Hey My Music Ragers! Hope everyone survived Thanksgiving with their families, friends or that devious talking fridge that begs to fill up your stomach. Either way, what better way to unwind and shed the haunted leftover T-G weight by dancing at a couple of live music shows in the hood this week? Get back into the BK groove of things and remember diet pills never work.

#1 2s and 4s  @Shea Stadium BK    Thursday doors @ 8pm

Gathering their name from a jazz term, this group jumped up on my music radar. Their video below was shot inside an abandoned 40′ x 12′ cylinder mayonnaise tank at Brooklyn’s Public Assembly venue. The orgasmic saxophones mixed with the relentless tourette-like snares have a very Fantasia– esque chase appeal. Around the 4:12 mark things really open up exposing the group’s solid rhythmic foundation. I can dig it.

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#2 White Magic   @Secret Project Robot  Friday Doors @ 8pm

This will be their first show in NYC in over a year. Make sure to catch them before they pull another Houdini and disappear forom NYC for a while. For some reason their music makes me feel like THIS. Go get wicked!

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#3 The Stepkids  @The Paper Box  Friday Doors @ 7pm

Performing as part of The BK Funk Fest be sure to catch them along with the likes of ZOZO AFROBEATS and Afrika Bambaataa.

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#4 Unstoppable Death Machines  @Brooklyn Fire Proof  Saturday Doors @ 8pm 

The heavy rock/noise/party band returns to the hood! Peep their video below that was shot in Bushwick.

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#5 Xenia Rubinos Big Snow  Sunday Doors @ 

I’ve been feeling very suave lately. Check out Xenia Rubinos  who will be performing at Big Snow on Sunday 12/09/2012. She has an album out titled Magix Trix. Her video below was also shot in Bushwick.

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Not Quite Bushwick But Awesome Anyway:

 Talib Kweli   @ Brooklyn Bowl Sunday Doors @ 6pm

Keep it very Brooklyn (and even wander beyond Bushwick!) to end your weekend w/ the legend Talib backed by a live band and stay later for the Bronx native Gordon Voidwell.