Until Sat Apr 28 2012
Photograph: Courtesy of the Weeknd
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Time Out says
Thu Apr 12 2012
After a false-alarm show announcement last September, 22-year-old alt-R&B enigma Abel Tesfaye, the voice of the Weeknd, plays two for-real NYC gigs following his U.S. live debut at Coachella. Not all of Tesfaye's recorded music—most of it self-released online for free—lives up to the deafening buzz he's elicited, but at its best (e.g., the Drake collaboration "Crew Love," a cover of M.J.'s "Dirty Diana," and "The Birds Part 2"), the Weeknd's output is both dizzyingly sensual and deeply unsettling. In short, we're as curious as you are.