Headbang your way into the weekend with our curated selection of top music shows! We’ve got afterhours dance parties, rock’n’roll, hip hop, and even twee punk shows.

#7 Divine ScienZe, Suzi Analogue, Vanache, Zenizen @ Friends & Lovers, 641 Classon Ave (Sat 7PM, $FREE)

This free show at Friends and Lovers in Crown Heights will quench your mid-winter thirst for juicy rap and soulful hiphop.

#6 Blood Sister, Softspot, Kissing Is A Crime, Bluffing @ Shea Stadium 20 Meadow Street (FRI 10PM, $?)

San Francisco’s Blood Sister is rolling through Bushwick and bringing their oddly intriguing 90’s influenced, dissonant rock sound to Shea.

#5 CHROMED ft. Housing Corp, Dgro, Tony Quattro, The Deep, Tribes NY, Power Slug & more @ Secret Location (SAT 10PM, $15)

Last time we went to a Something Different show we danced so hard we had to strip off our sweaters. In this dead-ass-cold winter, behavior like this is SO NECESSARY. This party goes til “late” and even has a second tier of tickets for people who only want to come in after 4AM, so you know it’s legit. Participate!

#5 SUNDAY MATINEE w/ SHELLSHAG, FLEABITE, KATHERINE, ALICE [fundraiser for smash it dead fest] @ Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave (SUN 2PM, $8)

Put your Sunday afternoon where your heart is and support some serious social issues by supporting this Sunday Matinee Fundraiser! All funds go to  SMASH IT DEAD FEST, an annual weekend-long punk festival in Boston collectively organized to raise funds for the BARCC, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.

#4 Bambara, Chimes, BBIGPIGG, Conduct @ Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff (FRI 9PM, $8)

Noisey calls Bambara an “incredible blend of influences like Swans, early Nick Cave, and even Jesus Lizard into something that is truly their own.” Shit’s loud, shit’s dark, shit’s heavy. If this is your scene then you go get it.

#2 QUARTERBACKS Record Release Party ✺ with Crying, LVL UP, and Long Beard @ AVIV, 496 Morgan (FRI 8PM, $8)

New Paltz’ twee punk crew Quarterbacks is releasing a record! You should party with them on Friday night!

#1 SHINOBI NINJA feat. LTrain, Aligns and I AM The Third @ The Shop Brooklyn, 234 Starr St (SAT 7 PM, $10)

It’ s been a while since we’ve seen infamous Brooklyn alt/hip hop/pop punkers Shinobi Ninja play a local show, and we’re pumped to see them and get a sneak peek of The Shop, a new BBQ and music venue, which is officially not opened yet.