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The rapper Joey Bada$$ was born Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott and touts the usual mixtapes and group appearances that tend to set the stage for a breakthrough solo bow. From Bed Stuy, like most of the best, the rising star last hit town playing the zoo with Disclosure. With new single "Big Dusty" Bada$$ makes a formal showing without the whole crew.
Breakout band Iceage turned heads in 2011 with its killer debut, New Brigade, a messy, impassioned and surprisingly hooky art-punk salvo. This December, the Copenhagen quartet plays at the Nouveau Casino in support of its flailing, fuzzed-out 2013 Matador debut, You're Nothing—the band's third album. Nihilists, put on your dancing shoes.
Japanese alt-rock sensation One OK Rock is back in Paris. Formed in 2005, the quartet released its sixth full-length last year, Jinsei x Boku =, which translates to "Life x Me =." We don't know the answer there, but these guys are known to sell out shows, so the math's looking pretty good, guys.
Icelandic band GusGus was once a nine-piece dance group that showcased trip-hop and disco inspired beats. Having narrowed down to four members, GusGus have released many more studio albums, the latest being 'Mexico' (2014). It's full of big electronica and pop tracks, including 'Obnoxiously Sexual' and 'Crossfade'.
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King Tuff (aka singer-songwriter Kyle Thomas and supporting crew) follows up his Sub Pop debut, 2012's spectacular self-titled effort, with a still-fun but more diluted collection titled 'Black Moon Spell'. At his best, Tuffy delivers beyond-catchy cuts of glam power pop, bursting with Stonesian riffs and matchless sneer, for grunge kids and their