Eight Items or Less: Janelle Monae & Santigold at the Afro-Punk Festival + Marco Brambilla in L.A.

Gary Pini
1. The FREE Afro-Punk festival comes to Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park (between Fort Greene and Vinegar Hill) on August 27 & 28. The line-up includes Cee Lo Green, Santigold, Fishbone, Janelle Monae and more.

2. Fantastic UK DJ Radio Slave (ne' Matt Edwards) is spinning at subMercer (147 Mercer Street) tomorrow night, May 25, with Runaway (Jacques Renault and Marcos Cabal) plus a free open Tanteo Tequila bar from 10 to 11 p.m. SHOTS!!!!!

3. Visual artist Marco Brambilla's first solo museum exhibit opened last Saturday at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and runs until August 20. His 3-D screening of "Evolution"  at the Standard Hotel in Miami during Art Basel was a big hit. Here's a still:

4. Animal Collective's Josh Dibb has canceled an appearance by his side-project Deakin at this weekend's Primavera Sound in Barcelona. He says he's been too busy lately to put together a proper show. LA alt-rock trio Autolux also canceled for "personal reasons."

5. The Tank's annual BENT Festival of diy electronics and circuit bending is moving to 319 Sholes Street in Brooklyn. The popular confab featuring live performances, demos and workshops runs from June 23 to 25th.

6. "The Secrets of Photographing Women." Oliver Zahm's latest photo exhibition opens tomorrow, May 25, at LA's Leadapron Gallery (8445 Melrose Avenue) and runs until June 12th.

7. Wall of hooah! Al Pacino and Bette Midler
are set to star in the upcoming Phil Spector bio-pic directed by David Mamet. [Variety]

8. Here's adorable footage from a sloth orphanage! It's hard to believe these sweet little guys will soon be hiring dogs to burn down hospitals. [Buzzfeed, SNL]

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