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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. 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 continues his residency at Birdland with a quartet from October 15-19 and a nonet from October 22-26.

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.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with a move to weekly late Thursday night sets at Smoke on October 17, 24, and 31.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lab on October 18 at The Stone with Trevor Dunn on October 29.

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

Vision Fest Promoters Arts for Art take the avant jazz show on the road to Brooklyn’s historic Weeksville Heritage Center from October 18-20. Bassist William Parker performs solo and leads a quartet on October 19 and returns as part of Mixashawn Rozie’s ensemble on October 20.

The documentary film Decade of Fire has a screening and talk by director Vivian Vazquez Irizzary at and Yale’s Indie Lens Pop Up  in New Haven CT on October 24.

Saxophonist Rene McLean is Brooklyn’s Sista’s Place on October 26.

Drummer Billy Hart leads a quartet at the Village Vanguard from October 22-27.

Bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake are at The Stone with Assif Tsahar on October 25-26.

Trombonist Craig Harris and percussionist Baba Neil Clarke are at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium  for a tribute to FESTAC ’77 on October 25.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl’s radio show’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