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Weekly Feature: Tall Tall Trees play Rockwood on June 16

Tall Tall Trees (who placed at #12 in our latest Best of NYC for Emerging Artists Poll) may have long hair, beards, and a natural, earthly charm, but they also have the musical chops to back it up. With jazz, bluegrass, and world music backgrounds, the band began with a scattered sound than their recent, more focused work. Their sophomore album “Moment,” recorded in a church, sets the band on their path of refined, banjo-heavy folk rock. Still showing some quirky elements of their debut release, however, “Moment” conjures the image of a giant glowing moon over the Alaskan woods the band claims as inspiration for much of the album. - Read Devon Antonetti's interview with the band here.

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Unexpected NYC sounds: Moon Hooch plays Bklyn Bowl on July 06

Let me introduce you to one of the most unlikely dance groups around New York. Made up of four-on-floor drum patterns, contrabass clarinet and tenor saxophone, Moon Hooch is just as likely to start a rave on an A train's platform, as they are to light up Brooklyn Bowl next month.

Whether you call it Jazz music for house fans, or house music for hipsters, the band's natural settings give the project an organic touch too often missed in the club atmosphere. Their latest track 'Contra' neatly occupies both worlds, featuring lovely guest vocals by local jazzcat Alena Spanger, coupled with an equally brutal house mix by Wenzl McGowen.

Whether you call yourself a dance fan or not, it's time you started respecting these fantastic horn players. Get yourself over to Brooklyn Bowl on Friday, July 6 to hear more, and also check out this video. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

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The noise and the fury: Zulus plays Cake Shop tonight (06.15) + announces full length.

There are plenty of noisy and loud bands out there, but few of them are also tight, fun and... insane. These 5 things combined can conjure up some outstanding rock madness. Zulus is a Brooklyn band that should be forbidden to adults or something... Their songs sound like a tribal celebration of chaos. Although respectful of the genre's typical droney-ness, these guys are actually very inventive, in some kind of quirky way. We hear that in "Black Out," the song that ends and starts 4-5 times; or in the signature never ending delay on their vocals. They also don't disdain to introduce some melodic lines here and there, mostly in form of backing vocals. They are playing Cake Shop tonight June 15 and announcing the release of their full length record on July 10th. Noise lovers, be there, buy that.

Mp3: Zulus - "Heatwave"

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Xenia Rubinos releases video for "Hair Receding"

Xenia Rubinos (who played our NYC B.E.A.F. fest a couple of weeks ago) sure isn't afraid to sound different. She just released this video for the single "Hair Receding," which properly translates visually her kaleidoscopic sound.

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Natureboy plays 2nd night of Pianos residency, tonight (06.14)

No Northside Badge? That’s OK, you can still come out to Pianos tonight for the second night of the Natureboy residency, featuring also Deli favorites Shenandoah & the Night, GunFight! and interesting newcomers Grow Up to Be Cowboys. Between Natureboy’s captivating and atmospheric folk-pop, Shenandoah and the Night’s pensive, country-tinged indie rock and GunFight!’s bombastic country-punk, there’s a bit of something for everyone to drink to.

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