8:45 p.m., TNGHT (B): The duo’s blend of electronic music and hip-hop has earned the endorsement of Kanye West.
XXXX 8:30 p.m., R. Kelly (G): The dominant R&B singer-songwriter-producer-performer of the last 20 years, Kelly is a controversial headlining choice because of a 2008 trial in which he was acquitted on child-pornography charges.
7:45 p.m., Glass Candy (B): Johnny Jewel’s beats underpin the idiosyncratic vocals of Ida No.
XXXX 7:25 p.m., M.I.A. (R): Expect the Sri Lankan-born agit-rapper to debut some new tracks from her forthcoming fourth studio album.
6:45 p.m., Evian Christ (B): The British electronic artist traffics in avant-garde textures and abstract sound collages.
6:15 p.m., Toro Y Moi (G): Chaz Bundick works the divide between songs and atmospherics with R&B inflections.
XXXX 5:45 p.m., Chairlift (B): Brooklyn-via-Colorado duo Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly have given new life to synth-pop by blending three decades’ worth of influences.
XXXX 5:15 p.m., Lil B (R): MC Brandon McCartney has made thousands of tracks available on-line since going solo after a stint in the Pack, and many of them are terrific.
4:45 p.m., Sky Ferreira (B): The former teen-pop singer turned a corner last year with the hit “Everything is Embarrassing.”
XXXX 4:15 p.m., Yo La Tengo (G): The veteran indie-rock trio recently released one of their best albums, “Fade.”
XXXX 3:45 p.m., Waxahatchee (B): Katie Crutchfield’s introspective songs burst into the sunlight on her excellent second album, “Cerulean Salt.”
XXXX 3:20 p.m., El-P (R): The MC and producer is on a roll with last year’s ominous “Cancer 4 Cure” and this year’s boisterous collaboration with Killer Mike, “Run the Jewels.”
2:50 p.m., Blood Orange (B): Producer/songwriter/remixer extraordinaire Devonte Hynes (Basement Jaxx, Solange Knowles, Phoenix) also sings and performs his own brand of edgy new wave.
XXXX 2:30 p.m., Killer Mike (G): The Atlanta MC is finally being recognized as one of hip-hop’s most distinctive voices, thanks to “R.A.P. Music” (2012) and “Run the Jewels” (2013). Let’s hope he and his recent collaborator El-P find a way to join forces on stage.
XXXX 1:55 p.m., Autre Ne Veut (B): On his excellent recent album, “Anxiety,” Arthur Ashin adds a new dimension to the recent wave of skewed R&B.
1:45 p.m., Foxygen (R): Los Angeles rockers reference the past, tightroping the line between imitation and renewal.
1 p.m., DJ Rashad (B): One of the pioneers of Chicago’s juke music scene.
1 p.m., Tree (G): The 2012 “Sunday School” mix tape put this Chicago MC on the hip-hop radar.