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Nude Beach
Public Assembly; 6/14 at 9 p.m.; 70 N. 6th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-384-4586
Nude Beach has been kicking around Brooklyn for a few years, and the reissue of their second album, the helpfully-titled II, will hopefully get their tight power-pop (emphasis on “power”) the attention they deserve.
Playing With: NYMPH, Golden Clouds

Olivia Tremor Control
Music Hall of Williamsburg; 6/16 at 8 p.m.; 66 N. Sixth St. nr. Wythe Ave., 718-486-5400
Possibly the least well-known of Elephant 6’s “big three” bands (along with Apples in Stereo and Neutral Milk Hotel), OTC’s weaving together of gorgeous psychedelic pop and burst of noise and ambient murmurs shouldn’t stay under the radar.
Playing With: Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Dinosaur Feathers

Future of the Left
Europa; 6/17 at 8 p.m.; 98 Meserole Ave., nr. Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn; 917-826-1119
It seems unfair to continue to compare this Welsh four-piece to frontman Andy Falkous's previous band, Mclusky. Having said that, FOTL has always been a more ambitious and experimental project, one that never lets their bitterness interfere with their hilarious outrage.
Playing With: Bomb the Music Industry!, TBA

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Ultramagnetic MC's
Music Hall of Williamsburg; 6/17 at 8 p.m.; 66 N. Sixth St. nr. Wythe Ave., 718-486-5400
These Bronx underground hip-hop legends have been innovating since the eighties, along with spawning the surreal career of Kool Keith (who will also be playing a solo show during the festival). Hip-hop would have been very different without them, so pay your respects at this rare reunion show.
Playing With: Phony Ppl

Union Pool; 6/17 at 8 p.m.; 484 Union Ave., at Skillman Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-609-0484
These newcomers, fronted by Amy Klein (formerly of Titus Andronicus), play melodically adventurous and dramatic orchestral folk.
Playing With: Air Waves, Grooms, Hard Nips


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