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Honestly, when we started writing this we were under the impression that house music started in Detroit and we were going to do a whole thing about MK being from the cradle of the music. But it turns out house is from Chicago, so that's out. Still, he's good at this stuff. So we bought two tickets to his show this Friday at Schimanski. RSVP on asembl below for a chance to win:
MK, Schimanski, 9:00 p.m., from $50.
Monday, February 17
We at asembl are suckers for soul music and always support young musicians bringing Stax, Motown and the rest into the present day. Musicians like Durand Jones & The Indications. Check them out Monday & Tuesday at Brooklyn Bowl.
Leon Bridges and Alabama Shakes / Brittany Howard are the obvious current analogues but anyone who likes Sam Cooke, Sam Dave, Wilson Pickett or any of those folks should head on over.
Tuesday, February 18
You know Post Malone from the meme of a woman flashing a man on stage but did you know he's also known as a rapper? A very good one, in fact. He's at the Prudential Center on Tuesday & Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday. Unclear why he's not coming into the city. Maybe taxes.
Post Malone is bigger than most of these guys but if you've somehow heard and liked 21 Savage, Juice Wrld, Lil Pump or Trippie Redd and not him, he's worth checking out.
Wednesday, February 19
Bill Frisell is an authentic genius and a national treasure. From his early days in John Zorn's orbit through his pathbreaking work marrying jazz harmony to a country feel to the present, he's been essential listening for decades. This week, he's teaming up with some amazing musicians for a set of duos and then a quintet. Not to be missed.
Nobody's quite like him but if you've got open ears, you'll be in for a treat. He, John Scofield & Pat Metheny are often grouped together as the jazz guitar gods of their generation.
While She Sleeps, Gramercy Theatre, 6:00 p.m., $20.
Thursday, February 20
Twenty years ago it was obvious that Lauryn Hill was going to put out twenty platinum records in her career. It hasn't quite worked out that way. But she's still amazing. Bit of a trek but definitely worth it.
Ms. Hill is a queen bee but some people are similar to her, including Jill Scott (also playing tonight), India.Arie, Eryka Badu & D'Angelo.
Friday, February 21
If you haven't checked out Pioneer Works yet, you're missing out. Tonight's a great time for a visit: opening party for Jamie Warren's wild, interdisciplinary installation "The Miracle".
Saturday, February 22
Ok, so winter hasn't really happened this year. But it still ain't summer. So we could use a blast of warm air. Good thing Lee Burridge is bringing All Day I Dream to Brooklyn. Check it out.
Like Peggy Gou, Nic Fanciulli, Dixon or Sasha? This is for you.
Great Dane, StayLoose & Gangus, Mercury Lounge, 11:00 p.m., $20.
Sunday, February 23
Megan Thee Stallion is going to take over the world. But first, she and FUNKFLEX are taking over Avant Gardner for a party celebrating the legacy of The Tunnel. Gotta go.
Similar: Cardi B, Rico Nasty, Doja Cat, Lizzo, Princess Nokia. Stuff like that.