Konono #1 "When Mawangu Mingiedi, 72, a musician and truck driver from Kinshasa in Congo, built a sound system for his street band, Konono No. 1, years ago, he wasn't aiming for sonic innovation." [NY TIMES] All the way from Africa, Konono No. 1 make their NYC debut at Joe's Pub on Wednesday. The dance party continues Thursday at S.O.B.'s with an early and late show. Joe's Pub is way sold out, but tickets for the other shows are still available.

Arctic Monkeys Konono No. 1 aren't the only ones making their NYC debut this week. Arctic Monkeys may just be the hottest UK band to visit NYC since Art Brut, and THEY SAY the Internet hasn't launched a band this big since Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. As you'd expect, Tuesday night's Mercury Lounge show, and the one Wednesday at Bowery Ballroom are way-way sold out, but we're sure you'll get in if you try hard enough. I bet you look good on the dancefloor.

For a tip on getting into the Jeff Tweedy, Ryan Adams, and Aimee Mann shows in Tribeca, see yesterday's post. If you want to see Ryan Adams bad enough, you can always pay to see him open for Willie Nelson at the Beacon. Jason Molina plays two alternative spaces in Williamsburg this week. World Leader Pretend are at Sin-e. American Analog Set play their final NYC shows ever. Devin Davis is here. The anti-corporate Bad Religion play the corporate Nokia Theatre. Sharon Jones hit Southpaw.

And now the day by day...

Tuesday - 15th

Cake Shop - Bright, Jon Derosa, The Lowlights
Knitting Factory (Main Space) - Detachment Kit, French Toast, Soft
Mercury Lounge - Arctic Monkeys
Pianos - Bob Parins, Benjamin Wagner, CLARE & THE REASONS, The Marina, Miguel Mendez
Rothko - Hartley Goldstein, Mugison, Goes Cube, Falu
MSG - Country Music Awards
Pianos (upstairs) - Cross Pollination w/ Wynn Walent, Chris Abad, & Casey Shea (free)

Wednesday - 16th

Bowery Ballroom - Arctic Monkeys, Kapow!, Surefire
Joe's Pub - Konono No. 1 (early)
Joe's Pub - Cheesburger, Dynasty, Game Rebellion (late)
Nokia Theatre - Coheed & Cambria, The Blood Brothers, Dredg, Mewithoutyou
Northsix - Chromatics, Oxford Collapse
Rothko - Triple Creme, The Lot Six, The Swedes, The Gulf
Soundfix Records - Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co.) (free)
Tribeca Performing Arts Center (Wall Street Rising) - Jeff Tweedy, Nels Cline
Hammerstein Ballroom - 311, The Exit
Irving Plaza - Dark Star Orchestra
Beacon Theater - Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson
Pianos - Kevin Devine
Sin-E - World Leader Pretend

Thursday - 17th

Cake Shop - Jennifer O'Connor, Dreadful Yawns, Choo Choo La Rouge
Galapagos - Proton Proton, The Earthquakes, Kinetic, Limbs
Hiro Ballroom - The Sounds, Shiny Toy Guns
Irving Plaza - Dead Kennedys, The Code
Joe's Pub - Neko Case (early and late)
Knitting Factory (Tap Bar) - The Post, The Impossible Shapes
Knitting Factory (Main Space) - Elf Power, King of France, Stefanie Drootin & Gretta Cohn
Mercury Lounge - Matt Pond PA, Nicole Atkins & The Sea, Eiffel Tower, Pablo
Nokia Theatre - Coheed & Cambria, The Blood Brothers, Dredg, Mewithoutyou
Northsix - Murder By Death, The Life and Times, William Elliott Whitmore
Pianos - Unisex Salon, Saints and Lovers, Ezra Reich, Valeze, Ilash
Rothko - The Brokedown, Remote Control, Lord God
S.O.B.'s - Konono No. 1 (early and late)
The Delancey - Deva, Madison, The Fame, Rocket and Cars, Foreign Islands
Tonic - Spielerfrau, Edison Woods
Tribeca Performing Arts Center(Wall Street Rising) - Jeff Tweedy, Glenn Kotche
Irving Plaza - Dead Kennedys, the Code, The World/Inferno Friendship Society
Beacon Theater - Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson
Hammerstein Ballroom - 311

Friday - 18th

Brooklyn Fireproof - Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co.), Hells Hills
Knitting Factory(Old Office) - Naked Brunch, Andre Canniere Group, Beyondo, Masters of the Lunaverse, Spiffy Cox, Chad Perrone
Lit - Chromatics, Shellshocked, Scoville Unit, Heros Severum
Mercury Lounge - Vitamen, Red Wanting Blue, The Spies, Mason Dixon, Devin Davis
Northsix - Tristeza, Amandine
Rothko - The Rosenbergs, My TVs
Sin-e - Stereoscope, Man in Gray, The Song Corporation, Morning Theft, The Will (ex Realistics)
Southpaw - American Analog Set, Headphones (feat. David Bazan of Pedro the Lion)
The Delancey - Dr. Israel, Dub Trio, Apollo Heights, Brujeros (Radio Mundial side project)
Knitting Factory (main space) - Long Beach Short Bus (ex Sublime & Long Beach Dub All Stars), Roots Down Below
Tonic - Clem Snide (solo)
Tonic - Yogi
Tribeca Performing Arts Center (Wall Street Rising) - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
Irving Plaza - Umphrey's McGee
Roseland Ballroom - Alanis Morissette
Pianos - Junk Science, Cool Calm Pete

Saturday - 19th

Arlene's Grocery - Jody Shelton
Cake Shop - Awesome Color, The Art of Shooting, Trouble Everyday, Goes Cube
Knitting Factory(Main Space) - Honorary Title, Waking Ashland, I Am The Avalanche, Koufax (early)
Knitting Factory (Main Space) - Chicks on Speed, Kevin Blechdom, Planningtorock (late)
Knitting Factory (Tap Bar) - Gregor Samsa, The Fatales, Sans Souci (formerly Blackites) (early)
Knitting Factory(Tap Bar) - Chromatics, Oxford Collapse (late)
Lit - The 101 (ex-Christie Front Drive!), Cordova, Dirty Faces, The Choke
Maxwell's - Nightmare of You, Earl Greyhound, The NSG
Mercury Lounge - American Analog Set, Headphones (feat. David Bazan of Pedro the Lion), Lovetones
Northsix - Kayo Dot, Time of Orchids, Penny Winblood
Rothko - Mathematics, DJ Clever, Blue Water, Sheik Mon, The Hypertonics
Soundfix Records - Lovetones (free)
Syrup Room - Bravo Silva, Les Sans Culottes, Langhorne Slim, Pants
Tribeca Performing Arts Center(Wall Street Rising) - Rickie Lee Jones, Vic Chesnutt
Mo Pitkens (afternoon) - Devin Davis, Langhorne Slim
Nokia Theater - Guster
Southpaw - Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Joe's Pub - Hungry March Band (matinee)

Sunday - 20th

Pianos - Giant Drag, The Comas
Webster Hall - Animal Collective, Excepter, Amandine
Irving Plaza - Echo & Bunnymen, Innaway
Knitting Factory (Main Space) - Earth, Pelt, Marissa Nadler
Maxwell's - The Earlies, Elf Power, Sound Team
Mercury Lounge - American Analog Set
Soundfix Records - Ris Paul Ric (of Q and not U) (free)
Soundfix Records - Ida w/ special guest Michael Hurley (free)
Tonic - Jon Derosa, Kendall Meade (of Mascott), Mahogany, LD Beghtol & The New Criticism
Tribeca Performing Arts Center (Wall Street Rising) - Aimee Mann, Keren Ann
Nokia Theater - Bad Religion, Murphy's Law, Pennywise

What did we miss?