Rising New York City bands you need to know

From brainy MCs to guitar-wielding indie-rockers, here are the best bands and artists making noise right now



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Photograph: Melissa Sinclair; Mykki Blanco: Jakob Layman; Speakers and amps courtesy Studio Instrument Rentals

Listen up, people! NYC’s music scene is having a moment, with a bunch of fresh acts from a variety of genres creating some serious buzz. Check out our interviews with DIIV, Bishop Nehru, Le1f, Psalm Zero and more artists to watch at live-music venues around town—and tune into their tracks and music videos.

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