Haiti still needs your help—and we can't think of a more interesting way to do your part this week than by thumbing through Björk's record collection. At Rites of Spring, the über-famous avant-songstress and occasional swan will be carrying a record bag (prolly covered in diamonds and polar-bear fur) to spin records at a Bushwick DIY space—last time we heard from her, she was feeling Timbaland, Antony, Lightning Bolt, Toumani Diabaté, and LFO, so expect something probably hipper than your own record collection. Also joining her on the decks are Dirty Projectors frontman Dave Longstreth and Battles knob-tweaker Tyondai Braxton—two New York thinkers who make eclectic albums that pull hypnotic rhythms from unlikely sources. Rounding out the bill are New Yorker critic Alex Ross (author of the mega-acclaimed The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century) and Voice contributor/tireless metalhead Brandon Stosuy, both of whom may giddily take the night down wild avenues of noise and aggression—their last set together included Destiny's Child, Fuck Buttons, and black-metal noise artist Wold. This may be the greatest live mixtape you'll get all week. (Be warned: Asking any of these people to play "something we can dance to" would be the ultimate party foul.)
Sun., May 2, 8 p.m., 2010
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