20th century, jam them out and give them an absolutely eerie edge. One of NYC’s most entertaining and unique bands.

9/16, 7:30 PM violinist Gil Morgenstern and pianist Jonathan Feldman play works by Bach, Ysaÿe, Carter, Bright Sheng, Gershwin, Kreisler and Prokofiev with Laurie Anderson reading selections by iconic Russian poet Anna Akhmatova., at WMP Concert Hall, 31 E 28th St., $25.

9/16, 10 PM edgy Americana-inflected songwriter Jessi Robertson plays her single release party at Bar 4 with her electric band.

9/16, 10 PM Steven Bernstein’s long-running, clever funk/jazz crew Sex Mob at 55 Bar.

9/16 eerie bluespunk band the Five Points Band at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

9/16, 11 PM, charming country/oldtimey harmony stars Those Darlins at Bowery Ballroom, $13 adv tix rec.

9/16, 11 PM clever, funny acoustic Americana jam band Tall Tall Trees at the big room at the Rockwood.

9/17, 6 PM adventurous avant vocal jazz with the Becca Stevens Band at 55 Bar

9/17, 7 PM a killer Americana doublebill with the Maybelles and the Sweetback Sisters at Joe’s Pub, $15.

9/17, 8 PM imaginative darkwave improvisers Metalux plus the MV Carbon/Aki Onda duo, free, at Issue Project Room

9/17, 9 PM all-girl family band the Midriffs play oldtimey harmony tunes at the Jalopy, $10.

9/17, 9 PM the original post-Velvets psychedelic punks, Band of Outsiders at the Parkside followed at 10 by free jazz legend/impresario Dee Pop’s band Radio I-Ching

9/17, 9 PM goth-tinged, artsy pianist/chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi, 9 PM

9/17, 9:30 PM arguably the best Ethiopian band in the US, Debo Band play Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec.

9/17, 10 PM reliably romantic, charming oldtimey swing/Hawaiian band the Moonlighters at Barbes.

9/17 the rustic, sprawling, smartly bluesy Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at the Rockwood, 10 PM

9/17, 10 PM ex-Cramps and Gun Club punk legend Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5.

9/17 jazz sax luminary Dave Liebman plays the cd release show for his new small combo cd Dave Liebman Group “Live at 55″ –  Dave Liebman, Vic Juris, Tony Marino & Marko Marcinko, 10 PM/midnight, $12.

9/17-18 wickedly smart noir accordionist Marni Rice and the ferocious, charismatic Vera Beren’s Gothic Chamber Blues Ensemble present Songs of Misery and Love at the Greenroom Theatre, 45 Bleecker St. 11 PM til the wee hours, $15, beer/wine plus “mixers available for your flask.” Beren and Rice played one of the 20 best concerts of 2009; it’ll be a long night of oldschool dark artsy punk-infused intensity.

9/17, 11 PM if you like loud party music, this is your night: the ferocious Radio Birdman-inspired garage/punk Mess Around followed by the sick, hilarious X-rated faux-girlgroup punk of Cudzoo & the Fagettes at Trash

9/17 the Boss Guitars play classic and obscure surf music covers at Lakeside, 11 PM.

9/17, midnight, Emefe play psychedelic Afrobeat dance grooves at Sullivan Hall, $10

9/18, 6 PM a fundraiser for the feminist activist documentary film Walk With Me at the Shop, 290 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg with adventurous jazz/avant chanteuse Becca Stevens, alt-country rocker Jeremy Joyce and Ralph E. White (ex-Bad Livers).

9/18, 7 PM first-wave garage rock legend Paul Thornton of the Godz at Banjo Jim’s

9/18, 7 PM funny, entertaining Erin & Her Cello at the big room at the Rockwood

9/18 a killer triple bill at Caffe Vivaldi – tenor sax player Melissa Aklana and her band at 7, eclectic clarinet tango specialist Thomas Piercy at 8 and then cello/vibraphone duo Goli at 9:30.

9/18 sprawling rustic psychelic minor-key blues/klezmer/reggae/gypsy improvisers Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues 7:15 PM

9/18, 8 PM Microscopic Septet pianist (and Fresh Air theme composer) Joel Forrester & the Truth at Barbes

9/18, 8 PM at Merkin Concert Hall Ensemble 212 plays Beethoven: Coriolan Overture; Mohammed Fairouz: Symphony No. 2 (New York premiere); Double Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra, “States of Fantasy” (world premiere) plus members of the Borromeo Quartet (Nicholas Kitchen, violin & Yeesun Kim, violoncello) performing Beethoven:The Creatures of Prometheus Finale; Mohammed Fairouz: Symphony No. 1 “Symphonic Aphorisms,” $35 tix avail.

9/18 NYC rock vets the Peaceniks’ CD release party (Barry Gruber, Moogy Klingman & Patti Rothberg w/Jim Satin & Cliff Hackford) at P & G Bar (78th and Columbus) on the upper west, 8 PM, free.

9/18, 9 PM acclaimed Persian classical music group Ensemble Raah makes its North American debut at Alwan for the Arts, $20 adv tix. very highly rec.

9/18, 9 PM the reliably psychedelic Budos Band – who have a new album just out – at Southpaw, $14

9/18, 9 PM smart, literate noirish Aimee Mann-inspired pianist/singer Krista Detor at City Winery, $15.

9/18, 9 PM Stacy Dillard – saxophones, Orrin Evans – piano, Eric Revis – bass, Nasheet Waits – drums – good band, huh? – at the Jazz Gallery, $10.

9/18, 9ish punk-infused banda music to celebrate Mexico’s independence day with Banda Sinaloense de Los Muertos feat. members of Slavic Soul Party, Raya Brass Band, Chicha Libre followed by the self-explanatory Cumbiagra at Littlefield, $10

9/18, 10 PM popular ska punks King Django play Shrine.

9/18 fiery, funny, oldschool style female-fronted East Village punk/Americana rockers Spanking Charlene play Lakeside 11 PM

9/19 Strings of the Black Sea: a Celebration of Lutes and Fiddles from Bulgaria, Ukraine, Crimea and Turkey, 3 PM at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Auditorium, $30 at the museum ticket windows.

9/19, 4–6 PM The Alabama Concerto by John Benson Brooks played by Charley Gerard, alto sax; John Carlson, trumpet; Jeffrey Levine, bass and Mike Baggetta, guitar at Iris Cafe, 20 Columbia Place off of Joralemon St., Brooklyn Heights. “A masterpiece of chamber jazz that was immortalized by a 1958 recording with Cannonball Adderley, Art Farmer, Barry Galbraith and Milt Hinton…found the original parts at the Institute of Jazz Studies. Brooks died in 1999. He never wrote anything as brilliant in his long career as a songwriter and arranger. It’s probably the first time the piece has been played in decades!”

9/19, 5 (five) PM pensive, anthemic, vintage 70 style art/folk rocker Spottiswoode at the big room at the Rockwood.

9/19, 5:30 PM at the Delancey sharply literate oldtime guitar god Lenny Molotov, sassy female-fronted ska band Across the Aisle at 6:30, the proggy Wounded Buffalo Theory at 7:30 and recently regrouped art/noise/funk juggernaut System Noise.

9/19 soulful, intense siren Jo Williamson at Banjo Jim’s ,7/9:15 PM; Americana guitarist Craig Chesler of Tom Clark’s band plays at 8:30

9/19 iconic new wave klezmer band the Klezmatics at Galapagos, 8 PM, $30.

9/19 adventurous Greek-American blues guitarist Spiros Soukis at Lucille’s, 8 PM

9/20, 4:45 PM Louis Perazza plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

9/20, 7 PM Balkan trumpet specialist Ben Holmes with his Trio at Barbes followed by Chicha Libre at 9:45ish.

9/20 the Brentano String Quartet plays Chou Wen-chung, 7 PM at the Greene Space, $10.

9/20, 7 PM a politically charged evening of good songs with Stephan Said, folk legend Pete Seeger and Ghanaian-American hip-hop artist Blitz the Ambassador at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

9/20, 7:30 PM the Claremont Trio performs Beethoven, Op. 1, No. 3 in C minor; Faure, Opus 120 in D minor, and Brahms, Opus 8 (revised version) in B Major at the church at 2504 Broadway, NE corner of 93rd St.

9/20 the Wailers – what’s left of them, anyway – at B.B. King’s, 8 PM, $25 adv tix. rec.

9/20, 9 PM cutting-edge trombonist/composer/conductor JC Sanford leads his Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

9/20, 10 PM funeful, fun female-fronted garage-rock trio the Anabolics at Trash.

9/20 noir rock legend Sally Norvell & the Fabulous Disasters at Small Beast at the Delancey, 11 PM

9/21, 7 PM expat Argentinian clarinetist Gustavo Bulgach and his band Klezmer Juice at Barbes. If the Klezmatics at Galapagos is too rich for your blood, this will do the trick.

9/21 Tammy Faye Starlite does her hilarious, scandalous and politically incorrect Nico impersonation at the Theatre 80 St. Marks,8 PM, $10.

9/21 the most unique, compelling new voice in jazz singing, Sara Serpa with her Quintet incl. Andre Matos on guitar, Kris Davis on piano, Ben Street on bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, 8:30 PM, $10.

9/21 NYC powerpop legend George Usher at Lakeside 9ish

9/21 British folk-rock legends the Strawbs acoustic at BB King’s, 9:15 PM, $22.50 adv tix rec.

9/21, 10ish first-wave NYC punk legends the Sic Fucks feat. Tish & Shooky (Debbie Harry’s old bandmates from the Stillettoes) at Bowery Electric, $10.

9/21 fiery X-meets-Loretta Lynn Americana rockers Demolition String Band at 10 PM at Banjo Jim’s

9/22, 8 PM fiery, virtuosic Chicago-style blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at P&G Bar on the upper west

9/22 Anti-Flag at the Bell House, 8 PM, all ages, $15 adv tix highly rec. Gotta love their awareness (“Depleted Uranium Is a War Crime”), wish they didn’t sound sooooo Warped Tour these days…

9/22 creepy cinematic psychedelic soundscapes with Mojo Mancini – whose new album is one of the year’s best – at 9 PM at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

9/22, 9 PM an excuse to stay in: Live From Lincoln Center’s PBS telecast of the New York Philharmonic’s Opening Night Gala, featuring the U.S. premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s Symphony No. 3, Swing Symphony. Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic, Wynton Marsalis, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

9/22, 10 PM second-wave glamrock with Spacehog at Maxwell’s, $15

9/22, 10:30ish intense, powerful southwestern gothic rock with And the Wiremen at Zebulon.

9/23 Cesar Reyes performs Mexican classical works for solo piano by Jimenez, Moncayo, and others, 1 PM at Trinity Church, free

9/23 and 9/25, 8 PM at Bargemusic – organ music adapted for piano: Bach/Schumann – Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, BWV 1001; Bach/Reger – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, BWV 1015; Reger – Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Bach, Op. 81, $35, $30 srs/$15 stud.

9/23-26 the Taylor Eigsti Trio with chanteuse Becca Stevens plus special guests Julian Lage (9/23), Gretchen Parlato & Gerald Clayton (9/26) doing the cd release show for their new one Daylight at Midnight at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM.

9/23, 9 PM, Brian Landrus’ cd release show for his excellent new one with the composer playing baritone sax, bass clarinet & bass flute, plus Jason Palmer – trumpet, Nir Felder – guitar, Frank Carlberg – piano, Matthew Parish – bass, Rudy Royston – drums.at Tea Lounge in Park Slope. Wow.

9/23 quirky psychedelic golden age hip-hop with Digable Planets at SOB’s, 9 PM, $17 adv tix highly rec.

9/23 Junius bring their searing Joy Division-esque goth-metal to Southpaw, 9:30 PM, $10 adv tix highly rec

9/23 moody indie pop chanteuse Basia Bulat at the Mercury, 9:30 PM $12; also at Littlefield at 9 PM for $12 on 9/24.

9/23 composer Ljova Zhurbin’s witty, often transcendent eclectic Russian/tango/jazz string band Ljova & the Kontraband at Barbes, 10 PM

9/23 LES surf/soul/punk rock guitar legend Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside 10ish.

9/23, 10 PM the original post-Velvets punk band, Band of Outsiders at Bowery Electric followed by lead guitar legend Richard Lloyd, whose chops are better than ever.

9/23, 11 PM smart, literate, twangy alt-country rocker Chip Robinson at Banjo Jim’s

9/23, 11 PM bluegrass/Americana harmony sirens Those Darlins at Bowery Ballroom $13 adv tix highly rec.

9/23, midnight, retro 60s piano soul/R&B with the Brilliant Mistakes in the small room at the Rockwood.

9/24, 7 PM clawhammer banjo player/songwriter Abigail Washburn at Joe’s Pub, $15.

9/24 atmospheric, noirish Mexican rock siren Ely Guerra at le Poisson Rouge $25.

9/24 dark intense Argentinian composer/pianist Fernando Otero at le Poisson Rouge, 9 PM, $15

9/24 acclaimed Persian classical ensemble Homay and Mastan Ensemble at Avery Fisher Hall.

9/24 the Bronx Horns – who have a ton of Tito Puente alums, and are unbelievable live – at SOB’s. $15 after 9; ladies free before; guys and girls free before 7. “Complimentary garlic tostones.”

9/24, 8 PM slinky hypnotic fascinating vintage Egyptian film music revivalists Zikrayat feat. singer Adam Chawad plus special guest dancer Layla Isis at Moustache, 1621 Lexington Ave (corner of 102nd St), $15, rsvp highly rec.

9/24, 9 PM one of the most compelling voices in Americana music, Jan Bell at 68 Jay St Bar; her country harmony band the Maybelles are at Brooklyn Bridge Park down by the Tobacco Warehouse at 5 on 9/25.

9/24 soaring Americana chanteuse Rebecca Turner at 9 at the Jalopy followed at 10 by Brooklyn’s man in black, John Pinamonti, $10

9/24 the John McNeil/Bill McHenry Quartet play the cd release show for their new one at the Cornelia St. Cafe, 9 PM, $10

9/24 the Knights play a program that they excel at: Ives – The Unanswered Question; Saint-Saens – Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33; Ljova Zhurbin – Garmoshka; Osvaldo Golijov – Night of the Flying Horses; Schubert – Symphony No. 3 in D major, D.200; Kayhan Kalhor (arr. C. Jacobsen) – Ascending Bird, at the College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd.

9/24, 10 PM fiery, literate Americana/delta blues guitar god Lenny Molotov and band at the Parkside

9/24, 10 PM at Drom clarinet intensity featuring the cool Miles Davis-esque Selim Sesler pairing off against the ferociously wild Ismail Lumanovski, backed by the NY Gypsy All-Stars, $20 adv tix rec., or free with the $30 weeklong festival pass.

9/24 Jah N I play roots reggae at Shrine, 11 PM

9/24 the Alien Surfer Babes (a spinoff of the delightful, surfy Witches in Bikinis) with the Octomen at Bowery Poetry Club, 11:30 PM

9/24, midnight, Nashville gothic rockers Ninth House play the cd release show for their new and possibly final album 11 Cemetery and Western Classics at UC 87 Lounge 87 Ludlow St. (Delancey/Broome).

9/25 the Dumbo Arts Festival kicks off at the Brooklyn Bridge Tobacco Warehouse starting at 3 PM with the Strung Out String Band, country crooner Jesse Lenat at 4, smart, soaring Americana siren Jan Bell at 5, country/hillbilly band the Shotgun Party at 6 and hypnotic Misissippi hill country bluesman Will Scott headlining at 7.

9/25, 5 PM a new music extravaganza to end all extravaganzas: the Respect Sextet, avant piano powerhouse Kathleen Supové, Ethel violinist Todd Reynolds, Newspeak, Wet Ink, mesmerizing psychedelic guitar quartet DITHER (whose new album kicks ass), Mantra Percussion, Ensemble de Sade, Matthew Welch, MIVOS Quartet, and hypnotic acoustic guitarists Threefifty Duo at the Irondale Center, 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, $15 cover includes 2 drinks. C to Lafayette Ave., or any train to Atlantic Ave.

9/25 the North American debut of the crazy, intense Ukrainian band Tecsoi Banda at the Ukrainian National Home on 2nd Ave., 7 PM

9/25, 7 PM blue-eyed soul siren Meg Braun followed by her equally smart, even more eclectic Red Molly multi-instrumentalist pal Carolann Solebello at Caffe Vivaldi.

9/25, 7 PM NYC’s most original bluesman, Will Scott plays the Brooklyn Bridge Tobacco Warehouse as part of the Dumbo Arts Festival

9/25, 8 PM this fall’s Brooklyn County Fair at the Jalopy starts with Sassy Jenkins at 8, the Buddy Hollers at 9, the ferocious paisley underground rock and outlaw country of the Newton Gang at 10,the Calamity Janes at 11 and the soaring bluegrass harmonies of the NYCity Slickers at midnight.

9/25, 8 PM pianist Matthew McCright plays works by Minnesota composers James Marentic, Justin Rubin, Adam Wernick, Paul Cantrell, Daniel Nass and Kirsten Broberg at Merkin Concert Hall, $20 tix highly rec. His new cd is a surprising and very soulful collection including some contemporary ragtime.

9/25, 8 PM the NYC premiere of Pauline Oliveros’ Primordial/Lift at Issue Project Room, $20.

9/25, 8 PM the Eels at Terminal 5, $27.50 adv tix rec.

9/25, sepulchrally gorgeous minimalist psychedelic chamber/baroque rock instrumentals with Redhooker – whose new album is one of our top ten this year – at 9 followed by Scott Matthew and his band at 10 and then avant composer Kelli Rudick with Andie Springer on violin and Peter Hess on bass clarinet at 11 at Littlefield, $10

9/25 NYC’s best blues guitarist, Mississipppi hill country-style Will Scott at 68 Jay St. Bar, 9 PM.

9/25 at Bowery Electric, 9ish, catchy retro 60s/70s Britpop maven Edward Rogers plays songs from his reputedly sensational new album Sparkle Lane. Also on the bill: wickedly lyrical retro 60s psychedelic pop band McGinty and White.

9/25 completely off-the-wall and deliriously fun noiserock band Bad Cop at Don Pedro’s, we’re guessing 10ish.

9/25 alt-country’s greatest female voice, Laura Cantrell at Barbes, 10 PM.

9/25 reliably imaginative, bracing trombonist/composer Josh Roseman’s Joshua 3 at the big room at the Rockwood, midnight feat. Peter Apfelbaum (sax, bass organ), Barney McAll (keys), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar), and Ted Poor (drums) – what a great band!

9/26, noon, free, Sunday’s Dumbo Arts Festival show begins with sprawling, literate rockers Balthrop Alabama at Galapagos followed at 1 by eclectic Greek guitarist Avram Pengas’ group, at 4 the cd release for the amazing NYFA Collection 5-cd album featuring an A-list of NYC avant-garde and jazz luminaries, then at 6:30 sultry, charming French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins and at 8 janglerock legend Tom Verlaine playing with a trio, with Irish rockers the Prodigals headlining the festival at 10.

9/26 the Atlantic Antic – bands all over Atlantic Ave. and thereabouts- watch this space or just take a walk starting at about 4th Ave

9/26, 3 PM at Central Park Summerstage: the Black Sea Roma Festival featuring Mahala Rai Banda, Tecsoi Banda, Selim Sesler & the NY Gypsy All-Stars and the Yuri Yunakov Ensemble.

9/26, 5 PM Conjunto Guantanamo at the Brooklyn Bridge Tobacco Warehouse

9/26, 9 PM dark intense literate lefty guitar goddess/rock siren Randi Russo and her band at Rock Shop in Gowanus.

9/27, 7:30 PM the world premiere of Jazz Talmud ft. Jake Marmer (poetry), Frank London (trumpet), and Greg Wall (saxophone/clarinet) along with the Ayn Sof Orchestra & Bigger Band playing pieces by their phenomenal lineup: Frank London, Pam Fleming, Reut Regev, Uri Sharlin, Paul Shapiro, Eyal Maoz, Greg Wall and others at the Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St., $15/$12 stud.

9/26, 9:30 PM hilarious and haunting noir cabaret legend Little Annie at Joe’s Pub, $15 with Baby Dee on piano.

9/27, 9 PM the Jamie Begian Big Band – whose new album Big Fat Grin is a ton of fun – at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

9/27 charming oldtimey swing and hillbilly sounds with Daria Grace & the Prewar Ponies at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

9/27 Jack Grace – whose new album Drinking Songs for Lovers is a honkytonk classic – at the small room at the Rockwood, 11 PM

9/28, 8 PM Bryan & the Haggards play sick satirical jazz covers of Merle Haggard songs at Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn and at Rodeo Bar on 10/10 at 10:30.

9/28, 9 PM punky, fun Japanese girl-rockers the Hard Nips at the Knitting Factory followed at 10 by jangly, quirky legends Shonen Knife, $12

9/28, 9 PM vintage dancehall reggae with Capleton plus special guests at B.B. King’s – yeah mon! Adv tix $25 rec.

9/28 spiky, fun, virtuosic hokum blues with the Second Fiddles at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

9/28, 11ish noir guitar monster Steve Ulrich with his longtime rhythm player Itamar Ziegler and special guest Philip Glass collaborator Mick Rossi at Rose Bar in Williamsburg. Now that Ulrich is done with writing the score to the HBO series Bored to Death, he can do his fun gig. Part Mingus, part Morricone with a savage wit.

9/29, 7 PM Malian duskcore chanteuse Khaira Arby and her amazing guitar-fueled band at Joe’s Pub, $17.

9/29 the Jazz Passengers with Debbie Harry at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM.

9/29, 8:30 PM jangly anthemic gothic Americana rock with Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons playing the cd release show for her new one in the big room at the Rockwood

9/29, 8:30 PM Cairo-born sax player/composer Alexandra Grimal and her Quartet: Alexandra Grimal, tenor/soprano saxophone; Thomas Morgan, bass; Todd Neufeld, guitar; Marcus Gilmore, drums at the Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

9/29, 9 PM a great country/Americana doublebill with the Lonely Samoans and then Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Zebulon.

9/29, 9 PM the Tin Roof Trio play gypsy jazz at Bar Reis in Park Slope

9/29 rousing girl/guy bluegrass harmonies with the NYCity Slickers at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

9/30 Becky Lu performs the complete Études of Claude Debussy, 1 PM at Trinity Church, free.

9/30, 7 PM a phenomenally fun oldtimey doublebill: Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade play her ep release show followed eventually at 9:30 by Lake Street Dive doing theirs at the big room at the Rockwood

9/30-10/3 the Joshua Redman Trio at the Jazz Standard – whose trio shows at this venue have lived up to the hype, 200% – at 7:30/9:30 PM $35.

9/30, 8 PM noir chamber rock vets Elysian Fields at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

9/30, 8 PM at Drom the NY Gypsy Festival continues with flamenco/Middle Eastern/gypsy guitar band Espiritu Gitano, $15, free with $30 weeklong pass

9/30, 8 PM, eclectic latin songwriter Marta Topferova – who never met a style from south of the border that she couldn’t do with flair and imagination – at Barbes followed at 10 by advenurous jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson’s Quintet’s cd release show ($10 cover)

9/30, 8:30 PM Canta Libre – harp, flute and strings quintet with chamber music of late 19th and early-20th century Paris – at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early.

9/30, 8:30 PM Marika Hughes plays solo cello at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

9/30, 9 PM artsy lyrical pop songwriter Elaine Romanelli at Desmond’s – if there’s anybody in town who can sing her way over the PA at this dump, it’s her – woman vs. machine?

9/30 sweet Memphis soul revivalists the One and Nines – who sound like a less funk-oriented Sharon Jones – at Sullivan Hall 9 PM; on 10/2 they’re outdoors at the Jersey City festival, corner of 4th Street & Merseles St., 4 PM.

9/30, 9 PM big anthemic 90s style Britrock with the Royal Chains at Bruar Falls

9/30 creepy and beautiful classical art song improvisers Dollshot at the Stone, 10 PM

9/30 menacing, charismatic punk ghoulabilly and retro rock with the Reid Paley Trio at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

10/1, 6 PM the Becca Stevens Band play adventurous avant vocal jazz at 55 Bar.

10/1 Branford Marsalis and Terrence Blanchard at Dizzy’s Club, 8 PM, $30 tix avail.

10/1 tuneful alt-country crew the Basement Band at the Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club, 9 PM

10/1, 9/10:30 PM the Mike Baggetta Quartet: Mike Baggetta , guitar; Jason Rigby, tenor saxophone; Eivind Opsvik, bass; George Schuller, drums at the Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

10/1, 10 PM the self-explanatory, popular Jug Addicts at Barbes

10/1, 11 PM eclectic world music band Delhi 2 Dublin at Drom, $15 adv tix rec. or free with $30 weeklong festival pass.

10/2, 7 PM Missy Mazzoli’s intriguing, hypnotic art-rock band Victoire play the cd release show for their brilliant new one at Joe’s Pub, $14.

10/2, 7 PM dark garage/Americana rocker Lorraine Leckie with her excellent band at Banjo Jim’s.

10/2, 7:30 PM soaring art-rockers/chamberpopsters Clare & the Reasons – who have an excellent new live album out – at the Bell House, $25.

10/2, 8 PM bass clarinet hellraisers Sqwonk and cutting-edge new music string/reed/piano quartet Redshift play a “power program of music by Marc Mellits, Cornelius Boots, James Holt, Aaron Novik, Ryan Brown, David Heuser, and Philip Glass” at Greenwich House Music School/Renee Wiler Concert Hall, 46 Barrow Street, $15.

10/2, 8 PM tango nuevo/jazz bassist Pedro Giraudo leads his Sextet at Barbes.

10/2, 9 PM sultry, ferociously lyrical, hilarious oldtimey siren Kelli Rae Powell at the Jalopy with her band followed by the ever-popular country crew M Shanghai String Band at 10

10/2, 9 PM indie jangle with Electric Engine, indie guitar blaze with Cementhead and catchy Britpop-flavored lyrical ferocity with Special Patrol Group at Coco 66.

10/2, 9 PM at Drom the highest intensity night of the NY Gypsy Festival starts with Veveritse Brass Band and continues at 11ish with the founders of East Coast Balkan brass madness, Zlatne Uste, $15 adv tix highly rec. or free with weeklong $30 pass.

10/2, 9 PM at Otto’s Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf show starting at 9 PM with Cool Kittie & the Square Cats, Blue Wave Theory at 10, the Sea Turtles at at 11 and the Supertones at midnight.

10/2 slyly funny, sometimes noir-ish Americana crooner Sean Kershaw at Hill Country, 9:30 PM.

10/2 haunting, emotionally riveting syrian-American chanteuser Gaida and her excellent band at Joe’s Pub, 9:30 PM, $20.

10/2 gypsy punk hellraisers Bad Buka at Mehanata, 10 PM

10/2 soulful, spiritual roots reggae with Anguile & the High Steppers at 10 at Shrine followed by the Hard Times playing ska and reggae at 11.

10/2 Tammy Faye Starlite’s hilarious, spot-on, satirical Blondie cover band the Pretty Babies at Lakeside 11 PM.

10/2, 11 PM anthemic, atmospheric, socially aware Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the Rockwood; 10/8 they’re at Trash at 10.

10/2, 11 PM first-generation British punk/pop with the Vibrators at the Bell House, $12.

10/3, 6:30 PM the music of Julia Wolfe played by JACK Quartet, Robert Black and the Hartt Bass Band and Matthew Welch at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

10/3, 7 PM a Django Reinhardt tribute will get very original and even livelier than the guy they’re celebrating with Stephane Wrembel followed by Balval at Drom, $15 or free with $30 weeklong festival pass

10/3 accordionist and Nashville gothic songwriter Mark Growden at the Rockwood, 7 PM. Reputedly he’s very intense live.

10/3, 8 PM low-register (baritone sax, baritone guitar, tuba and bass) vintage latin specialists Gato Loco at Bowery Poetry Club

10/3, 8:30 PM sprawling, jangly, lyrical Americana-inflected rockers Balthrop Alabama at the big room at the Rockwood.

10/3, 8:30 the Bill Ware Vibes Quartet at at the Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

10/3 charming oldtimey swing band Christabel & the Jons at Banjo Jim’s, 9 PM.

10/3 acoustic Americana jamband Tall Tall Trees at 9 PM at the Jalopy followed by the oldtimey Wiyos, $15. The Wiyos are also at Joe’s Pub on 7/22 at at 7 for $15 also.

10/3 the NYCity Slickers play bluegrass at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM; they’re also at Banjo Jim’s on 10/19 at 9 and back here on 10/24.

10/4, 8 PM Norwegian shoegaze rockers Serena Maneesh at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec.

10/5 eclectic jazz violin powerhouse (and Americana chanteuse) Jenny Scheinman at Barbes, 7 PM sharp. She’s also here on 10/12 at 7.

10/5-10 powerhouse jazz pianist Kenny Barron leads a quintet at Dizzy’s Club, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30 tix avail.

10/5, 8 PM Sarah Kirkland Snider and Missy Mazzoli together with a chamber ensemble performing three New York City premieres, including Snider’s “Shiner” and “The Reserved, The Reticent” – a solo cello piece to be performed by Clarice Jensen of ACME – as well as Mazzoli’s “Death Valley Junction,” at Galapagos.

10/5, 8 PM clever garage rock with Handsome Dick Manitoba’s supergroup the Master Plan and then Australian cult heroes the Hoodoo Gurus at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec.

10/5 the reliably exhilarating klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals plus pianist Uli Geissendorfer at the Sixth St. Synagogue, 8:30 PM, $15 includes a drink

10/5 free jazz saxophonist John Tchicai’s Six Points at Roulette, 8:30 PM, $15/$10 stud.

10/5 Americana and sea chanteys with the Mercantillers at the Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club, 9 PM.

10/5 a killer rock/ska en Espanol doublebill with Callejera at 10 followed by Karikatura at 11 at Fontana’s.

10/5, 11 PM punk klezmer with Yid Vicious at Otto’s.

10/6 Paolo Bordignon plays the 1830 Appleton organ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the balcony past the musical instruments section, 3:30 PM, free

10/6 hypnotic otherworldly rustic Kyrgyz folk music ensemble Ordo Sakhna at the Rubin Museum of Art, 8 PM, $18.

10/6, 9 PM noir Americana chanteuse/songwriter Jessie Kilguss at Goodbye Blue Monday

10/6 Americana chanteuse Karen Hudson at Banjo Jim’s, 9 PM

10/6 the Dave Liebman Big Band at Iridium playing the cd release show for their bracingly atmospheric new one As Always.

10/6, 9 PM tuneful powerpop with the Mikal Evans Band at Spike Hill.

10/6 gypsy punk trio the Stumblebum Brass Band at Otto’s, 11 PM; they’re at the Mercury the following night the 7th at 11 PM for $10

10/7, 7 PM east village free jazz legend Dee Pop’s band Radio I Ching plays dub jazz at Otto’s

10/7 intense, literate psychedelic 60s pop revivalists McGinty & White (that’s Joe McGinty on keys and Ward White on guitar) at 8 PM at Bowery Electric playing their own set and then backing East Village new wave legend Kristian Hoffman, who is Rufus Wainwright’s musical director and was a longtime Klaus Nomi collaborator

10/7 a killer gypsy music night with Balval at 8 followed by Raya Brass Band at 10 at Barbes.

10/7, 8 PM hip-hop predecessor/lyrical genius Gil Scott-Heron at B.B. King’s.

10/7-9 alto sax titan Kenny Garrett at Iridium, 8:30/10:30 PM, $30

10/7 adventurous new bluegrass behemoth Frankenpine at Lakeside 9:15ish.

10/7, 10 PM wild Taiwanese instrumental metal-tinged art-rock with the Hsu-Nami at Arlene’s.

10/7, 10:30 PM eerie electric bluespunk with the Five Points Band at the Jalopy, $10

10/7 eclectic Brazilian/New Orleans/funk/surf band Nation Beat at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

10/8 Pierre de Gaillande’s hilarious, sometimes haunting Georges Brassens cover band Bad Reputation at Barbes at 8 followed by Rob Curto’s forro dance party at 10

10/8 Americana soul band the Smooth Maria’s cd release show at the Rockwood.

10/8 smart, diverse alto saxophonist/composer Jacam Manricks at the Bar Next Door, 8:30 PM.

10/8, 9 PM Zanzibar chanteuse Alsarah and the Nubatones followed by her usual haunting, slinky, danceable band Sounds of Taraab at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs.

10/8, 9 PM dark female-fronted newschool pop/rock with Impostor Syndrome at Arlene’s.

10/8, 9 PM trumpeter Steven Bernstein’s always popular Sex Mob at the Jalopy, $10

10/8, 9ish Eli Paperboy Reed plus oldschool Gulf Coast soul survivors Don Gardner, Vernon Garrett & Barbara Lynn at the Bell House, $20 adv or $40 2-day pass rec.

10/8 Americana/surf/punk/rockabilly guitar legend Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside, 10:15ish; they’re also at Rodeo Bar at 10:30 PM on 10/28.

10/8, 10 PM the Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout at 55 Bar featuring the nucleus of creepy soundtrack machine Mojo Mancini.

10/8 fiery punk-inspired Americana with Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

10/8 intense, charismatic, wildly improvisational rock siren Katie Elevitch at Banjo Jim’s, 11 PM

10/8, 11 PM Wanda Jackson at the Knitting Factory, $15 adv tix rec.

10/9 darkly gypsy-tinged, hypnotically swaying, rustic acoustic rockers Kotorino at 8 followed by the Jack Grace Band at 10 at Barbes

10/9, 8 PM phenomenally energetic horn-driven all-purpose noir ska/rock/blues band Tri-State Conspiracy at Bowery Poetry Club.

10/9, 8 PM 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, $12 adv tix rec.

10/9, 8 PM socially aware songwriters Jim Page and Dave Lippman at the People’s Voice Cafe, $15 sugg. don.

10/9, 8 PM the MV Carbon and Brian Chase darkwave duo at Issue Project Room, free; part 2 of the performance is “MV Carbon with sculptural instrument.”

10/9, 8:15 PM hypnotic Middle Eastern violin grooves with Copal at Caffe Vivaldi.

10/9, 9ish Eli Paperboy Reed plus oldschool soul singers Betty Harris, Harvey Scales, Renaldo Domino and the Sweet Divines at the Bell House, $20 adv or $40 2-day pass rec.

10/9, 9:30ish tuneful, quirkily smart garage rock duo the Fools followed by noir garage/punk rockers the Dead Sextons at Goodbye Blue Monday

10/9, 10:30 PM clever acoustic Americana jamband Tall Tall Trees at the Postcrypt

10/10 Reverend Billy + The Life After Shopping Gospel Choir do their hilarious, intensely apt, politically relevant punk-flavored gospel reunion show at Highline Ballroom, 1:30ish

10/10 deviously multistylistic, virtuosic all-female klezmer band Isle of Klezbos at the Eldridge St. Synagogue, 4:30 PM, $20/$15 stud/srs.

10/10, 7 PM at Barbes: “Asmira Woodward-Page. The Australian violinist will present works for solo violin as well as with the Momenta Quartet. The program will draw from a wide variety of composers with an emphasis on contemporary composers and a special focus on Indonesian music.”

10/10 Bryan & the Haggards play sick, funny, virtuosic jazz versions of Merle Haggard classics at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

10/11 at Barbes 7 PM: “Adela y Lupita….is Mireya Ramo (violin/bass/vocal), and Shae Fiol (vocals/guitar/vihuela). They are Inspired by classic Mexican duets such as Las Hermanas Huertas or Lena y Lola but unlike their illustrious models, the two women are also phenomenal instrumentalists. While indebted to the the folk traditions, Adely y Lupita also draws from their background in contemporary music.” Followed by our favorite chicha band Chicha Libre at 9:30ish

10/11 80s British reggae-pop legends UB40 at B.B. King’s, 8ish.

10/11, midnight the Jack Grace Band at the Ear Inn, playing what the club’s calendar describes as “Weirdo Country Music from the Martini Cowboy.”

10/12 pianist Benjamin Moser plays Ravel, Debussy and Chopin at Merkin Concert Hall, 3 (three) PM, $16.

10/12 Carolyn Mark backed by the Jack Grace Band at Lakeside 7 PM; they’re also at Rodeo Bar at 10:30 PM on 10/14 and at Banjo Jim’s at 7 on 10/20.

10/12, 7:30 PM April Smith and the Great Picture Show bring their swinging juke joint sound to Joe’s Pub, $14

10/12 Indian jazz group Namaskar play the cd release show for their new one at Aaron Davis  Hall uptown.

10/13, 7:30 PM the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble – whose compositions lately have been as smart and memorable as his live shows – at Littlefield. Check this out – all ages: over 21: $14 (+$6 drink min.), under 21: $10 (+$3 drink min.)

10/13, 8 PM west coast Americana chanteuse (and Neko Case pal) Carolyn Mark at 68 Jay St Bar.

10/13, 9 PM lyrical southwestern gothic rocker Tom Shaner at Lakeside

10/13, 9:30 PM Thirteenth Assembly at Issue Project Room: cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum, guitarist Mary Halvorson, violist Jessica Pavone, and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, $10.

10/13 Susquehanna Industrial Tool and Die Co. at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

10/14, 7 PM Carol Lipnik’s new project with piano genius Matt Kanelos, Ghosts in the Ocean at the Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 cover includes a drink

10/14, 7:30 PM smartly lyrical songwriter Kirsten Williams with the reliably phenomenal Andy Mattina on bass followed at 8:30 by Liza Garelik and Ian Roure, brain trust of the Larch (whose latest album Larix Americana is one of the year’s best) at the Parkside

10/14-16, 7:30 PM Evan Ziporyn’s new gamelan opera A House in Bali feat. 16-piece Balinese Gamelan Salukat and New York’s iconoclastic electric chamber ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars.at BAM, $30 tix. avail.

10/14-17: the Apex (Rudresh Mahathappa and Bunky Green) cd release show: Rudresh Mahathappa – alto saxophone; Bunky Green – alto saxophone; Jason Moran – piano; Francois Moutin – bass; Damion Reid – drums at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM.

10/14, 8 PM Chicha Libre play the cd release show for the surfy, psychedelic Peruvian music anthology The Roots of Chicha 2 – arguably the best album of 2010 –  at Zebulon.

10/14, 8 PM the Reformed Whores: Marie Cecile Anderson on ukulele and Katy Frame on accordion, like Sarah Silverman meets June Carter, at Rose Bar in Williamsburg.

10/14, 8 PM powerpop legend George Usher at Banjo Jim’s.

10/14 So Percussion, Tristan Perich and Corps Exquis playing a bill of new music at Galapagos, 8 PM.

10/14, 8ish ska night at Otto’s with Small Axe and the Hard Times.

10/14 Metropolitan Klezmer, the world’s most stylistically diverse klezmer band – ecstatic experts in film music, latin music, dirges, freilachs, you name it – 8:30 PM at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early or get shut out.

10/14, 9 PM Mary Gauthier followed by Laura Cantrell at City Winery, $22 standing room tix avail.

10/14, 10:30 PM Balkan madness with Veveritse Brass Band at the Jalopy, $10

10/15, 7 PM Clash collaborator and Paradise by the Dashboard Light girl Ellen Foley at Lakeside; also here on 10/29 at 7.

10/15 ferociously literate, anthemic, Americana-based rockers Wormburner at the Mercury, 8:30 PM, $10

10/15, 8 PM soulful and haunting Greek oud virtuoso/scholar Mavrothi Kontanis at Barbes.

10/15-16 the Cookers: Billy Harper, Eddie Henerson, James Spaulding, David Weiss, Geri Allen (sitting in for George Cables), Cecil McBee & Billy Hart – who have a killer new album out – at Iridium, 8:30/10:30 PM, $30

10/15, 9 PM, joyously sprawling, funny, theatrical New Orleans soul/funk band Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5.

10/15, 10 PM Southern Culture on the Skids at the Bell House $15 adv tix rec.

10/15 the DKs at Irving Plaza is not the original band – no Jello, which is like the Beatles w/o Lennon.

10/15 King Kahn & the Shrines play garage rock at Santos Party House, 8 PM, $15. They’re also at the Bell House on 10/16 for the same price.

10/15 free jazz luminaries Secret Orchestra: Yuko Fujiyama, Clif Jackson, David Gould – at Roulette, 8:30 PM, $15/$10 stud.

10/16 starting at 2 PM at Issue Project Room: the Drone Marathon. “Electric Temple will present a day-long musical event focusing on contemporary performers working with long sustained tones and sounds. The program will feature six musicians curating segments of the event.”

10/16, 6 PM Sarah Kirkland Snider’s cd release show for her new one feat. Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond at le Poisson Rouge

10/16, 7 PM Iconoclast cd release show at Bowery Poetry Club with Julie Joslyn (alto saxophone, violin, live electronics, vocals) and Leo Ciesa (drums)

10/16, 8 PM the world’s most popular early music choir, Stile Antico make their NYC debut at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St., 8 PM, $35 and worth it.

10/16, 8 PM hypnotic Persian classical and folk tunes with the Shanbehzadeh Trio at Symphony Space, $32.

10/16, 8 PM the first day of this year’s Django festival at the Jalopy starts at 8 with the Hot Club of Hell’s Kitchen, followed by the Hot Club Thing, Luke Hendon Trio, Stephane Wrembel and then at midnight the Blue Plate Special, $TBA

10/16 the closest thing to the Pogues we still have, Shilelagh Law at Connolly’s 9 PM

10/16 oldtimey fun with the 2 Man Gentlemen Band’s cd release show at Southpaw

10/16 a killer reggae triplebill at Shrine starting at 9 with Finotee, followed by Zion Judah at 10 and then East Village Pharmacy’s hypnotic dub/reggaetone sounds at 11.

10/16, 10 PM Japanese gypsy punks Kagero at Mehanata

10/16, 11 PM goth/art-rock cello legends Rasputina at the Knitting Factory, $15 adv tix rec.

10/16 Spanking Charlene at Lakeside 11 PM

10/17 the Chiara String Quartet play Chou Wen-Chung: Streams; Gabriela Lena Frank: Milagros (New York Premiere); Alberto Ginastera: String Quartet No. 1 at le Poisson Rouge, 7:30 PM, $15.

10/17, 8 PMish a killer night of smart songwriting with the soul-influenced Jo Williamson, the Americana sounds of the Bowmans and art-rock keyboard genius Greta Gertler at Banjo Jim’s.

10/17, 8 PM second night of this year’s Django festival at the Jalopy starts at 8 with Jack Soref, the Hot Club of DC, Franglais Gypsy Jazz, Jason Anick and then a jam, $TBA

10/18 powerhouse pianist Tamir Hendelman and his Trio at Dizzy’s Club, 8 PM, $20/10 stud.

10/18 ferociously literate Aimee Mann-ish art-pop pianist/songwriter Krista Detor at City Winery

10/19-20 the Tia Fuller Quartet: Tia Fuller – saxophone; Shamie Royston – piano; Mimi Jones – bass; Rudy Royston – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM.

10/19 an intense, out-of-the-box jazz-inclined set starting at 8 PM with Shane Endsley & the Music Band, noir Waits-ish Gutbucket, and reliably savage, satirical alto sax monster Jon Irabagon with drummer Mike Pride doing their I Don’t Hear Nothin’ but the Blues project at Littlefield, $8 adv tix rec.

10/19-24 vibraphone jazz with “The New Gary Burton Quartet” feat. guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Antonio Sanchez at the Blue Note, sets 8/10:30 PM.

10/19, 8:30 PM the Klez Dispensers & SUNY Purchase World Music Ensemble, led by trumpet monster Frank London at the Sixth St. Synagogue, $15 includes a drink

10/20 a killer triplebill at the Rodeo Bar starting at 8 with the Jack Grace Band followed by the Jim Campilongo Electric Trio at 10 and then Bill Kirchen at 11.

10/20,8 PM fascinating, tuneful jazz with the Satoko Fujii Min-Yoh Ensemble: Satoko Fujii, piano; Natsuki Tamura, trumpet; with trombonist Curtis Hasselbring and accordion player Andrea Parkins.

10/20, 8:30 PM the Paul Shapiro Ribs & Brisket Review: Paul Shapiro, sax, clarinet, vocals; Cilla Owens, vocals; Glenn Turner, vocals; Dan Rosengard, piano; Booker King, bass; Mo Roberts, drums at the Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

10/21, 8 PM French southwestern gothic rocker Marianne Dissard – whose latest album Paris One Takes is one of our favorites of 2010 – at Barbes followed at 10 by jazz guitar god Matt Munisteri

10/21, 8 PM percussionist Jerome Cooper and pipa adventurer Min Xiao-Fen at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

10/21 the charming but biting oldtimey swing sounds of Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM. She’s also at Barbes on 10/22 at 8

10/22 charismatic oldtime Americana/hillbilly hellraisers the Wiyos at Joe’s Pub, 7 PM, $15

10/22 the Toneballs (feat. members of Blow This Nightclub and Love Camp 7) play wickedly guitar-driven, Richard Thompson-ish literate rock at the Parkside, 8 PM.

10/22, 8 PM Ensemble East play works by Matsuura Kengyo, Tadao Sawai, Michio Miyagi, Hikaru Sawai, and James Nyoraku Schlefer at Bargemusic, $25/$20 stud/srs.

10/22 terse Chicago expat blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Lucille’s, 8 PM

10/22 NYC’s iconic oldtimey harmony band, the Moonlighters at Barbes, 10 PM.

10/22, 10:30 PM killer Americana guitar rock with Tom Clark & the High Action Boys at Banjo Jim’s.

10/22, 11 PM soulful lyrical rock songwriter Elisa Flynn plays her stately, wryly haunting 6/8 songs at Building on Bond, 112 Bond St., Brooklyn. She’s also at the Loving Cup Cafe in Williamsburg on 11/12 at 8:30

10/22, 11 PM the Boss Guitars play surf classics and obscurities at Lakeside.

10/23, 1 PM, a free concert at Bargemusic, early arrival advised – piano music or string trio most likely

10/23, 5:30 PM Japanese jazz luminaries Satoko Fujii on piano and Natsuki Tamura on trumpet play Miles Cafe.

10/23, 7 PM soaring, artsy Irish folk-rock legend Pierce Turner at Joe’s Pub, $23.

10/23, 8 PM, catchy, driving Boston jangle/garage rockers Aloud play Lit – be aware this is a CMJ show, the club may be full of losers with badges.

10/23, 8ish, ramshackle Americana juggernaut the Woes at Littlefield, $10 adv tix rec. Be aware this is a CMJ show, there may be losers in the house.

10/23 clever avant/rock/folk band Elizabeth & the Catapult at the Rockwood

10/23, the North American debut of Norwegian darkwave band S K L S, 8:30 PM at Issue Project Room, $10.

10/23, 9 PM A-list fiddler Diane Stockwell’s Freshly Baked Bluegrass followed by the reliably amazing Nashville expat Greg Garing and band at 10:30 at the Jalopy

10/23, 9 PM rustic acoustic Americana roots with the Manhattan Valley Ramblers at Banjo Jim’s.

10/23, 9:30 PM wry tongue in cheek oldschool country with Miller’s Farm at Hill Country

10/23, 10 PM hypnotic hip-hop/funk/downtempo grooves with Thousands of One at Shrine.

10/23, 10 PM legendary klezmer underground trumpeter Frank London at Mehanata

10/23, 10 PM Liliana Araujo, frontwoman of Nation Beat leads Forro Da Madame, her own band at Barbes.

10/23, 11 PM, smart, funny, intense, literate piano rocker Tris McCall at Maxwell’s

10/24 NYC’s own mesmerizing, competitive community gamelan Gamelan Dharma Swara at the Fat Cat, 8 PM

10/24, 8:30 PM the amazing big band Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

10/24, 10 PM the Peaceniks feat.Patti Rothberg and Moogy Klingman at P&G Bar on the upper west

10/25, 7 PM the Tiptons Sax Quartet with drums: Amy Denio – alto sax, voice; Jessica Lurie – alto & tenor sax, voice; Sue Orfield – tenor sax, voice; Tina Richerson – baritone sax, voice and Lee Frisari – drums at Barbes

10/25, 7:30 PM subversive comedienne/chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite’s latest sick cover night: Chelsea Madchen – Ein Deutscher Evening Mit Nico, at Joe’s Pub, $15.

10/25 charming oldtimey swing and Americana with Daria Grace and the Pre-War Ponies at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

10/26 Belgian barroom accordion music hellraisers Musette Explosion at Barbes, 8 PM.

10/26, 8:30 PM Susan & Elaine Hoffman Watts, who have “the deepest bulgar groove on the planet” make a rare appearance outside their native Philadelphia at the Sixth St. Synagogue, $15 includes a drink. This is sort of the klezmer equivalent of a Carter Family visit to New York. Elaine is one of the world’s great drum legends and a repository of centuries of klezmer knowledge, early arrival a must, this will sell out.

10/26, 8:30 PM horror movies with new soundtracks at the Tank: Whitney George leads her chamber orchestra though her scores to the 1928 films The Curiosity Cabinet, The Fall of the House of Usher, and The Tell-Tale Heart, Jay Vilnai’s Vampire Suit does Nosferatu (great choice of composer!!!) and “Nicholas Nelson will present an all electronic score to the 1938 short ‘How to Undress in Front of Your Husband.'” $10 adv tix highly rec.

10/26, 9 PM, grand guignol steampunk intensity with Not Waving But Drowning at Spike Hill

10/28 the Dresden Staatskapelle and the Westminster Choir sing Brahms’ German Requiem at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there an hour early (7 PM) if you’re going.

10/28, 8 PM stomping, smart, catchy rock en Espanol with New Madrid at Spike Hill. They’re also here on 11/11

10/28 Michael Franti & Spearhead, 9 PM at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix avail.

10/28, 9 PM Askold Buk & los Calcetines play “acid Americana” at Banjo Jim’s.

10/28, 10 PM low-register vintage latin band Gato Loco at Barbes.

10/29 the Wayne Escoffery Quartet at the Rubin Museum of Art, 7 PM $18 adv tix rec.

10/29, 8 PM third-wave ska with the Pietasters & Toasters at B.B. King’s.

10/29 fiery, eclectic Chicago blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at Lucille’s, 8 PM.

10/29, 9 PM Alloy Orchestra play a new live score to accompany Fritz Lang’s silent classic Metropolis at the 92YTribeca, $20 adv tix rec.

10/29, 9:30 PM tuneful, swinging, witty oldtimey band Roosevelt Dime at Hill Country

10/29 NYC’s own #1 latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly at Barbes, 10 PM

10/30 Susan McKeown at Symphony Space playing songs from her new album Singing in the Dark featuring lyrics by “poets who’ve struggled with depression, mania, and substance abuse.”

10/30, 7:30/9:30 alto sax powerhouse Jaleel Shaw leads a trio at the Bar Next Door

10/30, 8 PM gypsy punk madness with Bad Buka at LIC Bar in Long Island City, $10

10/30, 8 PM Cypress Hill at the Nokia Theatre, $36.50 – almost as expensive as a bag of weed – did we just say “substance abuse?”

10/30, 9 PM a steampunk big ban doublebill with Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society followed by Michael Arenella & the Dreamland Orchestra playing a pre-Halloween show at the Green Building, 450 Union St. in Brooklyn, $20, F/G to Carroll St.

10/30 the Bush Tetras 9 PM at Bowery Electric.

10/30, 10 PM the Roulette Sisters’ Annual Halloween Costume Ball at Barbes

10/30, midnight, up-and-coming roots reggae star Taj Weekes & Adowa at Joe’s Pub, $14.

10/31, 3 PM and 9 PM (2 separate sets) World Inferno at the Brooklyn Bowl, $15 adv tix rec.

10/31 at Bargemusic, 3 PM Jesse Mills, violin; Chris Gross, cello; Steven Beck, piano play CPE Bach Sonata in F# minor for Violin and Keyboard, Wq. 80 “Empfindungen”; Mauricio Kagel Piano Trio No. 2; Rachmaninoff 6 Études-tableaux, Op. 33; Beethoven Piano Trio No. 5 in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 “Ghost.”

10/31 System Noise play Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust album all the way through at the 45 Bleecker Theatre – these shows are legendary and this one will sell out, adv tix highly rec.

10/31, 9 PM vintage obscure Egyptian film music revivalists Zikrayat with singer Youssef Kassab at Alwan for the Arts, $20 adv tix rec., $15 stud/srs.

10/31, 9 PM songwriter Adam Stevens followed by the Felice Bros. at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20.

11/2-7 at Birdland the Django Reinhardt Festival feat. legendary gypsy guitarist Dorado Schmitt, , top gypsy guitarist Kruno Spisic, bassist Xavier Nikq, violinist Pierre Blanchard plus Schmitt’s teenage guitarist phenom son Amati plus special guests harpist Edmar Castaneda, clarinetist Anat Cohen and others at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

11/2 Clinic do their newfound chamber pop thing at Bowery Ballroom, $15. They’re at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 11/3 for the same price. Adv tix available at the Mercury.

11/4 bluegrass band Hot Rize play their first NYC show in ten years at B.B. King’s.

11/4 Victoire at Smack Mellon Gallery in Dumbo, free.

11/4, 10 PM the Black Angels – who absolutely ripped up the Orensanz Center a month ago – at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20

11/5, 8 PM at Dave Liebman and Randy Brecker with the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra performing John Coltrane’s “Meditations Suite” arranged by Gunnar Mossblad at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue (Broadway and 122nd St).$10 adults; $5 srs/stud.

11/5, 9 PM the Dandy Warhols at the Bell House, $27 adv tix avail. starting 7/23 at the box office.

11/6 Ameranouche play gypsy jazz at 68 Jay St. Bar, 8 PM.

11/6 the most eclectic and entertaining klezmer revivalists on the planet, Metropolitan Klezmer at the Brooklyn Museum, free, 9 PM

11/8 Natacha Atlas – who’s reinvented herself as a Fairouz-class chanteuse, playing stuff from her amazing new cd Mounqaliba – at le Poisson Rouge

11/10, 8ish at Littlefield the Anat Cohen Quintet. All ages: over 21 $14 (+$6 drink min.), under 21: $10 (+$3 drink min.)

11/10 Deer Tick at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9 PM, $17 adv tix. rec. at the Mercury box office.

11/10 grasscore pioneers Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at the Mercury, 10:30 PM, $10

11/11, 8 PM dark, gritty rock legend Ian Hunter at Highline Ballroom, adv tix $27 rec.

11/11 9 PM Toots & the Maytals at the Brooklyn Bowl $26 adv tix rec.

11/11, 8:30 PM and 11/13-14 8 PM the Cypress String Quartet in their NYC debut at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W 13th St., releasing their last cd of the late Beethoven quartets in 2011

11/12, 8 PM oldtimey stars the Asylum Street Spankers play their farewell NYC show – for real – at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec.

11/12-13 Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at the Jazz Gallery, $20

11/12 Man or Astroman – the original band – at Bowery Ballroom, 9 PM, $15. They’re also at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 11/13 for the same price, adv tix available at the Mercury.

11/13 soaring, sharply literate, slyly amusing Americana chanteuse Robin Aigner at Barbes with her band.

11/13, 11 PM dark nuevo garage rockers Obits at the Knitting Factory, $13 adv tix rec.

11/14, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Bruch – Violin Concerto no. 1 in G Minor, with special guest 12-year-old violin sensation Alice Ivy Pemberton (whom we’ve seen, and is the real deal); and Vaughan Williams – Symphony No. 2 “A London Symphony” at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl./17th St., $20 don., a steal.

11/14, 9 PM Nick Cave’s noisy power trio Grinderman at the Nokia Theatre, $37.50

11/17 charming, boisterous Americana harmony trio Red Molly at City Winery 8 PM.

11/18 the Hot Club of San Francisco at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, 7:30 PM arrival advised

11/18, 7:30 PM, “The second concert of this season’s Reflections Series takes us inside the celebrated Parisian salon of famed salonière Winnaretta Singer, heiress to the Singer Sewing Machine fortune. Music to be performed includes works commissioned by her, dedicated to her, or premiered at her salon by Ravel, Fauré, Stravinsky, Debussy, de Falla, Satie and Percy Grainger. Soprano Deborah Selig and pianist Donald Berman will join violinist Gil Morgenstern for this performance,” at WMP Concert Hall, 31 E 28th St., $25.

11/20, 1 PM a free concert at Bargemusic, early arrival advised, piano or string quartet most likely

11/20, 8 PM NY Polyphony sing a program titled Giants of the Flemish Renaissance at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 4th St., $35 tix avail.

11/20, 9 PM Irish-American punk/literate rock legends Black 47 at Connolly’s; they’re also here on 12/11

11/20, 9 PM Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band followed by Lee Fields & the Expressions at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $17 adv tix rec.

11/21 the JC Hopkins Big Band open for Mose Allison at City Winery, 8 PM, $30 tix avail.

11/21 pianist Bobby Avey’s cd release show for his brilliant new one A New Face at the Cornelia St. Cafe, shows 8:45/10 PM, $10.

11/23-28 the Maria Schneider Orchestra at the Jazz Standard.

11/30, 9 PM the original steampunk songwriter, Dan Hicks at City Winery, $28 tix avail.

12/10, 8 PM the Chelsea Symphony play Dai: The Night Before Christmas; Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St., $20 sugg don.

12/11, 8 PM Nellie McKay playing stuff from her new one Home Sweet Mobile Home at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

12/12, 8 PM and repeating 12/13 at 2 PM Gamelan Dharma Swara play their annual holiday concert featuring music from this year’s Bali concert tour/competition at the Indonesian Consulate, 5 East 68th St. between 5th and Madison. The program will include “‘a performance of Kebyar Legong, the famously challenging 30 minute dance work of the virtuosic kebyar repertoire, the first time the complete work, composed in the 1920s by I Wayan Wendres, will be performed outside of Bali’” These concerts sell out fast, get your tickets now.

12/16, 8:30 PM Balthrop Alabama play a Xmas show at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early or get shut out. Just letting you know a little ahead of time.

12/19, 3 PM the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra plays Saint-Saens: La Muse et Le Poete with Judy Spokes, violin and David Cho, cello followed by Dvorak: Symphony #6 at St. Ann’s Church in downtown Brooklyn

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NYC Live Music Calendar for August and September 2010 Plus Other Events

Hey – this isn’t the most recent, updated concert calendar here. This link will take you there

Most of these shows are free; most everything that costs money is less than $12 unless otherwise indicated. If you don’t recognize the place where a particular act is playing, check our venues page. If you didn’t see anything that tickled you this time around, you can always check back later because this page is always being updated.

 A few things you should know about this calendar: acts are listed here in order of appearance, NOT headliner first and supporting acts after; showtimes listed here are actual set times, not the time doors open. If a listing here says something like ”9 PM-ish,” chances are it’ll run late. Cover charges are those listed on bands’ and venues’ sites: always best to click on the band link provided or go to the venues page for confirmation since we get much of this info weeks in advance. As always, weekly events first followed by the daily listings:

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.

Sundays starting September 21 the series of free organ concerts at 5:15 PM begins at St. Thomas Church, 53rd St. and 5th Ave

Stephane Wrembel plays Sundays at Barbes at 9. He’s something of an institution here, plan on arriving EARLY, 45 minutes early isn’t too soon since the whole bar gets packed fast. 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.

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 Matty Charles plays Pete’s at 9:30 PM. For those who missed his years playing  here back in the zeros, he writes a classy acoustic melody and a wryly understated lyric to go with it, in a John Prine sort of way.

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.

Add Sundays in August pianist Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra at Birdland, sets 9/11 PM, $30 tix avail.

Mondays at the Fat Cat the Choi Fairbanks 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 at the Delancey on the main floor, 8:30 PMish it’s Small Beast, NYC’s edgiest and most vital rock and rock-oriented scene, founded by Botanica frontman and master of menace Paul Wallfisch. It’s 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, the Beast is keeping the flame alive. August artists include devious bass-and-vocal duo Flutterbox, charismatic noir gypsy punk siren Vera Beren, avant blues/jazz slide guitarist Richard Bonnet and crazy German hardcore punk band Low Society.

Mondays in September Alec Stephen plays Pete’s at 9:30 PM. He got his start playing noisy, distantly bluesy guitar in Railroad Jerk, went deep into lush, bucolic Nick Drake-ish acoustic stuff and has lately reinvented himself as a fiery, terse garage/blues rocker. He’ll probably be playing all this and more along with some intriguing new stuff.

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 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 Spanglish Fly – sly, danceable Brooklyn bugalu revivalists, who put a new spin on classic latin soul from the 60s – are at Barbes at 10 PM while Chicha Libre is on tour. They’re also at Camaradas El Barrio, 2241 1st Ave (at 115th) at 10 PM on 8/6.

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 slinky but boisterous rhythm section, their mix of obscure classics and originals is one of the funnest, most danceable things you’ll witness this year.

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 most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax.

Every Tuesday the Birdhive Boys play classic and original bluegrass upstairs at the National Underground, 8 PM.

Tuesdays in September 7 PM jazz/Americana violin star Jenny Scheinman at Barbes followed by Balkan brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party  at 9. Get here as soon as you can as both acts are popular.

Tuesdays Julia Haltigan plays 11th St. Bar at 10 “for the rest of her life.” A nuanced, cleverly lyrical country/Americana chanteuse with a terrific band behind her and a growing catalog of first-class original songs. See her now before it costs you big bucks at the Beacon.

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

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 August Damien Quinones y Su Nuevo Conjunto play the Loving Cup Cafe (the bar/restaurant you have to go through to get to the Cameo Gallery) on N 6th St. in Williamsburg, 10 PM. They’ve got a completely original sound – psychedelic pop with a 60s flavor (think the Zombies) with a latin soul tinge and an impressive catalog of good songs.

Wednesdays in September, 8 PM, 8-string guitarist Charlie Hunter with Eric Kalb on drums and Mike Williams on trumpet at the Cameo Gallery

Every Thursday the Michael Arenella Quartet play 1920s hot jazz 8-11 PM at Nios, 130 W 46th St.

Every Friday in August (except August 6) at 9 PM at the Fat Cat Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens bring an authentic here-and-now Brooklyn church vibe, no slick theatrics, just soul.

Fridays at Mehanata it’s Balkan sax powerhouse Yuri Yukanov and the Grand Masters of Gypsy Music, 10 PM, $10

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.

7/31 on the plaza at Lincoln Center a murderously good Detroit music afternoon starting with Eddie Kirkland acoustic at 2 PM, the Motor City Soul Revue: Eddie Kirkland, Spyder Turner, Melvin Davis, Dennis Coffey & The Velvelettes with The Party Stompers at 2:30. At 5 PM out back in Damrosch Park it’s pioneering black punk rockers Death followed by the Gories at 6, ? and the Mysterians at 7:15 and Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels at 8:30. Niger desert blues band Etran Finatawa plays the plaza while Death takes over out back.

7/31, 2 PM Moona Luna plays the Queens Theatre in the Park, 7 train to Shea Stadium. Free but reservations required to 718-760-0064. The world’s only bilingual Spanish/English children’s music band is actually really cool – they’re a spinoff of the fun, jangly Pistolera (the Mexican Go Go’s). Now’s the time to get your kids listening to rock en Espanol!

7/31-8/1 if you can’t make it to the Newport Folk Festival you can still listen on WFUV. Highlights of Saturday’s bill: Nneka, Calexico, Andrew Bird and John Prine; Sunday the middle-of-the-day artists, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and the Avett Brothers are always good for a listen.

7/31 sharp-dressed, ferociously literate NYC noir rock legend LJ Murphy at Banjo Jim’s, 7 PM

7/31, 9 PM fiery, psychedelic, soul/punk/art-rock siren Katie Elevitch plays a rare duo show at Cin-M-Art Space, 432 6th Ave. (9th & 10th Sts).

7/31, 9:30 PM wild intense gypsy punk band Bad Buka at Mehanata. They’re also here on 8/7

7/31 haunting yet charming Balkan vocal quartet Black Sea Hotel at the Jalopy at 9 followed by the ferociously blazing Veveritse Brass Band at 10:30

7/31, 9ish Sonic Youth free at Prospect Park Bandshell – this is one you’ll have to hear from behind the fence out back because no matter what time you show up it’ll be a mobscene.

7/31 fiery guitar-and-horns Balkan rockers Ansambl Mastika at Shrine, 9 PM followed at 10 by FLC Afro Cuban Band playing reggae/funk .

7/31 Australian sensation the Cat Empire – quirky, ska-inflected and great fun – at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9 PM, adv tix $22 rec. Their new album is very cool.

7/31, 9 PM Brazilian percussion master and bandleader Nanny Assis plays the 92YTribeca, $15, a rare and considerably less expensive way to see him away from his home turf at SOB’s.

7/31 the Jack Grace Band – whose new retro honkytonk album Drinking Songs for Lovers is a classic – at Hill Country, 9:30 PM.

7/31, 10 PM the Hard Nips play Spike Hill. Imagine if Shonen Knife had been born 20 years later and were better musicians. Their new album is titled I Shit U Not.

7/31, 10:30ish the alternately haunting and ecstatic Balkan/Middle Eastern Cafe Antarsia Ensemble at Zebulon

7/31 captivatingly brooding Americana/avant trio Rescue Bird play Pete’s, 11 PM. They’re also in the small space at the Rockwood on 8/5 at 10.

7/31, midnight-ish at Rose Bar, Super Hi Fi playing a mix of dub and Afrobeat feat. members of Aphrodesia, Slavic Soul Party, the Superpowers and Blue Man Group (!?!)

8/1 indie pop girls: the fairly reliable Basia Bulat followed by some trendoid followed by the sometimes precious, sometimes captivating St. Vincent at Central Park Summerstage.

8/1 the unstoppable oldtimey Dead Kennedys of oldtimey music, the Asylum Street Spankers (with Christina Marrs but no Wammo), 2 PM on the plaza at Lincoln Center followed by masked surf music banditos Los Straitjackets. The Spankers move to Joe’s Pub at 7 the same night for an indoor show.

8/1, 6:30 PM Hector Del Curto’s Eternal Tango Orchestra at Pier 54 on the river in Chelsea

8/1 great lineup starting at 8: new wave punk/pop with the Pleasure Kills, the Above, the blisteringly intense garage rock of the Mess Around and the Anabolics – whose Hipster Demolition Night show last month was killer – at Bruar Falls.

8/1, 9 PM St. Croix reggae band Midnite play SOB’s, $27 adv tix highly rec.

8/2, 6:30 PM pianists Marilyn Nonken and Sarah Rothenberg play Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

8/2, 9 PM Nneka at Highline Ballroom, adv tix $15 highly rec.

8/2, 9:30 PM Lichtman’s Brain Cloud – a Cangelosi Cards spinoff – play western swing at Banjo Jim’s, 9:30 PM

8/2-3 Dr. John & the Lower 9/11 at City Winery, 8:30 PM, $35 standing room tix avail.

8/2, 10 PM female-fronted new wave/punk-pop throwbacks the Pleasure Kills followed by hilarious fake French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Cake Shop

8/3, 7 PM “indie classical” stars the Knights at the Naumburg Bandshell at Central Park – how they’re going to fit the entire orchestra into that space is the question – playing Beethoven, Rossini, Shostakovich (arr. – Zhurbin), Debussy and Haydn

8/3, 7 PM Elvis Martinez plays his bachata hits at Highbridge Park.

8/3, 7:30 PM janglerockers Elk City play their cd release show at Joe’s Pub, $12

8/3-8 legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter with Russell Malone, Mulgrew Miller at the Blue Note, sets 8/10:30 PM, $20 bar seating avail.

8/3, 8 PM bachata guitar genius Aquiles Baez at Barbes followed by Slavic Soul Party

8/3, 8 PM the Yoshido Bros. – who do Hendrix-style psych/metal on the tsugaru-shamisen – at Highline Ballroom, adv tix $25 highly rec.

8/3, 8 PM at the Stone Sarah Cahill—New Music for Piano: Sarah premieres a new work by Carl Stone and performs the NYC premieres of Annie Gosfield’s “Five Characters Walk Into a Bar” and Eve Beglarian’s “Night Psalm”, along with recent compositions by Terry Riley, Guy Klucevsek, Larry Polansky, and Mamoru Fujieda.

8/3 Peter Lemongello at B.B. King’s, 8 PM – THE Peter Lemongello? The guy with the K-tel style ballads album that sold a gazillion copies back in the 70s? The guy whose near-no-hitter Houston Astros pitcher cousin once kidnapped him? Yup.

8/3, 9 PM Talib Kweli with a live band at the Brooklyn Bowl $5 (five bucks, wow).

8/3 the Pride of the Subway Ceili Band, a “celtic wall of sound,” play Banjo Jim’s, 9 PM

8/3 the haunting, gorgeous-voiced mistress of jangly minor-key rock and 6/8 time, Elisa Flynn at Pete’s, 10 PM

8/3, midnight at Smalls, Ken Fowser on tenor sax and Behn Gillece on vibes – whose new album Little Echo is a period-perfect late 50s style masterpiece – lead a jazz jam with a rotating cast of quality players.

8/4, 1 (one) PM chamber-pop group Cloud Chamber at Trinity Church

8/4-8, 7 PM outdoors behind Lincoln Center, Asphalt Orchestra (a Bang on a Can project) marches and plays world premieres byYoko Ono and David Byrne/Annie Clark

8/4, 7 PM sax player James Carter’s Organ Trio at Madison Square Park

8/4, 7 PM Conjunto Imagen at Wagner Park downtown.

8/4 los Chantas Tango Quartet 8 PM at the Queens Theatre in the Park, 8 PM, free, res req to 718-760-0064

8/4, 9 PM fiery female-fronted psychedelic rockers Devi at Bowery Electric

8/4 Middle Eastern siren Natacha Atlas – whose 2009 album Ana Hina was one of the year’s best – at SOB’s, 9 PM $20

8/5 Michael Rose of Black Uhuru at noon at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, F to Jay St.

8/5, 7 PM the godfather of hip-hop, Gil Scott-Heron at Marcus Garvey Park.

8/5, 8 PM the Tarras Band at Barbes, “dedicated to the repertoire of Yiddish-American clarinetist and composer Dave Tarras. Michael Winograd (cl), Ben Holmes (tpt), Jim Guttman (bs), Richie Barshay (drums), and featuring Klezmer legend and long-time Tarras accompanist Pete Sokolow (piano),” followed at 10 by Romanian gypsy chanteuse Sanda Weigl.

8/5, 8 PM at the Stone avant piano titan Kathleen Supové playsWorks of Jacob TV and Alvin Curran including the premiere of “Love Means” by Jacob TV in Supové’s version for piano and soundtrack; “The Body Of Your Dreams” by Jacob TV; selections from “Inner Cities” and “For Cornelius” by Curran.

8/5, 9 PM fiery Balkan madness with Raya Brass Band at Radegast Hall in Williamsburg

8/5, 9 PM psychedelic tropical/Middle Eastern/acid jazz instrumental group El Topo at Coco 66 in Greenpoint.

8/5, 9 PM Khaled (not the rai guy) plays gritty flamenco/gypsy rock at Shrine

8/5 the Dixons, who are a real trip, a time warp back to classic Bakersfield country circa 1962, right down to their outfits, at Maxwell’s, 10 PM, $8. They kicked ass at a tough gig at the Brooklyn County Fair this month.

8/5 a cool latin and rock en Espanol bill at Southpaw starting at 9 with guitarist Rafael Gomez (formerly with psychedelic Venezuelan bands Bacalao Men and Lapamariposa), psychedelic dub reggae crew El Pueblo (whose excellent new album Isla is just out) at 10 and and Dominican-nuyorqueno rockers La Ruta. They call the night the “Latin Alternative Hangover” – nice to see a bill like this, dirt cheap at $8.

8/5 original bluegrass behemoth Frankenpine at Lakeside 9:15ish

8/5 the Brooklyn What at Union Hall, 9:30 PM. Brooklyn’s finest, most ferociously funny rockers make a stop in Park Slope, let’s see if the yuppie puppies can recover after these guys blast through.

8/5 multistylistic Brazilian/C&W/New Orleans dance band Nation Beat at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

8/5 tight Dire Straits/Dylanesque root rockers Whisperado at Hank’s, 11 PM.

8/6, 6 PM at 55 Bar groove jazz organist Adam Klipple’s Sneak with trumpeter/chanteuse Natalie John out in front of the band.

8/6, 6 PM ferocious Chicago-style blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at P&G Bar on the upper west, he’s also at Lucille’s 8 PM on 8/20

8/6 witty, effortlessly virtuosic alto sax player Jon Irabagon at the Bar Next Door, 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30

8/6-8 up-and-coming Cuban jazz pianoist Alfredo Rodriguez leads a trio at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $30/$25 Sun.

8/6, 8 PM luminary Cuban songwriter Carlos Varela at the Queens Theatre in the Park, $25 adv tix rec.

8/6, 8:30 PM fiery, atmospheric, swirling cello metal/soundtrack rockers Blues in Space at le Poisson Rouge, $10. They absolutely slayed at this club earlier this year.

8/6, 9 PM, sophisticated Americana chanteuse Julia Haltigan plays the small room at the Rockwood.

8/6 a Mississippi hill country blues night starting at 9 with Will Scott followed by Pork Chop Willie and then Kent Burnside (RL’s kid) at Banjo Jim’s

8/6, 9 PM edgy female-fronted punk/funk/dancerock band Deluka at Union Hall, $10

8/6 Thunda Vida play roots reggae at Shrine, 10 PM

8/6 noise-rock band Woman create a murky vortex of delicious stomping reverb-driven oldschool LES-style riffs and feedback at Union Pool, 10ish

8/6, 11 PM MotherMoon play their cd release show at Spike Hill. Smart, tuneful, sometimes haunting soul-influenced female-fronted band. Like Cat Power but less precious, or Katie Elevitch in a less amped moment.

8/7, 2 (two) PM, the 8th annual NYC Musical Saw Festival, Hellenic Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent Street (corner of Newtown Avenue), Astoria, $10. ”Concert & art exhibit revolving around the 300 year old art of playing music on a carpenter’s handsaw. Musical saw solos & ensembles, performing many music styles (jazz, classical, pop, folk, showtunes, etc.) performed by musical saw players from all over the world. Also – ‘Ameriklectic’ – a 10 piece band featuring the musical saw as the lead instrument.”

8/7 surf music in front of the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island starting at 3 PM with Annapolis, Maryland’s the Atom Bums, 4 PM the Link Wrays and Smiling Bigsbys (gotta love that name), 5 PM the North Shore Troubadours, 6 PM Bongo Surf, and headlining at 7 the Alien Surfer Babes (a Witches in Bikinis spinoff). The bands get louder and more original as the day goes on.

8/7, 7 PM the Budos Band and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings at Prospect Park Bandshell.

8/7, 7 PM Mucca Pazza and Balkan Beat Box at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center.

8/7 smart dark jangly garage rocker Lorraine Leckie at Banjo Jim’s, 7 PM

8/7 at Otto’s, 8 PM it’s Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf music extravaganza starting with Maryland band the Atom Bumz, 9 PM the frequently ferocious Strange But Surf, 10 PM the more reserved but still tasty Clams, 11 PM the ever-more-diverse and original TarantinosNYC and sometime after midnight the absolutely off-the-hook Mister Neutron. This is one is Freddy’s best and most energetic bill in awhile.

8/7 another cool ska/rocksteady bill at the Knitting Factory starting at 8 with (in reverse order) the Bluebeats, Top Shottaz, The Forthrights, Hey, Stranger, The Cool and Deadly, adv tix $10 highly rec.

8/7, eclectic accordion star Alex Meixner at 8 followed at 10 PM by fiery, smartly intense gypsy/jazz/avant guitarist Jai Vilnai’s Vampire Suit at Barbes.

8/7, 8 PM quirky, provocative female-fronted indie band Glass Lamborghini at Matchless.

8/7, 9 PM richly melodic, multistylistic, edgy art-rockers Changing Modes – whose new album is one of the year’s best – at Fontana’s.

8/7 at Sidewalk three first-rate songwriters: 9:30 PM haunting lefty guitarist/indie rock siren Randi Russo, 10 PM brilliantly eclectic Americana guitar god Lenny Molotov, 11 PM brooding, bitter (and sometimes jaunty and hilarious) acoustic songwriter Erin Regan and then pensive, smart lyricist Timothy Dark at midnight .

8/7, 10 PM at the Stone the Jasper String Quartet play “a late work by the father of the string quartet (Haydn Op. 77 No. 1); Alban Berg’s monumental yet cryptic Lyric Suite; and the NYC premiere of maverick Annie Gosfield’s latest quartet.”

8/7, 11ish, Senegalese-style conscious roots reggaewith Meta & the Cornerstones at the 92YTribeca 11ish $12 adv tix avail.

8/7 one of the smartest and most stylistically interesting original roots reggae artists around, Taj Weekes & Adowa at Joe’s Pub, 11:30 PM, $14

8/8, 2 PM haunting Greek rebetika band the Maeandros Ensemble, the lushly slinky vintage Egyptian film music revivalists Zikrayat and Yuri Yunakov on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/8, 7 PM at Littlefield soulful Americana pianist/songwriter Matt Kanelos followed eventually at 11 by atmospheric jazz juggernaut Burnt Sugar, $15

8/8, 7 PM Slavic Soul Party bring Balkan brass madness to Pier One on the upper west.

8/8, 7:30 PM chanteuse Susana Baca at the Queens Theatre in the Park, $25 adv tix rec.

8/8, 8 PM in reverse order at the Knitting Factory: fiery indie rock guitar legend and longtime Steve Wynn collaborator Chris Brokaw, UnFact (bassist David Wm. Sims of Jesus Lizard’s solo project and Reid Paley’s band) and noir chanteuse Peg Simone, $10 adv tix very highly rec.

8/8, 9ish the self-explanatory Skampeda followed by Colombian roots reggae crew Alerta Kamarada at SOB’s, $15 adv tix rec

8/8 fado siren Ramana Vieira at City Winery, 9 PM, $22 adv tix avail.

8/8 twangy growling intelligent Americana songwriting with Mark McKay at Lakeside 9ish, playing stuff from his reputedly excellent forthcoming one Dakota Dust; he’s also here on 8/27 at 11.

8/8 Pierre de Gaillande of the Snow and Melomane sings his English language translations of hilarious, profane, often poignant Georges Brassens songs from his killer new album Bad Reputation at Joe’s Pub, 9:30 PM, $15

8/9 the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin’s shows at Wingate Field in Crown Heights and on 8/12 at Asser Levy Park in Coney Island are CANCELLED due to injury. She says she’ll be fine; maybe she’ll reschedule.

8/9 darkly glimmering Eastern European-tinged piano jazz with the Amina Figarova Sextet at Dizzy’s Club, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

8/9 coy avant bass/vocal duo Flutterbox, downtempo cello rockers Nihla, adventurous avant blues/jazz slide guitarist Richard Bonnet, German hardcore punk band Low Society and charismatic noir siren Vera Beren’s Gothic Chamber Blues Ensemble at Small Beast at the Delancey, 9 PM

8/9 JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys feat. Chrissie Hynde and J. P. Jones at the big room at the Rockwood, 8:30 PM, not sold out yet but tix going quickly.

8/9, 9/11 PM chanteuse/pianist Hilary Kole at Birdland – her new album features Dave Brubeck, Hank Jones, Monty Alexander and a whole slew of killer 88s guys.

8/9 saxist Logan Richardson leads a quartet with Nasheet Waits, Tarus Mateen, and Jason Moran ,10 PM at le Poisson Rouge, $15

8/10, 7 PM bossa nova chanteuse Hiromi Suda at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.

8/10, 7 PM Bachata Heightz at Highbridge Park uptown.

8/10-12 ever-more-diverse jazz drummer Tyshawn Sorey leads his band at Roulette, 8 PM, $15/$10stud/under 30/srs.

8/10 the John Ellis Group “Doublewide”: John Ellis – tenor sax , Alan Ferber – trombone , Brian Coogan – piano , Derrek Phillips – drums at Smalls, 9:30 PM

8/10, 10 PM our favorite dark improvisational female-fronted art-song demolition crew Dollshot play Korzo, 667 5th Avenue (19th + 20th Sts.), Park Slope, Brooklyn.

8/11, 7 PM charismatic retro singers April Smith & the Great Picture Show and Eli “Paperboy” Reed & the True Loves at le Poisson Rouge, $15

8/11, 7 PM boricua guitarist Nino Segarra and His Orchestra at Wagner Park downtown.

8/11, 8ish at B.B. King’s Funkmaster Flex’ birthday throwdown with Ja Rule, Cam’Ron, Shaggy, DJ Premier, Group Home and the King Pin himself on the wheels of steel

8/11, 8 PM the reliably effervescent, wickedly smart Hawaiian swing/oldtimey Moonlighters at LIC Bar. They’re also playing 8/21 at 8ish at a fundraiser onboard the ship Lilac at the right side of Pier 40 at the end of W. Houston St., the Marx Bros.’ Duck Soup will also be screened.

8/11, 9 PM moody, groove-driven shoegaze/downtempo rock trio El Jezel at Bruar Falls.

8/11 catchy, jangly indie/garage rockers Aloud, with their X-ish guy/girl vocals, at Lit, 9 PM

8/12, 9 PM scorching Radio Birdman-style garage punks the Mess Around at Union Hall, $8

8/12, 8:30 PM amazing multistylistic Russian/tango/jazz string band Ljova & the Kontraband at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early

8/12 the creepy, artsy, extraordinarily popular Deerhunter at Pier 54 at 14th St., gates at 6, show starts at 7 with the richkid eunuch rock of Real Estate which you will have to stand through in order to see the headliners.

8/12-15 the 8/12 – 8/15 the Jeff “Tain” Watts Quartet at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 weekend: Steve Wilson – alto & soprano saxophones; David Kikoski – piano; James Genus – bass; Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums.

8/12 the Newton Gang – one part dark outlaw country, one part fearless careening psychedelic Americana rock monster – at Lakeside, 9 PM.

8/12 at Maxwell’s the Baseball Project feat. Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon and Mike Mills (also doing Dream Syndicate and Minus 5 songs) 9 PM, $13 adv. tix. rec.

8/12, 10 PM Satabdi Express at Barbes opening for the reliably amazing Balkan juggernaut Ansambl Mastika – Dave Cipriani on 20-string Indian slide guitar, Melissa Hullman on violin, Jake Leckie on bass, Alan Munshower on drums & percussion.

8/13 a memorial concert for the Brooklyn What’s Billy Cohen – a tremendously talented composer and player, as adept at eerie stream-of-consciousness rock as he was at cinematic soundscapes – at Bowery Poetry Club, show starts at 7 with several projects he was affiliated with over the years followed by the Brooklyn What at around 8:30

8/13 the “vanilla queen of soul,” Joy Ryder and her excellent funky band, 7 PM at at P&G Bar on the upper west

8/13, 7ish Evan Ziporyn’s amazing Gamelan Galak Tika – stars of this year’s Bang on a Can Marathon – march their way around the plaza at Lincoln Center. At 7:30 PM out back in Damrosch Park the Kronos Quartet with special guest Gamelan Galak Tika perform the world premiere of Christine Southworth’s Super Collider plus works by Steve Reich, Café Tacuba and others.

8/13 alto saxist/composer Jacam Manricks leads a trio – a great way to hear his melodies cut through – at the Bar Next Door ,7:30, 9:30 & 11:30

8/13 the Gypsy Tabor Festival is free this year, at Floyd Bennett Field out in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, kicking off at 6:30 PM with the gritty LES glamrock of Porfirio, NeverMoon at 7, Kolom-bur at 7:45, ecstatic bluegrass jamband Thy Burden at 8:30, Moscow Gypsy Army at 9:30, Mexican punk-folk songwriter Rana Santacruz at 9:45 and ferocious gypsy punks Bad Buka at 10:30

8/13, 8 PM recently reunited early zeros NYC indie janglerock legends Scout at the big room at the Rockwood

8/13 and 8/27 terse, tasteful Chicago expat blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Lucille’s, 8 PM

8/13, 8 PM at Barbes Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos: “A 14 piece brass band with more power than Metallica, more sousaphone than a second line parade and more tequila than Malcom Lowry.” Actually, didn’t Lowry drink wine? But these guys will put you on top of the volcano – it’s banda music with a global vibe.

8/13 popular British indie vets the Wedding Present at South St. Seaport, 8:30 PM-ish – if you show up too early you’ll have to suffer through the stupefyingly self-absorbed New Order ripoff who’re opening for them.

8/13, 9 PM a wildly eclectic hip-hop bill feat. Dead Prez, Pharoahe Monch, Cody Chestnutt, Homeboy Sandman, Sadat X , Divine of the Dey, ADM, Hasan Salaam, Hakim Green, Bajah & the Dry Eye Crew , Akir, Kalae All Day, La Bruja, Lah Tere, at Highline Ballroom ,$15 adv tix rec

8/13, 9 PM impressively multistylistic klezmer/bluegrass/classical woodwind ensemble the Sixth Floor Trio followed by the Union St. Preservation Society playing their rustic soulful oldschool bluegrass at the National Underground.

8/13 possibly the best live band in NYC, raucous, careening gypsy/ska/punk/reggaeton monster Escarioka – who are huge in Latin America – at Fat Baby, 10 PM.

8/13 ska-punks the Void Union at Two Boots Brooklyn, 10 PM

8/13 purist, bluesy, tongue-in-cheek New Orleans pianist/songwriter (and former Jack Grace sideman) Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

8/14, 3 PM Bachata Fest at Central Park Summerstage with Andy Andy, Luis Miguel de la Amargue, Elvis Martinez and Alexandria.

8/14 oldschool Americana duo the Manhattan Valley Ramblers at the original room at the Rockwood, 4 (four) PM

8/14 the second night of the Gypsy Tabor Festival  is free this year, at Floyd Bennett Field out in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn starting at 5 with Anatoly Kurlat, Ellina Graypel at 5:30, DeLeon at 6, Middle Eastern-tinged world-music duo Sistermonk ats 6:30, the phenomenal gypsy punk band Kreptatka Bar Band at 7:30, Kagero following in a similar vein at 8:30 and then the ecstatic latin/Balkan intensity of Escarioka at 9:30, Skampida at 10:30, trumpeter Frank London’s Powermetal Kleztet at 11:30 and the fiery, politically aware rock en Espanol outfit Outernational at half past midnight. Best bill of the year, hands down.

8/14, 7 PM inventive, clever woodwind ensemble the Sixth Floor Trio at Caffe Vivaldi

8/14, 7:30 PM at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center a major moment in nuyorican music history: Larry Harlow’s La Raza Latina, A Salsa Suite makes its New York premiere, conducted by Larry Harlow with Rubén Blades, Adonis Puentes plus Orchestra and Chorus and the Bobby Sanabria Big Band.

8/14, 8 PM mesmerizing Mississippi hill country bluesman Will Scott with Miller’s Farm frontman Brian Miller at 68 Jay St Bar.

8/14, 8/10 PM Bahian percussion/dance behemeoth Dende & Hahahaes at SOB’s, free w/dinner res. before 7 PM otherwise $15 w/o

8/14 ecstatically fun Greek party band Magges – with electric bouzouki and the incomparable Susan Mitchell on electric viola – at Mehanata, 10 PM, free before 10:30.

8/14 LES punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside 10:15ish

8/14 funky danceable bliss with Chin Chin and then Turkuaz at midnight at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15.

8/15, 3 PM Blitz the Ambassador, 7th Octave and Public Enemy at Central Park Summerstage.

8/15 oldschool retro soul/funk man Lee Fields plays at around 4 PM at the Williamsburg Waterfront AKA East River State Park, free.

8/15 the closing night of this year’s free Gypsy Tabor Festival  at Floyd Bennett Field out in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn starts at 5 with Bobby Bouzouki, Ghostriders at 6, Cookie & Madman at 6:30, JazzEktro at 7, Evgenia Gavrilets and Pisces at 7:30 and Radio Armada at 8.

8/15, 7 PM Q2 streams Highlights from the 2010 Bang on a Can Marathon – hopefully that will include Evan Ziporyn’s amazing gamelan piece.

8/15 ominous baritone Nashville gothic crooner Mark Sinnis at Sidewalk, 8 PM

8/15, 8:30 PM Tanya Kalmanovitch, violin, viola; Ted Reichman, accordion; Anthony Coleman, piano play edgy Middle Eastern inflected jazz at the Cornelia St Café

8/15, 9 PM a rare solo show by Moonlighters ukelele goddess Bliss Blood solo at Rose Bar in Williamsburg.

8/15, 11 PM the Greg Garing All Stars – the virtuosic Nashville guitarist/pianist and whoever else he’s managed to rustle up – at the small room at the Rockwood.

8/16 talented, noir multi-instrumentalist Black Fortress of Opium frontwoman Ajda the Turkish Queen, powerpop guitar god Pete Galub and ominously cinematic guitar soundscaper Thomas Simon at Small Beast at the Delancey, 9 PM

8/17, 7 PM psychedelic raga fusion with Mission on Mars: Kristin Hoffmann on vocals, Vin Scialla on drums, sitar player Neel Murgai, electric guitarist David Ullmann, bass player, and keyboardist Jason Lindner working the effects at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.

8/17 effortlessly charismatic, subtly hilarious avant garde piano titan Kathy Supove plays the cd release show for her new one at 7:30 PM at le Poisson Rouge, including “the amazing video that Joshue Ott made to go with Anna Clyne’s piece On Track, the NEW video that Jennifer Stock will be creating live, on the spot, for Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos by Missy Mazzoli, media/video artist Peter Schmideg “performing” a work he created and revised for this event, based on the performance artist Marge Cameron, and inspired by Sutra Sutra by Randall Woolf…Revolution by Dan Becker will have a video specially designed for it by Safy Etiel (V.J. name: Sniper), an Israeli artist living in Berlin! Rounding out the show will be A Shaking of the Pumpkin [great piece, by the way] by Michael Gatonska, which features his custom-designed accessories and is a video in itself! Plus a “fake fashion show” and an auction!

8/17, 9 PM dub reggae inventor Lee Scratch Perry at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix a must, this will sell out. He’s crazy but he can be an awful lot of fun

8/17, 10 PM death-obsesssed artsy pop songwriter Jeremy Messersmith – who can really write a tune, in an Elliott Smith kind of way, without seeming derivative – at Joe’s Pub, $14.

8/18, 8 PM deliciously creepy noir psychedelic soundtrack instrumentals with Mojo Mancini (feat. John Leventhal from Rosanne Cash’s band plus Brian Mitchell from Dylan’s touring band) at the Canal Room.

8/19 6-8 PM fascinating, slinky Egyptian film music revivalists Zikrayat play an eclectic show: the launch of their lead dancer Robin Dameshe Shuymays’ new fashion line, and opening reception for artist Paris Jeru at Midoma, 545 8th Ave. #750

8/19, 9 PM sharp it’s Hipster Demolition Night III at Public Assembly. The first one was a sellout, the second was delirously fun and this promises to be the best ever. The lineup is Jay Banerjee & the Heartthrobs, who mine a gorgeously jangly Byrds/Hollies vein, powerpop/punkpop trio True Love at 10, soul/garage rockers Mighty Fine at 11 and crampsy trio Love Struck (with Stu Spasm of Nightcall on bass and Rich Hutchins (ex-Live Skull) on drums at midnight. Free admission with the lice-infested, bedheaded scalp of a trendoid (just kidding). Dirt cheap at $7.

8/19, 8 PM the B-52′s at Asser Levy Park in Coney Island, F to W 8th St. or any train to Stillwell. Belinda Carlisle – performing her schlocky solo songs, one assumes – opens the show at 7:30.

8/19 a rare, unamplified, really old school West Village show for debonair noir rocker LJ Murphy at 9 PM at Panino Mucho Giusto, 551 Hudson St. (at Perry)

8/19, 9:30 PM at Smalls latin piano jazz with the Jason Lindner Trio.

8/19, 9:30 PM Clinic at Joe’s Pub doing their chamberpop thing, $15 this will sell out. They’re also at Maxwell’s on 8/21 at 10:30, $13 adv tix rec.

8/19 conscious hip-hop/funk band Thousands of One at Nublu, 10 PM

8/19 twangy psychedelic electric bluegrass/country/rock crew Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

8/19-22 the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 wknd.

8/19, midnight the retro soul/R&B Brilliant Mistakes play the small room at the Rockwood.

8/20 the Detroit Cobras play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7, departing at 8 from the FDR and 23rd St., adv tix $20 at the Highline box office highly rec.

8/20 imaginative, anthemic, tuneful retro country band Yarn – with a horn section! – play two sets 8 and 10 PM at the Jalopy, $10 adv tix rec.

8/20 the Brooklyn What – NNYC’s most politically aware, funniest, most powerful anti-gentrification punk/soul rockers at Arlene’s, 9 PM

8/20, 9 PM bassist John Hébert’s Rambling Confessions with Bennie Wallace – tenor saxophone, Jen Shyu – vocals, Andy Milne – piano, Billy Drummond – drums at the Jazz Gallery

8/20 at Smalls, 9:30 PM Mingus Big Band pianist David Kikoski with Ed Howard – bass , Gary Novak – drums.

8/20, Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra play sizzling obscure 1920s and 1930s hot jazz at 10 PM at Barbes.

8/20 Chronikill bring their herbal hip-hop essence to Bowery Poetry Club, 10:30 PM feat. Broke MC, Bubble Geese, Doble Flo, Iron Lyon, dirt cheap, $8

8/20 the Boss Guitars play vintage surf classics and obscurities at Lakeside, 11 PM

8/21 a killer afternoon of surf music in front of the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island starting at 2 PM with Reverb Galaxy, the rockabilly/honkytonk Sean Kershaw & the Terrible Twos at 3, Strange But Surf at 4, the Octomen at 5, Superbug at 6 and at 7 the Alien Surfer Babes (a Witches in Bikinis spinoff).

8/21 a great triplebill at Caffe Vivaldi starting early at 6 PM with incorrigible extrovert and blue-eyed soul siren Meg Braun followed by intense, brilliant multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Carolann Solebello (from Red Molly) and then the hypnotic cello/vibraphone duo Goli at 9:30

8/21 Iris DeMent at B.B. King’s

8/21 fiery, politically charged, lyrically brilliant banjo rocker Curtis Eller at 68 Jay St. Bar, 8 PM.

8/21 southwestern gothic siren Kerry Kennedy and her amazingly haunting, psychedelic band at the Knit, 9 PM

8/21, 9:30 PM, Japanese gypsy punks Kagero at Mehanata.

8/21, 10 PM at the Stone Ashley Bathgate (cello) Annie Gosfield (sampler, Four Roses only): “Ashley Bathgate mixes Heroin, Four Roses, and other mind-altering substances. Bang on a Can’s cellist injects her lively spirit in David Lang’s “Heroin”, takes a swig of Annie Gosfield’s “Four Roses*” (in a duet with the composer for cello and detuned piano), asks “What is the price of Iron?” in a piece for cello and electronics by Roger Kleier, and gets industrious with Michael Gordon’s “Industry” and “Light is Calling”. *Four Roses is not only the name of the piece, but is also the name of a cheap whiskey”

8/21 midnight Homeboy Steve Antonakos – lead guitarist extraordinaire from Love Camp 7, Magges, Ellen Foley’s band and others – at Banjo Jim’s

8/22, 2 PM Cued Up on Q2 presents Elizabeth and the Catapult from New Sounds Live at Merkin Concert Hall

8/22 the Specials at Central Park Summerstage, 5ish, doors at 3.

8/22, 6:30 PM new music pianist Taka Kigawa plays Xenakis, Boulez, Webern, Pintscher and Eckardt at le Poisson Rouge, $20

8/23 edgy new jazz with the Brandon Wright Quintet with the equally edgy Orrin Evans on piano at Dizzy’s Club, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

8/23, 9 PM Poor Baby Bree sings obscure vaudeville songs, Carol Lipnik and Spookarama show off her 4-octave range and playfully creepy phantasmagorical songs and then Geo Wyeth and Jive Grave connect with the dead via their macabre songs at around 11 at Small Beast at the Delancey.

8/23 Eyal Maoz’s Edom play ominously Middle Eastern surf-flavored rock instrumentals at Local 269, 9 PM

8/23, 9 PM roots reggae crew Jah Levi & the Higher Reasoning at SOB’s $20 adv tix rec.

8/24 southwestern gothic chanteuse Marianne Dissard – whose new album Paris One Takes is one of our favorites – at Joe’s Pub, 7 PM, $17. Also on the bill: delightful janglerock en Espanol band Cordero. Dissard is also at MOMA on 8/26 at 5:30/7 PM and at Barbes on 8/27 with her guitarist Brian Lopez.

8/24 classic-style roots reggae with Groundation on the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7 at the FDR and 23rd St., adv tix $30 at the Highline box office highly rec.

8/24 Cape Breton fiddler Natalie McMaster at City Winery, 8 PM, $30 standing room tix avail.

8/24 the new Mogwai concert film, Burning screens at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

8/24 the Second Fiddles play fun, upbeat, virtuosic hokum blues and oldtime hillbilly music at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

8/25, 6 PM xylophone arrangements of 20s hot jazz, satirical Jewish rock and wild Jewish/gypsy punk with the Xylopholks, Yiddish Princess, and the Breslov Bar Band at the Knit, $10 adv tix rec.

8/25, 8 PM western swing with Sean Kershaw and the New Jack Ramblers at 68 Jay St Bar

8/25, 10 PM ethereal, sweepingly psychedelic, socially aware art-rockers My Pet Dragon play the small room at the Rockwood. Their Saturday residency at the Cameo Gallery last winter was absolutely killer.

8/25 Balkan brass punk rockers Stumblebum Brass Band play Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM. Huh?!? This will be fun!

8/26, 8 PM goth/glamrock siren Kristeen Young followed eventually at 10 by nuevo keyboard art-pop band the Secret History at the Knit, $8 adv tix rec.

8/26, 8:30 PM haunting ecstatic Middle Eastern jazz with Taksim feat. Souren Baronian: reeds, percussion; Haig Manoukian , oud; Lee Baronian , dumbek; Mal Stein , drums; Sprocket Royer, bass at th Cornelia St Café, $10

8/26-27 the Fumes (the hypnotic, intense Australian band who play RL Burnside-style Mississippi hill country blues, not the fiery ska-rock band from Queens) play the big room at the Rockwood, 10 PM.

8/26-29 fiery, imaginative, fascinatingly good up-and-coming pianist Gerald Clayton leads his Quintet at the Jazz Standard sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 wknd. Logan Richardson – alto saxophone; Ambrose Akinmusire – trumpet; Gerald Clayton – piano; Joe Sanders – bass; Justin Brown – drums.

8/26, 9 PM the noir-tinged improvisationally inclined Mike Baggetta Quartet – Mike Baggetta – guitar; Jason Rigby – saxophone; Eivind Opsvik – bass; George Schuller – drums – at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

8/27 at Smalls 7:30 PM the Jacam Manricks Group with Jacam Manricks – alto sax, Gary Versace – piano, Chris Tordini – bass, Obed Calvaire – drums followed at 9:30 PM by “Jazz Incorporated” featuring Jeremy Pelt & Louis Hayes: Jeremy Pelt – trumpet, Louis Hayes – drums, Anthony Wonsey – piano, Dezron Douglas – bass. Pelt and group are here on the 28th as well.

8/27 reliably tuneful sax composer John Ellis at the Bar Next Door, 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 PM.

8/27 tuneful powerpop siren Patti Rothberg – whose upcoming album is reportedly her best – at Arlene’s, solo acoustic, 9 PM

8/27, 9 PM, melodically ornate, goth-inflected pianist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi

8/27 ghoulabilly stars the Memphis Morticians play their cd release show at Public Assembly, 11ish, $TBA.

8/28, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Marcus Garvey Park  featuring McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Scott, Jason Moran and the Bandwagon and Revive da Live: Charlie Parker Revisited.

8/28 sharp-dressed, ferociously literate NYC noir rock legend LJ Murphy with his band at Banjo Jim’s, 7 PM

8/28 Irish-American literate punk/janglerock legends Black 47 play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon departing 23rd St. & FDR at 7 PM, $25 adv tix at the highline box ofc highly rec. This is a band you really ought to see at least once in your life.

8/28 powerpop guitar maven Pete Galub solo electric at Pete’s, 8 PM

8/28, 9 PM trippy Afrobeat/latin band (and Antibalas offshoot) Ocote Soul Sounds at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5

8/28, 9:30 PM Afrobeat band Elikeh at Joe’s Pub $14.

8/28 Johnny Allen, who’s a double threat on searing yet terse electric blues guitar and soulful vox, at Terra Blues, 10 PM.

8/29, 2 PM Cued Up on Q2 presents Missy Mazzoli and Victoire recorded live at le Poisson Rouge

8/29, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Tompkins Square Park with James Moody, Catherine Russell, Vijay Iyer and the JD Allen Trio.

8/29 original bluegrass with the Union St. Preservation Society at the National Underground, 7 PM

8/29, 8 PM Nellie McKay at Highline Ballroom $20 adv tix highly rec., this will probably sell out. She’s playing her Doris Day set.

8/29, 8:30 PM Americana songwriter Matty Charles at Pete’s followed at 9:30 by former Railroad Jerk lead guitarist Alec Stephen who’s been doing a terse, propulsive garage/blues thing lately.

8/29 the Bobby Sanabria New School Afro-Cuban Big Band, 9 PM, $10 at the Nuyorican.

8/29 fiery, noiserock-inclined Ben Syversen’s Cracked Vessel – whose amazing new album is sort of like DNA playing Balkan art rock – at Local 269, 10 PM

8/29, 10 PM quirky, edgy, indelibly New York indie rockers the Sprinkle Genies (with Erika Simonian on guitar) at Hank’s.

8/30 Bryan & the Haggards play sick satirical jazz covers of Merle Haggard songs at Bar 4 in Brooklyn, 7 PM.

8/30, 7-9 PM Bill Frisell conducts a guitar workshop at the Stone, $20, bring your axe

8/30, 7:30 PM Marty Stuart – mining a rich acoustic Americana roots vein – at Joe’s Pub $30.

8/30 Dan Pritzker’s silent film Louis, a homage to Louis Armstrong with live accompaniment by the Wynton Marsalis Ensemble and pianist Cecile Licad, 8 PM at the Apollo Theatre, $35 tix avail. at the box ofc.

8/30 charming, harmony driven Americana sirens the Maybelles at 68 Jay St. Bar, 8 PM.

8/30 this week’s Small Beast upstairs at the Delancey starts at 9:30 PM with haunting, atmospheric, psychedelic guitar soundscapes from Thomas Simon followed eventually at 11 by the gleefully ghoulish noir rock of the Dead Sextons.

8/31, indie songwriter DB Reilly at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, 7 PM.

8/31, 8 PM Hannibal Montana play trippy Mogai-ish atmospheric grooves 8 at Spike Hill.

8/31 haunting female-fronted acoustic Nashville gothic crew the Whispering Tree at R Bar, 9 PM

8/31 at Smalls, 9:30 PM the Jon Erik-Kellso Quartet: Jon-Erik Kellso – trumpet, John Allred – trombone, Matt Munisteri – guitar, Joel Forbes – bass followed at midnight by the afterhours jam hosted by Ken Fowser & Behn Gillece.

8/31, 10 PM first-class jazz bassist Linda Oh leads a trio with Avishai Cohen on trumpet and Obed Calvaire on drums at 55 Bar.

9/1 the John Farnsworth Quartet outdoors at Bryant Park, 6 PM, free.

9/1-2 the Cecil McBee Band: Noah Preminger – tenor saxophone; Eddie Henderson – trumpet; George Cables – piano; Cecil McBee – bass; Victor Lewis – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM.

9/1, two great bands for free at Bruar Falls starting at 8 PM with NYC’s best blues band, Bliss Blood’s barrelhouse crew Delta Dreambox and followed eventually at 10ish by dramatic noir cabaret/steampunk goths Not Waving But Drowning.

9/1, 9 PM Americana/blues band Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at the Brooklyn Bowl, free

9/1, 9:30 PM charismatic, female-fronted gypsy rock/latin/tango rockers Rupa & the April Fishes play Joe’s Pub, $15. They’re also at Barbes on 9/3 for $10, early arrival a must, they sold out the Bell House so they’ll sell this out in minutes.

9/1 the Fumes – the Australian hill country blues band, not the Queens ska-rockers – at Death By Audio, 11 PM.

9/1 the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra at the Cameo Gallery, 11 PM.

9/2 dark baritone Ninth House frontman Mark Sinnis plays his solo acoustic cemetery & western songs at Bar on A, 8 PM

9/2, 8 PM dark Middle Eastern .rock chanteuse Yula Beeri with her band at Highline Ballroom, $10 adv tix rec.

9/2, 8:30 PM the Sometime Boys, a nifty little acoustic band who happen to have the most powerful singer in town (Sarah Mucho) and also one of the most captivatingly eclectic guitarists at Bar East, 1733 1st Ave. at 90th St. They play blues, bluegrass, Aimee Mann and Bowie and who knows what else. Lots of fun.

9/2 at Matchless, 9 PM Russian-American ska/reggae crew Karikatura, 10 PM ska-punks Radio Armada, and then at 11, Escarioka, the latin Gogol Bordello.

9/2, 9 PM wickedly smart avant/folk/chamberpop songwriter Larkin Grimm at the Knit, $10.

9/2, 9 PM the reliably charming but stiletto-sharp Bliss Blood of the Moonlighters plays blues at a rare duo show followed at 10:30ish by ferociously literate, politically aware banjo rocker Curtis Eller at Rest Au Rant, 30-01 35th Ave. at 30th St., Long Island City, 2 blocks from N/W at 36th Ave.

9/2 adventurous original bluegrass band Frankenpine at Lakeside, 9:15ish.

9/2, ferocious Balkan dances and dirges at 10 PM with Raya Brass Band at Barbes.

9/2 eclectic Brazilian/New Orleans/ska dance baned Nation Beat at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

9/3 B3 organist Adam Klipple’s Sneak at 55 Bar, 6 PM, feat. Natalie John on vox

9/3-5 ageless saloon jazz legend Mose Allison at the Jazz Standard, his home away from home, 7:30/9:30 PM

9/3-4, 8 PM politically spot-on punk rock anthem legends New Model Army at the Bell House, $24 adv tix avail. or two-night passes for cheaper if you’re a diehard fan.

9/3 terse expat Chicago blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Lucille’s 8 PM. He’s also here on 9/24

9/3 fun, sassy female-fronted ska band Across the Aisle 8:45 PM at Trash

9/3, 9ish fiery, smart, funky Stephanie White & the Philth Harmonic at the Bitter End.

9/3-5, 9:30 PM Frank Black solo acoustic at Joe’s Pub, $25

9/3 the ten year anniversary of the state-of-the-art weekly End of the Weak hip-hop throwdown at Highline Ballroom, 10 PM $12 adv tix highly rec.

9/3, 10 PM powerpop songwriter Mikal Evans at the smaller room at the Rockwood

9/3 western swing and rockabilly with the clever, lyrical Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

9/3, snarling punk/garage rockers Des Roar at 10:30 opening for the Greenhornes, free at the Mercury w/rsvp.

9/4 dark Americana/janglerock/garage rocker Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons at Banjo Jim’s, 7 PM.

9/4, 8 PM the monthly ska/punk show at the Knitting Factory is a characteristically good one with (in reverse order of appearance) the King Django Septet, Hub City Stompers, Unlikely Alibi, Uzimon & the Dons and Manut Bol, all ages, $10 adv tix rec.

9/4, 8 PM Jolie Holland, Grey Gersten, Shahzad Ismaily and Sam Amidon play songs by Michael Hurley at the Jalopy, $15

9/4, 8 PM at Barbes mandolinist Snehasish Mozumder plays Hindustani music with a stellar band – Nick Gianni – flute/saxes; Vin Scialla – drums;  Bopa King Carre – percussion;l Jason Hogue – bass;  Jason Lindner – keys, Sameer Gupta – tabla; Rick Bottari – keys, followed at 10 by the Jug Addicts.

9/4, 9 PM at Otto’s Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock shindig starts with Tsunami of Sound, the Spytones at 10, the Reefriders at 11 and the Octomen hitting at sometime around one on Sunday morning.

9/4 the Big Takeover play ska at Shrine, 10 PM.

9/4, 11ish roots reggae with Under the Rasta Influence at Sullivan Hall, $10

9/5, 7 PM sultry Europop chanteuse Lulla followed by amazingly diverse, psychedelic Middle Eastern/Asian/blues behemoth Tribecastan at 8 at Coco 66, $10.

9/5 long-running improvisational jazz/rockers 101 Crustaceans at Littlefield, 8 PM, $8

9/5, 9 PM la Pompe Manouche play gypsy jazz at Zebulon.

9/5 oldschool style Israeli roots reggae crew Moshav Band at Highline Ballroom, 9 PM, adv tix $15 rec.

9/6, 4 PM Raya Brass Band perform an “impromptu, off the cuff, free form circus, vaudeville show and musical performance” on the boardwalk at Coney Island in front of the Wonder Wheel (just listen – you’ll hear them)

9/6 the Jeff Fairbanks Jazz Orchestra at 9 PM – blending an original mix of modern jazz and traditional Asian folk music – at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

9/6 El Pueblo play psychedelic roots reggae and dub en Espanol at Rose Bar in Williamsburg, 9 PM.

9/7, 7:30 PM ferocious yet intricate and often atmospheric cello-metal rockers Blues in Space at the Tank, $10

9/7-11, 8:30/11 PM, Dave Liebman at Birdland: Dave Liebman (sax), Steve Kuhn (piano), Steve Swallow (bass), Billy Drummond (drums), $30 seating avail.

9/7, 9 PM delta blues guitarist/songwriter Ernie Vega at the Jalopy, $5

9/8 pianist Frank Kimbrough plays with his trio at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM

9/8-10, 8:30 PM free jazz trombonist titan Steve Swell’s Nation Of We (aka NOW Ensemble) at Roulette, $15/$10 members.

9/8, 9 PM Pierre de Gaillande of the Snow’s hilarious, haunting English-language Georges Brassens cover band Bad Reputation at the smaller room at the Rockwood.

9/8, 9ish a killer country doublebill with the Rosy Nolan band followed at 10 by the period-perfect early 60s Bakersfield-style Dixons at Union Pool

9/8 hilarious, spot-on, sometimes satirical early 50s hillbilly band Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

9/9, 1 PM Amy Gustafson performs piano works by Soler, Chopin, Albeniz, Scriabin, and Ginastera at Trinity Church, free.

9/9, 8 PM this month’s Hipster Demolition Night at Public Assembly features Byrds/Big Star inspired janglemeister Jay Banerjee & the Heartthrobs plus other first-class bands TBA

9/9, 8 PM cellist to the stars Dave Eggar leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood

9/9, 8 PM at Barbes “String Wizards: an Evening of Rare Films and Live Performance celebrating the Great String Instrumentalists of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. The Oscar-nominated Wizard of the Strings, a short biopic about Roy Smeck (1900-1994), a star of 1920s vaudeville and master of the guitar, banjo, Hawaiian steel guitar, and ukulele, introduced by its writer/producer, Alan Edelstein, with vintage jazz/pop/blues film clips to follow plus live music TBA.”

9/9, 9 PM ferocious Balkan stomps with Veveritse Brass Band at the Jalopy, $10

9/9 careening intense psychedelic art-rockers Norden Bombsight 9 PM at Matchless, $10 – way cheaper than the Roger Waters Wall tour and better too.

9/9 Khaled (the American Middle Eastern/world fusion player, not the rai icon) plays 9ish at Northern Soul 557 1st St. (Madison/Monroe), Hoboken

9/10, Piazzolla tango classics played by pianist Octavio Brunetti, cellist Christine Walevska and former Metropolitan Opera concertmaster Elmira Darvarova, 5 PM at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix rec.

9/10 horn-driven Brooklyn country band Yarn plays the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon boarding at 23rd St. and the FDR at 6, leaving an hour later, adv tix $20 highly rec.

9/10, 6:30 PM expansive, smart jazz pianist Vijay Iyer’s solo piano cd release show at le Poisson Rouge, $20

9/10, 7:30 PM innovative Canadian composer/performer Kyle Bobby Dunn and swirling, psychedelic avant-garde electric guitar quartet Dither at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St., downtown Brooklyn, $10.

9/10, 8 PM retro girlgroup/garage punk band the Nouvellas, Boston retro pop band Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents and then former Crystals singer Lala Brooks at the Bell House, $15

9/10, 8 PM at Barbes it’s House of Stride: Allison Leyton-Brown – piano; Russ Meissner – drums; Jim Whitney – upright bass and special guest Daria Grace plays oldtimey piano blues songs followed by accordionist Rob Curto’s forro dance party at 10.

9/10 a killer dark Americana doublebill with lyrical, intense chanteuse Abbie Barrett at 9 at Pete’s followed at 10 by the eerily atmospheric Rescue Bird.

9/10-12 it’s the Brooklyn Country Music Festival at Southpaw. Best deal is the $30 three-day ticket, otherwise each concert is $15. 9/10 it’s Banjorama, Julia Haltigan, then one of those lame, sarcastic, richkid indie bands pretending to be “country”, then excellent, oldtimey headliners the Woes.

9/10-11 the Claudia Quintet at the Cornelia St. Cafe: Chris Speed , clarinet, tenor saxophone; Matt Moran , vibraphone; Ted Reichman, accordian; Drew Gress, acoustic bass ; John Hollenbeck, drums; Matt Mitchell, piano, 9 PM, $15

9/10, 9 PM the recently reconfigurated Golden Palominos with guests the Jim Campilongo Electric Trio and the Tony Scherr Trio at City Winery, $22 adv tix avail

9/10, 9:30ish Ice-T does his oldschool hip-hop thing at the Knitting Factory $20 adv tix highly rec.

9/10, 10 PM, deliriously danceable latin soul/bugalu revivalists Spanglish Fly at Rose Bar

9/10, 10:30 PM wild funk jams with Buzz Universe at the Mercury, $10

9/11 Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars at the Knitting Factory, 7 PM, $25 adv tix highly rec. Their show at the Highline back in May was ecstatically fun.

9/11 Shellac at the Bell House is sold out.

9/11, 8 PM at Bargemusic a free 9/11 memorial concert featuring Bach, Beethoven, Bottoms, Brahms, Chopin, and Schubert including David Bottoms’ Variations on a Theme in Memory of 9/11/2001

9/11 the Brooklyn Country Music Festival at Southpaw continues at 8 with the Roulette Sisters, Spirit Family Reunion, the Jack Grace Band, Jessica Rose & the High Life and Uncle Leon & The Alibis.

9/11 NYC ska/rocksteady/blues/soul legends the Slackers play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Temptress departing 41st St. & the Hudson River at 8 PM, $25 adv tix at the Highline box ofc highly rec.

9/11 slinky, haunting Middle Eastern-inflected 1920s African dance music with Sounds of Taraab at Barbes 8 PM.

9/11, 9 PM dark, hypnotically jazzy southwestern gothic songwriter James Apollo at Pete’s

9/11 9ish wickedly lyrical Americana rocker Marcellus Hall (ex-Railroad Jerk and White Hassle) at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. He’s also at Union Pool at 9 on 9/15.

9/11, 9 PM NYC’s most exciting original blues guitarist, Will Scott at 68 Jay St Bar.

9/11, 9 PM eclectic Senegalese-flavored roots reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones at the 92YTribeca, $12

9/11, 9 PM oldschool soul/funk with the Dynamites featuring Charles Walker at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5.

9/11 Greek party music monsters Magges – with electric bouzouki and the amazing Susan Mitchell on viola – at Mehanata 9:30 PM.

9/11 blues crooner and kick-ass Chicago-style lead guitarist Johnny Allen at 10 at Terra Blues.

9/11, 10:30 PM, multistylistic country juggernaut M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10

9/11 psychedelic “funk orchestra” Turkuaz at the Mercury, 10:30 PM, $10.

9/11 Ice-T doing his golden age hip-hop act at midnight-ish at the Knitting Factory, $20 adv tix rec

9/12, 4 PM organist Kent Tritle plays a characteristically intense program incl. works by Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, and the Reger Fantasy on “Hallelujah! Gott zu loben”at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on the upper east.

9/12, 4-7 PM at the Bell House, the Salsa Slam cookoff feat. 20 different recipes of free hot stuff, $4 Tecate tall cans, a mariachi band, $12 adv tix at the box ofc. rec

9/12, 7 PM toy piano specialist/composer Phyllis Chen at Barbes

9/12 roots reggae legends Israel Vibration – now a duo – at B.B. King’s, 8 PM, $20 adv tix. rec.

9/12 the final night of the Brooklyn Country Music Festival at Southpaw starting at 8 has the Roulette Sisters, Brooklyn Jugs, Kristin Andreassen, Dock Oscar, Alex Battles and the Flanks.

9/12, 3 PM Pianist Ludmil Angelov plays Chopin at Symphony Space, $20

9/12, 3 PM, the Queen’s Chamber Band with harpsichord play Farnaby, Frescobaldi, Bach and Scarlatti at St. Mark’s Church (2nd Ave./10th St.) $25, a cheap season series subscription for $65 is also available which comes out to about $13 a show.

9/12, 6:30 PM new music by composers Dylan Glatthorn, Eric Lemmon, Conrad Winslow, Pedro da Silva, Noam Faingold, Angélica Négron, Lucía Caruso at le Poisson Rouge, $10

9/13, half past noon, Samuel Barber’s String Quartet, Op. 11 performed by the Voxare String Quartet at Philosophy Hall, Columbia Univ., on the east edge of campus, north of 116th St./College Walk, east of Low Library and Buell Hall.

9/13, 4:45 PM Steven Hamilton plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

9/13, 8 PM ex-Bowie guitarist Gerry Leonard does his ambient, dark Spooky Ghost project at the big room at the Rockwood.

9/13, 8 PM pianists Pascal Roge and Ami Hakuno Rogé play Ravel, Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Poulenc at Symphony Space, $30.

9/13, 8/10:30 PM Dave Liebman with drummer Michael Stephans’ Om/Shalom Project also featuring Marty Ehrlich, Uri Caine, and Scott Colley.at the Blue Note.

9/13, 9 PM the Javier Arau Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

9/13, 10 PM sizzling, intense Mostly Other People Do the Killing trumpeter Peter Evans leads a quintet at le Poisson Rouge, $10

9/14, 6:30 PM innovative, haunting Iranian-Jewish siren Galeet Dardashti plays the cd release show for her new one The Naming at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec.

9/14-15 the Marc Cary Focus Trio at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM. The pianist has a big buzz going among the cognoscenti, highly recommended.

9/14, 8:30/10 PM alto sax monster Jon Irabagon plays the cd release show for his new one Foxy at Cornelia St. Cafe with Barry Altschul on drums Peter Brendler on bass, $10.

9/14, 11 PM wild, funny western swing/honkytonk guitarist Wayne Hancock at Maxwell’s

9/15, half past noon Samuel Barber’s Cello Sonata, Op. 6 performed by Adrian Daurov, cello at Philosophy Hall, Columbia Univ., on the east edge of campus, north of 116th St./College Walk and east of Low Library and Buell Hall.

9/15, 7:30 PM saxophonist Paul Carlon leads his soaring, Brazilian-inflected Octet at Miles Cafe, $10

9/15, 8 PM the Newton Gang – part outlaw country, part careening paisley underground rockers – at 68 Jay St Bar.

9/15, 8 PM the New York Piano Quartet play Erich Korngold and other Austrian composers at Symphony Space, $30.

9/15, 9 PM the world’s funniest and arguably most ferocious free jazz combo, Mostly Other People do the Killing at Zebulon

9/15, 9:30 PM Dollshot at Caffe Vivaldi. They take classical art songs from throughout the 20th century, jam them out and give them an absolutely eerie edge. One of NYC’s most entertaining and unique bands.

9/16, 7:30 PM violinist Gil Morgenstern and pianist Jonathan Feldman play works by Bach, Ysaÿe, Carter, Bright Sheng, Gershwin, Kreisler and Prokofiev with Laurie Anderson reading selections by iconic Russian poet Anna Akhmatova., at WMP Concert Hall, 31 E 28th St., $25.

9/16, 10 PM edgy Americana-inflected songwriter Jessi Robertson plays her single release party at Bar 4 with her electric band.

9/16, 10 PM Steven Bernstein’s long-running, clever funk/jazz crew Sex Mob at 55 Bar.

9/16 eerie bluespunk band the Five Points Band at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

9/16, 11 PM, charming country/oldtimey harmony stars Those Darlins at Bowery Ballroom, $13 adv tix rec.

9/16, 11 PM clever, funny acoustic Americana jam band Tall Tall Trees at the big room at the Rockwood.

9/17, 6 PM adventurous avant vocal jazz with the Becca Stevens Band at 55 Bar

9/17, 7 PM a killer Americana doublebill with the Maybelles and the Sweetback Sisters at Joe’s Pub, $15.

9/17, 8 PM imaginative darkwave improvisers Metalux plus the MV Carbon/Aki Onda duo, free, at Issue Project Room

9/17, 9 PM all-girl family band the Midriffs play oldtimey harmony tunes at the Jalopy, $10

9/17, 9 PM goth-tinged, artsy pianist/chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi, 9 PM

9/17, 9:30 PM arguably the best Ethiopian band in the US, Debo Band play Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec.

9/17, 10 PM reliably romantic, charming oldtimey swing/Hawaiian band the Moonlighters at Barbes

9/17, 10 PM ex-Cramps and Gun Club punk legend Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5.

9/17 jazz sax luminary Dave Liebman plays the cd release show for his new small combo cd Dave Liebman Group “Live at 55” –  Dave Liebman, Vic Juris, Tony Marino & Marko Marcinko, 10 PM/midnight, $12.

9/17, 11 PM if you like loud party music, this is your night: the ferocious Radio Birdman-inspired garage/punk Mess Around followed by the sick, hilarious X-rated faux-girlgroup punk of Cudzoo & the Fagettes at Trash

9/17 the Boss Guitars play classic and obscure surf music covers at Lakeside, 11 PM.

9/17, midnight, Emefe play psychedelic Afrobeat dance grooves at Sullivan Hall, $10

9/18, 6 PM a fundraiser for the feminist activist documentary film Walk With Me at the Shop, 290 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg with adventurous jazz/avant chanteuse Becca Stevens, alt-country rocker Jeremy Joyce and Ralph E. White (ex-Bad Livers).

9/18, 7 PM funny, entertaining Erin & Her Cello at the big room at the Rockwood

9/18 a killer triple bill at Caffe Vivaldi – tenor sax player Melissa Aklana and her band at 7, eclectic clarinet tango specialist Thomas Piercy at 8 and then cello/vibraphone duo Goli at 9:30

9/18, 8 PM Microscopic Septet pianist (and Fresh Air theme composer) Joel Forrester & the Truth at Barbes

9/18, 8 PM at Merkin Concert Hall Ensemble 212 plays Beethoven: Coriolan Overture; Mohammed Fairouz: Symphony No. 2 (New York premiere); Double Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra, “States of Fantasy” (world premiere) plus members of the Borromeo Quartet (Nicholas Kitchen, violin & Yeesun Kim, violoncello) performing Beethoven:The Creatures of Prometheus Finale; Mohammed Fairouz: Symphony No. 1 “Symphonic Aphorisms,” $35 tix avail.

9/18, 9 PM acclaimed Persian classical music group Ensemble Raah makes its North American debut at Alwan for the Arts, $20 adv tix. very highly rec.

9/18, 9 PM the reliably psychedelic Budos Band – who have a new album just out – at Southpaw, $14

9/18, 9 PM smart, literate noirish Aimee Mann-inspired pianist/singer Krista Detor at City Winery, $15.

9/18, 9 PM Stacy Dillard – saxophones, Orrin Evans – piano, Eric Revis – bass, Nasheet Waits – drums – good band, huh? – at the Jazz Gallery, $10

9/18, 10 PM popular ska punks King Django play Shrine.

9/18 fiery, funny, oldschool style female-fronted East Village punk/Americana rockers Spanking Charlene play Lakeside 11 PM

9/19 Strings of the Black Sea: a Celebration of Lutes and Fiddles from Bulgaria, Ukraine, Crimea and Turkey, 3 PM at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Auditorium, $30 at the museum ticket windows.

9/19, 5 (five) PM pensive, anthemic, vintage 70 style art/folk rocker Spottiswoode at the big room at the Rockwood

9/19 iconic new wave klezmer band the Klezmatics at Galapagos, 8 PM, $30.

9/19 adventurous Greek-American blues guitarist Spiros Soukis at Lucille’s, 8 PM

9/19, 9 PM cutting-edge trombonist/composer/conductor JC Sanford leads his Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

9/20, 4:45 PM Louis Perazza plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

9/20, 7 PM Balkan trumpet specialist Ben Holmes with his Trio at Barbes followed by Chicha Libre at 9:45ish.

9/20 the Brentano String Quartet plays Chou Wen-chung, 7 PM at the Greene Space, $10

9/20, 7:30 PM the Claremont Trio performs Beethoven, Op. 1, No. 3 in C minor; Faure, Opus 120 in D minor, and Brahms, Opus 8 (revised version) in B Major at the church at 2504 Broadway, NE corner of 93rd St.

9/20 the Wailers – what’s left of them, anyway – at B.B. King’s, 8 PM, $25 adv tix. rec.

9/20, 10 PM funeful, fun female-fronted garage-rock trio the Anabolics at Trash

9/21, 7 PM expat Argentinian clarinetist Gustavo Bulgach and his band Klezmer Juice at Barbes. If the Klezmatics at Galapagos is too rich for your blood, this will do the trick.

9/21 the most unique, compelling new voice in jazz singing, Sara Serpa with her Quintet incl. Andre Matos on guitar, Kris Davis on piano, Ben Street on bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, 8:30 PM, $10.

9/21 NYC powerpop legend George Usher at Lakeside 9ish

9/21 British folk-rock legends the Strawbs acoustic at BB King’s, 9:15 PM, $22.50 adv tix rec.

9/22, 8 PM fiery, virtuosic Chicago-style blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at P&G Bar on the upper west

9/22 Anti-Flag at the Bell House, 8 PM, all ages, $15 adv tix highly rec. Gotta love their awareness (“Depleted Uranium Is a War Crime”), wish they didn’t sound sooooo Warped Tour these days…

9/22 creepy cinematic psychedelic soundscapes with Mojo Mancini – whose new album is one of the year’s best – at 9 PM at the big room at the Rockwood

9/22, 9 PM an excuse to stay in: Live From Lincoln Center’s PBS telecast of the New York Philharmonic’s Opening Night Gala, featuring the U.S. premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s Symphony No. 3, Swing Symphony. Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic, Wynton Marsalis, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

9/22, 10 PM second-wave glamrock with Spacehog at Maxwell’s, $15

9/22, 10:30ish intense, powerful southwestern gothic rock with And the Wiremen at Zebulon.

9/23 Cesar Reyes performs Mexican classical works for solo piano by Jimenez, Moncayo, and others, 1 PM at Trinity Church, free

9/23 and 9/25, 8 PM at Bargemusic – organ music adapted for piano: Bach/Schumann – Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, BWV 1001; Bach/Reger – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, BWV 1015; Reger – Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Bach, Op. 81, $35, $30 srs/$15 stud.

9/23-26 the Taylor Eigsti Trio with chanteuse Becca Stevens plus special guests Julian Lage (9/23), Gretchen Parlato & Gerald Clayton (9/26) doing the cd release show for their new one Daylight at Midnight at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM.

9/23, 9 PM, Brian Landrus’ cd release show for his excellent new one with the composer playing baritone sax, bass clarinet & bass flute, plus Jason Palmer – trumpet, Nir Felder – guitar, Frank Carlberg – piano, Matthew Parish – bass, Rudy Royston – drums.at Tea Lounge in Park Slope. Wow.

9/23 quirky psychedelic golden age hip-hop with Digable Planets at SOB’s, 9 PM, $17 adv tix highly rec.

9/23 Junius bring their searing Joy Division-esque goth-metal to Southpaw, 9:30 PM, $10 adv tix highly rec

9/23 moody indie pop chanteuse Basia Bulat at the Mercury, 9:30 PM $12; also at Littlefield at 9 PM for $12 on 9/24.

9/23 composer Ljova Zhurbin’s witty, often transcendent eclectic Russian/tango/jazz string band Ljova & the Kontraband at Barbes, 10 PM

9/23 LES surf/soul/punk rock guitar legend Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside 10ish

9/23, 11 PM bluegrass/Americana harmony sirens Those Darlins at Bowery Ballroom $13 adv tix highly rec.

9/23, midnight, retro 60s piano soul/R&B with the Brilliant Mistakes in the small room at the Rockwood.

9/24, 7 PM clawhammer banjo player/songwriter Abigail Washburn at Joe’s Pub, $15.

9/24 atmospheric, noirish Mexican rock siren Ely Guerra at le Poisson Rouge $25

9/24 acclaimed Persian classical ensemble Homay and Mastan Ensemble at Avery Fisher Hall.

9/24 the Bronx Horns – who have a ton of Tito Puente alums, and are unbelievable live – at SOB’s. $15 after 9; ladies free before; guys and girls free before 7. “Complimentary garlic tostones.”

9/24, 9 PM one of the most compelling voices in Americana music, Jan Bell at 68 Jay St Bar; her country harmony band the Maybelles are at Brooklyn Bridge Park down by the Tobacco Warehouse at 5 on 9/25.

9/24 soaring Americana chanteuse Rebecca Turner at 9 at the Jalopy followed at 10 by Brooklyn’s man in black, John Pinamonti, $10

9/24 the John McNeil/Bill McHenry Quartet play the cd release show for their new one at the Cornelia St. Cafe, 9 PM, $10

9/24 the Knights play a program that they excel at: Ives – The Unanswered Question; Saint-Saens – Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33; Ljova Zhurbin – Garmoshka; Osvaldo Golijov – Night of the Flying Horses; Schubert – Symphony No. 3 in D major, D.200; Kayhan Kalhor (arr. C. Jacobsen) – Ascending Bird, at the College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd.

9/24 Jah N I play roots reggae at Shrine, 11 PM

9/24, midnight, Nashville gothic rockers Ninth House play the cd release show for their new and possibly final album 11 Cemetery and Western Classics at UC 87 Lounge 87 Ludlow St. (Delancey/Broome).

9/25, 5 PM a new music extravaganza to end all extravaganzas: the Respect Sextet, avant piano powerhouse Kathleen Supové, Ethel violinist Todd Reynolds, Newspeak, Wet Ink, mesmerizing psychedelic guitar quartet DITHER (whose new album kicks ass), Mantra Percussion, Ensemble de Sade, Matthew Welch, MIVOS Quartet, and hypnotic acoustic guitarists Threefifty Duo at the Irondale Center, 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, $15 cover includes 2 drinks. C to Lafayette Ave., or any train to Atlantic Ave.

9/25, 7 PM blue-eyed soul siren Meg Braun followed by her equally smart, even more eclectic Red Molly multi-instrumentalist pal Carolann Solebello at Caffe Vivaldi.

9/25, 8 PM this fall’s Brooklyn County Fair at the Jalopy starts with Sassy Jenkins at 8, the Buddy Hollers at 9, the ferocious paisley underground rock and outlaw country of the Newton Gang at 10,the Calamity Janes at 11 and the soaring bluegrass harmonies of the NYCity Slickers at midnight.

9/25, 8 PM pianist Matthew McCright plays works by Minnesota composers James Marentic, Justin Rubin, Adam Wernick, Paul Cantrell, Daniel Nass and Kirsten Broberg at Merkin Concert Hall, $20 tix highly rec.

9/25, 8 PM the Eels at Terminal 5, $27.50 adv tix rec.

9/25 NYC’s best blues guitarist, Mississipppi hill country-style Will Scott at 68 Jay St. Bar, 9 PM

9/25, 8 PM the NYC premiere of Pauline Oliveros’ Primordial/Lift at Issue Project Room, $20.

9/25 at Bowery Electric, 9ish, catchy retro 60s/70s Britpop maven Edward Rogers plays songs from his reputedly sensational new album Sparkle Lane. Also on the bill: wickedly lyrical retro 60s psychedelic pop band McGinty and White.

9/25 alt-country’s greatest female voice, Laura Cantrell at Barbes, 10 PM.

9/25 reliably imaginative, bracing trombonist/composer Josh Roseman’s Joshua 3 at the big room at the Rockwood, midnight feat. Peter Apfelbaum (sax, bass organ), Barney McAll (keys), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar), and Ted Poor (drums) – what a great band!

9/26 the Atlantic Antic – bands all over Atlantic Ave. and thereabouts- watch this space or just take a walk starting at about 4th Ave

9/26, 3 PM at Central Park Summerstage: the Black Sea Roma Festival featuring Mahala Rai Banda, Tecsoi Banda, Selim Sesler & the NY Gypsy All-Stars and the Yuri Yunakov Ensemble.

9/26, 9:30 PM hilarious and haunting noir cabaret legend Little Annie at Joe’s Pub, $15 with Baby Dee on piano.

9/27, 9 PM the Jamie Begian Big Band – whose new album Big Fat Grin is a ton of fun – at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

9/27 charming oldtimey swing and hillbilly sounds with Daria Grace & the Prewar Ponies at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

9/27 Jack Grace – whose new album Drinking Songs for Lovers is a honkytonk classic – at the small room at the Rockwood, 11 PM

9/28, 8 PM Bryan & the Haggards play sick satirical jazz covers of Merle Haggard songs at Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn and at Rodeo Bar on 10/10 at 10:30.

9/28, 9 PM punky, fun Japanese girl-rockers the Hard Nips at the Knitting Factory followed at 10 by jangly, quirky legends Shonen Knife, $12

9/28, 9 PM vintage dancehall reggae with Capleton plus special guests at B.B. King’s – yeah mon! Adv tix $25 rec.

9/28 spiky, fun, virtuosic hokum blues with the Second Fiddles at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

9/29, 7 PM Malian duskcore chanteuse Khaira Arby at Joe’s Pub, $17.

9/29 the Jazz Passengers with Debbie Harry at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM.

9/29, 8:30 PM jangly anthemic gothic Americana rock with Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons playing the cd release show for her new one in the big room at the Rockwood

9/29, 8:30 PM Cairo-born sax player/composer Alexandra Grimal and her Quartet: Alexandra Grimal, tenor/soprano saxophone; Thomas Morgan, bass; Todd Neufeld, guitar; Marcus Gilmore, drums at the Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

9/29, 9 PM a great country/Americana doublebill with the Lonely Samoans and then Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Zebulon

9/29 rousing girl/guy bluegrass harmonies with the NYCity Slickers at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

9/30 Becky Lu performs the complete Études of Claude Debussy, 1 PM at Trinity Church, free.

9:30, 7 PM a phenomenally fun oldtimey doublebill: Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade play her ep release show followed eventually at 9:30 by Lake Street Dive doing theirs at the big room at the Rockwood

9/30-10/3 the Joshua Redman Trio at the Jazz Standard – whose trio shows at this venue have lived up to the hype, 200% – at 7:30/9:30 PM $35.

9/30, 8 PM noir chamber rock vets Elysian Fields at le Poisson Rouge, $15

9/30, 8 PM, eclectic latin songwriter Marta Topferova – who never met a style from south of the border that she couldn’t do with flair and imagination – at Barbes followed at 10 by advenurous jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson’s Quintet’s cd release show ($10 cover)

9/30, 8:30 PM Canta Libre – harp, flute and strings quintet with chamber music of late 19th and early-20th century Paris – at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early.

9/30, 8:30 PM Marika Hughes plays solo cello at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

9/30, 9 PM artsy lyrical pop songwriter Elaine Romanelli at Desmond’s – if there’s anybody in town who can sing her way over the PA at this dump, it’s her – woman vs. machine?

9/30 menacing, charismatic punk ghoulabilly and retro rock with the Reid Paley Trio at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

10/2, 7 PM Missy Mazzoli’s intriguing, hypnotic art-rock band Victoire play the cd release show for their brilliant new one at Joe’s Pub, $14.

10/2, 7:30 PM Clare & the Reasons at the Bell House, $25.

10/2 soulful, spiritual roots reggae with Anguile & the High Steppers at 10 at Shrine followed by the Hard Times playing ska and reggae at 11.

10/2 Tammy Faye Starlite’s hilarious, spot-on, satirical Blondie cover band the Pretty Babies at Lakeside 11 PM

10/2, 11 PM first-generation British punk/pop with the Vibrators at the Bell House, $12.

10/3, 6:30 PM the music of Julia Wolfe played by JACK Quartet, Robert Black and the Hartt Bass Band and Matthew Welch at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

10/3, 8:30 PM sprawling, jangly, lyrical Americana-inflected rockers Balthrop Alabama at the big room at the Rockwood

10/4, 8 PM Norwegian shoegaze rockers Serena Maneesh at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec

10/5, 8 PM the Master Plan and the Hoodoo Gurus at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec.

10/5 free jazz saxophonist John Tchicai’s Six Points at Roulette, 8:30 PM, $15/$10 stud.

10/6 the Dave Liebman Big Band at Iridium playing the cd release show for their bracingly atmospheric new one As Always.

10/7, 8 PM hip-hop predecessor/lyrical genius Gil Scott-Heron at B.B. King’s.

10/8, 11 PM Wanda Jackson at the Knitting Factory, $15 adv tix rec.

10/9, 10:30 PM Tall Tall Trees at the Postcrypt

10/10 Reverend Billy + The Life After Shopping Gospel Choir do their hilarious, intensely apt, politically relevant punk-flavored gospel reunion show at Highline Ballroom

10/10 deviously multistylistic, virtuosic all-female klezmer band Isle of Klezbos at the Eldridge St. Synagogue, 4 PM, $20/$15 stud/srs.

10/11 UB40 at B.B. King’s

10/12 Indian jazz group Namaskar play the cd release show for their new one at Aaron Davis  Hall uptown.

10/13, 8 PM west coast Americana chanteuse (and Neko Case pal) Carolyn Mark at 68 Jay St Bar.

10/14-16, 7:30 PM Evan Ziporyn’s new gamelan opera A House in Bali feat. 16-piece Balinese Gamelan Salukat and New York’s iconoclastic electric chamber ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars.at BAM, $30 tix. avail.

10/14-17: the Apex (Rudresh Mahathappa and Bunky Green) cd release show: Rudresh Mahathappa – alto saxophone; Bunky Green – alto saxophone; Jason Moran – piano; Francois Moutin – bass; Damion Reid – drums at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM

10/14 Metropolitan Klezmer, the world’s most stylistically diverse klezmer band – ecstatic experts in film music, latin music, dirges, freilachs, you name it – 8:30 PM at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early or get shut out.

10/15 the DKs at Irving Plaza is not the original band – no Jello, which is like the Beatles w/o Lennon.

10/15 King Kahn & the Shrines play garage rock at Santos Party House, 8 PM, $15. They’re also at the Bell House on 10/16 for the same price.

10/15 free jazz luminaries Secret Orchestra: Yuko Fujiyama, Clif Jackson, David Gould – at Roulette, 8:30 PM, $15/$10 stud.

10/16, 8 PM hypnotic Persian classical and folk tunes with the Shanbehzadeh Trio at Symphony Space, $32.

10/16 a killer reggae triplebill at Shrine starting at 9 with Finotee, followed by Zion Judah at 10 and then East Village Pharmacy’s hypnotic dub/reggaetone sounds at 11.

10/16, 11 PM Rasputina at the Knitting Factory, $15 adv tix rec.

10/18 powerhouse pianist Tamir Hendelman and his Trio at Dizzy’s Club, 8 PM, $20/10 stud.

10/19-20 the Tia Fuller Quartet: Tia Fuller – saxophone; Shamie Royston – piano; Mimi Jones – bass; Rudy Royston – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM.

10/21, 8 PM percussionist Jerome Cooper and pipa adventurer Min Xiao-Fen at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

10/23, 10 PM hypnotic hip-hop/funk/downtempo grooves with Thousands of One at Shrine.

10/24, 8:30 PM Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

10/25, 7:30 PM subversive comedienne/chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite’s latest sick cover night: Chelsea Madchen – Ein Deutscher Evening Mit Nico, at Joe’s Pub, $15

10/28 the Dresden Staatskapelle and the Westminster Choir sing Brahms’ German Requiem at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there an hour early (7 PM) if you’re going

10/28 Michael Franti & Spearhead, 9 PM at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix avail.

10/29 third-wave ska with the Pietasters & Toasters at B.B. King’s

10/30, 8 PM Cypress Hill at the Nokia Theatre, $36.50 – almost as expensive as a bag of weed

10/30, midnight, up-and-coming roots reggae star Taj Weekes & Adowa at Joe’s Pub, $14

10/31 at Bargemusic, 3 PM Jesse Mills, violin; Chris Gross, cello; Steven Beck, piano play CPE Bach Sonata in F# minor for Violin and Keyboard, Wq. 80 “Empfindungen”; Mauricio Kagel Piano Trio No. 2; Rachmaninoff 6 Études-tableaux, Op. 33; Beethoven Piano Trio No. 5 in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 “Ghost.”

10/31, 9 PM songwriter Adam Stevens followed by the Felice Bros. at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20

11/2 Clinic do their newfound chamber pop thing at Bowery Ballroom, $15. They’re at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 11/3 for the same price. Adv tix available at the Mercury.

11/4 bluegrass band Hot Rize play their first NYC show in ten years at B.B. King’s.

11/5, 8 PM at Dave Liebman and Randy Brecker with the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra performing John Coltrane’s “Meditations Suite” arranged by Gunnar Mossblad at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue (Broadway and 122nd St).$10 adults; $5 srs/stud.

11/5, 9 PM the Dandy Warhols at the Bell House, $27 adv tix avail. starting 7/23 at the box office.

11/6 Ameranouche play gypsy jazz at 68 Jay St. Bar, 8 PM

11/8 Natacha Atlas – who’s reinvented herself as a Fairouz-class chanteuse – at le Poisson Rouge

11/11 dark, gritty rock legend Ian Hunter at Highline Ballroom

11/11, 8:30 PM and 11/13-14 8 PM the Cypress String Quartet in their NYC debut at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W 13th St., releasing their last cd of the late Beethoven quartets in 2011

11/12 oldtimey stars the Asylum Street Spankers play their farewell NYC show – for real – at Highline Ballroom.

11/12 Man or Astroman – the original band – at Bowery Ballroom, 9 PM, $15. They’re also at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 11/13 for the same price. Adv tix available at the Mercury.

11/14, 8 PM Nick Cave’s noisy power trio Grinderman at the Nokia Theatre, $37.50

11/17 Red Molly at City Winery 8 PM

11/18, 7:30 PM, “The second concert of this season’s Reflections Series takes us inside the celebrated Parisian salon of famed salonière Winnaretta Singer, heiress to the Singer Sewing Machine fortune. Music to be performed includes works commissioned by her, dedicated to her, or premiered at her salon by Ravel, Fauré, Stravinsky, Debussy, de Falla, Satie and Percy Grainger. Soprano Deborah Selig and pianist Donald Berman will join violinist Gil Morgenstern for this performance,” at WMP Concert Hall, 31 E 28th St., $25.

11/20, 9 PM Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band followed by Lee Fields & the Expressions at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $17 adv tix rec.

11/21 the JC Hopkins Big Band open for Mose Allison at City Winery, 8 PM, $30 tix avail.

11/21 pianist Bobby Avey’s cd release show for his brilliant new one A New Face at the Cornelia St. Cafe, shows 8:45/10 PM, $10.

11/23-28 the Maria Schneider Orchestra at the Jazz Standard.

11/30, 9 PM the original steampunk songwriter, Dan Hicks at City Winery, $28 tix avail.

12/16, 8:30 PM Balthrop Alabama play a Xmas show at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early or get shut out. Just letting you know a little ahead of time.

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NYC Live Music Calendar Plus Other Events for July-August 2010

Hey! This is last month’s calendar! Click here for the current one! Most of these shows are free; most everything that costs money is less than $12 unless otherwise indicated. If you don’t recognize the place where a particular act is playing, check our venues page. If you didn’t see anything that tickled you this time around, you can always check back later because this page is always being updated.

 A few things you should know about this calendar: acts are listed here in order of appearance, NOT headliner first and supporting acts after; showtimes listed here are actual set times, not the time doors open. If a listing here says something like ”9 PM-ish,” chances are it’ll run late. Cover charges are those listed on bands’ and venues’ sites: always best to click on the band link provided or go to the venues page for confirmation since we get much of this info weeks in advance. As always, weekly events first followed by the daily listings:

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.

Stephane Wrembel plays Sundays at Barbes at 9. He’s something of an institution here, plan on arriving EARLY, 45 minutes early isn’t too soon since the whole bar gets packed fast. 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.

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 Matty Charles plays Pete’s at 9:30 PM. For those who missed his years playing  here back in the zeros, he writes a classy acoustic melody and a wryly understated lyric to go with it, in a John Prine sort of way.

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.

Add Sundays in August pianist Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra at Birdland, sets 9/11 PM, $30 tix avail.

Mondays at the Fat Cat the Choi Fairbanks 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. July 19 is an especially cool date because the Big Band has Rudy Royston on drums.

Mondays in July Sir Richard Bishop plays at Zebulon, 8ish, free. Psychedelic Middle Eastern and southwestern gothic tinged acoustic instrumentals: someone you should hear if you haven’t already.

Mondays at the Delancey on the main floor, 8:30 PMish it’s Small Beast, NYC’s edgiest and most vital rock and rock-oriented scene, founded by Botanica frontman and master of menace Paul Wallfisch. It’s 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, the Beast is keeping the flame alive. Lately, sensational noir siren Carol Lipnik  has been hosting and playing; watch this space for upcoming August artists.

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 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.

Also Mondays in July 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 and possibly eeriest shows you’ll witness this year.

Mondays in August Spanglish Fly – sly, danceable Brooklyn bugalu revivalists, who put a new spin on classic latin soul from the 60s – are at Barbes at 10 PM while Chicha Libre is on tour. They’re also at Rose Bar in Williamsburg on 7/24 at 11 and at Camaradas El Barrio, 2241 1st Ave (at 115th) at 10 PM on 8/6.

Also Mondays in July 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 most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax.

Every Tuesday the Birdhive Boys play classic and original bluegrass upstairs at the National Underground, 8 PM.

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

Wednesdays in August Damien Quinones y Su Nuevo Conjunto play the Loving Cup Cafe (the bar/restaurant you have to go through to get to the Cameo Gallery) on N 6th St. in Williamsburg, 10 PM. They’ve got a completely original sound – psychedelic pop with a 60s flavor (think the Zombies) with a latin soul tinge and an impressive catalog of good songs.

Every Thursday the Michael Arenella Quartet play 1920s hot jazz 8-11 PM at Nios, 130 W 46th St.

Every Friday in July at 9 PM at the Fat Cat Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens bring an authentic here-and-now Brooklyn church vibe, no slick theatrics, just soul.

Fridays at Mehanata it’s Balkan sax powerhouse Yuri Yukanov and the Grand Masters of Gypsy Music, 10 PM, $10

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.

7/1 the Cannabis Cup Band play “a special tribute to the classic revolutionary vinyl lp reggae anthems of the ‘60’s & ’70’s” on the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Temptress boarding at 6:30 and leaving from 41st St. and the river, first hundred tix are $20, after that adv tix $25, highly rec. at the Highline box office.

7/1, 7:30 PM Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys at the Jewish Museum is SOLD OUT. Good for her.

7/1, 8 PM Lee Feldman’s surreal rock musical Starboy – like the Simpsons, suitable for children but delightful for adults – performed in its entirety by an all-star cast including pianist Feldman, Henry Hample, Pete Galub, Greta Gertler, Daniel Harnett, and Jonathan Maron at Dixon Place Theatre, 161A Chrystie St. (between Rivington & Delancey).

7/1 two of the best in the NYC Americana scene – the poignant, soaring Jan Bell followed by furious, politically charged, lyrically brilliant banjoist Curtis Eller at Banjo Jim’s, 9 PM.

7/1, 9 PM crafty, fun, harmony-driven cabaret/noir/torch trio the Debutante Hour with guest pianist Jonathan Vincent at Sycamore Bar in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.

7/1 sprawling, adventurous, innovative original bluegrass band Frankenpine play Lakeside, 9:15ish

7/1, sets 9/10:30 PM Basscentric, low-register heaven with a trio of bassists: Joelle Leandre, Mark Helias and Mark Dresser at Cornelia St. Cafe, repeating on 7/2 at 9 PM only. Helias and Dresser play a probably much further-out duo show at 10:30 PM on 7/2 afterward.

7/1, 9ish the Doc Marshalls – equally skilled at honkytonk and west Texas zydeco – at Hill Country

7/1 accordion-driven cumbia party band Very Be Careful – who have discovered the totally punk rock vibe that the best cumbia music has – at Barbes, 10 PM, note the $10 cover. Their new album is amazing.

7/1 garage rockers the Zoobombs – the Japanese Muck & the Mires – at Union Hall 10ish, early arrival advised.

7/1 delirious multistylistic Brazilian/New Orleans/funk band Nation Beat at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

7/1 Boston’s best rock band, the fiery, retro 80s new wave/powerpop New Collisions at Arlene’s, 11 PM.

7/2 the king of the mighty janglerock anthem, Willie Nile, at City Winery opening for Alejandro Escovedo, 7 PM

7/2, 8 PM at Barbes: “House of Stride. Part performance-project, part-band, House of Stride wanders from classic stride piano to old-school cabaret gems and re-imagined pop classics. With Allison Leyton-Brown – piano; Russ Meissner – drums; Jim Whitney – upright bass and special guest chanteuse Daria Grace.” Followed by exhilarating 20s hot jazz big band Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra at 10.

7/2 moody, slinky downtempo/shoegaze rock trio El Jezel at the Silent Barn, 8 PM, $5

7/2, 8:30 PM, gypsy brass punk rockers Stumblebum Brass Band at the Mercury, $10.

7/2, 9 PM fiddle-driven country music with the Hilary Hawke Band followed by the rousing oldtimey country harmonies of the Sweetback Sisters at the Jalopy, $10

7/2 a killer dark rock doublebill: the inimitably psychedelic, swirling guitar art-rock of Martin Bisi and then ghoul goddess Marissa Nadler at Union Pool, 10 PM.

7/2, 10 PM anthemic, literate indie rockers Overlord at Bruar Falls, $6.

7/3, 2 PM Rosanne Cash on Governors Island, free – take the free ferry (to the east of the new Shaolin ferry terminal) and follow the crowd/noise

7/3, 3 PM the second Turkish Woodstock at Central Park Summerstage with the Sounds of Turkey feat. Kenan Dogulu, Mor ve Otesi, Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions with Burhan Ocal and Tulug Tirpan, and Sukriye Tutkun.

7/3, 7 PM dark garage rocker Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons followed eventually by Melody Allegra’s bluegrass jam at 9 at Banjo Jim’s.

7/3, 7 PM honkytonk singer Kara Suzanne followed by quirky jazz-pop keyboardist Heather Christian at 8 and then eventually at 10 clever, funny funk/soul siren Shayna Zaid and the Catch at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/3, 8 PM a killer third-wave ska night at the Knitting Factory with (in reverse order) the NY Ska-Jazz Ensemble, the Scofflaws, Mother Fletcher, Tip the Van, and Harold’s Trousers, $10 adv tix highly rec. One of the best bills of the year so far.

7/3 smart, deviously satirical acoustic Americana jam band Tall Tall Trees at the Mercury, 8 PM, $10.

7/3 this month’s version of Unsteady Freddy’s monthly surf rock spectacular at Otto’s starts at 9 with the original, retro-toned Aaron & the Burrs, the artsy Commercial Interruption, New York twang surf legends the Supertones and sometime after midnight Mr. Action & the Boss Guitars playing classic surf covers and obscurities.

7/3 a cool triplebill at the Jalopy starting at 9 with acoustic Nashville noir harmony band Bobtown, then concert harpist/singer Veronica Valerio (who sounds nothing like Joanna Newsom) at 10 and then at 11 the blues harp-driven Randy Weinstein Group (ex-Hazmat Modine, and they sound a lot like his old band)

7/3, 9 PM gypsy punks Kagero followed at 10:30 by the Basement Band playing rousing country sounds at Spike Hill. Kagero are also at Two Boots Brooklyn at 10 on 7/9.

7/3, 9 PM charmingly retro 60s psychedelic pop with guy/girl vocals from the Nopar King followed by funk/groovemeisters Baby Daddy at 3 Jolly Pigeons, 6802 3rd Ave., Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

7/3, 9:30 PM, more eerie, swampy blues harp music with BBQ Bob & the Spareribs at Hill Country

7/3, 11 PM, Brooklyn’s own otherworldly, haunting, deviously smart Balkan vocal quartet Black Sea Hotel plays Pete’s Candy Store.

7/3 Escarioka – the ecstatic, sometimes transcendentally fun, horn-and-guitar-driven latin Gogol Bordello – at Kenny’s Castaways, 11 PM

7/3 slyly amusing jam-oriented acoustic Americana band Tall Tall Trees at the Mercury, 11:30 PM, $10. They’re also at Pete’s at 10 on 7/9.

7/4 original, innovative Greek-American electric blues guitarist Spiros Soukis at Lucille’s, 8 PM

7/4 killer country/punk twangsters Demolition String Band with Americana rocker Chip Robinson at Banjo Jim’s, 10 PM.

7/4 noirish indie/Americana rocker DB Reilly plays Pete’s, 10:30 PM in a rare acoustic duo show.

7/5, 8/10 PM, legendary nylon-string jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini with the surviving members of the Les Paul Trio at Iridium, $25

7/5 fiery cello rockers Blues in SpaceBotanica’s master of menace Paul Wallfisch,  Nashville gothic crooner Mark Sinnis at Small Beast at the Delancey 9ish. Blues in Space are also at Trash on 7/24 at 11.

7/5 goth glam goddess Kristeen Young at the Knitting Factory, 10 PM, adv tix $10 rec.

7/6 alternately charming and haunting all-girl Norwegian noir cabaret quartet Katzenjammer at the Mercury, 7:30 PM, $10.

7/6, Double Drum Duty feat. an allstar jazz cast: Ben Monder on guitar, Gary Versace on piano, Mark Ferber, Diego Voglino, 10 PM at Royale in Park Slope.

7/7 half past noon smart, politically charged acoustic songwriting duo Left on Red at Liberty Park, downtown Broadway and Liberty Sts.

7/7, 3:30 PM Paolo Bordignon plays selections on the 1830 Appleton pipe organ in the musical instruments section at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

7/7, free, 7 PM doors, 7:30 PM a set by chamber folk sextet Dark Dark Dark, 8:30 PM the film Flood Tide: Remixed accompanied by a new live musical score. “A meditative journey down a strange and meandering river that flows both ways with the tides.The handmade boats and their crews drift past empty new condo developments, explore crumbling castles and swim in iridescent quarries. They get stopped by torrents of rain and groaning motors.” At Socrates Sculpture Garden, on the grass along the water at Socrates Sculpture Park, 3134 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. N train to Broadway, walk on Broadway all the way to the water as the street names (30th, 29th etc) get smaller.

7/7-9 adventurous jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson leads a quintet, a quartet and a trio at Roulette, 8 PM, $15/$10stud/under 30/srs.

7/8 soca legend Mighty Sparrow – who’s got to be in his eighties now – at noon at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, F to Jay St.

7/8 Phosphorescent – sort of the teens version of gently rootsy early Wilco – plays Pier 54 at 14th St., gates at 6 for the diehards or fans of early 70s style El Lay dad-pop band Dawes.

7/8, 7 PM Americana roots chanteuse Drina Seay with guitar god Steve Antonakos followed by another sensational guitarist, jazz/Americana stylist Peter Calo at Banjo Jim’s

7/8, 7:30 PM the extraordinary pan-Balkan punk jazz of Ansambl Mastika at the Jewish Museum, 92nd St. at 5th Ave., $15/$12 stud.

7/8 a funkfest at Sullivan Hall starting at 8 with Big Ben Hillman the Professor of FUNK & The Royal Family, Easy Over, Richard James, Zongo Junction and Turkuaz, $10.

7/8, 9:30ish Nashville alt-country legend and virtuosically extreme guitarist/piano player Greg Garing at Barbes

7/9 the lush art-rock of the Quavers at 8 at Barbes followed at 10 by the eternally charming, effervescent oldtimey Moonlighters.

7/8 NYC’s most exciting blues guitarist, Mississippi hill country bluesman Will Scott at Hill Country, 9 PM. He’s also at 68 Jay St. Bar on 7/10 at 8.

7/9, 7:30 PM the clever, playful Erin and Her Cello play the big room at Rockwood Music Hall

7/9 purist expat Chicago blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Lucille’s 8 PM; he’s also here on the 23rd.

7/9 stark yet playful cello rockers Pearl & the Beard at the Mercury, 8:30 PM, $10

7/9 bewitching, rustic ancient Italian ritual songs and dances with Allesandra Belloni at Mehanata, 9 PM, $10.

7/9 ornate, artsy goth chanteuse/keyboardist Wendy Rule at Caffe Vivaldi, 9 PM.

7/9, 9:30 PM Chelsea Madchen: Ein Deutscher Evening Mit Nico starring Tammy Faye Starlite at Joe’s Pub, $15. Will the world’s most subversive comedienne and cover band leader end the show by falling off a bike in a druggy stupor, or with a goth version of Deutschland Uber Alles?

7/9 honkytonk guitar god Danny Weiss’ gorgeously oldschool country band Reckon So at Hill Country, 9:30 PM

7/9 hypnotic, hauntingly jangly southwestern gothic-tinged Americana rockers Tandy at Lakeside, 11 PM

7/9, 11 PM oldschool 90s LES indie stars Versus at the Bell House $17.50 adv tix rec.

7/10 the best bill of the year so far, top to bottom, is the Brooklyn County Fair country music afternoon spectacular, one great band after another starting at noon with Maynard & the Musties, 1 PM the Dixons, 2 PM Alana Amram & the Rough Gems, 3 PM the Newton Gang, 4 PM the Doc Marshalls, 5 PM Uncle Leon & the Alibis; the show continues at 10 at the Jalopy with Frankenpine. Wow. The afternoon show is at Urban Meadow, 36 President at Van Brunt, Red Hook, Brooklyn, $10.

7/10, 2-10 PM the Albert Ayler Festival right past the F train station on Roosevelt Island featuring sets by the New Atlantis Sextet with Marshall Allen, William Hooker, Charles Gayle, Gunter Hampel, Giuseppi Logan, possibly others, no idea who’s playing when but it’s free.

7/10 Mexican punk/ska legends Maldita Vecindad at Central Park Summerstage 4-ish, doors at 3.

7/10, 4 (four) PM one of underground hip-hop’s smartest MCs, Queen Godis at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Old Fulton St. at Furman St., Dumbo

7/10, 7 PM Larkin Grimm, with her spectacular voice and wickedly playful, literate goth/avant/folk songs opens for dark, politically aware original cello rockers Rasputina at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

7/10, 8 PM clever, innuendo-driven 1930s French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins at Barbes.

7/10, 8 PM retro soul kitten Alice Smith – she purrs, she growls, with a 70s post-Motown/disco feel – at B.B. King’s, $20 adv tix rec.

7/10, 9 PM unselfconsciously good fun with the comedic keystone kops music of the Xylopholks and the Stagger Back Brass Band at Union Pool, $10

7/10, 9 PM Finotee play roots reggae and ska at Shrine

7/10, 10 PM catchy, tuneful powerpop with the Mikal Evans Band at Matchless

7/10 NYC’s answer to X, Americana-punk rockers Spanking Charlene at Lakeside, 11 PM.

7/10, midnight, hilarious, satirical hip-hop artist Schaffer the Darklord plays Arlene’s

7/11 Jimmy Cliff at Central Park Summerstage, 5-ish, doors at 3

7/11 amazingly fun traditional accordion-driven Dominican merengue tipica band Liony Parra y La Mega Mafia Tipica at 7 PM at Pier One on the upper west.

7/11, 7 PM Andy Laster’s Sounds of Cairo at Barbes – Middle Eastern music from the 1920s including vintage Umm Kulthumm, Zaki Murad and Dawud Husni songs with clarinet, cello, bass and trombone. Followed by the amazing Stephane Wrembel’s gypsy guitar jazz at 9.

7/11, 7:30 PM Chris Rozzi’s one-man show Outre Island feat. music by the reliably excellent Balthrop Alabama at Joe’s Pub, $12 adv tix rec. “You may have heard that the diminutive nation of Outré Island has been trying to build a bridge to the shores of America for some time. But with oil in the Gulf (sigh), designers are moving the bridge inland to the small town of Balthrop, Alabama for one night only!”

7/11 haunting Nashville gothic crooner Mark Sinnis – whose latest album is the best thing he’s ever done – at Spike Hill, 8 PM.

7/12 the Ohio Players and George Clinton and P-Funk at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free, get there early, 6:30 PM and watch your back, the cops have quotas to make.

7/12 legendary 80s chanteuse and Clash collaborator Ellen Foley at Lakeside, early, 7 PM.

7/12, 9 PM the Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/12 the devious, harmonically exquisite, funny, torchy Debutante Hour at Goodbye Blue Monday, 10 PM.

7/13, 7:30 PM haunting, intense Persian-American psychedelic rocker Haale plays the big room at the Rockwood with her band.

7/13 a great ska bill at Public Assembly starting at 8 with the Local Skank, 4 Point 0, CBJ, Hey Stranger, Across the Aisle and the Jukebox Romantics, $10

7/13 hip-hop from toward the end of the golden age: a 15 year celebration of the Boot Camp Clik featuring Sean Price, Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Heltah Skeltah, Pharoahe Monch, Kidz In The Hall, Skyzoo, Marco Polo & Torae at BB King’s, 8 ish, $22 adv tix highly rec; first fifty ticketed customers through the doors get a free commemorative concert t-shirt.

7/13-14 powerhouse piano jazz with the Orrin Evans Quartet at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

7/13-18 jazz violinist Jenny Scheinman plays the Vanguard with Nels Cline on guitar, Todd Sickafoose on bass and Jim Black on drums, sets 9/11 PM, $35.

7/13, 9:30 PM Ornette Coleman acolytes Wake Up at the Parkside: Federico Ughi – drums, voice; David Moss – bass, voice; Demian Richardson – trumpet; Daniel Carter – sax

7/14 the NY Philharmonic  feat. Branford Marsalis, saxophone and Andrey Boreyko, conductor plays Lyadov – Baba Yaga; Glazunov – Concerto for Alto Sax; Schulhoff – Hot Sonate for Alto Sax and Orchestra; Prokofiev – Selections from Romeo & Juliet on the Great Lawn in Central Park, free, concert at 8 PM, get there early, i.e. 6 and make a night of it if you’re going

7/14, 6 PM the Mad Jazz Hatters play oldtimey stuff at Bryant Park, free

7/14 Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens at the Stuyvesant Town Oval, 7 PM. They’re at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn the next day at noon.

7/14 the Jazz Museum in Harlem presents the film Nina Simone Great Performances, 7 PM at Marcus Garvey Park on Lawn A, Madison Ave. side of the park between 122nd and 124th St., free.

7/14, 7 PM The Plumbers play “Tex-Mex-Calypso-billy” at Church Square Park, Park Ave. & 4th St., Hoboken, free

7/14 reggae crooner Barrington Levy at BB King’s, 8 PM.

7/14 Sarazino play at SOB’s 10 PM – reggae with gypsy/latin/Arabic tinges in the same vein as Manu Chao

7/14 hilariously satirical early 50s hillbilly music trio Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

7/15, half past noon jazz pianist Emmett Cohen on the World Financial Ctr. plaza.

7/15 Funkmaster Flex and EPMD at Queensbridge Park, Queens 7 PM.

7/15-18 Brazilian jazz legend Vincius Cantuaria at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30, $25 ($30 weekend)

7/15, 7:30 PM the Sexteto Rodriguez Cuban-Jewish All Stars at the Jewish Museum, 92nd St. at 5th Ave. is SOLD OUT.

7/15, 8 PM at Glasslands it’s “Hipster Demolition Night II” – woo hoo – featuring (in reverse order) garage rockers Muck & the Mires, Jay Banerjee & the Heartthrobs, Wormburner, the Anabolics, $10.

7/15 the surf-punk Subway Surfers and garage rock genius Palmyra Delran and her band at Maxwell’s, 8:30 PM, $10.

7/15, 9 PM smartly tuneful, melodic jazz with the Tim Kuhl Group at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/15, 9 PM Matt Darriau’s World Tango Project at the Cornelia St. Cafe

7/15 fearless NYC noir rockabilly/glam with the Reid Paley Trio at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

7/15, 11 PM Sun Records rockabilly legend Sonny Burgess at Public Assembly, $12 adv tix highly rec.

7/16, 6 PM at South St. Seaport it’s lo-fi garage rock night: the distantly Syd Barrett-influenced Thee Oh Sees followed by the equally high-energy Golden Triangle – part Teenage Fanclub punk/pop, part late 80s J&MC snarl.

7/16, 8 PM Changing Modes – a really amazing, catchy, smart blend of Siouxsie-esque new wave, and oldschool art-rock – at R Bar, $10

7/16, 8 PM the Universal Thump (Greta Gertler’s auspicious new art-pop band) feat. bassist Jonathan Maron from Groove Collective plus a string quartet plays Barbes. Gertler has been a great songwriter for the better part of a decade and their forthcoming album promises to be her best effort yet. Followed at 10 by the ballistically intense Balkan/Greek/Carpathian horn-and-guitar monstrosity Ansambl Mastika at 10.

7/16 the Nu-Sonics play tasty, jangly Big Star-style rock at Banjo Jim’s, 8 PM.

7/16, 8ish Clinic play the Bell House $15 – their new album is quite a change, baroque pop rather than their trademark stomp

7/16 the lush, noir Elysian Fields at the Knitting Factory, 8:30 PM, $10 adv tix rec.

7/16 a terrific Middle Eastern bill feat. George Ziadeh and Amir ElSaffar (vocals, oud and santoor) with Sami Abu Shumays, Arabic violin, plus members of his Zikrayat Ensemble, 9 PM at Alwan for the Arts, $15

7/16, 9 PM a killer reggae triplebill: the Movement, Black Seeds and SOJA (Souldiers of Jah Army) at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15 adv tix highly rec.

7/16, 9:30 PM, imaginative, tuneful art-pop songwriter Christina Courtin at Joe’s Pub, $14.

7/16, 9:30 PM twangy western swing with Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Hill Country.

7/16, 10 PM ska sax legend Dave Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 at Two Boots Brooklyn.

7/16, 11 PM the Live Ones – arguably NYC’s most intense, relentless punk band – at Trash

7/16 the Boss Guitars play classic and obscure surf covers at Lakeside 11 PM

7/16, midnight, sly and danceable latin soul/bugalu revivalists Spanglish Fly play the obvious venue for them (other than Roseland) – SOB’s – for a measly $10

7/17, 1-7 PM the Bay Ridge Arab American Bazaar takes place at 79th Street and Shore Road (Shore Road Park): food/music/rides/homemade Middle Eastern ice cream/kids stuff and more.

7/17, 8 PM Rev. Billy & the Life After Shopping Gospel Choir – the Dead Kennedys of original gospel music, with their 30-piece choir and politically-charged vamps – at the 92YTribeca, $10.

7/17, 8 PM the 4th St. Nite Owls play ecstatic barrelhouse blues and ragtime at Barbes.

7/17, 8:30 PM the cd release show for the auspicious new one from intense, violin-and-guitar-driven indie art-rockers Bern & the Brights at Maxwell’s, $8.

7/17, 9:30 PM original, multistylistic noir Americana chanteuse Jessie Kilguss at Goodbye Blue Monday.

7/17, 10 PM Chicago style electric bluesman Johnny Allen – a double threat on lead guitar and soulful vocals – plays Terra Blues

7/17 LES punk/rockabilly/surf legend Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside, 10:15 PMish. They’re also at Public Assembly on 7/24 around the same time.

7/18, 2-7 PM the Astoria Arab American Heritage Festival at Athens Square Park – 30th Street and 30th Avenue in Astoria with food, music, crafts, kids’ entertainment. “There is no where cooler than Astoria so be there!”

7/18 potently lyrical mod/punk songwriter Jerome O’Brien of the Dog Show plays a rare solo show at Sarah Roosevelt Park on the LES, 3 PM – take the B/D to Grand St. and follow the music

7/18, 3 PM Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra play their ecstatically fun New Orleans funk, gospel and soul at Riverwalk Commons, right past the F train station on Roosevelt Island.

7/18 fiery, Syd Barrett/post-Stooges rockers Obits play at around 4 PM at the Williamsburg Waterfront AKA East River State Park, free.

7/18, 7 PM African roots reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones at Pier One on the upper west.

7/18, 7ish Canadian goth keyboardist/chanteuse NLX at Caffe Vivaldi on a bill with jazzy, brassy chanteuse Amanda Mabro, a generic Canadian Coldplay wannabe and a folkie girl.

7/18 uncommonly smart, original rockabilly/surf trio Catspaw at Otto’s 7 PM

7/18, 8 PM at the Stone a bargain for a bill this good: Matthew Shipp (piano), Michael Bisio (bass), Whit Dickey (percusssion), $10.

7/18, 8:30 PM a good roots/Americana triplebill at Banjo Jim’s with Monica Passin of L’il Mo & the Monicats, guitarist Danny Weiss and singer Mary Olive Smith of first-class retro country band Reckon So and Caroline Doctorow, whose latest album is a collection of Richard and Mimi Farina covers.

7/19-20 southwestern gothic pioneers Calexico at City Winery, 9 PM, $30 standing room tix avail.

7/19 potently lyrical Americana songwriter Joe Pug – this generation’s Steve Earle? – at the Mercury, 10 PM, $12

7/19 the NYCity Slickers play bluegrass at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

7/20, 5 PM the understatedly soulful Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

7/20, 7:30 PM Feast of Music’s reliably adventurous monthly show at Littlefield starts off with deviously funny, ferociously virtuosic new music pianist Kathleen Supove playing the equally devious music of big buzz composer Jacob TV, followed at around by Noveller’s icy synth minimalism and Alan Licht’s loopy noise guitar soundscapes, $8 adv tix rec

7/20, 8/9:30 PM the Jamie Begian Big Band playing songs off their terrific new cd Great Big Grin at The Bahai Center, 53 E 11th St between University Place & Broadway, $15/$10 stud.

7/20 a rare live performance by Walter Ego at Banjo Jim’s, 9 PM – this is the sharply literate, sardonic, soul-influenced New York songwriter, not the blues band or the dub reggae outfit.

7/20-25 Jamaican piano jazz titan Monty Alexander at Dizzy’s Club, sets 9/11 PM, $30 tix avail.

7/20, 9 PM torchy Eastern European rock/pop with Lana Mir at Arlene’s

7/20, 7 PM a pretty amazing doubebill at Barbes. Las Rubias del Norte, whose latest album is their most psychedelic and haunting, are followed by the ferocious Balkan Veveritse Brass Band at 9 (Slavic Soul Party is taking the month of July off at Barbes since they’re doing so many other shows). Veveritse are also here on 7/27 at 9.

7/20 the Marcus Strickland Quartet: Marcus Strickland – soprano & tenor sax; David Bryant – piano; Ben Williams – bass; E.J. Strickland – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

7/20, 10 PM Linda Draper plays Pete’s. She’s probably the best lyricist you never heard of, has a way with a catchy hook and effortless fingerstyle guitar. Sort of like a slightly more lively Nina Nastasia.

7/21, 8:30 fiery, aggressive indie rock vets Cementhead at Union Hall, $7.

7/21, 10 PM noir/goth rocker Yula Beeri of Nanuchka plays the big room at the Rockwood

7/21, 6 PM lush modern big band jazz with John Ellis & Double-Wide at Madison Square Park

7/21 reggae covers of Radiohead, Floyd and the Fab Four by the devious Easy Star All-Stars at the Stuyvesant Town Oval, 7 PM

7/21, 7 PM state of the art lyricism with Pharaoh Monche at Queensbrige Park in Queens

7/21 a killer doublebill: brilliantly lyrical soul/rock songwriter Dina RuDean and the haunting, lush, artsy chamber pop of the Snow at the Knitting Factory, 9 PM, $8 adv tix. rec.

7/22 twangy noir guitar god Jim Campilongo plays Wagner Park, just north of Battery Park, 7 PM

7/22 (note date change from 7/24) Dave Campbell was one of the finest drummers in New York, a well-loved and influential figure. There’s a memorial concert at the Parkside starting around 8 with the surviving members of bands he played with: psychedelic rockers Love Camp 7, noir jazzy Americana group Erica Smith & the 99 Cent Dreams, the high-energy, punkish K’s and others.

7/22 Antibalas at Castle Clinton, 7 PM, free, tix two per person handed out to those in line at 4 PM.

7/22, 7 PM Mexican folk-punk songwriter Rana Santacruz at the Jewish Museum, 92nd and 5th Ave., $15.

7/23 Batusis feat. the Dead Boys’ Cheetah Chrome, Syl Sylvain from the NY Dolls, plus a rhythm section at Europa, 7 PM, $12 – any excuse to see Cheetah, one of the great lead guitarists ever, is worth it.

7/22, 8:30 PM ecstatically sprawling Americana/roots band the Woes at the Bell House followed eventually by charismatic oldtimey/noir chanteuse April Smith & the Great Picture Show at around 10:30, $10 adv tix highly rec.

7/22 NYC’s best blues band, the Moonlighters’ Bliss Blood’s barrelhouse piano-driven Delta Dreambox at Barbes, 10 PM

7/22 punkish, virtuosic electric bluegrass/country rockers Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

7/22, 11 PM Irish acoustic punks Box of Crayons at Trash

7/23 Loose Limbs play South St. Seaport, 6 PM – lo-fi garage rock with soul/gospel vocals – if you like the Detroit Cobras you’ll like Loose Limbs.

7/23 smart, fiery latin rockers Outernational at 7 PM at Highline Ballroom followed by oi-punk legends GBH, adv tix $17 highly rec.

7/23 Bern & the Brights – riding the buzz from their excellent new ep, part raw, emotionally intense chamber pop, part deviously jangly rock, at Spike Hill 8 PM

7/23, 8:30 PM Indian raga jazz with the Neel Murgai Ensemble followed by Namaskar at le Poisson Rouge, $TBA

7/23, 8 PM a killer bluegrass/string band triple bill at the 92YTribeca with Joy Kills Sorrow, M Shanghai String Band and the Abrams Bros., $10

7/23, 8 PM at Bargemusic the Voxare Quartet: Emily Ondracek, violin, Galina Zhdanova, violin, Erik Peterson, viola, Adrian Daurov, cello) Riley – String Quartet; Lou Harrison – String Quartet Set; Hamza El Din – Escalay (The Water Wheel); Riley – Mystic Birds Waltz, Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector, tix $25/$20 srs/$10 stud.

7/23 deliriously fun ska/punk/reggaeton rock en Espanol monsters Escarioka at the Bell House, 8 PM, $10.

7/23, 8:30 PM anthemic Australian expat rockers Second Dan – who mine a tuneful post-Oasis vibe – at the big room at the Rockwood

7/23-24 the Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra at the Jazz Gallery, 9/10:30 PM, $20

7/23, 9:30 PM darkly bristling Americana rockers the Sadies (Neko Case’s backing band) at Bowery Ballroom

7/23 ferocious soul/rock/noir siren Katie Elevitch at Banjo Jim’s 10 PM followed eventually by excellent, ubiquitous guitarist and Americana expert Homeboy Steve Antonakos at midnight

7/23 darkly funny outlaw country/Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties at Lakeside 11 PM.

7/23, midnight, NYC’s most charismatic, amusingly powerful band, the Brooklyn What at Trash. El Muchacho plays surf music for open bar in the back at 8.

7/23, 1 AM (actually wee hours of 7/24) the O at Arlene’s. Is this the legendary hip-hop crew, with the Anal Thermometer song, and the violent stage antics?

7/24 amazingly multistylistic string band Ljova and the Kontraband – equally devious and original with eerie, glowering Russian melodies, tangos, Afrobeat-tinged psychedelia and swirling atmospherics – at 5 PM at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Dumbo

7/24 a surf bill indoors at Cha Cha’s on the boardwalk at Coney Island starting at 7 with the jangly, retro Mr. Action and the Boss Guitars, 8 PM the brand-new Alien Surfer Babes with the Octomen, and 9 PM the diverse, tunefully original TarantinosNYC, cheap, $5.

7/24, 8 PM Persian poetry/music ensemble Linebreak at Zora Art Space, 315 4th Avenue (3rd and 2nd streets) Park Slope, Brooklyn. Sugg don: $8

7/24, 8 PM powerpop rocker/guitar genius Pete Galub at the Red Horse Cafe on the corner of 12th St./ 6th Avenue in Park Slope, F to 7th Ave.

7/24 multistylistic blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff at Lucille’s, 8 PM. If only the people who thought Clapton was good knew this who this guy was, he’d be playing the Garden instead.

7/24 wickedly lyrical retro 60s psychedelic pop band McGinty and White at the Tank, 9 PM, $5

7/24, 9:30 PM lush, ecstatically anthemic Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the Bitter End

7/24 captivating, innovative cello-and-marimba chamber pop duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi, 9:30 PM.

7/24, 10 PM first-rate Memphis-style retro soul band the One and Nines and the Old Glorys “featuring former members of legendary country-western/punk-rock band Any Day Parade” at the Wreck Room, 940 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, J/M to Flushing Ave.

7/24, 10 PM one of our favorite bands, extremely danceable oldschool bugalu/latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly at Rose Bar

7/24, 10 PM the stark, tunefully bluesy Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds play the big room at the Rockwood

7/24, 11 PM PM Luminescent Orchestrii frontman Sxip Shirey’s cd release show at City Winery, $12 adv tix rec. -”deep sexy beats created on Industrial Flutes, Bullhorn Harmonica, Regurgitated Music Box, Triple Extended Pennywhistles, Miniature Hand Bell Choir, Obnoxiophone, Glass Bowls With Red Marbles and a clutch of curious objects.”

7/25, 3 PM African music from the US with Fool’s Gold, Burkina Faso with Burkina Electric and then Malian superstar Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba at Central Park Summerstage.

7/25 upstairs at the Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St., it’s Drunkapalooza starting at 5 PM with cleverly lyrical pianist/songwriter Nate Buccieri, 6 PM soul-inflected siren Shanna Sharp, 7 PM the similarly inclined Tracy Stark, 8 PM Americana singer Clare Cooper and at 9 PM the Sometime Boys, the rustic acoustic blues/oldtimey/bluegrass spinoff of ferocious art-rockers System Noise, a benefit concert, sugg don $10.

7/25 the latest jazzcat to go country, Myron Walden Countryfied: Myron Walden – tenor sax; “Oz Not” – guitar; Ron Oswanski – organ; Rudy Royston – drums, 7ish at Rose Bar in Williamsburg.

7/25, 8 PM the Union St. Preservation Society play their rustic soulful oldschool bluegrass at Spike Hill. They’re also at Bruar Falls on 8/3.

7/25 check out the opening acts for Foxy Brown at B.B. King’s: Dr. Roxanne Shante (!?!), Cormega, AZ and Spragga Benz – those four are worth the $20 advance ticket price alone, if you like golden age hip hop. Show starts at 8, advance tix recommended.

7/25 ferociously charismatic, all-female noise-punk trio Out of Order – stars of the Beefstock 2010 festival – play at the National Underground, time TBA

7/25 the hilarious Uncle Leon & the Alibis – NYC’s answer to David Allan Coe – at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

7/26 at Small Beast upstairs at the Delancey a first-class bill with literate songwriter Frank Tedesso at 8ish, then haunting noir southwestern gothic chanteuse Kerry Kennedy and Ghostwise, and phantasmagorical and equally charismatic duo Carol Lipnik & Spookarama.

7/26, 9 PM the Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/26 Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies with Matt Munisteri on guitar at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

7/27 the new Mogwai concert film, Burning is streaming at 3 (three) PM EST on their site and 40 others who have more bandwidth to monkey with than we do

7/27, 7 PM Michael and Christian Blackwood’s extensive 1968 footage Thelonious Monk concert/documentary film Straight No Chaser at the Maysles Institute, 343 Malcolm X Blvd / Lenox Ave (between 127th and 128th Streets), free.

7/27, 7 PM klezmerite/Americanist Andy Statman at at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, 7 PM. He’s also at Barbes at 8 on 7/29.

7/27 the Mingus Orchestra at Washington Square Park, 8 PM.

7/27, 9:30ish soul-inflected songwriter Derek James followed by Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra at the Brooklyn Bowl $10.

7/27, 10ish, charming, retro country siren Laura Cantrell plays a benefit for Nashville flood relief at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix highly rec.

7/27 the oldtimey/hokum blues of the Second Fiddles at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

7/28, 6:30 PM outdoors in back of Lincoln Center the subversive 1960s play No Snakes in This Grass by James Magnuson, free

7/28, 7 PM Plena Libre play classic oldtime boricua tunes at Wagner Park downtown.

7/28 the hypnotic, mesmerizing Electric Junkyard Gamelan, with their homemade instruments, play Barbes at 8. Their show here earlier this year was one of the most unbelievably fun nights we’ve had recently.

7/28, 8ish, Palaceaides, “a Brooklyn indie duo w/cello well worth checking out,” Smiths-ish retro 80s janglers the Cloud Room and darkly captivating, guitarishly delicious southwestern gothic rockers And the Wiremen at Bowery Electric, $10

7/28, 8 PM I’ll Be John Brown rock the Sidewalk with their raucous cowpunk.

7/28 three of the best songwriters on the planet, in the round: the darkly jazzy yet warmly charismatic Erica Smith, brilliantly lyrical janglerocker Paula Carino and Americana soul singer Rebecca Turner at the Parkside, 8:30 PM.

7/28, 10 PM remarkably diverse, original bluesman Chris Thomas King – from the Coen Bros.’ O Brother Where Art Thou – plays Terra Blues.

7/28 world-class free jazz trombonist Steve Swell leads a quintet at the Stone, 10 PM, $10

7/28, 10:30 PM upbeat reggae rockers Three Legged Fox at Sullivan Hall, $10.

7/28 Stringbean & the Stalkers play swampy harmonica-driven electric blues at the Ear Inn, 11 PM

7/29 duskcore guitar great Vieux Farka Toure at noon at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, F to Jay St.

7/29, 5:30 PM tuneful, smart jam band Mr. Hunter plays the Naumburg Bandshell at Central Park – nice organ/guitar interplay, a soulful frontwoman and they want you to know that they’re psyched to play a stage where the Grateful Dead actually played!

7/29, 7:30 PM jazz guitar genius Matt Munisteri plays the plaza at the Brooklyn Central Library at Grand Army Plaza, free. Then he’s off to the Jalopy (at 9! he’d better play a short set) to open for the reliably charming Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies.

7/29, 7:30 PM at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center a Haitian bill feat. Ansanm, Emeline Michel, Beethova Obas, BélO, Zili Misik, acts will probbly appear in reverse order.

7/29 Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes plus George Thorogood at Asser Levy Park next to the Coney Island Aquarium, 7:30 PM, F to W 8th St. or any train to Stillwell Ave.

7/29-31, 8/10 PM, the Larry Coryell Power Trio at Iridium, $25. He’s been doing the Indian jazz thing lately – maybe this is a return to the woozy but invigorating electric guitar stuff he was doing circa The Real Great Escape in the early 70s.

7/29, 9 PM literate new wave rocker Mike Rimbaud at Gilles Larrain Studio, 95 Grand St., Soho, A/C/E to Canal or C/E to Spring St.

7/29, 9 PM sax player Noah Preminger leads his quartet at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/30 torchy, original jazz/pop siren Abby Payne, 8 PM at Spike Hill.

7/30, 8 PM Americana/roots songwriter Sara Bouchard plays from her new song cycle Songs of Lewis and Clark followed by her bluegrass band the Union St. Preservation Society aboard the Mary A. Whalen Tanker, 180 Clinton Wharf (entrance at Pioneer St & Conover St.), Red Hook, Brooklyn

7/30, 9/10:30 PM alto sax jazz star Jacam Manricks leads a quartet playing compositions from his really quite extraordinary new album Trigonometry at the Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

7/30 the Pietasters play smart, fun third-wave ska on the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Temptress, boarding at 23rd St. and the FDR at 7 and departing at 8, adv tix $25 at the Highline box office highly rec.

7/30, 8 PM Yomo Toro – the ferocious, southpaw king of the cuatro – at the Queens Theatre in the Park, 8 PM, $20 adv tix rec., if you are a fan of surf music, latin music or great guitar, this guy’s performances are legendary.

7/30, 10 PM smart, devious acoustic Americana jamband Tall Tall Trees followed by powerpop rocker Mikal Evans at 11 at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/30 killer honkytonk band the Dixons at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

7/30, 11 PM, the ageless, eternally relevant Avengers – who were the American Sex Pistols thirty years ago – at the Bell House, $25.

7/31 on the plaza at Lincoln Center a murderously good Detroit music afternoon starting with Eddie Kirkland acoustic at 2 PM, the Motor City Soul Revue: Eddie Kirkland, Spyder Turner, Melvin Davis, Dennis Coffey & The Velvelettes with The Party Stompers at 2:30. At 5 PM out back in Damrosch Park it’s pioneering black punk rockers Death followed by the Gories at 6, ? and the Mysterians at 7:15 and Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels at 8:30. Niger desert blues band Etran Finatawa plays the plaza while Death takes over out back.

7/31, 2 PM Moona Luna plays the Queens Theatre in the Park, 7 train to Shea Stadium. Free but reservations required to 718-760-0064. The world’s only bilingual Spanish/English children’s music band is actually really cool – they’re a spinoff of the fun, jangly Pistolera (the Mexican Go Go’s). Now’s the time to get your kids listening to rock en Espanol!

7/31-8/1 if you can’t make it to the Newport Folk Festival you can still listen on WFUV. Highlights of Saturday’s bill: Nneka, Calexico, Andrew Bird and John Prine; Sunday the middle-of-the-day artists, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and the Avett Brothers are always good for a listen.

7/31 sharp-dressed, ferociously literate NYC noir rock legend LJ Murphy at Banjo Jim’s, 7 PM

7/31, 9 PM fiery, psychedelic, soul/punk/art-rock siren Katie Elevitch plays a rare duo show at Cin-M-Art Space, 432 6th Ave. (9th & 10th Sts).

7/31, 9:30 PM wild intense gypsy punk band Bad Buka at Mehanata. They’re also here on 8/7

7/31 haunting yet charming Balkan vocal quartet Black Sea Hotel at the Jalopy at 9 followed by the ferociously blazing Veveritse Brass Band at 10:30

7/31, 9ish Sonic Youth free at Prospect Park Bandshell – this is one you’ll have to hear from behind the fence out back because no matter what time you show up it’ll be a mobscene.

7/31 fiery guitar-and-horns Balkan rockers Ansambl Mastika at Shrine, 9 PM followed at 10 by FLC Afro Cuban Band playing reggae/funk .

7/31 Australian sensation the Cat Empire – quirky, ska-inflected and great fun – at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9 PM, adv tix $22 rec. Their new album is very cool.

7/31, 9 PM Brazilian percussion master and bandleader Nanny Assis plays the 92YTribeca, $15, a rare and considerably less expensive way to see him away from his home turf at SOB’s.

7/31 the Jack Grace Band – whose new retro honkytonk album Drinking Songs for Lovers is a classic – at Hill Country, 9:30 PM.

7/31, 10 PM the Hard Nips play Spike Hill. Imagine if Shonen Knife had been born 20 years later and were better musicians. Their new album is titled I Shit U Not.

7/31, 10:30ish the alternately haunting and ecstatic Balkan/Middle Eastern Cafe Antarsia Ensemble at Zebulon

7/31 captivatingly brooding Americana/avant trio Rescue Bird play Pete’s, 11 PM. They’re also in the small space at the Rockwood on 8/5 at 10.

7/31, midnight-ish at Rose Bar, Super Hi Fi playing a mix of dub and Afrobeat feat. members of Aphrodesia, Slavic Soul Party, the Superpowers and Blue Man Group (!?!)

8/1 indie pop girls: the fairly reliable Basia Bulat followed by some trendoid followed by the sometimes precious, sometimes captivating St. Vincent at Central Park Summerstage.

8/1 the unstoppable oldtimey Dead Kennedys of oldtimey music, the Asylum Street Spankers (with Christina Marrs but no Wammo), 2 PM on the plaza at Lincoln Center followed by masked surf music banditos Los Straitjackets. The Spankers move to Joe’s Pub at 7 the same night for an indoor show.

8/1, 6:30 PM Hector Del Curto’s Eternal Tango Orchestra at Pier 54 on the river in Chelsea

8/1 great lineup starting at 8: new wave punk/pop with the Pleasure Kills, the Above, the blisteringly intense garage rock of the Mess Around and the Anabolics – whose Hipster Demolition Night show last month was killer – at Bruar Falls.

8/1, 9 PM St. Croix reggae band Midnite play SOB’s, $27 adv tix highly rec.

8/2, 6:30 PM pianists Marilyn Nonken and Sarah Rothenberg play Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

8/2, 9 PM Nneka at Highline Ballroom, adv tix $15 highly rec.

8/2, 9:30 PM Lichtman’s Brain Cloud – a Cangelosi Cards spinoff – play western swing at Banjo Jim’s, 9:30 PM

8/2-3 Dr. John & the Lower 9/11 at City Winery, 8:30 PM, $35 standing room tix avail.

8/2, 10 PM female-fronted new wave/punk-pop throwbacks the Pleasure Kills followed by hilarious fake French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Cake Shop

8/3, 7 PM “indie classical” stars the Knights at the Naumburg Bandshell at Central Park – how they’re going to fit the entire orchestra into that space is the question – playing Beethoven, Rossini, Shostakovich (arr. – Zhurbin), Debussy and Haydn

8/3, 7 PM Elvis Martinez plays his bachata hits at Highbridge Park.

8/3, 7:30 PM janglerockers Elk City play their cd release show at Joe’s Pub, $12

8/3-8 legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter with Russell Malone, Mulgrew Miller at the Blue Note, sets 8/10:30 PM, $20 bar seating avail.

8/3, 8 PM bachata guitar genius Aquiles Baez at Barbes followed by Slavic Soul Party

8/3, 8 PM the Yoshido Bros. – who do Hendrix-style psych/metal on the tsugaru-shamisen – at Highline Ballroom, adv tix $25 highly rec.

8/3, 8 PM at the Stone Sarah Cahill—New Music for Piano: Sarah premieres a new work by Carl Stone and performs the NYC premieres of Annie Gosfield’s “Five Characters Walk Into a Bar” and Eve Beglarian’s “Night Psalm”, along with recent compositions by Terry Riley, Guy Klucevsek, Larry Polansky, and Mamoru Fujieda.

8/3 Peter Lemongello at B.B. King’s, 8 PM – THE Peter Lemongello? The guy with the K-tel style ballads album that sold a gazillion copies back in the 70s? The guy whose near-no-hitter Houston Astros pitcher cousin once kidnapped him? Yup.

8/3, 9 PM Talib Kweli with a live band at the Brooklyn Bowl $5 (five bucks, wow).

8/3 the Pride of the Subway Ceili Band, a “celtic wall of sound,” play Banjo Jim’s, 9 PM

8/3 the haunting, gorgeous-voiced mistress of jangly minor-key rock and 6/8 time, Elisa Flynn at Pete’s, 10 PM

8/3, midnight at Smalls, Ken Fowser on tenor sax and Behn Gillece on vibes – whose new album Little Echo is a period-perfect late 50s style masterpiece – lead a jazz jam with a rotating cast of quality players.

8/4, 1 (one) PM chamber-pop group Cloud Chamber at Trinity Church

8/4-8, 7 PM outdoors behind Lincoln Center, Asphalt Orchestra (a Bang on a Can project) marches and plays world premieres byYoko Ono and David Byrne/Annie Clark

8/4, 7 PM sax player James Carter’s Organ Trio at Madison Square Park

8/4, 7 PM Conjunto Imagen at Wagner Park downtown.

8/4 los Chantas Tango Quartet 8 PM at the Queens Theatre in the Park, 8 PM, free, res req to 718-760-0064

8/4, 9 PM fiery female-fronted psychedelic rockers Devi at Bowery Electric

8/4 Middle Eastern siren Natacha Atlas – whose 2009 album Ana Hina was one of the year’s best – at SOB’s, 9 PM $20

8/5 Michael Rose of Black Uhuru at noon at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, F to Jay St.

8/5, 7 PM the godfather of hip-hop, Gil Scott-Heron at Marcus Garvey Park.

8/5, 8 PM the Tarras Band at Barbes, “dedicated to the repertoire of Yiddish-American clarinetist and composer Dave Tarras. Michael Winograd (cl), Ben Holmes (tpt), Jim Guttman (bs), Richie Barshay (drums), and featuring Klezmer legend and long-time Tarras accompanist Pete Sokolow (piano),” followed at 10 by Romanian gypsy chanteuse Sanda Weigl.

8/5, 8 PM at the Stone avant piano titan Kathleen Supové playsWorks of Jacob TV and Alvin Curran including the premiere of “Love Means” by Jacob TV in Supové’s version for piano and soundtrack; “The Body Of Your Dreams” by Jacob TV; selections from “Inner Cities” and “For Cornelius” by Curran.

8/5, 9 PM fiery Balkan madness with Raya Brass Band at Radegast Hall in Williamsburg

8/5, 9 PM psychedelic tropical/Middle Eastern/acid jazz instrumental group El Topo at Coco 66 in Greenpoint.

8/5, 9 PM Khaled (not the rai guy) plays gritty flamenco/gypsy rock at Shrine

8/5 the Dixons, who are a real trip, a time warp back to classic Bakersfield country circa 1962, right down to their outfits, at Maxwell’s, 10 PM, $8. They kicked ass at a tough gig at the Brooklyn County Fair this month.

8/5 a cool latin and rock en Espanol bill at Southpaw starting at 9 with guitarist Rafael Gomez (formerly with psychedelic Venezuelan bands Bacalao Men and Lapamariposa), psychedelic dub reggae crew El Pueblo (whose excellent new album Isla is just out) at 10 and and Dominican-nuyorqueno rockers La Ruta. They call the night the “Latin Alternative Hangover” – nice to see a bill like this, dirt cheap at $8.

8/5 original bluegrass behemoth Frankenpine at Lakeside 9:15ish

8/5 the Brooklyn What at Union Hall, 9:30 PM. Brooklyn’s finest, most ferociously funny rockers make a stop in Park Slope, let’s see if the yuppie puppies can recover after these guys blast through.

8/5 multistylistic Brazilian/C&W/New Orleans dance band Nation Beat at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

8/6, 6 PM at 55 Bar groove jazz organist Adam Klipple’s Sneak with trumpeter/chanteuse Natalie John out in front of the band.

8/6, 6 PM ferocious Chicago-style blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at P&G Bar on the upper west, he’s also at Lucille’s 8 PM on 8/20

8/6 witty, effortlessly virtuosic alto sax player Jon Irabagon at the Bar Next Door, 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30

8/6-8 up-and-coming Cuban jazz pianoist Alfredo Rodriguez leads a trio at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $30/$25 Sun.

8/6, 8 PM MotherMoon play their cd release show at Spike Hill. Smart, tuneful, sometimes haunting soul-influenced female-fronted band. Like Cat Power but less precious, or Katie Elevitch in a less amped moment.

8/6, 8 PM luminary Cuban songwriter Carlos Varela at the Queens Theatre in the Park, $25 adv tix rec.

8/6, 8:30 PM fiery, atmospheric, swirling cello metal/soundtrack rockers Blues in Space at le Poisson Rouge, $10. They absolutely slayed at this club earlier this year.

8/6, 9 PM, sophisticated Americana chanteuse Julia Haltigan plays the small room at the Rockwood.

8/6 a Mississippi hill country blues night starting at 9 with Will Scott followed by Pork Chop Willie and then Kent Burnside (RL’s kid) at Banjo Jim’s

8/6, 9 PM edgy female-fronted punk/funk/dancerock band Deluka at Union Hall, $10

8/6 Thunda Vida play roots reggae at Shrine, 10 PM

8/6 noise-rock band Woman create a murky vortex of delicious stomping reverb-driven oldschool LES-style riffs and feedback at Union Pool, 10ish

8/7, 2 (two) PM, the 8th annual NYC Musical Saw Festival, Hellenic Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent Street (corner of Newtown Avenue), Astoria, $10. “Concert & art exhibit revolving around the 300 year old art of playing music on a carpenter’s handsaw. Musical saw solos & ensembles, performing many music styles (jazz, classical, pop, folk, showtunes, etc.) performed by musical saw players from all over the world. Also – ‘Ameriklectic’ – a 10 piece band featuring the musical saw as the lead instrument.”

8/7 surf music in front of the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island starting at 3 PM with Annapolis, Maryland’s the Atom Bums, 4 PM the Link Wrays and Smiling Bigsbys (gotta love that name), 5 PM the North Shore Troubadours, 6 PM Bongo Surf, and headlining at 7 the Alien Surfer Babes (a Witches in Bikinis spinoff). The bands get louder and more original as the day goes on.

8/7, 7 PM the Budos Band and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings at Prospect Park Bandshell.

8/7, 7 PM Mucca Pazza and Balkan Beat Box at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center.

8/7 smart dark jangly garage rocker Lorraine Leckie at Banjo Jim’s, 7 PM

8/7 at Otto’s, 8 PM it’s Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf music extravaganza starting with Maryland band the Atom Bumz, 9 PM the frequently ferocious Strange But Surf, 10 PM the more reserved but still tasty Clams, 11 PM the ever-more-diverse and original TarantinosNYC and sometime after midnight the absolutely off-the-hook Mister Neutron. This is one is Freddy’s best and most energetic bill in awhile.

8/7 another cool ska/rocksteady bill at the Knitting Factory starting at 8 with (in reverse order) the Bluebeats, Top Shottaz, The Forthrights, Hey, Stranger, The Cool and Deadly, adv tix $10 highly rec.

8/7, eclectic accordion star Alex Meixner at 8 followed at 10 PM by fiery, smartly intense gypsy/jazz/avant guitarist Jai Vilnai’s Vampire Suit at Barbes.

8/7, 8 PM quirky, provocative female-fronted indie band Glass Lamborghini at Matchless.

8/7, 9 PM richly melodic, multistylistic, edgy art-rockers Changing Modes – whose new album is one of the year’s best – at Fontana’s.

8/7 at Sidewalk three first-rate songwriters play covers: 9:30 PM haunting lefty guitarist/indie rock siren Randi Russo, 10 PM brilliantly eclectic Americana guitar god Lenny Molotov, 11 PM brooding, bitter (and sometimes jaunty and hilarious) acoustic songwriter Erin Regan.

8/7, 10 PM at the Stone the Jasper String Quartet play “a late work by the father of the string quartet (Haydn Op. 77 No. 1); Alban Berg’s monumental yet cryptic Lyric Suite; and the NYC premiere of maverick Annie Gosfield’s latest quartet.”

8/7, 11ish, Senegalese-style conscious roots reggaewith Meta & the Cornerstones at the 92YTribeca 11ish $12 adv tix avail.

8/7 one of the smartest and most stylistically interesting original roots reggae artists around, Taj Weekes & Adowa at Joe’s Pub, 11:30 PM, $14

8/8, 2 PM haunting Greek rebetika band the Maeandros Ensemble, the lushly slinky vintage Egyptian film music revivalists Zikrayat and Yuri Yunakov on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/8, 7 PM at Littlefield soulful Americana pianist/songwriter Matt Kanelos followed eventually at 11 by atmospheric jazz juggernaut Burnt Sugar, $15

8/8, 7 PM Slavic Soul Party bring Balkan brass madness to Pier One on the upper west.

8/8, 7:30 PM chanteuse Susana Baca at the Queens Theatre in the Park, $25 adv tix rec.

8/8, 8 PM in reverse order at the Knitting Factory: fiery indie rock guitar legend and longtime Steve Wynn collaborator Chris Brokaw, UnFact (bassist David Wm. Sims of Jesus Lizard’s solo project and Reid Paley’s band) and noir chanteuse Peg Simone, $10 adv tix very highly rec.

8/9 coy avant bass/vocal duo Flutterbox, adventurous avant blues/jazz slide guitarist Richard Bonnet, German hardcore punk band Low Society and charismatic noir siren Vera Beren’s Gothic Chamber Blues Ensemble at Small Beast at the Delancey, 9 PM

8/8, 9ish the self-explanatory Skampeda followed by Colombian roots reggae crew Alerta Kamarada at SOB’s, $15 adv tix rec

8/8 fado siren Ramana Vieira at City Winery, 9 PM, $22 adv tix avail.

8/8 twangy growling intelligent Americana songwriting with Mark McKay at Lakeside 9ish, playing stuff from his reputedly excellent forthcoming one Dakota Dust; he’s also here on 8/27 at 11.

8/8 Pierre de Gaillande of the Snow and Melomane sings his English language translations of hilarious, profane, often poignant Georges Brassens songs from his killer new album Bad Reputation at Joe’s Pub, 9:30 PM, $15

8/9 the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, get there early, 6:30 PM and watch your back, the cops have quotas to make. 8/12 she’s at at Asser Levy Park in Coney Island, 7:30 PM, early arrival also advised.

8/9 darkly glimmering Eastern European-tinged piano jazz with the Amina Figarova Sextet at Dizzy’s Club, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

8/9 JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys feat. Chrissie Hynde and J. P. Jones at the big room at the Rockwood, 8:30 PM, not sold out yet but tix going quickly.

8/9, 9/11 PM chanteuse/pianist Hilary Kole at Birdland – her new album features Dave Brubeck, Hank Jones, Monty Alexander and a whole slew of killer 88s guys.

8/9 saxist Logan Richardson leads a quartet with Nasheet Waits, Tarus Mateen, and Jason Moran ,10 PM at le Poisson Rouge, $15

8/10, 7 PM bossa nova chanteuse Hiromi Suda at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.

8/10, 7 PM Bachata Heightz at Highbridge Park uptown.

8/10-12 ever-more-diverse jazz drummer Tyshawn Sorey leads his band at Roulette, 8 PM, $15/$10stud/under 30/srs.

8/10 the John Ellis Group “Doublewide”: John Ellis – tenor sax , Alan Ferber – trombone , Brian Coogan – piano , Derrek Phillips – drums at Smalls, 9:30 PM

8/10, 10 PM our favorite dark improvisational female-fronted art-song demolition crew Dollshot play Korzo, 667 5th Avenue (19th + 20th Sts.), Park Slope, Brooklyn.

8/11, 7 PM charismatic retro singers April Smith & the Great Picture Show and Eli “Paperboy” Reed & the True Loves at le Poisson Rouge, $15

8/11, 7 PM boricua guitarist Nino Segarra and His Orchestra at Wagner Park downtown.

8/11 retro soul star Eli Paperboy Reed at le Poisson Rouge, 7 PM, $15.

8/11, 9 PM moody, groove-driven shoegaze/downtempo rock trio El Jezel at Bruar Falls.

8/12, 9 PM scorching Radio Birdman-style garage punks the Mess Around at Union Hall, $8

8/12, 8:30 PM amazing multistylistic Russian/tango/jazz string band Ljova & the Kontraband at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early

8/12 the creepy, artsy, extraordinarily popular Deerhunter at Pier 54 at 14th St., gates at 6, show starts at 7 with the richkid eunuch rock of Real Estate which you will have to stand through in order to see the headliners.

8/12-15 the 8/12 – 8/15 the Jeff “Tain” Watts Quartet at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 weekend: Steve Wilson – alto & soprano saxophones; David Kikoski – piano; James Genus – bass; Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums.

8/12 the Newton Gang – one part dark outlaw country, one part fearless careening psychedelic Americana rock monster – at Lakeside, 9 PM.

8/12 at Maxwell’s the Baseball Project feat. Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon and Mike Mills (also doing Dream Syndicate and Minus 5 songs) 9 PM, $13 adv. tix. rec.

8/12, 10 PM Satabdi Express at Barbes opening for the reliably amazing Balkan juggernaut Ansambl Mastika – Dave Cipriani on 20-string Indian slide guitar, Melissa Hullman on violin, Jake Leckie on bass, Alan Munshower on drums & percussion.

8/13 the “vanilla queen of soul,” Joy Ryder and her excellent funky band, 7 PM at at P&G Bar on the upper west

8/13 popular British indie vets the Wedding Present at South St. Seaport, 7 PM.

8/13, 7ish Evan Ziporyn’s amazing Gamelan Galak Tika – stars of this year’s Bang on a Can Marathon – march their way around the plaza at Lincoln Center. At 7:30 PM out back in Damrosch Park the Kronos Quartet with special guest Gamelan Galak Tika perform the world premiere of Christine Southworth’s Super Collider plus works by Steve Reich, Café Tacuba and others.

8/13 alto saxist/composer Jacam Manricks leads a trio – a great way to hear his melodies cut through – at the Bar Next Door ,7:30, 9:30 & 11:30

8/13-15 it’s the Gypsy Tabor Festival at Floyd Bennett Field in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. People come from miles around and camp out here; daily tix are also available. Even from the bus, it’s a bit of a hike but it’s worth it. Last year’s bill was one of the best NYC outdoor lineups in decades.

8/13, 8 PM recently reunited early zeros NYC indie janglerock legends Scout at the big room at the Rockwood

8/13 and 8/27 terse, tasteful Chicago expat blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Lucille’s, 8 PM

8/13, 8 PM at Barbes Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos: “A 14 piece brass band with more power than Metallica, more sousaphone than a second line parade and more tequila than Malcom Lowry.” Actually, didn’t Lowry drink wine? But these guys will put you on top of the volcano – it’s banda music with a global vibe.

8/13, 9 PM a wildly eclectic hip-hop bill feat. Dead Prez, Pharoahe Monch, Cody Chestnutt, Homeboy Sandman, Sadat X , Divine of the Dey, ADM, Hasan Salaam, Hakim Green, Bajah & the Dry Eye Crew , Akir, Kalae All Day, La Bruja, Lah Tere,at Highline Ballroom ,$15 adv tix rec

8/13, 9 PM impressively multistylistic klezmer/bluegrass/classical woodwind ensemble the Sixth Floor Trio followed by the Union St. Preservation Society playing their rustic soulful oldschool bluegrass at the National Underground.

8/13 possibly the best live band in NYC, raucous, careening gypsy/ska/punk/reggaeton monster Escarioka – who are huge in Latin America – at Fat Baby, 10 PM.

8/13 ska-punks the Void Union at Two Boots Brooklyn, 10 PM

8/13 purist, bluesy, tongue-in-cheek New Orleans pianist/songwriter (and former Jack Grace sideman) Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

8/14, 3 PM Bachata Fest at Central Park Summerstage with Andy Andy, Luis Miguel de la Amargue, Elvis Martinez and Alexandria.

8/14, 7 PM inventive, clever woodwind ensemble the Sixth Floor Trio at Caffe Vivaldi

8/14, 7:30 PM at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center a major moment in nuyorican music history: Larry Harlow’s La Raza Latina, A Salsa Suite makes its New York premiere, conducted by Larry Harlow with Rubén Blades, Adonis Puentes plus Orchestra and Chorus and the Bobby Sanabria Big Band.

8/14, 8 PM mesmerizing Mississippi hill country bluesman Will Scott with Miller’s Farm frontman Brian Miller at 68 Jay St Bar.

8/14, 8/10 PM Bahian percussion/dance behemeoth Dende & Hahahaes at SOB’s, free w/dinner res. before 7 PM otherwise $15 w/o

8/14 ecstatically fun Greek party band Magges – with electric bouzouki and the incomparable Susan Mitchell on electric viola – at Mehanata, 10 PM, free before 10:30.

8/14 LES punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside 10:15ish

8/14 funky danceable bliss with Chin Chin and then Turkuaz at midnight at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15.

8/15, 3 PM Blitz the Ambassador, 7th Octave and Public Enemy at Central Park Summerstage.

8/15 oldschool retro soul/funk man Lee Fields plays at around 4 PM at the Williamsburg Waterfront AKA East River State Park, free.

8/15, 7 PM Q2 streams Highlights from the 2010 Bang on a Can Marathon – hopefully that will include Evan Ziporyn’s amazing gamelan piece.

8/15, 8:30 PM Tanya Kalmanovitch, violin, viola; Ted Reichman, accordion; Anthony Coleman, piano play edgy Middle Eastern inflected jazz at the Cornelia St Café

8/15, 9 PM a rare solo show by Moonlighters ukelele goddess Bliss Blood solo at Rose Bar in Williamsburg.

8/15, 11 PM the Greg Garing All Stars – the virtuosic Nashville guitarist/pianist and whoever else he’s managed to rustle up – at the small room at the Rockwood.

8/17, 7 PM psychedelic raga fusion with Mission on Mars: Kristin Hoffmann on vocals, Vin Scialla on drums, sitar player Neel Murgai, electric guitarist David Ullmann, bass player, and keyboardist Jason Lindner working the effects at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.

8/17 effortlessly charismatic, subtly hilarious avant garde piano titan Kathy Supove plays the cd release show for her new one at 7:30 PM at le Poisson Rouge, including “the amazing video that Joshue Ott made to go with Anna Clyne’s piece On Track, the NEW video that Jennifer Stock will be creating live, on the spot, for Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos by Missy Mazzoli, media/video artist Peter Schmideg “performing” a work he created and revised for this event, based on the performance artist Marge Cameron, and inspired by Sutra Sutra by Randall Woolf…Revolution by Dan Becker will have a video specially designed for it by Safy Etiel (V.J. name: Sniper), an Israeli artist living in Berlin! Rounding out the show will be A Shaking of the Pumpkin [great piece, by the way] by Michael Gatonska, which features his custom-designed accessories and is a video in itself! Plus a “fake fashion show” and an auction!

8/17, 9 PM dub reggae inventor Lee Scratch Perry at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix a must, this will sell out. He’s crazy but he can be an awful lot of fun

8/17, 10 PM death-obsesssed artsy pop songwriter Jeremy Messersmith – who can really write a tune, in an Elliott Smith kind of way, without seeming derivative – at Joe’s Pub, $14.

8/18, 8 PM deliciously creepy noir psychedelic soundtrack instrumentals with Mojo Mancini (feat. John Leventhal from Rosanne Cash’s band plus Brian Mitchell from Dylan’s touring band) at the Canal Room.

8/19 Hipster Demolition Night III at Public Assembly starting at 8 PM with four kick-ass tuneful bands playing music with zero artifice, whimsy, shallowness or poser-ness. Watch this space.

8/19, 8 PM the B-52’s at Asser Levy Park in Coney Island, F to W 8th St. or any train to Stillwell. Belinda Carlisle – performing her schlocky solo songs, one assumes – opens the show at 7:30.

8/19, 9:30 PM at Smalls latin piano jazz with the Jason Lindner Trio.

8/19, 9:30 PM Clinic at Joe’s Pub doing their chamberpop thing, $15 this will sell out. They’re also at Maxwell’s on 8/21 at 10:30, $13 adv tix rec.

8/19 twangy psychedelic electric bluegrass/country/rock crew Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

8/19-22 the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 wknd.

8/19, midnight the retro soul/R&B Brilliant Mistakes play the small room at the Rockwood.

8/20 the Detroit Cobras play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7, departing at 8 from the FDR and 23rd St., adv tix $20 at the Highline box office highly rec.

8/20 imaginative, anthemic, tuneful retro country band Yarn – with a horn section! – play two sets 8 and 10 PM at the Jalopy, $10 adv tix rec.

8/20, 9 PM bassist John Hébert’s Rambling Confessions with Bennie Wallace – tenor saxophone, Jen Shyu – vocals, Andy Milne – piano, Billy Drummond – drums at the Jazz Gallery

8/20 at Smalls, 9:30 PM Mingus Big Band pianist David Kikoski with Ed Howard – bass , Gary Novak – drums.

8/20, Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra play sizzling obscure 1920s and 1930s hot jazz at 10 PM at Barbes.

8/20 the Boss Guitars play vintage surf classics and obscurities at Lakeside, 11 PM

8/21 a killer afternoon of surf music in front of the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island starting at 2 PM with Reverb Galaxy, the rockabilly/honkytonk Sean Kershaw & the Terrible Twos at 3, Strange But Surf at 4, the Octomen at 5, Superbug at 6 and at 7 the Alien Surfer Babes (a Witches in Bikinis spinoff).

8/21 a great triplebill at Caffe Vivaldi starting early at 6 PM with incorrigible extrovert and blue-eyed soul siren Meg Braun followed by intense, brilliant multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Carolann Solebello (from Red Molly) and then the hypnotic cello/vibraphone duo Goli at 9:30

8/21 Iris DeMent at B.B. King’s

8/21 fiery, politically charged, lyrically brilliant banjo rocker Curtis Eller at 68 Jay St. Bar, 8 PM.

8/21, 9:30 PM, Japanese gypsy punks Kagero at Mehanata.

8/21, 10 PM at the Stone Ashley Bathgate (cello) Annie Gosfield (sampler, Four Roses only): “Ashley Bathgate mixes Heroin, Four Roses, and other mind-altering substances. Bang on a Can’s cellist injects her lively spirit in David Lang’s “Heroin”, takes a swig of Annie Gosfield’s “Four Roses*” (in a duet with the composer for cello and detuned piano), asks “What is the price of Iron?” in a piece for cello and electronics by Roger Kleier, and gets industrious with Michael Gordon’s “Industry” and “Light is Calling”. *Four Roses is not only the name of the piece, but is also the name of a cheap whiskey”

8/21 midnight Homeboy Steve Antonakos – lead guitarist extraordinaire from Love Camp 7, Magges, Ellen Foley’s band and others – at Banjo Jim’s

8/22, 2 PM Cued Up on Q2 presents Elizabeth and the Catapult from New Sounds Live at Merkin Concert Hall

8/22 the Specials at Central Park Summerstage, 5ish, doors at 3.

8/22, 6:30 PM new music pianist Taka Kigawa plays Xenakis, Boulez, Webern, Pintscher and Eckardt at le Poisson Rouge, $20

8/23 edgy new jazz with the Brandon Wright Quintet with the equally edgy Orrin Evans on piano at Dizzy’s Club, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20

8/23, 9 PM roots reggae crew Jah Levi & the Higher Reasoning at SOB’s $20 adv tix rec.

8/24 southwestern gothic chanteuse Marianne Dissard – whose new album Paris One Takes is one of our favorites – at Joe’s Pub, 7 PM, $17. Also on the bill: delightful janglerock en Espanol band Cordero. Dissard is also at MOMA on 8/26 at 5:30/7 PM and at Barbes on 8/27 with her guitarist Brian Lopez.

8/24 classic-style roots reggae with Groundation on the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7 at the FDR and 23rd St., adv tix $30 at the Highline box office highly rec.

8/24 Cape Breton fiddler Natalie McMaster at City Winery, 8 PM, $30 standing room tix avail.

8/24 the new Mogwai concert film, Burning screens at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

8/24 the Second Fiddles play fun, upbeat, virtuosic hokum blues and oldtime hillbilly music at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

8/25, 6 PM xylophone arrangements of 20s hot jazz, satirical Jewish rock and wild Jewish/gypsy punk with the Xylopholks, Yiddish Princess, and the Breslov Bar Band at the Knit, $10 adv tix rec.

8/25, 8 PM western swing with Sean Kershaw and the New Jack Ramblers at 68 Jay St Bar

8/25, 10 PM ethereal, sweepingly psychedelic, socially aware art-rockers My Pet Dragon play the small room at the Rockwood. Their Saturday residency at the Cameo Gallery last winter was absolutely killer.

8/25 Balkan brass punk rockers Stumblebum Brass Band play Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM. Huh?!? This will be fun!

8/26, 8 PM goth/glamrock siren Kristeen Young followed eventually at 10 by nuevo keyboard art-pop band the Secret History at the Knit, $8 adv tix rec.

8/26, 8:30 PM haunting ecstatic Middle Eastern jazz with Taksim feat. Souren Baronian: reeds, percussion; Haig Manoukian , oud; Lee Baronian , dumbek; Mal Stein , drums; Sprocket Royer, bass at th Cornelia St Café, $10

8/26-27 the Fumes (the hypnotic, intense Australian band who play RL Burnside-style Mississippi hill country blues, not the fiery ska-rock band from Queens) play the big room at the Rockwood

8/26-29 fiery, imaginative, fascinatingly good up-and-coming pianist Gerald Clayton leads his Quintet at the Jazz Standard sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 wknd. Logan Richardson – alto saxophone; Ambrose Akinmusire – trumpet; Gerald Clayton – piano; Joe Sanders – bass; Justin Brown – drums.

8/27 at Smalls 7:30 PM the Jacam Manricks Group with Jacam Manricks – alto sax, Gary Versace – piano, Chris Tordini – bass, Obed Calvaire – drums followed at 9:30 PM by “Jazz Incorporated” featuring Jeremy Pelt & Louis Hayes: Jeremy Pelt – trumpet, Louis Hayes – drums, Anthony Wonsey – piano, Dezron Douglas – bass. Pelt and group are here on the 28th as well.

8/27 reliably tuneful sax composer John Ellis at the Bar Next Door, 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 PM.

8/27, 9 PM, melodically ornate, goth-inflected pianist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi

8/27 ghoulabilly stars the Memphis Morticians play their cd release show at Public Assembly, 11ish, $TBA.

8/28, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Marcus Garvey Park  featuring McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Scott, Jason Moran and the Bandwagon and Revive da Live: Charlie Parker Revisited.

8/28 Irish-American literate punk/janglerock legends Black 47 play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon departing 23rd St. & FDR at 7 PM, $25 adv tix at the highline box ofc highly rec. This is a band you really ought to see at least once in your life.

8/28, 9 PM trippy Afrobeat/latin band (and Antibalas offshoot) Ocote Soul Sounds at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5

8/28, 9:30 PM Afrobeat band Elikeh at Joe’s Pub $14.

8/28 Johnny Allen, who’s a double threat on searing yet terse electric blues guitar and soulful vox, at Terra Blues, 10 PM.

8/29, 2 PM Cued Up on Q2 presents Missy Mazzoli and Victoire recorded live at le Poisson Rouge

8/29, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Tompkins Square Park with James Moody, Catherine Russell, Vijay Iyer and the JD Allen Trio.

8/29, 8 PM Nellie McKay at Highline Ballroom $20 adv tix highly rec., this will probably sell out. She’s playing her Doris Day set.

8/29, 8:30 PM Americana songwriter Matty Charles at Pete’s followed at 9:30 by former Railroad Jerk lead guitarist Alec Stephen who’s been doing a terse, propulsive garage/blues thing lately.

8/29 the Bobby Sanabria New School Afro-Cuban Big Band, 9 PM, $10 at the Nuyorican

8/29, 10 PM quirky, edgy, indelibly New York indie rockers the Sprinkle Genies (with Erika Simonian on guitar) at Hank’s.

8/30, 7-9 PM Bill Frisell conduxcts a guitar workshop at the Stone, $20, bring your axe

8/30, 7:30 PM Marty Stuart – mining a rich acoustic Americana roots vein – at Joe’s Pub $30.

8/30, 8 PM Jan Bell’s soaring, harmony-driven Americana girlgroup the Maybelles at 68 Jay St Bar

8/30 Dan Pritzker’s silent film Louis, a homage to Louis Armstrong with live accompaniment by the Wynton Marsalis Ensemble and pianist Cecile Licad, 8 PM at the Apollo Theatre, $35 tix avail. at the box ofc.

8/30 charming, harmony driven Americana sirens the Maybelles at 68 Jay St. Bar, 8 PM.

8/31 at Smalls, 9:30 PM the Jon Erik-Kellso Quartet:Jon-Erik Kellso – trumpet, John Allred – trombone, Matt Munisteri – guitar, Joel Forbes – bass followed at midnight by the afterhours jam hosted by Ken Fowser & Behn Gillece.

8/31, 10 PM the Linda Oh Trio with Avishai Cohen on trumpet and Obed Calvaire on drums at 55 Bar

9/1 the John Farnsworth Quartet outdoors at Bryant Park, 6 PM, free.

9/1-2 the Cecil McBee Band: Noah Preminger – tenor saxophone; Eddie Henderson – trumpet; George Cables – piano; Cecil McBee – bass; Victor Lewis – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM

9/2 at Matchless, 9 PM Russian-American ska/reggae crew Karikatura, 10 PM ska-punks Radio Armada, and then at 11, Escarioka, the latin Gogol Bordello.

9/2, 9 PM wickedly smart avant/folk/chamberpop songwriter Larkin Grimm at the Knit, $10

9/3-5 ageless saloon jazz legend Mose Allison at the Jazz Standard, his home away from home, 7:30/9:30 PM

9/3-4, 8 PM New Model Army at the Bell House, $24 adv tix avail. or two-night passes for cheaper if you’re a diehard fan

9/3, 11:30 PM garage rockers the Greenhornes free at the Mercury w/rsvp

9/4 the Big Takeover play ska at Shrine, 10 PM

9/5 oldschool style Israeli roots reggae crew Moshav Band at Highline Ballroom, 9 PM, adv tix $15 rec

9/7 Shellac at the Bell House, 9 PM, $17 adv tix highly rec., this will sell out

9/10, Piazzolla tango classics played by pianist Octavio Brunetti, cellist Christine Walevska and former Metropolitan Opera concertmaster Elmira Darvarova, 5 PM at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix rec.

9/10 horn-driven Brooklyn country band Yarn plays the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon boarding at 23rd St. and the FDR at 6, leaving an hour later, adv tix $20 highly rec.

9/10-12 it’s the Brooklyn Country Music Festival at Southpaw. Best deal is the $30 three-day ticket, otherwise each concert is $15. 9/10 it’s Banjorama, Julia Haltigan, then one of those lame, sarcastic, richkid indie bands pretending to be “country”, then excellent, oldtimey headliners the Woes.

9/10, 9 PM the recently reconfigurated Golden Palominos with guests the Jim Campilongo Electric Trio and the Tony Scherr Trio. at City Winery, $22 adv tix avail

9/10, 9:30ish Ice-T does his oldschool hip-hop thing at the Knitting Factory $20 adv tix highly rec.

9/10, 10:30 PM funkmeisters Buzz Universe at the Mercury, $10

9/11 Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars at the Knitting Factory, 7 PM, $25 adv tix highly rec. Their show at the Highline back in May was ecstatically fun.

9/11 the Brooklyn Country Music Festival at Southpaw continues at 8 with the Roulette Sisters, Spirit Family Reunion, the Jack Grace Band, Jessica Rose & the High Life and Uncle Leon & The Alibis.

9/11 NYC ska/rocksteady/blues/soul legends the Slackers play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Temptress departing 41st St. & the Hudson River at 8 PM, $25 adv tix at the Highline box ofc highly rec.

9/11, 9 PM NYC’s most exciting original blues guitarist, Will Scott at 68 Jay St Bar

9/11, 9 PM oldschool soul/funk with the Dynamites featuring Charles Walker at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5.

9/11 Greek party music monsters Magges – with electric bouzouki and the amazing Susan Mitchell on viola – at Mehanata 9:30 PM

9/12 reggae legends Israel Vibration – now a duo – at B.B. King’s

9/12 the final night of the Brooklyn Country Music Festival at Southpaw starting at 8 has the Roulette Sisters, Brooklyn Jugs, Kristin Andreassen, Dock Oscar, Alex Battles and the Flanks.

9/14, 6:30 PM innovative, haunting Iranian-Jewish siren Galeet Dardashti plays the cd release show for her new one The Naming at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec.

9/14-15 the Marc Cary Focus Trio at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM. The pianist has a big buzz going among the cognoscenti, highly recommended.

9/14, 8:30/10 PM alto sax monster Jon Irabagon plays the cd release show for his new one Foxy at Cornelia St. Cafe with Barry Altschul on drums Peter Brendler on bass, $10

9/15, 8 PM the Newton Gang – part outlaw country, part careening paisley underground rockers – at 68 Jay St Bar

9/17, 10 PM Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5.

9/18, 8 PM at Merkin Concert Hall Ensembl 212 plays Beethoven: Coriolan Overture; Mohammed Fairouz: Symphony No. 2 (New York premiere); Double Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra, “States of Fantasy” (world premiere) plus members of the Borromeo Quartet (Nicholas Kitchen, violin & Yeesun Kim, violoncello) performing
Beethoven:The Creatures of Prometheus Finale; Mohammed Fairouz: Symphony No. 1 “Symphonic Aphorisms,” $35 tix avail.

9/18, 10 PM popular ska punks King Django play Shrine

9/19 Strings of the Black Sea: a Celebration of Lutes and Fiddles from Bulgaria, Ukraine, Crimea and Turkey, 3 PM at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Auditorium, $30 at the museum ticket windows

9/21 British folk-rock legends the Strawbs acoustic at BB King’s.

9/22 Anti-Flag at the Bell House, 8 PM, all ages, $15 adv tix highly rec. Gotta love their awareness (“Depleted Uranium Is a War Crime”), wish they didn’t sound sooooo Warped Tour these days…

9/23-26 the Taylor Eigsti Trio with chanteuse Becca Stevens plus special guests Julian Lage (9/23), Gretchen Parlato & Gerald Clayton (9/26z0 doing the cd release show for their new one Daylight at Midnight at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM.

9/23 moody indie pop chanteuse Basia Bulat at the Mercury, 9:30 PM $12; also at Littlefield at 9 PM for $12 on 9/24

9/23, 11 PM bluegrass/Americana harmony sirens Those Darlins at Bowery Ballroom $13 adv tix highly rec.

9/24, 9 PM one of the most compelling voices in Americana music, Jan Bell at 68 Jay St Bar.

9/25, 8 PM the Eels at Terminal 5, $27.50 adv tix rec.

9/26, 3 PM at Central Park Summerstage: the Black Sea Roma Festival featuring Mahala Rai Banda, Tecsoi Banda, Selim Sesler & the NY Gypsy All-Stars and the Yuri Yunakov Ensemble.

9/29 the Jazz Passengers with Debbie Harry at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM

9/30, 8:30 PM Canta Libre – harp, flute and strings quintet with chamber music of late 19th and early-20th century Paris – at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early.

10/2 Missy Mazzoli’s intriguing, hypnotic art-rock band Victoire play the cd release show for their brilliant new one at Joe’s Pub.

10/2, 7:30 PM Clare & the Reasons at the Bell House, $25

10/2, 11 PM first-generation British punk/pop with the Vibrators at the Bell House, $12.

10/5, 8 PM the Master Plan and the Hoodoo Gurus at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec.

10/7 8 PM Gil Scott-Heron at B.B. King’s

10/10 deviously multistylistic, virtuosic all-female klezmer band Isle of Klezbos at the Eldridge St. Synagogue, 4 PM, $20/$15 stud/srs.

10/12 Indian jazz group Namaskar play the cd release show for their new one at Aaron Davis  Hall uptown.

10/13, 8 PM west coast Americana chanteuse (and Neko Case pal) Carolyn Mark at 68 Jay St Bar

10/14-17: the Apex (Rudresh Mahathappa and Bunky Green) cd release show: Rudresh Mahathappa – alto saxophone; Bunky Green – alto saxophone; Jason Moran – piano; Francois Moutin – bass; Damion Reid – drums at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM

10/14 Metropolitan Klezmer, the world’s most stylistically diverse klezmer band – ecstatic experts in film music, latin music, dirges, freilachs, you name it – 8:30 PM at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early or get shut out.

10/15 the DKs at Irving Plaza is not the original band – no Jello, which is like the Beatles w/o Lennon

10/16, 8 PM King Kahn & the Shrines at the Bell House, $15.

10/18 the Tamir Hendelman Trio at Dizzy’s Club, 8 PM, $20/10 stud.

10/28 Michael Franti & Spearhead, 9 PM at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix avail.

10/29 NYC third-wave NYC ska legends the Toasters at BB King’s.

11/5, 9 PM the Dandy Warhols at the Bell House, $27 adv tix avail. starting 7/23 at the box office.

11/11 Ian Hunter at Highline Ballroom

11/17 Red Molly at City Winery 8 PM

12/16, 8:30 PM Balthrop Alabama play a Xmas show at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early or get shut out. Just letting you know a little ahead of time.

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