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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23



Destroyer, Andre Ethier, Colossal Yes

Pornography’s just a part time gig.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.



Ra Ra Riot, The Little Ones, Murder Mystery

Ra Ra Riot in the library with a candlestick.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8:30, $12.



Cinematic Orchestra, Grey Reverend

Ninja-backed electro-jazz.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $20.



Tokyo Police Club

Japan’s finest Canadian law enforcement organization.

Sound Fix, 110 Bedford Ave. (at N. 11th St.), B’klyn, 718-388-8090; 8, free.



Jolie Holland

Well, if Tom Waits likes her…

Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. (at Meeker), B’klyn, 718-609-0484; 8, $12.



Maria Guida

Jazz-soul diva.

Kitano Hotel, 66 Park Ave. (at 38th St.), 212-885-7119; 8 & 10, no cover.




THURSDAY, APRIL 24




Foals


Band of baby horses.


Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.





Japanther, Videohippos, NinjaSonik


The Pratt Pack.


Drew Gardens, 1087 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, (Bronx River Art Center),  718-589-5819; 8:30, $7.





Katy Perry, The Little Ones


“UR So Gay?” How far we’ve come.


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9:30, $10.





Apollo Heights, The Juggs, Roughstars


Staring at shoes.


Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. (at Meeker), B’klyn, 718-609-0484; 8, $tba.


   


Eddie Palmieri, Brian Lynch Quartet


The Latin masters meet.


Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 B’way (at W. 51st St.) 212-582-2121; 8:30 & 10:30, $40.





FRIDAY, APRIL 25




I’m From Barcelona


Almost painfully happy.


Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9:30, $15.





Black Dice, Psychic Ills, Kria


Rhode Island is a noisey place.


Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 9, $10/$12.





Big Dipper, Antietam, Great Plains


Power-pop never dies. It just has amicable breakups.


Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, $15.





Zemog El Gallo Bueno


Which translates as “the good rooster.”


Drom, 85 Avenue A, 212-777-1157; 10, $11.





Kris Kaiser Ensemble


The next generation of Staten Island jazz… if there is one


Adobe Blues, 63 Lafayette St., Staten Island, 718-720-2583; 11, no cover.





SATURDAY, APRIL, 25
  




Jesse Malin, De Novo Dahl


Sometimes Ryan Adams co-Fucker.


Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7, $16/$18.





The Fiery Furnaces


Grandma rock.


Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 7, $15.





Elbow


A Manchester joint.


Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7, $25.





Zakir Hussain’s Masters of Percussion


Ten drummers can make a lot of noise


Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 212-545-7536; 8, $24-$45.





Bennie Maupin


Not to be confused with Bernie Taupin, Elton’s songwriting partner.


Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30, $30.




Sunday, April 27

Claudia Acuña Quintet

The Chilean vocalist sings for Spring (no, really, that’s the name of the show)

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 33 W. 60th St. (at B’way), 5th Fl., 212-258-9595; 7:30 & 9:30, $30.




MONDAY, APRIL 28




The Verve


Rocking the bitter-sweet.


Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 7, $40.





Les Paul


Neither age nor arthritis can stop him


Iridium, 1650 Broadway (corner of 51st St.); 212-582-2121; 8: & 10, $50.





Meshell Ndegeocello


You thought no one cared anymore? Now she’s back in fashion.


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $17.







TUESDAY, APRIL 29




Goldfrapp


That extra “p” really makes the band.


Beacon Theater, 2124 B’way (at W. 74th St.), 212-496-7070; 7, $35.





Urge Overkill, Suffrajett


Neil Diamond covers, the true way to rock ’n’ roll success.   


Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $17/$20.





Feist, Hayden


Broken Social Queen.


Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W. 34th St. (at 8th Ave.), 212-307-7171; 7, $31.





Miguel Zenon Quartet


The new voice of Puerto Rican jazz released his new disc, Awake


Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30, $20.





Amy MacDonald


The Scots have arrived


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7, $15.




WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30


Tigers & Monkeys, Justice of the Unicorn


Crazy animal acts.


Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 7:30, $8.





The Yellowjackets


They’ve been too busy for the last 10 years to play NYC.


Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30, $30.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16



Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Clue to Kalo

No one ever made any friends playing a synth.


Death By Audio, 49 S 2nd St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), Brooklyn, no phone; 8, $tba.




Constantines, Jah Division


Those Canadians love their Neil Young.


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7, $12.




THURSDAY, APRIL 4



Radio 4, Young Lords

Yes, there are five of them.


Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $12/$15.




Dan Deacon, The Ed Schrader Show


Electro music from an improvisational grindcore tuba player.


Ridgewood Temple, 1054 Bushwick Ave, 718-453-7544; 8, $tba.




Cloud Cult, The Forms, Arms


Biodegrable psych-folk.


Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 7:30, $15.





Asha Bhosle


Get your Bollywood on


Carnegie Hall, 57th St. (at 7th Ave), 212-247-7800; 8, $ 24-$79.





Rhiannon


No rehearsal for this…


Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. E. 4th St. & Astor Pl.), 212-967-7555; 7:30, $20.




FRIDAY, APRIL 18



Tapes ‘n Tapes, White Denim

Watch out, they’ve got Clell Tickle on their side.


The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 7:30, $14.50.




The Misfits


Now 100-percent Danzig-free.


Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 7, $28.





Wayne Escoferry


The new generation of jazz saxophonists make themselves heard


Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30, $30.





Tom Swafford’s String Power


An expert at ramming a 10-piece band in a small space.


Tea Lounge, 837 Union St., B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5.




SATURDAY, APRIL 19




These Are Powers, Sightings, Talk Normal

Friendly ghost-punk.


Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 10, $8/$10.




Regina Spektor


Anti-folker.


Sound Fix, 110 Bedford Ave. (at N. 11th St.), B’klyn, 718-388-8090; 1, Free.





Palomar, The Oranges Band, My Teenage Stride, Tulsa


Three ladies and a Dale.


Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $10.





Cuong Vu


Celebrating the release of his new CD, Vu-Tet.


The Stone, Ave. C (at E. 2nd St.), no phone; 10, $10.





Oleta Adams


Remember Tears For Fears’ “Woman in Chains?” That was her voice,in case  you didn’t know it.


B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 7:30, $35.





SUNDAY, APRIL 20





Tokyo Police Club, Smoosh, The Static Jacks


There are at least three things wrong with that name.


Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $17/$20.





Grand Buffet, B Dolan, The Beatards, Vamoose


If you were in a white rap duo, you probably wouldn’t take yourself too seriously, either.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7, $10.




They Might Be Giants


A special family show. You know, for the kids.


Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 212-997-1003; 4:30, $26.




Chuck Loeb


Marking the 50th anniversary of bossa nova.


S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 8, $30.





Dwight & Nicole


Celebrating the legacy of Ray Charles


Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30 & 2:30pm, $24.50.





MONDAY, APRIL 21




Jay Reatard, Cheap Time


With a name like that, it has to be good, right?


Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $12.





Fred Thomas, Chris Bathgate, The Library Is On Fire, Drunken Barn Dance


Monday looks okay, too.


Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $8/$10.




Peter Moren, Tobias Froberg, Luke Temple


Un-Bjorn.   


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $15.




Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Via Audio, Secret Life of Sofia


We call ‘em the little Shins.


Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 7:30, $10.





Eivan Opsvik


Opening for Anthony Mann’s Bend of The River (1952).


Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 8, $5.





TUESDAY, APRIL 22




Destroyer, Colossal Yes, Andre Ethier


Part-time Pornographer.


Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $15.





The Cinematic Orchestra


Mixing it up—cinematically.


Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30, $20.




Stanley Clarke Trio


Fusion bass at its best


Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30, $35.





WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23




Ra Ra Riot, The Little Ones, Murder Mystery


Seven people? A kurfuffle at best.


Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8:30, $12.





Babylon Circus


Ska-punk with a touch of Klezmer & Latin.


Drom, 85 Avenue A (betw. E. 5th & 6th Sts.), 212-777-1157; 9, $15.

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Thursday, April 10



These United States, The Lonesome Cry Of The Ghost Buffalo, Cheyenne

A more perfect Union…of rock.

Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $tba



Tom Greenwood (Jackie O Motherfucker), Joanne Roberston

One part motherfucker.

Death By Audio, 49 S 2nd St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), Brooklyn, no phone; 8, $tba



Michael Marcus Quartet

Paying tribute to Tony Scott.

Barge Music, Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn; 718-624-1155; $35



Mamadou Diabate

The African kora plays his family’s long legacy.

Drom, 85 Avenue A, 212-777-1157; 8; $15



Friday, April 11



The Dirtbombs, Kelley Stoltz, Care Bears On Fire

Stuck in thee garage.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8:30, $15.



Pissed Jeans, AIDS Wolf, 2up

Hope for noise rock.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $10.



The Weakerthans, AA Bondy, Christine Fellows

Punk folkers.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $20.



Nada Surf, Superdrag

Yes, you’re officially old.

Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. (at 11th Ave.), 212-260-4700; 7, $22.



Laura Cheadle

Philly R&B and soul.

The Baggot Inn, 82 W. 3rd St., 212-477-0622; 10, $5.



Thought

Have a drink in celebration of the quintet’s latest release.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5.



Rupa & The April Fishes

San Francisco multilingual gypsy… huh?

Drom, 85 Avenue A, 212-777-1157; 9, $12.



Saturday, April 12



New Riders of the Purple Sage

Anyone who used to have Jerry Garcia in their band can’t really justify that “new” thing anymore, right?

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $25/$30.



Glenn Mercer, Wild Carnation, Ruby On The Vine

Post-feelie.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave., B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7 $10/$12.



The Giraffes, Wormburner

Long-necked metal.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 10, $10.



Creedence Clearwater Revival Revival, Aloke, Ennui, Robes, Dani Mari

Guessing this one isn’t Fogerty-approved. 

Rehab (formerly Club Midway), 25 Avenue B (betw. 2nd & 3rd Sts.), 212-253-2595; 7, $8.



Hot Chip, Free Blood

The chip has come in.


Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. (at 11th Ave.), 212-260-4700; 7, $25.





Rogue Wave, Grand Ole Party


Shin-y.


The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 7:30, $17.50.





Skyfactor


Folkie acoustic rock


Kenny’s Castaways, 157 Bleecker St., 212-979-9762; 10, no cover.





Taeko Fukao


The Asian-American vocalist ventures to Harlem.


The Uptown Lounge at Minton’s, 208 W. 118th St. (betw. St. Nicholas & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.), 212-864-8346; 10, 11:30 & 1am, $10.




Sack of Woah


They can’t even spell whoa! right.


Adobe Blues, 63 Lafayette St., Staten Island; 718-720-2583; 11, no cover.





Wye Oak, Deer Tick, Musee Mecanique


Maryland’s state tree…of rock.


Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $10.





Tyler Ramsey


A man without his pack.


Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 7:30, $15.




Sunday, April 13





Chanda Rule


Took the plunge and dropped her day job to sing.


Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, B’klyn, 718-230-2100; 4, free.





Russell Malone, Ron Carter


Rumor has it that this is a live rehearsal


Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30; $35





Monday, April 14





Percy Jones


The local bassist plays before Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams


Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 8, $5.





Tuesday, April 15





Joe Jackson


Smoke inside, see if he cares.


Apollo Theatre, 253 W. 125 St. (at Frederick Douglass Blvd.), 212-531-5305; 8, $75.





Bossa Brazil Festival


Cesar Camargo Mariano is the piano. Joao Bosco is a guitar genius in his own right.


Birdland, 315 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-581-3080; 8:30 & 11, $30-$40.





Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Clue to Kalo


Ex-Yahama for the happily engaged.


Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $8/$10.





Autechre, Massonix, Rob Hall, DJ Parsons


IDM, FYI.


Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $20/$22.





Wednesday, April 16




Colin Meloy, Laura Gibson


Sings Morrissey—if you ask him real nice.


Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 7, $30.





Yacht, Parts and Labor


One man boat show.


Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 8, $10/$12.





Wu Tang Clan


Shaolin’s finest.


The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $55.

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Wednesday, April 2



Beach House, Papercuts, Luke Temple

Dream-pop on a timeshare.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $13/$15.



Pterodactyl, Dame Satan, The Cinnamon Band

Prehistoric noise.   

Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8 $6.



Eels

Useless trinkets & other revelations.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 9 $25/$30.



Anathallo, Gay Blades, Brian Bonz & The Dot Hongs

Velcro strip solo!   

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8, $8/$10.   



Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, John Vanderslice

Never did get that haircut.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $25.



Sasha Dobson


Romance jazz

Smalls, 183 W. 10th St. (at 7th Ave.), 212-252-5091; 9:30 & 11, $20.



Wolfpack

Got chops? Join the jam.

Adobe Blues, 63 Lafayette St., Staten Island. 718-720-2583; 9, no cover.



Thursday, April 3



The Helio Sequence, The Spinto Band

Learning to sing.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $13/$15.



Victor Wooten

The Bela Fleck bassist releases Palmystery.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 9, $30.



Friday, April 4



Murder By Death, O’Death, Kiss Kiss

Some sort of theme here…can’t quite figure it out.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $13/$15.



Blue Album Group (Weezer Cover Band), Poingly

They should open for my band, the Pinkertunes.   

Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave. (at S. 2nd St.), B’klyn, 718-599-1450; 9, $tba.



Umalali: Andy Palacio Tribute

The Garifuna legacy lives on…

Symphony Space, 2357 B’way (at 95th St.), 212-864-5400; 8, $27.




Kendra Shank Quartet


Take the 7 train…


Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Queens, 718-463-7700; 8, $20.




Steve Wynn and The Miracle Three, The Black Hollies


Post-Paisley Underground.


Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7:30, $12.





Kimya Dawson


Juno her music already.


Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 7, $15.





Dirty on Purpose, Mahogany, Shooting Spires, Sisters


Cleaner than you think.


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $10.





Carbon/Silicon, Matt Pond PA


Punk rock royalty.


The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $20.





Saturday, April 5





Wolf Eyes, Prurient, Naked On The Vague


That other wolf band.


Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8,$ tba.





Apollo Heights, Love or Perish, Macaque, Blood City


White music for black people. Don’t worry, though, they’re probably not checking IDs at the door.


Dead Herring, 141 S. 5th St., B’klyn, 8, $5.





Robbers On High Street, Action Painters, Gustaf Heden


The finest indie rock Poughkeepsie has to offer.


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $12.





Peelander Z, An Albatross, Fun Machine, Soundscapes


Dragonball-core.


Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $10/$12.





Lewis & Clarke, Picastro, Caroline Weeks


Musical explorations.


Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. (at Meeker), B’klyn, 718-609-0484; 8, $tba.


   


Jens Lekman, Honeydrips


The man who killed Rocky Dennis.


Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7, $20.





Handsome Furs, Violens


Wolf and wife.


Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $15.





The Dirtbombs, Kelley Stoltz, Another Saturday Night


Stuck in thee garage.


Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8:30, $13.




Virginia Mayhew


The brave cancer survivor/saxophonist releases A Simple Thank You.


Sweet Rhythm, 88 7th Ave. S. (betw. Bleecker & Grove Sts.), 212-255-3626; 8 & 10, $tba.





Neal Smith Quartet


Hard-edged, percussion-led jazz.


Smalls, 183 W. 10th St. (at 7th Ave.), 212-252-5091; 10 & 11:30, $20.




Sunday, April 6





The Dodos, Silje Nes, Overload


Psych-folk, extinction-style.


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 10, $10.





Brian Lynch & NYU Ensemble


Hangover-killer


Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30 & 2:30pm, $24.50.





Monday, April 7


   


Monotonix, Dark Meat


Rock from Israeli garages.


Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 7:30, $10.





Candy Dulfer


Sweet alto sax. And she’s easy on the eyes, too.


B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $34.





Jason Miles, DJ Logic


Doing their Global Noise thing with a little help from many friends.


Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 8, $25.





Tuesday, April 8




VHS or BETA, Tigercity


Stupid bands, always changing formats.


Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 7, $15.





YA HO WHA 13, No Neck Blues Band, Tom Greenwood (Jackie O Motherfucker), Spectre Folk


A band with a real cult following.


Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8,  $15/$20.





Hot Chip


Electro-pop with the lights out.


Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $35.





Explosions in the Sky, Lichens


Post-rock, without all of that pesky singing.


Terminal 5, 610 W 56th St. (at 11th St.), 212-260-4700; 7, $17.





Elf Power, Great Lakes


Elephant 6, squared.   


Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 9:30, $10.





Irvin Mayfield


Not even Wynton blows so much emotion into a horn.


Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30, $25.





Wednesday, April 9





Kaki King


Rolling Stone’s first guitar goddess.


Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.





Jason Collett, Justin Jones


Solo Social Scene.


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $12.

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Wednesday, March 26



The Raveonettes, Black Acid, Glasvegas

Back in black.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $16/$18.



Drive By Truckers


Known as the Drive By Lorry Drivers in the UK. It’s not quite the same.

Terminal 5, 610 W 56th St. (at 11th St.), 212-260-4700; 7, $25.   



Thursday, March  27



Sunset Rubdown, Ecstatic Sunshine

Another float in the never ending Wolf Parade

Brooklyn Masonic Temple, 317 Clermont Ave, B’klyn, 718-638-1256; 7:30, $10.   



Les Sans Culottes

Fake French from real New York.

Magnetic Field, 97 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-834-0069; 7:30, $tba.



Caribou, Fuck Buttons, Dan Friel

I hear Handsome Dick Manitoba is a big fan.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 9, $16/$18.



Sienna Dahlen

Tofu-induced jazz. Whatever that means.

Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves. by W. 4th St.), 212-989-9319; 8:30, $10.



Friday, March 28



Dub Trio

Sound killers.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $12/$15.



Simian Mobile Disco

Remixing monkeys.

Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, 212-769-5200; 9, $20.



These Are Powers, Extra Life, Skeletons and Kings of All Cities

Noise-punk, only louder.   

Silent Barn (aka Raven’s Den) 915 Wyckoff Ave. (at Hancock St.), Qns/B’klyn, no phone; 8, $tba.



Goes Cube, Look Mexico, Constants, Hull

In 3-D!

Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. (at Meeker), B’klyn, 718-609-0484; 8, $7.



Ghostland Observatory

Daft funk.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7:30, $20.



Joe Taino Group


Crossing the Bayonne Bridge, singing the blues.

Adobe Blues, 63 Lafayette Ave.,Staten Island, 718-720-2583;11, no cover.



Sylvie Curvosier

No, that’s not product placement.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5.




Saturday, March 29




Blitzen Trapper, Fleet Foxes, Ola Podrida


Wild mountain nationalists.


Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8:30, $13/$15.





Japanther, The Pharmacy, Pterodactyl


Cassette punk.


Market Hotel, 957 Broadway (at Myrtle, 2nd Floor); 9:30, $tba.




Langhorne Slim, Deer Tick


The young folks.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 10, $10.





The Datsuns, The Parlor Mob, The London Souls, The Last Vegas


Jalopy rock.


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $15.





Joe Chambers Outlaw Band


The star drummer and vibe master of Harlem comes home


Lenox Lounge, 288 Lenox Ave., 212-427-0253; 9, 10:30 & midnite; $20.





Arturo O’ Farrill’s Latin Jazz Orchestra


It’s a bummer that you can’t dance there.


Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th St.), 212-864-5400; 8, $30.





Sunday, March 30




The Lemonheads (Performing It’s A Shame About Ray)


Ray-dux.


Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $25.





John Vanderslice, Deer Tick, The Cotton Jones Basket Ride


Hi-prod rock.


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $14.   





Boredoms


76 drummers less than last time around.


Terminal 5, 610 W 56th St. (at 11th St.), 212-260-4700; 7, $25/$30.


   


Spyro Gyra


If you think of a better way to spend a Sun. night, let me know.


Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30, $35.




Monday, March 31




Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, John Vanderslice


Post-Pavement.


Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $25.


   


The Dodos


Extinction folk.


Sound Fix, 110 Bedford Ave. (at N. 11th St.), B’klyn, 718-388-8090; 6:30, no cover.





James Moody & Friends


Paquito D’ Rivera, Bill Charlap, Roy Hargrove and many others . . .and it’s also tax-deductible!


B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 7:30, $100.





Tuesday, April 1




Bill Wurtzel & Mike Gari


Jazz guitar duet.


Cafe du Soleil, 2723 Broadway (betw. W. 104th & 105th Sts.), 212-216-3000; 7; no cover.





Heavy Metal Islam: Café Mira, Salman Ahmed & Tarantist


No, it’s not an April Fools listing. They do have headbangers in the Middle East.


S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 7, $12.





Wednesday, March 2




Beach House, Papercuts, Luke Temple


Pitchfork’s no.16 best band of 2006. Woo!


Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $13/$15.





Five Times August


Smart Acoustic-driven pop. At least that’s what the press release says.


Blender Theatre at Gramercy, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. S.), 212-777-6800; 8, $15.

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Wednesday, March 19



New Model Army, Echoes & Shadows

Formed during the English Civil War in 1645. Some bands just don’t know when to give up.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8:30, $15.



Clare & The Reasons, Jaymay

Had Van Dyke Parks and Sufjan Stevens on their last record. How’s that for orchestral-pop street cred?

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 10, $10.



The Mountain Goats, The Moaners


Heretic rock.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8:30, $18.



The Gutter Twins, Great Northern

The Afghan Trees.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7, $25.



Scott Feiner’s Pandeiro Jazz

Ever heard Coltrane on the pandeiro? Here’s your chance.

Smoke, 2751 B’way, 212-864-6662; 8, 10 & 11:30, no cover.



Robin Trower Band

The 1970s guitar God that you have yet to discover.

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $45.



Thursday, March 20



Sahara Hotnights

An Australian racehorse of a Swedish band.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 11:30, $12/$15.



The Cribs, Jeffrey Lewis & The Jitters, Drug Rug

Got beer tossed at them at a recent gig opening for the Sex Pistols. Looks like they finally made it.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $15.



Gerry Hemingway

Drum & sampler jazz.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5.



Joan Crowe

Jazz with a laugh—and an extremely tall vocalist.

The Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-206-0440; 7:30, $20.




Friday, March 21




The Shackeltons, The Antlers, Gasganno


Come for the music, stay to watch the band members collide with one another.


The Canal Room, 285 W. B’way (at Canal St.), 212-941-8100; 7:30, $12.





Tilly & The Wall, Capgun Coup, Jason Anderson


5 years of tap, 5 years of indie rock.


Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7:30, $15.





The Most Serene Republic, Miracle Fortress, Liam Finn, Frances


Finally, an indie rock band from Canada.


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $12.





Sons and Daughters, Bodies of Water, The Brunettes


They love you, and they have the domain name to prove it.


Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $15.





Amp Fiddler


1970s-inspired funk & soul straight outta Detroit.


Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 8, $17.





Jose Conde Y Ola Fresca


Salsa with a funky edge.


S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 8 & 10 p.m.; $ 15





Steve Ascolese, Kris Kaiser


The drummer takes a sick day.


Cafe Milano, 401 Forest Ave., Staten Island, 718-720-1313; 6:30, no cover.





Saturday, March 22




Antipop Consortium


Consortium reunion.


Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $12/$15





Oneida, Old Time Relijun, These Are Powers, Citay


Now in their 11th year of mid-level indie rock notability.


Market Hotel, 957 Broadway (at Myrtle), 2nd floor, no phone; 9:30, $tba.





Longwave, Frightened Rabbit, Via Audio, The Red Romance


They have a funny video with a singing rabbit. That’s good enough for us.   


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $12.


   


Holy Fuck, A Place to Bury Strangers, Beat the Devil


Some names just look good on a marquee.


Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 9, $12.





Taikoza, Daiyoshi Kizan, DJ Gomi


Meditate and then dance.


Drom, 85 Avenue A (betw. 5th & 6th Sts.), 212-777-1157; 8, $25.





The Bad Plus


Challenging funk, pop & progressive jazz. We’re ready if you are.


Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. , 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $27.50.




Karlus Trapp


Funking it up for everyone.


Adobe Blues, 63 Lafayette St., SI, 718-720-2583; 11, no cover.





Sunday, March 23





The Slits, Stupid Party, Bad Blood, Dead Dog, Carnal Knowledge, Shellshag, Palmolive found Jesus in 1985.


 Those crazy drummers.


Don Pedro’s, 90 Manhattan Ave., B’klyn, 718-218-6914; 7, $tba.





Xiu Xiu, Thao Nguyen, Get Down Stay Down


Sad bastard music. And proud of it.


Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8 $15/$17.





Pucho Sanchez & His Latin Soul Brothers


Sanchez pioneered the concept of mixing James Brown soul with his own Latin grooves, known today as (wait for it) boogaloo.


Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 B’way (at W. 51st St.) 212-582-2121; 8:30 & 10:30, $35.





Monday, March 24




Presidents of the United States of America, Joe Jack Talcum, Ludo


Apparently there were peaches to spare.   


Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7, $18/$20.





Stephanie McCay


Previewing her upcoming live CD.


Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $20.





Tuesday, March 25




Ida, The Glorytellers


A decade and a half of Brooklyn bandery.


Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $10.




Acid Mothers Temple, Danava


Crazy. Japanese. Psych.


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9:30, $12/$15.





Ruby Braff Tribute


Remembering the legendary trumpeter.


St. Paul’s Chapel, 117th St. (at Amsterdam Ave.), 212-851-1633; 8, $10.





Wednesday, March 26




Drive By Truckers


Southern rock. But not, you know, Southern Rock.


Terminal 5, 610 W 56th St. (at 11th St.), 212-260-4700; 6, $25.





Lainie Cooke


Singing the songs of her favorite female composers—hey, it’s still Women’s History Month!


Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves. by W. 4th St.), 212-989-9319; 8:30, $15.

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Wednesday, March 12



Frog Eyes, Papertrigger, Hospitality, Julianna Barwick

Warble-rock.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $10.



Thursday, March 13



Bob Mould

Hüsker done.

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $22.50/$25.



Jason Anderson, The Zambonis, Wakey Wakey

The wolf general.

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 7:30, $8.



SNAFU

Loren Stillman’s side project gets some attention

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762;  9 & 10:30, $5.



Adrian Belew Power Trio

For all you Crimson and Zappa fans.

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $29.



Friday, March 14



Louis XIV, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Carolina Liar

Banned in Alabama.

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 7:30, $16.50.



Oakley Hall, Land of Tomorrow, The Frams

Writer of westerns, has a folk rock band—is there anything the man can’t do?

Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave. (at S. 2nd St.), B’klyn, 718-599-1450; 9, tba.

   

Ray Scro Vibes Trio

Blending sax, vibes and bass for your listening pleasure.

Adobe Blues, 63 Lafayette St., Staten Island; 718-720-2583; 11, no cover.



Libby York

The local vocalist releases Here With You. Yep, we’re with her.

The Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-206-0440; 7:30, $20.



Saturday, March 15



Global Motion

Music makes the world go ‘round.

Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves. by W. 4th St.), 212-989-9319;  8:30 & 10:30, $10.



Jerry Jeff Walker Band

Mr. Bojangles, dance…

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $25.



Sunday, March 16



The Pogues

Yep, still kicking—somehow…

Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. 7t & 8th Aves.), 212-777-6800; 6:30, $55.



Alex Sipiagin

The Russian trumpeter paid his dues.

Cachaça, 35 W. 8th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.); 212-388-9099; 8 & 10:30, $10.



Gypsy Sunday

Burlesque, belly dance and musical performances for a sinful end of the week.

Deity, 368 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, 718-222-3662; 7, no cover.



Monday, March 17



The Vines

Grungedelic.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, sold out.



Ash, Levy

The Genuine Real Teenagers name doesn’t really work so well anymore.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $15/$17.



The Wombats

Britain’s native marsupials.    

The Annex, 152 Orchard St. (betw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.), 212-673-3410; 8, $10.



Jann Klose

A jazzy singer-songwriter.

Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St., 212-477-4155; 7, $5.



Tuesday, March 18



Fu Manchu, Burning Brides, ASG

Stoner metal—what else would you expect from a band named after facial hair?

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $15.



Lenny Pickett & The NYU Block Party Band

Where frat boys jam.

Cachaça, 35 W. 8th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.); 212-388-9099; 7, $5.



Wednesday, March 19



New Model Army, Echoes & Shadows, The Last Conspirators

After a quarter-century, that whole “new” thing doesn’t really fly, right?


Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8:30, $15.





Gary Peacock, Marc Copland & Bill Stewart Trio


They couldn’t decide who the bandleader was.


Birdland, 315 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-581-3080; 8:30 & 10:30, $30-$40.





Elvis Costello Tribute


Featuring Jim Boggia, Leah Siegel, Jim Campilongo, Milton, Julia Darling, Brian Seymour, Genie Morrow, Rachel Loshak, Adam Levy, Jon Dryden, Teddy Goldstein, Joy Askew and Jim Allens.


Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 7:30, $10 donation.

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Thursday, March 6




An Albatross, The Golden Error, Fun Machine


Shitting thunder—because someone has to do it.


Death By Audio, 49 S. 2nd St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, no phone; 8, $7.





The Hives, The Donnas


Your old new favorite bands.


Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $21.





Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, St. Vincent


PLUG Awards: The only award show in town with jeans three sizes too small.


Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. (at 11th St.), 212-260-4700; 7, $10.





Men, Hey Willpower


Part Tigre.


Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $15.





Allen Won Quartet


Playing “Jewel in The Lotus.”


KB Gallery, 875 W. 181st St. (betw. Cabrini Blvd. & Riverside Dr.), 212-543-2393; 7:30, $10.





Friday, March 7




Ra Ra Riot, Bear Hands, Sam Rosen


Upstate indie rock.


Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8:30, $13.





NWOBHM, Bloody Panda, Tombs


If anyone can take the stage after a band called Bloody Panda, it’s New Wave of Brooklyn Heavy Metal.


Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 8, $6.





Poncho Sanchez


Afro-Cuban congas by way of Chicago


B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $30.





Saturday, March 8




Cassettes Won’t Listen, Alaska In Winter


Bands that blogs built.


Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-384-4586; 10, free.





Sia, Har Mar Superstar


Oz-pop.


Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., 212-353-1600; 6, $20/$22.





Savoy Ducet Cajun Band, D.L. Menard’s Louisiana Aces


Back home most of these guys play for tips.


Symphony Space, 2357 B’way (at 95th St.), 212-864-5400; 8, $32.





Las Rubias Del Norte


Faux-Latin rancheras from Park Slope


Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 10, $10.





Sunday, March 9




Yuka Honda, Doveman, Luke Temple


Not sure if it’s Cibo or Matto…


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9, $10





ZOX


Retro-New Wave strikes again.


Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 6, $12.





Monday, March 10




The Black Lips, Quintron & Miss Pussycat


Farmers, lock up your chickens.


Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $15/$17.





Othella Dallas


Jazzy song and dance diva.


Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 33 W. 60th St. (at B’way), 5th Fl., 212-258-9595; 7:30 & 9:30, $20.





Raheem DeVaughn


The result of old-school R & B meets modern grooves.


B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $25.





Tuesday, March 11




Shout Out Louds


They don’t care about the young folks either.


Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30, $15/$18.





Dizzee Rascal, Game Rebellion, Hollywood Holt


Grim time.


Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, $20/$25.





Justice, Chromeo, Fancy


The French house duo without the cool helmets.


Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 8, $35-$59.





Jenny Scheinman


Showcasing her unique violin chops whether you’re ready or not.


Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 7, $10.





Wednesday, March 12




Frog Eyes, Papertrigger, Hospitality


Unhinged? Yeah, that works.


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $10.





Charansalsa


Dance your mid-week blues away.


Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Ave. (corner of 106th Street) 212-831-4333; 5:30, $10.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27



Pela, Apollo Sunshine, Liam Finn

There are indie-rock bands in Brooklyn after all.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8; $13/$15   



Bowerbirds, Phosphorescent, The Acorn


We always suspected the accordion was cool.

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8; $10   



Provoked (with Henry Rollins)

Like Black Flag, without all of the rock.

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 7; $28.50   



Balkan Beat Box, Chin Chin

Gypsy funk.

Brooklyn Masonic Temple, 317 Clermont Ave., B’klyn, 718-638-1256; 8; $20   



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28



Fred Armisen, Petra Haden & The Sell Outs

America’s favorite comedy drummer. Take that, Dana Carvey.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8; $12/$15   



RODRIGUEZ BROTHERS

Young, swinging Latin Jazz.

Jazz Standard, 116 E 27th St., 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30; $20



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29



RTX (Royal Trux), Blues Control, Bad Wizard, Stylofone

A little like Royal Trux, withour all of those pesky letters.

Knitting Factory (Tap Bar), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7; $10   




Oneida, Company, Oakley Hall, Mike Bones


Repetitive repetitive indie rock rock.


Knitting Factory (Main Space), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8; $8/$10





Headlights, Evangelicals, Hallelujah the Hills


Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.


Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8; $10 
  




Priestbird, Matteah Baim, Durty Nanas


Tarantula AD AD.


Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. (at Meeker), B’klyn, 718-609-0484; 8; $10





ARABESQUE ENSEMBLE


Bringing back the golden age of Egyptian music (or so they say).


Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street); 212-864-1414; 8; $15-$30




OUT TO LUNCH


And then they come back to work after midnight.


Blue Note, 131 W 3rd St., 212-475-8592; 12:30am; $8





SATURDAY, MARCH 1




Eamon Hamilton (of British Sea Power/Brakes), Titus Andronicus, Crystal Stilts, The BrakesBrakesBrakes

dudedudedude.


Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-384-4586; 10; $10





Strike Anywhere


Political hardcore? I’ll believe it when I see it.


Knitting Factory (Main Space), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 6; $12 
  




Genghis Tron, Aa (aka Big A little a), Ponytail, Shooting Spires, Cheveu, Double Dagger


Experimetal.


Market Hotel, 957 Broadway, B’klyn; 9:30; tba
   




Born Ruffians, Cadence Weapon


Admit it, you wish you had written a song called “Kurt Vonnegut.”


Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8; $12




Roky Erickson and The Explosives, Thurston Moore (and the New Wave Bandits)


Have some respect. The man walked with a zombie last night


Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 6; $27/$30





LOUISE ROGERS, MARK STRONG + PAUL MEYERS


Sharing their love of acoustic jazz.


Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (at Bleecker); 212-614-0505; 6; $10





THIS OLD HOUSE


They’ve got the Staten Island Ferry blues


Adobe Blues, 63 Lafayette St., Staten Island; 718-720-2583; 11; no cover





SUNDAY, MARCH 2




Say Hi (aka Say Hi To Your Mom), Illinois, Meowskers, The Postelles


Whatever happened to your mom?   


Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7; $13/$15





KEVIN MAHOGANY’S KANSAS CITY REVIEW


Big Joe Turner, revisited.


Jazz Standard, 116 E 27th St., 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30; $ 20





MONDAY, MARCH 3




Constantines, Jah Division


Art-punk, Canadian-style.


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7; $12





LORENE DRIVE + FAREWELL


Just dropping by to say good-bye.


Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St., 212-219-3132; 7; $ 10




TUESDAY, MARCH 4




Punk Metal Karaoke Night


Because you can’t DIY alone.


Club Midway, 25 Avenue B (betw. 2nd & 3rd Sts.), 212-253-2595; 10; $5





Boris


Japanese for doom.


Knitting Factory (Main Space), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7; $15




Jonathan Richman, Vic Chesnutt


Never got called an asshole. Not in New York.   


Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8; $15





Beastie Boys


Check, check, check, check, check, check, check it out.


Terminal 5, 610 W 56th St. (at 11th St.), 212-260-4700; 7; $75 
  




The Walkmen, White Rabbits


Nilssonabes.


Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8; $18/$20
   

   


DENGUE FEVER


Cambodian rock done right.


Southpaw, 125 Fifth Ave, Brooklyn; 718-230-0236; 8; $12





COCO MONTOYA


This guitar player learned a few things from late mentor Albert Collins.


B.B. King Blues Club, 237 W 42nd St., 212-997-4144; 8; $ 25





WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5




Sunburned Hand of the Man, Malkuth, AMOLVACY


Not quite the same ring as Shit Spangled Banner, but no one’s perfect.


Knitting Factory (Main Space), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7; $8/$10 
  




Akron/Family, Megafaun


Rockin’ out with their glocken out.


Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9; $12/$15





The Slits, Shellshag


You can’t keep a good slit down.


Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9:30; $10
       




Dengue Fever


Cambodia-core.


Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8; $10/$12





JOHN ANDERSON W/ SCHOOL OF ROCK


When you can’t have Squire, Howe & Co., you do what you can.


B.B. King Blues Club, 237 W 42nd St., 212-997-4144; 9; $40





MICHAEL MCDONALD


Doobie jazz or Jazz doobie?


Blue Note, 131 W 3rd St., 212-475-8592; 8; $35 (bar only)

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Wednesday, February 20



Hex Machine

Part-time banana melters.



Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $8/$10.



Be Your Own Pet

Garage rock from the basement.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $10.



Ambulance ltd.

Breaking up is hard to do.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $10.



Thursday, February 21



Daniel Johnston

No one can bust out a friendly ghost jam like this guy.



Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 7, $20/$22.



The Big Sleep, Sian Alice Group, Priestbird, Heavy Creatures


Hard-boiled detective rock.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $10.



Bon Iver

It’s about damn time, right Emma?



Sound Fix, 110 Bedford Ave. (at N. 11th St.), B’klyn, 718-388-8090; 8, Free.



The Bravery, The Switches

From Star Wars-themed ska band to Lower East Side darlings. Sunrise, sunset.



Terminal 5, 610 W 56th St. (at 11th St.), 212-260-4700; 7, $25/$27    .



The Magnetic Fields

I wonder if they know any love songs.



Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 212-997-1003; 8, $25.



Winard Harper Sextet

Featuring special guest vocalist Antoinette Montague.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $25.



Takka Takka, Charles Burst

BAM wants you to remember that there’s music in Brooklyn.



Magnetic Field, 97 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-834-0069; 8, $5.



Friday, February 22



Black Mountain, Bon Iver

Classic rock, in the future.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8; 15



The National, My Brightest Daimond

Moved to Brooklyn, because no good bands come from Ohio, right?



Brooklyn Academy of Music (Howard Gilman Opera House), 30 Lafayette Avenue, B’klyn, 718-636-4100; 8, $20.



The Loved Ones, The Gaslight Anthem, The Ergs

Featuring The Bouncing Souls’ roadie.



Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 6, $10.   



Goes Cube

Loud, fast, geometrically correct.



Magnetic Field, 97 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-834-0069; 9, $TBD.

   

Jay Farrar, Anders Parker

It’s British slang for harmonica, apparently.



Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9:30, $20.



Blood on the Wall, Cause Co-Motion!, Eric Copeland

I’d hate to be the guy who cleans up after that show.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 9, $10/$12.



Laura Cantrell, Mia Riddle & Her Band

Loved her in Sex and the City.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $12.



Robert Cray Band

Clapton loves this blues guitarist, and so do we.



B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $50.



Revision

Changing the way you hear jazz-rock fusion



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30am, $8.



Saturday, February 23



The Subject, Flying, Kurt Weisman, Soiled Matress and the Springs


Honors roll rock.



Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $7.



Black Dice

Graduates from the Rhode Island School of Design—the most prestigious noise rock school in the country.



Market Hotel, 957 Broadway (at Myrtle), B’klyn, 9:30, $10.



Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train, Life in a Blender

New voodoo for you.



Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 8, $10.



Son de la Frontera

No-frills traditional Flamenco.



NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place, 212-992-8484; 8, $35-$45.



Enrico Rava, Stefano Bollani Quartet

The Italian legend plays with his young protégé.



Birdland, 315 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-581-3080; 8:30 & 11, $30-$40.



Sunday, February 24



Super Furry Animals, Times New Viking

No, seriously, all Welsh people drive tanks. I read that in Slate.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $18.



Dalek, Russian Circles, Young Widows


Not a Dr. Who reference. Sorry guys.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8:30, $10.



Headlights, Evangelicals, The Loom, Polie Sleeper

They were Orphans until they found a songwriter.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7, $10.



Kakande

The NY-based West African band release their new CD as we wrap the last weekend of Black History Month.



SOBs, 204 Varick St. (at Houston St.); 212-243-4940; 8, $28.



Anat Fort Trio

If you haven’t discovered this NY-based Israeli pianist, this is your chance.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30 & 2:30, $24.50.



Monday, February 25



Antigone Rising

Women rock!



Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30, $22.



Travis Sullivan’s Björkestra

Ever wonder how Björk’s music sounds in a big band format? Careful what you wish for.



Jazz Standard, 116 E 27th St., 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30; $ 15



Tuesday,February 26



Jim White

Alt country with a cracked sensibility.



Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 7:30, $20.



Michel Legrand

The Oscar winner plays with Ron Carter (bass) and Lewis Nash (drums). It just doesn’t get better than that.



Birdland, 315 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-581-3080; 8:30 & 11, $50-$60.



Wednesday, February 27



Bowerbirds, Phosphorecent, The Acorn

If John Darnielle likes ‘em, they’re OK with us.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $10.



Shino Aguacate, DJ Lobo

Celebrating the Dominican Independence day… bring out the Brugal.



S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 7, $10-$15.



Ben E. King

Everybody sing along: So darling, darling, stand by me.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30, $35.

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Wednesday, February 13

MGMT, Yeasayer, Violens (Lansing-Dreiden)

Synths and headbands and songs about indie rockers.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $13/$15.



Sufjan Stevens, Band of Horses, Ray Davies, Philip Glass, Tom Verlaine (of Television)


What’s the matter? Was Lou Reed busy?

Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium, 57th St. & 7th Ave., 212-247-7800; 7:30, $30.



Sightings, True Primes, Sabir Maten, Andrew Barker, Hill Greene

Surely any band that can bound Andrew W.K. to a production board deserves “the most dangerous band in the world” title.

Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. (at Meeker), B’klyn, 718-609-0484; 8, $5.   



Thursday, February 14

Losers Lounge

Tribute to the Mamas and Papas. So you don’t feel so bad on the day of lovers.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 7 & 9:30, $25.



Band of Horses, Dirty on Purpose

Not the one with Don Johnson.

Brooklyn Masonic Temple, 317 Clermont Ave. (betw. Dekalb & Lafayette), 718-638-1256; 8, $20.



Kyp Malone, John Dwyer, Miles Benjamin

What else is TV on the Radio going to do during the writers’ strike?

Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave. (at S. 2nd St.), B’klyn, 718-599-1450; 8, $7.   



The Duke Spirit, The Jaguar Club

Fuzzy Brits.

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 7:30, $10.   



New York Theater Ballet

Performing Once Upon a Ballet: call it a cheap date.

World Financial Center Winter Garden, 200 Liberty St., 212-417-7000; 12:30 p.m., free.



New York Voices

Blending Brazilian, R&B & jazz in their own, unique way

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $30.



Friday, February 15

Sam Champion, Drug Rug, The XYZ Affair, Salt & Samovar

Meteorockologists.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $12.   



Power Douglas, Dragons of Zynth, Kyp Malone

They may not be able to out-weird Dragons of Zynth, but that won’t stop them from trying.

Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave. (betw. St. Felix St. & Ashland Pl.), 718.636.4100; 8, Free.



Les Sans Culottes, Beluga

Because every little American boy wants to grow up to be a Frenchman.

Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 12, $7.   



Cassettes Won’t Listen

Glitchy buzz band—or buzzy glitch band.

Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 7:30, $8.   



The Black Hollies, The Above

Starring Black Graham Nash.

Magnetic Field, 97 Atlantic Ave., (betw. State St. & Pacific St.); B’klyn, 718-834-0069; 8, $7.



Kris Roe of The Ataris, Army of Me

Because pop-punk is much better when you can actually hear the lyrics.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 10, $10/$12.   



Angels and Airwaves (Tom from Blink 182), Meg & Dia, The Color Fred, Ace Enders

Blink 183.

Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. 7t & 8th Aves.), 212-777-6800; 7, $31.50.   



Pissed Jeans, Mi Ami, Food for Animals, President

Loud, angry, pissy.

Silent Barn (aka Raven’s Den) 915 Wyckoff Ave. (at Hancock St.), Qns/B’klyn, no phone; 8, $7.



Carla Cook

Jazzing up Motown, gospel and R&B. Gotta have true chops to handle this.

Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St., 212-220-1460; 8, $15-$25.



Todd Sickafoose’s Blood Orange

Experimental jazz-rock … at your own risk

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9:30 & 10:30, $5.



Saturday, February 16

Pathmark Gospel Choir Competition

Battle of the bands, Gospel-style.

World Financial Center Winter Garden, 200 Liberty St., 212-417-7000; 10 a.m., free.



White Rabbits, Miss Fairchild, Effi Briest


Honky-tonk calypso? Why not?

Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave. (betw. St. Felix St. & Ashland Pl.), 718.636.4100; 10, Free/$10d.



Flaming Fire, American Watercolor Movement, Dragons of Zynth

Yeah, well, does your band have its own bible?

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9, $8.   



Freddy Cole & Friends

King Cole’s little brother knows those sweet melodies.

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 33 W. 60th St. (at B’way), 5th Fl., 212-258-9595; 7:30, 9:30 &11:30, $30.



Sunday, February 17

Apollo Heights, Humbuck Squash, Freshkills, Your Black Star, Irv Irving, Carolann Ames

White music for black people? It’s about damn time.

The Annex, 152 Orchard St. (betw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.), 212-673-3410; 6:15, $TBA.    



Michael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble

And it ain’t even passover yet!

Workmen’s Circle, 45 E. 33rd St., 212-725-4657; 8, $10.



Monday, February 18

Calvin Johnson, Fred Thomas, Karl Blau

Beat happened.   

Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 129 Russell St. (betw. Nassau & Driggs Aves.), B’klyn, 718-389-0854; 8, $7.



Pete McGuinness

How many times can you hear a Grammy-nominated cat in such a small stage?

Cachaça, 35 W. 8th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.); 212-388-9099; 9& 11, $10.



Tuesday, February 19

Foo Fighters, Serj Tankian, Against Me!

I dunno. I think they’re new…

Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171;Magnetic Field, 97 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-834-0069; 7, $29.50.



Clark Terry Big Band

Still swinging at 87.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $35.



Wednesday, February 20


Be Your Own PET

Enough Nashville attitude to make the Brooklyn kids squirm.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $10.



David Krakauer & Socalled

Playing the New York premiere of their new score to The Battleship Potemkin —now that’s some intellectual stuff. If you can brave the cold.

World Financial Center Winter Garden, 200 Liberty St., 212-417-7000; 7, free.



De Novo Dahl, Right on Dynamite, Sally Head, My Teenage Stride


Third show this week for De Novo Dahl, and it’s only Wednesday.

Pianos, 158 Ludlow St. (at Stanton St.), 212-505-3733; 8, $8.

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Wednesday February 6



Gay Blades, The Shapes, Abigail Warchild, The Press

They call themselves “trash pop,” which I’d always thought was the name of new wave night at Riffifi’s.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $10.   



Cat Power, Dirty Delta Blues

Indie rock without the meds.



Terminal 5, 610 W 56th St. (at 11th St.), 212-260-4700; 8, $32.50.



Thursday February 7



Nada Surf, Frances

Still popular.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $20.



Impervious, Hula, Limbs

There’s a joke here, we’re just still figuring it out.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 7:30, $8.



Otis Taylor

Giving the banjo its righteous place in the blues realm.



Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 8; $ 17



Quest

The ’80s jazz outfit reunites… We’re seeing a trend.



Birdland, 315 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-581-3080; 8:30 & 11, $30-$40.



Friday February 8



Dan Deacon

Odd-ball electric acoustic arrangements in a big box of art. Do we need to say anything more?



Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave. (at E. 75th St.), 800-WHITNEY;  7, free w/ museum admission $10-$15.



Fountains of Wayne, April Smith, Great Picture Show

Daughters, lock up your mothers.



Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 7, $25.   



Siouxsie Sioux

Somewhere there’s a group of lonely banshees. But we know there won’t be any lack of eyeliner in the house.



The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 9, $45.   



Cassettes Won’t Listen, Mellowdrone, Guyz Nite, Andrew Thompson

Maybe not, but Jason Drake feels your pain.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 7:30, $10.



Mokijam

Late-night jazz-funk. Just the way you like it.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30am, $8.



El Pikete

Afro-cuban timba straight out of Miami. Can you handle the heat?



S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 8 & 10, $15.



Leerone

She sent us such a sweet note, so why not check out a lovely singer/songwriter?



Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 9:30, $5 donation.



Saturday February 9



Sick of It All, The Unseen, Bloodclot, Death Before Dishonor, Wisdom In Chains   

Twenty years seems like a long time to be sick of everything.



Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 7, $17.



From the Jam: Bruce Foxton & Rick Buckler

Two legendary English rockers, one  evening. This rounds out your ’80s revival week.



Blender Theatre at Gramercy, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. S.), 212-777-6800; 7, $28.



Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra

Improvising nine.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30, $25.



Early Man, Hull, Satan’s Sun

Meatball-approved metal.



Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; $8/$10.   



Liars, No Age

Witch-friendly art rock.



Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 8, $16.50.   

   

Big Frank & The Healers, Queen Tipsy, Johnny B, Eric Garcia & The Healers

Staten Islanders know the blues—they live them every day. Seriously.



St. George Theater, 35 Hyatt St, Staten Island; 718-442-4900; 8, $25-$35.



Sunday February 10



High on Fire, A Life Once Lost, Saviours, Car Bomb

Stoner metal—on fire.



Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 7, $15.



Elizabeth Mitchell & Family

Dan Zanes in a dress.



Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; noon, $12-$15.



Monday, February 11



Jay Rodriguez

The local saxophonist releases his new CD, are you sure you’re ready for it?



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30, $10.



Mike Holober, Gotham Jazz Orchestra

Playing “Hiding Out”—in plain sight.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $15.



Tuesday February 12



Foals, Team Robespierre

Band of baby horses.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $13/$15.   



The Kooks

Naming yourself after a Bowie song doesn’t make you cool, but I guess it doesn’t hurt, as long as it’s not, you know, off the

Labyrinth soundtrack.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $20.



Edward Simon Trio

Latin jazz meets Keith Jarrett



The Village Vanguard, 178 7th Ave. S. (at 11th St.), 212-255-4037; 9 & 11, $30.



Wednesday February 13



MGMT, Yeasayer, Violens

It’s tough to scrape together enough money to buy a vowel when you’re a struggling artist. At least you can enjoy it even without the pressure.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $13/$15.



Sufjan Stevens, Band of Horses, Ray Davies, Philip Glass, Tom Verlaine

I hear John Lennon is the special guest.



Carnegie Hall , Isaac Stern Auditorium, 57th St. (at 7th Ave.), 212-247-7800; 7:30, $30.



Bang On a Can All-Stars

A great option for your pre-Valentine’s date since you’ll get all that aggressive energy out early.



Merkin Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (), 212-501-3330; 8; $ 25.



Lucy Wainwright

Rufus’ other sis is still waiting to take over the spotlight if she ever gets the chance.



Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30, $15.

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Wednesday, January 30



Vampire Weekend, Plastic Little, Aa (aka Big A little a)

Afro-pop—in sweaters.

Pastel sweaters.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.



Eric Bachmann (Crooked Fingers)

Ex-Loafer.

Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, $15.



Thursday, January 31



The Thermals

Best to leave the Bush bumper stickers at home.

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 8, $20.   



Joanna Newsom

Harp attack.

Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave. (betw. St. Felix St. & Ashland Pls. B’klyn, 718-636-4100; 8, $25-$55.   



Federale

Can any band that lists Grand Funk Railroad among their influences really be bad?

The Annex, 152 Orchard St. (betw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.), 212-673-3410; tba.   



World/Inferno Friendship Society, Gutbucket, Kim Phuc

That band with the guy from the Hold Steady with the mustache.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.   



Sean Wayland Quartet

Check out what this guy can do with a Fender Rhodes.

55 Bar, 55 Christopher St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-929-9883; 7, no cover.



Albita

Cuban music by way of Miami Beach.

S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 8, $25.



Friday, February 1



Team Robespierre

Spaz-core doesn’t even begin to describe it.

Death By Audio, 49 S. 2nd St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), Brooklyn, no phone; 8, tba.   



My Teenage Stride

Apparently Stridex was already taken.

Don Hill’s, 511 Greenwich St. (at Spring St.), 212-219-2850; 11:30, $5.



The Whigs, The Spinto Band, Plants and Animals

Afghan-less garage rock.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $10/$12.



Spank Rock, The Rapture (DJ Set), Tippy

Bjork-approved party hip-hop.

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 10, $12/$15.



Bipolar

They’ll make sure the microphones are working 8 times.

Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-206-0440; 7:30, $20.



Merlin Ensemble

The magic of Mozart and Schubert played by his compatriots.

Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E. 52nd St., 212-319-5300; 7:30, free (reservations required).



Saturday, February 2



They Might Be Giants

John-on-John action.

Beacon Theater, 2124 B’way (at W. 74th St.), 212-496-7070; 7, $30.   



Hot Chip, Devlin and Darko

Casualties in the eternal battle of man versus drum machine.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 7, $25.   



Robbers on High Street, Grand Mal, Famous Letters

Just keep your wallet in your front pocket.   

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9, $12/$14.



Bang Camaro, Cheeseburger

A few more singers and they’ll be on to something.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 9, $15.   



The Dodos, Phosphorescent, Phil and the Osophers

Extinction is never pretty.

Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. (at Meeker), B’klyn, 718-609-0484; 8, tba.



Vincent Chandler vs. Luis Bonilla

Two trombonists will try to outplay each other. Let the games begin.

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 33 W. 60th St. (at B’way), 5th Fl., 212-258-9595; 12:30 & 2:30 PM; no cover.



Brazilian Carnaval w/ DJ Jo Ramatis

Sure, it’s freezing outside, but it doesn’t mean you can’t down a few caipirinhas.

Iguana Club, 240 W. 54th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-868-9102; 10; $28.



Sunday, February 3



OK Go, Craig Wedren, Nathan Larson, Nina Persson, Joan As Police Woman

Put your thinking cap on.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7, $20.



Eli Fountain & The Organizers


Uptown big band groove.

Minton’s Playhouse, 208 W. 118th (betw. St. Nicholas Ave & 7th Aves.), 9, 10 & midnight; No cover.



Monday, February 4




Samuel Torres All-Star Band

Colombian conga jazz!

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30; $15



Tuesday, February 5




Stryker/Slagle Band

Featuring the talents of sax genius Joe Lovano.

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 33 W. 60th St. (at B’way), 5th Fl., 212-258-9595; 7:30 & 9:30; $ 30.



Wednesday, February 6



Cat Power, Dirty Delta Blues

Yes, she’s even sadder than you.

Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. (at 11th St.), 212-260-4700; 8, $32.50.   



Francisco Mela & Friends

A different guest sits in every night. This time around, it’s the great Kenny Barron on piano.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30; $25.



The New Kingston Band, DJ Lion Dub

Honoring the legacy Marley on his birthday celebration.

S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 8; $18.

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Wednesday, January 23



The Von Bondies, Freer, SSM

The band by the guy that got punched by that guy in the White Stripes and stuff.

Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. (at Lexington Ave.), 212-777-6800; 7, $17.50.



Super Furry Animals, Holy Fuck


Man, I hope they have ample tank parking in Hoboken.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9, $18.



Cale Parks, Daniel Klag

Aloha is Hawaiian for solo.

Monkey Town, 58 N. 3rd St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-384-1369; 8, $5.

   

Thursday, January 24



Neurosis, Mastodon, US Christmas

Masonic metal.

Brooklyn Masonic Temple, 317 Clermont Ave. (at Lafayette), B’klyn; 8, $25.



Chuck Ragan, Ben Nichols

Punk folker.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8:30, $12.



N.Y. Guitar Fest: The Music Of Merle Haggard

Jorma Kaukoken goes through the catalogue of the country legend

Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Center, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B’way & Amsterdam Ave.), 212-501-3340; 8, $40.



Andrea Wolper Quintet

Catch her before she rushes off to Japan again

Kitano Hotel, 66 Park Ave. (at 38th St.), 212-885-7119; 8 & 10:30, no cover.



Friday, January 25



Rahim, A Passing Feeling, Face of Cain

People don’t toss around Fugazi comparisons lightly. Okay, maybe they do, but still…

Le Loft, 252 Norman Ave. (at Monitor St.), B’klyn; 9, $5.

   

Ben Nichols (of Lucero)

Country. Punk. Solo.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 10:30, $10



Radio 4, Dragons of Zynth

If Radio 4 fought the Electric Six, who would win?

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 10, $10.



John Mellencamp

A benefit for the organization. Good luck scoring tix.

Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby St. (at Jersey St.), 212-334-3324; 7, $100-$250+



Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

Playing Una Noche Inolvidable: An Unforgettable Night.

Symphony Space, 2357 B’way (at 95th St.), 212-864-5400; 8, $35.



Ralph Irizarry

At age 16, he snuck into NYC Latin clubs; now he commands their stages.

SOBs, 204 Varick St. (at Houston), 212-243-3940; 8 & 10, $15.





Saturday, January 26



Chromeo, Kid Sister

Mid-East Peace process: Electro-style.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.



Eric Copeland

First solo record is called “Hermaphrodite.” It’s like two records for the price of one.

Death By Audio, 49 S 2nd St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), Brooklyn, no phone; 8, $TBA.



Ladybug Transistor, The Instruments


More Elephant sixiness.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $10/$12.



Baby Dayliner, Team Facelift, Francis and the Lights, God Or Julie, Randy Lee

His sad irony veils his ironic sadness. Or something.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; $10.



Get Him Eat Him, Mahjongg, Miss Fairchild

And what will you do once you eaten him? Seriously, you indie kids need to plan a little farther ahead.

Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, $10/$12.



DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist

Fathers, lock up your LPs.

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $37.50.



Ladysmith Black Mambazo

No, Paul Simon will not make a surprise appearance, as far as we know

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $45.



Forro in the Dark

Bebel Gilberto’s current touring band showcases their own tunes.

S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 8:30 & 10:30, $20.



Sunday, January 27



Laura Veirs


A singer-songwriter to swoon over. At last.

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 9:30, $15.



Hugh Masekela

The legendary trumpeter & activist continues to shine

S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 7:30 & 10:30, $28.



African Footprint

Straight outta South Africa, this dance and music ensemble is sure to get you moving.

Lehman Center, 250 Bedford Park Blvd., the Bronx, 718-960-8833; 4, $20-$35.



Monday, January 28




The Vonneguts, Boyskout, New Idea Society


Dumb band name? So it goes.

Fontana’s, 105 Eldridge St. (at Grand St.), 212-334-6740; 8, $7.



The Dodos, Alberta Cross

They already quit their dayjobs, so probably best to not even make that joke.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $8.



Jack Jeffers & The New York Classics

Playing you favorite foot-stomping big band standards

Minton’s Playhouse, 208 W. 118th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-864-8346; 9, 10 & midnight, no cover.



Tuesday, January 29



Vampire Weekend, Beat the Devil, Sam Rosen

Afro-sweater-pop.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.



Six Organs of Admittance, Mick Turner (of Dirty Three)

Burned out comet.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9, $12/$14.



Bobby Hutcherson Quartet

For all those jazz marimba fans.

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 33 W. 60th St. (at B’way), 5th Fl., 212-258-9595; 7:30 & 9:30, $30.



Wednesday, January 30



The Teenagers, Bear Hands

You know teenagers and those hairy bear hands.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7, $10.



Eric Bachmann

The original archer of loaf.

Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, $15.



Hendrik Muerkens

The most Brazilian of Germans releases Sambatropolis.

Kitano, 66 Park Ave. (at E. 38th St.), 212-885-7119; 8 & 10:30, no cover.

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Wednesday, January 16



Dead Meadow, Dragons of Zynth

Tolkein-core.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $13/$15.



Saxon Shore, The Silent League, Paul Duncan

Post-Roman Empire rock.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $10.



Wu Tang Clan

And then there were eight.



Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W. 34th St. (at 8th Ave.), 212-307-7171; 8, $50.



Thursday, January 17



The Fiery Furnaces

Weirdness runs in the family.



Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8:30, $15.



Editors, Hot Hot Heat, Louis XIV

The beginning of the end.



Terminal 5, 610 W 56th St. (at 11th St.), 212-260-4700; 8, $27.50



Randy Weston

Digging thorough the African roots of jazz



Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 33 W. 60th St. (at B’way), 5th Fl., 212-258-9595; 7:30 & 9:30; $30-$35.



Friday, January 18



Au Revoir Simone

Pee Wee’s indie rock adventure.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; $8:30, $13/$15.



The Mugs, Mussels, The Diggs

Look for their sophomore record, Tic Tac Rock.



Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $7.



The Mooney Suzuki, The Ettes, Silver Rockets, The Nouvellas

Dropouts from the school of rock n’ roll.



Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7:30, $5/$8.



The Rosebuds

The two furies.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 9, $14



Willie Villegas Y Entre Amigos

Salsa by way of Cuban trombone. There’s a dance lesson before the show in case you are as tone-deaf as I am



S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 8 & 10, $10.



DJ True, Bobbito Garcia

True Brazilian vibe



Sullivan Room, 218 Sullivan St. (betw. W. 3rd & Bleecker Sts.), 212-505-1703; 10, $15.



Saturday, January 19



Kevin Devine, The Jealous Girlfriends, Demander, Brian Bonz

Tri-borough rok.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7, $15.



Tim Fite

Alt-hip-country-blues-hop.



Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 11:30, $12.



The Queers, The Leftovers, The New Dress, Project 27

The world’s oldest 13-year-olds.



Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 6, $10/$12.



Apes & Androids

The moveable rock opera.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $10.



Mission of Burma

Post-punk redux.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 9, $20.



Blonde Redhead, The Raveonettes, School of Seven Bells

Shoegazing up in the stars.



Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. (at 11th Ave.), 212-260-4700; 8, $25.



Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble

Celebrating our Native American heritage



Symphony Space, 2357 B’way (at W. 95th St.), 212-864-5400; 8, $27.



Aaron Goldberg Trio

Known for shaping the music from the stage… not for light-jazz fans.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30, $25.



The Platters, The Planotones, Larry Chance & The Earls

Just in case you can’t have enough of doo-wop.



St. George Theater, 35 Hyatt St., Staten Island; 718-442-2935; 8, $35-$55.



Sunday, January 20



Asylum Street Spankers

A little bit of vaudeville, a lot of wit (and string band flavor).



Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow St. (at 7th Ave.), 212-239-6200; 2:30, $25.



Lipbone Redding

Do you dare to experience the man’s vocal tricks?



Jules Bistro, 65 St. Marks Pl. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-477-5560; 8, no cover.



Curtis Fuller’s 73rd Birthday Party Band

Party on with an all-star ensemble that includes Randy Brecker, Rufus Reid and Carl Allen.



Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 B’way (at W. 51st St.) 212-582-2121; 8:30 & 10:30, $35.



Monday, January 21



Cindy Blackman Quartet

The band leader is a drummer girl! And she rocks—even from a jazz point of view.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $20.



Grand Piano Marathon

Feat. Philip Glass, John Medeski, Anat Fort, Vijay Iyer, Lee Musiker and many more. And some say there’s no such thing as a free lunch.



Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Center, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B’way & Amsterdam Ave.), 212-501-3340; 2, free.



Barry Eastmond

He wrote hits for Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston (“One Wish”) and Anita Baker (“My Everything”).



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30, $15.



Tuesday, January 22



Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Not-for-profit clapping.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7, $25.



Foxy Shazam, Karate High School, Peachcake, The Murder and The Harlot

Because when you can front a name like that, then you deserve a few toes tapping in your direction.



Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $10.



Eldar

The young pianist sure can play that piano, even though he still isn’t allowed  to  get  anywhere near the bar.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30, $25.



Wednesday, January 23



The Von Bondies

Punchy garage rock.



Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. (at Lexington Ave.), 212-777-6800; 7, $17.50.



Tracy Bonham

You can always re-discover your inner singer-songwriter.



Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 10, $8.



Victor Prieto Trio

Revolutionizing the jazz accordion, one fan at a time



Smalls, 183 W. 10th St. (at 7th Ave.), 212-252-5091; 9:30 & 11, $20.

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Wednesday, January 9



Balthrop, Alabama, Lauren Smith, Scary Mansion

Indie rock’s biggest little city.



Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $6.

 

Thursday, January 10



Vision Collaboration Festival feat. William Parker, Roy Campbell & Charles Gayle

Forward-thinking jazz by luminaries of the genre. Can you ask for anything more?



Through Jan. 12. Symphony Space 2537 Broadway (at 95th St.), 212-864-5400, www.visionfestival.org; 7:30, $20/$25 (each day).



Jeans Team, No Practice

German techno? That’ll be the day.



Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave. (at S. 2nd St.), B’klyn, 718-599-1450; 9, tba.



The Rotary Club, Steve Shiffman & The Land of No, Amber Papini and Hospitality

Not quite as cool as all of those free mason secret shows, but it’ll have to do.



Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St. (at Richardson St.), B’klyn, 718-302-3770; 9, free.

 

1900s, Stevie Jackson (Belle and Sebastian), Laura Gibson

Like the 1990s, only with more monocles.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $12.



Miya Masaoka & Alex Waterman

Debuting her new composition, “For Birds, Planes and Cello” in an art gallery!



White Box, 525 W. 26th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-714-2347; 7, free.



Gregg August Sextet

The local bassist showcases his new CD, One Peace



Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson St. (betw. Spring & Dominick Sts.), 212-242-1063; 9 & 10:30, $12.



Jentsch Group Quartet

Performing a new arrangement for the Brooklyn Suite right in the neighborhood



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5.



Friday, January 11



Soiled Matress & the Springs, Witch Hat, The Vincent Black Shadow

Hardcore New York jazz or ad from the Craigslist Free section? The line between the two isn’t as well-defined as it used to be.



Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $6.



Heavy Trash (Jon Spencer, Matt Verta-Ray)

The rockabilly explosion



Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave. (at S. 2nd St.), B’klyn, 718-599-1450; 9, tba.



The Hungry March Band, The Shondes, My Teenage Stride, Royal Pink

For godssake, give these guys a little bit of cashflow.



Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7, $8.



Richard Buckner, Stevie Jackson (Belle and Sebastian), Shelley Green, The 1900s

Born in California, lives in Brooklyn. How’s that for alt-country?



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7, $12/$14.



Nikolaj Hess Quartet

After winning many prizes in Europe, this Scandinavian pianist joined the New York jazz scene. Check him out tonight.



Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves. by W. 4th St.), 212-989-9319; 9 & 10:30, $10.



Cheb I Sabbah, Salar Nader, Bassam Saba, Riffat Sultana, Hassan Hakmoun

North African electronic music summit.



Sullivan Hall, 214 Sullivan St. (at Bleecker St.); 212-634-0427; 8:30, $25.





Saturday, January 12



Wu Tang Clan

Post-Dirty Bastard.



Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W. 34th St. (at 8th Ave.), 212-307-7171; 7:30, $50.



Mirah, Holcombe Waller

Songs about bugs.



Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30, $15.



Laura Cantrell, Stevie Jackson, Marshall Crenshaw, Oakley Hall, Nicole Atkins, Lenny Kaye, Jason Isbell, Jesse Harri, Chocolatet Genius Inc

How did no one think to cover Dylan before? Each perform their interpretation of a song from the 1966 Royal Albert Hall concert.



World Financial Center, 200 Liberty St. (betw. West Side H’way & South End Ave.), 212-417-7000; 8, free.



Regina Carter Sextet

Everybody loves a nice jazz fiddle!



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30, $30.



Hot 8 Brass Band

If you can’t go to Mardi Gras, Mardi Gras comes to you



Sullivan Hall, 214 Sullivan St. (at Bleecker St.); 212-634-0427; 8, $20.



Sunday, January 13



Franz Nicolay

The guy who rides to Hold Steady gigs on a unicycle.



Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 7, $8/ $10.



Amy Cervini Group

Showing that jazz can be stretched into any style



Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves. by W. 4th St.), 212-989-9319; 8:30, $10.



Kenny Werner Quintet

The piano titan returns to town. His group features Randy Brecker (trumpet) and David Sanchez (saxophone)… quite a treat for a Sunday night.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30, $25.



Monday, January 14



The Mars Volta

Away from the drive-in.



Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. (betw. 11th and 12th Aves.), 212–260–4700; 8, $35/$40.



Maria Schneider Orchestra

Cramming an entire orchestra at this venue is not an easy task, but the bandleader seems comfortable enough to do it every time she comes to town.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30, $30.



Tuesday, January 15



Kimya Dawson

She’s a peach. A moldy, moldy peach.



Sound Fix, 110 Bedford Ave. (at N. 11th St.), B’klyn, 718-388-8090; 8, free.



Mccoy Tyner Trio

The veteran pianist celebrates Quartet playing with a trio



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30, $40.





Wednesday, January 16



Dick Valentine, Laura Marling

Electric one.



Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9, $8.



Charnett Moffett Trio

This young cat can really slap that bass



Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 B’way (at W. 51st St.) 212-582-2121; 8:30&10:30, $25.

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Thursday, January 3



Gregg August Sextet

Two saxophones and plenty of magic.



Smalls, 183 W. 10th St. (at 7th Ave.), 212-252-5091; 9:30 & 11, $20.



Friday, January 4



Bear Hands, J.A.C.K., Bottle Up & Go, She Keeps Bees

Anyone else ever imagine what would happen if all of th bear-themed bands fought all of the wolf-themed bands? Just me? Huh.



Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $7.



Xiu Xiu (Jamie Stewart solo), Transformation Surprise, Disaster

Maybe not as depressing as the movie of the same name, but Jamie Stewart is bent on giving it a run for its money.



Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 129 Russell St. (betw. Nassau & Driggs Aves.), B’klyn, 718-389-0854; 8, $8



Team Robespierre, Zegota, The Golden Error, Vacation, Colin (of USAISAMONSTER)

Just when you thought it couldn’t get anymore spastic.   



Silent Barn, 915 Wyckoff Ave. (at Hancock St.), Qns/B’klyn, no phone; 8, $TBA.



Bridges and Powerlines, Great Lakes, Rachel Lipson

Likeable power-pop? I’ve been called worse.   



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $7.



Aloke, Modrocket, Fiasco

Steve Albini won’t record just anyone. Okay, maybe he will, but still…   



The Tank, 279 Church St. (betw. Franklin & White Sts.), 212-563-6269; 9:30, $8.



Man in Gray, The XYZ Affair, Pale Nimbus, General Miggs

That Brooklyn sure must be a noisy place.   



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $10/$12.



People Don’t Dance No More w/ Metro Area & Tim Sweeney

Dance your ass off to celebrate the first anniversary of the dance party.



Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 10pm-4am, $7/$10.



Adam Birnbaum Quartet

Featuring the talents of one of the most sought-after saxophonists, Joel Frahm.



Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 33 W. 60th St. (at B’way), 5th Fl., 212-258-9595; 12:45am, $10.



Elin

The charming chanteuse sings in English, Spanish and Portuguese, which came handy when she spent a month in Rio.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30am, $8.



Saturday, January 5



Care Bears On Fire, The Mighty Handful

The 1,000 yard Care Bear stare.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 2pm, $5.



These United States, Wye Oak

If you don’t go see These United States, the terrorists have already won.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $7.



Juiceboxxx

Straight outta Milwaukee.



Silent Barn, 915 Wyckoff Ave. (at Hancock St.), Qns/B’klyn, no phone; 8, $TBA.



Sightings, Blues Control

How many bands are hardcore enough to convince Andrew W.K. to produce their record?   



Club Midway, 25 Avenue B (betw. 2nd & 3rd Sts.), 212-253-2595; 8, $10



The Black Tie Party, The Dead Betties, Fur Cups for Teeth, Winning Looks, Fake Hooker

Well-dressed chaos.   



Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $6



Benny Golson Quintet

The legendary saxophonist continues to shine 50 years on…



Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 33 W. 60th St. (at B’way), 5th Fl., 212-258-9595; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30, $30-$35.



Jim Campilongo Electric Trio

A rare non-acoustic performance at the Park Slope music haunt



Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 8, $10.



Sunday, January 6



Dead Leaf Echo, Lucid Spruce, Virgo Loves Cancer, Airthieves

I hear they’re holding auditions for a drummer, before the show. Good way to get a free spot on the list.   



Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 6, $8.



Sofia Koutsovitis

Bridging the gap between contemporary jazz and Latin music.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30pm & 2:30, $24.50.



Monday, January 7



Paul Carlon’s Grupo Los Santos



Cuban-Brazilian NYC jazz mix that could only happen here.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $15.



Tuesday, January 8



MV & EE, The Golden Road, Thurston Moore, Tall Firs, Religious Knives

Those crazy kids and their lunar ragas.



Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $12/$15.



Marvel Allen Trio & Omar Edwards

Jazz-fusion/funk meets tap dancing



The Uptown Lounge at Minton’s, 208 W. 118th St.(betw. St. Nicholas & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.), 212-864-8346; 9, 10 & midnight, no cover.



Wednesday, January 9



Balthrop, Alabama, Lauren Smith, Scary Mansion

City or band? Honestly, it’s getting harder to tell, these days.   



Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $6.



Correatown

The L.A.-based singer-songwriter releases her debut EP, Echoes—not a cover of the Pink Floyd tune.



Banjo Jim’s, 700 E. 9th St. (at Avenue C); 212-777-0869; 7, $TBA.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3

The Babyskins, Nan and the One Night Stands, Lisa Li Lund, Yoko Kikuchi/Julie DeLano
Every time that we assure ourselves that the Cake Shop doesn’t book bands based on morbid names alone, they put a band called The Babyskins in the headlining slot.
Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; $5, 8 p.m.

ROBERT GORDON Performing Classic ELVIS & Robert Gordon Favorites
Robert Gordon single-handedly spearheaded the rockabilly revival of the late-’70s. Now he’s working on the Robert Gordon revival while also celebrating Elvis Presley’s birthday.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $25.

Leslie Kritzer is Patti Lupone at Les Mouches
Feel like you’re back in the early ’80s all over again with songs by Patti Smith, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim and Paul Jabara.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 7:30, $25.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 4

Japanther
Japanther plays noise rock. They come from Williamsburg. Weird, huh?
Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; $8 8.

White Magic, Women and Children, Legends
White Magic plays doomy indie rock, and is not, much to our disappointment, a Stevie Nicks cover band.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St.
(at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $10.

Danny Wood
Danny Wood prefers to be recognized for his own merits, and not simply as a former member of New Kids on the Block, which, um, is why he recently starred in the MTV program, “Totally Boyband.”
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $25.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5

Man Man, Plastic Little
Try describing Man Man without using the terms “Tom Waits,” “Captain Beefheart,” “circus” or “falling down a flight of stairs.” Yeah, that’s what I thought. And if that doesn’t do it for you, there’s rap-pop by Plastic Little—who lays his rhymes over samples of The Cure and other unlikely hits. Who says they don’t have a sense of humor?
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111;
9, $14.

Baby Dayliner, Five O’Clock Heroes, Stylofone, Buffalo Killers
Baby Dayliner croons lounge for the New York hipster kids. Is it ironic? Who the hell cares anymore?
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St.
(at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $10.

The Fiery Furnaces, Emergency Party, Michael Mayham and the Mike
The Fiery Furnances’ latest record, Rehearsing My Choir, features a collaboration with band grandma, Olga Sarantos. It rocks like a prosthetic hip.
Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-599-5103; 8, $15.

Kevin Devine, Jennifer O’Connor, Pablo
Need some meaningful lyrics and a shot of depression in the arm? You got it.
Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9, $10.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6

Black Dice, Sightings, Excepter
Black Dice put out splits with Animal Collective, Wolf Eyes and Erase Errata, which puts them high in the running for the 2007 Coolest Dudes, Ever award.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111;
9, $13.

Matt & Kim, Aa, Tiny Masters of Today
Drums and keys duo from Brooklyn that will make you feel a little happier, a little younger, a little cooler. And don’t we all want those things?
Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), 
B’klyn, 
718-389-1880; 8, $6.

A TRIBUTE TO RADIOHEAD Featuring: THE KARMA POLICE
Maybe they’ll let my Cheap Trick cover band,The Dream Police open for them—or what about my Police cover band, Who Will Police the Police?
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 11:30, $1/$5.

Version City NYC with Reegal Beegal, Scofflaws, Hub City Stompers
The Scofflaws have a song called “In the Basement.” See, dreams really do come true!
Knitting Factory (Tap Bar), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $12.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 7

Morley
She’s from Jamaica, Queens, and has that sort of sultry, feminine feeling that’ll make you think of her as a soul sister for Days Like These.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 7:30, $15.

MONDAY, JANUARY 8

Sam Bisbee
When he’s not licensing songs for Wal-Mart, VW or NBC, he’s playing his guitar just for you.
Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 9, no cover.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9


War, NYC Blues Devils
Lonnie Jordan, the single original member in War’s current lineup beat out the four members currently touring as The Lowrider Band. Looks like both sides lost the rights to perform “We Can’t We Be Friends.”
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $30/$32.

Ron Sexsmith
The Canadian singer/songwriter keeps the pop-folk tradition going for the time being. Oh wait, that’s his latest album, too!
Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8, $12.

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Thursday, December 27


Golem, Toubab Krewe


Klezmer-core.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15/$18.




Chuck Mangione


Still enjoying his 1997 comeback.

Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 B’way (at W. 51st St.) 212-582-2121; 8:30 & 10:30, $40.




QB3


Playing a new live real-time score to Blade Runner—and you thought those Replicants were enough trouble.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5.



Chick Corea Elektric Band


The jazz-fusion great returns…

Blue Note (bar only), 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30, $35.



Friday, December 28


New York Dolls


Still standing. Sort of.

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $43.50.




Trio Da Paz


The expat Brazilian jazz trio continue Jobim’s work.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $30.




Bob Kaiser


The former MTA-bus driver enjoys his retirement by playing with the boys…sweet.

Adobe Blues, 63 Lafayette St. (betw. Fillmore & W. Buchanan Sts.), Staten Island; 718-720-2583; 11, free.



Saturday, December 29


Patti Smith & Her Band, Alejandro Escovedo


The CBGBs part moved down the street.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $40.




The Forms, Graham Smith


Steve Albini likes them, so you should too.

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $10.




R* Time


Trombonist Reut Regev leads the band with her eclectic mix of jazz, Latin and funk.

Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves. by W. 4th St.), 212-989-9319; 9 & 10:30, $8.



Rob Curto’s Forro For All


Once considered incredibly corny, the genre has somehow become hip.

Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 10, $10.



Sunday, December 30


Talib Kweli


BK’s best indie MC with cross-over appeal? Come decide for youself.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 7, $40.



Noche Flamenca


Soledad Barrio and her crew return showcasing the best of Andalusia. Catch them today; the tickets jump to a hefty $ 85 on New Year’s Eve.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. E. 4th St. & Astor Pl.), 212-967-7555; 1:30, 7 & 9:30, $35.



Monday, December 31


Les Savy Fav


Hiatuses are for losers.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 2am, $30.




The Fleshtones, The Black Hollies


You can’t stop the super rock.

Magnetic Field, 97 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-834-0069; 9, $20.




The Dresden Dolls, Luminescent Orchestrii, Meow Meow


Cabaret-coore.

Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom, 311 W. 34th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 8:30, $35




Earl Greyhound, The Big Sleep, The London Souls, Larune


Haven’t had a haircut since the ’70s.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 11, $25




Gogol Bordello


Madonna’s No. 1 Lower East Side gypsy-punk band.

Terminal 5, 610 W 56th St. (at 11th St.), 212-260-4700; 9, $45




Dirty Projectors, Cex, Ecstatic Sunshine, Foreign Islands, WZT Hearts, Senryu, Care Bears On Fire, Poingly


A glad fact that they’re playing the last day of the year.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; $30 $35, 7.




Slick Rick, Kudu, Moby, Frankie Bones, Holy Ghost, Jacques Renault, The Bangers, Eamon Harkin


Wait, a NYE party with a DJ set by Moby AND a performance by hip hop legend Slick Rick?

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 8, $20.




Les Paul


If you can think of a better way to spend the last day of 2007, let me know. And you can still catch the mess in Times Square after the show.

Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 B’way (at W. 51st St.) 212-582-2121; 7:30 & 10:30, $99-149.




Chicha Libre


Ring in 2008 with some Peruvian psychedelics…and drink some Chicha as well (ask the bartender, I have no idea what that is).

Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 10, $10.



Tuesday, January 1


Delfeayo Marsalis


Paying tribute to the legendary Elvin Jones, who played with him on his latest disc.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $25.




Wednesday, January 2



Hype of the States, Proud Simon, Afternoon


Brooklyn-based hype? I’ll believe it when I see it.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7, $8




Patience Higgins


The Harlem tenor saxophone legend leads the band with his upbeat, swinging style.

The Uptown Lounge at Minton’s, 208 W. 118th St. (betw. St. Nicholas & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.), 212-864-8346; 9, 10 & 12, free.

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Thursday, December 20



Public Enemy

After some shows at the Fillmore, here’s a chance to catch the boys in the cross-hairs at a smaller venue.



Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 7, $17.



An Albatross, Parts and Labor, Stay High

Lightning-shitting noise rock.



Knitting Factory (Tap Bar), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, free.



Jesse Malin

Merry fucking Christmas.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $12/$15.



The Sounds

Managed to make Blender’s Hottest Women of Rock list, alongside Courtney Love, without any of the belligerent drug addict antics. But no worries—she’s got a lot of time for catching up.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $20.



Crescent Boogaloo

Legendary New Orleans musicians come together for their take on Holiday music. The lineup includes saxophonist Donald Harrison & organ virtuoso Dr. Lonnie Smith



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $30.



Lord Finesse, Greg Nice, DJ Premier

A night of classic hip-hop just in time for the holidays



S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 7, $22/$25.



Friday, December 21



Las Rubias Del Norte

Psychedelic rancheras, Brooklyn style.



Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 10, $10.



Bootyjuice

Please don’t ask what they’re smoking with their coffee.



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5.

 

Apes & Androids

The real nightmare before Christmas.



Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 8, $10.



The Lemonheads, Racoon, The New Rivals

Come play “who’s the bassist?”



Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 7, $25.



O’Death, Salt & Samovar, Hoots and Hellmouth, The Goddamn Rattlesnake

Goth-country from upstate New York. Where else? Holding down the stage tomorrow night too (with different openers).



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $10/$12.



Awesome Color, Tall Firs, Paul Duncan

The last band on the planet to use the word “awesome” unironically. Bless their hearts.



Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. (at Meeker), B’klyn, 718-609-0484; 8, $7.

 

Saturday, December 22



Whitney Marchelle Quartet

She just came back from Dubai, where she schooled locals on Uptown R&B.



The Uptown Lounge at Minton’s, 208 W. 118th St. (betw. St. Nicholas & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.), 212-864-8346; 9, 10 & 12, $10.



Karlus Trapp

Funky bass as an escape to your relatives taking control of your living room couch



Adobe Blues, 63 Lafayette St. (betw. Fillmore & W. Buchanan Sts.), Staten Island; 718-720-2583; 11, free.



Sunday, December 23



The Slackers, Steadfast United

Couple of local punkish ska bands give you a Caribbean-influenced refuge from the cold and competitive holiday shopping season.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7, $13/$15.



Chapter Two Gospel Singers

Praise the Lord and have a bloody Mary while you’re at it.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30 & 2:30, $24.50.



INTERZONA, Goodswan, Alec Kopyt

Couple of Russian electro-rockers and folksy reggae from Amsterdam.



Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 7, $16.



Natti Vogel, Noah Harris

Indie rock-jazz fusion virtuoso and Wisconsin-bred pianist and songstress.



Pianos, 158 Ludlow St. (at Stanton St.), 212-505-3733; 7:30, $8.



Madi Diaz

Bostonian singer-songwriter and aspiring rock star.



Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 8, free.



Monday, December  24



Jack Jeffers & The New York Classics

Swinging on Christmas Eve



The Uptown Lounge at Minton’s, 208 W. 118th St. (betw. St. Nicholas & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.), 212-864-8346; 9, 10 & midnight, free.



Tuesday, December 25



Chris Botti

In one of the few jazz clubs open tonight (believe it, we canvassed them all), the trumpeter continues to showcase music from his Italian-flavored disc.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $60.



Wednesday, December 26



Night World of Fusion: Eden Mi Qedem, Atlas Soul, members of Zikrayat

A Middle Eastern, African and Mediterranean mash-up.



Knitting Factory (Tap Bar), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $15.



Black and White Children, Kelli Ruddick

Video-accompanied indie rockers and experimental guitar soloist, preceded by a quiz game!



Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St. (at Richardson St.), B’klyn, 718-302-3770; 7:30, free.



JC Hopkins Biggish Band

Post-Christmas hangover swing



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $30.

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Wednesday, December 12



Hall and Oates

It was either a tour as a band or the premier of Oatesapalooza 2008.



Beacon Theater, 2124 B’way (at W. 74th St.), 212-496-7070; 8, $40.



Electric Six

Touring off of I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me From Being The Master, the feel-good record of the year.



Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, free.



Cake, Brazilian Girls, King City, Oakley Hall, Agent Ribbons

Guess they survived after all. They’ll all be playing again Thursday night too.



Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. (betw. 11th and 12th Aves.), 212–260–4700; 6:30, $37.50/$43.



Thursday, December 13



White Rabbits, The Harlem Shakes, The Subjects

Perpetually late for important dates.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $13/$15.



We Are Wolves, Foreign Islands, Digital Leather

More indie rock from Montreal’s wolf district.



Knitting Factory (Main Space), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 6:30, $8/$10.



GZA

Pro Tools is the new Liquid Swords. Another GZA show Friday night too.



Knitting Factory (Main Space), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 11, $17/$22.



Daniel Kelly Quartet

Applying the principles of Dadaist art into jazz and electronic music…Yep, it’s as outlandish as it sounds.



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5.



Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s, Le Loup, The King Left, Bridges & Powerlines Tennenbaum-obsessed

indie pop.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $12.



Friday, December 14



Aimee Mann

Everybody’s favorite singer-songrwriter-turned-movie-nihilist.



Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom, 311 W. 34th St. (at 8th Ave.), 212-307-7171; 6:30, $36.



Karsh Kale

He played with Anoushka Shankar and Sting; now he does his own multicultural thing with his band



Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 11:30, $20.



Ian Hunter and The Rant Band

The artist formerly known as Mott.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $25.



Saturday, December 15



TK Webb and The Visions, Orphan, Melanie Moser

Blues from the Brooklyn delta.



Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $6.



Chris Botti

One of the few musicians to get a two-week residence in a jazz club. Hey, a lot of people want to hear him blow that horn…by the way, most shows are sold out by now.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $60.



Ray Rivera

The jazz veteran has played with everyone under the sun and the moon too. His voice is almost gone, but he still has the chops to keep it going



Adobe Blues, 63 Lafayette St. (betw. Fillmore & W. Buchanan Sts.), Staten Island; 718-720-2583; 11, free.



Yeasayer, Team Robespierre, High Places, Chairlift

Buzz band? Clap your hands, say Yeasayer.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $10/$12.



Sunday, December 16



Shunzo Ohno Group

Oh, no—the Japanese jazz invasion takes hold.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30 & 2:30pm, $24.50.



Dillinger Escape Plan, A Life Once Lost, Genghis Tron, Architect, Shat

Mathcore? I stopped taking classes after algebra.



Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-777-6800; 6:30, $16.



The Icarus Line

Being a dick is OK if it’s ironic, right?



The Annex, 152 Orchard St. (betw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.), 212-673-3410; 10, $12.



Monday, December 17



Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage Trio & Ze Luis Quartet with Toninho Horta

Just because everyone’s talking about the polar ice caps, it doesn’t mean the Amazon rainforest is forgotten…this CD release party brings the focus back to that.



Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30, $20.



Mr. Scruff, Franciois L.

Manchester’s best (and scruffiest) hip-hop-funk DJ opens for Cielo’s resident house spinster.



Cielo, 18 Little West 12th St. (betw. 9th Ave. & Washington St.), 212-645-5700; 9:30, $6/$12.



Tuesday, December 18



We Are Scientists, Upright Citizens Brigade Theater

At long last, the improvisational comedy science jam.



The Canal Room, 285 W. B’way (at Canal St.), 212-941-8100; 8, $25.



Trio Taq

One day at Berklee College, a Polish pianist jammed with a Canadian bassist and an Israeli drummer. After a few drinks, they said, “Let’s form a band.” The rest is history.



Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30, $15.



Northern State, Celebration

Pen-hoarding white girl hip-hop. Benefits 826NYC.org as part of the Onion Holiday Rampage,



Crash Mansion, 199 Bowery (at Spring St.), 212-983-0740; 7, $15.



Action Action, Liam & Me, The High Court, Kiss Kiss

RE: Action.



Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 7:30, $10.



Wednesday, December 19



Public Enemy

Bum rush the show—in an orderly fashion, naturally.



The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 7, $33.



Hans Blix

No, no that Blix. But his legacy is preserved.



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5.

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Wednesday, December 5




Matisyahu


Yahweh Rastafaria.



Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-777-6800; 6:45, $32.




Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Kristeen Young, The Gang


Political indie-rock, hold the animal products.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7, $20.




Thursday, December 6





El-P, Flying Lotus, Home Video


Underground hip-hop virtuoso treats hometown fans to a free show.



Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 9, free.




Loser’s Lounge


The setlist might include “The Lovely Linda,” but something tells me they are not playing “Heather.”



Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30, $25.



Moby (DJ Set), Princess Superstar (DJ Set)


Play the ones from the car commercials!



Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St. (at 9th Ave.), 212-242-4300; 11:30, $5.




Friday, December 7





Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo


Performing a piece specially composed for this showcase plus works by various Argentinean composers.



Americas Society, 680 Park Ave. (at 68th St.), 212-277-8359; 7, free (registration required).




Shades of Jazz


Generations collide as veteran saxophonist Joe Lovano meets with young drummer Cindy Blackman.



Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 Broadway (at 51st St.), 212-582-2121; 8:30 & 10:30, $35.




Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Bon Iver


Who knew there were so many Elvises running around?



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.50.




Rriiccee (w/Vincent Gallo)


Wweeiirrdd.



The Green Room, 45 Bleecker St. (betw. Mulberry & Mott), no phone; 9, $26/$31.




Saturday, December 8





The Fiery Furnaces, MGMT


Simbling rivalry rock.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $16/$18.




Unwed Sailor, This Will Destroy You, Caspian


Rock, without all of those pesky words.



Pianos, 158 Ludlow St. (at Stanton St.), 212-505-3733; 7:30, $8.




Dave Douglas Quintet


Douglas has been considered one of the great young talents on the trumpet—and Wynton Marsalis acknowledges that.



Village Vanguard, 178 7th Ave. S. (at Perry), 212 255-4037; 9,11 & 12:30; $20.




Liberation Prophecy


Blending Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Norah Jones and Jack Kerouac into one package…say what?



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (betw. MacDougal & 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30, $8.




Redd Kross


Had to change the spelling of their name, just in case anyone confused the pop-pop band with the international health organization.



Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, $15.




Sunday, December 9





Yo La Tengo


Post-Shabbat indie rockage.



Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8:30, $30.




Jay Leonhart & Wycliffe Gordon


Hangover-soothing trombone & bass.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (betw. MacDougal & 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30 & 2:30pm, $24.50 (includes brunch).




M’lumbo


The nine-piece ensemble mixes psychedelics, jazz and electronic music. Tonight they release their new DVD. Guests include Jane Ira Bloom and Vanessa Bley.



S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 9, $22.



Danbert Nobacon (ex-Chumbawamba), Franz Nicolay (of The Hold Steady), Erik Petersen


He got knocked down, but—well, you know…



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7, $10.




Monday, December 10





Jack Jeffers & The New York Classics


Upbeat jazz from a 16-piece band to scare away those Monday blues



Minton’s Playhouse, 208 W. 118th St. (at 7th Ave.), 212-864-8346; 9, free (2 drink minimum).




Tuesday, December 11





Hall and Oates


Whoa, oh, here they come.



Beacon Theater, 2124 Broadway (at W. 74th St.), 212-496-7070; 8, $40.




David Sanchez Group


Afro-Cuban-inspired Latin jazz with a New York twist.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30; $25.




Wednesday, December 12





Electric Six, Earl Greyhound


Playing songs from the upcoming concept record, “Dance Party Sex Fire.”



Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, free.



Cake, Brazilian Girls, King City, Oakley Hall, Agent Ribbons


Still going the distance.



Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. (betw. 11th and 12th Aves.), 212–260–4700; 6:30, $37.50/$43.




Madame Sham-Pain


Local singer Louisa Bradshaw’s alter-ego takes over on this show that includes pseudo-psychoanalysis in addition to music directed by pianist Gregory Nissen.



Don’t Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-757-0788; 9, free.




Ed Palermi Big Band


Taking on the challenge of playing Frank Zappa in a traditional jazz format. God help him.



Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 Broadway (at 51st St.), 212-582-2121; 8:30 & 10:30, $25.




Goapelle, Matthew Santos


Santos’ claim to fame is to have been included on Lupe Fiasco’s “Superstar.” Tonight he shows what else he can do as an R&B singer.



SOBs, 204 Varick St. (at Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 9, $22.


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Wednesday, November 21



The Hold Steady, Art Brut, 1990s

Ybor City’s finest.



Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. (betw. 11th and 12th Aves.), 212–260–4700; 7:30, $25/$30.



Rebecca Paris

Releasing her new CD, You Don’t Know Me, hoping that will change.



Birdland, 315 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-581-3080; 8:30 & 11, $30-$40.



Thursday, November 22



Strawberry Fields

Post-Fab Four.



B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 7, $25.



Yossou N’Dour

The Senegalese singer has not lost any of his charm nor energy even after all these years.



Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 11, $35-$60.



Friday, November 23



…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Marnie Stern, Pterodactyl

Still waiting for the And You Will Know Us By the Trail Of Pterodactyls supergroup.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8:30, $18/$20.



Ultrabunny (aka Bunnybrains 88)

You can’t keep a good Bunnybrain down.



Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 8, $8.



Black Dice, Wizardzz, Awesome Color

Brooklyn is a noisy, noisy place.



Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 7, $15/$17.



Shonen Knife, The Juliet Daggers, Verona Grove

A quarter-century later, and it’s still bear up bison, never say die.



Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7:30, $15.



Pharoahe Monch

Possibly the best-known rapper to take his name from a line of stuffed Japanese toys.



Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 9:30, $12.



Dave Brubeck Quartet

Taking four.



B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $66/$70.



Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars


A rare opportunity to hear Slide Hampton, Cyrus Chestnut, Clark Terry and James Moody sharing the same stage.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $35.



Duduka Da Fonseca Quintet

Honoring the genius of Antonio Carlos Jobim from a New York jazz point of view.



Cachaça, 35 W. 8th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.); 212-388-9099; 9, 11 & 12:30am, $20.



Saturday, November 24



Eternia, Anomolies, Nola Darling and Honey La Rochelle


All-female hip hop show featuring Canadian fem-C Eternia and New York collective Anomolies.



Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $10/$15.



Planes Mistaken for Stars, Kingdom of Magic, Goes Cube, Bear Hands

The farewell tour. Apparently the whole being mistaken for starts thing finally got to them.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $10/$12.



Bob Kaiser & Friends

Bob will not play any holiday songs, in case you were wondering. Instead, he mixes up standards with material by Charlie

Parker and Coltrane.



Adobe Blues, 63 Lafayette Ave., Staten Island,718-720-2583; 11, no cover.



Sunday, November 25



Slick Rick

A hip hop original, still making down payments on the jewelry.



B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 11:30, $18/$20.



Stephane Wrembel

The French guitar virtuoso channels the spirit of Django Reinhardt



Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177;  9, $10.



Monday, November 26



Prefuse73, Blank Blue and School of Seven Bells

Genre-bending DJ/producer Prefuse73, Brooklyn’s psychedelic School of Seven Bells and LA duo Blank Blue.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.



Sondre Lerche, Dan Wilson

Norwegian death-pop.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $22/$25.



Alan Ferber Nonet

Hot jazz before a screening of Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 8, $5.



Tinariwen

Electric music from the African desert. By the way, their name translates as “empty spaces.”



Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 8, $25.



Tuesday, November 27



Maritime, The One AM Radio, Statehood (ex-Dismemberment Plan)

Post-emo.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9, $12.



Sachal Vasandani

Nope, it’s not Bollywood night. The Chicago-born crooner’s music of choice is a mix of standards with original

pop-inflected jazz tunes.



Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. E. 4th St. & Astor Pl.), 212-967-7555; 7:30, $15.



Wednesday, November 28



Celebration, Holy Fuck, Effi Briest

Are any indie bands not married, these days?



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $14.



Rick Moody, Sufjan Stevens, Wesley Stace


Dewey decimal rock.



Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 7, $10.



Asefa

Klezmer and Middle Eastern-inflected jazz. Those blueberry muffins are, however, not kosher.



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5.

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Wednesday, November 14



The Pinker Tones

Electro-acoustic bossa electronics from Barcelona. Don’t you get it? They come from Antonio Gaudi’s

hometown, where weirdness is the norm.



S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 10, $15.



Thursday, November 15



Moby (DJ Set), Devlin and Darko (DJ Set), Tommie Sunshine

Taking a break from the high stress world of tea brewing.



Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St. (at 9th Ave.), 212-242-4300; 10, $5.



Georgie James, Travis Morrison (ex-Dismemberment Plan), Aqueduct

Neither Q nor U.



Knitting Factory (Main Space), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $10/$12.



Electric Six, The Willowz, The Golden Dogs

You can’t ignore their techno.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 9, $18/$20.



John Abercrombie Organ Trio

The guitar adventurer returns to his beloved organ trio format.



Jazz Standard, 116 E 27th St. (betw. Lex & Park Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $25.



Friday, November 16



Spiritualized

You can take the Apollo out of space, but you can’t take the space out of the Apollo.



Apollo Theatre, 253 W. 125 St. (at Frederick Douglass Blvd.), 212-531-5305; 7, $33.



Yo La Tengo

Hanukkah comes early this year.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $25.



The Polyphonic Spree, Rooney, The Redwalls


Go see them—Tim Delaughter has 25 hungry mouths to feed.



Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. (betw. 11th and 12th Aves.), 212–260–4700; 6:30, $19.99/$25.



The Giraffes, Arks, Walking Bicycles

The metal band that can reach the really high leaves.



The Annex, 152 Orchard St. (betw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.), 212-673-3410; 7, $8.



Rakim, Ghostface Killah, Brother Ali

Three hip hop authorities represent accompanied by a live band.



Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 8, $40.



Alex Alvear

This Ecuadoran bassist fled his native country after being kidnapped. Living here now, he takes Andean music to new, electric heights.



Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30, $15.



Saturday, November 17



My Brightest Diamond, Tim Fite

Part-time maker of Illinoise.



Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-777-6800; 8, $15.



Enon, Love of Diagrams, Apache Beat

Sonic Youths.



Knitting Factory (Main Space), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 6:30, $12/$14.



Ill Bill, Jeru the Damaja and DJ Eclipse

Brooklyn rappers Ill Bill and Jeru the Damaja put in work at a late show.



Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 11, $12/$15.



Bling Kong, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Mustang Cobra

Launching their own clothing line. I hear Oshkosh B’Gosh started that way, too.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 7:30, $8.



Galactic, Rjd2, Mr. Lif, Boots Riley and Chali 2na and Lifesavas

Great cross-section of true school hip-hop staples and new school hybridists.



Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. 7t & 8th Aves.), 212-777-6800; 6:45, $25.50/$28.



Karlus Trapp

His funky bass-playing takes you right to New Orleans.



Adobe Blues, 63 Lafayette Ave. (betw. Fillmore & W. Buchanan Sts.), Staten Island; 718-720-2583; 11, free.



KJ Denhert

The wild-haired singer’s funky set was the one of the best discoveries of the Jazz Improv convention.



55 Bar, 55 Christopher St. (betw. 7th Ave. & Grove St.), 212-929-9883; 10; n/a.



Sunday, November 18



The Bird and the Bee

Where babies come from.



Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-777-6800; 7, $15.



Buck 65, Bernard Dolan

Canadian hick-hop pioneer mixes poetry and rap into his own brand of cool.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $13/$15.



Marcel Khalife

The outspoken Lebanese oud master does a rare live performance in town.



566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South; 212-279-4200; 7, $35-45.



Monday, November 19



Shonen Knife, The Juliet Dagger, Verona Grove

Like the Ramones, only way more adorable.



Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-777-6800; 7, $17.50/$20.



Peter Moren

Last names are so passé.



Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 11:30, $15.



Bright Eyes, Thurston Moore, The Felice Brothers

Indie rockettes.   



Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave. (betw. 50th & 51st Sts.), 212-307-7171; 8, $35.



The Tossers, Mason Dixon


Booze, binging & bocce ball.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 7:30, $10/$12.



Tegan & Sara, Northern State

Admit it: If you had an identical twin, you’d start a band too.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $25/$28.



Alper Yilmaz Project

The local bassist brings a sextet and guest David Binney to the Prohibition-era room. Wonder if there will be any space left for the audience.



55 Bar, 55 Christopher St. (betw. 7th Ave. & Grove St.), 212-929-9883; 10, no cover.



Tuesday, November 20



Ben Lee, Cary Brothers, Kate Voegele

Just one of the Bens.



Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-777-6800; 8, $21.



The Locust, Yip Yip, Sleeping People, ZS

Costumed noise.



Knitting Factory (Main Space), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7:30, $12/$15.



So Percussion

The drum quartet premieres their new show with pianist Lisa Moore.



World Financial Center Winter Garden, 212-417-7000; 7, free.



Caetano Veloso

The Brazilian legend fronts a four-piece punk band. No, really.



Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 8, $45-60.



Wednesday, November 21



The Hold Steady, Art Brut, 1990s

Talk rock.



Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. (betw. 11th and 12th Aves.), 212–260–4700; 7:30, $25/$30.



Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra

Preparing you for those pre-Thanksgiving blues.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Lex & Park Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $25

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Wednesday, November 7



The Black Angels, A Place to Bury Strangers, Spindrift

They sure like them some

Velvet Underground. Yeah, yeah, join the club.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $14.



Soft, The Sky Drops

Soft-shoe gazing.



Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $6.



Thursday, November 8



Dr. Dog, Delta Spirit, Emily Lacy

I don’t care what they say—they’re not actually doctors.



Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8:30, $14.



Deborah Harry

That’s Mrs. Blondie, to you.



The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 7:30, $43.50/$50.



Razorlight, The Von Bondies, Gran Ronde

Jenny McCarthy thinks they’re better than The Beatles.



Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 8, $18.50.



Witch, Heavy Hands, Weird Owl

Like J Mascis?  It’s J Mascis.  Playing drums.



Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 8:30, $10/12.



Dakshina Ensemble

Cross-cultural Bollywood jazz.



Asia Society, 725 Park Ave. (betw. 70th & 71st Sts.), 212-517-2742; 8, $25.



Queen Moonracer

Percussion-based, drowsy jazz, which goes well after your third drink



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762;9 & 10:30, $5.



Friday, November 9



The Thrills

Just the latest band to ride Corey Haim’s coattails to success.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 10, $12/$14.



Jimmy Eat World, Viva Voce

Emo-embassadors.



Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. (at 11th St.), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $30/$35.



Daniel Binelli & Polly Ferman

Tango fusion on bandoneón.



Americas Society, 680 Park Ave. (at 68th St.), 212-277-8359; 7, free. (RSVP required).



Brewed By Noon

And drunk by 8 that night.



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5.



Saturday, November 10



Peelander-Z

Just a few weeks late for the Halloween party.



Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7:30, $8/$10.



Final Fantasy, Cadence Weapon, Nifty

Role Playing Violin Jams (RPVJ).



Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 10, $10/$12.



Rahim, The End of the World

Post-post-punk.



Sound Fix, 110 Bedford Ave. (at N. 11th St.), B’klyn, 718-388-8090; 8, free.



Menomena, Illinois

Densely-packed rock.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 6:30, $17.



Pacha Massive & Los Amigos Invisibles

The newcomers from the Bronx join David Byrne’s protégés for some modern Latin sounds.



The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 10, $25.



Forro In The Dark

They started out at Nublu, where you couldn’t really dance. Now you have no excuse for not learning the steps.



SOBs, 204 Varick St. (at Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 8:30, 10:30 & 12:30, $20.



Sunday, November 11



Melt Banana, Vaz, The Netherlands

Weirder than the name implies.



Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 7, $12.   



Stiff Little Fingers, The New Rivals

Is this the new Green Day.



Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 6, $20.



Immaculate Machine, House & Parish

Off-duty pornographers.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $8.



Jean-Michel Pilc

The Parisian pianist has helped change the face of modern European jazz.

Check out why today.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592;12:30, $24.50.



Monday, November 12



The Pipettes, Nicole Atkins & The Sea, Monster Bobby

Like Phil Spector, without all of the shooting.



Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. (at Lexington Ave.), 212-777-6800; 7:30, $18.50/$20.



Cass McCombs, Ariel Pink

All over the maps.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $13/$15.



Jerome Sabbagh Quartet

The tenor saxophonist opens for Joe Pesci and Robert de Niro. You know, they’re screening Goodfellas tonight.



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 8, $5.



Busdriver, Antimc, Daedelus, Beans

Punk/hip hop hybrids Antimc and Busdriver rub elbows with fellow Los Angelino, experimentalist Daedelus, and globetrotting punk-reggae band Beans.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $12.



Tuesday, November 13



Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Quentin Stoltzfus (Formerly of Mazarin)

They’re so 2005.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15/$17.



Battles, White Williams

Mathlete rock.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7, $20.



Cassandra Wilson

Get ready for that deep, soulful voice—it’s hard to resist (despite the hefty price).



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $55.



Wednesday, November 14



Dashboard Confessional, Augustana, John Ralston

Middle-aged emo.



Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd S. (at Lexington Ave.), 212-777-6800; 7, $28.



Jaguar Club, Boy Genius, Bridges & Powerlines, Elizabeth Harper and the Matinee

They’ve got a hell of a secret handshake.



Pianos, 158 Ludlow St. (at Stanton St.), 212-505-3733; 8, $8.



Broken Social Scene plays Kevin Drew’s “Spirit If”

More pieces of the social scene.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $25.

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Wednesday, October 31



Apes & Androids, Totally Michael, Andrew Andrew

For some people, it never stops being Halloween.



Volume, 29 Wythe St., 212-561-5985; 10, free (rsvp: going.com/ripped).



The Giraffes, Hopewell, Mancino, Goes Cube

Long-necked hardcore surf-punk.



Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 8, $10.



Ryan Adams & The Cardinals

Country-LEStern.



Hammerstein Ballroom , 311 W. 34th St. (at 8th Ave.), 212-307-7171; 7, $75.



?uestlove

How many people can back the Roots, Al Green and Hank Williams Jr.?



Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel (Hiroween), 363 W. 16th St. (at 9th Ave.), 212-242-4300; 9, $10.



AIDS Wolf, Old Time Relijun, USAISAMONSTER, Aa, High Places

No, the ironic mullets aren’t part of the costume.



Silent Barn, 915 Wyckoff Ave. (at Hancock St.), Qns/B’klyn, no phone; 8, $tba.



Thursday, November 1



Figurines, Dappled Cities

Indie Hummel rock.



Mercury Lounge,  217 E. Houston St. (corner Ave A & Houston), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $12.



Rogue Wave, Port O’Brien, Tiny Vipers

When we say “Shins-lie,” we mean it the best way possible.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $14/$16.



The Thermals

Hardly art, hardly garbage.



Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 8, $17.



Carl Creighton, Rachel Epp

Singing songwriters.



Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston St. (at Attorney St.), 212-674-9308; 9, free.



The Decemberists, Laura Viers

Non-angry folk-inflected pop meets epic progressive rock.



Terminal 5, 610 W 56th St. (at 11th St.), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $35.



Friday, November 2



Superdrag

Seriously, though, who sucked it out?



The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $20/$23.



Lyrics Born, Rue Melo

Bay Area MC-producer Lyrics Born brings his West Coast style Eastward.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8:30, $20.



Bob Mould

Husker solo.



Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 7:30, $20.



Rosa Passos

The last time the Brazilian bossa nova chanteuse was in town she sold out Carnegie Hall… get there early.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30, $30.



Saturday, November 3



No Neck Blues Band

Collective insanity.



Club Midway, 25 Avenue B (betw. 2nd & 3rd Sts.), 212-253-2595; 8, $10.



The Fiery Furnaces, Pit Er Pat

Brother, sister, rock.



Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St. (at 9th Ave.), 212-242-4300; 8:30 $20.



Say Hi, The Velvet Teen

They said bye to “your mom.”



Knitting Factory (Main Space), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $10/$12.



Lucero, Bobby Bare Jr., Whiskey & Co.

Punktry.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 7, $15.



David Rogers

African textures in his Imaginary Homeland.



Night & Day Room at Bisquit BBQ, 250 5th Ave. (at Carol St.), B’klyn, 718-399-2161; 8; $10.



Whirling Dervishes

Truly devotional music & dance from the legendary Istanbul-based group.



Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 212-997-1003; 8, $25-$45.



Sunday, November 4



Band of Horses, The Drones

Beginning to cease to begin.



Terminal 5, 610 W 56th St. (at 11th St.), 212-260-4700; 7, $18.



3 Cohens

The family that jazzes together, stays together.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $25.



Williamsburg Live Songwriters Competition

If you can sing and you can write, you can also listen.



Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. (at Meeker), B’klyn, 718-609-0484; 8, free.



Monday, November 5



Blue Cheer, Mantra, Awesome Color

Colorful metal.



Knitting Factory (Main Space), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 9:30, $12/$15.   



Matt Pond PA, Jesca Hoop

Matt Pond NYC.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 9, $15.



Chicha Libre

Recreating the psychedelic folk-rock of Peru—just for Brooklyn.



Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 9:30, $10.



Tuesday, November 6



The Warlocks, Darker My Love

Male witch rock.



Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $15.



Tirtha: Vijay Iver, Prasanna & Nitin Mitta

Bollywood meets Jazz and Jimi Hendrix.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $20.



Count Basie Orchestra

The maestro’s legacy lives on…



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30, $35.



Wednesday, November 7



The Black Angels, A Place to Bury Strangers, Spindrift

They sure like them some Velvet Underground. Yeah, yeah, join the club.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $14.



Soft, The Sky Drops, Trentalange

Soft-shoe gazing.



Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $6.



Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, High Places, To Bad Catholics

Painfully solo synth rock.   



Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 10:30, $8.



Pylon, Antietam, The New Sound of Numbers, Great Lakes

Elephant 6 and friends.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $12.



Grizzly Bear

Lofiindieantifreakfolkrock.



Virgin Megastore Union Square, 52 E. 14th St. (at Broadway); 6:30, free.

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Wednesday, October 24



The Shins, Vetiver

Indie rock your mother can—and probably does—love.



Terminal 5, 610 W 56th St. (at 11th St.), 212-260-4700; 7, $39.50.



The New Pornographers, Emma Pollock (from The Delgados), Benjy Ferree

Hey Emma, wanna join a supergroup? They probably get dental.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $25.



Jazz & Blues Jam Session

Yep, it’s still going on despite the odds. If you got the chops, join the party. And yes, the ferry runs all night.



Adobe Blues, 63 Lafayette St., Staten Island, 718-2583; 9, no cover.



Mostly Other People Do The Killing

The question is, how drunk were these jazz cats when they came up with this name?



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), Brooklyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5.



Thursday, October 25



Shout Out Louds, Johnossi, Nico Vega

Don’t call it a comeback. Or do. Whatever.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $16.



Kyp Malone (of TV on the Radio), Sic Alps, Skeletons & The Girl Faced Boys

On holiday from Cookie Mountain.



Death By Audio, 49 South 2nd Street (between Wythe & Kent), Williamsburg, no phone; 8, $TBA.



Saxon Shore, Epstein, My Best Fiend, The Art of Shooting

Post-Roman Empire rock.



Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 7, $10.



Coheed & Cambria

Saga rock. And, yes, it really only costs 92 cents.



Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. (at Lexington Ave.), 212-777-6800; 7, $0.92.



The Avengers, Pansy Division

Captain America punk.



Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8:30, $10.



Fred Ho & Afro-Asian Music Ensemble

And you never thought this kind of jazz combination was ever going to happen.



Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th St.), 212-545-7536; 8:30; $ 25.



Friday, October 26



Drive By Truckers

Play Skynryd! Unironically!



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $25/$27.



Morrissey

Someone’s gotta lead the tormentors.



Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W. 34th St. (at 8th Ave.), 212-307-7171; 8, $65.



The Detroit Cobras, Les Sans Culottes, Gay Blades, The Ettes

Bleach blond soul.   



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (corner Ave A & Houston), 212–260–4700; 8, $15.



Saturday, October 27



The Go! Team, Effi Briest

Cheerleader rock.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8:30, $15.



Danzig

Runs his own comic company, is contemplating a “dark blues” album with Jerry Cantrell, probably wants to kick your ass.



Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 8, $32.50.



Stanley Clarke

The legendary bassist plays & signs his new disc, The Toys of Men.



J&R Music World, 23 Park Row, 800-806-1115; 12:30 PM; free.



Bob De Vos Trio

Blues & a fine Hammond B-3.



Virgin Megastore, 1540 Broadway (at 45th St.), 212-921-1020; 6, free.



Bob Kaiser & Friends

The local saxophonist and serial jammer runs the music tonight.



Adobe Blues, 63 Lafayette St., Staten Island; 718-2583; 11, no cover.



Sunday, October 28



Boris, Damon & Naomi, Michio Kurihara


Doom metal—with sludgy tendencies.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15/$17.



Rufus Reid, Amy London, Roni Ben-Hur, Kj Denhert

Get in line, buy a bagel and enjoy the musical smorgasbord.



Virgin Megastore, 14th St. & Broadway, 212-598-4666; noon, free.



Johnny Legend

The legend returns from his Florida exile to reclaim his name on the pop charts—or wherever his insanely cinematic rockabilly is recognized. It’s getting close to Halloween, so wear your favorite Mexican wrestling mask.



Academy Annex, 96 N. 6th St. (betw. Berry & Wythe Sts.), B’klyn, 718-218-8200, no cover.



Monday, October 29



Damo Suzuki (of Can), Special Guests

Rock ’n’ roll’s most progressive networker.



Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $12/$15.



Tanya Kalmanovitch Quartet

She’s Canadian, and she can sure play that fiddle



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St., Brooklyn; 718-789-2762; 8, $5.



Tuesday, October 30



The Weakerthans, The Last Town Chorus, Jim Bryson

Four to six-piece indie rock—depending on the Canadian exchange rate.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7, $15.



David Hazeltine

With the Jazz Improv convention there are many great cats in town… this performance will also be broadcast on WBGO.



J&R Music World, 23 Park Row, 800-806-1115; 4, free.



Mokijam

Jazz with Zappa and Steely Dan influences… go figure



Virgin Megastore, 1540 Broadway (at 45th St.), 212-921-1020; 6, free.



Ralph Stanley, Hazel Dickens, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Did you say bluegrass? You got it…



Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 212-997-1003; 8, $30-$40.



Andy Bey

Your chance to discover the talented pianist.



J&R Music World, 23 Park Row, 800-806-1115; 12:30, free.



Charlemagne, Baby Teardrops, Batorats, Nikki Shapiro

Eighth century King of Franks turned singer-songwriter. A man of many, pointy hats.



The Delancey Lounge, 168 Delancey St. (betw, Clinton & Attorney), 212-254-9920; 7, $6.





Wednesday, October 31




The B-52s, The Rapture

The opening act already sounds more dated than The B-52s—whose fab new songs are catchy enough to lure in one more young audience dreaming of roaming on to glamour professions. Also, it’s Halloween and The Cramps aren’t playing, and you have do something until the real craziness starts after midnight.



Roseland, 239 West 52nd (B’way & 8th), 212-247-0200, 7:30, $45.75.

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Wednesday, October 10



PJ Harvey

Joan Crawford on acid—all grown up.



Beacon Theatre, 2124 B’way (at W. 74th St.), 212-496-7070; 8, $35.



The Donnas, Donita Sparks & The Stellar Moments, The Switches

They’re all named Donna. What else are you gonna call your band?



Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 8, $17/$20.



Black Mountain, Cave Singers, Gowns

Drug references? Not these guys.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $12.



The Ravonettes, Nicole Atkins & The Sea, Gliss

The ’60s by way of the ’90s, by way of the ’50s.



Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, $15.



Fazioli Piano Marathon

In celebration of Thelonious Monk’s 90th, a bevy of pianists step into his shoes—performers include Geri Allen, Helio Alves, Luis Perdomo and a whole lot more.



World Financial Plaza Winter Garden, Battery Park City, no phone; 5, free.



Thursday, October 11



The National, St. Vincent

When you’ve got a guy named Sufjan guesting on your record, you’re pretty much set.



Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. (betw. 11th and 12th Aves.), no phone; 7, $20/$25.



Rahim, Division Day, Ravens & Chimes

When people say “spazzy,” they mean it in the nicest way possible.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 7:30, $8.



!!! (chik chik chik), The Field, Scottie B

You would think that former members of the Popesmashers would take themselves more seriously.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $20.



Jacky Terrasson

Piano solo a la francais.



Symphony Space, 2537 B’way (at 95th St.), 212-864-5400; 8, $25.



Sara Gazarek

The young vocalist blurs the line between pop and jazz even further—Norah Jones is not the only one at it…



Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 33 W. 60th St. (at B’way), 5th Fl., 212-258-9595; 11, $10.



Friday, October 12



Enon, Frightened Rabbit

Pop noise.



Death By Audio, 49 S 2nd St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, no phone; 9, $6.



Nassima

Chaabi and Sufi music from the ambassador of Algerian music.



Symphony Space, 2537 B’way (at 95th St.), 212-864-5400; 8, $32 .



Hendrik Meurkens

The German-born harmonica player doesn’t play beer songs, instead doing some serious Brazilian-inspired tunes.



Bar Next Door, 129 MacDougal St. (at W. 3rd St.), 212-529-5945; 9 & 11:15, $8.



Saturday, October 13



Oakley Hall, Yeasayer, Mike Wexler

New York folky band named for a mid-century novelist. Not exactly Grand Ole Opry material.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8:30, $13/$15.



Of Montreal, Grand Buffet, Mgmt

Keep your pants on, kids. Seriously.



Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-777-6800; 7:30, $22.



Oneida, Simply Saucer, Alan Vega, Old Time Relijun

Started up a label called Brah Records. What’s not to love?



Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, free.



Queens of the Stone Age

Stoner-arena-rock.



Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 8, $40.



Hot Hot Heat, De Novo Dahl, Bedouin Soundclash

Happiness Ltd. Was luke luke warm.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 6, $20/$25.



A World Of Fiddles

Proving that fiddles have no borders, Middle Eastern, Swedish, Celtic and American players all share the stage tonight.



Symphony Space, 2537 B’way (at 95th St.), 212-864-5400; 8, $32.



Cyrus Chestnut Trio

When you got chops, you got chops. ‘Nuff said



Miller Theatre, 2960 B’way (at 116th St.); 212-854-7799; 8, $25.



Claudia Quintet

Classically-inspired jazz… but no Claudia.



Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St. (betw. Bleeker & W. 4th Sts.); 212-989-9319; 9 & 10:30, $10.



Sunday, October 14



1990s

The band, not the decade.



Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9, $10.



Voxtrot, The Little Ones, Pratique

A little bit of bloggy love goes a long way.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 7, $16/$18.



Gato Barbieri

Celebrating his 75th birthday



SOBs, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.); 212-243-4940; 8, $25.



Monday, October 15



British Sea Power, Stardeath and White Dwarfs

Watch out for stray bears.



Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9, $15.



Cloud Cult

Using the word “cult” in your name is just asking for it.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; tba, $12.



Ari Hoenig & Punk Bop

Inventive chops from the local drum star.



Smalls, 183 W. 10th St. (at 7th Ave.), 212-675-7369; 7:30, $20.



Brooklyn Jazz Underground Education Benefit

Come out and support PS 120’s music program, have a drink and enjoy great sounds from Sunny Jain, Alexis Cuadrado, Ted Poor and more…



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn; 718-789-8792; 8 & 9:30, $10.



Tuesday, October 16



The Rosebuds, Dean & Britta, The Most Serene Republic, Miracle Fortress, The Shaky Hands, Bon Iver

Rocking out in that old married couple kind of way.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7, $16.



Arturo O’ Farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

Improv conga!



Symphony Space, B’way (at 95th St.), 212-864-5400; 8, $30.



R.A. the Rugged Man, Pete Rock, Scienz of Life and others


Rap’s first demented white boy, RA the Rugged Man joins legendary hip-hop producer Pete Rock and other underground heavyhitters.



Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $10.


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Wednesday, October 3



Georgie James, Twin Thousands, Spectacular Bird

Neither Q nor U.



Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 8, $10.



Boris, Damon & Naomi, Michio Kurihara

Japanese for doom metal



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 9, $15/$17.



Tigercity, Stylofone

As ironic as they want to be.



Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, free.



Secret Machines

Robots in disguise.



The Annex, 152 Orchard St. (betw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.), 212-673-3410; 8:30, $15.



Bloc Party, Tokyo Police Club, Smoosh

Toured with Panic! At the Disco, but try not to judge them too harshly.



Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 8, $37.50.



Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet

Jazz guitar with style; he even has a pianist whose last name is Versace.



Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 B’way (at W. 51st St.) 212-582-2121; 8 & 10, $25.



Thursday, October 4



The Good Life, Luke Temple, Erie Choir

Straight outta Omaha.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.



Tango Reflections Trio

Thinking man’s tango.



Americas Society, 680 Park Ave. (at E. 68th St.), 212-277-8659; 7, free.



Friday, October 5



The Blow, High Places, Saturday Looks Good To Me

Performance art, meet indie rock.



Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-777-6800; 8, $15.



Diplo

Herbivorous dinosaur-based DJing from Philly.



Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St. (at 9th Ave.), 212-242-4300; 10, $20.



The Roots

Progressive hip-hop. Prog pop?



Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 7, $39.50.



Melvins, Big Business, A Purge of Dissidents

Did Kurt Cobain ever try out for your band?



The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $20.



Minus the Bear

Hands down one of the best ever after for B.J. and the Bear.



Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 8, $18.50/$20.



George Wein

The guy who created the JVC and Newport Jazz Festivals steps out of backstage and takes on the piano to celebrate his 82nd with the Newport All-Stars.



Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 33 W. 60th St. (at B’way), 5th Fl., 212-258-9595; 7:30 & 9:30, $35.



Alex Kontorovich

He’s ready with Deep Minor.



Smalls, 183 W. 10th St. (at 7th Ave.), 212-252-5091; 7:30, $20.



Saturday, October 6



Japanther, My Disco

Synchronized swimming is way punk.



Death By Audio, 49 S 2nd St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), Brooklyn, no phone; 8, price tba.



Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Blonde Redhead, Les Savy Fav, Wild Light

These guys are gonna be big, I bet.



Randall’s Island, 212-307-7171; 3:30, $39.50.



Mark Murphy

Ella Fitzgerald once called him her “equal.” Will he sing “A Tisket, A Tasket?”



Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 B’way (at W. 51st St.) 212-582-2121; 8 & 10; $30.



Dafnis Prieto

Michel Camilo’s Cuban-born drummer leads his Absolute Quintet.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30, $30.



Sunday, October 7



Billy Drummond

The NYU professor plays—while his fellow colleagues sip their Bloody Marys…



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30 & 2:30, $24.50.



Monday, October 8



The Helio Sequence, Benzos, Kill The Lights, Sleeping States

Heads in the clouds, eyes on the shoes.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7, $10/$12.



Sunset Rubdown, Johnny and the Moon, Magic Weapon

Another side of Wolf.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $15/$17.



The Pipettes, Monster Bobby

Girl group 2.0.



The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 7:30, $18.50/$20.



High on Fire, Mono, Panthers, Coliseum

Stoner. Doom. Metal.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $20/$25.



Larry Vuckovich

Check out what he has to say about the San Francisco Street Scene.



Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 33 W. 60th St. (at B’way), 5th Fl., 212-258-9595; 7:30 & 9:30, $30.



Mike Moreno

The local guitarist’s birthday, so buy a CD so he can afford the cake.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 &10:30, $10.



Tuesday, October 9



Pinback, MC Chris

Much loved indie rockers and a guy best known for playing an animated spider

in a diaper.



Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 8, $20.



Chango Spasiuk

For all the Argentine accordion lovers out there.



Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue (at 68th St.), 212-277-8359; 7, free (reservations required).



Martial Solal

It’s his 80th! Toast the legendary Frenchman as he plays solo piano all week.



The Village Vanguard, 178 7th Ave. S. (at 11th St.), 212-255-4037; 9 & 11, $35.



Loudon Wainwright III, Leon Redbone

If you want to see why his kids love to sing about him, here’s your chance. Oh yeah, and he has that Knocked Up soundtrack.



Symphony Space, , 2357 B’way (at 95th St.), 212-864-5400; 8, $45.

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Wednesday, September 26

John Vanderslice, Bishop Allen
He’s sort of the new Phil Spector, only with a solo career, instead of shooting people.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.

Beirut, Balkan Beat Box,NY Gypsy All-Stars
The gypsies and the New Mexican.

Delacorte Theater, Central Park, enter at W. 81st St. at CPW or E. 79th St. at 5th Ave., 212-967-7555; 7, $26.

Thurston Moore,Christina Carter
Solo Youth.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $17.

Secret Machines
About as secret as Sonic’s youth.

The Annex, 152 Orchard St. (betw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.), 212-673-3410; 8:30, $15.

Cinematic Orchestra
Electronic music with honest-to-god drums and basses.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $22/$25.

Scott Feiner
He dropped the guitar, moved to Rio and picked up the pandeiro—way to go.

Smalls, 183 W. 10th St. (at 7th Ave.), 212-252-5091; 9 & 10:30, $20.

Thursday, September 27

The Teddybears, Holy Hail
The softer, cuddlier side of post-grindcore.

Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St. (at 9th Ave.), 212-242-4300; 10, free.

Rocky Votolato,Portugal the Man
The kind of gentle country-folk you’d expect of an ex-punker from Frost, TX.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384-7112; 7:30, $12.

Devendra Banhart, Matteah Baim-Death’s Groove
Nothing like some all-ages freak folkin’.

Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom, 311 W. 34th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-307-7171; 9, $35.

Medeski, Martin & Wood
You got jazz-funk in my funk-jazz.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $30.

Michael Adkins Three-Way Mirror
Subtle musical textures made around the bandleader’s saxophone, which goes well with your third drink.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5.

Friday, September 28

Matt Pond PA, Jesca Hoop
Nope, he hasn’t lived in PA for a few years.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.

The Lucksmiths, Ladybug Transistor, Still Flyin’
Lots of Aussie wordplays—sort of like a Foster’s commercial for smart people.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 6, $12/$14.

+/- {Plus Minus}, Mools
Math-rock in name only.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 11, $10.

Okkervil River, Damien Jurado
Formed in New Hampshire by way of Texas. How many bands can say that?

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7, $20.

Ellegua
Call-and-response. Response.

Symphony Space, Broadway at 95th St., 212-864-5400; 8, $27.

Avery Sharpe Trio
Don’t you love when the bass player is the leader of the band? So do I.

Cachaça, 35 W. 8th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-388-9099; 9, 11 & 1:30 a.m., $20.

Chris Garneau
Signed to a label called Absolutely Kosher records, but he performs on the Sabbath. How Kosher is that?

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30, $15.

Saturday, September 29

Kaiser Chiefs, White Rabbits, Datarock
Yeah? How many times have you been short-listed for the Mercury Prize?

Beacon Theater, 2124 B’way (at W. 74th St.), 212-496-7070; 8, $37.

Magnolia Electric Co., The Watson Twins
Indie-rock’s best-loved unibrow.

Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St., 212-777-6800; 8, $15.

E.S.T.
Metal fans love them just as much as jazz folk do.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30, $30.

Sunday, September 30

Akron/Family, Bob Log III, Megafaun & Greg Davis
Brooklyn apartment rock.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $15.

Mary Weiss, The Swingin’ Neckbreakers, The Black Hollies, Eli Paperboy Reed & The True Loves, 
Mighty Fine
The leader of the pack.

Magnetic Field, 97 Atlantic Ave., B’klyn, 718-834-0069; 11 p.m., free.

Iron & Wine
Whisper-core.

Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 212-997-1003; 8, $28.50.

Animal Collective, Tickley Feather
Sweet, sweet jam.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $20.

Patrick Wolff Trio
The young saxophonist is single-handedly changing the face of local jazz-fusion.

Louis 649, 649 E. 9th St. (at Ave. C), 212-673-1190; 9, free.

Monday, October 1

The Mountain Goats, Bowerbirds
Now with fidelity.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $18.

Two Gallants, Blitzen Trapper
Southern rock from Nor. Cal.

Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St., 212-777-6800; 7, $17.

Jaleel Shaw
Alto sax with a pedigree.

Louis 649, 649 E. 9th St. (at Ave. C); 212-673-1190; 9, free.

Kneebody
Experimental jazz with a funky California edge. Whatever.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5.

Tuesday, October 2

Man Man
Weird-core.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7:30, $16/$18.

Jean Michel Pilc Trio
All new! Now with New York drummer Ari Hoenig!

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $15.

Fabian Zone Trio
The masters return.

John Birks Gillespie Auditorium in the NYC Baha’i Center, 53 E. 11th St. (at University Pl.), 212-674-8998; 8 & 9:30, $15.

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Wednesday, September 19

Nick Lowe, Holmes Brothers, Ollabelle
What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding? Damn you and your perpetual poignancy, Nick Lowe.

7 World Trade Center Park (at Greenwich & Vesey Sts.); 8, free.

The Black Lips, Selmanaires, Imaginary Icons
Leave your pet chicken at home.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $15.

Kings of Leon, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Manchester Orchestra
Southern rock—from the South.

Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave. (betw. 50th & 51st Sts.), 212-307-7171; 8, $35.

Secret Machines
Who will progress the prog rock?

The Annex, 152 Orchard St. (betw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.), 212-673-3410; 8:30, $15.

The Sea and Cake
Post-jazz, post-rock, post-hiatus.

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 9, $20.

Sachal Vasandani
No, it’s not Bollywood night; Vasandani is often called a “male Norah Jones” both for his Indian roots and his vocal approach towards pop-inflected, hummable jazz.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $20.

Marcus Strickland
The local saxophonist releases his new CD, Open Reel Deck.

Zinc Bar, 90 W. Houston St. (at LaGuardia Pl.), 212-477-8337; 9, 11 & 12:30 a.m., $10.

Thursday, September 20

Beirut, Fifth Veil
Freemasonry and indie-rock, together at last.

Brooklyn Masonic Temple, 317 Clermont Ave. # 4, B’klyn, 718-638-1256; 6:30, $24.99.

Apples in Stereo, Aqueduct
Non-Pythagorean rock ‘n’ roll.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9, $14.

A Place to Bury Strangers, Die Romantik, The Most Serene Republic, The Blacks
Yes, they do go up to 11.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $10.

Roy Ayers
The acid jazz pioneer and musical globetrotter comes back to town after a 3-year absence to release his new DVD, All Over The World. Catch him before he flies off to Paris
once again.

S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 8, $25.

Friday, September 21

Spank Rock
Come for the iPods, stay for the electro-party rap.

Apple Store (Midtown), 59th St. at Park Ave.; 11:45 p.m., free.

Static of the Gods, Life In Bed, Bear Hands
Wicked pisser power-pop.

Club Midway, 25 Ave. B (betw. 2nd & 3rd Sts.), 212-253-2595; 11, $5.

The Chemical Brothers
Back with some more block-rockin’ beats.

Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W. 34th St. (at 8th Ave.), 212-307-7171; 6:30, $39.50/$45.

Gruff Rhys
Less furry, still super.

Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St. (at 9th Ave.), 212-242-4300; 7, $15/$18.

Heavy Trash (Jon Spencer, Matt Verta-Ray), Powersolo
The Jon Spencer rockabilly explosion.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 8, $12.

Jay and The Americans
The Brooklyn-born band made a career by reshaping Broadway tunes into a pop context; today, pop tunes become shows…

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $34.

Saturday, September 22

Les Savy Fav, Parts and Labor, S Process
They just want to be your friend.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8:30, $20.

Mystery Jets, Aeroplane Pageant
Aircraft-themed indie-rock.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; TBA, $13/$15.

Junior Brown
Showing what one can do with a steel guitar with a mix of blues, rock and yes, some country music…in Manhattan!

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 11:30, $25.

Wadada Leo Smith’s Seven
Smith showcases brand new work specially created for this year’s FONT, taking place in various venues around town.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $20.

Chemical Brothers, Ladytron
Time to feel like it’s still summer in the pool with an unlikely pairing that may just blow your mind.

McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer (betw. Driggs & Bayard Sts.), B’klyn, www.made-event.com; 5, $44.

Sunday, September 23

SubHumans, World/Inferno Friendship Society, Toxic Narcotic
Yep, the British one.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 6:30, $12.

Hair 40th Anniversary
Hippies young and old come together to celebrate the age of Aquarius and sing along to “Sodomy.”

The Delacorte Theater in Central Park (W. 81st St. & Central Park West), 212-533-260-2400; 7, free.

Monday, September 24

Björk, Klaxons
Still Iceland’s second-highest grossing export, behind fishing.

Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 8, $50.50.

Thurston Moore, Christina Carter
Rumored Son of Lee Marvin—also in some band called Sonic…something…

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9, $17.

Jeremy Pelt
The young NY-based trumpeter shows off his chops at this CD release concert.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $10.

Tuesday, September 25

Turbonegro
Got erection? They do.

Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 9, $22.50.

Luciana Souza, Carmen Consoli
Brazilian jazz meets Sicilian folk-rock on this alfresco night in the park.

The Delacorte Theater in Central Park (W. 81st St. & Central Park West), 212-533-260-2400; 7, free.

Naylor
The vocalist features her “acoustic smashes,” which consists of singing the words of a jazz tune to the music of a jazz standard. Sort of what Borat did with the National Anthem.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $20.

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Wednesday, September 12



Secret Machines

First wave intact, sure—the second wave is looking a bit shakier, unfortunately.



The Annex, 152 Orchard St. (betw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.), 212-673-3410; 8:30, $15.



Palomar, Eagle Seagull, Taxi Taxi

Three ladies and a dude on drums. I like those odds.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 7:30, $8.





Thursday, September 13



Jamie T

The 21-year-old beat out Thom Yorke and Jarvis Cocker to win NME’s best solo artist. Watch your celibate ass, Morrissey.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.



A.R.E. Weapons, Golden Triangle

They’re angry about something…



Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 8, $10.



Edsel Gomez & Dave Samuels

The Grammy-nominated pianist shares the bill with the legendary percussionist; look forward to jazz with a lovely Latin vibe.



Cachaça, 35 W. 8th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-388-9099; 9,11 & 1 a.m., $20.



Bob Kaiser & Friends

The veteran saxophonist leads a New Orleans-style jam session at his weekly residence. Check ferry schedule if you want to join: it’s in Staten Island.



R.H. Tuggs, 1115 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, 718-447-6369; 7 & 10, no cover.



Friday, September 14



Patti Smith & Her Band

Finally, the music world’s cries for a Tears for Fears cover by Patti Smith have been answered.



Beacon Theater, 2124 B’way (at W. 74th St.), 212-496-7070; 7, $25.



Interpol, Cat Power, Liars

$40 tickets for a Madison Square Garden show? Come on, show a little support for your local struggling indie band.



Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 8, $39.50.



Longwave, The Dead Trees, Eagle Seagull, The Shackeltons

Any band with a video starring a singing stuffed rabbit is OK in my book.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $12.



The Walkmen, The Subjects

Did a track-by-track cover of a Harry Nilsson record. Why? Because they freakin’ could.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $20/$22.



Kirsten Price With Ian Axel

The British-born soul singer crosses the pond just to showcase music from her debut CD.



Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 7, $12.



Underworld, James Holden

Soulful techno in the afternoon.



Centeral Park, Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St. (at Fifth Ave.); www.made-event.com; 4:30, $50.



Wu Li

Jam-based funky music from local musicians who refuse to be called a jazz band. Go figure.



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5.



Saturday, September 15



Noisettes, Turbo Fruits

More proof that buzz is quickly becoming England’s most profitable export.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8:30, $15.



Alma

DJ True and percussionist Miller Cruz have been among the strongest advocates of Brazilian music in town. Tonight they release their new CD, spinning music all night long.



Green Fairy Garden, Pier 17, South Street Seaport, no phone; 9, $10.



GZA, Jamie Lidell

I tried calling myself The Genius, too. Couldn’t really pull it off.



McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer St. & Bedford Ave., B’klyn, no phone; 5:30, $19.



Local H

1996! On a Boat!



Rocks Off Concert Cruises, 23rd St. and FDR Drive, 212-571-3304; 5, $20.



His Name Is Alive

OK, so the name is kind of Jesus, but you’ve got to love anyone who puts out an album called I Had Sex With God.



The Annex, 152 Orchard St. (betw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.), 212-673-3410; 7, $12.



Girl Talk, Dan Deacon, White Williams

Keep your shirt on. Or don’t. Whatever.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 5:30, $20.



Terence Blanchard

The New Orleans-born trumpeter releases A Tale of God’s Will: A Requiem for Katrina, his rage-filled jazz masterpiece.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30, $30.



Sunday, September 16



Apples in Stereo, Aqueduct, The Old Soul

Popping your brains out.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 7:30, $14/$16.



Roni Ben-Hur

The Israeli-born guitarist and educator continues to break barriers in modern jazz—get some brunch as you check his sound out for yourself.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30pm & 2:30pm, $24.50.



New York World Festival

SummerStage showcases the last performances of the season (you thought it was over, didn’t you?) with music from the

Mediterranean, featuring oud maestro Hassan Hakmoun, Orquestre de Tanger and much more…



Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St. (at Fifth Ave.), 212-360-2756; 1pm, free.



Monday, September 17



The Hold Steady, Old 97′s, Illinois

Of The Nanny Diaries soundtrack fame. If you must have a pop culture reference point.



7 World Trade Center Park, Greenwich & Vesey Sts.; 8, free.



Anna Mette Iversen Quartet

The classically trained bassist opens the evening, which also features a screening of The Third Man.



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 8, $5.



Tuesday, September 18



M. Ward, Victoria Williams, McCarthy Trenching


Put out a record called Post-War, last year. Nice try.



7 World Trade Center Park, Greenwich & Vesey Sts.; 8, free.



The Black Lips, The Selmanaires

Flower punk.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.



The Aliens, Augie March

The post-Beta band.



Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 7, $15.



Bebel Gilberto, Forro In The Dark

Last time she was in town, Gilberto was still recovering from an injury to her foot. Now she can prance on stage with no paramedics on call.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $27.50.



Judi Silvano

The acclaimed vocalist releases her new CD, Women’s Work. And no, there are no songs on doing the laundry on Friday night, just in case you’re wondering. What is this, the 1950s?



Sweet Rhythm, 88 7th Ave. S. (betw. Bleecker & Grove Sts.), 212-255-3626; 8 & 9:30, $15.


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Wednesday, September 5



Arctic Monkeys, The Coral

Enough hype to fill up Central Park? Just about.



Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St. at Fifth Ave., 212-360-2756; 5, $32.50.



Sunburned Hand of the Man

Because the name Shit Spangled Banner never really caught on with the American public. Who knew?



Death By Audio, 49 S 2nd St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, no phone; 8, $8.



Peter Bjorn and John

They used to have commas in their name, but dropped them because punctuation is for suckers.



Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9, $20.



Against Me!, Matt & Kim, David Dondero

Anarchist punk, because regular punk is, like, way too structured.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 7, $15/$17.



An Albatross, Shock Cinema

The put out records called Eat Lightning, Shit Thunder. What, you wanted your eardrums intact?



Spiegeltent, South Street Seaport, (at Pier 17), 646-775-2880; 11:30, $25.



Blues & Jazz Jam

House band The Wolfpack leads the session tonight; you can also join in, if you have the chops.



Adobe Blues, 63 Lafayette St., Staten Island; 718-720-2583; 9, free.



Wolfgang Muthspiel

The Austrian-born guitarist makes a stop in town to release his new CD, Bright Side.



Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 B’way (at W. 51st St.) 212-582-2121; 8 & 10, $25.



Thursday, September 6



The One AM Radio, Lymbyc System, Montag

As dreamy pop as his name might lead you to believe.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 7:30, $10.



Al di Meola

The Jersey-born guitar legend presents his World Sinfonia in a rare club appearance.



Blue Note, 131 W 3rd St., 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $35.



Friday, September 7



Von Bondies

Maybe still be best known for being punched in the face by Jack White. Still, there are much lamer claims to fame.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $12/$14.



Damien Rice

His collaboration with co-vocalist Lisa Hannigan “has run its creative course.” Oh, snap.



Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 6, $44.50.



Aloha, Bear Hands

Also Clevelandese for indie-rock. Who knew?



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 7:30, $10.



Editors, Biffy Clyro, Ra Ra Riot

Compared a lot to Joy Division and Echo & the Bunnymen. It’s about time someone brought that sound back.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 6, $25.



Jeff “Tain” Watts

The former Wynton Marsalis sideman leads the band with his expert drumsticks.



Cachaça, 35 W. 8th St.  (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.); 212-388-9099; 9, 11 & 1am, $20.



Saturday, September 8



Cloud Cult, Land of Talk

Kind of like a real cult, without all of the Kool-Aid.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.



Made Out Of Babies, Dalek, Clockcleaner, Despot, These Are Powers Noise-rock.

Finally a good use for babies.



East River Amphitheater, FDR Dr. (at Grand St.), 212-353-3315; 2pm, free.



Meat Puppets, The Comas

Kurt Cobain liked ‘em in the ’90s, so you did too.



Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 8, $20.



Modest Mouse, Love as Laughter

The band has finally answered fans’ cries for a former member of the Smiths and a big, empty pool.



McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer St. & Bedford Ave., B’klyn, no phone; 5, $40.



The Ditty Bops

Here’s hoping there are ample bike racks outside tonight.



The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 5:30, $20.



José Conde

All he has to do is grab the guitar and walk down the street to entertain his neighbors with his pop-inflected salsa.



Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 6; $10.



Piano Duo: Fred Hersch & Geoff Keezer

Hersch, a Grammy-awarded pianist, shares the stage with numerous ivory specialists this week; tonight it’s Keezer’s turn.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30; $30.



Sunday, September 9



Aesop Rock, Cage, Blockhead

Studying painting at Boston University. See, you can do something with an art degree.



The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; $20/$22, $20.



Jewzapalooza

Try not to be a schlemiel  and don’t miss this Chag Sameach. The schedule includes Dan Zanes, the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars and more. Gentiles are welcome, so don’t kvetch.



Riverside Park (at 72nd St.), no phone; noon, free.



Monday, September 10



The Frames, Brendan O’Shea & Michael Brunnock

Toured with Dylan in New Zealand and Australia. Take that, Crowded House.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $20.



Omer Avital Quintet

A frequent sideman with Avishai Cohen, tonight the bassist steps into the spotlight as a bandleader.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $20.



Tuesday, September 11



Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Am I the only one who liked their second record? Yeah, probably.



Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-777-6800; 8, $15/$17.



Ron Carter Trio, Christian Mc Bride Trio

Two shows for the price of  one this week, with a couple of the most prominent bandleaders of our time.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $35.



Kat DeLuna

What’s the 19-year-old Dominican singer “whining up” about?



S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 8; $15.

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Wednesday, August 29



VHS or BETA, Walter Meego

You Blu-ray, HD folks are missing the real issue here.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15/$18.



Meat Puppets, The Only Children, Oxford Collapse

Originally name Bastions of Immaturity—thankfully, they opted for a far more respectable moniker.



Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $20.



Northern State, Holy Hail, Palomar

White Jewish girls from New York doing the hip-hop thing? You know the hand of a Beastie Boy is in there somewhere.



Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7:30, $10.



O’Death, Death Vessel

Goth-country—it makes slightly more sense when you actually hear it.



Spiegeltent, South Street Seaport, (at Pier 17), 646-775-2880; 11:30, $20.



Anoushka Shankar, Karsh Kale, Jacques Schwarz-Bart

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of Global Rhythm Magazine, which you probably have only heard about now.



Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9Th & 10th Ave.), 212-414-5994; 9, $20.



Captain Ahab, Kochi Bi-Sexual, Abtract Artimus, Radio Shock

Electronic music and ironically misogynistic lyrics, together, at least. And anything bisexual sounds sexy, right?



Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036;  8, $6.



Thursday, August 30



Elijah B. Torn

Mixing up guitar and bass with that digital sampler into a jazz format.



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5 donation.



Mia Riddle and her band, The Binary Marketing Show

Just flew back from Europe, and boy are their xylophones tired.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 7:30, $8.



Friday, August 31



Langhorne Slim, Arizona

One time he got bit by a fox, and now he plays the blues. I hear that’s what happened to Robert Johnson.



Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 7, $12.



Ledisi

Jazz-inflected soul from the New Orleans diva, who celebrates the release of her new CD, Lost & Found.



Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Ave.), 212-414-5994; 8, $25.



Joshua Brown Quartet

The Canadian-born trombonist has found a home for his swinging sound in Manhattan.



Louis 649, 649 E. 9th St. (at Ave. C), 212-673-1190; 9:30, no cover.



Saturday, September 1



Acid Mothers Guru Guru, The Phantom Family Halo, USAISAMONSTER

Because the world needed another Acid Mothers offshoot.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $13.



Pini Shavit Trio

Inventive avant-garde jazz guitar by one of our own emerging talents.



Louis 649, 649 E. 9th St. (at Ave. C), 212-673-1190; 9:30, no cover.



Peter Bernstein Quartet

Check out one of the most prolific jazz guitarists (and serial collaborators) of his generation as he jams w/ pianist Brad

Mehldau.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30, $30.



Sunday, September 2



Sebadoh

We’re just waiting for the Folk Implosion reunion.



Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 6, $20.



Asa De Aguia, Jotaquest, Bruno & Marrone

Brazilians celebrate their independence day as the rest of the city leaves for The Hamptons.



Sixth Avenue, from 40th-57th Sts., 212-398-6464; noon-6pm, free.



Samba Jazz

Still craving some Brazilian music? Check out this quartet as they begin regular engagement in town.



Cachaça, 35 W. 8th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-388-9099; 9, 11 & 1am, $20.



Monday, September 3



Dinosaur Jr., Dr. Dog

It’s the second half of Lou Barlow’s reunion residency extravaganza.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $20.



Sofia Koutsovitis

She sings in English, Spanish and Portuguese—so you feel dumb.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $10.



Tuesday, September 4



Oakley Hall

It seems someone already snatched up the name Thomas and the Pynchons.



Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9, $10.



Patti Smith & Her Band

Jesus died for somebody’s sins—find out tonight.



Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 212-260-4700; 8, $35 (Sold Out).



Slavic Soul Party

Back to work again, but at least blow them blues away with some great acoustic Balkan music.



Barbes, 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 9, $10.

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Wednesday, August 22



Bunnybrains, Katie Eastburn, Dark Meat, Coyote

Musical anarchy, only, you know, less organized.



Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $7.



Dave Holland Sextet

The former Miles Davis sideman shows his chops as a bandleader at his residence in town.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; & 10:30, $35.



Thursday, August 23



The Giraffes, The Sundresses, Bang Lime, Juiced Elfers

Punk/metal—also, something about being shot in a leg by a fire marshal—but come on, how many Williamsburg bands haven’t tried that already?



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $10.



Aquabats

Costumed ska-punk—now with pot-bellies!



B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $15/$17.



Oscar Noriega Group

Nope, it’s not Latin Jazz, but some serious alternative improvised music.



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30; $5 donation.



Cuban Cowboys

The Caribbean-bred surf-rock is all rock guitars with a mambo groove.



Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. E. 4th St. & Astor Pl.), 212-967-7555;11:30; $ 12



Friday, August 24



Stereo Total, The Octopus Project

Multi-lingual electro-pop. Also, a bunch of people with wall sockets for faces.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $18/$20.



Action Painters, Vita Ruins, The Jaguar Club, Bear Hands

Bi-polar-power-pop.



Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $7.



Beach House, Papercuts, Tiny Vipers

Quaalude-pop.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 9, $10/$12.



Soft Parade

God doesn’t kill a Door, without creating a cover band.



B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 11, $9/$12.



Saturday, August 25



Pela, Elk City, The Jealous Girlfriends, Balthrop, Alabama

Bartender rock—make sure you leave a tip.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8:30, $13/$15.



A Place to Bury Strangers, Bell Hollow, Autodrone, The Sugar Report

When was the last time you had a good, long eardrum bleed?



Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112;  7, $8.



The Yardbirds, The Black Hollies

Beck, Page, Clapton? Who needs ‘em?



Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703;  9, $20/$25.



Banghra vs. Reggae Soundclash

DJ Rekha and percussionist Dave Sharma face of with legendary reggae DJ James Friedman.



Governor’s Island, 10 South St. (Slip 7), 212-219-9401; 1, free.



JC Hopkins Biggish Band

Sounds like it’s swing time once again.



Rodeo Bar & Grill 375 3rd Ave. (at 27th St.), 212-683-6500; 11, no cover.



Sunday, August 26



Early Man, At War, Merciless Death, Toxic Holocaust, Graveworm, Avenger of Blood, Devastator, BludWulf, Atakke

Metal, with the balls to write a song about a talking meatball.



Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723;  4, $20.



The Fiery Furnaces

Grandma solo!



Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd. Long Island City, Queens, 718-956-1819; 4, free



Monday, August 27



Hillary Duff

This one pretty much sells itself, right?



Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave. (betw. 50th & 51st Sts.), 212-307-7171; 8, $40.50-$80.50.



Matthew Shipp

Releasing his new CD, Piano Vortex.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $35.



Tuesday, August 28



Honorary Title

Listening to Bob Dylan doesn’t make you not emo—though it certainly doesn’t hurt.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7, $13/$15.



Earlimart

Named for a town they’re not from. The mind boggles.



Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30, $15.



Slightly Stoopid

They’ve been together for about 10 years now, which sounds like a smart thing concerning the size of their following.



Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St (at 5th ave.), no phone; 6, $35.

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Wednesday, August 15



Badly Drawn Boy

New disc is called Born in the UK, because their side of the Atlantic City didn’t have quite the same ring to it.



Spiegeltent, South Street Seaport, (at Pier 17), 646-775-2880; 10, $35.



Violins: From Classical To Gypsy

The violin is present in almost every musical genre, and here we have a taste of those various styles from musicians from MTA’s Music Under New York program—this time around, they’re not expecting your loose change.



Zucotti Park (betw. Broadway and Church St.), 212-835-2789; noon; free.



Afro Reggae

After showcasing their music at Summerstage, they play a full concert in town tonight, blending hip-hop, Brazilian and African beats.



Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $15.



Thursday, August 16



Martha Redbone

Check out this local R&B and soul vocalist before she begins performing at venues you can’t afford.



National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green (at State St.), 212-514-3700; 6, free.



8 Y Mas

One of the newest salsa bands in town joins the ever-growing local Latin music community.



Wagner Park, Battery Place (betw. West St. & 1st Place), 212-945-0505;7, free.



Friday, August 17



Big A little a, Mika Miko, Cause Co-Motion!, Shellshag, Hand Jobs

Noise rock, without the caps lock.



Death By Audio, 49 S 2nd St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), Brooklyn, no phone; 8, $8.



The Star Spangles, Cinema, Cinema, Mussels

Dropped by Capitol records—now that’s punk



Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7, $8.



The Nationals, The Forms, Takka Takka

Inspired by Dylan and Leonard Cohen, the Ohio-bred Nationals bring you the kind of American music you won’t listen to on the radio.



South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton St. (at South St.), 212-732-7678; 7, free.



Dan Brantigan’s Alt-Dbq

Juggling his time between being a working musician and a sound engineer, Brantigan occasionally finds the time to lead the band.



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5 donation.



John Vanderslice

Don’t even get this guy started on studio micing.



Sound Fix, 110 Bedford Ave. (at N. 11th St.), B’klyn, 718-388-8090; 7, free.



Saturday, August 18



Bishop Allen, Page France, Mobius Band, Locksley

Harvard rock.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $13/$15.



Office, The Teeth, The Capitol Years, Bell

So much for casual Saturdays.



Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $10.



Black Moth Super Rainbow

Try not being a psych band, with a name like that.



Sound Fix, 110 Bedford Ave. (at N. 11th St.), B’klyn, 718-388-8090; 3, free.



Simple Kid, Butane Variations

The recent followup to his debut album, 1, is called 2. Bet you didn’t see that coming.



Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $8.



25th Roots Of American Music Festival

A two day-long outdoor festival that includes rock, Irish jigs and much more; performers include Tom Paxton, Charlie Gracie & Rosemary Woods.



Lincoln Center South Plaza; 62 St. (behind New York State Theater), 212-875-5766; 3, free.



Larry Willis Quintet feat. Eddie Gomez

Never mind who’s the bandleader. Gomez always steals the show.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30, $25.

                   

Sunday, August 19



Rufus Wainwright

Did a cameo on “Absolutely Fabulous” and partied with one of G.W. Bush’s daughters in the same week. Now that’s rock ’n’ roll.



Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St. at Fifth Ave., 212-360-2756;  6:30, $37.50.



Duwayne Burnside & The Mississippi Mafia, John Lee Hooker, Jr, Big Time Sarah, Bernard Allison, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials

Join the yearly all-day blues and BBQ smorgasbord with this stellar lineup and don’t complain about the lines.



Hudson River Park pier 54 (at W. 26th St.), 212-627-2020; 2-9pm, free.



Ghostland Observatory, Yacht

Cape-wearing electro-rock. It’s your last chance to enjoy Jelly NYC’s summertime pool parties. So much for the slip ’n’ slide. And, yep, that means no more dodgeball.



McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer St. & Bedford Ave., B’klyn, 212-639-9675; 2, free.



Wolf Parade, Kyle Andrews

Every other band in Canada is just a side project.



Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 7, $20.



Monday, August 20



Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Mick Moloney & Friends

Jazz meets Klezmer and gypsy music tonight.



Lincoln Center, Josie Robertson Plaza, Columbus Ave. (at 64th St), 212-875-5766; 7, free.



Tuesday, August 21



The Riverboat Gamblers, Valient, Totimoshi, ASG

Warped Tour fodder.



Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $13.



The Comas, Sam Champion

Dream rock, for the nearly conscious.



Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7, $10/$12.



USAISAMONSTER, Dark Meat, Coyote, Katie Eastburn

Will not rest, until they’ve destroyed rock ‘n roll.



Silent Barn (aka Raven’s Den) 915 Wyckoff Ave. (at Hancock St.), Qns/B’klyn, no phone; 8, $TBA.



The Format, Piebald, Steel Train, Reuben’s Accomplice

Soundtrack ready alternative.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 6, $15/$17.



Jeff “Tain” Watts Quartet

The veteran jazz drummer has been one of the greatest innovators in his instrument, and even after 20 years he continues to reinvent himself.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $25.




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Wednesday, August 8



Beastie Boys

They can’t, they won’t, and they don’t stop.



Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St. at Fifth Ave., 212-360-2756; 5:30, $51.



The Cannonbal Legacy Band

The great Cannonball Adderley lives on through the efforts of drummer Louis Hayes.



Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.),212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $25.



Thursday, August 9



The Cribs, White Rabbits, Foreign Islands

Identical twins are the new punk rock.



Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.



Daft Punk, The Rapture, Sebastian, Kavinsky

Here’s hoping, for the sake of the robots, that it doesn’t rain.



KeySpan Park, 1904 Surf Ave. (at W. 19th St.), B’klyn, 718-449-8497; 7, $47.50.



Say Hi To Your Mom, Benzos

Wrote an entire record about vampires.  How can you hate that?



Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8:30, $8.



The Hold Steady, The Big Sleep, Teenage Prayers

Recorded a cover of “Take Me out to the Ball Game” for the Twins’ seventh inning stretch, so they

can pretty much die happy.



Prospect Park Bandshell (Prospect Park West & 9th St.), Park Slope, Brooklyn, 7, $3 donation.



Friday, August 10



Les Sans Culottes, The Mishaps

60s French pop, 00s New York-style.



Magnetic Field, 97 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-834-0069; 8, $8.



The Thermals, The Big Sleep

Their last record was about a government takover by “fascist faux-Christians.” Crazy kids.



Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9, $15.



Au Revoir Simone, Metronomy

Yet another band named for a line in Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.



South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton St. (at South St.), 212-732-7678; 7, free.



Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears

They cite Hall & Oates as a major influence—that should give you a pretty good idea of what you’re getting yourself into.



Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. (at Meeker), B’klyn, 718-609-0484; 8, $TBA.



Bollywood In Brooklyn

NY-based DJ Rekha hosts another evening of movies and music al fresco.



Prospect Park Bandshell (Prospect Park West & 9th St.), Park Slope, Brooklyn, 718-855-7882; 7:30, $3 donation.



Vassy feat. Turnstylz

The Aussie singer was kicked out of the school choir at age 7, and now she sings jazz backed solely by turntables. Blue Note,



131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30am, $8.



Saturday, August 11



Vampire Weekend, Jonathan Kane’s February, Meg Baird

Afro-beat obsessed Brooklyn hipsters. And we all love vampires (especially on the weekend!).



East River Amphitheater (East River Music Project), south of FDR Dr., no phone; 2, free. ermpg.org.



Galactic feat. Donald Harrison, Soul Rebel Brass Band

Crescent City comes to town again, in case you can’t make it down there as the summer winds down.



Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St. (at 5th Ave.) 212-360-2756; 3, free.



Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars, Sekouba Bambino, Stelle Chiweshe, Baye Kouyate, Les Tougarakes

An afternoon of everything African in Brooklyn.



Prospect Park Bandshell (Prospect Park West & 9th St.), Park Slope, Brooklyn, 718-855-7882; 7:30, $3.



Sunday, August 12



Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, The Thermals, Birds of Avalon

You just know there’s gonna be a blackout.



McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer St. & Bedford Ave.,  B’klyn, 212-639-9675; 2, free.



Zap Mama, Angelique Kidjo, K’naan

Just in case you haven’t had your fill of African music, the beat goes on in Central Park today.

Let’s see if you can’t help but falling for Kidjo…



Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St. (at 5th Ave.) 212-360-2756; 3, free.



Leonardo Cioglia

Brazilian jazz at a club named after the country’s favorite spirit. Hmmm.



Cachaça, 35 W. 8th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.); 212-388-9099; 9, 11 & 1am, $10.



Monday, August 13



Big A little a, Lullatone, Snakes Say Hiss, The Huxtables

Vowel-based synth noise.



Don Pedro’s, 90 Manhattan Ave., B’klyn, 718-218-6914; 6, $tba.



Junior Senior, Gravy Train!!!!

Electronic music doesn’t get much goofier.



Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; $15/$18, 7.



Frank Locasto Group

The young pianist begins a month-long Monday night residence.



Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30; $ 5 donation.



Tuesday, August 14



Badly Drawn Boy

He’ll even give you a ride home, after the show.



South Street Seaport, Spiegeltent (at Pier 17), 646-775-2880; 11pm, $35.



Kenny Werner & Roseanna Vitro

Witness the recording of a live album during their weeklong residence in town.



Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30, $30.

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Wednesday, August 1

They Might Be Giants, Last Car
Bowery Ballroom’s about to hit the maximum nerd capacity.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $22/$25.

Tegan & Sara
Indie rock, identical twin-style.

Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St. (at 9th Ave.), 212-242-4300; 7, $23.

The Police
We see big things in the future for this group—just as soon as they drop that no talent lead singer.

Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 8, $54.50.

Ben Kweller
Kweller’s left-handed, but he plays a right-handed guitar. How’s that for unorthodox rock ’n’ roll?

Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 9, $18/$20.

Tony Malaby’s Novela
The bandleader’s site states that this is a “collective trio that treads a middle ground between lyricism and abstraction.” That means “experimental music” in English.

Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 8 & 10, $10.

Thursday, August 2

The Subjects, Cartright, These United States, Eyesearsnose, Unmanned Ship
The Subjects called their disc With The Ease Grace Precision and Cleverness of Human Beings because the full name would fit on the spine of a CD.

Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway, B’klyn, 718-453-6343; 9, tba.

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Shock Cinema
Not quite as warm as fuzzy as their name would lead you to believe.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7:30, $5.

Squeeze, The Alternate Routes
Back together, because—well, why the hell not?

Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 7, $50.

1990s, Alamo Race Track
They play music “like a blonde gets out of a car.” I’m not sure what that means, but I like it.

The Annex, 152 Orchard St. (betw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.), 212-673-3410; 10, $10.

The Duke Ellington Orchestra
The great pianist is dead and gone, but the legacy of his work lives on through his son, Paul Mercer Ellington

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30, $30.

Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone, Devin Hoff, Ches Smith, Good For Cows, This Could Be Anywhere
Some serious avante rocking femmes.

Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $6.

Jenny Scheinman
The eclectic violinist plays to her neighbors tonight; a multimedia presentation of Walt Whitman’s Crossing Brooklyn Ferry follows

Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. (at Prospect Park West), 718-855-7882; 7:30, $3 donation.

Friday, August 3

You Am I, Smoking Popes
Named after a bout of late-night drunken philosophy. Because, really, is there any other kind?

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9:30, $13.

Erasure, Tommie Sunshine, Young Love
When did this week become an episode of “I Love the ’80s?” But be strong: Break those chains of love and embrace your new wave self.

McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer St. & Bedford Ave., B’klyn, 212-639-9675; 6, $38.50.

RJD2
On the wheels of steel, straight outta Columbus, OH.

Rocks Off Concert Cruises (aboard the Temptress), W. 41st St. at the Hudson River, 212-571-3304; 9, $30/$35.

CSS, Shout Out Out Out Out, Dirty on Purpose
Their name either means “I got tired of being sexy” in Portuguese, or is a style sheet Web language. Either way, that’s some hot shit. Don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes.

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 10, free.

Kim Nalley
Taking on the work of Billie Holiday. All is fine as long as she stays away from that pitcher of gin.

Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St (at 5th Ave), 212-206-0400; 10, $20.

Saturday, August 4

The Instruments, Ray’s Vast Basement, Red Pony Clock, Matt Bauer
Will the Elephant Sixing never end? Don’t despair, there’s always more.

Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $7.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Spam All-Stars, Tato Torres Y Yerba Buena Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love
Spam and Salsa…yum! The perfect recipe after having some of that good weed.

Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield (entrance at E. 72nd St.), 212-360-2756; 3, free.

Genesis P-Orridge (Psychic TV), Flaming Fire, DJs Cool Gypsy Bogdan, In Flagranti
Warm it up transgender style. And then letter your flaming fire burn up in the humidity. What else to do in Queens at a museum under an ephemeral architectural structure. No, I mean, really? What else?

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave. (at 46th Ave.), Queens, 718-784-2084; 3-9, $10.

Kassav, Bonga
Caribbean drums, zouk, American folk and Franco-pop set the stage for tonight’s open-air dance party.

Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. (at Prospect Park West), 718-855-7882; 7:30, $3 donation.

Karina Zeviani
Spirited Brazilian singer/songwriter combines urban electronica with forró, maracatu, samba.

Nublu, 62 Ave. C (betw. 4th & 5th Sts.), 212-979-9925; 11, $5.

Sunday, August 5

Kickstart, Trauma Team, DJ Xerox (of Hipster Travel)
Amateur Female Jello Wrestling with plenty of live backup.

Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton St. (betw. Orchard & Ludlow Sts.), 212-995-1652; 8, $5-$20.

Blonde Redhead, I’m From Barcelona, The Coydogs
Japanese art students and twin Italian brothers equals some noisy, noisy rock.

McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer St. & Bedford Ave., B’klyn, 212-639-9675: 3, free.

Afro Reggae
They began making music in the slums of Brazil as an alternative to joining the drug trade, as seen in the documentary Favela Rising. The concert follows the screening of Zuzu Angel, which opens the Brazilian Film Festival in town.

Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield (entrance at E72nd St.), 212-360-2756; 6, free.

Monday, August 6

Muse, Cold War Kids
Crazy conspiracies—indie rock-style (and with plenty of vibrato—and skinny jeans).

Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 8, $39.50.

I’m From Barcelona
Twenty-nine people, yet none from Barcelona. That’s reason enough for a refund, if ever there were one.

Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 9, 13.

Stephanie Nakasian W/ The Hod O’ Brien Trio
She recently released a disc that pays tribute to the great jazz singers of the past—and she does have the pipes to take them on, by the way.

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 33 W. 60th St. (at B’way), 5th Fl., 212-258-9595; 7:30 & 9:30, $30.

Tuesday, August 7

Handsome Furs
A Wolf Parade side project that just might be better than the real thing.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $13.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Gonna sell out? Yeah. I mean, yeah, yeah, hells yeah.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7, $37.50.

Charlie Haden
The legendary bassist celebrates his 70th with a weeklong residence in town. 
Come and toast him with a $14 martini. Ah, stop complaining and

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30, $30.

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Wednesday July 25

They Might Be Giants, Les Chauds Lapin
They might be pushing 50.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $22/$25.

Pelican, Earth, Unearthly Trance
Here’s hoping the bouncers remember to bring earplugs.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7:30, $15/$17.

The Hazey Janes, The Muggs
Adorable indie rock just might be Scotland’s number one export.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8:30, $8.

David Vandervelde and The Moon Station House Band, Blitzen Trapper
Bowie and T. Rex? There are worse things to sound like…

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9:30, $10.

M.I.A.
Trust me, it’s a lot easier to say M.I.A.

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 10, sold out.

Johnny Pacheco
This is New York salsa dura, created in Spanish Harlem—don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Pacheco, one of the original Fania all-stars proves it himself.

South Street Seaport, Pier 17 Stage (Fulton & South Sts.), 212-732-7678; 7; free.

Amanda Monaco 4
The talented guitarist and educator shows her chops tonight.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5 donation.

Thursday, July 26

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Up to their knees in funk.

Castle Clinton, Battery Park (Broadway and State Sts.), 212-344-7220; 7, free.

Marlena Shaw
During her years on the Blue Note label she released a disc called Who Is This Bitch Anyway? Enough said about her attitude

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $30.

Friday, July 27

Robbers on High Street, Aeroplane Pageant, The Jealous Girlfriends
Their sophomore record, See, We Don’t Sound Like Spoon, debuted earlier this month.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $13/15.

Suicide
Pioneering synth-punk and revolutionizing Brazilian deodorant commercials.

South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton St. (at South St.), 212-732-7678; 7, free.

The Millenial Territory Orchestra, Ethan Lipton
It’s movies with jazz once again—this time we hear the melodies accompanied by a selection of Laurel & Hardy films.

Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. (at Prospect Park West), 718-855-7882; 7:30, free ($3 donation suggested).

Ann Hampton Callaway
You’ll recognize her as the voice from the theme from The Nanny.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $25.

Saturday, July 28

Sonic Youth, The Slits
Maybe Mike Watt will phone it in this time, too.

McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer St. & Bedford Ave., B’klyn, 212-639-9675: 6, $34.

Made Out Of Babies, Mouth of the Architect
Loud, metally rock—finally, a good use for babies.

Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, $10.

Liz McComb, Sister Gertrude Morgan w/ Ben Jaffee
It’s Gospel on the park! Hallelujah!

Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield (entrance at E. 72nd St.), 212-360-2756; 7, free.

Boricua Festival
With a headliner Tito Rojas, we have an extension of the Puerto Rican Day in Brooklyn.

Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. (at Prospect Park West), 718-855-7882; 7:30, $3 donation.

Bob Kaiser & Friends
The veteran jazz saxophonist shows that yes, we have serious jazz on Staten Island.

Adobe Blues, 63 Lafayette Ave., Staten Island, 718-720-2583; 11, free.

Sunday, July 29

TV on the Radio
Yeah, well, I bet David Bowie doesn’t like your band.

McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer St. & Bedford Ave., B’klyn, 212-639-9675: 2, free.

Rage Against The Machine, Wu Tang Clan, Cypress Hill, Erykah Badu, Rakim, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Doom, Jedi Mind Tricks, Brother Ali, Cage, Mr. Lif & more
Hip-hop heads and angry white guys in backward baseball caps together, at last.

Randall’s Island, no phone; 12, $83.

Anat Fort Trio
The Israeli-born pianist is getting more sensational by the day. Come see her before she starts booking Carnegie.

Cachaça, 35 W. 8th St.(betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-388-9099; 9, 11 & 1, $10.

Monday, July 30

Ben Kweller
Riding that appearance on the Weird Al Show to super-stardom.

Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 9, $18/$29.

Osmany Paredes
It’s Mozart with a Latin heart and a jazzy soul.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $15.

TUESDAY, JULY 31

Alexis Cole
Head downtown to hear the winner of this year’s jazzmobile vocal competition.

Sweet Rhythm, 88 7th Ave. S. (betw. Bleecker & Grove Sts.), 212-255-3626; 8 & 9:30, $15.

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Wednesday July 18

They Might Be Giants, Corn Mo
Serious accordion-on-accordion action.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $22/$25.

The Mooney Suzuki, The Muldoons, Stylofone
One percent inspiration and 99% perspiration? Yep, that about sums it up.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $10.

The Fratellis, The Switches
When you meet two other guys named Fratelli, you really owe it to yourselves to start a band. Really.

Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-777-6800; 6:45, $22.

Steve Kuhn Trio feat. Eddie gomez
You could drop the feature bit: Gomez is known to steal the spotlight from the bandleader way back when he played with Bill Evans.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th Street, 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $25.

Thursday July 19

Drive-By Truckers
Finally, someone who speaks to the drifting cow-punk masses.

Castle Clinton, Battery Park (Broadway and State Sts.), 212-344-7220; 7, free.

Electric Six
Can you really say you’ve lived a full life before you’ve heard “Gay Bar” on a boat?

Rocks Off Concert Cruises, W. 41st St. at the Hudson River, 212-571-3304; 7, $30/$35.

Gravy Train!!!!, VIP, Love or Perish
Junx joined when Drunx left. Have no fear, though, the core of Chunx, Hunx, Junx and Funx remains intact.

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 9, $10.

The Lemonheads
Back like so much alternative rock clockwork.

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 8, $22.50.

Blackmail With Alloy Orchestra, Morley
Nope, not that kind of blackmail, but a silent Hitchcock film set to newly-written music.

Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. (at Prospect Park West), B’klyn, 718-855-7882; 7:30, $3 donation.

Eyal Maoz’s Diymon
The Brooklyn-based guitarist was so influenced by Medeski, Martin & Wood that he got Medeski himself to record with him.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5 donation.

Mobius Band, J.D. Samson (of Le Tigre), Sune (of The Raveonettes)
If you aren’t dancing, then watch out for Pilobolus Dance Theatre who will also be in the house.

Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St. (at 9th Ave.), 212-242-4300; 9:30, free (RSVP at GBH.tv).

Friday July 20

Girls Against Boys
Twenty years later, and the battle continues to rage on.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $20.

The Coydogs, Marissa Nadler, TK Webb, Pale Hoarse, The Joints
Part coyote, part dog, part roots rock.

Church of Messiah, 129 Russell St. (betw. Nassau & Driggs Aves.), 718-389-0854; 7am, $10.

Cursive
Honestly, a rock band with a cellist is OK in our book.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 7, $15.

Bishop Allen, Rock Plaza Central
Taking a break from their busy schedule of not releasing an EP every month.

South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton St. (at South St.), 212-732-7678; 7, free.

Noisettes
The band describes lead singer, Shingai Shoniwa, as singing like Billie Holiday on PCP—because there’s a woman who needed to be more heavily medicated.

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 10, $10.

Gogol Bordello
The band performed with Madonna at the Live Earth concert, so expect a lot of talk about Kaballah in faux British accents at the upcoming show.

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $25.

Neko Case, Eric Bachman
This is pre-electric Dylan (circa 1964) revived through Case, who they say came to fame 40 years too late. But then we do need a reference, don’t you agree?

Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield (entrance at E72nd St.); 212-360-2756; 7, free.

Battles, Singer
A little bit synthetic, all the way rockin.

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 8, $14.

Saturday July 21

Diamond Days Fest
Heeb presents the other music fest going on (at a church instead of an asphalt pit) with a slew of folk you’ve probably never heard of but should.

Church of Messiah, 129 Russell St. (betw. Nassau & Driggs Aves.), B’klyn, Noon, $10.

The Ponys, Jay Reatard, Turbo Fruits
American-made, British music magazine approved.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 9, $13/$15.

Hendrick Muerkens
The German-born harmonica player fell in love with Brazil and its music; he is now one of that country’s biggest advocates in town.

Cachaça, 35 W. 8th St. (at McDougal St.), 212-388-9099; 9, 11 & 1, $15.

Michael Packer Group
The native New Yorker plays the blues, and he’s lived them as well, having survived prison, addiction and homelessness.

Adobe Blues, 63 Lafayette Ave., Staten Island, 718-720-2583; 11, free.

Schooly D, Black Landlord, Bad Wizard, Panthers, Cheeseburger, The Jewish, Dragons of Zynth, 
Puddin Tang
If anything, you know you’re going to have a good time.

Supreme Trading, 213 N. 8th St. (betw. Driggs & Roebling Sts.), B’klyn, 718-599-4224; 1, free.

Aimee Mann
The melancholy songstress can always make us happy.

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 9, $30.

Sunday July 22

Eek-A-Mouse, HR (Bad Brains), Dub Agents
Performed with POD and had a cameo in New Jack City—how’s that for some reggae credentials?

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 7, $17.

Brazilian Girls, Cat Empire, Himalayas
It’ll be a sloppy, Euro-accented good time in the park.

Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield (entrance at E72nd St.), 212-360-2756; 3, free.

O’Death
Old timey music in a record store. It’s so…different.

Sound Fix, 110 Bedford Ave. (at N. 11th St.), B’klyn, 718-388-8090; 8, free.

MONDAY JULY 23

Nom de Plume, Katy Pfaffl, Phonograph, Kelly Jones, Jim Campilongo Electric Trio
NY band Phonograph delivers that catchy crunchy folk rock that’s hard to resist.

Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 7-11, tip jar.

Ted Poor & Bad Touch
You gotta be poor and have a pretty amazing touch to try and overshadow a screening of Butch Cassidy & The
Sundance Kid. Good luck, guys.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union Street, Brooklyn, 718-768-4966; 8, $5 donation.

Bob Telson & Isabel de Sebastian
The guy who got an Oscar for Baghdad Café’s soundtrack shows up with his missus to sing movie songs and more.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 7:30, $15.

Nicole Atkins & The Sea, Die Romantik, Takka Takka, Scott Liss
There’s maybe too much dark mystery for Mercury to contain.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $12.

Tuesday July 24

Pelican, Earth, Priestbird (formerly Tarantula AD)
The show ain’t over until the first brain hemorrhages.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.

The White Stripes, Grinderman, Porter Wagoner
At this rate, we fully expect Mr. White to be dressed in a blood-soaked chicken suit on the cover of the next record.

Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 8, $39.50-$49.50.

Grady Tate Quintet
The famed drummer foregoes the sticks for the mike as he releases his new CD as a vocalist, recorded live at this very stage.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8:30 & 10:30, $25.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

Deerhunter, Ex-Models, Blues Control
Their website is full of testimonials asking them to stop making music. How can you not love a band like that?

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.

Sam Champion
They were named after a weatherman—we mentioned that before?

Pianos, 158 Ludlow St. (at Stanton St.), 212-505-3733; 8:30, $10.

Spoon
See, not everything from Texas is bad.

Rockefeller Park (at Chambers St. & River Terrace), no phone; 7, free. 

Femi Kuti & Positive Force, Dj Medina
The son of Fela Kuti inherited the Afro Beat mantle from his late father, Fela Kuti; DJ Medina is a mainstay at World
Music dance parties around town…not bad for a midweek gig.

Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St. (entrance at 5th Ave.), 212-360-2756; 7, free.

Mark Ronson, Papa Grows Funk
Amy Winehouse may have the hair, but Mark has the beats. Who do you think those special guests gonna be?

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 9, Sold Out.

Daniel Kelly
His website says that he has “kaleidoscopic musical abilities which range from solo piano to richly cinematic electronic textures.” That means it’s experimental jazz not meant to be understood.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5 donation.

THURSDAY, JULY 12

Suzanne Vega
A decade and a half later, and I’m still trying to get that damn “Tom’s Diner” song out of my head.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 8, $30/$33.

Dub Trio, The Giraffes, The Exit
RSVP-only. Probably shouldn’t BYOB, though.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7:30, free.

Dragons of Zynth, DJ Mistakes, Brightside (ex-Aqui)
Sort of like Fishbone, only, you know, even weirder.

Solar One, 2420 FDR Dr. (betw. 23rd St. & Ave. C), 212-505-6050; 6, free.

Tim Fite, The Mugs
His bio is full of lies, but really, what do you expect from an indie hip-hop/country artist?

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $10.

Maximo Park, Monsters Are Waiting, The Oohlas
Lead singer Paul Smith was discovered by the band singing along to a Stevie Wonder song in a pub, which, incidentally, is how I landed this calendar gig.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7, $16.

Ron Sexsmith
If you haven’t had your fill of authentic Canadian bands so far, here’s another free one to gorge on.

Castle Clinton, Battery Park, (betw. Battery Pl. & State St.), no phone; 7-9, free.

Noche Flamenca, Andrew J Nemr & Cpd Plus, Darrah Carr Dance
Though better seen & heard in a more intimate setting of a small theater, Noche Flamenca’s singers, musicians and dancers will blow you away.

Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. (at Prospect Park West), 718-855-7882; 7:30, $3 donation.

DJ Dolores, Aparelhagem
This Brazilian composer and producer has been a mainstay in his country’s electronic music scene since the emergence of the Mangue Beat movement in the early ’90s.

S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 10, $22.

FRIDAY, JULY 13

Menomena, Beat the Devil
Their second record, Friend of Foe, was criticized for its “feigned maturity,” which I guess is why we can relate.

South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton St. (at South St.), 212-732-7678; 7, free.

Zoe, The Pinker Tones, Chetes
The Latin Alternative Music Conference hits town once again, bringing the new groove of Latino music outside the realm of salsa. Take for instance this sample, all of which share a taste for caliente-flavored electronic music

Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. (at Prospect Park West), 718-855-7882; 7:30, $3 donation.

Hugh Masekela
The singer/trumpeter was one of  South Africa’s main voices against apartheid, and age hasn’t mellow-ed him.

Rockin’ The River Cruise, 42nd St. & the Hudson River (at Pier 83), 212-630-8888; 8 & 10:30, $45.

Run Run Riot, Sonji, Jen Urban & the Box, Mahogany, Tanya True
A good time will be had by all…

Club Midway, 25 Avenue B (betw. 2nd & 3rd Sts.), 212-253-2595; 7:15, $10.

SATURDAY, JULY 14

Les Savy Fav, Land of Talk, O’Death, Besnard Lakes, These Are Powers, The Budos Band, Frankpollis 
Sustainable rock.

Solar One, 2420 FDR Dr. (betw. 23rd St. & Ave. C), 212-505-6050; 1, free.

Enon
Damaged, but happy pop.

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $12.

Cafe Tacuba, Pacha Massive, La Sista
Rock en español, laptops and reggaeton under the sun. Do try to stay hydrated though.

Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St. (entrance at Fifth Ave.) 212-360-2756; 3, free.

SUNDAY, JULY 15

Lucy Wainwright Roche
The other Wainwright continues her residency: Get ready for the full-scale tour one of these days.

Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 8, $5 donation.

Jason Moran & Bandwagon
You’ve heard about this talented young jazz artist before—tonight he appears backed by a simple trio.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $25.

Lipbone Redding
He doesn’t need an instrument: He has his lips!

Jules Bistro, 65 St. Marks Pl. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-477-5560; noon & 8, free.

MONDAY JULY 16

The Decemberists, Grizzly Bear, Land of Talk
Bring some sunscreen—and a history book.

Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St. at Fifth Ave., 212-360-2756; 5, $30/$35.

The Shout Out Louds
Changed their name when they heard about another band called Luca Brasi. Go figure…

South Street Seaport, Spiegeltent (at Pier 17), 646-775-2880; 11:30, $25.

Ze Luis Quartet
Brazilian jazz in a club named after the country’s favorite spirit—a potentially explosive mix.

Cachaça, 35 W. 8th St.(bet. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-388-9099; 9, 11 & 1am, $10.

Alice Smith
Sexy-styled vocals and dinner. Yum.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30 & 11:30, $15.

Jerome Sabbagh Quartet
What can you say about a jazz band that plays before a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining?

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 8, $5 donation.

TUESDAY JULY 17

Erik Friedlander
Avant-garde cello—you pretty much can’t fuck with that.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 7:30, $12.

Os Mutantes
Not even the Time Warner Center can contain that much awesomeness.

Rose Theater, Time Warner Center (at Broadway & 60th St.), 212-823-6300; 8, $40-$55.

Betty Buckley, Kenny Werner
The renowned Tony Award-winner (I mean, come on, she played Grizabella in Cats) and singer joins forces with one of the most inventive pianists in modern jazz. Requests for “Memory” will be ignored tonight.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $35.

Teddy Thompson
The singer and guitarist releases his new disc, Separate Ways (Verve).

Mo Pitkin’s, 34 Avenue A (betw. East 2nd & E. 3rd Sts.), 212-777-5660; 7, $15.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 4

The New Pornographers, Midlake
Free pornography—happy birthday, America! If you didn’t get a ticket already, maybe you can hear the sweet pop wafting along the river.

South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton St. (at South St.), 212-732-7678; 3:30, free.

DANNY AIELLO
Not in the mood for fireworks? Then check out Aiello’s set tonight, and you’ll find out what the actor-turned-crooner does when he’s not in front of a camera.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $20/$30.

Maxi Geil
It’s super horny attitude music that’s a little too chic for most of the kids to get quite yet. So you be the first.

Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave. (at S. 2nd St.), B’klyn, 718-599-1450; 9, $4.

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS
Celebrate Independence Day with the recently reunited West African jazz duo. We’re just saying.

Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 9, $10 donation.

THURSDAY, JULY 5

Benni Hemm Hemm, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, The Donkeys
Because everything from Iceland is good, right?

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, free.

Isaac Delgado, Xiomara Laugart, Pistolera
“Pistolera” is Spanish for “gunwoman,” but there’s no violence implied here, just a lot of Latin sounds into the night. Delgado is one of the biggest names in Salsa, by the way.

Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. (at Prospect Park West), 718-855-7882; 7:30, $3 donation.

J.D. Allen I Am I Am Trio
You are! You are! OK, we got it.

Puppets Jazz, 294 5th Ave. (betw. 1st & 2nd Sts.), B’klyn, 718-499-2627; 9, $10.

Fucking Hawk, Wild Bee, Lions & Tigers, The Jaguar Club, Animal Style
Ummm, did someone decide to take a trip to the zoo?

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 8, $6.

FRIDAY, JULY 6

Fujiya & Miyagi
British Krautrock band named for Japanese characters and a punctuation mark.

South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton St. (at South St.), 212-732-7678; 7, free.

Chromeo, Kid Sister, Flosstradamus
Electro-funk with a PhD in French Lit.

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), 
B’klyn, 
718-389-1880; 10, $10/$12.

Mulgrew Miller Trio
For the past 20 years, this pianist has changed the way people look at jazz piano. Find out how tonight.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30, $30.

Karsh Kale
It’s a multi-culti mashup of Hindi/English/dance/lounge vibes.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 11:30, $20.

SATURDAY, JULY 7

The Books, Todd Reynolds, Rich Remsburg
Electro sound collage—sort of real books, without all of the damn reading.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8:30, $20.

Boredoms
Japanese garage-rock. Man, Japanese garages much be full of crazy.

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Empire & Brooklyn Sts., B’klyn 718-802-0603, x 19; 4, free.

Built To Spill, Cat Power, Bob Mould
The ZZ top of indie rock.

McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer St. & Bedford Ave., B’klyn, 212-639-9675; 5, $32.

Live Earth
Where else can you see Kelly Clarkson, The Police and Pink Floyd and feel like you’re saving the earth?

Giants Stadium, E. Rutherford, NJ, 212-307-7171; 1pm, $833-$348.

Kevin Michael, Ramp, Cinematic Orchestra
Cincinnati-based band RAMP broke up in 1977 only to have their music sampled a generation later by rappers A Tribe Called Quest. Now they’re back with their original lineup, proving that comebacks are real.

Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St. (at 5th Ave.) 212-360-2756; 3, free.

Olu Dara, Alonzo Gardner
Nas’ dad’s effortless charm quickly won over the crowd at a recent SummerStage gig, and tonight he returns in more comfortable digs.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 9, $25.

Lady Sovereign
Let’s see who she freaks out and does this time. Maybe the beautiful tent will calm her delicate nerves.
Spiegeltent, South Street Seaport, Northside of Pier 17, 212-279-4200; 11, $30.

SUNDAY, JULY 8

Dan Deacon
According to his Myspace page, he got kicked out of a place called ‘Wham City’ for being too loud. Might want to bring some earplugs.

Death By Áudio, 49 S. 2nd St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, no phone; 9, $tba.

Ava Luna, Twice as Bright, DJ Xerox
The girls dig into the slippery jello pool with their musical accompaniment to urge them on.

Crash Mansion, 199 Bowery (at Spring St.), 212-982-0740; 8, $5-$20.

Octopus Project, Erase Errata, Dan Deacon, OCDJ
Possibly the greatest plug-faced band of all time.

McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer St. & Bedford Ave., B’klyn, 212-639-9675; 2, free.

Tortoise, Kieran Hebden, Steve Reid
Post-rock for those who carry their houses in their backs.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7, $20/$22.

Hector Martignon, Foreign Affair
Brunch to a Latin vibe. You can’t ask for a much sexier date (hint, hint).

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30, $24.50.

Lucy Wainwright Roche
She’s much nicer than her half sister and not as jaded as big bro.

Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 8, $5 donation.

MONDAY JULY 9

Art Brut, White Rabbits
Does a band with franchises really need to tour? How complicated is it? Did they really form a band? 
Find out tonight at 8.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 8, $18.

Under Byen, Benzos
Rock without guitar? Only in Denmark. NYC-based Benzos get that electronic/rock mix going so you may even start shaking your ass—if you aren’t careful.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $13.

The Mooney Suzuki, New London Fire, Dark Romantics
Doing music for Suzuki commercials, because very few tropes are as lucrative as the pun.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9:30, $10.

Leonardo Cioglia Group
Kick off those Monday blues with this bassist’s upbeat Brazilian groove.

Louis 649, 649 E. 9th St. (at Ave. C), 212-673-1190; 9, free.

TUESDAY JULY 10

Mirah, Benjy Ferree, Magnolia
How can you not love someone with the middle name “Yom Tov.”

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.

Federico Aubelle, Nortec Collective
Argentinean-born Aubele blurs the line between acoustic tango and electronic music, while Nortec Collective can’t even see that line, mixing up different musical styles into their eclectic mix. Proceed with caution.

Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St. (at 5th Ave.) 212-360-2756; 7, free.

Slavic Soul Party
Get your Balkan groove on with the home-grown brass band every Tuesday from now until they become too big for the room.

Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 9, $10 donation.

Band of Horses, Zach Galifianakis
It’s a bad art auction and now you get some good indie rock.

Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St. (at 9th Ave.), 212-242-4300; 8, $30.

KT Tunstall
The Scottish chick with a guitar and a voice that never dulls (well, maybe that’s going too far).

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 9, $25/$30 (sold out).

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

Dios (malos), School of Seven Bells, Mark Mallman, Hollerado
What’s better than getting a cease-and-desist order from Ronnie James Dio? OK, maybe Geddy Lee, but still.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9, $12.

Manu Chao
By the time you read this, the show will be sold out. But you can always go through your favorite scalper, wander through the park and listen for the free vibes floating through the trees.

Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. (at Prospect Park West), 718-855-7882; 7, $25.

THURSDAY, JUNE 28

Rocky Votolato, Langhorne Slim, Limbeck 
Alt-country-o-rama.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
She’s vegan and supports the military. Now that’s rock ’n’ roll.

Pier 54, Hudson River Park, (West & 13th Sts.), no phone; 7, free.

Rickie Lee Jones
Played the Blue Fairy in a ’80s cartoon remake of Pinocchio, but let’s be honest, who didn’t?

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $45.

Andy Palacio & Garifuna Collective
The Garifunas are the descendants of former slaves who were shipwrecked in the Caribbean. Today, their language and culture are endangered, and thanks to the effort of Palacio and others, we get to know what they are all about.

S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 9; $28.

FRIDAY, JUNE 29

Daylight’s for the Birds, Southeast Engine, Harmony & Pollution
Used to be called On!Air!Library! A name like that is worth keeping the band together at all costs.

Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $tba.

The Ballet
Just like the real ballet, only without all of the tights.

Cinders, 103 Havemeyer St. (betw. Hope & Grand Sts.), 718-388-2311; tba.

Ra Ra Riot
The show must go on.

South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton St. (at South St.), 212-732-7678; 7, free

Groove Collective, Ravi Coltrane, Craig Harris
Can you think of a better way to spend a night under a Brooklyn sky? Didn’t think so.

Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. (at Prospect Park West), 718-855-7882; 7, $3 donation.

Carlinhos Brown, Ceu
Brown single-handedly changed the face of Brazilian percussion as we know it; CeU makes her native São Paulo sound cool again.

Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 9, $30.

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

Gang Gang Dance, Psychic Ills, Mick Barr
Neo-primitivist, because ironic genres are way in.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 9, $13/$15.

The Stills, Sam Roberts Band, Malajube
Now it’s Brooklyn’s turn to celebrate Canada.

Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. (at Prospect Park West), 718-855-7882; 7, $3 donation.

T.I.T.S., Electroputas
*Snicker*. But seriously, maybe you can get your mind out the gutter to enjoy some post noise rock.

Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave. (at S. 2nd St.), B’klyn, 718-599-1450; 9, $tba.

Langhorne Slim, Neckbeard Telecaster, The GoStation, Rockethouse, Sikamoor Rooney, Wooden Hills, Shrubs
Will briefly remove his hat, for a large enough donation. This is a benefit for The Drew Goren Memorial Fund, so make sure you cough up the dough.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 6:30, $15.

Morrissey, Kristeen Young
Not quite bigger than Jesus, but certainly with better hair.

Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 7, $35.

The Fiery Furnaces, Tris McCall, KAPOW!
I hear they put their grandma on their record because Jay-Z backed out at the last minute.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 10, $15.

Mia Riddle & Her Band, Sarah Shannon (of Velocity Girl), The Rowboats
Best way to make sure your band doesn’t abandon you? Name them “Her Band.”

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, 10.

MO FIRE MC Yummy, The Groove Bros & The Whole Damn! Family, special guest Jahdan & The Mariella Show 
It’s the best bang for your five bucks and a great way to remember what it feels like to actually dance.

Club Midway, Ave. A (betw. E. 2nd & E. 3rd Sts.), no phone; doors 10, $5.

OzomatLi, Babylon Circus, DJ Boro Boro
The L.A.-formed band mixes hip-hop, salsa and other genres; Babylon Circus does their big band thin. In the meantime, Boro Boro makes you sweat and buy more beer.

Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St. (at 5th Ave.) 212-360-2756; 3, free.

The Bad Plus
Mixing jazz, indie and progressive rock as heard on their latest disc entitled…. Prog (Heads Up). Yep, they’re thinking music, not titles.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 8 & 10:30, $25.

Marc Berley
Alt-rock that asks that you Kick the Machine. Beginning of his weekly residency.

Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton St. (betw. Orchard & Ludlow Sts.), 212-995-1652; 9, $10.

SUNDAY, JULY 1

Man Man, Illinois, DENGUE FEVER
So a bunch of gringos go to Cambodia and form a disco band with a vocalist from that country. Does that sound weird? Gonna be a pool full of crazy.

McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer St. & Bedford Ave., B’klyn, 212-639-9675: 3, free.

The Polyphonic Spree
Together, they’re culty. Separated, we’re not quite sure how to place them.

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 8, $25.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Vietnam
They call this duo Mexico’s response to the White Stripes—just no drums, two acoustic guitars and lots of energy. Vietnam opens with their long-haired blues.

Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St. (at 5th Ave.) 212-360-2756; 3, free.

Happy Birthday Canada
Carole Pope, Alyson Palmer and Tony Salvatore of BETTY, Kate McGarry, Greg Naughton, Joe Hurley, Shelley McPherson and more singing songs written by Canadians.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. E. 4th St. & Astor Pl.), 212-539-8778; 7, $20.

MONDAY JULY 2

Radio Birdman, Awesome Color
Australian for proto-punk. And, damn, what an awesome color it is, I must admit.

Gramercy Theatre, 127 East 23rd Street, (212) 777-6800; 7, $22.50/$25.

The Tito Puente Orchestra
The master timbalero may be gone, but his legacy lives on under the leadership of his son, Rony Puente.

S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 9, $20.

TUESDAY JULY 3

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, The Donkeys, High Places
Honestly, I was never a huge fan of Casiotone for Those in Fulfilling Relationships.

Don Pedro’s, 90 Manhattan Ave., B’klyn, 718-218-6914; 8, $tba.

The Ataris, The Crash Moderns, Super Satellite
Goonies references and Don Henley songs for people who weren’t alive in the ’80s.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 7:30, $13.

Nick Bärtsch’s Ronin
Head out and check this Swedish pianist as he debuts “zen funk” in the U.S. in time to see the fireworks.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. E. 4th St. & Astor Pl.), 212-539-8778; 7:30 & 9:30, $18.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

Peaches
Did a guest spot on a Pink album and appeared on the soundtrack for the second Jackass movie—not bad for someone with a backup band she affectionately referred to as hermaphrodites.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 9, $30/$35.

Ateleia, David Behrman
According to his bio, Ateleia “combines crystalline pulse with submerged aquatic drones and subtle ghost melodies,” which is apparently a really long way of saying, “makes ambient music.”

Issue Project Room, 400 Carroll St. (betw. 1st & Union Sts.), 718-330-0313; 8, $10.

The Giraffes, Dragons of Zynth, Beat the Devil
Mustache rock—with mustaches.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9, $8.

RAINEY + BERNE + HEBERT
What’s with these plus signs? Couldn’t they come up with a name or a bandleader?

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5 donation.

MCCOY TYNER TRIO W/ TOOTS THIELEMANS
The legendary octogenarian harmonica player joins Tyner tonight. No way you can miss out on this one.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $55.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

Honorary Title, The Pierces, Bear Hands
Don’t get more rock ’n’ roll than “intricately worded narratives.”

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9, $12/$14.

The Richard Thompson Band, Olabelle
Brit blues into the night for all those sad, sad Brooklynites.

Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. (at Prospect Park West), 718-855-7882; 7, free ($3 donation).

Fresh Kills, Goes Cube, Campaign for Real Time, Gay For Johnny Depp
What better way to celebrate a week of gay pride? Oh, Johnny, it’s your moment to bask in your fandom. Enjoy it.

The Annex, 152 Orchard St. (betw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.), 212-673-3410; 8, $tba.

Make Music Festival
Amateur musicians (and those you may recognize and usually pay for) all take to the sidewalks, parks and streets for a big ol’ day of music. Get ready: it’s gonna be amazing.

Visit makemusicny.org for complete details.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22

Matt & Kim, Parts and Labor, Deathset, The Golden Error
Of course they don’t have a bass player. That would just be creepy.

Above the Auto Parts Store, 600 Bushwick Ave., (at Jefferson St.), no phone; 8, $tba.

Steve Shiffman & The Land of No, The Golden Revelry, Eric Gaffney (ex-Sebadoh), Linda Draper
You can take the Gaffney out of the Sebadoh, but you can’t take the Sebadoh out of the Gaffney.

Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $7.

Longwave, Soft, Palomar, The Picture
The NME called their second record, “fucking amazing,” but really, there’s no need for that kind of language.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7:30, $12.

Rooney, The Rewinds
Named after a character in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which should give you a pretty good idea where these guys stand.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 7:30, $13/$15.

Lucero
Like line dancing in a leather jacket.

Rocks Off Concert Cruises (at W. 41 St. & 12 Ave.), 212-571-3304; 10, $25/$30.

Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
The Bluegrass legend comes to Brooklyn to show us city folks what the music of inner-America sounds like.

Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. (at Prospect Park West), 718-855-7882; 7, $3 donation.

Las Rubias Del Norte
The Northern blondes continue to explore the sounds of Cuba, Mexico, Brazil and also American music that you have forgotten about.

Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 10, $10.

Bob Kaiser & Friends
The Staten Island saxophonist shows his chops, playing both club tunes and hard-bopping material from Charlie Parker.

Kilmeyer’s Old Bavarian Inn, 4254 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island, 718-984-1202; 9, free.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

Panda Bear, Eric Copeland, Scott Mou
Animal, sans collective. But, oh so cute!

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.

The Subjects, The Narrator, Black Tie Revue
Rockin’ out, homeroom-style.

Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $7.

Violent Femmes
They love all kinds of music.

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 8, $25.

Towner Galaher
The veteran New York drummer celebrates the release of his new disc as a bandleader, Panorama.

Londel’s Restaurant, 2620 Fredrick Douglas Blvd. 8th Ave. (betw. 139th & 140th Aves.), 212-234-6114; 8 & 10, $15.

Nawal
Do you know where the Comoros Islands are? Neither did I until I heard the modern Sufi music from this singer/songwriter from that very small country, which by the way is located in the Indian Ocean between continental Africa and Madagascar.

Alwan Center for the Arts, 16 Beaver St., 212-967-4318; $10/$15.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24

Superchunk, Oakley Hall
Man, I wonder how they got a record deal with Merge. Pretty sweet.

McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer St. & Bedford Ave., Brooklyn; 3, free.

YOSHIAKI MASUO
The Japanese guitarist has been a fixture in his native land for over thirty years.  Take this moment to get to know his work.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30 & 2:30 p.m., $24.50.

CANADA DAY
It’s the annual celebration of everything Canadian, so get your rocks off with Sloan, Apostle of Hustle and Duhks. Even if you don’t like the music, you can get a free Canada tee.

Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield (Entrance at E. 72nd St.), 212- 360-8154; 3, free.

MONDAY JUNE 25

Hawkwind, The Phantom Family Halo, Titan
Almost 40 years later, and it just keeps getting weirder

Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 6:30, $25.

Apostle of Hustle, Home Video, Brighton, MA
Broken Social Scene sideproject, or blacksploitation version of the new testament. You make the call.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 10, $12.

Bad Brains
DC hardcore, the way it was meant to be experienced—on a boat.

Rocks Off Concert Cruises (at W. 41 St. & 12 Ave.), 212-571-3304; 7, $35.

BENNY LACKNER TRIO
Continuing the Brooklyn Underground jazz series with the local pianist, who mixes acoustic grooves with high-tech, electronic gadgets.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 8, $5 donation.

JACQUES SCHWARZ-BART
Yep, I had a hard time pronouncing this Latin Jazz saxophonist’s name, too.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $15.

TUESDAY JUNE 26

Martha Wainwright, Chris Thile, Jim Campilongo, Ari Hest
Who knew she could follow up a record called Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole?

World Financial Center Plaza, Battery Park (betw. Vesey & Liberty Sts.) 212-533-735; 7, free.

EPO-555
The Danish World-pop quartet releases their new disc, Mafia. No “Sopranos” jokes, please. We’ve had enough of those.

200 Orchard Bar, 200 Orchard St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.); 8, $10.

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Wednesday, June 13

Flight of the Conchords, Eugene Mirman
Not TV stars, but they play them on TV.

Blender Theatre at Gramercy, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. S.), 212-777-6800; 7, $25.

Golden Bear, Phonograph, Rocketship Park, The Morning Pages
Not to be confused with the Western New England College Golden Bear Pep Band.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8, $8.

Booker T. & the MG’s, Sharon Jones
Back when the term “house band” had nothing to do with crappy techno music. But who’s hatin? This is all about a good time.

Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City (at Chambers St.); 7, free.

Esperanza Spalding
The experienced bassist has a distinguished career playing with Joe Lovano and the Ray Charles Big Band. Tonight she shows her chops as a bandleader.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $20.

Thursday, June 14

Earl Greyhound, Dirty on Purpose, Great Northern
Just like the ’70s, along with long hair and afros.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $13/$15.

Mary Timony, Georgie James, Welcome
Mary Timony studied viola at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington D.C. How’s that for rock ’n’ roll?

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $10.

Marta Topferova
The Czech-born deep-voiced singer/songwriter opted to compose her original material in Spanish, but that doesn’t mean she’s forsaken her native tongue.

Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 10, $10.

Thought
We guess the Brooklyn-based pop-jazz fusion band couldn’t think of a name… until they came up with this.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5 donation.

Friday, June 15

Apples in Stereo
Used books and borrowed psych pop.

Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby St. (at Jersey St.), 212-334-3324; 7:30, $25.

O’Death, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Super Monster 
Gaelic for death.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7:30, $10/$12.

Voxtrot, Favourite Sons, Au Revoir Simone
Like the ’80s, without the Reaganomics.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 6, $18.

Izaline Calister
The Curaçao-born singer makes her first New York appearance, mixing jazz and Afro-Antillean music in 
her native language, Papiamentu.

Americas Society, 680 Park Ave. (at 68th St.), 212-277-8359; 7, free (registration required).

Olu Dara, Cassandra Wilson
Summerstage (the free one) officially opens today with the father of Nas and Wilson—one of the most 
distinctive voices in contemporary jazz.

Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St. at Fifth Ave., 212-360-2756; 7, free.

Saturday, June 16

Television, Apples in Stereo, Dragons of Zynth
Doesn’t watching television kind of defeat the purpose of going to the park? Who are we kidding, this will be 
more like sensurround sound, so enjoy it while you can.

Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St. at Fifth Ave., 212-360-2756; 3, free.

Apostle of Hustle, Memphis, Beat the Devil
Like Broken Social Scene, without all of the feistiness.

Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, $10.

Joey DeFrancesco Trio w/ George Coleman
The former B-3 prodigy is joined by the legendary saxophonist for their residence in town this weekend.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 ,9:30 & 11:30, $30.

The Heartless Bastards, Illinois, Viva La Fox
They’re really loving, caring, sensitive types, they just don’t want you to know it.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.

Sunday, June 17

Pela, brakes brakes brakes, The Electric Soft Parade
A ‘Web 2.0 band,’ according to their blog. I think it has something to do with widgets.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $12/$14.

Maceo Parker
Played with James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince. It don’t come much funkier than this.

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $35/$37.

When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth, S.I.D.S., Dan Friel, Teatons
Parts and Labor’s Friel, without all of the pesky parts.

Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $6.

Tiken Jah Fakoly, Idan Raichel Project
Ivory Coast-born roots reggae rocker Tiken Jah Fakoly became persona non grata in Mali due to his  
political activism–does Homeland Security know about that? Guess not.

Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, E. 72nd St. at Fifth Ave., 212-360-2756; 3, free.

Accordioniology
The accordion is being rediscovered by a new generation of musicians who got tired of playing guitar or blowing horns.
Tonight you get to check out the instrument through the points of view of Rachel Garniez, Guy Klusevsek , One Ring

Zero and Nick Beaudoing’s 12th Street Playboys. 

Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 7, $10.

Richell & Raines Trio
Even if you don’t care about the music, it’s a great time during the Washington Square Music Festival.  
But we hope you do care.

Washington Square Park, betw. 5th Ave., Waverly P., W. 4th & MacDougal Sts., 212-252-3621; 3, free.

DJ Xerox, Royal Pink, Kindergarten
Kindergarten are funky nudist rockers and Royal Pink are a feisty all-female punk foursome. So those jello wrestlers should feel real, real comfy.

Crash Mansion, 199 Bowery (at Spring St.), 212-982 0740;  8-11, $5-$20. (RSVP@annierock.com for $5 discount.)

Monday, June 18

Panda Bear
The one-man jam band featured on our cover two weeks ago. Nah, it’s Noah Lenox. You know, the guy in 
Animal Collective?

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $15.

Albert Hammond Jr., The Dead Trees, Medium Cool
Man, everyone sounds like The Strokes these days.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $20/$23.

Buffy Saint-Marie
The folkie that used to live on Sesame Street, playing NYC for the first time in over 10 years.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 7:30, $30.

Alexis Cuadrado’s Puzzles Quartet
The Barcelona-born bass player relocated to the U.S., where he joined the local Brooklyn Jazz Underground collective, which showcases local talent every Monday at the neighborhood coffee house/ arts space.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 8, $5 donation.

Tuesday, June 19

Big Business, Panthers, Hull
Big Biz brings the metal, but leaves the guitars at home.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $12/ $14.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Funky swamp swing fresh from the Crescent City.

Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 212-997-1003; 7, $40, $55.

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Wednesday, June 6

The Stills, Aderbat, DJs VHS or BETA
They’re on Vice records, so, you know, expect a lot of big butt jokes.

Don Hill’s, 511 Greenwich St. (at Spring St.), 212-219-2850; 7, $15.

Rufus Wainwright, Joan as Police woman
OK, Rufus isn’t the most rock ’n’ roll name in the world, but it beats Louden Wainwright IV. Expect Joan to give you a nice opening to the whole orchestral shebang.

Blender Theatre at Gramercy, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. S.), 212-777-6800; 7, $40.

Great Lake Swimmers
Rockin’ out, glockenspiel-style.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 11:30, $14.

Dinosaur Jr., Awesome Color
Dinosaur Jr.’s newest record doesn’t suck. No, seriously.

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $25.

Cyro Baptista
The Brazilian musician takes inspiration from Hermeto Paschoal, making music out of inner tubes, flip-flops, bicycle chains and doorbells. Joining him tonight is multi-stringer Kevin Breit. Expect the unexpected—and watch your back.

Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson St. (betw. Spring & Dominick Sts.), 212-242-1063; 7:30 & 9:30, $20.

GMT Express
Mixing Afro-Cuban beats, Brazilian grooves and American funk, making sure you forget that it still isn’t Friday.
Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves. by W. 4th St.), 212-989-9319; 8:30, $10.

The Sea and Cake, Loney, Dear
Jazz-influenced rock, without all of that fusion crap.

Sound Fix, 110 Bedford Ave., B’klyn, 718-388-8090; 7, free.

Thursday, June 7

Bloc Party, The Noisettes, The Maccabees
They haven’t saved rock ’n’ roll yet, but according to NME, they’re still working on it.

Asbury Park Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury, NJ, 732-775-0959; 7, $30.

John Doe
X-free and Knitters-less Doe in an intimate setting, showing off some new tunes off of A Year In The Wilderness.

Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 8, $10.

Trio Beyond
When guitarist John Scofield joins forces with fellow giants Jack DeJohnette (drums) and Larry Goldings (keys), you can rest assured that the music will be beyond fantastic. Maybe that’s how they got their name.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $35.

Loser’s Lounge
How does it feel to be a loser? If you need a hint, tonight they pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. E. 4th St. & Astor Pl.), 212-539-8778; 7, $25.

Friday, June 8

The Clientele, Beach House, Pipas
They used to be called The Butterfly Collectors, which should give you a pretty good idea where they stand.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.

Jesse Malin, Radio 4
Collaborated with Ryan Adams as The Finger, for the EPs We Are Fuck You and Punk’s Dead Let’s Fuck. Should be fun for the whole family.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 7, $50.

Snowden, Beat Up Old Fellas, The King Left
Opened for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Arcade Fire on the strength of their first EP. You should pretty much just give them your money now.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8, $8.

Architecture in Helsinki, Santogold, Black Moth Super Rainbow
All the goofiness you could ever want from a six-member Australian indie rock band.

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $18/$20.

Oscar Peterson Tribute
At 82 years of age, the legendary pianist of many historical performances & recordings receives living tribute. A truly swinging night with Hank Jones, Christian McBride, Freddie Cole, Paquito D’Rivera and many others.

Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Ave. (at 57th St.), 212-247-7800; 8, $18-$66.

Maysa
The talented R&B singer warms us up even further with her new disc, Feel the Fire. And it’s pretty hot outside already.

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $27.

Saturday, June 9

The Spinto Band, The Teeth, Beat Up Old Fellas, Bling Kong
Wilmington Delaware’s most rockingest.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9, $10/$12.

El-P, Hangar 18, Yak Ballz, Slow Suicide Stimulus (Dusted Dons & Tame One)
If he were a bit shorter, they’d call him EE-P.

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $20/$22.

Bassinstinct, Vienna-New York Connection
Start out the night with five bass players improvising together, and then take a flight to Europe and back. Quite the program for open-minded fans.

Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 212-319-5300; 7, free.

Kill Henry Sugar
The folk duo plays songs from a long-gone NYC. You know, the kind they go to Italy to make movies about.

Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 10, $10.

Sunday, June 10

Bert Jansch, PG Six, Kevin Barker
Influenced the bands who influenced the bands who you’re way into.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $18.

Melt Banana
Japanese noise rock that’s weird even by Japanese noise rock standards.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7:30, $12/$15.

Kris Davis Quartet
The up-and-coming young pianist leads the band playing tunes from their upcoming disc, blending structured composition with free improvisation.

Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves. by W. 4th St.), 212-989-9319; 8:30, $10.

Monday, June 11

The Ladybug Transistor, Pipas
Is there such a thing as too much Elephant 6? We’ll let you know.

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $10.

Michelle Carr
With a background in musical theater and appearances on Broadway, the local singer graces a small stage for a change.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $20.

Tuesday, June 12

Akron/Family, White Magic, Lexie Mountain Boys
They’re not all related and they live in New York City, but otherwise the name is totally accurate.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7, $15.

Lily Allen, Kevin Michael
Got in trouble for calling Bob Geldof a “cunt.” Yeah, been there.

Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. 7t & 8th Aves.), 212-777-6800; 6:45,$26.

Feist, Grizzly Bear
The uncollective Broken Social Scene.

Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 212-997-1003; 8, $25.

Bob Parins, Phonograph, Jeff Young, Chris Koza
Catch Phonograph’s Heartbreakers-meets-Wilco set at 9. It’s Petty Tweedy.

Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 7, tbd.

Somi
The Illinois-born singer draws from her East African heritage on her amazing new disc, Red Soil In My Eyes. Her music will bring tears to yours.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $20.

Wumm Zack, Gasser/Reiter Duo
What’s that? Yep, it’s Wumm Zack, straight out of Austria. Oh, and Gasser is not what you’re thinking.

Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 212-319-5300; 7, free.

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Wednesday, May 30

The National, My Brightest Diamond
This nation’s sold out.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $18/$20.

!!!, Maserati
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry—keyboard’s sticky…

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 8, $16/$18.

The Bravery, The Cinematics, The Photo Atlas
New York’s only post-punk disco dance band. We kid, we kid.

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $20.

Bright Eyes, Gillian Welch
Sorry buddy, but you’re never getting on Bush’s iPod at this rate.

Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 212-997-1003; 7:30, $32.50.

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
One of the greatest masters of the B-3 organ shows us what it is all about. Prescriptions this way, please.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30; $20.

Super Secret Surprise Project
Israeli-born Jay Vilnai leads this experimental ensemble, but he doesn’t want to talk about it. It would spoil the surprise, get it?

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30; $5 donation.

ROGER WATERS
The former Pink Floyd singer performing Dark Side of the Moon all by his lonesome.

Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza (on 7th Ave. betw. 31st & 33rd Sts.), 212-307-7171; 8, $35-$170.

Thursday, May 31

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Cobbs
Whatever happened to your rock ’n’ roll? Only one way to find out.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7, $25.

The Comas, The Broken West, Nethers
Fresh out of the Intensive Care Unit, The Comas are awake and mostly coherent.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8, $10.

Thomas Meglioranza & Thomas Bagwell
The Austrian duo perform a selection of tunes by classical composers from their native country. Hey, it’s free, so why not?

Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 212-319-5300; 8, free (registration required).

STEREO STEREO, MACHO GRANDE
Stereo Stereo offers free hugs on their MySpace page, just like all the other cute indie kids.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9:30, $10.

Friday, June 1

Calvin Johnson, Julie Doiron (ex-Eric’s Trip), Woods
Beat Happening’s Calvin Johnson vs. Dub Narcotic Sound System’s Calvin Johnson, winner takes all.

Don Pedro’s, 90 Manhattan Ave., B’klyn, 718-218-6914; 8, tba.

Animal Collective, Danielson
Freak-folk, down by the river.

South Street Seaport, Fulton & South Streets, Pier 17, 212-SEA-PORT; 7, free.

CSS, Yo Majesty
Rockin’ it, web code-style.

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $20.

Delta Dreambox
Music your great-grandmother probably sang to… the band specializes on material by the likes of Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey – you know the first-ever recorded blues artists?

Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 8, $10 donation.

Bobby Hutcherson Quintet
One of the earliest vibraphonists in jazz, the L.A. native continues to bend the rules in the jazz world.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30; $35.

HARRY AND THE POTTERS, UNCLE MONSTERFACE
The indie wizard rockers play songs inspired by author J.K. Rowling’s smash-hit book series. Brothers Joe and Paul even claim to be Mr. Potter himself.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 6, $10.

Saturday, June 2

Mystery Jets, White Rabbits, Vampire Weekend
Eel Pie Island’s most rockinest five-piece.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.

Lavender Diamond, USA IS A MONSTER, Entrance
One Devendra Banhart split, and you’re pretty much made.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8, $12.

Big Bear, Kyp Malone (of TV on the Radio)
Post-math? I didn’t even pass calculus.

Silent Barn (aka Raven’s Den), 915 Wyckoff Ave. (at Hancock), B’klyn; 8, tba.

ROKY ERICSSON & ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
Blues, folk and lots of energy as the downtown scene begins their free summer program. Get there early, the tickets will disappear quickly.

Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park; 212-835-2789; 7, Free (tickets required).

YOSSI FINE
Lots of loops, improvisations and plenty of caffeine…

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30; $5 donation.

DEAN AND BRITTA, MY ROBOT FRIEND
A robot opens for a married couple from the moon (former members of the band Luna). 

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Avenue (at Havemeyer) B’klyn, 866-468-7619; 8, $17 advance, $18.

THE BIG SLEEP, DIE ROMANTIK, LA LAQUE, MANCINO
Release show for Die Romantik’s Narcissist’s Waltz. Is that why dance studios are covered in mirrors?

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $10.

Sunday, June 3

Smoosh, Tiny Masters of Today, Care Bears On Fire
Kidz Bop, only awesome.

Southpaw (Benefit for 826NYC), 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 2, $25.

FORRÓ FOR ALL
Forró is a syncopated beat that drives northeastern Brazilians wild. It has recently been discovered stateside, and you should learn its steps, too.

Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 9, $10 donation.

Fairport Convention
Straight out of the 60s, this Brit folk group continues soldiering on, despite the constant lineup changes

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. E. 4th St. & Astor Pl.), 212-539-8778; 7, $25.

Monday, June 4

The Horrors, Schoolyard Heroes
Garage rock is spooooky.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7:30, $14.

The Fucking Champs, Birds of Avalon, Red Fang
If you held a title like that, you’d name your band after it, too.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $12.

Jeff Lorber
The Philly keyboardist has broken barriers between R & B, funk and jazz in his recordings. Tonight he plays from his new disc, He Had A Hat. Be sure to wear one.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $20.

Tuesday, June 5

Rufus Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche
One Louden short of a family reunion.

Blender Theatre at Gramercy, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. S.), 212-777-6800; 7, $40.

Kings of Leon, Snowden, The Features
The South has risen again.

Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-777-6800; 6:45, $27.

MARIA GUIDA
Releasing her new CD, Soul Eyes. With that name, I thought she’d be a fado singer or something. But that would be stereotyping, right?

Sweet Rhythm, 88 7th Ave. S. (betw. Bleecker & Grove Sts.), 212-255-3626; 8; $15.

Jenny Scheinman
The violinist and composer has
recently taken up singing as well. They do like her in Chicago, by the way. 

Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 7; $10 donation.

Judith Owen
This lady’s got it going on. And she’s happy this way. And with those nice and tender vocals, you will be, too.

Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 9:30, $10.


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WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts, Stars of Track and Field
The only thing sadder than a lonely astronaut is multiple lonely astronauts. But the track and field stars are always good company.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie Sts.), 212-533-2111; 8, $18/$20.

Handsome Furs, TK Webb
Is there anyone in Montreal that hasn’t been in Wolf Parade at some point?

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $13.

Post Records Showcase, Bryan McPherson, The Telethons, John Houx, Rachel Epp
Post Records vs. Anti-Folk in a cage match. Only one will survive. We’re banking on The Telethons, I mean, how can you not? Telethons always rule, right?

Sidewalk Café, 94 Ave. A (at 6th St.), 212-473-7373; 7:30, one drink min.

Niño JoJele Trio
Paco de Lucia’s protégé pays tribute to pianist Bill Evans tonight, bringing piano to flamenco strings. Wonder how that’s going to work out. Only one way to find out.

Village Vanguard, 178 7th Ave. S. (W. 11th St.), 212-255-4037; 9 & 11, $30 + $10 min.


THURSDAY, MAY 24

The Rosebuds, The Ladybug Transistor, Bowerbirds
Rockin’ the last words of an eccentric millionaire newspaper tycoon.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie Sts.), 212-533-2111; 8, $13/$15.

BMX Bandits, Pants Yell!, Yellow Fever, Metric Mile, Lispector
They’ve shared members with Teenage Fanclub, the Soup Dragons, and a handful of other notable groups—hey, Scotland’s a small country.

Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 7, $15.

Les Breastfeeders, The Stalkers, The Size Queens
With a name like that, it doesn’t really matter what your band sounds like.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8:30, $10.

Oxford Collapse, Centipede D’Est
One critic said that their latest record, Remember the Night Parties, had a “palatable indifference,” but they totally didn’t care.

Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. (at Meeker), B’klyn, 718-609-0484; 8, $8.

The Exit, TK Webb, Artanker Convoy
All I’m saying is that, if I opened for 311, I wouldn’t go around bragging about it.

Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. (at Meeker), B’klyn, 718-609-0484; 8, tba.

Reuben Rogers Group
The local bassist releases his new CD, The Things I Am.

Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson St. (betw. Spring & Dominick Sts.), 212-242-1063; 9 & 10:30, $12.

Kwartet Akademos
All the way from Poland, these young classical musicians show us that their country has a lot more to offer than potato vodka and pierogies.

Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (at B’way), 212-247-7800; 7:30, $15.


FRIDAY, MAY 25

Sage Francis with Band, Buck 65, Alias, Buddy Wakefield
The only hip-hop artist badass enough to collaborate with The Mountain Goats. Word.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $16/$18.

Mice Parade, Tom Brosseau, David K. Daniels
It’s really more of an organized infestation than a parade.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $12.

Bright Eyes, Gillian Welch
It’s not so much the eyes as those long, lovely eyelashes that we love. Ms. Welch could not be reached for comment.

Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 212-997-1003; 7:30, $33.50.

Mia Riddle and her band
Time for sad songs on a Friday. Yay!

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $8.

Wynton Marsalis Septet
With his busy schedule with the jazz orchestra and all, this is a rare chance to hear the most famous of the Marsalis clan with a band.

Rose Hall, 33 W. 60th St. (betw. B’way & Amsterdam Ave.), 11th Fl., 212-258-9800; 8, $30-$120.

Todd Sickafoose’s Blood Orange
The bassist relocated from L.A. a few years back, but neglected to consider a name change.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5 suggested donation.

SATURDAY, MAY 26

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, The Ballet, Ballboy, Harvey Williams, My Teenage Stride, 
The Besties, Brown Recluse Sings
Sometimes you’re just not in the mood for Casiotone for the contently accompanied.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $15/$20.

Joe Lovano & Judi Silvano
The inventive saxophonist joins vocalist Silvano for an afternoon Master Class. Watch and learn.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 2, $25.

Frank Morgan Quartet
How many jazz cats can claim to have toured with Billie Holiday and still be around to tell the tale? Morgan can, and he leads the band tonight.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30, $30.


SUNDAY, MAY 27

Pipas, Cause Co-Motion!, Human Television, Michael Leviton, Pelle Carlberg, 
Dear Nora, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Adorable-core.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 5, $15/$18.

The Faint
I hear the dizzy-spells are opening.

Motherfucker Party at Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7, $25.

Beaty Brothers Quintet
Free jazz for those of you who are trapped in the city for the weekend.

Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves. by W. 4th St.), 212-989-9319; 8:30, $6.

The Quavers
Folk music meets techno with the use of samplers, violins and other unlikely instruments. Tonight they release their new disc, Lit By Your Phone.

Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 7, $10 suggested donation.

The Problem, Rotten Cheri, DJ Skintight
It’s Disco Crisco Twister night. That means you can feel all goopy and silly with 
the help of a Rotten Cheri (and others). Nice!

Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton St. (betw. Allen & Ludlow Sts.), 212-995-1652; 7, $5/$8.


MONDAY, MAY 28

The Jealous Girlfriends, Grand Mal
Nothing like naming your band the jealous girlfriends to really make the guys love you.

Zebulon, 258 Wythe Ave. (betw. N. 3rd St. & Metropolitan Ave.), 718-218-6934; 8, free.

Rachel Z
Never thought anyone could set the music of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs to jazz? Think again. King Crimson’s Tony Levin guests on bass, for you prog-rock fans.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $10.


TUESDAY, MAY 29

The National, Doveman
The new National record is called Boxer. We’re hoping it’s either a tribute to Paul Simon or George Foreman—preferably both. Honestly, we can’t take another Daniel Day-Lewis tribute album.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $18/$20.

Brand New, Anathallo, Colour Revolt
Might want to get around to changing that name, finally.

Blender Theatre at Gramercy, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. S.), 212-777-6800; 6:30, $21/$24.

The Bravery, The Cinematics, The Photo Atlas
The whole retro new wave thing is cute, and then next thing you know, you’re opening for Depeche Mode.

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $20.

PAMELA LUSS
Enjoy your Memorial Day hangover with this young vocalist’s pipes.

Sweet Rhythm, 88 7th Ave. S. (betw. Bleecker & Grove Sts.), 212-255-3626; 8 & 9:30, $15.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

!!!, HOLY FUCK
They really ought to bill the show as Holy Fuck!!!

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $16/$18.



GENGHIS KHAN, DANAVA, THE COYDOGS
Taking a break from raping and pillaging.

Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave. (at S. 2nd St.), B’klyn, 718-599-1450; 9, $tba.

DANIEL JOHNSTON, BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS, THE LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY
Gonna be a weird night.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 6, $21.50.


THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
They might be performing intimately.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30, $30.


SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS, THE DANSETTES, JULE BROWN
There are far less entertaining ways to get banana pudding in your hair.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9:30, $15/$17.


DAN DEACON, PARTS AND LABOR, TEAM ROBESPIERRE
Rocking out like an old married couple.

Solar One, 23rd St. at the East River; 7, free.


LAURA VEIRS
The singer-songwriter brings her folk-inflected music to town – she is ripe for discovery by a wider audience – that means you.

Blender Theatre at Gramercy, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. S.), 212-777-6800; 7, $15.


THE SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA
In the tradition of their Fania predecessors, the orchestra performs quality salsa made to be appreciated even by those of us who can’t dance.

S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick St. (at W. Houston St.), 212-243-4940; 10, $20.


THURSDAY, MAY 17

LAURIE ANDERSON
Don’t make her bust out the talking stick.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 6, $37.


MASTODON, AGAINST ME!, CURSIVE
Your face will be rocked—prog-metal style.

Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. 7t & 8th Aves.), 212-777-6800; 6:45, $25.


FROG EYES
Oh sweet idiosyncratic indie rock.

Sound Fix, 110 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, 718-388-8090; 4, free.


DEERHOOF, DIRTY PROJECTORS, ROBERT STILLMAN’S HORSES
Those years of barbershop training really paid off.

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $16.50.


KENDRA SHANK
The local singer continues to celebrate the Abbey Lincoln legacy.

Kitano Hotel, 66 Park Ave. (at 38th St.), 212-885-7119; 8 & 9:45, $15 min.


ANAT FORT
This is an opportunity to check out the work of this inventive Israeli-born pianist in case you missed her in March. Either that or you will have to wait until she comes back in the summer.

Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves. by W. 4th St.), 212-989-9319; 8:30, $10.


THE EITHER/ORCHESTRA
The swing band sounds tight; if they didn’t, they’d have to be renamed Neither/Norchestra and become a punk rock band.

Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 B’way (at W. 51st St.) 212-582-2121; 8:30 & 10:30, $25.


FRIDAY, MAY 18

TALIB KWELI
The half of Blackstar that can’t act.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 10:30, $30.


LADY SOVEREIGN, PROFESSOR MURDER, THE GLASS
Time to bone up on that cockney slang.

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 10, $10.


TAPES ‘N TAPES, LADYHAWK, THE HARLEM SHAKES
Tapes 1 could totally kick Tapes 2’s ass.

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $15/$16.

FIELDS, PAGE FRANCE
British folk from…Britain!

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $12.


SOUND OUTREACH
The quartet led by bassist Steve Ascolese continues its stalwart mission of bringing jazz to the confines of the forgotten borough.

Dominick’s Bakery Café, 1740 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, 718-351-2500; 7:30, free.


DAVID TORN
The Brooklyn guitarist releases his new disc, Prezens. Here’s the sweet deal tonight: buy a copy and get 2 beers on the house.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $10.


SATURDAY, MAY 19

PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES, MOONRATS, CALL ME LIGHTNING
Named for the Smiths song named for the Kerouac quote. How’s that for a pop culture reference?

Blender Theatre at Gramercy, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. S.), 212-777-6800; 8, $15.


THE SECRET MACHINES, THE BELLMER DOLLS, DRAGON ZYNTH
What do you do when one member of your power trio quits? What if that member also happens to be your brother? I guess we’ll find out…

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 7, $26.50.


RICHARD LLOYD, HIGH STRUNG
The other guitarist in Television.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7:30, $15.


STEVE TYRELL
It is jazz for lovers tonight, so be sure to bring a date to share those $13 cocktails.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $45.


PAULA WEST
The San Francisco native treads the fine line between jazz and cabaret, reinterpreting tunes by Johnny Cash and The Beatles.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30, $30.


SUNDAY, MAY 20

THURSTON MOORE, BURNING STAR CORE, ZAIMPH, AARON DILLOWAY, ENEMA SYRINGE, CRUMBLING, ASH POOL, HACKY PACK SAC SAC, DEATHROES, AMERICAN BAND AIRCONDITIONING
Seriously though, guys, no fun allowed. But something tells me Thurston just won’t be able to help himself.

No Fun Fest at The Hook, 18 Commercial St. (west of Franklin St.), B’klyn, 718-797-3007; 7, $18.

Violator, DJ XEROX, Valeze
The amateur female jello wrestling girls are teamed up with an all-girl Depeche Mode cover band. Someone’s gonna find her personal Jesus.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8-11, Free (with RSVP at going.com).


NAJEE
The modern jazz saxophonist ends his weekend residence in town, with his R&B-inflected style. A better way to kiss the weekend goodbye?

Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 B’way (at W. 51st St.) 212-582-2121; 8:30 & 10:30, $40.


MONDAY, MAY 21

DAMIEN RICE
Rumor has it that once Rice has released 10 albums, you’ll be able to call his house.

Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave. (betw. 50th & 51st Sts.), 212-307-7171; 8, $39.50.

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
Once got their asses kicked by Ice Cube’s band. Now that’s punk rock.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $45.

NUBLU ORCHESTRA
The LES room can barely contain an audience, so I have no idea how they are going to squeeze an orchestra in there. You can’t blame them for trying, though – this is avant-garde music at its best.

Nublu, 62 Ave. C (betw. 4th and 5th Sts.), 212- 979-9925; 10 & midnight, $10.


TUESDAY, MAY 22

BEBEL GILBERTO
Do not call the Brazilian-bred vocalist “the daughter of bossa nova”. Her sound goes way beyond that, blending her native roots with European electronica, jazz and other influences, as heard on her latest disc, Momento.

Blender Theatre at Gramercy, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. S.), 212-777-6800; 7:30, $ 25.


DAN BERN
You’ve got to respect a guy who’s made a career singing about balls.

Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, $16.

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Wednesday, May 9

The Magic Numbers, All Smiles
Bubblegum pop asks schoolhouse rock the question, and the answer is “3 is the magic number.”

Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St. (at 9th Ave.), 212-242-4300; 7, $25.

Matt Mays & El Torpedo, Deadstring Brothers, Burden Brothers
In a contest of who was born with the more melancholic name, which set of brothers would win?

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $10.

Arcade Fire, The National
We thought that even though this show is already sold out, we should mention it because Arcade Fire hasn’t been getting much press lately.

Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave. (betw. 50th & 51st Sts.), 212-307-7171; 7, $SP (scalper’s prices).

Martirio
The Spanish-born Flamenco singer has found a whole new flavor to her music in her latest disc, Primavera en New York (Spring in New York). Find out for yourself tonight, and figure out what she has seen here that you’ve been missing all along.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. E. 4th St. & Astor Pl.), 212-539-8778; 7, $ 30.

Thursday, May 10

Albert Hammond, Jr., High Class Elite
The Stroke himself will play for free to the, well, high-class elite—or at least those who were elite enough to get the e-vite and RSVP in time.

Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St. (at 9th Ave.), 212-242-4300; 8, free.

Air, TV on the Radio
Acoustic TVOTR opening for Air in a large theater. Great idea, wrong venue. But beggars can’t be choosers.

The Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 8, $46.

Girlyman
CD release party for The Joyful Sign. Their sound is as cute and sparkly as their name.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 6, $20.

Cornelius, Holy Fuck
Japanese pop musician Keigo Oyamada calls himself Cornelius after Planet of the Apes.  Holy Fuck says they like to “make people freak out and smash stuff.” You won’t be bored.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7, $25.

Four Generations Of Asian Composers
Cambodian-born composer Chinary Ung is 65 so, what else to do? Some of his friends are getting together to play some music in his honor.

Asia Society, 725 Park Ave. (at 70th St.), 212-545-7536; 8; $ 20.

Mark Sherman Quintet
Releasing his new CD, Family First, for all of you jazz vibes fans.

Sweet Rhythm, 88 7th Ave. South (at Bleecker), 212-255-3626; 8 & 10, $15 (+ $10 min).\

Friday, May 11

Brett Dennen, ALO, Lucas Reynolds
Surf’s up at the Bowery, brah! Come drink beers and tell monster wave fairytales around the brushfire.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7, $15.

The Gourds, Sim Redmond Band, Kelly McRae
The Gourds’ hyper-literate honkytonk Americana grows on you like muscadine vines on an old elm tree. Except they don’t choke you to death. And they don’t produce muscadines.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $15.

The Giraffes, Bling Kong, Band of Thieves, Nico Stai
The Giraffes may be exotic and have those long necks and funny spots, but Bling Kong has a troop of cute cheerleaders. With pom-poms and uniforms, for real.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9:30, $10.

Garifuna Soul
The Garifunas are descendants of former slaves who were shipwrecked near the island of St. Vincent during the 17th century and ultimately mixed with the local indigenous tribes. Honduran-born Aurelio Martinez gives us a taste of their unique language & culture.

Americas Society, 680 Park Ave. (at 68th St.), 212-277-8342; 7, free (registration required).

The Many Moods Of Miles Davis
We heard that the late trumpeter had quite a temper … but, ah, the music was great, as this double-header tribute with the Ryan Kisor Quintet and Terence Blanchard’s group will prove to you.

Rose Hall, 33 W. 60th St. (betw. B’way & Amsterdam Ave.), 11th Fl., 212-258-9800; 8, $37.50 – $127.50.

Saturday, May 12

The Detroit Cobras
Direct from the Motor City these ladies are here to drag race and kick your sissy ass.

Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, $13/$15.

Square Wave Punch, Boy Genius, The Hero Cycle, Kite Operations
Straight from the green mountains of Vermont, The Hero Cycle! Now at a Brookllyn bar near you.

Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave. (at Driggs), B’klyn, 718-383-5333; 8, $8.

LCD Soundsystem, Prinzhorn Dance School
You missed the shows at the Bowery last month, and forgot to get tickets to the Webster Hall gig until it was too late. Todd P is giving you yet another chance to redeem yourself tonight.

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 8:30, $25.

The Avett Brothers, Langhorne Slim
The Avett Brothers will be introducing their new album Emotionalism. It should be real banjo-pickin’ tear jerker.

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $25.

Abram “El Llanero”
Alberto El Llanero is this Venezuelan singer-songwriter’s nickname, which means “Man of The Plains”. We prefer the colloquial translation, “The Lone Ranger.” Wonder if Tonto will sit in.

El Taller Latino Americano, 2710 Broadway (at 104th Street), 3rd Floor, 212-665-9460; 8, $25.

JC Hopkins Biggish Band
Swinging them blues away at this late-night concert with his Brooklyn cohorts.

Blue Note, 131 W 3rd St (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; midnight, $8.

Sunday, May 13

The Greyboy Allstars, Tim Fite
Pioneers of the live acid jazz movement in the ’90s are together again to bring the Left Coast swing to
the city.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 7, $30.

The Album Leaf, Young Galaxy, Belong
Dreamy, dreamy, dreamy. Not that the Album Leaf isn’t great, we’re just saying have a cup of coffee before you go.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $15.

Alison Balsom
Go ahead, take mom to see this jazz/classical Brit trumpeter. It’s free, too.

Town Hall, 123 West 43rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212- 997-1003; 5, free.

Monday, May 14

Pharaoh’s Daughter
Hookah-smoking, belly-dancing, pyramid-scaling, modern mystical music from the Middle East. Kind of.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 6, $25.

Mando Diao, Pop Levi, The Films
Check out Mando’s website and click on the tab that says “full of himself.”

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $15.

The Lisps, Salt & Samovar,  The Shivers
Speech impediments, sodium chloride & Russian teapots, and chills. With the Double Dutch Dance Troup performing in between them.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7:30, $8.

Maya Azucena
The Brooklyn-born singer celebrates her new self-released disc. Find out what Roberta Flack, who she sang with last year, already knows.

Blue Note, 131 W 3rd St (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $10.

Tuesday, May 15

Arctic Monkeys, Be Your Own Pet
If I were to be my own pet, I think I would be an arctic monkey. Then I’d be a teenage rock star millionaire.

Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W. 34th St. (at 8th Ave.), 212-307-7171; 6:30, $30.

Spank Rock, Ghostface, Roxy Cottontail, DJ Nick Catchdubs
Get slapped on the ass at the hip-hop show of the week.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 7, $30.

TigerCity, Sam Champion, Stylofone, The Affair
Comparisons to Talking Heads, Prince and The Police. Sounds pretty sweet to us.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7, $13.

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Wednesday, May 2

The Cribs, White Rabbits, The Jealous Girlfriends
You know that show where the rappers show off their mansions? Yeah, this British band is kind of like that.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 10, $15.

Bjork
Not a pixie, but she plays one on—OK, she is actually a pixie.

Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave. (betw. 50th & 51st Sts.), 212-307-7171; 8, $61.

Peter Bjorn and John, Fujiya & Miyagi, Au Revoir Simone
I think we have our music lineup for the first-annual first names convention.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $20.

Paul Shapiro’s Ribs And Brisket Revue
Not really—it’s a celebration of Jewish-inspired jazz. There’s some music about bagels, too!

Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves. by W. 4th St.), 212-989-9319; 8:30, $10.

Dave Scott Jazz Ensemble
He’s a TV weatherman in San Diego (no, really), visiting us to release new album, In A Fog.

Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 10, $10.

Thursday, May 3

Trans Am, Zombi, Psychic Paramount
Sure an album with a title like Sex Change would be a turning point for any band.

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 8, $10.

Tracy Bonham, Annette Strean, Kirk Cornelius, Dewanatron
Yep, that Tracy Bonham. Yep, that Union Hall. Yep, bocce ball.

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $12.

Ballin’ The Jack
Reinterpreting the music of … The Marx Brothers!

Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 8, $10.

John Pizzarelli
Celebrating the jazz legacy of Hoboken with his latest disc, Dear Mr. Sinatra.

Café Carlyle, 35 E. 76th St. (at Madison Ave.), 212-744-1600; 8:45, $75.

Friday, May 4

Langhorne Slim, Marcelles Hall & The Headliners, Paleface, Just About to Burn
His backing band is called The War Eagles. Yet another reason why it’s a bad idea to screw with Langhorne Slim.

Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. (at Meeker), B’klyn, 718-609-0484; 8, $tba.

La Laque, Hopewell, The Silent League, J Dimenna
You don’t understand French? No problem. Just wear a beret and practice your condescending sneers.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7:30, $5. 

The Mother Hips, Backyard Tire Fire, Hymns
The post-menopausal Hips are miraculously still giving birth to litters of sway-worthy California psychedelic tunes.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $15. 

Cassandra Wilson
Wilson usually plays Carnegie Hall, so this is a rare opportunity to catch the deep-voiced singer in a much more intimate setting.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 11:30, $55.

Saturday, May 5

Cass McCombs, Arboretum
According to Mr. McComb’s label page, the artist was “born in the Bronx, Haiti and Tahiti in 1977.” That ovulation must’ve hurt like hell.

Don Pedro’s, 90 Manhattan Ave., B’klyn, 718-218-6914; 8, $8.

TK Webb, Jeremiah Rifles
Apparently Webb could play all of Zeppelin’s songs by nine. No doubt by 12 he was doing horrible things to mudsharks.

Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave. (at S. 2nd St.), B’klyn, 718-599-1450; 9, donation.

Jon Auer
He was in the Posies and the newly-reformed Big Star, but surely the highlight of Auer’s career has to be doing the guitar parts for the latest William Shatner record.

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $10.

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Love of Diagrams
Filling prescriptions in a mosh pit near you.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 6:30, $19.

Shivkumar Sharma & Zakir Hussain
Indian tabla and santur, a hammered dulcimer commonly used in Kashmiri music. Quite the alternative for those not into tequila and mariachis tonight.

Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 212-997-1003; 8, $25-45.

Dulce Pontes
Fado is enjoying a newfound popularity—so time to catch up.

Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th Street (at 7th Ave.), 212-545-7536; 8, $23-72.

Sunday, May 6

Beirut, Final Fantasy
It’s an 18+ show? Good, they won’t have to sneak Beirut in through a side door.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $16/$18.

Brightblack Morning Light 
Members of Bright Eyes, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket and ELO have joined together to … just kidding.

Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, $13/$15.

The Clientele, The Ladybug Transistor, Public Record
Any band that proudly displays The Monkees as a major influence is all right in my book.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 7:30, $12.

Michael Lattimore + Friends
Jazz, blues and Turkish Sunday brunch. Any questions?

Antiques Garage, 41 Mercer St. (at Grand St.), 212-219-1019; 1 p.m., free.

Joel Forrester
Solo jazz piano to end your weekend in style

Louis 649, 649 E. 9th St. (at Ave. C), 212-673-1190; 9, free.

Monday, May 7

Alice Smith
It’s just a matter of time before she pulls a Winehouse on us.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7, $12.

Arcade Fire, The National
Yeah, it’s sold out. Who knew?

United Palace Theatre, 4140 Broadway (at 175th St.), 212-307-7171; 8, $35 [SOLD OUT].

Ron Carter Nonet, Aaron Goldberg Trio
Celebrating the legendary bassist’s 70th birthday!

Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Center, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B’way & Amsterdam Ave.), 212-501-3340; 8, $40.

Elio Villafranca Trio
Since leaving Cuba 12 years ago, he has made a name through his own musical combinations played in a jazz format.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $15.

Tuesday, May 8

Amy Winehouse
Winehouse has tattoos of naked women all over her body, which could possibly be the awesomest thing ever.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 6, $20.

Captured By Robots, The Teddy Bear Orchestra
The rockingest human slave around.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 718-384 7112; 7:30, $10.

Priestbird (formerly Tarantula AD), Pit Er Pat, White/Lichens, Matteah Baim
Or Tarantula ADD.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $10.

Ben Gibbard (of Death Cab for Cutie), David Bazan (Pedro The Lion), Johnathan Rice
Sad musicians are even sadder when they’re solo.

Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 212-997-1003; 8, $28.

Blonde Redhead, Fields
If you were trampled by a horse, you’d call your record Misery Is a Butterfly too.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $22/$25.

Michel Camilo
Toast a $13 martini with Camilo and his trio for the release of his latest CD, Spirit of The Moment (Telarc).

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $35.

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Wednesday, April 25

Casper & The Cookies, The Besties, The Icicles, Normandy, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Not actually an Elephant 6 band, but they play one on tour.

Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $7.

Cracker
Hey, hey, hey, like being … shhhh! It’s an all-acoustic show, so be forewarned.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8, $20.

The Silos
They had to change their name from The 13th Floor Grain Elevators due to some confusion.   

Rodeo Bar, 375 Third Ave. (at 27th St.), 212-683-6500; 10, free.

The Tragically Hip, Constantines 
Mind you, this is hip in Canadian terms.

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $25/$28.

Ellie Fordyce Trio
As a teenager, Fordyce would cut classes to catch jazz jam sessions, which proves something about the importance of math.

Papoo’s, 55 Broadway (at Exchange Place), 212-809-3150; 7, free.

Epitaph
In celebration of Charles Mingus’ 85th birthday, an ensemble conducted by Gunther Schuller plays the epic jazz piece.

Rose Hall, 33 W. 60th St. (betw. B’way & Amsterdam Ave.), 11th Fl., 212-258-9800; 7:30, $30-95.

Thursday, April 26

Acid Mother’s Temple, Mammatus, Alasehoutek
This ain’t your mamma’s heavy Japanese psychedelic collective.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $13/$15.

Sean McCaul, animal nudity, Top Down
Let’s just hope PETA doesn’t find out about this—exploiting the poor, naked creatures without even giving them top billing.

Club Midway, 25 Avenue B (betw. 2nd & 3rd Sts.), 212-253-2595; 8, $5

Constantines, Tim Fite
Sometimes play Neil Young cover shows under the name Horsey Craze. I’m pretty sure Young has killed men for less.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 866-468-7619; 7:30, $12.

The Hold Steady, The Thermals
OK, maybe the tuition is worth it, after all.

NYU, Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, 60 Washington Sq. S., 212-998-4987; 7:30, $5/$7.

Lightning Bolt, xBxRx, Aa, High Places
I hear that you’re not allowed to graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design until you’ve formed, like, three noise-rock bands.

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 8, $10.

Elsa Higby
The local vocalist sings music by Argentinean composer Astor Piazzola, sharing the stage with three poets, who will read from their latest collections. Think of it as a double bill.

Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves. by W. 4th St.), 212-989-9319; 6, $ 6.

Friday, April 27

Spock’s Beard
There’s just no way to make fun of a band called Spock’s Beard that they haven’t already thought of themselves.

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $30/$35.

Steve Wilson’s Generations
The alto & soprano saxophonist shows us why he’s favored by Diane Reeves, Don Byron and Herbie Hancock. But I mean, who isn’t these days, right?

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30, $ 30.

Shakers N’ Bakers
The group mixes things up (get it?), blending Ornette Coleman with Led Zeppelin—doesn’t sound like it could work, but somehow it does

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5 donation.

Nellie McKay
Is it just us or is this girl really that much fun?

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (at W. 57th St.), 212-247-7800; 8:30, $38-$43.

Saturday, April 28

The Knitters, Chatham County Line
John Doe and Exene were knitting before knitting was cool.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 866-468-7619; 8:30, $25.

Professor Murder
Working on their PhD as we speak. In a couple of months, that’ll be Doctor Murder to you.

The Canal Room, 285 W. B’way (at Canal St.), 212-941-8100; 10, $10.

Amon Tobin
Amon Tobin was hired to create the soundtrack for 2005’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, because nothing says recon quite like a bit of intelligent dance music.

Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. S.), 212-777-6800; 8, $23.

The Killers
Named after a fictional band in a New Order video—yep, that’s pretty much all you need to know.

Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 7, $30.

Apes & Androids
Monkeys, robots, techno, orchestration, oh my.

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 10, $5.

Cecil Brooks Iii & The Cb3
Drums and B-3 organ swing out to your listening pleasure tonight.

Sweet Rhythm, 88 7th Ave. S. (betw. Bleecker & Grove Sts.), 212-255-3626; 8, $25 + $10 min.

Marta Gomez
Jazz-flavored cumbias and folk songs with a sweet, sweet voice from this native Colombian, who kicks off new music series uptown.

El Taller Latino, 2710 Broadway (at 104th St.), 3rd Floor, 212- 665-9460; 8, $25.

Sunday, April 29

Modest Mouse, Man Man, Love as Laughter
One polarizing night of vocal magic.

United Palace Theatre, 4140 Broadway (at 175th St.), 212-307-7171; 8, $37.50.

Yo La Tengo, David Kilgour
It’s like Hannukah in April!

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7:30, $25.

Anjani Thomas
It’s good to be Leonard Cohen’s protégé, isn’t it? This sweet vocalist’s debut is produced by the man himself.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. E. 4th St. & Astor Pl.), 212-539-8778; 9:30, $20.

Taranto Jazz Trio
Turns out there is jazz in Queens – with an Italian accent.

Women’s Studio Center, 21-25 44th Ave., Long Island City, 718-278-5331; 3, $15.

Monday, April 30

Lou Reed
Play “Metal Machine Music!” Wooo!

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 6, $85.

The Books, Real Quiet
The rock ‘n roll library.

New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St. (at Central Park W.), 212-874-5210; 6:30, $20.

Michael Penn
Also known as, the husband of Aimee Mann. But don’t paint the boy into a corner, he can still write and play a nice and dandy tune.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. E. 4th St. & Astor Pl.), 212-539-8778;7:30, $25.

Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble
Yep, that Rutgers. Tonight students and faculty—which includes trombonist Conrad Herwig and guitarist Vic Juris—come together to perform original music. How original.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 8 & 10:30, $10.

Tuesday, May 1

Peter & The Wolf, Artanker Convoy, Heavy Creatures
Finally a good band from Liverpool.

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $8.

Peter Bjorn and John, Fujiya & Miyagi, Au Revoir Simone
We call this one the first-name bill. Just don’t think you’re going to have to remember them all.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $20.

Jan “Birdman” Wroblewski
When this tenor saxophonist started out, jazz was considered “subversive” in his native Poland. Good that he didn’t care, going on to become one of the country’s most prominent players and songwriters, who is still going strong at 71.

Birdland, 315 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-581-3080; 7, $25.

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Wednesday, April 18

Patti Smith & Her Band

Patti Smith’s soon to be released 10th album will be called 12. Crazy poets.

Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St. (at 9th Ave.), 212-242-4300; 7, $35.

Mason Jennings, Kaiser Cartel

Not related to Waylon or Shooter until DNA tests prove otherwise. But he’s not returning our phone calls anymore.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 866-468-7619; 7:30, $15/$17. (also April 21 at Gramercy Theatre).

Son Volt, Jason Isbell

Seriously, this band is like a total rip-off of Uncle Tupelo. Even the guy’s voice sounds the same.

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $22.50/$25.

John Vanderslice, St. Vincent

The guy wrote, “Bill Gates Must Die.” I bet he’s totally gonna trash Vista all night.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8, $12.

Pink Nasty, The Black

Gonna be a, er … colorful evening.

Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St. (at Richardson St.), B’klyn, 718-302-3770; 10, free.

Art Brut, O’DEATH

A year later, and they still haven’t written the song that makes Israel and Palestine get along.

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 8, $12.

Wooden Wand and The Vanishing Voice, Charles Speer, GHQ (Mems of Magik Markers & Double Leopards)

Wooden Wand’s site lists some 42 different records released under the band’s name, making them quite possibly the only group around capable of calling Robert Pollard a lazy bastard.

Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Delancey & Rivington Sts.), 212-358-7501; 10, $8.

Ratatat, Despot

Two dudes, two instruments, one wicked onomatopoeia. But please, promise us you won’t be the one with your arms crossed. It’s time to move a little.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7:30, $20.

Michael Bates’ Outside Sources

The bassist and his quartet play an intimate set comprised of original compositions inspired by the likes of Dave Douglas and Ornette Coleman. Remember, modern jazz isn’t for those who can’t keep an open mind.

Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 10, $ 10.

Paquito D’Rivera

Latin jazz to warm up to. As if you need a reason, right?

Birdland, 315 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-581-3080; 9 & 11, $35.

Thursday, April 19

Peelander Z, Aloke, Americans, Right on Dynamite, The Waylons

Hands down, one of the top five Japanese Action Comic Punk Bands in the state of New York.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 866-468-7619; 7:30, $10.

Battles, O’Death, Dirty Projectors

Come on kids, stay out late. It’s math-rock. You can totally justify skipping class the next morning.

NYU, Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, 60 Washington Sq. S., 212-998-4987; 7:30, $5/$7.

Hot Chip, Tussle

LCD Soundsystem is playing their house. 

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 6:30, $22.

Tain And The Ebonix

What’s not to love when the drummer is the bandleader? Veteran Jeff “Tain” Watts also releases his new disc, Folk Songs.

The Cutting Room, 19 W. 24th St. (betw. B’way & 6th Ave.), 212-691-1900; 9:30, $15.

Balkan Beat Box

Gypsies to a dance beat.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $17.

Friday, April 20

Coco Rosie

Coming to a perfume commercial near you.

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 8, $18.50.

Joyce & Dori Caymmi

Two legendary Brazilians sharing a stage near you.

Birdland, 315 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-581-3080; 9 & 11, $35.

Michael Gamble Meteorchestra

The Rhode Island native busted out of the smallest state and moved to Brooklyn to make his synth-based music. Tonight he gives his neighbors a taste of his poison.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5 donation.

Saturday, April 21

Richard Swift and Sons of National Freedom, David Vandervelde and The Moon Station House Band, White Rabbits

They promise to keep the battle hymns to a minimum.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 866-468-7619; 8, $10/$12.

Over the Rhine

Hard not to love everything this husband-wife duo puts out. They never seem to be on anyone’s radar but they’re one of the nicest singer/songwriter groups around.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. E. 4th St. & Astor Pl.), 212-539-8778; 7:30 & 9:30, $25.

Jesse Malin, Mirrortest

Yeah, well who doesn’t have a duet with Bruce Springsteen these days?

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $15/$17.

Frank Carlsberg Quintet

The poetry of Gertrude Stein, Robert Creeley and other writers set to contemporary jazz … Yeah, all bets are off.

Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves. by W. 4th St.),

212-989-9319; 9 & 10:30, $10.

Vickie Natale

The Brooklyn native and “Star Search” winner entertains the late-night crowd with her musical mix. Need we say more?

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30 a.m., $8.

Sunday, April 22

Brand New, Kevin Devine

The first single from their newest record is called “Jesus Christ.” Don’t get too weirded out when people start shouting it from the balconies.

The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 7, $19.99.

Carla Cook

She adds her own flavor to Paul Simon and Marvin Gaye tunes. You bring the mojo.

St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave. (at 54th St.), 212-935-2200; 10, $20.

Monday, April 23

Spoon

Keeping it low-key and trying out all those songs that you’ve never heard. Just don’t be the guy who shouts out ‘The Way We Get By.’

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $20.

Jarvis Cocker

Now Pulp-free.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $32.

Juilliard Jazz Ensemble

Celebrating Mingus’ 85th birthday under the leadership of Veteran trombonist Steve Davis. Musical prodigies are so fun that way.

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 33 W. 60th St. (at B’way), 5th Fl., 212-258-9595; 7:30 & 9:30, $10.

Tuesday, April 24

Spank Rock (DJ set)

Maybe they’ll play “Put that Pussy on Me.” Don’t forget to bring the kids!

Virgin Megastore Union Square, 52 E. 14th St. (at B’way), 212-598-4666; 7, free.

 Fountains of Wayne, Robbers on High Street

Making lawn ornament stores vaguely cool again.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $20.

Samba Jazz & The Music Of Jobim

The master would have turned 80 this year, so two of his former alumni, Duduka da Fonseca (drums) and Helio Alves (piano) celebrate his legacy the only possible: with style.

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 33 W. 60th St. (at B’way), 5th Fl., 212-258-9595; 7:30 & 9:30, $30.

Andrea Wolper

Singing her heart out for all you boys and girls.

55 Bar, 55 Christopher St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-929-9883; 7, no cover + 2 drink min.

Patti Smith & Her Band

If you missed the amazing poet-rocker last week she’s giving you a chance to listen three times in a row. Wild horses couldn’t drag us away.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 6, 8:30, 10:30, $17.

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Wednesday, April 11

O’Neil, Jana Hunter

That’s TJO to you. Total Jock Out.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 866-468-7619; 7, $10.

Loren Stillman Group

The Brooklyn saxophonist studied with Dave Liebman and toured with the likes of Joe Lovano, and tonight he shares his talent with his neighbors.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (at 7th Ave), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5 donation.

Jamie Davis Quintet

The local vocalist releases his new disc, It’s a Good Thing, recorded with musicians from the Count Basie Orchestra.

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 33 W. 60th St. (at B’way), 5th Fl., 212-258-9595; 7:30 & 9:30, $30.

Thursday, April 12

John Abercrombie Quartet

They just came back from a European tour, so let’s give them a nice NYC welcome so they’ll forget about all that Eurotrash.

Birdland, 315 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-581-3080; 9 & 11, $30.

For Those We Love

Great music meets a worthy cause: Legendary Cuban reedman Paquito D’ Rivera joins vocalists Jane Monheit, Louise Rogers and The New York Voices tonight for a concert to benefit the local chapter of the Alzheimer Association.

Kaye Playhouse, 695 Park Avenue, 212-772-4448; 7:30, $50-$250.

KAPOW!, Palomar, Illinois, The Oranges Band

When you’re one of nine or so bands name ‘KAPOW!’ you’ve really got to set yourself apart, and the exclamation mark just ain’t going to cut it. Thank god for the caps lock key.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $10.

Kaiser Chiefs, The Walkmen, Annuals

Kaiser Chiefs’ lead singer, Ricky Wilson, was discovered by the band while fronting a Stones cover band. He doesn’t really do Jagger anymore, but jeez, it’s like the guy thinks he’s really British, or something.

Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-777-6800; 6:45, $31.

The Films, Eastern Conference Champions

Tight jeans, bedhead, loose ties—The Films, god bless their hearts, sound exactly like they’re supposed to.

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $8/$10.

Soulive

The local trio funk up the LES with their retro afros and organ-ized grooves tonight and Friday before heading south to New Orleans’ Jazz Fest.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $25.

Friday, April 13

Greg Ashley’s Medicine Fuck Dream, Black Lion White Devil

Trippy down-home dirty-psych, from the state that brought you the war in Iraq.

Don Pedro’s, 90 Manhattan Ave. (at Boerum St.), B’klyn, 718-218-6914; 8, $8.

Headlights, Page France, Cheyenne

Page France manages to sing about Jesus in a way that doesn’t make you want to hurl yourself into the nearest open pit of lions.

Pianos, 158 Ludlow St. (at Stanton St.), 212-505-3733; 9, $12.

The Locust, Cattle Decapitation, Daughters

Somewhere beneath those masks, there’s a smooth jazz band in a lot of pain, crying to get out.

Rebel, 251 W. 30th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-695-2747; 6:30, $12/$15.

RJD2, Busdriver, Happy Chichester

If your first name was Ramble, you’d pick a Star Wars reference to be known by, too.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 6, $17/$20.

Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

Under the leadership of Arturo O’ Farrill, the orchestra goes tango with the presence of Argentinean bassist Pablo Aslan and the Avantango Dancers. “La Cumparsita” will certainly be featured tonight.

Rose Hall, 33 W. 60th St. (betw. B’way & Amsterdam Ave.), 11th Fl., 212-258-9800; 8, $30-$120.

Curha-Chestra

Led by guitarist and trombonist Curtis Hasselbring, this band mixes jazz, funk and other musical elements as they try to bridge the gap between avant-garde and listenable music.

Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), B’klyn, 718-789-2762; 9 & 10:30, $5 donation.

Saturday, April 14

Jandek

No. Seriously.

Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand St. (at Pitt St.), 212-598-0400; 8, $20.

Calla, Dirty on Purpose, The Sugar Report

According to the Wikipedia, Calla “is a genus of flowering plant in the family Araceae, containing the single species.” You know that shit’s gonna rock.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.

The Gossip, Chinese Stars, First Nation Love

Like, I hear they’re totally awesome.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $10/$12.

French Kicks, The Jealous Girlfriends, The Subjects

The French Kicks’ disc, Two Thousand, was a mere six years too late.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8:30, $12.

Dino Saluzzi & Anja Lechner

Argentinean bandoneón combined with classic cello is what this unlikely duo proposes with their new disc, Ojos Negros, released today.

Americas Society, 680 Park Ave. (at 68th St.), 212-249-8950; 5:30, free (registration required).

E.S.T./Matthew Ship

The Swedish trio incorporates classical, jazz and rock elements into their sound, while Ship plays his unique hallucinatory chamber music, whatever that’s supposed to mean.

Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Center, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B’way & Amsterdam Ave.), 212-501-3340; 8, $30.



Lura

The Cape Verdean vocalist follows in the footsteps of Cesaria Evora, bringing her jazz-influenced folk songs as heard on her new disc, M’Bem Di Fora.

Symphony Space, 2357 B’way (at 95th St.), 212-864-5400; 8, $15-$27.

Sunday, April 15

Oneida, Dark Meat, ca-Use co-Motion!, Public Record, Soiled Mattress and the Springs, Shot Heard Round The World, Yan Yan

People are always talking about Oneida’s constant repetition. Seriously, people are always talking about their constant repetition.

Barnard College, Lehman Lawn, 3001 Broadway (at 120th St.), 212-854-5262; 12:30 pm, free.

Roky Erickson & The Explosives, The Summer Wardrobe

Jandek and Roky. It’s gonna be one hell of a crazy weekend.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $25

Miki Hayama Quartet

The Kyoto-born pianist started out playing Japanese drums, and now she pounds those piano keys.

Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (at 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 12:30 & 2:30 p.m., $24.50 (includes brunch).

Amstel Saxophone Quintet

Classical music adapted into a saxophone format for works by Phillip Glass, Bach and other composers. Great way to end the weekend.

Barbès, 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.), B’klyn, 718-965-9177; 7, $10 donation.

Monday, April 16

Bob Mould, Radio 4, Harmony Rockets

Bob Mould is a former scriptwriter for the WCW. Apparently, he was also in a band at some point. Husker…something… (Benefit for Callum Robbins)

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7, $25.

Gang Gang Dance w/ Professor Murder & YACHT

Rhizome Benefit Concert also includes computer artist Cory Arcangel MC. Cuz that’s just the way it is.

Hiro Ballroom, The Maritime Hotel, 366 West 17th St., 212-242-4300, 8, $35.

Smoosh, The Postmarks, Creeping Weeds

Here’s hoping they don’t get carded.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $12/$14.

The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

Swinging those Monday blues away.

Swing 46, 349 W. 46th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-262-9554; 8:30, $15.

Tuesday, April 17

Art Brut, Holy Hail

Look for their sophomore release, Put Out Another Record, We Put out Another Record, dropping this spring.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $16.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Quintet

The Cuban-born Grammy winner shows us why he got the trophy in the first place.

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-576-2232; 7:30 & 9:30, $25.


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Wednesday, April 4


Sons and Daughters, 1990s, Nicole Atkins & The Sea
More sons than daughters, really.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7, $15.

Black Dice, Ocrilim (Mick Barr of Orthrelm), No Age
There’s something loud and dissonant in the water at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), 
B’klyn, 
718-389-1880; 8, $8.

The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Sam Champion, Gran Bel Fisher
They were featured in Wrestlemania and Gran Turismo 4—but no, seriously, they’re actually pretty good.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $15.

Thursday, April 5

Dr. Dog, O’Death, Doublehorse
Alliteration is job number one in Bowery Ballroom show lineups. The Dr. Dog members Text, Taxi, Trouble, Tables and Thanks surely approve.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $13/$15.

Jet, The Virgins
They name-check T. Rex. How can they not be cool?

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7, $28/$30.

Sophe Lux
So you can get your bell/accordion/harpsichord fix.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 11:30, $12.

Lesbians on Ecstasy, Telepath, No Bra
Ah, c’mon. It’s Lesbians. On ecstasy. And if that’s not enough to get you there, what about no bras?!

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), 
B’klyn, 
718-389-1880; 8, $10.

Friday, April 6

Cold War Kids, Tokyo Police Club, Delta Spirit
The Reaganomics of indie rock. Ya gotta get in the spirit.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 9, $14/$16.

Tall Hands, Bear Hands
This is what we in the business call a two-handed bill.

Club Midway, 25 Avenue B (betw. 2nd & 3rd Sts.), 212-253-2595; 11, $5.

Parts and Labor, Big Bear, Gowns, Alex Delivery
Digital fuzz, analog-style.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 866-468-7619; 7, $10

Low, Loney, Dear
Like the David Bowie album—and the Kelly Clarkson song!

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 6:30, $20.

Saturday, April 7

Adult., Erase Errata
Editors love bands like Adult. It makes our jobs a lot easier when they bring along their own punctuation.

Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), 
B’klyn, 
718-389-1880; 8, $6.

Lucero, Catfish Haven, American Princes
Sort of like a busted Ford pickup with a bunch of Clash bumperstickers.

The Hook, 18 Commercial St. (west of Franklin St.), B’klyn, 718-797-3007; 8, $12.

Rachel Sage
Everyone needs a few ballads and female vocalists in their life.

Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 9, $5 donation.

Sondre Lerche, Willy Mason, Thomas Dybdah
Lerche’s new LP is described as a “primitive rock record,” which apparently means that he mastered the skill of banging rocks together …

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 6:30, $25.

Sunday, April 8

Xiu Xiu, Shearwater, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
Xiu Xiu covered Bauhaus and the Pussy Cat Dolls on their last record. It pretty much only gets more confusing from there …

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15/$17.

The Black Angels, Vietnam
The Black Angels like the Velvet Underground. A lot. If only more bands these days did …

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 866-468-7619; 7:30, $12/$14.

Monday, April 9

The Teddybears, Foreign Islands
Just a head’s up, they’ll be the ones onstage in the teddy bear masks.

Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. S.), 212-777-6800; 7, $14.

Iggy and the Stooges
Another head’s up: He’ll be the one of stage with the broken bottles sticking out of his sternum.

United Palace Theatre, 4140 Broadway (at 175th St.), 212-307-7171; 8, $39.50-$59.50.

Tuesday, April 10

Youth Group, Aqueduct, Let’s Go Sailing
Judging from their name, punch and brownies will be served.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $12/$14.

Klaxons, Bonde Do Role
It’s Tuesday, time to get sweaty to some East London beats.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $12/$14.

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Wednesday, March 28

The Loom, The Impossible Shapes, The Saps, Rumor Has It
It’s hard to glean much real information from the Impossible Shapes’ website bio, other than the fact that they apparently spend a lot of time contemplating the universe, which is pretty rock ’n’ roll, I guess…

Club Midway, 25 Ave. B (betw. E. 2nd & 3rd Sts.), 212-253-2595; 8, $8.


Robyn Hitchcock
The 2002 record, Robyn Sings, is two discs worth of Bob Dylan covers. It’s about time someone adapted some of that guy’s songs.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 6, $25.

Rocky Votolato, Owen, Drag The River
The way that emo bands flock to Rocky Votolato, you’d think the guy was giving away free black hair dye.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8:30, $10.

Thursday, March 29

Castanets, Shapes and Sizes, The Places (Amy Annelle)
Freak-folk, from the home of Blink-182.

Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 129 Russell St. (betw. Nassau & Driggs Ave.), B’klyn, no phone; 8, price TBA.

Electric Six, Test Your Reflex, Night Kills the Day
A moment of silence for the former members of the Electric Six. Here’s to Dr. Diet Mountain Dew, Mojo Frezzato, Johnny Vegas, Dr. Blacklips Hoffman—and Rock ‘n’ Roll Indian. I’ll miss you most of all.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8:30, $15.

+/- (Plus Minus), Say Hi To Your Mom, Bishop Allen
+/-’s James Baluyut left Versus in 2001—one can only imagine due to in-band fighting.

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $12.

Friday, March 30

LCD Soundsystem
Man, if Daft Punk were playing my house, I don’t think I’d ever leave. Oh well, to each his own.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 9, $20/$25.

Hella, Dirty Projectors, Who’s Your Favorite Son God?
Where does the band name “Hella” come from? Let’s just say that if they were from Boston, they’d be called 
“Wicked Pissah.”
Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 8, $12.

Locksley, The Shondes, Scissors for Lefty, Butterfly Explosion, The Silent Years
The band from the Payless Shoes commercial. Yep, life is sweet.

Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-384-4586; 10, $8.

Bloc Party, Albert Hammond Jr., Sebastien Grainger
What happens when an over-hyped object meets a super-trendy force?

United Palace Theatre, 4140 Broadway (at 175th St.), 212-307-7171; 7, $34.

The Long Winters, The Broken West, Stars of Track and Field
The band formerly known as that band with the Harvey Danger guy.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9:30, $12/$14.

Saturday, March 31

Professor Murder
Because the name Drugachusetts was already taken.

The Canal Room, 285 W. B’way (at Canal St.), 212-941-8100; 11, $10.

Birdmonster
Birdmonster don’t sound like Bruce Springsteen, man. Bruce Springsteen sounds like Birdmonster.

Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. S.), 212-777-6800; 8, $14.

Walter Meego, Oxford Collapse, Dragons of Zynth, Del Rey, DJ Creature!
An electro-rock trio—only with two people.
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7:30, $10.

Sunday, April 1

Les Savy Fav 
Hiatuses are for wussies.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $18.

Long Winters, Stars of Track and Field
Cuz those winters really are long.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $15.

Monday, April 2

Ben Crum (of Great Lakes), Louis, The Instruments
Because the Elephant Six needed another offshoot.

Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Essex & Suffolk Sts.), 212-358-7501; 8, $8.

Tuesday, April 3

Pere Ubu, The Golden Error
Way avant-garder than your band.
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7:30, $15/$17.

Brakes
Not that The Brakes, the other one.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7:30, $8/$10.

Bethany & Rufus
Voice and cello with a mashup of world influences. Sounds like a perfect night at Joe’s.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 7, $15.

Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, Corn Mo, Reggie Watts
Because you can never get enough of those crazy slides. Oh, and those players! Sheesh.

The Canal Room, 285 W. B’way (at Canal St.), 212-941-8100; 8, $10.50.

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Wednesday, March 14



The Shins


It’s that band that did that song from that movie!

Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 7, $37.50.

Nine Inch Nails Listening Party for ‘Year Zero’

Nine Inch Nails! Live! On CD!

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, free.



Thursday, March 15



The Commitments


The cover band based on the movie based on the book.

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $25.50/$28.

Kodo

Beat it drummer boy. The taiko-drumming legends deliver “with chamber music-like sensitivity.” Now that’s all about cool.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30 & 11:30, $35.

Robin Thicke

Yes, the son of Alan. Oh, the growing pains.

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 7:30, $18/$20.



Friday, March 16



Ambulette (aka Bella Lea), The New Trust (members of Velvet Teen)


Their new EP, ‘The Lottery,’ is named after the Shirley Jackson short story. The band kindly asks, however, that you check all stones at the door.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 866-468-7619; 8:30, $10/$12.

Little Feat

Supposedly, founding member Lowell George formed Little Feat after being fired from Zappa’s Mothers of Invention after playing a 15-minute guitar solo with his amp turned off. Four minutes and 33 seconds, that’s avant-garde—15 minutes, now that’s just crazy.

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8:30, $25.50/$30.

Pietaster’s

Ska bands don’t die—they just have to play in Jersey.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9:30, $12/$14.

Federale

Federale is the first band that sent me a friend request on Myspace after I moved to New York. They’ll always be close to my heart—not top-eight close, but close.

Sin-e, 150 Attorney St. (at Stanton St.), 212-388-0077; Midnight, $6.



Saturday, March 17



The Unforgettable Fire


Saturday, bloody Saturday.

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 11:30, $20/$25.

Levon Helm Band, Ollabelle, Alex P. Sutter

That Levon Helm sure knows how to name a band.

Beacon Theater, 2124 B’way (at W. 74th St.), 212-496-7070; 8, $49.50-$100.

Julia Sweeney & Jill Sobule

It’s Pat—with a tambourine!

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; Noon & 7 p.m., $25.

Jesus H. Christ and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

If anything their CD cover (all the band photoshopped as Cyclops) makes them worth a listen.

Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 11, $5.

Hello Nurse, The Red Chapel, Butch & Bellie

The Irish and the Jew join forces for a St. Purim’s Day that will forever

be remembered.

The Tank at Collective Unconscious, 279 Church St. (betw. Franklin & White Sts.), 212-563-6269; 7, $10.



Sunday, March 18



Laurie Anderson


Laurie Anderson created the tape bow violin and the talking stick midi control, which is why she’s like totally loaded.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 7, $25.

Disco Crisco Twister w/ fireflies, marwood & The Ramblers

Cuz there’s no better way to listen to a band than to have your hands and feet slathered in a gelatinous goop on a slippery board with other boys and girls.

Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton St. (betw. Orchard & Ludlow Sts.), 212-995-1652; 7, $3/$7.

Allen Toussaint

What can we say? The man is great and it’s every New Yorkers favorite meal: brunch!

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; Noon, $15-$30.



Monday, March 19



Fu Manchu


So-Cal stoner rock, named for a moustache.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $15.

Kenny Loggins

Seriously, if he doesn’t play something off of Return to Pooh Corner, I’m getting my money back.

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $65/$70.



Tuesday, March 20



Explosions in the Sky, The Paper Chase, Eluvium


So, what comes after post-rock anyway?

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7, $15.

Jane Monheit

The sexy chanteuse can croon a room. If you have the bucks to shill out to hear her sultry tunes.

Café Carlyle, 35 E. 76th St. (at Madison Ave.), 212-744-1600; 8:45, $55-$125.

Indigo Girls, Kaki King

Come on now social, it’s the least complicated thing to do.

Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 212-997-1003; 8, $40.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21



Evan & Jaron


Boys will be men, but great pop never changes.

Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 8, $15.

The Heartless Bastards, Huma

Their name comes from the wrong answer to a trivia question, making The Heartless something of a hard rocking consolation prize.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8, $12.



THURSDAY, MARCH 22

The Decemberists, My Brightest Diamond


A bit like the rock opera remake of an NPR show.

Landmark Loews Theatre, 54 Journal Sq., Jersey City, 201-798-6055; 7, $27.50.



FRIDAY, MARCH 23



Rhett Miller


Rhett Miller’s recording of Simon and Garfunkle’s “Homeward Bond” appeared in a MasterCard commercial. We have one word for him: “plastics.”

Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St. (at 9th Ave.), 212-242-4300; 7, $25.

Carol Bui, Bear Hands, Hail Social, Kill The Lights, David & the Citizens

Carol Bui started Drunken Butterfly records to release her first album, because nothing says rock like a vomited winged insect.

Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-384-4586; 10, $8.

Planes Mistaken for Stars, Mermaid in a Manhole

Planes Mistaken for Stars went from emocore to stoner rock—man, that brings me back to sophomore year.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 10:30, $8/$10.

Maplewood, Les Sans Culottes, Musicien Sans Frontieres, Ursula Points

Maplewood’s site describes them as, “a joyride up the Pacific Coast Highway.” One supposes that they’re not talking about all of the car sickness …

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 866-468-7619; 8:30, $10.

Thing-One, Ra Ra Riot

Jazz and funk, together at last … again!

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 10, $8.

The Eagles of Hair Metal, Carlos Giffoni, Burning Star Core, Thurston Moore

Going where eagles don’t dare.

Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Essex & Suffolk Sts.), 212-358-7501; 8, $10.

Goldrush, Hopewell, Cat Marino

Goldrush made six appearances at SXSW, so if they start nodding off, don’t blame yourself.

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $8/$10.



SATURDAY, MARCH 24



Lightning Bolt, BARR, Marnie Stern, Ecstatic Sunshine, High Places

According to Wikipedia, Lightning Bolt have played, “tractor trailers [citation needed], in kitchens, and in the parking lots of abandoned drive-in movie theaters.” Now they’re playing a studio space in Williamsburg, which is kind of cool … I guess.

3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave. (at Stagg St.), B’kln, 718-715-4961; 5:30, $10.



Electric Six, Test Your Reflex, Night Kills the Day, Spod

Electric Six play disco punk, which means that they, like, totally want to kick their own asses.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 9, $17/$20.

TK Webb, KAPOW!, Sounds of Greg D, Half Cleveland, Crescent Moon

When your parents forget to name you, you have to improvise.

Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 866-468-7619; 7, $8.

Stylofone,The Lovely Feathers, Takka Takka, The Boggs

Stylofone come from Brooklyn, NY: Where rock ’n’ roll dreams come true.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $10.

Locksley, The Silent Years, A Brief Smile, Cassettes Won’t Listen, The Midnight Hours

Locksley also come from Brooklyn, so, you know, they’re cool, too.

Delancey Lounge, 168 Delancey St. (betw, Clinton & Attorney), 212-254-9920; 7:30, $9.

DANU

You can still get your Irish thing going with Danú, one of the Old Country’s favorite new traditional bands.

Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th St); 212-864-5400; 8, $27.



SUNDAY, MARCH 25



You Am I, White Rabbits, The Bon Savants


You Am I are huge in Australia, which is coincidentally also where they’re from. See, it all works out in the end.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $15.



MONDAY, MARCH 26



Trainwreck Riders, Illinois, Michael Jordan

Folk-country from San Francisco—deep-south San Francisco.

Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $6.

Snow Patrol, OK Go

Honestly, kids: At what point does it stop being indie rock, anyway?

Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 8, $40.



Tuesday, March 27



Robyn Hitchcock


Apparently actor Robyn Hitchcock is also a musician, too. Who knew?!

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 6, $25.



JOE BOYD’S WHITE BICYCLES

Boyd lived through the ’60s and still remembers it. Tonight he recounts the story with colleague Geoff Muldaur of the Butterfield Blues Band and other survivors of the era.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. E. 4th St. & Astor Pl.), 212-539-8778; 7, $15.

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Wednesday, March 7


Grizzly Bear, Beach House, Papercuts
The atmospheric psych-folk indie rock band, not the large carnivorous land mammal, though honestly, if you walk out of there without a good mauling, I’d demand my money back.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $14.
Stellastarr*
Never did figure out what that asterisk was for, though I’m pretty sure that the NY-based new new-wave band must have a long list of side effects that they’re not telling us about.
Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Lexington & Park Aves.), 212-777-6800; 7, $18.
Mirah, The Blow
Mirah’s middle name is Yom Tov. It doesn’t get much better than that.
NYU, Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, 60 Washington Sq. S., 212-998-4987; 8, free.
Badly Drawn Boy, Adem
I hear he’s finally going to reveal what’s under that hat as an encore.
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $22/$25.


Thursday, March 8


The Walkmen, The Broken West, Ferraby Lionheart
The Walkmen recently released a note for note rerecording of Harry Nilsson and John Lennon’s Pussy Cats record.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $20/$23.
Holly Golightly & The Broke-Offs
Two guesses as to where the british country-blues duo gets breakfast when they’re in New York.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9:30, $12/$14.
The BStreet Band
This Springsteen tribute band had to pick between their current name and Who’s the Boss. Honestly, I’m not sure if they ultimately made the right choice
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $20-$125.
Anti-Flag, Alexisonfire, Big D and the Kids Table
According to the band, “Anti-Flag does not mean Anti-American. Anti-Flag means anti-war.” Damn pinkos.
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.),
212-777-6800; 7:30, $16.


Friday, March 9


Clinic, Holy Fuck
Clinic still wears surgical masks while performing. At least they stopped splattering the audience with rubbing alcohol.
Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw.
Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. S.), 212-777-6800; 7:30, $18.50/$20.
Antony & The Johnsons w/  Brooklyn Philharmonic
Antony has people like Lou Reed and Boy George doing guest spots on his albums and still manages to be the creepiest dude in the room.
BAM, Howard Gilman Opera House, 651 Fulton St. (betw. Rockland Pl. & Ashland Pl.), B’klyn, 718-636-4100; 8, $25.
Of Montreal, Grand Buffet, Mixel Pixel
Putting on a live show like Of Montreal’s takes balls. Now seriously, I’ve seen the pictures. They’re all over the web.
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.),
212-777-6800; 8, $16.
The Hazey Janes, The Zebras
Those Scots love them some Nick Drake.
Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, TBA.
Ghost of Lester Bangs, WYLDLIFE, Bona to Vada, Coin Opera, Full Minute of Mercury
Looks like the Knitting Factory started baiting the ghost traps with cough syrup.
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $10.
Relient K
Funny thing is, I always had the sneaking suspicion that when Jesus came back, he’d be like, way into pop-punk.
Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 7:30, $19.50.


Saturday, March 10


Christopher Cross
So wait, what are we supposed to do if we’re caught between the moon and New York City again? Only one way to find out.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $30/$35.
Bob Weir and Rat Dog
It’s gonna take a few days to get that smell out of the Beacon Theater.
Beacon Theater, 2124 B’way (at W. 74th St.), 212-496-7070; 7:30, $39.50-$49.50.


Sunday, March 11


The Pipettes
Sort of like a Phil Spector girl-group, only, you know, with less murder trials.
Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 866-468-7619; 7:30, $10/$12.
Sparta, Mewithoutyou, Aloha
They just don’t make drive-in anymore, do they.
Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 7:30, $17/$19.
Public Enemy
Fight the power, eat some cheese sticks, repeat.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $26/$30.


Monday, March 12


Aqualung
He may not have been named after the Jethro Tull song, but I’d still feel a little weird about letting my teenage daughter go to one of his shows …
Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St. (at 9th Ave.), 212-242-4300; 7, $20.
The Roots
Seriously, though, how often is the drummer the most famous member of the group? It’s gotta be the hair.
Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 8, $39.50.
Plan B
It’s not all Lady Sovereign rap over there. Plan B (aka Ben Drew) is from Forest Gate, London (just like fellow UK rapper The Streets) and delivers up lyrics about rape and drugs to acoustic beats. Rad.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 7:30, $15.


Tuesday, March 13


Fink, Jena Malone
Ninja Tune’s first singer/songwriter paired up with vocals from Ms. Malone. Don’t worry, it won’t be a snoozer.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30, $15.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28


Rob Dickinson (of Catherine Wheel), Dave Doobinin
“Hey, aren’t you the guy from Catherine Wheel?” “Catherine-what? Oh, wait, yeah, I think am …”
Luna Lounge, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.), B’klyn, 866-468-7619; 9:30, $12/$14.
Band of Thieves, Apollo Sunshine, Vampire Weekend, Inouk, Maplewood
Apollo Sunshine’s power-pop is just slightly sunnier than their name might lead you to believe.
The Annex, 152 Orchard St. (betw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.), 212-673-3410; 8, $8.
Sparklehorse, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter
Sparklehorse’s music is sad and weird. Jesse Sykes’ is weird and sad. Here’s hoping Webster Hall has a lot of liquor on tap.
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $22.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1

Thunderbirds Are Now!, Tiger City, Frankpollis
Thunderbirds are tonight!
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $8/$10.
Rob Crow, Genghis Tron, Parts and Labor
Let me be the first to say that reports of the Pinback frontman’s beard size have been greatly exaggerated. Now Parts and Labor, on the other—thems some big ass beards.
Rebel, 251 W. 30th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-695-2747; 7:30, $12.
Priestbird (formerly Tarantula AD)
Tarantula AD’s website account has been suspended. Long live Priestbird!
Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. (at Meeker), B’klyn, 718-609-0484; 8, $10.
Dan Asselin, Rachel Epp, Tim Lauben, Matt Sia, Katy Gunn
Does the universe begin to collapse in on itself when folk and anti-folk meet?
Sidewalk Cafe 94 Ave. A (at E.6 St.), 212-473-7373; 7:30, free.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2

Bright Eyes, Craig Wedren (ex-Shudder to Think), A.A. Bondy
He hates Bush and likes Neil Young—so he can’t be all bad, right?
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111;
8, $25.
Skybox, My Teenage Stride, Hands And Knees
Don’t let the guy in the chicken suit fool you—actually, you know what, on second thought do—that pretty much sums this Chicago quartet up pretty well.
Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $7.
The Teddybears, Radio 4
Iggy Pop likes ‘em, and he’s never steered us wrong in the past, right? Right?
Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), 
B’klyn, 
718-389-1880; 10, $10.
Olu Dara + Odetta
At three-quarters of a century, Odetta will still folk you up, pretty good.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $28.50/$30.


SATURDAY, MARCH 3


Scissor Sisters
Their full-name used to be Dead Lesbian and the Fibrillating Scissor Sisters, and really, I think that sums up their music pretty well …
Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 8, $41.

SUNDAY, MARCH 4

Shapes and Sizes, Mt. Gigantic, Taigaa!, Flying
Sufjan Stevens likes Shapes and Sizes, so yes, that means you’re allowed to, as well. Hell, they’re our new favorite band!
Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036;
8, $7.

Essex Green, Exit Clov, Hightower Smith
Instead of feeling like you’re living in the ’80s, get into jangly pop tunes and bright, cheery fun.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St.
(at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $10.

MONDAY, MARCH 5


Under Byen, Frida Hyvonen, Hula
Their name means ‘under the city,’ and actually, yeah, that about sums them up.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111;
8, $13.

TUESDAY, MARCH 6


Grizzly Bear, Beach House, Papercuts
Indie rock Bazooka Joe wrapper joke of the day: When you remix Grizzly Bear songs, do they come out sounding normal?
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111;
8, $14.
Red Sparowes
The Red Sparowes are a side project of a side project of a side project’s side project. But I mean really, aren’t we all like God’s side project, in a way? I totally just tripped myself out.
Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 8, $10.
Jena Malone, Nethers, Ferraby Lionheart, Will Dailey
Anyone ever told you that you look just like that chick from Donnie Darko? It’s uncanny.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9, $10.
The Last Town Chorus
Play that lap steel guitar, funky white girl.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30, $15.
Steel Pulse
Get up, stand up: For the past 25 years, the Grammy-nominated Brit group’s been performing their original high-energy style of reggae. Pass me it on, mahn.
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $28/$30.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
The Ataris, Asobi Seksu, Wax On Radio
With a name like The Ataris, you’d think they were some kind of crappy pop-punk band, or something.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7, $15.
Ra Ra Riot, Mixel Pixel
Ra Ra Riot’s live show is just slightly more riotous than they’re name makes them out to be. We’d maybe go so far as to add one more ‘Ra’.
The Canal Room, 285 W. B’way (at Canal St.), 212-941-8100; 8, Free.
Chin Up Chin Up, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Rahim, Dirty Lenin
Someone still loves you, Someone Still Loves you Boris Yeltsin. Us. When we call you The Mini-Shins, we mean it the nicest way possible.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $10/$12.
Everclear w/ Jonny Lives!
Is it possible that Everclear has reached a new high point in their career? I mean, Sparkle and Fade was all well and good, but it don’t get much better than Van Wilder sequel tours.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 7, $22/$25.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Charles Bissel (of The Wrens), Takka Takka, The Forms, Other Passengers
Charles Bissell’s The Wrens have been plagued by bad luck since their inception. As if being from Jersey wasn’t crappy enough.
Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236;
8, $10.
Hula, She Keeps Bees
Turns out they’re not an Aloha coverband, after all. Oh well …
Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St. (at Richardson St.), B’klyn, 718-302-3770;
9, free.
Cassettes Won’t Listen, The Ladybug Transistor, Amy Linton (The Aislers Set)
Cassettes Won’t Listen sound a bit like five people stereos playing at the same time—Cassettes may not listen, but sure do talk a lot.
Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $10.
Pacha Massive, Nortec Collective
The Bronx-formed group mixes electronica, dance and Latin influences into their music. Should be an ass-shaking CD release party.
The Canal Room, 285 W. B’way (at Canal St.), 212-941-8100; 10, $15/$20.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Neko Case
She makes country music, but says that she doesn’t want to be Faith Hill. That seems tough to believe—I mean, don’t we all want to be Faith Hill just a little bit, somewhere, down deep inside?
Allen Room, Time Warner Center, Broadway at 60th St., 212-721-6500; 8:30, $30.
The Lemonheads, Vietnam
Next thing you know, Dinosaur Jr.’s gonna be reunited, too.
Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling
& St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236;
8, $20.
The Skatalites, King Django, Westbound Train, Bombtown, Burnt of it, Larkin Brigade, Danan Healy
Three floors of ska: Man, my porkpie hat is still at the cleaners …
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $20/$25.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
O’Death, The Black Hollies, Nous Non Plus, Aeroplane Pageant, Ladyfinger
Damn, dirty country music.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9, $10.
Rusted Root
Rusted Root doesn’t consider themselves to be a jam band, and they’re shattering people’s perceptions, one extended percussion solo at a time.
Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 8, $25.
Gipsy Kings
I realize that the Gipsy Kings are the best-known representatives of the beautiful musical tradition that is the flamenco music (well, a sort of flamenco music), but for some reason, I still can’t hear them without craving a Whopper.
Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave. (betw. 50th & 51st Sts.), 212-307-7171; 8, $39.50-$79.50.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Edie Sedgwick, The Eternals (ex-Trench Mouth)
I hear there’s a major motion picture based on this band, coming out this month …
Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Essex & Suffolk Sts.), 212-358-7501; 8, TBD.
Allen Toussaint
Playing Joe’s Pub every month is a bit like working in a coalmine, only with way plusher seats.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; Noon. $15/$30.


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Victor Ruggiero (of the Slackers), John Kessel, Alexis Thomason
Third wave ska’s resident beat poet.
Knitting Factory (Tap Bar), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 6, $10.
Judith Owen
The pop-tastic chanteuse is Here. And Here. And Here.
Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 8, $15.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27
Sam Champion, Sono Oto, Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears, David Vandervelde
A lot of Sam Champion’s press stems out of the fact that they were named for a NYC-area weather man, so we won’t waste any of your time telling you that.
Pianos, 158 Ludlow St. (at Stanton St.), 212-505-3733; 8, $8.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14


Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris, Kudu,Love Trio, Special Guest
Turns out that avant-garde jazz isn’t dead after all—it’s just hiding in the Lower East Side.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7, $17/$20.

Akron/Family, Meowskers, Butane Variations
They don’t live in Ohio and aren’t related. Those crazy psych-folkers.
Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 8, $10.

Marshall Crenshaw, Matt Roach
If there’s a better way to spend Valentine’s Day than in a basement with Marshall Crenshaw, I don’t know it.
Knitting Factory (Tap Bar), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $12/$15.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15


Apples in Stereo, Casper & The Cookies, Cause Co-Motion!
Apples in Stereo’s latest disc, New Magnetic Wonder, is poptastically, popriffically poppiful.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.


Dirty on Purpose, Lymbyc System, Saxon Shore
Dirty on Purpose live in Brooklyn. Also, they are sad. Are these two thing related? Maybe, but every time the L train stops running over the weekend, I don’t go and write a record about it. Yeesh.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9:30, $10.


The Mooney Suzuki, Generals & Majors, Johan
Is it just me, or do the Mooney Suzuki play the city once a week? I’m getting sick of making Can jokes. You guys write your own damned blurb, next time.
Rebel, 251 W. 30th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-695-2747; 7:30, $12.

Celebration, Dragons of Zynth, Shock Cinema
Yeah, sure there’ll be a lot of synths there, but that doesn’t mean that people won’t make fun of you if you pull the old Moog T-shirt out of the closet.
Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Essex & Suffolk Sts.), 212-358-7501; 10, $8.


Calla
CD release show for Strength in Numbers. Yeah, and of course, strength in record sales doesn’t hurt either.
The Annex, 152 Orchard St. (betw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.), 212-673-3410; 8:30, $10.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16


Pela, High Strung, The Teeth, The XYZ Affair
Pela? You mean the band from Sally Forth comic strip fame? Yes indeed.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $10.

The Rapture
Cool, I hear the anti-Christ is opening up for them.
Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), 
B’klyn, 
718-389-1880; 9, $5/$8.

Jefferson Starship & Quicksilver Messenger
Now, where did I stash that old gel projector?
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $35-$65.


Rick Springfield
After living in the states for 34 years, Australian Rick Springfield finally became an American citizen, last year. He currently resides in the great state of VH1 Classic.
Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 8, $39.50-$59.50.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17


Oxford Collapse, Rock Plaza Central, Meneguar
Like everyone else in Brooklyn, Oxford Collapse are stuck in the ’80s, only apparently they decided to remember the bands that didn’t suck.
Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave. (betw. S. 1st & S. 2nd Sts.), B’klyn, 718 599-1450, 9, $8.

The Dirtbombs
Greatest live band ever? Probably, yes.
Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 9, $13.


James Kochalka Superstar
In light of what happened the last time we spoke to Mr. Kochalka, we’ll just mention that his band is playing music and stuff.
Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; Midnight, $5.

Kevin Devine & His Damn Band, Jennifer O’Connor, Pablo, Koufax
This lineup is starting to sound familiar. Oh, but then there’s Koufax. Of course, something different to listen to.
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8:30, $10/$12.


Gang Gang Dance
It’ll mainly be new material. It’s a little bit of everything, a whole lot of awesome.
Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), 
B’klyn, 
718-389-1880; 9, $12.50.

Sunday February 18

Richard Buckner, Six Parts Seven, Hayes Peebles
‘Whiskey-soaked troubador?’ So that’s what that smell is.
Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 9, $10/$12.

Monday February 19


Snowden, Malajube, Ra Ra Riot
Saving rock ‘n’ roll one gig at a time.
Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, $10.

Chin Up Chin Up, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Thank god someone still does.
Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $10.

Tuesday February 20


The Dansettes, M Shanghai String Band, Stephane Wremble, The Hungry March Band
Three white girls who met at a club in the East Village doing heartfelt renditions of Motown-esque soul numbers. The sheer lack of ironic intention is appalling.
Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 6, $10.


Explosions in the Sky, Ayano Kataoka
Explosions in the Sky’s music was used heavily in the film, Friday Night Lights, which pretty much makes them the instrumental indie-rock equivalent to Hank Williams Jr.
Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St. (at Central Park West), no phone; 7:30, $15. 

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7


Justin Timberlake
For a limited time only, you too can be a dick in the box seats.
Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 8, $56-$155.50.
Wood Brothers w/ Piers Faccini
The brothers and the multi-culti vocalist who can do no wrong.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 7, $15.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8


Calexico
The first—and possibly the last—in the new Indie-Mariachi series at Lincoln Center.
Allen Room, Time Warner Center, Broadway at 60th St., 212-721-6500; 7:30 & 9:30, $30-$65.
USAISAMONSTER, Dragons of Zynth, The Nervous Cabaret
Native America culture, stoner rock, and Brooklyn hipsters, together at last.
Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Essex & Suffolk Sts.), 212-358-7501; 10, $8.
Joss Stone
Some of British R&B singer Joss Stone’s fame can be attributed to the fact that she used to accidentally refer to Boomtown Rat, Bob Geldof, as Bob Gandalf, which is pretty much a really awesome reason to be famous-or at the very least, a better one than any of her actual music.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, (Sold Out).


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9


Johnny Winter
Blues musicians don’t get much whiter than Mr. Winters.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $30/$32.
Appetite for Destruction G&R Tribute
If you’ve got the appetite for G&R, and chicken wings, you’re pretty much set.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; Midnight, $9/$12.
Rose Polenzani, Ana Egge, Katel Keineg
Polenzani can warble and whine like the best of them. But it’s those eerie, bizarre and amazing stories told through song that really mean so much.
Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 7, $12.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10


Flaming Fire, Red Rocket, Pony Pants, Barking Spiders
Flaming Fire is a creating an online bible with an illustration to go with every passage. Also, they sometimes make music, too.
Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, TBD.
Tigercity, The Bon Savants, Up the Empire, The Shade, Black Moth Super Rainbow
Tigercity will reignite your love for  white soul music, or die trying.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $10.
Vetiver, Vashti Bunyan
Man, you think your folk is freaky? Try some of this on for size.
Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, $15.
Lily Allen
Joss Stone step aside—Lilly Allen famously called Bob Geldof “A cunt,” which doesn’t sound like his real name at all, really.
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 6:30, $25/$30.
Children of the Unicorn, Dragon Vs. Robot, Slaywhore
According to Sin-e’s website, Children of the Unicorn, “formed by  Satanicide co-founder Phil Costello, are your new favorite band.” It’s tough to argue with an endorsement like that.
Sin-e, 150 Attorney St. (at Stanton St.), 212-388-0077; 8, $10.
Matt White, DJ Mark Ronson & Jibbs
Just don’t freeze your ass off—no matter how cute it sounds.
Central Park Winter Jam, 72nd Street Naumberg Bandshell, 212-360-1319; Noon-4 p.m., Free.


SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11


Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
Nothing made us long for the bygone days of Pavement quite like 2005’s Face the Truth—hell, the record made us long for the bygone days of the Jicks.
Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8, $18.
Maxi Geil & PlayColt, Psychic Drive, Rotten Cheri, Molover
Time to get sloppy: The bands take the stage to set the tone for the monthly Amateur Female Jello Wrestling. Oh, and it costs more for single guys, so bring a girl for a better deal.
Don Hill’s, 511 Greenwich St. (at Spring St.), 212-219-2850; 8, $3-$15.


MONDAY FEBRUARY 12


Silverchair
Yes, that Silverchair.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $20.


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13


The Arcade Fire
Yeah, it’s sold out, but I mean come on, like you were really cool enough to get in anyway.
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South (at Thompson St.), no phone; 7:30, $29 (Sold Out).
MC Chris
Yes, his biggest fan is a talking, potentially retarded meatball.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $10.
The Cat Empire
A blend of Afrocuban jazz, rock, soul and reggae, but the real question: Who let the dogs out?
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $20.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31

Radio 4, The Big Sleep, Free Blood
The last-ever Northsix show! Ever! Ev-er!
Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-599-5103; 8, $13/$15.

O’Death, TK Webb, Rebecca Smith
So what is ‘goth-country?’ It’s the musical equivalent of a group of pickup truck-driving cowboys beating up the pale kid in the back of class for wearing lipstick to school.
Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 7, $8.

Kyp Malone (of TV on the Radio)
Yes, he’s the one with the afro.
Zebulon, 258 Wythe Ave. (betw. N. 3rd St. & Metropolitan Ave.), 718-218-6934; 9, Free.

Shy Child, Born Ruffians, Ra Ra Riot, Vampire Weekend
Keytar? Yes, lots and lots of keytar.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9, $10.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1

The Harlem Shakes
Nope, they’re from Brooklyn. Thanks for asking, though.
The Canal Room, 285 W. B’way (at Canal St.), 212-941-8100; 8:30, $8.

SnoCore Tour: Army of Anyone, Hurt, Neurosonic
It’s the dude from STP, bro!
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; TK, $19/$22.

Big Head Todd & the Monsters w/ The Brakes
Seriously, guys, there’s no easy way to say this. Without Todd, you’re just monsters…
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.),
212-777-6800; 8, $26.50.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Buckwheat Zydeco
It the cutthroat world of zydeco, it doesn’t get much bigger than Mr. Wheat.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; TK, $20.50/$25.

Cat Power, Melissa Plaut, Hisham Bharoocha (Soft Circle), Ryan Donowho
If seeing Chan Marshall on the walls of MoMA isn’t enough, now you can also hear her at this PopRally event (if you can score tickets).
MoMA, 11 W. 53 St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-708-9400; 9, $10.

Belinda Carlisle
See the chanteuse in person as she sings entirely in French. Ooh, sexy…
Borders Columbus Circle (in the Time Warner Center), 2nd Floor (at 59th St.), 212-823-9775; 5, free.

Galactic w/J-Live, Papa Mali
Get your progressive funk here.
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.),
212-777-6800; 8, $25.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

The Avengers, Hot One, The Information
I’m always getting the British television series and the San Francisco punk band confused. Which one had Captain America?
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 9, $13/$15.

The Loved Ones, Zoloff The Rock N Roll Destroyer
One of three bands with the name The Loved Ones. Who are the most Loved Ones of all? Only a fight to the death can decide for sure.
Rebel, 251 W. 30th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-695-2747; 7, $10.

Summer Hymns, Folklore, Mason Dixon
Psych-folk for Athens, GA? I don’t believe it.
Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $8.

High Times Cannabis Cup Reggae Band
Is a joke ever too easy? Are jokes worth telling to people with slowed response time? And who let a skunk into BB King’s anyway?
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 7, $22/$25.

Red Wanting Blue
Keep wanting and wanting and you’ll finally get it. This great live band proves that perseverance really does pay off: but blue? Stick with red.
The Lion’s Den, 214 Sullivan St. (betw. W. 3rd St. & Bleecker), 212-477-2782; 8, $10.

The Animator’s, Bronwen Exter
It’s enough elecro-orchestra (or is that orcho-electric?) to animate just about anyone.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30, $12.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4


Jonathan Richman
If you don’t see Jonathan Richman once before you die, you can’t be my friend.
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $20/$23.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5


THE PRISONERS OF 2ND AVE (FORMERLY STEAKS + CHOPS) Featuring: JIMMY VIVINO, RICH PAGANO,
JOHN CONTE + Sp. Guest AL KOOPER
How do you get people to stop referring to you as ‘the guy from Conan’s band?’ Simple: Think up the worst band name possible.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8:45, $25.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Alice Cooper birthday blowout w/ Alice’s Nightmare & members of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow
Alice Cooper is looking pretty good for 58. Apparently drinking all of that baby’s blood has paid off after all.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $1.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24


The Dwarves, Unsane, Turbo AC’s
The cover of The Dwarves’ last record featured three naked women standing beside a crucified little person. Seems the band have finally mellowed out, in their old age.
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7:30, $12.
The Subjects, Looker, The Redcoats Are Coming, Scary Mansion
The Subjects’ forthcoming debut album is called, With The Ease, Grace, Precision And Cleverness Of Human Beings. Thank God they finally captured that on record.
The Annex, 152 Orchard St. (betw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.), 212-673-3410; 8:30, price TBA.
Camera Obscura,The Essex Green
It’s an image capture device. No, it’s a Scottish indie band. No wait, it’s both.
Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 8, $15.50/$17.
CLIPSE, Kidz in the Hall, Skyzoo
How hardcore is Bronx hip-hop group, Clipse? How many rap duos do you know that have appeared on a Justin Timberlake single? Yeah, that’s what I thought.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $25/$30.
Marshall Crenshaw, Tim Fite
Marshall Crenshaw got his start playing John Lennon in an off-Broadway version of Beatlemania, later ended up playing Buddy Holly in the film, La Bamba, and now plays guitar for the MC5, so ya know, he pretty much has that whole rock ’n’ roll thing pegged.
Knitting Factory (Tap Bar), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7:30, $12/$15.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 25


The Essex Green
Over two rivers and into the woods, I mean, into Hoboken, I mean … well at least the upbeat pop sounds the same no matter where they’re playing.
Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9, $10.
Dub Trio, The King Left, Morning Theft, The Early Years
“Hey, man.” “What’s up, dude?” “So I was thinking?” “Yeah? Cool.” “So, like, there’s three of us and we play dub music, right?” “Uh huh.” “So, like, what should we call our band?” “Huh, I dunno.”
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $10.
Bob Seger
All the sudden, I have the strange
desire to buy a Chevy pickup …
Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 8, $79.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 26


Deerhoof, Busdriver, Proton Proton
According to the always-accurate Wikipedia, Deerhoof drummer, Greg Saunier, performed in barbershop quartets as a child. Sounds about right to me.
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.),
212-777-6800; 8, $16.
Ted Leo, Medications, The Forms
Seems like every show that Ted Leo does these days is some kind of benefit for something. Selfish bastard.
Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-599-5103; 8, $12.
An Albatross, The Fugue, These Are Powers, Best Fwends
An albatross is a metaphor for a burden. It’s also a noise-rock band from Pennsylvania. We’re not sure which one will be performing, but either way, it should be a lot of fun.
Uncle Paulie’s, 460 Monitor St. (at Greenpoint Ave.), B’klyn, no phone; 8, price TBA.
The Early Years, Daylight’s for the Birds
The Early Years were formed in 2004, so they got a few more months before the obligatory name change.
Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $8.
Blue Oyster Cult
All I’m saying is they better hope for their sake that there’s a sufficient amount of cowbell.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $27.50/$32.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 27


Apollo Sunshine, Chris Harford & Band of Changes
Apollo Sunshine had a recent commercial for Dewars, so you know, drinks’ll be on them.
Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, $20.
The Books, Jack Rose, Essie Jain
Don’t worry, there aren’t any actual books involved.
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 6:30, $20.
Isaac Hayes
Doors at 6 p.m.? Damn right.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 7:30, $40/$45.


SUNDAY, JANUARY 28


Sunburned Hand of the Man, Mahasiddhi
Members of Sunburned Hand of the Man used to be in a band called Shit Spangled Banner. Take that, Francis Scott Key.
Issue Project Room, 400 Carroll St. (betw. Bond & Nevins), B’klyn, no phone; 3, $15.


MONDAY, JANUARY 29


Peter Bjorn and John, Born Ruffians, White Rabbits
Peter Bjorn and John has three guys. One guy is named Peter, one guy is named Bjorn, and one guy is named … Ah, who the hell can remember drummers’ names, anyway?
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St.
(at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 10, $15.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 30


Ruben Studdard
Apparently Ruben Studdard used to be on a TV show before starting his singing career. I guess that didn’t really go anywhere, though.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $32.50/$35.

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Wednesday, January 17


Best Fwends
We don’t know much about Best Fwends, but their name makes us want to stand in the front row and say, “Ahhhhh.” In fact, if the band members don’t like Precious Moments cartoons, we’re going to demand our money back.
Fontana’s, 105 Eldridge St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 212-334-6740; 10, free.
My Brightest Diamond, Gabriel Kahane, Jeremy Denk & Soovin Kim
My Brightest Diamond frontwoman, Shara Worden, used to sing backup with Sufjan Stevens and romp around as one of the Illinoismakers—we just call her one of the indie rock apostles.
Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Essex & Suffolk Sts.), 212-358-7501; 8, $8.
Cold War Kids
Cold War Kids will be jumping back and forth between NY and LA three times in as many weeks.
Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $12.50.
AMERICA
The terrorists hate America. Seriously. They’re like, “If I hear that fucking horse song, one more time—I swear to God.”
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $45/$49.


Thursday, January 18


Sloan
The name Sloan is actually French-Canadian for power-pop.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $20.
Taxi Taxi, Daylight’s for the Birds, Seekonk
Identical twin teenagers from Sweden. Apparently they make music, too.
Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036;


Friday, January 19


Rich Robinson & Luther Dickinson, Langhorne Slim
Look for the trio’s new project, Slim Rich Dick, sometime in 2008.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $17.
The Gaskets, Tall Hands
The Gaskets come from Richmond, Va., where it’s apparently OK to use the terms “synth-pop” and “unpretentious” in the same sentence.
Club Midway, 25 Avenue B (betw. 2nd & 3rd Sts.), 212-253-2595; 11, free.
Mission of Burma, Oneida, Turing Machine
Mission of Burma has actually released twice as many LPs since their breakup, than they did the first time around. Let that be a lesson to all of the bands out there staring down the eyes of a sophomore slump: nothing gets the creative juices flowing quite like a 20-year breakup.
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.),
212-777-6800; 8, $20.
The Wrens, The World Without Magic
I saw a Charles Bissel solo show at the Mercury Lounge a few months back, and let me be the first to say: there’s a guy who needs a backup band.
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $20.
Gob Iron, Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Anders Parker (Varnaline)
Gob Iron’s first record, Death Songs for the Living, is made up almost entirely of re-workings of old folk songs. Also, frontman Jay Farrar is totally ripping off that guy from Jeff Tweedy’s old band.
Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9:30, $15.
The Dears, Annuals, Pilot Speed
The Dears are from Montreal, so you should listen to them, or everyone is going to make fun of you.
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 6:30, $20.
JERRY LEE LEWIS w/ JACK GRACE
The show’s all ages, but, um, maybe you oughta leave the teenagers behind …
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 6, $85/$90.


Saturday, January 20


An Albatross, Necking
An Albatross’ 2001 LP, Eat Lightning, Shit Thunder, is quite possibly the greatest title of any debut record released by a Pennsylvania noise rock band that year.
Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036;


Kimya Dawson, Tiny Masters of Today, Hayes Peebles, The Bones Royal
Kimya Dawson is one-half of a moldy peach—the bunny suit half.
Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 1 p.m., TK.
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
That swing-revival revival should be happening any day now …
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $25/$27.


Sunday, January 21


Lightning Bolt
A Rhode Island noise-rock band—also, perhaps not coincidentally, the name of Steven Seagal’s energy drink.
Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-599-5103; 8, $10.
RICKY SKAGGS W/BRUCE HORNSBY, SHAWN COLVIN, PAUL THORN
You should see what Ricky Skagg’s name was before he adopted his stage name. Let’s just say that it would have had Dick Butkus winging in pain.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $55/$60.


Monday, January 20


ROBERT EARL KEEN, JOAN OSBORNE, THE WOOD BROTHERS
Robert Earl Keen lived in Austin before it became the hipster capital of the universe. Apparently there used to be college there, too…
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $35/$40.
The Shins
Go ahead and start lining up now … maybe you’ll get to feel the reverb through your Vans loafers.
Virgin Megastore, 52 E. 14th St. (at Broadway), Midnight, free.


Tuesday, January 23


Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Clap your hands, say “charity function.”
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 6:40, $50.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10


DARK FUNERAL FEAT. ENSLAVED & ABIGAIL WILLIAMS
Black Metal, Time Square-style.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $30/$35.
KILL HANNAH, THE PINK SPIDERS, LOVE ARCADE, ACTION REACTION
Man, I’d sure hate to be Hannah right about now. Otherwise there’s enough glammish punk to steam your chunky glasses for hours.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111;
6, $15.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 11


BRYAN ADAMS
Bryan Adams was signed to A&M records for a dollar—keep in mind that this was the late ’70s, and he’s Canadian, a dollar is worth way more to him.
Beacon Theater, 2124 B’way (at W. 74th St.), 212-496-7070; 8, $49.50-$69.50.
PARTS AND LABOR/AA/THE LORAX
Ever wished that your carburetor would start its own uber-cool Brooklyn noise trio? Man have I got a band for you.
Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8:30, $6.
EXIT CLOV, THE SUBJECTS, LOOKER, DEMANDER
Two frontwomen make up Exit Clov—with a lot of energy and plenty of subversive haze.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St.
(at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $10.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 12


RON SEXSMITH, KIM TAYLOR
Ron Sexsmith, it’s said, is a songwriter’s songwriter, which is way meta.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8:30, $15/$17.
JAMES LEVY, MICHAEL LEVITON, SOLTERO, MIA RIDDLE
James Levy, of Levy’s solo project is Yvel. Michael Leviton is opening up, and we’re not totally positive, but we think that Mia Riddle may be a collaboration between Eugene and Barrington Levy. Also, for the record, Union Hall and Union Pool are, in fact, not the same thing.
Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $6.
PONTIUS PILATE SALES PITCH, ALMOST FAMOUS
Pontius Pilate’s Myspace page says, “The new band’s name … is not anti-Jesus, more an examination of the weight and wake of daily social decisions.” My old band, Fuck You Christ and The Jesus Haters used to say the same thing—fortunately for them, I think PPSP has a bit of a stronger argument.
Don Hill’s, 511 Greenwich Street (at Spring St.), 212-219-2850; 7:30, price TBA.
INTELLEKT & DIRTY DIGITS, PSYCHE ORIGAMI
It’s a hip-hop tour from the ATL, and no, it’s not crunk music. They’ll be sharing the stage in a showcase with Brooklynite artists from Embedded Music.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $6.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 13


O’DEATH, MAHOGANY, DAYLIGHT’S FOR THE BIRDS, RELAY
Goth Country? Sure, why not?
Sin-e, 150 Attorney St. (at Stanton St.), 212-388-0077; 8:30, $10.
THE SMITHEREENS
The Smithereens’ forthcoming record, Meet the Smithereens, is a track-by-track remake of a record by some band called The Beatles. It’s nice to see a big band like the Smithereens lending their recognition to a group of up-and-comers.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $27/$30.
JIM BREUER & THE HEAVY METAL COMEDY SHOW
Goat Boy and a stand room-only audience of 2,100 metal heads. If you go to this show, you can’t be our friend anymore.
Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 8, $30-$60.
ADIBEMPE TUNDE (FROM TV ON THE RADIO) & ALIANA KALABA, PIT ER PAT, MATTEAH BAIM, BEAR IN HEAVEN
Pyramids, symbolism and, oh yeah, layers of melody all play into Pit Er Pat’s ominous imagery.
Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Essex & Suffolk Sts.), 212-358-7501; 10, $10.


SUNDAY, JANUARY 14


BOWIE BALL
Either a David Bowie tribute show, or a new porting phenomenon that requires you to shave off your eyebrows and pretend that you’re from Mars.
Don Hill’s, 511 Greenwich St. (at Spring St.), 212-219-2850; 10 p.m.-4 a.m., $7/$10.


MONDAY, JANUARY 15


LITTLE RICHARD
Rock ’n’ roll legend, Little Richard, found Jesus in the late-’50s. Apparently these days, they’re both working on their comeback tours.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $60/$64.
DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA
A little bit Latin-pop, a little bit reggae-rock, a lot of sexy—or maybe you’ll remember her as Mimi in the original cast of Rent. So you got a diva here no matter how you spin it.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30, $20.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 16


THE ROBERT CRAY BAND
Robert Cray used to be in a band called Steakface. His current band name may not be the most original, but you know, if could be worse.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $47/$50.
BARRY MANILOW
Nothing funny about Barry Manilow.
Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 8, $49.50-$279.50.
AMY WINEHOUSE
Somehow Amy sounds like an experienced, bluesy woman who’s been around the block a few times and is ready to whoop your ass. And then you see that she’s a young, sexy gal not afraid to sing about those “Fuck Me Pumps.” It’s all about the voice.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30 & 11:30, $12.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27


KEVIN DEVINE, PABLO, BRIAN BONZ
Jeez, Kevin Kindofallright is playing the same night. How will I ever choose?
Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Keny & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-599-5103; 8, $10.
THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS
Don’t you think these guys are taking the whole new wave revival thing a bit far? With the way they sound, you’d think they were actually from the ’80s or something.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $33/$35.
CATCH 22, WHOLE WHEAT BREAD, PATENT PENDING, BOMB THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
It’s either the Jersey ska-punk act or a reading of the Joseph Heller novel. A win-win proposition, really.
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 6:30, $12/$14.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28


PEELANDER Z, AMERICANS, THE CHOKE, SMITE
Jeez, I’m pretty sure Peelander Z plays the city nine nights a week. Fortunately, its base of anime fans strictly adheres to that whole “gotta catch ’em all” thing.
Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Keny & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-599-5103; 8 $10.
BOUNCING SOULS, WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY, PAUL GREEN’S SCHOOL OF ROCK
So, can a two-decades-old punk band from New Jersey win critical acclaim with its seventh LP? Yep.
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7, $16.
THE MACHINE: PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE
Roger Waters, wish you were here. Sigh.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 9, $20.
FISHBONE, SHOOTYZ GROOVE, ECLECTIC COLLECTIVE, BUTTERBRAIN
Fishbone’s 2006 LP, Still Stuck in your Throat, features songs titled “Premadawnutt,” “Faceplant Scorpion Backpinch” & “Party with Saddam,” plus a cover of Sublime’s “Date Rape.” Yep, it just keeps getting weirder from here.
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $22/$25.
CHRIS THILE, MICHAEL DAVES
The man and his mandolin (and former frontman of bluegrass group Nickel Creek) is ready to grow a woman from the ground or maybe even the Lower East Side.
Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 10, $10.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29


THE GREYBOY ALLSTARS
Yeah, well, if you had to go through life with a name like DJ Greyboy, what would you call your band?
Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 9, $30.
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS, HOPEWELL, UP THE EMPIRE, THE SUGAR REPORT, THE SKY DROPS
Proving that we all have a place to bury our friends and loved ones, now it’s just about those pesky strangers.
Pianos, 158 Ludlow St. (at Stanton St.), 212-505-3733; 8, $10.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30


SPOON, BENJY FERREE
Spoon & the Mooney Suzuki—those are two bands named after Can references playing in the same week. Sorry guys, I don’t think this town is krautrock-y enough for the both of you.
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 6:30, $32/$35.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31


CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH
You think you’re indie rock? Well, I’m so cool that I don’t even ring in the New Year. That was so 2006.
Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W. 34th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-777-7171; 8, $42.
MATES OF STATE, +/-
Can something be so adorable that it’s abrasive? Yes, yes it can.
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 10, $20.
RADIO 4, OXFORD COLLAPSE, NEW IDEA SOCIETY
The Electric Six will be ushering in the New Year simultaneously at Maxwell’s. The Six may have Radio 4 beat by two points, but at least the latter isn’t making you go to Jersey.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $25.
JOHN ZORN, GUY LICATA, BILL LASWELL
You haven’t lived until you’ve heard an avant-garde free jazz version of “Auld Lang Syne.”
Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Delancey & Rivington Sts.), 212-358-7501; 8, $30.
SEAN PAUL
Apparently Sean Paul believes himself to be a direct descendent of Solomon. Probably best not to bring the kids along to this one.
Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 9, $99.50.
moe.
moe. promises to devote 2007 to trying to finally figure out how to end that song.
Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave. (betw. 50th & 51st Sts.), 212-307-7171; 9, $52.50.
BRAZILIAN GIRLS
The sexy girl and her boys know how to make you sweat it out for the New Year. Just make sure you’re not the sexy asshole in the group.
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Plaza (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 9, $55/$66.
PSYCHIC ILLS, CRYSTAL STILTS, SCOTT MOU
It’s an artsy evening with sophisticated food in our favorite video/art space in Williamsburg, followed by some psychedelic sounds.
Monkeytown, 58 N. 3rd St. (betw. Kent & Wythe), 
B’klyn,
718-384-1369; 11:30, $20.


MONDAY, JANUARY 1


SLEEP IT OFF
Those bottles of Andre don’t taste too good coming back up, do they?
Your Bed. Trashcan optional.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 2


JOHN HOUTON, BLIND WILLIES, PETER STAMPFEL, RACHEL EPP, BEN PATTON
You think you’re anti-folk? Peter Stampfel will anti-folk you up, sonny.
Sidewalk Café, 94 Ave. A (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-473-7373; 9, free.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20


ACTION ACTION, JONZETTA, WE ARE THE FURY
A band so action-y, they named it twice.
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $10/$12.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21


GOGOL BORDELLO
The NYC Gypsy-punk band—not to be confused with the ill-fated 1980s Duran Duran jazz-fusion outfit, Dostoevsky Brothel.
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, SOLD OUT.
MARTHA WAINWRIGHT, TEDDY THOMPSON, RHETT MILLER, NEAL CASAL
Benefit concert for SaveDarfur.org. And you can get a little bit addicted to some catchy tunes.
Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 7, $15.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22


THE MOONEY SUZUKI, THE PIERCES
The Mooney Suzuki was a fitting choice to provide the music for Japanese automaker Suzuki’s latest ad campaign. When deceased American Cardinal Edward Mooney goes looking for new theme music, I think we all know whom he’ll be calling.
Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9:30, $10.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23


HANUKKAH PARTY: SOULFARM, BLUE FRINGE
According to the B.B. King website, Soulfarm “are forging an exciting new sound by combining the musical roots of their heritage with a shared passion for melodic song writing and modern, progressive arrangements.” Throw in a plateful of latkes, and you’ve got yourself a party, friends.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 7, $22/$25.
BOB DOROUGH “SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK,” BLUE XMAS & ALL THAT JAZZ
Bob Dorough has jammed with Miles Davis & provided the voice to the best-known songs from ABC’s “Schoolhouse Rock,” which pretty much makes him a few body-shots short of being the coolest dude of all time.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 7, $20.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24


JDUB RECORDS PRESENTS JEWLTIDE 4 (DAY 2): SO CALLED, GOLEM & DJ ANAAN, DREYDLS, GELT & KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS!
A roomful of Jews on Christmas Eve: Can world domination plots really be that far behind?
Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, $18/$25.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26


THE SCHOOL OF ROCK ALL-STARS
Not feeling old enough? Why not go see a bunch of elementary school students playing some classic rock jams?
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 7, $15.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13
LANGHORNE SLIM, O’DEATH, PHONOGRAPH
Langhorne Slim is a bit like the rambling folk musicians of days of old, except instead of riding the rails, it was Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase. Brooklyn’s O’Death has that whole “goth country” thing locked up. Just remember to throw away the key.
Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-599-5103; 8, $10.
ARMS, SECRET POLICE, ILLINOIS, THE ANDREW THOMPSON SHOW, BLACK GOLD
Illinois hail from Pennsylvania. Seriously. It boggles the mind. And Arms is none other than Todd Goldstein. When he’s not all Arms, he’s also the guitarist for The Harlem Shakes. Somebody has an identity crisis.
Pianos, 158 Ludlow St. (at Stanton St.), 212-505-3733; 7, $10.
BOUND STEMS, RA RA RIOT, THE MUGGABEARS, TALL HANDS
Yeesh, they must be teaching math rock in the Chicago schools these days. The Syracuse six-piece, Ra Ra Riot, can get the cello and violin to pop like nobody’s business. Expect some silly, good-time tunes.
Sin-é, 150 Attorney St. (at Stanton St.), 212-388-0077; 7:30, $10.
DAMIEN RICE
It just seems a tad overambitious to name your sophomore record 9.
Beacon Theatre, 2124 B’way (at W. 74th St.), 212-496-7070; 8, $41.50/$45.
KEITH CARRADINE
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Keith Carradine is sooo easy.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 9:30, $25.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14
GWAR, THE RED CHORD, MUNICIPAL WASTE
Giant, man-eating worms and men in spiked barbarian outfits—if you still have a face by the end of the night, there’s little doubt that it will have been rocked.
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 7:30, $22.
DICK VALENTINE OF ELECTRIC SIX: SOLO ACOUSTIC
What does the ironic disco revival sound like unplugged? Aaron Neville, anyone?
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 11:30, $12/$15.
WFUV HOLIDAY CHEER BENEFIT: OLLABELLE, JOAN OSBORNE, RICKIE LEE JONES
We realize that it’s a benefit, and we love us some public radio, but for $500 a pop, Joan Osborne better finally have an answer to that whole “What if God Was One of Us” thing.
Concert Hall @ the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St. (at Central Park W.), 212-874-5210; 7:30, $80, $250 & $500.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15
THE LEMONHEADS, VIETNAM, HYMNS
Says Evan Dando of this year’s Lemonheads reunion record: “I’m sick of selling solo T-shirts.” Good thing, too. We always thought those solo records totally sounded like the Lemonheads, except, you know, on crack.
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $22.50.
THE FALL COLLECTION FUNDRAISER: MON.KEY.POD, THE RINSE, COLOUR REVOLT, LOOKER, ESKIMOBOT, GOLD & GUNMETAL, STONE FOREST ENSEMBLE
How to put this gently? Please support the arts, motherfucker!
Pianos, 158 Ludlow St. (at Stanton St.), 212-505-3733; 7, $10.
THE NEW DEAL, BENZOS
Polio or no, the man knows how to rock.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 9, $25/$28.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
They Might Be Giants, you know, for the kids. What makes the evening show adults only? Three words: ass crack fever. That or beer. Only one way to find out.
Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 4:30 matinee (for kids), 9 (for adults), both SOLD OUT.
THE SOFT PARADE
It’s either a Doors cover band, or something involving a silky, smooth-skinned elephant. I guess you know which one we’re rooting for.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; Midnight, $9/$12.
BLING KONG, HAIR SUPPLY, THE PRAYERS AND TEARS OF ARTHUR DIGBY SELLERS
If anything, come out for the four cheerleaders that make Bling Kong such a raunchy good time, including the gay male one named “Cocksucker”. They’re bringing their choose-your-own-adventure rock opera to the Lebowski Fest. And if that’s not enough to get you going you have the greatest Air Supply tribute band to get you in the right fun-loving mood. It all ends with a screening of The Big Lebowski. Dude.
Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-599-5103; 8, $15.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
RAINER MARIA (FAREWELL SHOW), PELA, DAYLIGHT’S FOR THE BIRDS
This looks like the end for Rainer Maria, but you know what they say: There’s no crying in emo.
Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-599-5103; 8, $15.
ETHEL LAB SERIES WITH JILL SOBULE
She kissed a girl, now she’s hooking up with the rock/classical string quartet.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 7:30, $15/$18.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 18
SKY EATS MAN
Man gets way pissed.
Pianos, 158 Ludlow St. (at Stanton St.), 212-505-3733; 11, $8.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19
KAKI KING, CHRISTINA COURTIN, RYAN SCOTT
No lack of musical talent here. Just expect a intense, chill atmosphere.
Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 9, $10.
RUBY BULLET
This duo enjoys singing songs about death, betrayal and chaos, but requests for “Jingle Bells” are always welcome.
Sin-é, 150 Attorney St. (at Stanton St.), 212-388-0077; 9, $8.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6

THE GRATES, THE WHITE RABBITS, TIGER CITY
Ever wondered what it might be like if your little sister started a surprisingly awesome pop-punk band with her classmates? If not, it’s best to avoid these Aussies at all costs.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $10.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7

KRS-ONE
A 2004 edition of The Daily News said, “If Osama Bin Laden ever buys a rap album, he’ll probably start with a CD by KRS-One.” Funny, we’d always pegged Osama as the illegal downloading type.
Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 9, $15.

A TRIBUTE TO THE SMITHS FEATURING THE SONS & HEIRS
When your name is Ronnissey, you kind of have to start a Smiths tribute band, right?
Magnetic Field, 97 Atlantic Ave. (betw. Hicks & Henry Sts.), B’klyn, 718-834-0069; 8, $5.

JEREMY ENIGK
Former Sunny Day Real Estate, Enigk returns with his first solo album in a decade with World Waits: there’s no punk, but he sounds as strange as ever.
Bowery Ballroom, 8, $16/$18.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8

THE ORANGES BAND, THE ARTANKER CONVOY
The Oranges Band sings a lot of awesome pop songs about air. Apparently Baltimore is really, really boring.
Magnetic Field, 97 Atlantic Ave. (betw. Hicks & Henry Sts.), B’klyn, 718-834-0069; 8, $8.

MARAH, THE SHALITAS, MATT MAYS & EL TORPEDO, CATFISH HAVEN
Marah recorded its debut, Let’s Cut the Crap And Hook Up Later On Tonight, on a broken seven-track above an auto repair shop, in south Philadelphia a decade ago. Now the group is headlining Irving Plaza & palling around with the McSweeney’s crowd. No word on how that seven-track is holding up …
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $16.50.

DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, BRAND NEW
Remember that guy from the dorms, singing heartfelt renditions of his diary entries with his dad’s old acoustic guitar? That’s pretty much Dashboard Confessional, except, you know, selling out Madison Square Garden.
Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-307-7171; 7:30, $26.50-$34.50.

NEW MODEL ARMY, OXFORD COLLAPSE
After 26 years, perhaps it’s time for a name change…
Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 10:30, $15.

THE PERNICE BROTHERS, ELVIS PERKINS
Kind of like the Partridge Family, expect they’re older, play alt-country & aren’t all related.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $15.

THE DAN BAND
The Dan Band started out doing karaoke and, bless its heart, hasn’t really come all that far since.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $30/$32.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9

WANDA JACKSON
Wanda Jackson is the queen of rockabilly and, at nearly 70, there’s a good chance she’d still be able to kick your ass in a bar fight.
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $20.

THE NERVOUS CABARET, THE BIG SLEEP, ANORAK, GOES CUBE
Dance, cry, rock at the official
JellyNYC Holiday bash. No time for any size sleep.
Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236;  8:30, $10.

REAGAN YOUTH, RABIA, TAINADA, ANIMALE, CEDRIC ABANDO & THE BROKEN CONDOMS, U.F.C., SMUT
Is there a better way to date your punk band than to name it after the president in office during your formation? How about playing a show that starts at 5 p.m.? Those late-night rock shows are tough on the gout.
Europa, 98-104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 5, $10.

RONNIE SPECTOR’S XMAS PARTY
We love Christmas parties and all, but here’s hoping that Phil doesn’t drink too much ’nog and accidentally shoot a woman. Awkward.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 9, $30/$34.

JOSH WEINSTEIN
The Brooklyn-based pianist, vocalist & songwriter releases his new album, Brooklyn Is Sinking. We knew something was wrong over there … now it’s all so clear: someone pulled the plug!
Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Ave. (at President St.), B’klyn, 718-857-4816; 9:30, $12.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10

RAHIM, BOUND STEMS, JUPITER SUNRISE
Because a New York Press calendar section without a Rahim show is like a day without sunshine.
Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-559-5103; 8, $10.

CIARA
With her latest, The Evolution, this girl just might evolve right on up to Aliyah like she wants to be.
Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 8, $35.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11

ARCHER PREWITT BAND, ANGELA DESVEAUX
Because the Sea and Cake guitar player apparently needed another band.
Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Essex & Suffolk Sts.), 212-358-7501; 8, $10.

SIZZLA
Like an all-you-can eat buffet of reggae & a salad bar of roots.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $30/$35.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12

OLLABELLE
Expect bluesy, gospel-influenced sets from the NY-based group who manage to squeeze as many instruments—piano, harmonium, electric bass, drums and more—on stage to get the singing started.
Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $15.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29

THE LOVELY FEATHERS, THE HARLEM
Between their keyboard player’s spandex superhero outfits and the songs—about dead popes—The Lovely Feathers are quite possibly the only band in the land capable of making their former tourmates, Man Man, look positively mainstream.
Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $8.
THE BRAVERY, RADIO 4
Listen, don’t tell anyone, but The Bravery used to be a third-wave ska band called Skabba the Hutt. They’d totally kick our ass, if they knew we told anyone.
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $15.
ROCKAPELLA HOLIDAY SHOW
Merry Christmas, gumshoes.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8 $30.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30

THE MODEY LEMON, THE VICTORIA LUCAS, CENTIPEDE E’EST
People in the first three rows will have their faces torn off.
Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-599-5103; 8, $8.
Rhett Miller & the Believers
The Old 97’s lead singer is a little bit country, a little bit rock ’n’ roll and a little bit creepy cult leader—with a touring band called “The Believers.”
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Christie St.), 212-533-2111; 7, $10.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

THE STILLS, AU REVOIR SIMONE, SOMEONE STILL LOVES YOU BORIS YELTSIN
A post-punk indie rock band formed by Montreal art students? Weird.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 9, $16/$18.
DINOSAUR JR.
The last time Dinosaur Jr. played New York, they had all of their gear stolen outside of their Long Island City Hotel room. If J. Mascis traded his capo out for a Club, it’d be hard to blame the guy.
Rebel, 251 W. 30th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-695-2747; 8, $25
ANATHALLO, PAGE FRANCE, DENISON WITMER,THE FORMS
We’ll be the ones in the front shouting, “Glockenspiel solo!” during Page France’s set.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8, $10.
JOHN FOGERTY
The former frontman of Creedence Clearwater Revival, the best goddamn Southern rock band out of the east San Francisco Bay area.
Beacon Theater, 2124 B’way (at W. 74th St.), 212-496-7070; 8, $38.50-$98.50.
TENACIOUS D
Anyone ever tell you that you should be in the movies?
Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 8, $29.50-$54.50.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2

THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA HOLIDAY SHOW
The Blind Boys of Alabama have been around since 1939. Come on Mick Jagger—you ain’t nothing.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $42.50/$45.
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
I love rock ’n’ roll too, Joan, but a dime just won’t cut it these days.
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $25.75/$26.
EL VEZ, LYSA FLORES
El Vez isn’t just America’s foremost Mexican Elvis impersonator—this man knows his way around a pun like no one else.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9, $15.
VERSION CITY NYC: VICTOR RICE, KING DJANGO’S ROOTS & CULTURE RADIATION KINGS, RUDIE CREW,
STEREO FREEZE
Ska! In the basement!
Knitting Factory (Tap Bar), 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7, $12.
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
Little known fact about Ryan Adams: he loves it when you drunkenly request Bryan Adams songs.
Seriously, try it out.
Town Hall,  123 W.  43rd St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 212-997-1003; 8, $35.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3

STRAYLIGHT RUN, MATT POND PA, STREET TO NOWHERE, KEVIN DEVINE
Matt Pond doesn’t live in Pennsylvania, but he’s still clinging onto the “PA” with dear life. It’s a bit like going around, operating on people, after receiving an honorary doctorate. If Pond offers to examine you after the show, be warned—he lives in New York now, and is not a medical doctor.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $15.
ALLEN TOUSSAINT: NEW
ORLEANS BENEFIT BRUNCH
New Orleans R&B legend Allen Touissant celebrates his wonderfully diverse home city, also, melon slices.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; Noon, $15-$30.
CHERRY POPPIN’ DADDIES
Musical fads may come and go—but offensively named swing revival bands never die.
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $15/$17.
AEROSMITH
Jeez, Aerosmith, how long can you ride the “we’re the band with Liv Tyler’s dad” train, anyway?
Beacon Theater, 2124 B’way (at W. 74th St.), 212-496-7070; Midnight, SOLD OUT.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 4

MELISSA FERRICK, BITCH AND THE EXCITING CONCLUSION
Get ready for a fierce, confessional time with Melissa Ferrick. And to get the fem night started is Bitch with her violin. Shaving armpit hair—optional.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 7, $18/$20.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5

DAYLIGHT’S FOR THE BIRDS, THE JEALOUS GIRLFRIENDS, APACHE BEAT
CMJ called Daylight’s for the Birds “pure liquid beauty,” which we suppose makes them the aural equivalent to Crystal Pepsi.
Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $6.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Wolfmother, Dead Meadow, Silversun Pickups
Wolfmother is a bit like reliving the ’70s, without all of the disco and Nixon.
Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W. 34th St. (at 8th Ave.), 212-307-7171; 6:30, $27.
New York Dolls, Supersuckers, Chesterfield Kings,The Charms
It’s tough to say which is more difficult to swallow, the fact that the New York Dolls will release its third album this year, or the fact that it’s not half bad. Can a new Buster Poindexter record really be that far off?
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $25.
Pere Ubu, Bush Tetras
The weirdest thing to come out of Cleveland, second only perhaps to the last few seasons of “The Drew Carey Show.”
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7:30, $15.
The Hold Steady, Constantines
The good news for lead singer Craig Finn is that, should this whole music thing not work out, there’s a lucrative career awaiting him as a drunken midnight Twin Cities tour guide.
Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 8, $17.

G. Love & Special Sauce
I hear it’s just ketchup and mayonnaise, mixed together.
Nokia Theatre Times Square, 1515 B’dway (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 7:30, $25.

Nation Beat Ensemble, Bryan Vargas And Ya Esta, Gabriel Moura
Get back to your pagan American roots (that’s Las Américas) just in time for some pavo eating with these world beats.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-254-1263; 9:30, $15.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Call Your family It’s Thanksgiving.
All ages Free (Phone Company Charges May Apply).
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Peaches, Mr. Quintron and Miss Pussycat
What better way to burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories than with a little fatherfucking?
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $25.

The Sounds, Shiny Toy Guns
It’s a matter of opinion, I suppose, whether The Sounds are as good as The Sights or The Feelies, but I think we can all agree that band’s new-wave-influence indie rock blows The Smells out of the water.
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212- 353-1600; 6, $20.

Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood
Talk about being the odd man out.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 9, $35.

Genesis P-Orridge’s Thee Majesty
Just a heads up before you go to the show: Genesis is the middle-aged guy with prosthetic breasts, who can’t spell worth a damn.
Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Ave.), Brooklyn, 718-599-5103; 7, $10.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Agnostic Front
So the whole saving CBGB thing didn’t really work out. There’s always Williamsburg.
Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Ave.), Brooklyn, 718-599-5103; 8, $15.

Hot Tuna
I realize that the bodegas in the area are a bit steep, and the guys behind the counter get pissy when they have to turn the grill back on, but still, $50 seems bit much for some hot tuna. They’d better have some great fucking pickles.
Beacon Theater, 2124 Broadway (at W. 74th St.), 212-496-7070; 7:30, $39.50-$49.50.

Mixel Pixel
Some wacky, happy beats from this Brooklyn-based electro-folk outfit.
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7:30, $8.

Kevin Blechdom, ChingChongSong, Lumberob
Blechdom’s material is a bit X-rated, and she deals with sex and obsession more honestly than most gals. Oh, and did we mention that she’s been known to perform topless holding the internal organs of a goat? Yeah, that too.
Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Essex and Suffolk Sts.), 212-358-7501; 8, $10.
Sunday, November 26

Me First & the Gimme Gimmes
You know how older people are always complaining about how this generation doesn’t respect the music of their elders? Undeniable proof, thy name is Joey Cape.
B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42 St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 7, $15.

Texas is the Reason, Ian Love
The 10-year anniversary of their debut is enough of a reason for these emo elders to play their first shows since ’97.
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $20. SOLD OUT.
Monday, November 27

Jimi Hendrix Birthday
I’m sure Jimi’ll show up? I mean what else is the guy going to be doing on a Monday night?
B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42 St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 7, $80.

Will Dailey
This singer-songwriter is from Boston; boo him on principle.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St.
(at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $10.
Tuesday, November 28

Redman, Raekwon, Keith Murray, DJ Kool
We’re not saying that we don’t support Redman’s touring; it’s just that every minute he spends on the road is time that he could be approving a script for How High 3.
B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42 St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $30/$35.

Cattle Decapitation
Forget about PETA’s hi-budget snuff films. If you’re looking for a new way to “cure” those unseemly meat-eating friends of yours, send ’em to this show and let San Diego’s toughest vegetarians scare the beef out of their system with a few songs from 2006’s Karma Bloody Karma—a tour-de-force of monster riffs and animal-rights advocacy.
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $15.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

THE HEARTLESS BASTARDS, CATFISH HAVEN, TIM FITE, THE REAL ONES

The Heartless Bastards bring its unique brand of blues-infused indie rock to the big city—that is, if the band isn’t too busy kicking puppies and not helping old ladies cross the street.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St.
(at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $12.

BLING KONG, MITTENS,
I AM THE AVALANCHE,
LUNGS OF A GIANT

Yeah, Bling Kong is all right, but come on, only three cheerleaders? Give me a call when you guys can make a real pyramid.

Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-599-5103; 8, $10.

ASYLUM STREET SPANKERS

The group’s hot-jazz/blues is fairly straightforward, at best for a bands with the word “Spankers” in its name.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-967-7555; 7, $20.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16

The TWILIGHT SINGERS,
STARS OF TRACK & FIELD,
MIGHTY FINE

Former Afghan Whigs’ frontman, Greg Dulli’s Twilight Singers put out a record in 2004 that featured covers of John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Björk, Gershwin and Mary J. Blige songs.

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 7:30, $21.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

ROBYN HITCHCOCK &
THE VENUS 3

Former Soft Boys frontman, Robyn Hitchcock, played a double agent in Jonathan Demme’s 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate. All I’m saying is watch your back.

Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St. (at 9th Ave.), 212-242-4300; 7, $22.

MUDHONEY, BIRDS OF

AVALON, HANK IV

Mudhoney helped define the grunge path that Nirvana, Pearl Jam and a handful of others took to superstardom. The group was also featured in the 1996 Tommy Boy remake, Black Sheep. Which one is the bigger feat? You tell us.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $18/$22.

CENTRO-MATIC, BOBBY BARE JR., CHARLES BISSELL
(OF THE WRENS),
DAVID VANDERVELDE

We caught Bobby Bare Jr. last week at CMJ, albeit only about two songs, before the Tyde came on, but hell, he rocked our socks enough to score himself a few copies of the paper. Congrats, Bobby: You win five free copies of the New York Press, to be picked up at a green box on a NYC street corner near you.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St.
(at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 8:30, $12/$14.

MIA RIDDLE

We couldn’t have come up with a better preview than the one Ms. Riddle wrote us, so here goes: “5 girl-fronted bands. Free vodka from 8-9 p.m. Catfight? Guaranteed.”

The Delancey, 168 Delancey St. (betw. Clinton & Attorney Sts.), 212-254-9920; 8, $8.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18

PALOMAR, THE ORANGES BAND, OVERLORD

If The Oranges Band had any sense, it would set up a tour with Apples in Stereo. The thing would sell itself.

Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $8.

OK GO, FRENCH KICKS,
QUIT YOUR DAYJOB

If you’re buddies with They Might Be Giants, goofiness is a way of life.

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, SOLD OUT.

JAMIE LIDELL, BATTLES,
MAN MAN

If you have to read this preview, you’re probably not hip enough to go to this show.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 6, $25.

ANI DIFRANCO

Ani DiFranco has released an album every year since 1990—slacker.

Beacon Theater, 2124 B’way (at W. 74th St.), 212-496-7070; 8, $47.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19

STYX

This one’s for the true fans—for everyone else, $80 seems a bit much to pay for irony.

The Hook, 18 Commerce St. (betw. Richards & Columbia Sts.), B’klyn, 718-797-3007; 7:30, $80.

LEON RUSSELL

Leon Russell made a name for himself as a studio musician, backing artists like Jerry Lee Lewis and Phil Spector. However, when you look like a cross between Santa Claus and a member of ZZ Top, it might be a good idea to start your own solo career.

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $25.

THE LIVING END

The Living End made it big after sending a T-shirt and a demo tape to Green Day’s Billie Joe. We tried the same thing, but an “I’m With Stupid” shirt and a recording of cats singing “Jingle Bells” just landed us a restraining order.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $14 adv/$16.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20

BEN FOLDS

Tonight, Ben Folds not five—but one.

Beacon Theater, 2124 B’way (at W. 74th St.), 212-496-7070; 8, $37/$50. 

REGINA SPEKTOR

No relation to Phil or ghosts.

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 8, SOLD OUT.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

BEIRUT, A HAWK & A HACKSAW, THE HARLEM SHAKES

We’re not going to mention how old Zach Condon is (20), because every review focuses on his age (20). We think that this (20-year-old) musician’s Magnetic Fields-inspired music should speak for itself, his age (20) aside.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, SOLD OUT.

MATISYAHU

Matisyahu is pretty much your run-of-the-mill Hasidic dancehall MC.

The Canal Room (Benefit Concert), 285 W. B’way (at Canal St.), 212-941-8100; 7, $150 adv/$180.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Lionel Ritchie

Sadly, since the mayor’s citywide ban on indoor ceiling dancing in 2002, New York Lionel Ritchie shows just haven’t been the same.

Beacon Theater, 2124 B’way (at W. 74th St.), 212-496-7070; 8, $48.50-$88.50.

Gob Iron, Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Anders Parker (Varnaline)

The first track off of this Jaff Farrar/Anders Parker collaboration’s new record, Death Songs for the Living, is titled “Death’s Black Train is Coming.” Alt-country don’t come much sunnier than that.

Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Ave.), B’klyn, 718-599-5103; 8, $15.

Death Cab For Cutie, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists

If it’s at Madison Square Garden, does it still qualify as indie rock? The answer’ll cost your 40 bucks.

Theater at Madison Square Garden, 7th Ave. (at 32nd St.), 212-307-7171; 8, $39.50.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Les Savy Fav, The Big Sleep, Matt & Kim

Les Savy Fav returns from hiatus, because Brooklyn art-punk never dies, but sometimes it has to take a nap. 

E&L Auditorium, Kimmel Center (NYU), 60 Washington Sq. S. (at LaGuardia Pl.), 7:30 $6/$8.

Lucero, Rocky Votolato, William Elliot Whitmore

Lucero is a little bit country, a little bit punk rock ’n’ roll—a modern day Donna and Marie Osmond of sorts.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-798-0406; 8, $12.

Primus

So, how many gallons of cheese does it take to fill the Roseland Ballroom?

Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-307-7171; 6:45, $42.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Tim Fite, The Mugs

According to his website, Tim Fite was born without any blood. According to his label’s site (www.Anti.com), he lives in a graveyard. According to his MySpace page, he lives in Brooklyn and plays a hybrid of country and hip-hop. Also, he has 3,418 friends—not bad for a guy with no blood.

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $8.

Cut Chemist, Lyrics Born

While he’s not a member of Jurassic Five or Ozomatli anymore, turntablist Cut Chemist just released a new record that features Less Than Jake and the ghost of William Burroughs. He’s also been popping up in iPod commercials, so you know, at least he’s finding something to do with his free time.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212- 353-1600; 6, $20/$22.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Blood Brothers, Celebration, Brothers and Sisters

Think your job is tough? At least you don’t have to clean up after …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead.

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-1224; 8, $20.

They Might Be Giants, Mosquitos,
Freedy Johnston

Two guys with 25 years worth of songs about the sun, birdhouses, snail shells and the like. Good times. (Bar/None 20th Anniversary Bash)

Supreme Trading, 213 N. 8th St. (betw. Driggs Ave. & Roebling St.), B’klyn, 718-599-4224; 6, $10.

Say Hi To Your Mom, Martin Carr, The Jealous Girlfriends

Say Hi to Your Mom’s new record, The Impeccable Blahs, is all about vampires, and yeah—it sucks a lot.

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, Brooklyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $8.

Michelle Malone

The Southern Rocker showcases her latest in the round with Matthew Ryan, David Mead and Thad Cockrell.

Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; 8, $10.

Method Man, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck

The former hip-hop stars bring it back ol’ school style.

Nokia Theater Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 9, $32.50-$35.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Reverend Horton Heat, Legendary Shack Shakers

One part psycho, two parts ’billy.

Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), Brooklyn, 718-230-0236; 8, $20.

Imogen Heap

The quirky, English chanteuse hasn’t given up after all these years and has a voice built to last.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212- 353-1600; 8, $25/$28.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Robert Pollard,
Starling Electric

Didn’t Robert Pollard play here last week? Well, the good news is that he has three more records worth of music to tour on.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie Sts.), 212-533-2111;
7, $23/$25.

The Cult

Another go around for aging rockers to remember their dark and heady days.

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-1224; 8, $40.

Panic! at the Disco

Don’t panic! Just get your eyeliner ready.

Theater at Madison Square Garden, 7th Ave. (at 32nd St.), 212-307-7171; 7, $35.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

+44 (feat. Mark & Travis of Blink 182)

Oh great, another wannabe Blink-182 band.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie Sts.), 212-533-2111; 8, $22.

The Detroit Cobras, The King Kahn & BBQ Show, Taylor 

So they lost the series—and their city’s a major craphole—but at least the bands are good. That counts for something, right?

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $15.

The Business, Pietasters, Dead End Boys

A three decades-old oi band? Oy, indeed.

Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Ave.), Brooklyn, 718-599-5103; 8, $15/$18.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

TAPES ‘N TAPES, COLD WAR KIDS, DR. DOG, ELVIS PERKINS

Tapes ‘n Tapes recorded its debut record, The Loon, in a cabin in the Wisconsin woods that didn’t have any running water. Indoor plumbing is for sellouts.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 6, $16.

THUNDERBIRDS ARE NOW!, THE HARLEM SHAKES

Thunderbirds Are…Now! Damn, you missed it. Sorry. You really ought to pay a bit more attention next time.

Galapagos Art Space, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-384-4586; 10, free. 

THE SLITS, PLOT TO BLOW UP THE EIFFEL TOWER, GENGHIS TRON, THE APES, CHILD ABUSE

One of the first, and best, all-female punk acts, The Slits proved that you didn’t have to get murdered by Sid Vicious to be a real woman punk rocker. Opening are Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower and Child Abuse, among others—sadly Sudden Infant Death Syndrome  had to cancel its show.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $12.  

MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC CO., THE LATE B.P. HELIUM

Jason Molina’s Magnolia Electric Co. is Crazy Horse for the messenger bag crowd.

Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-599-5103; 7, $15.

RA RA RIOT, GLISS, HOLY HAIL, MIXEL PIXEL, PROFESSOR MURDER,  SOMEONE STILL LOVES YOU BORIS YELTSIN

One of six—count ‘em, six— shows that Ra Ra Riot will be playing in NYC over the course of five days, and with the group’s high-energy, headband-wearing music assault (not to mention the rather attractive two-woman string section), you’d be doing yourself a favor by catching each one.

Pianos, 158 Ludlow St. (at Stanton St.), 212-505-3733; 6:30, $10.

STEVE EARLE

Jeez, country rocker Steve Earle, if you hate Bush so much, why don’t you write an album about it?

Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. (betw. Sterling & St. John’s Pls.), B’klyn, 718-230-0236; 8, SOLD OUT.

MC TRACHIOTOMY

An incision into the windpipe to create a clear breathing passage? Word.

Northsix (downstairs), 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-599-5103; 8, $10. 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2

MADLIB, PEANUT BUTTER WOLF, J.ROCC, PERCEE P, GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW 

Getting sick of all of those emaciated, sweater-wearing hipsters running all over town? Well it probably won’t be that much better in the audience of this underground hip-hop show, but at least the people on stage will look a bit different.

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 6, $19.50/$22.

FIGURINES, MEOWSKERS, IRVING,THE VILLAGE GREEN

Cupcakes, used vinyl, four unspeakably cool indie rock bands and some of the most genuinely entertaining bathroom graffiti in Manhattan, all at one in the afternoon. It’s a good thing we saved up all of those sick days.

Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 1, free.

BLUE CHEER, AN ALBATROSS, JACOB’S LADDER, TOTIMOSHI

Have some respect, kid: Blue Cheer were selling out when you were still in diapers.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 8, $13/$15.

Megaband

Alter-ego of melodic math rockers Cinemechanica, Megaband replicate the work of Japanese synth professionals, playing the soundtrack to 8-bit NES hit MegaMan 2, while some perfectionist gamers beat the whole damn thing in about half an hour. You may not meet your next girlfriend, but you’ll get blown, mind style. 

The Tank, 279 Church St. (betw. Franklin & White Sts.), 212-563-269; 8, $10.

APPLES IN STEREO

Elephant 6 OGs, Apples in Stereo, play 1969 like it was 1996.

Pianos, 158 Ludlow St. (at Stanton St.), 212-505-3733; 2, free.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3

ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI, SHAPES AND SIZES, TENKI

Space is limited.

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 7:30, $18.75.

PARTS AND LABOR, OAKLEY HALL, DIRTY FACES, HOME

A Parts and Labor live show generates enough electricity to power a small country for three years. In fact, there remains a good deal of speculation connecting the release of the 2003 LP, Groundswell, and the massive Northeastern blackout of the same year.

Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Essex & Suffolk Sts.), 212-358-7501; 7:30, $10.

AN EVENING WITH AL GREEN

OK, Al, an evening sounds nice, but it stays above the waist, understand?

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 6, $175. 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4

KEVIN FEDERLINE

If they had a CMJ Marathon in hell, it would sound a lot like this.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 7, $20/$25.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5

BARENAKED LADIES

Nope, it turns out it’s actually just a band with a silly name. Screw it; we’re just going to the strip club by the airport like we do every other Sunday night.

Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave. (betw. 50th & 51st Sts.), 212-307-7171; 8, $43.50-$65.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6

RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT

Went from being a major link between Woody Guthrie and the Bleecker Street folk generation to fronting a group of musicians, including members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, for the Southern Californian punk label, Epitaph. The times, friends, they are a-changin’.

B.B. King Blues Club, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 6, $25/$29. 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH

’80s English pop to wash your mouth of all that earnest indie stuff from last week.

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-1224; 8, $35.

VOXTROT

Some more goodhearted pop to recover from your music binge.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie Sts.), 212-533-2111; 8, $15.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25

THE ARK

The Ark’s over-the-top worship of ’70s hard rock runs in a similar vein as The Darkness, only in Sweden, where they don’t have irony yet.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie Sts.), 212-533-2111; 7:30, $16/$18.

THE KILLERS

The Killers come from Las Vegas. If the early reviews of the band’s new record, Sam’s Town, are any indication, the guys might be headed back there soon. Though, you know, at least this time they’ll be headlining.

Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Pl. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-307-7171; $39.50-$49.50. 

BUJU BANTON

It seems like everywhere he goes, Buju Banton gets met with protests. I mean, jeez, the dancehall artist writes one song about pouring acid on gay people, and all of the sudden everyone’s in a tizzy. You’d think the guy showed a nipple at the Superbowl or something.

B.B. King’s Blues Club, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144;
8, $35.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26

THE FRAY

Everyone knows they’re in over their heads, over their heads.

Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W. 34th St. (at 8th Ave.), 212-307-7171; 6, $30. 

ALEXA RAY JOEL

The piano man spawned a piano girl. Go figure.

Piano’s, 158 Ludlow St. (at Stanton St.), 212-505-3733; 7:30, $10.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

30 SECONDS TO MARS

It seems like just yesterday that actor Jared Leto graced our fine city with his angelic music making. I guess sometimes it pays to play to an audience with a 29-second attention span.

Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-777-6800; 6:15, $25.

COLD WAR KIDS

A decade and a half late for the Cold War and three days early for CMJ. Didn’t someone tell these guys that timing is everything? 

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; $10/$12.

MATT & KIM

Five bucks to the first person who can name both members of this Brooklyn band. 

3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave. (at Stagg St.), B’klyn, 718-715-4961; 8, $tba.  


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

THE KOOKS, ILLINOIS

A band from England called The Kooks and a group from Pennsylvania called Illinois. What’s not to love?

Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-599-5103; 8, SOLD OUT.

THE DANSETTES

We saw The Dansettes a few months back when they opened for (and later backed up) soul legend Archie Bell at McCarren pool. Their white girl, Motown-era songs charmed the pants off us—or rather, would have, had we been sober enough to remember to wear them that day.

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St.
(at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 9:30, $10.

THREE FLOORS OF SKA

Three floors? Why, back in my day, we had five floors, a basement, the roof and a line full of ska outside waiting to get in.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132;
7:30, $30.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

STEALIN’ DAN

Sometimes a clever name is reason enough to start a tribute band.

B.B. King’s Blues Club, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $10/$14. 

FIEND FEST (THE MISFITS)

The Misfits, it seems, have come a long way since Danzig first sang, “I raped your mother today,” in “Last Caress.” Now there are Misfits pencil sets and pink socks available from the band’s online store and an officially licensed album of lounge covers. That’s right; mother-raping fun for the whole family!

Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 7, $27.50.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 30

HELLOGOODBYE, REGGIE & THE FULL EFFECT

Happy emo? Whaaaa?!

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 7:30, SOLD OUT.

JAY BENNETT

After clashing with Jay Farrar in Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy had his revenge on another Jay, booting Bennett out of the band during the recording of the group’s masterpiece, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. All I’m saying is, should anyone named Jeff decide to jam with Bennett in the wake of his well-received Magnificent Defeat, he’d better watch his back.

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $15.

THE RAPTURE

The Rapture plays disco, just like it was 2004 all over again.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $22 adv/$25.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31

THE CARDIGANS

Say that you love them—or prepare to pay the price.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 6:30, SOLD OUT.

ENTRANCE

White boy blues from the deltas of Baltimore, Md.

Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), B’klyn, 718-599-5103; 7:30, $15.

PRINCE PAUL

He produced the debuts of both hip-hop legends De La Soul and rap music’s most tongue-tied wordsmith, MC Paul Barman. He’s collaborated with the RZA and John Oates. Who says hip-hop doesn’t build bridges?

B.B. King’s Blues Club, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; 8, $1/$5.

CYPRESS HILL

Finally, another excuse to bust out the jack-o-lantern bong.

Nokia Theatre, Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 8, $35.

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA

Zappa playing Zappa, because, you know, someone’s gotta do it.

Theater at Madison Square Garden, 7th Ave. (at 32nd St.), 212-465-6741; 8, $42-$90.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18

TV ON THE RADIO, GRIZZLY BEAR

All I’m saying, TV on the Radio, is that if I ever got to Cookie Mountain in the first place, you can bet your ass I’d never leave it.

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.). 212-777-6800; 8, SOLD OUT.

BECK 

So Beck’s last two records haven’t lived up to the otherwise consistent heaps of critical acclaim the man has received throughout his career. But, hell, as far we’re concerned, the next phase of his ever-evolving music odyssey could be jumpsuit-Vegas-show tunes Beck, and we’d still love the guy. 

Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-307-7171; 8, $54.50. 

ART BRUT

Lots of people form bands, but very few have the balls to write about it. The band’s next record, We Wrote a Song About Forming a Band, is scheduled to drop next August.

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 8, $17.50/$19.

DJ SHADOW

All we can say about DJ Shadow’s new record, The Outsider, is that when you’re a turntablist, you’ve got to expect “mixed” reviews. 

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $32/$35.

GREGG ALLMAN & FRIENDS

Why “Gregg Allman & Friends”? Well, with his track record, if you were in a band with Allman, you’d attempt to retain your anonymity, too.

Nokia Theatre Times Square, 1515 B’way (at W. 44th St.), 212-930-1950; 8, $40-$65.  


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

TOKYO POLICE CLUB

More indie band and less serialized manga than the name would suggest, though the upside is you’re a lot less likely to suffer a seizure during the set.

Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 8, $35.

YOU AM I, THE FIGURINES

You Am I frontman, Tim Rogers, got in a fistfight with “Australian Idol” host, Mark Holden. I would like to be the first to extend my warmest welcome to Rogers and to say that I hope you enjoy your stay in America, should you decide to take a swing at Ryan Seacrest or not. 

Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, $15. 

PENNYWISE

Pennywise recorded a song called “Bro Hymn” as a tribute to the band’s dead friends. The track became the official scoring theme for The Mighty Ducks, and bros across the world rejoiced.

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.). B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 8, $20.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

Former Olivia Tremor Control co-frontman, Will Hart, released one of the willfully and wonderfully trippy records of this new millennium while no one was looking. 

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.), Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $10/$12.

FRANK BLACK

In between shows with the reunited Pixies, Frank Black assembled an all-star list of collaborators and made his own aboveground version of The Basement Tapes, which, come to think of it, is exactly what we would have done if we were him for a day.

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. (at Eckford St.), B’klyn, 718-387-0505; 8, $25.

BEN KWELLER

Ben Kweller made his professional debut on the “Weird” Al Show as the 15-year-old guitarist of Radish. Suffice it to say, it’s only been downhill from there.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 6:30, $20/$22.

SCHISM: A TRIBUTE TO TOOL

Platinum records and groupies are all well and good, but let’s face it; you haven’t made it until there’s a cover band playing your songs at the Times Square B.B. King’s.

B.B. King’s Blues Club, 237 W. 42nd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-997-4144; Midnight, $1/$10.

FIVE FOR FIGHTING

Celebrating nine years of making Dave Matthews look like a bad ass.

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 7:30, $25/$28. 

DEICIDE

Deicide caught some flack for coming out in favor of animal sacrifice. Seriously, though, how can any band that isn’t willing to sacrifice a goat in the name of its lord truly call itself rock ‘n’ roll?

Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Kent & Wythe Ave.), B’klyn, 718-599-5103; 7, $25.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

THE SHADOWS OF KNIGHT

Windy City Nuggets box set fodder, Shadows of Knight brought white boy blues bastardizations back to the United States where they belonged.

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $20/$25. 

GREAT LAKES

You cannot control the Elephant 6; you can only hope.

Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.). Park Slope, B’klyn, 718-638-4400; 8, $8.

THE STRAWBS

Acoustic! Prog! Rock!

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. Astor Pl. & E. 4th St.), 212-254-1263; 7 & 9:30, $30.

PAUL SIMON

As the president, founder and only member of the NYP Art Garfunkel fan club, I cannot condone the attending of this show.

Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave. (betw. 50th & 51st Sts.). 212-307-7171; 7:30, $39.50-$129.50.

SCISSOR SISTERS

The sexy boys and girls magically return with Tah-Dah! Now if only they got as much respect as the do Euro-side.

Manhattan Center, 311 W. 34th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-307-7171; 6:30, $38.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

SUICIDE GIRLS

We’re not really sure what these Girls are going to do, but there’s a good chance it’ll be worth the price of admission.

Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 212-219-3132; 7:30 & 11, $15/$17.

Monday, OCTOBER 23

The Kooks

More crazy-haired, nice guys spreading the Britpop gospel. Hell yeah.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie Sts.), 212-533-2111; 7, SOLD OUT.

St. Vincent

It’s tough to stand out in a crowd, especially when it’s the two-dozen member cult of the Polyphonic Spree, but Annie Clark promises to be solo and dis-robed for this gig.

Piano’s, 158 Ludlow St. (at Stanton St.), 212-505-3733; 8:30, $10.