Nine years ago, the Unsound Festival ambitiously attempted to bring together artists on the cutting edge of various genres—everything from drone metal to neo-classical—all in the same place. Then, that place happened to be Kraków, Poland, but in 2010, a New York franchise launched, bringing the music to those unable to afford the expensive round-trip. This year’s five days (starting April 18) are filled with can’t-misses, but today, after catching Sun Araw, Pole, and Inner Tube (a surf-inspired collaboration between Mark McGuire of Emeralds and Spencer Clark of Skaters) at (le) poisson rouge, make sure to head over to Warsaw where the Bunker hosts a lineup of live performances from a handful of dance and electronic artists, including recent Voice cover boy Ital. With Monolake, Demdike Stare, Hieroglyphic Being, and Laurel Halo.
Fri., April 20, 10 p.m., 2012