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Welcome to Suga in My Bowl radio‘s weekly feature, On The Bandstand, where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests. We’re online weekly and used to be on the air on NYC’s WBAI-FM radio every Tuesday night from 10 PM -12 midnight. Keep up with us via Facebook, the blog here, or our main website, or Twitter and we’ll keep track of the schedule for you.

This week we start with an editorial announcement. We’re off the air for the time being because WBAI Radio has had its local programming terminated by it’s owner, the Pacifica Foundation, which cited the station’s financial losses as a reason for firing all the staff. You can read more from Gothamist, the Amsterdam News and the Indypendent. We found out today along with everyone else. For now, I’ll point you to our archives with a decade of shows to stream. I’ll also still be doing weekly online Bandstand updates for the time being and will keep an eye on hits. If there’s interest, I’ll keep compiling listings and we’ll try to get back to event coverage. Thanks for reading and the interest over the years! -Hank

Bassist Ron Carter is at Birdland with his Golden Striker Trio from October 8-12, a quartet from October 15-19 and a nonet from October 22-26.

The documentary film Decade of Fire has a screening and talk by director Vivian Vazquez Irizzary at the East x Northeast Film Fest in Beacon/Newburgh NY on October 12 and Yale’s Indie Lens Pop Up  in New Haven CT on October 24.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on October 12 and 19.

Vision Fest Promoters Arts for Art is hosting a poetry and music showcase at El Taller Latino Americano in East Harlem from October 11-13. Highlights include saxophonist James Brandon Lewis’s Trio on October 12 and poet Jesus Papoleto Melendez on October 13.

Poet and multi-instrumentalist Ngoma Hill is at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Harlem on October 15 and the third Tuesday of every month for the Fat Tuesdays poetry and music showcase.

Vocalist Catherine Russell returns to the Beacon Theater with Steely Dan for a run from October 15-22, with a stop at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank NJ on October 21.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lab on October 18.

Drummer Francisco Mora Catlett and trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah are both at Brooklyn’s Sista’s Place for DIASPORA meets AfroHORN on October 19.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl’s on hiatus for the moment, but we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” online next Sunday with a fresh set of listings.

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Hank Williams is an associate producer for Suga’ in My Bowl on WBAI Radio and webmaster for the Suga’ and Behind the Mic sites. He is also a PhD candidate in English and Africana Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches at Lehman College. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot

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