by Andrew Sacher

photo: Cities Aviv at Palisades in 2014 (more by Jae S. Kim)
Cities Aviv

Rap weirdo Cities Aviv has a new single out, "Neutralizer" / "Graced and Blessed," on which he continues to push the genre's boundaries. Even in a world with Yeezus and Death Grips, this is pretty out-there stuff -- experimental electronic music (WGM produced) takes the place of anything you'd traditionally call a "hip hop beat" and Cities' delivery is raw, unique, and doesn't succumb to any major rap trends, past or present. Listen below.

Cities Aviv has two very cool and very different NYC shows coming up. The first is a Palisades show on May 2 with hardcore band Sick Feeling (no strangers to shows with rappers) and Show Me the Body. That's a late show, starting at midnight, and tickets are on sale.

Later that month, he plays a much bigger show at Webster Hall on May 23 which is the Boysnoize Records 10th anniversary and stacked with electronic artists, including label head Boys Noize, Ed Banger vet Mr. Oizo, Boys Noize & Mr. Oizo's collaborative project Handbraekes, LA's Salva, Baltimore party-starter Spank Rock, producer and Beyonce/Diplo video director Lil Internet, and SCNTST b2b Pilo. Tickets for that one are on sale now too.

Boys Noize also has a ton of other tour dates, which are listed, along with the new Cities Aviv single and a Handbraekes song, below...


Boys Noize -- 2015 Tour Dates
Apr 30 BNR10YR @ Ipse Berlin, Germany
May 02 BNR10YR @ Electric Paris, France
May 03 BNR10YR @ Heaven London, United Kingdom
May 13 BNR10YR @ MMA Munich, Germany
May 23 BNR10YR @ Webster Hall New York, NY*
May 24 Dog Blood @ Movement Festival Detroit, MI
May 24 Masonic Temple Bassment Detroit, MI
Jun 04 BNR10YR @ TBA Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun 05 Vulkan Arena Oslo, Norway
Jun 06 SLAKTHUSET Stockholm, Sweden
Jun 12 Circolo Magnolia Milan, Italy
Jun 13 Docklands Festival Munster, Germany
Jun 18 Lux Lisbon, Portugal
Jun 19 Razzmatazz Barcelona, Spain
Jul 03 Rock A Field Roeser, Luxembourg
Jul 10 Balaton Festival Zamárdi, Hungary
Jul 17 Eaux Claires Eau Claire, WI
Jul 25 Sala Puebla Cuauhtémoc, Mexico
Jul 30 Dog Blood @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
Jul 31 BETA Denver, CO
Aug 01 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
Aug 02 HARD Summer Pomona, CA
Aug 08 Sonne Mond Sterne Saalbach, Germany
Aug 13 Arkham Shanghai, China
Aug 15 Womb Tokyo, Japan
Aug 21 MS Dockville Hamburg, Germany
Sep 12 Dog Blood @ Lollapalooza Berlin Berlin, Germany

* - w/ Mr. Oizo, Handbraekes, Salva, Spank Rock, Cities Aviv, Lil Internet, SCNTST b2b Pilo

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