Star Slinger, Gold Panda, And Other Can't-Miss Shows This Week

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CANT (Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor), Luke Temple, Blood Orange, Bowery Ballroom, October 25, $15
While the current selection of R&B and new wave-inspired indie has become seemingly ubiquitous over the past year, few artists have the quality of production or songwriting chops that Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor brings to the genre. There’s something about the way Taylor’s music sounds, both on record, and live, that feels more carefully crafted than many of his peers.
Tuesday, October 25, 8 p.m., Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street (between Kenmare and Chrystie streets); 212-533-2111.
Star Slinger, Shlohmo, Shigeto, Music Hall of Williamsburg, October 28, $12 Advance / $14 Day of Event
Known for remixing bands like Deerhunter, Morning Benders, and The Go! Team, as well as mixing songs like Air France’s “It Feels Good To Be Around You,” UK producer Star Slinger is a formidable electronic artist in his own right. If dancing is your thing, then this is the show to hit up Friday.
Friday, October 28, 8 p.m., Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th Street (between Kent and Wythe avenues); Brooklyn; 718-486-5400.
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Gold Panda, Blondes, Lemonade, Cameo Gallery, October 29, $15
You’ll probably be out Halloween-ing, but if costume parties aren’t your thing, head to Cameo Gallery for a great line-up of jam technicians. Headliner Gold Panda’s beautiful combination of clipped samples, spacey loops, and complex beats is a gorgeous head-trip and dance-party combined.
Saturday, October 29, 10 p.m., Cameo Gallery, 93 North 6th Street (between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue, behind the Lovin’ Cup cafe); Brooklyn; 718-302-1180.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
Chairlift and Beach Fossils play a sold-out show at Mercury Lounge. October 24.
If R&B-indebted indie isn’t your thing, another other option Tuesday is to check out hypnagogic techno artist The Field at (le) Poison Rouge. Axel Wiillner’s aptly titled Looping State of Mind is one of our favorite records of the year. October 25.
Three great bands, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Hooray for Earth, and Beige, play Bowery Ballroom. October 26.
An awesome line-up at Irving Plaza, with Japanese metal-chameleons Boris, neo-shoegazers Asobi Seksu, and black metal plainclothesmen, Liturgy. October 27.
The Pixies and Surfer Blood play two nights at Wellmont Theatre. October 27 and 28.
Spank Rock, Big Freedia, The Deathset, Pictureplane and more bring the Check Yo Ponytail tour to Brooklyn Bowl. October 29.
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