Week Ahead in NY Music: July 2 to July 8

July 2, 2012 12:00 AM

Week Ahead in NY Music: July 2 to July 8

" DJ Rashad, J-Cush July 6 at 285 Kent, $10

" Hailing from the inner city area of Chicago, the style of dance music known as "footwork" is the stuff of sonic wizardry. Typified by skittering hi-hats and ping-ponging bass lines that sound like regular dance music ran through an unnecessarily aggressive dryer, Footwork can be melodic or schizophrenic, soulful or mechanic, unpredictable but always innovative. In short, it's the most exciting thing to happen to dance music in years. One of the genre's finest practitioners, DJ Rashad, is hitting Williamsburg this weekend. For a primer on Footwork, check 4 The Ghetto, Rashad's excellent album with DJ Spinn, which will show you all you need to hear. -Drew Millard 

LA Guns, Electric Black Horse, Strotakin IV, July 6 at St. Vitus, $15

If you've heard of LA Guns, then you know why this is interesting. Started in Los Angeles by Tracii Guns (get it?) and Axl Rose in the early '80s, LA Guns would eventually be gutted by Rose so he could form a little group known as Guns N' Roses "

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