1.Bad Brilliance

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When he isn't making squiggly synth sounds, Bad Brilliance is making the rounds at New York City's most exclusive velvet rope events. How he enjoys the cocktails, we'll never know.

2.Bad Brilliance

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When he isn't making squiggly synth sounds, Bad Brilliance is making the rounds at New York City's most exclusive velvet rope events. How he enjoys the cocktails, we'll never know.

3.MNDR

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Seen here at a Brooklyn gig, one-woman industrial disco diva MNDR (real name: Amanda Warner) is bringing her soulfully abrasive beats on tour with Yacht and These Are Powers through March 16.

4.Plastic Ono Band

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Having recently celebrated her 77th birthday with star-studded gala in Brooklyn, Yoko Ono then headed west for a gig at San Francisco's Fox Theater.

5.Atlas Sound

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We trust that Atlas Sound mainman Bradford Cox brought the good times at this show. But was it really as cold inside San Francisco's Great American Music Hall as his hat would have us believe?

6.!!!

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Hard touring dance-punk stalwarts !!!, whose frontman Nic Offer is seen here, took a turn in the spotlight at San Fran's Mezzanine theater.

7.Leslie and the Lys

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Get down from there, Leslie! No? Okay. As you can see, the frontwoman for the Lys performs her oddball pop however, and wherever, she wants.

8.Davila 666

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It was generous of an audience member to lend Puerto Rican garage rockers Davila 666 a helping hand, but surely the band could spring for some beer helmets.

9.Blondes

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Your screen isn't broken. Nor was our photographer's camera. In fact, everything went off without a hitch at this performance by ear-splitting DJ team Blondes, where the duo performed in front of some mesmerizing lo-fi light projections.

10.The Dirtbombs

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See, you can wear sunglasses inside and still look cool. Although it probably helps to be Dirtbombs singer-guitarist Mick Collins, who's fronted the band since its inception in Detroit in 1992.

11.Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

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Devendra Banhart, Russell Brand, you and your hair have some competition -- and his name is Alex Ebert, singer for L.A. psych-rock collective Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.