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Music: Best Available Technology, Odd Rumblings, Litüus, Via App

(Flyer via Styles Upon Styles / Facebook)

(Flyer via Styles Upon Styles / Facebook)

For an evening of weird sounds, it’d be hard to beat out this Styles Upon Styles lineup. One of the great questions of the last decade has got to be, “Where did trip hop go?” Well, turns out it hasn’t gone very far and, in fact, its progeny is right here, in the form of Best Available Technology, a producer of irresistible, darkness-driven beats. Dylan Scheer is Via App, the young-buck Brooklyn newcomer who crafts some downright sinister dance music. Though Scheer’s approach hints toward a past in noise– there’s an unmistakable darkness to it all, indicating that (in body form at least) Via App is no human at all, but a giant Rick D. James grin. Thankfully, this doesn’t preclude him from delivering on the party vibes.

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Week in Shows: ‘Creepy Crawlycore’ and M Lamar’s Radical, Black Metal Opera

(Flyer via Cooper Union/ Facebook)

(Flyer via Cooper Union/ Facebook)

PC Worship‘s EP release show is coming up this week at Palisades, as we trust you know from last week’s interview with Justin Frye. But there’s plenty else to get your hips poppin’ till then. Scroll your roll and see what’s in store.

An Evening with M Lamar
Monday, Nov. 30, 7 pm at Cooper Union: FREE
M Lamar is the “negro gothic devil-worshipping free black man in the blues tradition” you’ve undoubtedly been dying to see perform since we wrote about him back in September. The multi-talented, epically outspoken musician, composer, opera singer, and visual artist’s shows are enthralling not simply because M Lamar is a magnetic force all his own (just try being in a room alone with him, you’ve never feel so gazed-at in all your life, I promise), but because his operatic compositions wrestle with the deeply troubling history and harsh, continuing reality of racial injustice in this country. Lamar’s central aims are agitation and awakening, so prepare to be moved.

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