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Andrew’s Music Monday: Gorgeous Children, Future Brown

Future Brown is a club-music supergroup consisting of Fatima Al Qadiri of Fade to Mind, Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda, better known as Nguzunguzu, and J-Cush, the mind behind NYC label Lit City Trax and curator of many-a-night at the late 285 Kent. I’ve caught a few of their tunes throughout a few mixes (namely the Night Slugs show on rinse.fm) and I knew that there had to be more to the story than someone just started making these tunes. I was right.

Gorgeous Children is a rap duo out of Olympia, Washington and Denver. These two dudes have been making rap tunes which consist of essentially trapped out witchhouse with a layer of rap, covered in a ton of reverb. Shouldn’t be a hard sell for anyone into swisha house or club music.

KC’s Music Monday: Ear Food Vol. 2

Back in April of last year, the gentlemen of local label Pig Food Records released a free instrumental compilation produced by PJ Katz titled Ear Food Volume 1. It has had a happy home in my iPhone’s music folder ever since. Last month, the second instrumental curation in the series, Ear Food Volume 2, was released, also at the generous “name your price” option.

My favorite part about the Ear Food series, aside from the collection showcasing the next level genius of PJ Katz, is that you can play it on loop for hours at work and catch new parts and samples with every listen. The music is layered, intricate, full of unique samples and composition, and is captivating. Needless to say, I’m a big fan and highly recommend you check it out if you haven’t already.

Quality events for this weekend vol. 120

Don’t forget that it’s Valentine’s last weekend!

Friday February 7

Slowshine, Secret Release and Bear Grass at Valentine’s: Indie jams.

It’s First Friday. Check out art galleries, shops, bars and all of that. It’s rad.

RA The Rugged Man at Bogie’s: With many more artists on the bill.

Just-in Time for Friday: True holding down your Friday night.

Saturday February 8

Front Parlor Storytelling at the Linda: With Jeff Simmermon from This American Life and The Moth.

Burlesque at Rocks: 80s pop themed nakedness.

Johnny Booth, Surrounded by Teeth, Crashing Funerals and more at Bogie’s: Take a break from mosh retirement and slam dance with your best pals.

Sgt. Dunbar with the Parlor on Saturday at Valentine’s: Two staples to finalize the occupancy of 17 New Scotland.

EIGHTIES at Valentine’s: Endtimes dance party.

Sunday February 9

Roller Derby Mattine at the Armory: Left hand turns and roughhousing.

All weekend

Pretty in Pink, The Big Chill, 16 Candles, and the Breakfast Club at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Ice Skating at the Plaza: Free, open 11a-8p.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Just go.