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If you decided to stay in town for the Fourth of July, don’t worry! There are still plenty of great gigs to check out this holiday weekend:

Wednesday, July 3

Gesserit, Leah and the Lowkeys, Kid Le Chat, Fair Visions at Alphaville, 8 p.m. 

Enjoy the pre-Fourth of July festivities on Wednesday night at Alphaville with performances from four great artists. Headlining is Gesserit, the project of Eliza Black. Black is expected to release her next record as Gesserit, I Roam the Purple Evenings Alone, in the near future.

Also on the bill are Leah and the Lowkeys, the lo-fi infused dream-pop project of Leah Lavigne and Kid Le Chat, a Brooklyn by way of Rio De Janeiro synth-pop trio who just released their latest single, “Bodega Nights.” Opening the show are Fair Visions, a brand new band who played their first show last month at Trans-Pecos.

Thursday, July 4

Elsewhere’s Fourth of July at Elsewhere, 2 p.m.

Spend your Fourth of July holiday on the rooftop of Elsewhere for a series of incredible DJ sets. At the helm is JD Samson, best known for her work with MEN and Le Tigre. The festivities also include DJ sets from Photay, Rimarkable, and more. Food will be provided by Holy Ground NYC.

Friday, July 5

Bay Faction, Mons Vi, Pynkie at Elsewhere, 6 p.m.


Brooklyn’s Bay Faction are kicking off their “Florida Guilt” summer tour on Friday night at Elsewhere. The tour is in support of the band’s debut record, Florida Guilt, which delves into identity struggles and sees the group moving away from their pop-punk roots toward a more solid indie-rock sound.

They’ll enjoy support from Mons Vi, who shared his latest single, “Slow,” back in May and New Jersey’s Pynkie, who just dropped a dreamy sounding demo version of a new song called “Sugarcoat.” 

Saturday, July 6

A Benefit For Elder Care In Gaza: Phil From Accounting, Noods, Slight Of at Sunnyvale, 7:30 p.m.


American Friends Service Committee and New York City Democratic Socialists have teamed up to curate a stellar lineup with all proceeds directly benefitting elders in GazaPhil From Accounting, an indie-punk trio who boasts a catalog of catchy and fun songs including “High Waisted Jeans,” top Saturday’s bill. 

Also performing are Noods, who released their excellent second EP, Comfort Food, in March of last year, and Slight Of, who just shared a beautiful new song, “Winter’s Maze.”

Cover photo of JD Samson, photo by Marie Rouge for Barbi(e)turix.

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