Get Ready, This Week Is Going to Be Lit
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MON — Music Hall of Williamsburg — 8PM
There is no better way to start the week than with the sweet downcast electronic pop sound of Kiiara’s bass-heavy, trap-style jams.
Add to that the fact that Cruel Youth sounds like The Ronettes on Oxy. Each song a narcotic lullaby, subtly laced with switchblade lyrics.
Come on, get your Monday going, already!
MON — Rough Trade — 8PM
The Bad Plus have cemented their place as an original music ensemble. Except for their interpretation of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring — their last four albums focused almost exclusively on original compositions. It’s Hard, however, will mark The Bad Plus’ return to an aspect of their roots, the very thing that first made The Bad Plus famous: the deconstruction of songs from the Pop/Rock and R&B worlds. This is a band in their prime, returning to early form, which is an event not to be missed!
TUE — Brooklyn Bazaar — 8PM
Mermaid Ave High & MATTE come together to present High Night’s Vol. III showcase at Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Bazaar. We are excited to host New Jersey born Hip-Hop & Funk fusion artist / producer Flamingosis. Accompanying him will be 20-year-old pop and R&B up and comer Rodney Tenor, acoustic and emotion driven Scott James, mysterious locals Midas, and the Internet’s favorite God’s Wisdom & Lucy From Dark World.
TUE — Le Poisson Rouge — 8PM
If you couldn’t make yesterday’s killer show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, you can make up for it Tuesday night. This is not one to miss!
WED — Carnegie Hall — 8PM
Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording music since 1993. In that time he has recorded and performed in many bands and musical collaborations including Commander Venus, Monsters of Folk, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade.
WED — Rough Trade — 8PM
Thurston Moore moved to NYC at eighteen in 1976 to play punk. He started Sonic Youth in 1980. Since then Thurston Moore has been at the forefront of the alternative rock scene since that particular sobriquet was first used to signify any music that challenged and defied the mainstream standard. With Sonic Youth, Moore turned on an entire generation to the value of experimentation in rock n’ roll.
FRI — C’mon Everybody — 11PM
Quantic, aka Will Holland is a British born musician, producer and DJ making soul, electronic & Latin music saturated in the tropical soundwaves of the Caribbean. Holland has developed a sound that bridges heritage and progression, marrying spontaneous musicianship with deep, exciting tonality.
FRI — Good Room — 10PM
Platinum-selling recording artist, label boss, festival promoter, true innovator in the pantheon of popular music, cultural champion, cracking DJ: there’s a lot to be said about Kevin Saunderson. His influence runs deep, through both adopted hometown of Detroit, and music culture as a whole: as one of the Belleville Three, the high school trio which also includes Juan Atkins and Derrick May, he irreparably changed the face of electronic music; with Inner City, he gave it some of its most memorable tunes.
FRI — Music Hall of Williamsburg — 8PM
Starfucker — aka STRFKR — is an electronic musical group that formed in Portland, Oregon, US in 2007. The group follows closely to the synthpop genre and is well regarded for their highly catchy dance hooks.
SAT — Flash Factory — 11PM
Nick Murphy lives a life filled with compassion, joy, and happiness all while having never smiled for a photograph in his entire life. Ever. Beneath his ostensibly rough, hardened exterior there lies a charming, caring gentleman, though Murphy likes to inform audiences they’ll be dealing mostly with the former. Followed by Marcus Marr and Dave Harrington, this is going to be a killer Saturday.
SUN — Output — 8PM
The Boston based DJ duo, Soul Clap, will definitely have your soul clapping for joy if you ever see them live. They take the cool, breezy vibes of old reggae, R&B, and soul music and blend them together into one huge amalgamation of uplifting music.