Picks of the Week

At a glance, what’s interesting “locally” for the next week, from all the calendars.

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Monday, October 20
7:00 pm
Brain Cloud
Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–965–9177
Every Monday. Western swing that borrows heavily from Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys' most edgy, raw, and unrestrained phase. Dennis Lichtman, mandolin/fiddle; Tamar Korn, vocals; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Raphael McGregor, lap steel guitar; Andrew Hall, bass and Kevin Dorn on drums.
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8:00 pm
The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
Brooklyn Public House, 247 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205 – 347-227-8976
Fort Green Brooklyn amazing selection of beer on tap and great food.
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8:00 pm
Trad Seisiun at Rocky Sullivan's
Rocky Sullivan’s 34 Van Dyke Street at Dwight, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-246-8050
Every Monday night. Irish. Right after the beginner tin whistle workshop at 7.
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8:30 pm
Lowlands Old-Time Jam
Lowlands Bar, 543 3rd Ave. at 14 St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-463-9458
Led by Betsey Plum tinyurl.com/pzs2o6b
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9:30 pm
Big Ed Sullivan's Blues Jam
The Red Lion, 151 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 – 212-260-9797
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10:00 pm
Mona's Bluegrass Jam
Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212–353–3780
Built around a band with Rob Hecht on fiddle, Bennett Sullivan on banjo and Jared Engel on bass.They play bluegrass standards and some less standard ones: Bela tunes, Manzanita-era Tony Rice Unit and Strength In Numbers will find a place among Monroe, Jimmy Martin and Stanley Brothers favs.
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Tuesday, October 21
7:00 pm
Blue Vipers of Brooklyn Quartet
Bar Tabac, 128 Smith St. Brooklyn NY 11201 - 718-923-0918
Featuring Billy Nemec on vocals and guitar while, The Biergarten in Manhattan features the trio with Sean Condron on vocals and guitar. More Vipers = More Happiness!!!! Wow, franchising like Bob Wills! Go for it!
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8:30 pm
Sheriff Bob's Gaslight Revival
116 MacDougal, 116 MacDougal St., NY, NY 10012 – 212-254-9996
NY's best folk, bluegrass, old-time & country music. Each show features a house band made up of a who's who of traditional music with a slew of special guests.
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9:00 pm
Sheriff's Broome St. Sessions
Randolph Beer, 343 Broome St., btwn Bowery & Elizabeth, NY, NY 10013 – 212-334-3706
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10:00 pm
Michael Daves
Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, at E. Houston, Lower East Side, Manhattan 10002 – 212-477-4155
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11:00 pm
Mona's Hot Four
Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212-353-3780
Jazz from the 20's & 30's. Every Tuesday 11 pm til late...
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Wednesday, October 22
6:00 pm
Smokin' Billy Slater
The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942
Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com
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7:00 pm
The Milkman & Sons
Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090
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7:00 pm
Manhattan Midweek Sacred Harp Singing
Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St., NY, NY 10022
September–June. Entrance on 54th St—choir room on theatre level. July–August it moves to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 346 W. 20 St. btwn 8th & 9th, NY, NY 10011 – 212–929-2390
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8:00 pm
The Booglerizers
16 Prospect Wine Bar & Restaurant,16 Prospect St., Westfield, NJ 07090 – 908–232–7320
Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com No cover
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8:30 pm
The Milkman & Sons
Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090
Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz.
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9:00 pm
Bluegrass Brother Singin'
The Shanty, 79 Richardson St. btwn Leonard & Lorimer, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-412-0874
Bennett Sullivan and Pedro Barquinha pickin' and singin' bluegrass brother favorites in the styles of the Monroe Brothers, Louvin Brothers, Skaggs and Rice and many more!
Every Wednesday 9-11.Come hang, listen & drink some of the killin' gin they distill ON SITE!
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9:30 pm
Sherrif Uncle Bob's Bluegrass & Goodtime Jam
Zirzamin, 90 W Houston St., NY, NY 10012 – 646-823-9617
'til 1:30
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9:30 pm
Roots 'n Ruckus
Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214
Folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday featuring banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. The gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. www.jalopy.biz/performance.php
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9:30 pm
Roosevelt Dime
Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 347–763–1506
Here every Weds night!
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Thursday, October 23
7:00 pm
Uke Night at Freddy's
Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–768–0131
A monthly event that's an informal, fun jam session (open to the public for total ukulele enjoyment) followed by a performance of a featured uke group. Jam begins at 7pm; uke performance at 9:00.
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8:00 pm
Cornell Bros.
The Way Station, 683 Washington Ave. btwn Prospect & St Marks, Prospect Hgts, Brooklyn, NY 11238 – 917-279-5412
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9:30 pm
Greezy Greens
Cafe Moto, 394 Broadway, at Hooper St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-599-6895
Traditional Jazz, Blues and Jug Music
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Friday, October 24
Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival
United Methodist Church, 168 Broad St, Milford, CT 06646 – 203–661–0503
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7:30 pm
The Booglerizers
Ragin' Cajun, 1102 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719 – 732–280–6828
2 sets starting 7:30 or 8:00, no cover, BYOB. Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com
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8:00 pm
Smokin' Billy Slater
The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885
Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com
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Saturday, October 25
12:00 pm
Lake Placid Bluegrass Jam
Olympic Center, 1932 Rink, 2634 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Headlined by Sam Bush & The Del McCoury Band, and also featuring Amy Helm, The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, The Gibson Brothers, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Big Leg Emma, Hot Day at the Zoo, Eastbound Jesus and The 52 Pick-up. tinyurl.com/n52mal7
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1:30 pm
Bluegrass Brunch w Fresh Baked Bluegrass
Randolph Beer, 343 Broome St, btwn Bowery & Elizabeth, NY, NY 10013 – 212-334-3706
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4:00 pm
Hoboken Blues Jam
Hobson's Choice, 77 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201–420-0070
At the Hotel Victor, with house band Jimmy Mack and the Boys. All players and singers welcome; must be 21 years of age.
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4:00 pm
Blues Jam with Jimmy Mack and the Boys
Farside Bar and Grill, 531 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201-963-7677
Blues jam. All singers and players welcome
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4:30 pm
Raya Brass Band
Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973
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7:30 pm
Weekly Beginners' Contra Workshop
Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011 – 212-243-5470
For details check: www.cdny.org/
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8:00 pm
Smokin' Billy Slater
The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885
Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com
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8:00 pm
Weekly Contra Dance
Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011 – 212-243-5470
For caller & music check: www.cdny.org/
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8:00 pm
Bruce Molsky
Jenkins House Concerts, West 89th Street, NY, NY 10024 – 212-873-9208
call or write for details and to reserve a seat. Sandilion49@gmail.com
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9:00 pm
Tin Pan
Flute Midtown, 205 W 54th St, New York, NY, 10019 – 212-265-5169
Join us on the last Saturday of every Month for Wit's End, our salute to the Jazz Age, with live hot jazz and cold cocktails. 1920's/1930's vintage or vintage-inspired evening wear required. $12 door charge
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10:00 pm
Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's
Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211
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Sunday, October 26
2:00 pm
Montclair Sacred Harp Singing
Montclair Friends Meeting House, 289 Park Street at Gordonhurst Ave., Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 – 973–779-8290
Fourth Sunday each month. gssh.hostoi.com/
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4:00 pm
Bluegrass Jam in CT
Cafe Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511 – 203-789-8281
led by Stacy Phillips
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4:00 pm
The Milkman & Sons
Henry Public, 329 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-852-8630
Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz
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5:00 pm
Roda de choro
Beco, 45 Richardson Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 — 718-599-1645
Hosted by the Regional de NY— Flute: Rodrigo Ursaia Mandolin: Justin Douglas 7-string guitar: Cesar Garabini Cavaquinho: Kahil Nayton Percussion: Ranjan Ramchandani (regionalny.bandcamp.com/). Instrumentalists and singers are all welcome, but no amps— all acoustic. Bring charts (if you need them) and chops (you'll need those)! Regional de NY. Or just come listen!
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6:30 pm
Old Time Slow Jam at Rod & Gun
Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club, 59 Kent Ave., btwn 10th & 11th Sts., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Three leaders on banjo, guitar and fiddle who will be there from 6-8:30pm. Promptly at 7:30 we'll take a break where you can get drinks and mingle. Either every other Sunday. Hosted by Hilary Hawke! www.meetup.com/oldtimeslowjam/
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7:00 pm
The Quays Bluegrass Jam
Olde Prague Tavern, 28-48 31st St Queens, NY 11102‎ – 718-777-1690
David McKeon hosts and plays guitar & mandolin with Mary Noecker on Bass. Bar patrons love it & really pay attention! Closest subway is the Q/N train Astoria Blvd stop.
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9:00 pm
Stephane Wrembel
Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248
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9:30 pm
The Dang-It Bobbys
Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., btwn Richardson & Frost, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718–302–3770
"...bluegrass for people who don't like bluegrass." - twangville.com www.thedang-itbobbys.com/site/
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