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Critics' Picks: May 7 - 13

Local show by Oneohtrix Point Never, Waajeed, ††† and French Horn Rebellion


Oneohtrix Point Never (Daniel Lopatin) has built a name as one of the great contemporary sound artists by creating everything from ambient tracks to an eight-minute spliced-together take on "I Only Have Eyes for You." His work is at once relaxing and jarring; it replicates the anxiety of life in the age of electronics, and the dull numb that we engender in trying to deal with that anxiety. Tonight, he plays The Andy Warhol Museum with video artist Nate Boyce; Dutch E Germ opens. Andy Mulkerin 7:30 p.m. 117 Sandusky St., North Side. $12-15. All ages. 412-237-8300 or


This summer, Round Corner Cantina is presenting a new weekly series: Friday nights are the Gold Series, featuring local and national-level DJs spinning material from the golden age of hip hop. Tonight, Detroit producer Waajeed, who came up working with Slum Village and has worked with the likes of Cee-Lo, appears; future dates will feature names like Large Professor and Grandmaster Flash. Also appearing tonight: Pittsburgh Track Authority and host DJ Bamboo. AM 9 p.m. 3720 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $5. 412-904-2279 or


An outlet for Chino Moreno of Deftones to get his quieter tendencies expressed was the basis for †††. (You can just say "Crosses.") After two EPs in 2011 and 2012, Moreno's dark electronic project released its first, self-titled full-length earlier this year; it's full of slightly creepy, post-goth pop and rock that nods as much to the new crop of electronic music as to the heavy alternative stuff Moreno has given us for so many years. The band plays at Altar Bar tonight with Nostalghia and Death Valley High. AM 6:30 p.m. 1620 Penn Ave., Strip District. $19-21. All ages. 412-206-9719 or


Brothers Robert and David Perlick-Molinari mix a few things that don't generally go together: programmed beats, new jack swing, classical training and French horns. French Horn Rebellion, as the pair is known, has gained notoriety and opened for some of the big synth-pop names (MGMT, Cut Copy) since forming seven years ago; the brothers can lay down dance grooves, but also retain the ability to bust out some Bach. The band plays Brillobox tonight along with another electronic-pop-fusion outfit, Hey Champ. AM 9 p.m. 4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. $12-14. 412-621-4900 or

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