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JAZZ, CLASSICAL MUSIC AND THE ARTS IN NEW YORK CITY

New York City Live Music Calendar for December-January 2010/2011

This isn’t the newest live music calendar here – there’s a new one for January and February 2011 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 around 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 12/5 and 12/12, then resuming 1/23 through May of 2011, the series of free organ concerts at 5:15 PM continues most every week (holidays excepted) 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.

Sundays in January the Arturo O’Farrill Jazz Orchestra at Birdland, 9/11 PM, $30.

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 in January the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra plays the Brooklyn Bowl at 6 (six) PM, free

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 Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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 November 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 December 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.

Resuming in January, 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, a global mix of veteran and up-and-coming talent.

Tuesdays in December Balkan brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party  play Barbes at 9. Get here as soon as you can as they’re very 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.

Tuesday nights at 10, Marc Ribot has taken on booking a weekly show at Watty & Meg, 248 Court St. in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn: two guitarists each week, each playing solo, then trading songs, ideas, conversations, possibly jamming, $15 cover includes a drink. Some fascinating bills coming up: 1/4 Sebastian Cruz and Alex Simon; 1/11 Steve Cardenas and Smokey Hormel; 1/18 Elliott Sharp and that grotesquely self-indulgent metal chick; 1/25 oud genius Brahim Fribgane and also Ben Tyree.

Tuesdays 12/7 and 12/14, 10 PM Palomar plays Rock Shop in Gowanus, $10. Tuneful female-fronted powerpop/jangle band who were one of the 90s/early zeros best indie label groups. For a band that doesn’t draw on a trendoid crowd (who don’t have to work for a living and can go out any night they want), a Tuesday residency in a distant part of town like this is tough, plus every show here is a benefit for a cause. Get out and support if you like these folks.

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

Tuesdays in January electric blues vet Johnny Winter plays B.B. King’s at 8 PM.

Wednesdays in January at 10 Marc Ribot plays le Poisson Rouge – opening with a solo set, followed by sets with La Cumbiamba eNeYe and Cotito (1/5), bassist Henry Grimes (1/12), Young Philadelphians playing warped Philly soul (1/19) and Ribot’s Ceramic Dog power trio (1/26)

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.

Thursdays in January raucous Indian brass band Red Baraat is at Barbes, 10 PM

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

Fridays in January at midnight Streams of Whiskey play Pogues covers at Arlene’s

12/1, 4 PM at Galapagos composer Lisa Bielawa celebrates the releases of two new albums – Chance Encounter and In medias res. “The performance will feature music from both albums including selections from Bielawa’s Double Violin Concerto for violinist/vocalist Carla Kihlstedt and violinist Colin Jacobsen and from Chance Encounter for soprano Susan Narucki and the Knights, as well as Bielawa’s Synopses solo pieces for Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) members pianist Sarah Bob, percussionist Robert Schulz, and harpist Ina Zdorovetchi.” $15

12/1, 8 PM conscious hip-hop with the Peace Poets and Genesis Be, then intense hypnotic Iranian/American psychedelic rockers Haale and the Mast and then literate, politically aware songwriter Stephan Said at Drom, $15

12/1, 8 PM at Issue Project Room, legendary avant-garde composer Luciano Berio’s complete Sequenzas performed by Claire Chase (flute), Shelley Burgon (harp), Daisy Press (voice), Stephen Gosling (piano), Chris McIntyre (trombone) John Pickford Richards (viola), James Austin Smith (oboe), Jennifer Choi (violin), Joshua Rubin (clarinet), and Gareth Flowers (trumpet).

12/1, 8 PM saxophonist Erik Lawrence’s Honey Ear Trio at Barbes

12/2, 2 PM, cellist Friedrich Kleinhapl plays Zemlinsky, Schittke, Beethoven, Gulda and Rachmaninoff at Town Hall, $12.

12/2, 6 PM the legendarily clever Spinal Tap of jazz, the Microscopic Septet at Birdland playing selections from their brand-new cd Friday the 13th: The Micros Play Monk, $20

12/2 Mr. Ho’s Vibraphone quartet (vibraphonist Mr. Ho (Brian O’Neill) Geni Skendo on bass flute/woodwinds, Noriko Terada on percussion, and Jason Davis on acoustic bass) plays Esquivel rarities at Caffe Vivaldi, 7 PM.

12/2-5, jazzy tango nuevo with the Pablo Ziegler Quartet: Pablo Ziegler – piano; Claudio Ragazzi – guitar; Hector Del Curto – bandeon; Pedro Giraudo – bass plus Prometheus Jenkins (12/2-3( and Regina Carter (12/4-5), 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30.

12/2, 8 PM the Spokes, who “may be the most portable group in jazz” at Barbes: Andy Biskin: clarinet; Phillip Johnston: soprano saxophone; Curt Hasselbring: trombone

12/2, 8 PM bluegrass with the Union St. Preservation Society at the National Underground.

12/2, 8:30 PM wry, clever Canadian bluegrass/Americana songwriter Luther Wright & the Wrongs at Hill Country

12/2 check this out for a bizarrely good doublebill: Williamsburg jazz legends the Old Rugged Sauce open for Geen Ween’s acoustic show at the Knitting Factory, 9 PM, $25.

12/2, 9 PM haunting, hypnotic Middle Eastern chamber rock group Pharaoh’s Daughter at the 92YTribeca, $15 adv tix rec

12/2 fiery improvisational rock siren Katie Elevitch’s birthday show at Banjo Jim’s 10 PM.

12/2 danceable Brazilian/C&W/New Orleans band Nation Beat at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

12/3 Lenny Kaye plays Banjo Jim’s, 7 PM. What can you say about the guy: he’s Patti Smith’s lead guitarist, invented noiserock guitar pretty much singlehandedly, and also happens to be one of the great powerpop songwriters. And is a wryly charismatic performer. Only in New York…

12/3, 7 PM Peter Hook of Joy Division plays Unknown Pleasures with his band the Lights at the big room at Webster Hall. Joy Div it’s not – but if you’re a rabid fan, there are $26.50 adv tix available at the Irving Plaza box office.

12/3, 7:30 PM pianist Tatyana Sirota plays Beethoven and Schubert at the Third St. Music School Settlement auditorium, free.

12/3, 7:30 PM singer Lainie Fefferman’s Quartet “Phthia” – a quirky acoustic ensemble of all-star players (Sara Budde on clarinets; James Moore on banjo, guitar, and mandolin; and Missy Mazzoli on melodica) plus ubiquitously good avant clarinetist/reedman Ken Thomson and Slow Fast celebrate the release of their new CD It Would Be Easier If at the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, 124 Henry St., downtown Brooklyn, $10.

12/3 at BB King’s, 8 PM: George Clinton & the P-Funk Allstars

12/3 terse expat Chicago blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Lucille’s, 8 PM.

12/3, 8 PM the Particle Ensemble – Thomas Buckner (baritone), Earl Howard (electronics and saxophones), Mari Kimura (violin and electronics), and J.D. Parran (winds) play premieres by the group members at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street (between Bedford St. & 7th Ave. S), $15/$10 stud/srs.

12/3, Andy Laster’s Yiash play arrangements of early 20th-Century Egyptian pop by Jewish composers Zaki Murad and Dawud Husni, among others, followed by the world premiere of Laster’s new string trio plus works for string quartet and quintet, 8:30 PM at Roulette.

12/3, 8:30 PM literate indie rock songwriter Richard Buckner at the Mercury, $12 adv tix. rec.

12/3 soul, funk and Ethiopian-tinged instrumental grooves with the Budos Band at Bowery Ballroom, 9 PM, $15.

12/3, 9 PM jazz/classical pianist/composer Nicole Zuraitis plays Shrine followed by Zion Judah’s roots reggae grooves.

12/3, 10 PM haunting 1950s/60s style Mexican/Pan-American harmony band las Rubias del Norte at Barbes – their new album Ziguala is a strong contender for best of 2010.

12/3 clever, wry Americana tunesmith Luther Wright & the Wrongs at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

12/3-4, 11:30 PM lyrical soul bandleader Chocolate Genius at Joe’s Pub, $TBA.

12/4, 7 PM noir garage rocker Lorraine Leckie solo acoustic at Banjo Jim’s: “Lets get drunk after cause Christmas is coming and thats always a horror show!!!!”

12/4, 7:30 PM ageless, hypnotic, swirling psychedelic punk pioneers Band of Outsidersat Bowery Electric, $10

12/4 haunting, ornate, majestic, lyrically brilliant art-rockers the Snow at 8 PM at Pete’s.

12/4, 8 PM sharp at Barbes – a screening of the new documentary Soul Power, about the legendary 1974 soul concert in Kinshasa, Zaire featuring James Brown, Bill Withers, Celia Cruz, Yomo Toro, Franco, Rochereau, the Spinners, Miriam Makeba.

12/4, 8/9:30 PM klezmer brass with Frank London’s All Star Jew Review at Drom, adv tix $10 highly rec

12/4, 8 PM fiery, smart Chicago style electric blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues

12/4, 8 PM at the Greene Space pianist Fei-Fei Dong and author Gish Jen collaborate on a Global Piano and Literary Salon: All Along the Silk Road, includes a drink (they have good wine here!),

12/4, 8 PM, Beefstock comes to Bay Ridge at 3 Jolly Pigeons, 6802 3rd Ave. for jamband drum legend Joe Filosa’s bday bash feat. Beefheart cover band Shmeefbrain, plus retro soul crew the Nopar King, spectacular all-female noise-punk trio Out of Order, punk/metal monsters Black Death and others.

12/4, 8 PM, Luther Wright & the Wrongs – the clever Canadian acoustic Americana songwriter responsible for the bluegrass version of Pink Floyd’s The Wall – at 68 Jay St. Bar.

12/4, 8 PM the Brentano Quartet plays Schumann: Quartet in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2; Berg: Quartet, Op. 3; Beethoven: Quartet in E flat Major, Op. 127 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, $12.

12/4, 8 PM a choreographed baroque/contemporary concert by Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor, with Joelle Harvey, soprano and the Second Instrumental Unit, that “explores human expression as conceived in baroque terms. Incorporating music, dance, and spoken text, the evening touches upon three questions: How can we communicate our deepest hollows? How can we start a conversation between the internal and the external? How can we make pain beautiful?” Yikes! $20 at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 E 61st St. between York and First Ave.

12/4, 9 PM George Ziadeh – vocals and oud with Tareq Abboushi – buzuq; Amir ElSaffar – santoor and trumpet; Zafer Tawil – violin and percussion at Alwan for the Arts, $15, playing classic Egyptian repertoire including Oum Kaltsoum classics.

12/4, 9 PM smartly aware, funny hardcore punk and hip-hop with Prayers for Atheists at Bowery Poetry Club, $7

12/4 Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock show returns triumphantly to the now-reopened Otto’s; show starts at 9 with Preston Wayne, the Surfalicious Dudes at 10, the North Shore Troubadours at 11 and Thee Icepicks at midnight.

12/4, 9 PM the hilarious, theatrical oldtimey Ukuladies’ cd release show at the Jalopy, $10.

12/4 at 9/10:30 PM and repeating on 12/5 at 8:30 PM the Joel Harrison Septet:Joel Harrison, guitar; Zach Brock, violin; Donny McCaslin, saxophones; Dana Leong, cello; Gary Versace, piano; Stephan Crump, bass; Clarence Penn, drums at the Cornelia St. Café

12/4 growling indie rockers Pink Noise at 9 followed by Senegalese roots reggae grooves from Meta & the Cornerstones at the 92YTribeca, $12

12/4 ska sax legend Dave Hillyard’s Rocksteady 7 at Two Boots Brooklyn, 10 PM.

12/4 ferocious, intense Radio Birdman style garage punk band the Mess Around at Trash, 11 PM

12/4, 11ish oldschool 70s style soul/funk with JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound at Public Assembly.

12/4, 11 PM Antibalas take a break from being the Fela pit band with a gig at le Poisson Rouge

12/5, 2 (two) PM klezmer violin titan the Alicia Svigals Trio at Flushing Town Hall, $16.

12/5, 4:30 PM the Chiara String Quartet plays Gorecki’s String Quartet No. 2 and Huang Ruo’s Calligraffiti (World Premiere) at Galapagos, $15. It’s the second in the ongoing series of Creator/Curator concerts where the Chiaras play a new commission plus other material chosen by the composer.

12/5, 8 PM the gorgeous retro country harmonies of the Sweetback Sisters at the Jalopy, $10

12/5, 8 PM violist Lars Anders Tomter with pianist Nelson Padgett playing Schubert, Britten, Grieg plus the US premiere of Ragnar Söderlind’s Friesiche Landschaft at Church of Christ and St. Stephen’s, 120 W 69th St. (Columbus/Broadway), $15/$10 srs/$5 stud.

12/5 Streams of Whiskey play Pogues classics at 9 followed by Pork Chop Willie’s Mississippi hill country blues at 10 at Spike Hill.

12/5, 10 PM lyrical powerpop monsters John-Severin & the Quiet 1s (who are not so quiet) at Trash.

12/6, 8 PM the Sara Serpa 4tet – this one’s a guitar jazz unit led by the intense, poignant third-stream jazz chanteuse – followed by bass genius Felice Rosser’s timeless, timely funk band Faith at 9ish at Local 269

12/6, 8:30 PM intense, haunting, soaring Americana chanteuse/songwriter Jan Bell at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $10

12/6, 9 PM captivating, hypnotically lyrical noir rocker Alice Texas, Avondale Airforce (Peter Aaron from the Crome Cranks with Stanton Warren) at 10 and then ferociously charismatic siren Vera Beren’s Gothic Chamber Blues Ensemble at 11 at Small Beast at the Delancey.

12/6, 9 PM big band jazz with Joshua Shneider EasyBake Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, free

12/6 Ted Leo Pharmacists at 9 followed by the New Pornographers at Terminal 5, all ages, $30 adv tix rec.

12/7, 7 PM jazz/Americana violin multistylist Jenny Scheinman at Barbes

12/7 star reedman Doug Wieselman plays solo at 8 followed at 10 by his Trio S with Jane Scarpantoni on cello and Kenny Wollesen on drums at the Stone, $10.

12/7 catchy latin-tinged Americana rock with the Porchistas at Arlene’s, 11 PM

12/8, 6 PM highly regarded Latvian pianist Vestard Shimkus plays Beethoven, Chopin, Soler and Gershwin at the Yamaha Piano Salon, $TBA.

12/8, 7 PM the Arcos Orchestra play G. F. Handel – Judas Maccabaeus Overture; Samuel Adler – Concertino No 3; Dimitri Terzakis – Nymphs of Night and Fire (world première) and Béla Bartók – Divertimento, free at Temple Emmanu-El, Fifth Ave/65th St.

12/8 a first-rate pop/soul triplebill: multi-instrumentalist/soul singer Don Piper, British expat art-rocker Edward Rogers – who really nails the 70s Birmingham sound – and then sometimes soaring, sometimes haunting, multistylistic Americana/pop siren Maura Kennedy at Bowery Electric, $10

12/8 rustic, hypnotic, cutting-edge Applachian/Balkan harmony sirens AE at 8 followed eventually at 10 by slinky, low-register vintage Cuban band Gato Loco at Union Pool

12/8, 8 PM los Crema Paraiso play funky Venezuelan psychedelic grooves at Shrine.

12/8 Americana rock siren Jo Williamson at 8 PM at Banjo Jim’s followed by Carol Lipnik and Matt Kanelos’ new apocalyptic song project Ghosts in the Ocean.

12/8-9, 9 PM witty oldschool country followed by one of the more popular alt-country bands of the 90s: Hayes Carll followed by the Old 97s at Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT), $25. Tix still available for the 12/10 show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg for the same price.

12/8 hilarious period-perfect early 50s hillbilly rock satirists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

12/9, 7:30 PM, ISSA Sonus Ensemble incl. Laura Falzon (flute); Emily Ondracek (violin); Erik Peterson (viola) and Adrian Daurov (cello), perform the New York premiere of Munir Beken’s A Turk in Seattle and other works by NY women composers at Symphony Space, $15 adv tix rec.

12/9 this month’s Hipster Demolition Night at Public Assembly – NYC’s most consistently entertaining monthly rock show – starts at 8 with the garage rocking Demands, jangly Byrdsophiles Jay Banerjee & the Heartthrobs, psychedelic rockers Whooping Crane and oldschool soul stylists the Solid Set.

12/9, 8 PM lyrical, tuneful, Aimee Mann-inflected songwriter Andrea Wittgens at Caffe Vivaldi

12/9, 8 PM the Weal and Woe: “vintage country, gospel classics and close harmony” at Barbes followed at 10 by Nashville piano/guitar legend Greg Garing.

12/9, 9 PM intense, chromatically charged Veveritse Brass Band’s cd release show at the Jalopy, $10

12/9, 9 PM Americana rocker Serena Jean followed by the surprisingly intricate country sounds of the Basement Band at Spike Hill.

12/9, 10 PM Steven Bernstein’s Millenial Territory Orchestra at 55 Bar

12/10, 7 PM captivating noir rocker Peg Simone at Bowery Poetry Club.

12/10 Tommy Ramone’s Americana duo Uncle Monk at 7 PM at Banjo Jim’s followed eventually by the Big Star style sounds of the Nu-Sonics at 9.

12/10, 8 PM, free, the NYU Repertory Orchestra and cellist Eric Jacobsen of Brooklyn Rider perform a new “expanded arrangement” of Ljova Zhurbin’s Garmoshka as well as music by Chopin, Phillip Glass and Schubert at the NYU space at 35 W. 4th St., early arrival advised.

12/10, 8ish a heavenly noiserock night with the Sediment Club, Nice Face at 9ish, K-Holes at 10ish and Woman – whose screaming noir blues/noise album from last year was one of our favorites – headlining at 11 or so at Death by Audio.

12/10, 8 PM House of Stride with Allison Leyton-Brown – piano; Russ Meissner – drums; Jim Whitney – upright bass and special guest Daria Grace at Barbes followed at 10 by Red Baraat and their Indian brass band madness.

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.

12/10, 8 PM Latin-Jazz Coalition Big Band led by Demetrios Kastaris performs with special guest, trombonist, Steve Turre; bouzouki player Theofilos Katechis plays folkloric Greek music with jazz trumpeter Yiannis Economides. Making their debut, Conjunto Kathari plays gospel salsa with four trombones at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

12/10, 9 PM anthemic, ridiculously catchy, smartly lyrical highway rock band Wormburner at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec. If Springsteen still wrote good songs he’d sound like these guys.

12/10 9 PM smart, lyrical, eclectic, artsy Canadian pianist/songstress Ashley McNeaney at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

12/10 sly banjo-driven acoustic Americana jam band Tall Tall Trees followed by the funky Brooklyn Qawwali Party and then the eclectically danceable Brazilian/C&W/New Orleans sounds of Nation Beat at Littlefield, 9 PM, $10 adv tix rec.

12/10, 10 PM smart eclectic Americana chanteuse Julia Haltigan at the small room at the Rockwood.

12/10 raucous, virtuosic barrelhouse blues with the 4th St. Nite Owls at Two Boots Brooklyn, 10 PM.

12/10 innovative yet retro latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly at Rose Bar in Williamsburg, 10 PM

12/10 sharply lyrical, dark indie popsters Elizabeth & the Catapult followed by retro torchy soul chanteuse April Smith & the Great Picture Show at Maxwell’s, 10:30 PM, $10 adv tix rec.

12/10, midnight, hilarious heavy metal spoof Mighty High at Cake Shop

12/11 hypnotic, tuneful, torchily captivating indie pop/downtempo trio Mattison play their 7″ release show at Cake Shop

12/11, 8 PM the Microscopic Septet at the Gershwin Hotel, playing “at least two sets” of selections from their brand-new cd Friday the 13th: The Micros Play Monk, $25

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

12/11 klezmer/bluegrass titan Andy Statman at Barbes, 8 PM, $10.

12/11, 9 PM, Abdel Rahim Boutat on the Algerian loutar plus Ahmed Sahel and Adel Bror on the bandir playing hypnotic, haunting sounds at Alwan for the Arts, $15

12/11, 9 PM Finotee play roots reggae followed by conscious hiphop/groove band Thousands of One.

12/11 dark low-key Americana-tinged rock with Mad Juana at Bowery Electric, 10 PM

12/11, 10 PM scorchingly noisy, distantly Balkan tinged avant jazz/rock with Ben Syversen’s Cracked Vessel at Freedom Garden, 294 Troutman St, Bushwick.

12/11 punk/rockabilly/surf guitar genius Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside, 10:15ish

12/11, 11 PM art-rock songwriter Christina Courtin at the big room at the Rockwood.

12/12, 4 (four) PM the reliably fun, satirical Lascivious Biddies at the small room at the Rockwood. Torchy pianist/singer Abby Payne plays her cd release show there later at 9.

12/12, 7 PM the Enso String Quartet at Barbes followed at 9 by gypsy guitar powerhouse Stephane Wrembel

12/12, 8 PM BedStuy Ewe play Afrobeat at Shrine.

12/12 darkly torchy Americana rock siren Essie Jain at Glasslands, 11ish.

12/12, 11:30 PM artsy noir rock legends Elysian Fields at Joe’s Pub.

12/13, 7 PM new music guitar styles Gyan Riley at Barbes followed at 9:30 by the incomparably fun 70s Peruvian style chicha/surf band Chicha Libre

12/13, 7:30 PM the Sospiro Winds plus violinist Miranda Cuckson and pianist Aaron Wunsch, playing music of Gyorgi Ligeti at Advent Church, 93rd and Broadway, 7:30 PM, free.

12/13, 7 PM at Galapagos the American Modern Ensemble presents “an evening of sextets by eight of America’s most talented composers under 40″ incl. A Matter of Truth by New York’s own Hannah Lash, OK Feel Good by Jonathan Newman and Robert Paterson’s Sextet, inspired by criminals on Route 66 as well as Action Figure by Washington DC based composer Armando Bayolo and Haiku Catharsis by Philadelphia composer David Ludwig, as well as Chris Chandler’s the resonance after…, the winning work of AME’s Fifth Annual Composition Competition. All of the composers will be in the audience, $20

12/13, 8ish at the Knit, hilarious, politically incorrect X-rated faux girl-group punks Cudzoo & the Fagettes,$10.

12/13 the JC Sanford Orchestra play Tea Lounge in Park Slope, 9 PM. Their show here a couple of months ago was off the hook – if modern big band jazz is your thing this is a must-see and it’s free.

12/14 Abjeez play Persian rock and ska at Drom, 9 PM, $15 adv tix rec.

12/14, 9 PM alt-country husband-and-wife duo Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis at Bowery Ballroom, $25.

12/14 Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade play torchy swing jazz and countrypolitan songs at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

12/15 cruel choice at 7 PM at the Rockwood: intense lyrical rocker Matt Keating in the small room or haunting Middle Eastern tinged art-rock trio Deoro feat. chanteuse Dina Fanai in the big one? Maybe shuttle between rooms?

12/15, 9:30 PM at the Tank: Dialogues of Silence by Sabrina Lastman, Armored Old Banger by Marcos Wasem & Out of the Word, into the Sound by Ernesto Estrella Cózar: existentialist multiamedia poetry; poems based on excerpts taken from interviews to Israeli soldiers on duty in checkpoints in the occupied territories during the 02-03 intifada and sonically reprocessed poems from the Hispanic tradition, $10.

12/15 soul/funk night at Drom with Maya Azucena, Soul Cycle and keyboardist Chris Rob, $12 adv tix rec.

12/16, 1 PM pianist Akimi Fukuhara plays a free lunchtime show at Trinity Church.

12/16-19, 7ish PM at Cafe Orwell (247 Varet St. between Bogart and White in Bushwick, L to Morgan Ave.) adventurous cellist/composer Valerie Kuehne hosts the first annual Super Coda Festival , which is sort of Small Beast for adventurous avant garde, jazz and uncategorizable stuff, with all sorts of unexpected collisions between genres. The entire lineup is here.

12/16, 7 PM Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble play latinized versions of Hanukah classics at Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC) Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave., $15/$10 stud.

12/16, singer-songwriter Rebecca Martin airs out her jazz book with Bill McHenry on tenor sax and Larry Grenadier on bass, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

12/16, 7:30 PM growling Link Wray-inspired instrumental rockers the Howlin Thurstons at the National Underground downstairs, $TBA

12/16-17, 8 PM and repeating on 12/18 at 2 PM and 8 PM, the Paul Winter Consort plays their annual solstice shows at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine with Armenian vocalist Arto Tunçboyaciyan, gospel singer Theresa Thomason and the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, who lit up the show last year. The Consort includes Paul Winter, soprano sax, double-reed master Paul McCandless, Eugene Friesen on cello, keyboardist Paul Sullivan, percussionists Jamey Haddad and Bill Cahn and Tim Brumfield on the Cathedral’s pipe organ. $35 tix avail.

12/16-18, 7:30 PM and repeating 12/19 at 3 PM, Craig Harris’ God’s Trombones – a musical interpretation of James Weldon Johnson’s 1927 collection of poems – at Aaron Davis Hall uptown, $35 adv tix highly rec.

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.

12/16 ferocious, charismatic, noisy art-rockers System Noise (fronted by cabaret siren Sarah Mucho) at Bowery Electric, 9 PM, cheap at $8.

12/16 Brubeck-esque jazz composer and pianist Fahir Atakoglu at Drom, 9 PM, $25 adv tix rec

12/16, 9/10:30 PM the Alan Ferber Nonet with Strings at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

12/16, 10 PM jazz/Americana guitarist/banjoist Matt Munisteri at Barbes

12/16, 10:30 PM AwShockKiss at the Mercury, $10. Retro 80s anthemic pop in the best possible retro way – good tunes, catchy choruses, a soulful, fiery frontwoman in Kiri Jewell and smart songwriting by multi-instrumentalist Stef Bassett. Last spring they played one of the best shows we’ve seen this year.

12/17 the NY Phil’s popular avant garde series Contact at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 7 PM and repeating on 12/18, 8 PM at Symphony Space featuring the world premieres of James Matheson’s True South and Jay Alan Yim’s neverthesamerivertwice conducted by Alan Gilbert Also on the program: Julian Anderson’s Comedy of Change (U.S. premiere).

12/17, 7:30 PM Erin & Her Cello’s full-band “holiday spectacular” at the big room at the Rockwood.

12/17 the amazingly psychedelic Electric Junklyard Gamelan with their hypnotic beats and homemade instruments at Barbes 8 PM followed at 10 by the carnivalesque hot 20s jazz sounds of Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra.

12/17 fiery, dark female-fronted powerpop/new wave stars the New Collisions at Crash Mansion time TBA

12/17, 80s Americana rock legends Beat Radio followed by the raucous acoustic Americana of the Woes at Rock Shop in Gowanus, 8 PM, $TBA.

12/17, 9 PM Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays his incredibly clever English translations of Georges Brassens songs feat. special guests Joel Favreau (Brassens’ lead guitarist), and Jean Jacques Franchin at the 92YTribeca, $15.

12/17-18, 9/10:30 PM jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi’s Invocation: Vijay Iyer, piano; Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone; Johannes Weidenmueller, bass; Dan Weiss, drums at the Cornelia St. Café, $15

12/17, Causing A Tiger: Carla Kihlstedt (violin, vocals) Matthias Bossi (drums, piano, vocals) Shahzad Ismaily (electric bass) 10 PM at the Stone, $10.

12/17 the Boss Guitars play surf classics and obscurities at Lakeside, 11 PM

12/18 this year’s New York area Unsilent Night procession takes place on December 18, leaving at 7 PM at the arch at Washington Square Park and marching to Tompkins Square Park. Arrival by about 6:40 PM is advised.

12/18 at Trash hilarious, ferocious anti-gentrification rockers the Brooklyn What’s monthly kick-ass rock night starting at 8 with by power trio New Atlantic Youth, the Proud Humans (ex-Warm Hats), the Highway Gimps (the missing link between My Bloody Valentine and Motorhead), the Brooklyn What, postpunk rockers Mussles and finally the new Pistols 40 Paces at midnight. Open bar on PBR/wells from 8-9. What a great night.

12/18, 8 PM the ferociously funny, politically charged all-star Citizens Band at Highline Ballroom, $35.

12/18, 8 PM legendary third-wave ska/soul band the Slackers at Brooklyn Bowl, $12 tix rec.

12/18, 8 PM the NY Philharmonic’s exciting cutting-edge new music series Contact at Symphony Space, $21.

12/18, 8 PM and repeating 12/19, 3 PM Trio Vela play Mozart, Tschaikovsky and Rachmaninoff’s legendary Trio Elegiaque at Bargemusic, $35, $30 srs./$15 stud.

12/18, 9 PM jazz with Scott DuBois – guitar; Jon Irabagon – tenor and soprano saxophones; Pascal Niggenkemper – bass; Jeff Davis – drums at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

12/18, 10 PM Roots Vibration play roots reggae at Shrine.

12/18 the hellraising Jack Grace Band play classic 60s style country from their excellent new album Drinking Songs for Lovers at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

12/18 smart, funny, X-ish Americana punk rockers Spanking Charlene at Lakeside, 11 PM

12/18, midnight, lyrical Americana rocker Derek James and band at the big room at the Rockwood. His first album was excellent. His second one was beautifully produced but not so good. Worth seeing what he’s up to now.

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.

12/19, 7:30 PM  Gamelan Dharma Swara play their annual holiday concert, this time at le Poisson Rouge, featuring music from their new double live cd of this year’s Bali concert tour/competition. 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’” $15 adv tix highly rec., this will sell out.

12/19, 7:30 PM Aszure Barton’s Busk dance performance with live music by eclectic Russian/tango/worldbeat string band Ljova and the Kontraband at the Baryshnikov Arts Ctr., 450 W. 37th St., $25 adv tix gone – the 12/18 3 PM show is the only one left.

12/19, 8 PM dreampop with Su (ex-Susu), assaultive free jazz with Talibam and then legendary psychedelic/noir rocker Martin Bisi with his old pal Bill Laswell at the Knit, $8 dirt cheap.

12/19, 8 PM L’il Mo Passin’s monthly acoustic shindig is a doozy this time out with Elena Skye & Boo Reiners of Demolition String Band plus another pretty smoking guitarist, bluesman Bobby Radcliff at Banjo Jim’s

12/20 the Alan Ferber Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, 9 PM.

12/20 haunting dark rock with the southwestern gothic And the Wiremen followed by artsy, atmospheric soundscapers Bee & Flower at Small Beast at the Delancey, 9:30 PM

12/21, 9 PM charming, virtuosic oldtimey swing/blues band Lake Street Dive at the small room of the Rockwood followed by torchy chanteuse Marilyn Carino and bassist Ben Rubin of Mudville – who sound like Goldfrapp but better – at 11.

12/21, 9 PM Americana pop/rocker Craig Chesler, Bliss Blood’s barrelhouse blues project Delta Dreambox at 10 and then boisterious oldtimey trombonist J. Walter Hawkes at the Jalopy, $5

12/22, 9 PM intense, unpredictable Balkan party band Raya Brass Band at Radegast Hall.

12/22, 9:30 PM trombonist Alan Ferber leads his tuneful, cutting-edge Nonet at Smalls

12/23, 7:30 PM the Sweet Divines’ Holiday Soul Spectacular with special guests Maxine Brown and Eli “Paperboy” Reed at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, get there early.

12/23 lush, romantic, innuendo-driven French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins at Barbes at 8.

12/23 a rare reunion show by one of the best bands ever to come out of NYC, the Hangdogs – the missing link between Waylon Jennings and the Dead Kennedys – at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

12/24 Bill Ware – the noir genius from the Jazz Passengers – leads his vibraphone combo at Puppets Jazz Bar, 9 PM.

12/24 eclectic world music/Middle Eastern/rock guitarist Demir Demirkan at Drom, 10 PM, $25 adv tix rec.

12/25, 8:30 PM at the Sixth St. Synagogue the unstoppable big-band golem Ayn Sof Arkestra & Bigger Band, trumpet star Frank London’s Hasidic New Wave, the klezmer/bop synthesis of Paul Shapiro’s Midnight Minyan, ancient/modern Jewish power trio Rashanim with Jon Madof on guitar, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz on bass and Mathias Kunzli on drums, and Pitom, guitarist and composer Yoshie Fruchter’s Jewish jazz-punk-country-metal hybrid. Acts will probably perform in reverse order. $20 adv tix very highly rec.

12/26 kick-ass intelligent hip-hop with Strong Arm Steady, Jean Grae and Talib Kweli plus special guests at Highline Ballroom, 10PM, adv tix $22 very highly rec.

12/26, 10:30 PM colorful, phantasmagorical metal satirists Gwar at the Nokia Theatre, $22.50.

Until we get dug out of the snow, don’t expect trains to be running (afternoon of 12/27, still no trains in Brooklyn and North Bronx); check our venues page for updated club info.

12/27 Daria Grace’s charming obscure swing revivalists the Pre-War Ponies at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

12/28-30 the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM $30 ($35 on 12/30); 1/2 he’s playing a new trio show with Neel Murgai on sitar and Sameer Gupta on tabla.

12/28, 9:30 PM the John Farnsworth Quartet with Jeremy Pelt: John Farnsworth – tenor sax , Jeremy Pelt – trumpet , Lucas Brown – organ , Peppe Merolla – drums at Smalls

12/28-30 the annual rent party at the Stone. A cynic would say this is a lot of usual suspects – but it’s a hell of a cast of suspects! Ned Rothenberg, Sylvie Courvoisier, Dave Douglas, Peter Evans, Erik Friedlander, Brandon Ross, Zeena Parkins, etc., and John Zorn leading the jams. $20, sets at 8/10 PM, check the club calendar for the various nights’ lineups.

12/30, 8 PM period-perfect pre-rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. return to Otto’s

12/30 the Grey Race at the small room at the Rockwood 10 PM.

12/30 eerie bluespunks the Five Points Band at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

12/31 at Puppets Jazz Bar “legendary jazz all-stars playing all night long” which is no joke – and it’s free and you get champagne at midnight, no cover but donations to help pay the rent are gladly accepted

12/31 the most lyrical and probably most cost-effective New Years Eve show is Black 47 at Connolly’s – they’re just far enough away from Times Square amateur city for you to make your getaway via an east side train.

12/31 the gypsiest New Years Eve show is at Mehanata with Kagero at 9:30 PM.

12/31 the most goth New Years Eve show in NYC is Kristin Hoffmann and NLX at Caffe Vivaldi, 10ish

12/31 the most bang for your buck New Years Eve show is at Maxwell’s with the Detroit Cobras at 10:30 followed by the Fleshtones, $20 adv tix at the club and at Other Music.

12/31 the only possibly tourist/gentrifier-free New Years Eve show  in the East Village is Tammy Faye Starlite’s side-splittingly funny Stones cover band the Mike Hunt Band at Lakeside, 11 PM

12/31 this year’s most danceable New Years Eve show is retro 60s latin soul/bugalu revivalists Spanglish Fly at Barbes, 11 PM, $15.

12/31 if you want to avoid the tourists on the LES on New Years Eve, the Birdhive Boys are playing bluegrass at the National Underground, 11 PM.

1/1, 9 PM at Rodeo Bar the annual Hank Williams tribute feat. the Lonesome Prairie Dogs, Greg Garing, Sean Kershaw, the American String Conspiracy, Travis Whitelaw and others

1/1 Gogol Bordello at Terminal 5, 10 PM, $35 adv tix onsale now.

1/3, 8 PM sly southpaw powerpop guitarslinger Sam Sherwin at the Mercury followed by David Peel (you know, the Have a Marijuana guy).

1/3, 8 PM, Balkan trumpeter Ben Holmes leads his Trio at Barbes.

1/4, 7:30ish Nation Beat bandleader Scott Kettner’s Forro Brass Band at Barbes.

1/4, 8 PM,multistylistic Americana chanteuse Julia Haltigan at the big room at the Rockwood

1/5 “Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune,” the new film about the iconic lyrical rocker premieres at the IFC Center (a.k.a. the Waverly.

1/5, 8 PM pianist Taka Kigawa plays Stravinsky – Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka; Dai Fujikura – Joule; Toshio Hosokawa – Haiku; and Debussy – Preludes for Piano, Book II at Bargemusic, $35.

1/5, 10 PM the Tyler Trudeau Attempt play stagy, cynical, bittterly lyrical 60s psychedelic pop with 80s goth tinges at Spike Hill. Their song I Just Want Things to Be Different ought to be mandatory listening for any alienated kid.

1/6 Melvin Van Peebles backed by a soul band featuring baritone sax sorceress Paula Henderson and the core of Burnt Sugar at Joe’s Pub.

1/6 an eclectic bill of world music chanteuses at Drom starting at 7 with Somi, Tamar-kali, Meklit Hadero & Pyeng Threadgill

1/6, 7:30 PM subversive musical comediennes Mel and El (notorious for Mel and El: Gay Married) at Comix, 353 W. 14th St, $10 “This month’s show will feature original songs like “Facebook Is Evil”, “Pamela Handerson” and “White Lady with a Black Baby.”

1/6, 8 PM eclectic Greek oud virtuoso/composer Mavrothi Kontanis with his band at Barbes.

1/6, 8 PM Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra playing Sly Stone followed by new generation big band jazz with Richmond’s rhythmically intense Fight the Big Bull and then Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at Littlefield, $15 adv tix rec.

1/6 a fun Americana roots triplebill at Ace of Clubs starting at 8:30 with the jangly, amusing Honey West Band, smart acoustic Americana band the Buckstops and comedic blues band Jimmy & the Wolfpack doing songs with titles like Stick Out Your Can

1/6, 8:30 PM carnivalesque Luminescent Orchestrii frontman Sxip Shirey does his solo thing at the Atrium at Lincoln Center.

1/6 Chicago oldtimey/Americana band Dastardly at Arlene’s 9 PM.

1/6, 11 PM ageless faux-French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Spike Hill.

1/7, 7 PM Americana chanteuse and Clash collaborator Ellen Foley at Lakeside.

1/7 an amazing quadruple bill at Drom starting at 7 with haunting, multistylistic oud band the Maeandros Ensemble, Bulgarian sax powerhouse Yuri Yunakov, newschool retro levantine chanteuse Gaida with her band and then clarinet monster Ismail Lumanovski’s reliably excellent, electric NY Gypsy All-Stars at Drom, $10

1/7-8 it’s the Winter Jazzfest where a bunch of the cheesy Bleecker St. clubs host an astounding mix of jazz legends and future legends:  last year’s (known as the Undead Jazz Festival) was amazing by all accounts. The complete schedule is here.

1/7 a rare chance to see popular Ethiopian chanteuse Meklit Hadero in a small club setting: she’s at Barbes at 8 PM.

1/7, 9 PM Thunda Vida plays latin reggae and dub at Shrine uptown.

1/7, 10 PM the latest oldschool funk/soul rediscovery, Lee Fields & the Expressions at Boewry Balllroom, $17 adv tix rec.

1/7 oldschool Colombian-style cumbia punk hellraisers Very Be Careful ,11 PM at Bowery Poetry Club; they’re also at Coco 66 in Greenpoint at 11ish on 1/8.

1/7, 11 PM Americana roots with the Third Wheel Band, hilarious cover project the Toys and Tiny Instruments Orchestra and the No Small Money Afrobeat brass band at Littlefield, $10.

1/7, 11 PM the Reformed Whores play satirical faux-oldtimey songs at at Pete’s. They’re also at Ace of Clubs on 1/21 at 11 for $10.

1/8, 5 PM, torchy oldtime harmonies and songwriting with the Parkington Sisters at the small room at the Rockwood.

1/8, 8 PM another phenomenal quadruple bill at Drom starting at 8 with Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation playing hilariously filthy English-language covers of Georges Brassens songs, les Chauds Lapins playing torchy retro French chanson, funk orchestra Brooklyn Qawwali Party and then minor-key blues/klezmer/reggae jamband Hazmat Modine.

1/8 three pianists (Steven Beck, Stephen Gosling, and Taka Kigawa) playing Haydn: Il Maestro e lo Scolare; Ligeti: Four Hands; Brahms: Hungarian Dances; Stravinsky: Rites of Spring, 8 PM at Bargemusic, $35.

1/8, 9 PM legendary Texas Americana guitar god/crooner Junior Brown at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec.

1/8, 9 PM Bel Air play tuneful, upbeat, uncommonly interesting country and Americana rock at Spike Hill.

1/8, 9ish soulful, psychedelic country band Alana Amram & the Rough Gems followed by Daptone project the Del Reys and new psychedelic soul crew Hallelujah at Littlefield, $10.

1/8, 10 PM the funniest oldschool country band around, the Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar.

1/8, 11 PM punk/rockabilly/surf guitar monster Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside

1/9 cheap tix for Globalfest at Webster Hall are SOLD OUT.

1/9, 11:30AMish the most diverse klezmer band on the planet, Metropolitan Klezmer at City Winery for brunch, $10, no minimum, kids under 13 free.

1/9, 3 PM the Antara Ensemble play Foote, Vivaldi, Bartók, Mercadente at St. Andrew’s Church, 2065 Fifth Avenue at 127th Street, NYC, $25/$20 stud/srs

1/9, 5 PM, funny folk parody band the Lascivious Biddies at the small room at the Rockwood.

1/9, 6 (six) PM the Third Wheel Band play catchy, fun oldtimey swing and hillbilly songs with ukele, mandolin and upright bass at Spike Hill.

1/9, 7 PM original, eclectic all-female string band the Real Vocal String Quartet at Drom, free.

1/9, 10 PM fiery, original San Francisco gypsy jazz band Gaucho at Shrine.

1/10, 8/10 PM Anais Mitchell’s Hadestown – a potently apocalyptic contemporary retelling of the Orpheus/Euridyce myth – at the big room at the Rockwood – full band performance featuring “the Hadestown Orchestra/Michael Chorney Sextet.”

1/10 Huun Huur Tu – the group that brought central Asian throat singing to the masses – at Hiro Ballroom, tix available at the Highline Ballroom box office.

1/11, 7 PM marvelously creepy noir soundtrack/downtempo instrumentalists Mojo Mancini at the big room at the Rockwood, $10.

1/11, 7:30 PM Neil Rolnick night $15 at le Poisson Rouge – it’s the Extended Family cd release show (a vividly bitter, crazed musical memoir of family mischegas at the time of his mother’s death) plus excerpts from Shadow Quartet, performed by ACME, (Rob Moose and Laura Lutzke, violins; Nadia Sirota, viola; Clarice Jensen, cello.) plus Faith for solo piano, performed by Bob Gluck; plus Rolnick dj’ing on his laptop.

1/11 powerhouse trumpeter Ben Syversen’s wild, crazy noise/jazz project Cracked Vessel at 8 PM at Local 269.

1/11 swirling female-fronted psychedelic pop/80s goth band Religious to Damn at 11ish at Glasslands.

1/12, 8 PM sharp at Littlefield, only $5 for a double feature: North Dixie Drive (“Often compared to Errol Morris’ Vernon, Florida, Mahoney’s debut film wonderfully showcases an eccentric group of characters in today’s Middle America”) followed at 9:15 sharp by Sometimes, City (“Jim Jarmusch’s cross-section of interviewees from all walks of life including cartoonist Harvey Pekar, explores a city plagued by racial division, poverty and urban decay”).

1/12, 9 PM uncommonly smart, oldtimey style guy/girl folk duo A Brief View of the Hudson at Spike HIll followed at 10 by country/western swing guy Raphael McGregor.

1/12, 10 PM country siren Drina & the Deep Blue Sea at Banjo Jim’s.

1/12, 10ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

1/12, 8 PM a benefit for the Street Pianos project (you know, the day when all these random pianos appear on the street for you to play) at Southpaw feat. Annie Rossi, Greene Girls, Emily Wells and Balthrop Alabama’s Georgiana Starlington, $10.

1/13 9ish self-styled “bebop terrorists” Mostly Other People Do the Killing and the Weasel Walter/Mary Halvorson/Peter Evans trio at Littlefield, $8 adv tix rec.

1/13 eerie, haunting soundtrack composer Thomas Simon at the Gershwin Hotel, 8 PM, $10.

1/13, 8:30 PM string/flute trio Silver Roots juxtapose global folk dance tunes with new avant garde compositions at the Atrium at Lincoln Center.

1/13, 9 PM crazy Danish Balkan brass band Bjonko & Copenhagen Chalgija at Drom, $10

1/13 hypnotic Middle Eastern psychedelic rockers the Mast at Joe’s Pub.

1/14, 7 PM ageless oldschool R&B revivalists the Brilliant Mistakes at the small room at the Rockwood

1/14, 7:30 PM and 1/15, 6 PM Golden Festival, NYC’s annual Eastern European music summit moves to Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave. in Brooklyn feat. dozens of bands incl. Ansambl Mastika, Raya Brass Band, Veveritse Brass Band, Lunas Altas, and of course Zlatne Uste, your best deal is $60 two-night admission.

1/14, midnight sly acoustic jamband Tall Tall Trees at the big room at the Rockwood.

1/15 haunting Irish-American songwriter Susan McKeown – whose latest album Singing in the Dark is excellent – at Highline Ballroom.

1/15, 8 PM, absurdly funny Merle Haggard cover band Bryan & the Haggards (a bunch of jazz guys having fun with country) at Banjo Jim’s

1/15, 9 PM uncategorizable funny guy Tim Fite and sprawling acoustic Nashville gothic band O’Death at the Bell House, $10 adv tix rec

1/15, 9 PM sharp, literate downtempo rockers Elizabeth & the Catapult at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15.

1/15, 11 PM NYC’s fiery, amusing answer to X, Spanking Charlene at Lakeside.

1/15, 1 AM (actually morning of 1/16) the Grey Race play Zombies-esque psychedelic pop at the Rockwood.

1/17 the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall kicks off with a free 7-hour marathon from 2-9 PM. Take a deep breath, here’s the lineup: Ne(x)tworks – Julius Eastman, Stay On It; Timo Andres – Charles Ives, The Alcotts; Timo Andres, “Everything is an Onion” from It takes a long time to become a good composer; Face the Music – Missy Mazzoli, Death Valley Junction; Christine Southworth, Volcano; So Percussion – Selections from Imaginary City and Amid the Noise; NOW Ensemble – Judd Greenstein, City Boy; Chiara String Quartet – Jefferson Friedman, String Quartet No. 3; John Matthias, Adrian Corker & Andrew Prior – John Matthias, What Happens & Cortical Songs/Mercedes the Dancer (U.S. Premiere); Vicky Chow – Daniel Wohl, Aorta; NOW Ensemble with Corey Dargel & Nathan Koci – Corey Dargel, Other People’s Love Songs; Ashley Bathgate & Lisa Moore – Kate Moore, Velvet; Ashley Bathgate – Michael Gordon, Industry; Gabriel Kahane – A selection of songs by Gabriel Kahane; Nadia Sirota – Nico Muhly, Keep in Touch; Buke and Gass with Victoire – TBA.

1/17, 7 PM ferocious, multistylistic Balkan hellraisers Raya Brass Band at Barbes followed by Chicha Libre.

1/18 a good quadruple bill at Spike Hill starting at 8 PM with neosoul/downtempo Teletextile followed by female-fronted Radiohead-powerpop band Mixtape, 10 PM by retro 80s Cure/janglepop band Bona to Vada and then at 11 PM, sharp, smart guitar-and-violin-driven indie rockers Bern & the Brights.

1/19, 8 PM slinky low-register retro Cuban band Gato Loco – with baritone guitar, baritone sax, tuba and bas – plus eclectic Argentinian pianist Emilio Teubal and his quartet at Drom, $10 tix highly rec.

1/19, 10ish baritone country/western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Rodeo Bar.

1/20, 6-8 PM the opening reception for J Henry Fair’s interactive photo exhibit Landscapes of Extraction: The Collateral Damage of the Fossil Fuels Industries: “an eye-opening look at the increasingly extreme industrial processes used to extract fossil fuels including mountain top removal, deep sea drilling and hydro-fracking” at the second-floor gallery at Cooper Union.

1/20, 8 PM eclectic, witty jazz guitarist Matt Munisteri at Barbes followed at 10 by the crazy Indian brass band sounds of Red Baraat.

1/21 slinky Middle Eastern/East African classics from the 20s and 30s with Sounds of Taraab at Barbes at 8 followed at 10 by Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra playing obscure hot jazz from the 20s.

1/21, 8 PM the St. Petersburg String Quartet at Bargemusic playing Shostakovich String Quartet No.1, Op. 49; String Quartet No. 2, Op. 68; Beethoven String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59, No. 1, $35 – also here playing more of the Shostakovich quartets and Beethoven late quartets on 1/22 at 8 and 1/23 at 3. The series repeats 2/18-20.

1/21, 8 PM the Boss Guitars play surf classics and obscurities at Lakeside, 11 PM.

1/21, 11 PM sarcastic Japanese postpunk band the Hard Nips at Spike Hill

1/22, 1 PM a free concert at Bargemusic – program TBA, most likely piano music, early arrival advised.

1/22 harpist/archivist Benjamin Bagby’s ensemble Sequentia sing French choral music from the 12th and 13th century at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 8 PM adv. tix $35/21 stud. rec.

1/22, 8 PM Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation Georges Brassens cover band at Barbes followed at 10 by accordionist Rob Curto’s Forro for All.

1/22, 9 PM Finotee plays roots reggae at Shrine

1/22 wild intense original bluegrass band Thy Burden at Lakeside, 11 PM.

1/23 bluegrass legends the Grascals at Highline Ballroom.

1/23 8 PM smart soul/funk bandleader Stephanie Rooker & the Search Engine at the big room at the Rockwood

1/24 the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) at Advent Church, 93rd and Broadway, 7:30 PM, free.

1/25 soulful jazz/bossa/Americana chanteuse Sasha Dobson at Barbes at 8 followed at 10 by Slavic Soul Party.

1/25-29, 9/11 PM Nicholas Payton (trumpet) Javon Jackson (sax) George Cables (piano) Dwayne Burno (bass) Lenny White (drums) play Freddie Hubbard at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

1/25, 11 PM jazz/pop pianist/singer Abby Payne at the little room at the Rockwood.

1/27, 6:30 PM environmentalist Helena Norberg-Hodge’s documentary, The Economics of Happiness “advocates for localization — the rebuilding of communities and regional economies as the foundation of an “economics of happiness” to improve sustainability, raise cultural awareness and address societal woes tied to globalization,” at Cooper Union’s Great Hall (7 East 7th Street b/w 3rd and 4th Avenues), free

1/27, 7:30 PM, songwriters in the round were never this fearless and funny: Americana rock maven Rebecca Turner, devastating, intense, noir jazzy Erica Smith and hilariously lyrical janglerock genius Paula Carino at the Parkside.

1/27 torchy lyrical art-rockers the Snow at Barbes at 8 followed at 10 by Red Baraat.

1/27, 8 PM Mosaic Foundation plays roots reggae at Shrine followed at 9 by ska/rocksteady/punk crew the Big Takeover.

1/27, 8 PM veteran blues crooner Bobby Bland’s birthday show at B.B. King’s, $27.50 adv tix rec.

1/27, 8:30 PM Stonerway play reggae-rock at Ace of Clubs.

1/27, 9 PM the NY Gypsy All-Stars at Drom, $10.

1/28, 8 PM Songs for Unusual Creatures at Barbes, brought to you by many of the same people behind Songs for Ice Cream Trucks: “A celebration of the under-appreciated creatures that roam the planet. From the Australian Bilby to the deep-sea Magnapinna Squid, to the Saddleback Caterpillar. The songs are brought to life by a gaggle of curious instruments and peculiar sounds including theremin, claviola, stylophone, and more..with Michael Hearst, Allyssa Lamb, Ben Holmes and Kristin Mueller.”

1/28 hypnotic roots reggae grooves with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, 8 PM at the Nokia Theatre, $25.

1/28, 9 PM pensive atmospheric rockers Hurricane Bells at Bowery Ballroom, $15 gen adm.

1/28, 9 PM cellist Marika Hughes plays the cd release show for her two new ones at the 92YTribeca with an unbelievable ensemble: Kyle Sanna—guitar, Shahzad Ismaily—guitar, Todd Sickafoose—bass, Mathias Kunzli—drums, plus special guests Jim Campilongo—guitar, Charlie Burnham—violin, Mazz Swift—violin, Jessica Troy—viola, Elana Arian—violin and Jenny Scheinman—violin, $12.

1/28 ominously funny bluespunk band the Five Points Band at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

1/29, 7 PM up-and-coming Americana chanteuse Sarah Jarosz at the little room at the Rockwood

1/29, 7 PM, Huun Huur Tu – the legendary throat singers of the former Soviet republic of Tuva – at Joe’s Pub.

1/29, 7:30 PM alto sax powerhouse Jon Irabagon with Pat Bianchi – organ, Rudy Royston – drums at the Bar Next Door.

1/29, 9 PM classical Indian sitar music with Ustad Ikhlaq Hussain Khan plus Dibyarka Chatterjee on tabla at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud.

1/29, 10 PM the huanting, slinky, psychedelic harmony-driven retro latin group Las Rubias del Norte at Barbes.

1/29, 10 PM Khalilah plays roots reggae at Shrine

1/30, 4 PM organists Kent Tritle, Renée Anne Louprette, and Nancianne Parrella perform and lead choral works by legendary, haunting French composer Jehan Alain at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on the upper east.

1/30, 7 PM Composers Play Composers at Drom: over 20 composers including Joseph Pehrson, Dan Cooper, Gene Pritsker, John Clark, Luis Andrei Cobo, Patrick Grant play new material, $20 cover includes a drink.

1/30 the Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band at Rodeo Bar, 9ish.

1/31 is closing night at Max Fish. For anyone who remembers the days before the tourists and trust fund kids made the place a madhouse – or the days when it was the only bar on the block – it would be worth it to show up early and relive some memories. Supposedly ownership is looking for new digs, but wherever it ends up, it’ll never be the same.

1/31, 8 PM powerful soul/Americana chanteuse Jo Williamson’s cd release show at the big room at the Rockwood.

1/31, 8:30 PM the Becca Stevens trio with – Becca – Voice/Uke/Guitar plus Liam Robinson and Chris Tordini (accordion & bass) at the Bar Next Door.

1/31 Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies play torchy 20s/30s swing/jazz obscurities at Rodeo Bar 10ish.

2/3, 8 PM tuneful mathrock/metal band Stats, beautifully ugly/assaultive guitar jazz with the felicitously titled Seabrook Power Plant and then Mantra Percussion playing Iannis Xenakis at Littlefield

2/3, 8 PM edgy, snarky British postpunk/dance rockers Deluka at the Bell House, $15 gen adm.

2/4 Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica, the “world’s only ensemble dedicated to the space-age big band music of Juan Garcia Esquivel,” 8 PM at Barbes followed by the Jack Grace Band.

2/4, 9 PM jazz/third-stream chanteuse/composer Sara Serpa with a first-rate band: Andre Matos- guitar; Kris Davis- piano; Matt Brewer-bass; Tommy Crane- drums, at the Cornelia St. Cafe. Serpa is scary-good, one of the most original singers and writers in any style around these days: her latest album with noir jazz piano legend Ran Blake is transcendent.

2/5, 10 PM Ansambl Mastika’s cd release show for their new one Songs and Dances for Life Nonstop at Barbes – early arrival advised.

2/5, midnight the Jack Grace Band at the small room at the Rockwood.

2/7, 7 PM sultry oldtimey chanteuse Robin Aigner and her band at the small room at the Rockwood.

2/8, 8 PM politically potent dancehall reggae star Anthony B at B.B. King’s, $20 adv tix rec.

2/9, 9 PM noir singer Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea at Bowery Ballroom, $16 adv tix rec.

2/10, 9 PM ten-piece, six-trumpet funk band the Chase Experiment at Spike Hill.

2/10, 10 PM retro country legend Greg Garing at Barbes.

2/11, 10 PM House of Stride feat. Allison Leyton-Brown – piano; Russ Meissner – drums; Jim Whitney – upright bass and special guest Daria Grace at Barbes.

2/11, 11 PM SOJA (formerly Soldiers of Jah Army) play roots reggae at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm.

2/12, 1 PM a free concert at Bargemusic, program TBA, most likely piano music, early arrival advised.

2/12, 8 PM, repeating 2/13, 3 PM the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony plays Tschaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 with the fiery, virtuosic Karine Poghosyan on piano and Rachmaninoff: Symphony #2 at All Saints Church, 230 E 60th St. (2/3rd Aves)., tix $20 rec.

2/13, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play an all-Brahms bill: Hungarian Dance No. 5; the Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, and Symphony No. 2 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, $20 sug don. They’ve done all these previously, and brilliantly.

2/16 psychedelic Australian art-rock legends the Church at the Highline; on 2/17 they’re at B.B. King’s

2/16-18, 8 PM flamenco jazz piano titan Chano Dominguez’ Flamenco Hoy music/dance spectacular at NY City Center, 55th St. (6/7 Aves.), $35 tix avail.

2/19 le Poeme Harmonique sing a program titled Esperar, Sentir, Morir at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 4th St., $35 tix avail.

2/21 the Enso Quartet at Advent Church, 93rd and Broadway, 7:30 PM, free.

2/22-26 alto sax legend Dave Liebman with his famous 80s quartet including pianist Richie Beirach, bassist Ron McClure and drummer Billy Hart, 8:30/11 PM at Birdland, $30 tix avail.

2/25, 8 PM Los Straitjackets at the Bell House, $15.

2/26 Rasputina at the Highline Ballroom, 7 PM.

3/8, 8 PM Ice Cube – yeah, the guy from the Friday movies, doing his rap thing (back in the day he was one of the great ones) at B.B. King’s, $27 adv tix rec.

3/9 adventurous string quartet Brooklyn Rider with Iranian spike fiddle virtuoso/composer Kayhan Kalhor at Alice Tully Hall 7:30 PM, $20.

3/10 Burnt Sugar play Bowie at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, 8:30 PM

3/18/11, 8 PM, repeating 3/19/11 at 9 PM at Symphony Space, legendary Lebanese expat oud icon/composer Marcel Khalife in the US premiere of his Concerto Al Andalus for oud and orchestra; Armenia’s most renowned kanun (zither) virtuoso, Karine Hovhannisyan, performing the concerto for kanun and orchestra by Khachatur Avetisyan; and clarinetist David Krakauer playing the NY premiere of the Klezmer Concerto by Ofer Ben-Amots for strings, harp, percussion and clarinet; plus the eclectic Orchestra Celebrate, conducted by Laurine Celeste Fox, $25 adv tix avail. at the World Music Institute box office and highly rec.

3/18/11 Richard Thompson at NJPAC in Newark – $35 tix still available according to their website.

3/28 the Jasper Quartet at Advent Church, 93rd and Broadway, 7:30 PM, free

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NYC Live Music Calendar for November-December 2010

The December-January live calendar is up now, click 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:

Saturdays in November, 11/6, 13 and 20, reliably charming oldtimey/Hawaiian harmony band the Moonlighters at the Loving Cup Cafe in Williamsburg with Jim Fryer (Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, Boardwalk Empire) on horns.

Sundays there’s a klezmer brunch at City Winery, show starts around 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 through May of 2011 the series of free organ concerts at 5:15 PM continues most every week (holidays excepted) at St. Thomas Church, 53rd St. and 5th Ave.

Sundays in November steampunk goddess Bliss Blood of the Moonlighters plays with her new project Evanescent feat. Al Street (of Spacemen 3) on guitar at Bruar Falls starting at 8ish along with featured performers including Jamie Scandal, Craig Robertson, J. Walter Hawkes, Al Duvall, Not Waving But Drowning, the Ukemen and Marni Rice. Essentially, this is Small Beast relocated to Williamsburg. Kudos to Bliss for bringing so much coolness to such an unexpected location.

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 in January the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra play the Brooklyn Bowl at 6 PM, free

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 Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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 November 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 November the Flanks play Pete’s, 9:30 PM. They’re sort of the quintessential Pete’s band, but louder – their virtuosic acoustic rustic Americana rocks this room more than most any band who’s ever played here.

Also Mondays in November 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.

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, a global mix of veteran and up-and-coming talent.

Tuesdays in November Balkan brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party  play Barbes at 9. Get here as soon as you can as they’re very 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 November (also 12/7 and 12/14), 10 PM Palomar plays Rock Shop in Gowanus, $10. Tuneful female-fronted powerpop/jangle band who were one of the 90s/early zeros best indie label groups. For a band that doesn’t draw on a trendoid crowd (who don’t have to work for a living and can go out any night they want), a Tuesday residency in a distant part of town like this is tough, plus every show here is a benefit for a cause. Get out and support if you like these folks.

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

Tuesdays in January Johnny Winter plays B.B. King’s

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 November 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 Bulgarian sax powerhouse Yuri Yukanov and the Grand Masters of Gypsy Music, 10 PM, $10.

11/3 sharp, smoky, literate, Aimee Mann-inflected chamber rockers Elizabeth & the Catapult at Joe’s Pub

11/3 Kent Tritle conducts the MSM Symphony and Symphonic Chorus in Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, 7:30 PM at Manhattan School of Music, $10.

11/3-7 Christian McBride & Inside Straight: Steve Wilson – saxophones; Warren Wolf – vibraphone; Christian Sands – piano; Christian McBride – bass; Carl Allen – drums at the Jazz Standard sets, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25

11/3 torchy chanteuse Sari Schorr at Southpaw 8:30 PM with Liberty DeVito from Billy Joel’s band (good player, actually) on drums

11/3, 9 PM, haunting, mesmerizing, intense improvisational somewhat noir rock siren Katie Elevitch at Banjo Jim’s.

11/4, 6 PM a screening of Fred Zara’s new documentary film Average Community about Italian-American kids in decaying NJ cities in the punk and hardcore scenes, at the John D. Calandra Italian-American Institute, 25 W 43rd St. (5th/6th Ave.).

11/4 Missy Mazzoli’s hypnotic, atmospheric,haunting art-rock ensemble Victoire at Smack Mellon Gallery in Dumbo, free.

11/4, 7 PM long-running retro 60s R&B revivalists the Brilliant Mistakes at the big room at the Rockwood

11/4, 8 PM artsy, smart, funny pop siren Elaine Romanelli at Banjo Jim’s followed by Americana chanteuse Drina Seay with diversely talented, ubiquitous lead guitarist Homeboy Steve Antonakos at 9.

11/4, 8 PM intense yet emotionally diverse piano powerhouse Karine Poghosyan plays DeFalla, Komitas and Stravinsky at the Church of the Ascension, 221 W 107th St., 8 PM, $10 sugg don

11/4 celebrated Brazilian pianist Marcelo Bratke and Camerata Brasil play a Villa-Lobos retrospective at Carnegie Hall, 8 PM, $30 includes free cd/dvd box set.

11/4 tuneful, intense, smart powerpop from the Brooklyn What’s John-Severin & the Quiet 1s at Union Hall, 8 PM

11/4, 8 PM, an amazing Middle Eastern-flavored triplebill: vintage Egyptian film music revivalists Zikrayat,  rockers Raquy & the Cavemen and then hypnotic groove/trance band Copal playing the cd release for their new one at Drom, $15 adv tix highly rec.

11/4 bluegrass band Hot Rize play their first NYC show in ten years at B.B. King’s, 9 PM, $25 adv tix rec.

11/4, 9 PM DIY rock legend R. Stevie Moore followed by the equally legendary Brute Force playing the cd release show for the reissue of his 1967 debut album (also including bonus tracks including the legendary banned single The King of Fuh, produced by George Harrison), at Secret Project Robot, 210 Kent Ave. (corner of River St., enter through the loading dock), Williamsburg. Does this mean that the bedhead-and-trust-fund set has discovered these guys and thinks they’re kitschy?

11/4, 9 PM Evanescent (the Moonlighters’ Bliss Blood’s new project with Al Street of Spacemen 3) at Castello Plan, 1213 Cortelyou Rd. (Argyle/Westminster) in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, 2 1/2 blocks from the B/Q train. They’re also here on 11/18.

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

11/4 we don’t usually list nights like this but there’s free whiskey upstairs at the Delancey from 10 to 11 while they screen vintage chicha footage (the club seems to want to start a night dedicated to metal cumbia, skaragga and rock en Espanol). Cool, huh?

11/4, 11 PM Vic Ruggiero, soulful frontman of the Slackers in a semi-rare solo show at Desmond’s

11/5, 7 PM the comedic, virtuosic Erin & Her Cello at the small room at the Rockwood

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 are SOLD OUT. Good for them.

11/5, 9 PM it’s soul/funk night with Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds followed by the Pimps of Joytime at Highline Ballroom, $10 adv tix rec.

11/5, 9 PM sprawling oldtime country crew M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10

11/5, 9:30 PM fiery Nashville gothic rockers Ninth House at the Knitting Factory, get on the guest list for $5 (half price).

11/5 zydeco and Texas honkytonk with the Doc Marshalls at Hill Country, 9:30 PM.

11/5, 10 PM all-female Japanese-American punk/popsters the Hard Nips followed by the ageless, hilariously potent punk of the Live Ones at Matchless in Williamsburg

11/5, 11 PM Exit Clov at the big room at the Rockwood.

11/6 Serial Underground (Jed Distler, Celia Cooke, Kathleen Supove) plus the cd release for the new one Reflections by the wonderful violinist Ana Milosavljevic at the Cornelia St. Cafe, 6 PM, $10

11/6 jazz pianist Vijay Iyer solo at Flushing Town Hall, free, 7 PM, early arrival highly advised.

11/6 noir rocker night: Lorraine Leckie at Banjo Jim’s 7 PM followed by Carol Lipnik and Spookarama at 8.

11/6 the monthly ska/punk show at the Knitting Factory is a good one starting at 8 with Across the Aisle,the Drastics, the King Django Septet and Big D & the Kids’ Table, $12 adv tix rec.

11/6, 8 PM Adela y Lupita at Barbes – violin/guitar/vocals in the classic Mexican tradition of Las Hermanas Huertas or Lena y Lola

11/6, 8 PM Adrienne Cooper plays the cd release show for her new Yiddish song cd at Drom with an all-star band: Marilyn Lerner (piano) Mike Winograd (clarinet), Benjy Fox-Rosen (bass), Avi Fox-Rosen (guitar), Patrick Farrell, (accordion), Chris Berry (drums), Jon Singer (marimba), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Sarah Mina Gordon (back-up vocals), $15 adv tix rec.

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

11/6 a doublebill at the Parkside starting at 8 with – gasp – two jangly bands influenced by middle-period REM who actually don’t suck, the louder Cementhead followed by the janglier Electric Engine at 9

11/6 surf music night at Otto’s has been moved to the Delancey in the wake of the fire: for a cheap $5 cover you can see the amazingly multistylistic Tarantinos NYC at 9, the ferociously macabre Coffin Daggers at 11 and the equally intense El Muchacho at midnight.

11/6, 9 PM: Jay Banerjee & the Heartthrobs’ album (cd and vinyl!!) release show at Crash Mansion. Not only is Banerjee the best rock promoter in town (his Hipster Demolition Nights will be legendary someday), he’s also a first-class powerpop/janglerock songwriter with a Byrds fixation. Which is a very good thing. This typically first-class quadruple bill begins at 9 with the Neutron Drivers followed by the Naturals at 10, the Hotcakes at 11 and then Banerjee and his band at midnight

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

11/6 Transylvanian jazz with Lucian Ban, piano; Mat Maneri, viola; Bruce Williams, alto sax, flute; Gerald Cleaver, drums; Bob Stewart, tuba at the Cornelia St. Cafe 9/10:30 PM, $15

11/6 Dance and Music Performance – Raqs Arabi: Karim Nagi and the Arab Dance Seminar at Alwan for the Arts, 9 PM, $20.

11/6 gypsy punks Bad Buka at Mehanata, 9:30 PM

11/6, 9:30 PM clever, sometimes funny experimental pop duo Goli – marimba/cello/vocals – at Caffe Vivaldi, 9:30 PM.

11/6 playful satirical songwriter Danielle Ate the Sandwich at Littlefield, 9:30 PM, $10, all ages

11/6, 11 PM the Subway Surfers – instrumental rockers who are more subway than surf – at Lakeside.

11/6 soaring, ethereal, anthemic, socially aware art-rock band My Pet Dragon play 11 PM at the Cameo Gallery. Their Saturday residency here last winter was intense.

11/6, 1 AM (wee hours of 11/7, actually) Streams of Whiskey at Arlene’s playing Pogues classics.

11/7 violin/cello duo the Tiger Lilies play western and Indian classical music at Caffe Vivaldi, 6 PM

11/7, 6:30 PM Bloodshot Records’ annual BBQ at the Bell House feat. (probably in reverse order) the Bottle Rockets, Graham Parker, Cordero, the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir and Lydia Loveless, $10.

11/7 at Bruar Falls the Moonlighters’ Bliss Blood’s edgy ukelele night starting at 8 featuring Jamie Scandal, Evanescent (Bliss Blood & Al Street) and ambitiously noirish gypsy punk/cabaret band Not Waving But Drowning.

11/7, 8 PM low-register (tuba/baritone guitar/baritone sax/bass) vintage Cuban revivalists who play excellent originals in the same vein, Gato Loco at Bowery Poetry Club.

11/7, 8 PM bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley at B.B. King’s, $29.50 adv tix highly rec.

11/7 and 11/14 violinist to the stars, Susan Mitchell at Caravan of Dreams (the vegetarian place that doesn’t believe in salt or spices) on E 6th St., just east of Sidewalk, 8 PM.

11/7, 8 PM Swiss chanteuse Tatiana Fleischmann sings world-weary, haunting French and Russian songs at the Jalopy, $10

11/7 Spiros Soukis plays innovative Greek-tinged electric blues at Lucille’s, 8 PM

11/7 Memphis groove band and Booker T. soundalikes the City Champs at Rose Bar.

11/7, 9 PM powerpop guitar god Pete Galub plus band at Banjo Jim’s

11/7 cutting-edge trombonist Josh Roseman with Peter Apfelbaum on organ and bass plus Dave Treut on drums and special guests at Zebulon, 9:30ish.

11/8 haunting, eclectic Syrian-American chanteuse Gaida opens for Natacha Atlas – who’s reinvented herself as a Fairouz-class chanteuse, playing stuff from her amazing new cd Mounqaliba – at le Poisson Rouge, 7 PM.

11/8, 7:30 PM the Borromeo Quartet playsWebern: Quartet in E flat major for String Quartet, Langsamer Satz; Bartok, String Quartet #6; Beethoven, String Quartet Op. 95, “Serioso,” free at Advent Lutheran/ Broadway United Church, NE corner of Broadway/93rd St.

11/8 the reliably inspired, innovative Sospiro Winds play quintets by Ravel, Haas, Barber, and Villa-Lobos (a composer whose work they really excel at) at CUNY’s Elebash Hall, 365 Fifth Avenue (34th/35th), 8 PM.

11/8 the Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, 9 PM

11/8 the “weirdo country sounds” of the Jack Grace Band at the Ear Inn at midnight.

11/9 6:30 PM pianist Marilyn Nonken plays new and iconic avant garde material: Miguel Chuaqui: Blues en el Corazon and Frederic Rzewski/Ethan Iverson: The People United Will Never Be Defeated! at le Poisson Rouge, $20

11/9 underground Manhattan songwriting legend Willie Nile 7 PM at Joe’s Pub, full band show, $25.

11/9, 8 PM at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall classical guitar luminary Benjamin Verdery plus students playing world premieres and works by nine Yale composers: Martin Bresnick; Aaron Jay Kernis; Ezra Laderman; David Lang; Ingram Marshall; Jack Vees; Kathryn Alexander; Samuel Adams, $15 tix avail.

11/9, 8 PM Eyal Maoz plays his dark Middle Eastern surf/jazz guitar instrumentals at Goodbye Blue Monday

11/9 authentically oldschool LES punk/folk acoustic rocker Donna Susan at Banjo Jim’s, 8 PM

11/9-10 bassist Kyle Eastwood (Clint’s kid – he’s actually good, like his dad) and band at the Blue Note, 8:30/10 PM.

11/9, 11 PM torchy jazz/soul pianist/singer Abby Payne at the small room at the Rockwood

11/9 haunting gothic Americana with Whispering Tree at R Bar, 11 PM.

11/10, 6 (six) PM jazz violinist Zach Brock & the Magic Number at the small room at the Rockwood

11/10, 8 PM Americana chanteuse Stephanie Finch followed by her longtime bandmate/mentor, guitar monster Chuck Prophet – one of the few players in the world who can solo for ten minutes straight and leave you wanting more – at Union Hall, $12.

11/10, 8 PM Carmen Staaf (piano, accordion) Kendall Eddy (acoustic bass) Austin McMahon (drums) at the Stone, $10; she does a duo show with bass legend Henry Grimes there at 10 for a $20 separate admission

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

11/10, 9ish hypnotic, intense noise-rock band Adult Themes – who mix swoopy organ with fuzz bass, screaming guitar and surprisingly interesting drums – at Coco 66

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

11/10, 9:30 PM a “75th birthday celebration for Arvo Part and Giya Kancheli” with music of Part, Kancheli and Bach performed by Andrei Pushkarev, vibraphone and Andrius Zlabys, piano at le Poisson Rouge free w/rsvp

11/10 oldschool country satirists/revivalists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

11/10 grasscore pioneers Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at the Mercury, as wild and intense as ever, 10:30 PM, $10.

11/11, 7:30 PM Paul Rosenthal, violin and Kazuko Hayami, piano play sonatas by Bach, Taneyev and Beethoven at the marvelous Gilded Age confines of the Fabbri Library, 7 E 95th St.

11/11, 9 PM Hipster Demolition Night at Public Assembly: this one’s a powerpop-flavored extravaganza with the Jupiter Deluxe at 9, the punk/pop blaze of True Love at 10 and NYC’s best rock promoter, Jay Banerjee & the Heartthrobs doing their deliciously jangly, Byrds-tinged stuff at 11.

11/11-13, 8:30 PM it’s the Vital Vox fest of avant-garde vocal music at Issue Project Room, 8:30 PM, $10. The 11/11 program includes Inner Chapters performed by Jen Shyu; Songs for Double Bass and Voice by the Dirty Projectors’ Nat Baldwin; River of Painted Birds by Sabrina Lastman; and The Art of the Diff by Chris Mann.

11/11 Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye at Southpaw – benefit for FortnightJournal.com

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

11/11-12, 8 PM Trio Vela (Olga Vinokur, piano; Asmira Woodward Page, violin; Amy Barston, cello) play trios by Lera Auerbach, Victoria Bond, Lili Boulanger, Germaine Tailleferre, and Joan Tower at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

11/11 the diversely bluesy, captivating Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds’ cd release show at Sullivan Hall, 8 PM.

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.

11/11 theatrical, reliably amusing cabaret/folk duo the Reformed Whores at Pete’s, 10 PM

11/11, 9 PM the incomparable, lyrical, eclectic noir/cabaret/punk/country Rachelle Garniez followed by the equally intense and much louder Veveritse Brass Band at 10:30 at the Jalopy, $10

11/11 ferociously literate somewhat noir ukelele siren Kelli Rae Powell with band at Hill Country, 9 PM followed by country comedienne Lindy Loo at 10 and then the Michaela Ann Band at 11

11/11, 9 PM dark, pensive songwriter Stephanie Finch and then Chuck Prophet – arguably the greatest American rock lead guitarist right now – at 10 at Bowery Electric, $12 adv tix highly rec.

11/11, 9 PM literate southwestern gothic rocker Tom Shaner at Lakeside

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

11/11, 9 PM neo-bluegrass with Trampled by Turtles followed by the Infamous Stringdusters at Bowery Ballroom, $15.

11/11, 9 PM tuneful keyboard-driven indie pop band the Secret History at Rock Shop, $14

11/11, 9 PM powerpop bandleader Mikal Evans at the small room at the Rockwood

11/11, 10 PM Nation Beat frontwoman Liliana Araujo’s Forro de Madame project at Barbes

11/11 noir retro rock menace with the Reid Paley Trio at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

11/12 the Orchestra of St. Luke’s plays an all-Faure program at St. Thomas Church including the iconic Requiem along with the Cantique de Jean Racine.

11/12, 8 PM new music pioneer (vocals/cello/keys) Audrey Chen at the Stone, $10

11/12, 9:30 PM funny, politically-fueled punk rocker Paranoid Larry & His Imaginary Band downstairs at the Delancey, $5

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, 8 PM literate funk/soul songwriter Chocolate Genius with his band at the Bell House, $15.

11/12 and again on 11/19 purist expat Chicago blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Lucille’s, 8 PM

11/12 edgy acoustic songwriter Jessi Robertson plays her birthday show at Bar 4, 8 PM.

11/12 plaintive, literate, amusing 6/8 songwriter (she loves that time signature and is very good at it) Elisa Flynn at the Loving Cup Cafe in Williamsburg, 8:30 PM

11/12, 8:30 PM the Vital Vox Fest at Issue Project Room continues with Inflections in a Vibratory Field by Samita Sinha; Improvisations 11-12-10 by C Spencer Yeh; and Gatekeeper by Joan La Barbara

11/12, 8:30 PM the Ghazal Ensemble feat. Kayhan Kalhor and Shujaat Hussain Khan at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $38 tix avail.

11/12-13 “steampunk big band” Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at the Jazz Gallery, 9 PM, $20.

11/12, 9 PM hilarious, lyrically intense lyrical rock songwriters: Marcellus Hall followed by Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby at Bowery Electric, $12 adv tix highly rec.

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.

11/12-13, 11 PM dark Syd Barrett/Stooges-inflected nuevo garage rockers Obits at the Knitting Factory, $13 adv tix rec.

11/13, 7:15 PM rustic, psychedelic, gypsyish minor-key harmonica-driven two-guitar jam band Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues

11/13, 7:30 PM Ehud Asherie – who’s got a killer new B3 groove record out – plays solo piano at Smalls

11/13 this month’s edition of the Brooklyn County Fair at the Jalopy starts at 8 with free beer for an hour with $10 admission. Music starts at 8 with Savannah Sky, Blue Harvest, the brilliantly dark, psychedelic, paisley underground/outlaw country Newton Gang at 10, the equally eclectic honkytonk/Texas zydeco band the Doc Marshalls at 11 and the reliably surreal, smartly retro, western swing-tined Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at midnight

11/13 soaring, sharply literate, slyly amusing Americana chanteuse Robin Aigner at Barbes with her band, 8:30 PM.

11/13, 8:30 PM the final night of the Vital Vox Fest at Issue Project Room has the Takadimi Duo (Lori Cotler with Glen Velez); Untitled for 2010 by Audrey Chen; Present, Past and Future Sees by Sasha Bogdanowitsch; and Gisburg’s The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Songs performed by Magic Names.

11/13, 9 PM NYC’s most original, exciting blues guitarist, Will Scott – who mines the same dark hypnotic territory as RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough – at 68 Jay St. Bar

11/13, 9 PM Wind of Anatolia feat. Esat Seyho – vocals; Ismail Siglam – baglama; Fatih M. Bayram – guitar; Ozcan Atav – darbuka, bendir, drums playing classic and obscure folk music from all over Turkey at Alwan for the Arts, $15.

11/13, 9 PM Azizah & the Tribal Council play roots reggae at Shrine

11/13 fiery, virtuosic gypsy punk band Kagero at Mehanata, 9:30 PM.

11/13, 10 PM slashingly lyrical, cleverly retro new wave rockers the Larch followed by the recently reinvigorated artrock/funk/noiserock powerhouse System Noise at 11 at the Parkside.

11/13, 10 PM AwShockKiss play Sidewalk – fiery tuneful female-fronted anthemic rock with an 80s vibe that’s not cheesy. They played one of the year’s best triple bills earlier in the year with a couple of Canadian bands, if you can believe that.

11/13, 10:15ish punk/surf/soul/rockabilly rock guitar genius Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside

11/13, 11 PM hip-hop/trance/funk with Thousands of One at Shrine

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, 4 PM new music titans ACME play Philip Glass, Phil Kline, Nico Muhly, and Sarah Kirkland Snider at PS 142, 100 Attorney St., $15.

11/14, 4:45 PM Joel Gregory plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

11/14 violinist Jennifer Choi and pianist Kathleen Supove play Vijay Iyer, Preston Stahly, Jacob TV and Randall Woolf at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea, email for info.

11/14, 6 PM Kirk Knuffke and Kenny Wollesen play trumpet/drums duos at Downtown Music Gallery

11/14, 7 PM violist Jennifer Stumm at Barbes playing Bach, Britten and Ligeti.

11/14, 7:30 PM, dark all-original rockabilly/surf trio Catspaw at the Delancey, downstairs, free (note new venue).

11/14 at Bruar Falls the Moonlighters‘ Bliss Blood’s edgy ukelele night starting at 8 featuring Boston’s clever Craig Robertson, haunting Piaf scholar/accordionist/chanteuse Marni Rice, the hilarious master of oldtime banjo innuendo songs, Al Duvall and Evanescent (Bliss Blood & Al Street)

11/14, 9 PM smart, fiery, politically aware new music chamber orchestra Newspeak play the cd release show for their new one Sweet Light Crude at Littlefield

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

11/14, 9:30 PM the Randy Weinstein Group plays eclectic original harmonica-driven blues and jazz at the Jalopy, $10

11/14 Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

11/15, 7:30 PM the launch party for Meet the Composer Studio feat. previews of new works by Kati Agócs, Marcos Balter, Yu-Hui Chang, Glenn Kotche, Dohee Lee, and Ken Ueno at the 92YTribeca, $15 adv tix rec.

11/15, 8 PM haunting guitar atmospherics with Spooky Ghost at the big room at the Rockwood

11/15, 9ish Semi-Free feat. chanteuse Janine Nichols with guitarist Brandon Ross and Shahzad Ismaily followed by phantasmagorical noir siren Carol Lipnik & Spookarama at 10 and then the equally noir, haunting Sally Norvell at 11 at Small Beast at the Delancey.

11/15, 9 PM the Andrew Rathbun Large Ensemble play the weekly big band jazz extravaganza at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

11/15, 9 PM Americana violinist Hilary Hawke  and her band at Banjo Jim’s.

11/16, 6:30 PM at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec., the 6th annual reading of In C by Terry Riley: you can never have too much Terry Riley, Nick Hallett, Zach Layton, Kathleen Supove, le Poisson Rouge, or In C in your life…..

11/16, 7 PM star jazz violinist/Americana singer Jenny Scheinman at Barbes.

11/16, 9 PM Americana/soul songwriter Jo Williamson followed eventually at 11 by noir accordionist Marni Rice at Banjo Jim’s.

11/16, 9 PM original alt-country crooner Jesse Lenat at the Jalopy, $10.

11/16, 10:30 PM a killer large-ensemble Americana doublebill: on the acoustic side, the Woes; on the more electric one, Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Union Pool

11/16, 11 PM trumpeter Ben Syversen’s amazingly intense noiserock/jazz/Balkan project Cracked Vessel at Korzo in Park Slope/Sunset Park; also at University of the Streets, 130 E 7th St. at 10 PM for $10 on 12/7.

11/17, a murderously good trio show: Jeff “Tain” Watts (drums) Henry Grimes (bass, violin) Scott Robinson (reeds) 8/10 PM at the Stone, $20

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

11/17 eclectic percussionist Jaimeo Brown’s Transcendence – Calcutta meets Alabama – w/guitarist Chris Sholar, tenor sax titan JD Allen at Smalls, 8:30 PM

11/17, 8:30 PM pianist Gabriel Kahane plays new commissions from Timo Andres, Andrew Norman, Yotam Haber, Joseph Hallman, Chris Thile, Shara Worden, Paola Prestini, Brett Banducci, and Ted Hearne along with Schumann’s song cycle Dichterliebe at Issue Project Room, $10.

11/17, 9 PM careening, improvisational Balkan monsters Raya Brass Band at Radegast Hall

11/17, 9 PM darkly anthemic Slovakian rockers Para at Drom, 9 PM, $10 adv tix rec.

11/17, 9 PM Uncle Monk (Tommy Ramone’s bluegrass project) at Banjo Jim’s

11/18 the Hot Club of San Francisco play gypsy jazz 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.

11/18, 7:30 PM altoist Marc McDonald leads a trio with Jim Ridl on piano and Sim Cain on drums at Miles Cafe

11/18, 8 PM Terry Dame (mastermind of the phenomenally psychedelic Electric Junkyard Gamelan) at Barbes playing new works on newly created instruments along with fellow instrument inventor Ken Butler and bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck.

11/18, 8 PM cutting-edge electroacoustic new music ensemble Nextworks (with violinist Cornelius Duffalo and vocalist Joan La Barbara) plays the release show for their latest CD, NxW Live, Vol. 1, with works by Jon Gibson, Leroy Jenkins, and Arthur Russell, and a little-known score by Edgard Varèse at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street (between Bedford St. & 7th Ave. S), $15

11/18, 8 PM torchy, bluesy, no-nonsense piano chanteuse Jeanne Marie Boes at Bar 4 in Brooklyn.

11/18 sultry, smart oldtimey blues/Americana siren Mamie Minch at 9 followed at 10:30 by the utterly unique acoustic gypsy punk Gomorran Aid & Social Pleasure Club at the Jalopy, $10

11/18, 9/10:30 PM up-and-coming soul/jazz reed star Tia Fuller leads her Quintet at the Jazz Gallery, first set $15, second $10.

11/18, 9ish, members of Antibalas, Pimps of Joytime, Zongo Junction, Meta and the Cornerstones, Easy Star All-Stars and Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble play a Gregory Isaacs tribute at Rose Bar in Williamsburg, $5 sugg don.

11/18, 10 PM the electric NY Gypsy All-Stars feat. sensational clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski at Drom, adv tix $10 very highly rec.

11/18 hilarious metal parody band Mighty High at Lit, 10:30 PM – last time they played a Manhattan gig the cops shut them down after 4 songs.

11/19, time TBA, the Amina Claudine Myers/Reggie Nichols Duo and the Wadada Leo Smith Silver Orchestra at Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, $30/$15 srs/stud.

11/19 at Symphony Space, 7 PM (and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 11/20, 7 PM) the NY Phil’s CONTACT series features Alan Gilbert conducting the world premiere of a new work by Magnus Lindberg (a New York Philharmonic commission), and Gerard Grisey’s Quatre Chants Pour Franchir le Seuil, featuring soprano Barbara Hannigan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $20 adv tix highly rec., this will sell out.

11/19, 7:30 PM, amusing, virtuosic oldtimey hokum blues and hillbilly tunes with the Second Fiddles at Hill Country.

11/19, 8 PM soulful twangy country-rock with the Karen Hudson River Band feat. special guest Deb O’Nair of garage rock legends the Fuzztones at Banjo Jim’s at 7 followed eventually at 9 by Austin noir cabaret cello/accordion duo Just Desserts.

11/19, 8 PM Gyan Riley (Terry’s talented guitarist kid) at Barbes.

11/19 a very cool diverse bill at Trash starting at 8 PM with energetic, noisy indie duo Eleanor, the Highway Gimps – the Jesus & Mary Chain meets My Bloody Valentine – Suzanne Beale, then the Shirts (Annie Golden’s new wave legends?) and then at 11 the fiery, hilarious, brilliantly punk/soul inspired anti-gentrification rockers the Brooklyn What, absurdly cheap at $7.

11/19, 9 PM the Highway Gimps – the missing link between My Bloody Valentine and Motorhead – at Tommy’s Tavern in Greenpoint

11/19 legendary late 70s postpunk/dance/trance synth experimentalists Crash Course in Science at Issue Project Room, $10, 9 PM

11/19 bassist Linda Oh leads a trio with Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet and Nasheet Waits on drums at the Jaz Gallery, 9/10:30 PM, $20.

11/19, 9:30 PM noir garage/Americana siren Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons at the Postcrypt.

11/19, 10 PM hypnotic postpunk guitar legends Band of Outsiders followed by the Big Star-inspired janglerock of the Nu-Sonics at 11 at the Parkside.

11/19 soul/funk singer Stephanie Rooker and band at the 92YTribeca, 10ish, $12 adv tix. rec. to benefit Housing Is a Human Right.

11/19, 10ish a cool study in contrasts: funk madness with the MK Groove Orchestra followed by the hypnotic atmospherics of Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber at Coco 66

11/19, 10:30ish noirish, Patti Smith-inspired siren Katie Elevitch at Banjo Jim’s  playing a full band show and promising “improv, experiments, new songs, 1 AM police activity?”

11/19 surf music classics and obscuities with the Boss Guitars at Lakeside, 11 PM.

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

11/20, 3 PM Antisociales (Puerto Rican power-pop), Un Final Fatal (hardcore punk from Puerto Rico), Philly punk band Stockpile at ABC No Rio

11/20, 7 PM NYC noir rock legend LJ Murphy at Banjo Jim’s.

11/20, 7-8:30 blue-eyed soul siren Meg Braun and Red Molly multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Carolann Solebello at Caffe Vivaldi followed at 9 by Kristin Hoffmann and her ornate goth-tinged piano pop.

11/20, 8 PM the reliably amusing Erin & Her Cello at the big room at the Rockwood

11/20, 8 PM the hilarious, lyrically charged, philosophically inclined, sultry cello/guitar trio the Debutante Hour at Barbes

11/20, 8 PM, classical vocal quartet 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 sly acoustic Americana jam band Tall Tall Trees at the Mercury, 8:30 PM, $10

11/20, 9 PM artsy, counterintuitive, lyrically potent, gorgeously melodic 90s style Britrock with Special Patrol Group at Arlene’s

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 an oldschool soul/funk summit: Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band followed by Lee Fields & the Expressions at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $17 adv tix rec.

11/20, 9 PM a female-fronted, more newschool funk doublebill at BAM Cafe with the latin flavored Dawn Drake & ZapOte and Shelley Nicole’s blaKbüshe.

11/20 arguably the most ecstatically fun live band in NYC, “turbo tropical cumbia tangomuffins (?)” Escarioka at Mehanata, 9:30 PM.

11/20 dusky,hypnotoic, hauntingly psychedelic southwestern gothic rocker James Apollo at Sycamore Bar in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, 10 PM, $10

11/20, 10 PM Lenny Molotov – the American Richard Thompson, with his rustic, bluesy songs, virtuosic guitar chops and fiery lyrics – at the Parkside

11/20, 10 PM gypsy punks Karikatura followed by Akilles playing roots reggae at Shrine uptown.

11/20 the bubonically, chronically psychedelic Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad at the Mercury, 10:30 PM, separate admission, $12.

11/20 Spanking Charlene plays their frontwoman Charlene McPherson’s birthday bash at Lakeside, 11 PM. The edgy punk/Americana rockers promise special treats and surprises: you might get to spank Charlene (dangerous idea: she’s not somebody you would want to hit), or she might spank you…

11/20, 11 PM gypsy punks Karikatura followed by Akilles playing roots reggae at Shrine.

11/20, 11 PM psychedelic, sweepingly anthemic, socially aware art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the small room at the Rockwood

11/21, 3 PM the Third Street Philharmonia Orchestra under guest conductor Leslie B. Dunner with soloists Raul Jaurena, bandoneon, Nadav Lev, guitar, and Marguerite Krull, soprano are performing De Falla’s “El Amor Brujo”, Arriaga’s “Los Esclavos Felices,” and Piazolla’s double concerto for guitar and bandoneon.at St. Mark’s Church at 2nd Ave. and 10th St.

11/21 “The belly dance event of the year” feat. Layla Isis, Azza, Laura, Sherine, Marayah, Yowalka and Jaidabacked by the incomparable Zikrayat playing Mohammed Abdel Wahab classics at Galapagos, 7 PM, $15 adv tix very highly rec.

11/21, 7:15 PM amusing, sharply lyrical, satirical torch song/Americana trio the Debutante Hour at the Mercury, $10

11/21 at Bruar Falls the Moonlighters’ Bliss Blood’s edgy ukelele night starting at 8 with the delightfully named Sonic Uke, the satirical Ukemen, Jamie Scandal, Evanescent (Bliss Blood & Al Street with Jim Fryer on horns) and rockers Tom Clark and Craig Chesler (of Clark’s High Action Boys)

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.

11/21 a stunning program of original Azeri music with jazz, Arabic and avant garde tinges: the cd release show for the latest one by violinist Sabina Rakcheyeva (the first Azeri to graduate from Juilliard) and her Ensemble, featuring Kinan Azmeh at Alwan for the Arts, 8 PM, $20

11/21 hilarious cowpunk band Uncle Leon & the Alibis at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

11/22, 8 PM Aimee Mann at the Music Hall of Williamsburg – worth checking to see if there are any scalpers who haven’t been able to unload their $35 tix

11/22 the Marc Cary Focus Trio at the Blue Note, sets 8/10:30 PM, $10 seating avail. Ridiculously cheap way to see the intense, brooding, brilliantly eclectic and melodic jazz pianist in a sonically superb setting.

11/22 west coast gypsy punk/brass hellraisers the Gomorrans at Banjo Jim’s, 8 PM

11/22, 9 PM the lush, surprising, eclectic David Schumacher Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

11/22, 8 PM noir Americana siren/songwriter Jessie Kilguss at Goodbye Blue Monday

11/22 charming oldtimey swing/Americana with Daria Grace and the Pre-War Ponies at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

11/22, midnight, Stringbean & the Stalkers play oldschool Chicago blues harp jams at the Ear Inn.

11/23-28 the Maria Schneider Orchestra at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $35.

11/23, 7:30 PM the phenomenal, intense, Balkan-tinged two-clarinet-and-piano Grneta Duo+ with Vasko Dukovski and Ismail Lumanovski on reeds plus star pianist Alexandra Joan at WMP Concert Hall, 31 E 28th St., $25

11/23 Darker My Love 8 PMish at Webster Hall.

11/23, 8 PM, free, the Mannes Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, Isaac Selya conducting; and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, Taeyoung Lee conducting at Symphony Space, early arrival encouraged

11/23-26 old-fashioned toe-tapping music with the Ken Peplowski/Bucky Pizzarelli quartet at Dizzy’s Club, 8/10 PM, $30 tix avail (11/25 be aware that there’s a prix-fixe Thxgiving dinner requirement as well).

11/23 fascinating, noirish vibraphonist Tom Beckham leads his jazz group at the Cornelia St. Cafe, 8:30 PM

11/23-25 lyrical Jamaican jazz piano legend Monty Alexander leads a quintet at Birdland, sets 8:30/11, $30 seats avail.

11/23, 9 PM Balkan  trumpeter Ben Syversen’s Cracked Vessel – whose noisy, rumbling new album is deliciously intense – at Cafe Orwell, 247 Varet St, Bushwick

11/23, 9:30 PM PUBLIQuartet play Bach Cello Suites arranged for bassoon, Mozart Flute Quartet, arranged for bassoon by Rebekah Heller along with the Britten String Quartet No. 2 at Caffe Vivaldi.

11/23, 10 PM, 90s style melodic Britrock with the Royal Chains at Union Hall.

11/24, 6:30 PM Madalyn Parnas, violin; Cicely Parnas, cello; Yaron Kohlberg, piano play music of Martinu, Hindemith, Lutoslawski, Janácek and Shostakovich at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

11/24, 7:30 PM the Jared Gold organ quintet play Jimmy Smith style grooves at Miles Cafe in midtown

11/24, 8 PM paradigm-shifting pan-Asian avant garde siren Jen Shyu at Barbes, $10, early arrival advised, this will sell out quickly. You want fearless? There’s nobody more fearless on the mic than she is.

11/24 electric blues guitar star Bobby Radcliff, 8 PM at P&G Bar on the upper west

11/24, 9 PM a Guinness-fueled Irish dance party with Shilelagh Law at Connolly’s.

11/24, 9:30 PM anthemic, hypnotic, socially aware Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the big room at the Rockwood.

11/25 hot 20s jazz with the Blues Vipers of Brooklyn, 7:30 PM at the Atrium at Lincoln Center

11/25 bassist Omer Avital leads a combo featuring latin jazz pianist Jason Lindner at Smalls, 9:30 PM

11/26 a good Americana roots doublebill at Hill Country with the oldschool country of the Jack Grace Band at 7:30 followed by the swampy Chicago harmonica blues of BBQ Bob & the Spareribs at 9:30

11/26 a country music summit with Nashville legend Greg Garing at 8 followed by one from NYC, Jack Grace at 10 at Barbes.

11/26 tuneful, ferociously lyrical powerpop siren Patti Rothberg at Caffe Vivaldi, 9:30 PM.

11/27, 8 PM Czech-American choral group Kackala at Barbes: “Hilary Binder as Backdoor Bobbi; Eva Kubesová as Luscious Lucille; Katerina Kubesová as Pretty Pink Pussy; Stacey Rubin as Ruby Royale and Lexa Walsh as Black Belt Betty”

11/27, 9 PM haunting but sometimes playfully fun acoustic Nashville gothic band Bobtown at 68 Jay St. Bar.

11/27, 9/10:30 PM wry, clever jazz trumpeter John McNeil’s Urban Legend at the Cornelia St. Cafe

11/27 charming, innuendo-driven French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins at Pete’s, 10 PM

11/27, 11 PM sprawling funk orchestra Turkuaz at the big room at the Rockwood, $7

11/27 ecstatic, charismatic oldschool Memphis soul revivalists the One and Nines at midnight at Maxwell’s, $8

11/27 oldschool soul duo Dwight & Nicole’s cd release show at the Blue Note, half past midnight, $15. Dwight Ritcher’s purist Steve Cropper guitar and Nicole Nelson’s breathy yet unselfconscious intensity create the kind of ambience you rarely see these days, perfect for a wee hours show like this.

11/28, 3 PM The Queen’s Chamber Trio (Robert Zubrycki, violin; Peter Seidenberg, cello; Elaine Comparone, harpsichord) continues their popular Haydn cycle at St. Marks Church (2nd Ave/10th St.), $25/$12.50 stud/srs/musicians half price.

11/29 nouveau Indian brass band Red Baraat at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, 6 PM arrival advised

11/29, 6:30 PM the Claremont Trio play Beethoven, Ravel, Piazzolla, and New York premieres by Nico Muhly and Donald Crockett at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec. At 10 (separate admission), there’s a benefit for our pals over at Search and Restore featuring a “Night of Round Robin Improvised Duets” w/ Ben Allison (bass) , Steven Bernstein (trumpet) , Ralph Alessi (trumpet) , Jason Lindner (keys) , Tim Lefebvre (bass) , Reid Anderson (bass) , Dan Weiss (drums) , Mark Guiliana (drums) , Roswell Rudd (trombone) , Matt Wilson (drums) , Avishai Cohen (trumpet) and Theo Bleckmann (voice), $30 to a good cause and a good website.

11/29, 9 PM the Middle Eastern/klezmer tinged Idan Santhaus Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

11/30, 6:30 PM Anthony de Mare plays Frederic Rzewski, Jerome Kitzke, Laurie Anderson and Derek Bermel, lyrics by Allen Ginsburg and Oscar Wilde

11/30-12/1 the Peter Bernstein Quartet: Peter Bernstein – guitar; Mike LeDonne – piano; John Webber – bass; Joe Farnsworth – drums at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

11/30 proto-hip-hop lyrical soul/funk legend Gil Scott-Heron at SOB’s, 8 PM, adv tix $30 highly rec.

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

11/30 Yahoos drummer Terry Anderson’s hilarious, smart Americana rock band OAKTeam (a.k.a. the Olympic Ass Kicking Team) at Lakeside, 10 PM

11/30, 10 PM third-wave garage rock with the Greenhornes at Bowery Ballroom, $15.

12/1, 4 PM at Galapagos composer Lisa Bielawa celebrates the releases of two new albums – Chance Encounter and In medias res. “The performance will feature music from both albums including selections from Bielawa’s Double Violin Concerto for violinist/vocalist Carla Kihlstedt and violinist Colin Jacobsen and from Chance Encounter for soprano Susan Narucki and the Knights, as well as Bielawa’s Synopses solo pieces for Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) members pianist Sarah Bob, percussionist Robert Schulz, and harpist Ina Zdorovetchi.” $15

12/1, 8 PM conscious hip-hop with the Peace Poets and Genesis Be, then intense hypnotic Iranian/American psychedelic rockers Haale and the Mast and then literate, politically aware songwriter Stephan Said at Drom, $15

12/1, 8 PM at Issue Project Room, legendary avant-garde composer Luciano Berio’s complete Sequenzas performed by Claire Chase (flute), Shelley Burgon (harp), Daisy Press (voice), Stephen Gosling (piano), Chris McIntyre (trombone) John Pickford Richards (viola), James Austin Smith (oboe), Jennifer Choi (violin), Joshua Rubin (clarinet), and Gareth Flowers (trumpet).

12/1, 8 PM saxophonist Erik Lawrence’s Honey Ear Trio at Barbes

12/2, 2 PM, cellist Friedrich Kleinhapl plays Zemlinsky, Schittke, Beethoven, Gulda and Rachmaninoff at Town Hall, $12.

12/2, 6 PM the legendarily clever Spinal Tap of jazz, the Microscopic Septet at Birdland playing selections from their brand-new cd Friday the 13th: The Micros Play Monk, $20

12/2 Mr. Ho’s Vibraphone quartet (vibraphonist Mr. Ho (Brian O’Neill) Geni Skendo on bass flute/woodwinds, Noriko Terada on percussion, and Jason Davis on acoustic bass) plays Esquivel rarities at Caffe Vivaldi, 7 PM.

12/2-5, jazzy tango nuevo with the Pablo Ziegler Quartet: Pablo Ziegler – piano; Claudio Ragazzi – guitar; Hector Del Curto – bandeon; Pedro Giraudo – bass plus Prometheus Jenkins (12/2-3( and Regina Carter (12/4-5), 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30.

12/2, 8 PM the Spokes, who “may be the most portable group in jazz” at Barbes: Andy Biskin: clarinet; Phillip Johnston: soprano saxophone; Curt Hasselbring: trombone

12/2, 8 PM bluegrass with the Union St. Preservation Society at the National Underground.

12/2 check this out for a bizarrely good doublebill: Williamsburg jazz legends the Old Rugged Sauce open for Geen Ween’s acoustic show at the Knitting Factory, 9 PM, $25.

12/2, 9 PM haunting, hypnotic Middle Eastern chamber rock group Pharaoh’s Daughter at the 92YTribeca, $15 adv tix rec

12/2 fiery improvisational rock siren Katie Elevitch’s birthday show at Banjo Jim’s 10 PM.

12/2 danceable Brazilian/C&W/New Orleans band Nation Beat at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

12/3, 7:30 PM pianist Tatyana Sirota plays Beethoven and Schubert at the Third St. Music School Settlement auditorium, free.

12/3, 7:30 PM singer Lainie Fefferman’s Quartet “Phthia” – a quirky acoustic ensemble of all-star players (Sara Budde on clarinets; James Moore on banjo, guitar, and mandolin; and Missy Mazzoli on melodica) plus ubiquitously good avant clarinetist/reedman Ken Thomson and Slow Fast celebrate the release of their new CD It Would Be Easier If at the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, 124 Henry St., downtown Brooklyn, $10.

12/3 at BB King’s, 8 PM: George Clinton & the P-Funk Allstars

12/3 terse expat Chicago blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Lucille’s, 8 PM.

12/3, 8 PM the Particle Ensemble – Thomas Buckner (baritone), Earl Howard (electronics and saxophones), Mari Kimura (violin and electronics), and J.D. Parran (winds) play premieres by the group members at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street (between Bedford St. & 7th Ave. S), $15/$10 stud/srs.

12/3, Andy Laster’s Yiash play arrangements of early 20th-Century Egyptian pop by Jewish composers Zaki Murad and Dawud Husni, among others, followed by the world premiere of Laster’s new string trio plus works for string quartet and quintet, 8:30 PM at Roulette.

12/3, 8:30 PM literate indie rock songwriter Richard Buckner at the Mercury, $15

12/3 darkly lyrical indie folk songwriter Richard Buckner at the Mercury, 8:30 PM, $12 adv tix rec

12/3 soul, funk and Ethiopian-tinged instrumental grooves with the Budos Band at Bowery Ballroom, 9 PM, $15.

12/3, 9 PM jazz/classical pianist/composer Nicole Zuraitis plays Shrine followed by Zion Judah’s roots reggae grooves.

12/3, 10 PM haunting 1950s/60s style Mexican/Pan-American harmony band las Rubias del Norte at Barbes – their new album Ziguala is a strong contender for best of 2010.

12/3 clever, wry Americana tunesmith Luther Wright & the Wrongs at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

12/3-4, 11:30 PM lyrical soul bandleader Chocolate Genius at Joe’s Pub, $TBA.

12/4, 7 PM noir garage rocker Lorraine Leckie solo acoustic at Banjo Jim’s: “Lets get drunk after cause Christmas is coming and thats always a horror show!!!!”

12/4 haunting, ornate, majestic, lyrically brilliant art-rockers the Snow at 8 PM at Pete’s.

12/4, 8 PM sharp at Barbes – a screening of the new documentary Soul Power, about the legendary 1974 soul concert in Kinshasa, Zaire featuring James Brown, Bill Withers, Celia Cruz, Yomo Toro, Franco, Rochereau, the Spinners, Miriam Makeba.

12/4, 8/9:30 PM klezmer brass with Frank London’s All Star Jew Review at Drom, adv tix $10 highly rec

12/4, 8 PM fiery, smart Chicago style electric blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues

12/4, 8 PM at the Greene Space pianist Fei-Fei Dong and author Gish Jen collaborate on a Global Piano and Literary Salon: All Along the Silk Road, includes a drink (they have good wine here!),

12/4, 8 PM, Beefstock comes to Bay Ridge at 3 Jolly Pigeons, 6802 3rd Ave. for jamband drum legend Joe Filosa’s bday bash feat. Beefheart cover band Shmeefbrain, plus retro soul crew the Nopar King, spectacular all-female noise-punk trio Out of Order, punk/metal monsters Black Death and others.

12/4, 8 PM, Luther Wright & the Wrongs – the clever Canadian acoustic Americana songwriter responsible for the bluegrass version of Pink Floyd’s The Wall – at 68 Jay St. Bar.

12/4, 8 PM the Brentano Quartet plays Schumann: Quartet in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2; Berg: Quartet, Op. 3; Beethoven: Quartet in E flat Major, Op. 127 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, $12.

12/4, 8 PM a choreographed baroque/contemporary concert by Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor, with Joelle Harvey, soprano and the Second Instrumental Unit, that “explores human expression as conceived in baroque terms. Incorporating music, dance, and spoken text, the evening touches upon three questions: How can we communicate our deepest hollows? How can we start a conversation between the internal and the external? How can we make pain beautiful?” Yikes! $20 at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 E 61st St. between York and First Ave.

12/4, 9 PM George Ziadeh – vocals and oud with Tareq Abboushi – buzuq; Amir ElSaffar – santoor and trumpet; Zafer Tawil – violin and percussion at Alwan for the Arts, $15, playing classic Egyptian repertoire including Oum Kaltsoum classics.

12/4, 9 PM smartly aware, funny hardcore punk and hip-hop with Prayers for Atheists at Bowery Poetry Club, $7

12/4 Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock show returns triumphantly to the now-reopened Otto’s; show starts at 9 with Preston Wayne, the Surfalicious Dudes at 10, the North Shore Troubadours at 11 and Thee Icepicks at midnight.

12/4, 9 PM the hilarious, theatrical oldtimey Ukuladies’ cd release show at the Jalopy, $10.

12/4 at 9/10:30 PM and repeating on 12/5 at 8:30 PM the Joel Harrison Septet:Joel Harrison, guitar; Zach Brock, violin; Donny McCaslin, saxophones; Dana Leong, cello; Gary Versace, piano; Stephan Crump, bass; Clarence Penn, drums at the Cornelia St. Café

12/4, 9ish country rock band John Xavier & the Bowerytones followed by ageless, hypnotic, swirling psychedelic punk pioneers Band of Outsiders at Bowery Electric, $10

12/4 growling indie rockers Pink Noise at 9 followed by Senegalese roots reggae grooves from Meta & the Cornerstones at the 92YTribeca, $12

12/4 ska sax legend Dave Hillyard’s Rocksteady 7 at Two Boots Brooklyn, 10 PM.

12/4 ferocious, intense Radio Birdman style garage punk band the Mess Around at Trash, 11 PM

12/4, 11ish oldschool 70s style soul/funk with JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound at Public Assembly.

12/4, 11 PM Antibalas take a break from being the Fela pit band with a gig at le Poisson Rouge

12/5, 2 (two) PM klezmer violin titan the Alicia Svigals Trio at Flushing Town Hall, $16.

12/5, 4:30 PM the Chiara String Quartet plays Gorecki’s String Quartet No. 2 and Huang Ruo’s Calligraffiti (World Premiere) at Galapagos, $15. It’s the second in the ongoing series of Creator/Curator concerts where the Chiaras play a new commission plus other material chosen by the composer.

12/5, 8 PM the gorgeous retro country harmonies of the Sweetback Sisters at the Jalopy, $10

12/5, 8 PM violist Lars Anders Tomter with pianist Nelson Padgett playing Schubert, Britten, Grieg plus the US premiere of Ragnar Söderlind’s Friesiche Landschaft at Church of Christ and St. Stephen’s, 120 W 69th St. (Columbus/Broadway), $15/$10 srs/$5 stud.

12/5 Streams of Whiskey play Pogues classics at 9 followed by Pork Chop Willie’s Mississippi hill country blues at 10 at Spike Hill.

12/5, 10 PM lyrical powerpop monsters John-Severin & the Quiet 1s (who are not so quiet) at Trash.

12/6, 8:30 PM intense, haunting, soaring Americana chanteuse/songwriter Jan Bell at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $10

12/6, 9 PM captivating, hypnotically lyrical noir rocker Alice Texas, Avondale Airforce (Peter Aaron from the Crome Cranks with Stanton Warren) at 10 and then ferociously charismatic siren Vera Beren’s Gothic Chamber Blues Ensemble at 11 at Small Beast at the Delancey

12/6 Ted Leo Pharmacists at 9 followed by the New Pornographers at Terminal 5, all ages, $30 adv tix rec.

12/7, 7 PM jazz/Americana violin multistylist Jenny Scheinman at Barbes

12/7 star reedman Doug Wieselman plays solo at 8 followed at 10 by his Trio S with Jane Scarpantoni on cello and Kenny Wollesen on drums at the Stone, $10.

12/8, 6 PM highly regarded Latvian pianist Vestard Shimkus plays Beethoven, Chopin, Soler and Gershwin at the Yamaha Piano Salon, $TBA.

12/8, 7 PM the Arcos Orchestra play G. F. Handel – Judas Maccabaeus Overture; Samuel Adler – Concertino No 3; Dimitri Terzakis – Nymphs of Night and Fire (world première) and Béla Bartók – Divertimento, free at Temple Emmanu-El, Fifth Ave/65th St.

12/8 a first-rate pop/soul triplebill: British expat Edward Rogers, who really nails the 70s Birmingham sound, followed by multi-instrumentalist/soul singer Don Piper and then sometimes soaring, sometimes haunting, multistylistic Americana/pop siren Maura Kennedy at Bowery Electric, $10

12/8 rustic, hypnotic, cutting-edge Applachian/Balkan harmony sirens AE at 8 followed eventually at 10 by slinky, low-register vintage Cuban band Gato Loco at Union Pool

12/8, 8 PM los Crema Paraiso play funky Venezuelan psychedelic grooves at Shrine.

12/8 Americana rock siren Jo Williamson at 8 PM at Banjo Jim’s followed by Carol Lipnik and Matt Kanelos’ new apocalyptic song project Ghosts in the Ocean.

12/8-9, 9 PM witty oldschool country followed by one of the more popular alt-country bands of the 90s: Hayes Carll followed by the Old 97s at Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT), $25. Tix still available for the 12/10 show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg for the same price.

12/8 hilarious period-perfect early 50s hillbilly rock satirists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

12/9, 7:30 PM, ISSA Sonus Ensemble incl. Laura Falzon (flute); Emily Ondracek (violin); Erik Peterson (viola) and Adrian Daurov (cello), perform the New York premiere of Munir Beken’s A Turk in Seattle and other works by NY women composers at Symphony Space, $15 adv tix rec.

12/9 this month’s Hipster Demolition Night at Public Assembly – NYC’s most consistently entertaining monthly rock show – starts at 8 with the garage rocking Demands, jangly Byrdsophiles Jay Banerjee & the Heartthrobs, psychedelic rockers Whooping Crane and oldschool soul stylists the Solid Set.

12/9, 8 PM lyrical, tuneful, Aimee Mann-inflected songwriter Andrea Wittgens at Caffe Vivaldi

12/9, 8 PM the Weal and Woe: “vintage country, gospel classics and close harmony” at Barbes followed at 10 by Nashville piano/guitar legend Greg Garing.

12/9, 9 PM intense, chromatically charged Veveritse Brass Band’s cd release show at the Jalopy, $10

12/9, 9 PM Americana rocker Serena Jean followed by the surprisingly intricate country sounds of the Basement Band at Spike Hill.

12/10, 7 PM captivating noir rocker Peg Simone at Bowery Poetry Club.

12/10 Tommy Ramone’s Americana duo Uncle Monk at 7 PM at Banjo Jim’s followed eventually by the Big Star style sounds of the Nu-Sonics at 9

12/10, 8ish a heavenly noiserock night with the Sediment Club, Nice Face at 9ish, K-Holes at 10ish and Woman – whose screaming noir blues/noise album from last year was one of our favorites – headlining at 11 or so at Death by Audio.

12/10, 8 PM House of Stride with Allison Leyton-Brown – piano; Russ Meissner – drums; Jim Whitney – upright bass and special guest Daria Grace at Barbes followed at 10 by Red Baraat and their Indian brass band madness.

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.

12/10, 8 PM Latin-Jazz Coalition Big Band led by Demetrios Kastaris performs with special guest, trombonist, Steve Turre; bouzouki player Theofilos Katechis plays folkloric Greek music with jazz trumpeter Yiannis Economides. Making their debut, Conjunto Kathari plays gospel salsa with four trombones at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

12/10, 9 PM anthemic, ridiculously catchy, smartly lyrical highway rock band Wormburner at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec. If Springsteen still wrote good songs he’d sound like these guys.

12/10 sly banjo-driven acoustic Americana jam band Tall Tall Trees followed by the funky Brooklyn Qawwali Party and then the eclectically danceable Brazilian/C&W/New Orleans sounds of Nation Beat at Littlefield, 9 PM, $10 adv tix rec.

12/10, 10 PM smart eclectic Americana chanteuse Julia Haltigan at the small room at the Rockwood.

12/10 raucous, virtuosic barrelhouse blues with the 4th St. Nite Owls at Two Boots Brooklyn, 10 PM.

12/10 innovative yet retro latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly at Rose Bar in Williamsburg, 10 PM

12/10 sharply lyrical, dark indie popsters Elizabeth & the Catapult followed by retro torchy soul chanteuse April Smith & the Great Picture Show at Maxwell’s, 10:e0 PM, $10 adv tix rec.

12/11 hypnotic, tuneful, torchily captivating indie pop/downtempo trio Mattison play their 7″ release show at Cake Shop

12/11, 8 PM the Microscopic Septet at the Gershwin Hotel, playing “at least two sets” of selections from their brand-new cd Friday the 13th: The Micros Play Monk, $25

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

12/11 klezmer/bluegrass titan Andy Statman at Barbes, 8 PM, $10.

12/11, 9 PM, Abdel Rahim Boutat on the Algerian loutar plus Ahmed Sahel and Adel Bror on the bandir playing hypnotic, haunting sounds at Alwan for the Arts, $15

12/11, 9 PM Finotee play roots reggae followed by conscious hiphop/groove band Thousands of One.

12/11 dark low-key Americana-tinged rock with Mad Juana at Bowery Electric, 10 PM

12/11, 10 PM scorchingly noisy, distantly Balkan tinged avant jazz/rock with Ben Syversen’s Cracked Vessel at Freedom Garden, 294 Troutman St, Bushwick.

12/11 punk/rockabilly/surf guitar genius Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside, 10:15ish

12/11, 11 PM art-rock songwriter Christina Courtin at the big room at the Rockwood.

12/12, 4 (four) PM the reliably fun, satirical Lascivious Biddies at the small room at the Rockwood. Torchy pianist/singer Abby Payne plays her cd release show there later at 9.

12/12, 7 PM the Enso String Quartet at Barbes followed at 9 by gypsy guitar powerhouse Stephane Wrembel

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.

12/12, 8 PM BedStuy Ewe play Afrobeat at Shrine.

12/12 darkly torchy Americana rock siren Essie Jain at Glasslands, 11ish.

12/12, 11:30 PM artsy noir rock legends Elysian Fields at Joe’s Pub.

12/13, 7 PM new music guitar styles Gyan Riley at Barbes followed at 9:30 by the incomparably fun 70s Peruvian style chicha/surf band Chicha Libre

12/13, 7:30 PM the Sospiro Winds plus violinist Miranda Cuckson and pianist Aaron Wunsch, playing music of Gyorgi Ligeti at Advent Church, 93rd and Broadway, 7:30 PM, free.

12/13, 7 PM at Galapagos the American Modern Ensemble presents “an evening of sextets by eight of America’s most talented composers under 40” incl. A Matter of Truth by New York’s own Hannah Lash, OK Feel Good by Jonathan Newman and Robert Paterson’s Sextet, inspired by criminals on Route 66 as well as Action Figure by Washington DC based composer Armando Bayolo and Haiku Catharsis by Philadelphia composer David Ludwig, as well as Chris Chandler’s the resonance after…, the winning work of AME’s Fifth Annual Composition Competition. All of the composers will be in the audience, $20

12/13, 8ish at the Knit, hilarious, politically incorrect X-rated faux girl-group punks Cudzoo & the Fagettes,$10

12/14, 9 PM alt-country husband-and-wife duo Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis at Bowery Ballroom, $25.

12/14 Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade play torchy swing jazz and countrypolitan songs at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

12/15 cruel choice at 7 PM at the Rockwood: intense lyrical rocker Matt Keating in the small room or haunting Middle Eastern tinged art-rock trio Deoro feat. chanteuse Dina Fanai in the big one? Maybe shuttle between rooms?

12/15, 9:30 PM at the Tank: Dialogues of Silence by Sabrina Lastman, Armored Old Banger by Marcos Wasem & Out of the Word, into the Sound by Ernesto Estrella Cózar: existentialist multiamedia poetry; poems based on excerpts taken from interviews to Israeli soldiers on duty in checkpoints in the occupied territories during the 02-03 intifada and sonically reprocessed poems from the Hispanic tradition, $10

12/16, 1 PM pianist Akimi Fukuhara plays a free lunchtime show at Trinity Church.

12/16, singer-songwriter Rebecca Martin airs out her jazz book with Bill McHenry on tenor sax and Larry Grenadier on bass, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

12/16-17, 8 PM and repeating on 12/18 at 2 PM and 8 PM, the Paul Winter Consort plays their annual solstice shows at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine with Armenian vocalist Arto Tunçboyaciyan, gospel singer Theresa Thomason and the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, who lit up the show last year. The Consort includes Paul Winter, soprano sax, double-reed master Paul McCandless, Eugene Friesen on cello, keyboardist Paul Sullivan, percussionists Jamey Haddad and Bill Cahn and Tim Brumfield on the Cathedral’s pipe organ. $35 tix avail.

12/16-18, 7:30 PM and repeating 12/19 at 3 PM, Craig Harris’ God’s Trombones – a musical interpretation of James Weldon Johnson’s 1927 collection of poems – at Aaron Davis Hall uptown, $35 adv tix highly rec.

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.

12/16 Brubeck-esque jazz composer and pianist Fahir Atakoglu at Drom, 9 PM, $25 adv tix rec

12/16, 9/10:30 PM the Alan Ferber Nonet with Strings at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

12/16, 10 PM jazz/Americana guitarist/banjoist Matt Munisteri at Barbes

12/16, 10:30 PM AwShockKiss at the Mercury, $10. Retro 80s anthemic pop in the best possible retro way – good tunes, catchy choruses, a soulful, fiery frontwoman in Kiri Jewell and smart songwriting by multi-instrumentalist Stef Bassett. Last spring they played one of the best shows we’ve seen this year.

12/17, 7:30 PM Erin & Her Cello’s full-band “holiday spectacular” at the big room at the Rockwood.

12/17 the amazingly psychedelic Electric Junklyard Gamelan with their hypnotic beats and homemade instruments at Barbes 8 PM followed at 10 by the carnivalesque hot 20s jazz sounds of Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra

12/17, 80s Americana rock legends Beat Radio followed by the raucous acoustic Americana of the Woes at Rock Shop in Gowanus, 8 PM, $TBA

12/17, 9 PM Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays his incredibly clever English translations of Georges Brassens song feat. special guests Joel Favreau (Brassens’ lead guitarist), and Jean Jacques Franchin at the 92YTribeca, $15.

12/17-18, 9/10:30 PM jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi’s Invocation: Vijay Iyer, piano; Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone; Johannes Weidenmueller, bass; Dan Weiss, drums at the Cornelia St. Café, $15

12/17, Causing A Tiger: Carla Kihlstedt (violin, vocals) Matthias Bossi (drums, piano, vocals) Shahzad Ismaily (electric bass) 10 PM at the Stone, $10.

12/17 the Boss Guitars play surf classics and obscurities at Lakeside, 11 PM

12/18 this year’s New York area Unsilent Night procession takes place on December 18, leaving at 7 PM at the arch at Washington Square Park and marching to Tompkins Square Park. Arrival by about 6:40 PM is advised.

12/18 at Trash hilarious, ferocious anti-gentrification rockers the Brooklyn What’s monthly kick-ass rock night starting with the Proud Humans at 8 followed by New Atlantic Youth, Pistols 40 Paces, the Highway Gimps (the missing link between My Bloody Valentine and Motorhead), the Brooklyn What and then Mussles. Open bar on PBR/wells from 8-9. What a great night.

12/18, 8 PM the ferociously funny, politically charged all-star Citizens Band at Highline Ballroom, $35.

12/18, 8 PM legendary third-wave ska/soul band the Slackers at Brooklyn Bowl, $12 tix rec.

12/18, 8 PM the NY Philharmonic’s exciting cutting-edge new music series Contact at Symphony Space, $21.

12/18, 8 PM and repeating 12/19, 3 PM Trio Vela play Mozart, Tschaikovsky and Rachmaninoff’s legendary Trio Elegiaque at Bargemusic, $35, $30 srs./$15 stud

12/18, 10 PM Roots Vibration play roots reggae at Shrine.

12/18 the hellraising Jack Grace Band play classic 60s style country from their excellent new album Drinking Songs for Lovers at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

12/18 smart, funny, X-ish Americana punk rockers Spanking Charlene at Lakeside, 11 PM

12/18, midnight, lyrical Americana rocker Derek James and band at the big room at the Rockwood. His first album was excellent. His second one was beautifully produced but not so good. Worth seeing what he’s up to now.

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.

12/19, 8 PM dreampop with Su (ex-Susu), assaultive free jazz with Talibam and then legendary psychedelic/noir rocker Martin Bisi with his old pal Bill Laswell at the Knit, $8 dirt cheap

12/19, 10 PM noirish art-folk siren Larkin Grimm and legendary, charismatic noir psychedelic art-rocker (and Sonic Youth producer) Martin Bisi at the Knit.

12/21, 9 PM charming, virtuosic oldtimey swing/blues band Lake Street Dive at the small room of the Rockwood followed by torchy chanteuse Marilyn Carino and bassist Ben Rubin of Mudville – who sound like Goldfrapp but better – at 11.

12/21, 9 PM Americana pop/rocker Craig Chesler, Bliss Blood’s barrelhouse blues project Delta Dreambox at 10 and then boisterious oldtimey trombonist J. Walter Hawkes at the Jalopy, $5

12/22, 9 PM intense, unpredictable Balkan party band Raya Brass Band at Radegast Hall.

12/22, 9:30 PM trombonist Alan Ferber leads his tuneful, cutting-edge Nonet at Smalls

12/23, 7:30 PM the Sweet Divines’ Holiday Soul Spectacular with special guests Maxine Brown and Eli “Paperboy” Reed at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, get there early.

12/23 lush, romantic, innuendo-driven French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins at Barbes at 8.

12/23 a rare reunion show by one of the best bands ever to come out of NYC, the Hangdogs – the missing link between Waylon Jennings and the Dead Kennedys – at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

12/24 Bill Ware – the noir genius from the Jazz Passengers – leads his vibraphone combo at Puppets Jazz Bar, 9 PM.

12/24 eclectic world music/Middle Eastern/rock guitarist Demir Demirkan at Drom, 10 PM, $25 adv tix rec.

12/25, 8:30 PM at the Sixth St. Synagogue the unstoppable big-band golem Ayn Sof Arkestra & Bigger Band, trumpet star Frank London’s Hasidic New Wave, the klezmer/bop synthesis of Paul Shapiro’s Midnight Minyan, ancient/modern Jewish power trio Rashanim with Jon Madof on guitar, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz on bass and Mathias Kunzli on drums, and Pitom, guitarist and composer Yoshie Fruchter’s Jewish jazz-punk-country-metal hybrid. Acts will probably perform in reverse order. $20 adv tix very highly rec.

12/26 kick-ass intelligent hip-hop with Strong Arm Steady, Jean Grae and Talib Kweli plus special guests at Highline Ballroom, 10PM, adv tix $22 very highly rec.

12/26, 10:30 PM colorful, phantasmagorical metal satirists Gwar at the Nokia Theatre, $22.50.

12/27 Daria Grace’s charming obscure swing revivalists the Pre-War Ponies at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

12/28-30 the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM $30 ($35 on 12/30); 1/2 he’s playing a new trio show with Neel Murgai on sitar and Sameer Gupta on tabla.

12/28, 9:30 PM the John Farnsworth Quartet with Jeremy Pelt: John Farnsworth – tenor sax , Jeremy Pelt – trumpet , Lucas Brown – organ , Peppe Merolla – drums at Smalls

12/28-30 the annual rent party at the Stone. A cynic would say this is a lot of usual suspects – but it’s a hell of a cast of suspects! Ned Rothenberg, Sylvie Courvoisier, Dave Douglas, Peter Evans, Erik Friedlander, Brandon Ross, Zeena Parkins, etc., and John Zorn leading the jams. $20, sets at 8/10 PM, check the club calendar for the various nights’ lineups.

12/30 the Grey Race at the small room at the Rockwood 10 PM.

12/30 eerie bluespunks the Five Points Band at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

12/31 at Puppets Jazz Bar “legendary jazz all-stars playing all night long” which is no joke – and it’s free and you get champagne at midnight, no cover but donations to help pay the rent are gladly accepted

12/31 the most lyrical and probably most cost-effective New Years Eve show is Black 47 at Connolly’s – they’re just far enough away from Times Square amateur city for you to make your getaway via an east side train.

12/31 the gypsiest New Years Eve show is at Mehanata with Kagero at 9:30 PM.

12/31 the most goth New Years Eve show in NYC is Kristin Hoffmann and NLX at Caffe Vivaldi, 10ish

12/31 the most bang for your buck New Years Eve show is at Maxwell’s with the Detroit Cobras at 10:30 followed by the Fleshtones, $20 adv tix at the club and at Other Music.

12/31 the only possibly tourist/gentrifier-free New Years Eve show  in the East Village is Tammy Faye Starlite’s side-splittingly funny Stones cover band the Mike Hunt Band at Lakeside, 11 PM

12/31 this year’s most danceable New Years Eve show is retro 60s latin soul/bugalu revivalists Spanglish Fly at Barbes, 11 PM, $15.

12/31 if you want to avoid the tourists on the LES on New Years Eve, the Birdhive Boys are playing bluegrass at the National Underground, 11 PM

1/1 Gogol Bordello at Terminal 5, 10 PM, $35 adv tix onsale now.

1/5 “Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune,” the new film about the iconic lyrical rocker premieres at the IFC Center (a.k.a. the Waverly

1/7-8/11 Winter Jazzfest is coming; just to give you a heads-up, last year’s (known as the Undead Jazz Festival) was amazing by all accounts.

1/9 Globalfest at Webster Hall, 3 stages including Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal, Creole Choir of Cuba, Diblo Dibala, Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole, La-33, Mustafa Özarslan (U.S. debut), Novalima, Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda, Pedro Martinez Project (not the ex-Red Sox hurler), RAM, Red Baraat, Rhythms of Rajastan, Yoro Ndiaye (U.S. debut), tix $35 before Nov 30 at the World Music Institute box office.

1/13 hypnotic Middle Eastern psychedelic rockers the Mast at Joe’s Pub

1/15 8 PM Tim Fite and O’Death at the Bell House $10 adv tix rec

1/15, 9 PM Elizabeth & the Catapult at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15.

1/24/11 the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) at Advent Church, 93rd and Broadway, 7:30 PM, free.

1/28 hypnotic roots reggae grooves with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, 8 PM at the Nokia Theatre, $25

1/28, 9 PM cellist Marika Hughes plays the cd release show for her two new ones at the 92YTribeca with an unbelievable ensemble: Kyle Sanna—guitar, Shahzad Ismaily—guitar, Todd Sickafoose—bass, Mathias Kunzli—drums, plus special guests Jim Campilongo—guitar, Charlie Burnham—violin, Mazz Swift—violin, Jessica Troy—viola, Elana Arian—violin and Jenny Scheinman—violin, $12

2/2 Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica, the “world’s only ensemble dedicated to the space-age big band music of Juan Garcia Esquivel,” 8 PM at Barbes.

2/4/11, 9 PM jazz/third-stream chanteuse/composer Sara Serpa with a first-rate band: Andre Matos- guitar; Kris Davis- piano; Matt Brewer-bass; Tommy Crane- drums, at the Cornelia St. Cafe. Serpa is scary-good, one of the most original singers and writers in any style around these days: her latest album with noir jazz piano legend Rank Blake is transcendent.

2/21 the Enso Quartet at Advent Church, 93rd and Broadway, 7:30 PM, free

3/18/11, 8 PM, repeating 3/19/11 at 9 PM at Symphony Space, legendary Lebanese expat oud icon/composer Marcel Khalife in the US premiere of his Concerto Al Andalus for oud and orchestra; Armenia’s most renowned kanun (zither) virtuoso, Karine Hovhannisyan, performing the concerto for kanun and orchestra by Khachatur Avetisyan; and clarinetist David Krakauer playing the NY premiere of the Klezmer Concerto by Ofer Ben-Amots for strings, harp, percussion and clarinet; plus the eclectic Orchestra Celebrate, conducted by Laurine Celeste Fox, $25 adv tix avail. at the World Music Institute box office and highly rec.

3/18/11 Richard Thompson at NJPAC in Newark – $35 tix still available according to their website

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NYC Live Music Calendar for October/November 2010

We have a more updated calendar for November and December right 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:

Saturdays in November, 11/6, 13 and 20, reliably charming oldtimey/Hawaiian harmony band the Moonlighters at the Loving Cup Cafe in Williamsburg with Jim Fryer (Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, Boardwalk Empire) on horns.

Sundays there’s a klezmer brunch at City Winery, show starts around 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 through May of 2011 the series of free organ concerts at 5:15 PM continues most every week (holidays excepted) at St. Thomas Church, 53rd St. and 5th Ave.

Sundays in November steampunk goddess Bliss Blood of the Moonlighters plays with her new project Evanescent feat. Al Street (of Spacemen 3) on guitar at Bruar Falls starting at 8ish along with featured performers including Jamie Scandal, Craig Robertson, J. Walter Hawkes, Al Duvall, Not Waving But Drowning, the Ukemen and Marni Rice. Essentially, this is Small Beast relocated to Williamsburg. Kudos to Bliss for bringing so much coolness to such an unexpected location.

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.

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 Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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 November 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 November 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.

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, a global mix of veteran and up-and-coming talent.

Tuesdays in November Balkan brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party  play Barbes at 9. Get here as soon as you can as they’re very 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 November 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 November 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 Bulgarian sax powerhouse Yuri Yukanov and the Grand Masters of Gypsy Music, 10 PM, $10.

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, 10 PM Bliss Blood of the Moonlighters does her Delta Dreambox blues project – lately a uke/guitar duo – at Two Boots Brooklyn

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, 11 PM lush, atmospheric, socially aware, Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the Rockwood; they’re at Trash on 10/8 at 9

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 compositions by Julia Wolfe: Stronghold, for 8 double basses (performed by Robert Black and the Hartt Bass Band); LAD, for 9 bagpipes (performed solo with accompanying pre-recorded bagpipes by Matthew Welch); Dig Deep, for string quartet (performed by the JACK Quartet) 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, 9 PM punk klezmer with Yid Vicious at Spike Hill. They’re at Otto’s on 10/5 at 11.

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, 7:45 sharp the NYC premiere of director Miao Wang’s new film Beijing Taxi with original score by Stephen Ulrich – this generation’s Bernard Herrmann – and Itamar Ziegler at the IFC Theatre, 6th Ave. and W 3rd St., including a live performance by Ulrich Ziegler.

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

10/4, 9 PM avant cellist/songwriter Valerie Kuehne at Small Beast at the Delancey.

10/4-6 jazz trumpet demolition with the Peter Evans Trio at Zebulon, 11ish

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 veteran literate Irish singer-songwriter Andy White at the small room at the Rockwood, 7 PM – his show here earlier this year was pretty impressive.

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.

10/5-10 captivating and frequently dark jazz pianist Jason Moran & the Bandwagon at the Vanguard, 9/11 PM, $25

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

10/5 a killer gypsy punk/ska en Espanol doublebill with Callejera at 10 followed by Karikatura at 11 at Fontana’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, 7 PM solo latin jazz piano with Arturo O’Farrill followed at 8:15 by the reliably clever John McNeil Quintet at Puppets Jazz Bar

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

10/6 the Dave Liebman Big Band at Iridium playing the cd release show for their bracingly atmospheric new one As Always, 8:30 PM.

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

10/6 Nashville gothic rocker and ominous Ninth House baritone frontman Mark Sinnis plays 10 PM at Alor Cafe, 2110 Richmond Rd, Staten Island

10/6, 11 PM hilarious, literate, innuendo-loving oldtimey ragtime banjo songwriter Al Duvall at Pete’s

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, 1 PM pianists Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva perform works by Infante, Schumann, and Brahms at Trinity Church, free

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

10/7, 7 PM celebrated Filipino pianist Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz plays Haydn, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt and Copland at the Yamaha Piano Salon, $10 sugg don.

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, 8 PM mighty innovative, reliably interesting blues/jazz guitarist Marvin Sewell plays a rare solo show at the Stone, $10

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.

10/7, 11 PM thoughtful, rustic, literate oldtimey songwriter Andrew Vladeck at the small room at the Rockwood.

10/8, 7:30 new music bassist Eleonore Oppenheim (of Victoire) plays solo with effects, works by Florent Ghys, David Lang, Jenny Olivia Johnson, and Wil Smith; vocalist Lesley Flanigan sings and improvises from her beguiling new album Amplifications at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St., downtown Brooklyn, $10

10/8-9 Greg Tate’s psychedelic jazz megaplex Burnt Sugar “freaks the James Brown songbook” at the Apollo Theatre, 7:30 PM, $15

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

10/8, 8 PM the reina of Afro-Peruvian music, Eva Ayllon at Town Hall, $35 tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

10/8, 8 PM Americana soul rockers the Smooth Maria’s cd release show at the big room at the Rockwood followed eventually by the rustic, bluesy Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at 10

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 a soul summit, old meets new: 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 the reliably charming, harmony-driven, oldtimey Hawaiian-flavored Moonlighters at Sycamore Bar in Ditmas Park, 9 PM, $10

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 rockabilly legend 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 vintage 60s  honkytonk sounds of 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, day two of the soul summit: 9ish Eli Paperboy Reed plus oldschool soul singers Betty Harris, Harvey Scales, Renaldo Domino, with the Sweet Divines at the Bell House, $20 adv or $40 2-day pass rec.

10/9, 9 PM Shmaptain Sheefheart (Beefheart cover band feat. members of Love Camp 7 and Plastic Beef) followed by the Nopar King at 9:45, groovy funkmeisters Baby Daddy at 10:30, then more Nopar King and Shmaptain S. plus a Beatles/Lennon jam in honor of his 70th birthday at 1 AM at 3 Jolly Pigeons, 6802 3rd Ave., Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

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, 9 PM hypnotic intense Mississippi hill country style blues guitarist Will Scott at 68 Jay St. Bar.

10/9, 9 PM always amusing faux-French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Rock Shopin Gowanus, $10.

10/9 vintage honkytonk harmony goddesses the Sweetback Sisters at Union Pool, 10 PM.

10/9, 10 PM powerhouse Raya Brass Band trumpeter/composer Ben Syversen (whose intense, noisy new album Cracked Vessel is one of the year’s best) at I-Beam in Gowanus, $10

10/9, 10 PM a “surprise band from Mali” at Zebulon – Tinariwen? Vieux Farka Toure? How do you say “anybody’s guess” in Tamashek?

10/9 adventurous, mightily tuneful new jazz quintet the Flail at Smalls, 10:30 PM – they did a live album here and it was great.

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 Leonard Cohen protege, Egyptian-Canadian chanteuse Neema plays Rock Shop, time TBA

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, 9 PM noir cabaret chanteuse/accordionist Marni Rice, the explosive and charismatic Vera Beren’s Gothic Chamber Blues Ensemble and then Low Society feat. ex-John Cale guitarist Sturgis Nikides at Small Beast at the Delancey

10/11 jazz guitarist Russ Spiegel leads his Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge, 9:15 PM

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

10/12 the adventurous Osso String Quartet followed by rock piano titan Greta Gertler’s deliciously lush, eclectic art-rock band the Universal Thump at Rock Shop, 8 PM $10.

10/12, 8:30 PM at the Tank “Janel & Anthony, an experimental cello and guitar duo comb their knowledge of jazz, surf, rock, free improvisation, Japanese traditional music, as well as western, Persian and Indian classical music.”

10/12-24 the Bill Charlap Trio at the Vanguard, 9/11 PM, $25.

10/12, 9:30 PM tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser & vibrophonist Behn Gillece play the cd release show for their excellent new boudoir jazz album at Smalls.

10/12, 10:30 PM Siouxsie-esque rocker/bassist Yula Beeri and the Extended Family at the big room at the Rockwood.

10/12, 11ish literate Americana rockers Fist of Kindness at Local 269

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 virtuosically eclectic Russian/gypsy/tango/jazz behemoth Ljova & the Kontraband at the Stone, $10, early arrival advised, this will sell out

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

10/13, 8 PM darkly ambient Bowie collaborator and guitarist Gerry Leonard, a.k.a. Spooky Ghost at the big room at the Rockwood

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

10/13, 9 PM confrontational, intense jazz with Talibam followed by artsy, creepy indie rockers Deerhoof at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

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, 10 PM soulful, bluesy Americana chanteuse Serena Jean Southam followed at 11 by the first-class alt-country Basement Band at Spike Hill

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

10/13, 11 PM darkly rustic Americana trio Rescue Bird at the small room at the Rockwood.

10/14, 1:30 PM, dark chamber pop songwriter Jeremy Messersmith plays a live show streaming online at his site, a good way to spend part of your lunch hour if you’re at a computer.

10/14, 7 PM noir avant-garde siren 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 this month’s Hipster Demolition Night, arguably the best rock show of the year, starts at 8 at Public Assembly with Jay Banerjee & the Heartthrobs – the missing link between the Byrds and the Raspberries – followed by the garage intensity of the Neutron Drivers and the Doughboys, ferociously smart, funny, anti-gentrification punk rockers the Brooklyn What and oldschool 60s soul rockers Love Struck headlining at midnight.

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 two very, very different Americana vocal icons: 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.

10/14 at midnight the Xylopholks – in their day-glo furry suits, playing vibraphone versions of oldtimey swing jazz – at the big room at the Rockwood

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, 7:30 PM the Cassatt Quartet plays music by contemporary Mexican composers including Altar de Muertos by Gabriela Ortiz, and the premiere of Cartas de Frida, by Samuel Zyman at Symphony Space, $29 tix rec, $15 under 30/$10 stud/srs.

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, crazed Balkan dance mavens Raya Brass Band at 9 PM at China1 Antique, 50 Ave B on the LES

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 amazingly authentic early 60s Bakersfield style honkytonk band the Dixons at Southpaw, $12. They’re also at Union Pool on 10/29.

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, 7 PM pioneering new-music chamber trio Janus at Joe’s Pub playing the cd release show for their new one I Am Not.

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, 7:15 PM hypnotic, sly, minor-key gypsy/klezmer/blues/reggae improvisers Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues.

10/16, 8 PM the Shanbehzadeh Trio plays hypnotic, swirling traditional southern Persian music at Symphony Space, $32/$20 stud/srs.

10/16 a ferociously good garage/punk night at Trash starting at 8 PM with the Edison Rocket Train feat. Jon Spencer, the Radio Birdman-influenced Mess Around at 9 and then retro soulsters Mighty Fine at 10,$7

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 Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra playing Mahler’s 5th Symphony and Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto, Denis Matsuev at the keys at NJPAC in Newark, $29 seats avail.

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, 9 PM innovative new big band jazz with the Gotham Wind Symphony at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

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

10/16, 9:30 oldtimey ragtime fun with the 2 Man Gentlemen Band’s cd release show at Southpaw, $10

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, 10 PM Buru Style plays roots reggae at Spike Hill

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

10/16 NYC’s answer to X – but with better vocals – Spanking Charlene at Lakeside 11 PM.

10/17, 2 PM cellist Maya Beiser & pianist Pablo Ziegler in Canyengue: the Soul of Tango at PS 321 Auditorium, 180 7th Ave., Brooklyn, $15

10/17, 4:45 PM Daniel Brondel plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

10/17, 6 PM drummer Kresten Osgood plays a duo show with Oliver Lake on sax at Downtown Music Gallery

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.

10/17, 9:30 PM the Almeda Trio play Shostakovich, Copland and Schoenfeld at le Poisson Rouge, $10.

10/18, 6 PM Sarah Kirkland Snider’s cd release show for her new one feat. Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond at le Poisson Rouge. Two sets: “Beautiful Mechanical” by Son Lux; “Proven Badlands” by Annie Clark (NYC premiere); “Clearing, Dawn, Dance” by Judd Greenstein (NYC premiere); “Song” by Gabriel Kahane; “Presto” by Son Lux. The second set features Shara Worden performing Kirkland Snider’s Penelope in its entirety.

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, 8 PM.

10/18, 9ish ex-Mephiskapheles alto sax player Alexander McCabe plays the cd release show for his gorgeously retro new one Quiz at Rosie O’Grady’s Limerick Bar, 149 W. 46th St.

10/18, 7:30 PM, Trio Hotteterre (Immanuel Davis, baroque flute; Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord, a “new baroque instrument trio will perform works by French composers of the 18th century. Even if you are a fan of period instruments, you may never have heard this music performed live on a French style flute, gamba, and Franco/Flemish harpsichord at French pitch (a whole tone below modern pitch!).” Works by Jacques-Martin Hotteterre, Jacques Morel, Louis de Caix d’Hervelois and François Couperin at Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St.

10/18 smart literate Americana/folk/blues band the Sometime Boys’ cd release show – with cabaret/art-rock star Sarah Mucho of ferocious and recently reinvigorated System Noise on vocals –  8 PM at Don’t Tell Mama, free, reservations very highly recommended to 212-757-0788, 4-9 PM daily.

10/18, 9 PM the Noriko Ueda Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

10/18, 10 PM fiery, lyrical noir rock siren Randi Russo and band at Bowlmor Lanes, 110 University Place (12th & 13th Sts), $7 or $24 for the show and unlimited bowling

Starting 10/19 noisy, edgy female-fronted dancepunk band Deluka are in town for Colossal Musical Joke a.k.a. CMJ. Four shows. They’re at the Delancey on 10/19, at Matchless on 10/20, at Fontana’s on 10/22 and at Bowery Electric on 10/23.

10/19, 6 (six) PM wickedly smart lyrical indie pop songwriter Linda Draper and band at the Knitting Factory, $10

10/19 alt-country hellraiser Carolyn Mark backed by the similarly-inclined Jack Grace Band at Lakeside, 7 PM. She’s also at Banjo Jim’s on 9/21 at 8 PM.

10/19 hypnotic Indian psychedelic jazz/trance group Namaskar’s cd release party – with the reliably excellent Marc Cary on keys – at Aaron Davis Hall uptown, 7:30 PM, free w/rsvp.

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.

10/19, 10 PM at the Stone “Sanda Weigl experimental Romanian gypsy music ‘Alo Malo:’: Sanda Weigl (voice) Shoko Nagai (piano, accordion) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) Stomu Takeishi (electric bass)”

10/20 French dark psychedelic pop trio Revolver at Cake Shop, free, 4:30ish – be aware that this is a CMJ show and that the place may be full of losers with badges.

10/20 literate, stark cello rockers Pearl & the Beard at 5 (five) PM at Spike Hill for all you unemployed or late shift people

10/20 a killer triplebill at the Rodeo Bar starting at 8 with the vintage 60s country of the Jack Grace Band followed by the creepy noir guitar wizardry of the Jim Campilongo Electric Trio at 10 and then an equally dazzling if funnier guitarist, 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.

10/20 smart, politically-charged lyrical duo Left on Red at the Bitter End, 9 PM

10/21, 6 PM retro soul superstar Eli Paperboy Reed at le Poisson Rouge, $12

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 separate sets by 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 Yonder Mountain String Band at the Nokia Theatre, 8 PM

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 smart, lyrical, aggressive Chicago powerpop/rock/funk band Jonny Rumble – who have an excellent album out this year on rockproper – at Local 269, 11 PM

10/22, 11 PM eclectically captivating Americana chanteuse Julia Haltigan plays the small room with her excellent band at the Rockwood

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.

10/22 Ghostface Killah and a bunch of his homies at B.B. King’s, midnight-ish, $27 adv tix rec.

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, 6:30 PM, Bahian dance band monsters Dende & Hahahaes at SOB’s, $10

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

10/23 guitar god/lyrical songwriting icon Richard Thompson at the Town Hall, 8 PM $36.50 tix still avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc. as/of 10/1 – get yours now.

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 literate nouveau-popsters Elizabeth & the Catapult at 9 at the big room followed at 10 by the bluesy Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds and eventually by sprawling funk orchestra Turkuaz at midnight

10/23, 8:30 PM at Roulette “experimental kotoist Miya Masaoka premieres a new work for two kotos with Akiko Sasaki, and Channeling Scelsi, an interpretation of his 1965 composition Ygghur originally written for cello and arranged for 25 string koto; new work for Laser Koto.” $15

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 ferocious noir guitarist and first-rate lyrical songwriter Nathan Halpern (of Kerry Kennedy’s band) at Pete’s.

10/23 Egyptian vintage film music revivalists Zikrayat with Salma Habib on vocals and Youssef Kassab on percussion playing material from their new album Cinematic at Alwan for the Arts, 9 PM, $20 adv tix highly rec.

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 Tris McCall – New Jersey’s ferociously lyrical keyboard-slinging immortalizer, with his band – at Maxwell’s, 10 PM

10/23 Chicago style blues triple threat Johnny Allen – soul vocals, impeccable taste, killer lead guitar – at Terra Blues, 10 PM

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 slashingly lyrical, brooding, intense, yet sometimes jaunty and funny songwriter Erin Regan at Sidewalk

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

10/24 Patrick Kreeger plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 4:45 PM.

10/24, the Mark O’Connor Quartet plays innovative bluegrass-based works for strings at 6 PM at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St., $35

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

10/24 8:30 PM at Banjo Jim’s, a first-rate bill with the psychedelic, witty, lyrical, utterly unique Lianne Smith, Americana rocker Tom Clark, nuevo-mod British songwriter Huw Gower and rockabilly chanteuse/host Monica Passin (of the Monicats).

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, 9 PM a typically marvelous dark rock night starting at 9ish with the ghoulish, garagey Dead Sextons, Nashville gothic crooner Mark Sinnis and then the extraordinary, charismatic, roaring fire of Vera Beren’s Gothic Chamber Blues Ensemble at Small Beast at the Delancey.

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 oldtimey jamband Vermont Joy Parade play Pete’s at 9 followed by Dr. Gasp and his cemetery blues Halloween spectacular

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

10/26-31 new generation jazz piano star Gerald Clayton with his Trio at the Vanguard, 9/11 PM, $25.

10/28-29 Steven Bernstein’s Millenial Territorial Orchestra at the Green Room at the 45 Bleecker St. Theatre (Mulberry/Mott) possibly doing Sly Stone stuff off their recently recorded album

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, Guitarist Jay Vilnai and bassist Reuben Radding will perform “a night of musical explorations of standards from the Balkans, Africa, the Middle East and Brooklyn” at the Castello Plan, 1213 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, free

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, 9:30 PM lyrical trumpeter Alex Sipiagin and Group at Smalls

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

10/29, 2 (two) PM Vittorio Forte plays Schumann, Clementi and the complete Chopin waltzes at the Yamaha Piano Salon, free

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

10/29, 7:30 PM at Alice Tully Hall, Alondra de la Parra conducts the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas doing a rare US performance of the complete Carlos Chávez Caballos de Vapor Suite; Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait (Chris Noth, narrator) and Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto for Orchestra , tix $15/up. Their new cd reached #2 on the pop charts in Mexico, the first time a classical recording cracked the top 100 there!

10/29, 8 PM intriguing indie chamber-pop band Colorform play and paint live at 440 Studios #4D, 440 Lafayette Street, just below Astor Place, “a pretty chill evening with free wine, music, and art.”

10/29, 8 PM third-wave ska with the Royal City Riot, Hub City Stompes, Pietasters & Toasters at B.B. King’s, $15 adv tix rec.

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

10/29, 9 PM, slinky, moody, downtempo/shoegaze rock trio El Jezel at Spike Hill.

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 clarinetist Thomas Piercy and his trio at Caffe Vivaldi playing Piazzolla and other composers from his eclectic new Caffe cd

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, 5 PM a solo show by guitarist/frontwoman Debra from Devi – who’s a hell of an acoustic player – at the Downtown Live Halloween Party in Jersey City, details TK

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

10/30, 8 PM at Symphony Space a dynamite choice of Halloween show with Alessandra Belloni and I Giuliari di Piazza doing witches’ dances and all sorts of sepulchral singing and dancing from ancient Italy

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

10/30, 8 PM the Omni Ensemble plays Jai Vilnai’s concerto for flute and piano along with works by Gorecki, WC Handy (?!?) and the Debussy Cello Sonata at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave, Park Slope

10/30, Celtic chanteuse Susan McKeown plays songs from her new concept album about darkness and madness at Symphony Space, 8 PM, $28 adv tix rec.

10/30, 8 PM Czech chamber music stars the Skampa Quartet play Haydn: Quartet Fragment in Dm, Op. 103; Dvorak: Quartet in G Major, Op. 106; Shostakovich: Quartet No. 8 in c minor, Op. 110 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, $12

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 band 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 first-wave girlpunk/punk-funk legends the Bush Tetras at 9 PM at Bowery Electric.

10/30, 9:30 PM a raucous cowpunk doublebill with I’ll Be John Brown followed by the Nightmare River Band at Spike Hill

10/30, 10 PM virtuosically innuendo-driven oldtimey blues/harmony/country goddesses 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, 4:45 PM Christopher Dekker plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Organ music in a gothic cathedral on Halloween, yum.

10/31, 6 PM, Jacob Wick and Nate Wooley play a duo show at Downtown Music Gallery.

10/31, 8 PM Vermont Joy Parade play “suspender swing” at Banjo Jim’s

10/31, 11 PM System Noise play Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust album all the way through at the Producers Club at 44th St. and 9th Ave., discount tix $15 at showclix.com with promotional code “starman.” These shows are legendary and this one will sell out. Refunds for tix at the previously scheduled venue, the now-shuttered 45 Bleecker Theatre are available from broadwayoffers.com.

10/31, 8:30 PM the Thrift Store Cowboys play jangly, Morricone-esque southwestern gothic rock at Union Hall

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.

10/31, 10 PM this year’s ultimate Halloween concert is at the Stone with Jen Shyu (vocals) and Mark Dresser (bass). Slasher avant jazz.

10/31 glimmering, catchy, sultry, artsy downtempo piano pop with Mattison at Pete’s at midnight.

11/1 Elvis Costello’s 8:30 PM show at the Greene Space – his only NYC live date on this tour – is sold out, but you can watch the show live here.

11/2, 2 (two) PM the Afiara Quartet plays Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5; John Halle: Spheres; Dan Becker: Lockdown; Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op.13 at Merkin Concert Hall, $16

11/2, 7:30 PM at le Poisson Rouge: the cd release show Enescu Reimagined – the pioneering Romanian composer reinterpreted by a bunch of like-minded jazz peeps: Joyce Hammann – violin; Mat Maneri – viola; Andrew Bishop – tenor sax; Ralph Alessi – trumpet; Lucian Ban – piano; John Hébert – bass; Badal Roy – tabla; Gerald Cleaver – drums

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, 9 PM NYC all-star banda norteno Banda de los Muertos followed by the Mexican-American Go Go’s, Pistolera at Zebulon

11/2 Clinic do their newfound chamber pop thing at Bowery Ballroom, 9ish, $15. They’re at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 11/3 for the same price. Adv tix available at the Mercury.

11/3 sharp, smoky, literate, Aimee Mann-inflected chamber rockers Elizabeth & the Catapult at Joe’s Pub

11/3 Kent Tritle conducts the MSM Symphony and Symphonic Chorus in Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, 7:30 PM at Manhattan School of Music, $10.

11/3-7 Christian McBride & Inside Straight: Steve Wilson – saxophones; Warren Wolf – vibraphone; Christian Sands – piano; Christian McBride – bass; Carl Allen – drums at the Jazz Standard sets, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25

11/3 torchy chanteuse Sari Schorr at Southpaw 8:30 PM with Liberty DeVito from Billy Joel’s band (good player, actually) on drums

11/3, 9 PM, haunting, mesmerizing, intense improvisational somewhat noir rock siren Katie Elevitch at Banjo Jim’s.

11/4, 6 PM a screening of Fred Zara’s new documentary film Average Community about Italian-American kids in decaying NJ cities in the punk and hardcore scenes, at the John D. Calandra Italian-American Institute, 25 W 43rd St. (5th/6th Ave.).

11/4, 8 PM artsy, smart, funny pop siren Elaine Romanelli at Banjo Jim’s followed by Americana chanteuse Drina Seay with diversely talented, ubiquitous lead guitarist Homeboy Steve Antonakos at 9.

11/4, 8 PM intense yet emotionally diverse piano powerhouse Karine Poghosyan plays DeFalla, Komitas and Stravinsky at the Church of the Ascension, 221 W 107th St., 8 PM, $10 sugg don

11/4 celebrated Brazilian pianist Marcelo Bratke and Camerata Brasil play a Villa-Lobos retrospective at Carnegie Hall, 8 PM, $30 includes free cd/dvd box set.

11/4 tuneful, intense, smart powerpop from the Brooklyn What’s John-Severin & the Quiet 1s at Union Hall, 8 PM

11/4, 8 PM, an amazing Middle Eastern-flavored triplebill: vintage Egyptian film music revivalists Zikrayat,  rockers Raquy & the Cavemen and then hypnotic groove/trance band Copal playing the cd release for their new one at Drom, $15 adv tix highly rec.

11/4 bluegrass band Hot Rize play their first NYC show in ten years at B.B. King’s, 9 PM, $25 adv tix rec.

11/4, 9 PM DIY rock legend R. Stevie Moore followed by the equally legendary Brute Force playing the cd release show for the reissue of his 1967 debut album (also including bonus tracks including the legendary banned single The King of Fuh, produced by George Harrison), at Secret Project Robot, 210 Kent Ave. (corner of River St., enter through the loading dock), Williamsburg. Does this mean that the bedhead-and-trust-fund set has discovered these guys and thinks they’re kitschy?

11/4, 9 PM Evanescent (the Moonlighters’ Bliss Blood’s new project with Al Street of Spacemen 3) at Castello Plan, 1213 Cortelyou Rd. (Argyle/Westminster) in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, 2 1/2 blocks from the B/Q train. They’re also here on 11/18.

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

11/4, 7 PM long-running retro 60s R&B revivalists the Brilliant Mistakes at the big room at the Rockwood

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, 7 PM the comedic, virtuosic Erin & Her Cello at the small room at the Rockwood

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 are SOLD OUT. Good for them.

11/5, 9:30 PM fiery Nashville gothic rockers Ninth House at the Knitting Factory, get on the guest list for $5 (half price)

11/5, 11 PM Exit Clov at the big room at the Rockwood.

11/6 Serial Underground (Jed Distler, Celia Cooke, Kathleen Supove) plus the cd release for the new one Reflections by the wonderful violinist Ana Milosavljevic at the Cornelia St. Cafe, 6 PM, $10

11/6 jazz pianist Vijay Iyer solo at Flushing Town Hall, free, 7 PM, early arrival highly advised.

11/6 noir rocker night: Lorraine Leckie at Banjo Jim’s 7 PM followed by Carol Lipnik and Spookarama at 8.

11/6, 8 PM Adela y Lupita at Barbes – violin/guitar/vocals in the classic Mexican tradition of Las Hermanas Huertas or Lena y Lola

11/6, 8 PM Adrienne Cooper plays the cd release show for her new Yiddish song cd at Drom with an all-star band: Marilyn Lerner (piano) Mike Winograd (clarinet), Benjy Fox-Rosen (bass), Avi Fox-Rosen (guitar), Patrick Farrell, (accordion), Chris Berry (drums), Jon Singer (marimba), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Sarah Mina Gordon (back-up vocals), $15 adv tix rec.

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

11/6 a doublebill at the Parkside starting at 8 with – gasp – two jangly bands influenced by middle-period REM who actually don’t suck, the louder Cementhead followed by the janglier Electric Engine at 9

11/6 surf music night at Otto’s has been moved to the Delancey in the wake of the fire: for a cheap $5 cover you can see the amazingly multistylistic Tarantinos NYC at 9, the ferociously macabre Coffin Daggers at 11 and the equally intense El Muchacho at midnight.

11/6, 9 PM: Jay Banerjee & the Heartthrobs’ cd release show at Crash Mansion. Not only is Banerjee the best rock promoter in town (his Hipster Demolition Nights will be legendary someday), he’s also a first-class powerpop/janglerock songwriter with a Byrds fixation. Which is a very good thing. This typically first-class quadruple bill begins at 9 with the Neutron Drivers followed by the Naturals at 10, the Hotcakes at 11 and then Banerjee and his band at midnight

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

11/6 Dance and Music Performance – Raqs Arabi: Karim Nagi and the Arab Dance Seminar at Alwan for the Arts, 9 PM, $20.

11/6, 9:30 PM clever, sometimes funny experimental pop duo Goli – marimba/cello/vocals – at Caffe Vivaldi, 9:30 PM.

11/6, 11 PM the Subway Surfers – instrumental rockers who are more subway than surf – at Lakeside.

11/6 soaring, ethereal, anthemic, socially aware art-rock band My Pet Dragon play 11 PM at the Cameo Gallery. Their Saturday residency here last winter was intense.

11/6, 1 AM (wee hours of 11/7, actually) Streams of Whiskey at Arlene’s playing Pogues classics.

11/7 violin/cello duo the Tiger Lilies play western and Indian classical music at Caffe Vivaldi, 6 PM

11/7, 6:30 PM Bloodshot Records’ annual BBQ at the Bell House feat. (probably in reverse order) the Bottle Rockets, Graham Parker, Cordero, the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir and Lydia Loveless, $10.

11/7 at Bruar Falls the Moonlighters’ Bliss Blood’s edgy ukelele night starting at 8 featuring Jamie Scandal, Evanescent (Bliss Blood & Al Street) and ambitiously noirish gypsy punk/cabaret band Not Waving But Drowning.

11/7, 8 PM low-register (tuba/baritone guitar/baritone sax/bass) vintage Cuban revivalists who play excellent originals in the same vein, Gato Loco at Bowery Poetry Club.

11/7, 8 PM bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley at B.B. King’s, $29.50 adv tix highly rec.

11/7 and 11/14 violinist to the stars, Susan Mitchell at Caravan of Dreams (the vegetarian place that doesn’t believe in salt or spices) on E 6th St., just east of Sidewalk, 8 PM

11/7 Memphis groove band and Booker T. soundalikes the City Champs at Rose Bar.

11/7, 9 PM powerpop guitar god Pete Galub plus band at Banjo Jim’s

11/7 cutting-edge trombonist Josh Roseman with Peter Apfelbaum on organ and bass plus Dave Treut on drums and special guests at Zebulon, 9:30ish.

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, 7 PM.

11/8, 7:30 PM the Borromeo Quartet playsWebern: Quartet in E flat major for String Quartet, Langsamer Satz; Bartok, String Quartet #6; Beethoven, String Quartet Op. 95, “Serioso,” free at Advent Lutheran/ Broadway United Church, NE corner of Broadway/93rd St.

11/8 the reliably inspired, innovative Sospiro Winds play quintets by Ravel, Haas, Barber, and Villa-Lobos (a composer whose work they really excel at) at CUNY’s Elebash Hall, 365 Fifth Avenue (34th/35th), 8 PM.

11/9 underground Manhattan songwriting legend Willie Nile 7 PM at Joe’s Pub, full band show, $25.

11/9, 8 PM at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall classical guitar luminary Benjamin Verdery plus students playing world premieres and works by nine Yale composers: Martin Bresnick; Aaron Jay Kernis; Ezra Laderman; David Lang; Ingram Marshall; Jack Vees; Kathryn Alexander; Samuel Adams, $15 tix avail.

11/9 authentically oldschool LES punk/folk acoustic rocker Donna Susan at Banjo Jim’s, 8 PM

11/9-10 bassist Kyle Eastwood (Clint’s kid – he’s actually good, like his dad) and band at the Blue Note

11/9 haunting gothic Americana with Whispering Tree at R Bar, 11 PM.

11/10, 8 PM Americana chanteuse Stephanie Finch followed by her longtime bandmate/mentor, guitar monster Chuck Prophet – one of the few players in the world who can solo for ten minutes straight and leave you wanting more – at Union Hall, $12

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, 9ish hypnotic, intense noise-rock band Adult Themes – who mix swoopy organ with fuzz bass, screaming guitar and surprisingly interesting drums – at Coco 66

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

11/10 oldschool country satirists/revivalists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

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

11/11, 7:30 PM Paul Rosenthal, violin and Kazuko Hayami, piano play sonatas by Bach, Taneyev and Beethoven at the marvelous Gilded Age confines of the Fabbri Library, 7 E 95th St.

11/11-13, 8:30 PM it’s the Vital Vox fest of avant-garde vocal music at Issue Project Room, 8:30 PM, $10. The 11/11 program includes Inner Chapters performed by Jen Shyu; Songs for Double Bass and Voice by the Dirty Projectors’ Nat Baldwin; River of Painted Birds by Sabrina Lastman; and The Art of the Diff by Chris Mann.

11/11 Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye at Southpaw – benefit for FortnightJournal.com

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

11/11-12, 8 PM Trio Vela (Olga Vinokur, piano; Asmira Woodward Page, violin; Amy Barston, cello) play trios by Lera Auerbach, Victoria Bond, Lili Boulanger, Germaine Tailleferre, and Joan Tower at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

11/11 the diversely bluesy, captivating Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds’ cd release show at Sullivan Hall

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.

11/11, 9 PM dark, pensive songwriter Stephanie Finch and then Chuck Prophet – arguably the greatest American rock lead guitarist right now – at 10 at Bowery Electric, $12 adv tix highly rec.

11/11, 9 PM literate southwestern gothic rocker Tom Shaner at Lakeside

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

11/11, 9 PM neo-bluegrass with Trampled by Turtles followed by the Infamous Stringdusters at Bowery Ballroom, $15.

11/11, 10 PM Nation Beat frontwoman Liliana Araujo’s Forro de Madame project at Barbes

11/11 noir retro rock menace with the Reid Paley Trio at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

11/12 the Orchestra of St. Luke’s plays an all-Faure program at St. Thomas Church including the iconic Requiem along with the Cantique de Jean Racine

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, 8 PM literate funk/soul songwriter Chocolate Genius with his band at the Bell House, $15.

11/12 edgy acoustic songwriter Jessi Robertson plays her birthday show at Bar 4, 8 PM.

11/12, 8:30 PM the Vital Vox Fest at Issue Project Room continues with Inflections in a Vibratory Field by Samita Sinha; Improvisations 11-12-10 by C Spencer Yeh; and Gatekeeper by Joan La Barbara

11/12, 8:30 PM the Ghazal Ensemble feat. Kayhan Kalhor and Shujaat Hussain Khan at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $38 tix avail.

11/12-13 Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at the Jazz Gallery, 9 PM, $20.

11/12, 9 PM hilarious, lyrically intense lyrical rock songwriters: Marcellus Hall followed by Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby at Bowery Electric, $12 adv tix highly rec.

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, 8:30 PM.

11/13, 8:30 PM the final night of the Vital Vox Fest at Issue Project Room has the Takadimi Duo (Lori Cotler with Glen Velez); Untitled for 2010 by Audrey Chen; Present, Past and Future Sees by Sasha Bogdanowitsch; and Gisburg’s The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Songs performed by Magic Names.

11/13, 9 PM Wind of Anatolia feat. Esat Seyho – vocals; Ismail Siglam – baglama; Fatih M. Bayram – guitar; Ozcan Atav – darbuka, bendir, drums playing classic and obscure folk music from all over Turkey at Alwan for the Arts, $15.

11/13, 10:15ish punk/surf/soul/rockabilly rock guitar genius Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside

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

11/13, 11 PM hip-hop/trance/funk with Thousands of One at Shrine

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, 4 PM new music titans ACME play Philip Glass, Phil Kline, Nico Muhly, and Sarah Kirkland Snider at PS 142, 100 Attorney St., $15.

11/14 violinist Jennifer Choi and pianist Kathleen Supove play Vijay Iyer, Preston Stahly, Jacob TV and Randall Woolf at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea, email for info.

11/14 7 PM violist Jennifer Stumm at Barbes playing Bach, Britten and Ligeti

11/14 at Bruar Falls the Moonlighters‘ Bliss Blood’s edgy ukelele night starting at 8 featuring Boston’s clever Craig Robertson, haunting Piaf scholar/accordionist/chanteuse Marni Rice, the hilarious master of oldtime banjo innuendo songs, Al Duvall and Evanescent (Bliss Blood & Al Street)

11/14, 9 PM smart, fiery, politically aware new music chamber orchestra Newspeak play the cd release show for their new one Sweet Light Crude at Littlefield

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

11/14 Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

11/15, 7:30 PM the launch party for Meet the Composer Studio feat. previews of new works by Kati Agócs, Marcos Balter, Yu-Hui Chang, Glenn Kotche, Dohee Lee, and Ken Ueno at the 92YTribeca, $15 adv tix rec.

11/15, 9ish Semi-Free feat. chanteuse Janine Nichols with guitarist Brandon Ross and Shahzad Ismaily followed by phantasmagorical noir siren Carol Lipnik & Spookarama at 10 and then the equally noir, haunting Sally Norvell at 11 at Small Beast at the Delancey.

11/15, 9 PM Americana violinist Hilary Hawke  and her band at Banjo Jim’s.

11/16 at le Poisson Rouge the 6th annual reading of In C by Terry Riley: you can never have too much Terry Riley, Nick Hallett, Zach Layton, Kathleen Supove, le Poisson Rouge, or In C in your life…..

11/16, 7 PM star jazz violinist/Americana singer Jenny Scheinman at Barbes.

11/16, 9 PM Americana/soul songwriter Jo Williamson followed eventually at 11 by noir accordionist Marni Rice at Banjo Jim’s

11/16, 11 PM trumpeter Ben Syversen’s amazingly intense noiserock/jazz/Balkan project Cracked Vessel at Korzo in Park Slope/Sunset Park; also at University of the Streets, 130 E 7th St. at 10 PM for $10 on 12/7.

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

11/17, 9 PM darkly anthemic Slovakian rockers Para at Drom, 9 PM, $10 adv tix rec.

11/17, 9 PM Uncle Monk (Tommy Ramone’s bluegrass project) at Banjo Jim’s

11/18 the Hot Club of San Francisco play gypsy jazz 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.

11/18, 8 PM Terry Dame (mastermind of the phenomenally psychedelic Electric Junkyard Gamelan) at Barbes playing new works on newly created instruments along with fellow instrument inventor Ken Butler and bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck

11/18, 8 PM torchy, bluesy, no-nonsense piano chanteuse Jeanne Marie Boes at Bar 4 in Brooklyn.

11/18, 10 PM the electric NY Gypsy All-Stars feat. sensational clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski at Drom, adv tix $10 very highly rec.

11/19, time TBA, the Amina Claudine Myers/Reggie Nichols Duo and the Wadada Leo Smith Silver Orchestra at Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, $30/$15 srs/stud.

11/19 at Symphony Space, 7 PM (and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 11/20, 7 PM) the NY Phil’s CONTACT series features Alan Gilbert conducting the world premiere of a new work by Magnus Lindberg (a New York Philharmonic commission), and Gerard Grisey’s Quatre Chants Pour Franchir le Seuil, featuring soprano Barbara Hannigan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $20 adv tix highly rec., this will sell out

11/19 a very cool diverse bill at Trash starting at 8 PM with energetic, noisy indie duo Eleanor, the Highway Gimps – the Jesus & Mary Chain meets My Bloody Valentine – Suzanne Beale, then the Shirts (Annie Golden’s new wave legends?) and then at 11 the fiery, hilarious, brilliantly punk/soul inspired anti-gentrification rockers the Brooklyn What, absurdly cheap at $7.

11/19, 8 PM soulful twangy country-rock with the Karen Hudson River Band feat. special guest Deb O’Nair of the Fuzztones at Banjo Jim’s at 7 followed eventually at 9 by Austin noir cabaret cello/accordion duo Just Desserts.

11/19, 8 PM Gyan Riley (Terry’s talented guitarist kid) at Barbes.

11/19, 10ish a cool study in contrasts: funk madness with the MK Groove Orchestra followed by the hypnotic atmospherics of Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber at Coco 66

11/19, 10:30ish Katie Elevitch at Banjo Jim’s full band show promising “improv, experiments, new songs, 1 AM police activity?”

11/19 surf music classics and obscuities with the Boss Guitars at Lakeside, 11 PM.

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

11/20, 3 PM Antisociales (Puerto Rican power-pop), Un Final Fatal (hardcore punk from Puerto Rico), Philly punk band Stockpile at ABC No Rio

11/20, 7 PM NYC noir rock legend LJ Murphy at Banjo Jim’s.

11/20, 7-8:30 blue-eyed soul siren Meg Braun and Red Molly multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Carolann Solebello at Caffe Vivaldi followed at 9 by Kristin Hoffmann and her ornate goth-tinged piano pop.

11/20, 8 PM the hilarious, lyrically charged, philosophically inclined, sultry cello/guitar trio the Debutante Hour at Barbes

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 artsy, counterintuitive, lyrically potent, gorgeously melodic 90s style Britrock with Special Patrol Group at Arlene’s

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 an oldschool soul/funk summit: Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band followed by Lee Fields & the Expressions at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $17 adv tix rec.

11/20, 9 PM a female-fronted, more newschool funk doublebill at BAM Cafe with the latin flavored Dawn Drake & ZapOte and Shelley Nicole’s blaKbüshe.

11/20 Spanking Charlene plays their frontwoman Charlene McPherson’s birthday bash at Lakeside, 11 PM. The edgy punk/Americana rockers promise special treats and surprises: you might get to spank Charlene (dangerous idea: she’s not somebody you would want to hit), or she might spank you…

11/20, 11 PM gypsy punks Karikatura followed by Akilles playing roots reggae at Shrine.

11/21, 3 PM the Third Street Philharmonia Orchestra under guest conductor Leslie B. Dunner with soloists Raul Jaurena, bandoneon, Nadav Lev, guitar, and Marguerite Krull, soprano are performing De Falla’s “El Amor Brujo”, Arriaga’s “Los Esclavos Felices,” and Piazolla’s double concerto for guitar and bandoneon.at St. Mark’s Church at 2nd Ave. and 10th St.

11/21 at Bruar Falls the Moonlighters’ Bliss Blood’s edgy ukelele night starting at 8 with the delightfully named Sonic Uke, the satirical Ukemen, Jamie Scandal, Evanescent (Bliss Blood & Al Street with Jim Fryer on horns) and rockers Tom Clark and Craig Chesler (of Clark’s High Action Boys)

11/21 Zikrayat plays dance instrumentals of Mohammed Abdel-Wahab at Galapagos

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.

11/21 hilarious cowpunk band Uncle Leon & the Alibis at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

11/22 the Marc Cary Focus Trio at the Blue Note, sets 8/10:30 PM, $10 seating avail. Ridiculously cheap way to see the intense, brooding, brilliantly eclectic and melodic jazz pianist in a sonically superb setting.

11/22 charming oldtimey swing/Americana with Daria Grace and the Pre-War Ponies at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

11/23-28 the Maria Schneider Orchestra at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $35.

11/23, 7:30 PM the phenomenal, intense, Balkan-tinged two-clarinet-and-piano Grneta Duo+ at WMP Concert Hall, 31 E 28th St., $25

11/23 Darker My Love 8 PMish at Webster Hall.

11/23-25 lyrical Jamaican jazz piano legend Monty Alexander leads a quintet at Birdland sets 8:30/11, $30 seats avail.

11/23, 9:30 PM PUBLIQuartet play Bach Cello Suites arranged for bassoon, Mozart Flute Quartet, arranged for bassoon by Rebekah Heller along with the Britten String Quartet No. 2 at Caffe Vivaldi.

11/24, 8 PM paradigm-shifting pan-Asian avant garde siren Jen Shyu at Barbes, $10, early arrival advised, this will sell out quickly.

11/24, 9 PM a Guinness-fueled Irish dance party with Shilelagh Law at Connolly’s.

11/26 a country music summit with Nashville legend Greg Garing at 8 followed by one from NYC, Jack Grace at 10 at Barbes

11/26 tuneful, ferociously lyrical powerpop siren Patti Rothberg at Caffe Vivaldi, 9:30 PM.

11/27, 8 PM Czech-American choral group Kackala at Barbes: “Hilary Binder as Backdoor Bobbi; Eva Kubesová as Luscious Lucille; Katerina Kubesová as Pretty Pink Pussy; Stacey Rubin as Ruby Royale and Lexa Walsh as Black Belt Betty”

11/27 oldschool soul duo Dwight & Nicole’s cd release show at the Blue Note, half past midnight, $15. Dwight Ritcher’s purist Steve Cropper guitar and Nicole Nelson’s breathy yet unselfconscious intensity create the kind of ambience you rarely see these days, perfect for a wee hours show like this.

11/28, 3 PM The Queen’s Chamber Trio (Robert Zubrycki, violin; Peter Seidenberg, cello; Elaine Comparone, harpsichord) continues their popular Haydn cycle at St. Marks Church (2nd Ave/10th St.), $25/$12.50 stud/srs/musicians half price.

11/30-12/1 the Peter Bernstein Quartet Peter Bernstein – guitar; Mike LeDonne – piano; John Webber – bass; Joe Farnsworth – drums at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

11/30 proto-hip-hop lyrical soul/funk legend Gil Scott-Heron at SOB’s, 8 PM, adv tix $30 highly rec.

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

11/30, 10 PM third-wave garage rock with the Greenhornes at Bowery Ballroom, $15

12/2, 2 PM, cellist Friedrich Kleinhapl plays Zemlinsky, Schittke, Beethoven, Gulda and Rachmaninoff at Town Hall, $12.

12/2 Katie Elevitch’s birthday show at Banjo Jim’s 10 PM.

12/3 soul, funk and Ethiopian-tinged instrumental grooves with the Budos Band at Bowery Ballroom, 9 PM, $15

12/4, 8 PM, Beefstock comes to Bay Ridge at 3 Jolly Pigeons, 6802 3rd Ave. for jamband drum legend Joe Filosa’s bday bash feat. Beefheart cover band Shmeefbrain, plus retro soul crew the Nopar King, spectacular all-female noise-punk trio Out of Order, punk/metal monsters Black Death and others.

12/4, 8 PM the Brentano Quartet plays Schumann: Quartet in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2; Berg: Quartet, Op. 3; Beethoven: Quartet in E flat Major, Op. 127 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, $12.

12/4, 9 PM an “Evening of Tarab” (ecstasy) with levantine singer/multi-instrumentalist George Ziadeh at Alwan for the Arts

12/5, 2 PM klezmer violin titan the Alicia Svigals Trio at Flushing Town Hall, $16

12/6 Ted Leo Pharmacists at 9 followed by the New Pornographers at Terminal 5, all ages, $30 adv tix rec.

12/8-9, 9 PM witty oldschool country followed by one of the more popular alt-country bands of the 90s: Hayes Carll followed by the Old 97s at Bowery Ballroom, $25

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.

12/10, 8 PM Latin-Jazz Coalition Big Band led by Demetrios Kastaris performs with special guest, trombonist, Steve Turre; bouzouki player Theofilos Katechis plays folkloric Greek music with jazz trumpeter Yiannis Economides. Making their debut, Conjunto Kathari plays gospel salsa with four trombones at Flushing Town Hall, $15

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

12/11 Amazigh Music of Morocco at Alwan for the Arts

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.

12/14, 9 PM alt-country husband-and-wife duo Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis at Bowery Ballroom $25

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.

12/16-18, 7:30 PM and repeating 12/19 at 3 PM, Craig Harris’ God’s Trombones – a musical interpretation of James Weldon Johnson’s 1927 collection of poems – at Aaron Davis Hall uptown, $35 adv tix highly rec.

12/18, 8 PM legendary third-wave ska/soul band the Slackers at Brooklyn Bowl, $12 tix rec.

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.

12/31 the most lyrical and probably most cost-effective New Years Eve show is Black 47 at Connolly’s – they’re just far enough away from Times Square amateur city for you to make your getaway via an east side train.

12/31 this year’s most danceable New Years Eve show is retro 60s latin soul/bugalu revivalists Spanglish Fly at Barbes, 11 PM, $15

1/7-8/11 Winter Jazzfest is coming; just to give you a heads-up, last year’s (known as the Undead Jazz Festival) was amazing by all accounts.

1/9 Globalfest at Webster Hall, 3 stages including Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal, Creole Choir of Cuba, Diblo Dibala, Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole, La-33, Mustafa Özarslan (U.S. debut), Novalima, Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda, Pedro Martinez Project (not the ex-Red Sox hurler), RAM, Red Baraat, Rhythms of Rajastan, Yoro Ndiaye (U.S. debut), tix $35 before Nov 30 at the World Music Institute box office

3/18/11, 8 PM, repeating 3/19/11 at 9 PM at Symphony Space, legendary Lebanese expat oud icon/composer Marcel Khalife in the US premiere of his Concerto Al Andalus for oud and orchestra; Armenia’s most renowned kanun (zither) virtuoso, Karine Hovhannisyan, performing the concerto for kanun and orchestra by Khachatur Avetisyan; and clarinetist David Krakauer playing the NY premiere of the Klezmer Concerto by Ofer Ben-Amots for strings, harp, percussion and clarinet; plus the eclectic Orchestra Celebrate, conducted by Laurine Celeste Fox, $25 adv tix avail. at the World Music Institute box office and highly rec.

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