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Black Taxi lands Thursday residency at Rockwood

After a tour down South and back, Brooklyn’s Black Taxi returns to treat their home fans to three Thursday residency shows at the intimate and beloved Rockwood Music Hall. Accompanied by several musical souvenirs, the gig trifecta starts off this Thursday, April 5, as Black Taxi brings back Austin’s energetic space-rock quartet, The Frontier Brothers, along with Albany’s soulful Wild Adriatic. The second show on April 12 features Fort Worth’s garage rockers, The Phuss, and the acoustic meanderings of Joseph King of NYC’s Deadbeat Darling, who just released a new full length. The residency finale on April 19 welcomes Dallas-born, folksy and electronic Ishi and Cleveland’s pop act, The Modern Electric. Pick up tickets before each gig, as they will most likely sell out. Doors are at 9pm each week. www.blacktaxi.com - Meijin Bruttomesso

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The Split - Hard Rocking Band with the Best of Intentions

Lean, mean, hard-drinking machines... Manhattan's The Split is simply exactly what you want to hear spill over from the garage and to the beer hall. Unlike the cynical boredom characterizing most of the pub crawl circuit, Tim Gray and Charlie Duerr approach most of their material with an unexpected optimism and promise, from 'Here Before We're Gone' to 'Nobody But You,' they give an unexpected set of reassurances through their dirty guitar chops I haven't heard in awhile. The Split just might be a band worth believing in.

Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

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Brain Cave Festival hits the Bell House TONIGHT!

Next Thursday and Saturday (Aprili 5th and 7th), the Deli-sponsored, second annual Brain Cave Festival will light up Brooklyn’s Bell House by bringing the best and brightest of the borough’s DIY scene to the stage for two nights of sonic and visual euphoria, showcasing 25 bands and live art by Peru Ana Ana Peru.

Thursday night’s lineup will feature mostly female-fronted bands – with indie pop, acoustic intrigue and fast-strummed rock from She Keeps Bees, Firehorse, Natureboy, Eula, Shilpa Ray and others. Saturday night sees Brooklyn’s up-and-coming take the stage with Team Genius, Caged Animals, Conveyor, Snowmine, GunFight!, Lost Boy?, Spanish Prisoners, Monogold, Clouder and others bringing everything from indie-punk, to electro-folk to swooping experimental.

Tickets can be purchased through the Bell House ($12 presale, $15 door, $20 for 2-day pass). The fest is presented by Paper Garden Records, CaraBella and (collabo!).





Trixie Whitley readies solo debut + releases free track

After releasing a solo EP "Live at Rockwood Music Hall" last year, and performing at several high profile shows at SXSW, talented Belgian actor, singer, dancer, and musician Trixie Whitley is back in New York City to finish her solo debut, due to be released later in the fall. In the meantime, Whitley has decided to offer a free download of one of her most popular songs, "A Thousand Thieves," which inspired the stunning nowness.com video (streaming below), directed by Matthu Placek.


 

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Outside - What Good Weather Sounds Like

No, you didn't just turn the dial to a Malian pop station. This is Outside, a collective heavily in debt to many of the once regional, now internationally-borrowed styles hailing from Africa's fertile Ivory Coast. Now among Tanlines and Restless People, you can count Outside among the adherents. With a persistent bounce directing the way forward in summery jams like 'Solarize' and 'Portals,' Outside's newly minted EP marks an easy vibe to dance to, with songs large enough to match the energy.

This band submitted their music digitally here.

Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

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