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JAZZ, CLASSICAL MUSIC AND THE ARTS IN NEW YORK CITY

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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NYC Live Music Calendar Plus Other Events for July-August 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mondays at the Jazz Standard it’s all Mingus, whether with the Mingus Orchestra, Big Band or Mingus Dynasty: you know the material and the players are all first rate. Sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25 and worth it. July 19 is an especially cool date because the Big Band has Rudy Royston on drums.

Mondays in July Sir Richard Bishop plays at Zebulon, 8ish, free. Psychedelic Middle Eastern and southwestern gothic tinged acoustic instrumentals: someone you should hear if you haven’t already.

Mondays at the Delancey on the main floor, 8:30 PMish it’s Small Beast, NYC’s edgiest and most vital rock and rock-oriented scene, founded by Botanica frontman and master of menace Paul Wallfisch. It’s an international mix of some of the most intelligent (and frequently darkest) performers passing through town. It’s free and there’s always some kind of drink special or freebee. If you wish Tonic was still open, the Beast is keeping the flame alive. Lately, sensational noir siren Carol Lipnik  has been hosting and playing; watch this space for upcoming August artists.

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

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

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

Mondays in August Spanglish Fly – sly, danceable Brooklyn bugalu revivalists, who put a new spin on classic latin soul from the 60s – are at Barbes at 10 PM while Chicha Libre is on tour. They’re also at Rose Bar in Williamsburg on 7/24 at 11 and at Camaradas El Barrio, 2241 1st Ave (at 115th) at 10 PM on 8/6.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/1 the Cannabis Cup Band play “a special tribute to the classic revolutionary vinyl lp reggae anthems of the ‘60’s & ’70’s” on the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Temptress boarding at 6:30 and leaving from 41st St. and the river, first hundred tix are $20, after that adv tix $25, highly rec. at the Highline box office.

7/1, 7:30 PM Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys at the Jewish Museum is SOLD OUT. Good for her.

7/1, 8 PM Lee Feldman’s surreal rock musical Starboy – like the Simpsons, suitable for children but delightful for adults – performed in its entirety by an all-star cast including pianist Feldman, Henry Hample, Pete Galub, Greta Gertler, Daniel Harnett, and Jonathan Maron at Dixon Place Theatre, 161A Chrystie St. (between Rivington & Delancey).

7/1 two of the best in the NYC Americana scene – the poignant, soaring Jan Bell followed by furious, politically charged, lyrically brilliant banjoist Curtis Eller at Banjo Jim’s, 9 PM.

7/1, 9 PM crafty, fun, harmony-driven cabaret/noir/torch trio the Debutante Hour with guest pianist Jonathan Vincent at Sycamore Bar in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.

7/1 sprawling, adventurous, innovative original bluegrass band Frankenpine play Lakeside, 9:15ish

7/1, sets 9/10:30 PM Basscentric, low-register heaven with a trio of bassists: Joelle Leandre, Mark Helias and Mark Dresser at Cornelia St. Cafe, repeating on 7/2 at 9 PM only. Helias and Dresser play a probably much further-out duo show at 10:30 PM on 7/2 afterward.

7/1, 9ish the Doc Marshalls – equally skilled at honkytonk and west Texas zydeco – at Hill Country

7/1 accordion-driven cumbia party band Very Be Careful – who have discovered the totally punk rock vibe that the best cumbia music has – at Barbes, 10 PM, note the $10 cover. Their new album is amazing.

7/1 garage rockers the Zoobombs – the Japanese Muck & the Mires – at Union Hall 10ish, early arrival advised.

7/1 delirious multistylistic Brazilian/New Orleans/funk band Nation Beat at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

7/1 Boston’s best rock band, the fiery, retro 80s new wave/powerpop New Collisions at Arlene’s, 11 PM.

7/2 the king of the mighty janglerock anthem, Willie Nile, at City Winery opening for Alejandro Escovedo, 7 PM

7/2, 8 PM at Barbes: “House of Stride. Part performance-project, part-band, House of Stride wanders from classic stride piano to old-school cabaret gems and re-imagined pop classics. With Allison Leyton-Brown – piano; Russ Meissner – drums; Jim Whitney – upright bass and special guest chanteuse Daria Grace.” Followed by exhilarating 20s hot jazz big band Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra at 10.

7/2 moody, slinky downtempo/shoegaze rock trio El Jezel at the Silent Barn, 8 PM, $5

7/2, 8:30 PM, gypsy brass punk rockers Stumblebum Brass Band at the Mercury, $10.

7/2, 9 PM fiddle-driven country music with the Hilary Hawke Band followed by the rousing oldtimey country harmonies of the Sweetback Sisters at the Jalopy, $10

7/2 a killer dark rock doublebill: the inimitably psychedelic, swirling guitar art-rock of Martin Bisi and then ghoul goddess Marissa Nadler at Union Pool, 10 PM.

7/2, 10 PM anthemic, literate indie rockers Overlord at Bruar Falls, $6.

7/3, 2 PM Rosanne Cash on Governors Island, free – take the free ferry (to the east of the new Shaolin ferry terminal) and follow the crowd/noise

7/3, 3 PM the second Turkish Woodstock at Central Park Summerstage with the Sounds of Turkey feat. Kenan Dogulu, Mor ve Otesi, Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions with Burhan Ocal and Tulug Tirpan, and Sukriye Tutkun.

7/3, 7 PM dark garage rocker Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons followed eventually by Melody Allegra’s bluegrass jam at 9 at Banjo Jim’s.

7/3, 7 PM honkytonk singer Kara Suzanne followed by quirky jazz-pop keyboardist Heather Christian at 8 and then eventually at 10 clever, funny funk/soul siren Shayna Zaid and the Catch at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/3, 8 PM a killer third-wave ska night at the Knitting Factory with (in reverse order) the NY Ska-Jazz Ensemble, the Scofflaws, Mother Fletcher, Tip the Van, and Harold’s Trousers, $10 adv tix highly rec. One of the best bills of the year so far.

7/3 smart, deviously satirical acoustic Americana jam band Tall Tall Trees at the Mercury, 8 PM, $10.

7/3 this month’s version of Unsteady Freddy’s monthly surf rock spectacular at Otto’s starts at 9 with the original, retro-toned Aaron & the Burrs, the artsy Commercial Interruption, New York twang surf legends the Supertones and sometime after midnight Mr. Action & the Boss Guitars playing classic surf covers and obscurities.

7/3 a cool triplebill at the Jalopy starting at 9 with acoustic Nashville noir harmony band Bobtown, then concert harpist/singer Veronica Valerio (who sounds nothing like Joanna Newsom) at 10 and then at 11 the blues harp-driven Randy Weinstein Group (ex-Hazmat Modine, and they sound a lot like his old band)

7/3, 9 PM gypsy punks Kagero followed at 10:30 by the Basement Band playing rousing country sounds at Spike Hill. Kagero are also at Two Boots Brooklyn at 10 on 7/9.

7/3, 9 PM charmingly retro 60s psychedelic pop with guy/girl vocals from the Nopar King followed by funk/groovemeisters Baby Daddy at 3 Jolly Pigeons, 6802 3rd Ave., Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

7/3, 9:30 PM, more eerie, swampy blues harp music with BBQ Bob & the Spareribs at Hill Country

7/3, 11 PM, Brooklyn’s own otherworldly, haunting, deviously smart Balkan vocal quartet Black Sea Hotel plays Pete’s Candy Store.

7/3 Escarioka – the ecstatic, sometimes transcendentally fun, horn-and-guitar-driven latin Gogol Bordello – at Kenny’s Castaways, 11 PM

7/3 slyly amusing jam-oriented acoustic Americana band Tall Tall Trees at the Mercury, 11:30 PM, $10. They’re also at Pete’s at 10 on 7/9.

7/4 original, innovative Greek-American electric blues guitarist Spiros Soukis at Lucille’s, 8 PM

7/4 killer country/punk twangsters Demolition String Band with Americana rocker Chip Robinson at Banjo Jim’s, 10 PM.

7/4 noirish indie/Americana rocker DB Reilly plays Pete’s, 10:30 PM in a rare acoustic duo show.

7/5, 8/10 PM, legendary nylon-string jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini with the surviving members of the Les Paul Trio at Iridium, $25

7/5 fiery cello rockers Blues in SpaceBotanica’s master of menace Paul Wallfisch,  Nashville gothic crooner Mark Sinnis at Small Beast at the Delancey 9ish. Blues in Space are also at Trash on 7/24 at 11.

7/5 goth glam goddess Kristeen Young at the Knitting Factory, 10 PM, adv tix $10 rec.

7/6 alternately charming and haunting all-girl Norwegian noir cabaret quartet Katzenjammer at the Mercury, 7:30 PM, $10.

7/6, Double Drum Duty feat. an allstar jazz cast: Ben Monder on guitar, Gary Versace on piano, Mark Ferber, Diego Voglino, 10 PM at Royale in Park Slope.

7/7 half past noon smart, politically charged acoustic songwriting duo Left on Red at Liberty Park, downtown Broadway and Liberty Sts.

7/7, 3:30 PM Paolo Bordignon plays selections on the 1830 Appleton pipe organ in the musical instruments section at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

7/7, free, 7 PM doors, 7:30 PM a set by chamber folk sextet Dark Dark Dark, 8:30 PM the film Flood Tide: Remixed accompanied by a new live musical score. “A meditative journey down a strange and meandering river that flows both ways with the tides.The handmade boats and their crews drift past empty new condo developments, explore crumbling castles and swim in iridescent quarries. They get stopped by torrents of rain and groaning motors.” At Socrates Sculpture Garden, on the grass along the water at Socrates Sculpture Park, 3134 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. N train to Broadway, walk on Broadway all the way to the water as the street names (30th, 29th etc) get smaller.

7/7-9 adventurous jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson leads a quintet, a quartet and a trio at Roulette, 8 PM, $15/$10stud/under 30/srs.

7/8 soca legend Mighty Sparrow – who’s got to be in his eighties now – at noon at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, F to Jay St.

7/8 Phosphorescent – sort of the teens version of gently rootsy early Wilco – plays Pier 54 at 14th St., gates at 6 for the diehards or fans of early 70s style El Lay dad-pop band Dawes.

7/8, 7 PM Americana roots chanteuse Drina Seay with guitar god Steve Antonakos followed by another sensational guitarist, jazz/Americana stylist Peter Calo at Banjo Jim’s

7/8, 7:30 PM the extraordinary pan-Balkan punk jazz of Ansambl Mastika at the Jewish Museum, 92nd St. at 5th Ave., $15/$12 stud.

7/8 a funkfest at Sullivan Hall starting at 8 with Big Ben Hillman the Professor of FUNK & The Royal Family, Easy Over, Richard James, Zongo Junction and Turkuaz, $10.

7/8, 9:30ish Nashville alt-country legend and virtuosically extreme guitarist/piano player Greg Garing at Barbes

7/9 the lush art-rock of the Quavers at 8 at Barbes followed at 10 by the eternally charming, effervescent oldtimey Moonlighters.

7/8 NYC’s most exciting blues guitarist, Mississippi hill country bluesman Will Scott at Hill Country, 9 PM. He’s also at 68 Jay St. Bar on 7/10 at 8.

7/9, 7:30 PM the clever, playful Erin and Her Cello play the big room at Rockwood Music Hall

7/9 purist expat Chicago blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Lucille’s 8 PM; he’s also here on the 23rd.

7/9 stark yet playful cello rockers Pearl & the Beard at the Mercury, 8:30 PM, $10

7/9 bewitching, rustic ancient Italian ritual songs and dances with Allesandra Belloni at Mehanata, 9 PM, $10.

7/9 ornate, artsy goth chanteuse/keyboardist Wendy Rule at Caffe Vivaldi, 9 PM.

7/9, 9:30 PM Chelsea Madchen: Ein Deutscher Evening Mit Nico starring Tammy Faye Starlite at Joe’s Pub, $15. Will the world’s most subversive comedienne and cover band leader end the show by falling off a bike in a druggy stupor, or with a goth version of Deutschland Uber Alles?

7/9 honkytonk guitar god Danny Weiss’ gorgeously oldschool country band Reckon So at Hill Country, 9:30 PM

7/9 hypnotic, hauntingly jangly southwestern gothic-tinged Americana rockers Tandy at Lakeside, 11 PM

7/9, 11 PM oldschool 90s LES indie stars Versus at the Bell House $17.50 adv tix rec.

7/10 the best bill of the year so far, top to bottom, is the Brooklyn County Fair country music afternoon spectacular, one great band after another starting at noon with Maynard & the Musties, 1 PM the Dixons, 2 PM Alana Amram & the Rough Gems, 3 PM the Newton Gang, 4 PM the Doc Marshalls, 5 PM Uncle Leon & the Alibis; the show continues at 10 at the Jalopy with Frankenpine. Wow. The afternoon show is at Urban Meadow, 36 President at Van Brunt, Red Hook, Brooklyn, $10.

7/10, 2-10 PM the Albert Ayler Festival right past the F train station on Roosevelt Island featuring sets by the New Atlantis Sextet with Marshall Allen, William Hooker, Charles Gayle, Gunter Hampel, Giuseppi Logan, possibly others, no idea who’s playing when but it’s free.

7/10 Mexican punk/ska legends Maldita Vecindad at Central Park Summerstage 4-ish, doors at 3.

7/10, 4 (four) PM one of underground hip-hop’s smartest MCs, Queen Godis at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Old Fulton St. at Furman St., Dumbo

7/10, 7 PM Larkin Grimm, with her spectacular voice and wickedly playful, literate goth/avant/folk songs opens for dark, politically aware original cello rockers Rasputina at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

7/10, 8 PM clever, innuendo-driven 1930s French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins at Barbes.

7/10, 8 PM retro soul kitten Alice Smith – she purrs, she growls, with a 70s post-Motown/disco feel – at B.B. King’s, $20 adv tix rec.

7/10, 9 PM unselfconsciously good fun with the comedic keystone kops music of the Xylopholks and the Stagger Back Brass Band at Union Pool, $10

7/10, 9 PM Finotee play roots reggae and ska at Shrine

7/10, 10 PM catchy, tuneful powerpop with the Mikal Evans Band at Matchless

7/10 NYC’s answer to X, Americana-punk rockers Spanking Charlene at Lakeside, 11 PM.

7/10, midnight, hilarious, satirical hip-hop artist Schaffer the Darklord plays Arlene’s

7/11 Jimmy Cliff at Central Park Summerstage, 5-ish, doors at 3

7/11 amazingly fun traditional accordion-driven Dominican merengue tipica band Liony Parra y La Mega Mafia Tipica at 7 PM at Pier One on the upper west.

7/11, 7 PM Andy Laster’s Sounds of Cairo at Barbes – Middle Eastern music from the 1920s including vintage Umm Kulthumm, Zaki Murad and Dawud Husni songs with clarinet, cello, bass and trombone. Followed by the amazing Stephane Wrembel’s gypsy guitar jazz at 9.

7/11, 7:30 PM Chris Rozzi’s one-man show Outre Island feat. music by the reliably excellent Balthrop Alabama at Joe’s Pub, $12 adv tix rec. “You may have heard that the diminutive nation of Outré Island has been trying to build a bridge to the shores of America for some time. But with oil in the Gulf (sigh), designers are moving the bridge inland to the small town of Balthrop, Alabama for one night only!”

7/11 haunting Nashville gothic crooner Mark Sinnis – whose latest album is the best thing he’s ever done – at Spike Hill, 8 PM.

7/12 the Ohio Players and George Clinton and P-Funk at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free, get there early, 6:30 PM and watch your back, the cops have quotas to make.

7/12 legendary 80s chanteuse and Clash collaborator Ellen Foley at Lakeside, early, 7 PM.

7/12, 9 PM the Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/12 the devious, harmonically exquisite, funny, torchy Debutante Hour at Goodbye Blue Monday, 10 PM.

7/13, 7:30 PM haunting, intense Persian-American psychedelic rocker Haale plays the big room at the Rockwood with her band.

7/13 a great ska bill at Public Assembly starting at 8 with the Local Skank, 4 Point 0, CBJ, Hey Stranger, Across the Aisle and the Jukebox Romantics, $10

7/13 hip-hop from toward the end of the golden age: a 15 year celebration of the Boot Camp Clik featuring Sean Price, Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Heltah Skeltah, Pharoahe Monch, Kidz In The Hall, Skyzoo, Marco Polo & Torae at BB King’s, 8 ish, $22 adv tix highly rec; first fifty ticketed customers through the doors get a free commemorative concert t-shirt.

7/13-14 powerhouse piano jazz with the Orrin Evans Quartet at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

7/13-18 jazz violinist Jenny Scheinman plays the Vanguard with Nels Cline on guitar, Todd Sickafoose on bass and Jim Black on drums, sets 9/11 PM, $35.

7/13, 9:30 PM Ornette Coleman acolytes Wake Up at the Parkside: Federico Ughi – drums, voice; David Moss – bass, voice; Demian Richardson – trumpet; Daniel Carter – sax

7/14 the NY Philharmonic  feat. Branford Marsalis, saxophone and Andrey Boreyko, conductor plays Lyadov – Baba Yaga; Glazunov – Concerto for Alto Sax; Schulhoff – Hot Sonate for Alto Sax and Orchestra; Prokofiev – Selections from Romeo & Juliet on the Great Lawn in Central Park, free, concert at 8 PM, get there early, i.e. 6 and make a night of it if you’re going

7/14, 6 PM the Mad Jazz Hatters play oldtimey stuff at Bryant Park, free

7/14 Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens at the Stuyvesant Town Oval, 7 PM. They’re at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn the next day at noon.

7/14 the Jazz Museum in Harlem presents the film Nina Simone Great Performances, 7 PM at Marcus Garvey Park on Lawn A, Madison Ave. side of the park between 122nd and 124th St., free.

7/14, 7 PM The Plumbers play “Tex-Mex-Calypso-billy” at Church Square Park, Park Ave. & 4th St., Hoboken, free

7/14 reggae crooner Barrington Levy at BB King’s, 8 PM.

7/14 Sarazino play at SOB’s 10 PM – reggae with gypsy/latin/Arabic tinges in the same vein as Manu Chao

7/14 hilariously satirical early 50s hillbilly music trio Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

7/15, half past noon jazz pianist Emmett Cohen on the World Financial Ctr. plaza.

7/15 Funkmaster Flex and EPMD at Queensbridge Park, Queens 7 PM.

7/15-18 Brazilian jazz legend Vincius Cantuaria at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30, $25 ($30 weekend)

7/15, 7:30 PM the Sexteto Rodriguez Cuban-Jewish All Stars at the Jewish Museum, 92nd St. at 5th Ave. is SOLD OUT.

7/15, 8 PM at Glasslands it’s “Hipster Demolition Night II” – woo hoo – featuring (in reverse order) garage rockers Muck & the Mires, Jay Banerjee & the Heartthrobs, Wormburner, the Anabolics, $10.

7/15 the surf-punk Subway Surfers and garage rock genius Palmyra Delran and her band at Maxwell’s, 8:30 PM, $10.

7/15, 9 PM smartly tuneful, melodic jazz with the Tim Kuhl Group at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/15, 9 PM Matt Darriau’s World Tango Project at the Cornelia St. Cafe

7/15 fearless NYC noir rockabilly/glam with the Reid Paley Trio at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

7/15, 11 PM Sun Records rockabilly legend Sonny Burgess at Public Assembly, $12 adv tix highly rec.

7/16, 6 PM at South St. Seaport it’s lo-fi garage rock night: the distantly Syd Barrett-influenced Thee Oh Sees followed by the equally high-energy Golden Triangle – part Teenage Fanclub punk/pop, part late 80s J&MC snarl.

7/16, 8 PM Changing Modes – a really amazing, catchy, smart blend of Siouxsie-esque new wave, and oldschool art-rock – at R Bar, $10

7/16, 8 PM the Universal Thump (Greta Gertler’s auspicious new art-pop band) feat. bassist Jonathan Maron from Groove Collective plus a string quartet plays Barbes. Gertler has been a great songwriter for the better part of a decade and their forthcoming album promises to be her best effort yet. Followed at 10 by the ballistically intense Balkan/Greek/Carpathian horn-and-guitar monstrosity Ansambl Mastika at 10.

7/16 the Nu-Sonics play tasty, jangly Big Star-style rock at Banjo Jim’s, 8 PM.

7/16, 8ish Clinic play the Bell House $15 – their new album is quite a change, baroque pop rather than their trademark stomp

7/16 the lush, noir Elysian Fields at the Knitting Factory, 8:30 PM, $10 adv tix rec.

7/16 a terrific Middle Eastern bill feat. George Ziadeh and Amir ElSaffar (vocals, oud and santoor) with Sami Abu Shumays, Arabic violin, plus members of his Zikrayat Ensemble, 9 PM at Alwan for the Arts, $15

7/16, 9 PM a killer reggae triplebill: the Movement, Black Seeds and SOJA (Souldiers of Jah Army) at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15 adv tix highly rec.

7/16, 9:30 PM, imaginative, tuneful art-pop songwriter Christina Courtin at Joe’s Pub, $14.

7/16, 9:30 PM twangy western swing with Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Hill Country.

7/16, 10 PM ska sax legend Dave Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 at Two Boots Brooklyn.

7/16, 11 PM the Live Ones – arguably NYC’s most intense, relentless punk band – at Trash

7/16 the Boss Guitars play classic and obscure surf covers at Lakeside 11 PM

7/16, midnight, sly and danceable latin soul/bugalu revivalists Spanglish Fly play the obvious venue for them (other than Roseland) – SOB’s – for a measly $10

7/17, 1-7 PM the Bay Ridge Arab American Bazaar takes place at 79th Street and Shore Road (Shore Road Park): food/music/rides/homemade Middle Eastern ice cream/kids stuff and more.

7/17, 8 PM Rev. Billy & the Life After Shopping Gospel Choir – the Dead Kennedys of original gospel music, with their 30-piece choir and politically-charged vamps – at the 92YTribeca, $10.

7/17, 8 PM the 4th St. Nite Owls play ecstatic barrelhouse blues and ragtime at Barbes.

7/17, 8:30 PM the cd release show for the auspicious new one from intense, violin-and-guitar-driven indie art-rockers Bern & the Brights at Maxwell’s, $8.

7/17, 9:30 PM original, multistylistic noir Americana chanteuse Jessie Kilguss at Goodbye Blue Monday.

7/17, 10 PM Chicago style electric bluesman Johnny Allen – a double threat on lead guitar and soulful vocals – plays Terra Blues

7/17 LES punk/rockabilly/surf legend Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside, 10:15 PMish. They’re also at Public Assembly on 7/24 around the same time.

7/18, 2-7 PM the Astoria Arab American Heritage Festival at Athens Square Park – 30th Street and 30th Avenue in Astoria with food, music, crafts, kids’ entertainment. “There is no where cooler than Astoria so be there!”

7/18 potently lyrical mod/punk songwriter Jerome O’Brien of the Dog Show plays a rare solo show at Sarah Roosevelt Park on the LES, 3 PM – take the B/D to Grand St. and follow the music

7/18, 3 PM Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra play their ecstatically fun New Orleans funk, gospel and soul at Riverwalk Commons, right past the F train station on Roosevelt Island.

7/18 fiery, Syd Barrett/post-Stooges rockers Obits play at around 4 PM at the Williamsburg Waterfront AKA East River State Park, free.

7/18, 7 PM African roots reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones at Pier One on the upper west.

7/18, 7ish Canadian goth keyboardist/chanteuse NLX at Caffe Vivaldi on a bill with jazzy, brassy chanteuse Amanda Mabro, a generic Canadian Coldplay wannabe and a folkie girl.

7/18 uncommonly smart, original rockabilly/surf trio Catspaw at Otto’s 7 PM

7/18, 8 PM at the Stone a bargain for a bill this good: Matthew Shipp (piano), Michael Bisio (bass), Whit Dickey (percusssion), $10.

7/18, 8:30 PM a good roots/Americana triplebill at Banjo Jim’s with Monica Passin of L’il Mo & the Monicats, guitarist Danny Weiss and singer Mary Olive Smith of first-class retro country band Reckon So and Caroline Doctorow, whose latest album is a collection of Richard and Mimi Farina covers.

7/19-20 southwestern gothic pioneers Calexico at City Winery, 9 PM, $30 standing room tix avail.

7/19 potently lyrical Americana songwriter Joe Pug – this generation’s Steve Earle? – at the Mercury, 10 PM, $12

7/19 the NYCity Slickers play bluegrass at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

7/20, 5 PM the understatedly soulful Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

7/20, 7:30 PM Feast of Music’s reliably adventurous monthly show at Littlefield starts off with deviously funny, ferociously virtuosic new music pianist Kathleen Supove playing the equally devious music of big buzz composer Jacob TV, followed at around by Noveller’s icy synth minimalism and Alan Licht’s loopy noise guitar soundscapes, $8 adv tix rec

7/20, 8/9:30 PM the Jamie Begian Big Band playing songs off their terrific new cd Great Big Grin at The Bahai Center, 53 E 11th St between University Place & Broadway, $15/$10 stud.

7/20 a rare live performance by Walter Ego at Banjo Jim’s, 9 PM – this is the sharply literate, sardonic, soul-influenced New York songwriter, not the blues band or the dub reggae outfit.

7/20-25 Jamaican piano jazz titan Monty Alexander at Dizzy’s Club, sets 9/11 PM, $30 tix avail.

7/20, 9 PM torchy Eastern European rock/pop with Lana Mir at Arlene’s

7/20, 7 PM a pretty amazing doubebill at Barbes. Las Rubias del Norte, whose latest album is their most psychedelic and haunting, are followed by the ferocious Balkan Veveritse Brass Band at 9 (Slavic Soul Party is taking the month of July off at Barbes since they’re doing so many other shows). Veveritse are also here on 7/27 at 9.

7/20 the Marcus Strickland Quartet: Marcus Strickland – soprano & tenor sax; David Bryant – piano; Ben Williams – bass; E.J. Strickland – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

7/20, 10 PM Linda Draper plays Pete’s. She’s probably the best lyricist you never heard of, has a way with a catchy hook and effortless fingerstyle guitar. Sort of like a slightly more lively Nina Nastasia.

7/21, 8:30 fiery, aggressive indie rock vets Cementhead at Union Hall, $7.

7/21, 10 PM noir/goth rocker Yula Beeri of Nanuchka plays the big room at the Rockwood

7/21, 6 PM lush modern big band jazz with John Ellis & Double-Wide at Madison Square Park

7/21 reggae covers of Radiohead, Floyd and the Fab Four by the devious Easy Star All-Stars at the Stuyvesant Town Oval, 7 PM

7/21, 7 PM state of the art lyricism with Pharaoh Monche at Queensbrige Park in Queens

7/21 a killer doublebill: brilliantly lyrical soul/rock songwriter Dina RuDean and the haunting, lush, artsy chamber pop of the Snow at the Knitting Factory, 9 PM, $8 adv tix. rec.

7/22 twangy noir guitar god Jim Campilongo plays Wagner Park, just north of Battery Park, 7 PM

7/22 (note date change from 7/24) Dave Campbell was one of the finest drummers in New York, a well-loved and influential figure. There’s a memorial concert at the Parkside starting around 8 with the surviving members of bands he played with: psychedelic rockers Love Camp 7, noir jazzy Americana group Erica Smith & the 99 Cent Dreams, the high-energy, punkish K’s and others.

7/22 Antibalas at Castle Clinton, 7 PM, free, tix two per person handed out to those in line at 4 PM.

7/22, 7 PM Mexican folk-punk songwriter Rana Santacruz at the Jewish Museum, 92nd and 5th Ave., $15.

7/23 Batusis feat. the Dead Boys’ Cheetah Chrome, Syl Sylvain from the NY Dolls, plus a rhythm section at Europa, 7 PM, $12 – any excuse to see Cheetah, one of the great lead guitarists ever, is worth it.

7/22, 8:30 PM ecstatically sprawling Americana/roots band the Woes at the Bell House followed eventually by charismatic oldtimey/noir chanteuse April Smith & the Great Picture Show at around 10:30, $10 adv tix highly rec.

7/22 NYC’s best blues band, the Moonlighters’ Bliss Blood’s barrelhouse piano-driven Delta Dreambox at Barbes, 10 PM

7/22 punkish, virtuosic electric bluegrass/country rockers Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

7/22, 11 PM Irish acoustic punks Box of Crayons at Trash

7/23 Loose Limbs play South St. Seaport, 6 PM – lo-fi garage rock with soul/gospel vocals – if you like the Detroit Cobras you’ll like Loose Limbs.

7/23 smart, fiery latin rockers Outernational at 7 PM at Highline Ballroom followed by oi-punk legends GBH, adv tix $17 highly rec.

7/23 Bern & the Brights – riding the buzz from their excellent new ep, part raw, emotionally intense chamber pop, part deviously jangly rock, at Spike Hill 8 PM

7/23, 8:30 PM Indian raga jazz with the Neel Murgai Ensemble followed by Namaskar at le Poisson Rouge, $TBA

7/23, 8 PM a killer bluegrass/string band triple bill at the 92YTribeca with Joy Kills Sorrow, M Shanghai String Band and the Abrams Bros., $10

7/23, 8 PM at Bargemusic the Voxare Quartet: Emily Ondracek, violin, Galina Zhdanova, violin, Erik Peterson, viola, Adrian Daurov, cello) Riley – String Quartet; Lou Harrison – String Quartet Set; Hamza El Din – Escalay (The Water Wheel); Riley – Mystic Birds Waltz, Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector, tix $25/$20 srs/$10 stud.

7/23 deliriously fun ska/punk/reggaeton rock en Espanol monsters Escarioka at the Bell House, 8 PM, $10.

7/23, 8:30 PM anthemic Australian expat rockers Second Dan – who mine a tuneful post-Oasis vibe – at the big room at the Rockwood

7/23-24 the Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra at the Jazz Gallery, 9/10:30 PM, $20

7/23, 9:30 PM darkly bristling Americana rockers the Sadies (Neko Case’s backing band) at Bowery Ballroom

7/23 ferocious soul/rock/noir siren Katie Elevitch at Banjo Jim’s 10 PM followed eventually by excellent, ubiquitous guitarist and Americana expert Homeboy Steve Antonakos at midnight

7/23 darkly funny outlaw country/Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties at Lakeside 11 PM.

7/23, midnight, NYC’s most charismatic, amusingly powerful band, the Brooklyn What at Trash. El Muchacho plays surf music for open bar in the back at 8.

7/23, 1 AM (actually wee hours of 7/24) the O at Arlene’s. Is this the legendary hip-hop crew, with the Anal Thermometer song, and the violent stage antics?

7/24 amazingly multistylistic string band Ljova and the Kontraband – equally devious and original with eerie, glowering Russian melodies, tangos, Afrobeat-tinged psychedelia and swirling atmospherics – at 5 PM at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Dumbo

7/24 a surf bill indoors at Cha Cha’s on the boardwalk at Coney Island starting at 7 with the jangly, retro Mr. Action and the Boss Guitars, 8 PM the brand-new Alien Surfer Babes with the Octomen, and 9 PM the diverse, tunefully original TarantinosNYC, cheap, $5.

7/24, 8 PM Persian poetry/music ensemble Linebreak at Zora Art Space, 315 4th Avenue (3rd and 2nd streets) Park Slope, Brooklyn. Sugg don: $8

7/24, 8 PM powerpop rocker/guitar genius Pete Galub at the Red Horse Cafe on the corner of 12th St./ 6th Avenue in Park Slope, F to 7th Ave.

7/24 multistylistic blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff at Lucille’s, 8 PM. If only the people who thought Clapton was good knew this who this guy was, he’d be playing the Garden instead.

7/24 wickedly lyrical retro 60s psychedelic pop band McGinty and White at the Tank, 9 PM, $5

7/24, 9:30 PM lush, ecstatically anthemic Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the Bitter End

7/24 captivating, innovative cello-and-marimba chamber pop duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi, 9:30 PM.

7/24, 10 PM first-rate Memphis-style retro soul band the One and Nines and the Old Glorys “featuring former members of legendary country-western/punk-rock band Any Day Parade” at the Wreck Room, 940 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, J/M to Flushing Ave.

7/24, 10 PM one of our favorite bands, extremely danceable oldschool bugalu/latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly at Rose Bar

7/24, 10 PM the stark, tunefully bluesy Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds play the big room at the Rockwood

7/24, 11 PM PM Luminescent Orchestrii frontman Sxip Shirey’s cd release show at City Winery, $12 adv tix rec. -”deep sexy beats created on Industrial Flutes, Bullhorn Harmonica, Regurgitated Music Box, Triple Extended Pennywhistles, Miniature Hand Bell Choir, Obnoxiophone, Glass Bowls With Red Marbles and a clutch of curious objects.”

7/25, 3 PM African music from the US with Fool’s Gold, Burkina Faso with Burkina Electric and then Malian superstar Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba at Central Park Summerstage.

7/25 upstairs at the Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St., it’s Drunkapalooza starting at 5 PM with cleverly lyrical pianist/songwriter Nate Buccieri, 6 PM soul-inflected siren Shanna Sharp, 7 PM the similarly inclined Tracy Stark, 8 PM Americana singer Clare Cooper and at 9 PM the Sometime Boys, the rustic acoustic blues/oldtimey/bluegrass spinoff of ferocious art-rockers System Noise, a benefit concert, sugg don $10.

7/25 the latest jazzcat to go country, Myron Walden Countryfied: Myron Walden – tenor sax; “Oz Not” – guitar; Ron Oswanski – organ; Rudy Royston – drums, 7ish at Rose Bar in Williamsburg.

7/25, 8 PM the Union St. Preservation Society play their rustic soulful oldschool bluegrass at Spike Hill. They’re also at Bruar Falls on 8/3.

7/25 check out the opening acts for Foxy Brown at B.B. King’s: Dr. Roxanne Shante (!?!), Cormega, AZ and Spragga Benz – those four are worth the $20 advance ticket price alone, if you like golden age hip hop. Show starts at 8, advance tix recommended.

7/25 ferociously charismatic, all-female noise-punk trio Out of Order – stars of the Beefstock 2010 festival – play at the National Underground, time TBA

7/25 the hilarious Uncle Leon & the Alibis – NYC’s answer to David Allan Coe – at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

7/26 at Small Beast upstairs at the Delancey a first-class bill with literate songwriter Frank Tedesso at 8ish, then haunting noir southwestern gothic chanteuse Kerry Kennedy and Ghostwise, and phantasmagorical and equally charismatic duo Carol Lipnik & Spookarama.

7/26, 9 PM the Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/26 Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies with Matt Munisteri on guitar at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

7/27 the new Mogwai concert film, Burning is streaming at 3 (three) PM EST on their site and 40 others who have more bandwidth to monkey with than we do

7/27, 7 PM Michael and Christian Blackwood’s extensive 1968 footage Thelonious Monk concert/documentary film Straight No Chaser at the Maysles Institute, 343 Malcolm X Blvd / Lenox Ave (between 127th and 128th Streets), free.

7/27, 7 PM klezmerite/Americanist Andy Statman at at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, 7 PM. He’s also at Barbes at 8 on 7/29.

7/27 the Mingus Orchestra at Washington Square Park, 8 PM.

7/27, 9:30ish soul-inflected songwriter Derek James followed by Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra at the Brooklyn Bowl $10.

7/27, 10ish, charming, retro country siren Laura Cantrell plays a benefit for Nashville flood relief at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix highly rec.

7/27 the oldtimey/hokum blues of the Second Fiddles at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

7/28, 6:30 PM outdoors in back of Lincoln Center the subversive 1960s play No Snakes in This Grass by James Magnuson, free

7/28, 7 PM Plena Libre play classic oldtime boricua tunes at Wagner Park downtown.

7/28 the hypnotic, mesmerizing Electric Junkyard Gamelan, with their homemade instruments, play Barbes at 8. Their show here earlier this year was one of the most unbelievably fun nights we’ve had recently.

7/28, 8ish, Palaceaides, “a Brooklyn indie duo w/cello well worth checking out,” Smiths-ish retro 80s janglers the Cloud Room and darkly captivating, guitarishly delicious southwestern gothic rockers And the Wiremen at Bowery Electric, $10

7/28, 8 PM I’ll Be John Brown rock the Sidewalk with their raucous cowpunk.

7/28 three of the best songwriters on the planet, in the round: the darkly jazzy yet warmly charismatic Erica Smith, brilliantly lyrical janglerocker Paula Carino and Americana soul singer Rebecca Turner at the Parkside, 8:30 PM.

7/28, 10 PM remarkably diverse, original bluesman Chris Thomas King – from the Coen Bros.’ O Brother Where Art Thou – plays Terra Blues.

7/28 world-class free jazz trombonist Steve Swell leads a quintet at the Stone, 10 PM, $10

7/28, 10:30 PM upbeat reggae rockers Three Legged Fox at Sullivan Hall, $10.

7/28 Stringbean & the Stalkers play swampy harmonica-driven electric blues at the Ear Inn, 11 PM

7/29 duskcore guitar great Vieux Farka Toure at noon at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, F to Jay St.

7/29, 5:30 PM tuneful, smart jam band Mr. Hunter plays the Naumburg Bandshell at Central Park – nice organ/guitar interplay, a soulful frontwoman and they want you to know that they’re psyched to play a stage where the Grateful Dead actually played!

7/29, 7:30 PM jazz guitar genius Matt Munisteri plays the plaza at the Brooklyn Central Library at Grand Army Plaza, free. Then he’s off to the Jalopy (at 9! he’d better play a short set) to open for the reliably charming Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies.

7/29, 7:30 PM at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center a Haitian bill feat. Ansanm, Emeline Michel, Beethova Obas, BélO, Zili Misik, acts will probbly appear in reverse order.

7/29 Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes plus George Thorogood at Asser Levy Park next to the Coney Island Aquarium, 7:30 PM, F to W 8th St. or any train to Stillwell Ave.

7/29-31, 8/10 PM, the Larry Coryell Power Trio at Iridium, $25. He’s been doing the Indian jazz thing lately – maybe this is a return to the woozy but invigorating electric guitar stuff he was doing circa The Real Great Escape in the early 70s.

7/29, 9 PM literate new wave rocker Mike Rimbaud at Gilles Larrain Studio, 95 Grand St., Soho, A/C/E to Canal or C/E to Spring St.

7/29, 9 PM sax player Noah Preminger leads his quartet at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/30 torchy, original jazz/pop siren Abby Payne, 8 PM at Spike Hill.

7/30, 8 PM Americana/roots songwriter Sara Bouchard plays from her new song cycle Songs of Lewis and Clark followed by her bluegrass band the Union St. Preservation Society aboard the Mary A. Whalen Tanker, 180 Clinton Wharf (entrance at Pioneer St & Conover St.), Red Hook, Brooklyn

7/30, 9/10:30 PM alto sax jazz star Jacam Manricks leads a quartet playing compositions from his really quite extraordinary new album Trigonometry at the Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

7/30 the Pietasters play smart, fun third-wave ska on the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Temptress, boarding at 23rd St. and the FDR at 7 and departing at 8, adv tix $25 at the Highline box office highly rec.

7/30, 8 PM Yomo Toro – the ferocious, southpaw king of the cuatro – at the Queens Theatre in the Park, 8 PM, $20 adv tix rec., if you are a fan of surf music, latin music or great guitar, this guy’s performances are legendary.

7/30, 10 PM smart, devious acoustic Americana jamband Tall Tall Trees followed by powerpop rocker Mikal Evans at 11 at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/30 killer honkytonk band the Dixons at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

7/30, 11 PM, the ageless, eternally relevant Avengers – who were the American Sex Pistols thirty years ago – at the Bell House, $25.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/9 the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, get there early, 6:30 PM and watch your back, the cops have quotas to make. 8/12 she’s at at Asser Levy Park in Coney Island, 7:30 PM, early arrival also advised.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/11 retro soul star Eli Paperboy Reed at le Poisson Rouge, 7 PM, $15.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/13 popular British indie vets the Wedding Present at South St. Seaport, 7 PM.

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

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

8/13-15 it’s the Gypsy Tabor Festival at Floyd Bennett Field in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. People come from miles around and camp out here; daily tix are also available. Even from the bus, it’s a bit of a hike but it’s worth it. Last year’s bill was one of the best NYC outdoor lineups in decades.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/19 Hipster Demolition Night III at Public Assembly starting at 8 PM with four kick-ass tuneful bands playing music with zero artifice, whimsy, shallowness or poser-ness. Watch this space.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/21 Iris DeMent at B.B. King’s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/30, 8 PM Jan Bell’s soaring, harmony-driven Americana girlgroup the Maybelles at 68 Jay St Bar

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

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

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

8/31, 10 PM the Linda Oh Trio with Avishai Cohen on trumpet and Obed Calvaire on drums at 55 Bar

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/3, 11:30 PM garage rockers the Greenhornes free at the Mercury w/rsvp

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

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

9/7 Shellac at the Bell House, 9 PM, $17 adv tix highly rec., this will sell out

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

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

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

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

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

9/10, 10:30 PM funkmeisters Buzz Universe at the Mercury, $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/12 reggae legends Israel Vibration – now a duo – at B.B. King’s

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

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

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

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

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

9/17, 10 PM Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5.

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

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

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

9/21 British folk-rock legends the Strawbs acoustic at BB King’s.

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

9/23-26 the Taylor Eigsti Trio with chanteuse Becca Stevens plus special guests Julian Lage (9/23), Gretchen Parlato & Gerald Clayton (9/26z0 doing the cd release show for their new one Daylight at Midnight at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM.

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

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

9/24, 9 PM one of the most compelling voices in Americana music, Jan Bell at 68 Jay St Bar.

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

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

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

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

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

10/2, 7:30 PM Clare & the Reasons at the Bell House, $25

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

10/5, 8 PM the Master Plan and the Hoodoo Gurus at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec.

10/7 8 PM Gil Scott-Heron at B.B. King’s

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/16, 8 PM King Kahn & the Shrines at the Bell House, $15.

10/18 the Tamir Hendelman Trio at Dizzy’s Club, 8 PM, $20/10 stud.

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

10/29 NYC third-wave NYC ska legends the Toasters at BB King’s.

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

11/11 Ian Hunter at Highline Ballroom

11/17 Red Molly at City Winery 8 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also Fri Sept 4, the Moonlighters at Barbes 10 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also Sun Sept 13, 9 PM Larkin Grimm at Glasslands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hey! This isn’t the latest live music calendar! This is.

Daily updates. As usual, weekly events first, followed by the daily calendar. Because we get some of this info weeks in advance, it’s always good to check with the club (see our venues page) to make sure the show you’re interested in seeing is still happening…check out the weekly shows too, lots of good stuff going on! Apologies for the occasional crazy spacing and fonts – Microsoft Word and WordPress still not speaking to each other…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sundays at 8:30 PM Sasha Dobson plays Pete’s Candy Store. Jazz chanteuse on the serious Brazilian tip: musically, she’s where Snorah Jones should hope to be in five years.

Sundays July 5, 12 and 19 Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes, 9 PM. The guitarist has few if any equals as an interpreter of Django Reinhardt, but it’s where he takes the gypsy jazz influence in his own remarkably original, psychedelic writing – and what he brings to the Django stuff – that makes all the difference. One of the most interesting players in any style of music, anywhere in the world. He also plays Fridays at Bar Tabac on Smith St. in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn at 8.

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

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

Mondays at the Jazz Standard it’s all Mingus, whether with the Mingus Orchestra, Big Band or Mingus Dynasty: you know the material and the players are all first rate. Sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25 (does that include tax? The club was doing that for awhile).

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

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

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

Also Mondays in July Cumbiagra play classic Colombian cumbias at Barbes, starting around 9:30. The cumbia world takeover starts here!

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

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

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

Every Wednesday, Michael Arenella & the Dreamland Dance Band play sly yet boisterous oldtimey hot jazz during a brunch set at the Clover Club, 210 Smith St. (Butler/Baltic) in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, 7:30 -10:30 PM.

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

Wednesdays in July the Doc Marshalls play rousing original cajun and honkytonk songs at  Hill Country, 9 PM

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

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

Weds July 1 the Rocks Off Concert Cruise goes Balkan with Hungry March Band plus Veveritse Brass Band, boat boards 7 PM, departs 8 PM from the Skyport Marina at 23rd street & the  FDR, tix $20 in advance at the box office or online for extra.

Also Weds July 1, 8ish Tift Merritt plays indoors at Stuyvesant High School auditorium due to threat of rain, to your right along Chambers St. as you walk toward Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City. Worth seeing if her writing has caught up with her absolutely spin-tingling, austere, Linda Thompson-inflected voice.

Thurs July 2 fiery clarinetist Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys at the Jewish Museum, 7:30 PM, free with $15 museum adm.

Also Thurs July 2 atmospheric, frequently haunting art-rock band the Quavers 8 PM at Barbes

Also Thurs July 2 the Mark Sherman Quintet featuring vibraphonist Mark Sherman with Joe Magnarelli,  Allen Farnham, Dean Johnson  and Tim Horner at Sweet Rhythm sets  8:30+10:30 PM

Also Thurs July 2 amazing Slovak cimbalom band Pajtasi, 9 PM at Radegast Hall & Biergarten on N 3rd in Wburg

Also Thurs July 2 anthemic psychedelic rockers Copesetic play the last show ever at the Goldhawk in Hoboken 10 PM

7/2 catchy, jangly southwestern gothic rocker Tom Shaner at Lakeside, 10 PM

Also Thurs July 2 ferocious all-female noise/punk rockers Beluga at Lit, 11 PM

Fri July 3 a free secret show featuring delta blues/ragtime guitar god Lenny Molotov at 8 PM plus the Oxygen Ponies at 9 warming up for their upcoming European tour, email for venue/time/password

Fri July 3 Erin & Her Cello doing funny smart songs at Joe’s Pub, 7 PM, $12

Also Fri July 3 tuneful fun reggae-rock with Three Legged Fox at Arlene’s, 8 PM

Also Fri July 3, 8 PM at the Stone a cool avant-North African night with Leni Stern (guitars, n’goni) Brahim Fribgane (oud, cahon, dumbek) Jacuba Sissoko (kora). Makan Kouyate (calabash, djembe, tama) Mamadou Ba (bass) Harvie Wirth (drums)

Also Fri July 3 the Grand Masters of Gypsy Music at Mehanata, 9ish

Also Fri July 3 bluegrass/roots night at Banjo Jim’s starting at 8 with fiddler Vincent Cross followed by Tommy Ramone’s bluegrass project Uncle Monk, haunting Mississippi hill country blues guitarist Pork Chop Willie and then one-man roots band Trainwreck Washington at midnight.

Also Fri July 3, 10 PM reggae/ska/dub expert King Django at Shrine uptown.

Also Fri July 3, 10 PM the Disclaimers at Spikehill. Two charismatic soul sirens fronting the band. Fiery lead guitar, eerie organ, jangly tunes and a mix of Elvis Costello intelligence and Radio Birdman fire. NYC’s best band? One of them, no doubt.

Also Fri July 3 the Xylopholks at the Rockwood, midnight. You may have done a doubletake running into this duo on the way to the train at Union Square: a bassist and vibraphonist in full-body, furry pink and blue monster outfits. The costumes are funny but they play old ragtime instrumentals really well!

Sat July 4 in the afternoon Sylvia Gordon of Kudu’s latest project Betty Black which sounds a lot like her other band: sort of a more metal, American Siouxsie with southwestern gothic tinges. At Rose Bar in Williamsburg, starting around 3, free.

Also Sat July 4, 3:30 PM Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley – the poor man’s Aimee Mann – in Battery Park, could be a nightmare since she’s opening for that Bright Eyes moron.

Also Sat July 4 Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion at the Brooklyn Museum, 5 PM, free

Also Sat July 4 a killer blues doublebill at Terra Blues starting with Bobby Radcliff at 7, probably playing acoustic, followed by soul singer/sizzling Chicago blues lead guitarist Johnny Allen at 10

Also Sat July 4, 9 PM at Otto’s Unsteady Freddie’s surf rock extravaganza with the Clams, the North Shore Troubadours and a now-rare show by NYC surf legends the Supertones.

Also Sat July 4 the Stagger Back Brass Band – one of the funnest groups in town, sort of the Spinal Tap of brass bands – at Barbes, 10 PM followed by sultry blues/oldtimey siren Mamie Minch at midnight.

Also Sat July 4, 10 PM GO Percussion Ensemble at the Stone

Also Sat July 4, 10 PM Brad Vickers and his Vestapolitans play country  music at Hill Country

Also Sat July 4 moody, slinky, downtempo/shoegaze trio El Jezel at Cake Shop, 11 PM.

Also Sat July 4 tuneful, meaningful, hypnotic African roots reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones at Zebulon, 11 PM

Also Sat July 4 gypsy/goth rockers Nanuchka at the Mercury, midnight, $8

Sun July 5 trombonist J. Walter Hawkes and his hellraising oldtimey band at LIC Bar, 5 PM-ish, free

Sun July 5 a killer chicha/cumbia night starring Chicha Libre with Very Be Careful opening at the Bell House, 9ish, adv tix $10.

Also Sun July 5, 8 PM innovative avant cellist/composer Jody Redhage & Fire in July at Barbes

Also Sun July 5 Senegalese reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones and oldschool Philly cult punks McRad at le Poisson Rouge, 6 PM, $7 gen adm

Also Sun July 5 dark melodic rockers Violet Hour at the Mercury 9 PM

Also Sun July 5, 11ish Bato The Yugo & Gypsy Boogie at Nublu

Mon July 6-7 goth legend and Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy – whose more recent Middle eastern inflections border on transcendent – at Highline Ballroom, 9 PM adv tix $35

Also Mon July 6 fun, female-fronted early 80s new wave dance throwbacks Hank & Cupcakes downstairs at the Delancey, 8 PM, free

Also Mon July 6 tuneful, frequently funny keyboardist/songwriter Alec Berlin at Arlene’s 8 PM

Also Mon July 6, 9 PM fiery, melodic, fearless indie rock trio Cementhead at Trash

Also Mon July 6 the underrated, still-tuneful, anthemic Wallflowers at Irving Plaza, 10ish adv tix $30.

Also Mon July 6 Small Beast at the Delancey upstairs featuring Botanica master of menace Paul Wallfisch solo on the piano at 8:30 PM followed by guitar god Pete Galub, pensive European rocker Spottiswoode and then noir cabaret legend/personality Little Annie.

Also Mon July 6 clever, very smart Mostly Other People Do the Killing sax player Jon Irabagon plays a duo show with Mike Pride on drums at the Cornelia St. Cafe, worth checking out what kind of trouble he can get himself into, 8:30 PM, $10

Tues July 7 cantorial metal trio Sway Machinery in the parking lot at Spring and Varick, 5 PM, free.

Also Tues July 7-12 the Ron Carter Nonet – a favorite project of the iconic bassist/composer – at the Blue Note, bar seating $20, tables $35, shows at 8 and 10:30 PM.

Also Tues July 7, 8 and 10 PM at the Stone Myra Melford Happy Whistlings featuring brilliant avant jazz pianist Myra Melford, Mary Halvorson (guitar) Taylor Ho-Bynum (trumpet) Stomu Takeishi (bass)

Also Tues July 7, 9:30 PM at BAM the documentary film The Night James Brown Saved Boston which provides some backstory for James Brown’s free 1968 Boston concert the day after the MLK assassination. Includes performance footage of Brown, plus commentary by Cornel West and others.

Also Tues July 7 Andrew Vladeck’s cd release show at the Mercury 10 PM $7 – Americana/folk/blues, smartly lyrical

Also Tues July 7, 9ish country-rock siren Karen Hudson at Indian Road Café & Market, 600 W 218 St. at Indian Road across from Inwood Park, uptown.

Also Tues July 7, 9 PM Nice Daughter,  2 drummers and vibraphonist plus loops doing danceable, hypnotic instrumentals at Trash, 9 PM right after open bar

Weds July 8, 7 PM well-liked alt-bluegrass hellraisers the Duhks at Madison Square Park.

Also Weds July 8 the wild Brazilian rainforest dance band Forro in the Dark at the Stuyvesant Town oval 7:30ish, enter at 16th St. and 1st Ave.

Also Weds July 8 amazingly retro, danceable British soul/funk/groove instrumentalists the New Master Sounds play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise, boarding at 8 PM at 41st St Pier on the westside, adv tix $25 highly recommended.

Also Weds July 8, 8ish at Drom tango nuevo with two of the best in the business,  bassist Pablo Aslan & bandoneonist Raul Jaurena (who apparently won a grammy – not that it matters, but what the heck) with guests Juan Cruz Masotta and Pablo Pereyra, $12 adv tix available

Also Weds July 8 artsy, moody, soul/Americana band Heather & the Barbarians at Spikehill, 9 PM

Also Weds July 8, 10 PM at the Stone ferocious, atmospheric classical metal trio Blues In Space: Edison Woods cellist Rubin Kodheli (cellos/compositions) Garrett Brown (drums) Ben Zeff (guitars)

Also Weds July 8 the Church , legendary Australian art-rock geniuses at Irving Plaza 11ish, adv tix $30.

Thurs July 9, half past noon, amazing, haunting gypsy band Luminescent Orchestrii on the World Financial Center Plaza.

Also Thurs July 9 , 7 PM purist jazz guitarist Mark Whitfield and his trio at the Fat Cat

Also Thurs July 9 accordionist Will Holshouser and guitarist Matt Munisteri’s amazing 1930s style Belgian barroom instrumental band Musette Explosion at the Jewish Museum, 7:30 PM, free with $15 museum adm.

Also Thurs July 9-12 at the Jazz Standard the Generations Band: Frank Wess and Eric Alexander – tenor; Andrew Speight – alto; Jim Rotundi – trumpet; David Hazeltine – piano; Ray Drummond – bass; Kenny Washington – drums, shows 7:30/9:30

Also Thurs July 9, 8 PM the Mighty Pragmatics at Trash in time for open bar – yet another Spinal Tap style 70s metal parody. They do a very funny song about Staten Island.

Also Thurs July 9, 8:30 PM the Brew at Union Hall. Artsy pop band, sometimes a little too top 40, but they have some good tunes and hooks.

Also Thurs July 9, 9 PM at Spikehill haunting atmospheric downtempo cello-and-keyboard group  Huff This.

Also Thurs July 9, 9ish at Southpaw Joy Dragland – who alternate between jazzy pop and a country/folk Pete’s Candy Store style – followed eventually at around 11 by Sonia’s Party, who blend a bewitching oldschool Motown sound with a vintage Memphis groove. Ten bucks. Sonia’s Party are also at Bar 4 on 7/24 around 10:30

Also Thurs July 9 Heavy Trash (Jon Spencer & Matt Verta-Ray’s noirish lo-fi garage band) and then the fetchingly oldtimey, harmony-driven  Those Darlins at the Mercury 9:30 PM $10 gen adm

Also Thurs July 9, 10 PM haunting, innovative gypsy-inflected chanteuse Sanda Weigl at Barbes.

Also Thurs July 9 Daniel Bernstein at Sidewalk, 11 PM. The former Larval Organ has run the gamut from punk/metal to lush chamber rock; any opportunity to hear the dark, bleak, brilliantly lyrical songwriter is worth it.

Also Thurs July 9 American Aquarium’s raucous electric country sounds at midnight at Arlene’s

Also Fri July 10, 7:30 PM at Prospect Park Bandshell rock en Espanol with Aterciopelados and Los Amigos Invisibles

Also Fri July 10, 7 PM jazz vibraphone innovators Das Vibenbass opening for fun, tuneful Friggs garage rock guitarist/frontwoman Palmyra Delran and her band who play 8 PM at Arlene’s.

Fri July 10 a free secret show featuring soul/popster Don Piper at 8, haunting indie rocker Randi Russo at 9 PM and then the brilliantly lyrical Oxygen Ponies at 10 warming up for their upcoming European tour, email for venue/password

Also Fri July 10 the A-Bones playing careening lo-fi retro 60s garage on the Rocks Off Concert Cruise, boarding at 8 at 23rd and the FDR, adv tix $20 highly recommended.

Also Fri July 10 Jazz guitar great Gene Bertoncini performs with Ike Sturm, bass; Rich De Rosa, drums; and guest soloist, Sara Caswell, violin at the Kitano sushi bar  68 Park Ave. @ 38th Street sets: 8 & 10 PM $25.

Also Fri July 10, 9ish fearless female-fronted Puerto Rican punk band Cojoba – whose album is called el Arte de la Irreverencia followed around 10 by legendary obscure first-wave Wessex punks the A-Heads with frontwoman Mel’s dramatic, operatic-tinged vocals.

Also Fri July 10, 9:30 PM even more legendary and obscure literate rocker Livia Hoffman plays her first New York show in perhaps 3 years along with Plastic Beef doing an acoustic show at Freddy’s.

Also Fri July 10 sprawling  funk orchestra Turkuaz at Bowery Poetry Club 10 PM – cheaper than George Clinton

Also Fri July 10 at Banjo Jim’s bassist Carolyn Sills & the Poor Man’s Roses doing spot-on at 10 followed by Trainwreck Washington at midnight

Also Fri July 10 Those Darlins at Southpaw 10 PM $10.

Also Fri July 10 Moonlighters frontwoman Bliss Blood’s ecstatically fun barrelhouse blues band Delta Dreambox at Barbes 10 PM

Sat July 11 the Main Squeeze Accordion Festival at Pier One, 70th St. and the highway, 3 PM. This all-day festival is an A-list of accordion and accordion-fronted bands from all over the world. Bring a hat and shades because the sun over the river is intense!

Also Sat July 11 ska/punks los Fabulosos Cadillacs at Central Park Summerstage, doors at 3, free. Vamos bailar toda el dia.

Also Sat July 11 a great New Orleans doublebill with the Flying Neutrinos and Brother Joscephus and his big horn-driven band, 4 PM at the F train station at Riverwalk Commons, Roosevelt Island.

Also Sat July 11, 7 PM the Gregg August Trio at the Fat Cat. The bassist is fearlessly socially aware and has a great feel for latin rhythms and soaring melodies.

Also Sat July 11, 8 PM a killer garage rock doublebill at Union Hall with the frequently hilarious Jesse Bates’ Flying Guitars and the recently reunited and reinvigorated, all-female Friggs, $8 adv tix available

Also Sat July 11, 8 PM blue eyed soul siren/lyrical rocker Juliana Nash makes a welcome return trip to her old stomping ground, Pete’s Candy Store with Matt Kanelos on keys, followed at 9 by artsy keyboard pop/trip-hop trio Mattison.

Also Sat July 11 moody, slinky, downtempo/shoegaze trio El Jezel at Spikehill, 8 PM.

Also Sat July 11 noisy, propulsive Cambridge MA shoegaze rockers Thick As Thieves at Trash, 10 PM

Also Sat July 11 fiery blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff plays electric at Lucille’s, 8 PM

Also Sat July 11, 8 PM a killer garage rock doublebill at Union Hall with the frequently hilarious Jesse Bates’ Flying Guitars and the recently reunited, reinvigorated, all-female Friggs, $8 adv tix available

Also Sat July 11 goth/art-rock pianist/chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi 9ish

Also Sat July 11 impressively diverse, occasionally reggae-inflected punk vets the Subhumans at the Knit, 10 PM.

Also Sat July 11 surf/rockabilly/soul/punk guitar genius Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside 10:15ish

Also Sat July 11, 9:30 PM Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. followed eventually at midnight by another excellent, somewhat more serious country band, the Dixons at Southpaw.

Also Sat July 11, 10 PM at the Stone versatile ska/jazz/calypso trombonist Curtis Fowlkes’ band Catfish Corner

Also Sat July 11 this is so beyond barf we had to mention it: it’s Pretty in Pink prom night at the Bell House! $25 cover, music by a real live prom band phoning in all the cheesiest 80s hits ever! Dress as your favorite John Hughes high school stereotype and win an iPod shuffle loaded up with lame-ass John Hughes soundtracks! Somebody please take the band and the club employees outside, set off a stink bomb and lock the doors!

Sun July 12 no joke – at B.B. King’s you can go see the gospel brunch in the afternoon or show up a bit later for Atheist. Or hedge your bets and do both.

Also Sun July 12 bluegrass patriarch Dr. Ralph Stanley &  the Clinch Mtn. Boys at Highline Ballroom, 8 PM, adv tix $30

Also Sun July 12 Ninth House’s dark baritone frontman Mark Sinnis at Sidewalk 9 PM

Also Sun July 12 the Flying Neutrinos at Rodeo Bar, 10 PMish. They’re also here on 7/26

Mon July 13, 7:30 PM versatile, entertaining Americana guitarist/rocker Homeboy Steve Antonakos at Banjo Jim’s.

Also Mon July 13, 8 PM the intriguing Anicha Quartet with accordion, clarinet, guitar and drums at Spikehill

Also Mon July 13, 8:30 PM Botanica’s Paul Wallfisch at the piano followed by extraordinary guitarist Nathan Halpern from noir siren Kerry Kennedy’s band at Small Beast at the Delancey upstairs

7/13-15 Aimee Mann at City Winery is SOLD OUT

Tues July 14,  7 PM multistylistic jazz/Americana violinist/songwriter Jenny Scheinman at Barbes. She’s also here on 7/21 and 28

Also Tues July 14, 8 PM at the Central Park Great Lawn (enter on the westside at the 81st St. C train exit) the NY Philharmonic plays the Mozart 41st and Beethoven’s 7th Symphonies. The program repeats 7/15, 8 PM  at the Long Meadow Ballfield in Prospect Park, F to 15th St./Prospect Park

Also Tues July 14 popular 90s reggae crooner Barrington Levy at B.B. King’s 8 PM adv tix $22.

Also Tues July 14, 8 PM smart, pensive indie chanteuse Elisa Flynn – whose show last month at Small Beast absolutely kicked ass – is at Sidewalk

Also Tues July 14 at the Stone 8 PM Marika Hughes—The Picasso Commissions. Marika Hughes (solo cello) – a collection of new solo cello pieces written for Marika by composers Eyvind Kang, Charlie Burnham, Dina Maccabee, Nasheet Waits, Shahzad Ismaily, Abraham Burton, Jenny Scheinman and Todd Sickafoose.

Also Tues July 14 Bliss Blood of the Moonlighters solo at Pete’s with the Tavo Carbone band

Also Tues July 14-15 at the Jazz Standard innovative guitar jazz with Charlie Hunter/Doug Wamble/Tony Mason, sets at 7:30/9:30 PM

Also Tues July 14 fiery, relevant, fearlessly politically charged Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at Trash, 10 PM followed eventually at midnight by the Hellblinki Sextet doing gypsyish noir cabaret stuff, sort of the missing link between the Squirrel Nut Zippers and Gogol Bordello.

Weds July 15, 5:30 PM Brother Joscephus and his 11-piece New Orleans funk/soul band play at Sequoia, 89 South Street, Pier 17 downtown.

Also Weds July 15, 7 PM, Luisito Rosario y Su Orquesta playing salsa at Wagner Park, Battery Place and West Street.

Also Weds July 15 tango night at Drom 8ish with the Haffner Tango Trust  (Juan Cruz Masotta – Ivan Barenboim – Emilio Teubal – Juan Pablo Jofre – Pablo Pereyra), adv tix $12

Also Weds July 15 Dagmar play the cd release show for their new cd – dark pop with guy-girl harmonies and relevant lyrics – at Caffe Vivaldi, 8:15 PM

Also Weds July 15, 9 PM Ed Pastorini’s reliably cutting-edge jazzy conglomeration 101 Crustaceans at Banjo Jim’s

Also Weds July 15 soul/funk siren Bethany Saint Smith & the Gun Show at Ace of Clubs 9 PM. They’re also at Arlene’s on 7/29 at 9.

Also Weds July 15 oldschool soul sirens the Sweet Divines at Southpaw 10:30 PM $10

Thurs July 16, noon,  fiddler Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Express at St. Mark’s Park, 2nd Ave. and 10th St., outdoors

Also Thurs July 16, half past noon piano jazz with the Emmet Cohen Trio in the World Financial Center Winter Garden. They’ll also be at One New York Plaza, corner of Whitehall and Water Streets, same time the following day.

Also Thurs July 16, 7 PM at Otto’s ukelele night with Ellen & John Monten, Pride and Joy and Dad, Khabu Doug Young, the Ukemen, Bliss Blood, Os Suaverinhos, Lei Pacifica, Moose Karloff, Sean Harvey, Josh Bisker, David Barish, Newoxtica

Also Thurs July 16, 7 PM trumpeter Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra plays Sly & The Family Stone at Castle Clinton, tix available 2 per person, outside Castle Clinton, first-come, first-served basis starting at 5 PM day of show.

Also Thurs July 16 Balkan brass juggernaut Slavic Soul Party at the Jewish Museum, 7:30 PM, free with $15 museum adm.

Also Thurs July 16 Greek-influenced blues guitarist Spiros Soukis at Lucille’s 8 PM

Also Thurs July 16 8:30 PM at Sycamore Bar in Crown Heights former Come and Steve Wynn lead guitar genius Chris Brokaw plus Geoff Farina and Pete Fitzpatrick

Also Thurs July 16, 9 PM Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans at Banjo Jim’s

Also Thurs July 16, 9 PM ska/jazz sax legend Dave Hillyard in a rare trio show at Shrine uptown

Also Thurs July 16 Peruvian psychedelic surf revivalists Chicha Libre at le Poisson Rouge 10ish $25 adv tix available

Also Thurs July 16 Bearquarium – Burlington, Vermont’s answer to Antibalas (hey, don’t laugh, they’re good) – play Spikehill, 10 PM

Also Thurs July 16 10 PM fiery Balkan improvisers Ansambl Mastika at Barbes.

Fri July 17, 6PMish growling, dark 90s indie rockers Versus at South St. Seaport.

Also Fri July 17 The Sweet Divines and blues guitar legend Robert Cray at Prospect Park Bandshell, 7:30 PM.

Also Fri July 17 a free secret show featuring Birmimgham expat and retro 60s hookmeister Ed Rogers and his Bedsit Poets bandmate, siren Amanda Thorpe at 8 PM followed eventually by the Oxygen Ponies at 10 warming up for their upcoming European tour, email for venue/password

Also Fri July 17 dramatic yet commonsensical keyboard chanteuse Jeanne Marie Boes at Freddy’s 9 PM

Also Fri July 17 psychedelic new wave revivalists the Larch at Arlene’s 9 PM

Also Fri July 17  hypnotic, dubwise downtempo instrumentalists Lespecial play Trash, 9 PM followed eventually at 11 by yet another interesting, melodic loud shoegaze band Girl Loves Distortion.

Also Fri July 17 9ish authentically lo-fi garage rockers the Organs at Don Pedro’s.

Also Fri July 17 Brooklyn’s own haunting, bewitching Bulgarian vocal choir Black Sea Hotel (who have a great debut cd out) at Galapagos at 10 PM, $10. You also have the option of showing up at 8 for the Opera on Tap show for $20 and you can stay for the whole night. BSH’s resident gourmandizer will also be selling her wildly popular banitsa (a Bulgarian version of the popover).

Also Fri July 17 Joy Divisionesque Nashville gothic rockers Ninth House at Hank’s 11 PM

Also Fri July 17 tasteful retro 60 surf music covers with Mr. Action & the Boss Guitars at Lakeside 11 PM

Also Fri July 17, 11 PM Finotee play sultry psychedelic oldschool soul at Shrine

Sat July 18, 1 PM a free concert at Bargemusic. There’s another at 1 on 7/25 and again at 1 on 8/1. Performers TBA but they all tend to be excellent.  No reserved seating; matinee performances last about 1 hour with no intermission. Everyone is welcome, early arrival advised.

Also Sat July 18, starting at 2 PM the 7th annual NYC Musical Saw Festival at  Trinity Church, 31-18 37th Street (corner of 31st Avenue), Astoria, Queens), $10, R/V to Steinway St.

Also Sat July 18, 3 PM at the Bell House, ghoulabilly/rockabilly bands in reverse order: Memphis Morticians, Psychocharger, Tombstone Brawlers, The Arkhams, The Wanda Jackson 5, The Designer Drugs, Soul Reapin’ 3, $20 adv tix

Also Sat July 18 Brazilian allstar band Nation Beat playing forro music, 4 PM at the F train station at Riverwalk Commons, Roosevelt Island

Also Sat July 18, 7 PM dark, pensive, smartly tuneful indie rockers Bern & the Brights at Spikehill

Also Sat July 18, 7 PM jazz-inflected, witty piano siren Elaine Romanelli at Kenny’s Castaways

Also Sat July 18, 8 PM at Barbes surf/noir jazz/western swing guitarist Jim Campilongo’s Superfine Band followed at 10 by the Jug Addicts.

Also Sat July 18 at Trash starting at 8 punk rockers the Statues of Liberty (fomerly Bananafishzero) followed by “Boston’s newest Drunk Rock hooligans” the Beantown Booozehounds at 9 and then excellent macabre punk/Sabbath band Killcode.

Also Sat July 18 the boisterously oldtimey 2 Man Gentlemen Band at Public Assembly, time TBA

Also Sat July 18 Irish acoustic punk hellraisers Box of Crayons at the Parkside 10 PM

Also Sat July 18 fun, virtuosic Americana/bluegrass rockers Demolition String Band – kinda like the NYC version of the Knitters – at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

Also Sat July 18 fiery female-fronted punk/Americana band Spanking Charlene at Lakeside 11 PM

Sun July 19 at Central Park Summerstage, 3 PM doors, global roots reggae stars Alpha Blondy & The Solar System, Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dubblestandart Subatomic Sound System.

Also Sun July 19, 7 PM trumpeter Frank London’s Klezmer Allstars at Pier One on the upper west.

Also Sun July 19, 7 PM Hector Del Curto’s Eternal Tango Orchestra at Pier 54, 14th St. and the highway, free.

Also Sun July 19,  brilliantly literate songwriter Amy Allison – one of the funniest, most casually captivating performers in the world –  plays the cd release show for her career-best new cd Sheffield Streets at Banjo Jim’s, 8ish. Another excellent, tuneful, lyrical songwriter, Dan Bryk, opens the show at 7.

Also Sun July 19 midnight-ish the Anti-Nowhere League at Europa $20 18+

Mon July 20, 8 PM the NY Philharmonic plays Mozart’s 41st plus Beethoven’s 7th Symphonies at the Colden Auditorium at Queens College, free, early arrival advised, if we could figure out how to get there we’d tell you but we can’t – a long bus ride seems to be in order.

Also Mon July 20, 8:30 PM  Botanica keyboard mastermind Paul Wallfisch followed by noir chanteuse/bandleader Kerry Kennedy at 10 and then cabaret rock legend Frederic Blasco (of Blasco Ballroom) at 11 at the Delancey upstairs at Small Beast.

Also Mon July 20 Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Jerry Butler, what’s left of the Stylistics and finally the O’Jays headlining at Wingate Field, Crown Heights, Brooklkyn, early arrival i.e. 7 PM at the latest highly advised

Tues July 21 newschool Cape Verde chanteuse Lura at City Winery,9 PM, bar seat $15, tables $20

Also Tues July 21 the JD Allen Trio at the Stone 8 PM

Also Tues July 21 Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara play desert blues at the  Lincoln Center Festival 8 PM

Also Tues July 21 Copesetic at Lucky 7’s in Jersey City, time TBA

Also Tues July 21 surf rockers the Tatantinos NYC, Moonlighters frontwoman Bliss Blood playing a rare solo show followed by ferocious, intense art-rockers System Noise at the Delancey, 8 PM.

Also Tues July 21 8 PM two generations of reggae – dancehall pioneer Eek-a-Mouse and then the ageless, still charismatic Toots & the Maytals at B B King’s, 8 PM, $31 adv tix rec.

Also Tues July 21-26 at the Jazz Standard Terence Blanchard – trumpet; Walter Smith III – tenor sax; Fabian Almazan – piano; Derrick Hodge – bass; Kendrick Scott – drums. sets 7:30/9:30 PM

Also Tues July 21 popular downtempo psychedelic instrumentalists Tortoise at le Poisson Rouge, time TBA, adv tix $20

Also Tues July 21 Kendra Smith at Lakeside, 10 PM – the Kendra Smith, legendary bassist from the Dream Syndicate who did the freak folk thing after that, 20 years before freak folk existed?!?

Weds July 22 the Snow’s Pierre de Gaillande’s haunting, sexy 1950s/60s style noir French cover band the Georges Brassens Translation Project plays with a screening of the 1963 Godard cult classic film Contempt/Le Mepris at Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, 7 PM, film to follow at sunset.

Also Weds July 22 psychedelic power trio Devi at Arlene’s 8 PM.

Also Weds July 22, 9 PM at Spikehill torchy, promising chanteuse Sarah Elizabeth Foster.

Also Weds July 22 the sharp, literate duo Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric at Lakeside 10 PM –  get there early because he packed the place the last time he played there solo.

Thurs July 23, half past noon veteran jazz pianist Junior Mance in the World Financial Center Winter Garden. He’ll be at One New York Plaza, corner of Whitehall and Water Streets, same time the following day.

Also Thurs July 23, Cheres plays Ukrainian, Moldovan and Romanian mountain music, 1 PM at St. Mark’s Church

Also Thurs July 23,  listed with some cynicism: 6 PM at Pier 54 on the west side, the fearlessly political punkish  Ted Leo and the Pharmacists preceded by psychedelic afropop band Extra Golden and long-running Gang of 4 ripoffs Radio 4

Also Thurs July 23 sprawling, rustic  Balkan/blues/reggae/klezmer improvisers Hazmat Modine, back from another ecstatic European tour play Wagner Park just north of Battery Park on the west side, 7 PM.

Also Thurs July 23, 7 PM Burnt Sugar at Exit Art with Saul Williams and Latasha Nevada Diggs’ Last Minute Trio – it’s the closing party for  the “Negritude” exhibit co-curated by Greg Tate, 475 10th Avenue at 36th St.

Also Thurs July 23 fascinating multistylistic classical/Russian/tango string band Ljova and the Kontraband at the Jewish Museum, 7:30 PM, free with $15 museum adm.

Also Thurs July 23 ancient soul/gospel singer Gladys Knight aong with Philly soul pioneers the O’Jays at Asser Levy Park, Coney Island, 7:30 PM

Also Thurs July 23 grasscore with Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at the Bell House 7:30 PM adv tix $12

Also Thurs July 23 legendary dark rocker Ian Hunter – whose show in June at Rockefeller Park was absolutely killer – is at City Winery, bar seating $30, tables $35, 9 PM.

Also Thurs July 23 Ivan & the Terribles at Trash, 9 PM – they have the same disquieting vibe as the Eels or Deerhoof even though with the synth and the dense guitars they’re basically an early 80s ripoff. But so much smarter than the others out there.

Also Thurs July 23 Erin Regan – equally adept at jaunty ragtime as well as haunting, brooding tales from the dark side – is at the Jalopy Theatre 9 PM $10

Also Thurs July 23 wickedly sharp female-fronted janglerock,pop band Delusions of Grand St. at Lakeside 10 PM

Fri July 24, 7 PM at the Knitting Factory 3 floors of ska (plus hip-hop): King Django, the Jammyland All-Stars featuring Milton Henry, Nomadic Wax’s African Underground, the Bluebeats, Bigger Thomas, Hyphen One & Daylow, Cold Spot 8, Wareika Hill + others, adv tix $17

Also Fri July 24, 8 PM at the Stone it’s Brandon Ross night starting at 8 with his group For Living Lovers: Brandon Ross (acoustic guitars, banjo, voice) Stomu Takeishi (acoustic bass guitar) and then at 10 Brandon Ross—If God Has Planted This Love In My Heart with Brandon Ross (acoustic guitars, voice) Aaron Stewart (saxophone) Stomu Takeishi (acoustic bass guitar) Sadiq Bey (poetry) Rubin Kodheli (cello) Tyshawn Sorey (drums). Maybe if we’re lucky he’ll break out his invention the pencilina, a sort of cross hetween a dulcimer and lapsteel.

Also Fri July 24  Black Moth Super Rainbow – the Cocteau Twins meet Radiohead – at South St. Seaport, 8ish.

Also Fri July 24 at Ace of Clubs a country night starting at 8 with Dock Oscar & the Ambassadors Of Love, Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co.  Jessica Rose & The Highlife and headlining sometime around 11 Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion

Also Fri July 24 9 PM at the Jalopy Theatre eerie deadpan ragtime songwriter W.R. Draper followed at 10 by oldtimey swing chanteuse Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade, $10

Also Fri July 24 the Boss Tweed Band at Hill Country 10 PM

Also Fri July 24 10 PM Indian wedding marching band Red Baraat Festival at Barbes

Also Fri July 24 one of our favorite bands, the wickedly literate, counterintuitive, 90s Britrock-style Special Patrol Group at Lakeside 11 PM

Sat July 25 a punk show at Tompkins Square Park with Reagan Youth, others in the afternoon.

Also Sat July 25, 8 PM at Caffe Vivaldi clarinetist Thomas Piercy leads an inspired trio playing some rarely performed pieces, as well as a few standards by nuevo tango icon Astor Piazzolla as well as new arrangements of several beautifully expressive pieces by Japanese composers Yutaka Ozaki and Jou Hisaishi

Also Sat July 25 at Spikehill Jamie Lyn’s latest, reliably good night of female-fronted and all-girl country acts starting at 8 with Kitty Baby (Serena Jean of the Whisky Trippers with guitarist  Scott Metzger), than at 9 Melody Berger & Cat Wagon play bluegrass, all-girl string band the Havens at 10 and the remarkably smart, fearlessly political Shithouse Lilies headlining at 11.

Also Sat July 25 Satanicide at Bowery Ballroom 10ish adv tix $12 at the Mercury.

Also Sat July 25 Any Day Parade – who mix twangy electric country with a louder paisley underground guitar rock sound – play at Trash, 10 PM.

Also Sat July 25, deliriously fun Greek hellraisers Magges at Teneleven, 11 PM. As the band says, “You know the deal…ouzo shots, bellydancing, flower petals thrown all over the place…a definite ‘glendi’ (good time for all you uncultured halfwits).”

Sun July 26, for those who might be interested Judy Collins plays 2 PM for free on Governors Island, the ferry leaves on the half hour from the old Staten Island Ferry terminal.

Also Sun July 26 at Spikehill, a 2 PM afternoon show with country twangsters the Hilary Hawk Band

Also Sun July 26 exciting new music from Asian underground pioneers Min Xiao-Fen on pipa, Samir Chatterjee on tabla and Masayo Ishigure  playing the koto at the Queens Museum of Art, 7 train to Shea Stadium, time TBA.

Also Sun July 26 And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead at the Williamsburg Waterfront, on the river between North 8th and 9th Sts., free, guessing around 6 PM. Since the space is considerably bigger than McCarren Pool, the likelihood of getting shut out of this seems pretty nonexistent. Here’s hoping they do more of the pensive noirish ballads than the blaring anthems that stop just this short of emo.

Also Sun July 26 the Be Lee Festival at Joe’s Pub, 7 PM: some of this era’s finest songwriters Amy Allison, Jim Allen, Dan Bryk, Kevin Corrigan, Pete Galub, Greta Gertler, Henry Hample, Carol Lipnik, Chris Moore, Alon Nechushtan and others play songs by the brilliant, subtle, multistylistic composer/songwriter/pianist and birthday boy Lee Feldman, adv tix $12 recommended. Visit Lee’s website and watch the Infomerical! Make a donation and you can actually become Lee. You’ll get a nice certificate, a copy of Lee’s latest album I’ve Forgotten Everything, and you will be encouraged to perform a song of Lee’s and post it online. It’s quick, it’s easy, and most important of all . . . it’s safe.

Also Sun July 26, 8:30 PM an excellent country night at Banjo Jim’s with Reckon So, Carolyn Sills, Drina & The Deep Blue Sea and Monica “L’il Mo” Passin followed at 10:30ish by the excellent bluegrass band the NYCity Slickers

Also Sun July 26 bellydance goddess Nourhan Sharif presents a night of classic Middle Eastern music and dance with Mohamed El Hossein & Karim Nagi at Lafayette Grill & Bar, 8ish.

Also Sun July 26 uncompromising, eardrum-shattering, Radio Birdman-inspired garage punks the Mess Around at Cake Shop 8ish

Also Sun July 26 fiery, brilliantly lyrical banjo rocker Curtis Eller opens for first-wave oldtimey revivalists the Squirrel Nut Zippers at Highline Ballroom 8 PM $25 adv tix

Also Sun July 26, 9 PM “The Escape Artist” at the Dixon Place Theatre, 161 Chrystie Street (between Delancey and Rivington) – one performance only of original songs by John Kelly & Carol Lipnik collide with video dramatizations of the paintings of Caravaggio in an hour-long performance/concert. Paintings come to life and identities blur: expect to see some blissful video shot in Rome, and hear some seriously beautiful original music written in collaboration with Carol Lipnik.   John DiPinto is Music Director.

Mon July 27 the deliriously fun Afro/Latin/Caribbean dance stylings of la Sovietika, 3 PM at Sudaca/Bronx at Haven Arts Gallery, 50 Bruckner Blvd, Building A, 6 Train to 138th St.

Also Mon July 27, 8:30 PM  Botanica keyboardist Paul Wallfisch followed by excellent noir art-rocker Martin Bisi at 9ish, then at 10 Cherie Lily – who looks like she could kick your ass – and then the jangly, smartly lyrical Roman Games at 11 or so upstairs at Small Beast at the Delancey.

Also Mon July 27, 8 PM the Searchlights play smart original country songs at trash, 8 PM for open bar.

Also Mon July 27, 8 PM Rush Kress and the Ukemen, Rick Bruner of the Suaverinos at 8:30 and then the reliably charming, wickedly smart Bliss Blood of the Moonlighters solo at 9 at Life Cafe, 343 E. 10th Street, corner of Avenue B

Also Mon July 27, 8:30 PM powerpopmeister George Usher at Banjo Jim’s

Tues July 28 Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

Weds July 29, 7 PM Cuban son jazz jams with Químbombó at Wagner Park.

Also Weds July 29 at the Jazz Standard exceptionally imaginative piano jazz with the Gerald Clayton Trio, sets 7:30/9:30

Also Weds July 29 at Drom, 8ish, tango night with Tango Fiaka, the Haffner Tango Trust and others, $12 adv tix rec.

Also Weds July 29, 9 PM haunting, brooding, soul-inflected noir art rockers the French Exit at Local 269 on Houston (the old Meow Mix space).

Thurs July 30, half past noon Australian blueswoman Fiona Boyes on the World Financial Center Plaza, 220 Vesey Street, also at One New York Plaza, corner of Whitehall and Water Streets, same time the next day.

Also Thurs July 30, 7 PM Arlo Guthrie at Castle Clinton, tix available 2 per person, outside Castle Clinton, first-come, first-served starting 5 PM day of show.

Also Thurs July 30 Naomi Shelton &  the Gospel Queens and roots reggae legend Burning Spear at Prospect Park Bandshell, 7:30 PM, early arrival advised.

Also Thurs July 30 – 8/2 at the Jazz Standard the Freddy Cole Quartet with special guest Harry Allen (7/31-8/2). Freddy Cole – piano and vocals; Harry Allen – tenor saxophone; Randy Napoleon – guitar; Elias Bailey – bass; Curtis Boyd -drums, sts 7:30/9:30 PM.

Also Thurs July 30 a trio of first-rate female-fronted acts at Spikehill starting at 8 PM with artsy all-female trio Rescue Bird – autoharp, keys and guitar – followed at 9 by dark oldtimey siren Carrie Clark and then eventually at 11 by smart, frequently funny, lyrical, Greta Gertler-esque keyboardist/singer Andrea Wittgens.

Also Thurs July 30 8:30ish The Builders and the Butchers play mostly acoustic Nashville gothic at the Bell House, adv tix $10

Also Thurs July 30 former Pulp frontman/misanthrope Jarvis Cocker at Terminal 5, 9ish, adv tix $35 at the Mercury.

Also Thurs July 30 counterintuitive, brilliantly melodic and lyrical cello-playing siren Serena Jost and her band play two alternately hypnotic, catchy and starkly beautiful sets at Barbes at 10 PM.

Also Thurs July 30 a killer oldtimey-flavored night at Banjo Jim’s with the Moonlighters’ reliably brilliant and alluring Bliss Blood doing a rare solo show at 9 followed by the ferociously lyrical, banjo-flailing Curtis Eller at 10 and then the similarly smart, lyrical Craig Robertson at 11.

Also Thurs July 30 Ansambl Mastika at Mehanata, 9 PM, $10. Ferocious, exhilarating, somewhat devious band who play fiery dance numbers with Balkan, Arab and klezmer influences, have a slinky rhythm section, innovative guitarist and the most powerful clarinet player this side of the Aegean. One of the best bands in NYC.

Also Thurs July 30 9:30ish PM at the Nokia Theatre vintage 90s hiphop with Method Man & Redman and the Wu’s Ghostface Killah, $35 adv tix at the box office

Fri July 31 legendary noise-rockers Polvo at South St. Seaport, with the original, intriguing Obits and their garage/psychedelic stuff opening the night around 7.

Also Fri July 31, 8 PM an excellent doublebill at Caffe Vivaldi with dramatic, intense chanteuse Sophie Auster followed by delta blues/Americana guitar genius Myles Turney at Caffe Vivaldi at 9.

Also Fri July 31 compellingly jangly garage/shoegaze/surf rockers the Vivian Girls at the Whitney, 8 PM

Also Fri July 31 8 PM the Six Bach Suites for Solo Cello and Beyond, Part 1 – Bach Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello in G Major, BWV 1007; Suite No. 3 for Unaccompanied Cello in C Major, BWV 1009; Suite No. 5 for Unaccompanied Cello in c minor, BWV 1011; Yoed Nir – Improvisation for Electric Solo Cello (A fusion of Middle Eastern and Jewish flavors and influences combining classical and world music) – Yoed Nir, Cello and Electric Cello at Bargemusic, $35, part 2 continues on 8/7

Also Fri July 31, 8:30ish the Mekons mostly acoustic at the Bell House gen adm $15

Also Fri July 31,the Erotics at Trash, 9 PM  – perfect venue, perfect glam punk band – fearlessly tasteless, un-PC as you can get. They’re great!

Also Fri July 31, Rev Vince Anderson and band at 55 Bar 10 PM

Also Fri  July 31 Band of Outsiders and Certain General at the Parkside, 10 PM  – no, they’re not actually the same band as we somewhat snarkily suggested here earlier, though both veteran LES bands mine the same kind of hypnotic yet intense post-Velvets vibe.  Opening at 9 is Jahn Xavier, ormerly of the Nitecaps and Richard Hell’s Voidoids, currently in Sugartime, playing solo.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/3, 7:30 PM, Toumani Diabate (Malian kora virtuoso) at Central Park Summerstage, free.

8/3, 8:30 PM Botanica noir keyboard mastermind Paul Wallfisch, equally noir and charismatic siren Vera Beren & Vovete and psychedelic atmospheric rocker Thomas Simon at Small Beast at the Delancey.

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8/4 Brazilian jazz guitarist Paul Meyers with Donny McCaslin, Helio Alves, Leo Traversa, Vanderlei Pereira at Zinc Bar 9:30 PM

8/5-9 Asphalt Orchestra – a Bang on a Can spinoff doing artsy instrumental covers from a playfully diverse number of genres, marching-band style,  7 PM at Lincoln Center Plaza, free

8/5 7:30 PM Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers Large Ensemble and the Dave Brubeck Quartet with special guest soloist Simon Shaheen at Damrosch Park

8/5 Julia Haltigan & the Hooligans at Lakeside 10 PM

8/5 10 PM the Noah Preminger Quartet with Rudy Royston on drums at 55 Bar

8/6 Malian desert blues guitar goddess Rokia Traore at Metrotech Park at noon

8/6 8:30ish Nicole Atkins & the Sea at the Bell House $15 gen adm

8/6 the Boss Tweed Band at Union Hall 8 PM $10 adv tix available

8/6 Tandy at Lakeside 10 PM

8/7 The Plumbers play “Tex-Mex-Calypso-billy” at Sinatra Park, Sinatra Dr. btwn 4th & 5th Sts.,  Hoboken, 7 PM, free

8/7 7:30 PM Raul Midon and Rokia Traore at Damrosch Park

8/7 best show of the year – the Brooklyn What at Trash Bar w/Escarioka, Palmyra Delran, Warm Hats and This Blue Heaven. Very cool, succinct Brooklyn What interview here.

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

8/9, 7 PM Romashka at Pier One on the upper west

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

8/11 the Budos Band in the parking lot at Spring and Varick, 5 PM

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

8/12, 7 PM  golden age hip-hop with Black Moon and Smif n Wessun with a live band at Brower Park, Brooklyn Ave. & Park Pl. between Kingston & Brooklyn Aves., Bed-Stuy, 3 train to Kingston Ave.

8/12 7 PM Red Baraat Festival at Lincoln Center Plaza

8/12, 7 PM the Wu-tang’s’s Raekwon on his Shaolin home turf at Mahoney Playground, Beechwood Ave., Crescent Ave., Cleveland St. & Jersey St.

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

8/12 9 PM Stumblebum Brass Band at Coco 66 in Greenpoint

8/13 the Donnas, Pat Benatar and Blondie at Asser Levy Park, Coney Island, 7:30 PM

8/13 Robert Gordon + Chris Spedding + Slim Jim Phantom + Glen Matlock 8 PM at B.B.King’s adv tix $25

8/14 7 PM Slavic Soul Party at Lincoln Center North Plaza

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

8/14 country siren Drina & the Deep Blue Sea 8 PM at Banjo Jim’s

8/14 9 PM Pearl & the Beard at Union Pool

8/15 surf bands on the Coney Island Boardwalk including Reverb Galaxy at 4 PM; amusingly theatrical horror-rock supergroup Witches in Bikinis play later at  7 PM. WIB are also here on 8/22 at 7.

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

8/15, 9 PM fiery, tuneful, artsy rock en Espanol and English too with New Madrid at the Cameo Gallery out back of the Loving Cup Cafe in Williamsburg.

8/15 11:30 PM dark brilliantly lyrical rocker Daniel Bernstein at Sidewalk

8/16 haunting, atmospheric chanteuse Larkin Grimm at Sidewalk 10 PM

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

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

8/18 Chico Hamilton’s Euphoria at Dizzy’s Club, 7:30/9:30 PM. $30, adv tix highly recommended.

8/18 the Breeders at Bowery Ballroom 9ish adv tix $25

8/18 Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson at Joe’s Pub – shows 9:30/11:30 $25

8/19, 7 PM Naughty by Nature on Shaolin at Mahoney Playground, Beechwood Ave., Crescent Ave., Cleveland St. & Jersey St

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

8/20 8 PM the Moody Blues at the Beacon Theatre $39.50 no svce charge if purchased at the Beacon box office

8/20 Gregory Isaacs at BB King’s 8 PM adv tix $22.50

8/20 9 PM Bern & the Brights at Think Coffee, 248 Mercer St., Soho

8/20 the Silos at Lakeside 10 PM

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

8/22 Chicha Libre at the F train station at Riverwalk Commons, Roosevelt Island, 4 PM.

8/22 Jennifer O’Connor 8 PM at Union Hall

8/22 Burnt Sugar’s 10th anniversary show at Joe’s Pub 9:30 PM $15

8/22 Magges at Mehanata 10 PM  free before 10:30

8/22 the New Collisions at the Bitter End 11 PM

8/23 los Straitjackets at Maxwell’s $13 adv tix

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

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

8/27 Jessica Valiente’s excellent latin jazz band las Mas Valientes play outdoors at 24 State St just east of the Shaolin Ferry terminal, half past noon.

8/27 pianist Simone Dinnerstein and cellist Zuill Bailey play the cd release show for their new collaboration Beethoven’s Complete Works for Piano and Cello playing Sonatas Nos. 3, 4, and 5, time tba, adv tix $20

8/27 surf rock legend Dick Dale and his 17-year-old kid Jimmy do an acoustic/electric duo show at City Winery, bar seats $20, tables $30, 9 PM

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

8/28, midnight the Live Ones at Union Pool

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

9/1 Michael Franti & Spearhead at Terminal 5, 8 PM adv tix $35 at the Mercury

9/4 9 PM at Southpaw $10 the Sweetback Sisters and Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

9/9 Bill Frisell at City Winery

9/11 John Brown’s Body at Bowery Ballroom 9ish gen adm $15

9/13 the Dirty Three 9ish at Bowery Ballroom adv tix $15

9/15 8 PM Deerhoof at le Poisson Rouge, $15

9/17 Son Volt at Irving Plaza adv tix $22.50

9/18 Groundation play roots reggae at BB King’s 11:30 PM adv tix $16

9/19 And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead 10 PM at the Music Hall of Williamsburg $20 adv tix available at the Mercury

9/23 8:30ish at Bowery Ballroom the Minus 5, the Baseball Project, and the Steve Wynn IV feat. Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Steve Wynn and Linda Pitmon, adv tix onsale 7/10 at noon at the Mercury box office

9/30 Shemekia Copeland at BB King’s 8 PM adv tix $25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NYC Live Music Calendar for June-July 2009 Plus Special Events

Are you looking for the July-August calendar instead? This one is a little out of date…

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

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

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

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

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

Sundays at 8:30 PM Sasha Dobson plays Pete’s Candy Store. Jazz chanteuse on the serious Brazilian tip: musically, she’s where Snorah Jones should hope to be in five years.

Sundays July 5, 12 and 19 Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes, 9 PM. The guitarist has few if any equals as an interpreter of Django Reinhardt, but it’s where he takes the gypsy jazz influence in his own remarkably original, psychedelic writing – and what he brings to the Django stuff – that makes all the difference. One of the most interesting players in any style of music, anywhere in the world. He also plays Fridays at Bar Tabac on Smith St. in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn at 8. 

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

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

Mondays at the Jazz Standard it’s all Mingus, whether with the Mingus Orchestra, Big Band or Mingus Dynasty: you know the material and the players are all first rate. Sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25 (does that include tax? The club was doing that for awhile).

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

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

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

Also Mondays in July Cumbiagra play classic Colombian cumbias at Barbes, starting around 9:30. The cumbia world takeover starts here!

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

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

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

Every Wednesday, Michael Arenella & the Dreamland Dance Band play sly yet boisterous oldtimey hot jazz during a brunch set at the Clover Club, 210 Smith St. (Butler/Baltic) in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, 7:30 -10:30 PM.

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

Wednesdays in July the Doc Marshalls play rousing original cajun and honkytonk songs at  Hill Country, 9 PM

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

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

6/1, 7:30 PM fiery Hungarian gypsy violin duels with former Noir Desir collaborator Felix Lajko and Antal Brasnyo at the Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, free, tix required, available after 4 PM, day of show at the box office.

6/1, 8 PM at the Douglass Street Music Collective, 295 Douglass St, Brooklyn, $10 sugg. don. On the bill: 8PM: Negative Nancy (Devin Gray, drums; Aryeh Kobrinsky, bass; Owen Stewart-Robertson, guitar; Jacob Wick, trumpet); 9PM: Carl Maguire’s Floriculture incl. Stephanie Griffin, viola; John Hebert, bass.

6/2, 5 (five) PM Consumer Feedback mix oi-punk, surf music and ska at Cake Shop.

6/2, 7 PM at Barbes Jenny Scheinman & Robbie Fulks. She’s also there doing a duo show with drums on 6/16 at 7.

6/2 Whitetree at le Poisson Rouge time TBA adv tix $20 recommended.

6/2 Koony and Carolyn Eufrasio & les Rasta Bourgeois playing classic 70s style roots reggae at Shrine, show starts at 8.

6/2-7 at Dizzy’s Club Wayne Escoffery & Veneration with Nicholas Payton, Joe Locke, Joe Martin & Lewis Nash, tix $30-35. An expensive bill but OMG what a lineup. Escoffery is part of the Mingus dynasty, Payton the reliably vivid trumpeter, Locke an Olympic-class vibraphonist and Nash simply one of the most interesting drummers around.

6/4 Zikrayat, brilliant revivalists of classic and obscure Egyptian film music from the 40s to the 60s play a highly recommended 8 PM show at Galapagos, adv tix $12 highly suggested.

6/4 the Philtons 8 PM at Arlenes – fun, tuneful purist powerpop band fronted by Phil Costello of Satanicide

6/4 original musical documentary theater with the entertainingly transgressive Eve Sicular’s J. Edgar Klezmer at the Manhattan JCC 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St, 8PM: one show only. “J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files” premiered to a sold-out house at Dixon Place last year. A musical documentary theater piece based on declassified documents, the show is set on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, examining the life and Cold War time capsule of Dr. Adele Sicular, grandmother of Metropolitan Klezmer & Isle of Klezbos drummer/bandleader Eve Sicular. Combining myriad archival finds, oral history and family gossip, this piece uses theater, multi-media projections, original music and lyrics to investigate the dealings of government agents and Eve’s pianist/psychiatrist/activist grandma. From klezmer to Kodaly to jazz, baroque to boogie woogie to gospel, from Hazel Scott’s cancelled TV show to derelict theories of homosexuality, exploring surveillance files leads in even more directions than the Department of Justice could have foreseen.” Tix $20,info & res: 646-505-5708 (Event #EAYJEK00S9)

6/4 Sxip Shirey, then Black Sea Hotel playing the cd release for their amazing debut, followed by Veveritse and the Stumblebum Brass Band at Union Pool, 9ish, wow, what a good Balkan night!

6/4 Alice Texas, Paul Wallfisch, Darren Gaines & The Key Party at Small Beast at the Delancey, 8:30 PM.

6/4 la Sovietika at Ace of Clubs 9:30 PM

6/4 King Django at Desmond’s 10 PM

6/4 Copesetic at the Goldhawk in Hoboken 10 PM

6/4 9 PM at Hill Country Lil’ Mo and the Monicats play the cd release party for her new one “On The Moon”

6/4 Carolyn Sills and the Poor Man’s Roses at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

6/4, 10 PM Rachelle Garniez ( songs, accordion, piano, etc.) will be playing Barbes with Matt Munisteri on guitar and Tim Luntzel on bass. The great chanteuse/raconteuse’s last show here til fall, definitely not one to miss. Atmospheric, sweeping art-rockers the Quavers open the night at 8.

6/4 the fiery, guitar-driven, Oasis-ish Royal Chains at Lit 11ish

Fri June 5, 7 PM at Arlenes – Ghost Ghost playing driving, percussive indie rock trio with a killer rhyhtm section and a dark lyrical sensibility – like early Wire with more balls

Also Fri June 5  at Banjo Jim’s subtly dark, literate pianist/songwriter Lee Feldman at 8 followed by downtown jazz/rock/new music legends 101 Crustaceans.

Also Fri June 5 at Sweet Rhythm saxophonist Oliver Lake and his Organ Quartet, sets at 9 PM, 11 and 1 AM

Also Fri June 5 pummeling, funny, fearless punk-inflected all-female buzz band Beluga at Spikehill, 10 PM.

Also Fri June 5, 10 PM at Barbes Red Baraat Marching Band, “led by international drumming sensation, Sunny Jain, it is the first and only Indian marching band in the States. Comprised of dhol (a double-sided, barrel shaped drum from Punjab), percussion and horns, this NYC-based group plays traditional baraat songs, Punjabi songs, as well as classic Bollywood numbers and originals.”

Also Fri June 5, 11 PM dance party night at Bowery Poetry Club with psychedelic funk/groove band funk Daylow, blue-eyed soul siren Steph White and the NJ Philth Harmonic and the Defending Champions

Also Fri June 5 scorching instrumental rock quartet the Howlin Thurstons – the closest thing to Link Wray we have today – at Lakeside, 11 PM.

Sat June 6-Sun June 7  Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra play 3 sets of brilliant obscure 1920s swing jazz starting around noon at Governor’s Island, $5 cover, kids under 7 free. Also: antique car rides, pie judging contest (rsvp to ladyliston@msn.com), vintage ’78 records spun on 1920s Victor Credenza phonograph machine by Matthew Hinson, junk shop clothes, special literature/ephemera booths and readings by the Dorothy Parker Society & F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, horseshoe toss, tug of war, parade of hats (Sunday only).

Also Sat June 6 artsy metal legends Blue Oyster Cult at B.B. King’s, shows at 7:30/10, adv tix $27.50.

Also Sat June 6, 7 PM at Barbes guitarist and composer Jay Vilnai hosts an evening of chamber works presented by emerging composers and performers “including selections from Kurtag’s Kafka Fragments, and Liza Lim’s Inguz. Original compositions by Vilnai and fellow composer Whitney George include Vilnai’s Pisces for string trio and setting of the “Mourning Song” from Cymbeline and George’s Stained Glass for flute, violin and percussion, and a new piece for oboe solo. The concert features veteran NYC musicians such as violinist Skye Steele, violist Leanne Darling, cellist Greg (Cosmo D) Heffernen, Ensemble AI and mezzo-soprano Fabienne Seveillac.”

Also Sat June 6 Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues, 7 PM. Don’t let the fact that he’s white or looks a little like Chewbacca the Wookie scare you away – as fast as he is, he doesn’t waste notes and he can take your breath away with a solo.

Also Sat June 6, 7:30 PM tasteful, rustic nuevo acoustic delta blues with AA Bondy at the Bell House, tix $12

Also Sat June 6, 8 PM at BAM Moroccan and Syrian sufi music with the Aissawa Ensemble and Al Taybah Ensemble, part of this June’s Muslim Music Festival, adv tix $20-35 very highly recommended.

Also Sat June 6 soulful, fun, jangly rggae/rock with Three Legged Fox at Arlene’s 8 PM

Also Sat June 6 oldschool purist Chicago blues guitar expat Irving Louis Lattin at Lucille’s 8 PM

Also Sat June 6 one of NYC’s best bands, the ferociously literate, tuneful Jazz Funeral at Ace of Clubs, 8 PM playing stuff from their gorgeously jangly, somewhat retro 60s ep that you can download free from their site.

Also Sat June 6, 9 PM at Alwan for the Arts – haunting multistylistic Syrian expat chanteuse Gaida and Anwar Diab Agha, with another first-class multi-instrumentalist, Faisal Zedan: An Evening of Arab classics, gen adm $15, early arrival strongly advised, this is an amazing night 

Also Sat June 6  fiery retro 60s female-fronted garage rockers the Nouvellas and the even more ferocious, Radio Birdman-inspired Mess Around out back of the Loving Cup Cafe in the Cameo Gallery in Wburg, 9ish.

Also Sat June 6, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf extravaganza at Otto’s this time around features the artsy Commercial Interruption, the tastefully oldschool Clams, the ever-increasingly interesting Tarantinos NYC andthe rockabilly/country Matt Rae Trio.

Also Sat June 6, 9 PM at the Delancey roaring guitar/drums bluespunk duo the Courtesy Tier followed by Your 33 Black Angels who wear their 80s influences on their sleeves, but those influences – 1982-era indie to Violent Femmes to early New Order – are good; the Courtesy Tier also at the Rockwood 6/4, 9 PM.

Also Sat June 6, Electric Engine – jangly post-REM kings of the killer chorus – at Parkside, 9 PM followed by drummer Joe Dessereau’s band 56 Men.

Also Sat June 6 the Back CCs at Don Pedro’s, 9:30 PM. They’re doing all these support slots for the Mummies, so they have to be good, plus they have this evil over-the-top Cramps thing going on. But no Poison Ivy, but that’s ok.

Also Sat June 6, 10 PM Meta & the Cornerstones play Senegalese roots reggae at Zebulon

Also Sat June 6 at 10 PM, funkmeisters Baby Daddy with Irish acoustic punk hellraisers Box of Crayons and blues vets the Joe Franklins at 3 Jolly Pigeons in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Also Sat June 6 “That loopy little country-gospel chanteuse, Tammy Faye Starlite pays tribute to the original blonde wild-child of Tennessee, Miss Carlene Carter. Tammy will perform Carlene’s two sublime Nick Lowe-produced albums, Musical Shapes (1980) and Blue Nun (1981) at Rodeo Bar at 10pm with a band that includes Keith Hartel (bass and vocals), Dave Dunton (keyboards), Mike Dvorkin (electric guitar), Heidi Lieb (acoustic guitar) and Maria McKenna (drums). Songs include “Baby Ride Easy”, “Foggy Mountain Top,”, “I’m So Cool,” “Oh How Happy,” “Too Many Teardrops,” “Born To Move” and a new wave maximum-bass version of “Ring Of Fire.”  ‘Twill be a fab and glitter-neon country- early ’80’s eve, replete with leather miniskirts, high-heeled Fryes and maybe even a Dave Edmunds-inspired pink tie. Carlene once famously said (at the old Bottom Line) that she’d like to put the cunt back in country, and well, Tammy Faye surely qualifies as a cunt (in the literal sense of the word only).

Also Sat June 6 Gogol Bordello style gypsy punk with Panonian Wave at Mehanata, 10 PM.

Sun June 7  the Eldridge St. Synagogue festival starts at noon on Eldridge just north of Division St. with Metropolitan Klezmer’s marching unit ?!?!

Also Sun June 7 the NY Scandia String Quartet plays Grieg, Nielsen, Sibelius and more at the Billings Lawn at Ft. Tryon Park, Washington Heights, 2 PM, free

Also Sun June 7, 7:30 PM a free performance by the 92nd Street Y Community Orchestra at Buttenwieser Hall at the 92nd St. Y, program TBA 

Also Sun June 7 El Pueblo play dub reggae in Espanol at Shrine, 8 PM.

Also Sun June 7 the self-explanatory, reliably danceable Balkan Beat Box at the Bell House, adv tix $25.

Also Sun June 7 dark, smartly jangly indie rock chanteuse Elisa Flynn at Spikehill, 8 PM

Mon June 8 harmony-driven bluegrass band the NYCity Slickers, 6 PM at Pier 84 (44th Street and the water).

Also Mon June 8 haunting, artsy, keyboard-driven female-fronted pop band For Feather at Monkey Town, 7 PM $7 plus $10 min. They’re also here on 6/18 at 7 doing the cd release show for their new one.

Tues June 9-10 Sherisse Rogers’ Uprising big band at the Jazz Gallery, sets 9/10:30

Also Tues June 9 Lullapop at Arlene’s 9 PM playing torchy subtle smart European style female-fronted pop

Tues June 9 hypnotic, original acoustic guitar virtuoso James Blackshaw followed by haunting noir/goth keyboardist/chanteuse Marissa Nadler at the Mercury 9 PM

Weds June 10  garage/surf madmen the Mummies at Southpaw are $old out.

Also Weds June 10 organ soul legend Booker T Jones at Joe’s Pub, 7:30 PM  $25 adv tix rec.

Also Weds June 10 Gil Scott-Heron at SOB’s, shows 8/10 PM, adv tix $22 highly recommended. The godfather of hip-hop, one of the greatest songwriters of alltime, he’s back, healthy, lucid and inspired!

Also Weds June 10 the original klezmer revivalists, the Klezmatics at le Poisson Rouge, 8 PM, adv tix $20 recommended

Also Weds June 10, 9 PM Damian Quinones plays tuneful original 60s style psychedelic pop/rock in the spirit of the Zombies at Fontanas’s

Also Weds June 10 at Smalls the haunting, amazing piano jazz group Dred Scott Trio with strings, sets at 9:00 PM & 10:30 PM.

Also Weds June 10, 10 PM Demolition String Band – who remind an awful lot of the country side of X, right down to the guy/girl harmonies, play Banjo Jim’s.  

Also Weds June 10 Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM. One of the funniest and most original bands in town, period-perfect, 1953-style with their matching suits, oldtime stage patter, harmonies and often remarkably subtly amusing pre-rockabilly hillbilly songs.

Thurs June 11, noon, N’awlins piano soul legend and Elvis Costello collaborator Allen Toussaint at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn.

Also Thurs June 11, 7:30 PM  Sounds of Taraab at Lafayette Grill & Bar, 54 Franklin St.between B’way & Lafayette, $10 cover, $10 minimum. African beats, hauntingly slinky Middle Eastern melodies and arguably the best accordionist in town.

Also Thurs June 11, 8:30 PM ferocious, funny Sarajevo Balkan rock legend Goran Bregovic and his wedding/funeral band – kinda allpurpose isn’t he! –  at Prospect Park Bandshell.

Also Thurs June 11 a killer oldtimey trifecta with three of the smartest songwriters around: hilarious banjo-playing ragtime innuendomeister Al Duvall at 8 followed at 9 by another banjoslinger, the equally historically aware, ferociously literate Curtis Eller plus the adorable, razor-sharp Bliss Blood of the Moonlighters playing a rare solo gig at Banjo Jim’s.

Thurs June 11 & Fri June 12 at 7:30 PM at the Asia Society Wallace Auditorium, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St.) classical Iranian singer Parissa sings the words of the poet Rumi, accompanied by two instrumentalists on tar (traditional plucked lute) and daf (frame drum). Ethnomusicologists Stephen Blum and Ameneh Youssefzadeh provide a pre-performance lecture on both nights at 6. $35 adv tix ($25 stud/srs) highly recommended.

Later Thurs June 11 & Fri June 12 at 9:30 PM at the Asia Society Wallace Auditorium, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St.) oudist/chanteuse Kamilya Jubran of Palestine singing modern poetry from Palestine, Iraq, and beyond (maybe including a Hendrix cover) , $35 adv tix ($25 stud/srs) highly recommended.

Also Thurs June 11 oldschool ska with the Duppies at Otto’s 10 PM. They’re also at Shrine on 6/12 at 11.

Also Thurs June 11 the Flail – one ofthe most vividly melodic jazz combos around, driven by Brian Marsella’s sometimes intense, sometimes witty piano – at Smalls sets at 9:00 & 10:30 PM

Also Thurs June 11, 9 PM Thunda Vida play latin dub reggae at Velvet Lounge, 174 Broadway, S Williamsburg, 9 PM. They’re also at Shrine uptown at 9 PM on 6/13.

Also Thurs June 11 intriguingly imaginative cellist/composer Emily Hope Price at Pete’s, 11 PM.

Fri June 12 Reni Lane plays Esprit (a Costco style downscale women’s fashion outlet), 583 Broadway, 4 PM Apparently there are two other Esprits in NYC and she’s playing them: 6/20 at the one at 110 5th Ave at 4 and also 6/27 at the one at Rockefeller Center (?!?!) also at 4. A mishmash of styles but a little Siouxsie in there, she’s still sorting it out but there’s lots of potential here.

Also Fri June 12,  6 (six) PM frequently haunting, flamenco and Middle Eastern-inflected jazz chanteuse Tessa Souter and her band at 55 Bar.

Also Fri June 12, 7 PM at Alwan for the Arts famed Pashtun musician Haroon Bacha and friends play a benefit for war-torn Swat Valley, Pakistan, $25 cover includes food.

Also Fri June 12, 8 PM ferociously fearless, innovative pianist Katya Grineva plays standard romantic repertoire: Chopin, Schubert, Ravel, Satie, Debussy and more at Carnegie Hall, $25 tix avail, kids under 15 free with adult tix purchase.

Also Fri June 12 a killer doublebill of oldtimey sirens with sultry delta blues/ragtime genius Mamie Minch at 9 PM and then the harmony-driven oldschool country Sweetback Sisters playing their cd release show at the Jalopy Theatre $12

Also Fri June 12, 8 PM at the Knit,  Black 47 – whose album Iraq topped our best albums of 2008 list – with the equally fiery Shilelagh Law opening.

Also Fri June 12,9 PM the Jason Rigby Quintet at Cornelia St, 9 PM. Good, tuneful stuff: sax player bringing an oldschool cool jazz feel to his typically groove-oriented explorations

Also Fri June 12, 9:30 PM at BAM Cafe, free, noted oud rocker Brahim Fribgane, with Kashmiri indie alternative rock band Zerobridge opening the show.

Also Fri June 12 smart, tersely literate singer-songwriter Maia Macdonald – with a first-class new cd out – plays at Sidewalk, 10 PM

Also Fri June 12 fiery, literate, ornate Joy Division-esque rockers Ninth House at Hank’s, 11 PM. When we say Joy Division we mean the real thing, not the constipated faux-JD sounds of Interpol or the Editors or their ilk.

Sat June 13, 1 (one) PM popular acoustic Nashville goths O’Death at the Music Hall of Wiliamsburg, gen adm $10, part of that stupid trendoid festival whose promoters are trying to sell badges (which don’t guarantee you access!!!) instead of tix…

Also Sat June 13, 3 PM Mike Edison, author and former High Times publisher (and inventor of the ChroniCaster, a hybrid bong/guitar, performs with his group Edison Rocket Train (including the similarly high-spirited Michael Chandler, formerly of the Raunch Hands and lately of excellent gospel/garage rock hybrid the Lost Crusaders). Plus barbecue at Freebird Books, 123 Columbia St., Red Hook, B61 bus to the end of the line).

Also Sat June 13 smart, socially aware bassist/composer Gregg August and his band at the Fat Cat 7 PM 

Also Sat June 13 minimalist dirgy indie rock guy Bill Callahan FKA Smog at le Poisson Rouge, time TBA adv tix $15 

Also Sat June 13, 8ish at Joe’s Pub the Georges Brassens Translation Project, $15. One of Lucid Culture’s favorite bands because we’re kindred spirits, both of us trying our hardest to popularize brilliant obscurities. Georges Brassens was and remains iconic in France, a fearless, dirty-minded anti-fascist who fought the Nazis in the Resistance and was a phenomenal lyricist. This lush, artsy noirish band band does excellent English-language covers of his songs, fronted by Pierre de Gaillande of the Snow.

Also Sat June 13, 9 PM a good oldtimey country doublebill with the Flanks and Alex Battles’ Whisky Rebellion at the Jalopy Theatre, $10

Also Sat June 13 dub en Espanol band Thunda Vida and NYC ska/rocksteady legends the Bluebeats at Shrine, 9 PM.

Also Sat June 13, 9:30 PM   this $12 garage-rock tripleheader at the Mercurywith Sister Anne, the Dexter Romweber Duo and Detroit Cobras – featuring Moisturizer’s brilliant Moist Gina on bass! –  will sell out, adv tix advised

Also Sat June 13, legendary NYC underground power trio Twin Turbine play 9:30 PM at the Bog in Scranton, PA. We don’t typically list shows so far out of town but this one could be worth the road trip.

Also Sat June 13, Plastic Beef night at Freddy’s starting around 9 feat. hilarious noir songwriter/keyboardist Tom Warnick, the John Sharples Band, Liza Garelik and Ian Roure (of Liza & the WonderWheels and the Larch)  and funkmeisters Baby Daddy all playing the cd release show for the amazing new underground NYC band double cd compilation Beefstock Recipes.

Also Sat June 13 another excellent NY Gypsy Festival night at Drom with the always killer Raya Brass Band and Zlatne Uste, 10 PM, $15.

Also Sat June 13 delta blue/oldtimey siren Mamie Minch at Barbes, 10 PM

Also Sat June 13 Spanking Charlene – NYC’s answew to X – at Lakeside, 11 PM.

Also Sat June 13 Cudzoo & the Fagettes play filthy funny girlpunk at Arlene’s, midnight

Also Sat June 13 legendary faux-French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Spikehill, midnightish.

Also Sat June 13, 1 AM (actually the morning of 6/14) artsy cello-fronted atmospheric metal instrumental band Blues in Space at the Rockwood.

Sun June 14 2:00-6:00 PM – A Celebration and Fundraiser for Diane Moser at Central Presbyterian Church, 46 Park Street Montclair, NJ – no admission, but donations are encouraged. Guest artists include George Cables, Mark Dresser, Anton and Nicki Denner, the Mike Kaplan Nonet, the Diane Moser Quintet, the Erick Storckman Septet, and piano students of Diane Moser to help the pianist recoup expenses following a successful cancer operation.

Also Sun June 14 the NY Scandia String Quartet plays Nielsen, Foerster and Grieg at the Billings Lawn at Ft. Tryon Park, Washington Heights, 2 PM, free

Also Sun June 14 violinist Hilary Hahn free at Town Hall, 2 PM, tix available at the box ofc at noon.

Also Sun June 14 , 7 PM El Gran Silencio one of the pioneers of 90s Mexican rock en Espanol with ska and reggaeton inflections play B.B.King’s, adv tix $30

Also Sun June 14 at Spikehill, 7:30 PM smart, haunting noir bandleader Kerry Kennedy followed eventually by legendary noir rt-rocker Martin Bisi at 9:30 PM

Also Sun June 14 jangly, lierate  rock/soul siren Laura MacLean at Banjo Jim’s 8:30 PM.

Also Sun June 14, jangly sometimes hypnotic southwestern gothic-tinged rock with Tandy at Lakeside, 10 PM

Mon June 15 , 7:30 PM adventurous Americana-inspired violin virtuosity with Mark O’Connor & Friends at the Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, 3 Spruce St., free, tix required, available at 4 PM, day of show at the box office.

Also Mon June 15 haunting, sophisticated Americana song stylist Julia Haltigan & the Hooligans at Banjo Jim’s, 7:30 PM

Also Mon June 15, 8 PM a killer ska night with the devious, female-fronted Across the Aisle, oldschool rocksteady/reggae act the Forthrights, the similarly retro Royal City Riot, the brilliantly multistylistic, dubwise King Django, and the Duppies at Trash Bar

Also Mon June 15 Israeli reggae with the Moshav Band at Southpaw, 8:30ish, adv tix $12 (otherwise $20 at the door!)

Also Mon June 15 at the Fat Cat at 8:30 PM the Flail play their really smart jazz songs without words, from ballads to bop. The Heun Choi String Quartet open the night at 7 with a set of chamber music.

Tues June 16, 7 PM singer Jen Shyu (from Steve Coleman’s band) leads her own adventurous multicultural, historically aware avant-jazz quintet at 55 Bar

Also Tues June 16 Canadian klezmer hellraisers Beyond the Pale at Drom, 7:30 PM, $10.

Also Tues June 16 the Delancey has a new residency and it’s called Zeitgeist: in the same vein as the weekly Monday Small Beast shows, the theme of this monthly downstairs event is edgy rock, and this month’s kicks off with two superb female-fronted bands: the psychedelic, guitar-stoked retro 80s new wave Liza & the WonderWheels at 8 followed by the absolutely scorching art-rock/noise/punk rockers System Noise at 9.

Also Tues June 16, 8 PM Painted on Water at le Poisson Rouge, a frequently haunting, genre-bending collaboration between chanteuse Sertab Erener and composer/guitarist Demir Demirkan (formerly of Turkish metal band Pentagram),

Also Tues June 16 Americana/jazz acoustic guitar legend and John Fahey protege Leo Kottke at City Winery, time TBA, $30 standing room tix available

Also Tues June 16, 8ish the amusingly confrontational, punkish Bambi Killers and noir piano legend Kristeen Young at Santos Party House, adv tix $10 highly recommended.

Also Tues June 16, 9 PM an excellent oldtimet bill at Zebulon with the adventurous Baby Gramps, transgressive banjo player/songwriter Curtis Eller and 60s jugband legend Peter Stampfel.

Weds June 17, 7 PM the “Godfather of Go-Go” Chuck Brown at Rockefeller Park.

Also Weds June 17, 7 PM the Manhattan Valley Ramblers duo play oldschool country and bluegrass at the P&W Sandwich Shop, 1030 Amsterdam Avenue, free

Also Weds June 17, 8 PM guitarist Chris Jentsch artfully bridges the gap between jazz and art-rock, loves a big lush sound and is responsible for the 2007 Brooklyn Suite, simply one of the most hauntingly bracing jazz albums of alltime. This time out he’s playing and videotaping a quartet show with Matt Renzi, saxophones, Jim Whitney, double bass and John Mettam, drums at Context Studios, 1 North 12th Street Greenpoint, L to Bedford Ave., $10.

Also Weds June 17 the French Exit play Local 269 (the old Meow Mix space on Houston) at 9 with their new bass player which frees up their ferociously intense guitarist for everything. Slinky noir intensity with an oldschool soul/blues underpinning and a charismatic frontwoman.

Also Weds June 17, 9 PM oldschool ska with the Duppies and then gypsy punks Stumblebum Brass Band at Fat Baby.

Also Weds June 17 Pink Floyd/early Genesis-style art-rock with Igor’s Egg at Sullivan Hall, 10 PM.

Thurs June 18-21 forget about the stupid Points West festival, the Boro 6 Music Festival in Montclair, NJ is a feast of good, diverse bands for a tenth of the price

Also Thurs June 18 Natalie John at 55 Bar, 7 PM. Up-and-coming jazz siren with great band, no relation to Elton.

Also Thurs June 18, 7 PM Bodies Full of Magic play Arlene’s. Catchy acoustic Americana-inflected, lyrical pop from South Carolina. A little earnest but ultimately spot-on.

Also Thurs June 18 7-8:30 PM Douglas Rushkoff upcoming reads from and discusses his book Life Inc. at Bluestockings Book Store, 172 Allen St. south of Stanton: “Documentary filmmaker and scholar follows the transition corporations have made from convenient legal fiction to a dominant fact of contemporary life. This journey reveals the roots of our debacle, from the late Middle Ages to today. From the founding of the chartered monopoly to the branding of the self; from the invention of central currency to the privatization of banking; from the birth of the modern, self-interested individual to his exploitation through the false ideal of the single-family home; from the Victorian Great Exhibition to the solipsism of MySpace; the corporation has infiltrated all aspects of our daily lives. Life Inc. exposes why we see our homes as investments rather than places to live, our 401k plans as the ultimate measure of success, and the Internet as just another place to do business. Life Inc. follows the history of the corporation, the way they have been integrated into our daily lives, and the possibilities of corporate change because of the current financial crisis.”

Also Thurs June 18 propulsive funk-rockers Outsly and horn-driven roots reggae unit Spiritual Rez play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise, boarding 8 PM, adv tix $20 highly recommended.

Also Thurs June 18 oldtimey acoustic guitar duels and tunes with the Plunk Brothers, 8 PM at Banjo Jim’s

Also Thurs June 18, 8 PM at Barbes Sam Bardfeld‘s Up Jumped The Devil. “Sam Bardfeld plays violin for Bruce Springsteen, and the Jazz Passengers among others. His latest project is a tribute to fellow violinist Stuff Smith , one of the founding fathers of Jazz violin. Stuff Smith started playing in the 20’s, became a fixture on 52d st and played through the 60’s both as a leader and with such musicians as Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson. He is credited with first amplifying the instrument. Featuring Anthony Coleman – piano; Doug Wamble – guitar and Vocals; Sean Conly – bass and Sam Bardfeld – Violin.” Followed by guitar genius Matt Munisteri at 10.

Also Thurs June 18, 9 PM oldtimey acoustic Americana hellraisers the Woes and then Hilary Hawke’s cd release show at the Jalopy Theatre, $10. The Woes are also at the Brooklyn Lyceum two-stage thing, one assumes downstairs at 8 on 6/19 for $12

Also Thurs June 18 amazingly psychedelic sax groove jazz with the Bloomdaddies, their loops, pedals and effects at 55 Bar, 10 PM

Also Thurs June 18 darkly funny bluespunks the Five Points Band at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

Fri June 19 sprawling, soaring country megaplex Yarn – sort of a more modern M Shanghai String Band – at the Canal Room, 8 PM,  $10

Also Fri June 19, 8 PM lush, romantic, smartly funny French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins followed by western swing guitarist Smokey Hormel at Barbes

Also Fri June 19, 8 PM hilarious Spinal Tap-style metal/70s cliche rock parody Wet Coma at Arlene’s

Also Fri June 19, 9 PM reggae night at Sputnik in Ft. Greene with the Brown Rice Family, others, $5 cover.

Also Fri June 19, 9ish monstrous guitar-and-drum-machine Stooges revivalists Dead Combo at Santos Party House, $10 adv tix recommended because they’re opening for the useless but very popular Secret Machines

Also Fri June 19, 9:30 PM noir indie rock guitar goddess Randi Russo at the Brooklyn Lyceum, most likely upstairs 

Also Fri June 19, 9:30 PM at Joe’s Pub, Americana rocker Amy Speace plays cd release show for her new one The Killer in Me which is reputedly killer, $15.

Also Fri June 19, 10 PM artsy, hypnotic, trip-hop/pop keyboard trio Mattison at Sunny’s Bar, 253 Conover St, Red Hook, B61 bus to the end of the line.

Also Fri June 19, fiery original rockabilly guitarist/bandleader Jimmy Nations at 10 PM at Hill Country.

Also Fri June 19, 10ish lush, anthemic, Radiohead-inspired, smartly politically aware art-rockers  My Pet Dragon – who are reputedly totally at the top of their game these days – at the Cameo Gallery out back of the Loving Cup Cafe on N 6th in Williamsburg.

Also Fri June 19 the hilarious, occasionally haunting 60s country throwback baritone crooner Jack Grace and his band at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

Also Fri June 19 fun, virtuosic reggae-jazz with the Superpowers at Zebulon, 10:30 PM

Also Fri June 19 Mr. Action & the Boss Guitars play retro, tasteful surf and instrumental covers of 69s hits at Lakeside, 11 PM.

Sat June 20 the Mermaid Parade starts at Coney Island at 2 – so nice not to have it coincide with that stupid Village Voice music festival this year, huh? – with Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers playing outside Cha Cha’s on the boardwalk at 8.

Also Sat June 20, 7 PM Vieux Farka Toure – that’s Ali’s kid – plays Malian desert blues at Highline Ballroom adv tix $17

Also Sat June 20 new music quartet Ethel & jazz adventurers Gutbucket play a live score to the Mexican schlock film classic La Nave des Mostruos at Prospect Park Bandshel,l 7:30 PM

Also Sat June 20, 8 PM at Barbes noir/surf/western swing guitar god Jim Campilongo’s Superfine Band followed by the Cuban Moisturizer, low-frequency specialists Gato Loco at 10.

Also Sat June 20 Bonga and the Vodou Drums of Haiti plus African jazz masters Kakande led by balafon master Famoro Dioubate at Drom, 8 PM.

Also Sat June 20, 8 PM Port o’ Monkeys play eclectic acoustic music from diverse sources including Celtic, Middle Eastern and American folk at Orchard House Cafe at 58th and 1st, $15, $10 stud./srs.

 

Also Sat June 20, Sounds of Taraab at BAM Cafe, 9 PM – haunting Middle Eastern tonalities with oud, ney flute and the most ferocious accordionist in town playing over slinky African beats.

Also Sat June 20, 9 PM, multistylistic, very popular retro country group M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy Theatre, $10.

Also Sat June 20 at Hank’s, 9 PM Jamie Lyn & The Red Tail Hawk Band play their reliably entertaining original country stuff followed eventually by the really oldschool, rustic Rosy Nolan and band at 11 dark nuevo rockabilly singer Elsa Cross at midnight.

Also Sat June 20 Toussaint Liberator with Buru Style playing roots reggae at Shrine 10 PM.

Also Sat June 20 terse, intense Chicago blues guitarist/soul crooner Johnny Allen at Terra Blues, 10 PM

Also Sat June 20 Simon & the Bar Sinisters play their completely original, virtuosic, punk-inspired take on surf and rockabilly at Lakeside 10:15ish.

Also Sat June 20 Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

Sun June 21 is la Fete de la Musique AKA the all-day Make Music NY outdoor festival. Since there are so many good acts playing, we’ve listed them on a separate page.

Also Sun June 21 the counterintuitive and reliably fun Isle of Klezbos – who did a couple of Microscopic Septet covers at a recent show – play City Winery, 11:30ish for klezmer brunch.

Also Sun June 21 the NY Scandia String Quartet plays Grieg, Sjoberg and other Scandinavian composers at the Billings Lawn at Ft. Tryon Park, Washington Heights, 2 PM, free

Also Sun June 21, free at Town Hall, 5 PM, the Emerson String Quartet playing an all-Schubert bill including Death & the Maiden, tix avail at the box ofc starting at noon.

Also Sun June 21, 6 (six) PM accordionist Victor Prieto leads an adventurous jazz quartet at 55 Bar.

Also Sun June 21, 6 PM USS Yukonaughtica at Pier 66 (26th and the highway). A spinoff of This Spy Surfs: 10 piece band with horns, percussion, a belly dancer, special guest vocalists and tango dancers playing jazz, funk, surf, Brazilian and tango music.

Also Sun June 21,  Tom Hood & the Trailmen play catchy 60s flavored garage and Americana rock at Arlene’s, 7 PM followed by fiery, careening  bluegrass act Desperation String Band at 8

Also Sun June 21 country/roots band the Mercantillers at Lakeside 10 PM; also at 6 PM at Clinton Cove Park (55th Street and the water)

Also Sun June 21 Jack Grace’s hilariously satirical Van Halen cover band from hell, Van Hayride at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

Also Sun June 21 Bato the Yugo plays his impressively multistlylistic Balkan guitar jazz at Nublu, 11 PM and 1 AM (yawn)

Mon June 22, 7 PM at Barbes the purist yet adventurous  Michael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble

Also Mon June 22, 7:30 PM cellist Soo Bae at the Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, 3 Spruce St., free, tix required, available after 4 PM, day of show at the box office.

Also Mon June 22 promising all-female Austin jangle/indie trio Tribella at Arlene’s at 8 PM

Also Mon June 22 one of the greatest powerpop songwriters ever, George Usher at Lakeside, 10 PM.

Also Mon June 22 gorgeous, fun, romantic oldtimey stuff with Daria Grace and the Pre-War Ponies at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

Tues June 23 at Pier 54 on the west side – recommended with some trepidation – the smartly politically aware, early Joe Jackson-ish Ted Leo and the Pharmacists plus edgy expat Kenyan pop band Extra Golden and the original Gang of 4 ripoff, Radio 4 (who sound nothing like the PiL instrumental of the same name), gates open at 6 but the line may be blocks long

Also Tues June 23, 7 PM at Joe’s Pub cutting-edge keyboard composer/chanteuse Greta Gertler playing a chamber song collaboration with Brooklyn-based indie-classical band Build.

Also Tues June 23 at the Jazz Standard Emilio Solla’s innovative NY Tango Jazz Project, $20, sets 7:30 and 9:30.

Also Tues June 23 17-piece jazz orchestra Schumacher/Sanford Sound Assembly playing songs from their cutting-edge, downright exciting new cd Edge of the Mind at Bowery Poetry Club, 8 PM, $10.

Also Tues June 23, 9 PM fiery, literate Americana rocker Matt Keating plays Rose Bar. His most recent cd made the top ten on our best albums of 2008 list.

Also Tues June 23, 10 PM  horn-driven, female-fronted “power swing” retro dance band Ever So Klever at Southpaw. Like the Moonlighters on speed – retro 20s swing, ska, latin – wild, fun, totally unique stuff. They’re also at Fontana’s on at 6/24 at 11.  

Also Tues June 23 if the Shins’ decision to turn into Smiths wannabes pissed you off, check out the elegantly rocking retro 60s pop of the Kingsbury Manx at Cake Shop at 11 PM, $8

Weds June 24 ,7ish imaginative composer/violinist/singer Christina Courtin’s cd release show at le Poisson Rouge $12

Also Weds June 24, 7 PM Ian Hunter at Rockefeller Park. Legendary noirish songwriter whose long career included a distinguished collaboration with Mick Ronson and a lot of artsy, Lou Reed-inflected dark rock anthems. Maybe his pal Willie Nile will show up for a cameo.

Also Weds June 24, 7 PM legendary muse/groupie Bebe Buell plays her own perhaps shockingly good powerpop stuff at the Hiro Ballroom, $10.

Also Weds June 24 the Easy Star Allstars playing roots reggae and undoubtedly a bunch of their inimitable Floyd, Beatles and Radiohead covers at the Stuyvesant Town oval, 7:30ish, enter at 1st Ave and 16th St. 

Also Weds June 24 indescribable but smartly tuneful and multistylistic Copesetic – with the imagination of a jam band but the smart compositional sensibility of 70s art-rock – at Bar Matchless, 8 PM

Also Weds June 24 acoustic jazz guitar legend Gene Bertoncini leads his Trio at Smalls, sets at 9:00 & 10:30 PM: Gene Bertoncini – guitar; Tom Kennedy – bass; Chuck Redd – drums.

Also Weds June 24 Gogol Bordello gypsy punk soundalikes Panonian Wave, 9 PM at Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 113 N 3rd Street ,Williamsburg, free

Also Weds June 24, 11 PM hypnotic, fun vocoder-and-keys-driven groove/funk rockers Chin Chin at the Mercury $10.

Thurs June 25, 7 PM vivid Armenian-born jazz pianist Vardan Ovsepian and his quintet at 55 Bar.

Also Thurs June 25 the ferociously funny, powerful Brooklyn What – whose new cd The Brooklyn What for Borough President is right now at the top of our list for best album of the year play Southpaw, 8ish , doing the ep release show for their new one,  Gentrification Rock with Irish-American acoustic punk hellraisers Box of Crayons and the Warm Hats.

Also Thurs June 25 if adrenaline is your thing,  go see Raya Brass Band’s wild Balkan improvisational groove at Mehanata at 9

Also Thurs June 25 9 PM Bato the Yugo & Gypsy Boogie at Radegast Hall & Biergarten on N 3rd St in Wburg

Also Thurs June 25, 8 PM at Barbes the Georges Brassens Translation Project  followed by Daria Grace & the Prewar Ponies at 10.

Also Thurs June 25, Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co at Otto’s, 8:30 PM. One of the funniest and most original bands in town, period-perfect, 1953-style with their matching suits, oldtime stage patter, harmonies and often remarkably subtly amusing pre-rockabilly hillbilly songs.

Thursday – Sunday, June 25 – 28 B3 organ jazz with the Joey DeFrancesco trio at the Jazz Standard, adv tix $25 ($30 Friday & Saturday) highly recommended.

Also Thurs June 25, 9 PM a rare Brooklyn appearance by the JD Allen Trio at Puppets Jazz Bar, 9 PM. With his forthcoming new cd Shine, the terse, no-nonsense tenor player reaffirms his status as a guy completely on top of his game, one of the most exciting and important composers in any style of music. He happens to be a jazz classicist, which means tunes always front and center and his rhythm section (Gregg August and Rudy Royston) is killer. 

Also Thurs June 25 honkytonk and south Texas cajun with the Doc Marshalls at 9 PM at Hill Country.

Also Thurs June 25 at Hank’s, 9 PM D.B.C.R. – which stands for Drunken Belligerent Confrontational Rock, a new punk band featuring Jason Victor from Steve Wynn’s Miracle 3 – followed at 10 by hilarious, spot-on metal parody band Mighty High.

Also Thurs June 25. 10 PM at the Delancey a concert in solidarity with the people of Iran, brought to you by three Iranian expat acts. Singer-songwriter Ali Eskandarian alternates between low-key acoustic ballads and a more traditional, haunting sound. Bluespunk band Electric Black are riding a wave of major buzz and it’s real: these noir rockers have the same evil intensity as Reid Paley or Nick Cave at his most direct and unaffected. Headliners Hypernova are on the same page as Interpol musically, but they actually have a worldview that extends beyond their smelly suits (Hypernova probably don’t stink at all). $10 cover; the show will be twittered and youtubed to Teheran and beyond.

Fri June 26 multistylistic, long-running indie band Blonde Redhead at Prospect Park Bandshell 7:30 PM,

Also Fri June 26, 9ish jam band Plastic Beef feat. Ian Roure and Liza Garelik of the equally improvisational, fiery new wave revivalists the Larch at the Wicked Monk, 84th St. & 5th Ave. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

Also Fri June 26 Steven Bernstein’s raucous, wildly popular Sex Mob at 55 Bar, 10 PM get there early

Also Fri June 26 Cleveland surf rock legends Purple K’nif at Lakeside 10 PM

Also Fri June 26 the always fun, romantic, brilliantly retro Moonlighters at Barbes 10 PM 

Also Fri June 26 the Boss Tweed Band 10 PM at Hill Country

Also Fri June 26 11 PM the edgy, multistylistic, funny, funk/jazz/hiphop Leron Thomas Group at the Cornelia St. Cafe 

Sat June 27 at Central Park Summerstage, free, 3 PM, it’s the Turkish Woodstock. Serdar Ilhan has really taken things to a new level –  if you love Middle Eastern or world music don’t miss this one: Istanbulive: The Sounds & Colors of Turkey, with Mazhar-Fuat-Özkan, Painted on Water with Sertab Erener & Demir Demirkan plus the NY Gypsy All-Stars with iconic clarinetist Hüsnü Senlendirici.

Also Sat June 27, 7 PM New York noir rock legend, the charismatic, porkpie hat-wearing, lyrical assassin LJ Murphy at Banjo Jim’s.

Also Sat June 27, 7 PM sophisticated countrypolitan chanteuse Julia Haltigan & her excellent band the Hooligans at the Rockwood, 7 PM  

Also Sat June 27 the Ben Holmes Trio – gypsy trumpet, bass, drums – at Barbes 7 PM

Also Sat June 27 Steve Wynn plays the classic Dream Syndicate album The Medicine Show all the way through  at the Bell House, 7:30 PM. Several years ago he did Days of Wine & Roses from start to finish; this promises to be equally transcendent. A man works hard all his life, and he can do what he wants to at night…

Also Sat June 27 the Rosy Nolan Band at the Rockwood, 8 PM – with banjo, guitar and pedal steel, they take the music even deeper into the woods with a bluesy edge.

Also Sat June 27 rousing, smart Americana-inflected janglerock band Girl to Gorilla at the National Underground downstairs, 11 PM. Nice to see a band this good and this original get a good slot at a good club like this one.  

Also Sat June 27 8 PM the Manhattan Valley Ramblers duo play oldtime country/bluegrass at Orchard House Cafe at 58th and 1st in NYC, $15, $10 stud./srs

Also Sat June 27, the afterparty for the afternoon’s Turkish Woodstock show at Central Park is at City Winery at 9 with Brooklyn Funk Essentials featuring Hüsnü Senlendirici – released a decade ago, their now-classic album In The Buzzbag was a landmark fusion of Eastern motifs with funk, reggae, hip-hop, Latin and acid jazz. With the equally intense, always surprising NY Gypsy All-Starsat City Winery $25 in advance  $30 at the door

Also Sat June 27, 9 PM Anna Anabolic of garage rockers the Anabolics burns her fake ID onstage at her bday celebratiuon show at Don Pedro’s,  with a bunch of other bands starting 9PMish including ecstatically danceable gospel/garage/groove rockers the Lost Crusaders.

Also Sat June 27 smart, Steve Earle-ish highway rockers the Sloe Guns at Arlene’s, 10 PM followed eventually by equally smart, 90s Brit-style lyrically-driven, tunefully artsy rockers Special Patrol Group. Bad segue, two of NYC’s best bands in their respective styles.

Also Sat June 27 Magges at Mehanata, 10 PM, free before 10:30. All things Greek: drinking songs, dance music, ballads, the original Misirlou, ouzo shots, bellydancing, wild electric bouzouki and Susan Mitchell’s gorgeously macabre violin lines. Only Gogol Bordello rival these guys as a great party band.

Also Sat June 27 the Xylopholks at Two Boots Brooklyn, 10 PM. You may have done a doubletake running into this duo on the way to the train at Union Square: a bassist and vibraphonist in full-body, furry pink and blue monster outfits. The costumes are funny but they play old ragtime instrumentals really well!

Also Sat June 27 alt-country pioneer and hellraiser Zane Campbell 10:30 PM at Hill Country

Also Sat June 27  third-wave ska/soul legends the Slackers on the Rocks Off Concert Cruise, boarding at 11:30 PM at 41st St Pier on the westside, adv tix $25 highly recommended.

Sun June 28, 1 PM wild Balkan hellraisers Raya Brass Band at the Vanderbilt Street fest, in front of 659 Vanderbilt Ave between Park and Prospect, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 2 to Grand Army Plaza or G to Clinton-Washington

Also Sun June 28, 3 PM the Escher Quartet make their Bargemusic debut with the Haydn Quartet #55, Bartok’s mighty Second Quartet and the first Brahms, adv tix $35.

Also Sun June 28, 7 PM the Andreas Kapsalis/Goran Ivanovic duo play blazing multustylistic gypsy/flamenco/Greek/jazz duels at Drom, 7 PM, $10. Kapsalis plays a 10-stringer, yikes! 

Also Sun June 28, 8 PM Martha Davis & the Motels , the soulful belter who remains one of the most vital voices of the new wave era, at B.B. King’s, adv tix $25 highly recommended.

Also Sun June 28 9:30 PM at the Cornelia St Cafe, the Russ Johnson Quartet: Russ Johnson, trumpet; Jacob Sacks, keyboard (from the excellent White Rocket); Eivind Opsvik, bass; Rudy Royston, drums. Royston’s playing, look out! This could get wild.

Also Sun June 28 dark artsy British rock siren Carina Round at Pete’s 10:30 PM

Mon June 29, 7 PM at Barbes the Four Bags’ playful jazz/blues  followed by Cumbiagra playing Colombian cumbias to continue the Monday night Barbes tradition started by Chicha Libre.

Also Mon June 29 Botanica frontman/pianist Paul Wallfisch, the riveting Vera Beren’s Gothic Chamber Blues Ensemble, cutting-edge indie chanteuse Elisa Flynn and James Ross at Small Beast upstairs at the Delancey, 8:30 PM, plus free bbq on the roof 

Also Mon June 29 alt-country pioneer Robbie Fulks at the Mercury time tba adv tix $12

Tues June 30, kind of a weird setup but a marvelous doublebill at Joe’s Pub. Caithlin de Marrais plays the opening set at 7 PM – the former Rainer Maria bassist has never sung better or written better than she’s doing right now. Balthrop Alabama, who play afterward at around 9:30, have two new ep’s out, one an especially macabre collection which might be the best album of 2009. It’s $24 for both shows and worth it.

Also Tues June 30 through 7/3 Jeff “Tain” Watts 4 + 1 with special guest Nicholas Payton at the Jazz Standard – tix $25 ($30 Friday)

Also Tues June 30, 9 PM at Douglass St. Music Collective: Cowboy (Andrew D’Angelo, alto sax & bass clarinet; Aryeh Kobrinsky, bass; Mike Pride, drums; Jacob Wick, trumpet), then at 10 PM: Make a Circus (Adam Kinner, saxophone; Liam O’Neill, drums; Owen Stewart-Robertson, guitar).

Weds July 1 the Rocks Off Concert Cruise goes Balkan with Hungry March Band plus Veveritse Brass Band, boat boards 7 PM, departs 8 PM from the Skyport Marina at 23rd street & the  FDR, tix $20 in advance at the box office or online for extra.

Also Weds July 1, 8ish Tift Merritt plays indoors at Stuyvesant High School auditorium due to threat of rain, to your right along Chambers St. as you walk toward Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City. Worth seeing if her writing has caught up with her absolutely spin-tingling, austere, Linda Thompson-inflected voice.

 

hey – the July-August calendar is here…

Thurs July 2 Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys at the Jewish Museum, 7:30 PM, free with $15 museum adm.

Also Thurs July 2 atmospheric, frequently haunting art-rock band the Quavers 8 PM at Barbes

Also Thurs July 2 the Mark Sherman Quintet featuring vibraphonist Mark Sherman with Joe Magnarelli,  Allen Farnham, Dean Johnson  and Tim Horner at Sweet Rhythm sets  8:30+10:30 PM

Also Thurs July 2 amazing Slovak cimbalom band Pajtasi, 9 PM at Radegast Hall & Biergarten on N 3rd in Wburg

Also Thurs July 2 Copesetic play the last show ever at the Goldhawk in Hoboken 10 PM

7/2 catchy, jangly southwestern gothic rocker Tom Shaner at Lakeside, 10 PM

Also Thurs July 2 ferocious all-female noise/punk rockers Beluga at Lit, 11 PM

Fri July 3 a free secret show featuring Lenny Molotov at 8 PM plus the Oxygen Ponies at 9 warming up for their upcoming European tour, email for venue/time/password 

Fri July 3 Erin & Her Cello doing funny smart songs at Joe’s Pub, 7 PM, $12

Also Fri July 3 tuneful fun reggae-rock with Three Legged Fox at Arlene’s, 8 PM

Also Fri July 3, 8 PM at the Stone a cool avant-North African night with Leni Stern (guitars, n’goni) Brahim Fribgane (oud, cahon, dumbek) Jacuba Sissoko (kora)Makan kouyate (calabash, djembe, tama) Mamadou ba (bass) Harvie Wirth (drums)

Also Fri July 3 the Grand Masters of Gypsy Music at Mehanata, 9ish

Also Fri July 3 bluegrass/roots night at Banjo Jim’s starting at 8 with fiddler Vincent Cross followed by Uncle Monk, Pork Chop Willie and then one-man band Trainwreck Washington  at midnight.

Also Fri July 3, 10 PM reggae/ska/dub expert King Django at Shrine uptown.

Also Fri July 3, 10 PM the Disclaimers at Spikehill. Two charismatic soul sirens fronting the band. Fiery lead guitar, eerie organ, jangly tunes and a mix of Elvis Costello intelligence and Radio Birdman fire. NYC’s best band? One of them, no doubt.

Also Fri July 3 the Xylopholks at the Rockwood, midnight. You may have done a doubletake running into this duo on the way to the train at Union Square: a bassist and vibraphonist in full-body, furry pink and blue monster outfits. The costumes are funny but they play old ragtime instrumentals really well! 

Sat July 4, 3:30 PM Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley in Battery Park, could be a nightmare since she’s opening for that Bright Eyes moron.

Also Sat July 4 Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion at the Brooklyn Museum, 5 PM, free

Also Sat July 4 a killer blues doublebill at Terra Blues starting with Bobby Radcliff at 7, probably playing acoustic, followed by soul singer/sizzling Chicago blues lead guitarist Johnny Allen at 10

Also Sat July 4, 9 PM at Otto’s Unsteady Freddie’s surf rock extravaganza with the Clams, the North Shore Troubadours and a now-rare show by NYC surf legends the Supertones.

Also Sat July 4 the Stagger Back Brass Band – one of the funnest groups in town, sort of the Spinal Tap of brass bands – at Barbes, 10 PM followed by sultry blues/oldtimey siren Mamie Minch at midnight.

Also Sat July 4, 10 PM GO Percussion Ensemble at the Stone

Also Sat July 4, 10 PM Brad Vickers and his Vestapolitans play country  music at Hill Country

Also Sat July 4 moody, slinky, downtempo/shoegaze trio El Jezel at Cake Shop, 11 PM.

Also Sat July 4 tuneful, meaningful, hypnotic African roots reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones at Zebulon, 11 PM  

Also Sat July 4 gypsy/goth rockers Nanuchka at the Mercury, midnight, $8

Sun July 5 trombonist J. Walter Hawkes and his hellraising oldtimey band at LIC Bar, 5 PM-ish, free

Sun July 5 a killer chicha/cumbia night starring Chicha Libre with Very Be Careful opening at the Bell House, 9ish, adv tix $10.

Also Sun July 5, 8 PM cellist/composer Jody Redhage & Fire in July at Barbes

Also Sun July 5 Senegalese reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones and Philly cult punks McRad at le Poisson Rouge, time TBA

Also Sun July 5 dark melodic rockers Violet Hour at the Mercury 9 PM  

Mon July 6-7 Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy at Highline Ballroom 9 PM adv tix $35

Also Mon July 6 fun, female-fronted early 80s new wave dance throwbacks Hank & Cupcakes downstairs at the Delancey, 8 PM, free

Also Mon July 6 tuneful, frequently funny songwriter Alec Berlin at Arlene’s 8 PM

Also Mon July 6, 9 PM fiery, melodic, fearless indie rock trio Cementhead at Trash

Also Mon July 6 the Wallflowers at Irving Plaza 10ish adv tix $30.

Also Mon July 6 Small Beast at the Delancey upstairs featuring Botanica master of menace Paul Wallfisch solo on the piano at 8:30 PM followed by guitar god Pete Galub, pensive European rocker Spottiswoode and then noir cabaret legend/personality Little Annie.

Also Mon July 6 clever, very smart Mostly Other People Do the Killing sax player Jon Irabagon plays a duo show with Mike Pride on drums at the Cornelia St. Cafe, worth checking out what kind of trouble he can get himself into, 8:30 PM, $10 

Tues July 7 cantorial metal trio Sway Machinery in the parking lot at Spring and Varick, 5 PM, free.

Also Tues July 7-12 the Ron Carter Nonet at the Blue Note, bar seating $20, tables $35, shows at 8 and 10:30 PM.

Also Tues July 7, 8 and 10 PM at the Stone Myra Melford Happy Whistlings featuring brilliant avant jazz pianist Myra Melford, Mary Halvorson (guitar) Taylor Ho-Bynum (trumpet) Stomu Takeishi (bass)

Also Tues July 7, 9:30 PM at BAM the documentary film The Night James Brown Saved Boston which provides some backstory for James Brown’s free 1968 Boston concert the day after the MLK assassination. Includes performance footage of Brown, plus commentary by Cornel West and others.

Also Tues July 7 Andrew Vladeck’s cd release show at the Mercury 10 PM $7 – Americana/folk/blues, smartly lyrical

Also Tues July 7, 9ish Americana rock siren Karen Hudson at Indian Road Café & Market, 600 W 218 St. at Indian Road across from Inwood Park, uptown  

Weds July 8, 7 PM well-liked alt-bluegrass hellraisers the Duhks at Madison Square Park.

Also Weds July 8 the wild Brazilian rainforest dance band Forro in the Dark at the Stuyvesant Town oval 7:30ish, enter at 16th St. and 1st Ave.

Also Weds July 8 amazingly retro, danceable British soul/funk/groove instrumentalists the New Master Sounds play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise, boarding at 8 PM at 41st St Pier on the westside, adv tix $25 highly recommended.

Also Weds July 8, 8ish at Drom tango nuevo with two of the best in the business,  bassist Pablo Aslan & accordionist Raul Jaurena with guests Juan Cruz Masotta and Pablo Pereyra, $12 adv tix available

Also Weds July 8 artsy, smart keyboard pop band Heather & the Barbarians at Spikehill 9 PM

Also Weds July 8, 10 PM at the Stone classical metal trio Blues In Space: Edison Woods cellist Rubin Kodheli (cellos/compositions) Garrett Brown (drums) Ben Zeff (guitars)

Also Weds July 8 the Church , legendary Australian art-rock geniuses at Irving Plaza 11ish, adv tix $30.

7/9, half past noon, amazing, haunting gypsy band Luminescent Orchestrii on the World Financial Center Plaza.

7/9, 7 PM the Mark Whitfield trio at the Fat Cat

7/9 Musette Explosion at the Jewish Museum, 7:30 PM, free with $15 museum adm.

7/9-12 at the Jazz Standard the Generations Band: Frank Wess and Eric Alexander – tenor; Andrew Speight – alto; Jim Rotundi – trumpet; David Hazeltine – piano; Ray Drummond – bass; Kenny Washington – drums, shows 7:30/9:30

7/9, 8:30 PM the Brew at Union Hall. Artsy pop band, sometimes a little too top 40, but they have some good tunes and hooks

7/9 Heavy Trash (Jon Spencer & Matt Verta-Ray) and Those Darlins at the Mercury 9:30 PM $10 gen adm

7/9, 10 PM Sanda Weigl at Barbes.

7/9 Daniel Bernstein at Sidewalk, 11 PM. The former Larval Organ has run the gamut from punk/metal to lush chamber rock; any opportunity to hear the dark, bleak, brilliantly lyrical songwriter is worth it.

7/9 American Aquarium’s raucous country sounds at midnight at Arlene’s

7/10, 7:30 PM at Prospect Park Bandshell rock en Espanol with Aterciopelados and Los Amigos Invisibles 

7/10, 7 PM jazz vibraphone innovators Das Vibenbass opening for fun, tuneful Friggs garage rock guitarist/frontwoman Palmyra Delran and her band who play 8 PM at Arlene’s.

Fri July 10 a free secret show featuring Randi Russo at 8 PM plus Don Piper at 9 and then the Oxygen Ponies at 10 warming up for their upcoming European tour, email for venue/password

7/10 the A-Bones playing careening lo-fi retro 60s garage on the Rocks Off Concert Cruise, boarding at 8 at 23rd and the FDR, adv tix $20 highly recommended.

7/10 Jazz guitar great Gene Bertoncini performs with Ike Sturm, bass; Rich De Rosa, drums; and guest soloist, Sara Caswell, violin at the Kitano sushi bar  68 Park Ave. @ 38th Street sets: 8 & 10 PM $25.

7/10 Turkuaz funk orchestra at Bowery Poetry Club 10 PM cheaper than George Clinton

7/10 at Banjo Jim’s Carolyn Sills & the Poor Man’s Roses at 10 followed by Trainwreck Washington at midnight

7/10 Those Darlins at Southpaw 10 PM $10.

7/10 Delta Dreambox at Barbes 10 PM

7/10 Des Roar at Fontana’s

7/11 the Main Squeeze Accordion Festival at Pier One, 70th St. and the highway, 3 PM

7/11 los Fabulosos Cadillacs at Central Park Summerstage, doors at 3, free.

7/11 a great New Orleans doublebill with the Flying Neutrinos and Brother Joscephus, 4 PM at the F train station at Riverwalk Commons, Roosevelt Island.

7/11 7 PM the Gregg August Trio at the Fat Cat

7/11 8 PM a killer garage rock doublebill at Union Hall with Jesse Bates’ Flying Guitars and the Friggs, $8 adv tix available

7/11 8 PM blue eyed soul siren/lyrical rocker Juliana Nash with Matt Kanelos on keys followed at 9 by artsy keyboard pop/trip-hop trio Mattison at Pete’s Candy Store

7/11 Bobby Radcliff at Lucille’s 8 PM

7/11, 8 PM a killer garage rock doublebill at Union Hall with Jesse Bates’ Flying Guitars and the Friggs, $8 adv tix available

7/11 goth/art-rock pianist/chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi 9ish

7/11 the Subhumans at the Knit, 10 PM.

7/11 Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside 10:15ish

7/11, 9:30 PM Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. followed eventually at midnight by another excellent, somewhat more serious country band, the Dixons at Southpaw.

7/11 10 PM at the Stone versatile ska/jazz/calypso trombonist Curtis Fowlkes’ new band Catfish Corner

7/11 this is so beyond barf we had to mention it: it’s Pretty in Pink prom night at the Bell House! $25 cover, music by a real live prom band phoning in all the cheesiest 80s hits ever! Dress as your favorite John Hughes high school stereotype and win an iPod shuffle loaded up with lame-ass John Hughes soundtracks! Somebody please take the band and the club employees outside, set off a stink bomb and lock the doors!

7/12 no joke – at B.B. King’s you can go see the gospel brunch in the afternoon or show up a bit later for Atheist. Or hedge your bets and do both.

7/12 Dr. Ralph Stanley &  the Clinch Mtn. Boys at Highline Ballroom 8 PM adv tix $30

7/12 Ninth House’s dark baritone frontman Mark Sinnis at Sidewalk 9 PM

7/12 the Flying Neutrinos at Rodeo Bar, 10 PMish. they’re also here on 7/26

7/13 7:30 PM Homeboy Steve Antonakos at Banjo Jim’s

7/13 8:30 PM Botanica’s Paul Wallfisch at the Delancey upstairs  

7/13-15 Aimee Mann at City Winery is SOLD OUT

7/14 7 PM multistylistic jazz/Americana violinist/songwriter Jenny Scheinman at Barbes. She’s also here on 7/21 and 28

7/14 Barrington Levy at B.B. King’s 8 PM adv tix $22.

7/14, 8 PM Elisa Flynn at Sidewalk

7/14 at the Stone 8 PM Marika Hughes—The Picasso Commissions. Marika Hughes (solo cello) – a collection of new solo cello pieces written for Marika by composers Eyvind Kang, Charlie Burnham, Dina Maccabee, Nasheet Waits, Shahzad Ismaily, Abraham Burton, Jenny Scheinman and Todd Sickafoose.

7/14 Bliss Blood of the Moonlighters solo at Pete’s with the Tavo Carbone band

7/14-15 at the Jazz Standard Charlie Hunter/Doug Wamble/Tony Mason, sets at 7:30/9:30 PM

7/14 fiery, relevant, fearlessly politically charged Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at Trash, 10 PM

7/15, 5:30 PM Brother Joscephus and his 11-piece New Orleans funk/soul band play at Sequoia, 89 South Street, Pier 17 downtown.

7/15, 7 PM, Luisito Rosario y Su Orquesta playing salsa at Wagner Park, Battery Place and West Street.

7/15 tango night at Drom 8ish with the Haffner Tango Trust  (Juan Cruz Masotta – Ivan Barenboim – Emilio Teubal – Juan Pablo Jofre – Pablo Pereyra), adv tix $12

7/15 Dagmar play the cd release show for their new cd – dark pop with guy-girl harmonies and relevant lyrics – at Caffe Vivaldi, 8:15 PM

7/15, 9 PM 101 Crustaceans  at Banjo Jim’s

7/15 soul/funk siren Bethany Saint Smith & the Gun Show at Ace of Clubs 9 PM. They’re also at Arlene’s on 7/29 at 9.

7/15 the Sweet Divines at Southpaw 10:30 PM $10

7/16, noon, Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Express at St. Mark’s Park, 2nd Ave. and 10th St., outdoors

7/16, half past noon piano jazz with the Emmet Cohen Trio in the World Financial Center Winter Garden. They’ll also be at One New York Plaza, corner of Whitehall and Water Streets, same time the following day.

7/16, 7 PM at Otto’s ukelele night with Ellen & John Monten, Pride and Joy and Dad, Khabu Doug Young, the Ukemen, Bliss Blood, Os Suaverinhos, Lei Pacifica, Moose Karloff, Sean Harvey, Josh Bisker, David Barish, Newoxtica

7/16, 7 PM Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra plays Sly & The Family Stone at Castle Clinton, tix available 2 per person, outside Castle Clinton, first-come, first-served basis starting at 5 PM day of show.

7/16 Slavic Soul Party at the Jewish Museum, 7:30 PM, free with $15 museum adm.

7/16 Greek-influenced blues guitarist Spiros Soukis at Lucille’s 8 PM

7/16 8:30 PM at Sycamore Bar in Crown Heights former Come and Steve Wynn lead guitar genius Chris Brokaw plus Geoff Farina and Pete Fitzpatrick

7/16, 9 PM Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans at Banjo Jim’s 

7/16, 9 PM ska/jazz sax legend Dave Hillyard in a rare trio show at Shrine uptown

7/16 Chicha Libre at le Poisson Rouge 10ish $25 adv tix available

7/16 10 PM Ansambl Mastika at Barbes

7/17 The Sweet Divines and Robert Cray at Prospect Park Bandshell, 7:30 PM.

Fri July 17 a free secret show featuring Ed Rogers and Amanda Thorpe at 8 PM followed eventually by the Oxygen Ponies at 10 warming up for their upcoming European tour, email for venue/password

7/17 Jeanne Marie Boes at Freddy’s 9 PM

7/17 the Larch at Arlene’s 9 PM

7/17 9ish authentically lo-fi garage rockers the Organs at Don Pedro’s

7/17 Ninth House at Hank’s 11 PM

7/17 Mr. Action & the Boss Guitars at Lakeside 11 PM

7/17, 11 PM Finotee play sultry psychedelic oldschool soul at Shrine  

7/18, 1 PM a free concert at Bargemusic. There’s another at 1 on 7/25 and again at 1 on 8/1. Performers TBA but they all tend to be excellent.  No reserved seating; matinee performances last about 1 hour with no intermission. Everyone is welcome, early arrival advised.

7/18, starting at 2 PM the 7th annual NYC Musical Saw Festival at  Trinity Church, 31-18 37th Street (corner of 31st Avenue), Astoria, Queens), $10, R/V to Steinway St.

7/18, 3 PM at the Bell House, ghoulabilly/rockabilly bands in reverse order: Memphis Morticians, Psychocharger, Tombstone Brawlers, The Arkhams, The Wanda Jackson 5, The Designer Drugs, Soul Reapin’ 3, $20 adv tix

7/18 Nation Beat playing Brazilian forro music, 4 PM at the F train station at Riverwalk Commons, Roosevelt Island

7/18, 7 PM dark, pensive, smartly tuneful indie rockers Bern & the Brights at Spikehill

7/18, 7 PM jazz-inflected piano siren Elaine Romanelli at Kenny’s Castaways

7/18, 8 PM at Barbes Jim Campilongo’s Superfine Band followed at 10 by the Jug Addicts

7/18 Irish acoustic punk hellraisers Box of Crayons at the Parkside 10 PM

7/18 Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

7/18 Spanking Charlene at Lakeside 11 PM  

7/19 midnight-ish the Anti-Nowhere League at Europa $20 18+

7/19 at Central Park Summerstage, 3 PM doors, global roots reggae stars Alpha Blondy & The Solar System, Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dubblestandart Subatomic Sound System.

7/19, 7 PM Frank London’s Klezmer Allstars at Pier One on the upper west.

7/20 Kerry Kennedy at the Delancey upstairs at Small Beast

7/20 Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Jerry Butler, what’s left of the Stylistics and finally the O’Jays headlining at Wingate Field, Crown Heights, Brooklkyn, early arrival i.e. 7 PM at the latest highly advised

7/21 newschool Cape Verde chanteuse Lura at City Winery,9 PM, bar seat $15, tables $20

7/21 the JD Allen Trio at the Stone 8 PM

7/21 Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara play desert blues at the  Lincoln Center Festival 8 PM

7/21 Copesetic at Lucky 7’s in Jersey City, time TBA

7/21 Moonlighters frontwoman Bliss Blood playing a rare solo show followed by ferocious, intense art-rockers System Noise at the Delancey, 8ish

7/21 8 PM Eek-a-Mouse/Toots & the Maytals at B B King’s 8 PM $31 adv tix rec.

 7/21-26 at the Jazz Standard Terence Blanchard – trumpet; Walter Smith III – tenor sax; Fabian Almazan – piano; Derrick Hodge – bass; Kendrick Scott – drums. sets 7:30/9:30 PM

7/21 Tortoise at le Poisson Rouge time TBA adv tix $20

7/21 Kendra Smith at Lakeside, 10 PM – the Kendra Smith, bassist from the Dream Syndicate who did the freak folk thing after that, 20 years before freak folk existed?!?

7/22 psychedelic power trio Devi at Arlene’s 8 PM  

7/22 Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric at Lakeside 10 PM –  get there early

7/23, half past noon veteran jazz pianist Junior Mance in the World Financial Center Winter Garden. He’ll be at One New York Plaza, corner of Whitehall and Water Streets, same time the following day.

7/23 listed with some cynicism: 6 PM at Pier 54 on the west side,  Ted Leo and the Pharmacists preceded by Extra Golden and long-running Gang of 4 ripoffs Radio 4

7/23 Hazmat Modine, back from another ecstatic European tour play Wagner Park just north of Battery Park on the west side, 7 PM

7/23 Ljova and the Kontraband at the Jewish Museum, 7:30 PM, free with $15 museum adm.

7/23 Gladys Knight and the O’Jays at Asser Levy Park, Coney Island, 7:30 PM

7/23 grasscore with Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at the Bell House 7:30 PM adv tix $12

7/23 legendary dark rocker Ian Hunter – whose show in June at Rockefeller Park was absolutely killer – is at City Winery, bar seating $30, tables $35, 9 PM

7/23 Erin Regan at the Jalopy Theatre 9 PM $10

7/23 Delusions of Grand St. at Lakeside 10 PM

7/24 7 PM at the Knitting Factory 3 floors of ska: King Django, the Jammyland All-Stars featuring Milton Henry, Nomadic Wax’s African Underground, the Bluebeats, Bigger Thomas, Hyphen One & Daylow, Cold Spot 8, Wareika Hill + others, adv tix $17

7/24 8 PM at the Stone it’s Brandon Ross night starting at 8 with his group For Living Lovers: Brandon Ross (acoustic guitars, banjo, voice) Stomu Takeishi (acoustic bass guitar) and then at 10 Brandon Ross—If God Has Planted This Love In My Heart with Brandon Ross (acoustic guitars, voice) Aaron Stewart (saxophone) Stomu Takeishi (acoustic bass guitar) Sadiq Bey (poetry) Rubin Kodheli (cello) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

7/24 Black Moth Super Rainbow – the Cocteau Twins meet Radiohead – at South St. Seaport, 8ish.

7/24 at Ace of Clubs a country night starting at 8 with Dock Oscar & the Ambassadors Of Love, Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co.  Jessica Rose & The Highlife and headlining sometime around 11 Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion

7/24 9 PM at the Jalopy Theatre eerie deadpan ragtime songwriter W.R. Draper followed at 10 by oldtimey swing chanteuse Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade, $10

7/24 the Boss Tweed Band at Hill Country 10 PM

7/24 10 PM Indian wedding marching band Red Baraat Festival at Barbes

7/25 a punk show at Tompkins Square Park with Reagan Youth, others in the afternoon

7/25 Satanicide at Bowery Ballroom 10ish adv tix $12 at the Mercury.

7/25 Any Day Parade at Trash 10 PM

7/26 exciting new music from Asian underground pioneers Min Xiao-Fen on pipa, Samir Chatterjee on tabla and Masayo Ishigure  playing the koto at the Queens Museum of Art, 7 train to Shea Stadium.

7/26 bellydance goddess Nourhan Sharif presents a night of classic Middle Eastern music and dance with Mohamed El Hossein & Karim Nagi at Lafayette Grill & Bar, 8ish.

7/26 uncompromising, eardrum-shattering, Radio Birdman-inspired garage punks the Mess Around at Cake Shop 8ish

7/26 the Squirrel Nut Zippers at Highline Ballroom 9 PM $25 adv tix

7/27 La Sovietika, 3 PM at Sudaca/Bronx @ Haven Arts Gallery, 50 Bruckner Blvd, Building A, 6 Train to 138th St.

7/27 Martin Bisi upstairs at Small Beast at the Delancey

7/28 Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

7/29, 7 PM Cuban son jazz jams with Químbombó at Wagner Park.

7/29 at the Jazz Standard exceptionally imaginative piano jazz with the Gerald Clayton Trio, sets 7:30/9:30

7/29 at Drom, 8ish, tango night with Tango Fiaka, the Haffner Tango Trust and others, $12 adv tix rec.

7/30, half past noon Australian blueswoman Fiona Boyes on the World Financial Center Plaza, 220 Vesey Street, also at One New York Plaza, corner of Whitehall and Water Streets, same time the next day.

7/30, 7 PM Arlo Guthrie at Castle Clinton, tix available 2 per person, outside Castle Clinton, first-come, first-served starting 5 PM day of show.

7/30 Naomi Shelton &  the Gospel Queens and Burning Spear at Prospect Park Bandshell, 7:30 PM.

7/30 – 8/2 at the Jazz Standard the Freddy Cole Quartet with special guest Harry Allen (7/31-8/2). Freddy Cole – piano and vocals; Harry Allen – tenor saxophone; Randy Napoleon – guitar; Elias Bailey – bass; Curtis Boyd -drums, sts 7:30/9:30 PM

7/30 8:30ish The Builders and the Butchers play mostly acoustic Nashville gothic at the Bell House, adv tix $10

7/30 Jarvis Cocker at Terminal 5, 9ish, adv tix $35 at the Mercury

7/30 9:30ish PM at the Nokia Theatre Method Man & Redman/Ghostface Killah, $35 adv tix at the box office 

7/31 Polvo at South St. Seaport, 8ish

7/31 the Vivian Girls at the Whitney, 8 PM

7/31 8 PM the Six Bach Suites for Solo Cello and Beyond, Part 1 – Bach Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello in G Major, BWV 1007; Suite No. 3 for Unaccompanied Cello in C Major, BWV 1009; Suite No. 5 for Unaccompanied Cello in c minor, BWV 1011; Yoed Nir – Improvisation for Electric Solo Cello (A fusion of Middle Eastern and Jewish flavors and influences combining classical and world music) – Yoed Nir, Cello and Electric Cello at Bargemusic, $35, part 2 continues on 8/7

7/31 8:30ish the Mekons mostly acoustic at the Bell House gen adm $15

7/31 Rev Vince Anderson and band at 55 Bar 10 PM 

7/31 Band of Outsiders/Certain General at the Parkside, 10 PM  – weren’t they the same band, anyway? 

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/3, 7:30 PM, Toumani Diabate (Malian kora virtuoso) at Central Park Summerstage, free.

8/5-9 Asphalt Orchestra 7 PM at Lincoln Center Plaza, free

8/5 7:30 PM Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers Large Ensemble and the Dave Brubeck Quartet with special guest soloist Simon Shaheen at Damrosch Park

8/5 Julia Haltigan & the Hooligans at Lakeside 10 PM

8/5 10 PM the Noah Preminger Quartet with Rudy Royston on drums at 55 Bar

8/6 Malian desert blues guitar goddess Rokia Traore at Metrotech Park at noon

8/6 8:30ish Nicole Atkins & the Sea at the Bell House $15 gen adm

8/6 the Boss Tweed Band at Union Hall 8 PM $10 adv tix available

8/6 Tandy at Lakeside 10 PM   

8/7 7:30 PM Raul Midon and Rokia Traore at Damrosch Park

8/7 best show of the year – the Brooklyn What at Trash Bar w/Escarioka, Palmyra Delran, Warm Hats and This Blue Heaven. Very cool, succinct Brooklyn What interview here,

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

8/9, 7 PM Romashka at Pier One on the upper west

8/9, 8 PM the Electric Prunes, a Love cover band and Sky Saxon of the Seeds at B.B. King’s, adv tix $30

 8/11 the Budos Band in the parking lot at Spring and Varick, 5 PM

 8/11-16 JD Allen Trio at the Vanguard, sets at 9 and 11

8/12, 7 PM  golden age hip-hop with Black Moon and Smif n Wessun with a live band at Brower Park, Brooklyn Ave. & Park Pl. between Kingston & Brooklyn Aves., Bed-Stuy, 3 train to Kingston Ave.

8/12 7 PM Red Baraat Festival at Lincoln Center Plaza

8/12, 7 PM the Wu-tang’s’s Raekwon on his Shaolin home turf at Mahoney Playground, Beechwood Ave., Crescent Ave., Cleveland St. & Jersey St.

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

8/12 9 PM Stumblebum Brass Band at Coco 66 in Greenpoint

8/13 the Donnas, Pat Benatar and Blondie at Asser Levy Park, Coney Island, 7:30 PM  

8/13 Robert Gordon + Chris Spedding + Slim Jim Phantom + Glen Matlock 8 PM at B.B.King’s adv tix $25

8/14 7 PM Slavic Soul Party at Lincoln Center North Plaza

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

8/14 9 PM Pearl & the Beard at Union Pool

8/15 surf bands on the Coney Island Boardwalk including Reverb Galaxy at 4 PM

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

8/17 Tim Eriksen, pioneering string player and blender of oldtimey Americana with the avante-garde plays the Blue Note, sets 8 and 10:30 PM, tix only $10 or $5 at the bar

8/18 Chico Hamilton’s Euphoria at Dizzy’s Club, 7:30/9:30 PM. $30, adv tix highly recommended.

 8/18 the Breeders at Bowery Ballroom 9ish adv tix $25

8/18 Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson at Joe’s Pub – shows 9:30/11:30 $25

8/19, 7 PM Naughty by Nature on Shaolin at Mahoney Playground, Beechwood Ave., Crescent Ave., Cleveland St. & Jersey St

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

8/20 8 PM the Moody Blues at the Beacon Theatre $39.50 no svce charge if purchased at the Beacon box office

8/20 Gregory Isaacs at BB King’s 8 PM adv tix $22.50

8/20 the Silos at Lakeside 10 PM

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

8/22 Chicha Libre at the F train station at Riverwalk Commons, Roosevelt Island, 4 PM.

8/22 Jennifer O’Connor 8 PM at Union Hall

8/22 Burnt Sugar’s 10th anniversary show at Joe’s Pub 9:30 PM $15

8/23 los Straitjackets at Maxwell’s $13 adv tix

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

8/27 Jessica Valiente’s excellent latin jazz band las Mas Valientes play outdoors at 24 State St just east of the Shaolin Ferry terminal, half past noon.

8/27 pianist Simone Dinnerstein and cellist Zuill Bailey play the cd release show for their new collaboration Beethoven’s Complete Works for Piano and Cello playing Sonatas Nos. 3, 4, and 5, time tba, adv tix $20

8/27 surf rock legend Dick Dale and his 17-year-old kid Jimmy do an acoustic/electric duo show at City Winery, bar seats $20, tables $30, 9 PM

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

8/28, midnight the Live Ones at Union Pool

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

9/1 Michael Franti & Spearhead at Terminal 5, 8 PM adv tix $35 at the Mercury

9/4 9 PM at Southpaw $10 the Sweetback Sisters and Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

9/9 Bill Frisell at City Winery

9/11 John Brown’s Body at Bowery Ballroom 9ish gen adm $15

9/13 the Dirty Three 9ish at Bowery Ballroom adv tix $15

9/15 8 PM Deerhoof at le Poisson Rouge, $15

9/17 Son Volt at Irving Plaza adv tix $22.50

9/18 Groundation play roots reggae at BB King’s 11:30 PM adv tix $16

9/19 And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead 10 PM at the Music Hall of Williamsburg $20 adv tix available at the Mercury

9/23 8:30ish at Bowery Ballroom the Minus 5, the Baseball Project, and the Steve Wynn IV feat. Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Steve Wynn and Linda Pitmon, adv tix onsale 7/10 at noon at the Mercury box office

9/30 Shemekia Copeland at BB King’s 8 PM adv tix $25

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

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

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

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

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