Wu Tang Clan, Diplo, Band Of Horses And More Awesome Shows This Week

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Smoke and Mirrors featuring Diplo, December 15, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, FREE with RSVP
RCRD LBL and Bing present Smoke and Mirrors, which purports to bring big artists to small venues. That means if you want to see Diplo tear it up at the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, you should get there early. RSVP’s only.
Thursday, December 15, 9 p.m., Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, 540 West 21st Street (between 10th and 11th avenues); 212-937-6580.
Brooklyn Night Bazaar: James Murphy, Fucked Up, The Hold Steady, Titus Andronicus, Dom, Frankie Rose (DJ Set), and more, December 15,16, and 17, 159 Kent Avenue, Various Prices
Brooklyn’s first Night Bazaar features music, food, and more from independent artists and local vendors. The three night event has music ranging from LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy to Jersey punks Titus Andronicus. Tickets for the musical events must be bought separately for each night.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 15,16, and 17, 5 p.m., 149 Kent Avenue (at N 5th Street) Brooklyn.
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Why?, December 15, Florence Gould Hall at FIAF, $20
Ever wonder what it would sound like if Woody Allen was a huge Pavement fan and also happened to be a rapper? Why? is probably the closest you’ll ever come to finding out. Yoni Wolf and co. will bring their incomparable tongue twisters and neurosis-fueled indie rock to the beautiful Florence Gould Hall for two sets in one night.
Thursday, December 15, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Madison and Park); 212-355-6100.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
The National play six nights in a row this week at Beacon Theatre. December 12 through 17.
My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses play Madison Square Garden. December 14.
Martyn plays 285 Kent. December 16.
The free weekly party Live From Tribeca at the Tribeca Grand features Xeno and Oaklander, and DJ sets from Ilirjana, Veronica Vasicka, and Gavin Russom. December 17.
Wu Tang Clan play Best Buy Theater. December 18.
Photos: Via Diplo/Matthew Dryden Little, The Hold Steady, and WHY?
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