Local alt-country outfit Coyotes takes the Buku ballroom stage at 4:15 p.m. today. The band just released its Good Times Old EP, which you can stream here.
Odd Future MC Earl Sweatshirt (6:45 p.m., ballroom stage) debuted the minimal piano-looped, lyrically dense single "Chum" from his upcoming full-length Doris. Watch the video below:
Stream eager-explosion guitar dudes Japandroids' (8 p.m., ballroom) 2012 album Celebration Rock here.
Innovative hip-hop producer and MC Flying Lotus (9:15 float den) has shared a host of tracks on his Soudcloud page — watch the short film Until the Quiet Comes from his excellent 2012 album of the same name.
Listen to remixes from brain-warped, alien R&B producer Shlohmo (11 p.m. float den) from his Laid Out EP, out this week.
Tonight at 10 p.m., Delicate Steve performs at Circle Bar — stream the album Positive Force here, and read the Gambit preview here. Noah Bonaparte Pais says the album balances "fat, chewy classic-rock paeans that turn Eric Clapton and George Harrison's frowns upside down, but also limber backbends that invert into sun salutations and the kind of lubricated West African fretwork that set Dirty Projectors' last two albums apart."
For day two on the Buku grounds, Action Bronson is at the power plant stage at 4:30 p.m. Get free downloads of the Albanian-American rapper's twisted take on Ghostface Killah-esque New York hip-hop. Here's standout "The Symbol."
West Coast MC Kendrick Lamar (7:15 power plant) currently occupies 99 percent of rap radio with "Swimming Pools (Drank)" and "Poetic Justice" (and a killer guest verse on A$AP Rocky's addictive "Fuckin' Problems"). Download his pre-megafame mixtapes that caught the ears of Dr. Dre and the hip-hop world.
Stream tracks from English indie rock outfit alt J (7:30 p.m. ballroom), whose full-length debut An Awesome Wave ranked in dozens of year-end lists last year.
Dance-pop project STRFKR (profiled in this week's Gambit) perform at 9:45 p.m. on the ballroom stage. Stream the band's ultra-pop latest Miracle Mile.
At One Eyed Jacks, Kishi Bashi performs with Tall Tall Trees and Native America at 10 p.m. Saturday. Stream the tweet orchestral indie pop artist's 151a here. Download Native America's dreamy pop album Get Well Soon free here.
The following night at One Eyed Jacks are guitar acrobats Pinback. Stream tracks from the band's 2012 album Information Retrieved here.
At 9 p.m. Monday, krautrock-influenced post-punk band and Captured Tracks artists The Soft Moon play Cafe Prytania. Stream the band's shadowy, '80s goth worshipping 2012 album Zeros here.
At 10 p.m. Monday, sloppy, riff-laden Southern garage rock band Turbo Fruits is at Siberia. Watch the over-the-top ode to bikers, poll halls and their kin below: