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JAZZ, CLASSICAL MUSIC AND THE ARTS IN NEW YORK CITY

New York City Live Music Calendar for August and September 2011

The latest, most updated version of this calendar has moved to New York Music Daily.

As always, weekly events are listed at the bottom of the page, after the last of the daily listings: scroll down and you’ll find them. If you didn’t see anything that struck you as fun this time around, check back later because we update this daily.

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. This is not a list of every band playing every club in NYC; this is a list of good shows, many of which we will go see ourselves. We focus on edgy, entertaining stuff: if you’re looking for Grizzly Bear or Justin Bieber, you’re in the wrong place.

8/1, 8:30 PM alto sax powerhouse Jon Irabagon and brilliant free jazz drummer Barry Altschul, probably revisiting Irabagon’s recent Pharaoh Sanders homage at Cornelia St. Cafe $10 followed at 10 by his much funnier, satirical band Mostly Other People Do the Killing (separate admission, $10).

8/1 midnight-ish the Kottonmouth Kings – yeah, they’re sort of the reggae version of Cypress Hill, but they’re still fun – at Highline Ballroom, $22 adv tix highly rec.

8/2 the classic concert film Chronicling the Zaire ’74 concert wit hJames Brown, Miriam Makeba, Bill Withers, Celia Cruz, and others from the team behind When We Were Kings at the IFC Center (the former Waverly at 6th Ave/W 3rd St), click for showtimes.

8/2 the CCB Reggae Allstars in the parking lot out behind City Winery, 5:30 PM, free.

8/2 gamelan orchestra Yowana Sari play 7 PM at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.

8/2, 7:30/9:30 PM veteran bassist Rufus Reid leads a killer quartet including Bobby Watson and JD Allen playing the cd release show for his new one at Dizzy’s Club, $30 seats avail., this will sell out

8/2, 8 PM the Mingus Orchestra plays Washington Square Park, free.

8/2, 9 PM eerie theatrical noir gypsy/Americana band Not Waving But Drowning at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene

8/2, 10 PM smart guitar-driven Sephardic-tinged rock with Sway Machinery at the 92YTribeca, $10 adv tix rec.

8/2 country siren Michaela Anne and her band at Rodeo Bar, 10ish

8/3 Ethiopian groove unit Budos Band at Tappen Park in Staten Island, Staten Island train to Stapleton.

8/3, 7 PM Luminescent Orchestrii multi-multi-instrumentalist Sxip Shirey and Raya Brass Band at the Cooper Square Hotel Penthouse, $15; 8/10 Raya Brass Band is at Radegast Hall at 9.

8/3, 8 PM quietly torchy, cleverly lyrical, sometimes oldtimey chanteuse Miwa Gemini and band at Bruar Falls, free.

8/3, 8 PM intense, ferocious Americana/paisley underground rockers the Newton Gang at Union Hall, $10.

8/3, 8 PM Balkan trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet at Barbes.

8/3, 8:30 PM subtle, eclectic, sophisticated Americana chanteuse Hope DeBates & North Forty at Hill Country

8/3, 10 PM Cambodian psychedelic pop revivalists Dengue Fever at Southpaw $15 gen adm.; 8/4 they’re at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center for free.

8/4 Chilean cumbia sensation Chico Trujillo at MOMA’s Summergarden, 5:30 PM, free w/$20 museum adm.; they’re at le Poisson Rouge at 11ish the same night for $8 less if you get advance tix.

8/4, 6:30 PM Balkan powerhouse Raya Brass Band on the Broadway plaza at Lincoln Center, free.

8/4-7, 7:30/9:30 PM the Dr.Lonnie Smith Nonet at the Jazz Standard, $30 tix highly rec.

8/4, 7:30 PM Aretha Franklin at Coney Island, free, Surf Ave/W 21st St. next to Cyclones Stadium. Get there early – it will be pandemonium.

8/4, 8 PM one of the year’s best triplebills with charismatic, allusive, frequently haunting multi-keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez followed by eclectic, gypsy-tinged, darkly rustic multi-instrumentalist band Kotorino at 10 and then sharply lyrical, playfully clever art-rockers the Snow at 11 at Barbes

8/4, 8 PM charming yet badass Americana harmony sirens the Sweetback Sisters at the big room at the Rockwood.

8/4-6 Nicholas Payton’s XXX Band plays tunes from the trumpeter’s new album Bitches at Iridium, $27.50

8/4, a twangy guitar summit with the eclectic Bill Kirchen and surf rockers Los Straitjackets at Maxwell’s, 9ish, $15.

8/4, 9:30 PM at Smalls check out this awesome lineup: Brian Charette – organ , Joel Frahm – tenor sax , Brian Landrus – clarinet , Mike DiRubbo – alto sax , Itai Kriss – flute , Jochen Rueckert – drums

8/4, 9:30 PM Canadian darkwave siren NLX at Caffe Vivaldi. She’s also at LIC Bar at 9 on 8/29.

8/5, 6:30 PM, free, Chepe & Su Conjunto Tipico play oldschool Dominican merengue followed at 8 by a screening of the minor league baseball documentary film Sugar at the Queens Museum of Art in Corona Park, Flushing, past the old Globosphere, 7 train to Shea Stadium, early arrival advised .

8/5, 7 PM Tom Waits-ish Nashville gothic singer Mark Growden at the small room at the Rockwood.

8/5, 7 PM Curtis MacDonald, alto sax leads a quintet featuring Jeremy Viner, tenor sax; Bobby Avey, piano, Chris Tordini, bass; Adam Jackson, drums at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, $17 adv tix rec.

8/5, 7:30 PM one of the western world’s premier Middle Eastern ensembles, Bassam Saba and the NY Arabic Orchestra at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/5, 8 PM a roots reggae triplebill with the Rootsetters, Tronika and the Hard Times at Shrine.

8/5, 9 PM a “monster jam” kicking off with Americana songstress the Tara Lynne Band, then the hauntingly intense, smartly lyrical Sometime Boys with special guest singer Heidi Weyhmueller at 10 at the Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

8/5, 9 PM Timbre play eclectic atmospheric harp-based chamber pop at Pete’s

8/5, 9:30 PM noir Americana pop band Little Embers followed by exhilarating Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon playing their cd release show at the Mercury, $10 gen adm.

8/5 kick ass Americana rockers Tom Clark & the High Action Boys at Lakeside, 11 PM.

8/6, 7 PM supersonic yet soulful electric blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues

8/6, 8 PM Trio con Brio Copenhagen play Sorensen, Beethoven and Schubert at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs./$15 stud.

8/6, 8 PM Charisa the Violin Diva at Cin-M-Art Space on Murray St.

8/6, 8:30 PM excellent, tuneful, fearlessly funny Philly punk band Emily Pukis & the Vagrants play Union Hall, $12. They cover Zombie by the Cranberries (remember that top 40 song with all the hiccupping?) and renamed it Sodomy.

8/6 jazz trumpeter Leron Thomas – a fearless, charismatic, frequently hilarious performer – plays the cd release show for his characteristically eclectic new cd Dirty Draws Volume Three at the 92YTribeca, 9 PM, $10 adv tix highly rec.

8/6, 9 PM ska-punks King Django followed by the satirical, entertaining Yiddish Princess at Fontana’s

8/6, 9 PM satirical Chinese-American hip-hop crew the Notorious MSG play the cd release show for their new one at the Mercury, $10 gen adm.

8/6 Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone;  Gary Versace, organ;  Gerald Cleaver, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, 9/10:30 PM, $15.

8/6, 10 PM Unsteady Freddie’s reliably awesome monthly surf rock shindig at Otto’s starts with the aptly named, percussive Bongo Surf, the ferociously tuneful North Shore Troubadours and then the eclectically fun Tarantinos NYC a little after midnight.

8/6, 10 PM hilarious hip-hop satirist Schaffer the Darklord at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg

8/6 punk/rockabilly/surf guitar monster Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside, 10:15ish.

8/6 and 8/12, 11 PM Pogues cover band Streams of Whiskey at Paddy Reilly’s

8/7, 2 (two) PM pianist Daniel Kelly (Bang on a Can All-Stars, Duets with Ghosts) plays the first in a series of special Brooklyn house concerts booked by art-pop goddess Greta Gertler, who knows a thing or two about good piano. Space is limited, email for details/directions.

8/7, 3 PM the Amernet String Quartet play Haydn, Janacek and Schubert’s Death & the Maiden at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs./$15 stud

8/7, 7 PM haunting hypnotic Sephardic soundscapes and rock songs with Galeet Dardashti and Divahn at Pier One on the upper west.

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

8/7, 9:30 PM hip-hop/Afrobeat innovator/bandleader Blitz the Ambassador at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/7, 10 PM the Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra do their charmingly tongue-in-cheek oldtimey/swing stuff at Bruar Falls

8/7, 10ish excellent Boston honkytonk rockers Girls Guns & Glory play songs off their highly anticipated forthcoming album Sweet Nothings at Rodeo Bar

8/8, 8:30 PM bassist Chris Tordini’s Tiger Blood with Jeremy Viner , tenor sax, clarinet; Sasha Brown, guitar; Kris Davis, piano; Jim Black, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

8/8, 9 PM trombonist Pete McGuinness’ Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

8/8, 9:30 PM bizarre segues, good doublebill: gypsy punk with Yula Beeri and the Extended Family at the big room at the Rockwood followed at 10:30 by the lush, oldtimey sounds of the Parkington Sisters

8/8, 11 PM haunting intense southwestern gothic band And the Wiremen upstairs at the Delancey, free.

8/8, midnight, hellraising retro 60s country crew the Jack Grace Band at the Ear Inn

8/9 noir retro rock bandleader Nicole Atkins in the parking lot out behind City Winery, 5:30 PM, free.

8/9, 7 PM the reliably charming, oldtimey Moonlighters at Washington Park, 5th Ave & 4th St., Park Slope

8/9, 7 PM vibraphone/harp/percussion new music ensemble Percussia at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.

8/9,  7 PM accordionist Uri Sharlin leads a Balkan band at Barbes followed by Slavic Soul Party.

8/9, 7:30 PM a free screening of the classic early 70s soul music concert film Wattstax at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival advised

8/9-13, 7:30/9:30 PM guitarist Ed Cherry leads an intriguing trio with killer B3 organist Pat Bianchi at Dizzy’s Club, $30 seats avail.

8/9, 7:30 PM members of the Jupiter Symphony play Schubert, Mozart and Dvorak at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

8/9, 8 PM classic-style roots reggae with Taj Weekes and then Black Uhuru’s Mykal Rose at Highline Ballroom, $18 adv tix rec.

8/9, 8 PM Elisa Flynn and Jose Delhart play songs from her auspicious, haunted new historical song cd at the Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue, Broooklyn

8/9, 8 PM purist new jazz with saxophonist Marcus Strickland with drummer Eric Harland at the 92YTribeca, $12 adv tix rec.

8/9 the NYCSlickers play bluegrass at Rodeo Bar, 10ish.

8/10 psychedelic Afrobeat/funk band Mamarazzi on the terrace at the Museum of the City of NY, 6 PM, $15 incl. museum adm. plus a drink!

8/10, 7 PM pianist Moonhee Hwang plays Debussy, Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann at WMP Concert Hall, $10

8/10, 7 PM oldschool latin soul stars Johnny Colon and Joe Bataan at Central Park Summerstage

8/10, 7:30 PM violinist/composer Todd Reynolds, beatboxer Adam Matta and vaudevillian Luminescent Orchestrii bandleader Sxip Shirey with Caleb Burhans, Conrad Harris, Pauline Kim Harris, Yuki Numata, Courtney Orlando, and Ben Russell followed by Laurie Anderson at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/10, 7:30 PM legendary nylon-string jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini plays solo at Smalls

8/10, 8:30 PM alto saxophonist Sarah Manning – whose 2010 album Dandelion Clock is one of the most transcendent and intense jazz releases of recent years – leads her combo at Caffe Vivaldi, early arrival highly recommended.

8/10 8:30 PM Mamie Minch and Jolie Holland’s cool oldtime Americana project Midnight Hours at Hill Country

8/10-11 darkly amusing Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties at Lakeside, 9 PM; 8/24 they’re at Rodeo Bar, 10ish.

8/10 tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar, 10ish

8/10, 11 PM eclectic, completely original psychedelic funk/Afrobeat band the Peoples Champs at the big room at the Rockwood.

8/11, 5:30 PM highly regarded Americana songwriter James Maddock on the plaza at the World Financial Center.

8/11, 7 PM two generations, two continents of Ethiopian grooves with Fendika and Debo Band at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/11, 8 PM oudist Rachid Halihal’s absolutely brilliant, hypnotic, hauntingly slinky pan-Arabic ensemble Layali El Andalus at Barbes.

8/11, 8 PM oldschool soul duo Dwight & Nicole at the big room at the Rockwood. He plays purist Steve Cropper-style guitar; she works the ethereal sultry tip for an classic wee-hours vibe.

8/11, 9 PM sly funk siren Shayna Zaid and the Catch at the small room at the Rockwood followed eventually at 11 by Cuddle Magic – who purportedly play lush, intriguing chamber pop despite their twee-sounding name – and then at midnight by the aptly titled Kickin Grass  who play sizzling modern bluegrass at the small room at the Rockwood.

8/11, 9 PM the funniest guy in oldschool funk and soul, Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative at Zebulon

8/11, 9 PM jazz trombonist Rick Parker leads a quintet at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

8/11, 9:30ish theatrical, amusing, satirical Americana harmonists the Reformed Whores at Union Hall, $8.

8/11, 10 PM funk extravaganza the MK Groove Orchestra at Spike Hill.

8/11 newschool garage rock with the Detroit Cobras at Maxwell’s, 10 PM.

8/11, 10:30ish Buckcherry at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25 gen adm. Would you spend $25 on a band that does a song called Too Drunk to Fuck that’s not by the Dead Kennedys? If so, their so-garish-it’s-funny metal is for you.

8/11 careening southwestern gothic/C&W band the Newton Gang at Rodeo Bar, 11ish.

8/11, 11 PM Habibi play thoughtful, pensive cinematic instrumentals at Bruar Falls, $7

8/12, 6:30 PM, free, Zikrayat play a set of classic Egyptian film music from the 50s and 60s followed by a screening of Ahmed Abdalla’s 2009 film Heliopolis at the Queens Museum of Art in Corona Park, Flushing, past the old Globosphere, 7 train to Shea Stadium, early arrival advised.

8/12, 7ish Tito Puente alums the NJMH Afro-Cuban All Stars play several sets of blazing latin jazz at the Leather Lounge, 454 W 128th St, $20 adv tix avail., call for info 917-559-1779

8/12, 7 PM country chanteuse Drina Seay at Lakeside.

8/12, 7:15 PM SisterMonk play gypsy funk at Caffe Vivaldi.

8/12, 7:30 PM austere but fun chamber pop band Pearl & the Beard at at the Cooper Square Hotel Penthouse, 25 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue between 5th and 6th streets), $15.

8/12, 8 PM lyrical rocker and velvety singer Randi Russo – whose new album Fragile Animal is at the top of our Best of 2011 list – at the newly renovated, reopened Sidewalk

8/12, 8 PM fiery, sardonic Jesus & Mary Chain style garage-punk band Des Roar followed eventually around 10:30 by the Detroit Cobras at the Bell House, $15 gen adm.

8/12, 8 PM jazz bass legend Henry Grimes leads his Now Quartet through the cd release show for his new one featuring Dave Burrell on piano, Tyshawn Sorey on drums and Roberto Pettinato on saxes at Black River Cultural Center, 345 Lenox Ave (127/128), $15

8/12, 9 PM Tris McCall at Littlefield. By day, he chronicles boring corporate pop music for a suburban New Jersey newspaper; at night, he sheds his skin, plugs in his keyboard and becomes one of the most acerbic, tuneful songwriters out there.

8/12, 9 PM Satabdi Express play Indian-inspired guitar jazz followed at 10:30 by Balkan brass behemoth Veveritse Brass Band at the Jalopy.

8/12, 9 PM Korean vocalese chanteuse Seung-Hee with Adam Kolker, tenor sax, bass clarinet; Ike Sturm, bass; George Schuller, drums; Seung-Hee, voice, compositions; Toru Dodo, piano followed at 10:30 PM by jazz chanteuse Nina Moffitt and her quartet, $15 at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

8/12, 9 PM sea shanty band the Mercantillers at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

8/12, 10 PM the reliably charming, harmony-driven oldtimey Moonlighters play Halyards Bar, 406 3rd Avenue, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, free.

8/12, 10 PM clever, funny hip-hop/Americana band Under the Elephant at the small downstairs studio space at Webster Hall

8/13, 1 and 3 PM pioneering new-music string quartet Ethel play a free show on Governors Island, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferry terminal every hour on the half hour

8/13 clawhammer banjo player/songwriter Abigail Washburn at 4 PM at the plaza on the northwest side of Lincoln Center, free. Followed at 5 PM by the Ebony Hillbillies, who charmingly and rustically remind how important black musicians and groups were in the development of oldtime country music.

8/13, 7 PM Brooklyn’s best band, tuneful anti-gentrification punk rockers the Brooklyn What – sort of the teens equivalent of what the Dead Boys were in the 70s – at Europa, dirt cheap, $8.

8/13, 7 PM amazingly period-perfect retro 60s Bakersfield country band the Dixons at the big room at the Rockwood.

8/13 smart, terse, tuneful Americana songwriter Kelley Swindall at the soon-to-be-closed Banjo Jim’s, 7 PM.

8/13, 7 PM cleverly choreographed, irresistible retro rock parody band Witches in Bikinis back at Coney Island after some trials, playing in front of the Wonder Wheel on the boardwalk.

8/13, 7 PM 1950s rockabilly legend Sonny Burgess followed by Marty Stuart at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/13, 9 PM a monster triplebill at Freddy’s: Americana chanteuse Rebecca Turner, Brooklyn’s own man in black, John Pinamonti and charismatic noir rocker Tom Warnick & World’s Fair at Freddy’s.

8/13, 9 PM high-energy indie guitar/drums duo Eleanor, the fiery shoegaze/noiserock Highway Gimps and Let Me Crazy at Tommy’s Tavern in Greenpoint

8/13, 9 PM soundtrack mini-orchestra Morricone Youth at the big room at the Rockwood.

8/13, 9 PM Songs of the Weimar Era by somebody who knows them – Sanda Weigl on vocals, with her longtime collaborator Anthony Coleman on piano at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

8/13, 9 PM Bliss Blood and Al Street’s torchy, luridly menacing duo project Evanescent at the Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue at Prospect Place, Ft. Greene; 8/14 they’re at Red Hook Bait & Tackle, 320 Van Brunt St at Clinton Wharf in Red Hook.

8/13 lyrically dazzling, charmingly intense acoustic songwriter Linda Draper at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club, Kent Ave. betw. N 10/11, Williamsburg, 9 PM

8/13, 9:10 (that’s right: ten past nine PM) casually smart lo-fi garage rock girl duo the Fools followed eventually at 10:30 PM by haunting yet jaunty songwriter Erin Regan along with some longtime Sidewalk hanger-on types on a daylong bill at Goodbye Blue Monday.

8/13, 9:30 PM trombonist Samuel Blaser – whose 2010 album Pieces of Old Sky is one of the most quietly riveting of recent years – leads a trio with Michael Bates on bass and Jeff Davis on drums at I-Beam.

8/13, 10 PM Vic Ruggiero of the Slackers returns to his roots doing his excellent lyrical soul/blues thing at Two Boots Brooklyn.

8/13, 10 PM New Orleans brass band Shake the Devil Off play Halyards Bar, 406 3rd Avenue, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, free

8/14, 4:45 PM Michael Bower plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

8/14, 6 (six) PM pianist Jeremy Mage (Elysian Fields, Wunmi) plays a special Brooklyn house concert booked by art-pop goddess Greta Gertler, who knows a thing or two about good piano. Space is limited, email for details/directions.

8/14, 7 PM the Bar-Kays plus Steve Cropper with Bettye LaVette, Ellis Hooks and Dylan Leblanc at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/14, 7 PM Cuban son montuno powerhouse Los Soneros de Oriente at Pier One on the upper west.

8/14, 8 PM tango/jazz bassist Pedro Giraudo leads his sextet at Barbes followed by gypsy jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel.

8/14, 9 PM roots reggae/rocksteady legend Delroy Williams with his band at Shrine

8/15 Queen Latifah at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, early arrival 6:30 PM highly advised.

8/15, 8 PM torchy jazz-pop songwriter Abby Payne at the small room at the Rockwood

8/15 and 8/17,8:30 PM Sameer Gupta’s Namaskar trio play hypnotic Indian jazz at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

8/15, 9 PM trombonist Mike Fahie leads his Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

8/15, 10 PM a killer dark, thoughtful rock night upstairs at the Delancey: intensely lyrical, charismatic, sometimes hilarious keyboardist/retro songwriter Rachelle Garniez followed by the unhinged grand guignol ferocity of Vera Beren’s Gothic Chamber Blues Ensemble and then pensive, glimmering, psychedelic soundscape mastermind Thomas Simon. It’s like it’s Small Beast and it’s 2009 again.

8/16, 6 PM the Tickled Pinks play charming three-part harmony oldtimey swing and other styles on the terrace at the Museum of the City of NY, 6 PM, $15 incl. museum adm. plus a drink

8/16, 7ish Bachata Heightz at Highbridge Park in Harlem, 171st and Amsterdam, A/C to 168th St.

8/16, 9 PM imaginative tuneful intense bass/piano jazz with Satoshi Takeishi and Shoko Nagai at Korzo.

8/16-21 eclectic jazz violinist Jenny Scheinman’s Mischief & Mayhem with Nels Cline on guitar, Todd Sickafoose on bass and Jim Black on drums at the Vanguard, sets 9/11 PM.

8/16, 10:30 PM diverse, anthemic Americana rockers the Minerva Lions at the big room at the Rockwood

8/16, 11 PM Afuche play Afrobeat at Bruar Falls, $6

8/17, 7 PM legendary 70s psychedelic art-rock band Nektar – who were sort of a cross between Pink Floyd and the Grateful Dead – with original members Roye Albrighton and Ron Howden at B.B. King’s, $25.

8/17, 8/10 PM pianist Vijay Iyer leads a trio at the Stone, $10, get there early, this will sell out.

8/17 Austin’s irresistible oldschool soul groove machine Mingo Fishtrap at the Bell House, 8:30 PM, grab a free mp3 at their site.

8/17, 8:30 PM innovative Indian classical chamber ensemble Karivaka (FKA Tiger Lilies) with violinist Trina Basu and cellist Amali Premawardhana at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

8/17, 9 PM the members of slinky sly funksters Chin Chin do their side projects all on one stage: keyboardist Wilder Zoby’s own band, drummer Torbitt Schwarz’s Lil Shalimar, and trombonist Dave Smith’s sexy Smoota at the 92YTribeca, $10 gen adm.

8/17, 9 PM Khaled – not the Algerian rai star but the edgy NYC worldbeat multi-instrumentalist – at Shrine

8/18, 8 PM one of the year’s best triplebills with Bakersfield-style country twanglers Alana Amram & the Rough Gems, the Texas honkytonk and zydeco of the Doc Marshalls and haunting intense original acoustic Nashville gothic/bluegrass of Frankenpine at Union Hall, $7.

8/18, 8 PM deviously fun, virtuoso art-rock piano chanteuse Greta Gertler solo at Waltz-Astoria, 24th and Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, N to Ditmars Blvd. and a six block walk.

8/18, 8:30/10:30 PM cutting-edge, soulful jazz guitarist Mike Baggetta with Camron Brown on bass and Jeff Hirschfield on drums at the Bar Next Door.

8/18, 9 PM the jangly, Big Star-ish Nu-Sonics followed by the legendary, unstoppable psychedelic Band of Outsiders at Trash Bar, $7.

8/18, 10 PM fiery female-fronted punk/pop trio Hunter Valentine at the Knitting Factory, $8 adv tix rec.; they’re at Maxwell’s on 8/19 at 8 for $10

8/19, 7 PM torchy oldtime Americana quartet the Dirty Urchins at the small room at the Rockwood.

8/19 literate, funny songwriter Jonathan Coulton – who doesn’t get enough props for his more serious songs – plays the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7 PM at the heliport at the FDR and the East River, departing at 8, adv tix $30 avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/19, 7:30 PM indie powerpop sensation New Atlantic Youth at Spike Hill, note that there’s a $7 cover

8/19, 7:30/9:30 PM Jon Irabagon, alto saxophone; Yasushi Nakamura,bass; Rudy Royston, drums at the Bar Next Door.

8/19, 8 PM plaintive, haunting yet soaring Americana chanteuse Jan Bell at Pete’s

8/19, 8 PM Bliss Blood and Al Street’s luridly menacing duo project Evanescent at Barbes.

8/19, 8 PM Mamie Minch and Jolie Holland’s exciting new oldtime project Midnight Hours followed at 10:30 by the Two Man Gentlemen Band at the Jalopy.

8/19, 8 PM pianist Julien Quentin plays improvisations, Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata, Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz and works by Part and Auerbach at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs./$15 stud

8/19, 9 PM wild crazy female-fronted gypsy band Fishtank Ensemble at Union Hall, $10.

8/19 torchy intense theatrical oldtimey chanteuse April Smith & the Great Picture Show at Bowery Ballroom, 9 PM, $15 gen adm.

8/19, 9 PM Tali Ratzon and band play her Middle Eastern and reggae-tinged worldbeat songs at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

8/19, 9 PM oldschool country harmonies with the Calamity Janes at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

8/19 tuneful, atmospheric Britpop/shoegaze band Caveman plays the cd release show for their new one at the Cameo Gallery, time TBA

8/19, 9:30 PM a rare free show by oldtime Americana siren Jolie Holland – whose new album rocks surprisingly hard – at Hill Country – can she get the tourists there to shut up for once?

8/19 cleverly amusing New Orleans pianist Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars at Rodeo Bar, 10ish

8/19, midnight, African roots reggae legend Tiken Jah Fakoly at SOB’s $25 adv tix highly rec., this will probably sell out. He’s also headlining Central Park Summerstage on 8/20 around 5:30, early arrival around 3 PM a must.

8/20 African reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones and Ivoirien star/freedom fighter Tiken Jah Fakoly at Central Park Summerstage, 3 PM early arrival a must.

8/20, 6 (six) PM bassist Mimi Jones leads a quartet with Camille Thurman, sax; Luis Perdomo, keys;  Justin Faulkner, drums  at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15

8/20 ageless ska/rock/soul party machine the Slackers play a Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Star of Palm Beach, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from Pier 40, Houston St. and the westside highway, $30 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/20, 7 PM Trini jazz trumpeter Etienne Charles leads his group at Jackie Robinson Park, W 148th and Bradhurst Ave., free

8/20, 8 PM an intense gypsy/stringband doublebill with Fishtank Ensemble and Copal at Drom, $14 adv tix highly rec. Dunno who’s playing first, but it doesn’t matter, they’re equally good.

8/20, 8 PM Brother Num and his band play roots reggae at Shrine followed eventually at 11 by Ivoirian star Sekouba and his reggae massive

8/20, 8 PM a killer oldtimey/Americana acoustic night at the Bell House with the Resurrectionists, Woodpecker and satirical faux-country girls Menage a Twang.

8/20 Plastic Beast feat. members of Admiral Porkbrain, Magpie and Plastic Beef play worldbeat jamband music with special guest singers Kirsten Williams, Liza Garelik of the Larch and others at Freddy’s, 8 PM

8/20, 8 PM Liberty Ellman (guitar) Vijay Iyer (piano) Matt Maneri (violin) Stephan Crump (bass) Damion Reid (drums) at the Stone, $10; followed at 10 by trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson with David Virelles (piano) Joe Sanders (bass).

8/20, 8 PM pensive female-fronted Americana band Little Embers at Spike Hill.

8/20, 9 PM Staten Island’s one and only jug band, the Wahoo Skiffle Crazies play Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

8/20, 10 PM dark tuneful intense drummer-fronted rock en Espanol band New Madrid at Fontana’s

8/21, two ambitious solo piano house concerts booked by another excellent keyboardist, Greta Gertler. At 2 PM Deidre Rodman and then at 6 Jordan Shapiro (Project/Object, Astrograss). Space is limited, email for details/directions.

8/21 oldschool hip-hop stars EPMD at Central Park Summerstage, 3 PM early arrival highly advised.

8/21 country chanteuse Karen Hudson and band at Rodeo Bar, 10ish

8/22 really oldschool soca with Mighty Sparrow and oldschool 80s dancehall reggae with Shaggy at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, early arrival 6:30 PM highly advised

8/22, 7:30 PM symphony orchestra the Knights play Schubert and Liszt at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

8/22, 8ish funny ukelele tunes with Julia Nunes at the small downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $TBA.

8/22, 9 PM Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra – who do pretty amazing big band covers of Bjork songs – at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

8/22 creepy indie band Deerhunter at Webster Hall, 10ish. If you’re going to miss the Eels, these guys are very similar.

8/22 bluegrass fiddler Vincent Cross and Good Companyat Rodeo Bar, 10ish. They’re also at the small room at the Rockwood on 8/23 at six PM.

8/23, 7 PM Yeti Camp featuring the compositions and violin playing of Dana Lyn plus Mike McGinnis (clarinet), Clara Kennedy (cello), Dan Lippel (guitar) and Vinnie Sperrazza (drums) followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

8/23, 7ish salsa legend Tito Rojas at East River Park, Grand St. and the river, F to East Broadway or J/M to Delancey.

8/23-28 the JD Allen Trio at the Vanguard, 7:30/9:30 PM. This is a good year for good artists and composers winning awards: tenor sax powerhouse Allen has been long, long overdue for his Downbeat #1 Rising Star award this year. His trio with Gregg August on bass and Rudy Royston on drums hit a lot of transcendent notes back in May at le Poisson Rouge.

8/23-24, 7:30/9:30 PM sensational Colombian jazz harp virtuoso Edmar Castaneda leads his trio with Andrea Tierra on vocals at the Jazz Standard, $20 – they absolutely slayed at Madison Square Park earlier this year.

8/23, 8 PM cleverly lyrical, tuneful Americana rocker Marcellus Hall & the Hostages at Union Hall, $8 adv tix rec

8/24, 7ish early hip-hop stars the Cold Crush Brothers at East River Park, Grand St. and the river, F to East Broadway or J/M to Delancey.

8/25, 5:30 PM NYC’s own hypnotic Balinese gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Dharma Swara at MOMA’s Summergarden, 5:30 PM, free w/$20 museum adm.

8/25 terse, soulful expat Chicago blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Terra Blues, 7 PM; he’s at Lucille’s at 8 the following night.

8/25 Raya Brass Band at sundown at Tompkins Square Park followed by a screening of the film The Godfather.

8/25, 8 PM clever chamber-pop bandleader/cellist Serena Jost at Barbes followed at 10 by funk Afrobeat-flavored band the People’s Champs, who absolutely kicked ass at the Mafrika Festival last month.

8/25, 8:30 PM theatrical noirish songwriter Anais Mitchell at  Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

8/25, 9:30 PM electric blues guitar sensation Ana Popovic – who definitely can get the tourists here to shut up because she’ll blast them out – at Hill Country, $17 adv tix rec.

8/25, 9:30 PM Moshav play Israeli roots reggae at the Canal Room, $12 adv tix. avail.

8/26, 6:30 PM, free, Los Crema Paraiso play their original update on Venezuelan vallenato followed by Big Mandrake’s hard-hitting ska-en-Espanol at at the Queens Museum of Art in Corona Park, Flushing, past the old Globosphere, 7 train to Shea Stadium, early arrival advised

8/26 smart, lyrical Irish-American rock legends Black 47 play a Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from the heliport at 23rd St.and the FDR, $25 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/26, 7 PM cellist Marika Hughes at the small room at the Rockwood.

8/26, 8 PM extraordinary Middle Eastern jazz with Amir ElSaffar (trumpet, maqam vocals, santour) Ole Mathisen (tenor and soprano saxophone) Zafer Tawil (oud) Nasheet Waits (drums) at the Stone, $10. ElSaffar is also there on 8/28 at 10 with his Within/Between group: Jen Shyu (voice) Liberty Ellman (guitar) Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

8/26, 9 PM garage punk guitar genius Deniz Tek of Radio Birdman in a rare trio show with Art and Steve Godoy, at the Bell House, $10 adv tix rec., this will sell out. He’s at Maxwell’s the next night and that will sell out as well. 

8/26 torchy captivating original Americana siren Julia Haltigan at the small room at the Rockwood, 9 PM

8/26, 10 PM deviously fun, virtuoso art-rock piano chanteuse Greta Gertler followed at 11 by lush “historical orchestrette” Pinataland playing the cd release show for their long-anticipated new one Hymns for the Dreadful Night at Barbes.

8/26 dark intense minimalist occasionally Middle Eastern-inflected indie rockers the Mast at Pete’s, 10 PM

8/26 western swing with baritone crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Rodeo Bar, 10ish.

8/26 ecstatically funky punk/free jazz brass band Moon Hooch play the Knitting Factory, midnight – one of the most original bands in town, a lot of fun.

8/27 because NYC public transit will shut down at noon, ostensibly because of the “hurricane,” it’s safe to say that everything happening this weekend is cancelled. What a scam.

8/29, 8:30 PM pianist Melody Fader (that’s her real name) plus Emily Popham Gillins, violin and Hamilton Berry, cello play Brahms, Chopin and Berio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

8/29, 9 PM the Carlberg/Urie City Band play tunes from Nicholas Urie’s excellent new album of big band jazz interpretations of classic Bukowski poems at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

8/29, 10 PM oldtimey chanteuse/uke player Daria Grace and the Pre-War Ponies at Rodeo Bar.

8/30, 7:30/9:30 PM the Ron Carter Big Band playing original compositions from the iconic bassist’s new Great Big Band album at the Jazz Standard, $30 tix avail., reserve now, this will sell out every night.

8/30-31 fascinating tuneful piano-based free jazz with Pilc/Moutin/Hoenig at the Blue Note, 8/10:30 PM, $10 seats avail.

8/30 a reggae vocal doublebill: Bankie Banx followed by popular 90s reggae crooner Barrington Levy at B.B. King’s, 8 PM, $25 adv tix rec.

8/30, 11 PM sultry chanteuse Marilyn Carino Paula’s big sister – does her Little Genius project at the small room at the Rockwood

8/31 cutting edge melodic jazz with the John Farnsworth Quintet at Bryant Park, 6 PM, free.

8/31-9/1, 7:30/10 PM Mikarimba feat. Mika Yoshida, marimba; Steve Gadd, drums; Eddie Gomez, bass; Stefan Karlsson, keys play imaginative marimba jazz at Drom, $30 adv tix rec

8/31, 8 PM graceful but often chilling and intense jazz vocalist/composer Jen Shyu solo at the Stone followed by jazz drum genius Tyshawn Sorey at 10, even if he’s playing solo too he’s worth hearing.

8/31, 8:30 PM jazz chanteuse Natalie John followed by Chilean-American tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana leading a quartet at Caffe Vivaldi.

9/1-3, 8 PM and 9/4, 3 PM a sort of chamber music Bang on a Can style marathon at Bargemusic with Phyllis Chen and her toy piano, the intense Balkan flavored Grneta Duo+, American Modern Ensemble, cello rockers Deoro and others playing music by Chen, Bob Marley, Messiaen, a Robert Paterson world premiere and more, $25/$20 srs./$15 stud.

9/1, 8 PM charismatic, intensely funny, eclectic accordionist/chanteuse and Jack White collaborator Rachelle Garniez at Barbes followed at 10 by jazz from Litvakus & the Svetlana Shmulyian Band, straight from Lithuania.

9/1-4 McCoy Tyner leads a trio at the Blue Note, sets 8/10:30 PM, $20 standing room avail.

9/1, 8:30 PM ubiquitously good jazz bassist John Hebert leads a quartet with eclectic pan-Asian chanteuse Jen Shyu;  Andy Milne, piano;  Billy Drummond, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

9/1, 8:30 PM jangly, tuneful, socially aware Americana rocker Amy Speace at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St, $15

9/1, 9 PM Hazmat Modine’s oldtime blues guitar powerhouse Michael Gomez leads his band at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

9/1 the Alien Surfer Babes – three silver-suited women backed by ferocious surf band the Octomen – at Williamsburg gay bar Sugarland on N 9th St. (Driggs/Roebling), 10 PM

9/2 a Microscopic smaller-than-septet evening at Barbes starting at 7 with the Spokes (Andy Biskin – clarinet, Curtis Hasselbring – trombone, Phillip Johnston – soprano sax) and at 8:30 the Joel Forrester/Phillip Johnston duo celebrating their new live duo album at Barbes, $10 cover.

9/2, 7:30 PM “fabulous and flamboyant pianist Kathleen Supové, and renegade guitar maestro James Moore” at First Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn Heights) 124 Henry St., 2/3 to Clark St., F/R to Jay St. or 4 to Borough Hall, $10.

9/2 pyrotechnic Australian jazz guitarist JC Stylles plays the cd release show for his new one Exhilaration & Other States with an organ trio at Smalls, 7:30/10 PM.

9/2 and 9/20, 8 PM terse thoughtful Chicago blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Terra Blues. He’s also at Lucille’s on 9/9 and 9/23 at 8 PM

9/2 a killer female-fronted gypsy-flavored rock doublebill with Hudost and Raquy & the Cavemen at Bowery Electric, 9ish.

9/2, 9 PM Gunsling Birds play brooding, cinematic instrumentals at Pete’s followed at 10 by the austere chamber sounds of Horse’s Mouth

9/2, 9 PM eclectic, artsy, hauntingly lyrical acoustic Americana band the Sometime Boys at Branded Saloon followed by a country/bluegrass jam.

9/2, 10ish “Brooklyn’s #1 regressive rock act,” stoner metal parody band Mighty High at Lit, $6.

9/2 darkly funny yet poignant Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties at Lakeside, 11 PM.

9/2, 11 PM Finotee play roots reggae and rocksteady at Shrine

9/3, 3 PM long-running Nashville gothic legends Ninth House play what might be their farewell show on the boardwalk at Coney Island near Cha Cha’s and the WonderWheel – follow the sound!

9/3, free slinky downtempo/shoegaze band El Jezel at Cake Shop, 8 PM

9/3, 8 PM Unlimited Force Band play roots reggae and rocksteady at Shrine.

9/3, 8:30 PM lyrical jazz pianist Eri Yamamoto leads a trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

9/3, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock extravaganza this month at Otto’s is a characteristically good one with the Rebel Surfers at 9, Strange But Surf at 10, Thee Icepicks at 11 and the Isotopes sometime around midnight.

9/3, 9 PM Bad Buka’s “gypsy punk meltdown” at Mehanata. They’re also at Spike Hill at 9 on 9/15.

9/3, 10 PM popular, eclectic retro C&W hellraisers M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10.

9/3, 11 PM darkly rustic, eclectic, Eastern European flavored chamber-rock band Kotorino at Pete’s.

9/3, 11 PM the K-Holes play ferocious guitar-fueled dreampop/noiserock followed by the campy, comedic Hunx & His Punx at the Mercury, $10

9/4, 1 and 3 PM pianists Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg play Bach, John Adams and others with a string ensemble on Governors Island, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferry terminal every hour on the half hour.

9/4-5 Manu Chao at Terminal 5 is sold out.

9/4, 9ish Senegalese-flavored roots reggae band Meta & the Cornerstones – who absolutely slayed opening for Tiken Jah Fakoly last month in Central Park – at Sullivan Hall, $10.

9/4, 9 PM surf rockers Thee Icepicks return to Otto’s followed by Venice Beach Muscle Club playing surf music jams.

9/4, 10ish charismaric African roots reggae bandleader Sekouba at Zebulon.

9/5, 6 PM the irrepressible oldtime jazz trombonist/ukulelist J. Walter Hawkes at LIC Bar

9/5-6, 8/10 PM oldschool style Cuban jazz pianist Elio Villafranca & the Jass Syncopators plus dancers at Dizzy’s Club, $30 seating avail.

9/5, 9 PM the Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

9/6 the Microscopic Septet play their devious originals as well as Monk tunes from their excellent new all-Monk cd Friday the 13th at the Gershwin Hotel, 3 sets starting at 7, $20 gen adm.

9/6, 8 PM the queen of Coney Island phantasmagoria, Carol Lipnik and Spookarama at the small room at the Rockwood.

9/6, 8 PM blues guitar powerhouse Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues

9/6-10 jazz sax legend Dave Liebman celebrates his 65th birthday at Birdland, sets 8:30/11 PM; 9/6-7 with a smaller combo and 9/8-10 his big band, $30 seats avail.

9/7, 8:30 PM catchy, lyrical, edgy, socially conscious folk-pop duo Left on Red at Southpaw, $10

9/7 dark lyrical, sometimes minimalist third-stream jazz pianist/composer Michel Reis at Caffe Vivaldi, 8:30 PM.

9/7, 8:30 PM Francophile jazz bassist Dan Loomis leads a quartet with Shane Endsley, trumpet; Robin Verheyen , tenor saxophone; Jared Schonig, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

9/7, 9 PM fiery Balkan jams with Raya Brass Band at Radegast Hall; they’re also here on 9/24 from 4 to 7.

9/7, 9 PM psychedelic soul songwriter Nick Howard at the Canal Room, $12

9/7, 10 PM avant garde violinist/vocalist C. Spencer Yeh at the Manhattan Inn piano bar, 632 Manhattan Ave. at Nassau Ave., Greenpoint.

9/7, 11 PM edgy, fearless soul/folk songwriter Jo Williamson at the small room at the Rockwood

9/8 Earth Wind & Fire at South St. Seaport, 6 PMish, free.

9/8, 6:30 PM a screening of Konrad Aderer’s new documentary Enemy Alien about “the fight to free Farouk Abdel-Muhti, a gentle but indomitable Palestinian-born human rights activist detained in a post-9/11 sweep of Muslim immigrants” which goes completely meta when the filmmaker himself becomes a target of the gestapo, because of this film. At Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver St. in the financial district, sugg. don. but “no one turned away.”

9/8, 7:30 PM Will Frampton plays György Kurtág and György Ligeti works for solo viola at the Tank, $10

9/8, 8 PM the Chiara String Quartet plays Robert Sirota’s riveting, intense 9/11 Triptych plus Richard Danielpour’s String Quartet No. 6 (Addio), free, at Trinity Church, 8 PM, early arrival advised.

9/8, 8 PM theatrical, historically aware oldtimey songwriter Poor Baby Bree at Bowery Poetry Club

9/8, 8:30ish stampeding outlaw country/paisle.y underground rockers the Newton Gang followed by jangly country siren Alana Amram & the Rough Gems’ cd release show at Southpaw, $8.

9/8, 9 PM dark, fiery bluegrass innovators Frankenpine – whose debut album is one of the year’s best – at Lakeside.

9/8-9, 9 PM ex-Sex Pistol Glen Matlock does his powerpop thing opening for literate glamrock legend Ian Hunter at City Winery, $35 tix avail. Hunter is also playing there at 10 on 9/15-16.

9/8, 10ish bluegrass harmony band the NYCity Slickers play the cd release show for their new one at Rodeo Bar, 10ish.

9/8, 10:30 PM searing, improvisational Balkan crew Veveritse Brass Band plus special guest Balkan vocal quartet Black Sea Hotel at the Jalopy, $5.

9/8, 11 PM gypsy punk/psychedelic rockers Yula Beeri & the Extended Family at the big room at the Rockwood

9/9-29 it’s the 2011 NY Gypsy Festival at Drom. The best deal is the ridiculously cheap $45 festival pass which gives you admission to 8 concerts. Individual tix are also available and highly recommended because these concerts routinely sell out.

9/9, 5:30 PM “”Crimes and Passion: Love and the Criminal Underworld in Spanish 17th Century Song” performed by New York Continuo Collective – a semi-staged performance of Spanish baroque music, interweaving popular tunes with courtly songs and featuring reconstructions of jácaras and folias” at Carriage House Center for the Arts, 149 E 38th St., rsvp req.  – please put “September concert” in the title of your email.

9/9, 7 PM Kent Tritle leads the choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine singing a cappella and accompanied works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Tallis, as well as The Best Beloved by Chris DeBlasio, at the Greene Space, $20 incl. a glass of wine!

9/9 avant garde pioneers Pauline Oliveros, Joan La Barbara, and Rhys Chatham, who got their start in the 70s at the Kitchen, celebrate the venue’s 40th anniversary there, 8 PM, $10. The 9/10, 8 PM program is Tony Conrad, Laurie Spiegel, and Rhys Chatham.

9/9, 8 PM eclectic chamber ensemble Either/Or play new works by Richard Carrick, Hans Thomalla and Keeril Makan at Issue Project Room, $10

9/9, 8 PM UK gypsy punk chanteuse Gabby Young & Other Animals play the cd release show for their new one at Drom, $10 adv tix or $45 festival pass highly rec.

9/9, 8 PM anthemic, hard-rocking, intensely lyrical rockers Wormburner at the Mercury $10 gen adm.

9/9, 8ish the Brooklyn What at Bowery Electric followed by the Happy Problem at 9ish

9/9 the Calamity Janes at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club 8ish

9/9, 8 PM Afrobeat jams with Afuche at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $10

9/9, 8 PM baroque chamber ensemble Repast play Buxtehude, Bach, Schmelzer and Erlebach at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

9/9, 9ish haunting atmospheric goth/Americana siren Marissa Nadler plays stuff from her excellent new album at Bowery Ballroom

9/9, 9/10:30 PM pianist Kris Davis leads a group including Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone; Paul Motian, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

9/9, 9 PM Lichtman’s Brain Cloud play western swing followed at 10:30 by Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra – whose latest album of rare 1920s New York and Chicago jazz is kick-ass – at the Jalopy, $10.

9/9, 9ish, Legendary Shack Shakers side project the Dirt Daubers – who do a kick-ass acoustic hillbilly/gospel/bluegrass thing – at Union Hall, $10.

9/9, 9 PM artsy female-fronted acoustic Americana band Armistead at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

9/9, 10 PM psychedelic funk and Afrobeat with the Peoples Champs at Barbes

9/9 Chinese-American hip-hop sensations the Notorious MSG at Southpaw, 10 PM, $10.

9/9, 10:30 PM blazing Indian brass band Red Baraat at the Mercury, $15 adv tix avail.

9/9, 11 PM bluesy oldschool soul frontwoman Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at Lakeside.

9/9 the NY Ska Jazz Ensemble play the cd release show for their new one at Drom, 11:30 PM, $10 adv tix rec.

9/9 torchy jazz/pop songwriter Abby Payne plays the video release show for her new one at Brooklyn Fire Proof, time TBA.

9/10, 4 PM the Classical Fusion Chamber Ensemble and choir play a 9/11 memorial concert at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 114th/Bwy., free

9/10, a genuinely classy move by the NY Phil: for their 7:30 PM performance of Mahler’s Symphony #2, the NY Philharmonic is offering priority ticket access to the families of 9/11 victims, first responders and survivors. Those individuals may request a pair of free tickets in advance by e-mailing concertfornewyork@nyphil.org by September 1, so hurry if you qualify and you like Mahler. If there are any remaining tickets, they’ll be distributed for free, first-come, first-serve, one pair per person at 4 PM on the plaza at Lincoln Center the day of the show. Limited seating on the plaza is also available for those who prefer to watch a live projection outdoors. The concert will be telecast in the U.S. on PBS’s Great Performances at 9 PM on 9/11 and webcast at nyphil.org at 9 PM EDT on 9/11 as well.

9/10, 7 PM old reliable free jazz luminaries Matana Roberts’ COIN COIN and Dave Burrell, Michael Formanek & Steve Swell at le Poisson Rouge, $20.

9/10, 8 PM the inaugural concert by NYC’s newest orchestra, the West Side Chamber Orchestra, led by oboeist Kathy Halvorson, features an intriguing Germanic pre-Romantic bill with Beethoven’s 1st Symphony, Mozart’s Piano Concerto #20 K.466 with pianist Francine Kay as soloist, and a Symphony, Op.3 No. 1, of the “little-known but refreshing Franz Beck, a contemporary of Mozart” at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 346 W 20th St. (8/9), $20/$15 stud/srs.

9/10, 8 PM ridiculously eclectic Montreal klezmer accordionist/multi-instrumentalist Socalled at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

9/10, 8:30 PM fiery improvisational oldtime Americana guitarist/songwriter Will Scott at 68 Jay St. Bar; he’s also there on 9/24 at 8.

9/10, 9ish clever, entertaining funk-rockers Shayna Zaid & The Catch at Tammany Hall (the former Annex space), $10

9/10, 9:30 PM hypnotic, danceable Afrobeat with Washington, DC’s Funk Ark and then Zongo Junction at Southpaw, $10.

9/10, 10 PM well-liked, reliably tuneful, fun, female-fronted janglerock/powerpop veterans Palomar at Spike Hill, $7.

9/10, 10 PM Brooklyn Qawwali Party – a 14-piece brass-driven band who get into funk and dub as much as they do qawwali – at Barbes

9/10, 9 PM fearless, cynical punk/garage rockers Des Roar open for the luridly menacing Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15.

9/10, 9 PM charismatic New Orleans funk/soul big band Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra at Hiro Ballroom, $20 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

9/10, 10 PM Thunda Vida play dub reggae at Shrine.

9/10, 10 PM the crazy guy who invented dub, Lee Scratch Perry at B.B. King’s, $22 adv tix highly rec.

9/10 LES surf/punk/soul guitar legend Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside 10:15ish. They’re also at Rodeo Bar on 9/29 at 10ish.

9/10, 10:30 PM high-energy, smart oldtimey country band the Calamity Janes at the Jalopy, $10

9/10, midnight the Hsu-Nami at Arlene’s. Perfect choice of midnight Saturday night band – sizzling Taiwanese-flavored art-metal instrumentals with rustic, eerie erhu fiddle as the lead instrument.

9/10, midnight Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at the Parkside. They play Hank Williams covers at Otto’s on 9/14, 11PM. The 15th they’re doing their own stuff opening for Jimmie Dale Gilmore at Maxwell’s for $20.

9/11, 11 AM (that’s an hour before noon) pianist Eric Blanchard plays a 9/11 memorial concert at the French Consulate, 934 5th Ave.

9/11, 3 PM pianist Gila Ducat-Lipton plays a 9/11 memorial concert of American composers at the Church of the Ascension, 221 West 107th (Columbus/Amsterdam), free

9/11, 3:30 PM Wordless Music Orchestra conducted by Ryan McAdams play a memorial concert including William Basinski’s ambient “The Disintegration Loops, dpl 1.1,” Ingram Marshall’s “Fog Tropes II” for strings and tape, Osvaldo Golijov’s “Tenebrae” for string quartet, and Alfred Schnittke’s “Collected Songs Where Every Verse is Filled With Grief.” The line forms at 3 at the Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

9/11, 5 PM eclectic, Balkan-tinged guitarist/composer Jay Vilnai plays the cd release show his new Shakespeare Songs cycle at Barbes

9/11, 7 PM the annual Musicians for Peace concert at Merkin Concert Hall with the Juilliard String Quartet, Kinan Azmeh, shakuhachi virtuoso Kojiro Umezaki, Bassam Saba and the NY Arabic Orchestra, $35 seats avail.

9/11 members of the NY Phil perform music by David Amram, Brahms, Samuel Barber, Chopin, Lera Auerbach, Liszt, Schumann, Laura Kaminsky (New York Premiere), Astor Piazzolla, Jon Deak (World Premiere), Wagner, Drew Hemenger (World Premiere), Sean Hickey, Simon Mulligan (New York Premiere), Justin Tokke, Franco Alfano (American Premiere) at Symphony Space, 7 PM, free, early arrival advised.

9/11, 7 PM jazz pianist Amina Figarova and band play the NYC premiere of her 9/11-themed September Suite at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd St, $20

9/11 Tyshawn Sorey’s combo, Taylor Ho Bynum and Defunkt Millennium (THE Defunkt?!?) at 7 PM at le Poisson Rouge, $20.

9/11, 8 PM oudist Scott Wilson plus bellydancers play a 9/11 memorial show at Ciao Stella, 206 Sullivan (Bleecker/W 3rd)

9/11, 8ish an appropriately assaultive cauldron of noisy outsider jazz at Death by Audio with trumpeter Peter Evans, Toucher, the Library Is On Fire, the Weasel Walter/Marc Edwards Group and Talibam, dirt cheap at $7.

9/11, 9:30 PM dark, rustic female-fronted soul group MotherMoon at Pete’s

9/11, 11 PM Washington DC Afrobeat band the Funk Ark – whose new album is amazing – at Shrine.

9/12, 1 PM the Bordeaux String Quartet play a free show at 211 E 70th St. betw 2nd/3rd Aves.

9/12, 2 and 7:30 PM the Jupiter Symphony players perform Beethoven – String Quartet in F Major Op. 14 No. 1; von Herzogenberg – Piano Quartet No. 2 ; Brahms – Clarinet Quintet in B minor at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 152 W 66th St. out back of Lincoln Center, $10 tix avail

9/12, 5:30 PM pianist Octavio Brunetti and violinist Elmira Darvarova play Piazzolla at Symphony Space, $20

9/13, 8 PM Steve Earle at the Town Hall, $35 tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

9/13, 8PMish bassist Peter Hook of Joy Division and his band at Irving Plaza, $26.50.

9/12 a free show by Swingadelic at Maxwell’s, 9 PM.

9/13, 8:30 PM trombonist Samuel Blaser – whose 2010 album Pieces of Old Sky is one of the most quietly intriguing efforts of previous years – leads a trio at I-Beam, $10 sug. don.

9/13, 9 PM pensive piano jazz with the Jacob Garchik Trio with Jacob Sacks and Dan Weiss at Korzo

9/13, 10 PM creepy retro garage rockers X-Ray Eyeballs at Death by Audio, $7

9/14, 5:30 PM violinist Elmira Darvarova and pianist Tomoko Kanamaru play works by Clara Schumann, Lera Auerbach, Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, Rebecca Clarke, Yui Kitamura and more at Symphony Space, $20.

9/14, 7 PM Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble – who blend classic Jewish and Afro-Cuban themes seamlessly and imaginatively – at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10.

9/14, 7 PM the Afiara Quartet, pianist Michael Brown, harpist Bridget Kibbey, violinist Hye-Jin Kim, soprano Sarah Wolfson and baritone Thomas Meglioranza perform a program TBA at the Greene Space, $15 incl. a glass of wine!

9/14, 7:30 PM violinist Gil Morgenstern’s reliably interesting Reflections Series kicks off its Fall 2011 season at WMP Concert Hall with a program that ponders heavy spiritual concerns with music by Auerbach, Messiaen, Beethoven and Copland, $35 adv tix rec.

9/14, 7:30 PM innovative Indian guitarist Susmit Sen (of prog rockers Indian Ocean) at Drom, $20 adv tix rec.

9/14, 8 PM haunting acoustic gothic Americana/bluegrass band Bobtown at 68 Jay St. Bar

9/14 punk klezmer legends the Klezmatics, 8 PM Highline Ballroom, $16 adv tix rec

9/14, 8 PM smart,tuneful saxophonist Patrick Cornelius and A.D.D – Miles Okazaki – guitar , John Chin – piano , Jason Stewart – bass , Luca Santaniello – drums – at Smalls.

9/14, 8:30 PM an especially good, eclectic acoustic Americana triplebill with Frankenpine, Mason Porter and Wissahickon Chicken Shack at Southpaw, $10.

9/14, 9 PM smart, lyrically-driven, Aimee Mann-esque rockeres Elizabeth & the Catapult at Littlefield

9/14, 11ish hilariously x-rated punked-out girl group Cudzoo & the Fagettes at Don Pedro’s

9/15, 6 PM pianist Simon Mulligan plays Mendelssohn, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Ricky Ian Gordon (New York premiere), Steven Rydberg (New York premiere), and his own own arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at Symphony Space, $20.

9/15 atmospheric anthemic Radiohead-influenced rockers My Pet Dragon play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7 PM, leaving at 8 from the heliport at the FDR and 23rd St., $20 adv tix. avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

9/15, 7 PM Tahani Rached’s new documentary These Girls, about young homeless women in Cairo, screening for free at AAFSC, 150 Court St., downtown Brooklyn, any train to Borough Hall

9/15, 8 PM wild Italian/gypsy string band madness with Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

9/15, 8 PM legendary Middle Eastern-flavored noiserock instrumentalists Savage Republic at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $15 gen adm.

9/15, 8 PM jazz guitar genius Matt Munisteri at Barbes followed at 10 by another eclectic jazz-inclined picker, Georgian Ilusha Tsinadze and his band.

9/15, 8:30 PM original Afrobeat party band Ikebe Shakedown at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free but early arrival advised.

9/15, 8:30 PM catchy intense rock en Espanol trio New Madrid followed by funky groove unit L’il Shalimar at Bowery Electric

9/15, 9 PM Al Duvall – whose oldtimey, innuendo-packed, pun-infused ragtime songs are as smart as they are hilarious – and the sultry, eclectic oldtimey/swing/blues quartet the Roulette Sisters plus a circus sideshow at the Jalopy, $10.

9/15-16 Ian Hunter at City Winery, 9 PM, $35 standing room avail.

9/15, 9 PM innovative jazz drummer/composer Nathaniel Smith leads a quartet with Jake Saslow – saxophones; Linda Oh – bass; Kerong Chok – piano at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

9/15, 9:30 PM janglemeister guitar rocker/crooner Sam Sherwin at Sullivan Hall, $10

9/15, 10 PM Bad Buka play gypsy punk (emphasis on the punk) at Spike Hill.

9/16, 6 PM psychedelic dub latin reggae band El Pueblo at the small room at the Rockwood; 9/24 they’re at Shrine at 8.

9/16, 7 PM tuneful jazz alto saxophonist Alexander McCabe with his group at Miles Cafe, $20 incl. drink and snacks

9/16, 7:30 PM clarinetist Eileen Mack leads a new-music ensemble at First Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn Heights) 124 Henry St., 2/3 to Clark St., F/R to Jay St. or 4 to Borough Hall, $10.

9/16, 8 PM absurdly eclectic, smart Russian/tango/Balkan/jazz string band Ljova & the Kontraband at Barbes.

9/16 sultry Moonlighters frontwoman Bliss Blood at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club 8ish

9/16, 8 PM Roulette’s grand reopening party at their new digs in Brooklyn with Shelley Hirsch and Fred Frith, Marc Ribot’s noir soundtrack project (who slayed this past spring at the New School), and adventurous string quartet Ethel, $35, this may sell out.

9/16, 8 PM a killer oldtime Americana triplebill with the Plunk Bros. (Boo Reiners and Bob Jones) followed at 9 by the cosmopolitan, jazz-inclined Matt Munisteri and then the rustic Weal and Woe at 10 at the Jalopy, $10

9/16, 8 PM flamenco funk band Carmelo & Freak Fandango Orchestra at Drom $10 adv tix rec.

9/16, 8:30 PM Canadian darkwave chanteuse NLX at Caffe Vivaldi

9/16, 9/10:30 PM eclectic pan-Asian jazz chanteuse/composer Jen Shyu plays the cd release show for her new one at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

9/16, 9ish a cool, diverse Brazilian doublebill with MaracatuNY and Nation Beat at the 92YTribeca, $10 gen adm.

9/16-17, 10/11:30PM majestic yet funk jazz piano titan Marc Cary’s Focus Trio at Smoke uptown,$30 plus drink minimum.

9/16, 10ish eerie bluespunk with the Five Points Band at Rodeo Bar.

9/16, 10 PM dark 80s-style goth/pop pianist/singer Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

9/16, 11 PM Mr. Action & the Boss Guitars play surf classics, rarities and surfed-up 60s pop covers at Lakeside

9/16, midnight the NY Gypsy All-Stars play the cd release show for their new one at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

9/16, 1 AM (actually wee hours of 9/17) psychedelic latin reggae groove band El Pueblo at the small room at the Rockwood

9/17 starting at half past noon, bluegrass in Madison Square Park with Della Mae, the Donna Hughes Band at 1:30, the Cherryholmes Brothers at 2:30, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike at 3:30 and at 4:45 the Nashville Bluegrass Band (it’s tempting to ask, which one?).

9/17, 8 PM high energy acoustic Americana with the Strung Out String Band followed by the Calamity Janes and then Alex Battles at 68 Jay St. Bar

9/17, 8 PM eclectic pianist Roger Davidson with Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

9/17, 8 PM the Chelsea Symphony kicks off its 2011-12 season with a typically eclectic program: Gershwin: Lullaby; Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14; Barber: Adagio; Strayhorn: Take the A Train; Shefi: Golden Sky; Menotti: Sebastian Suite; Dai: TBA (World Premiere) at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St., $20 sugg. don.

9/17, 9ish hellraising, politically astute Americana rockers the Hangdogs reunite for a benefit for bassist/guitarist Mick Hargreaves. A longtime valuable presence on the NYC Americana and surf music scene, Hargreaves was critically injured in an assault this past summer – here’s wishing you a full recovery, Mick. To help you can visit Crossroads Music in Amagansett, Long Island and leave a check made out to Michael Hargreaves or cash in the jar by the register, donate online using John Hanford’s website or mail a check to Hargreaves’ parents’ home: Bob & Peggy Hargreaves, 10 Braddock Court, Coram, NY 11727

9/17, 9/10:30 PM plaintive, atmospheric, worldbeat jazz grooves from trumpeter Pam Fleming & Fearless Dreamer at Parlor Jazz in Brooklyn, $30 includes both sets plus open wine bar.

9/17, 9ish two legendary/obscure NYC garage rock institutions: Johnny Chan & the New Dynasty 6 followed by les Sans Culottes at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $10.

9/17, 10 PM multi-instrumentalist and latin rock maven Ani Cordero at Pete’s

9/17 punk energy, Americana tunefulness – Spanking Charlene play the single release for their new one Canarsie (just out on Little Steven Van Zandt’s label) at Lakeside, 11 PM.

9/18, noon, classical orchestra the Knights play Schubert’s Octet, Ginastera’s Impressiones de la Puña and works by Osvaldo Golijov and Russell Platt at the Greene Space, $20 tix includes “light snacks and beverages,” one assumes that means no wine.

9/18, 3 PM cellist Winona Zelenka plays works for solo cello by Bach, Britten and Cassado at Symphony Space, $20.

9/18, 4 PM Canadian darkwave singer NLX followed by Kiri Jewell’s fiery retro 80s pop/rock band AwShocKiss at LIC Bar

9/18, 6:30 PM Daniel Brondel plays an organ concert at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

9/18, 8 PM Pauline Oliveros on accordion and Ione on vocals playing Improvisations on Njinga, the Queen King and St. George and the Dragon at the Stone, $10, early arrival a must.

9/18, 8 PM imaginative, unpredictable guitarist Nick Demopoulos’ project Exegesis with Gretchen Parlato, Danton Boller and Tomas Fujiwara plays the cd release show for their new one at Drom, $10.

9/18, 8:30 PM warmly soaring country chanteuse Drina Seay with Homeboy Steve Antonakos on guitar followed at 9:30 by Boo Reiners and Elena Skye from Demolition String Band upstairs at 2A

9/19, 5:30 PM Samuel Magill (cello), Linda Hall (piano) and Elmira Darvarova (violin) play a program of obscure works by French early Romantic composer Pierre de Breville at Symphony Space, $20.

9/19, 7:30 PM composer Xavier LeRoy leads an octet playing his minutely textured music/dance piece More Mouvements für Lachenmann at the Alliance Francaise, 55 East 59th St., $20

9/19, 8 PM the Amerigo Trio (with Inbal Segev on cello) play Beethoven – Serenade Op. 8, Bohuslav Martinu – Three Madrigals and Erno von Dohnanyi – Serenade Op.10 at Symphony Space, $20.

9/19, 9 PM the Noriko Ueda Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

9/19, 10 PM oldschool hip-hop persona Big Daddy Kane with a live band (?!?) at B.B. King’s, $18 adv tix. rec

9/20, 7 PM Americana/jazz violin virtuoso/composer/chanteuse Jenny Scheinman at Barbes. She’s also here on 9/27.

9/20, 8 PM retro 90s Jamaican reggae-pop crooner Barrington Levy’s show has been moved from B.B. King’s to Highline Ballroom, all tix honored.

9/20, 9ish eclectic vintage sounds with the Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band at Rodeo Bar.

9/20 interestingly weird avant/indie/pop band Deerhoof at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 11 PM, $17 gen adm.

9/21, 8 PM lyrical country crooner Jesse Lenat at 68 Jay St. Bar.

9/21, 8:30 PM drummer Mike Pride’s From Bacteria to Boys feat. Jon Irabagon, alto sax; Alexis Marcelo, piano; Peter Bitenc, bass; at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

9/21, 9 PM the Reefer Round Jazz Orchestra at Radegast Hall

9/21-22 Beirut at Terminal 5, 9 PM, $27 adv tix onsale now.

9/21, 10 PM the Woes and Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion at Union Hall, $8.

9/22, 6 PM Carol Lipnik & Spookarama plus the Neerdowells at Cornelia St. Cafe, $7 includes a drink, not bad!

9/22 Michael Gomez of Hazmat Modine leads his own band at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club 8ish.

9/22, 8 PM multistylistic accordionist Alex Meixner at Barbes.

9/22, 9 PM pensive, intense but sometimes fun and jaunty lyrical songwriter Erin Regan at Sidewalk followed eventually at 11 by the equally intense and even more surreal Daniel Bernstein.

9/22, 9 PM psychedelic jazz vibraphonist Tyler Blanton leads a quartet with Matt Clohesy- bass; Obed Calvaire- drums; Donny McCaslin- saxophone at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

9/23, 6 (six) PM intense alto saxophonist/composer Sarah Manning leads a small combo at Caffe Vivaldi

9/23 four killer lyrically-charged performers at Sidewalk: the quietly edgy, catchy Linda Draper at 7, oldtime guitar genius Lenny Molotov at 8:20, intense outsider anthem siren Randi Russo at 9 and the quirky punkish Sprinkle Genies at 10:20.

9/23, 8 PM atmospheric, haunting soundscapes by Spooky Ghost at the small room at the Rockwood

9/23, 8 PM longtime downtown star multi-reedman (and guitarist) Doug Wieselman leads a quartet with Gina Leishman – reeds; Jim Pugliese – drums and Don Falzone – bass at Barbes followed at 10 by Spanglish Fly, who put a new spin on classic 60s latin soul and are probably the funnest Friday night band in town right now.

9/23 Sameer Gupta’s amazing, hypnotic Indian-flavored jazz group with Marc Cary on piano at Baruch College Auditorium, 23rd St. and Lex., time/price TBA.

9/23, 9 PM poignant, soaring Americana songwriter Jan Bell & the Maybelles followed by the jazzier but equally edgy Miss Tess at 68 Jay St. Bar

9/23 Taiwan’s atmospheric pan-Asian worldbeat ensemble A Moving Sound at Drom, 9:30 PM, $12 adv tix rec.

9/23, 10ish snide oldschool Williamsburg punk rock band the Live Ones at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg

9/23, 10 PM the Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar. “He’s like that Cash boy, but good.” – Jerry Lee Lewis.

9/23, 10 PM Canadian big band jazz composer Daniel Jamieson’s DanJam Orchestra at Miles Cafe, $15 plus $10 min.

9/23, 10 PM psychedelic funk/soul with Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Sullivan Hall, $10.

9/24 Renaissance at NJPAC in Newark is sold out. Good for them.

9/24, 3 PM at Madison Square Park, bluegrass with 3 Penny Acre followed at 4 by the rustic oldtimey/Appalachian folk sounds of Jay Ungar & Molly Mason.

9/24 clarinet virtuoso and tango connoisseur Thomas Piercy plays Caffe Vivaldi with his group, 6 PM.

9/24, 7 PM alto saxophonist Marc McDonald and his small group at Miles Cafe, $20.

9/24 intense, hilarious anti-gentrification rockers the Brooklyn What pay tribute to their late, great guitarist Billy Cohen at Trash Bar with King Cake and New Atlantic Youth opening at 8.

9/24, 8 PM the original NYC gypsy brass punks, Zlatne Uste followed by legendary Macedonian chanteuse Esma Redzepova – the “Queen of the Gypsies” – and her band at Drom, $30 adv tix rec., this will sell out fast.

9/24, 8 PM sultry 1930s/1940s French chanson revivalists Les Chauds Lapins followed at 10 by ageless acoustic party band the Jug Addicts at Barbes

9/24, 8 PM Disappear Fear play imaginative, socially conscious electric worldbeat including songs from their new Phil Ochs covers album at the People’s Voice Cafe.

9/24, 9 PM country, blues and a little countrypolitan/pop on a diverse triplebill with Hilary Hawke & the Flipsides, brilliant guitarist Will Scott and then Megan Palmer & the Top Flights at 68 Jay St. Bar

9/24, 9/10:30 PM Middle Eastern-flavored jazz pianist Armen Donelian leads a group with Marc Mommaas, tenor saxophone; Mike Moreno, guitar; Dean Johnson, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

9/24, 9:30ish charismatic, intense, danceable cumbia/skaragga monsters Escarioka at Mehanata

9/24, 10ish charismatic, intense, often very funny, inimitable punk rockers the Brooklyn What return to their monthly residency at Trash with a vengeance. Watch this space for other good bands who will be on the bill.

9/24, 10:30 PM reliably amusing oldtimey Canadian family band the Ukuladies at the Jalopy, $10.

9/25, 4:45 PM Toronto organist Ian Sadler plays a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

9/25 ferocious Polish Balkan/gypsy band Dikanda at le Poisson Rouge, 8 PM, $20

9/25, 8 PM the New School Afro-Cuban Jazz Band at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10

9/25, 8 PM Hungarian Balkan/jazz/funk guitarist Csaba Toth Bagi at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

9/26-27, 7:30/9:30 PM Grace Kelly and Phil Woods join forces to represent two generations of jazz sax at Dizzy’s Club, early arrival/res rec., this will probably sell out.

9/26-27, 8ish dark dreampop instrumentalists Mogwai at Webster Hall rescheduled from this spring, $34 adv tix still available at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

9/26, 9ish oldtime swing revivalists Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies – maybe the most unselfconsciously romantic, charming band in town right now – at Rodeo Bar.

9/26, 9 PM the Delphian Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

9/27, 8 PM Afrobeat band Zongo Junction followed by Malian guitar legend Boubacar Traore at the Bell House, $17 adv tix very highly rec.

9/27, 8 PM dark Middle Eastern-tinged instrumentalist Sir Richard Bishop opens for the Swans at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $30 adv tix avail. at the Mercury weekdays til 7 PM, this may sell out.

9/27-10/2, sets 8/10:30 PM, a copy of latin jazz pianist Michel Camilo’s new album Mano a Mano just arrived here and it is one elegant, smartly tuneful record. He’s at the Blue Note leading a trio, $25 standing room avail.

9/27-10/2 lyrical jazz pianist Bill Charlap leads a trio with Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums at the Vanguard, sets 9/11 PM.

9/27, 9:30 PM Ed Cherry – guitar , Pat Bianchi – organ , McClenty Hunter – drums at Smalls.

9/28-10/2, 7:30/9:30 PM Gerald Wilson leads the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra playing his Legacy Suite at Dizzy’s Club, $30 seats avail.

9/28, 8:30ish a killer eclectic triplebill with desert blues-influenced Chicago band Pillars and Tongues, Bay area gypsy/balkan supernova A Hawk & a Hacksaw and gypsy punk band Dark Dark Dark at the Bell House, $13 adv tix very highly rec. They’re at Drom on 9/29 at 8 for the same price.

9/28, 9 PM intense and funny grasscore band Larry & His Flask at Union Hall, $10.

9/29, 8 PM haunting, torchy oldtimey duo Evanescent at 68 Jay St. Bar

9/29, 8 PM the Minerva Lions open for Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad at Brooklyn Bowl, tix absurdly cheap at $7. Remember how the Nokia Theatre was charging $30 for the same kind of bill earlier in the year?

9/29, 8 PM violinist Jessica Pavone’s haunting Hope Dawson Is Missing project followed by clavinet player Magda Mayas with Tony Buck at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs.

9/29, time TBA, well-liked Americana rockers the Felice Bros. at Webster Hall, $20.

9/29, 8:30 PM pianist Jacob Sacks leads a quintet with Jacob Garchik, trombone; Ben Gerstein, trombone; Thomas Morgan, bass; Dan Weiss, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10

9/29, 10 PM the funky, aggressively entertaining Underground Horns at Barbes

9/30 and 10/1 at 8 PM, and 10/4 at 7:30 PM Alan Gilbert conducts the NY Phil playing Dvorak’s Symphony #7 plus a Corigliano choral work at Avery Fisher Hall, $33 tix avail.

9/30, 8 PM oldschool Fania style salsa with the Spanish Harlem Orchestra at SOB’s $15

9/30, 8:30 PM the Violent Femmes’ Gordon Gano followed by high-energy oldtimey Americana band the Wiyos at Southpaw, $10.

9/30 sizzling electrified bluegrass and original country with Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar, 9:30ish

9/30, 9:30 PM noirish French songwriter Louis-Ronan Choisy at Drom, $15 gen adm.

9/30, 10 PM Nation Beat drummer/bandleader Scott Kettner’s Forro Brass Band at Barbes.

10/1, 8 PM the Four Bags – who blend jazz, classical and the Beatles with deadpan wit – at Barbes followed at 10 by crazy rustic Mexican banda Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos.

10/1, 9/10:30 PM Dave Liebman and Sam Newsome play Steve Lacy and Thelonious Monk with Gregg August, bass; Otis Brown III, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

10/1, 9:30 PM legendary jazz drummer Chico Hamilton celebrates his 90th birthday and new album with a show at Drom leading a sextet with Nick Demopoulos (guitar), Paul Ramsey (fender bass), Evan Schwam (saxophone, flute, piccolo), Mayu Saeki (flute, alto flute, piccolo), Jeremy Carlstedt (percussion, drums), $12 adv tix highly rec.

10/1, 10ish long-runnning original punk-pop band the Vibrators at Union Hall – the venues keep getting smaller, they keep playing the nostalgia angle – $13 adv tix rec.

10/2 noon-6 PM the Atlantic Antic outdoor festival with bands TBA, Atlantic Ave. from 4th Ave. to Hicks St

10/2, 3 PM the Ariel String Quartet play Mozart, Brahms and Janacek at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

10/2-3, 9 PM multi-instrumentalist and longtime Aimee Mann collaborator Jon Brion makes songs out of loops,live, at le Poisson Rouge, $20 gen adm.

10/2 midnight-ish all-female noise-punk legends Erase Errata at Glasslands

10/3, Shellac at the Bell House is sold out, but $17 adv tix are still avail. for the 10/4 show.

10/4, noon-4 PM pianists Adonis Gonzalez, Jed Distler, and Axel Tosca play Thelonious Monk at the World Financial Center, free.

10/5-6, 7:30 PM and 10/7 at 11 AM (yikes!) Alan Gilbert conducts the NY Phil playing Bach: Concerto for 2 violins; Berg: Violin Concerto; Brahms: Symphony #3 at Avery Fisher Hall, $31 tix avail.

10/5, 8 PM Afrobeat with Zongo Junction and Toubab Crewe at le Poisson Rouge, $14 adv tix rec.

10/5, 9 PM two irrepressible, fearlessly funny tunesmiths: Susan Hwang & the Relastics at Sidewalk followed eventually at 11 by Nan Turner & the One Night Stands at Sidewalk

10/6, 7:30 PM Portland, Maine banjoist/songwriter Putnam Smith followed by bouzouki-led oldtime Americana band Spuyten Duyvil at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St, $15.

10/6, 8 PM if there’s any conductor alive who GETS the towering angst of the Russian Romantics, it’s Valery Giergiev. He conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra playing Tschaikovsky’s Symphonies #1 and #6 at Carnegie Hall, $24 tix supposedly available. They do the rustic, intense 2nd and 5th Symphonies at 2 PM on 10/9, the playful, animated 3rd and 5th at 8 on 10/10 and on 10/11 at 8 they’ll have pianist Danil Trifonov playing Prokofiev: Three Selections from Romeo and Juliet; the completely angst-driven Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 and the ambitious and totally enjoyable Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 written when the composer was 19.

10/6, 8ish an excellent, high-energy eclectic bill with bluegrass monsters Thy Burden, followed by ska from the Rudie Crew & the Times at Union Hall, $8

10/7, 7 PM country chanteuse Drina & the Deep Blue Sea at Lakeside

10/7, 9 PM ageless British country punks the Mekons at the Bell House, $18 adv tix. rec.

10/8, 8 PM, free, Mos Def with the Brooklyn Phil Chamber Players conducted by Alan Pierson at 1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn: compositions include Mos Def arr. Derek Bermel, “Life in Marvelous Times” (2008) and other songs incl. Frederick Rzewski’s Coming Together.

10/8, 8 PM sensational eclectic Luminescent Orchestrii violinist Sarah Alden with her band at 68 Jay St. Bar.

10/8, 9/10:30 PM the Alan Ferber Big Band at the Jazz Gallery, $20

10/8, 9:30 PM the Woes and O’Death at the Bell House, $12.

10/8, 9/10:30 PM bassist Petros Klampanis leads a group with Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Lefteris Kordis, piano; John Hadfield, percussion; Greg Osby, alto saxophoe; Sara Serpa, voice; Andre Matos, guitar at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

10/9, 4:45 PM organist Benjamin Kolodziej plays a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

10/9, 8:30 PM Ilusha Tsinadze, guitar, vocals; Rob Hecht, fiddle; Liam Robinson, accordion; Chris Tordini, bass; Richie Barshay, drums; Jean Rohe, vocals at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15

10/9, 9 PM Al Stewart plays an acoustic duo show at City Winery, $30 tix avail. Reputedly his chops (pretty sensational back in the 60s when he was an acoustic folk guitarist) are better than ever – and he reputedly plays a lot of the oldschool stuff along with Year of the Cat and Time Passages, ad infinitum. Wonder what he thinks of City Winery’s hideous homemade wine.

10/10, 7 PM Jake Schepps’ Expedition Quartet plays Bartok at Barbes.

10/11, 8:30 PM reedwoman/composer Jessica Valiente’s Las Mas Valiente feat. Rick Faulkner, trombone; Anna Milat-Meyer,, bass; Yasuyo Kimura, congas; Victor Rendón, drums; Chiemi Nakai, piano at at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10

10/12, 7 PM, free at the World Financial Center, Mos Def with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, dynamically eclectic chanteuse Mellissa Hughes and other special guests joining members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic for an adventurous bill including Derek Bermel’s arrangements of Mos Def’s original songs, 19th century shape note singing and works by David T. Little, Frederick Rzewski, and Ljova Zhurbin.

10/12, 8 PM Americana chanteuse Jan Bell at 68 Jay St. Bar

10/12, 8 PM a solid oldtimey Americana doublebill: the Calamity Janes followed by Crooked Still at the Bell House, $16 gen. adm.

10/13, 7:30 PM cellist Madeleine Shapiro plays recent works for cello and electronics including several premieres at the Tank, $10

10/13, 8:30 PM singer/composer Sara Serpa leads her potent third stream-ish quintet feat. André Matos, guitar; Kris Davis, piano; Ben Street, bass; Ted Poor, drums playing the cd release show for her terrific, innovative new album Mobile at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

10/13 10ish Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Maxwell’s, $15

10/14, 7:30 PM the Mivos String Quartet with Nathan Koci on accordion play at First Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn Heights) 124 Henry St., 2/3 to Clark St., F/R to Jay St. or 4 to Borough Hall, $10

10/14, 8:30 PM imaginative garage rock/country/psychedelic band Those Darlins at the Bell House, $13 adv tix rec.

10/14, 9 PM, the Pricks, Smoke DZA, Big KRIT, Curren$y and Method Man at the Nokia Theatre, $32.50 adv tix rec. They call this the “smokers tour.”

10/14, 9 PM trumpeter Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra plays the cd release show for MTO Plays Sly Stone at the 92YTribeca, $TBA.

10/14 high-energy Americana rock vets Tom Clark & the High Action Boys at Lakeside, 11 PM

10/15, 8 PM Aurora Flores y Zon Del Barrio with special guest Yomo Toro at Flushing Town Hall, $25

10/15, 8 PM Eighth Blackbird plays new works by Timo Andres, Bruno Mantovani, Amy Beth Kirsten, Mayke Nas, Fabien Svensson, Dan Visconti and Caleb Burhans at the Miller Theatre, 116th St/Bwy., $25.

10/15, 8 PM the NYU Symphony Orchestra at the Loewe Theatre, 35 W 4th St., program TBA.

10/15, 9 PM funny, lyrically driven oldschool country music with the Jack Grace Band at 68 Jay St. Bar.

10/15, 11 PM Afrobeat crew Ikebe Shakedown followed by funk orchestraTurkuaz playing the cd release show for their new one at the Mercury, $10

10/16, noon, a marathon concert hosted by the JACK quartet and featuring performances by Dither Electric Guitar Quartet, New York Virtuoso Singers, Imani Winds, Talea Ensemble, Prism Saxophone Quartet, and many others at the Miller Theatre, 116th St/Bwy., $25.

10/16 pianist Peter Hill plays Bach, Messiaen and Takemitsu at le Poisson Rouge, 6:30 PM, $20 adv tix rec.

10/17, 2 and 7:30 PM, the Jupiter Symphony players perform Smetana – From My Homeland; Gyrowetz – Divertissement in A Major; Suk – Piano Quartet in A Minor; Brahms – String Sextet in B Flat at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 152 W 66th St. out back of Lincoln Center, $10 tix avail.

10/17, 7:30 PM new music ensemble Either/Or plays new works by Raphaël Cendo, Hans Thomalla, Richard Carrick, Erin Gee, Keeril Makan and Jonny Greenwood at the Miller Theatre, 116th St/Bwy., $25.

10/18, 8 PM composer/pianist Michael Hersch plays the NY premiere of his piece From The Vanishing Pavilions – which confronts vanishing living space in New York – with Miranda Cuckson, viola and Julia Bruskin, cello at Merkin Concert Hall, $20.

10/19, 9 PM dark pensive goth-tinged songwriter Nina Nastasia at the Mercury $12.

10/19, midnight-ish hypnotic dreampop/shoegaze instrumentalists the Big Sleep play Party Xpo in Bushwick as part of a good idea – the Un-CMJ.

10/21, 8 PM, the NYU Philharmonia at the Loewe Theatre, 35 W 4th St., program TBA. They’re also here on 12/5.

10/22, 7 PM the American Composers Orchestra plays New York premieres of music by Ruby Fulton, Paul Yeon Lee, Ryan Gallagher, Andrew Norman, and Suzanne Farrin at the World Financial Ctr., free

10/22, 8 PM popular Americana chanteuse Gillian Welch at the Beacon Theatre, $35 tix avail.

10/22, 8 PM the Chelsea Symphony play Kiah: TBA (World Premiere); Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85; Hanson: Symphony No. 2 “Romantic” at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St., $20 sugg. don.

10/22, 9 PM big anthemic new oldschool country band Yarn at Hiro Ballroom, $15, tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

10/23, 4:45 PM organist Douglas Kostner plays a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

10/23 ride the waves with surf rock legend Dick Dale aboard the Jewel, boarding at the heliport at 23rd St. and the FDR at 6, leaving at 7, adv tix $30 avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

10/23, 8 PM Bulgarian folk flute virtuoso Theodosii Spassov and Vlada Tomova’s Balkan Tales at Symphony Space, $30

10/24, 8:30/10:30 PM the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria at Dizzy’s Club, $20

10/27, 7:30 PM innovative improvisationally inclined jazz guitarist Soren Raaschou leads his Trio with guest Travis Laplante on tenor sax at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

10/27, 8:30 PM dark Americana-tinged lyrical songwriter Jessi Robertson at Southpaw, $10.

10/27, 11 PM guitarist Steve Schiltz’ atmospheric, plaintive shoegaze/anthem band Hurricane Bells at the Mercury $10.

10/28, 9 PM twangy noir guitar soundscapes with Jim Campilongo followed by alt-country siren Alana Amram at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg, $5.

10/29, 8:30 PM Simon Shaheen, who may be this era’s greatest oud player, plays Middle Eastern classics by Mohammed Abdel Wahab, the Rahbani Bros. and Farid Al-Atrache with special guest vocalist Nidal Ibourk and the Near Eastern Music Ensemble at Roulette, $25, early arrival advised.

10/29, 9 PM fiery paisley underground/country band the Newton Gang at 68 Jay St. Bar

10/29-30, 9 PM kick-ass new garage/psychedelic rock with Spindrift and the Black Angels at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. 10/31 the Black Angels play there at 11 PM, $20 adv tix. avail. at the Mercury box office 5-7 PM M-F.

10/29, 9 PM the Infamous Stringdusters and Yonder Mountain String Band at the Nokia Theatre, $25 adv tix rec.

10/29 sardonic dark garage/punk rockers Obits at Glasslands.

10/29 the Midnight band play roots reggae at SOB’s at…guess…midnight! $TBA

10/30, 7:30 PM the Brooklyn Phil Chamber Players play songs of freedom by Schnittke, Pärt, Shostakovich, and Gubaidulina at the Shorefront Y, 3300 Coney Island Ave, Coney Island, $15.

10/31, 2 and 7:30 PM, the Jupiter Symphony players perform a killer (ha ha) program including Stravinsky’s playful Histoire du Soldat; Saint-Saens – Danse Macabre; Moussorgsky – Songs & Dances of Death; Rimsky-Korsakov – Piano Trio in C Minor at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 152 W 66th St. out back of Lincoln Center, $10 tix avail.

10/31, midnight creepy minor-key harmonica blues with Stringbean & the Stalkers at the Ear Inn

11/2-3, 7:30 PM the NY Phil and Philip Glass Ensemble play Glass’s live soundtrack for the 1982 Godfrey Reggio film Koyaanisqatsi along with a screening of the movie at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 tix avail.

11/3, 7:30 PM, the Brooklyn Philharmonic plays racy cartoon scores by Shostakovich and Vyacheslav Artyomov accompanying those cartoons (with live Russian voiceovers) at the Millennium Theater, 1029 Brighton Beach Ave., Brooklyn, $10 tix avail.

11/3, 8:30 PM ecstatic, intense gypsy/Balkan/Mediterranean brass band Mucca Pazza at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free but early arrival advised.

11/3 ferociously intense, politically aware, tuneful female-fronted noiserock/punk band Bugs in the Dark play the cd release show for their new one at Bruar Falls.

11/4, 8 PM two generations of free jazz: Marty Ehrlich and his group plus the Peter Evans Quintet at Roulette, $15

11/5 Boston’s eclectic powerpop/punk-pop/ska crew the Have Nots at the Knitting Factory.

11/6, 4 PM ambitious classical sextet An Die Musik play Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Schubert plus Aesop fables musicalized by Jerzy Sapaiyevski (but not by Rachelle Garniez?!?) at Merkin Concert Hall, $13

11/7, 2 and 7:30 PM, the Jupiter Symphony players perform Mendelssohn – Konzertstück No. 1 in F Minor; Schumann – String Quartet No. 2; Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 1 at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 152 W 66th St. out back of Lincoln Center, $10 tix avail.

11/8 grasscore pioneers Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at the Mercury, 10 PM, $10.

11/10, 9 PM British retro soul sensations Fitz & the Tantrums at Terminal 5, $35, all ages, adv tix available at the Mercury box ofc 5-7 PM weekdays.

11/12, 10ish the Cryptkeeper 5 followed by noir ska/punk/swing band Tri-State Conspiracy’s cd release show at Webster Hall, $15 adv tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

11/17 well-loved harmony-driven Americana trio Red Molly – whose new lineup is just as captivating as the previous one – at the big room at the Rockwood, 7:30 PM.

11/18, 7:30 PM the Ekmeles vocal ensemble with Katelyn Clark on harpsichord play at First Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn Heights) 124 Henry St., 2/3 to Clark St., F/R to Jay St. or 4 to Borough Hall, $10

11/18, 9:30 PM punkish rockers the Hard Nips open for  lovable Japanese lo-fi legends Shonen Knife at the Bell House, $12

11/19, 8 PM guitarishly and harmonically sizzling urban Americana duo the Kennedys at First Acoustics Coffeehouse in downtown Brooklyn, $25 adv tix rec.

11/21, 2 and 7:30 PM, the Jupiter Symphony players perform Frohlich – Serenade in D Major; Clara Schumann – 3 Romances; Kirchner – Piano Quartet in C minor; Brahms – – String Quintet No. 1 at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 152 W 66th St. out back of Lincoln Center, $10 tix avail.

11/22, 8 PM, free, the Mannes Orchestra plays Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, Ben Ringer conducting, and Prokofiev’s Suite No. 1 from Romeo and Juliet, Ester Yoon conducting, at Symphony Space, free.

12/1, 7:30 PM brilliantly tuneful and lyrical acoustic songwriter Carolann Solebello (ex-Red Molly) at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St, $15.

12/5, 2 and 7:30 PM, the Jupiter Symphony players perform a program of obscure French Romantic treats: Reicha – Wind Quintet in E minor; Farrenc – Quintet No. 1 in A minor; Saint-Saens – Piano Quartet in Bb Major at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 152 W 66th St. out back of Lincoln Center, $10 tix avail.

12/8, 7:30 PM Nicole Atkins and band at Symphony Space, $30 includes a glass of wine

12/9, 7:30 PM composers Molly Thompson and Lukas Ligeti and supporting cast TBA at First Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn Heights) 124 Henry St., 2/3 to Clark St., F/R to Jay St. or 4 to Borough Hall, $10.

12/9, 8 PM John Zorn gets one of those Miller Theatre “composer portraits,” with an absurdly good cast of classical and Stone types – cellist Fred Sherry, violinist Jennifer Koh, drummer Kenny Wollesen, pianist Stephen Gosling, the Talea Ensemble and others playing a bill of world premieres, 116th St/Bwy., $25

12/16, 7 PM Alan Gilbert conducts the NY Philharmonic playing Alexandre Lunsqui: Fibres, Yarn, and Fabric (world premiere); Magnus Lindberg: Gran Duo; HK Gruber: Frankenstein! at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $35 adv tix rec. The program repeats on 12/17 at 8 at Symphony Space, $21 adv tix rec.

12/21 it’s Make Music Winter. Inspired by Phil Kline’s famous Gulf War-era interactive antiwar composition Unsilent Night, the Make Music NY organizers are working to schedule another citywide day/night of interesting, free live music. Pure genius. Watch this space for updates.

12/22, 8:30 PM eclectic composer/viola virtuoso Ljova Zhurbin plays on a cinematic bill featuring amazing gypsy band Romashka and guests at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free but early arrival a must.

WEEKLY EVENTS

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 in August the Quavers – who mix trippy downtempo art-rock with indie pop – play Barbes early at 7 PM, sometimes with special guests. 8/8 they have Ben Kaufman and members of haunting, gypsy/klezmer-tinged Barbez. In September Chicha Libre returns to their regular residency here starting at around 9:30.

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.

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 September 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, sexy 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.

Tuesdays in September clever, fiery, eclectic Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party play Barbes at 9. Get here as soon as you can as they’re very popular.

Tuesdays at Caffe Vivaldi the Five Deadly Venoms play bluegrass at 9 PM.

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

9/7 and following Wednesdays in September, free organ concerts resume at 1:10 PM sharp on at St. Ann’s Church on Montague St. in downtown Brooklyn.

Wednesdays in August Meah Pace, Rev. Vince Anderson’s slinky, poignant harmony vocalist, does her own set of soul music with the Rev’s longtime baritone sax star Paula Henderson upstairs at the National Underground, 9 PM

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.

8/10 and subsequent Wednesdays in August multi-instrumentalist Thad Debrock plays the small room at the Rockwood at midnight. He’s played brilliantly on so many Americana and singer-songwriter albums it’s not funny; it’ll be interesting to hear him do his own stuff.

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

Thursdays 8/11, 18 and 25, 9ish, oldschool Williamsburg legends the Old Rugged Sauce play classic vocal and guitar jazz from the 30s and 40s at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re literally a trip back to a better, more relaxed century.

Thursdays 9/15, 9/22 and 9/29, 9:30ish well-liked eight-string guitar improviser Charlie Hunter plays Sycamore Bar in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, $10

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

Fridays and frequently throughout the week starting at 8:30 PM adventurous cellist/composer Valerie Kuehne books an intriguing avant garde/classical/unclassifiable “weekly experimental cabaret” at Cafe Orwell in Bushwick, 247 Varet St. (White/Bogart), L to Morgan Ave. It’s sort of a more outside version of Small Beast, a lot of cutting-edge performers working out new ideas in casual, unstuffy surroundings. Kuehne promises “never a dull moment.”

Fridays in August at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play oldschool 1960s style gospel at the Fat Cat.

Fridays 9/2 and 9/9, 9/16, half past midnight soulful saxophonist Ken Fowser – who really knows how to create a late-night vibe – leads a quintet at Smoke uptown. 9/23 and 9/30 they’re here at half past eleven.

Saturdays in September at 3 PM there are free concerts at Bargemusic. Usually it’s solo classical piano, with the occasional string ensemble. Note that these are billed as “family concerts” – it’s not known how the staff deal with screaming little brats. Early arrival is highly advised; doors are at 2:30.

Saturdays eclectic compelling Brazilian jazz chanteuse Marianni and her excellent band at Zinc Bar, three sets starting at 10 PM.

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 at 5 PM starting on September 17 through November 20 there are free organ concerts on the recently restored organ at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 110th St./Broadway by an A-list of international performers.

Sundays in September, starting 9/26 there are free organ concerts at 5:15 PM at St. Thomas Church, 5th Ave. and 53rd St. The big Skinner organ’s days are numbered: it’s a mighty beast, so see it before it’s gone. The weekly series (with breaks for holidays) features an extraordinary, global cast of performers.

Sundays at 7:30 at Theatre 80 St. Marks the world’s most socially aware “reverend” and activist, Rev. Billy and his wild, ecstatic 30-piece gospel Church of Earthalujah Choir, $10 cover but “no one turned away.”

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 September at 9 gypsy guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places. He’s also very popular: get there early.

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.

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New York City Live Music Calendar for July and August 2011 Plus Other Events

As always, weekly events are listed at the bottom of the page, after the last of the daily listings: scroll down and you’ll find them. If you didn’t see anything that struck you as fun this time around, check back later because we update this obsessively.

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. This is not a list of every band playing every club in NYC; this is a list of good shows, many of which we will go see ourselves. We focus on edgy, entertaining stuff: if you’re looking for Grizzly Bear or Justin Bieber, you’re in the wrong place. We try to be descriptive rather than using all kinds of superlative adjectives.

7/2, 1 and 3 PM Jed Distler leads a 40-piece ensemble playing Terry Riley’s In C on Governors Island, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferry terminal every hour on the half hour

7/2 Roy Ayers and the Jazz Mafia Symphony at Central Park Summerstage, get there by 7 PM or else you probably won’t get in.

7/2, 7 PM creepy intense cool chanteuses: Lorraine Leckie solo followed by Carol Lipnik and Spookarama doing her covers project at 8 at Banjo Jim’s

7/2, 7:30 PM lyrical songwriter Niall Connolly plays the big room at the Rockwood

7/2, 8 PM blistering bluegrass jamband Thy Burden’s cd release show at Union Hall, free.

7/2, 8:30 PM torchy noir German songwriter Sophie Hunger at le Poisson Rouge, $15 gen adm.

7/2 intense gypsy punks Bad Buka at Mehanata, 9 PM.

7/2, 10 PM oldschool vallenato/cumbia hellraisers Very Be Carefulat Barbes.

7/3 the reliably intense, charismatic anti-gentrification rockers the Brooklyn What at Fort Tilden in the Rockaways, time TBA.

7/3, 8 PM new music ensemble Transit plays an intriguing evening of new electroacoustic works by Tristan Perich, Lesley Flanigan (very highly recommended) and Daniel Wohl at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, Broadway at Fulton, free.

7/5, 7:30/9:30 PM Dario Boente & Proyecto Sur play tango nuevo jazz at the Jazz Standard, $20

7/5, 8 PM classic boricua sounds with the Lavoe All Stars and Cantando Renzo Padilla at St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx, St. Ann’s Ave and E 144th Street, 6 train to Brook Ave.

7/6, 6 PM African and Afro-Cuban sounds with the Edmar Castaneda Trio plus special guest Andrea Tierra and then the Lionel Loueke Trio at Madison Square Park, free.

7/6 pianist Osmany Paredes’ latin jazz quartet at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

7/6, 7 PM pianist Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble playing latin/Jewish jazz – real cool stuff – at the Triad Theatre, 158 W. 72nd St., 2nd Fl.., just west of Broadway, $10

7/6, 8 PM intense, powerful Afrobeat/desert blue siren Khaira Arby at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5.

7/7, half past noon trombonist Art Baron leads a small combo at St. Marks Park, 2nd Ave/10th St.

7/7, 5:30 PM Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca at the World Financial Center, free.

7/7, 7 PM My Brightest Diamond at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, free tix avail. 2 per person on the line outside the castle starting at 4 PM.

7/7, 7 PM edgy comedic musical chicks Mel & El (their album is called She’s My Bitch) put on their latest show Mel & El: Our Time of the Month (Flight of the Conchords as done by Tammy Faye Starlite, maybe) at the 92YTribeca, $15.

7/7, 7:15 PM torchy, no-nonsense piano chanteuse Jeanne Marie Boes at Caffe Vivaldi

7/7, 8 PM smartly multistylistic retro keyboardist/singer and Jack White collaborator Rachelle Garniez (whose most recent album we named best of the year) at Barbes followed at 10 by eclectic Virginia hellraisers the No BS Brass Band.

7/7, 8 PM cello rockers Deoro plays Bach, Ravel, Messaien, Bizet, Michael Brecker and Randy Wolff at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs./$15 stud. On 7/8, same time, same price, the band returns, playing an acoustic set from their Kingston Morning reggae-rock album.

7/7, 8ish hip-hop/rock at the downstairs space at Webster Hall with White House Band, Mickey Factz, Tunde Olaniran, Rocky Business, Nyle vs. the Naysayers, Ra the MC and Mahogany, no idea who’s playing when but if you’re into this stuff, check it out.

7/7, 8:30 PM extraordinary oudist Tareq Abboushi plus percussionist Hector Morales at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10

7/7, 8:30 PM the Court Yard Hounds (that’s sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks) at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/7, 9 PM filmmaker/hilarious satirical bandleader Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative (his funk band feat. members of Burnt Sugar) at Zebulon

7/7, 9 PM quirky, rustic cello rockers Pearl & the Beard at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $12 adv tix avail. til 7 PM weekdays at the Mercury.

7/7 captivating Americana chanteuse Megan Reilly with her band at Lakeside, 9 PM.

7/7, 9 PM smart, original, eclectic Americana songwriter Kelley Swindall at Banjo Jim’s

7/7 midnight smart oldtimey chanteuse/swing guitarist Miss Tess at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/8, 7:30 PM a killer dark Jewish jazz/instrumental doublebill with Anthony Coleman’s Sephardic Tinge followed by Barbez – whose latest album, a homage to Holocaust poet Paul Celan, is absolutely transcendent – at le Poisson Rouge, $12 gen adm.

7/8 smart new tuneful guitar jazz with the Brent Canter Group: Brent Canter – guitar , Noah Preminger – tenor sax , Adam Klipple – organ , Matt Clohesy – bass , Greg Ritchie – drums, 7:30 PM at Smalls

7/8, 8 PM Noah & the Megafauna play lush Tom Waits-ish stuff at Barbes followed at 10 by the high-energy oldtimey Baby Soda Jazz Band.

7/8, 8 PM Ocote Soul Sounds play trippy live dub cumbia at Bowery Poetry Club

7/8 tight, soaring oldschool honkytonk band Yarn – with a horn section – at Southpaw, 9ish, $12.

7/8 haunting soulful 60s soul/rock lyrical songwriter Dina Rudeen at the Jalopy, 9 PM, $5

7/8, 9 PM badass Australian country songwriter Kasey Chambers at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm.

7/8, 9 PM veteran Cali-Mex rockers Los Lobos at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/8 dark rock chanteuse Nicole Atkins & the Sea at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9 PM, $12 adv tix avail. at the Mercury weekdays til 7 PM.

7/8, 10 PM El Pueblo, one of the most eclectic and dubwise reggae-en-Espanol bands around, at Shrine

7/8 the Jack Grace Band bring their oldschool 60s country cool and crazed antics to Rodeo Bar, 10ish.

7/8 clever, sardonically amusing Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties at Kenny’s Castaways, 10 PM

7/8, 11:30 PM a rare and truly intense Ecuadorian skaragga triplebill at Drom with M.A.K.U, rustic frenetic Chota Madre and the psychedelic, reggae-tinged Bachaco at half past one in the morning, $10

7/8, midnight, sly acoustic jam band Tall Tall Trees at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/9, 1 (one) PM SAS Orchestra – a 12 piece orchestra playing music of legendary Pittsburgh no wave/funk outfit Stick Against Stone at Von King Park in Bed Stuy (Marcy between Greene & Lafayette).

7/9, 4 PM a cool melodic punk triplebill with the Ovens, Homewreckers and Little Victory at ABC No Rio.

7/9, 4 (four) PM an auspicious start to the night with the Jordan Young organ trio with Jordan Young – drums , Joe Sucato – tenor sax , Brian Charette – B3 organ at Smalls

7/9, 5 (five) PM at Barbes: Day in Pictures with Matt Bauder on reeds; Justin Walter on trumpet, Kris Davis on piano, Jason Ajemian on bass and Chad Taylor on drums, followed at 8 by tango bass maven Pedro Giraudo’s sextet. Day in Pictures are also here on 7/16.

7/9, 7 PM politically aware indie rocker Ted Leo & the Pharmacists play South St. Seaport

7/9, 7:30 PM late golden-age hip-hop with Raekwon, Smif-N-Wessun, Joell Ortiz, Skyzoo, Neek the Exotic & Large Professor, no idea who’s opening or headlining, at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/9, 7:30 PM smart, tuneful, literate, Aimee Mann-inflected chamber pop band Elizabeth & the Catapult at the Mercury, $12 gen adm.

7/9, 8:30 PM torchy jazz/pop pianist/songwriter Abby Payne at Caffe Vivaldi

7/9, 9 PM creepily haunting, intense female-fronted trip-hop/goth band Vespertina – who put on one of the best shows we’ve seen all year – at the Delancey, followed eventually at 11 by hypnotic groovy shoegaze/downtempo band El Jezel

7/9, 9/10:30 PM multi-reed paradigm-shifter Matana Roberts leads a quintet with Daniel Levin – cello, Shoko Nagai – piano, Thomson Kneeland – bass, Tomas Fujiwara – drums, at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

7/9, 9 PM low-key, rustic the Weal and the Woe, haunting newschool bluegrass/gothic Frankenpine and kick-ass country band the Flanks play the tail end of the latest Brooklyn County Fair extravaganza at the Jalopy, $10; the whole thing starts during the day at the Urban Meadow just around the corner around noon with half-hour sets by a ton of bands.

7/9, 9 PM hilarious fake French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Coco 66, $10

7/9 Jazzimodo – sort of the Chilean Goldfrapp – at Drom, 9:30 PM, only $5.

7/9, 10 PM ferocious female-fronted noise/art-rock/funk powerhouse System Noise at the Parkside, $5.

7/9, 10 PM Rockers Galore play roots reggae at Shrine.

7/9, 10 PM ska jazz sax legend Dave Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 at Two Boots Brooklyn

7/9, rockabilly/surf/punk legend Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside, 10:15ish.

7/10 it’s the Mafrika festival at Marcus Garvey Park in Spanish Harlem, an all-day extravaganza of global African-influenced music starting at 10 AM?!!? with Brazil’s Quenia Ribeiro & Samba Samba, rocksteady/reggae band Finotee, Makane Kouyate & Denbaya, the Dakar All-Stars, Afrobeat band Super Hi-Fi, hip-hop with Skotch Davis, kora virtuoso Yacouba Diabate, Sekouba, the Band Droids, eclectic psychedelic funksters the People’s Champs, Soul of Anubis and Ethiopia’s Arki headlining.

7/10 Les Chauds Lapins play a Bastille Day show at E. 60th Street near Park Ave., 2 PM – sultry vocals, chiming ukuleles and lots of innuendo, in French.

7/10, 3 (three) PM the Hard Nips play the Fulton Stall Market at South St. Seaport. Imagine if Shonen Knife had been born 20 years later and were better musicians. Their album is titled I Shit U Not.

7/10, 7 PM hypnotic African sounds on the water: Abdoulaye Alhassane and the Deep Sahara Band at Pier One on the upper west.

7/10, 7 PM Crepuscular Activity with Yukari on flutes and up-and-coming drummer Carlo Costa at Downtown Music Gallery.

7/10, 8 PM the Microscopic Septet’s reliably eclectic, devious Joel Forrester plays the piano to accompany the silent films: Brats with Laurel & Hardy, The High Sigh by Buster Keaton, and Diary of a Rarebit Fiend by Windsor McCay at the Gershwin Hotel, $10

7/10, 9 PM drummer Jordan Young leads his excellent jazz quartet at the Fat Cat.

7/11, 7 PM 40Twenty with Vinnie Sperraza – drums; Jacob Sacks – piano; Jacob Garchik – trombone, and Dave Ambrosio – bass play melodic jazz with third-stream tinges followed at 9:30 PM by incomparably fun, danceable latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly at Barbes

7/11, 7:30 PM Bjorkestra frontwoman Becca Stevens’ Band at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/11, 9 PM cleverly haunting, intense Americana/art-rock/punk songwriter Raquel Bell at Pete’s.

7/11, 9 PM oldtimey night at Local 269: the Cornell Bros. Washtub Band followed by the Shaggy Dolls at 10.

7/11, 9 PM trombonist David White leads his Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/11 hypnotic pensive indie songwriter Bill Callahan f.k.a. Smog at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9 PM, $20 gen adm; 7/12 he’s at Bowery Ballroom, same time, same price.

7/12, 7 PM interesting solo guitarists: Tim Heap at Local 269 followed by Homeboy Steve Antonakos. Antonakos is also at Banjo Jim’s solo on 7/25 at 9.

7/12, 7:30 PM a characteristically eclectic cross-pollinating show with string quartet Brooklyn Rider plus shakuhachi virtuoso Kojiro Umezaki at the Schimmel Center at Pace Univ. 3 Spruce St. downtown, free tix avail. starting at 5 PM.

7/12-17 pianist Marcus Roberts leads a trio with Rodney Jordan and Jason Marsalis at Dizzy’s Club, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30 seats avail.

7/12, 8 PM oldschool NYC rock supergroup the Peaceniks – with Patti Rothberg and Utopia’s Moogy Klingman – at Banjo Jim’s

7/12-16, 8:30/11 PM Pablo Zeigler’s tango nuevo project with cantante Sandra Luna at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

7/12, 9:30 PM the Dave Gibson Group play the cd release show for their excellent new soul-jazz cd End of the Tunnel with Dave Gibson – trombone , Julius Tolentino – alto sax , Jared Gold – organ , Anwar Marshall – drums at Smalls

7/13 noirish soul/rock band Shenandoah & the Night at Bryant Park, free, 6 PM

7/13, 7 PM jazz bass powerhouse Christian McBride & Inside Straight at Madison Square Park, free.

7/13, 7 PM a Jonathan Schwartz tribute at Rockefeller Park featuring a huge cast of jazz luminaries incl. John Pizzarelli, Jessica Molaskey, Bill Charlap, Meredith D’ambrosio, Tony DeSare, Rebecca Kilgore, Hilary Kole, Jay Leonhart, Tony Monte, Bucky Pizzarelli, Tierney Sutton and others, no idea who’s playing when but the band should be killer.

7/13, 9 PM blistering improvisational Balkan madness with Raya Brass Band at Radegast Hall

7/13, 10ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

7/13, 11 PM golden-age hip-hop stars Pharoahe Monch & Black Rob, OGC (from Fab 5), Helta Skeltah,, Smif & Wessun, Black Moon at B.B. King’s

7/14, 7 PM Patti Smith at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, free tix avail. 2 per person on the line outside the castle starting at 4 PM.

7/14, 8:30 PM haunting noir southwestern gothic chanteuse Kerry Kennedy and Ghostwise, at Public Assembly, free – a good choice if you can’t make it to Patti Smith.

7/14 drummer Tim Kuhl leads a group feat. Michael Formanek, bass; Ben Gerstein, trombone; Jonathan Goldberger, guitar; Frantz Loriot, viola; Jonathan Moritz, saxes playing the cd release show for his new one at 8:30 PM at Cornelia St. Cafe.

7/14, 10 PM melodic adventurous jazz improv with Kris Davis, Ingrid Laubrock and Tyshawn Sorey at the Stone, $10

7/14, 10 PM eclectically captivating Americana chanteuse Julia Haltigan at the small room at the Rockwood. Then she goes next door and plays a set with the Dirty Urchins in the big room at midnight.

7/14, 10 PM scorching, fun glampunk/noiserockers the K-Holes at Union Hall, $8.

/14, 10 PM dubwise Brazilian-influenced roots reggae band Kiwi at Maxwell’s, $8

7/14, 10 PM New Madrid play Spike Hill. Catchy, hook-driven rock en Espanol from this drummer-led band with a genuinely dark 80s feel.

7/14, 10:30 PM wild improvisational Balkan madness with Veveritse Brass Band at the Jalopy, $10.

7/14 the Snow’s clever lyrical frontman Pierre de Gaillande sings his own hilariously accurate translations of classic Georges Brassens songs at 10:30 PM at Barbes.

7/15, 6 PM haunting acoustic Nashville gothic band the Whispering Tree at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/15, 6:40 PM (six forty in the evening) sultry, ferociously lyrical, hilarious oldtimey siren Kelli Rae Powell at the American Folk Art Museum (new location, 2 Lincoln Center, across Amsterdam from the main Lincoln Center plaza)

7/15, 8 PM crazy funky brass band the Underground Horns at Barbes followed at 10 by Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra playing rare 1920s hot jazz classics from Harlem and Chicago from their pretty amazing new album.

7/15, 8 PM art-rock multi-instrumentalist/composer Christina Courtin at Bowery Electric

7/15, 8 PM Colorform followed by Cementhead – awful segue, good bands – at Local 269. The first play chamber pop while a band member paints; the second are an oldschool Williamsburg power trio with savage post-Johnny Marr guitar.

7/15, 8 PM notable free jazz trumpeter Nate Wooley leads a quintet with Josh Sinton (bass clarinet) Matt Moran (vibes) Dan Peck (tuba) Harris Eisenstadt (drums) at the Stone, $10.

7/15, 9 PM indie pop maven Kendall Meade brings her gorgeously tuneful most recent project Mascott out of mothballs at Rock Shop, $10 adv tix rec.

7/15, 9 PM a cool roots reggae doublebill with Khalilah and Melekel at Shrine.

7/15, 9ish Colombian band Frente Cumbiero play live dub cumbia at Sycamore Bar in Ditmas Park.

7/15, 9:30 PM best doublebill of the year? Maybe. Neko Case’s backing band the Sadies followed by the Syd Barrett-ish Black Angels at Maxwell’s, $20 adv tix absolutely required, at either the club or Other Music in Manhatan, this will sell out.

7/15 the Boss Guitars play surf classics and obscurities at 11 at Lakeside.

7/15 ferocious Pogues cover band Streams of Whiskey play Paddy Reilly’s at 11; they’re back here on 7/22 at 8:30 opening for the Prodigals (who are also back here on 7/29 at 11 – got it?)

7/15, half past midnight Kris Davis on piano and Barry Altschul on drums plus guests TBA at the Blue Note, $10, best lineup they’ve had here in months.

7/16, half past noon, classic pop maven Elisa Peimer and her band followed by Americana rockers Whisperado on Governor’s Island, free, follow the sound

7/16, 4 PM C&W/Brazilian dance band Nation Beat, sultry Nina Simone-influenced worldbeat siren Meklit Hadero and then Arturo O’Farrill’s latin jazz quartet at the Stuyvesant Town oval, free, take the 15th St. entrance.

7/16, 5 PM a typical brilliant eclectic triplebill at Barbes: sax player Matt Bauder’s Day in Pictures with Kris Davis on piano followed at 8 by the psychedelic south Asian trance jazz of Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica Quartet and then at 10 by Colombian band Frente Cumbiero who play live dub cumbia

7/16, 7ish PM-ish the Black Angels play their hypnotic eerie psychedelic rock at South St. Seaport.

7/16, 7 PM charismatic, ferociously lyrical NYC noir rock legend LJ Murphy at Banjo Jim’s.

7/16, 7 PM tuneful alto saxophonist Marc McDonald leads his Quartet with the reliably excellent Jim Ridl on piano at Miles Cafe, $20 includes a drink and snacks

7/16, 7:30 PM percussionist/composer Alessandra Belloni leads an all-female quintet with Jessica Valiente on reeds and Eve Sicular on drums playing Belloni’s mystical sea goddess tribute at the NY Open Center, 22 East 30th St., $25.

7/16 as usual, the month’s best rock night is at Trash Bar starting at 8 with the Highway Gimps – the missing link between Motorhead and My Bloody Valentine – quirky upbeat indie duo Eleanor, Let Me Crazy, legendary Dead Milkmen frontman Joe Jack Talcum, the ferociously tuneful, charismatic anti-gentrification rockers the Brooklyn What, and Grand Rapids sometime around midnight.

7/16, 8 PM creepy Nashville gothic siren Lorraine Leckie followed by the quieter but equally captivating Kelley Swindall at Otto’s

7/16, 8 PM high-energy soul legend Andre Williams with Neko Case’s backing band the Sadies at Brooklyn Bowl, $8.

7/16, 8 PM Brother Num, frontman of the Nu Afrika Project plays roots reggae at Shrine.

7/16, 8:30 PM guitarist Travis Reuter – who just put out a tremendously enjoyable new free-ish, atmospheric jazz album – leads a quintet at I-Beam, $10

7/16, 9 PM intense, politically aware, eclectic gypsy punk/latin band Rupa & the April Fishes at the Bell House, $15 gen adm.

7/16, 9 PM, melodically ornate, goth-inflected pianist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

7/16, 9:30 PM the recently revamped and reinvigorated retro soul band the One and Nines at Maxwell’s, $8

7/16, 10 PM guitarist Dave Benjoya’s eclectic gypsy/latin/klezmer band Magpie at Freddy’s.

7/16, 10:30 PM Patti Smith guitarist (and powerpop maven) Lenny Kaye followed by garage rock legends the Fleshtones‘ cd release show at the Mercury $12 adv tix rec.

7/16 clever, funny, fiery Americana punk band Spanking Charlene – playing stuff from their auspicious forthcoming Where Are the Freaks album – at Lakeside, 11 PM.

7/16, 11 PM torchy, hypnotic, downtempo keyboard soul/pop trio Mattison in the back room at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg, $5.

7/17, 7 PM free jazz sax legend George Garzone and the Fringe at MOMA’s Summergarden, free with $20 admission.

7/17 noir guitar maven Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from the 23rd St. heliport and the East River, $20 tix available at the Highline Ballroom box ofc. Ostensibly this is the “danceable” set.

7/17 Pink Martini at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival 7 PM highly advised.

7/17 a cool bluegrass doublebill at Rodeo Bar starting at 9ish with Rhode Island’s Filthy Still followed by Brooklyn’s exhilarating Thy Burden at 10:30 or so

7/17, 9:30 PM ferociously literate and side-splittingly funny ukelele siren Kelli Rae Powell at the Jalopy, $10.

7/18, 7 PM concertina virtuoso Padraig Rynne at Barbes followed at 9:30 by Spanglish Fly’s bugalu party.

7/18, 9 PM smart, intense, anthemic noir rocker Alice Texas at LIC Bar.

7/18, 9 PM the Yaozeki Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/18 the K-Holes play fiery dark eclectic punk/garage/swamp rock at Death by Audio, midnight-ish

7/19 the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra in the parking lot out behind City Winery, 5:30 PM, free.

7/19-24, 7:30/9:30 PM lyrical jazz pianist Fred Hersch leads a trio at the Vanguard

7/19, 7:30ish 80s hip-hop legend (and LL Cool nemesis) Kool Moe Dee at Queensbridge Park, F to 21st St.

7/19, 8 PM two excellent jazz acts for the price of less than half of one: the Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra followed by bassist Ben Williams & the Checkout at the 92YTribeca, $12 gen adm.

7/19, 9 PM dark lyrical rocker Randi Russo – whose new album Fragile Animal is our pick for best of 2011 so far – at Pete’s followed at 10 by the Dive Bar Dukes. Too funny. Not that the Dive Bar Dukes are a bad band – they’re actually a lot of fun – it’s just one extreme to the other.

7/19, 9 PM intense yet subtle pan-Asian jazz chanteuse/composer Jen Shyu at Korzo.

7/19, 10 PM Balkan/jazz trumpeter Ben Syversen’s Cracked Vessel play their assaultive, intense improvs at Local 269, $7

7/19, 10 PM talented avant garde guitarist Gyan Riley with adventurous guzheng virtuoso Wu Fei at the Stone, $10. Fei is also solo at MOMA’s Summergarden on 7/21 at 5:30, free w/$20 museum adm.

7/19 it appears that the Toots & the Maytals show at Brooklyn Bowl is sold out. He’ll also be there on 7/25 and $26 tix are still available.

7/20 haunting psychedelic Iranian/American rock with the Mast, 8 PM at Mehanata; 7/28 they’re at Bar 4 in Park Slope at 9

7/20 eclectic tuneful female-fronted new wave/art-rock band Changing Modes – responsible for our pick for best song of 2010 – 9 PM at Fontana’s

7/20 desert blues legends Tinariwen at Highline Ballroom, 9 PM, $27 adv tix rec.

7/20, 9 PM impressively diverse Hammond B3 organ jazz grooves with the Brian Charette Trio at the Fat Cat.

7/20, 10 PM Baron Misuraca’s Vampire Lounge (twisted versions of “lounge classics”) followed at 11 by the Apehangers playing Joe Meek-style surf music at Otto’s

7/20, 10 PM San Juan Hill play latin soul with funk, Caribbean and Brazilian influences at Bowery Poetry Club, it’s a dance party for sure

7/20 the charming but biting oldtimey swing sounds of Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

7/21-22 the Jazz Passengers’ Bill Ware’s Vibes Trio at Puppets Jazz Bar, 6 PM; on 7/23 they take over the midnight slot.

7/21, 7 PM the Plumbers play “”Tex-Mex-Calypso-billy” at Sinatra Park, Sinatra Dr. btwn 4th & 5th Sts in Hoboken.

7/21, 7 PM purist expat Chicago blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Terra Blues. He’s also here on 7/23 and 7/24, same time.

7/21, 8 PM a killer modern roots reggae triplebill with Ilamawana, Kevin Kinsella (ex-John Brown’s Body) and Groundation at Hiro Ballroom, adv tix $30 at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

7/21 ecstatic Eastern European dance mashup band Balkan Beat Box, 8 PM at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

7/21, 8 PM piano virtuoso Nurit Tilles followed at10 by the pipa/sax/komungo wildness of Min Xiao-Fen, Jane Ira Bloom and Jin Hi Kim at the Stone, $10

7/21, 8 PM 21st century style garage rock night with Plastic Traps, the Boom Bang and the Vandelles at Union Hall, $8.

7/21, 8 PM thoughtful guitar jazz with Tin/Bag (Kris Tiner, trumpet & Mike Baggetta, guitar) with the James Ilgenfritz Group at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave, Park Slope), $15 ($10 stud/srs).

7/21, 8 PM free jazz pianist Rema Hasumi plays the Gershwin Hotel, $10.

7/21, 8:30 PM dizzyingly eclectic Deoro feat. world music siren Dina Fanai at the big room at the Rockwood

7/21, 9 PM period-perfect, hilariously literate oldtimey songwriter Al Duvall and sultry 1920s style harmony sirens the Roulette Sisters plus some sideshow freaks (evicted from Coney Island by swindler developers?) at the Jalopy, $10

7/21 Lucinda Williams at the Beacon, 9 PM, $39.50 tix avail. at the box office – most likely sold out by now.

7/21, 10 PM a kick-ass surf music doublebill with the The Tarantinos NYC – who just keep getting better and better and more diverse – followed by the Octomen at Sugarland, 221 N 9th St. in Williamsburg, $5

7/22, 7 PM it’s been a good year for good bands winning contests. WNYC put on a “battle of the bands” contest and Queens Indian jazz band Charanams won! They’re playing the Greene Space to celebrate, $15 cover includes a beer

7/22, 7:30/9:30 PM Cuba’s excellent, original Joven Jazz Quartet – who blend oldschool Afro-Cuban beats and modern arrangements – at Drom, $TBA, adv tix highly rec.

7/22, 8 PM charming, harmony-driven oldtimey Hawaiian swing band the Moonlighters at Barbes.

7/22, 8 PM Los Chantas Tango Quartet play a free show at the Queens Theatre in the Park incl. dance lessons for the milonga-challenged, res. req. to 718-760-0064.

7/22 Brooklyn’s #1 regressive rock act, Spinal Tap style metal spoof Mighty Highat the Fortune Cookie Lounge under Lucky Cheng’s, 9 PM

7/22, 9/10:30 PM bassist Carlo DeRosa’s Cross-Fade with Mark Shim, tenor sax; Vijay Iyer, piano; Marcus Gilmore, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

7/22, 9:45 PM Australian darkwave sensation Wendy Rule at Caffe Vivaldi

7/22 NYC’s pre-eminent alt-country crew Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

7/23, 4 PM fast fearless politically-aware hardcore with Desikilibrio, Adelitas and Huasipungo at ABC No Rio.

7/23, the A-Bones and the Greenhornes play a garage rock Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Queen of Hearts, boarding at 7, departing at 8 from Pier 40, Houston St. and the westside highway, adv tix $30 available at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

7/23, 8 PM sitar virtuoso Ikhlaq Hussain at the Gershwin Hotel, $25/$20 stud.

7/23, 9/10:30 PM intense, smartly lyrical pianist Michael Cain leads a trio with Lonnie Plaxico – bass, Rudy Royston – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

7/23, 10 PM authentic oldschool rocksteady band the Bluebeats at Two Boots Brooklyn

7/23, midnight, hilarious theatrical hip-hop personality Schaffer the Darklord at Arlene’s.

7/24, 6 (six) PM AwShockKiss play fiery tuneful female-fronted anthemic rock with an 80s vibe that’s not cheesy at LIC Bar

7/24, 7 PM eclecic violist Ljova joins Octavio Brunetti’s Apeadero Sur Tango Orchestra for a night of tangos on Pier 84, free.

7/24, 8 PM a killer doublebill at le Poisson Rouge with reliably menacing retro rocker Reid Paley followed by Frank Black, and probably some collaboration between the two. This will sell out – $20 adv tix a must.

7/24 Susan Mitchell – violinist to the stars, and a star in her own right – with ubiquitous guitar genius Homeboy Steve Antonakos at Caravan of Dreams, E. 6th St. off 1st Ave., 8 PM.

7/24, 8 PM LES powerpop vets Beat Rodeo at the small room at the Rockwood

7/24, 8:30 PM fiery, lyrical jazz pianist Bobby Avey leads a quartet with Dave Liebman, alto saxophone; Thomson Kneeland, bass; Jordan Perlson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

7/24, 8:30 PM hypnotic cello/vibraphone duo Goli at 9:30. followed at 9:30 by Petaluma Vale’s classical harp stylings at Caffe Vivaldi.

7/25 one of the most captivating, underrated composers in jazz, alto flugelhornist Scott Reeves leads a jazz orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, 9 PM – free and highly recommended.

7/25, 9 PM David Honeyboy Edwards – the last guy to see Robert Johnson alive – at B.B. King’s, $20 adv tix rec.

7/25, 10 PM guitarist Joel Harrison and sarodist Anupam Shobhakar lead an adventurous south Asian jazz quintet at 55 Bar.

7/25, 10:30 PM Cuban jazz legends Sierra Maestra at SOB’s, $20 adv tix highly rec.

7/25 Daria Grace and the Pre-War Ponies play charming oldtimey and country songs at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

7/26 Brazilian nocturnes and grooves with Forro in the Dark in the parking lot out behind City Winery, 5:30 PM, free.

7/26, 7 PM NYC’s only black old time string band, the Ebony Hillbillies at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.

7/26 Grupo Los Santos with saxophonist Paul Carlon and Hazmat Modine’s Pete Smith on guitar at Miles Cafe, 7 PM, $20 includes a drink and snacks

7/26-31 understatedly soulful chanteuse Claudia Acuna leads her amazing quintet with Marc Cary on piano and Juancho Herrera on guitar at Dizzy’s Club, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30 seats avail.

7/26, 7:30 PM the Matt Herskowitz Trio plays Bach, Schumann and Chopin at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

7/26, 8:30 PM clever lyrical songwriters Joe McGinty and Ward White at Bowery Electric.

7/26, 9 PM the Five Deadly Venoms play bluegrass at Caffe Vivaldi.

7/26 guitarslinger/janglemeister Sam Sherwin plays the cd release show for his new one Iodine Cocktails at Sullivan Hall, 9:30 PM

7/27, 6 PM clever, comedic Erin & Her Cello at Bryant Park, 6 PM, free

7/27, 7:30 PM dark hypnotic songwriter Marissa Nadler at the Mercury; 7/30, 9 PM she’s at at Littlefield, both shows are $12

7/27 rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival 7 PM highly advised.

7/27, 7:30 PM the Black Earth Boys feat. kora virtuoso Juldeh Camara followed by Billy Bragg at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center.

7/27, 8 PM powerhouse classical guitarists Thomas Flippin and Rupert Boyd team up as a duo, and share the bill with the cutting-edge flute/efx duo Flutronix at the Gershwin Hotel, $10

7/27, 8 PM smartly aware, tuneful Americana rocker Amy Speace at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/27, 8:30 PM Ollabelle spinoff the Silver Hollers play oldtime Americana at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

7/27, 9 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 big room at the Rockwood, $10

7/27, 9 PM eclectic powerhouse Malian chanteuse Oumou Sangare at City Winery, $35 tix avail.

7/27,9 PM Niger’s desert blues legends Etran Finatawa at the 92YTribeca, $22 adv tix highly rec.

7/27, 9 PM trumpeter Ben Syversen’s noisy, intense free jazz outfit Cracked Vessel at Freddy’s.

7/27, 9:30 PM arguably the most ecstatically fun live band in NYC, “turbo tropical cumbia tangomuffins (?)” Escarioka at Bowery Electric.

7/28, the Roulette Sisters’ sultry oldtime music maven Mamie Minch at MOMA’s Summergarden, 5:30 PM, free w/$20 museum adm.

7/28, 8 PM trombonist Joseph Bowie’s legendary Defunkt – who tore up clubs all over town in the 80s, and are reputedly as groovalicious as ever – at Drom, $10 adv tix highly rec.

7/28, 8 PM Pauline Oliveros (accordion) Rosi Herlein (violin, voice) at the Stone, $10, get there early if you want to get in.

7/28 Budos Band play a concert cruise aboard the Queen of Hearts, leaving from 40. West Houston St. at West Side Highway at 8 PM sharp, adv tix $30 avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

7/28, 8 PM vocal jazz quintet Detour Ahead butcher schlocky pop hits by Lady Gag, Duran Duran, Kiss and others at the Gershwin Hotel, $10 – could be hilarious, could be hell.

7/28 first-class up-and-coming country siren Drina and the Deep Blue Sea, 9 PM at Banjo Jim’s

7/28, 9 PM smart, funny, female-fronted, indelibly NYC urban pop band Delusions of Grand Street at Fontana’s.

7/28, 9:30 PM powerhouse melodic postbop jazz with Ralph Bowen – tenor sax , Jim Ridl – piano , Kenny Davis – bass , Billy Drummond – drums at Smalls.

7/28, 10:30 PM big buzz band New Atlantic Youth – a powerpop spinoff of the Brooklyn What – at Rock Shop, $8

7/29, 7:30 PM brilliant, soulful Lebanese multi-instrumentalist/composer Bassam Saba and his ensemble followed by eclectic, fearless Malian siren Oumou Sangare at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/29, 7:30 PM hilarious, virtuosic oldtimey/grasscore band The Devil Makes Three at the Mercury, $12 adv tix very highly rec.

7/29, 8 PM excellent eclectic danceable doublebill: Brazilian/C&W band Nation Beat followed by the Mexican-American Go-Go’s, Pistolera, playing the cd release for their new one El Desierto y La Ciudad at Drom, $10 adv tix highly rec.

7/29, 8 PM the monthly ska extravaganza returns to Trash Bar with the Fighting 405, Big Shots, Scrapers, 45 Adapters, Unit 6 and Hub City Stompers sometime around midnight.

7/29, 8 PM in case you can’t make it out to Barbes for deliriously fun, danceable latin soul bugalu revivalists Spanglish Fly‘s Monday residency this month, they’re playing SOB’s for just $10

7/29, 8 PM avant garde piano star Sarah Cahill plays the world premiere of Paul Dresher’s new piece “Two, Entwined” at the Stone.

7/29 an amazing lineup led by guitarist Mary Halvorson: Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Jon Irabagon, alto saxophone; John Hebert , bass; Ches Smith, drums, 9/10:30 PM at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

7/29, 9/10:30 PM percussionist Adam Rudolph leads a globally astute octet with Joseph Bowie – trombone; Graham Haynes – cornet/flugelhorn; Brahim Fribgane – oud; Kenny Wessel – guitars; Peter Apfelbaum – flute/tenor saxophone; Jerome Harris – acoustic bass guitar/slide guitar; Matt Kilmer – percussion at the Jazz Gallery, $20

7/29-30 the Eels at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9 PM, $30 gen adm., adv tix avail. at the Mercury weekdays til 7, this may sell out.

7/29, 9ish the Night Beats play ominous lo-fi psychedelic garage rock at Maxwell’s

7/29, 9 PM Iranian indie rock with Raam (frontman of Hypernova) and Radio Tehran at the 92YTribeca, $10 adv tix rec.

7/29, 9 PM Big Star-influenced janglerockers the Nu-Sonics at Freddy’s.

7/29 Canadian bluegrass stars Luther Wright and the Wrongs – the folks responsible for the bluegrass version of Pink Floyd’s The Wall – at Rodeo Bar 10ish

7/30, 4 PM psychedelic, rustic, horn-driven blues/klezmer/minor-key band Hazmat Modine followed by Steven Bernstein’s Millennian Territory Orchestra (no idea if they’re doing their Sly Stone set or not) at the World Financial Center plaza.

7/30, 6 PM a cool country doublebill: Rhett Miller followed by the always hilarious Hayes Carll at the Stuyvesant Town oval, free, take the 15th St. entrance

7/30, 6 PM Indian brass band Red Baraat, go-go godfather Chuck Brown and Dr. John & the Lower 9/11 at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/30, 7:30 PM comedic and virtuosic Erin & Her Cello at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/30, 7:30/9:30 PM a cool B3 trio with Jacam Manricks – alto sax; Gary Versace – organ; Matt Wilson – drums at the Bar Next Door

7/30, 9 PM ecstatically fun, intense gypsy punk/metal cumbia/rock en Espanol band Escarioka – one of our favorites – at Mehanata.

7/30, 9/10:30 PM Ralph Alessi – trumpet, Kris Davis – piano, Ingrid Laubrock – saxophone, Tom Rainey – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

7/30, 9:30 PM baritone western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Hill Country

7/30, 10 PM Kiwi plays roots reggae with dub and Brazilian tinges at Shrine.

7/30 the Pretty Babies (Tammy Faye Starlite’s twisted, funny Blondie cover band) at Lakeside, 11 PM

7/31 French gypsy rockers Watcha Clan followed by Israeli Middle Eastern/Indian jam band Yemen Blues at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival 3 PM highly advised.

7/31, 4 PM the Raveonettes at the Beekman Beer Garden (formerly Water Taxi Beach) at Pier 17 at South St. Seaport.

7/31, 4:45 PM a dual organ recital by Steven Distad and Robert Frazier playing Eben, Paulus, Widor and Liszt at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

7/31 the NJMH Afro-Cuban All Stars play sizzling salsa jazz at 6:30 PM at Grant’s Tomb, 122nd St. and Riverside Drive, free. When’s the last time you saw a concert at Grant’s Tomb?

7/31, 7 PM stars of the NYC Balkan underground: Patrick Farrell (accordion) and Ben Holmes (trumpet) at Barbes followed at 9 by gypsy guitar genius Stephane Wrembel.

7/31, 9ish oldtime hot jazz with the Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band at Rodeo Bar.

7/31, 1 AM (actually wee hours of 8/2) El Pueblo plays eclectic dub reggae en Espanol at the small room at the Rockwood

8/1, 8:30 PM alto sax powerhouse Jon Irabagon and brilliant free jazz drummer Barry Altschul, probably revisiting Irabagon’s recent Pharaoh Sanders homage at Cornelia St. Cafe $10 followed at 10 by his much funnier, satirical band Mostly Other People Do the Killing (separate admission, $10).

8/1 midnight-ish the Kottonmouth Kings – yeah, they’re sort of the reggae version of Cypress Hill, but they’re still fun – at Highline Ballroom, $22 adv tix highly rec.

8/2 the CCB Reggae Allstars in the parking lot out behind City Winery, 5:30 PM, free.

8/2 gamelan orchestra Yowana Sari play 7 PM at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.

8/2, 7:30/9:30 PM veteran bassist Rufus Reid leads a killer quartet including Bobby Watson and JD Allen playing the cd release show for his new one at Dizzy’s Club, $30 seats avail., this will sell out

8/2, 8 PM the Mingus Orchestra plays Washington Square Park, free.

8/2, 10 PM smart guitar-driven Sephardic-tinged rock with Sway Machinery at the 92YTribeca, $10 adv tix rec

8/3 Ethiopian groove unit Budos Band at Tappen Park in Staten Island, Staten Island train to Stapleton.

8/3, 8 PM intense, ferocious Americana/paisley underground rockers the Newton Gang at Union Hall, $10

8/3, 10 PM Cambodian psychedelic pop revivalists Dengue Fever  at Southpaw $15 gen adm.; 8/4 they’re at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center for free

8/4, 6:30 PM Balkan powerhouse Raya Brass Band on the Broadway plaza at Lincoln Center, free.

8/4 Chilean cumbia sensation Chico Trujillo at MOMA’s Summergarden, 5:30 PM, free w/$20 museum adm.; they’re at le Poisson Rouge at 11ish the same night for $8 less if you get advance tix.

8/4, 8 PM charming yet badass Americana harmony sirens the Sweetback Sisters at the big room at the Rockwood

8/4, a twangy guitar summit with the eclectic Bill Kirchen and surf rockers Los Straitjackets at Maxwell’s, 9ish, $15.

8/5, 7 PM Tom Waits-ish Nashville gothic singer Mark Growden at the small room at the Rockwood

8/5, 7:30 PM one of the western world’s premier Middle Eastern ensembles, Bassam Saba and the NY Arabic Orchestra at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/5, 8 PM a roots reggae triplebill with the Rootsetters, Tronika and the Hard Times at Shrine.

8/5, 9:30 PM noir Americana pop band Little Embers followed by exhilarating Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon playing their cd release show at the Mercury, $10 gen adm.

8/5 kick ass Americana rockers Tom Clark & the High Action Boys at Lakeside, 11 PM.

8/6 jazz trumpeter Leron Thomas – a fearless, charismatic, frequently hilarious performer – plays the cd release show for his characteristically eclectic new cd Dirty Draws Volume Three at the 92YTribeca, 9 PM, $10 adv tix highly rec.

8/6, 9 PM satirical Chinese-American hip-hop crew the Notorious MSG play the cd release show for their new one at the Mercury, $10 gen adm.

8/7, 7 PM haunting hypnotic Sephardic soundscapes and rock songs with Galeet Dardashti and Divahn at Pier One on the upper west

8/7, 9:30 PM hip-hop/Afrobeat innovator/bandleader Blitz the Ambassador at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/7, 10ish excellent Boston honkytonk rockers Girls Guns & Glory play songs off their highly anticipated forthcoming album Sweet Nothings at Rodeo Bar

8/8, 8:30 PM bassist Chris Tordini’s Tiger Blood with Jeremy Viner , tenor sax, clarinet; Sasha Brown, guitar; Kris Davis, piano; Jim Black, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10

8/9 noir retro rock bandleader Nicole Atkins in the parking lot out behind City Winery, 5:30 PM, free.

8/9, 7 PM vibraphone/harp/percussion new music ensemble Percussia at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.

8/9-13, 7:30/9:30 PM guitarist Ed Cherry leads an intriguing trio with killer B3 organist Pat Bianchi at Dizzy’s Club, $30 seats avail.

8/9, 7:30 PM members of the Jupiter Symphony play Schubert, Mozart and Dvorak at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

8/9, 8 PM classic roots reggae with the Abyssinians and Black Uhuru’s Mykal Rose at Highline Ballroom, $18 adv tix rec.

8/9, 8 PM purist new jazz with saxophonist Marcus Strickland with drummer Eric Harland at the 92YTribeca, $12 adv tix rec.

8/10, 7 PM oldschool latin soul stars Johnny Colon and Joe Bataan at Central Park Summerstage

8/10, 7:30 PM violinist/composer Todd Reynolds, beatboxer Adam Matta and vaudevillian Luminescent Orchestrii bandleader Sxip Shirey with Caleb Burhans, Conrad Harris, Pauline Kim Harris, Yuki Numata, Courtney Orlando, and Ben Russell followed by Laurie Anderson at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/11, 7 PM two generations, two continents of Ethiopian grooves with Fendika and Debo Band at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/10, 11 PM eclectic, completely original psychedelic funk/Afrobeat band the Peoples Champs at the big room at the Rockwood.

8/11, 5:30 PM highly regarded Americana songwriter James Maddock on the plaza at the World Financial Center.

8/11, 8 PM oldschool soul duo Dwight & Nicole at the big room at the Rockwood. He plays purist Steve Cropper-style guitar; she works the ethereal sultry tip for an classic wee-hours vibe.

8/11, midnight, North Carolina’s Kickin Grass play sizzling modern bluegrass at the small room at the Rockwood

8/12, 8:30ish the Detroit Cobras at the Bell House, $15 gen adm.

8/12, 9 PM Tris McCall at Littlefield. By day, he chronicles boring corporate pop music for a suburban New Jersey newspaper; at night, he sheds his skin, plugs in his keyboard and becomes one of the most acerbic, tuneful songwriters out there.

8/12, 9 PM Korean vocalese chanteuse Seung-Hee with Adam Kolker, tenor sax, bass clarinet; Ike Sturm, bass; George Schuller, drums; Seung-Hee, voice, compositions; Toru Dodo, piano at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

8/12, 10 PM clever, funny hip-hop/Americana band Under the Elephant at the small downstairs studio space at Webster Hall

8/13, 1 and 3 PM pioneering new-music string quartet Ethel play a free show on Governors Island, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferry terminal every hour on the half hour

8/13 clawhammer banjo player/songwriter Abigail Washburn at 4 PM at the plaza on the northwest side of Lincoln Center, free.

8/13, 7 PM Brooklyn’s best band, tuneful anti-gentrification punk rockers the Brooklyn What – sort of the teens equivalent of what the Dead Boys were in the 70s – at Europa, dirt cheap, $8

8/13, 7 PM 1950s rockabilly legend Sonny Burgess followed by Marty Stuart at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/13, 9 PM a monster triplebill at Freddy’s: Americana chanteuse Rebecca Turner, Brooklyn’s own man in black, John Pinamonti and charismatic noir rocker Tom Warnick & World’s Fair at Freddy’s.

8/13, 9 PM soundtrack mini-orchestra Morricone Youth at the big room at the Rockwood.

8/14, 4:45 PM Michael Bower plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

8/14, 7 PM the Bar-Kays plus Steve Cropper with Bettye LaVette, Ellis Hooks and Dylan Leblanc at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/14, 7 PM Cuban son montuno powerhouse Los Soneros de Oriente at Pier One on the upper west

8/15 Queen Latifah at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, early arrival 6:30 PM highly advised.

8/15 and 8/17 Sameer Gupta’s Namaskar trio play hypnotic Indian jazz at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10

8/16, 7ish Bachata Heightz at Highbridge Park in Harlem, 171st and Amsterdam, A/C to 168th St.

8/17, 7 PM legendary 70s psychedelic art-rock band Nektar – who were sort of a cross between Pink Floyd and the Grateful Dead – with original members Roye Albrighton and Ron Howden at B.B. King’s, $25.

8/18, 8 PM one of the year’s best triplebills with Bakersfield-style country twanglers Alana Amram & the Rough Gems, the Texas honkytonk and zydeco of the Doc Marshalls and haunting intense original acoustic Nashville gothic/bluegrass of Frankenpine at Union Hall, $7.

8/18, 8 PM deviously fun, virtuoso art-rock piano chanteuse Greta Gertler solo at Waltz-Astoria, 24th and Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, N to Ditmars Blvd. and a six block walk

8/19, 7 PM torchy oldtime Americana quartet the Dirty Urchins at the small room at the Rockwood

8/19, 9 PM wild crazy female-fronted gypsy band Fishtank Ensemble at Union Hall, $10.

8/19 torchy intense theatrical oldtimey chanteuse April Smith & the Great Picture Show at Bowery Ballroom, 9 PM, $15 gen adm.

8/19, midnight, African roots reggae legend Tiken Jah Fakoly at SOB’s $25 adv tix highly rec., this will probably sell out. He’s also headlining Central Park Summerstage on 8/20 around 5:30, early arrival around 3 PM a must.

8/20 African reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones and Ivoirien star/freedom fighter Tiken Jah Fakoly at Central Park Summerstage, 3 PM early arrival a must.

8/20 ageless ska/rock/soul party machine the Slackers play a Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Star of Palm Beach, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from Pier 40, Houston St. and the westside highway, $30 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/20, 8 PM a killer oldtimey/Americana acoustic night at the Bell House with the Resurrectionists, Woodpecker and satirical faux-country girls Menage a Twang.

8/21 oldschool hip-hop stars EPMD at Central Park Summerstage, 3 PM early arrival highly advised.

8/22 really oldschool soca with Mighty Sparrow and oldschool 80s dancehall reggae with Shaggy at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, early arrival 6:30 PM highly advised

8/22, 7:30 PM the Knights play Schubert and Liszt at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

8/22 creepy indie band Deerhunter at Webster Hall, 10ish. If you’re going to miss the Eels, these guys are very similar.

8/23, 7ish Tito Rojas at East River Park, Grand St. and the river, F to East Broadway or J/M to Delancey.

8/23-28 the JD Allen Trio at the Vanguard, 7:30/9:30 PM. This is a good year for good artists and composers winning awards: tenor sax powerhouse Allen has been long, long overdue for his Downbeat #1 Rising Star award this year. His trio with Gregg August on bass and Rudy Royston on drums hit a lot of transcendent notes back in May at le Poisson Rouge.

8/24, 7ish the Cold Crush Brothers at East River Park, Grand St. and the river, F to East Broadway or J/M to Delancey.

8/25, 5:30 PM NYC’s own hypnotic Balinese gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Dharma Swara at MOMA’s Summergarden, 5:30 PM, free w/$20 museum adm.

8/26 smart, lyrical Irish-American rock legends Black 47 play a Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from the heliport at 23rd St.and the FDR, $25 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/26, 7 PM cellist Marika Hughes at the small room at the Rockwood.

8/26, 8 PM deviously fun, virtuoso art-rock piano chanteuse Greta Gertler followed at 1 by lush “historical orchestrette” Pinataland playing the cd release show for their long-anticipated new one Hymns for the Dreadful Night at Barbes

8/26, 9 PM garage punk guitar genius Deniz Tek of Radio Birdman in a rare trio show with Art and Steve Godoy, at the Bell House, $10 adv tix rec., this will sell out.

8/27, 1 PM day one of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival has Tia Fuller and James Carter at Marcus Garvey Park in Spanish Harlem

8/28, 1 PM day two of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with the Gerald Clayton trio, Ali Jackson and the Archie Sheppp Quartet at Tompkins Square Park.

8/28, 3 PM accordion-driven klezmer quintet Danzanova at Bargemusic $25/$20 stud/srs.

8/30, 11 PM sultry chanteuse Marilyn Carino Paula’s big sister – does her Little Genius project at the small room at the Rockwood

8/31 cutting edge melodic jazz with the John Farnsworth Quintet at Bryant Park, 6 PM, free.

8/30-31 fascinating tuneful piano-based free jazz with Pilc/Moutin/Hoenig at the Blue Note, 8/10:30 PM, $10 seats avail.

9/4, 1 and 3 PM pianists Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg play Bach, John Adams and others with a string ensemble on Governors Island, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferry terminal every hour on the half hour.

9/4 Manu Chao at Terminal 5 is sold out but the 9/5, 8 PM show still has $35 tix avail.

9/8-9 plus 9/15-16, 9 PM Ian Hunter at City Winery, $35 tix avail.

9/9 Chinese-American hip-hop sensations the Notorious MSG at Southpaw, 10 PM, $10.

9/11, 7 PM at Symphony Space, free, a 9/11 memorial concert, “will feature appearances by some of New York’s most illustrious artists, actors, athletes and politicians!” How about Melora Creager of Rasputina, one of the few artists unafraid to acknowledge that 9/11 was an inside job engineered by Dick Cheney? How about Mike Piazza and John Kerry? And if there are any politicians in the house who benefited from the police state tactics that the Bush regime put into effect that fall, we encourage you to vent your frustration as sadistically as possible.

9/13, 8 PM Steve Earle at the Town Hall, $35 tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

9/15, 8 PM the recently regrouped Klezmatics at Highline Ballroom.

9/16-17 majestic yet funk jazz piano titan Marc Cary’s Focus Trio at Smoke uptown

9/20 interestingly weird avant/indie/pop band Deerhoof at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 11 PM, $17 gen adm.

9/21-22 Beirut at Terminal 5, 8 PM, $27 adv tix onsale 7/8.

9/23 Sameer Gupta’s amazing, hypnotic Indian-flavored jazz group with Marc Cary on piano at Baruch College Auditorium, 23rd St. and Lex., time/price TBA

9/27, 8 PM Malian guitar legend Boubacar Traore at the Bell House, $17 adv tix very highly rec.

9/27, 8 PM dark Middle Eastern-tinged instrumentalist Sir Richard Bishop opens for the Swans at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $30 adv tix avail. at the Mercury weekdays til 7 PM, this may sell out.

9/28, 8:30ish a killer eclectic triplebill with desert blues-influenced Chicago band Pillars and Tongues, Bay area gypsy/balkan supernova A Hawk & a Hacksaw and gypsy punk band Dark Dark Dark at the Bell House, $13 adv tix very highly rec.

10/1, 10ish long-runnning original punk-pop band the Vibrators at Union Hall – the venues keep getting smaller, they keep playing the nostalgia angle – $13 adv tix rec.

10/22, 8 PM popular Americana chanteuse Gillian Welch at the Beacon Theatre, $35 tix avail.

11/17 well-loved harmony-driven Americana trio Red Molly – whose new lineup is just as captivating as the previous one – at the big room at the Rockwood, 7:30 PM

12/21 it’s Make Music Winter. Inspired by Phil Kline’s famous Gulf War-era interactive antiwar composition Unsilent Night, the Make Music NY organizers are working to schedule another citywide day/night of interesting, free live music. Pure genius. Watch this space for updates.

WEEKLY EVENTS

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 at 7:30 at Theatre 80 St. Marks the world’s most socially aware “reverend” and activist, Rev. Billy and his wild, ecstatic 30-piece gospel Church of Earthalujah Choir, $10 cover but “no one turned away.”

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 in August the Quavers – who mix trippy downtempo art-rock with indie pop – play Barbes early at 7 PM

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.

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.

Mondays in July Spanglish Fly, with their sultry retro 60s latin soul vibe, play Barbes at 9:30 PM while Chicha Libre is off doing other things

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, sexy 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.

Tuesdays at 7 PM in July it’s a classical piano series playfully titled Upright Piano Brigade, an A-list of classical talent playing the brand-new Sauter piano at Barbes.

Tuesdays in July clever, fiery, eclectic Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party play Barbes at 9. Get here as soon as you can as they’re very popular.

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

Wednesdays in July Andy Shernoff of the Dictators and the Masterplan plays Lakeside early at 7 PM. Working up new material, no doubt. Worth checking out if edgy oldschool NYC rock is your thing

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 July at midnight, multi-instrumentalist Thad Debrock plays the small room at the Rockwood. He’s played brilliantly on so many Americana and singer-songwriter albums it’s not funny; it’ll be interesting to hear him do his own stuff.

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

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

Fridays at 8:30 PM adventurous cellist/composer Valerie Kuehne books an intriguing avant garde/classical/unclassifiable “weekly experimental cabaret” at Cafe Orwell in Bushwick, 247 Varet St. (White/Bogart), L to Morgan Ave. It’s sort of a more outside version of Small Beast, a lot of cutting-edge performers working out new ideas in casual, unstuffy surroundings. Kuehne promises “never a dull moment.”

Fridays in July at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play oldschool 1960s style gospel at the Fat Cat.

Saturdays at 1 PM continuing through August (except for August 13), at 1 PM there are free concerts at Bargemusic – early arrival advised. Usually these are piano recitals, with the occasional string ensemble.

Saturdays eclectic compelling Brazilian jazz chanteuse Marianni and her excellent band at Zinc Bar, three sets starting at 10 PM.

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New York City Live Music Calendar for June and July 2011 Plus Other Events

Click here for an updated concert calendar for July and August 2011.

As always, weekly events are listed at the bottom of the page, after the last of the daily listings: scroll down and you’ll find them. If you didn’t see anything that struck you as fun this time around, check back later because we update this obsessively.

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. This is not a list of every band playing every club in NYC; this is a list of good shows, many of which we will go see ourselves. We focus on edgy, entertaining stuff: if you’re looking for Lady Gag or Fleet Foxes, you’re in the wrong place. We try to be descriptive rather than using all kinds of superlative adjectives.

6/1, 7:30 PM adventurous pianist Alexandra Joan winds up her entertainingly counterintuitive Kaleidoscope Series with a program of original material and improvisations featuring jazz guitarist Peter Mazza, Thomson Kneeland on bass and Timothy Hayward on sax at WMP Concert Hall, 31 W 28th St., $25

6/1, 7:30 PM dark incisive classical composer/pianist Fernando Otero and cellist Inbal Segev play Bach, Kodály, and Otero at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

6/1, 8 PM delightfully fun, quirky, counterintuitive all-female indie pop band the Walking Hellos at Fontana’s.

6/1, 10 PM, intense frontwoman Wendy Griffiths and her powerfully tuneful 80s punk/new wave influenced Changing Modes – who recorded our pick for best song of 2010 – at Sullivan Hall, $10.

6/1 midnight-ish big sprawling funk band Turkuaz at Southpaw, $5.

6/2, noon, George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free.

6/2, half past noon Klezmatics violin powerhouse Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express at St. Marks Park, 2nd Ave./10th St.

6/2, 2:30 PM acoustic guitarist Don DeMarco plays instruments similar to those in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection in their musical instruments section, free w/museum adm

6/2, 7 PM fiery noir cabaret songwriter Sabrina Chap at Banjo Jim’s followed eventually at 9 with the psychedelic folk of the Peaceniks feat. Moogy Klingman and Patti Rothberg at Banjo Jim’s.

6/2, 7 PM gorgeously lyrical jazz quintet the Flail at the Fat Cat. They’re also at Smalls at 9:30 on 6/16.

6/2, 8 PM smartly multistylistic retro keyboardist/singer and Jack White collaborator Rachelle Garniez (whose most recent album we rated best of the year) at Barbes.

6/2, 8 PM legendary, brilliant first-wave Irish punk rockers Stiff Little Fingers make their Brooklyn debut at Europa, $20. They’re at the Gramercy Theatre the following night for an extra $13 – that’s how much Live Nation is ripping you off for this one.

6/2, 8 PM the Da Capo Chamber Players’ 40th anniversary concert at Merkin Concert Hall feat. Pierrot lunaire, OP. 21 by Arnold Schoenberg, with guest soprano, Lucy Shelton; the world premiere performance of Gravity by George Tsontakis (written for the 40th anniversary of Da Capo); the New York premiere of Midnight Rounds by Keith Fitch (written for the 40th anniversary of Da Capo); Tres Lent as well as And…They’re Off! by Joan Tower (who was the ensemble’s founding pianist), $20 adv tix very highly rec., this should sell out.

6/2 country and bluegrass night with the Wicked Messengers, Freshly Baked and Dang-It Bobbys at Freddy’s, 8 PM.

6/2, 8 PM guitar funkmeister Askold Buk followed at 9 by Jimmy Buffett’s legendary first lead guitarist Roger Bartlett at P&G Bar on the upper west.

6/2, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony plays Bizet’s Carmen Suite, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite and Brahms’ Symphony #2 at Symphony Space, $20

6/2, 8:30 PM trombonist Samuel Blaser leads a quartet with Russ Lossing, piano; Eivind Opsvik, bass; Paul Motian, drums; Samuel Blaser, trombone playing the cd release show for his latest one at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15

6/2, 8:30 PM new music ensemble Sybarite5 play the Lincoln Center Atrium at 65th/Bwy, letting their ipod shuffle choose the pieces they’ll be performing, early arrival advised.

6/2, 9 PM Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative at Zebulon. The legendary filmmaker also writes absolutely hilarious, subtly provocative, socially aware songs that skewer all kinds of stereotypes. He’s backed by a killer funk band comprised of members of Burnt Sugar.

6/2, 10 PM atmospheric, pensive rock anthems with Hurricane Bells feat. Steve Schiltz (ex-Longwave and Scout) at Culturefix on Clinton St.

6/2, 10 PM a solid oldtime country doublebill with Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues followed by Alex Battles & Whisky Rebellion at the Jalopy, $10

6/2 powerpop/psychedelic guitar monsters Devi at Arlene’s, 11 PM recording a live album! Get your screams on vinyl!

6/2, midnight, dark female-fronted soul band MotherMoon at Spike Hill.

6/3, 7 PM ferocious, hilarious, theatrical, Beatlesque lyrical songwriter Walter Ego at Banjo Jim’s feat. some of NYC’s best guests (secret – we won’t give it away).

6/3, 7:30 PM the Prism Quartet plays world premieres by works by David Rakowski, Lisa Bielawa, Perry Goldstein, Matthew Levy, and Cara Haxo at Symphony Space, $20

6/3, 8 PM filmmakers Suki Hawley, Mike Galinsky and David Beilinson’s documentary the Battle for Brooklyn, which confronts the destructive effects of gentrification, notably the graft and fraud-ridden Atlantic Yards arena and parking-lot project where private property was illegally seized by a real estate swindler through an eniment domain claim. At the Brooklyn Heights Cinema; also screening 6/9 at 9 PM at Myrtle Avenue Hill in Ft. Greene Park, free; and on 6/11, 8 PM at Indie Screen, 285 Kent Ave., Williamsburg. A weeklong run begins on 6/17 at Cinema Village in Manhattan.

6/3, 8 PM torchy noir Americana siren Lily & the Parlour Tricks followed by oldschool soul revivalist/crooner Eli Paperboy Reed at Southpaw, $12 gen adm.

6/3, 8 PM grease up your pompadours: Smokey Hormel’s western swing band, retro rock chanteuse Eilen Jewel and Big Sandy & the Fly-Rite Boys at the Bell House, $12 adv tix rec.

6/3, 9 PM Caithlin De Marrais – one of the most unselfconsciously riveting singers in any style of music – sings her plaintive, tersely compelling songs at Pete’s

6/3, 9/10:30 PM Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax; Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Kris Davis, piano; Tom Rainey, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

6/3, 10 PM the funniest oldschool country band around, the Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar. They’re also at Barbes on 6/10 at 10.

6/3, 10:30ish eclectic Afrobeat/funk band Mamarazzi – whose new album is excellent – at Zebulon

6/3, 10:30 PM organist Jared Gold and trombonist Dave Gibson lead a quintet at the Fat Cat

6/3 ferocious Nashville gothic rockers Ninth House play Sathony in Astoria, 11 PM.

6/3 wry, literate Nashville gothic with Maynard & the Mustiesat Lakeside, 11 PM.

6/3, 11 PM wild intense original bluegrass band Thy Burden at Spike Hill.

6/3, 11 PM horn-driven funk band the Kickdown at Bowery Poetry Club, $10

6/3, 11:30 PM ecstatic Brazilian funk/reggae/maracatu band Dende & Hahahaes at Joe’s Pub $12.

6/4, 3:30 PM charismatic, literate NYC noir rock legend LJ Murphy at the Howl Festival, Tompkins Square Park; on 6/8 he’s at Bar 82 with his trio at 9.

6/4 Blitz the Ambassador at the Brooklyn Museum, free w/museum adm.

6/4, 6:30 PM intriguing dark 80 style dreampop band Teletextile at Ft. Useless in Bushwick

6/4, 6:30 PM, free, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble play Gershwin: Lullaby for Strings; Barber:Adagio for Strings; Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12, “American” at Flushing Town Hall, tix req., early arrival advised.

6/4, 7 PM Nashville gothic goddess – and indie film star – Lorraine Leckie at Banjo Jim’s

6/4 a blast from the past – legendary oldschool Williamsburg punk/indie rockers FF (which stands for Fat Fuck) at Lakeside, 7 PM.

6/4, 7 PM powerhouse blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff – the rare guy who plays a lot of notes but doesn’t waste any – at Terra Blues.

6/4, 8 PM oldschool rocksteady with the Forthrights, kick-ass third generation ska with the Scofflaws and early 80s British band Bad Manners for those who like their ska on the pop side, $15 at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall

6/4, 8 PM Bamba Sacko play African roots reggae at Shrine followed at 10 by the reggae/rocksteady of Finotee.

6/4, 8 PM the Moonlighters’ wickedly smart, torchy Bliss Blood plus Jim Fryer on trombone at Rest Au Rant, 30-01 35th Avenue (corner of 30th St.) in Long Island City

6/4, 10 PM catchy powerpop rockers Elk City followed by sprawling acoustic Americana band the Woes at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $10; the Woes are at Sunny’s at 10 the following night for free.

6/4, 8 PM the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma at NJPAC in Newark, $25 seats avail.

6/4, 8 PM bossa jazz siren Sasha Dobson’s country band Chola followed by Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes. Chola are also here Mondays in June at 8 PM starting on the 13th.

6/4, 8 PM witty jazz guitar star Matt Munisteri at the Jalopy, $10.

6/4, 8:30 PM hypnotic marimba/cello duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi followed by bluegrass band the Five Deadly Venoms (who are also here on 6/7 and 6/28 at 9:45)

6/4, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock extravaganza with Connecticut’s surprisingly agile Clams, high-intensity Reverb Galaxy, the diverse, country-tinged Matt Rae Trio and the Octomen (excellent fiery surf trio) at midnight-ish.

6/4 intense gypsy punks Bad Buka at Mehanata, 9 PM

6/4, 9/10:30 PM drummer Ralph Peterson’s brilliant B3 band the Unity Project plays the cd release show for their spectacularly good new one with Pat Bianchi, organ; Josh Evan, trumpet; Wayne Escoffery, tenor sax at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

6/4, 10 PM, 90s Detroit rock cult figures the Dirtbombs at the Bell House, $20

6/4, 10 PM cowpunk with the Nightmare River Band at Spike Hill.

6/4, 11 PM eclectic Selegalese flavored roots reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones at the 92YTribeca, $12 adv tix rec.

6/5, repeating on 6/ 12, and 6/19 the NY Scandia Symphony at the Billings Lawn in Ft. Tryon Park uptown, 2 PM. This extraordinary and clever ensemble plays a Frank Foerster piece called Summer in Ft. Tryon Park which has to be heard to be appreciated, along with works by numerous brilliant obscure Scandinavian composers.

6/5, 3 PM harpsichordist Elaine Comparone and The Queen’s Chamber Band play world premieres by Michael Cohen, Stephen Kemp, Elodie Lauten, David J. MacDonald & Eugene W. McBride at St. Mark’s Church, 10th St./2nd Ave., $25.

6/5, 5 PM oldtimey doublebill with irrepressible trombonist J. Walter Hawkes and then his sultry swing bandmate Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at LIC Bar, 5

6/5, 6 PM B3 groove organist Ehud Asherie’s No Bass Hit Trio ft. Harry Allen & Chuck Riggs at the Fat Cat

6/5, 7:30 PM trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet w/ Angelica Sanchez (piano), John Lindberg (bass) and Pheeroan akLaff (drums) at le Poisson Rouge, adv tix $15 rec.

6/5, 8 PM deviously fun new music duo Anti-Depressant (violinist Jennifer Choi and pianist Kathy Supove) play Galapagos, $15/$10 stud.

6/5, 8 PM slinky low-register retro Cuban band Gato Loco – with baritone guitar, baritone sax, tuba and bass – at Bowery Poetry Club

6/5, 8 PM tuneful Americana harmony band the Bowmans at the small room at the Rockwood

6/5, 8 PM composer Eve Beglarian and her new band Brim at Galapagos, $15.

6/5, 8:30 PM bassist Petros Klampanis plays the cd release show for his eclectic new one with a scary-good lineup feat. Megan Gould , violin; Heather Paauwe, violin; Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin, viola; Yoed Nir, cello; Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Magda Giannikou, guest vocalist at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

6/5, 9 PM Steve Wynn’s indie rock supergroup the Baseball Project at City Winery , $25 seats avail.

6/5, 9 PM gypsy pop band Occidental Gypsy – “Found somewhere on the music tree between John Pizzarelli and Caravan Palace” – at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd St.

6/5 hilarious, diverse satirical cowpunk rockers Uncle Leon & the Alibis at Rodeo Bar 10ish

6/6, 6:30 PM an interfaith 9/11 commemorative concert at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown with pianist Simone Dinnerstein playing Bach’s English Suite as well as two of his Chorale Preludes – BWV 639 and 147, free but rsvp reqd

6/6, 7:30/9:30 PM Orrin Evans & the Captain Black Big Band at Dizzy’s Club, $20, better reserve now, these guys sell out fast.

6/6 arguably the first-ever guitar jazz triplebill at the Mercury with the astonishingly smart, intense, original, bluesy Marvin Sewell at 8, Liberty Ellman at 9 and then Moroccan-inspired Dave Fiuczynski at 10, $15.

6/6, 8 PM stars of the NYC Balkan underground, trumpeter Ben Holmes and trio followed by at 9:30 by Chicha Libre at Barbes.

6/6, 9 PM the New Yorkestra big band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

6/6-7 the Melvins at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9 PM, $20 adv tix avail. at the Mercury weekdays til 7 PM.

6/6, 9 PM the New Yorkestra big band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

6/6, 9 PM at Otto’s a screening of the 1982 punk rock movie Ladies & Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains starring Diane Lane, Laura Dern, Paul Simonon, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and others from the era.

6/6, 10:30 PM Middle Eastern-tinged violist Dina Maccabee and her group at Pete’s

6/7, 6:30 PM, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival a must.

6/7, 6:30 PM the Tomsk Chamber Orchestra plays Tschaikovsky and Shostakovich at Symphony Space, $30

6/7, 7 PM ICE pianist Jacob Greenberg at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party.

6/7, 7:30ish oldschool hip-hop with EPMD at Betsy Head Playground, Livonia Ave. & Strauss St., Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5 to Saratoga Ave.

6/7, 7:30 PM Rose of the Compass – recorder player Nina Stern, with Glen Velez, frame drum, and Ara Dinkjian, oud – play an intriguing set of music from the Mediterranean to the Balkans at the cd release show for their new one at Drom, $10 adv tix highly rec.

6/7, 8 PM Carol Lipnik & Spookarama play the cd release show for their hypnotic, haunting new one M.O.T.H. at the big room at the Rockwood.

6/7, 8ish energetic lo-fi guitar/drums duo Eleanor followed by the Highway Gimps – the missing link between Motorhead and My Bloody Valentine – at Tammany Hall in the old Annex space on Orchard St., $5

6/7, 8 PM McCoy Tyner – who’s still got the most powerful left hand in jazz – leads a trio with Gary Bartz and Bill Frisell at Highline Ballroom, $35

6/8, 8 PM fiery literate steampunk songwriter Kelli Rae Powell at Southpaw.

6/8, 8 PM 60s soul legend Eric Burdon & the Animals at B.B. King’s, $35 adv tix a must.

6/8, 8 PM soulful, soaring country/rock siren Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Bruar Falls, $6.

6/8, 9 PM Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns at Radegast Hall – if anybody can get all the douches to shut up and listen, this oldtimey New Orleans siren can.

6/8, 10 PM Sistermonk play their high energy gypsy funk at Shrine

6/8, 10ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

6/8 Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy makes a rare small room appearance at midnight at the Delancey, $25, this will sell out fast, get adv tix at the club

6/9, half past noon the Arturo O’Farrill latin jazz group at St. Marks Park, 2nd Ave/10th St.

6/9, 7:30 PM intense Balkan-influenced songwriter Alina Simone at Joe’s Pub $12.

6/9, 8 PM irrepressible, fun ska-pop band Across the Aisle at Otto’s

6/9, 9 PM dark compelling historically-fixated songwriter Elisa Flynn at the Way Station, 683 Washington Ave, Brooklyn (at Prospect Place; 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza).

6/9, 9:30 PM lush, atmospheric, socially aware, Radiohead-influenced rockers My Pet Dragon play the cd release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood.

6/9 Chicago blues guitar/piano legend Lucky Peterson at 10 PM at Terra Blues

6/9  Afrobeat crew Ikebe Shakedown’s cd release show, 10 PM at Southpaw, $10 gen adm.

6/9, 9 PM honkytonk hellraisers the Steamboat Disasters at Freddy’s

6/9, 10 PM Banda Magda play their cosmopolitan gypsy/Mediteranean/latin accordion-driven songs at Drom, $10 gen adm

6/9, 10ish the twangy, clever Trailer Radio at Rodeo Bar.

6/9, 10:30 PM careening Balkan brass intensity with Veveritse Brass Band at the Jalopy, $10

6/10-12 the global-themed Brooklyn Folk Festival is $20 per day; the best deal if you’re making a weekend out of it is the three-day $55 pass available at the Jalopy, who are hosting night one. Nights two and three are at BWAC, 49 Van Brunt St. in Red Hook. Too many awesome artists to list: Peter Stampfel, the Roulette Sisters, Elizabeth Butters, Uncle Monk, Black Sea Hotel, Radio Jarocho, the Newton Gang and many more, the complete lineup is here.

6/10, 7 PM smart twangy literate Americana rock with Chip Robinson at Lakeside.

6/10, 7:30 PM all-girl punk/no wave legends the Bush Tetras at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec.

6/10, 8 PM assaultive hilarious Chinatown hip-hop pioneers the Notorious MSG’s cd release show at the Brooklyn Bowl, only $5.

6/10, 8 PM Koleurz play French African roots reggae at Shrine.

6/10 dreamy shoegaze soundscapes from Balun followed by the film NY Non-Fiction at Open Road Rooftop, 350 Grand St. at Essex, 8 PM, $10

6/10, 8 PM Gyan Riley (Terry’s talented guitarist kid) at Barbes followed by the Jack Grace Band at 10

6/10, 8 PM Lisle Atkinson & Neo Bass play bass arrangements of Ellington feat. guests pianists at Symphony Space, $25 adv tix rec.

6/10, 8 PM antique Americana harmony band Ollabelle (all original members) at City Winery, $20 standing room tix avail.

6/10, 8 PM terse oldschool Chicago blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Lucille’s.

6/10, 9 PM sharp, tuneful, Aimee Mann-esque literate rockers Elizabeth & the Catapult at Bowery Ballroom, $15 gen adm.

6/10 Cuban reggaeton siren Telmary Diaz with a live band at BAM Cafe, 9:30 PM – early arrival advised, this will sell out.

6/10 Vietnamese psychedelic rock revivalists Dengue Fever, 10 PM at Highline Ballroom.

6/10 baritone country crooner/bandleader Dale Watson at Maxwell’s 10ish, $10 (note separate admission from earlier NRBQ concert).

6/10, 10 PM the Hard Times play reggae at Two Boots Brooklyn.

6/10 midnight the Peoples’ Champs play their psychedelic mix of funk and Afrobeat at the small room at the Rockwood

6/10, midnight, witty guitar star of a million bands Homeboy Steve Antonakos plays his own wry Americana stuff at Banjo Jim’s

6/10, midnight, clever fun retro 80s synth-disco duo Hank & Cupcakes at the Mercury, $10.

6/11 Jim Black’s AlasNoAxis and Josh Roseman & The King Froopy All Stars at Central Park Summerstage – be aware that they’re opening for a popular, lame jam band from the 90s and that you may not be able to get in unless you show up before 3.

6/11, 4:30 PM baritone Austin honkytonk crooner Dale Watson at Madison Square Park, free

6/11, 6 PM singer-songwriter satirists the Lascivious Biddies at the small room at the Rockwood.

6/11, 7 PM lyrical jazz pianist Mika Pohjola at Miles Cafe with his quartet, $20 includes a drink and “snacks”

6/11, 7:30/9:30 PM eclectic Middle Eastern-tinged jazz guitarist Gilad Hekselman leads a trio at the Bar Next Door.

6/11, 8 PM an amazing psychedelic dub reggae doublebill (say that five times fast) with Dub Is a Weapon and Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad at Brooklyn Bowl, $7.

6/11, 8 PM oldtimey/Americana/indie band Dastardly – sort of very funny version of Mumford & Sons – at Pete’s. They’re at Spike Hill at 9 on 6/12.

6/11, 8 PM psychedelic steampunk/gypsy band the Wyld Old Souls’ cd release show at Drom, $10 adv tix highly rec.

6/11 a good roots reggae doublebill at Shrine starting at 8 PM with Num & Nu Afrika followed at 9 by the Pressers.

6/11, 8 PM Mississippi hill country blues guitar genius Will Scott (who’s got an excellent new album out) plays a NYC show at 68 Jay St. Bar to kick off his latest European tour.

6/11, 9 PM ecstatically fun, intense gypsy punk/metal cumbia/rock en Espanol band Escarioka – one of our favorites – at Mehanata

6/11 haunting noir Americana crooner Mark Sinnis (of Ninth House) plays the cd release for his new one The Undertaker In My Rearview Mirror at Duff’s Bar in South Williamsburg, 9 PM.

6/11, 9 PM Taj Weekes & Adowa – who are about the best thing happening in roots reggae right now – at the 92YTribeca, $14 gen adm.

6/11, 9/10:30 PM the cleverly lyrical John McNeil/Bill McHenry jazz group at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15

6/11, 10 PM oldtime country harmony hellraisers Those Darlins at Maxwell’s, $10.

6/11, 10 PM hellraising Irish band Jameson’s Revenge at Connolly’s

6/11 LES rockabilly/surf/punk legend Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside, 10:15ish.

6/11, 11 PM clever, funny faux-French garage rockers Les Sans Culottes at Freddy’s.

6/11 high-energy all-girl country harmony band Those Darlins, 11 PM at Maxwell’s.

6/11 we are not making this up – L’il Kim shares the stage with transvestite Amanda Lepore at gay bar Club 57, 311 W 57th St.(8th/9th Ave), $15 before midnight.

6/12 hellraising country harmony women Those Darlins at 2:45 PM followed by the intensely charismatic retro nuevo funkster Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears at 4:30 at Madison Square Park, free.

6/12, 3 PM a toy piano festival at Bargemusic feat. Phyllis Chen, Karlheinz Essl, Konrad Kaczmarek, John McDonald, Matthew Malsky and others, $25/$20 srs/$15 stud.

6/12 ska on the water: Royal City Riot and the Toasters play a concert cruise aboard the Jewel, leaving at 7 PM sharp from behind the heliport at 23rd & the FDR, $25 adv tix. available at the Highline Ballroom box office.

6/12, 7:30 PM cutting-edge string quartet Brooklyn Riderwith Silk Road Project shakuhachi player Kojiro Umezaki at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University downtown (Spruce St. between William/Nassau), 2 free tix per person available starting at 5 PM at the box office. Then Brooklyn Rider sprint up to Bleecker St. to le Poisson Rouge where they’re playing with Christina Courtin for $15 at 10:30.

6/12, 8 PM Syrian pop star Omar Souleyman at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15 adv tix available at the Mercury til 7 PM weekdays

6/12, 8 PM alt-country pioneer and Flatlanders honcho Joe Ely at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec.

6/12, 8:30-midnight PM Sousalves’ Songwriters from Hell at Banjo Jim’s featuring (in order) Maya Solovey, Katie Dixon, Kerry Davis, Sousalves, Alan Merrill, Benjamin Cartel and finally Liz Tormes headlining at half past eleven.

6/12, 8:30 PM trumpeter Sarah Wilson plays the cd release for her new one with Myra Melford, piano; Ben Goldberg, clarinet; Jerome Harris, bass; Matt Wilson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

6/12, 9 PM killer doublebill: torchy intense chanteuse April Smith & the Great Picture Show plus the phenomenally charismatic soul man/guitarist Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears at Maxwell’s, $18 adv tix highly rec., this will sell out.

6/12, 9 PM cowpunks Nightmare River Band open for nine-piece grasscore jam band Old Man Markley at Union Hall, $10

6/12, 10 PM lyrical, dark Texas Americana rocker John Pinamonti at Sunny’s in Red Hook

6/12, 11:30 PM innovative new big band jazz with Ensemble Denada at Drom, $15 gen adm.

6/13, 6:30 PM an interfaith 9/11 commemorative concert at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown with Bach’s Sonata #2 in D Major for Harpsichord and Cello performed by harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper and cellist Fred Zlotkin, free but rsvp reqd.

6/13, 8:30 PM pianist Melody Fader leads a string trio playing Beethoven, Berio, Chopin, Carter, and Dvorak’s Dumky Trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

6/13, 9 PM the Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra – one of the world’s most interesting – makes a rare Brooklyn appearance at Tea Lounge in Park Slope. Don’t miss it if big band jazz is your thing

6/13, 10:30 PM Oran Etkin does his West African jazz thing followed by eclectic captivating Moroccan jazz/soul chanteuse Malika Zarra and her band at Joe’s Pub, $12

6/13 gypsy rocker Yula Beeri and the Extended Family at the big room at the Rockwood.

6/14, 6-9 PM the Museum Mile Festival features free admission at most every museum starting at 103rd St.

6/14, 7 PM fearless mostly female klezmer powerhouse Isle of Klezbos at the community garden at 520 E 12th (Ave. A/B); in case of rain, it’s at Bluestockings Bookstore on Allen St. just south of Stanton.

6/14, 8 PM witty, stinging lyrical tunesmith Marcellus Hall (of White Hassle) at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $10

6/14, 8 PM the Sirius Quartet play world premieres by Mikael Karlsson and Fung Chern Hwei at the Gershwin Hotel, $10

6/14, 9:45 PM bluegrass with the Sleepy Hollow String Band at Caffe Vivaldi.

6/14 dark politically aware jazz/pan-Asian chanteuse/pianiast Jen Shyu at Korzo, 10 PM.

6/14, 10:20 PM ethereal dark art-rockers Elysian Fields play the cd release show for their new one at le Poisson Rouge, $15 gen adm.

6/15, 7 PM twangy, tuneful Texas-flavored alt-country band Two Cent Revival play. their cd release show at the Rockwood.

6/15, 7:30 PM adventurous new music quartet Cadillac Moon Ensemble plays Luciano Berio and others including two world premieres at Culturefix, 9 Clinton St., free

6/15 the Dictators’ ageless Andy Shernoff at 7 followed eventually by the soul/garage sounds of the Solid Set at 9 at Lakeside.

6/15, 7:30 PM smartly tuneful jazz pianist Art Hirahara solo at Smalls

6/15, 7:30 PM violinist Veronique Mathieu plays works by Csickso and Shepherd followed by fearless avant ensemble Lunatics at Large performing works by Raoul Pleskow, Frederick Tillis, Elizabeth Bell, Steven Gerber and Marilyn Bliss at Symphony Space, $11.

6/15, 8 PM endlessly surprising, astonishingly intense piano virtuoso Kathleen Supove plays Julia Wolfe – Compassion; Lainie Fefferman – Barnacles (NY premiere); Alvin Curran – Inner Cities (selections); Michael Gatonska – A Shaking of the Pumpkin; Frederic Rzewski – Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs./$25 stud.

6/15, 8 PM John Zorn plays a rare duo show with Tyshawn Sorey on drums at the Stone, their calendar doesn’t say it’s any more than $10. Could be a lot of fun. Get there early.

6/15, 9 PM New Orleans band the Grand Street Stompers play the cd release show for their new one at Radegast Hall.

6/16 the Northside Festival in Williamsburg kicks off – in reality what that means is that whatever bands all the Williamsburg clubs happened to have on their calendar this week are part of it. Last year’s was badly attended and didn’t have many good bands, pretty much what you’d expect in this part of town. There are a few choice shows including Beirut on 6/16 at 8:30 and Guided by Voices on 6/18 at 7 at McCarren Park, both of which are SOLD OUT but you might be able to get close enough to hear anyway.

6/15, 9:30ish the eclectic, funny, ferociously tuneful instrumental rockers TarantinosNYC at Otto’s.

6/15 a rare non-stadium show by edgy, lyrical powerpop siren Patti Rothberg at the Bitter End, of all places, 10 PM

6/16, half past noon baritone saxophonist Claire Daly leads a quartet at at St. Marks Park, 2nd Ave/10th St.

6/16-19 James Farm (the new quartet with featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland) at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $35, res. very highly rec., this will sell out quickly.

6/16, 7:30 PM the highlight of the American Composers’ Association’s multiple nights at Symphony Space looks to be this one,with works by Christopher Shultis, Jody Rockmaker, Joyce Hope Suskind, Lewis Nielson, Barbara Jazwinski, and Glenn Stallcop. Performers include Esther Lamneck, clarinet, Falko Steinbach, piano, Martin Schuring, oboe, and Lynne Aspnes, harp, $11.

6/16, 7:30 PM violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron and pianist Yelena Grinberg play Liszt, Bartók, Kurtag, Schubert, Saint-Saëns at WMP Concert Hall, $25.

6/16 flutist Ransom Wilson’s new music ensemble Le Train Bleu at Galapagos, 7:30 PM, $15.

6/16-19, 7:30/9:30 PM Jamaican jazz/reggae piano legend Monty Alexander & the Harlem Kingston Express at Dizzy’s Club, $30 seats avail. Note that the 6/15 show is sold out.

6/16, 8 PM eclectic, witty jazz guitarist Matt Munisteri at Barbes followed at 10 by bluegrass mandolin monster Andy Statman ($10 cover).

6/16, 8:30 PM Mamie Minch and Jolie Holland’s oldtimey supergroup Midnight Hours at the Jalopy, $10

6/16, 8:30 PM eclectic electric guitar powerhouse Joel Harrison leads a quartet with Anupam Shobhakar, sarod; Stephan Crump, bass; Satoshi Takeishi, percussion at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10

6/16 subtle, psychedelic, completely original roots reggae/dub/worldbeat band Kiwi  followed by John Brown’s Body – who absolutely slayed on 4/20 at Highline Ballroom – at Maxwell’s, 9 PM $15.

6/16 Esquela – the new Americana rock project from the Yayhoos’ Keith Christopher with powerhouse singer Rebecca Frame – at Lakeside, 9 PM.

6/16, 9 PM Garth Stevenson – who creates songs live from loops using his bass and a pedal – followed by intricate “American mystic music” acoustic guitarist John Shannon at the 92YTribeca, $10 gen adm.

6/16 electric bluegrass/country/rock guitar/mandolin monsters Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar, 10ish.

6/16 dark lyrical songwriter Daniel Bernstein & the Everybody Knows at Fontana’s, 10 PM.

6/17 the third annual Istanbulive Turkish music festival at Central Park Summerstage features iconic songwriter/freedom fighter/filmmaker Zulfu Livaneli (sort of the Turkish Bob Dylan), early arrival, i.e. 3 PM at the latest, highly advised.

6/17, 7 PM the Shannon Baker/Erica Seguine Jazz Orchestra at Miles Cafe, $20 includes a drink and “snacks”

6/17, 8 PM keyboardist Kate Mattison’s sultry downtempo soul/pop band Mattison opens for Kathryn Calder of the New Pornographers at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $10

6/17, 9 PM soul/groove band the Del-Reys followed by potently politically aware third-wave ska/soul legends the Slackers at Bowery Ballroom, $16 adv tix highly rec.

6/17, 9/10:30 PM dark 80s-style goth/pop pianist/singer Kristin Hoffmann.at Caffe Vivaldi.

6/17 wickedly tuneful, fearless, funny, socially aware all-girl janglerock/folk band Left on Red play Bar 82 at 10

6/17 surf music classics and obscuities with the Boss Guitars at Lakeside, 11 PM.

6/17, 11:30 PM clarinet monster Ismail Lumanovski and his band the NY Gypsy All-Stars at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

6/18, 7 PM charismatic, literate NYC noir rock legend LJ Murphy at Banjo Jim’s.

6/18, 7 PM Metal Mountains (Helen Rush and Samara Lubelski’s ethereal project) followed by Thurston Moore’s Whiteout and then legendary 1960s psychedelic garage band Bardo Pond, no idea how many original members are left, at le Poisson Rouge, $10 gen adm.

6/18, 7:30 PM tuneful death-obsessed indie pop pianist/songwriter Jeremy Messersmith at the Mercury, $10.

6/18, 7:30 PM salsa dura doublebill: La Excelencia and the Larry Harlow Latin Legends Big Band at Prospect Park Bandshell.

6/18 the highlight of the Northside Festival is at Trash Bar starting at 8 with the Highway Gimps, the Viennagram at 9, Gunfight at 10, the Brooklyn What – NYC’s most intense, funny, socially aware rockers, and the Shapes (the Texas psychedelic pop band?) at midnight.

6/18, 8 PM for all you percussion fans: imagine tarantella sorceress Alessandra Belloni and Bahian groove monster Dende on the same stage. It’s gonna happen – wow. A summer solstice show with John LaBarbera on guitar and Steve Gorn on reeds, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, $25

6/18, 8 PM trumpeter Nate Wooley does double duty: first, premiering Atemwende” by Yugoslavian composer Bojan Vuleticwith the Mivos string quartet, then in a duo cd release performance with fellow trumpeter Peter Evans at Issue Project Room, free.

6/18, 8 PM Irish acoustic punk band Box of Crayons celebrate Bloomsday with the cd release show for their new album Dublin Over at Freddy’s

6/18, 9 PM hauntingly lyrical, intense Americana songwriter James McMurtry at the Bell House, $15. He’s also at Maxwell’s on 6/17 at 7:30 for the same price.

6/18, 9 PM yet another good diverse roots reggae doublebill at Shrine with 6th Degree followed at 10 by Zion Judah.

6/18, 9 PM funny, fearless oldschool style punk rockers the Live Ones, Boston’s Cortez and hilarious metal spoof Mighty High at Cake Shop

6/18 vibraphone-based Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica play the cd release show for their hypnotic, psychedelic new one Third River Rangoon at Otto’s – definitely the classiest band ever to play this dive.

6/18, 9 PM eclectic country juggernaut M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10.

6/18, 10:30 PM dark gypsy/goth rock and then slinky Cuban sounds with low-register instruments: Yula Beeri & the Extended Family followed by Gato Loco at Littlefield, $10

6/18 fearlessly fun Americana-punk rockers Spanking Charlene – winners of the Sirius/XM best unsigned band contest, now on Little Steven Van Zandt’s label – at Lakeside, 11 PM

6/19, 11 AM this year’s Bang on a Can Marathon – a NYC institution – at the World Financial Center.

6/19 this year’s free Punk Island festival at Governors Island happens two days in advance of Make Music NY as the yuppies are shitting their pants at the thought of loud, nonconformist music being played anywhere near their “luxury” apartments. This year, it’s been put together by the folks at ABC No Rio, a cool, eclectic, completely non-corporate lineup with bands as diverse as Humanwine, Fashion Week, Star Fucking Hipsters and Yula & the Extended Family. Take the free ferry which leaves every hour on the half hour from the old Shaolin ferry terminal (to the north of the new one). This year, they’re letting you bring food and drinks but be careful how you hide that booze, since it’s verboten – security is probably going to paw through your stuff, so wrap it up tight. After all, as the MMNY site reminds you, “The Trust for Governors Island reserves the right to deny access to the island at its discretion.” Let’s take over the island! Bust the trust!

6/19, 2 PM, free, extraordinary painter/performance artist Theresa Byrnes, guitarist Ronny Drayton, curator/producer Shantrelle Lewis, and actress Marie Claudine Mukamabano address issues of survival over adversity: sexual assault, illness, genocide, and a son’s incarceration, exploring the question of “how we continue after facing the unthinkable.” Moderated by musician K. Neycha Herford at Danny Simmons’ Corridor Gallery, 334 Grand Ave btwn Gates & Greene, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, C to Clinton-Washington (G train not running)

6/19 a rare solo set by saxophone adventurer Matana Roberts at Downtown Music Gallery, 6 PM.

6/19, 8 PM Abbie Gardner of Red Molly does her gorgeously torchy jazz stuff at the Jalopy followed at 9:30 by haunting oldtime Nashville gothic/bluegrass band Bobtown

6/19, 9:30 PM rustic, lyrical Americana songwriter Andrew Vladeck’s dual cd/book release show at Joe’s Pub, $12.

6/19 soaring Americana with banjo player Hilary Hawke & the Flipsides at Rodeo Bar 10ish

6/19, 10 PM terrorist jazz with Peter Evans, Trumpet; Moppa Elliot, bass; Kassa Overall, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

6/20 indie classical orchestra the Knights play the world premiere of Lisa Bielawa’s Templehof Etude, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony plus a Morton Feldman piece at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, 7:30 PM, early arrival advised.

6/20 Piaf scholar/noir accordion siren Marni Rice at 9 at Small Beast at the Delancey followed eventually at 11 by the magnificently intense, ferocious, gypsy rock/art-rock of Vera Beren’s Gothic Chamber Blues Ensemble.

6/20, 9 PM the JC Sanford Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope. They absolutely killed here last fall.

6/20, 10 PM tuneful danceable funk/Afrobeat band Mamarazzi at the Mercury, $15.

6/21 is Make Music NY. We’ve cherrypicked the best shows and put up a separate page here since there are so many of them. Nice to see that the very last band on the list is Zion Judah, one of our favorite reggae bands.

6/21, 1 PM Louis Andriessen’s Hoketus performed by two groups TBA at Federal Hall downtown

6/21, 7ish Talib Kweli at Red Hook Park (bordered by Hicks and Henry in Red Hook – same directions as if you’re going to the Jalopy: F to Carroll St., exit front of Brooklyn-bound train. Left on Smith, right on 1st Place, continue as 1st Place becomes Summit. Go over the BQE, make a U-turn, continue on Summit).

6/22, 7 PM at Alwan for the Arts, a panel discussion: Detained Without Cause – Muslims’ Stories of Detention and Deportation in America. “The post-9/11 emergence of Islamophobic media hysteria, oppressive law enforcement tactics and increasing surveillance in the name of security is a package sold to the public as the inevitable cost of freedom. Learn what that cost really means in human terms: the stories of fellow New Yorkers disappeared from our communities during the first months after the terrible events of 9/11.” Free and open to the public, early arrival advised.

6/22, 7 PM alt-country chanteuse Tift Merritt at Madison Square Park, free.

6/22, 7:30/9:30 PM eclectic pan-latin bassist Pedro Giraudo leads his jazz orchestra at the Jazz Standard,  $20.

6/22, 8 PM eclectic, poignant yet quirkly funny art-rock keyboardist Greta Gertler solo at the Gershwin Hotel, a benefit for the homeless, $15

6/22, 8 PM Pete Rock (of Pete Rock & CL Smooth) opens for psychedelic vibraphone jazz legend (and brilliant film composer) Roy Ayers at Highline Ballroom, $25 gen adm.

6/22, 8 PM a Roy Nathanson doublebill at the Stone: first his Sotto Voce quintet, then his Akhenaten Ensemble featuring vibroharp and trumpet, $10. He’s a NYC institution and an unbeatable raconteur, somebody you should see at least once.

6/22, 9 PM the Japonize Elephants play gypsy punk at Freddy’s.

6/22, 9 PM powerhouse soul-infused songwriter Jo Williamson at LIC Bar.

6/23 this year’s four-day Undead Jazz Festival begins. Some amazing shows: 6/23 at le Poisson Rouge with pianist Satoko Fuji’s lyrical Ma-Do quartet followed by Marc Ribot solo and Orrin Evans’ gritty, cerebral, intense Tarbaby; also on 6/23, haunting trumpeter Amir ElSaffar as well as lyrical pianists Kris Davis and Gerald Clayton each leading a band at Sullivan Hall; 6/25 pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-Fen’s Dim Sum and then later Jeremy Udden’s plaintive Americana jazz band Plainville at Homage Skate Park, 151 Smith St., in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn; and all kinds of great stuff scattered around on closing night. They’re doing it by neighborhood: West Village on day one, Gowanus for the next two and then Williamsburg. Your best bet the best deal is the four-day pass for $50 which works out to $12.50 a night, a real steal for these A-list shows. There are also two-day passes ($35), single-day passes ($25) and single tix to the 6/24 show at the Bell House (not included in the two-day pass), all available at the Poisson Rouge box office. Too many acts to list individually: the full calendar is here.

6/23, 7 PM the Vijay Iyer Quintet at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, free tix avail. 2 per person on the line outside the castle starting at 4 PM.

6/23, 7:15 PM oboeist Keve Wilson leads an ensemble at Caffe Vivaldi.

6/23 Greensboro, NC’s deliriously fun, lickety-split, witty oldtimey banjo/euphonium band Holy Ghost Tent Revival at Littlefield, 8 PM, $10; they’re at the Rockwood at midnight on 6/24.

6/23, 8 PM clever, entertaining toy piano expert Phyllis Chen at Barbes at 8 followed at 10 by Nation Beat drummer Scott Kettner’s Forro Brass Band.

6/23, 8 PM drummer Mike Pride’s always interesting, psychedelic jazz band From Bacteria To Boys at the Stone, $10

6/23, 8/10:30 PM vocal jazz legend Little Jimmy Scott celebrates his 85th birthday at the Blue Note, $20 “seats” avail. His show last year at the Charlie Parker Festival was characteristically shattering – he’s still got it.

6/23-24, 8 PM this era’s biggest surf band, Los Straitjackets at City Winery, $20.

6/23, 8 PM hypnotic, sometimes lush, sometimes austere new music quintet Build play the Gershwin Hotel, $10.

6/23, 9 PM one of the year’s best doublebills – haunting, hypnotic duo AE (Eva Primack and Aurelia Shrenker) who interpolate Appalachian and Balkan music, followed by badass oldtimey sirens the Roulette Sisters at 10:30 at the Jalopy, $10

6/23 Shane Endsley, trumpet; Gerald Clayton, piano; Matt Brewer, bass; John Ellis, tenor sax at Cornelia St Cafe, 9/10:30 PM, $15.

6/23, 9:30 PM Palestinian-American oudist Tareq Abboushi’s Shusmo project at Joe’s Pub, $15.

6/24, 6 PM coy, fun Israeli dance-pop duo Hank & Cupcakes at Union Square on the south side of the park

6/24, 7 PM cinematic Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester’s Secret Identity with Claire Daly on baritone sax, Vito Dieterle on tenor, David Hofstra on bass, and Matthew Garrity on drums at the Gershwin Hotel, $5.

6/24, 7 PM Octavio Brunetti’s Apeadero Sur Tango Orchestra at Hudson River Park, 44th St. and the Hudson

6/24, 7:30 PM Badwagon (the Bad Plus plus Jason Moran’s Bandwagon) make their world premiere followed by Roy Hargrove’s quintet at Prospect Park Bandshell.

6/24, 8 PM unstoppably romantic, effervescent, razor-sharp Hawaiian swing band the Moonlighters at Barbes followed at 10 by the Jug Addicts.

6/24, 8ish swirling dreampop band Zaza, Quiet Light and noir psychedelic rock legend Martin Bisi at Littlefield, $8.

6/24, 8 PM new music ensemble Transit play world premieres by Pat Muchmore, Daniel Felsenfeld and Ryan Brown at St. Peter’s Church, 346 W 20th St. (8th/9th), $15

6/24, 8:30 PM Canadian darkwave/goth chanteuse NLX at Caffe Vivaldi.

6/24, 9ish intense, potently lyrical, dark songwriter Erin Regan at Goodbye Blue Monday.

6/24, 9 PM Greta Gertler’s lush, gorgeously tuneful orchestrated rock band the Universal Thump at Bowery Electric, $12

6/24, 9 PM cult legend soul/blues harpist/belter Syl Johnston at the Bell House, $20.

6/24, 9 PM garage rock night with Electric Mess and the Insomniacs at Union Hall, $8

6/24, 10 PM intense Irish party band Shilelagh Law at Connolly’s.

6/24, 10 PM Tall Tall Trees at Pete’s followed at 11 by Tumbling Bones and their similar ramshackle oldtimey country/blues sound.

6/24 original 2/3 female (2 girls, 1 guy) rockabilly/surf rockers Catspaw at the Fortune Cookie Lounge under Lucky Cheng’s, 10:30 PM, $5

6/24 kick ass Americana rockers Tom Clark & the High Action Boys at Lakeside, 11 PM

6/25 popular British soul revivalists Fitz & the Tantrums followed by James Brown-influenced soul/funk vet Lee Fields & the Expressions at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival, i.e. 4 PM at the latest highly advised.

6/25, 5:30 PM alto sax powerhouse Jacam Manricks leads a trio at Miles Cafe, $20 includes a drink and “snacks”

6/25, 7:15 PM chamber-pop band BoxFive followed by cello/marimba duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi.

6/25, 7:30 PM snarling garage-punk band Des Roar – of Ted Bundy Was a Ladies Man notoriety – at the Mercury

6/25, 8 PM slinky, haunting vintage Middle Eastern/East African group Sounds of Taraab at Barbes.

6/25, 8 PM the Undead Jazz Festival at Littlefield is sort of the Stone transplanted to the Gowanus, with Jeff Lederer’s Sunwatcher, Sylvie Courvoisier & Mark Feldman, the Darius Jones Trio, Anthony Coleman Trio w/ Brad Jones and Satoshi Takeshi, and Jamie Saft’s New Zion Trio, $25 adv tix rec.

6/25, 8 PM the London Souls’ third-rate fifth-generation garage rock followed by the Heavy, who do oldschool funk/soul vamps with lots of loops and samples, at Prospect Park Bandshell.

6/25, 8 PM the CCB Reggae Allstars play Marley’s Rastaman Vibration in its entirety plus other Marley hits at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5.

6/25, 8ish tuneful, high-energy ska-punk with King Django at Shrine.

6/25, 10:30 PM ornate, intense, amazingly tuneful art-rock/metal band Of Earth – fresh off a world tour opening for Guns & Roses?!? at Local 269, $7. Their excellent album is now available for free download.

6/26, 3 PM Renaissance ensemble Parthenia play “an intimate collection of early English art songs for voice, viols and lute, illustrating Renaissance life and love” including music by Dowland, Purcell and Henry VIII at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

6/26, 7 PM a characteristically eclectic triplebill at Barbes – Yukie and Ryoji playing classic tango and tango nuevo on bandoneon and guitar followed by at 8 by Ben Holmes, Curtis Hasselbring and Marcus Rojas playing brass trio improvisations and then at 10 gypsy punk band the Japonize Elephants.

6/27, 7 PM the Ossia Chamber Players perform interesting new works by Rubin Kodheli, Theo Bleckmann, Michael Gatonska, Daniel Wohl and Kono Michi at le Poisson Rouge.

6/27, 8 PM eclectic, always interesting jazz bassist Dave Holland leads a quintet at the Highline Ballroom, $25.

6/27 charming oldtimey swing and hillbilly sounds with Daria Grace & the Prewar Ponies at Rodeo Bar, 9ish.

6/27, 9 PM the Schumacher Group plays innovative third-stream big band jazz at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

6/27, 9:30 PM drummer Ari Hoenig leads an intriguing quartet with intense, Middle Eastern influenced guitarist Gilad Hekselman at Smalls

6/28, half past noon up-and-coming jazz pianist Emmet Cohen at 1 NY Plaza downtown, free. He’s also at the World Financial Center plaza at 5:30 on 6/30.

6/28, 5:30 PM the NY Gypsy All-Stars in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

6/28, 7 PM maverick viola virtuoso Ljova with the Fernando Otero Quintet at Klavierhaus, 211 W 58th St., $20. Moody Argentinian pianist Otero tore up le Poisson Rouge his last time there; Ljova is always up for a challenge and maybe some serious jousting.

6/28-7/3, 7:30/9:30 PM the Kenny Garrett Quartet at Dizzy’s Club, $30 seats avail.

6/28, 10 PM dark steampunk siren Jolie Holland plays the cd release show for her latest one at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix highly rec.

6/28-7/2, 11 PM alto saxophonist Sharel Cassity leads a quartet at Dizzy’s Club, $10 seats avail.

6/29, 7 PM a spectacularly good new music doublebill at Galapagos: Mivos Quartet play world premieres by Tristan Perich and Samson Young followed by Redshift Ensemble’s highly anticipated Arctic Sounds suite incorporating found sounds from the rapidly disappearing great white north, $15 gen adm., early arrival highly rec.

6/29, 7 PM short sets by powerpop goddess Patti Rothberg and ex-Utopian Moogy Klingman followed by two sets by the Peaceniks at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

6/29, 7 PM latin jazz piano legend Larry Harlow & Latin Legends Big Band at Soundview Park in the Bronx, 6 train to Morrison Ave/Soundview

6/29, 7 PM cellist Marika Hughes at the small room at the Rockwood.

6/29, 7 PM a Bernard Herrmann 100th Birthday celebration conducted by Hollywood Bowl Orchestra (?!?) conductor John Mauceri at the Greene Space, $20 includes a glass of wine.

6/29, 8 PM Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra – who just put out a sizzling album of classic/obscure 1920s swing jazz tunes – at Highline Ballroom, $10 adv tix very highly rec.

6/29, 8 PM hard-hitting psychedelic powerpop trio Devi play outdoors at the Grove St. Path train station in Jersey City, free

6/29, 8:30 PM the monthly ska-xtravaganza has found a new home at Southpaw. This month’s lineup is the Big Takeover, Cosmolingo, The Rudie Crew, the Times and King Django, $10, note that this is 21 and over

6/29-7/3 the annual Django Reinhardt gypsy jazz festival at Birdland, sets 8:30/11 PM, $30 seats avail., too many artists to list here but it’s a good lineup as always.

6/29, 10 PM Beninghove’s Hangmen play the release show for their new noir jazz cd at Drom, $10 gen adm

6/29 Paleface – the original sardonic 90s white funk/hip-hop guy – at Rodeo Bar 10ish. 6/30 he’s at Southpaw at 10:30 followed by dark soul/rock chanteuse Shenandoah & the Night for $10.

6/30, 7 PM Ehud Asherie plays solo piano followed at 9:30 PM by tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger’s fascinating, tuneful Quintet at Smalls.

6/30, 7 PM Laurie Anderson and Bill Laswell at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, free tix avail. 2 per person on the line outside the castle starting at 4 PM.

6/30-7/3 one of the leading lights of jazz piano, Gerald Clayton leads a trio at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25 ($30 Fri-Sat).

6/30, 8 PM Burritos-style country band Whisperado followed by a birthday show by classic pop maven Elisa Peimer at Kenny’s Castaways, free, birthday cake also available (we think).

6/30, 8 PM film historian/Yiddish culturist Eve Sicular (Metropolitan Klezmer’s awesome drummer) presents “The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film: A Yingl Mit a Yingl Hot Epes a Tam?” addressing gay subtext in classic Yiddish celluloid. Free outdoor video/multimedia presentation at Le Petit Versailles Garden, 346 E Houston at Ave C.

6/30, 8:30 PM intense, crystalline-voices singer/composer Sara Serpa leads a quintet with Andre Matos, guitar; Pete Rende, piano; Matt Brewer, bass; Tommy Crane, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

6/30, 9 PM fearless charismatic dark oldtimey siren Kelli Rae Powell at Freddy’s followed at 10 by a one-off NYC show by Wytchhyker, Electric Six frontman Joshua Darsky’s old “stoner pop” band.

6/30, 9:30 PM Nellie McKay’s surreal, twisted one-woman biographical show about the execution of convicted murderer Barbara Graham (who was probably innocent) in California in 1956, $20, this will sell out, adv tix a must. “Good people think they’re always right.”

6/30, 10:15 PM tuneful Americana siren Julia Haltigan plays the big room at the Rockwood

If you’re looking for weekly events for June or July, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

7/1, 8:30 PM roots reggae legends Steel Pulse at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/1, 9 PM a clever melodic trio with JD Allen, tenor sax; Michael Bates, double bass; Jeff Davis, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

7/1, 9 PM dark intense rock songwriter Elisa Flynn at Banjo Jim’s playing new “19th Century Songs” from her ep and a bunch of new ones “about bears, speaking in tongues, and murder…nothing but murder.”

7/1, 10 PM oldschool vallenato/cumbia hellraisers Very Be Careful at Bowery Poetry Club; they’re at Barbes 7/2 at 10.

7/2, 1 and 3 PM Jed Distler leads a 40-piece ensemble playing Terry Riley’s In C on Governors Island, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferry terminal every hour on the half hour

7/2 Roy Ayers and the Jazz Mafia Symphony at Central Park Summerstage, get there by 7 PM or else you probably won’t get in.

7/2, 7 PM creepy intense cool chanteuses: Lorraine Leckie solo followed by Carol Lipnik and Spookarama doing her covers project at 8 at Banjo Jim’s

7/2, 7:30 PM lyrical songwriter Niall Connolly plays the big room at the Rockwood

7/2, 8 PM blistering bluegrass jamband Thy Burden’s cd release show at Union Hall, free.

7/2, 8:30 PM torchy noir German songwriter Sophie Hunger at le Poisson Rouge, $15 gen adm.

7/2 intense gypsy punks Bad Buka at Mehanata, 9 PM.

7/3 the reliably intense, charismatic anti-gentrification rockers the Brooklyn What at Fort Tilden in the Rockaways, time TBA.

7/3, 8 PM new music ensemble Transit plays an intriguing evening of new electroacoustic works by Tristan Perich, Lesley Flanigan (very highly recommended) and Daniel Wohl at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, Broadway at Fulton, free.

7/5, 7:30/9:30 PM Dario Boente & Proyecto Sur play tango nuevo jazz at the Jazz Standard, $20

7/5, 8 PM classic boricua sounds with the Lavoe All Stars and Cantando Renzo Padilla at St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx, St. Ann’s Ave and E 144th Street, 6 train to Brook Ave.

7/6, 6 PM African and Afro-Cuban sounds with the Edmar Castaneda Trio plus special guest Andrea Tierra and then the Lionel Loueke Trio at Madison Square Park, free.

7/6 pianist Osmany Paredes’ latin jazz quartet at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

7/6, 7 PM pianist Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble playing latin/Jewish jazz – real cool stuff – at the Triad Theatre, 158 W. 72nd St., 2nd Fl.., just west of Broadway, $10

7/6, 8 PM intense, powerful Afrobeat/desert blue siren Khaira Arby at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5.

7/7, half past noon trombonist Art Baron leads a small combo at St. Marks Park, 2nd Ave/10th St.

7/7, 5:30 PM Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca at the World Financial Center, free.

7/7, 7 PM My Brightest Diamond at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, free tix avail. 2 per person on the line outside the castle starting at 4 PM.

7/7, 7 PM edgy comedic musical chicks Mel & El (their album is called She’s My Bitch) put on their latest show Mel & El: Our Time of the Month (Flight of the Conchords as done by Tammy Faye Starlite, maybe) at the 92YTribeca, $15

7/7, 8 PM cello rockers Deoro plays Bach, Ravel, Messaien, Bizet, Michael Brecker and Randy Wolff at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs./$15 stud. On 7/8, same time, same price, the band returns, playing an acoustic set from their Kingston Morning reggae-rock album.

7/7, 8ish hip-hop/rock at the downstairs space at Webster Hall with White House Band, Mickey Factz, Tunde Olaniran, Rocky Business, Nyle vs. the Naysayers, Ra the MC and Mahogany, no idea who’s playing when but if you’re into this stuff, check it out.

7/7, 8:30 PM extraordinary oudist Tareq Abboushi plus percussionist Hector Morales at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10

7/7, 8:30 PM the Court Yard Hounds (that’s sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks) at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/7, 9 PM filmmaker/hilarious satirical bandleader Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative (his funk band feat. members of Burnt Sugar) at Zebulon

7/7, 9 PM quirky, rustic cello rockers Pearl & the Beard at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $12 adv tix avail. til 7 PM weekdays at the Mercury.

7/7 midnight smart oldtimey chanteuse/swing guitarist Miss Tess at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/8 tight, soaring oldschool honkytonk band Yarn – with a horn section – at Southpaw, time TBA $12

7/8, 9 PM badass Australian country songwriter Kasey Chambers at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm.

7/8, 9 PM Los Lobos at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/8 dark rock chanteuse Nicole Atkins & the Sea at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9 PM, $12 adv tix avail. at the Mercury weekdays til 7 PM.

7/8 midnight sly acoustic jam band Tall Tall Trees at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/9, 7 PM politically aware indie rocker Ted Leo & the Pharmacists play South St. Seaport

7/9, 7:30 PM late golden-age hip-hop with Raekwon, Smif-N-Wessun, Joell Ortiz, Skyzoo, Neek the Exotic & Large Professor, no idea who’s opening or headlining, at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/9, 9/10:30 PM multi-reed paradigm-shifter Matana Roberts leads a quintet with Daniel Levin – cello, Shoko Nagai – piano, Thomson Kneeland – bass, Tomas Fujiwara – drums, at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

7/11, 7:30 PM Bjorkestra frontwoman Becca Stevens’ Band at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/11, 9 PM cleverly haunting, intense Americana/art-rock/punk songwriter Raquel Bell at Pete’s

7/11 hypnotic pensive indie songwriter Bill Callahan f.k.a. Smog at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9 PM, $20 gen adm; 7/12 he’s at Bowery Ballroom, same time, same price

7/12-16, 8:30/11 PM Pablo Zeigler’s tango nuevo project with cantante Sandra Luna at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

7/13 noirish soul/rock band Shenandoah & the Night at Bryant Park, free, 6 PM

7/13, 7 PM jazz bass powerhouse Christian McBride & Inside Straight at Madison Square Park, free.

7/13, 11 PM golden-age hip-hop stars Pharoahe Monch & Black Rob, OGC (from Fab 5), Helta Skeltah,, Smif & Wessun, Black Moon at B.B. King’s

7/14, 7 PM Patti Smith at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, free tix avail. 2 per person on the line outside the castle starting at 4 PM.

7/14 drummer Tim Kuhl leads a group feat. Michael Formanek, bass; Ben Gerstein, trombone; Jonathan Goldberger, guitar; Frantz Loriot, viola; Jonathan Moritz, saxes playing the cd release show for his new one at 8:30 PM at Cornelia St. Cafe.

7/16, 4 PM C&W/Brazilian dance band Nation Beat, sultry Nina Simone-influenced worldbeat siren Meklit Hadero and then Arturo O’Farrill’s latin jazz quartet at the Stuyvesant Town oval, free, take the 15th St. entrance

7/16, 5 PM-ish PM the Black Angels at South St. Seaport.

7/16, 7:30 PM percussionist/composer Alessandra Belloni leads an all-female quintet with Jessica Valiente on reeds and Eve Sicular on drums playing Belloni’s mystical sea goddess tribute at the NY Open Center, 22 East 30th St., $25

7/16, 8 PM high-energy soul legend Andre Williams with Neko Case’s backing band the Sadies at Brooklyn Bowl, $8

7/16, 10:30 PM Patti Smith guitarist (and powerpop maven) Lenny Kaye followed by garage rock legends the Fleshtones cd release show at the Mercury $12 adv tix rec.

7/17 Pink Martini at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival 7 PM highly advised.

7/19 the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra in the parking lot out behind City Winery, 5:30 PM, free

7/19, 7:30ish 80s hip-hop legend (and LL Cool nemesis) Kool Moe Dee at Queensbridge Park, F to 21st St.

7/19, 8 PM two excellent jazz acts for the price of less than half of one: the Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra followed by bassist Ben Williams & the Checkout at the 92YTribeca, $12 gen adm.

7/19-24 lyrical jazz pianist Fred Hersch leads a trio at the Vanguard, 9/11 PM

7/19, 10 PM Toots & the Maytals at Brooklyn Bowl, $26. He’ll also be here on 7/25.

7/20 desert blues legends Tinariwen at Highline Ballroom, 9 PM, $27 adv tix rec.

7/21 ecstatic Eastern European dance mashup band Balkan Beat Box, 8 PM at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

7/21, 8 PM 21st century style garage rock night with Plastic Traps, the Boom Bang and the Vandelles at Union Hall, $8.

7/21, 8 PM thoughtful guitar jazz with Tin/Bag (Kris Tiner, trumpet & Mike Baggetta, guitar) with the James Ilgenfritz Group at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave, Park Slope), $15 ($10 stud/srs)

7/21 Lucinda Williams at the Beacon, 9 PM, $39.50 tix avail. at the box office – may be sold out by now.

7/23, 9/10:30 PM intense, smartly lyrical pianist Michael Cain leads a trio with Lonnie Plaxico – bass, Rudy Royston – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

7/24, 7 PM eclecic violist Ljova joins Octavio Brunetti’s Apeadero Sur Tango Orchestra for a night of tangos on Pier 84, free.

7/24, 8:30 PM fiery, lyrical jazz pianist Bobby Avey leads a quartet with Miguel Zenon, alto saxophone; Thomson Kneeland, bass; Jordan Perlson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

7/26 Brazilian nocturnes and grooves with Forro in the Dark in the parking lot out behind City Winery, 5:30 PM, free.

7/26-31 7:30/9:30 subtle, soulful latin chanteuse Claudia Acuna leads her brilliant intense quintet at Dizzy’s Club, $30 seats avail.

7/27, 6 PM clever, comedic Erin & Her Cello at Bryant Park, 6 PM, free

7/27, 7:30 PM dark hypnotic songwriter Marissa Nadler at the Mercury; 7/30, 9 PM she’s at at Littlefield, both shows are $12

7/26, 7:30 PM the Matt Herskowitz Trio plays Bach, Schumann and Chopin at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

7/26, 8:30 PM clever lyrical songwriters Joe McGinty and Ward White at Bowery Electric

7/27 rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival 7 PM highly advised.

7/27, 7:30 PM the Black Earth Boys feat. kora virtuoso Juldeh Camara followed by Billy Bragg at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center.

7/27, 8 PM smartly aware, tuneful Americana rocker Amy Speace at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/28 Budos Band play a concert cruise aboard the Queen of Hearts, leaving from 40. West Houston St. at West Side Highway at 8 PM sharp, adv tix $30 avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

7/29, 7:30 PM brilliant, soulful Lebanese multi-instrumentalist/composer Bassam Saba and his ensemble followed by eclectic, fearless Malian siren Oumou Sangare at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/29, 7:30 PM hilarious, virtuosic oldtimey/grasscore band The Devil Makes Three at the Mercury, $12 adv tix very highly rec.

7/29, 8 PM excellent eclectic danceable doublebill: Brazilian/C&W band Nation Beat followed by the Mexican-American Go-Go’s, Pistolera, playing the cd release for their new one El Desierto y La Ciudad at Drom, $10 adv tix highly rec.

7/29, 9/10:30 PM percussionist Adam Rudolph leads a globally astute octet with Joseph Bowie – trombone; Graham Haynes – cornet/flugelhorn; Brahim Fribgane – oud; Kenny Wessel – guitars; Peter Apfelbaum – flute/tenor saxophone; Jerome Harris – acoustic bass guitar/slide guitar; Matt Kilmer – percussion at the Jazz Gallery, $20

7/29-30 the Eels at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9 PM, $30 gen adm., adv tix avail. at the Mercury weekdays til 7, this may sell out.

7/30, 4 PM psychedelic, rustic, horn-driven blues/klezmer/minor-key band Hazmat Modine followed by Steven Bernstein’s Millennian Territory Orchestra (no idea if they’re doing their Sly Stone set or not) at the World Financial Center plaza.

7/30, 6 PM a cool country doublebill: Rhett Miller followed by the always hilarious Hayes Carll at the Stuyvesant Town oval, free, take the 15th St. entrance

7/30, 6 PM Indian brass band Red Baraat, go-go godfather Chuck Brown and Dr. John & the Lower 9/11 at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/30, 7:30 PM comedic and virtuosic Erin & Her Cello at the big room at the Rockwood

7/30, 9 PM ecstatically fun, intense gypsy punk/metal cumbia/rock en Espanol band Escarioka – one of our favorites – at Mehanata.

7/30, 9/10:30 PM Ralph Alessi – trumpet, Kris Davis – piano, Ingrid Laubrock – saxophone, Tom Rainey – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20

7/31 French gypsy rockers Watcha Clan followed by Israeli Middle Eastern/Indian jam band Yemen Blues at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival 3 PM highly advised.

8/2 the CCB Reggae Allstars in the parking lot out behind City Winery, 5:30 PM, free.

8/2, 8 PM the Mingus Orchestra plays Washington Square Park, free

8/3 Ethiopian groove unit Budos Band at Tappen Park in Staten Island, Staten Island train to Stapleton.

8/4, 6:30 PM Balkan powerhouse Raya Brass Band on the Broadway plaza at Lincoln Center, free.

8/4, 7:30 PM Vietnamese psychedelic rockers Dengue Fever at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free

8/4, a twangy guitar summit with the eclectic Bill Kirchen and surf rockers Los Straitjackets at Maxwell’s $15.

8/5, 7 PM Tom Waits-ish Nashville gothic singer Mark Growden at the small room at the Rockwood

8/5, 7:30 PM Bassam Saba and the NY Arabic Orchestra at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/7, 9:30 PM hip-hop/Afrobeat innovator/bandleader Blitz the Ambassador at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/9 noir retro rock bandleader Nicole Atkins in the parking lot out behind City Winery, 5:30 PM, free

8/9 classic roots reggae with the Abyssinians and Black Uhuru’s Mykal Rose at Highline Ballroom

8/9, 7:30 PM members of the Jupiter Symphony play Schubert, Mozart and Dvorak at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

8/10, 7 PM oldschool latin soul stars Johnny Colon and Joe Bataan at Central Park Summerstage

8/10, 7:30 PM violinist/composer Todd Reynolds, beatboxer Adam Matta and vaudevillian Luminescent Orchestrii bandleader Sxip Shirey with Caleb Burhans, Conrad Harris, Pauline Kim Harris, Yuki Numata, Courtney Orlando, and Ben Russell followed by Laurie Anderson at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/11, 7 PM two generations, two continents of Ethiopian grooves with Fendika and Debo Band at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/13, 1 and 3 PM pioneering new-music string quartet Ethel play a free show on Governors Island, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferry terminal every hour on the half hour

8/13 clawhammer banjo player/songwriter Abigail Washburn at 4 PM at the plaza on the northwest side of Lincoln Center, free.

8/13, 7 PM 1950s rockabilly legend Sonny Burgess followed by Marty Stuart at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/14, 7 PM the Bar-Kays plus Steve Cropper with Bettye LaVette, Ellis Hooks and Dylan Leblanc at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free

8/16, 7ish Bachata Heightz at Highbridge Park in Harlem, 171st and Amsterdam, A/C to 168th St.

8/17, 7 PM legendary 70s psychedelic art-rock band Nektar – who were sort of a cross between Pink Floyd and the Grateful Dead – with original members Roye Albrighton and Ron Howden at B.B. King’s, $25.

8/18, 8 PM one of the year’s best triplebills with Bakersfield-style country twanglers Alana Amram & the Rough Gems, the Texas honkytonk and zydeco of the Doc Marshalls and haunting intense original acoustic Nashville gothic/bluegrass of Frankenpine at Union Hall, $7.

8/19, 9 PM wild crazy female-fronted gypsy band Fishtank Ensemble at Union Hall, $10

8/20 African reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones and Ivoirien star/freedom fighter Tiken Jah Fakoly at Central Park Summerstage, 3 PM early arrival a must.

8/21 oldschool hip-hop stars EPMD at Central Park Summerstage, 3 PM early arrival highly advised.

8/22, 7:30 PM the Knights play Schubert and Liszt at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

8/23, 7ish Tito Rojas at East River Park, Grand St. and the river, F to East Broadway or J/M to Delancey.

8/24, 7ish the Cold Crush Brothers at East River Park, Grand St. and the river, F to East Broadway or J/M to Delancey

8/27, 1 PM day one of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival has Tia Fuller and James Carter at Marcus Garvey Park in Spanish Harlem

8/28, 1 PM day two of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with the Gerald Clayton trio, Ali Jackson and the Archie Sheppp Quartet at Tompkins Square Park.

8/31 cutting edge tuneful jazz with the John Farnsworth Quintet at Bryant Park, 6 PM, free.

9/4, 1 and 3 PM pianists Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg play Bach, John Adams and others with a string ensemble on Governors Island, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferry terminal every hour on the half hour

9/8-9 plus 9/15-16, 9 PM Ian Hunter at City Winery, $35 tix avail.

9/15, 8 PM the recently regrouped Klezmatics at Highline Ballroom

9/27, 8 PM Malian guitar legend Boubacar Traore at the Bell House, $17 adv tix very highly rec.

9/27, 8 PM dark Middle Eastern-tinged instrumentalist Sir Richard Bishop opens for the Swans at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $30 adv tix avail. at the Mercury weekdays til 7 PM, this may sell out

WEEKLY EVENTS

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 at 7:30 at Theatre 80 St. Marks the world’s most socially aware “reverend” and activist, Rev. Billy and his wild, ecstatic 30-piece gospel Church of Earthalujah Choir, $10 cover but “no one turned away.”

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.

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 in June at 9 PM at the Brooklyn Bowl Afrobeat band Zongo Junction and funk orchestra Turkuaz play a doublebill, sometimes with an opening act at 8; 6/13 the opener is reggae band Buru Style. $5 cover.

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 June 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 June 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, sexy 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.

Tuesdays at 7 PM from May through July it’s a classical piano series playfully titled Upright Piano Brigade, an A-list of classical talent playing the brand-new Sauter piano at Barbes. May artists include Michael Brown on May 3; Evan Shinners on May 10; Tanya Bannister on May 17; Gregg Kallor on the 24th and William McNally on the 31st.

Tuesdays in June clever, fiery, eclectic Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party play Barbes at 9. Get here as soon as you can as they’re very popular.

Tuesdays in June 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.

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

Fridays at 8:30 PM adventurous cellist/composer Valerie Kuehne books an intriguing avant garde/classical/unclassifiable “weekly experimental cabaret” at Cafe Orwell in Bushwick, 247 Varet St. (White/Bogart), L to Morgan Ave. It’s sort of a more outside version of Small Beast, a lot of cutting-edge performers working out new ideas in casual, unstuffy surroundings. Kuehne promises “never a dull moment.”

Fridays in June at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play oldschool 1960s style gospel the Fat Cat.

Saturdays in June through August, 1 PM there are free concerts at Bargemusic – early arrival advised. Usually these are piano recitals, with the occasional string ensemble. Note that there is no concert on August 13.

Saturday nights in June, 9:30 PM Tammy Faye Starlite stars in Chelsea Madchen: An Evening with Nico at the Duplex, Duplex (61 Christopher St. at 7th Ave.), $15 plus 2 drink min. Less one of Starlite’s venomously hilarious parodies than an exploration of Nico the individual: “Nico was, and remains, a heroine and emblem for these dark days of civil unrest and our unceasing fascination with sybaritic self-destruction and the willful deconstruction and annihilation of beauty,” says Tammy Faye. “I’ve got the songs, the accent and the hair down and am working tirelessly on the cheekbones.” Let’s see if she’s learned to sing flat.

Saturdays eclectic compelling Brazilian jazz chanteuse Marianni and her excellent band at Zinc Bar, three sets starting at 10 PM.

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New York City Live Music Calendar for May and June 2011 Plus Other Events

Once again, weekly events are listed at the bottom of the page, after the last of the daily listings: scroll down and you’ll find them. If you didn’t see anything that struck you as fun this time around, check back later because we update this constantly.

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. This is not a list of every band playing every club in NYC: this is a list of edgy, entertaining stuff – if you like Lady Gag or Fleet Foxes, you should stay at home and hide under the covers, this is music for intelligent people. We try to be descriptive rather than using all kinds of superlative adjectives.

5/1 an amazing free outdoor lineup at the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival (two blocks from the Path station – just follow the sound to Washington St.) – intense, smart chamber-rockers Bern & the Brights at 1 PM, Tammy Faye Starlite’s hilarious Blondie cover band the Pretty Babies at 2, Steve Wynn’s hall-of-fame caliber Baseball Project at 3 and the legendary Ian Hunter – still going strong at 72! at 4.

5/1, 4:45 PM organist Scott Foppiano plays a welcome NYC return engagement at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

5/1, 6 PM a fun, entertaing new music/third-stream jazz doublebill with cellist Jody Redhage followed by the playful Steve Hudson Chamber Ensemble at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10

5/1, 7 PM smart, edgy, lyrical indie rock songwriter Tara Jane O’Neil at the Mercury, $12.

5/1, 8 PM at Union Pool: Apocalypse Five and Dime presents We Shall Not Be Moved: The New York Five & Dime Sit Down Strikes of 1937, A One-Act Musical written by Phil Andrews starring Josh Lerner and Kate followed by the Stagger Back Brass Band – the Spinal Tap of brass band music –  plus singers Xavier, Sara Lucas, Sarah Gordon (of Yiddish Princess) and Michele Hardesty doing socialist song classics.

5/1, 8 PM psychedelic African soul duo Amadou & Mariam, free, at the Cooper Square Hotel, 25 Cooper Sq., one assumes in the lobby.

5/1, 8 PM oldschool and new rustic Cuban sounds on low-register instruments by Gato Loco at Bowery Poetry Club

5/1 the hilarious Uncle Leon & the Alibis – NYC’s answer to David Allan Coe – at Rodeo Bar, 9ish.

5/2, 7 PM at the Greene Space, free: “Even as violent crime rates in New York have dropped dramatically in the past 15 years [due to NYPD brass’ manipulation of crime stats and their refusal to investigate crimes, rather than any real drop in crime], this controversial police procedure continues to divide law enforcement and community groups. Is ‘stop-and-frisk’ an effective preemptive strategy for crime prevention or a case of racial profiling? The Greene Space presents panelists on both sides of the issue in a discussion about how ‘stop-and-frisk’ affects New Yorkers in their everyday lives.”

5/2, 7 PM eclectic trombone god Josh Roseman’s Water Surgeons feat. Josh Roseman – trombone, bass guitar; Curtis Hasselbring – trombone, guitar; Jacob Garchik – trombone, accordion and Barney McAll – keyboards at Barbes followed at about 9:30 by Chicha Libre. They’re also here on 5/9, same time.

5/2, 8 PM Gutbucket and Pitom play gypsy/klezmer/jazz-tinged noisy groove stuff at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $8 “includes snacks.”

5/2, 8/10:30 PM Jane Wiedlin of the Go Go’s joins the surviving members of the Les Paul Trio at Iridium, $30. A crazy idea that just might work – she’s fun and always had the best voice in the band.

5/2, 9 PM Gary Morgan & Pan-Americana play eclectic big band jazz at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

5/2 at the big room at the Rockwood, 10:30 PM the Chris Morrissey Group – Ben Wendel- sax, Nir Felder- guitar, Mark Guiliana- drums, Pete Rende- piano, Chris Morrissey- bass followed by Sean Hutchinson’s Still Life at 11:30 – Henry Hey- keys, Chris Tarry- bass, Sean Hutchinson- drums

5/3, 7 PM Phil Kline and an A-list of downtown indie classical types – Matt Boehler on bass, Kathleen Supove on piano, Todd Reynolds on vionlin, Ashley Bathgate on cello – play songs by Kline, David Lang, Meredith Monk, Elliott Sharp at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St. betw 9th and 10th Aves., free, res. req. to 212-868-4444.

5/3, 7:30 PM darkly retro eclectic accordionist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez – whose most recent album we rated best of the year – at Doma Cafe, 17 Perry St. at 7th Ave

5/3, 7:30 PM guitar orchestra Los Angeles Electric 8 play Javanese songs, Balinese kecak chants, and music by Mantle Hood and Wayne Siegel at the Tank, $10

5/3-8 7:30/9:30 PM Ron Carter, bass; Rodney Jones, guitar; Frank Kimbrough, piano; Carl Allen, drums; Ron Blake, tenor saxophone at Dizzy’s Club, $30 seats avail.

5/3, 8 PM Bulgarian accordion monster Peter Ralchev and his quartet play a very rare NYC show at Drom, $15 adv tix very highly rec.

5/3-4, 8 PM Bruce Cockburn & Jenny Scheinman at City Winery, $35 seats avail.

5/3 the completely original tuneful hip-hop-jazz marching brass band Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at SOB’s, 9:30 PM $15 adv tix highly rec.

5/3 Americana banjo star Hilary Hawke & the Flipsides at Rodeo Bar, 10ish.

5/3, 10ish hypnotic, pounding dreampop/goth/psychedelic instrumental trio the Big Sleep at Glasslands, $10

5/4, 7:30 PM the American String Quartet play Beethoven, Schubert and Shostakovich at the lovely old-world Fabbri Library, 7 E 95th St., $35.

5/4, 7:30 PM, free, the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism proudly presents the 4th annual concert, Korea 21: Music Here and Now at Symphony Space – it seems to be more corporate pop-oriented, but might be worth stopping in to see what the buzz is about.

5/4, 7:30 PM drummer Mike Pride’s imaginative, psychedelically tuneful From Bacteria to Boys at the Knitting Factory, $10.

5/4, 8 PM dark female-fronted dreampop/shoegaze Teletextile followed by lyrical anthemic Canadian band Wintersleep – who are a singer short of greatness – at Union Hall, $10.

5/4, 8 PM guitar funk virtuoso Askold Buk at P&G Bar on the upper west

5/4, 8 PM the Dan Weiss Trio featuring Jacob Sacks and Eivind Opsvik at Littlefield, $10.

5/4, 9 PM intense improvisational Balkan group Raya Brass Band at Radegast Hall

5/4 cutting-edge conscious Senegalese/American hip-hop with Blitz the Ambassador and his Afrobeat band playing their cd release show at SOB’s, 9 PM $12 adv tix rec.

5/5, 1 PM Isabelle Demers plays the organ at Trinity Church, free

5/5, 7:30 PM catchy jangly rock en Espanol outfit Cordero at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $10.

5/5, 8 PM retro keyboard goddess Rachelle Garniez – arguably the most cleverly amusing and charismatic accordion-wielding songwriter on the planet – followed at 10 by Matuto who are sort of an acoustic Nation Beat, mixing Brazilian and bluegrass influences.

5/5, 8 PM this year’s funnest Cinco de Mayo show with Chicha Libre and Banda de los Muertos de Quisqueya at Littlefield, $10.

5/5, 8 PM the all-female 17-piece Main Squeeze Orchestra conducted by Walter Kuehr, the self-styled “Hugh Hefner” of the accordion world plays Kurt Weill at Drom, $15 adv tix highly rec.

5/5, 8 PM the Curtis Institute of Music’s 20/21 ensemble plays a Joan Tower retrospective at the Miller Theatre at Columbia, 116th/Bwy., $20.

5/5, 8 PM devious songwriters Maria Sonevytsky and Susan Hwang (both of the Debutante Hour), and World Inferno’s Franz Nicolay among others at Goodbye Blue Monday

5/5, 8:30 PM Lebanese trumpet star Ibrahim Malouf and oud virtuoso Brahim Fribgane at the Lincoln Center Atrium at 65th and Broadway, early arrival advised. Malouf is also playing a duo show with pianist Frank Woeste at Alwan for the Arts on 5/6 at 9 PM, $20/$15 stud/srs.

5/5, 9 PM third-wave and second-wave ska with the Hub City Stompers and playful 80s ska-pop vets Bad Manners at Maxwell’s, $16 adv tix avail.

5/5, 9 PM menacing instrumental Israeli heavy metal/surf music with Eyal Maoz’ Edom at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

5/5, 9:30 PM torchy noir rock with Mad Juana at Bowery Electric.

5/5, 10 PM compelling, frequently creepy art-folk chanteuse Larkin Grimm at Union Pool.

5/5, 10 PM Roger Bartlett at P&G Bar on the upper west – is this the the guitarist who was Jimmy Buffett’s one-man road band back in the 70s?

5/5, 11:30 PM Spanglish Fly with their sultry retro 60s latin soul vibe at Southpaw for Cinco de Mayo

5/6 Tift Merritt at City Winery is sold out – good for her.

5/6, 7 PM subtle, vivid classic tango chanteuse Maria Cangiano followed by Gabriel Alegria’s Afro-Peruvian Septet’s weekly Friday gig at Tutuma Social Club on 56th St.

5/6, 7 PM Esquivel revivalists Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica Quartet at Miles Cafe, $20 includes a drink and “snacks”

5/6, 7:30 PM the NOW Ensemble playing Judd Greenstein, Patrick Burke, Mark Dancigers, and Sean Friar followed by the Chiara String Quartet playing Jefferson Friedman quartets with electronic efx at le Poisson Rouge, $20

5/6, 7:30 PM the Cassatt String Quartet and pianist Ursula Oppens in a joint appearance tackling the Brahms Piano Quintet, the world premiere of Fang Man’s Images of Lake Erie, Joan Tower’s Dumbarton, and Gabriela Lena Frank’s Ghosts in the Dream Machine. at Symphony Space, $30.

5/6, 8 PM two reverends who have nothing to do with religion: Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band play rustic acoustic Americana followed by Rev. Horton Heat playing semi-urban electric Americana at the Bell House, $22 adv tix rec. Rev. HH is also at Highline Ballroom on 5/8.

5/6 a tres bon cajun festival at the Jalopy starting with a Leadbelly style guitar workshop at 6:30 followed at 8 by the Big Road Blues Band, Catahoula Cajun Band, Empty Bottle Ramblers, Magnolia Cajun Band and then a midnight jam, $12 adv tix rec., $25 for the workshop.

5/6  MotherMoon -a smart, tuneful, sometimes haunting soul-influenced female-fronted band, like Cat Power but less precious, or Katie Elevitch in a less amped moment, at Spike Hill, 8 PM, note that there is a $6 cover.

5/6, 8:30 PM at Coco 66 a slamming triplebill with gypsy punks Kagero followed by Raya Brass Band at 9:30 and the equally ferocious West Philadelphia Orchestra at 10:30, $10

5/6 Caithlin De Marrais – one of the most unselfconsciously riveting singers in any style of music – sings her plaintive, thoughtful, compelling songs at 8:30 PM at Littlefield, $12. Sort of like a more rocking My Brightest Diamond.

5/6, 9 PM noir-tinged 2/3 female original rockabilly/surf trio Catspaw at Otto’s

5/6, 9 PM the wry, funny uke/bass project 2 Man Gentlemen Band and the ecstatic, improvisational Infamous Stringdusters at Bowery Ballroom, $15 gen adm.

5/6, 9/10:30 PM fiery, innovative pianist Gerald Clayton leads a quintet with Dayna Stephens – saxophone, Chris Dingman – vibraphone, Joe Sanders (Fri)/Matt Brewer(Sat) – bass, Marcus Gilmore – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20

5/6, 9 PM Doll Parts (accordion-driven Dolly Parton covers with three-girl harmonies) followed by twistedly funny all-girl country parody band Menage a Twang at Union Hall, $10

5/6, 10 PM a killer dark triplebill at Banjo Jim’s with haunting, vivid Americana siren Jan Bell’s band the Maybelles followed at 11 by equally haunting, harmony-driven Nashville gothic band Bobtown and then the Just Desserts playing killer gypsy jazz at midnight. Wow.

5/6 the hellraising Jack Grace Band play classic 60s style country from their excellent most recent album Drinking Songs for Lovers at Barbes, 10 PM. They’re also at Rodeo Bar on 5/14 at 10ish.

5/6, 10 PM scorching, fun glampunk/noiserockers the K-Holes’ cd release show at Cake Shop

5/6, 10 PM Brooklyn’s own intense man in black, John Pinamonti at Sunny’s in Red Hook.

5/6 eerie electric bluespunk with the Five Points Band at Rodeo Bar 10ish.

5/6, 11 PM the wild, intense Pitch Black Brass Band at Bowery Poetry Club, $10

5/7, 4 (four) PM fearlessly lyrical pop/rock siren Elaine Romanelli at the small room at the Rockwood.

5/7, starting at 6 PM Rachael Bell and Derrick Barnicoat (frontwoman and brilliant percussionist of late great ominous psychedelic art-rockers Norden Bombsight) atat the Red brick school house on the corner of Prince and Mott providing a soundtrack to Daphane Park’s ambitious tea ceremony art/performance installation. Part of some New Museum series. Bell says “Art/Food/Drink/Music/Tea/Other, wash your feet.”

5/7, 7 PM a killer Americana quadruple bill starting with Apocalypse Five and Dime, the Roulette Sisters at 8, Roosevelt Dime at 9 and the Wiyos at 10 at Bowery Electric, $8.

5/7, 7 PM Nashville gothic maven – and indie film star – Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons at Banjo Jim’s.

5/7, 7 PM supersonic yet soulful electric blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues.

5/7, 7 PM the Gregorio Uribe Big Band at the Fat Cat.

5/7 starting at 7 the NYC Ukefest at the Ailey Theatre, 405 W 55 St (9th Ave) feat all kinds of global ukulele talent including les Chauds Lapins.

5/7, 8 PM Romanian gypsy siren Sanda Weigl – whose intense new album Gypsy in a Tree is one of the year’s best – at Barbes followed by faux Mexican banda Banda Sinaloense De los Muertos (a bunch of jazz luminaries having fun with banda themes) at 10ish

5/7, 8 PM up-and-coming Americana multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Sarah Jarosz’s cd release show at the big room at the Rockwood, $10.

5/7 the cajun festival at the Jalopy continues with a bunch of workshops for stringed and accordion musicians followed by Cleoma’s Ghost at 8, Jesse Lege & the Bayou Brew at 9:15 and Zydegroove at 10:45, $12 adv tix rec., $25 for the workshops.

5/7, 8 PM comedic, smart Texas ukelele cover girl Julia Nunes at Rock Shop in Gowanus $15

5/7, 8 PM repeating 5/8, 3 PM Mark Peskanov, violin, Eric Jacobsen, cello and Steven Beck, piano play Haydn – Piano Trio in C minor; Ravel Piano Trio in A minor; Schubert: Piano Trio at Bargemusic, $35.

5/7, 8 PM, repeating on 5/8, 3 PM the Chelsea Symphony plays The Whydah Returns (world premiere) by Aaron Dai; Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D and Tschaikovsky’s 5th Symphony at St. Paul’s Church, 315 West 22nd St., sugg don. $20

5/7 haunting original bluegrass/Americana band Frankenpine at the Brooklyn Museum.

5/7, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s starting with Tsunami of Sound, Jason James & the Bay State Houserockers, the Tarantinos NYC and then sometime after midnight the Spytones.

5/7, 9 PM fearlessly funny Williamsburg punk rock vets the Live Ones at at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg

5/7, 9/10:30 PM Dave Liebman, saxophone; Dan Tepfer, piano; Drew Gress, bass; Rob Garcia , drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

5/7, 10 PM eclectic Selegalese flavored roots reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones at the 92YTribeca, $12 adv tix rec.

5/7, 10 PM ska trombone star Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse feat. featuring members of the Skatalites, Rocksteady 7, Stingers & Westbound Train at Two Boots Brooklyn

5/7 LES rockabilly/surf/punk legend Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside, 10:15ish

5/7 crazy, virtuosic Capt. Beefheart cover band Admiral Porkbrain at Freddy’s, 11 PM.

5/7, midnight, cello metal with Stratospheerius at P&G Bar on the upper west

5/8, 6 PM amazing, improvisational, soulful pianist Jean-Michel Pilc plays an extremely rare small club duo show with Perry Smith on guitar at Caffe Vivaldi

5/8, 6 PM eclectic Ethiopian/jazz/Middle Eastern instrumentalists Blue Moon Ensemble play Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

5/8, 6 PM the Brooklyn Salsa Orchestra at the Brooklyn Bowl; they’re also here on 5/15

5/8, 7 PM stars of the NYC free jazz underground: Andy Haas (who has an excellent new album out), Will McEvoy on bass and David Gould on drums – at Downtown Music Gallery.

5/8, 7:30/9:30 PM the Juilliard Jazz Quintet w/Ron Carter, Rodney Jones, Frank Kimbrough, Carl Allen & Ron Blake at Dizzy’s Club, $30 seats avail.

5/8, 8 PM Americana rock crew the Felice Bros at the Bell House, $20.

5/8, 10 PM hilarious, scathingly aware hip-hop parody Schaffer the Darklord at Cake Shop

5/8, 10 PM up-and-coming Americana chanteuse Cal Folger Day at Spike Hill.

5/9, 6:30 PM a screening of the powerful documentary Gasland, a terrifying look at how hydrofracking – a dangerous natural gas drilling technique whose legalization was spearheaded by Dick Cheney in 2006 – pollutes drinking water nationwide with radioactive waste including radium. At the Museum of the City of NY, tix $12/$8 stud/srs, res req to 917-492-3395

5/9, 7 PM Michaela Anne sings down-to-earth, smart, tuneful Americana at Banjo Jim’s. She’s also at Caffe Vivaldi on 5/17 at 7:15 PM.

5/9, 7:30/9:30 PM oldschool soul/jazz siren Catherine Russell and phenomenal band at Dizzy’s Club, $20

5/9, 8/10:30 PM Matt Guitar Murphy at the Blue Note, $10 seats avail. Octogenarian Chicago blues guitar legend who suffered a stroke onstage a few years ago and finished the song before he decided to take a break. If he’s even a fraction of his old self he’s worth seeing.

5/9, 9 PM the Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

5/10, 7 PM the king of the catchy literate rock anthem, Willie Nile and his band at Joe’s Pub, $25.

5/10, 7:30 PM opening night of the Mata new music Festival  at le Poisson Rouge with ACME , L’Arsenale and Hu Jianbing and Bao Jian, $20.

5/10 drummer Jamire Williams’ large-ish band Erimaj with ERIMAJ featuring Jamire Williams, Jason Moran, Corey King, Chris Turner, Matt Stevens, John Ellis and Vicente Archer at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30, $20

5/10 Monty Python/Bonzo Dog Band’s Neil Innes at Highline Ballroom, 8 PM.

5/10, 8 PM a solid hip-hop extravaganza feat. DP One, J Period, Boogie Blind, Jean Grae and Pharaoh Monche at the Brooklyn Bowl, $15

5/10, 11 PM the Gowanus Reggae and Ska Society aka GRASS play instrumental Marley covers at Spike Hill; 5/14 they’re at Rodeo Bar, 9ish.

5/10, 11 PM powerfully tuneful, catchy, lyrical acoustic rocker Jennifer O’Connor at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $10; she’s also at Maxwell’s on 5/15 at 6 PM for two bucks less.

5/10, 5/12, 5/14 Pharaoh Sanders leads a quartet at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

5/11 the NY Funk Exchange plays the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from the 23rd St. heliport and the East River, $20 tix available at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

5/11, 7:30 PM day two of the Mata Festival at le Poisson Rouge continues with Angelica Negrón, the Dither guitar quartet, Cantori NY, Chris Danforth and the Danforths, bassist Florent Ghys, hosted by everybody’s favorite Q2 personality, Nadia Sirota.

5/11 up-and-coming trumpeter Dominick Farinacci leads a quintet with Dan Kaufman – piano; Yashushi Nakamura – bass; Lawrence Leathers – drums; Keita Ogawa – percussion at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30, $20

5/11, 8:30 PM Jacam Manricks – first-rate composer and alto player – and band at Miles Cafe, $20 includes a drink and “snacks”

5/11, 9 PM third-wave NYC garage rock legends the New Dynasty Six (presumably without Johnny Chan) at Lakeside.

5/11 Mike LeDonne leads a B3 trio at the Fat Cat, 9 PM.

5/11, 10 PM chanteuse/pianist Lorrie Doriza’s noir/goth art-rock band Vespertina – like the Dresden Dolls, but genuinely menacing instead of cute – play the cd release show for their highly anticipated new one The Waiting Wolf at Bowery Poetry Club, $10.

5/11, 10 PM up-and-coming rock guitar star Rony Corcos – sort of an Israeli version of early Thalia Zedek – at Banjo Jim’s followed at 11 by torchy Americana singer Cal Folger Day.

5/11 tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar, 10ish

5/12 Renee Anne Louprette at the organ at Trinity Church, 1 PM, free.

5/12, 7:30 PM dark rustic klezmer-tinged rockers Barbez plays songs from their new cd Force of Light, guitarist/frontman Dan Kaufman’s homage to Holocaust survivor and poet Paul Celan at the ACFNY auditorium, 11 E 52nd St (between 5th and Madison), free but res. req. to 212-319-5300 ext. 222.

5/12, 7:30 PM closing night of the Mata Festival at le Poisson Rouge features Metropolis Ensemble, $20.

5/12, 8 PM fiery, brilliantly lyrical, politically fearless Iraqi-American rocker Stephan Said and His Magic Orchestra at Drom, $10 adv tix highly rec.

5/12, 8 PM Cuarteto La Catrina play Mexican and Puerto Rican composers at Symphony Space, $30 adv tix rec.

5/12, 8:30 PM Melvin Van Peebles with Laxative at Zebulon – the great filmmaker (Sweet Sweetback’s Badass Song) is also an extraordinarily funny, charismatic presence on the mic, and the funky band behind him (Paula Henderson of Burnt Sugar on baritone sax!) is kick-ass.

5/12, 8:30 PM unpredictably brilliant sax titan Jon Irabagon leads a quintet with Jon Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Jacob Sacks , piano; John Hebert , bass; Mike Pride, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

5/12, 9ish olschool East Coast hardcore hip-hop with Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and Mobb Deep at the Nokia Theatre, $35 tix avail.

5/12, 10 PM noir cabaret/gypsy punk band Not Waving but Drowning at Drom playing the cd release show for their mysterious new one on a killer bill with slinky Middle Eastern/trance string band Copal, $10 adv tix rec.

5/12, 9/10:30 PM amazing Middle Eastern jazz with Hafez Modirzadeh – saxophones, Amir ElSaffar – trumpet, Vijay Iyer – piano, Ken Filiano – bass, Royal Hartigan – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

5/12, 10 PM sly acoustic jamband Tall Tall Treesat the small room at the Rockwood; they’re also here on 5/26

5/12, 10 PM torchy smart bossa/jazz chanteuse Sasha Dobson plays with a trio at Barbes.

5/12, a very cool doublebill at Drom: 10:30 PM, hauntingly psychedelic violin-driven Middle Eastern/Balkan flavored dancefloor grooves with Copal and theatrical gypsy/steampunk band Not Waving But Drowning at Drom, $10 adv tix highly rec., not sure who’s playing when but they’re both good.

5/12, 10:30 PM blazing chromatic Balkan tonalities with Veveritse Brass Band at the Jalopy, $10.

5/13 Americana guitarmeister Chris Erikson & the Wayward Puritans at Lakeside, 7ish

5/13, 7 PM cello-driven world music band Deoro  feat. chanteuse Dina Fanai at the small room at the Rockwood – their show here in December was off the hook.

5/13, 7:30 PM oldtime hokum blues and hillbilly music with the Second Fiddles at Hill Country

5/13 sharply literate, often hilarious Americana charmer Robin Aigner with her band at Barbes 8 PM followed by lush “historical orchestrette” Pinataland’s cd release show

5/13, 8 PM Mara Milkis – violin; Jerzy Wujtewicz – cello; and RAfal Lewandowski – cello – play works by F.Chopin, K. Szymanowski, W. Lutoslawski, K. Penderecki, R. Twardowski, Alicja. Jonas at Bargemusic, $35, you know the Greenpoint classical posse will be out in effect for this one.

5/13, 9 PM phantasmagorical noir siren Carol Lipnik & Spookarama at Banjo Jim’s.

5/13, 9 PM amazingly period-perfect retro 60s Bakersfield country band the Dixons at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg

5/13, 9 PM Kiwi play Brazilian-flavored psychedelic dub reggae at Shrine.

5/13, 9 PM Canadian goth siren NLX at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

5/13, 10:30 PM adventurous bassist Joris Teepe with his combo at the Fat Cat.

5/13, midnight, witty guitar star of a million bands Homeboy Steve Antonakos plays his own wry Americana stuff at Banjo Jim’s

5/14, 11 AM (yes, starting an hour before noon) the free Wall to Wall Sonidos festival at Symphony Space feat. Arturo O’Farrill’s Sacred Concert for his Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra based on settings of Jewish, Islamic, Gospel, and Afro-Cuban texts; a work for shakuhachi and string quartet [Colorado Quartet] from Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez; a world premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Cuarteto para cuerdas no. 2 [La Catrina Quartet]; Tania León [Harlem Quartet]; new works by Fernando Otero (with dancers); and performances by Continuum, Damocles Trio, Poulenc Trio, Ray Vega, Gabriel Alegria, and many others.

5/14, 6 (six) PM dark Americana songwriter Abbie Barrett at the small room at the Rockwood.

5/14, 7:30 PM terse, intense classical/jazz pianist Michel Reis leads a trio at Puppets Jazz Bar in Park Slope

5/14, 8 PM the Underground Horns – a “6 piece brass band that plays afro funk bhangra new orleans salsa grooves” – at Barbes followed at 10 by Smokey Hormel’s western swing thing.

5/14, 8 PM Hell’s Kitchen Country: Gene Yellin (guitar), Mark Farrell (mandolin) and Bill Christophersen (fiddle) play bluegrass classics and obscurities at Orchard House Cafe, 58th St/1st Ave., $10

5/14 dark 80s goth/art-rock influenced chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi, 9:30 PM

5/14, 9 PM one of the year’s best triplebills: sultry, funny oldtimey harmony crew the Roulette Sisters at 9, ferociously literate, witty, psychedelic/new wave rockes the Larch at 10 and Pinataland’s Dave Wechsler’s solo Tyranny of Dave project at 11 at the new Freddy’s.

5/14 dark original bluegrass/Nashville gothic band Frankenpine at 9 PM at the Jalopy followed at 10:30 by M Shanghai String Band,$10.

5/14, 9/10:30 PM allstar postbop ensemble the Cookers – who absolutely tore up the Charlie Parker Festival last year – at Iridium, $30.

5/14, 9 PM percussionist Najib Bahri’s El Amal plays a musical/dance tribute to Tunisia at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs.

5/14 carnivalesque Luminescent Orchestrii frontman Sxip Shirey does his solo thing Joe’s Pub, 9 PM, $15.

5/14, 9/10:30 PM Marty Ehrlich, reeds; Ray Anderson, trombone; Brad Jones, bass; Matt Wilson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

5/14, 9/10:30 PM the Oliver Lake Big Band at the Jazz Gallery, $20

5/14, 10 PM Fish Out of Water play ska at Shrine followed at 11 by punk dub band the Band-Droidz.

5/14, 11:30 PM clarinet monster Ismail Lumanovski and his band the NY Gypsy All-Stars at Drom, $10 adv tix rec; they’re also here on 5/19 at 10:30

5/15, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra plays Handel – Music for the Royal Fireworks; Haydn – Concerto in C major for Cello and Orchestra; Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, $20 sugg don, reception to follow.

5/15, 3 PM the East of the River accordion-and-recorder ensemble play an intriguing Balkan/Middle Eastern/Appalachian/avant program at Bargemusic, $35

5/15, 6 PM Trio Caveat feat. free jazz trombone monster Steve Swell, James Ilgenfritrz and Jay Rosen followed at 7 by guitarist Xander Naylor’s fiery PinkBrown trio at Downtown Music Gallery.

Bill Christophersen (fiddle) play bluegrass classics and obscurities at Orchard House Cafe, 58th St/1st Ave., $10

5/15, 7 PM Mari Kamura, violin and Svetlana Bukvich-Nichols, keyboards play the world premiere of Bukvich-Nichols’ Sabih’s Dream, inspired by an Arabian horse farm plundered during the Balkan wars and then repopulated by the surviving horses. At the American Festival of Microtonal Music, at the Church of St. Luke-in-the-Fields, 487 Hudson St., $12/$10 stud/srs.

5/15, 7 PM the Four Bags – Mike McGinnis: sax/clarinet Brian Drye: trombone Jacob Garchik: accordion Sean Moran: guitar at Barbes followed at 9 by Stephane Wrembel

5/15, 7:30 PM Geogian slide guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze – who blends traditional sounds from his home country with jazz and blues – doing a cd release show at Joe’s Pub, $15.

5/16, 8 PM Koran Agan plays gypsy jazz at Banjo Jim’s.

5/16, 9 PM the Floor Models (baritone guitarist Val Opielski of the Walking Hellos, plus electric cellist Meg Schedel) plus worldbeat group Citizen Casey  at 10 at Small Beast upstairs at the Delancey

5/16, 9ish austere, smart chamber-pop band Pearl & the Beard at Littlefield, $5.

5/16, 9 PM latin/third stream big band Michael Webster’s Leading Lines at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

5/17 frontwoman/guitarist Debra of scorching powerpop/jamband Devi at Lucky 7 Tavern in Jersey City.

5/17, 7 PM Meredith Monk performs with vocal ensemble and violinist Todd Reynolds’ quartet at the cd release show for her new one Songs of Ascension at the Greene Space, $20, also streaming live on Q2.

5/17 one of our favorite bands, the sly, irrepressible, ur-NYC Jazz Passengers celebrate Roy Nathanson’s 60th birthday with special guests Marc Ribot and Marty Ehrlich at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30, $25

5/17 Tariq Ali, renowned author of From Cairo to Madison: The Arab Revolution and a World in Motion discusses the ongoing revolution throughout the Arab world, 8 PM at Galapagos, free.

5/17, 8:30 PM intriguing, captivating jazz trio Minerva’s cd release show feat. JP Schlegelmilch, piano; Pascal Niggenekemper, bass; Carlo Costa, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

5/18, 7:30 PM the most intensely focused, most powerful jazz composer of the moment, tenor saxophonist JD Allen and his Trio play the cd release show for their new one Victory! following a screening of Mario Lathan’s documentary short film about the album at le Poisson Rouge, $15, adv tix necessary, this will sell out. Wish you were alive to see Coltrane in 1963? Don’t miss this one. We have heard the forthcoming album and it is amazing.

5/17, 7/9 PM the prototypical downtown NYC accordion chanteuse, Phoebe Legere with her quintet playing the cd release show for her new one Ooh La La Coq Tail at Iridium, $20.

5/17, 8 PM “international vocalist night” at Local 269 starting at 8 with jazz singer Seung-Hee, Afro-Peruvian jazz specialist Sofia Rei at 9, bop-tinged Israeli chanteuse Tammy Scheffer at 10 and Hildegunn Gjedrem at 11, $7

5/18-22 ancient ageless drummer Roy Haynes’ Fountain of Youth band with Jaleel Shaw – alto saxophone; Martin Bejerano – piano; David Wong – bass at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30, $35

5/18 lyrical janglerock songwriter Paula Carino with her velvet voice, double entendres and wickedly catchy tunes plays with her new trio at 8 at Fontana’s.

5/18, 8 PM Kris Davis – one of the most original, emotionally vivid and lyrical pianists in jazz or anything – plays Barbes with Ingrid Laubrock -saxophone; Matt Maneri -viola; Trevor Dunn -bass, and Tom Rainey – drums, note that there is a $10 cover.

5/18, 8 PM avant percussion luminary Lukas Ligeti’s cd release show at Issue Project Room, $10

5/18 and 5/19 at 8 PM, concluding on 5/21 at 8:30 PM, violinist Aaron Berofsky and pianist Phillip Bush perform the complete Beethoven sonatas for piano and violin at Merkin Concert Hall, $18 single concert tix avail., $40 for a three-day pass

5/18 jazz guitar monster Matt Munisteri’s new band the Syncopatin’ Detonators at Hill Country, 8:30 PM.

5/18, 9 PM saxophonist Benjamin Drazen – whose latest cd Inner Flights is one of the year’s best – at the Fat Cat with his quartet

5/18 solid oldschool garage rock and soul with the Solid Set at Lakeside, 9 PM

5/18 The Devil Makes Three’s hilarious, satirical, tuneful grasscore at Maxwell’s,9 PM, $10.

5/18, 10 PM Jon Irabagon’s Outright feat. Ralph Alessi (trumpet) Jacob Sacks (piano) John Hebert (bass) Tom Rainey (drums) at the Stone, $10

5/19, 7:30 PM the Trinity Choir sings music of Elena Ruehr at Trinity Church.

5/19, 8 PM an auspicious duo show with jazz singer/composer Sara Serpa and pianist/composer Kris Davis at the Gershwin Hotel, $10. Serpa’s recent album with Ran Blake was shatteringly poignant, but she can also be playful and fun (her last solo album was titled “Beach” in Portuguese). Davis is the rare performer who gets good reviews in the NY Times and deserves them – she pushes the envelope but never loses sight of the tune or the emotion she’s set out to capture.

5/19 the NY debut of genre-busting Belgian big band Flat Earth Society at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, 8:30 PM, early arrival (i.e. an hour early) advised. 5/20 at 8 PM they play the US premiere of their original score to Ernst Lubitsch’s silent film the Oyster Princess plus improvisations accompanying archival film clips at Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave (at 37th St) in Astoria, Queens, $15.

5/19, 8:30 PM pianist Dan Tepfer and tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger in an intriguing duo show at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

5/19, 9 PM powerful soul/Americana chanteuse Jo Williamson at the small room at the Rockwood.

5/19, 9 PM a solid Americana rock triplebill with Trailer Radio, the Lonesome Prairie Dogs and American String Conspiracy at Banjo Jim’s

5/19, 9:30 PM clever, tongue-in-cheek faux torch-song trio the Debutante Hour followed by gypsy rocker Yula Beeri and the Extended Family at Party Xpo in Bushwick, $8

5/19, 9:30 PM alt-country chanteuse Karen Hudson with her band at Lakeside playing songs from her forthcoming Late Bloomer cd.

5/19, 10 PM this era’s finest country music voice, Laura Cantrell plays the cd release show for her new one at Hill Country, $15.

5/19, 10 PM a solid oldschool country doublebill with Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion followed by Hilary Hawke & the Flipsides at Southpaw, $10

5/19, 10 PM klezmer/bluegrass legend Andy Statman at Barbes.

5/20, 7 PM tuneful alto saxophonist Alexander McCabe and quartet at Miles Cafe, $20 includes a drink and “snacks.”

5/20, 7:30 PM flutist Margaret Lancaster performs Steenhuisen, and Kampela works presenting “varying states of psycho-emotional, romantic, and spiritual deprivation,” and Wil Smith, Matthusen and JacobTV works offering the “proactive responses” of redemption and enlightenment. Plus Eric km Clark’s Deprivation Choir playing a choral work requiring the singers to perform both blindfolded and unable to hear each other or themselves. At First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St, Brooklyn Heights, 2/3 to Clark St.; A/C to High St.; R/4/5 to Borough Hall, $10.

5/20 Boston New Orleans brass band hellraisers the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble with Josh Roseman and Kenny Wollesen at Barbes, 8 PM; 5/22 they’re at the Stone at 10.

5/20, 8 PM Frank Kimbrough – piano; Scott Robinson – reeds; Ray Drummond – bass’ Matt Wilson – drums; play a Monk-themed concert at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at BMCC, on Chambers just east of the Highway, $25/$15 stud/srs.

5/20, 8 PM Shelley Nicole’s Blakbushe play their guerrilla funk stuff at Banjo Jim’s – hope the cops aren’t going by with the decibel meter on.

5/20, 9 PM artsy cello-rock band Colorform play Teneleven – “at live performances and rehearsals, NYC artist Sarah Valeri draws and paints her unique artwork.” That’s one way to get a lot of painting done!

5/20, 9 PM multistylistic, deliriously fun, danceable all-purpose Brazilian/country band Nation Beat at the 92YTribeca, $12 gen adm.

5/20, 9 PM adventurous Tiptons sax quartet leader Jessica Lurie with her own Ensemble at BAM Cafe.

5/20, 9:30 PM killer triplebill: oldschool latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly, funky Afrobeat innovators Ikebe Shakedown and classic Fania era salsa stylists Bio Ritmo at Sullivan Hall, $10 gen adm.

5/20, 10 PM Black Lion & the Akinyoumba band play African roots reggae at Shrine.

5/20, 10:30 PM organist Jared Gold leads a quintet at the Fat Cat

5/20 surf music classics and obscuities with the Boss Guitars at Lakeside 11 PM

5/20 Boston New Orleans brass band hellraisers the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble with special guest trombonist Josh Roseman and drummer Kenny Wollesen at Barbes, one assumes after 11; 5/22 they’re at the Stone.

5/20, 11:30 PM NYC’s answer to Spinal Tap, Satanicide at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec.

5/20, midnight, long-running NYC blues guitar vets Loyoyo play a reunion gig of sorts at Banjo Jim’s

5/21 the Master Gnaoua Musicians plus sintir star Hassan Hakmoun at the Alliance Francaise is sold out.

5/21, 7 PM charismatic, literate NYC noir rock legend LJ Murphy at Banjo Jim’s.

5/21, 7ish original gypsy punks World Inferno at Webster Hall, $21 adv tix rec.

5/21, 7:30 PM hypnotic, intense, rustic minor-key blues/klezmer/reggae jam band Hazmat Modine play the cd release for their new one Cicada at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec

5/21, 7:15 PM killer songwriter triplebill: blue-eyed soul siren Meg Braun, lyrically intense Americana chanteuse Carolann Solebello (ex-Red Molly) at Caffe Vivaldi followed at 9:45 by sharp, often haunting countrypolitan singer Hope DeBates & North Forty.

5/21, 8 PM fearless, funny, intense anti-gentrification rockers the Brooklyn What -our pick for NYC’s best rock band right now – play their monthly show at Trash starting at 8 with No One & the Somebodies, Space Ghost Cowboys and then the Brooklyn What at around 10.

5/21, 8 PM legendary bassist Bob Cunningham and his quartet at First Acoustics Coffeehouse in Brooklyn Heights, $25 adv tix rec

5/21, 8:30 PM the latest Brooklyn County Fair starts at 8:30 with southern soul siren Dina Rudeen’s cd release show for her spectacularly good new one The Common Splendor followed eventually at 10:30 by JD Duarte’s ferocious, fun, intense country/paisley underground crew  the Newton Gang.

5/21, 8:30 PM cult favorite Bulgarian art-rockers Diana Express play Symphony Space, $30 adv tix rec.

5/21, 9 PM stark acoustic southern gothic with the Handsome Family at the 92YTribeca, $16 adv tix rec.

5/21, 9 PM the Cookers’ legendary pianist George Cables leads a trio at Puppets Jazz Bar, $20 plus $10 min.

5/21, 9/10:30 PM the Alan Ferber Big Band at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

5/21, 9 PM an intriguing quartet at the Cornelia St. Cafe with Mike Baggetta – guitar; Jason Rigby – saxes; Eivind Opsvik – bass; George Schuller – drums, $15.

5/21 Spanking Charlene – playful and clever X-inflected LES Americana rockers at Lakeside, 11 PM

5/22, 2 PM future stars of the avant garde Face the Music plays Missy Mazzoli’s masterpiece Death Valley Junction, Judd Greenstein’s hip-hop indie classical piece What They Don’t Like; Gregory Huebner’s Cuban Impressions; Jacob TV’s Syracuse Blues string quartet mashup plus gospel-tinged chamber piece by Paul Schoenfield at PS 142, 100 Attorney St., $15, all proceeds to benefit the school.

5/22, sets at 3 PM and 7 PM composer Ellen Fullman at Issue Project Room’s new digs at 110 Livingston St. in downtown Brooklyn. Accompanied by David Gamper, Theresa Wong, David Douglas, & Sean Meehan, Fullman plays her “long stringed instrument” consisting of wires extended from wall to wall for an otherworldly sound that’s sort of a cross between a harp and a church organ, $15, early arrival highly advised.

5/22, 7 PM Saints and Tzadiks – that’s Susan McKeown, Oran Etkin and Erik Della Penna – at Barbes followed at 9 by Stephane Wrembel

5/22, 8 PM NYC’s very own competitive gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Dharma Swara with the Momenta Quartet and bassist/multi-instrumentalist all-around good guy Shahzad Ismaily at le Poisson Rouge, 8 PM $15 adv tix rec.

5/22 the NYCity Slickers play soaring bluesgrass with harmonies at Rodeo Bar 9ish

5/23 chamber music ensemble Time for Three at Advent Church, 93rd and Broadway, 7:30 PM.

5/23 new music string quartet adventurers ETHEL plus special guest piano powerhouse Kathleen Supové play world premieres by Andy Akiho, Rick Baitz, Anna Clyne, Judd Greenstein, Matt Marks, Randal Woolf at Merkin Concert Hall, 8 PM, $25 seats avail., $15 stud/srs.

5/23 charming oldtimey swing and hillbilly sounds with Daria Grace & the Prewar Ponies at Rodeo Bar, 9ish.

5/23, 9 PM the playful, eclectic Joshua Shneider Easy-Bake Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

5/23, 11 PM smart, lyrical soul chanteuse Stephanie Rooker and guitarist Ben Tyree at the small room at the Rockwood.

5/24-29 vocal jazz vet Ernestine Anderson with Houston Person, Lafayette Harris, Lonnie Plaxico & Willie Jones III at Dizzy’s Club, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30 seats avail.

5/24 trumpeter David Weiss’ Point of No Departure with J.D. Allen – tenor saxophone; Nir Felder – guitar; Matt Clohesy – bass at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30, $20

5/24, 8 PM Eliza Rickman plays her haunting hypnotic intense songs at the small room at the Rockwood. She’s also at Goodbye Blue Monday on 5/25 at 11.

5/24, 8 PM Booker T. Jones – you know who he is, right? – without the MGs at the Bell House, $25.

5/24-26, 8 PM the Keys to the Future piano festival: 14 new composers, 8 pianists – at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street (at Pitt), $20. The 5/24 lineup is pianists Marina Lomazov, Stephen Gosling, Blair McMillen, Tatjana Rankovich and Joseph Rubenstein playing Tobias Picker, Nikolai Kapustin, Jacob Ter Veldhuis aka Jacob TV, Bruce Stark, Heather Schmidt, Joe Dudell, Karen Tanaka and Joseph Rubenstein; the 5/25 program is Amy Briggs, Marina Lomazov, Lisa Moore and Jenny Chai performing works of György Ligeti, George Crumb, Timothy Andres, Martin Bresnick, Frederic Rzewski, Lera Auerbach and Nikolai Kapustin; closing night, 5/26 features Stephen Gosling, Eric Huebner, Molly Morkoski and Joseph Rubenstein playing John Adams, György Ligeti, Magnus Lindberg, Gerard Beljon, Josquin des Prez (arr. Wuorinen), Barbara White, Nikolai Kapustin, Tobias Picker and Joseph Rubenstein.

5/24 hypnotic postpunk guitar legends Band of Outsiders at Lakeside, 9 PM.

5/24, 10 PM dark fearless surrealistically funny former Norden Bombsight frontwoman Raquel Bell does a solo show at Pete’s.

5/24, midnight, El Pueblo play Caribbean/Puerto Rican influenced dub reggae at Sullivan Hall, $10

5/25 consistently captivating yet completely unpredictable indie classical orchestra the Knights at Lincoln Center’s Kaplan Penthouse.

5/25, 7:15 PM lyrical, tuneful, Aimee Mann-inflected songwriter Andrea Wittgens at Caffe Vivaldi.

5/25 pianist Emilio Solla Y La Inestable De Brooklyn presents Suite Piazzollana with a killer nonet feat. John Ellis, Alan Ferber, Sara Caswell, accordionist Victor Prieto and others at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30, $20

5/25, 7:30 PM wild gypsy punks Kagero, Kendra Morris, YC the Cynic, Afrobeat band Zongo Junction and funk orchestra Turkuaz at the Knitting Factory, $8 tix highly rec., this may sell out.

5/25, 8 PM austere hypnotic imaginative composer/violinist Ana Milosavljevic at the Stone followed by eclectic ex-Ethel violin powerhouse Todd Reynolds, $10.

5/25-28 piano jazz titan Kenny Barron leads a quartet at Birdland, 8:30/10:30 PM, $30 seats avail.

5/25, 8:30 PM trombonist David White leads his jazz orchestra at Symphony Space, $25 adv tix rec.

5/25, 9 PM Diana Jones – Americana singer who follows in Jan Bell’s footsteps, but mining more of the traditional than the original – at Joe’s Pub $12.

5/25-26, 9:30 PM ferocious bassist Omer Avital returns to his old stomping grounds, Smalls with his band

5/26, 1 PM Yoon-Kyung Shin, viola plus others TBA, program TBA, at Trinity Church, free.

5/26, 7 PM haunting indie rock siren Elisa Flynn – who has an auspicious new album examining 19th century historical events – at Banjo Jim’s.

5/26, 7:30 PM Deviant Septet – who are hell-bent on fulfilling Igor Stravinsky’s dream of creating a repertoire for violin, bass, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, and percussion – play Stravinsky’s complete L’histoire du Soldat plus world premieres by Ruben Naeff and Stefan Freund at at Greenwich Music House School, 46 Barrow St. (Bedford and Bleecker), $15

5/26, 8 PM arguably the two most vital, original new music ensembles in NYC: the swirling, psychedelic Dither guitar quartet and austere, ghostly, gorgeously atmospheric Redhooker at Merkin Concert Hall, $25.

5/26, 8 PM NYC’s most popular big band, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society and bassist Ben Allison and band at Littlefield, $16

5/26, 8 PM playful, clever toy piano specialist Phyllis Chen at Barbes.

5/26, 10 PM hilariously filthy punk/garage rockers Custard Wally at Don Pedro’s

5/26, 10:30 PM gypsy punks the West Philadelphia Orchestra followed by haunting, hypnotic, psychedelic Turkish band Raquy & the Cavemen at Drom, $12 adv tix rec.

5/26, 11 PM Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the big room at the Rockwood.

5/28, 8 PM the new oldtimey supergroup with Mamie Minch, Jolie Holland and JC Hopkins at 68 Jay St. Bar

5/28, 8 PM roots reggae, Afrobeat, desert blues and soul with the inspiring Refugee All-Stars of Sierra Leone at the Bell House, $20.

5/28, 8 PM Transit (Daniel Wohl (composer), David Friend (piano), Joe Bergen (percussion), Andie Springer(violin), Evelyn Farny (cello), and Sara Budde (clarinet) play an intriguing lineup of works including 3 world premieres by Christopher Mayo, Charlie Piper, Marc Bowden, Ryan Carter, Jason Cady and Daniel Wohl at Tenri Cultural Institute, 34A W. 13th St., $15

5/28, 9 PM gypsy rock/skaragga/metal cumbia monsters Escarioka at Mehanata. We’ve been calling them the best live band in NYC for a couple of years, now the rest of the world is finally starting to catch on.

5/28, 9 PM Brooklyn stoner rock avatars Strange Haze – who have yet another great new single out – at Matchless, $5

5/28, 9 PM exhilarating, anthemic, sweepingly majestic, socially aware Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at Bowery Electric.

5/28 sly, funky chanteuse Shayna Zaid & The Catch, 10 PM at the small room at the Rockwood

5/28, 10:30 PM ukelele player/lyricist/sultry chanteuse Kelli Rae Powell at the Jalopy, $10.

5/28 dark female-fronted noir soul band Shenandoah & the Night play their ep release show at Spike Hill, 11:30 PM, note the $7 cover.

5/30, 6:30 PM an interfaith 9/11 commemorative concert at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown with the Chiara String Quartet performing Robert Sirota’s riveting, haunting, iconic 9/11-themed Triptych, free but rsvp reqd

5/30, 7:30/9:30 PM Mexican chanteuse Magos Herrera leads a quintet playing classic torchy Mexican film songs from the 1930s and 40s at Dizzy’s Club, $20

5/30 Alan Gilbert conducts the NY Phil playing Barber: Adagio for Strings; Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, free, time TBA (guessing 8ish), early arrival advised.

5/30, 8:30 PM eclectic, often haunting pan-Asian-tinged Jen Shyu’s Jade Tongue with Jen Shyu, compositions, vocals, piano, moon lute, erhu, lakado, dance; David Binney, alto saxophone; Thomas Morgan, bass; Dan Weiss, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10

5/31, 7:30 PM spectacular percussionist Nathan Davis with his cutting-edge crew International Contemporary Ensemble at le Poisson Rouge, free with rsvp

5/31, 7 PM George Clinton & the P-Funk Allstars at B.B. King’s, $37.50 adv tix rec.

5/31-6/1 trumpeter Sean Jones leads a quintet at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30, $20

5/31, 8 PM new music ensemble Tribeca Monsters! feat. music of Steward Copeland, Michael Gandolfi, Dylan Mattingly, Marc Mellits, Daniel Bernard Roumain, and Jacob TV at Galapagos, $15.

If you’re looking for weekly events for May or June, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

6/1, 7:30 PM adventurous pianist Alexandra Joan winds up her entertainingly counterintuitive Kaleidoscope Series with a program of original material and improvisations featuring jazz guitarist Peter Mazza, Thomson Kneeland on bass and Timothy Hayward on sax at WMP Concert Hall, 31 W 28th St., $25

6/1, 7:30 PM dark incisive classical composer/pianist Fernando Otero and cellist Inbal Segev play Bach, Kodály, and Otero at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

6/1, 8 PM delightfully fun, quirky, counterintuitive all-female indie pop band the Walking Hellos at Fontana’s.

6/1, 10 PM, intense frontwoman Wendy Griffiths and her powerfully tuneful 80s punk/new wave influenced Changing Modes – who recorded our pick for best song of 2010 – at Sullivan Hall, $10.

6/1 midnight-ish big sprawling funk band Turkuaz at Southpaw, $5.

6/2, noon, George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free

6/2, 7 PM fiery noir cabaret songwriter Sabrina Chap at Banjo Jim’s followed eventually at 9 with the psychedelic folk of the Peaceniks feat. Moogy Klingman and Patti Rothberg at Banjo Jim’s.

6/2, 8 PM smartly multistylistic retro keyboardist/singer and Jack White collaborator Rachelle Garniez (whose most recent album we rated best of the year) at Barbes.

6/2, 8 PM legendary, brilliant first-wave Irish punk rockers Stiff Little Fingers make their Brooklyn debut at Europa, $20. They’re at the Gramercy Theatre the following night for an extra $13 – that’s how much Live Nation is ripping you off for this one.

6/2, 8 PM the Da Capo Chamber Players’ 40th anniversary concert at Merkin Concert Hall feat. Pierrot lunaire, OP. 21 by Arnold Schoenberg, with guest soprano, Lucy Shelton; the world premiere performance of Gravity by George Tsontakis (written for the 40th anniversary of Da Capo); the New York premiere of Midnight Rounds by Keith Fitch (written for the 40th anniversary of Da Capo); Tres Lent as well as And…They’re Off! by Joan Tower (who was the ensemble’s founding pianist), $20 adv tix very highly rec., this should sell out.

6/2, 8:30 PM trombonist Samuel Blaser leads a quartet with Russ Lossing, piano; Eivind Opsvik, bass; Paul Motian, drums; Samuel Blaser, trombone playing the cd release show for his latest one at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15

6/2, 8:30 PM new music ensemble Sybarite5 play the Lincoln Center Atrium at 65th/Bwy, letting their ipod shuffle choose the pieces they’ll be performing, early arrival advised.

6/2, 9 PM Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative at Zebulon. The legendary filmmaker also writes absolutely hilarious, subtly provocative, socially aware songs that skewer all kinds of stereotypes. He’s backed by a killer funk band comprised of members of Burnt Sugar.

6/2, 10 PM atmospheric, pensive rock anthems with Hurricane Bells feat. Steve Schiltz (ex-Longwave and Scout) at Culturefix on Clinton St.

6/2 powerpop/psychedelic guitar monsters Devi at Arlene’s, 11 PM recording a live album! Get your screams on vinyl!

6/2, midnight, dark female-fronted soul band MotherMoon at Spike Hill.

6/3, 7 PM ferocious, hilarious, theatrical, Beatlesque lyrical songwriter Walter Ego at Banjo Jim’s feat. some of NYC’s best guests (secret – we won’t give it away).

6/3, 8 PM filmmakers Suki Hawley, Mike Galinsky and David Beilinson’s documentary the Battle for Brooklyn, which confronts the destructive effects of gentrification, notably the graft and fraud-ridden Atlantic Yards arena and parking-lot project where private property was illegally seized by a real estate swindler through an eniment domain claim. At the Brooklyn Heights Cinema; also screening 6/9 at 9 PM at Myrtle Avenue Hill in Ft. Greene Park, free; and on 6/11, 8 PM at Indie Screen, 285 Kent Ave., Williamsburg. A weeklong run begins on 6/17 at Cinema Village in Manhattan.

6/3, 8 PM torchy noir Americana siren Lily & the Parlour Tricks followed by oldschool soul revivalist/crooner Eli Paperboy Reed at Southpaw, $12 gen adm.

6/3, 8 PM grease up your pompadours: Smokey Hormel’s western swing band, retro rock chanteuse Eilen Jewel and Big Sandy & the Fly-Rite Boys at the Bell House, $12 adv tix rec.

6/3, 9/10:30 PM Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax; Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Kris Davis, piano; Tom Rainey, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

6/3, 10 PM the funniest oldschool country band around, the Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar. They’re also at Barbes on 6/10 at 10.

6/3 ferocious Nashville gothic rockers Ninth House play Sathony in Astoria, 11 PM.

6/3 wry, literate Nashville gothic with Maynard & the Mustiesat Lakeside, 11 PM.

6/3, 11 PM wild intense original bluegrass band Thy Burden at Spike Hill.

6/3, 11 PM horn-driven funk band the Kickdown at Bowery Poetry Club, $10

6/3, 11:30 PM ecstatic Brazilian funk/reggae/maracatu band Dende & Hahahaes at Joe’s Pub $12.

6/4 Blitz the Ambassador at the Brooklyn Museum, free w/museum adm.

6/4, 6:30 PM, free, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble play Gershwin: Lullaby for Strings; Barber:Adagio for Strings; Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12, “American” at Flushing Town Hall, tix req., early arrival advised.

6/4, 7 PM Nashville gothic goddess – and indie film star – Lorraine Leckie at Banjo Jim’s

6/4 a blast from the past – legendary oldschool Williamsburg punk/indie rockers FF (which stands for Fat Fuck) at Lakeside, 7 PM.

6/4, 8 PM Bamba Sacko play African roots reggae at Shrine followed at 10 by the reggae/rocksteady of Finotee.

6/4, 8 PM sprawling acoustic Americana band the Woes at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $10; they’re at Sunny’s at 10 the following night for free.

6/4, 8 PM the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma at NJPAC in Newark, $25 seats avail.

6/4, 8 PM bossa jazz siren Sasha Dobson’s country band Chola followed by Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes. Chola are also here Mondays in June at 8 PM starting on the 13th.

6/4, 9/10:30 PM drummer Ralph Peterson’s brilliant B3 band the Unity Project plays the cd release show for their spectacularly good new one with Pat Bianchi, organ; Josh Evan, trumpet; Wayne Escoffery, tenor sax at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15.

6/4, 8:30 PM hypnotic marimba/cello duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi followed by bluegrass band the Five Deadly Venoms (who are also here on 6/7 and 6/28 at 9:45)

6/4, 10 PM, 90s Detroit rock cult figures the Dirtbombs at the Bell House, $20

6/4, 10 PM cowpunk with the Nightmare River Band at Spike Hill.

6/5, repeating on 6/ 12, and 6/19 the NY Scandia Symphony at the Billings Lawn in Ft. Tryon Park uptown, 2 PM. This extraordinary and clever ensemble plays a Frank Foerster piece called Summer in Ft. Tryon Park which has to be heard to be appreciated, along with works by numerous brilliant obscure Scandinavian composers.

6/5, 3 PM harpsichordist Elaine Comparone and The Queen’s Chamber Band play world premieres by Michael Cohen, Stephen Kemp, Elodie Lauten, David J. MacDonald & Eugene W. McBride at St. Mark’s Church, 10th St./2nd Ave., $25.

6/5, 7:30 PM trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet w/ Angelica Sanchez (piano), John Lindberg (bass) and Pheeroan akLaff (drums) at le Poisson Rouge, adv tix $15 rec.

6/5, 8 PM deviously fun new music duo Anti-Depressant (violinist Jennifer Choi and pianist Kathy Supove) play Galapagos, $15/$10 stud.

6/5, 8 PM slinky low-register retro Cuban band Gato Loco – with baritone guitar, baritone sax, tuba and bass – at Bowery Poetry Club

6/5, 8 PM tuneful Americana harmony band the Bowmans at the small room at the Rockwood

6/5, 8 PM composer Eve Beglarian and her new band Brim at Galapagos, $15.

6/5, 8:30 PM bassist Petros Klampanis plays the cd release show for his eclectic new one with a scary-good lineup feat. Megan Gould , violin; Heather Paauwe, violin; Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin, viola; Yoed Nir, cello; Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Magda Giannikou, guest vocalist at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

6/5, 9 PM Steve Wynn’s indie rock supergroup the Baseball Project at City Winery , $25 seats avail.

6/5, 9 PM gypsy pop band Occidental Gypsy – “Found somewhere on the music tree between John Pizzarelli and Caravan Palace” – at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd St.

6/5 hilarious, diverse satirical cowpunk rockers Uncle Leon & the Alibis at Rodeo Bar 10ish

6/6, 6:30 PM an interfaith 9/11 commemorative concert at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown with pianist Simone Dinnerstein playing Bach’s English Suite as well as two of his Chorale Preludes – BWV 639 and 147, free but rsvp reqd

6/6, 7:30/9:30 PM Orrin Evans & the Captain Black Big Band at Dizzy’s Club, $20, better reserve now, these guys sell out fast.

6/6 arguably the first-ever guitar jazz triplebill at the Mercury with the astonishingly smart, intense, original, bluesy Marvin Sewell at 8, Liberty Ellman at 9 and then Moroccan-inspired Dave Fiuczynski at 10, $15.

6/6, 8 PM stars of the NYC Balkan underground, trumpeter Ben Holmes and trio followed by at 9:30 by Chicha Libre at Barbes

6/6-7 the Melvins at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9 PM, $20 adv tix avail. at the Mercury weekdays til 7 PM.

6/7, 6:30 PM, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival a must.

6/7, 7 PM ICE pianist Jacob Greenberg at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party.

6/7, 7:30ish oldschool hip-hop with EPMD at Betsy Head Playground, Livonia Ave. & Strauss St., Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5 to Saratoga Ave.

6/7, 7:30 PM Rose of the Compass – recorder player Nina Stern, with Glen Velez, frame drum, and Ara Dinkjian, oud – play an intriguing set of music from the Mediterranean to the Balkans at the cd release show for their new one at Drom, $10 adv tix highly rec.

6/7, 8 PM Carol Lipnik & Spookarama play the cd release show for their hypnotic, haunting new one M.O.T.H. at the big room at the Rockwood.

6/8, 8 PM fiery literate steampunk songwriter Kelli Rae Powell at Southpaw.

6/8, 8 PM 60s soul legend Eric Burdon & the Animals at B.B. King’s, $35 adv tix a must.

6/8, 8 PM soulful, soaring country/rock siren Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Bruar Falls, $6

6/8, 10 PM Sistermonk play their high energy gypsy funk at Shrine

6/8, 10ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar

6/9, 7:30 PM intense Balkan-influenced songwriter Alina Simone at Joe’s Pub $12.

6/9, 9 PM dark compelling songwriter Elisa Flynn at the Way Station, 683 Washington Ave, Brooklyn (at Prospect Place; 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza)

6/9 oldschool Fania-style salsa band Bio Ritmo followed by Afrobeat crew Ikebe Shakedown’s cd release show, 9 PM at Southpaw, $10 gen adm.

6/9, 10 PM Banda Magda play their cosmopolitan gypsy/Mediteranean/latin accordion-driven songs at Drom, $10 gen adm

6/9, 10ish the twangy, clever Trailer Radio at Rodeo Bar.

6/10, 7 PM smart twangy literate Americana rock with Chip Robinson at Lakeside.

6/10, 8 PM assaultive hilarious Chinatown hip-hop pioneers the Notorious MSG’s cd release show at the Brooklyn Bowl, only $5.

6/10, 8 PM Koleurz play French African roots reggae at Shrine

6/10, 8 PM Gyan Riley (Terry’s talented guitarist kid) at Barbes followed by the Jack Grace Band at 10

6/10, 8 PM Lisle Atkinson & Neo Bass play bass arrangements of Ellington feat. guests pianists at Symphony Space, $25 adv tix rec.

6/10, 8 PM antique Americana harmony band Ollabelle (all original members) at City Winery, $20 standing room tix avail.

6/10, 8 PM terse oldschool Chicago blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Lucille’s.

6/10, 9 PM sharp, tuneful, Aimee Mann-esque literate rockers Elizabeth & the Catapult at Bowery Ballroom, $15 gen adm.

6/10 Cuban reggaeton siren Telmary Diaz with a live band at BAM Cafe, 9:30 PM – early arrival advised, this will sell out.

6/10 Vietnamese psychedelic rock revivalists Dengue Fever, 10 PM at Highline Ballroom.

6/10 baritone country crooner/bandleader Dale Watson at Maxwell’s 10ish, $10 (note separate admission from earlier NRBQ concert).

6/10, midnight, witty guitar star of a million bands Homeboy Steve Antonakos plays his own wry Americana stuff at Banjo Jim’s

6/10, midnight, clever fun retro 80s synth-disco duo Hank & Cupcakes at the Mercury, $10.

6/11 Jim Black’s AlasNoAxis and Josh Roseman & The King Froopy All Stars at Central Park Summerstage – be aware that they’re opening for a popular, lame jam band from the 90s and that you may not be able to get in unless you show up before 3.

6/11, 6 PM singer-songwriter satirists the Lascivious Biddies at the small room at the Rockwood.

6/11, 7:30/9:30 PM eclectic Middle Eastern-tinged jazz guitarist Gilad Hekselman leads a trio at the Bar Next Door.

6/11, 8 PM an amazing psychedelic dub reggae doublebill (say that five times fast) with Dub Is a Weapon and Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad at Brooklyn Bowl, $7

6/11, 8 PM psychedelic steampunk/gypsy band the Wyld Old Souls’ cd release show at Drom, $10 adv tix highly rec.

6/11 a good roots reggae doublebill at Shrine starting at 8 PM with Num & Nu Afrika followed at 9 by the Pressers.

6/11, 8 PM Mississippi hill country blues guitar genius Will Scott (who’s got an excellent new album out) plays a NYC show at 68 Jay St. Bar to kick off his latest European tour

6/11 haunting noir Americana crooner Mark Sinnis (of Ninth House) plays the cd release for his new one The Undertaker In My Rearview Mirror at Duff’s Bar in South Williamsburg, 9 PM.

6/11, 9/10:30 PM the cleverly lyrical John McNeil/Bill McHenry jazz group at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15

6/11, 10 PM oldtime country harmony hellraisers Those Darlins at Maxwell’s, $10.

6/11, 10 PM hellraising Irish band Jameson’s Revenge at Connolly’s

6/11 LES rockabilly/surf/punk legend Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside, 10:15ish.

6/12, 3 PM a toy piano festival at Bargemusic feat. Phyllis Chen, Karlheinz Essl, Konrad Kaczmarek, John McDonald, Matthew Malsky and others, $25/$20 srs/$15 stud.

6/12, 7:30 PM cutting-edge string quartet Brooklyn Rider with Silk Road Project shakuhachi player Kojiro Umezaki at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University downtown (Spruce St. between William/Nassau), 2 free tix per person available starting at 5 PM at the box office.

6/12, 8 PM alt-country pioneer and Flatlanders honcho Joe Ely at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec.

6/12, 8:30-midnight PM Sousalves’ Songwriters from Hell at Banjo Jim’s featuring (in order) Maya Solovey, Katie Dixon, Kerry Davis, Sousalves, Alan Merrill, Benjamin Cartel and finally Liz Tormes headlining at half past eleven.

6/12, 8:30 PM trumpeter Sarah Wilson plays the cd release for her new one with Myra Melford, piano; Ben Goldberg, clarinet; Jerome Harris, bass; Matt Wilson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

6/12, 9 PM killer doublebill: torchy intense chanteuse April Smith & the Great Picture Show plus the phenomenally charismatic soul man/guitarist Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears at Maxwell’s, $18 adv tix highly rec., this will sell out

6/12, 9 PM wry, often brilliantly funny Chicago oldtimey/Americana/indie band Dastardly at Spike Hill.

6/12, 10:30 PM string driven smart eclectic doublebill: violinist/composer Christina Courtin and our favorite string quartet, Brooklyn Rider at le Poisson Rouge, $15 gen adm.

6/12, 11:30 PM innovative new big band jazz with Ensemble Denada, $15 gen adm.

6/13, 6:30 PM an interfaith 9/11 commemorative concert at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown with Bach’s Sonata #2 in D Major for Harpsichord and Cello performed by harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper and cellist Fred Zlotkin, free but rsvp reqd.

6/13, 8:30 PM pianist Melody Fader leads a string trio playing Beethoven, Berio, Chopin, Carter, and Dvorak’s Dumky Trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10

6/13, 10:30 PM Oran Etkin does his West African jazz thing followed by eclectic captivating Moroccan jazz/soul chanteuse Malika Zarra and her band at Joe’s Pub, $12

6/13 gypsy rocker Yula Beeri and the Extended Family at the big room at the Rockwood.

6/14, 9:45 PM bluegrass with the Sleepy Hollow String Band at Caffe Vivaldi.

6/14 dark politically aware jazz/pan-Asian chanteuse/pianiast Jen Shyu at Korzo, 10 PM.

6/14, 10:20 PM ethereal dark art-rockers Elysian Fields play the cd release show for their new one at le Poisson Rouge, $15 gen adm.

6/15, 7 PM twangy, tuneful Texas-flavored alt-country band Two Cent Revival play. their cd release show at the Rockwood.

6/15 the Dictators’ ageless Andy Shernoff at 7 followed eventually by the soul/garage sounds of the Solid Set at 9 at Lakeside.

6/15, 7:30 PM violinist Veronique Mathieu plays works by Csickso and Shepherd followed by fearless avant ensemble Lunatics at Large performing works by Raoul Pleskow, Frederick Tillis, Elizabeth Bell, Steven Gerber and Marilyn Bliss at Symphony Space, $11.

6/15, 8 PM endlessly surprising, astonishingly intense piano virtuoso Kathleen Supove plays Julia Wolfe – Compassion; Lainie Fefferman – Barnacles (NY premiere); Alvin Curran – Inner Cities (selections); Michael Gatonska – A Shaking of the Pumpkin; Frederic Rzewski – Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs./$25 stud.

6/16 flutist Ransom Wilson’s new music ensemble Le Train Bleu at Galapagos, time/$ TBA.

6/16-19, 7:30/9:30 PM Jamaican jazz/reggae piano legend Monty Alexander & the Harlem Kingston Express at Dizzy’s Club, $30 seats avail. Note that the 6/15 show is sold out.

6/16, 8 PM eclectic, witty jazz guitarist Matt Munisteri at Barbes followed at 10 by bluegrass mandolin monster Andy Statman ($10 cover).

6/16, 8:30 PM eclectic electric guitar powerhouse Joel Harrison leads a quartet with Anupam Shobhakar, sarod; Stephan Crump, bass; Satoshi Takeishi, percussion at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10

6/16 John Brown’s Body – who absolutely slayed on 4/20 at Highline Ballroom – at Maxwell’s, 9 PM $15.

6/16 Esquela – the new Americana rock project from the Yayhoos’ Keith Christopher with powerhouse singer Rebecca Frame – at Lakeside, 9 PM

6/16 electric bluegrass/country/rock guitar/mandolin monsters Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar, 10ish.

6/16 dark lyrical songwriter Daniel Bernstein & the Everybody Knows at Fontana’s, 10 PM.

6/17 the third annual Istanbulive Turkish music festival at Central Park Summerstage features iconic songwriter/freedom fighter/filmmaker Zulfu Livaneli (sort of the Turkish Bob Dylan), early arrival, i.e. 3 PM at the latest, highly advised.

6/17, 9 PM soul/groove band the Del-Reys followed by potently politically aware third-wave ska/soul legends the Slackers at Bowery Ballroom, $16 adv tix highly rec.

6/17, 9/10:30 PM dark 80s-style goth/pop pianist/singer Kristin Hoffmann.at Caffe Vivaldi

6/17 surf music classics and obscuities with the Boss Guitars at Lakeside, 11 PM.

6/17, 11:30 PM clarinet monster Ismail Lumanovski and his band the NY Gypsy All-Stars at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

6/18, 7 PM charismatic, literate NYC noir rock legend LJ Murphy at Banjo Jim’s.

6/18, 7 PM Metal Mountains (Helen Rush and Samara Lubelski’s ethereal project) followed by Thurston Moore’s Whiteout and then legendary 1960s psychedelic garage band Bardo Pond, no idea how many original members are left, $10 gen adm.

6/18, 7:30 PM tuneful death-obsessed indie pop pianist/songwriter Jeremy Messersmith at the Mercury, $10.

6/18, 7:30 PM salsa dura doublebill: La Excelencia and the Larry Harlow Latin Legends Big Band at Prospect Park Bandshell.

6/18, 9 PM James McMurtry at the Bell House, $15. He’s also at Maxwell’s on 6/17 at 7:30 for the same price.

6/18, 9 PM yet another good diverse roots reggae doublebill at Shrine with 6th Degree followed at 10 by Zion Judah.

6/18, 9 PM funny, fearless oldschool style punk rockers the Live Ones, Boston’s Cortez and hilarious metal spoof Mighty High at Cake Shop

6/18 vibraphone-based Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica play the cd release show for their hypnotic, psychedelic new one Third River Rangoon at Otto’s – definitely the classiest band ever to play this dive.

6/18 fearlessly fun Americana-punk rockers Spanking Charlene – winners of the Sirius/XM best unsigned band contest, now on Little Steven Van Zandt’s label – at Lakeside, 11 PM

6/19, 11 AM this year’s Bang on a Can Marathon – a NYC institution – at the World Financial Center

6/19 this year’s free Punk Island festival at Governors Island happens two days in advance of Make Music NY as the yuppies are shitting their pants at the thought of loud, nonconformist music being played anywhere near their “luxury” apartments. Free ferries leave on the half hour from the old Staten Island Ferry terminal; here’s a public facebook page about it.

6/19 a rare solo set by saxophone adventurer Matana Roberts at Downtown Music Gallery, 6 PM

6/19, 9:30 PM rustic, lyrical Americana songwriter Andrew Vladeck’s dual cd/book release show at Joe’s Pub, $12.

6/19 soaring Americana with banjo player Hilary Hawke & the Flipsides at Rodeo Bar 10ish

6/19, 10 PM terrorist jazz with Peter Evans, Trumpet; Moppa Elliot, bass; Kassa Overall, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

6/20 indie classical orchestra the Knights play the world premiere of Lisa Bielawa’s Templehof Etude, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony plus a Morton Feldman piece at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, 7:30 PM, early arrival advised

6/20, 10 PM tuneful danceable funk/Afrobeat band Mamarazzi at the Mercury, $15.

6/21 is Make Music NY. We’ll cherrypick the best shows and put up a separate page once the official calendar is up.

6/21, 1 PM Louis Andriessen’s Hoketus performed by two groups TBA at Federal Hall downtown

6/21 Talib Kweli at Red Hook Park (bordered by Hicks and Henry in Red Hook – same directions as if you’re going to the Jalopy: F to Carroll St., exit front of Brooklyn-bound train. Left on Smith, right on 1st Place, continue as 1st Place becomes Summit. Go over the BQE, make a U-turn, continue on Summit).

6/22, 7 PM at Alwan for the Arts, a panel discussion: Detained Without Cause – Muslims’ Stories of Detention and Deportation in America. “The post-9/11 emergence of Islamophobic media hysteria, oppressive law enforcement tactics and increasing surveillance in the name of security is a package sold to the public as the inevitable cost of freedom. Learn what that cost really means in human terms: the stories of fellow New Yorkers disappeared from our communities during the first months after the terrible events of 9/11.” Free and open to the public, early arrival advised

6/23, 7 PM the Vinay Iyer Quintet at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, free tix avail. 2 per person on the line outside the castle starting at 4 PM.

6/23, 7:15 PM oboeist Keve Wilson leads an ensemble at Caffe Vivaldi.

6/23, 8 PM clever, entertaining toy piano expert Phyllis Chen at Barbes at 8 followed at 10 by Nation Beat drummer Scott Kettner’s Forro Brass Band.

6/23, 8/10:30 PM vocal jazz legend Little Jimmy Scott celebrates his 85th birthday at the Blue Note, $20 “seats” avail. His show last year at the Charlie Parker Festival was characteristically shattering – he’s still got it.

6/23-24 8 PM this era’s biggest surf band, Los Straitjackets at City Winery, $20

6/23 Shane Endsley, trumpet; Gerald Clayton, piano; Matt Brewer, bass; John Ellis, tenor sax at Cornelia St Cafe, 9/10:30 PM, $15

6/24, 7:30 PM Badwagon (the Bad Plus plus Jason Moran’s Bandwagon) make their world premiere followed by Roy Hargrove’s quintet at Prospect Park Bandshell.

6/24, 8 PM unstoppably romantic, effervescent, razor-sharp Hawaiian swing band the Moonlighters at Barbes followed at 10 by the Jug Addicts.

6/24, 8ish swirling dreampop band Zaza, Quiet Light and noir psychedelic rock legend Martin Bisi at Littlefield, $8.

6/24, 8:30 PM Canadian darkwave/goth chanteuse NLX at Caffe Vivaldi

6/24, 9 PM cult legend soul/blues harpist/belter Syl Johnston at the Bell House, $20.

6/24, 10 PM intense Irish party band Shilelagh Law at Connolly’s

6/24 kick ass Americana rockers Tom Clark & the High Action Boys at Lakeside, 11 PM

6/25 popular British soul revivalists Fitz & the Tantrums followed by James Brown-influenced soul/funk vet Lee Fields & the Expressions at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival, i.e. 4 PM at the latest highly advised.

6/25, 7:15 PM chamber-pop band BoxFive followed by cello/marimba duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi

6/25, 8 PM slinky, haunting vintage Middle Eastern/East African group Sounds of Taraab at Barbes

6/25, 8 PM the London Souls’ third-rate fifth-generation garage rock followed by the Heavy, who do oldschool funk/soul vamps with lots of loops and samples, at Prospect Park Bandshell.

6/25, 8 PM the CCB Reggae Allstars play Marley’s Rastaman Vibration in its entirety plus other Marley hits at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5.

6/25, 8ish tuneful, high-energy ska-punk with King Django at Shrine.

6/26, 3 PM Renaissance ensemble Parthenia play “an intimate collection of early English art songs for voice, viols and lute, illustrating Renaissance life and love” including music by Dowland, Purcell and Henry VIII at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

6/26, 7 PM a characteristically eclectic triplebill at Barbes – Yukie and Ryoji playing classic tango and tango nuevo on bandoneon and guitar followed by at 8 by Ben Holmes, Curtis Hasselbring and Marcus Rojas playing brass trio improvisations and then at 10 gypsy punk band the Japonize Elephants.

6/27, 8 PM eclectic, always interesting jazz bassist Dave Holland leads a quintet at the Highline Ballroom, $25.

6/27 charming oldtimey swing and hillbilly sounds with Daria Grace & the Prewar Ponies at Rodeo Bar, 9ish.

6/28, half past noon up-and-coming jazz pianist Emmet Cohen at 1 NY Plaza downtown, free. He’s also at the World Financial Center plaza at 5:30 on 6/30.

6/28, 5:30 PM the NY Gypsy All-Stars in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

6/28-7/3, 7:30/9:30 PM the Kenny Garrett Quartet at Dizzy’s Club, $30 seats avail.

6/28, 10 PM dark steampunk siren Jolie Holland plays the cd release show for her latest one at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix highly rec.

6/28-7/2, 11 PM alto saxophonist Sharel Cassity leads a quartet at Dizzy’s Club, $10 seats avail.

6/29, 7 PM a spectacularly good new music doublebill at Galapagos: Mivos Quartet play world premieres by Tristan Perich and Samson Young followed by Redshift Ensemble’s highly anticipated Arctic Sounds suite incorporating found sounds from the rapidly disappearing great white north, $15 gen adm., early arrival highly rec.

6/29, 7PM latin jazz piano legend Larry Harlow & Latin Legends Big Band at Soundview Park in the Bronx, 6 train to Morrison Ave/Soundview

6/29, 7 PM cellist Marika Hughes at the small room at the Rockwood.

6/29, 7 PM a Bernard Herrmann 100th Birthday celebration conducted by Hollywood Bowl Orchestra (?!?) conductor John Mauceri at the Greene Space, $20 includes a glass of wine.

6/29, 8 PM Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra – who just put out a sizzling album of classic/obscure 1920s swing jazz tunes – at Highline Ballroom, $10 adv tix very highly rec.

6/29-7/3 the annual Django Reinhardt gypsy jazz festival at Birdland, sets 8:30/11 PM, $30 seats avail., too many artists to list here but it’s a good lineup as always.

6/29, 10 PM Beninghove’s Hangmen play the release show for their new noir jazz cd at Drom, $10 gen adm

6/29 Paleface – the original sardonic 90s white funk/hip-hop guy – at Rodeo Bar 10ish

6/30, 7 PM Laurie Anderson and Bill Laswell at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, free tix avail. 2 per person on the line outside the castle starting at 4 PM.

6/30, 8:30 PM Sara Serpa leads a quintet with Andre Matos, guitar; Pete Rende, piano; Matt Brewer, bass; Tommy Crane, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

7/1, 8:30 PM roots reggae legends Steel Pulse at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/1, 9 PM a clever melodic trio with JD Allen, tenor sax; Michael Bates, double bass; Jeff Davis, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15

7/2 Roy Ayers and the Jazz Mafia Symphony at Central Park Summerstage, get there by 7 PM or else you probably won’t get in.

7/2, 8 PM blistering bluegrass jamband Thy Burden’s cd release show at Union Hall, free.

7/5 classic boricua sounds with Lavoe All Stars and Cantando Renzo Padilla at St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx, St. Ann’s Ave and E 144th Street, 6 train to Brook Ave.

7/6, 8 PM intense, powerful Afrobeat/desert blue siren Khaira Arby at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5

7/7, 5:30 PM Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca at the World Financial Center, free.

7/7, 7 PM My Brightest Diamond at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, free tix avail. 2 per person on the line outside the castle starting at 4 PM.

7/7, 8 PM cello rockers Deoro plays Bach, Ravel, Messaien, Bizet, Michael Brecker and Randy Wolff at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs./$15 stud. On 7/8, same time, same price, the band returns, playing an acoustic set from their Kingston Morning reggae-rock album.

7/7, 8:30 PM extraordinary oudist Tareq Abboushi plus percussionist Hector Morales at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10

7/7, 8:30 PM the Court Yard Hounds (that’s sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks) at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/8, 9 PM badass Australian country songwriter Kasey Chambers at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm.

7/8, 9 PM Los Lobos at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/8 dark rock chanteuse Nicole Atkins & the Sea at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9 PM, $12 adv tix avail. at the Mercury weekdays til 7 PM.

7/9, 7:30 PM late golden-age hip-hop with Raekwon, Smif-N-Wessun, Joell Ortiz, Skyzoo, Neek the Exotic & Large Professor, no idea who’s opening or headlining, at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/12-16, 8:30/11 PM Pablo Zeigler’s tango nuevo project with cantante Sandra Luna at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

7/12, 9 PM hypnotic literate indie songwriter Bill Callahan f.k.a. Smog at Bowery Ballroom, $20 gen adm.

7/14, 7 PM Patti Smith at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, free tix avail. 2 per person on the line outside the castle starting at 4 PM.

7/14 drummer Tim Kuhl leads a group feat. Michael Formanek, bass; Ben Gerstein, trombone; Jonathan Goldberger, guitar; Frantz Loriot, viola; Jonathan Moritz, saxes playing the cd release show for his new one at 8:30 PM at Cornelia St. Cafe

7/16, 5 PM-ish PM the Black Angels at South St. Seaport.

7/16, 8 PM high-energy soul legend Andre Williams with Neko Case’s backing band the Sadies at Brooklyn Bowl, $8

7/16, 10:30 PM garage rock legends the Fleshtones cd release show at the Mercury $12 adv tix rec.

7/17 Pink Martini at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival 7 PM highly advised.

7/19 the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra in the parking lot out behind City Winery, 5:30 PM, free

7/19, 7:30ish 80s hip-hop legend (and LL Cool nemesis) Kool Moe Dee at Queensbridge Park, F to 21st St.

7/19, 10 PM Toots & the Maytals at Brooklyn Bowl, $26. He’ll also be here on 7/25.

7/21 Balkan Beat Box, 8 PM at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

7/21 Lucinda Williams at the Beacon, 9 PM, $39.50 tix avail. at the box office.

7/24, 8:30 PM fiery, lyrical jazz pianist Bobby Avey leads a quartet with Miguel Zenon, alto saxophone; Thomson Kneeland, bass; Jordan Perlson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

7/26 Brazilian nocturnes and grooves with Forro in the Dark in the parking lot out behind City Winery, 5:30 PM, free.

7/26-31 7:30/9:30 subtle, soulful latin chanteuse Claudia Acuna leads her brilliant intense quintet at Dizzy’s Club, $30 seats avail.

7/26, 7:30 PM the Matt Herskowitz Trio plays Bach, Schumann and Chopin at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

7/26, 8:30 PM clever lyrical songwriters Joe McGinty and Ward White at Bowery Electric

7/27 rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival 7 PM highly advised.

7/27, 7:30 PM the Black Earth Boys feat. Juldeh Camara followed by Billy Bragg at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

7/29, 7:30 PM brilliant, soulful Lebanese multi-instrumentalist/composer Bassam Saba and his ensemble followed by eclectic, fearless Malian siren Oumou Sangare at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/29-30 the Eels at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9 PM, $30 gen adm.

7/30, 6 PM Indian brass band Red Baraat, go-go godfather Chuck Brown and Dr. John & the Lower 9/11 at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/31 French gypsy rockers Watcha Clan followed by Israeli Middle Eastern/Indian jam band Yemen Blues at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival 3 PM highly advised.

8/2 the CCB Reggae Allstars in the parking lot out behind City Winery, 5:30 PM, free

8/3 Budos Band at Tappen Park in Staten Island, Staten Island train to Stapleton.

8/4, 6:30 PM Balkan powerhouse Raya Brass Band on the Broadway plaza at Lincoln Center, free.

8/4, 7:30 PM Dengue Fever at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free

8/4, Bill Kirchen and Los Straitjackets at Maxwell’s $15.

8/5, 7:30 PM Bassam Saba and the NY Arabic Orchestra at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/7, 9:30 PM hip-hop/Afrobeat innovator/bandleader Blitz the Ambassador at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/9 noir retro rock bandleader Nicole Atkins in the parking lot out behind City Winery, 5:30 PM, free

8/9, 7:30 PM members of the Jupiter Symphony play Schubert, Mozart and Dvorak at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

8/10, 7 PM oldschool latin soul stars Johnny Colon and Joe Bataan at Central Park Summerstage

8/10, 7:30 PM violinist/composer Todd Reynolds, beatboxer Adam Matta and vaudevillian Luminescent Orchestrii bandleader Sxip Shirey with Caleb Burhans, Conrad Harris, Pauline Kim Harris, Yuki Numata, Courtney Orlando, and Ben Russell followed by Laurie Anderson at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/11, 7 PM two generations, two continents of Ethiopian grooves with Fendika and Debo Band at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/13 clawhammer banjo player/songwriter Abigail Washburn at 4 PM at the plaza on the northwest side of Lincoln Center, free.

8/13, 7 PM 1950s rockabilly legend Sonny Burgess followed by Marty Stuart at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

8/14, 7 PM the Bar-Kays plus Steve Cropper with Bettye LaVette, Ellis Hooks and Dylan Leblanc at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free

8/16, 7ish Bachata Heightz at Highbridge Park in Harlem, 171st and Amsterdam, A/C to 168th St.

8/17, 7 PM legendary 70s psychedelic art-rock band Nektar – who were sort of a cross between Pink Floyd and the Grateful Dead – with original members Roye Albrighton and Ron Howden at B.B. King’s, $25

8/20 African reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones and Ivoirien star/freedom fighter Tiken Jah Fakoly at Central Park Summerstage, 3 PM early arrival a must.

8/21 oldschool hip-hop stars EPMD at Central Park Summerstage, 3 PM early arrival highly advised.

8/22, 7:30 PM the Knights play Schubert and Liszt at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

8/23, 7ish Tito Rojas at East River Park, Grand St. and the river, F to East Broadway or J/M to Delancey.

8/24, 7ish the Cold Crush Brothers at East River Park, Grand St. and the river, F to East Broadway or J/M to Delancey

8/27, 1 PM day one of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival has Tia Fuller and James Carter at Marcus Garvey Park in Spanish Harlem

8/28, 1 PM day two of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with the Gerald Clayton trio, Ali Jackson and the Archie Sheppp Quartet at Tompkins Square Park.

9/8-9 plus 9/15-16, 9 PM Ian Hunter at City Winery, $35 tix avail.

9/27, 8 PM Malian guitar legend Boubacar Traore at the Bell House, $17 adv tix very highly rec.

WEEKLY EVENTS

5/4-7 and 5/12-14, avant garde opera Time: A Complete Explanation in Three Parts – “A documentary chamber opera” influenced by John Cage and Gerard Grisey’s chance-based compositions as well as Husserlian and Heideggerian philosophy, and more, 8 PM at the Brick Theatre, 575 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union and Lorimer), Williamsburg, $18.

5/6-14, 8 PM Carnegie Hall’s Spring for Music – a showcase for seven regional innovative ensembles: the Albany, Dallas, Montreal, Oregon, and Toledo Symphony Orchestras, and the Orpheus and St. Paul Chamber Orchestras streams on WQXR at 105.9 FM and at WQXR.org.

5/10, 5/18 and 5/26 smart, matter-of-fact, soulful Chicago blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin plays Terra Blues at 7. He’s also at Lucille’s on 5/13 and 5/27 at 8

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 May 1, 8, 15 and 22 there are free classical organ concerts at St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 4:45 PM sharp.

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 May, 6 PM, former New Familiars guitarist E-S Guthrie plays the Rockwood: tuneful lyrically driven Americana.

Sundays at 7:30 at Theatre 80 St. Marks the world’s most socially aware “reverend” and activist, Rev. Billy and his 30-piece gospel Church of Earthalujah Choir, $10 cover but “no one turned away.”

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 May the Arturo O’Farrill Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland, 9/11 PM, $30 seats avail.

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.

Sundays in May at midnight Thad Debrock plays the small room at the Rockwood. The club calendar says he once played with the Jonas Bros., but if that’s true, don’t hold it against him. A highly sought-after sideman, multi-instrumentalist and film composer, he has a purist touch, a laserlike sense of melody and a deep list of good musicians to choose from.

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.

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 in June at 9 PM at the Brooklyn Bowl Afrobeat band Zongo Junction and funk orchestra Turkuaz play a doublebill, sometimes with an opening act at 8; 6/13 the opener is reggae band Buru Style. $5 cover.

Mondays 5/2, 9 and 16 Gringoman (that’s Americana rock guitar legend and Lakeside honcho Eric “Roscoe” Ambel solo) at Lakeside 9 PM

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 May 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 May 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, sexy 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 at 7 PM from May through July it’s a classical piano series playfully titled Upright Piano Brigade, an A-list of classical talent playing the brand-new Sauter piano at Barbes. May artists include Michael Brown on May 3; Evan Shinners on May 10; Tanya Bannister on May 17; Gregg Kallor on the 24th and William McNally on the 31st.

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

Tuesdays in May 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.

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

Thursdays in May hard-rocking nuevo latin soul man Rene Lopez plays Nublu. The club calendar says 9, which probably means 11.

Fridays at 8:30 PM adventurous cellist/composer Valerie Kuehne books an intriguing avant garde/classical/unclassifiable “weekly experimental cabaret” at Cafe Orwell in Bushwick, 247 Varet St. (White/Bogart), L to Morgan Ave. It’s sort of a more outside version of Small Beast, a lot of cutting-edge performers working out new ideas in casual, unstuffy surroundings. Kuehne promises “never a dull moment.”

Fridays in May at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play the Fat Cat.

Saturdays in June through August, 1 PM there are free concerts at Bargemusic – early arrival advised. Usually these are piano recitals, with the occasional string ensemble. Note that there is no concert on August 13.

Saturday nights in June, 9:30 PM Tammy Faye Starlite stars in Chelsea Madchen: An Evening with Nico at the Duplex, Duplex (61 Christopher St. at 7th Ave.), $15 plus 2 drink min. Less one of Starlite’s venomously hilarious parodies than an exploration of Nico the individual: “Nico was, and remains, a heroine and emblem for these dark days of civil unrest and our unceasing fascination with sybaritic self-destruction and the willful deconstruction and annihilation of beauty,” says Tammy Faye. “I’ve got the songs, the accent and the hair down and am working tirelessly on the cheekbones.” Let’s see if she’s learned to sing flat.

Saturdays eclectic compelling Brazilian jazz chanteuse Marianni and her excellent band at Zinc Bar, three sets starting at 10 PM.

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NYC Live Music Calendar for October/November 2010

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

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

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

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

Sundays through May of 2011 the series of free organ concerts at 5:15 PM continues most every week (holidays excepted) at St. Thomas Church, 53rd St. and 5th Ave.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The second and fourth Tuesday of the month there are free organ concerts at half past noon at Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave @ 55th St. curated by celebrated organ adventurer Gail Archer, a global mix of veteran and up-and-coming talent.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/1, 10 PM Bliss Blood of the Moonlighters does her Delta Dreambox blues project – lately a uke/guitar duo – at Two Boots Brooklyn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/2, 11 PM lush, atmospheric, socially aware, Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the Rockwood; they’re at Trash on 10/8 at 9

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

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

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

10/3, 6:30 PM compositions by Julia Wolfe: Stronghold, for 8 double basses (performed by Robert Black and the Hartt Bass Band); LAD, for 9 bagpipes (performed solo with accompanying pre-recorded bagpipes by Matthew Welch); Dig Deep, for string quartet (performed by the JACK Quartet) at le Poisson Rouge, $15

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/3, 9 PM punk klezmer with Yid Vicious at Spike Hill. They’re at Otto’s on 10/5 at 11.

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

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

10/4, 7:45 sharp the NYC premiere of director Miao Wang’s new film Beijing Taxi with original score by Stephen Ulrich – this generation’s Bernard Herrmann – and Itamar Ziegler at the IFC Theatre, 6th Ave. and W 3rd St., including a live performance by Ulrich Ziegler.

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

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

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

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

10/5 veteran literate Irish singer-songwriter Andy White at the small room at the Rockwood, 7 PM – his show here earlier this year was pretty impressive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/6, 7 PM solo latin jazz piano with Arturo O’Farrill followed at 8:15 by the reliably clever John McNeil Quintet at Puppets Jazz Bar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/7, 1 PM pianists Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva perform works by Infante, Schumann, and Brahms at Trinity Church, free

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

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

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

10/7, 8 PM mighty innovative, reliably interesting blues/jazz guitarist Marvin Sewell plays a rare solo show at the Stone, $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/7, 11 PM thoughtful, rustic, literate oldtimey songwriter Andrew Vladeck at the small room at the Rockwood.

10/8, 7:30 new music bassist Eleonore Oppenheim (of Victoire) plays solo with effects, works by Florent Ghys, David Lang, Jenny Olivia Johnson, and Wil Smith; vocalist Lesley Flanigan sings and improvises from her beguiling new album Amplifications at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St., downtown Brooklyn, $10

10/8-9 Greg Tate’s psychedelic jazz megaplex Burnt Sugar “freaks the James Brown songbook” at the Apollo Theatre, 7:30 PM, $15

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

10/8, 8 PM the reina of Afro-Peruvian music, Eva Ayllon at Town Hall, $35 tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

10/8, 8 PM Americana soul rockers the Smooth Maria’s cd release show at the big room at the Rockwood followed eventually by the rustic, bluesy Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at 10

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

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

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

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

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

10/8 the reliably charming, harmony-driven, oldtimey Hawaiian-flavored Moonlighters at Sycamore Bar in Ditmas Park, 9 PM, $10

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

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

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

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

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

10/9 darkly gypsy-tinged, hypnotically swaying, rustic acoustic rockers Kotorino at 8 followed by the vintage 60s  honkytonk sounds of the Jack Grace Band at 10 at Barbes

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/9, 9 PM Shmaptain Sheefheart (Beefheart cover band feat. members of Love Camp 7 and Plastic Beef) followed by the Nopar King at 9:45, groovy funkmeisters Baby Daddy at 10:30, then more Nopar King and Shmaptain S. plus a Beatles/Lennon jam in honor of his 70th birthday at 1 AM at 3 Jolly Pigeons, 6802 3rd Ave., Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

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

10/9, 9 PM hypnotic intense Mississippi hill country style blues guitarist Will Scott at 68 Jay St. Bar.

10/9, 9 PM always amusing faux-French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Rock Shopin Gowanus, $10.

10/9 vintage honkytonk harmony goddesses the Sweetback Sisters at Union Pool, 10 PM.

10/9, 10 PM powerhouse Raya Brass Band trumpeter/composer Ben Syversen (whose intense, noisy new album Cracked Vessel is one of the year’s best) at I-Beam in Gowanus, $10

10/9, 10 PM a “surprise band from Mali” at Zebulon – Tinariwen? Vieux Farka Toure? How do you say “anybody’s guess” in Tamashek?

10/9 adventurous, mightily tuneful new jazz quintet the Flail at Smalls, 10:30 PM – they did a live album here and it was great.

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

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

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

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

10/10 Leonard Cohen protege, Egyptian-Canadian chanteuse Neema plays Rock Shop, time TBA

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

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

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

10/11, 9 PM noir cabaret chanteuse/accordionist Marni Rice, the explosive and charismatic Vera Beren’s Gothic Chamber Blues Ensemble and then Low Society feat. ex-John Cale guitarist Sturgis Nikides at Small Beast at the Delancey

10/11 jazz guitarist Russ Spiegel leads his Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge, 9:15 PM

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

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

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

10/12 the adventurous Osso String Quartet followed by rock piano titan Greta Gertler’s deliciously lush, eclectic art-rock band the Universal Thump at Rock Shop, 8 PM $10.

10/12, 8:30 PM at the Tank “Janel & Anthony, an experimental cello and guitar duo comb their knowledge of jazz, surf, rock, free improvisation, Japanese traditional music, as well as western, Persian and Indian classical music.”

10/12-24 the Bill Charlap Trio at the Vanguard, 9/11 PM, $25.

10/12, 9:30 PM tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser & vibrophonist Behn Gillece play the cd release show for their excellent new boudoir jazz album at Smalls.

10/12, 10:30 PM Siouxsie-esque rocker/bassist Yula Beeri and the Extended Family at the big room at the Rockwood.

10/12, 11ish literate Americana rockers Fist of Kindness at Local 269

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

10/13, 8 PM virtuosically eclectic Russian/gypsy/tango/jazz behemoth Ljova & the Kontraband at the Stone, $10, early arrival advised, this will sell out

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

10/13, 8 PM darkly ambient Bowie collaborator and guitarist Gerry Leonard, a.k.a. Spooky Ghost at the big room at the Rockwood

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

10/13, 9 PM confrontational, intense jazz with Talibam followed by artsy, creepy indie rockers Deerhoof at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

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

10/13, 10 PM soulful, bluesy Americana chanteuse Serena Jean Southam followed at 11 by the first-class alt-country Basement Band at Spike Hill

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

10/13, 11 PM darkly rustic Americana trio Rescue Bird at the small room at the Rockwood.

10/14, 1:30 PM, dark chamber pop songwriter Jeremy Messersmith plays a live show streaming online at his site, a good way to spend part of your lunch hour if you’re at a computer.

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

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

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

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

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

10/14 this month’s Hipster Demolition Night, arguably the best rock show of the year, starts at 8 at Public Assembly with Jay Banerjee & the Heartthrobs – the missing link between the Byrds and the Raspberries – followed by the garage intensity of the Neutron Drivers and the Doughboys, ferociously smart, funny, anti-gentrification punk rockers the Brooklyn What and oldschool 60s soul rockers Love Struck headlining at midnight.

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

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

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

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

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

10/14, 9 PM two very, very different Americana vocal icons: Mary Gauthier followed by Laura Cantrell at City Winery, $22 standing room tix avail.

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

10/14 at midnight the Xylopholks – in their day-glo furry suits, playing vibraphone versions of oldtimey swing jazz – at the big room at the Rockwood

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

10/15, 7:30 PM the Cassatt Quartet plays music by contemporary Mexican composers including Altar de Muertos by Gabriela Ortiz, and the premiere of Cartas de Frida, by Samuel Zyman at Symphony Space, $29 tix rec, $15 under 30/$10 stud/srs.

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

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

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

10/15, crazed Balkan dance mavens Raya Brass Band at 9 PM at China1 Antique, 50 Ave B on the LES

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

10/15, 10 PM amazingly authentic early 60s Bakersfield style honkytonk band the Dixons at Southpaw, $12. They’re also at Union Pool on 10/29.

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

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

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

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

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

10/16, 7 PM pioneering new-music chamber trio Janus at Joe’s Pub playing the cd release show for their new one I Am Not.

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

10/16, 7:15 PM hypnotic, sly, minor-key gypsy/klezmer/blues/reggae improvisers Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues.

10/16, 8 PM the Shanbehzadeh Trio plays hypnotic, swirling traditional southern Persian music at Symphony Space, $32/$20 stud/srs.

10/16 a ferociously good garage/punk night at Trash starting at 8 PM with the Edison Rocket Train feat. Jon Spencer, the Radio Birdman-influenced Mess Around at 9 and then retro soulsters Mighty Fine at 10,$7

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

10/16, 8 PM Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra playing Mahler’s 5th Symphony and Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto, Denis Matsuev at the keys at NJPAC in Newark, $29 seats avail.

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

10/16, 9 PM innovative new big band jazz with the Gotham Wind Symphony at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

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

10/16, 9:30 oldtimey ragtime fun with the 2 Man Gentlemen Band’s cd release show at Southpaw, $10

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

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

10/16, 10 PM Buru Style plays roots reggae at Spike Hill

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

10/16 NYC’s answer to X – but with better vocals – Spanking Charlene at Lakeside 11 PM.

10/17, 2 PM cellist Maya Beiser & pianist Pablo Ziegler in Canyengue: the Soul of Tango at PS 321 Auditorium, 180 7th Ave., Brooklyn, $15

10/17, 4:45 PM Daniel Brondel plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

10/17, 6 PM drummer Kresten Osgood plays a duo show with Oliver Lake on sax at Downtown Music Gallery

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

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

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

10/17, 9:30 PM the Almeda Trio play Shostakovich, Copland and Schoenfeld at le Poisson Rouge, $10.

10/18, 6 PM Sarah Kirkland Snider’s cd release show for her new one feat. Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond at le Poisson Rouge. Two sets: “Beautiful Mechanical” by Son Lux; “Proven Badlands” by Annie Clark (NYC premiere); “Clearing, Dawn, Dance” by Judd Greenstein (NYC premiere); “Song” by Gabriel Kahane; “Presto” by Son Lux. The second set features Shara Worden performing Kirkland Snider’s Penelope in its entirety.

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

10/18 ferociously literate Aimee Mann-ish art-pop pianist/songwriter Krista Detor at City Winery, 8 PM.

10/18, 9ish ex-Mephiskapheles alto sax player Alexander McCabe plays the cd release show for his gorgeously retro new one Quiz at Rosie O’Grady’s Limerick Bar, 149 W. 46th St.

10/18, 7:30 PM, Trio Hotteterre (Immanuel Davis, baroque flute; Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord, a “new baroque instrument trio will perform works by French composers of the 18th century. Even if you are a fan of period instruments, you may never have heard this music performed live on a French style flute, gamba, and Franco/Flemish harpsichord at French pitch (a whole tone below modern pitch!).” Works by Jacques-Martin Hotteterre, Jacques Morel, Louis de Caix d’Hervelois and François Couperin at Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St.

10/18 smart literate Americana/folk/blues band the Sometime Boys’ cd release show – with cabaret/art-rock star Sarah Mucho of ferocious and recently reinvigorated System Noise on vocals –  8 PM at Don’t Tell Mama, free, reservations very highly recommended to 212-757-0788, 4-9 PM daily.

10/18, 9 PM the Noriko Ueda Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

10/18, 10 PM fiery, lyrical noir rock siren Randi Russo and band at Bowlmor Lanes, 110 University Place (12th & 13th Sts), $7 or $24 for the show and unlimited bowling

Starting 10/19 noisy, edgy female-fronted dancepunk band Deluka are in town for Colossal Musical Joke a.k.a. CMJ. Four shows. They’re at the Delancey on 10/19, at Matchless on 10/20, at Fontana’s on 10/22 and at Bowery Electric on 10/23.

10/19, 6 (six) PM wickedly smart lyrical indie pop songwriter Linda Draper and band at the Knitting Factory, $10

10/19 alt-country hellraiser Carolyn Mark backed by the similarly-inclined Jack Grace Band at Lakeside, 7 PM. She’s also at Banjo Jim’s on 9/21 at 8 PM.

10/19 hypnotic Indian psychedelic jazz/trance group Namaskar’s cd release party – with the reliably excellent Marc Cary on keys – at Aaron Davis Hall uptown, 7:30 PM, free w/rsvp.

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

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

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

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

10/19, 10 PM at the Stone “Sanda Weigl experimental Romanian gypsy music ‘Alo Malo:’: Sanda Weigl (voice) Shoko Nagai (piano, accordion) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) Stomu Takeishi (electric bass)”

10/20 French dark psychedelic pop trio Revolver at Cake Shop, free, 4:30ish – be aware that this is a CMJ show and that the place may be full of losers with badges.

10/20 literate, stark cello rockers Pearl & the Beard at 5 (five) PM at Spike Hill for all you unemployed or late shift people

10/20 a killer triplebill at the Rodeo Bar starting at 8 with the vintage 60s country of the Jack Grace Band followed by the creepy noir guitar wizardry of the Jim Campilongo Electric Trio at 10 and then an equally dazzling if funnier guitarist, Bill Kirchen at 11.

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

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

10/20 smart, politically-charged lyrical duo Left on Red at the Bitter End, 9 PM

10/21, 6 PM retro soul superstar Eli Paperboy Reed at le Poisson Rouge, $12

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

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

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

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

10/22 Yonder Mountain String Band at the Nokia Theatre, 8 PM

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

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

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

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

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

10/22 smart, lyrical, aggressive Chicago powerpop/rock/funk band Jonny Rumble – who have an excellent album out this year on rockproper – at Local 269, 11 PM

10/22, 11 PM eclectically captivating Americana chanteuse Julia Haltigan plays the small room with her excellent band at the Rockwood

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

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

10/22 Ghostface Killah and a bunch of his homies at B.B. King’s, midnight-ish, $27 adv tix rec.

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

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

10/23, 6:30 PM, Bahian dance band monsters Dende & Hahahaes at SOB’s, $10

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

10/23 guitar god/lyrical songwriting icon Richard Thompson at the Town Hall, 8 PM $36.50 tix still avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc. as/of 10/1 – get yours now.

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

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

10/23 literate nouveau-popsters Elizabeth & the Catapult at 9 at the big room followed at 10 by the bluesy Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds and eventually by sprawling funk orchestra Turkuaz at midnight

10/23, 8:30 PM at Roulette “experimental kotoist Miya Masaoka premieres a new work for two kotos with Akiko Sasaki, and Channeling Scelsi, an interpretation of his 1965 composition Ygghur originally written for cello and arranged for 25 string koto; new work for Laser Koto.” $15

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

10/23, 9 PM ferocious noir guitarist and first-rate lyrical songwriter Nathan Halpern (of Kerry Kennedy’s band) at Pete’s.

10/23 Egyptian vintage film music revivalists Zikrayat with Salma Habib on vocals and Youssef Kassab on percussion playing material from their new album Cinematic at Alwan for the Arts, 9 PM, $20 adv tix highly rec.

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

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

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

10/23 Tris McCall – New Jersey’s ferociously lyrical keyboard-slinging immortalizer, with his band – at Maxwell’s, 10 PM

10/23 Chicago style blues triple threat Johnny Allen – soul vocals, impeccable taste, killer lead guitar – at Terra Blues, 10 PM

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

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

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

10/23, 11 PM slashingly lyrical, brooding, intense, yet sometimes jaunty and funny songwriter Erin Regan at Sidewalk

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

10/24 Patrick Kreeger plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 4:45 PM.

10/24, the Mark O’Connor Quartet plays innovative bluegrass-based works for strings at 6 PM at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St., $35

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

10/24 8:30 PM at Banjo Jim’s, a first-rate bill with the psychedelic, witty, lyrical, utterly unique Lianne Smith, Americana rocker Tom Clark, nuevo-mod British songwriter Huw Gower and rockabilly chanteuse/host Monica Passin (of the Monicats).

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

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

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

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

10/25, 9 PM a typically marvelous dark rock night starting at 9ish with the ghoulish, garagey Dead Sextons, Nashville gothic crooner Mark Sinnis and then the extraordinary, charismatic, roaring fire of Vera Beren’s Gothic Chamber Blues Ensemble at Small Beast at the Delancey.

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

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

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

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

10/26 oldtimey jamband Vermont Joy Parade play Pete’s at 9 followed by Dr. Gasp and his cemetery blues Halloween spectacular

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

10/26-31 new generation jazz piano star Gerald Clayton with his Trio at the Vanguard, 9/11 PM, $25.

10/28-29 Steven Bernstein’s Millenial Territorial Orchestra at the Green Room at the 45 Bleecker St. Theatre (Mulberry/Mott) possibly doing Sly Stone stuff off their recently recorded album

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

10/28, 8 PM, Guitarist Jay Vilnai and bassist Reuben Radding will perform “a night of musical explorations of standards from the Balkans, Africa, the Middle East and Brooklyn” at the Castello Plan, 1213 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, free

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

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

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

10/28, 9:30 PM lyrical trumpeter Alex Sipiagin and Group at Smalls

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

10/29, 2 (two) PM Vittorio Forte plays Schumann, Clementi and the complete Chopin waltzes at the Yamaha Piano Salon, free

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

10/29, 7:30 PM at Alice Tully Hall, Alondra de la Parra conducts the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas doing a rare US performance of the complete Carlos Chávez Caballos de Vapor Suite; Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait (Chris Noth, narrator) and Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto for Orchestra , tix $15/up. Their new cd reached #2 on the pop charts in Mexico, the first time a classical recording cracked the top 100 there!

10/29, 8 PM intriguing indie chamber-pop band Colorform play and paint live at 440 Studios #4D, 440 Lafayette Street, just below Astor Place, “a pretty chill evening with free wine, music, and art.”

10/29, 8 PM third-wave ska with the Royal City Riot, Hub City Stompes, Pietasters & Toasters at B.B. King’s, $15 adv tix rec.

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

10/29, 9 PM, slinky, moody, downtempo/shoegaze rock trio El Jezel at Spike Hill.

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

10/29, 9:30 PM clarinetist Thomas Piercy and his trio at Caffe Vivaldi playing Piazzolla and other composers from his eclectic new Caffe cd

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

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

10/30, 5 PM a solo show by guitarist/frontwoman Debra from Devi – who’s a hell of an acoustic player – at the Downtown Live Halloween Party in Jersey City, details TK

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

10/30, 8 PM at Symphony Space a dynamite choice of Halloween show with Alessandra Belloni and I Giuliari di Piazza doing witches’ dances and all sorts of sepulchral singing and dancing from ancient Italy

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

10/30, 8 PM the Omni Ensemble plays Jai Vilnai’s concerto for flute and piano along with works by Gorecki, WC Handy (?!?) and the Debussy Cello Sonata at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave, Park Slope

10/30, Celtic chanteuse Susan McKeown plays songs from her new concept album about darkness and madness at Symphony Space, 8 PM, $28 adv tix rec.

10/30, 8 PM Czech chamber music stars the Skampa Quartet play Haydn: Quartet Fragment in Dm, Op. 103; Dvorak: Quartet in G Major, Op. 106; Shostakovich: Quartet No. 8 in c minor, Op. 110 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, $12

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

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

10/30 first-wave girlpunk/punk-funk legends the Bush Tetras at 9 PM at Bowery Electric.

10/30, 9:30 PM a raucous cowpunk doublebill with I’ll Be John Brown followed by the Nightmare River Band at Spike Hill

10/30, 10 PM virtuosically innuendo-driven oldtimey blues/harmony/country goddesses the  Roulette Sisters’ annual Halloween costume ball at Barbes

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

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

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

10/31, 4:45 PM Christopher Dekker plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Organ music in a gothic cathedral on Halloween, yum.

10/31, 6 PM, Jacob Wick and Nate Wooley play a duo show at Downtown Music Gallery.

10/31, 8 PM Vermont Joy Parade play “suspender swing” at Banjo Jim’s

10/31, 11 PM System Noise play Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust album all the way through at the Producers Club at 44th St. and 9th Ave., discount tix $15 at showclix.com with promotional code “starman.” These shows are legendary and this one will sell out. Refunds for tix at the previously scheduled venue, the now-shuttered 45 Bleecker Theatre are available from broadwayoffers.com.

10/31, 8:30 PM the Thrift Store Cowboys play jangly, Morricone-esque southwestern gothic rock at Union Hall

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

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

10/31, 10 PM this year’s ultimate Halloween concert is at the Stone with Jen Shyu (vocals) and Mark Dresser (bass). Slasher avant jazz.

10/31 glimmering, catchy, sultry, artsy downtempo piano pop with Mattison at Pete’s at midnight.

11/1 Elvis Costello’s 8:30 PM show at the Greene Space – his only NYC live date on this tour – is sold out, but you can watch the show live here.

11/2, 2 (two) PM the Afiara Quartet plays Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5; John Halle: Spheres; Dan Becker: Lockdown; Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op.13 at Merkin Concert Hall, $16

11/2, 7:30 PM at le Poisson Rouge: the cd release show Enescu Reimagined – the pioneering Romanian composer reinterpreted by a bunch of like-minded jazz peeps: Joyce Hammann – violin; Mat Maneri – viola; Andrew Bishop – tenor sax; Ralph Alessi – trumpet; Lucian Ban – piano; John Hébert – bass; Badal Roy – tabla; Gerald Cleaver – drums

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

11/2, 9 PM NYC all-star banda norteno Banda de los Muertos followed by the Mexican-American Go Go’s, Pistolera at Zebulon

11/2 Clinic do their newfound chamber pop thing at Bowery Ballroom, 9ish, $15. They’re at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 11/3 for the same price. Adv tix available at the Mercury.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/5, 9 PM the Dandy Warhols at the Bell House are SOLD OUT. Good for them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/12, 8 PM literate funk/soul songwriter Chocolate Genius with his band at the Bell House, $15.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/14, 4 PM new music titans ACME play Philip Glass, Phil Kline, Nico Muhly, and Sarah Kirkland Snider at PS 142, 100 Attorney St., $15.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/19, 10:30ish Katie Elevitch at Banjo Jim’s full band show promising “improv, experiments, new songs, 1 AM police activity?”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/21 Zikrayat plays dance instrumentals of Mohammed Abdel-Wahab at Galapagos

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/23, 7:30 PM the phenomenal, intense, Balkan-tinged two-clarinet-and-piano Grneta Duo+ at WMP Concert Hall, 31 E 28th St., $25

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

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

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

11/24, 8 PM paradigm-shifting pan-Asian avant garde siren Jen Shyu at Barbes, $10, early arrival advised, this will sell out quickly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12/2 Katie Elevitch’s birthday show at Banjo Jim’s 10 PM.

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

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

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

12/4, 9 PM an “Evening of Tarab” (ecstasy) with levantine singer/multi-instrumentalist George Ziadeh at Alwan for the Arts

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

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

12/8-9, 9 PM witty oldschool country followed by one of the more popular alt-country bands of the 90s: Hayes Carll followed by the Old 97s at Bowery Ballroom, $25

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

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

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

12/11 Amazigh Music of Morocco at Alwan for the Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/16 the closest thing to the Pogues we still have, Shilelagh Law at Connolly’s 9 PM

10/16 oldtimey fun with the 2 Man Gentlemen Band’s cd release show at Southpaw

10/16 a killer reggae triplebill at Shrine starting at 9 with Finotee, followed by Zion Judah at 10 and then East Village Pharmacy’s hypnotic dub/reggaetone sounds at 11.

10/16, 10 PM Japanese gypsy punks Kagero at Mehanata

10/16, 11 PM goth/art-rock cello legends Rasputina at the Knitting Factory, $15 adv tix rec.

10/16 Spanking Charlene at Lakeside 11 PM

10/17 the Chiara String Quartet play Chou Wen-Chung: Streams; Gabriela Lena Frank: Milagros (New York Premiere); Alberto Ginastera: String Quartet No. 1 at le Poisson Rouge, 7:30 PM, $15.

10/17, 8 PMish a killer night of smart songwriting with the soul-influenced Jo Williamson, the Americana sounds of the Bowmans and art-rock keyboard genius Greta Gertler at Banjo Jim’s.

10/17, 8 PM second night of this year’s Django festival at the Jalopy starts at 8 with Jack Soref, the Hot Club of DC, Franglais Gypsy Jazz, Jason Anick and then a jam, $TBA

10/18 powerhouse pianist Tamir Hendelman and his Trio at Dizzy’s Club, 8 PM, $20/10 stud.

10/18 ferociously literate Aimee Mann-ish art-pop pianist/songwriter Krista Detor at City Winery

10/19-20 the Tia Fuller Quartet: Tia Fuller – saxophone; Shamie Royston – piano; Mimi Jones – bass; Rudy Royston – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM.

10/19 an intense, out-of-the-box jazz-inclined set starting at 8 PM with Shane Endsley & the Music Band, noir Waits-ish Gutbucket, and reliably savage, satirical alto sax monster Jon Irabagon with drummer Mike Pride doing their I Don’t Hear Nothin’ but the Blues project at Littlefield, $8 adv tix rec.

10/19-24 vibraphone jazz with “The New Gary Burton Quartet” feat. guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Antonio Sanchez at the Blue Note, sets 8/10:30 PM.

10/19, 8:30 PM the Klez Dispensers & SUNY Purchase World Music Ensemble, led by trumpet monster Frank London at the Sixth St. Synagogue, $15 includes a drink

10/20 a killer triplebill at the Rodeo Bar starting at 8 with the Jack Grace Band followed by the Jim Campilongo Electric Trio at 10 and then Bill Kirchen at 11.

10/20,8 PM fascinating, tuneful jazz with the Satoko Fujii Min-Yoh Ensemble: Satoko Fujii, piano; Natsuki Tamura, trumpet; with trombonist Curtis Hasselbring and accordion player Andrea Parkins.

10/20, 8:30 PM the Paul Shapiro Ribs & Brisket Review: Paul Shapiro, sax, clarinet, vocals; Cilla Owens, vocals; Glenn Turner, vocals; Dan Rosengard, piano; Booker King, bass; Mo Roberts, drums at the Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

10/21, 8 PM French southwestern gothic rocker Marianne Dissard – whose latest album Paris One Takes is one of our favorites of 2010 – at Barbes followed at 10 by jazz guitar god Matt Munisteri

10/21, 8 PM percussionist Jerome Cooper and pipa adventurer Min Xiao-Fen at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

10/21 the charming but biting oldtimey swing sounds of Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM. She’s also at Barbes on 10/22 at 8

10/22 charismatic oldtime Americana/hillbilly hellraisers the Wiyos at Joe’s Pub, 7 PM, $15

10/22 the Toneballs (feat. members of Blow This Nightclub and Love Camp 7) play wickedly guitar-driven, Richard Thompson-ish literate rock at the Parkside, 8 PM.

10/22, 8 PM Ensemble East play works by Matsuura Kengyo, Tadao Sawai, Michio Miyagi, Hikaru Sawai, and James Nyoraku Schlefer at Bargemusic, $25/$20 stud/srs.

10/22 terse Chicago expat blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Lucille’s, 8 PM

10/22 NYC’s iconic oldtimey harmony band, the Moonlighters at Barbes, 10 PM.

10/22, 10:30 PM killer Americana guitar rock with Tom Clark & the High Action Boys at Banjo Jim’s.

10/22, 11 PM soulful lyrical rock songwriter Elisa Flynn plays her stately, wryly haunting 6/8 songs at Building on Bond, 112 Bond St., Brooklyn. She’s also at the Loving Cup Cafe in Williamsburg on 11/12 at 8:30

10/22, 11 PM the Boss Guitars play surf classics and obscurities at Lakeside.

10/23, 1 PM, a free concert at Bargemusic, early arrival advised – piano music or string trio most likely

10/23, 5:30 PM Japanese jazz luminaries Satoko Fujii on piano and Natsuki Tamura on trumpet play Miles Cafe.

10/23, 7 PM soaring, artsy Irish folk-rock legend Pierce Turner at Joe’s Pub, $23.

10/23, 8 PM, catchy, driving Boston jangle/garage rockers Aloud play Lit – be aware this is a CMJ show, the club may be full of losers with badges.

10/23, 8ish, ramshackle Americana juggernaut the Woes at Littlefield, $10 adv tix rec. Be aware this is a CMJ show, there may be losers in the house.

10/23 clever avant/rock/folk band Elizabeth & the Catapult at the Rockwood

10/23, the North American debut of Norwegian darkwave band S K L S, 8:30 PM at Issue Project Room, $10.

10/23, 9 PM A-list fiddler Diane Stockwell’s Freshly Baked Bluegrass followed by the reliably amazing Nashville expat Greg Garing and band at 10:30 at the Jalopy

10/23, 9 PM rustic acoustic Americana roots with the Manhattan Valley Ramblers at Banjo Jim’s.

10/23, 9:30 PM wry tongue in cheek oldschool country with Miller’s Farm at Hill Country

10/23, 10 PM hypnotic hip-hop/funk/downtempo grooves with Thousands of One at Shrine.

10/23, 10 PM legendary klezmer underground trumpeter Frank London at Mehanata

10/23, 10 PM Liliana Araujo, frontwoman of Nation Beat leads Forro Da Madame, her own band at Barbes.

10/23, 11 PM, smart, funny, intense, literate piano rocker Tris McCall at Maxwell’s

10/24 NYC’s own mesmerizing, competitive community gamelan Gamelan Dharma Swara at the Fat Cat, 8 PM

10/24, 8:30 PM the amazing big band Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

10/24, 10 PM the Peaceniks feat.Patti Rothberg and Moogy Klingman at P&G Bar on the upper west

10/25, 7 PM the Tiptons Sax Quartet with drums: Amy Denio – alto sax, voice; Jessica Lurie – alto & tenor sax, voice; Sue Orfield – tenor sax, voice; Tina Richerson – baritone sax, voice and Lee Frisari – drums at Barbes

10/25, 7:30 PM subversive comedienne/chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite’s latest sick cover night: Chelsea Madchen – Ein Deutscher Evening Mit Nico, at Joe’s Pub, $15.

10/25 charming oldtimey swing and Americana with Daria Grace and the Pre-War Ponies at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

10/26 Belgian barroom accordion music hellraisers Musette Explosion at Barbes, 8 PM.

10/26, 8:30 PM Susan & Elaine Hoffman Watts, who have “the deepest bulgar groove on the planet” make a rare appearance outside their native Philadelphia at the Sixth St. Synagogue, $15 includes a drink. This is sort of the klezmer equivalent of a Carter Family visit to New York. Elaine is one of the world’s great drum legends and a repository of centuries of klezmer knowledge, early arrival a must, this will sell out.

10/26, 8:30 PM horror movies with new soundtracks at the Tank: Whitney George leads her chamber orchestra though her scores to the 1928 films The Curiosity Cabinet, The Fall of the House of Usher, and The Tell-Tale Heart, Jay Vilnai’s Vampire Suit does Nosferatu (great choice of composer!!!) and “Nicholas Nelson will present an all electronic score to the 1938 short ‘How to Undress in Front of Your Husband.'” $10 adv tix highly rec.

10/26, 9 PM, grand guignol steampunk intensity with Not Waving But Drowning at Spike Hill

10/28 the Dresden Staatskapelle and the Westminster Choir sing Brahms’ German Requiem at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there an hour early (7 PM) if you’re going.

10/28, 8 PM stomping, smart, catchy rock en Espanol with New Madrid at Spike Hill. They’re also here on 11/11

10/28 Michael Franti & Spearhead, 9 PM at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix avail.

10/28, 9 PM Askold Buk & los Calcetines play “acid Americana” at Banjo Jim’s.

10/28, 10 PM low-register vintage latin band Gato Loco at Barbes.

10/29 the Wayne Escoffery Quartet at the Rubin Museum of Art, 7 PM $18 adv tix rec.

10/29, 8 PM third-wave ska with the Pietasters & Toasters at B.B. King’s.

10/29 fiery, eclectic Chicago blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at Lucille’s, 8 PM.

10/29, 9 PM Alloy Orchestra play a new live score to accompany Fritz Lang’s silent classic Metropolis at the 92YTribeca, $20 adv tix rec.

10/29, 9:30 PM tuneful, swinging, witty oldtimey band Roosevelt Dime at Hill Country

10/29 NYC’s own #1 latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly at Barbes, 10 PM

10/30 Susan McKeown at Symphony Space playing songs from her new album Singing in the Dark featuring lyrics by “poets who’ve struggled with depression, mania, and substance abuse.”

10/30, 7:30/9:30 alto sax powerhouse Jaleel Shaw leads a trio at the Bar Next Door

10/30, 8 PM gypsy punk madness with Bad Buka at LIC Bar in Long Island City, $10

10/30, 8 PM Cypress Hill at the Nokia Theatre, $36.50 – almost as expensive as a bag of weed – did we just say “substance abuse?”

10/30, 9 PM a steampunk big ban doublebill with Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society followed by Michael Arenella & the Dreamland Orchestra playing a pre-Halloween show at the Green Building, 450 Union St. in Brooklyn, $20, F/G to Carroll St.

10/30 the Bush Tetras 9 PM at Bowery Electric.

10/30, 10 PM the Roulette Sisters’ Annual Halloween Costume Ball at Barbes

10/30, midnight, up-and-coming roots reggae star Taj Weekes & Adowa at Joe’s Pub, $14.

10/31, 3 PM and 9 PM (2 separate sets) World Inferno at the Brooklyn Bowl, $15 adv tix rec.

10/31 at Bargemusic, 3 PM Jesse Mills, violin; Chris Gross, cello; Steven Beck, piano play CPE Bach Sonata in F# minor for Violin and Keyboard, Wq. 80 “Empfindungen”; Mauricio Kagel Piano Trio No. 2; Rachmaninoff 6 Études-tableaux, Op. 33; Beethoven Piano Trio No. 5 in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 “Ghost.”

10/31 System Noise play Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust album all the way through at the 45 Bleecker Theatre – these shows are legendary and this one will sell out, adv tix highly rec.

10/31, 9 PM vintage obscure Egyptian film music revivalists Zikrayat with singer Youssef Kassab at Alwan for the Arts, $20 adv tix rec., $15 stud/srs.

10/31, 9 PM songwriter Adam Stevens followed by the Felice Bros. at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20.

11/2-7 at Birdland the Django Reinhardt Festival feat. legendary gypsy guitarist Dorado Schmitt, , top gypsy guitarist Kruno Spisic, bassist Xavier Nikq, violinist Pierre Blanchard plus Schmitt’s teenage guitarist phenom son Amati plus special guests harpist Edmar Castaneda, clarinetist Anat Cohen and others at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

11/2 Clinic do their newfound chamber pop thing at Bowery Ballroom, $15. They’re at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 11/3 for the same price. Adv tix available at the Mercury.

11/4 bluegrass band Hot Rize play their first NYC show in ten years at B.B. King’s.

11/4 Victoire at Smack Mellon Gallery in Dumbo, free.

11/4, 10 PM the Black Angels – who absolutely ripped up the Orensanz Center a month ago – at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20

11/5, 8 PM at Dave Liebman and Randy Brecker with the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra performing John Coltrane’s “Meditations Suite” arranged by Gunnar Mossblad at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue (Broadway and 122nd St).$10 adults; $5 srs/stud.

11/5, 9 PM the Dandy Warhols at the Bell House, $27 adv tix avail. starting 7/23 at the box office.

11/6 Ameranouche play gypsy jazz at 68 Jay St. Bar, 8 PM.

11/6 the most eclectic and entertaining klezmer revivalists on the planet, Metropolitan Klezmer at the Brooklyn Museum, free, 9 PM

11/8 Natacha Atlas – who’s reinvented herself as a Fairouz-class chanteuse, playing stuff from her amazing new cd Mounqaliba – at le Poisson Rouge

11/10, 8ish at Littlefield the Anat Cohen Quintet. All ages: over 21 $14 (+$6 drink min.), under 21: $10 (+$3 drink min.)

11/10 Deer Tick at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9 PM, $17 adv tix. rec. at the Mercury box office.

11/10 grasscore pioneers Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at the Mercury, 10:30 PM, $10

11/11, 8 PM dark, gritty rock legend Ian Hunter at Highline Ballroom, adv tix $27 rec.

11/11 9 PM Toots & the Maytals at the Brooklyn Bowl $26 adv tix rec.

11/11, 8:30 PM and 11/13-14 8 PM the Cypress String Quartet in their NYC debut at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W 13th St., releasing their last cd of the late Beethoven quartets in 2011

11/12, 8 PM oldtimey stars the Asylum Street Spankers play their farewell NYC show – for real – at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec.

11/12-13 Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at the Jazz Gallery, $20

11/12 Man or Astroman – the original band – at Bowery Ballroom, 9 PM, $15. They’re also at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 11/13 for the same price, adv tix available at the Mercury.

11/13 soaring, sharply literate, slyly amusing Americana chanteuse Robin Aigner at Barbes with her band.

11/13, 11 PM dark nuevo garage rockers Obits at the Knitting Factory, $13 adv tix rec.

11/14, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Bruch – Violin Concerto no. 1 in G Minor, with special guest 12-year-old violin sensation Alice Ivy Pemberton (whom we’ve seen, and is the real deal); and Vaughan Williams – Symphony No. 2 “A London Symphony” at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl./17th St., $20 don., a steal.

11/14, 9 PM Nick Cave’s noisy power trio Grinderman at the Nokia Theatre, $37.50

11/17 charming, boisterous Americana harmony trio Red Molly at City Winery 8 PM.

11/18 the Hot Club of San Francisco at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, 7:30 PM arrival advised

11/18, 7:30 PM, “The second concert of this season’s Reflections Series takes us inside the celebrated Parisian salon of famed salonière Winnaretta Singer, heiress to the Singer Sewing Machine fortune. Music to be performed includes works commissioned by her, dedicated to her, or premiered at her salon by Ravel, Fauré, Stravinsky, Debussy, de Falla, Satie and Percy Grainger. Soprano Deborah Selig and pianist Donald Berman will join violinist Gil Morgenstern for this performance,” at WMP Concert Hall, 31 E 28th St., $25.

11/20, 1 PM a free concert at Bargemusic, early arrival advised, piano or string quartet most likely

11/20, 8 PM NY Polyphony sing a program titled Giants of the Flemish Renaissance at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 4th St., $35 tix avail.

11/20, 9 PM Irish-American punk/literate rock legends Black 47 at Connolly’s; they’re also here on 12/11

11/20, 9 PM Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band followed by Lee Fields & the Expressions at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $17 adv tix rec.

11/21 the JC Hopkins Big Band open for Mose Allison at City Winery, 8 PM, $30 tix avail.

11/21 pianist Bobby Avey’s cd release show for his brilliant new one A New Face at the Cornelia St. Cafe, shows 8:45/10 PM, $10.

11/23-28 the Maria Schneider Orchestra at the Jazz Standard.

11/30, 9 PM the original steampunk songwriter, Dan Hicks at City Winery, $28 tix avail.

12/10, 8 PM the Chelsea Symphony play Dai: The Night Before Christmas; Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St., $20 sugg don.

12/11, 8 PM Nellie McKay playing stuff from her new one Home Sweet Mobile Home at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

12/12, 8 PM and repeating 12/13 at 2 PM Gamelan Dharma Swara play their annual holiday concert featuring music from this year’s Bali concert tour/competition at the Indonesian Consulate, 5 East 68th St. between 5th and Madison. The program will include “‘a performance of Kebyar Legong, the famously challenging 30 minute dance work of the virtuosic kebyar repertoire, the first time the complete work, composed in the 1920s by I Wayan Wendres, will be performed outside of Bali’” These concerts sell out fast, get your tickets now.

12/16, 8:30 PM Balthrop Alabama play a Xmas show at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early or get shut out. Just letting you know a little ahead of time.

12/19, 3 PM the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra plays Saint-Saens: La Muse et Le Poete with Judy Spokes, violin and David Cho, cello followed by Dvorak: Symphony #6 at St. Ann’s Church in downtown Brooklyn

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NYC Live Music Calendar for August and September 2010 Plus Other Events

Hey – this isn’t the most recent, updated concert calendar here. This link will take you there

Most of these shows are free; most everything that costs money is less than $12 unless otherwise indicated. If you don’t recognize the place where a particular act is playing, check our venues page. If you didn’t see anything that tickled you this time around, you can always check back later because this page is always being updated.

 A few things you should know about this calendar: acts are listed here in order of appearance, NOT headliner first and supporting acts after; showtimes listed here are actual set times, not the time doors open. If a listing here says something like ”9 PM-ish,” chances are it’ll run late. Cover charges are those listed on bands’ and venues’ sites: always best to click on the band link provided or go to the venues page for confirmation since we get much of this info weeks in advance. As always, weekly events first followed by the daily listings:

Sundays there’s a klezmer brunch at City Winery, show starts round 11:30 AM – 2 PM, $10 cover, no minimum, lots of good bands.

Sundays from half past noon to 3:30 PM, bluegrass cats Freshly Baked (f.k.a. Graveyard Shift), featuring excellent, incisive fiddle player Diane Stockwell play Nolita House (upstairs over Botanica at 47 E Houston). Free drink with your entree.

Sundays starting September 21 the series of free organ concerts at 5:15 PM begins at St. Thomas Church, 53rd St. and 5th Ave

Stephane Wrembel plays Sundays at Barbes at 9. He’s something of an institution here, plan on arriving EARLY, 45 minutes early isn’t too soon since the whole bar gets packed fast. The guitarist has few if any equals as an interpreter of Django Reinhardt, but it’s where he takes the gypsy jazz influence in his own remarkably original, psychedelic writing – and what he brings to the Django stuff – that makes all the difference. One of the most interesting players in any style of music, anywhere in the world.

Every Sunday the Ear-Regulars, led by trumpeter Jon Kellso and (frequently) guitarist Matt Munisteri play NYC’s only weekly hot jazz session starting around 8 PM at the Ear Inn on Spring St.  Hard to believe, in the city that springboarded the careers of thousands of jazz legends, but true. This is by far the best value in town for marquee-caliber jazz: for the price of a drink and a tip for the band, you can see world-famous players (and brilliant obscure ones) you’d usually have to drop $100 for at some big-ticket room. The material is mostly old-time stuff from the 30s and 40s, but the players (especially Kellso and Munisteri, who have a chemistry that goes back several years) push it into some deliciously unexpected places.

Sundays in August Matty Charles plays Pete’s at 9:30 PM. For those who missed his years playing  here back in the zeros, he writes a classy acoustic melody and a wryly understated lyric to go with it, in a John Prine sort of way.

Every Sunday, hip-hop MC Big Zoo hosts the long-running End of the Weak rap showcase at the Pyramid, 9 PM, admission $5 before 10, $7 afterward. This is one of the best places to discover some of the hottest under-the-radar hip-hop talent, both short cameos as well as longer sets from both newcomers and established vets.

Add Sundays in August pianist Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra at Birdland, sets 9/11 PM, $30 tix avail.

Mondays at the Fat Cat the Choi Fairbanks String Quartet play a wide repertoire of chamber music from Bach to Shostakovich starting at 7

Mondays at the Jazz Standard it’s all Mingus, whether with the Mingus Orchestra, Big Band or Mingus Dynasty: you know the material and the players are all first rate. Sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25 and worth it.

Mondays at the Delancey on the main floor, 8:30 PMish it’s Small Beast, NYC’s edgiest and most vital rock and rock-oriented scene, founded by Botanica frontman and master of menace Paul Wallfisch. It’s an international mix of some of the most intelligent (and frequently darkest) performers passing through town. It’s free and there’s always some kind of drink special or freebee. If you wish Tonic was still open, the Beast is keeping the flame alive. August artists include devious bass-and-vocal duo Flutterbox, charismatic noir gypsy punk siren Vera Beren, avant blues/jazz slide guitarist Richard Bonnet and crazy German hardcore punk band Low Society.

Mondays in September Alec Stephen plays Pete’s at 9:30 PM. He got his start playing noisy, distantly bluesy guitar in Railroad Jerk, went deep into lush, bucolic Nick Drake-ish acoustic stuff and has lately reinvented himself as a fiery, terse garage/blues rocker. He’ll probably be playing all this and more along with some intriguing new stuff.

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at the Vanguard the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra – composer Jim McNeely’s reliably good big band vehicle – plays 9/11 PM, $30 per set plus drink minimum.

Mondays in August Spanglish Fly – sly, danceable Brooklyn bugalu revivalists, who put a new spin on classic latin soul from the 60s – are at Barbes at 10 PM while Chicha Libre is on tour. They’re also at Camaradas El Barrio, 2241 1st Ave (at 115th) at 10 PM on 8/6.

Also Mondays in September the Barbes house band, Chicha Libre plays there starting around 9:30. They’ve singlehandedly resurrected an amazing subgenre, chicha, which was popular in the Peruvian Amazon in the late 60s and early 70s. With electric accordion, cuatro, surf guitar and a slinky but boisterous rhythm section, their mix of obscure classics and originals is one of the funnest, most danceable things you’ll witness this year.

Also Mondays in August Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting around 11 PM. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically astute, frequently salacious original gospel songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax.

Every Tuesday the Birdhive Boys play classic and original bluegrass upstairs at the National Underground, 8 PM.

Tuesdays in September 7 PM jazz/Americana violin star Jenny Scheinman at Barbes followed by Balkan brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party  at 9. Get here as soon as you can as both acts are popular.

Tuesdays Julia Haltigan plays 11th St. Bar at 10 “for the rest of her life.” A nuanced, cleverly lyrical country/Americana chanteuse with a terrific band behind her and a growing catalog of first-class original songs. See her now before it costs you big bucks at the Beacon.

Tuesdays in August the Dred Scott Trio play astonishingly smart, dark piano jazz at the smaller room at the Rockwood at midnight.

Wednesdays at 9 PM Feral Foster’s Roots & Ruckus takes over the Jalopy, a reliably excellent weekly mix of oldtimey acts: blues, bluegrass, country and swing.

Wednesdays in August Damien Quinones y Su Nuevo Conjunto play the Loving Cup Cafe (the bar/restaurant you have to go through to get to the Cameo Gallery) on N 6th St. in Williamsburg, 10 PM. They’ve got a completely original sound – psychedelic pop with a 60s flavor (think the Zombies) with a latin soul tinge and an impressive catalog of good songs.

Wednesdays in September, 8 PM, 8-string guitarist Charlie Hunter with Eric Kalb on drums and Mike Williams on trumpet at the Cameo Gallery

Every Thursday the Michael Arenella Quartet play 1920s hot jazz 8-11 PM at Nios, 130 W 46th St.

Every Friday in August (except August 6) at 9 PM at the Fat Cat Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens bring an authentic here-and-now Brooklyn church vibe, no slick theatrics, just soul.

Fridays at Mehanata it’s Balkan sax powerhouse Yuri Yukanov and the Grand Masters of Gypsy Music, 10 PM, $10

Fridays there’s live Mediterranean music – Greek- Arabic, Turkish Armenian, Israeli fusion with Mike Stoupakis, Christos Zavolas, Sofia on on vocals, Elias Sarkar-oud/vocals, Kostas Konstantinou – drums,  plus bellydancers at Lafayette Grill & Bar, 54 Franklin St., downtown,$20 cover, 10ish, free after 1 AM.

7/31 on the plaza at Lincoln Center a murderously good Detroit music afternoon starting with Eddie Kirkland acoustic at 2 PM, the Motor City Soul Revue: Eddie Kirkland, Spyder Turner, Melvin Davis, Dennis Coffey & The Velvelettes with The Party Stompers at 2:30. At 5 PM out back in Damrosch Park it’s pioneering black punk rockers Death followed by the Gories at 6, ? and the Mysterians at 7:15 and Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels at 8:30. Niger desert blues band Etran Finatawa plays the plaza while Death takes over out back.

7/31, 2 PM Moona Luna plays the Queens Theatre in the Park, 7 train to Shea Stadium. Free but reservations required to 718-760-0064. The world’s only bilingual Spanish/English children’s music band is actually really cool – they’re a spinoff of the fun, jangly Pistolera (the Mexican Go Go’s). Now’s the time to get your kids listening to rock en Espanol!

7/31-8/1 if you can’t make it to the Newport Folk Festival you can still listen on WFUV. Highlights of Saturday’s bill: Nneka, Calexico, Andrew Bird and John Prine; Sunday the middle-of-the-day artists, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and the Avett Brothers are always good for a listen.

7/31 sharp-dressed, ferociously literate NYC noir rock legend LJ Murphy at Banjo Jim’s, 7 PM

7/31, 9 PM fiery, psychedelic, soul/punk/art-rock siren Katie Elevitch plays a rare duo show at Cin-M-Art Space, 432 6th Ave. (9th & 10th Sts).

7/31, 9:30 PM wild intense gypsy punk band Bad Buka at Mehanata. They’re also here on 8/7

7/31 haunting yet charming Balkan vocal quartet Black Sea Hotel at the Jalopy at 9 followed by the ferociously blazing Veveritse Brass Band at 10:30

7/31, 9ish Sonic Youth free at Prospect Park Bandshell – this is one you’ll have to hear from behind the fence out back because no matter what time you show up it’ll be a mobscene.

7/31 fiery guitar-and-horns Balkan rockers Ansambl Mastika at Shrine, 9 PM followed at 10 by FLC Afro Cuban Band playing reggae/funk .

7/31 Australian sensation the Cat Empire – quirky, ska-inflected and great fun – at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9 PM, adv tix $22 rec. Their new album is very cool.

7/31, 9 PM Brazilian percussion master and bandleader Nanny Assis plays the 92YTribeca, $15, a rare and considerably less expensive way to see him away from his home turf at SOB’s.

7/31 the Jack Grace Band – whose new retro honkytonk album Drinking Songs for Lovers is a classic – at Hill Country, 9:30 PM.

7/31, 10 PM the Hard Nips play Spike Hill. Imagine if Shonen Knife had been born 20 years later and were better musicians. Their new album is titled I Shit U Not.

7/31, 10:30ish the alternately haunting and ecstatic Balkan/Middle Eastern Cafe Antarsia Ensemble at Zebulon

7/31 captivatingly brooding Americana/avant trio Rescue Bird play Pete’s, 11 PM. They’re also in the small space at the Rockwood on 8/5 at 10.

7/31, midnight-ish at Rose Bar, Super Hi Fi playing a mix of dub and Afrobeat feat. members of Aphrodesia, Slavic Soul Party, the Superpowers and Blue Man Group (!?!)

8/1 indie pop girls: the fairly reliable Basia Bulat followed by some trendoid followed by the sometimes precious, sometimes captivating St. Vincent at Central Park Summerstage.

8/1 the unstoppable oldtimey Dead Kennedys of oldtimey music, the Asylum Street Spankers (with Christina Marrs but no Wammo), 2 PM on the plaza at Lincoln Center followed by masked surf music banditos Los Straitjackets. The Spankers move to Joe’s Pub at 7 the same night for an indoor show.

8/1, 6:30 PM Hector Del Curto’s Eternal Tango Orchestra at Pier 54 on the river in Chelsea

8/1 great lineup starting at 8: new wave punk/pop with the Pleasure Kills, the Above, the blisteringly intense garage rock of the Mess Around and the Anabolics – whose Hipster Demolition Night show last month was killer – at Bruar Falls.

8/1, 9 PM St. Croix reggae band Midnite play SOB’s, $27 adv tix highly rec.

8/2, 6:30 PM pianists Marilyn Nonken and Sarah Rothenberg play Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

8/2, 9 PM Nneka at Highline Ballroom, adv tix $15 highly rec.

8/2, 9:30 PM Lichtman’s Brain Cloud – a Cangelosi Cards spinoff – play western swing at Banjo Jim’s, 9:30 PM

8/2-3 Dr. John & the Lower 9/11 at City Winery, 8:30 PM, $35 standing room tix avail.

8/2, 10 PM female-fronted new wave/punk-pop throwbacks the Pleasure Kills followed by hilarious fake French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Cake Shop

8/3, 7 PM “indie classical” stars the Knights at the Naumburg Bandshell at Central Park – how they’re going to fit the entire orchestra into that space is the question – playing Beethoven, Rossini, Shostakovich (arr. – Zhurbin), Debussy and Haydn

8/3, 7 PM Elvis Martinez plays his bachata hits at Highbridge Park.

8/3, 7:30 PM janglerockers Elk City play their cd release show at Joe’s Pub, $12

8/3-8 legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter with Russell Malone, Mulgrew Miller at the Blue Note, sets 8/10:30 PM, $20 bar seating avail.

8/3, 8 PM bachata guitar genius Aquiles Baez at Barbes followed by Slavic Soul Party

8/3, 8 PM the Yoshido Bros. – who do Hendrix-style psych/metal on the tsugaru-shamisen – at Highline Ballroom, adv tix $25 highly rec.

8/3, 8 PM at the Stone Sarah Cahill—New Music for Piano: Sarah premieres a new work by Carl Stone and performs the NYC premieres of Annie Gosfield’s “Five Characters Walk Into a Bar” and Eve Beglarian’s “Night Psalm”, along with recent compositions by Terry Riley, Guy Klucevsek, Larry Polansky, and Mamoru Fujieda.

8/3 Peter Lemongello at B.B. King’s, 8 PM – THE Peter Lemongello? The guy with the K-tel style ballads album that sold a gazillion copies back in the 70s? The guy whose near-no-hitter Houston Astros pitcher cousin once kidnapped him? Yup.

8/3, 9 PM Talib Kweli with a live band at the Brooklyn Bowl $5 (five bucks, wow).

8/3 the Pride of the Subway Ceili Band, a “celtic wall of sound,” play Banjo Jim’s, 9 PM

8/3 the haunting, gorgeous-voiced mistress of jangly minor-key rock and 6/8 time, Elisa Flynn at Pete’s, 10 PM

8/3, midnight at Smalls, Ken Fowser on tenor sax and Behn Gillece on vibes – whose new album Little Echo is a period-perfect late 50s style masterpiece – lead a jazz jam with a rotating cast of quality players.

8/4, 1 (one) PM chamber-pop group Cloud Chamber at Trinity Church

8/4-8, 7 PM outdoors behind Lincoln Center, Asphalt Orchestra (a Bang on a Can project) marches and plays world premieres byYoko Ono and David Byrne/Annie Clark

8/4, 7 PM sax player James Carter’s Organ Trio at Madison Square Park

8/4, 7 PM Conjunto Imagen at Wagner Park downtown.

8/4 los Chantas Tango Quartet 8 PM at the Queens Theatre in the Park, 8 PM, free, res req to 718-760-0064

8/4, 9 PM fiery female-fronted psychedelic rockers Devi at Bowery Electric

8/4 Middle Eastern siren Natacha Atlas – whose 2009 album Ana Hina was one of the year’s best – at SOB’s, 9 PM $20

8/5 Michael Rose of Black Uhuru at noon at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, F to Jay St.

8/5, 7 PM the godfather of hip-hop, Gil Scott-Heron at Marcus Garvey Park.

8/5, 8 PM the Tarras Band at Barbes, “dedicated to the repertoire of Yiddish-American clarinetist and composer Dave Tarras. Michael Winograd (cl), Ben Holmes (tpt), Jim Guttman (bs), Richie Barshay (drums), and featuring Klezmer legend and long-time Tarras accompanist Pete Sokolow (piano),” followed at 10 by Romanian gypsy chanteuse Sanda Weigl.

8/5, 8 PM at the Stone avant piano titan Kathleen Supové playsWorks of Jacob TV and Alvin Curran including the premiere of “Love Means” by Jacob TV in Supové’s version for piano and soundtrack; “The Body Of Your Dreams” by Jacob TV; selections from “Inner Cities” and “For Cornelius” by Curran.

8/5, 9 PM fiery Balkan madness with Raya Brass Band at Radegast Hall in Williamsburg

8/5, 9 PM psychedelic tropical/Middle Eastern/acid jazz instrumental group El Topo at Coco 66 in Greenpoint.

8/5, 9 PM Khaled (not the rai guy) plays gritty flamenco/gypsy rock at Shrine

8/5 the Dixons, who are a real trip, a time warp back to classic Bakersfield country circa 1962, right down to their outfits, at Maxwell’s, 10 PM, $8. They kicked ass at a tough gig at the Brooklyn County Fair this month.

8/5 a cool latin and rock en Espanol bill at Southpaw starting at 9 with guitarist Rafael Gomez (formerly with psychedelic Venezuelan bands Bacalao Men and Lapamariposa), psychedelic dub reggae crew El Pueblo (whose excellent new album Isla is just out) at 10 and and Dominican-nuyorqueno rockers La Ruta. They call the night the “Latin Alternative Hangover” – nice to see a bill like this, dirt cheap at $8.

8/5 original bluegrass behemoth Frankenpine at Lakeside 9:15ish

8/5 the Brooklyn What at Union Hall, 9:30 PM. Brooklyn’s finest, most ferociously funny rockers make a stop in Park Slope, let’s see if the yuppie puppies can recover after these guys blast through.

8/5 multistylistic Brazilian/C&W/New Orleans dance band Nation Beat at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

8/5 tight Dire Straits/Dylanesque root rockers Whisperado at Hank’s, 11 PM.

8/6, 6 PM at 55 Bar groove jazz organist Adam Klipple’s Sneak with trumpeter/chanteuse Natalie John out in front of the band.

8/6, 6 PM ferocious Chicago-style blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at P&G Bar on the upper west, he’s also at Lucille’s 8 PM on 8/20

8/6 witty, effortlessly virtuosic alto sax player Jon Irabagon at the Bar Next Door, 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30

8/6-8 up-and-coming Cuban jazz pianoist Alfredo Rodriguez leads a trio at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $30/$25 Sun.

8/6, 8 PM luminary Cuban songwriter Carlos Varela at the Queens Theatre in the Park, $25 adv tix rec.

8/6, 8:30 PM fiery, atmospheric, swirling cello metal/soundtrack rockers Blues in Space at le Poisson Rouge, $10. They absolutely slayed at this club earlier this year.

8/6, 9 PM, sophisticated Americana chanteuse Julia Haltigan plays the small room at the Rockwood.

8/6 a Mississippi hill country blues night starting at 9 with Will Scott followed by Pork Chop Willie and then Kent Burnside (RL’s kid) at Banjo Jim’s

8/6, 9 PM edgy female-fronted punk/funk/dancerock band Deluka at Union Hall, $10

8/6 Thunda Vida play roots reggae at Shrine, 10 PM

8/6 noise-rock band Woman create a murky vortex of delicious stomping reverb-driven oldschool LES-style riffs and feedback at Union Pool, 10ish

8/6, 11 PM MotherMoon play their cd release show at Spike Hill. Smart, tuneful, sometimes haunting soul-influenced female-fronted band. Like Cat Power but less precious, or Katie Elevitch in a less amped moment.

8/7, 2 (two) PM, the 8th annual NYC Musical Saw Festival, Hellenic Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent Street (corner of Newtown Avenue), Astoria, $10. ”Concert & art exhibit revolving around the 300 year old art of playing music on a carpenter’s handsaw. Musical saw solos & ensembles, performing many music styles (jazz, classical, pop, folk, showtunes, etc.) performed by musical saw players from all over the world. Also – ‘Ameriklectic’ – a 10 piece band featuring the musical saw as the lead instrument.”

8/7 surf music in front of the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island starting at 3 PM with Annapolis, Maryland’s the Atom Bums, 4 PM the Link Wrays and Smiling Bigsbys (gotta love that name), 5 PM the North Shore Troubadours, 6 PM Bongo Surf, and headlining at 7 the Alien Surfer Babes (a Witches in Bikinis spinoff). The bands get louder and more original as the day goes on.

8/7, 7 PM the Budos Band and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings at Prospect Park Bandshell.

8/7, 7 PM Mucca Pazza and Balkan Beat Box at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center.

8/7 smart dark jangly garage rocker Lorraine Leckie at Banjo Jim’s, 7 PM

8/7 at Otto’s, 8 PM it’s Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf music extravaganza starting with Maryland band the Atom Bumz, 9 PM the frequently ferocious Strange But Surf, 10 PM the more reserved but still tasty Clams, 11 PM the ever-more-diverse and original TarantinosNYC and sometime after midnight the absolutely off-the-hook Mister Neutron. This is one is Freddy’s best and most energetic bill in awhile.

8/7 another cool ska/rocksteady bill at the Knitting Factory starting at 8 with (in reverse order) the Bluebeats, Top Shottaz, The Forthrights, Hey, Stranger, The Cool and Deadly, adv tix $10 highly rec.

8/7, eclectic accordion star Alex Meixner at 8 followed at 10 PM by fiery, smartly intense gypsy/jazz/avant guitarist Jai Vilnai’s Vampire Suit at Barbes.

8/7, 8 PM quirky, provocative female-fronted indie band Glass Lamborghini at Matchless.

8/7, 9 PM richly melodic, multistylistic, edgy art-rockers Changing Modes – whose new album is one of the year’s best – at Fontana’s.

8/7 at Sidewalk three first-rate songwriters: 9:30 PM haunting lefty guitarist/indie rock siren Randi Russo, 10 PM brilliantly eclectic Americana guitar god Lenny Molotov, 11 PM brooding, bitter (and sometimes jaunty and hilarious) acoustic songwriter Erin Regan and then pensive, smart lyricist Timothy Dark at midnight .

8/7, 10 PM at the Stone the Jasper String Quartet play “a late work by the father of the string quartet (Haydn Op. 77 No. 1); Alban Berg’s monumental yet cryptic Lyric Suite; and the NYC premiere of maverick Annie Gosfield’s latest quartet.”

8/7, 11ish, Senegalese-style conscious roots reggaewith Meta & the Cornerstones at the 92YTribeca 11ish $12 adv tix avail.

8/7 one of the smartest and most stylistically interesting original roots reggae artists around, Taj Weekes & Adowa at Joe’s Pub, 11:30 PM, $14

8/8, 2 PM haunting Greek rebetika band the Maeandros Ensemble, the lushly slinky vintage Egyptian film music revivalists Zikrayat and Yuri Yunakov on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/8, 7 PM at Littlefield soulful Americana pianist/songwriter Matt Kanelos followed eventually at 11 by atmospheric jazz juggernaut Burnt Sugar, $15

8/8, 7 PM Slavic Soul Party bring Balkan brass madness to Pier One on the upper west.

8/8, 7:30 PM chanteuse Susana Baca at the Queens Theatre in the Park, $25 adv tix rec.

8/8, 8 PM in reverse order at the Knitting Factory: fiery indie rock guitar legend and longtime Steve Wynn collaborator Chris Brokaw, UnFact (bassist David Wm. Sims of Jesus Lizard’s solo project and Reid Paley’s band) and noir chanteuse Peg Simone, $10 adv tix very highly rec.

8/8, 9ish the self-explanatory Skampeda followed by Colombian roots reggae crew Alerta Kamarada at SOB’s, $15 adv tix rec

8/8 fado siren Ramana Vieira at City Winery, 9 PM, $22 adv tix avail.

8/8 twangy growling intelligent Americana songwriting with Mark McKay at Lakeside 9ish, playing stuff from his reputedly excellent forthcoming one Dakota Dust; he’s also here on 8/27 at 11.

8/8 Pierre de Gaillande of the Snow and Melomane sings his English language translations of hilarious, profane, often poignant Georges Brassens songs from his killer new album Bad Reputation at Joe’s Pub, 9:30 PM, $15

8/9 the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin’s shows at Wingate Field in Crown Heights and on 8/12 at Asser Levy Park in Coney Island are CANCELLED due to injury. She says she’ll be fine; maybe she’ll reschedule.

8/9 darkly glimmering Eastern European-tinged piano jazz with the Amina Figarova Sextet at Dizzy’s Club, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

8/9 coy avant bass/vocal duo Flutterbox, downtempo cello rockers Nihla, adventurous avant blues/jazz slide guitarist Richard Bonnet, German hardcore punk band Low Society and charismatic noir siren Vera Beren’s Gothic Chamber Blues Ensemble at Small Beast at the Delancey, 9 PM

8/9 JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys feat. Chrissie Hynde and J. P. Jones at the big room at the Rockwood, 8:30 PM, not sold out yet but tix going quickly.

8/9, 9/11 PM chanteuse/pianist Hilary Kole at Birdland – her new album features Dave Brubeck, Hank Jones, Monty Alexander and a whole slew of killer 88s guys.

8/9 saxist Logan Richardson leads a quartet with Nasheet Waits, Tarus Mateen, and Jason Moran ,10 PM at le Poisson Rouge, $15

8/10, 7 PM bossa nova chanteuse Hiromi Suda at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.

8/10, 7 PM Bachata Heightz at Highbridge Park uptown.

8/10-12 ever-more-diverse jazz drummer Tyshawn Sorey leads his band at Roulette, 8 PM, $15/$10stud/under 30/srs.

8/10 the John Ellis Group “Doublewide”: John Ellis – tenor sax , Alan Ferber – trombone , Brian Coogan – piano , Derrek Phillips – drums at Smalls, 9:30 PM

8/10, 10 PM our favorite dark improvisational female-fronted art-song demolition crew Dollshot play Korzo, 667 5th Avenue (19th + 20th Sts.), Park Slope, Brooklyn.

8/11, 7 PM charismatic retro singers April Smith & the Great Picture Show and Eli “Paperboy” Reed & the True Loves at le Poisson Rouge, $15

8/11, 7 PM boricua guitarist Nino Segarra and His Orchestra at Wagner Park downtown.

8/11, 8ish at B.B. King’s Funkmaster Flex’ birthday throwdown with Ja Rule, Cam’Ron, Shaggy, DJ Premier, Group Home and the King Pin himself on the wheels of steel

8/11, 8 PM the reliably effervescent, wickedly smart Hawaiian swing/oldtimey Moonlighters at LIC Bar. They’re also playing 8/21 at 8ish at a fundraiser onboard the ship Lilac at the right side of Pier 40 at the end of W. Houston St., the Marx Bros.’ Duck Soup will also be screened.

8/11, 9 PM moody, groove-driven shoegaze/downtempo rock trio El Jezel at Bruar Falls.

8/11 catchy, jangly indie/garage rockers Aloud, with their X-ish guy/girl vocals, at Lit, 9 PM

8/12, 9 PM scorching Radio Birdman-style garage punks the Mess Around at Union Hall, $8

8/12, 8:30 PM amazing multistylistic Russian/tango/jazz string band Ljova & the Kontraband at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early

8/12 the creepy, artsy, extraordinarily popular Deerhunter at Pier 54 at 14th St., gates at 6, show starts at 7 with the richkid eunuch rock of Real Estate which you will have to stand through in order to see the headliners.

8/12-15 the 8/12 – 8/15 the Jeff “Tain” Watts Quartet at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 weekend: Steve Wilson – alto & soprano saxophones; David Kikoski – piano; James Genus – bass; Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums.

8/12 the Newton Gang – one part dark outlaw country, one part fearless careening psychedelic Americana rock monster – at Lakeside, 9 PM.

8/12 at Maxwell’s the Baseball Project feat. Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon and Mike Mills (also doing Dream Syndicate and Minus 5 songs) 9 PM, $13 adv. tix. rec.

8/12, 10 PM Satabdi Express at Barbes opening for the reliably amazing Balkan juggernaut Ansambl Mastika – Dave Cipriani on 20-string Indian slide guitar, Melissa Hullman on violin, Jake Leckie on bass, Alan Munshower on drums & percussion.

8/13 a memorial concert for the Brooklyn What’s Billy Cohen – a tremendously talented composer and player, as adept at eerie stream-of-consciousness rock as he was at cinematic soundscapes – at Bowery Poetry Club, show starts at 7 with several projects he was affiliated with over the years followed by the Brooklyn What at around 8:30

8/13 the “vanilla queen of soul,” Joy Ryder and her excellent funky band, 7 PM at at P&G Bar on the upper west

8/13, 7ish Evan Ziporyn’s amazing Gamelan Galak Tika – stars of this year’s Bang on a Can Marathon – march their way around the plaza at Lincoln Center. At 7:30 PM out back in Damrosch Park the Kronos Quartet with special guest Gamelan Galak Tika perform the world premiere of Christine Southworth’s Super Collider plus works by Steve Reich, Café Tacuba and others.

8/13 alto saxist/composer Jacam Manricks leads a trio – a great way to hear his melodies cut through – at the Bar Next Door ,7:30, 9:30 & 11:30

8/13 the Gypsy Tabor Festival is free this year, at Floyd Bennett Field out in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, kicking off at 6:30 PM with the gritty LES glamrock of Porfirio, NeverMoon at 7, Kolom-bur at 7:45, ecstatic bluegrass jamband Thy Burden at 8:30, Moscow Gypsy Army at 9:30, Mexican punk-folk songwriter Rana Santacruz at 9:45 and ferocious gypsy punks Bad Buka at 10:30

8/13, 8 PM recently reunited early zeros NYC indie janglerock legends Scout at the big room at the Rockwood

8/13 and 8/27 terse, tasteful Chicago expat blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Lucille’s, 8 PM

8/13, 8 PM at Barbes Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos: “A 14 piece brass band with more power than Metallica, more sousaphone than a second line parade and more tequila than Malcom Lowry.” Actually, didn’t Lowry drink wine? But these guys will put you on top of the volcano – it’s banda music with a global vibe.

8/13 popular British indie vets the Wedding Present at South St. Seaport, 8:30 PM-ish – if you show up too early you’ll have to suffer through the stupefyingly self-absorbed New Order ripoff who’re opening for them.

8/13, 9 PM a wildly eclectic hip-hop bill feat. Dead Prez, Pharoahe Monch, Cody Chestnutt, Homeboy Sandman, Sadat X , Divine of the Dey, ADM, Hasan Salaam, Hakim Green, Bajah & the Dry Eye Crew , Akir, Kalae All Day, La Bruja, Lah Tere, at Highline Ballroom ,$15 adv tix rec

8/13, 9 PM impressively multistylistic klezmer/bluegrass/classical woodwind ensemble the Sixth Floor Trio followed by the Union St. Preservation Society playing their rustic soulful oldschool bluegrass at the National Underground.

8/13 possibly the best live band in NYC, raucous, careening gypsy/ska/punk/reggaeton monster Escarioka – who are huge in Latin America – at Fat Baby, 10 PM.

8/13 ska-punks the Void Union at Two Boots Brooklyn, 10 PM

8/13 purist, bluesy, tongue-in-cheek New Orleans pianist/songwriter (and former Jack Grace sideman) Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

8/14, 3 PM Bachata Fest at Central Park Summerstage with Andy Andy, Luis Miguel de la Amargue, Elvis Martinez and Alexandria.

8/14 oldschool Americana duo the Manhattan Valley Ramblers at the original room at the Rockwood, 4 (four) PM

8/14 the second night of the Gypsy Tabor Festival  is free this year, at Floyd Bennett Field out in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn starting at 5 with Anatoly Kurlat, Ellina Graypel at 5:30, DeLeon at 6, Middle Eastern-tinged world-music duo Sistermonk ats 6:30, the phenomenal gypsy punk band Kreptatka Bar Band at 7:30, Kagero following in a similar vein at 8:30 and then the ecstatic latin/Balkan intensity of Escarioka at 9:30, Skampida at 10:30, trumpeter Frank London’s Powermetal Kleztet at 11:30 and the fiery, politically aware rock en Espanol outfit Outernational at half past midnight. Best bill of the year, hands down.

8/14, 7 PM inventive, clever woodwind ensemble the Sixth Floor Trio at Caffe Vivaldi

8/14, 7:30 PM at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center a major moment in nuyorican music history: Larry Harlow’s La Raza Latina, A Salsa Suite makes its New York premiere, conducted by Larry Harlow with Rubén Blades, Adonis Puentes plus Orchestra and Chorus and the Bobby Sanabria Big Band.

8/14, 8 PM mesmerizing Mississippi hill country bluesman Will Scott with Miller’s Farm frontman Brian Miller at 68 Jay St Bar.

8/14, 8/10 PM Bahian percussion/dance behemeoth Dende & Hahahaes at SOB’s, free w/dinner res. before 7 PM otherwise $15 w/o

8/14 ecstatically fun Greek party band Magges – with electric bouzouki and the incomparable Susan Mitchell on electric viola – at Mehanata, 10 PM, free before 10:30.

8/14 LES punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside 10:15ish

8/14 funky danceable bliss with Chin Chin and then Turkuaz at midnight at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15.

8/15, 3 PM Blitz the Ambassador, 7th Octave and Public Enemy at Central Park Summerstage.

8/15 oldschool retro soul/funk man Lee Fields plays at around 4 PM at the Williamsburg Waterfront AKA East River State Park, free.

8/15 the closing night of this year’s free Gypsy Tabor Festival  at Floyd Bennett Field out in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn starts at 5 with Bobby Bouzouki, Ghostriders at 6, Cookie & Madman at 6:30, JazzEktro at 7, Evgenia Gavrilets and Pisces at 7:30 and Radio Armada at 8.

8/15, 7 PM Q2 streams Highlights from the 2010 Bang on a Can Marathon – hopefully that will include Evan Ziporyn’s amazing gamelan piece.

8/15 ominous baritone Nashville gothic crooner Mark Sinnis at Sidewalk, 8 PM

8/15, 8:30 PM Tanya Kalmanovitch, violin, viola; Ted Reichman, accordion; Anthony Coleman, piano play edgy Middle Eastern inflected jazz at the Cornelia St Café

8/15, 9 PM a rare solo show by Moonlighters ukelele goddess Bliss Blood solo at Rose Bar in Williamsburg.

8/15, 11 PM the Greg Garing All Stars – the virtuosic Nashville guitarist/pianist and whoever else he’s managed to rustle up – at the small room at the Rockwood.

8/16 talented, noir multi-instrumentalist Black Fortress of Opium frontwoman Ajda the Turkish Queen, powerpop guitar god Pete Galub and ominously cinematic guitar soundscaper Thomas Simon at Small Beast at the Delancey, 9 PM

8/17, 7 PM psychedelic raga fusion with Mission on Mars: Kristin Hoffmann on vocals, Vin Scialla on drums, sitar player Neel Murgai, electric guitarist David Ullmann, bass player, and keyboardist Jason Lindner working the effects at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.

8/17 effortlessly charismatic, subtly hilarious avant garde piano titan Kathy Supove plays the cd release show for her new one at 7:30 PM at le Poisson Rouge, including “the amazing video that Joshue Ott made to go with Anna Clyne’s piece On Track, the NEW video that Jennifer Stock will be creating live, on the spot, for Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos by Missy Mazzoli, media/video artist Peter Schmideg “performing” a work he created and revised for this event, based on the performance artist Marge Cameron, and inspired by Sutra Sutra by Randall Woolf…Revolution by Dan Becker will have a video specially designed for it by Safy Etiel (V.J. name: Sniper), an Israeli artist living in Berlin! Rounding out the show will be A Shaking of the Pumpkin [great piece, by the way] by Michael Gatonska, which features his custom-designed accessories and is a video in itself! Plus a “fake fashion show” and an auction!

8/17, 9 PM dub reggae inventor Lee Scratch Perry at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix a must, this will sell out. He’s crazy but he can be an awful lot of fun

8/17, 10 PM death-obsesssed artsy pop songwriter Jeremy Messersmith – who can really write a tune, in an Elliott Smith kind of way, without seeming derivative – at Joe’s Pub, $14.

8/18, 8 PM deliciously creepy noir psychedelic soundtrack instrumentals with Mojo Mancini (feat. John Leventhal from Rosanne Cash’s band plus Brian Mitchell from Dylan’s touring band) at the Canal Room.

8/19 6-8 PM fascinating, slinky Egyptian film music revivalists Zikrayat play an eclectic show: the launch of their lead dancer Robin Dameshe Shuymays’ new fashion line, and opening reception for artist Paris Jeru at Midoma, 545 8th Ave. #750

8/19, 9 PM sharp it’s Hipster Demolition Night III at Public Assembly. The first one was a sellout, the second was delirously fun and this promises to be the best ever. The lineup is Jay Banerjee & the Heartthrobs, who mine a gorgeously jangly Byrds/Hollies vein, powerpop/punkpop trio True Love at 10, soul/garage rockers Mighty Fine at 11 and crampsy trio Love Struck (with Stu Spasm of Nightcall on bass and Rich Hutchins (ex-Live Skull) on drums at midnight. Free admission with the lice-infested, bedheaded scalp of a trendoid (just kidding). Dirt cheap at $7.

8/19, 8 PM the B-52′s at Asser Levy Park in Coney Island, F to W 8th St. or any train to Stillwell. Belinda Carlisle – performing her schlocky solo songs, one assumes – opens the show at 7:30.

8/19 a rare, unamplified, really old school West Village show for debonair noir rocker LJ Murphy at 9 PM at Panino Mucho Giusto, 551 Hudson St. (at Perry)

8/19, 9:30 PM at Smalls latin piano jazz with the Jason Lindner Trio.

8/19, 9:30 PM Clinic at Joe’s Pub doing their chamberpop thing, $15 this will sell out. They’re also at Maxwell’s on 8/21 at 10:30, $13 adv tix rec.

8/19 conscious hip-hop/funk band Thousands of One at Nublu, 10 PM

8/19 twangy psychedelic electric bluegrass/country/rock crew Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

8/19-22 the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio at the Jazz Standard, sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 wknd.

8/19, midnight the retro soul/R&B Brilliant Mistakes play the small room at the Rockwood.

8/20 the Detroit Cobras play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7, departing at 8 from the FDR and 23rd St., adv tix $20 at the Highline box office highly rec.

8/20 imaginative, anthemic, tuneful retro country band Yarn – with a horn section! – play two sets 8 and 10 PM at the Jalopy, $10 adv tix rec.

8/20 the Brooklyn What – NNYC’s most politically aware, funniest, most powerful anti-gentrification punk/soul rockers at Arlene’s, 9 PM

8/20, 9 PM bassist John Hébert’s Rambling Confessions with Bennie Wallace – tenor saxophone, Jen Shyu – vocals, Andy Milne – piano, Billy Drummond – drums at the Jazz Gallery

8/20 at Smalls, 9:30 PM Mingus Big Band pianist David Kikoski with Ed Howard – bass , Gary Novak – drums.

8/20, Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra play sizzling obscure 1920s and 1930s hot jazz at 10 PM at Barbes.

8/20 Chronikill bring their herbal hip-hop essence to Bowery Poetry Club, 10:30 PM feat. Broke MC, Bubble Geese, Doble Flo, Iron Lyon, dirt cheap, $8

8/20 the Boss Guitars play vintage surf classics and obscurities at Lakeside, 11 PM

8/21 a killer afternoon of surf music in front of the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island starting at 2 PM with Reverb Galaxy, the rockabilly/honkytonk Sean Kershaw & the Terrible Twos at 3, Strange But Surf at 4, the Octomen at 5, Superbug at 6 and at 7 the Alien Surfer Babes (a Witches in Bikinis spinoff).

8/21 a great triplebill at Caffe Vivaldi starting early at 6 PM with incorrigible extrovert and blue-eyed soul siren Meg Braun followed by intense, brilliant multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Carolann Solebello (from Red Molly) and then the hypnotic cello/vibraphone duo Goli at 9:30

8/21 Iris DeMent at B.B. King’s

8/21 fiery, politically charged, lyrically brilliant banjo rocker Curtis Eller at 68 Jay St. Bar, 8 PM.

8/21 southwestern gothic siren Kerry Kennedy and her amazingly haunting, psychedelic band at the Knit, 9 PM

8/21, 9:30 PM, Japanese gypsy punks Kagero at Mehanata.

8/21, 10 PM at the Stone Ashley Bathgate (cello) Annie Gosfield (sampler, Four Roses only): “Ashley Bathgate mixes Heroin, Four Roses, and other mind-altering substances. Bang on a Can’s cellist injects her lively spirit in David Lang’s “Heroin”, takes a swig of Annie Gosfield’s “Four Roses*” (in a duet with the composer for cello and detuned piano), asks “What is the price of Iron?” in a piece for cello and electronics by Roger Kleier, and gets industrious with Michael Gordon’s “Industry” and “Light is Calling”. *Four Roses is not only the name of the piece, but is also the name of a cheap whiskey”

8/21 midnight Homeboy Steve Antonakos – lead guitarist extraordinaire from Love Camp 7, Magges, Ellen Foley’s band and others – at Banjo Jim’s

8/22, 2 PM Cued Up on Q2 presents Elizabeth and the Catapult from New Sounds Live at Merkin Concert Hall

8/22 the Specials at Central Park Summerstage, 5ish, doors at 3.

8/22, 6:30 PM new music pianist Taka Kigawa plays Xenakis, Boulez, Webern, Pintscher and Eckardt at le Poisson Rouge, $20

8/23 edgy new jazz with the Brandon Wright Quintet with the equally edgy Orrin Evans on piano at Dizzy’s Club, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

8/23, 9 PM Poor Baby Bree sings obscure vaudeville songs, Carol Lipnik and Spookarama show off her 4-octave range and playfully creepy phantasmagorical songs and then Geo Wyeth and Jive Grave connect with the dead via their macabre songs at around 11 at Small Beast at the Delancey.

8/23 Eyal Maoz’s Edom play ominously Middle Eastern surf-flavored rock instrumentals at Local 269, 9 PM

8/23, 9 PM roots reggae crew Jah Levi & the Higher Reasoning at SOB’s $20 adv tix rec.

8/24 southwestern gothic chanteuse Marianne Dissard – whose new album Paris One Takes is one of our favorites – at Joe’s Pub, 7 PM, $17. Also on the bill: delightful janglerock en Espanol band Cordero. Dissard is also at MOMA on 8/26 at 5:30/7 PM and at Barbes on 8/27 with her guitarist Brian Lopez.

8/24 classic-style roots reggae with Groundation on the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7 at the FDR and 23rd St., adv tix $30 at the Highline box office highly rec.

8/24 Cape Breton fiddler Natalie McMaster at City Winery, 8 PM, $30 standing room tix avail.

8/24 the new Mogwai concert film, Burning screens at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

8/24 the Second Fiddles play fun, upbeat, virtuosic hokum blues and oldtime hillbilly music at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

8/25, 6 PM xylophone arrangements of 20s hot jazz, satirical Jewish rock and wild Jewish/gypsy punk with the Xylopholks, Yiddish Princess, and the Breslov Bar Band at the Knit, $10 adv tix rec.

8/25, 8 PM western swing with Sean Kershaw and the New Jack Ramblers at 68 Jay St Bar

8/25, 10 PM ethereal, sweepingly psychedelic, socially aware art-rockers My Pet Dragon play the small room at the Rockwood. Their Saturday residency at the Cameo Gallery last winter was absolutely killer.

8/25 Balkan brass punk rockers Stumblebum Brass Band play Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM. Huh?!? This will be fun!

8/26, 8 PM goth/glamrock siren Kristeen Young followed eventually at 10 by nuevo keyboard art-pop band the Secret History at the Knit, $8 adv tix rec.

8/26, 8:30 PM haunting ecstatic Middle Eastern jazz with Taksim feat. Souren Baronian: reeds, percussion; Haig Manoukian , oud; Lee Baronian , dumbek; Mal Stein , drums; Sprocket Royer, bass at th Cornelia St Café, $10

8/26-27 the Fumes (the hypnotic, intense Australian band who play RL Burnside-style Mississippi hill country blues, not the fiery ska-rock band from Queens) play the big room at the Rockwood, 10 PM.

8/26-29 fiery, imaginative, fascinatingly good up-and-coming pianist Gerald Clayton leads his Quintet at the Jazz Standard sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 wknd. Logan Richardson – alto saxophone; Ambrose Akinmusire – trumpet; Gerald Clayton – piano; Joe Sanders – bass; Justin Brown – drums.

8/26, 9 PM the noir-tinged improvisationally inclined Mike Baggetta Quartet – Mike Baggetta – guitar; Jason Rigby – saxophone; Eivind Opsvik – bass; George Schuller – drums – at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

8/27 at Smalls 7:30 PM the Jacam Manricks Group with Jacam Manricks – alto sax, Gary Versace – piano, Chris Tordini – bass, Obed Calvaire – drums followed at 9:30 PM by “Jazz Incorporated” featuring Jeremy Pelt & Louis Hayes: Jeremy Pelt – trumpet, Louis Hayes – drums, Anthony Wonsey – piano, Dezron Douglas – bass. Pelt and group are here on the 28th as well.

8/27 reliably tuneful sax composer John Ellis at the Bar Next Door, 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 PM.

8/27 tuneful powerpop siren Patti Rothberg – whose upcoming album is reportedly her best – at Arlene’s, solo acoustic, 9 PM

8/27, 9 PM, melodically ornate, goth-inflected pianist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi

8/27 ghoulabilly stars the Memphis Morticians play their cd release show at Public Assembly, 11ish, $TBA.

8/28, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Marcus Garvey Park  featuring McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Scott, Jason Moran and the Bandwagon and Revive da Live: Charlie Parker Revisited.

8/28 sharp-dressed, ferociously literate NYC noir rock legend LJ Murphy with his band at Banjo Jim’s, 7 PM

8/28 Irish-American literate punk/janglerock legends Black 47 play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon departing 23rd St. & FDR at 7 PM, $25 adv tix at the highline box ofc highly rec. This is a band you really ought to see at least once in your life.

8/28 powerpop guitar maven Pete Galub solo electric at Pete’s, 8 PM

8/28, 9 PM trippy Afrobeat/latin band (and Antibalas offshoot) Ocote Soul Sounds at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5

8/28, 9:30 PM Afrobeat band Elikeh at Joe’s Pub $14.

8/28 Johnny Allen, who’s a double threat on searing yet terse electric blues guitar and soulful vox, at Terra Blues, 10 PM.

8/29, 2 PM Cued Up on Q2 presents Missy Mazzoli and Victoire recorded live at le Poisson Rouge

8/29, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Tompkins Square Park with James Moody, Catherine Russell, Vijay Iyer and the JD Allen Trio.

8/29 original bluegrass with the Union St. Preservation Society at the National Underground, 7 PM

8/29, 8 PM Nellie McKay at Highline Ballroom $20 adv tix highly rec., this will probably sell out. She’s playing her Doris Day set.

8/29, 8:30 PM Americana songwriter Matty Charles at Pete’s followed at 9:30 by former Railroad Jerk lead guitarist Alec Stephen who’s been doing a terse, propulsive garage/blues thing lately.

8/29 the Bobby Sanabria New School Afro-Cuban Big Band, 9 PM, $10 at the Nuyorican.

8/29 fiery, noiserock-inclined Ben Syversen’s Cracked Vessel – whose amazing new album is sort of like DNA playing Balkan art rock – at Local 269, 10 PM

8/29, 10 PM quirky, edgy, indelibly New York indie rockers the Sprinkle Genies (with Erika Simonian on guitar) at Hank’s.

8/30 Bryan & the Haggards play sick satirical jazz covers of Merle Haggard songs at Bar 4 in Brooklyn, 7 PM.

8/30, 7-9 PM Bill Frisell conducts a guitar workshop at the Stone, $20, bring your axe

8/30, 7:30 PM Marty Stuart – mining a rich acoustic Americana roots vein – at Joe’s Pub $30.

8/30 Dan Pritzker’s silent film Louis, a homage to Louis Armstrong with live accompaniment by the Wynton Marsalis Ensemble and pianist Cecile Licad, 8 PM at the Apollo Theatre, $35 tix avail. at the box ofc.

8/30 charming, harmony driven Americana sirens the Maybelles at 68 Jay St. Bar, 8 PM.

8/30 this week’s Small Beast upstairs at the Delancey starts at 9:30 PM with haunting, atmospheric, psychedelic guitar soundscapes from Thomas Simon followed eventually at 11 by the gleefully ghoulish noir rock of the Dead Sextons.

8/31, indie songwriter DB Reilly at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, 7 PM.

8/31, 8 PM Hannibal Montana play trippy Mogai-ish atmospheric grooves 8 at Spike Hill.

8/31 haunting female-fronted acoustic Nashville gothic crew the Whispering Tree at R Bar, 9 PM

8/31 at Smalls, 9:30 PM the Jon Erik-Kellso Quartet: Jon-Erik Kellso – trumpet, John Allred – trombone, Matt Munisteri – guitar, Joel Forbes – bass followed at midnight by the afterhours jam hosted by Ken Fowser & Behn Gillece.

8/31, 10 PM first-class jazz bassist Linda Oh leads a trio with Avishai Cohen on trumpet and Obed Calvaire on drums at 55 Bar.

9/1 the John Farnsworth Quartet outdoors at Bryant Park, 6 PM, free.

9/1-2 the Cecil McBee Band: Noah Preminger – tenor saxophone; Eddie Henderson – trumpet; George Cables – piano; Cecil McBee – bass; Victor Lewis – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM.

9/1, two great bands for free at Bruar Falls starting at 8 PM with NYC’s best blues band, Bliss Blood’s barrelhouse crew Delta Dreambox and followed eventually at 10ish by dramatic noir cabaret/steampunk goths Not Waving But Drowning.

9/1, 9 PM Americana/blues band Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at the Brooklyn Bowl, free

9/1, 9:30 PM charismatic, female-fronted gypsy rock/latin/tango rockers Rupa & the April Fishes play Joe’s Pub, $15. They’re also at Barbes on 9/3 for $10, early arrival a must, they sold out the Bell House so they’ll sell this out in minutes.

9/1 the Fumes – the Australian hill country blues band, not the Queens ska-rockers – at Death By Audio, 11 PM.

9/1 the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra at the Cameo Gallery, 11 PM.

9/2 dark baritone Ninth House frontman Mark Sinnis plays his solo acoustic cemetery & western songs at Bar on A, 8 PM

9/2, 8 PM dark Middle Eastern .rock chanteuse Yula Beeri with her band at Highline Ballroom, $10 adv tix rec.

9/2, 8:30 PM the Sometime Boys, a nifty little acoustic band who happen to have the most powerful singer in town (Sarah Mucho) and also one of the most captivatingly eclectic guitarists at Bar East, 1733 1st Ave. at 90th St. They play blues, bluegrass, Aimee Mann and Bowie and who knows what else. Lots of fun.

9/2 at Matchless, 9 PM Russian-American ska/reggae crew Karikatura, 10 PM ska-punks Radio Armada, and then at 11, Escarioka, the latin Gogol Bordello.

9/2, 9 PM wickedly smart avant/folk/chamberpop songwriter Larkin Grimm at the Knit, $10.

9/2, 9 PM the reliably charming but stiletto-sharp Bliss Blood of the Moonlighters plays blues at a rare duo show followed at 10:30ish by ferociously literate, politically aware banjo rocker Curtis Eller at Rest Au Rant, 30-01 35th Ave. at 30th St., Long Island City, 2 blocks from N/W at 36th Ave.

9/2 adventurous original bluegrass band Frankenpine at Lakeside, 9:15ish.

9/2, ferocious Balkan dances and dirges at 10 PM with Raya Brass Band at Barbes.

9/2 eclectic Brazilian/New Orleans/ska dance baned Nation Beat at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

9/3 B3 organist Adam Klipple’s Sneak at 55 Bar, 6 PM, feat. Natalie John on vox

9/3-5 ageless saloon jazz legend Mose Allison at the Jazz Standard, his home away from home, 7:30/9:30 PM

9/3-4, 8 PM politically spot-on punk rock anthem legends New Model Army at the Bell House, $24 adv tix avail. or two-night passes for cheaper if you’re a diehard fan.

9/3 terse expat Chicago blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin at Lucille’s 8 PM. He’s also here on 9/24

9/3 fun, sassy female-fronted ska band Across the Aisle 8:45 PM at Trash

9/3, 9ish fiery, smart, funky Stephanie White & the Philth Harmonic at the Bitter End.

9/3-5, 9:30 PM Frank Black solo acoustic at Joe’s Pub, $25

9/3 the ten year anniversary of the state-of-the-art weekly End of the Weak hip-hop throwdown at Highline Ballroom, 10 PM $12 adv tix highly rec.

9/3, 10 PM powerpop songwriter Mikal Evans at the smaller room at the Rockwood

9/3 western swing and rockabilly with the clever, lyrical Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM

9/3, snarling punk/garage rockers Des Roar at 10:30 opening for the Greenhornes, free at the Mercury w/rsvp.

9/4 dark Americana/janglerock/garage rocker Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons at Banjo Jim’s, 7 PM.

9/4, 8 PM the monthly ska/punk show at the Knitting Factory is a characteristically good one with (in reverse order of appearance) the King Django Septet, Hub City Stompers, Unlikely Alibi, Uzimon & the Dons and Manut Bol, all ages, $10 adv tix rec.

9/4, 8 PM Jolie Holland, Grey Gersten, Shahzad Ismaily and Sam Amidon play songs by Michael Hurley at the Jalopy, $15

9/4, 8 PM at Barbes mandolinist Snehasish Mozumder plays Hindustani music with a stellar band – Nick Gianni – flute/saxes; Vin Scialla – drums;  Bopa King Carre – percussion;l Jason Hogue – bass;  Jason Lindner – keys, Sameer Gupta – tabla; Rick Bottari – keys, followed at 10 by the Jug Addicts.

9/4, 9 PM at Otto’s Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock shindig starts with Tsunami of Sound, the Spytones at 10, the Reefriders at 11 and the Octomen hitting at sometime around one on Sunday morning.

9/4 the Big Takeover play ska at Shrine, 10 PM.

9/4, 11ish roots reggae with Under the Rasta Influence at Sullivan Hall, $10

9/5, 7 PM sultry Europop chanteuse Lulla followed by amazingly diverse, psychedelic Middle Eastern/Asian/blues behemoth Tribecastan at 8 at Coco 66, $10.

9/5 long-running improvisational jazz/rockers 101 Crustaceans at Littlefield, 8 PM, $8

9/5, 9 PM la Pompe Manouche play gypsy jazz at Zebulon.

9/5 oldschool style Israeli roots reggae crew Moshav Band at Highline Ballroom, 9 PM, adv tix $15 rec.

9/6, 4 PM Raya Brass Band perform an “impromptu, off the cuff, free form circus, vaudeville show and musical performance” on the boardwalk at Coney Island in front of the Wonder Wheel (just listen – you’ll hear them)

9/6 the Jeff Fairbanks Jazz Orchestra at 9 PM – blending an original mix of modern jazz and traditional Asian folk music – at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

9/6 El Pueblo play psychedelic roots reggae and dub en Espanol at Rose Bar in Williamsburg, 9 PM.

9/7, 7:30 PM ferocious yet intricate and often atmospheric cello-metal rockers Blues in Space at the Tank, $10

9/7-11, 8:30/11 PM, Dave Liebman at Birdland: Dave Liebman (sax), Steve Kuhn (piano), Steve Swallow (bass), Billy Drummond (drums), $30 seating avail.

9/7, 9 PM delta blues guitarist/songwriter Ernie Vega at the Jalopy, $5

9/8 pianist Frank Kimbrough plays with his trio at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM

9/8-10, 8:30 PM free jazz trombonist titan Steve Swell’s Nation Of We (aka NOW Ensemble) at Roulette, $15/$10 members.

9/8, 9 PM Pierre de Gaillande of the Snow’s hilarious, haunting English-language Georges Brassens cover band Bad Reputation at the smaller room at the Rockwood.

9/8, 9ish a killer country doublebill with the Rosy Nolan band followed at 10 by the period-perfect early 60s Bakersfield-style Dixons at Union Pool

9/8 hilarious, spot-on, sometimes satirical early 50s hillbilly band Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

9/9, 1 PM Amy Gustafson performs piano works by Soler, Chopin, Albeniz, Scriabin, and Ginastera at Trinity Church, free.

9/9, 8 PM this month’s Hipster Demolition Night at Public Assembly features Byrds/Big Star inspired janglemeister Jay Banerjee & the Heartthrobs plus other first-class bands TBA

9/9, 8 PM cellist to the stars Dave Eggar leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood

9/9, 8 PM at Barbes “String Wizards: an Evening of Rare Films and Live Performance celebrating the Great String Instrumentalists of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. The Oscar-nominated Wizard of the Strings, a short biopic about Roy Smeck (1900-1994), a star of 1920s vaudeville and master of the guitar, banjo, Hawaiian steel guitar, and ukulele, introduced by its writer/producer, Alan Edelstein, with vintage jazz/pop/blues film clips to follow plus live music TBA.”

9/9, 9 PM ferocious Balkan stomps with Veveritse Brass Band at the Jalopy, $10

9/9 careening intense psychedelic art-rockers Norden Bombsight 9 PM at Matchless, $10 – way cheaper than the Roger Waters Wall tour and better too.

9/9 Khaled (the American Middle Eastern/world fusion player, not the rai icon) plays 9ish at Northern Soul 557 1st St. (Madison/Monroe), Hoboken

9/10, Piazzolla tango classics played by pianist Octavio Brunetti, cellist Christine Walevska and former Metropolitan Opera concertmaster Elmira Darvarova, 5 PM at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix rec.

9/10 horn-driven Brooklyn country band Yarn plays the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon boarding at 23rd St. and the FDR at 6, leaving an hour later, adv tix $20 highly rec.

9/10, 6:30 PM expansive, smart jazz pianist Vijay Iyer’s solo piano cd release show at le Poisson Rouge, $20

9/10, 7:30 PM innovative Canadian composer/performer Kyle Bobby Dunn and swirling, psychedelic avant-garde electric guitar quartet Dither at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St., downtown Brooklyn, $10.

9/10, 8 PM retro girlgroup/garage punk band the Nouvellas, Boston retro pop band Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents and then former Crystals singer Lala Brooks at the Bell House, $15

9/10, 8 PM at Barbes it’s House of Stride: Allison Leyton-Brown – piano; Russ Meissner – drums; Jim Whitney – upright bass and special guest Daria Grace plays oldtimey piano blues songs followed by accordionist Rob Curto’s forro dance party at 10.

9/10 a killer dark Americana doublebill with lyrical, intense chanteuse Abbie Barrett at 9 at Pete’s followed at 10 by the eerily atmospheric Rescue Bird.

9/10-12 it’s the Brooklyn Country Music Festival at Southpaw. Best deal is the $30 three-day ticket, otherwise each concert is $15. 9/10 it’s Banjorama, Julia Haltigan, then one of those lame, sarcastic, richkid indie bands pretending to be “country”, then excellent, oldtimey headliners the Woes.

9/10-11 the Claudia Quintet at the Cornelia St. Cafe: Chris Speed , clarinet, tenor saxophone; Matt Moran , vibraphone; Ted Reichman, accordian; Drew Gress, acoustic bass ; John Hollenbeck, drums; Matt Mitchell, piano, 9 PM, $15

9/10, 9 PM the recently reconfigurated Golden Palominos with guests the Jim Campilongo Electric Trio and the Tony Scherr Trio at City Winery, $22 adv tix avail

9/10, 9:30ish Ice-T does his oldschool hip-hop thing at the Knitting Factory $20 adv tix highly rec.

9/10, 10 PM, deliriously danceable latin soul/bugalu revivalists Spanglish Fly at Rose Bar

9/10, 10:30 PM wild funk jams with Buzz Universe at the Mercury, $10

9/11 Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars at the Knitting Factory, 7 PM, $25 adv tix highly rec. Their show at the Highline back in May was ecstatically fun.

9/11 Shellac at the Bell House is sold out.

9/11, 8 PM at Bargemusic a free 9/11 memorial concert featuring Bach, Beethoven, Bottoms, Brahms, Chopin, and Schubert including David Bottoms’ Variations on a Theme in Memory of 9/11/2001

9/11 the Brooklyn Country Music Festival at Southpaw continues at 8 with the Roulette Sisters, Spirit Family Reunion, the Jack Grace Band, Jessica Rose & the High Life and Uncle Leon & The Alibis.

9/11 NYC ska/rocksteady/blues/soul legends the Slackers play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Temptress departing 41st St. & the Hudson River at 8 PM, $25 adv tix at the Highline box ofc highly rec.

9/11 slinky, haunting Middle Eastern-inflected 1920s African dance music with Sounds of Taraab at Barbes 8 PM.

9/11, 9 PM dark, hypnotically jazzy southwestern gothic songwriter James Apollo at Pete’s

9/11 9ish wickedly lyrical Americana rocker Marcellus Hall (ex-Railroad Jerk and White Hassle) at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. He’s also at Union Pool at 9 on 9/15.

9/11, 9 PM NYC’s most exciting original blues guitarist, Will Scott at 68 Jay St Bar.

9/11, 9 PM eclectic Senegalese-flavored roots reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones at the 92YTribeca, $12

9/11, 9 PM oldschool soul/funk with the Dynamites featuring Charles Walker at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5.

9/11 Greek party music monsters Magges – with electric bouzouki and the amazing Susan Mitchell on viola – at Mehanata 9:30 PM.

9/11 blues crooner and kick-ass Chicago-style lead guitarist Johnny Allen at 10 at Terra Blues.

9/11, 10:30 PM, multistylistic country juggernaut M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10

9/11 psychedelic “funk orchestra” Turkuaz at the Mercury, 10:30 PM, $10.

9/11 Ice-T doing his golden age hip-hop act at midnight-ish at the Knitting Factory, $20 adv tix rec

9/12, 4 PM organist Kent Tritle plays a characteristically intense program incl. works by Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, and the Reger Fantasy on “Hallelujah! Gott zu loben”at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on the upper east.

9/12, 4-7 PM at the Bell House, the Salsa Slam cookoff feat. 20 different recipes of free hot stuff, $4 Tecate tall cans, a mariachi band, $12 adv tix at the box ofc. rec

9/12, 7 PM toy piano specialist/composer Phyllis Chen at Barbes

9/12 roots reggae legends Israel Vibration – now a duo – at B.B. King’s, 8 PM, $20 adv tix. rec.

9/12 the final night of the Brooklyn Country Music Festival at Southpaw starting at 8 has the Roulette Sisters, Brooklyn Jugs, Kristin Andreassen, Dock Oscar, Alex Battles and the Flanks.

9/12, 3 PM Pianist Ludmil Angelov plays Chopin at Symphony Space, $20

9/12, 3 PM, the Queen’s Chamber Band with harpsichord play Farnaby, Frescobaldi, Bach and Scarlatti at St. Mark’s Church (2nd Ave./10th St.) $25, a cheap season series subscription for $65 is also available which comes out to about $13 a show.

9/12, 6:30 PM new music by composers Dylan Glatthorn, Eric Lemmon, Conrad Winslow, Pedro da Silva, Noam Faingold, Angélica Négron, Lucía Caruso at le Poisson Rouge, $10

9/13, half past noon, Samuel Barber’s String Quartet, Op. 11 performed by the Voxare String Quartet at Philosophy Hall, Columbia Univ., on the east edge of campus, north of 116th St./College Walk, east of Low Library and Buell Hall.

9/13, 4:45 PM Steven Hamilton plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

9/13, 8 PM ex-Bowie guitarist Gerry Leonard does his ambient, dark Spooky Ghost project at the big room at the Rockwood.

9/13, 8 PM pianists Pascal Roge and Ami Hakuno Rogé play Ravel, Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Poulenc at Symphony Space, $30.

9/13, 8/10:30 PM Dave Liebman with drummer Michael Stephans’ Om/Shalom Project also featuring Marty Ehrlich, Uri Caine, and Scott Colley.at the Blue Note.

9/13, 9 PM the Javier Arau Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

9/13, 10 PM sizzling, intense Mostly Other People Do the Killing trumpeter Peter Evans leads a quintet at le Poisson Rouge, $10

9/14, 6:30 PM innovative, haunting Iranian-Jewish siren Galeet Dardashti plays the cd release show for her new one The Naming at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec.

9/14-15 the Marc Cary Focus Trio at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM. The pianist has a big buzz going among the cognoscenti, highly recommended.

9/14, 8:30/10 PM alto sax monster Jon Irabagon plays the cd release show for his new one Foxy at Cornelia St. Cafe with Barry Altschul on drums Peter Brendler on bass, $10.

9/14, 11 PM wild, funny western swing/honkytonk guitarist Wayne Hancock at Maxwell’s

9/15, half past noon Samuel Barber’s Cello Sonata, Op. 6 performed by Adrian Daurov, cello at Philosophy Hall, Columbia Univ., on the east edge of campus, north of 116th St./College Walk and east of Low Library and Buell Hall.

9/15, 7:30 PM saxophonist Paul Carlon leads his soaring, Brazilian-inflected Octet at Miles Cafe, $10

9/15, 8 PM the Newton Gang – part outlaw country, part careening paisley underground rockers – at 68 Jay St Bar.

9/15, 8 PM the New York Piano Quartet play Erich Korngold and other Austrian composers at Symphony Space, $30.

9/15, 9 PM the world’s funniest and arguably most ferocious free jazz combo, Mostly Other People do the Killing at Zebulon

9/15, 9:30 PM Dollshot at Caffe Vivaldi. They take classical art songs from throughout the 20th century, jam them out and give them an absolutely eerie edge. One of NYC’s most entertaining and unique bands.

9/16, 7:30 PM violinist Gil Morgenstern and pianist Jonathan Feldman play works by Bach, Ysaÿe, Carter, Bright Sheng, Gershwin, Kreisler and Prokofiev with Laurie Anderson reading selections by iconic Russian poet Anna Akhmatova., at WMP Concert Hall, 31 E 28th St., $25.

9/16, 10 PM edgy Americana-inflected songwriter Jessi Robertson plays her single release party at Bar 4 with her electric band.

9/16, 10 PM Steven Bernstein’s long-running, clever funk/jazz crew Sex Mob at 55 Bar.

9/16 eerie bluespunk band the Five Points Band at Rodeo Bar 10:30 PM.

9/16, 11 PM, charming country/oldtimey harmony stars Those Darlins at Bowery Ballroom, $13 adv tix rec.

9/16, 11 PM clever, funny acoustic Americana jam band Tall Tall Trees at the big room at the Rockwood.

9/17, 6 PM adventurous avant vocal jazz with the Becca Stevens Band at 55 Bar

9/17, 7 PM a killer Americana doublebill with the Maybelles and the Sweetback Sisters at Joe’s Pub, $15.

9/17, 8 PM imaginative darkwave improvisers Metalux plus the MV Carbon/Aki Onda duo, free, at Issue Project Room

9/17, 9 PM all-girl family band the Midriffs play oldtimey harmony tunes at the Jalopy, $10

9/17, 9 PM goth-tinged, artsy pianist/chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi, 9 PM

9/17, 9:30 PM arguably the best Ethiopian band in the US, Debo Band play Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec.

9/17, 10 PM reliably romantic, charming oldtimey swing/Hawaiian band the Moonlighters at Barbes

9/17, 10 PM ex-Cramps and Gun Club punk legend Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds at the Brooklyn Bowl, $5.

9/17 jazz sax luminary Dave Liebman plays the cd release show for his new small combo cd Dave Liebman Group “Live at 55” –  Dave Liebman, Vic Juris, Tony Marino & Marko Marcinko, 10 PM/midnight, $12.

9/17, 11 PM if you like loud party music, this is your night: the ferocious Radio Birdman-inspired garage/punk Mess Around followed by the sick, hilarious X-rated faux-girlgroup punk of Cudzoo & the Fagettes at Trash

9/17 the Boss Guitars play classic and obscure surf music covers at Lakeside, 11 PM.

9/17, midnight, Emefe play psychedelic Afrobeat dance grooves at Sullivan Hall, $10

9/18, 6 PM a fundraiser for the feminist activist documentary film Walk With Me at the Shop, 290 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg with adventurous jazz/avant chanteuse Becca Stevens, alt-country rocker Jeremy Joyce and Ralph E. White (ex-Bad Livers).

9/18, 7 PM funny, entertaining Erin & Her Cello at the big room at the Rockwood

9/18 a killer triple bill at Caffe Vivaldi – tenor sax player Melissa Aklana and her band at 7, eclectic clarinet tango specialist Thomas Piercy at 8 and then cello/vibraphone duo Goli at 9:30

9/18, 8 PM Microscopic Septet pianist (and Fresh Air theme composer) Joel Forrester & the Truth at Barbes

9/18, 8 PM at Merkin Concert Hall Ensemble 212 plays Beethoven: Coriolan Overture; Mohammed Fairouz: Symphony No. 2 (New York premiere); Double Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra, “States of Fantasy” (world premiere) plus members of the Borromeo Quartet (Nicholas Kitchen, violin & Yeesun Kim, violoncello) performing Beethoven:The Creatures of Prometheus Finale; Mohammed Fairouz: Symphony No. 1 “Symphonic Aphorisms,” $35 tix avail.

9/18, 9 PM acclaimed Persian classical music group Ensemble Raah makes its North American debut at Alwan for the Arts, $20 adv tix. very highly rec.

9/18, 9 PM the reliably psychedelic Budos Band – who have a new album just out – at Southpaw, $14

9/18, 9 PM smart, literate noirish Aimee Mann-inspired pianist/singer Krista Detor at City Winery, $15.

9/18, 9 PM Stacy Dillard – saxophones, Orrin Evans – piano, Eric Revis – bass, Nasheet Waits – drums – good band, huh? – at the Jazz Gallery, $10

9/18, 10 PM popular ska punks King Django play Shrine.

9/18 fiery, funny, oldschool style female-fronted East Village punk/Americana rockers Spanking Charlene play Lakeside 11 PM

9/19 Strings of the Black Sea: a Celebration of Lutes and Fiddles from Bulgaria, Ukraine, Crimea and Turkey, 3 PM at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Auditorium, $30 at the museum ticket windows.

9/19, 5 (five) PM pensive, anthemic, vintage 70 style art/folk rocker Spottiswoode at the big room at the Rockwood

9/19 iconic new wave klezmer band the Klezmatics at Galapagos, 8 PM, $30.

9/19 adventurous Greek-American blues guitarist Spiros Soukis at Lucille’s, 8 PM

9/19, 9 PM cutting-edge trombonist/composer/conductor JC Sanford leads his Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

9/20, 4:45 PM Louis Perazza plays an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

9/20, 7 PM Balkan trumpet specialist Ben Holmes with his Trio at Barbes followed by Chicha Libre at 9:45ish.

9/20 the Brentano String Quartet plays Chou Wen-chung, 7 PM at the Greene Space, $10

9/20, 7:30 PM the Claremont Trio performs Beethoven, Op. 1, No. 3 in C minor; Faure, Opus 120 in D minor, and Brahms, Opus 8 (revised version) in B Major at the church at 2504 Broadway, NE corner of 93rd St.

9/20 the Wailers – what’s left of them, anyway – at B.B. King’s, 8 PM, $25 adv tix. rec.

9/20, 10 PM funeful, fun female-fronted garage-rock trio the Anabolics at Trash

9/21, 7 PM expat Argentinian clarinetist Gustavo Bulgach and his band Klezmer Juice at Barbes. If the Klezmatics at Galapagos is too rich for your blood, this will do the trick.

9/21 the most unique, compelling new voice in jazz singing, Sara Serpa with her Quintet incl. Andre Matos on guitar, Kris Davis on piano, Ben Street on bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, 8:30 PM, $10.

9/21 NYC powerpop legend George Usher at Lakeside 9ish

9/21 British folk-rock legends the Strawbs acoustic at BB King’s, 9:15 PM, $22.50 adv tix rec.

9/22, 8 PM fiery, virtuosic Chicago-style blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at P&G Bar on the upper west

9/22 Anti-Flag at the Bell House, 8 PM, all ages, $15 adv tix highly rec. Gotta love their awareness (“Depleted Uranium Is a War Crime”), wish they didn’t sound sooooo Warped Tour these days…

9/22 creepy cinematic psychedelic soundscapes with Mojo Mancini – whose new album is one of the year’s best – at 9 PM at the big room at the Rockwood

9/22, 9 PM an excuse to stay in: Live From Lincoln Center’s PBS telecast of the New York Philharmonic’s Opening Night Gala, featuring the U.S. premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s Symphony No. 3, Swing Symphony. Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic, Wynton Marsalis, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

9/22, 10 PM second-wave glamrock with Spacehog at Maxwell’s, $15

9/22, 10:30ish intense, powerful southwestern gothic rock with And the Wiremen at Zebulon.

9/23 Cesar Reyes performs Mexican classical works for solo piano by Jimenez, Moncayo, and others, 1 PM at Trinity Church, free

9/23 and 9/25, 8 PM at Bargemusic – organ music adapted for piano: Bach/Schumann – Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, BWV 1001; Bach/Reger – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, BWV 1015; Reger – Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Bach, Op. 81, $35, $30 srs/$15 stud.

9/23-26 the Taylor Eigsti Trio with chanteuse Becca Stevens plus special guests Julian Lage (9/23), Gretchen Parlato & Gerald Clayton (9/26) doing the cd release show for their new one Daylight at Midnight at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM.

9/23, 9 PM, Brian Landrus’ cd release show for his excellent new one with the composer playing baritone sax, bass clarinet & bass flute, plus Jason Palmer – trumpet, Nir Felder – guitar, Frank Carlberg – piano, Matthew Parish – bass, Rudy Royston – drums.at Tea Lounge in Park Slope. Wow.

9/23 quirky psychedelic golden age hip-hop with Digable Planets at SOB’s, 9 PM, $17 adv tix highly rec.

9/23 Junius bring their searing Joy Division-esque goth-metal to Southpaw, 9:30 PM, $10 adv tix highly rec

9/23 moody indie pop chanteuse Basia Bulat at the Mercury, 9:30 PM $12; also at Littlefield at 9 PM for $12 on 9/24.

9/23 composer Ljova Zhurbin’s witty, often transcendent eclectic Russian/tango/jazz string band Ljova & the Kontraband at Barbes, 10 PM

9/23 LES surf/soul/punk rock guitar legend Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Lakeside 10ish

9/23, 11 PM bluegrass/Americana harmony sirens Those Darlins at Bowery Ballroom $13 adv tix highly rec.

9/23, midnight, retro 60s piano soul/R&B with the Brilliant Mistakes in the small room at the Rockwood.

9/24, 7 PM clawhammer banjo player/songwriter Abigail Washburn at Joe’s Pub, $15.

9/24 atmospheric, noirish Mexican rock siren Ely Guerra at le Poisson Rouge $25

9/24 acclaimed Persian classical ensemble Homay and Mastan Ensemble at Avery Fisher Hall.

9/24 the Bronx Horns – who have a ton of Tito Puente alums, and are unbelievable live – at SOB’s. $15 after 9; ladies free before; guys and girls free before 7. “Complimentary garlic tostones.”

9/24, 9 PM one of the most compelling voices in Americana music, Jan Bell at 68 Jay St Bar; her country harmony band the Maybelles are at Brooklyn Bridge Park down by the Tobacco Warehouse at 5 on 9/25.

9/24 soaring Americana chanteuse Rebecca Turner at 9 at the Jalopy followed at 10 by Brooklyn’s man in black, John Pinamonti, $10

9/24 the John McNeil/Bill McHenry Quartet play the cd release show for their new one at the Cornelia St. Cafe, 9 PM, $10

9/24 the Knights play a program that they excel at: Ives – The Unanswered Question; Saint-Saens – Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33; Ljova Zhurbin – Garmoshka; Osvaldo Golijov – Night of the Flying Horses; Schubert – Symphony No. 3 in D major, D.200; Kayhan Kalhor (arr. C. Jacobsen) – Ascending Bird, at the College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd.

9/24 Jah N I play roots reggae at Shrine, 11 PM

9/24, midnight, Nashville gothic rockers Ninth House play the cd release show for their new and possibly final album 11 Cemetery and Western Classics at UC 87 Lounge 87 Ludlow St. (Delancey/Broome).

9/25, 5 PM a new music extravaganza to end all extravaganzas: the Respect Sextet, avant piano powerhouse Kathleen Supové, Ethel violinist Todd Reynolds, Newspeak, Wet Ink, mesmerizing psychedelic guitar quartet DITHER (whose new album kicks ass), Mantra Percussion, Ensemble de Sade, Matthew Welch, MIVOS Quartet, and hypnotic acoustic guitarists Threefifty Duo at the Irondale Center, 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, $15 cover includes 2 drinks. C to Lafayette Ave., or any train to Atlantic Ave.

9/25, 7 PM blue-eyed soul siren Meg Braun followed by her equally smart, even more eclectic Red Molly multi-instrumentalist pal Carolann Solebello at Caffe Vivaldi.

9/25, 8 PM this fall’s Brooklyn County Fair at the Jalopy starts with Sassy Jenkins at 8, the Buddy Hollers at 9, the ferocious paisley underground rock and outlaw country of the Newton Gang at 10,the Calamity Janes at 11 and the soaring bluegrass harmonies of the NYCity Slickers at midnight.

9/25, 8 PM pianist Matthew McCright plays works by Minnesota composers James Marentic, Justin Rubin, Adam Wernick, Paul Cantrell, Daniel Nass and Kirsten Broberg at Merkin Concert Hall, $20 tix highly rec.

9/25, 8 PM the Eels at Terminal 5, $27.50 adv tix rec.

9/25 NYC’s best blues guitarist, Mississipppi hill country-style Will Scott at 68 Jay St. Bar, 9 PM

9/25, 8 PM the NYC premiere of Pauline Oliveros’ Primordial/Lift at Issue Project Room, $20.

9/25 at Bowery Electric, 9ish, catchy retro 60s/70s Britpop maven Edward Rogers plays songs from his reputedly sensational new album Sparkle Lane. Also on the bill: wickedly lyrical retro 60s psychedelic pop band McGinty and White.

9/25 alt-country’s greatest female voice, Laura Cantrell at Barbes, 10 PM.

9/25 reliably imaginative, bracing trombonist/composer Josh Roseman’s Joshua 3 at the big room at the Rockwood, midnight feat. Peter Apfelbaum (sax, bass organ), Barney McAll (keys), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar), and Ted Poor (drums) – what a great band!

9/26 the Atlantic Antic – bands all over Atlantic Ave. and thereabouts- watch this space or just take a walk starting at about 4th Ave

9/26, 3 PM at Central Park Summerstage: the Black Sea Roma Festival featuring Mahala Rai Banda, Tecsoi Banda, Selim Sesler & the NY Gypsy All-Stars and the Yuri Yunakov Ensemble.

9/26, 9:30 PM hilarious and haunting noir cabaret legend Little Annie at Joe’s Pub, $15 with Baby Dee on piano.

9/27, 9 PM the Jamie Begian Big Band – whose new album Big Fat Grin is a ton of fun – at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

9/27 charming oldtimey swing and hillbilly sounds with Daria Grace & the Prewar Ponies at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

9/27 Jack Grace – whose new album Drinking Songs for Lovers is a honkytonk classic – at the small room at the Rockwood, 11 PM

9/28, 8 PM Bryan & the Haggards play sick satirical jazz covers of Merle Haggard songs at Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn and at Rodeo Bar on 10/10 at 10:30.

9/28, 9 PM punky, fun Japanese girl-rockers the Hard Nips at the Knitting Factory followed at 10 by jangly, quirky legends Shonen Knife, $12

9/28, 9 PM vintage dancehall reggae with Capleton plus special guests at B.B. King’s – yeah mon! Adv tix $25 rec.

9/28 spiky, fun, virtuosic hokum blues with the Second Fiddles at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

9/29, 7 PM Malian duskcore chanteuse Khaira Arby at Joe’s Pub, $17.

9/29 the Jazz Passengers with Debbie Harry at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM.

9/29, 8:30 PM jangly anthemic gothic Americana rock with Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons playing the cd release show for her new one in the big room at the Rockwood

9/29, 8:30 PM Cairo-born sax player/composer Alexandra Grimal and her Quartet: Alexandra Grimal, tenor/soprano saxophone; Thomas Morgan, bass; Todd Neufeld, guitar; Marcus Gilmore, drums at the Cornelia St. Cafe, $10.

9/29, 9 PM a great country/Americana doublebill with the Lonely Samoans and then Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Zebulon

9/29 rousing girl/guy bluegrass harmonies with the NYCity Slickers at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM.

9/30 Becky Lu performs the complete Études of Claude Debussy, 1 PM at Trinity Church, free.

9:30, 7 PM a phenomenally fun oldtimey doublebill: Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade play her ep release show followed eventually at 9:30 by Lake Street Dive doing theirs at the big room at the Rockwood

9/30-10/3 the Joshua Redman Trio at the Jazz Standard – whose trio shows at this venue have lived up to the hype, 200% – at 7:30/9:30 PM $35.

9/30, 8 PM noir chamber rock vets Elysian Fields at le Poisson Rouge, $15

9/30, 8 PM, eclectic latin songwriter Marta Topferova – who never met a style from south of the border that she couldn’t do with flair and imagination – at Barbes followed at 10 by advenurous jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson’s Quintet’s cd release show ($10 cover)

9/30, 8:30 PM Canta Libre – harp, flute and strings quintet with chamber music of late 19th and early-20th century Paris – at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early.

9/30, 8:30 PM Marika Hughes plays solo cello at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

9/30, 9 PM artsy lyrical pop songwriter Elaine Romanelli at Desmond’s – if there’s anybody in town who can sing her way over the PA at this dump, it’s her – woman vs. machine?

9/30 menacing, charismatic punk ghoulabilly and retro rock with the Reid Paley Trio at Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM

10/2, 7 PM Missy Mazzoli’s intriguing, hypnotic art-rock band Victoire play the cd release show for their brilliant new one at Joe’s Pub, $14.

10/2, 7:30 PM Clare & the Reasons at the Bell House, $25.

10/2 soulful, spiritual roots reggae with Anguile & the High Steppers at 10 at Shrine followed by the Hard Times playing ska and reggae at 11.

10/2 Tammy Faye Starlite’s hilarious, spot-on, satirical Blondie cover band the Pretty Babies at Lakeside 11 PM

10/2, 11 PM first-generation British punk/pop with the Vibrators at the Bell House, $12.

10/3, 6:30 PM the music of Julia Wolfe played by JACK Quartet, Robert Black and the Hartt Bass Band and Matthew Welch at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

10/3, 8:30 PM sprawling, jangly, lyrical Americana-inflected rockers Balthrop Alabama at the big room at the Rockwood

10/4, 8 PM Norwegian shoegaze rockers Serena Maneesh at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec

10/5, 8 PM the Master Plan and the Hoodoo Gurus at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec.

10/5 free jazz saxophonist John Tchicai’s Six Points at Roulette, 8:30 PM, $15/$10 stud.

10/6 the Dave Liebman Big Band at Iridium playing the cd release show for their bracingly atmospheric new one As Always.

10/7, 8 PM hip-hop predecessor/lyrical genius Gil Scott-Heron at B.B. King’s.

10/8, 11 PM Wanda Jackson at the Knitting Factory, $15 adv tix rec.

10/9, 10:30 PM Tall Tall Trees at the Postcrypt

10/10 Reverend Billy + The Life After Shopping Gospel Choir do their hilarious, intensely apt, politically relevant punk-flavored gospel reunion show at Highline Ballroom

10/10 deviously multistylistic, virtuosic all-female klezmer band Isle of Klezbos at the Eldridge St. Synagogue, 4 PM, $20/$15 stud/srs.

10/11 UB40 at B.B. King’s

10/12 Indian jazz group Namaskar play the cd release show for their new one at Aaron Davis  Hall uptown.

10/13, 8 PM west coast Americana chanteuse (and Neko Case pal) Carolyn Mark at 68 Jay St Bar.

10/14-16, 7:30 PM Evan Ziporyn’s new gamelan opera A House in Bali feat. 16-piece Balinese Gamelan Salukat and New York’s iconoclastic electric chamber ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars.at BAM, $30 tix. avail.

10/14-17: the Apex (Rudresh Mahathappa and Bunky Green) cd release show: Rudresh Mahathappa – alto saxophone; Bunky Green – alto saxophone; Jason Moran – piano; Francois Moutin – bass; Damion Reid – drums at the Jazz Standard 7:30/9:30 PM

10/14 Metropolitan Klezmer, the world’s most stylistically diverse klezmer band – ecstatic experts in film music, latin music, dirges, freilachs, you name it – 8:30 PM at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early or get shut out.

10/15 the DKs at Irving Plaza is not the original band – no Jello, which is like the Beatles w/o Lennon.

10/15 King Kahn & the Shrines play garage rock at Santos Party House, 8 PM, $15. They’re also at the Bell House on 10/16 for the same price.

10/15 free jazz luminaries Secret Orchestra: Yuko Fujiyama, Clif Jackson, David Gould – at Roulette, 8:30 PM, $15/$10 stud.

10/16, 8 PM hypnotic Persian classical and folk tunes with the Shanbehzadeh Trio at Symphony Space, $32.

10/16 a killer reggae triplebill at Shrine starting at 9 with Finotee, followed by Zion Judah at 10 and then East Village Pharmacy’s hypnotic dub/reggaetone sounds at 11.

10/16, 11 PM Rasputina at the Knitting Factory, $15 adv tix rec.

10/18 powerhouse pianist Tamir Hendelman and his Trio at Dizzy’s Club, 8 PM, $20/10 stud.

10/19-20 the Tia Fuller Quartet: Tia Fuller – saxophone; Shamie Royston – piano; Mimi Jones – bass; Rudy Royston – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM.

10/21, 8 PM percussionist Jerome Cooper and pipa adventurer Min Xiao-Fen at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

10/23, 10 PM hypnotic hip-hop/funk/downtempo grooves with Thousands of One at Shrine.

10/24, 8:30 PM Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

10/25, 7:30 PM subversive comedienne/chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite’s latest sick cover night: Chelsea Madchen – Ein Deutscher Evening Mit Nico, at Joe’s Pub, $15

10/28 the Dresden Staatskapelle and the Westminster Choir sing Brahms’ German Requiem at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there an hour early (7 PM) if you’re going

10/28 Michael Franti & Spearhead, 9 PM at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix avail.

10/29 third-wave ska with the Pietasters & Toasters at B.B. King’s

10/30, 8 PM Cypress Hill at the Nokia Theatre, $36.50 – almost as expensive as a bag of weed

10/30, midnight, up-and-coming roots reggae star Taj Weekes & Adowa at Joe’s Pub, $14

10/31 at Bargemusic, 3 PM Jesse Mills, violin; Chris Gross, cello; Steven Beck, piano play CPE Bach Sonata in F# minor for Violin and Keyboard, Wq. 80 “Empfindungen”; Mauricio Kagel Piano Trio No. 2; Rachmaninoff 6 Études-tableaux, Op. 33; Beethoven Piano Trio No. 5 in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 “Ghost.”

10/31, 9 PM songwriter Adam Stevens followed by the Felice Bros. at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20

11/2 Clinic do their newfound chamber pop thing at Bowery Ballroom, $15. They’re at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 11/3 for the same price. Adv tix available at the Mercury.

11/4 bluegrass band Hot Rize play their first NYC show in ten years at B.B. King’s.

11/5, 8 PM at Dave Liebman and Randy Brecker with the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra performing John Coltrane’s “Meditations Suite” arranged by Gunnar Mossblad at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue (Broadway and 122nd St).$10 adults; $5 srs/stud.

11/5, 9 PM the Dandy Warhols at the Bell House, $27 adv tix avail. starting 7/23 at the box office.

11/6 Ameranouche play gypsy jazz at 68 Jay St. Bar, 8 PM

11/8 Natacha Atlas – who’s reinvented herself as a Fairouz-class chanteuse – at le Poisson Rouge

11/11 dark, gritty rock legend Ian Hunter at Highline Ballroom

11/11, 8:30 PM and 11/13-14 8 PM the Cypress String Quartet in their NYC debut at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W 13th St., releasing their last cd of the late Beethoven quartets in 2011

11/12 oldtimey stars the Asylum Street Spankers play their farewell NYC show – for real – at Highline Ballroom.

11/12 Man or Astroman – the original band – at Bowery Ballroom, 9 PM, $15. They’re also at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 11/13 for the same price. Adv tix available at the Mercury.

11/14, 8 PM Nick Cave’s noisy power trio Grinderman at the Nokia Theatre, $37.50

11/17 Red Molly at City Winery 8 PM

11/18, 7:30 PM, “The second concert of this season’s Reflections Series takes us inside the celebrated Parisian salon of famed salonière Winnaretta Singer, heiress to the Singer Sewing Machine fortune. Music to be performed includes works commissioned by her, dedicated to her, or premiered at her salon by Ravel, Fauré, Stravinsky, Debussy, de Falla, Satie and Percy Grainger. Soprano Deborah Selig and pianist Donald Berman will join violinist Gil Morgenstern for this performance,” at WMP Concert Hall, 31 E 28th St., $25.

11/20, 9 PM Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band followed by Lee Fields & the Expressions at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $17 adv tix rec.

11/21 the JC Hopkins Big Band open for Mose Allison at City Winery, 8 PM, $30 tix avail.

11/21 pianist Bobby Avey’s cd release show for his brilliant new one A New Face at the Cornelia St. Cafe, shows 8:45/10 PM, $10.

11/23-28 the Maria Schneider Orchestra at the Jazz Standard.

11/30, 9 PM the original steampunk songwriter, Dan Hicks at City Winery, $28 tix avail.

12/16, 8:30 PM Balthrop Alabama play a Xmas show at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, free, get there at least a half hour early or get shut out. Just letting you know a little ahead of time.

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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 obscu