Black Tambourine, Shabazz Palace, & More Shows That Make This Week Amazing

Black Tambourine, Small Factory, Versus, The Lois Plus, The Bell House, April 10, $25
Recently reunited indie pop legends Black Tambourine are touring for the first time since 1991. On Tuesday, they will play the Bell House in celebration of the 20th anniversary of famed zine Chickfactor, which Black Tambourine’s Pam Berry co-founded. If jangly guitars and infectious melodies are your thing, then Chickfactor 2012: For The Love of Pop is a must-see showcase.
Tuesday, April 10, 7 p.m. The Bell House, 149 7th Street (near 2nd Avenue); Brooklyn; 718-643-6510.
Tanlines, Rewards, Tezeo, Bowery Ballroom, April 12, $15
Tanlines’ first proper LP Mixed Emotions is a blissful combination of island rhythms and emotional new wave-inspired pop. Their Bowery Ballroom show pairs them with Rewards (AKA former Chairlift member Aaron Pfenning) for a night of dance music with pathos.
Thursday, April 12, 8 p.m. Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street (between Bowery and Chrystie streets); 212-533-2111.
Shabazz Palaces, April 14, Brooklyn Bowl, $15
With heady rhymes and warped beats, Seattle hip-hop collective Shabazz Palaces’ Black Up quickly became one of our favorite records of 2011. Live, Ishmael Butler and co. will bring their avant-garde raps to everyone’s favorite bowling alley/music venue combo. The late set should give you enough time to get a few games in beforehand.
Saturday, April 14, 11:30 p.m. Brooklyn Bowl , Wythe Avenue (between North 11th and 12th streets); Brooklyn, 718-963-3369.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
Tennis play Brooklyn Bowl. April 10.
The Ting Tings and MNDR play Webster Hall. April 10.
Pulp play Radio City Music Hall. April 11.
Kraftwerk play their string of MOMA dates. April 10 - 17.
White Denim play Bowery Ballroom. April 13.
Dom play Glasslands with Zambri. April 13.
Photo: Via Black Tambourine; Via Bowery Ballroom; Via Shabazz Palaces

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