Slinging Beats

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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. WytheAve., 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.

Cut Copy
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.)

Gary Numan
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.

Calvin Love
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.

Slinging Beats