No one should ever have anything bad to say about this universally-beloved music series that “features composers of extreme sound.” Ever. At least, we’ve never heard anyone utter a naysaying sound. That’s because the lineup at this hosted-by-Pitchfork event has always been impeccable, and it feels like all of Brooklyn awaits each progressive iteration with intense urgency. Well, Tinnitus is back again, babies. And with the series’ growing popularity (The New Yorker has touted tickets on at least a couple of occasions) it’s no surprise they’re popping off this time at Williamsburg’s Villain, a 5,000 square foot space. If your definition of XTRME covers chills beats to noise-influenced hip-hop backdrops, then Oneohtrix Point Never absolutely fits the bill. The influential producer with indie-cred has an impressive catalogue so there’s no telling what kind of treats we’ll be bestowed. Also, a DJ set from Matt Werth will warm your bones in preparation for the big daddy. Read more here.
Oneohtrix Point Never
Wow guys, big week for the DIY scene: Aviv turns a whole one year old. And actually, that’s kinda getting up there in DIY years. Though, of course, we wish them many more. The Greenpoint venue has wasted no time in becoming pretty much the (true) DIY spot in North Brooklyn. To celebrate, Aviv is hosting a b-day party on Saturday featuring Bambara, Parlor Walls, and word on the street (er, on Facebook) is that an appearance is inevitable by one Ronnie Stone— quite possibly Brooklyn’s only leather-licking, “Moldovan” ’80s-fetish band fronted by a keytar-wielding, struttin’ mustache. Definitely don’t miss this banger. Details on that show and more to preoccupy you in all that might-as-well-be-dead time from now till then.