BAM Brooklyn Next starts tonight

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French Kicks
Not much editorializing here, just a honkin’ huge list of excellent event, brought to you by the good folks at BAM. There are some safe bets (the French Kicks are generally solid, as are the Double and O’Death), but there are also plenty of unknown groups and sounds to explore. The overall line-up serves as a nice reminder that Brooklyn music is about more than stylish indie bands; I’m particularly excited to check out the Haitian Rara music happening at fivemyles.
Full list under the cut.
-Cortney Harding


Barbes
FEB 22
OPERA ON TAP 7pm
MAKANDAL 10pm
FEB 23
ETHAN LIPTON & HIS ORCHESTRA 7pm
THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS 9pm
FEB 24
THE FOUR BAGS 8pm
LAS RUBIAS DEL NORTE 10pm
Le Dakar Cafe
FEB 22
SOURCE 8 & 10PM
FEB 23
EMILE AND THE MANDINGO KINGS 8 &10PM
FEB 24
KAKANDE 8:30 & 11PM
fivemyles
FEB 22
GREAT PERFORMANCES 7PM
FEB 23
AFRICAN MUSIC, DANCE, AND SONGS 7PM
FEB 24
HAITIAN RARA MUSIC, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCES 7PM
Frank’s Cocktail Lounge
FEB 22
KOKOH 8PM
FEB 24
ANGELA JOHNSON 8PM
Galapagos Art Space
FEB 22
ADIRA AMRAM 7:30PM
STICKERBOOK 8PM
THE FABULOUS ENTOURAGE 8:30PM
FEB 23
PAL SECAM 7:30PM
R.U.O.K. 8:30PM
FEB 24
CIRCUS THE PARTY PRESENTS MADISON
STRAYS, VALEZE, LOCKSKEY, AND MORE 9PM
The Hook
FEB 22
RATS WITH WINGS 9PM
SUSU 9:30PM
PROTON PROTON 10:30PM
FRESHKILLS 11:30PM
FEB 23
JOLLYSHIP THE WHIZBANG 9PM
THE BRIAN WILSON SHOCK TREATMENT 9:30PM
BLING KONG 10:30PM
LES SANS CULOTTES 11:30PM
FLAMING FIRE 12:30AM
Issue Project Room
FEB 22
ALAN LICHT 9PM
FEB 23
ANGELA JAEGER AND BYRON COLEY:
NOUVELLE VAGUE…JAMAIS! 8PM
FEB 24
ISSUE PROJECT ROOM’S
THEREMIN SOCIETY 8PM
Monkey Town
FEB 22
JESSICA LEE 7:30 & 10PM
FEB 23
THE DOUBLE 7:30 & 10PM
FEB 24
EXCEPTER 7:30 & 10PM
Pete’s Candy Store
FEB 22
SHE KEEPS BEES 9PM
HULA 10:30PM
FEB 23
JAYMAY 9PM
O’DEATH 10:30PM
FEB 24
MATTY CHARLES 9PM
GERARD SMITH 10:30PM
Puppet’s Jazz Bar
FEB 22
JAIME AFF TRIO 9:15PM
ARTURO O’FARILL QUARTET 11PM & 12:30AM
FEB 23
RANDY JOHNSTON TRIO 9:15PM
DEAN BOWMAN QUARTET 11PM & 12:30AM
FEB 24
BILL WARE’S PUP’S VIBES 9:15 & 11PM
JAIME AFF & THE SMOOTH PLAYERS 12:30AM
Southpaw
FEB 22
TAKKA TAKKA, THE FORMS, OTHER
PASSENGERS AND CHARLES BISSELL (OF THE WRENS) 8PM
FEB 24
BROOKLYN COUNTRY MUSIC PRESENTS:
THE JOHNNY CASH 75TH BIRTHDAY BASH 8PM
Sputnik
FEB 22
PAGODA 10PM
DJ PREMIER 11PM
FEB 23
DJ RICH MEDINA/DJ CATO (AKA CONGRI)/NAPPY G/DANCE WARRIOR PROJECT 10PM
FEB 24
TIOMBE LOCKHART/DJ EVIL DEE/DJ CHRIS ANNIBEL 10PM
Union Hall
FEB 22
THE LADYBUG TRANSISTOR 9:30PM
CASSETTES WON’T LISTEN 10:30PM
FEB 23
WHITE RABBITS 9PM
FRENCH KICKS 10PM
FEB 24
MOORE & SONS 8:15PM
THE LAST TOWN CHORUS 9:15PM
THE OLD CEREMONY WITH DJANGO HASKINS 10:15 PM
Zebulon
FEB 22
HIMALAYAS AND GUESTS 9PM
FEB 23
CAVEMAN 9PM
EDOM 11PM
FEB 24
BAYE KOUYATE 9PM
AMAYO’S FU-ARKIST-RA 11PM