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Factory Floor+Yvette

Few bands working today match Factory Floor’s ability to turn repetition into revelation. Though their name evokes spitting machinery and an industrial haze, the London trio of Nik Void, Dominic Butler, and Gabriel Gurnsey imbue lashing arpeggiated structures with a special kind of intimacy, at once menacing and needy. Their self-titled debut album, released earlier in 2013 on DFA, is one of the year’s best: Don’t miss an exceedingly rare chance to see the trio in New York.

Fri., Dec. 13, 9 p.m., 2013

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STILL TRIPIN’

Mixpak vs. Thread would be one of the month’s best parties without a single special guest: On the left, you’ve got the bass-loving label, started by Dre Skull in 2009, behind releases like Vybz Kartel’s Kingston Story LP and floor-packing singles from Jubilee and Dubbel Dutch, and on the right it’s Newark’s hottest all-ages party, where resident DJs Nadus, Reck, Ezrakh, and Sliink quick-mix their Jersey-centric, chopped-not-screwed adaption of Baltimore club. Tonight, however, patrons of 285 Kent will have the pleasure of sampling not only the above, but also Houston’s DJ Michael “5000” Watts, the Swishahouse mainstay whose slowed-down Southern rap should provide the perfect foil for the aforementioned crews.

Sat., Dec. 14, 9 p.m., 2013

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Lakutis+Nacho Picasso

Aleksey Weintraub, a/k/a Lakutis, has been slowly teasing his intermittent releases throughout the course of 2013. Affiliated with Heems’s label Greedhead, Lakutis dropped the one-off single “Too Ill For the Law” this past fall and will be releasing his full-length album Three Sea Shells on January 16 of 2014. He recently paired with Hot Sugar for the record’s first single “Body Scream,” and his concert promises to bring you about as close to that song title as legally possible.

Wed., Dec. 18, 9 p.m., 2013

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Blood Orange

Dev Hynes is inescapable. From his work with Solange on “Losing You,” to Sky Ferreira’s massive, “Everything is Embarrassing,” the Brooklyn musician has his hand in some the biggest independent hits of the last few years—all the while making seductively complex pop under the moniker Blood Orange. Friday marks the release for his upcoming Cupid Deluxe, an album that, if it’s anything like the world pop stylings of the single “Chamakay,” will prove to be dripping with sunny disposition. If it’s something new and characteristically melodic you’re after, look no further.

Fri., Nov. 15, 9 p.m., 2013

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Beach Fossils+Perfect Pussy

It’s been a long road for Beach Fossils. Beginning as the solo project of Dustin Payseur in 2009 and quickly rising to fame with a self-titled debut and EP, Beach Fossils created a space of fuzzed-out indie pop that would define their native Brooklyn for years to come. At the beginning of 2013, the band released “Clash the Truth,” a cleaner, albeit more formulaic post-punk work, somehow complicating and harkening back to their initial, undeniable energy. Take all that and add new Syracuse noise punks Perfect Pussy, and you’ve got a late night riot.

Sat., Nov. 23, midnight, 2013

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Black Dice

Black Dice are a bunch of weirdos who daringly indulge in nearly every electronic-based avenue that avails itself, from thrash-influenced noise to ambient psych fuckery. Currently based in Brooklyn, the band has been through a lot of identity crises and on a lot of tours over the past 16 years. Like Animal Collective with more pedals and less vocals, Black Dice create bizarre sonic panoramas that make you feel that transcendental kind of stoned, and everything’s okay.

Sat., Nov. 2, 8 p.m., 2013

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Trash Talk

A hardcore group that might be best known for signing to mishmash hip-hop collective Odd Future’s label in 2012, Trash Talk have been gaining critical recognition and even international success over the course of the past few years. Led by Lee Spielman, the group have worked with the likes of Steve Albini and Keith Morris (Off!/Black Flag) along with collaborations with OF’s Tyler, the Creator. Expect thrashing, expletives, and raucous energy carried off well but without much polish.

Sat., Sept. 28, 8 p.m., 2013

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‘Fixed’ w/ the Field

For the first of two shows celebrating their ninth anniversary, local promoters Fixed bring over Axel Willner (a/k/a the Field) whose debut album of amniotic loop techno, From Here We Go Sublime, was rapturously received and who has continued the sample-based ethereality with this year’s Cupid’s Head on Kompakt. The Field is an exception in the world of electronic music in that Willner reconstructs his compositions live with a full band, but that doesn’t mean his performances are any less beautifully detailed or carefully paced.

Fri., Oct. 4, midnight, 2013

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Eric Copeland

As the core member of Black Dice, Eric Copeland is responsible for an notorious musical and visual aesthetic: thick collages of distorted noise and hyperkinetic cut-and-paste album art that makes you want to wash your eyes with Clorox. Copeland’s newest solo album on DFA, Joke In A Hole, is woozy, uncompromising, and full of psychedelic joy. This album release party is supported by Regal Degal and Greatest Hits.

Fri., Aug. 23, 9 p.m., 2013

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Ceremony

The gnarly, graffitied walls of 285 Kent will make for a fitting backdrop to Ceremony’s post-adolescent punk hysteria, since the group’s latest, Zoo, was a perfect example of a hardcore band easing into something a bit more mature. It also works, since they haven’t totally abandoned their ’roid-rage past, playing songs here and there form their HC-addled aggressive first LP. It’s easy to overlook those, though, since the songs on Zoo are brimming with more than enough hooks to latch onto. Other bands’ mid-life crises have certainly sounded this anxious before, but few have sounded as catchy.

Sat., Aug. 17, 8 p.m., 2013