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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Killing Joke at Irving Plaza (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Killing Joke

UK post-punk gods Killing Joke played their first of a set of North American dates at Irving Plaza on Friday (4/19), part of a short two-week tour. The band's set was focused on their recently released singles retrospective, which gathers highlights of the band's 30-year output into a double disc. As to be expected, the band's live show is was tight, agressive and danceable, anchored by endless showmanship of wide-eyed maniac Jaz Coleman.

Middling Chicago band Czar opened the evening with a not so-becoming mix of Isis-style space-y post-metal, interrupted by open-string-chugga breakdowns that would sound at home on a Slipknot record. Not a fan.

Check out more pictures of the great showman Jaz Coleman and Killing Joke, the setlist and more over at InvisibleOranges.

Inspektah Deck with Method Man at Best Buy (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Wu-Tang Clan

Summertime and old-school/golden age hip hop go hand in hand. As such there are a plaethora of upcoming shows that will showcase all of your favorite MCs.

Tonight (6/6), SOB's will host Wu-Tang member Inspektah Deck with Queens' king of nonsensical rhymes N.O.R.E.. Tickets are still available. Deck recently shared "American Way" from his upcoming "mix album" Cynthia's Son which is streamable below. Deck is also onboard as part of Czarface with Boston duo 7L & Esoteric. The trio's collaboration will reportedly feature appearances from Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Roc Marciano, Action Bronson, Large Professor and DJ Premier.

SOB's will also host upcoming shows with Elzhi (ex-Slum Village) on July 19th (tickets), as well as Beanie Siegel on July 25th (tickets), the latter of which will appear at the Apple Store in the near future.

Slick Rick seemingly has a new NYC show on the calendar at all times, and his latest will team him with the great Biz Markie. Look for the duo to hit Gramercy Theater on July 28. Tickets are on sale. Meanwhile, a few of Biz's Juice Crew affiliates (namely Marley Marl and Big Daddy Kane) will link up with EPMD, Chubb Rock, and DJ Scratch for a show at BB King's on July 18th. Tickets are still available.

More shows: Prodigy of Mobb Deep and The Beatnuts will celebrate Queens Day at Irving Plaza on June 19; the shows in Betsy Head Park this weekend (Boot Camp Clik takes over 6/7); Lyricist Lounge with Ghostface on June 23; and GZA's performance of Liquid Swords during the Northside Festival (6/14).

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