Grungy UK duo Drenge, who were here last month, will join Manchester punks PINS, grime vet Skepta, and Sheffield, UK hip hop act Clubs and Spades to play this year's NY Sound City showcase which is happening on March 17 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
You may remember that Sound City is the American branch of UK music industry confab Liverpool Sound City that's happened a few times before. (It's got nothing to do with the Dave Grohl-directed documentary of similar name.) During the day on 3/17 there will be panel discussions (including one specifically about grime) and other industry events happening at The Wythe Hotel. More info on that is out the NY Sound City website.
Drenge are over for SXSW, which happens just before. PINS too, and they'll also be playing that Bella Union showcase at Baby's All Right on March 19 with Marissa Nadler, Ballet School, and Mt. Royal (plus Bella Union boss Simon Raymonde on DJ duty). Tickets to that are still available.