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JAZZ, CLASSICAL MUSIC AND THE ARTS IN NEW YORK CITY

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stephane Wrembel plays Sundays at Barbes at 9. He’s something of an institution here, plan on arriving EARLY, 45 minutes early isn’t too soon since the whole bar gets packed fast. The guitarist has few if any equals as an interpreter of Django Reinhardt, but it’s where he takes the gypsy jazz influence in his own remarkably original, psychedelic writing – and what he brings to the Django stuff – that makes all the difference. One of the most interesting players in any style of music, anywhere in the world.

Every Sunday the Ear-Regulars, led by trumpeter Jon Kellso and (frequently) guitarist Matt Munisteri play NYC’s only weekly hot jazz session starting around 8 PM at the Ear Inn on Spring St.  Hard to believe, in the city that springboarded the careers of thousands of jazz legends, but true. This is by far the best value in town for marquee-caliber jazz: for the price of a drink and a tip for the band, you can see world-famous players (and brilliant obscure ones) you’d usually have to drop $100 for at some big-ticket room. The material is mostly old-time stuff from the 30s and 40s, but the players (especially Kellso and Munisteri, who have a chemistry that goes back several years) push it into some deliciously unexpected places.

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

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

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

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

Mondays at the Delancey on the main floor, 8:30 PMish it’s Small Beast, NYC’s edgiest and most vital rock and rock-oriented scene, founded by Botanica frontman and master of menace Paul Wallfisch. It’s an international mix of some of the most intelligent (and frequently darkest) performers passing through town. It’s free and there’s always some kind of drink special or freebee. If you wish Tonic was still open, the Beast is keeping the flame alive.

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

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at the Vanguard the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra – composer Jim McNeely’s reliably good big band vehicle – plays 9/11 PM, $30 per set plus drink minimum.

Also Mondays in October the Barbes house band, Chicha Libre plays there starting around 9:30. They’ve singlehandedly resurrected an amazing subgenre, chicha, which was popular in the Peruvian Amazon in the late 60s and early 70s. With electric accordion, cuatro, surf guitar and a slinky but boisterous rhythm section, their mix of obscure classics and originals is one of the funnest, most danceable things you’ll witness this year.

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

Also Mondays in October Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting around 11 PM. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically astute, frequently salacious original songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. It’s a crazy dance party til past three in the morning. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with Dave Smith from Smoota and the Fela pit band on trombone, with frequent special guests.

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays at 9 PM Feral Foster’s Roots & Ruckus takes over the Jalopy, a reliably excellent weekly mix of oldtimey acts: blues, bluegrass, country and swing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/9, 8 PM the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – one of the most kick-ass bands in the universe, with a fat tuba groove, soul horns and live hip-hop beats – at Highline Ballroom, $12 adv tix rec.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/16 Spanking Charlene at Lakeside 11 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stephane Wrembel plays Sundays at Barbes at 9. He’s something of an institution here, plan on arriving EARLY, 45 minutes early isn’t too soon since the whole bar gets packed fast. The guitarist has few if any equals as an interpreter of Django Reinhardt, but it’s where he takes the gypsy jazz influence in his own remarkably original, psychedelic writing – and what he brings to the Django stuff – that makes all the difference. One of the most interesting players in any style of music, anywhere in the world.

Every Sunday the Ear-Regulars, led by trumpeter Jon Kellso and (frequently) guitarist Matt Munisteri play NYC’s only weekly hot jazz session starting around 8 PM at the Ear Inn on Spring St.  Hard to believe, in the city that springboarded the careers of thousands of jazz legends, but true. This is by far the best value in town for marquee-caliber jazz: for the price of a drink and a tip for the band, you can see world-famous players (and brilliant obscure ones) you’d usually have to drop $100 for at some big-ticket room. The material is mostly old-time stuff from the 30s and 40s, but the players (especially Kellso and Munisteri, who have a chemistry that goes back several years) push it into some deliciously unexpected places.

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

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

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

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

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

Mondays at the Delancey on the main floor, 8:30 PMish it’s Small Beast, NYC’s edgiest and most vital rock and rock-oriented scene, founded by Botanica frontman and master of menace Paul Wallfisch. It’s an international mix of some of the most intelligent (and frequently darkest) performers passing through town. It’s free and there’s always some kind of drink special or freebee. If you wish Tonic was still open, the Beast is keeping the flame alive. August artists include devious bass-and-vocal duo Flutterbox, charismatic noir gypsy punk siren Vera Beren, avant blues/jazz slide guitarist Richard Bonnet and crazy German hardcore punk band Low Society.

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

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at the Vanguard the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra – composer Jim McNeely’s reliably good big band vehicle – plays 9/11 PM, $30 per set plus drink minimum.

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

Also Mondays in September the Barbes house band, Chicha Libre plays there starting around 9:30. They’ve singlehandedly resurrected an amazing subgenre, chicha, which was popular in the Peruvian Amazon in the late 60s and early 70s. With electric accordion, cuatro, surf guitar and a slinky but boisterous rhythm section, their mix of obscure classics and originals is one of the funnest, most danceable things you’ll witness this year.

Also Mondays in August Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting around 11 PM. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically astute, frequently salacious original gospel songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax.

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays at 9 PM Feral Foster’s Roots & Ruckus takes over the Jalopy, a reliably excellent weekly mix of oldtimey acts: blues, bluegrass, country and swing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/21 Iris DeMent at B.B. King’s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/28 sharp-dressed, ferociously literate NYC noir rock legend LJ Murphy with his band at Banjo Jim’s, 7 PM

8/28 Irish-American literate punk/janglerock legends Black 47 play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon departing 23rd St. & FDR at 7 PM, $25 adv tix at the highline box ofc highly rec. This is a band you really ought to see at least once in your life.

8/28 powerpop guitar maven Pete Galub solo electric at Pete’s, 8 PM

8/28, 9 PM trippy Afrobeat/latin band (and Antibalas offshoot) Ocote Soul Sounds at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5

8/28, 9:30 PM Afrobeat band Elikeh at Joe’s Pub $14.

8/28 Johnny Allen, who’s a double threat on searing yet terse electric blues guitar and soulful vox, at Terra Blues, 10 PM.

8/29, 2 PM Cued Up on Q2 presents Missy Mazzoli and Victoire recorded live at le Poisson Rouge

8/29, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Tompkins Square Park with James Moody, Catherine Russell, Vijay Iyer and the JD Allen Trio.

8/29 original bluegrass with the Union St. Preservation Society at the National Underground, 7 PM

8/29, 8 PM Nellie McKay at Highline Ballroom $20 adv tix highly rec., this will probably sell out. She’s playing her Doris Day set.

8/29, 8:30 PM Americana songwriter Matty Charles at Pete’s followed at 9:30 by former Railroad Jerk lead guitarist Alec Stephen who’s been doing a terse, propulsive garage/blues thing lately.

8/29 the Bobby Sanabria New School Afro-Cuban Big Band, 9 PM, $10 at the Nuyorican.

8/29 fiery, noiserock-inclined Ben Syversen’s Cracked Vessel – whose amazing new album is sort of like DNA playing Balkan art rock – at Local 269, 10 PM

8/29, 10 PM quirky, edgy, indelibly New York indie rockers the Sprinkle Genies (with Erika Simonian on guitar) at Hank’s.

8/30 Bryan & the Haggards play sick satirical jazz covers of Merle Haggard songs at Bar 4 in Brooklyn, 7 PM.

8/30, 7-9 PM Bill Frisell conducts a guitar workshop at the Stone, $20, bring your axe

8/30, 7:30 PM Marty Stuart – mining a rich acoustic Americana roots vein – at Joe’s Pub $30.

8/30 Dan Pritzker’s silent film Louis, a homage to Louis Armstrong with live accompaniment by the Wynton Marsalis Ensemble and pianist Cecile Licad, 8 PM at the Apollo Theatre, $35 tix avail. at the box ofc.

8/30 charming, harmony driven Americana sirens the Maybelles at 68 Jay St. Bar, 8 PM.

8/30 this week’s Small Beast upstairs at the Delancey starts at 9:30 PM with haunting, atmospheric, psychedelic guitar soundscapes from Thomas Simon followed eventually at 11 by the gleefully ghoulish noir rock of the Dead Sextons.

8/31, indie songwriter DB Reilly at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, 7 PM.

8/31, 8 PM Hannibal Montana play trippy Mogai-ish atmospheric grooves 8 at Spike Hill.

8/31 haunting female-fronted acoustic Nashville gothic crew the Whispering Tree at R Bar, 9 PM

8/31 at Smalls, 9:30 PM the Jon Erik-Kellso Quartet: Jon-Erik Kellso – trumpet, John Allred – trombone, Matt Munisteri – guitar, Joel Forbes – bass followed at midnight by the afterhours jam hosted by Ken Fowser & Behn Gillece.

8/31, 10 PM first-class jazz bassist Linda Oh leads a trio with Avishai Cohen on trumpet and Obed Calvaire on drums at 55 Bar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/9, 8 PM this month’s Hipster Demolition Night at Public Assembly features Byrds/Big Star inspired janglemeister Jay Banerjee & the Heartthrobs plus other first-class bands TBA

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

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

9/9, 9 PM ferocious Balkan stomps with Veveritse Brass Band at the Jalopy, $10

9/9 careening intense psychedelic art-rockers Norden Bombsight 9 PM at Matchless, $10 – way cheaper than the Roger Waters Wall tour and better too.

9/9 Khaled (the American Middle Eastern/world fusion player, not the rai icon) plays 9ish at Northern Soul 557 1st St. (Madison/Monroe), Hoboken

9/10, Piazzolla tango classics played by pianist Octavio Brunetti, cellist Christine Walevska and former Metropolitan Opera concertmaster Elmira Darvarova, 5 PM at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix rec.

9/10 horn-driven Brooklyn country band Yarn plays the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon boarding at 23rd St. and the FDR at 6, leaving an hour later, adv tix $20 highly rec.

9/10, 6:30 PM expansive, smart jazz pianist Vijay Iyer’s solo piano cd release show at le Poisson Rouge, $20

9/10, 7:30 PM innovative Canadian composer/performer Kyle Bobby Dunn and swirling, psychedelic avant-garde electric guitar quartet Dither at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St., downtown Brooklyn, $10.

9/10, 8 PM retro girlgroup/garage punk band the Nouvellas, Boston retro pop band Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents and then former Crystals singer Lala Brooks at the Bell House, $15

9/10, 8 PM at Barbes it’s House of Stride: Allison Leyton-Brown – piano; Russ Meissner – drums; Jim Whitney – upright bass and special guest Daria Grace plays oldtimey piano blues songs followed by accordionist Rob Curto’s forro dance party at 10.

9/10 a killer dark Americana doublebill with lyrical, intense chanteuse Abbie Barrett at 9 at Pete’s followed at 10 by the eerily atmospheric Rescue Bird.

9/10-12 it’s the Brooklyn Country Music Festival at Southpaw. Best deal is the $30 three-day ticket, otherwise each concert is $15. 9/10 it’s Banjorama, Julia Haltigan, then one of those lame, sarcastic, richkid indie bands pretending to be “country”, then excellent, oldtimey headliners the Woes.

9/10-11 the Claudia Quintet at the Cornelia St. Cafe: Chris Speed , clarinet, tenor saxophone; Matt Moran , vibraphone; Ted Reichman, accordian; Drew Gress, acoustic bass ; John Hollenbeck, drums; Matt Mitchell, piano, 9 PM, $15

9/10, 9 PM the recently reconfigurated Golden Palominos with guests the Jim Campilongo Electric Trio and the Tony Scherr Trio at City Winery, $22 adv tix avail

9/10, 9:30ish Ice-T does his oldschool hip-hop thing at the Knitting Factory $20 adv tix highly rec.

9/10, 10 PM, deliriously danceable latin soul/bugalu revivalists Spanglish Fly at Rose Bar

9/10, 10:30 PM wild funk jams with Buzz Universe at the Mercury, $10

9/11 Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars at the Knitting Factory, 7 PM, $25 adv tix highly rec. Their show at the Highline back in May was ecstatically fun.

9/11 Shellac at the Bell House is sold out.

9/11, 8 PM at Bargemusic a free 9/11 memorial concert featuring Bach, Beethoven, Bottoms, Brahms, Chopin, and Schubert including David Bottoms’ Variations on a Theme in Memory of 9/11/2001

9/11 the Brooklyn Country Music Festival at Southpaw continues at 8 with the Roulette Sisters, Spirit Family Reunion, the Jack Grace Band, Jessica Rose & the High Life and Uncle Leon & The Alibis.

9/11 NYC ska/rocksteady/blues/soul legends the Slackers play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Temptress departing 41st St. & the Hudson River at 8 PM, $25 adv tix at the Highline box ofc highly rec.

9/11 slinky, haunting Middle Eastern-inflected 1920s African dance music with Sounds of Taraab at Barbes 8 PM.

9/11, 9 PM dark, hypnotically jazzy southwestern gothic songwriter James Apollo at Pete’s

9/11 9ish wickedly lyrical Americana rocker Marcellus Hall (ex-Railroad Jerk and White Hassle) at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. He’s also at Union Pool at 9 on 9/15.

9/11, 9 PM NYC’s most exciting original blues guitarist, Will Scott at 68 Jay St Bar.

9/11, 9 PM eclectic Senegalese-flavored roots reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones at the 92YTribeca, $12

9/11, 9 PM oldschool soul/funk with the Dynamites featuring Charles Walker at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5.

9/11 Greek party music monsters Magges – with electric bouzouki and the amazing Susan Mitchell on viola – at Mehanata 9:30 PM.

9/11 blues crooner and kick-ass Chicago-style lead guitarist Johnny Allen at 10 at Terra Blues.

9/11, 10:30 PM, multistylistic country juggernaut M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10

9/11 psychedelic “funk orchestra” Turkuaz at the Mercury, 10:30 PM, $10.

9/11 Ice-T doing his golden age hip-hop act at midnight-ish at the Knitting Factory, $20 adv tix rec

9/12, 4 PM organist Kent Tritle plays a characteristically intense program incl. works by Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, and the Reger Fantasy on “Hallelujah! Gott zu loben”at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on the upper east.

9/12, 4-7 PM at the Bell House, the Salsa Slam cookoff feat. 20 different recipes of free hot stuff, $4 Tecate tall cans, a mariachi band, $12 adv tix at the box ofc. rec

9/12, 7 PM toy piano specialist/composer Phyllis Chen at Barbes

9/12 roots reggae legends Israel Vibration – now a duo – at B.B. King’s, 8 PM, $20 adv tix. rec.

9/12 the final night of the Brooklyn Country Music Festival at Southpaw starting at 8 has the Roulette Sisters, Brooklyn Jugs, Kristin Andreassen, Dock Oscar, Alex Battles and the Flanks.

9/12, 3 PM Pianist Ludmil Angelov plays Chopin at Symphony Space, $20

9/12, 3 PM, the Queen’s Chamber Band with harpsichord play Farnaby, Frescobaldi, Bach and Scarlatti at St. Mark’s Church (2nd Ave./10th St.) $25, a cheap season series subscription for $65 is also available which comes out to about $13 a show.

9/12, 6:30 PM new music by composers Dylan Glatthorn, Eric Lemmon, Conrad Winslow, Pedro da Silva, Noam Faingold, Angélica Négron, Lucía Caruso at le Poisson Rouge, $10

9/13, half past noon, Samuel Barber’s String Quartet, Op. 11 performed by the Voxare String Quartet at Philosophy Hall, Columbia Univ., on the east edge of campus, north of 116th St./College Walk, east of Low Library and Buell Hall.

9/13, 4:45 PM Steven Hamilton plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

9/13, 8 PM ex-Bowie guitarist Gerry Leonard does his ambient, dark Spooky Ghost project at the big room at the Rockwood.

9/13, 8 PM pianists Pascal Roge and Ami Hakuno Rogé play Ravel, Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Poulenc at Symphony Space, $30.

9/13, 8/10:30 PM Dave Liebman with drummer Michael Stephans’ Om/Shalom Project also featuring Marty Ehrlich, Uri Caine, and Scott Colley.at the Blue Note.

9/13, 9 PM the Javier Arau Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

9/13, 10 PM sizzling, intense Mostly Other People Do the Killing trumpeter Peter Evans leads a quintet at le Poisson Rouge, $10

9/14, 6:30 PM innovative, haunting Iranian-Jewish siren Galeet Dardashti plays the cd release show for her new one The Naming at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec.

9/14-15 the Marc Cary Focus Trio at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM. The pianist has a big buzz going among the cognoscenti, highly recommended.

9/14, 8:30/10 PM alto sax monster Jon Irabagon plays the cd release show for his new one Foxy at Cornelia St. Cafe with Barry Altschul on drums Peter Brendler on bass, $10.

9/14, 11 PM wild, funny western swing/honkytonk guitarist Wayne Hancock at Maxwell’s

9/15, half past noon Samuel Barber’s Cello Sonata, Op. 6 performed by Adrian Daurov, cello at Philosophy Hall, Columbia Univ., on the east edge of campus, north of 116th St./College Walk and east of Low Library and Buell Hall.

9/15, 7:30 PM saxophonist Paul Carlon leads his soaring, Brazilian-inflected Octet at Miles Cafe, $10

9/15, 8 PM the Newton Gang – part outlaw country, part careening paisley underground rockers – at 68 Jay St Bar.

9/15, 8 PM the New York Piano Quartet play Erich Korngold and other Austrian composers at Symphony Space, $30.

9/15, 9 PM the world’s funniest and arguably most ferocious free jazz combo, Mostly Other People do the Killing at Zebulon

9/15, 9:30 PM Dollshot at Caffe Vivaldi. They take classical art songs from throughout the 20th century, jam them out and give them an absolutely eerie edge. One of NYC’s most entertaining and unique bands.

9/16, 7:30 PM violinist Gil Morgenstern and pianist Jonathan Feldman play works by Bach, Ysaÿe, Carter, Bright Sheng, Gershwin, Kreisler and Prokofiev with Laurie Anderson reading selections by iconic Russian poet Anna Akhmatova., at WMP Concert Hall, 31 E 28th St., $25.

9/16, 10 PM edgy Americana-inflected songwriter Jessi Robertson plays her single release party at Bar 4 with her electric band.

9/16, 10 PM Steven Bernstein’s long-running, clever funk/jazz crew Sex Mob at 55 Bar.

9/16 eerie bluespunk band the Five Points Band at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

9/16, 11 PM, charming country/oldtimey harmony stars Those Darlins at Bowery Ballroom, $13 adv tix rec.

9/16, 11 PM clever, funny acoustic Americana jam band Tall Tall Trees at the big room at the Rockwood.

9/17, 6 PM adventurous avant vocal jazz with the Becca Stevens Band at 55 Bar

9/17, 7 PM a killer Americana doublebill with the Maybelles and the Sweetback Sisters at Joe’s Pub, $15.

9/17, 8 PM imaginative darkwave improvisers Metalux plus the MV Carbon/Aki Onda duo, free, at Issue Project Room

9/17, 9 PM all-girl family band the Midriffs play oldtimey harmony tunes at the Jalopy, $10

9/17, 9 PM goth-tinged, artsy pianist/chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi, 9 PM

9/17, 9:30 PM arguably the best Ethiopian band in the US, Debo Band play Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec.

9/17, 10 PM reliably romantic, charming oldtimey swing/Hawaiian band the Moonlighters at Barbes

9/17, 10 PM ex-Cramps and Gun Club punk legend Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5.

9/17 jazz sax luminary Dave Liebman plays the cd release show for his new small combo cd Dave Liebman Group “Live at 55” –  Dave Liebman, Vic Juris, Tony Marino & Marko Marcinko, 10 PM/midnight, $12.

9/17, 11 PM if you like loud party music, this is your night: the ferocious Radio Birdman-inspired garage/punk Mess Around followed by the sick, hilarious X-rated faux-girlgroup punk of Cudzoo & the Fagettes at Trash

9/17 the Boss Guitars play classic and obscure surf music covers at Lakeside, 11 PM.

9/17, midnight, Emefe play psychedelic Afrobeat dance grooves at Sullivan Hall, $10

9/18, 6 PM a fundraiser for the feminist activist documentary film Walk With Me at the Shop, 290 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg with adventurous jazz/avant chanteuse Becca Stevens, alt-country rocker Jeremy Joyce and Ralph E. White (ex-Bad Livers).

9/18, 7 PM funny, entertaining Erin & Her Cello at the big room at the Rockwood

9/18 a killer triple bill at Caffe Vivaldi – tenor sax player Melissa Aklana and her band at 7, eclectic clarinet tango specialist Thomas Piercy at 8 and then cello/vibraphone duo Goli at 9:30

9/18, 8 PM Microscopic Septet pianist (and Fresh Air theme composer) Joel Forrester & the Truth at Barbes

9/18, 8 PM at Merkin Concert Hall Ensemble 212 plays Beethoven: Coriolan Overture; Mohammed Fairouz: Symphony No. 2 (New York premiere); Double Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra, “States of Fantasy” (world premiere) plus members of the Borromeo Quartet (Nicholas Kitchen, violin & Yeesun Kim, violoncello) performing Beethoven:The Creatures of Prometheus Finale; Mohammed Fairouz: Symphony No. 1 “Symphonic Aphorisms,” $35 tix avail.

9/18, 9 PM acclaimed Persian classical music group Ensemble Raah makes its North American debut at Alwan for the Arts, $20 adv tix. very highly rec.

9/18, 9 PM the reliably psychedelic Budos Band – who have a new album just out – at Southpaw, $14

9/18, 9 PM smart, literate noirish Aimee Mann-inspired pianist/singer Krista Detor at City Winery, $15.

9/18, 9 PM Stacy Dillard – saxophones, Orrin Evans – piano, Eric Revis – bass, Nasheet Waits – drums – good band, huh? – at the Jazz Gallery, $10

9/18, 10 PM popular ska punks King Django play Shrine.

9/18 fiery, funny, oldschool style female-fronted East Village punk/Americana rockers Spanking Charlene play Lakeside 11 PM

9/19 Strings of the Black Sea: a Celebration of Lutes and Fiddles from Bulgaria, Ukraine, Crimea and Turkey, 3 PM at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Auditorium, $30 at the museum ticket windows.

9/19, 5 (five) PM pensive, anthemic, vintage 70 style art/folk rocker Spottiswoode at the big room at the Rockwood

9/19 iconic new wave klezmer band the Klezmatics at Galapagos, 8 PM, $30.

9/19 adventurous Greek-American blues guitarist Spiros Soukis at Lucille’s, 8 PM

9/19, 9 PM cutting-edge trombonist/composer/conductor JC Sanford leads his Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

9/20, 4:45 PM Louis Perazza plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

9/20, 7 PM Balkan trumpet specialist Ben Holmes with his Trio at Barbes followed by Chicha Libre at 9:45ish.

9/20 the Brentano String Quartet plays Chou Wen-chung, 7 PM at the Greene Space, $10

9/20, 7:30 PM the Claremont Trio performs Beethoven, Op. 1, No. 3 in C minor; Faure, Opus 120 in D minor, and Brahms, Opus 8 (revised version) in B Major at the church at 2504 Broadway, NE corner of 93rd St.

9/20 the Wailers – what’s left of them, anyway – at B.B. King’s, 8 PM, $25 adv tix. rec.

9/20, 10 PM funeful, fun female-fronted garage-rock trio the Anabolics at Trash

9/21, 7 PM expat Argentinian clarinetist Gustavo Bulgach and his band Klezmer Juice at Barbes. If the Klezmatics at Galapagos is too rich for your blood, this will do the trick.

9/21 the most unique, compelling new voice in jazz singing, Sara Serpa with her Quintet incl. Andre Matos on guitar, Kris Davis on piano, Ben Street on bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, 8:30 PM, $10.

9/21 NYC powerpop legend George Usher at Lakeside 9ish

9/21 British folk-rock legends the Strawbs acoustic at BB King’s, 9:15 PM, $22.50 adv tix rec.

9/22, 8 PM fiery, virtuosic Chicago-style blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at P&G Bar on the upper west

9/22 Anti-Flag at the Bell House, 8 PM, all ages, $15 adv tix highly rec. Gotta love their awareness (“Depleted Uranium Is a War Crime”), wish they didn’t sound sooooo Warped Tour these days…

9/22 creepy cinematic psychedelic soundscapes with Mojo Mancini – whose new album is one of the year’s best – at 9 PM at the big room at the Rockwood

9/22, 9 PM an excuse to stay in: Live From Lincoln Center’s PBS telecast of the New York Philharmonic’s Opening Night Gala, featuring the U.S. premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s Symphony No. 3, Swing Symphony. Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic, Wynton Marsalis, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

9/22, 10 PM second-wave glamrock with Spacehog at Maxwell’s, $15

9/22, 10:30ish intense, powerful southwestern gothic rock with And the Wiremen at Zebulon.

9/23 Cesar Reyes performs Mexican classical works for solo piano by Jimenez, Moncayo, and others, 1 PM at Trinity Church, free

9/23 and 9/25, 8 PM at Bargemusic – organ music adapted for piano: Bach/Schumann – Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, BWV 1001; Bach/Reger – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, BWV 1015; Reger – Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Bach, Op. 81, $35, $30 srs/$15 stud.

9/23-26 the Taylor Eigsti Trio with chanteuse Becca Stevens plus special guests Julian Lage (9/23), Gretchen Parlato & Gerald Clayton (9/26) doing the cd release show for their new one Daylight at Midnight at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM.

9/23, 9 PM, Brian Landrus’ cd release show for his excellent new one with the composer playing baritone sax, bass clarinet & bass flute, plus Jason Palmer – trumpet, Nir Felder – guitar, Frank Carlberg – piano, Matthew Parish – bass, Rudy Royston – drums.at Tea Lounge in Park Slope. Wow.

9/23 quirky psychedelic golden age hip-hop with Digable Planets at SOB’s, 9 PM, $17 adv tix highly rec.

9/23 Junius bring their searing Joy Division-esque goth-metal to Southpaw, 9:30 PM, $10 adv tix highly rec

9/23 moody indie pop chanteuse Basia Bulat at the Mercury, 9:30 PM $12; also at Littlefield at 9 PM for $12 on 9/24.

9/23 composer Ljova Zhurbin’s witty, often transcendent eclectic Russian/tango/jazz string band Ljova & the Kontraband at Barbes, 10 PM

9/23 LES surf/soul/punk rock guitar legend Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside 10ish

9/23, 11 PM bluegrass/Americana harmony sirens Those Darlins at Bowery Ballroom $13 adv tix highly rec.

9/23, midnight, retro 60s piano soul/R&B with the Brilliant Mistakes in the small room at the Rockwood.

9/24, 7 PM clawhammer banjo player/songwriter Abigail Washburn at Joe’s Pub, $15.

9/24 atmospheric, noirish Mexican rock siren Ely Guerra at le Poisson Rouge $25

9/24 acclaimed Persian classical ensemble Homay and Mastan Ensemble at Avery Fisher Hall.

9/24 the Bronx Horns – who have a ton of Tito Puente alums, and are unbelievable live – at SOB’s. $15 after 9; ladies free before; guys and girls free before 7. “Complimentary garlic tostones.”

9/24, 9 PM one of the most compelling voices in Americana music, Jan Bell at 68 Jay St Bar; her country harmony band the Maybelles are at Brooklyn Bridge Park down by the Tobacco Warehouse at 5 on 9/25.

9/24 soaring Americana chanteuse Rebecca Turner at 9 at the Jalopy followed at 10 by Brooklyn’s man in black, John Pinamonti, $10

9/24 the John McNeil/Bill McHenry Quartet play the cd release show for their new one at the Cornelia St. Cafe, 9 PM, $10

9/24 the Knights play a program that they excel at: Ives – The Unanswered Question; Saint-Saens – Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33; Ljova Zhurbin – Garmoshka; Osvaldo Golijov – Night of the Flying Horses; Schubert – Symphony No. 3 in D major, D.200; Kayhan Kalhor (arr. C. Jacobsen) – Ascending Bird, at the College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd.

9/24 Jah N I play roots reggae at Shrine, 11 PM

9/24, midnight, Nashville gothic rockers Ninth House play the cd release show for their new and possibly final album 11 Cemetery and Western Classics at UC 87 Lounge 87 Ludlow St. (Delancey/Broome).

9/25, 5 PM a new music extravaganza to end all extravaganzas: the Respect Sextet, avant piano powerhouse Kathleen Supové, Ethel violinist Todd Reynolds, Newspeak, Wet Ink, mesmerizing psychedelic guitar quartet DITHER (whose new album kicks ass), Mantra Percussion, Ensemble de Sade, Matthew Welch, MIVOS Quartet, and hypnotic acoustic guitarists Threefifty Duo at the Irondale Center, 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, $15 cover includes 2 drinks. C to Lafayette Ave., or any train to Atlantic Ave.

9/25, 7 PM blue-eyed soul siren Meg Braun followed by her equally smart, even more eclectic Red Molly multi-instrumentalist pal Carolann Solebello at Caffe Vivaldi.

9/25, 8 PM this fall’s Brooklyn County Fair at the Jalopy starts with Sassy Jenkins at 8, the Buddy Hollers at 9, the ferocious paisley underground rock and outlaw country of the Newton Gang at 10,the Calamity Janes at 11 and the soaring bluegrass harmonies of the NYCity Slickers at midnight.

9/25, 8 PM pianist Matthew McCright plays works by Minnesota composers James Marentic, Justin Rubin, Adam Wernick, Paul Cantrell, Daniel Nass and Kirsten Broberg at Merkin Concert Hall, $20 tix highly rec.

9/25, 8 PM the Eels at Terminal 5, $27.50 adv tix rec.

9/25 NYC’s best blues guitarist, Mississipppi hill country-style Will Scott at 68 Jay St. Bar, 9 PM

9/25, 8 PM the NYC premiere of Pauline Oliveros’ Primordial/Lift at Issue Project Room, $20.

9/25 at Bowery Electric, 9ish, catchy retro 60s/70s Britpop maven Edward Rogers plays songs from his reputedly sensational new album Sparkle Lane. Also on the bill: wickedly lyrical retro 60s psychedelic pop band McGinty and White.

9/25 alt-country’s greatest female voice, Laura Cantrell at Barbes, 10 PM.

9/25 reliably imaginative, bracing trombonist/composer Josh Roseman’s Joshua 3 at the big room at the Rockwood, midnight feat. Peter Apfelbaum (sax, bass organ), Barney McAll (keys), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar), and Ted Poor (drums) – what a great band!

9/26 the Atlantic Antic – bands all over Atlantic Ave. and thereabouts- watch this space or just take a walk starting at about 4th Ave

9/26, 3 PM at Central Park Summerstage: the Black Sea Roma Festival featuring Mahala Rai Banda, Tecsoi Banda, Selim Sesler & the NY Gypsy All-Stars and the Yuri Yunakov Ensemble.

9/26, 9:30 PM hilarious and haunting noir cabaret legend Little Annie at Joe’s Pub, $15 with Baby Dee on piano.

9/27, 9 PM the Jamie Begian Big Band – whose new album Big Fat Grin is a ton of fun – at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

9/27 charming oldtimey swing and hillbilly sounds with Daria Grace & the Prewar Ponies at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

9/27 Jack Grace – whose new album Drinking Songs for Lovers is a honkytonk classic – at the small room at the Rockwood, 11 PM

9/28, 8 PM Bryan & the Haggards play sick satirical jazz covers of Merle Haggard songs at Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn and at Rodeo Bar on 10/10 at 10:30.

9/28, 9 PM punky, fun Japanese girl-rockers the Hard Nips at the Knitting Factory followed at 10 by jangly, quirky legends Shonen Knife, $12

9/28, 9 PM vintage dancehall reggae with Capleton plus special guests at B.B. King’s – yeah mon! Adv tix $25 rec.

9/28 spiky, fun, virtuosic hokum blues with the Second Fiddles at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

9/29, 7 PM Malian duskcore chanteuse Khaira Arby at Joe’s Pub, $17.

9/29 the Jazz Passengers with Debbie Harry at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM.

9/29, 8:30 PM jangly anthemic gothic Americana rock with Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons playing the cd release show for her new one in the big room at the Rockwood

9/29, 8:30 PM Cairo-born sax player/composer Alexandra Grimal and her Quartet: Alexandra Grimal, tenor/soprano saxophone; Thomas Morgan, bass; Todd Neufeld, guitar; Marcus Gilmore, drums at the Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

9/29, 9 PM a great country/Americana doublebill with the Lonely Samoans and then Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Zebulon

9/29 rousing girl/guy bluegrass harmonies with the NYCity Slickers at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

9/30 Becky Lu performs the complete Études of Claude Debussy, 1 PM at Trinity Church, free.

9:30, 7 PM a phenomenally fun oldtimey doublebill: Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade play her ep release show followed eventually at 9:30 by Lake Street Dive doing theirs at the big room at the Rockwood

9/30-10/3 the Joshua Redman Trio at the Jazz Standard – whose trio shows at this venue have lived up to the hype, 200% – at 7:30/9:30 PM $35.

9/30, 8 PM noir chamber rock vets Elysian Fields at le Poisson Rouge, $15

9/30, 8 PM, eclectic latin songwriter Marta Topferova – who never met a style from south of the border that she couldn’t do with flair and imagination – at Barbes followed at 10 by advenurous jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson’s Quintet’s cd release show ($10 cover)

9/30, 8:30 PM Canta Libre – harp, flute and strings quintet with chamber music of late 19th and early-20th century Paris – at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early.

9/30, 8:30 PM Marika Hughes plays solo cello at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

9/30, 9 PM artsy lyrical pop songwriter Elaine Romanelli at Desmond’s – if there’s anybody in town who can sing her way over the PA at this dump, it’s her – woman vs. machine?

9/30 menacing, charismatic punk ghoulabilly and retro rock with the Reid Paley Trio at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

10/2, 7 PM Missy Mazzoli’s intriguing, hypnotic art-rock band Victoire play the cd release show for their brilliant new one at Joe’s Pub, $14.

10/2, 7:30 PM Clare & the Reasons at the Bell House, $25.

10/2 soulful, spiritual roots reggae with Anguile & the High Steppers at 10 at Shrine followed by the Hard Times playing ska and reggae at 11.

10/2 Tammy Faye Starlite’s hilarious, spot-on, satirical Blondie cover band the Pretty Babies at Lakeside 11 PM

10/2, 11 PM first-generation British punk/pop with the Vibrators at the Bell House, $12.

10/3, 6:30 PM the music of Julia Wolfe played by JACK Quartet, Robert Black and the Hartt Bass Band and Matthew Welch at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

10/3, 8:30 PM sprawling, jangly, lyrical Americana-inflected rockers Balthrop Alabama at the big room at the Rockwood

10/4, 8 PM Norwegian shoegaze rockers Serena Maneesh at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec

10/5, 8 PM the Master Plan and the Hoodoo Gurus at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec.

10/5 free jazz saxophonist John Tchicai’s Six Points at Roulette, 8:30 PM, $15/$10 stud.

10/6 the Dave Liebman Big Band at Iridium playing the cd release show for their bracingly atmospheric new one As Always.

10/7, 8 PM hip-hop predecessor/lyrical genius Gil Scott-Heron at B.B. King’s.

10/8, 11 PM Wanda Jackson at the Knitting Factory, $15 adv tix rec.

10/9, 10:30 PM Tall Tall Trees at the Postcrypt

10/10 Reverend Billy + The Life After Shopping Gospel Choir do their hilarious, intensely apt, politically relevant punk-flavored gospel reunion show at Highline Ballroom

10/10 deviously multistylistic, virtuosic all-female klezmer band Isle of Klezbos at the Eldridge St. Synagogue, 4 PM, $20/$15 stud/srs.

10/11 UB40 at B.B. King’s

10/12 Indian jazz group Namaskar play the cd release show for their new one at Aaron Davis  Hall uptown.

10/13, 8 PM west coast Americana chanteuse (and Neko Case pal) Carolyn Mark at 68 Jay St Bar.

10/14-16, 7:30 PM Evan Ziporyn’s new gamelan opera A House in Bali feat. 16-piece Balinese Gamelan Salukat and New York’s iconoclastic electric chamber ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars.at BAM, $30 tix. avail.

10/14-17: the Apex (Rudresh Mahathappa and Bunky Green) cd release show: Rudresh Mahathappa – alto saxophone; Bunky Green – alto saxophone; Jason Moran – piano; Francois Moutin – bass; Damion Reid – drums at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM

10/14 Metropolitan Klezmer, the world’s most stylistically diverse klezmer band – ecstatic experts in film music, latin music, dirges, freilachs, you name it – 8:30 PM at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early or get shut out.

10/15 the DKs at Irving Plaza is not the original band – no Jello, which is like the Beatles w/o Lennon.

10/15 King Kahn & the Shrines play garage rock at Santos Party House, 8 PM, $15. They’re also at the Bell House on 10/16 for the same price.

10/15 free jazz luminaries Secret Orchestra: Yuko Fujiyama, Clif Jackson, David Gould – at Roulette, 8:30 PM, $15/$10 stud.

10/16, 8 PM hypnotic Persian classical and folk tunes with the Shanbehzadeh Trio at Symphony Space, $32.

10/16 a killer reggae triplebill at Shrine starting at 9 with Finotee, followed by Zion Judah at 10 and then East Village Pharmacy’s hypnotic dub/reggaetone sounds at 11.

10/16, 11 PM Rasputina at the Knitting Factory, $15 adv tix rec.

10/18 powerhouse pianist Tamir Hendelman and his Trio at Dizzy’s Club, 8 PM, $20/10 stud.

10/19-20 the Tia Fuller Quartet: Tia Fuller – saxophone; Shamie Royston – piano; Mimi Jones – bass; Rudy Royston – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM.

10/21, 8 PM percussionist Jerome Cooper and pipa adventurer Min Xiao-Fen at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

10/23, 10 PM hypnotic hip-hop/funk/downtempo grooves with Thousands of One at Shrine.

10/24, 8:30 PM Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

10/25, 7:30 PM subversive comedienne/chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite’s latest sick cover night: Chelsea Madchen – Ein Deutscher Evening Mit Nico, at Joe’s Pub, $15

10/28 the Dresden Staatskapelle and the Westminster Choir sing Brahms’ German Requiem at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there an hour early (7 PM) if you’re going

10/28 Michael Franti & Spearhead, 9 PM at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix avail.

10/29 third-wave ska with the Pietasters & Toasters at B.B. King’s

10/30, 8 PM Cypress Hill at the Nokia Theatre, $36.50 – almost as expensive as a bag of weed

10/30, midnight, up-and-coming roots reggae star Taj Weekes & Adowa at Joe’s Pub, $14

10/31 at Bargemusic, 3 PM Jesse Mills, violin; Chris Gross, cello; Steven Beck, piano play CPE Bach Sonata in F# minor for Violin and Keyboard, Wq. 80 “Empfindungen”; Mauricio Kagel Piano Trio No. 2; Rachmaninoff 6 Études-tableaux, Op. 33; Beethoven Piano Trio No. 5 in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 “Ghost.”

10/31, 9 PM songwriter Adam Stevens followed by the Felice Bros. at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20

11/2 Clinic do their newfound chamber pop thing at Bowery Ballroom, $15. They’re at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 11/3 for the same price. Adv tix available at the Mercury.

11/4 bluegrass band Hot Rize play their first NYC show in ten years at B.B. King’s.

11/5, 8 PM at Dave Liebman and Randy Brecker with the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra performing John Coltrane’s “Meditations Suite” arranged by Gunnar Mossblad at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue (Broadway and 122nd St).$10 adults; $5 srs/stud.

11/5, 9 PM the Dandy Warhols at the Bell House, $27 adv tix avail. starting 7/23 at the box office.

11/6 Ameranouche play gypsy jazz at 68 Jay St. Bar, 8 PM

11/8 Natacha Atlas – who’s reinvented herself as a Fairouz-class chanteuse – at le Poisson Rouge

11/11 dark, gritty rock legend Ian Hunter at Highline Ballroom

11/11, 8:30 PM and 11/13-14 8 PM the Cypress String Quartet in their NYC debut at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W 13th St., releasing their last cd of the late Beethoven quartets in 2011

11/12 oldtimey stars the Asylum Street Spankers play their farewell NYC show – for real – at Highline Ballroom.

11/12 Man or Astroman – the original band – at Bowery Ballroom, 9 PM, $15. They’re also at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 11/13 for the same price. Adv tix available at the Mercury.

11/14, 8 PM Nick Cave’s noisy power trio Grinderman at the Nokia Theatre, $37.50

11/17 Red Molly at City Winery 8 PM

11/18, 7:30 PM, “The second concert of this season’s Reflections Series takes us inside the celebrated Parisian salon of famed salonière Winnaretta Singer, heiress to the Singer Sewing Machine fortune. Music to be performed includes works commissioned by her, dedicated to her, or premiered at her salon by Ravel, Fauré, Stravinsky, Debussy, de Falla, Satie and Percy Grainger. Soprano Deborah Selig and pianist Donald Berman will join violinist Gil Morgenstern for this performance,” at WMP Concert Hall, 31 E 28th St., $25.

11/20, 9 PM Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band followed by Lee Fields & the Expressions at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $17 adv tix rec.

11/21 the JC Hopkins Big Band open for Mose Allison at City Winery, 8 PM, $30 tix avail.

11/21 pianist Bobby Avey’s cd release show for his brilliant new one A New Face at the Cornelia St. Cafe, shows 8:45/10 PM, $10.

11/23-28 the Maria Schneider Orchestra at the Jazz Standard.

11/30, 9 PM the original steampunk songwriter, Dan Hicks at City Winery, $28 tix avail.

12/16, 8:30 PM Balthrop Alabama play a Xmas show at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early or get shut out. Just letting you know a little ahead of time.

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