The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 2/10/14

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Catch Total Slacker at Baby's All Right this Wednesday
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

Monday, 2/10:

Skrillex
Brooklyn Bowl
9:00 p.m., $35
Don't forget: Before festivals (bigger and bigger), Grammys (six of them now), and Avicii and Benny Benassi remixes (they're actually pretty good), Skrillex was Sonny Moore, a post-hardcore screamer and guitarist who was far from mainstream. This week, he attempts something like a return to his roots, playing five NYC shows but shunning the big venues for places like Music Hall of Williamsburg, Output, and SRB Brooklyn. Tonight, he plays Brooklyn Bowl with former Def Jam house producer and current Baauer collaborator Just Blaze. -- By Nick Murray

Tuesday, 2/11:

Octo Octa + Leverage Models + Test House + Certain Creatures
The Glasslands Gallery
8:30 p.m., $10
Octo Octa's Mike Morrison, a Brooklyn-based beatmaker signed to rising Los Angeles dance label 100% Silk, found himself musically and psychologically on Between Two Selves, his debut full-length from earlier this year. His songs have always been rich with longing and desire (as is the case with most house music) but tracks like "His Kiss" take it to another breakbeat-driven level, referencing his deep understanding of the genre and,as the album title suggests, his explorations of relationships with queerness. -- By Harley Oliver Brown

The Word
Brooklyn Bowl
8:00 p.m., $25
Instrumental gospel music doesn't get any more transcendent than this supergroup consisting of North Mississippi All-Stars Luther (guitar) and Cody (drums) Dickinson, keyboard experimentalist John Medeski, Eric Krasno (bass), and secret ingredient Robert Randolph (steel guitar). The spirit arises out of Randolph's sacred steel tradition but inflates to include many realms of improvisation. -- By Richard Gehr

Wednesday, 2/12:

Bodega Bamz + Tree + DJ Getlive
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
9:30 p.m., free w/ RSVP
Bodega Bamz is a rapper from New York, which you probably know because he has the word bodega in his name. He's a happy man. A joyful man. A man who talks fast, and a man who raps faster. He's a man on a mission to become one of the biggest rappers in the game, which, like, tbr, he probably won't become one of the biggest rappers in the game. But his live show is one of the few rap shows that don't suck, which makes him already better than Chief Keef. -- By Eric Sundermann

Total Slacker + Perfect Pussy + Life Size Maps + Honduras
Baby's All Right
8:00 p.m., $10
The hype doesn't come from the allegedly risque name but rather the raw, no-bullshit velocity. Every Perfect Pussy song is a blast-bomb of electric feeling, with Meredith Graves' screams trashing around in her bandmates' elemental acid-bath barnburners. The genre isn't punk or punk-pop so much as chaotic, artificially enhanced hardcore that always leaves you desperate for more, more, more. -- By Raymond Cummings

See also: We Smoked Weed With Total Slacker at the Olive Garden in Times Square

Location Info

Brooklyn Bowl

61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

The Glasslands Gallery

289 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Knitting Factory Brooklyn

361 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Baby's All Right

146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Iridium

1650 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: Music

Ibeam

168 7th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker St., New York, NY

Category: Music

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