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The Henry Millers Are Playing Near Henry Miller’s

After dropping the delightfully surreal video for “Hop” in January and following up with another trippy one, “Children,” in February, Brooklyn synth-pop act The Henry Millers released a single, “Posies” — off their forthcoming LP of the same name — last month.
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DJ Spooky Will Spin Some Seoul Music This Weekend

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, aka the busiest man alive, is just back from a couple of months in Seoul (where, during our own recent travels, we snapped the above photo of South Korea’s fiercest hipster). As a resident at the Seoul Institute of the Arts, Spooky collaborated with some of Korea’s most esteemed musicians and artists, rocked his trademark “turntableism” at a New Year’s Eve concert, and gained some knowledge that he’ll be dropping at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre this weekend.
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See R.L. Stine Do ‘Cool Shit/Weird Shit’ at UCBeast Tonight

(Photo: Larry D. Moore)

(Photo: Larry D. Moore)

If you were a kid in the ’90s, R.L. Stine was your Stephen King. This was pre-helicopter parenting, when your school book fair haul could consist solely of paperbacks like Say Cheese and Die!, The Girl Who Cried Monster, and The Curse of the Creeping Coffin. Stine has sold more than 350 million copies of his 300-plus books. The Goosebumps series alone had more product tie-ins than a Marvel movie: masks, shirts, trading cards, a board game (which I got for my ninth birthday), even a ventriloquist dummy named Slappy.
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How Yoga Is Done in Bushwick: With Live Drone Music By the Guy From Woodsman

Woodsman (Photo by Laura Bartczak, courtesy of Fire Talk records)

Woodsman (Photo by Laura Bartczak, courtesy of Fire Talk records)

Tonight Woodsman will play a midnight set at Mercury Lounge, the Lower East Side venue that accommodates up to 250. But on a given week the band’s guitarist, Mark Demolar, can be found tapping his effects pedals in a mellower, more intimate setting — for 10 vinyasa yoga students in Bushwick.
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Hey, Kids! It’s Larry Clark’s Birthday Tonight at Baby’s All Right

(Photo: Susanna Howe)

(Photo: Susanna Howe)

A healthy, happy Larry Clark will set off his 71st birthday at Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg tonight with free food and drink. “By midnight we should all be fucked up,” his site promises.

The photographer-filmmaker has reason to celebrate: after a near death experience and major surgery, Clark had a minor epiphany and, earlier this month, sold off thousands of his 4×6 and 5×7 color prints for only $100 a piece — a gift to his fans who wouldn’t usually be able to afford his work.
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Watch Joe DeNardo’s Trancey Collab With Eleanor Friedberger While Both Play Live

With his work in film, music, and visual art, Joe DeNardo has crafted a style based on layering, warping, and splicing, whatever subject he’s focused on. Choppy, blown out, grainy, and looping, DeNardo’s short films are congruous with his collage work and the sounds he’s created with his band Growing and his latest outfit Ornament. Last year Ornament droned through a 14-minute multi-media performance at Secret Project Robot, throwing sheets of noise and throbbing sound at the audience while visuals pulsed in syncopation.
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Want to Go Dogsledding and Gondola Tripping With Some Indie Bands?

Last week Coachella announced its 2014 lineup; yesterday, Governor’s Ball did the same. It’s January and we’re only a few days out from single-digit temperatures, but the summer festival season already seems upon us. With it comes a live music experience that eschews such luxuries as sound quality, intimacy and sight lines so that bros can fist pump hundreds of yards from where Muse are playing. Sometimes it’s fun. But sometimes a smaller, more intimate experience is even better.
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This Hardcore Band Is Back After 30 Years to Play the Scene’s Old Stomping Grounds

The High and The Mighty at A7 in 1983. (Courtesy of the band.)

The High and The Mighty at A7 in 1983. (Courtesy of the band.)

Avenue A seems more like Bourbon Street some nights, but this Thursday a hardcore show with several reunited New York bands will evoke the spirit of a grittier time. Once the location of the A7 club, where bands like Agnostic Front and Bad Brains played, Niagara will host a record release show for a band that hasn’t played in 30 years: The High and The Mighty.
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Finally, a Workout Video You Can Watch While Pounding Free Beer

Williamsburg has a Santa Claus, and its name is Rubber Tracks. Not only does Converse’s Williamsburg recording studio exist just to offer free sessions to up-and-coming bands on a year-round basis, but it’s really getting into the giving spirit these next weeks — with free shows, music workshops, and beer.
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Dead Stars Is Going As Nirvana For Halloween

Turns out those two Nirvana cover albums aren’t your only chance to hear Kurt brought back from the grave. Wednesday at 285 Kent, Gigawatts is putting on a Halloween show and Dead Stars — last seen paying tribute to Colin Devlin – will be going as Nirvana. Other acts include Butter the Children as the Pixies, Le Rug as At The Drive-In, Turnip King as The Velvet Underground, Honduras as Green Day, and Grand Resort as New Order, in case you missed the real deal a few blocks away back in July. As you can see above, Dead Stars does a pretty spot-on version of “Breed” — watch them tear through the Nevermind track at a show at Dead Herring last year.
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There’ll Be a Whole Lotta Soul at Williamsburg Park Tonight

Between the fifth anniversary of Captured Tracks and the upcoming Mexican Summer blowout, North Brooklyn’s record labels have been pumping out a dizzying array of live music lately. Most of it, naturally, has been in the indie rock arena, but Afro-soul fans will have their moment tonight when Bushwick-based label Daptone Records, which makes its home in an actual home on Troutman Street, puts on a free show at Williamsburg Park.
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It’s John Zorn Month, So Just Go Ahead and Clear Your Calendar

Cancel all plans for the rest of the month if you’re a fan/worshipper of avant-garde composer and saxophonist John Zorn: you may have missed his 60th birthday jam at his East Village venue, The Stone (see above video for 30 seconds of him performing with Fred Frith), but worry not: a cavalcade of events will celebrate the pillar of the downtown music scene, starting with a week and a half of movies he curated for Anthology Film Archives.
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