Brooklyn Night Bazaar ; 3/21 at 9 p.m.; 165 Banker St., at Norman Ave., Williamsburg
A free show of crazed 8-bit rock, like video-game music on steroids (they use an old modified Nintendo). With DJ Alex English, Maxo, and Awkwafina, a rapper with a comedy bent from Forest Hills, whose first single is called “Queef,” (sound effects included).
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Rough Trade; 3/21 at 10:30 p.m.; 64th N. 9th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
Singer and producer Tom Krell backs up a rich falsetto with minimal electro-R&B beats, making for a transcendent performance live. With Forest Swords.
Terminal 5; 3/21 and 3/22 at 8 p.m.; 610 W. 56th St., nr. Eleventh Ave.; 212-260-4700
We dare you not to give in to ecstatic dance—or at least enthusiastic head bops—when these Grammy-nominated Aussie synth-poppers take the stage, in support of last year’s Free Your Mind. With Jessy Lanza and Turkish Prison. (They also DJ Williamsburg's newest club Verboten on Sunday night.)
Webster Hall ; 3/22 at 7 p.m.; 125 E. 11th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-353-1600
The electro-rock pioneer is best known for the 1979 hit “Cars,” an anomaly in his otherwise dark synth-pop soundscape. Last year, he released the expansive Splinter (Songs From a Broken Mind) on his own label.
Baby's All Right; 3/24 8 p.m.; 146 Broadway, nr. Bedford Ave., Williamsburg; 718-599-5800
A Canadian and nostalgist, not necessarily in that order, Love's lounge-y brand of rock-pop is more suited for swaying and pretending you're in a John Hughes movie than actually breaking a sweat.