Marc Rebillet, 8 p.m. April 19, Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $15.
Viral electro musician and producer Marc Rebillet will ride his recent buzz into a gig at Buffalo Iron Works.
The Dallas-born loop artist, better known as Loop Daddy to his growing legion of fans, has been spending the better part of the last three years gaining a cult following through sharing quirky, off-the-cuff performances on his popular Youtube channel. Combining funk, soul and hip-hop, the exuberant clips, mostly filmed in his apartment or hotel rooms when on the road, are often improvised and spontaneous. Fans of acts like Hot Chip, Jamie Lidell and Flying Lotus may find Rebillet's one-man show to intriguing to pass up.
Opening up the evening will be a set from DJ Juicy Junk.
Dance Yrself Clean : A Hipster Dance Party, 9 p.m. April 19, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), $5.
Millennial-focused dance series Dance Yrself Clean will be back for another go around this weekend in Lockhouse's distilling room.
The sort-of rotating collective will feature DYC's core trio of like-minded musical friends - Ben Parsons, Nick Muldoon, Bryan Johnson and Humble Braggers' Tom Burtless - soundtracking the evening this time around. After two-plus years in the game, the crew has learned a bit in what goes into throwing a successful dance party.
"I think it really all comes down to reading the room," Burtless said in a previous interview. "Dubbing the event 'a Hipster Dance Party' allows us some wiggle room in playing what makes sense for who’s there. That all being said, there’s staples that people enjoy every time - Phoenix’s, Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem."
Since moving on from its early days at Milkie's on Elmwood, DYC has spread its events around town to include stops at Allen Street Hardware, Nietzsche's and Marble + Rye. This weekend's party down in the Cobblestone District will be a much anticipated first for the group.
"All of the events I’ve gone to there, including playing there with Humble Braggers a few times, have been well attended with great energetic crowds," Burtless said. "We’ve done DYC at several spots, so I think we’re never afraid to try something new and see if it works."
With a wealth of new music already shared this year, Burtless and crew certainly shouldn't have any issues adding some new jams to their curated playlists of longtime favorites.
"For me, I know I’ll be spinning some new Tame Impala, Toro y Moi and Foals," he said. "Oh and also Sharon Van Etten’s 'Comeback Kid.' That's a top track for me this year.
"I know Nick has already claimed the newest Hot Chip single."
Loderpalooza, 10 p.m. April 20, Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.), $8.
A weekend full of musical nostalgia continues when Buffalo's other premiere 1990's alternative rock cover band takes over at Nietzsche's.
With summer festival season quickly approaching, Kurt & the Loders are paying homage to Lollapalooza, the granddaddy of alt-rock music festivals, by tackling songs from featured acts that played the during the fest's strong run throughout the decade. Every song covered by the Loders this weekend would have been released at the time of the band's Lollapalooza performance, so don't expect to hear anything from Rage Against the Machine's "The Battle of Los Angeles." Way too early. Same goes for Pavement's "Brighten the Corners." Check out a rundown of Loders selected bands and festival play years below for a better idea of what to expect.
1991 - Jane's Addiction, Violent Femmes
1992 - Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Nirvana
1993 - Alice in Chains, Tool, Rage Against the Machine
1994 - The Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys
1995 - Sonic Youth, Hole, Pavement
1996 - Rancid, Screaming Trees
1997 - Failure, Beck, EELS