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FRIDAY, JANUARY 30
Get your free on at new NYC venue Sugarcube. Chill out with Tony Castles, but show up early for quality crunch-pop from Strange Kids and a DJ set from Bear Hands. 7pm, Fulton & South, New York, NY.
Formerly Nashville-based singer/songwriter Torres has moved to Brooklyn and found a tougher, tighter sound since the 2013 release of her self-titled debut. Hear her preview songs from her upcoming album Sprinter for free tonight at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. She’ll be accompanied by other local favorites Mainland and Heliotropes. 7pm, 165 Banker St, Brooklyn, NY.
Jack White headlines Madison Square Garden tonight, with special guests Run The Jewels opening. We’re not sure why he’s teamed up with the rappers, but who’s complaining? 8pm, 4 Penn Plaza, New York, NY.
Down in North Carolina, a couple of our favorite bands are playing together to benefit the Chronic Illness Relief Fund. Along with Diarrhea Planet and Museum Mouth, the Eskimo Kisses event will also feature Junior Astronomers, Southern Femisphere and more at the Neighborhood Theatre. 7:30pm, 511 East 36th Street, Charlotte, NC.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31
Rapper Le1f has been keeping his album plans under wraps, but whatever he has in store tonight at Aviv is sure to be inspiring. 8pm, 496 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.
Until The Ribbon Breaks make dark synth-pop with a hip-hop heart. They’re currently on the road with London Grammar, but their snow-postponed headlining show at Rough Trade is now happening tonight. 11pm, 64 N 9th St, Brooklyn, NY.
Get moving to the sounds of San Diego’s Crocodiles, whose glossed-up garage is sure to warm you up. They play a free show tonight at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, with the support of shoegazey local faves Lazyeyes. 6pm, 165 Banker Street, Brooklyn, NY.
Go to a weirder, chiller place with the synth landscapes of Big Muff Radio. He celebrates the release of his album Life Is Easy tonight at Baby’s All Right with the help of Slonk Donkerson and Sofa Club. 11:59pm, 146 Banker St, Brooklyn, NY.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Acclaimed shoegazers Nothing head to the Constellation Room at the Observatory tonight with Tony Molina. 8pm, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Get into some up-and-coming pop at Rockwood Music Hall tonight, thanks to Great Good Fine OK, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Parlour Tricks, and many more. 7pm, 196 Allen St, New York, NY.
Rock ‘n’ roll bombast is alive and well with Bass Drum Of Death, whose latest album is called Rip This. Get the shred tonight at the Echo, or tomorrow at Alex’s Bar. 8pm, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, CA.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4
Find out what Haim have been up to besides hanging out with Taylor Swift all the time. The sister trio plays the Grammy Museum tonight. 7:30pm, 800 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.
Captivating disco collective Midnight Magic fills the stage tonight at Mercury Lounge. (You don’t have to stay up past your bedtime.) 8:30pm, 217 E. Houston St, New York, NY.
Come for the fuzz, stay for the hooks. Lo-fi darlings Boytoy and High Pop hit the stage tonight at Shea Stadium. 8pm, 20 Meadow St, Brooklyn, NY.