We know, we know: you're tired, you're sick, it's cold outside. So whether you want to "live a little" and explore downtown or sit at home listening to new beats that just came out, welcome to your personalized week in music.
WHAT TO SEE
- Tonight, The Retinas and Invisible Familiars are playing at North Star Bar. If you read our interview with The Retinas, you know they're an up-and-coming band from Philly. Get there early to eat a burger and drink a few IPAs.
- American Jazz guitarist Kaki King is coming to World Cafe on Saturday to perform her tenth and newest album, The Neck is a Bridge to the Body. We highly recommend if you want to start the evening with a friend or date: it's chill, calm, and cool. Expect a multi-media performance, intertwining audio to visuals.
- Kick it with Tel Aviv's Asaf Avidan when he comes to Union Transfer on Monday. "Reckoning Song" may have come out seven years ago, but you still know the lyrics by heart. One day baby, we'll be old (oh baby, we'll be old), and think of all the stories that we could have told.
WHAT TO LISTEN TO
- Étienne de Crécy, the French DJ and producer, has just released his third house album, "Super Discount 3" with Ultra Music. Catch him on Soundcloud or better yet, head over to his upcoming gig in Brooklyn's super-club, Verboten.
- Björk is back with "Vulnicura", her ninth album. It probably will not cheer you up, but if you're into despair and songs about loss: this one's for you.
WHAT TO READ ABOUT
- Brett Morgen's new documentary recently premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and it's something you'll want to hear about. "Montage of Heck" features interviews and testimonials about your favorite rockstar: Kurt Cobain. Hear from people he dated (including his wife), people he played with (Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic makes an appearance) amongst others.
- You won't want to miss this unlikely partnership. You can finally catch "FourFiveSeconds" online, a song and collaboration by Kanye West, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney.