New York

The manic, frenzied sounds of neo-folk Cult of Youth will be celebrated tonight at a party for the release of their second album Love Will Prevail at Public Assembly. The group, which has been accumulating attention since it's self-titled debut in 2011, unveils a new installment of their engaging, energetic sound, this time with a few dusty sunset twists.  [Flavorpill]

Emerging beat maker Rustie just recently served his first legit live show in the UK, and is making a stop tonight  at Webster Hall before playing P.S. 1 tomorrow night. Catch the chance to experience this new dance enabler before he takes off.  [Flavorpill

Ira Sachs' new film Keep the Lights On was a huge hit at Sundance,and for good reason. The semi-autobiographical film--which follows an almost decade relationship between Erik, a filmmaker, and Paul, a closeted lawyer, as their union flourishes and then decomposes as the result of personal addictions--delivers both amazing performances and a deeply affecting punch. Catch it tonight at either, the Angelika Film Center or Chelsea Clearview. [TimeOut]

Chris Dorland, a master multimedia artist whose painted collages of pop culture images weave together both an affection for black humor and a study on the foibles of our day to day world, will be opening his new show "Permanent Vacation" at the Winkleman Gallery. [ARTCAT]


L.A.

The Fresh & Onlys, a shiny indie band hailing from San Fran, have long been play middle child to indie darlings like Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees, but not for much longer. Their new album, Long Slow Dance, has arrived with a rolling, surfy aesthetic and a polished sound.  They play The Echo tonight with another hometown act, the pop-punk trio Terry Malts [LA Weekly]

National copyright law-reforming, genre-hopping, decade-spanning art collective Negativland are having their first retrospective in the show, "Our Favorite Things," at La Luz Jesus Gallery. The group will be performing a piece live at the opening tonight   [ArtSlant]


Chicago 

Seeing the Light: Intersections of Cinema & Poetry, as you might gather, is film series that examines the overlap of film and poetry. Three experimental films inspired by preexisting poetry, including the works of filmmakers James Broughton, Larry Jordan and Stan Brakhage and poets Charles Olson and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, screen tonight at the Poetry Foundation [Flavorpill]

The one and the only Ghostface Killah, former Wu-Tang Clan member and general hip-hop icon, takes the stage at Double Door with supporting acts Saigon, Sheek Louch and Aerias. [Chicago Reader

Legendary American cartoonist and graphic novelist Chris Ware, whose work is like a Todd Solonz film via a comic strip, focuses on in the inner workings of everyday lives. See him transformation mundane moments into monumental ones at his new show "Building Stories" at the Carl Hammer Gallery. [Zingmagazine]


London

The iTunes Festival continues bringing prime musical talent to the stage tonight, with intimate alt rockers (and 2012 Summer Olympics closing act) Elbow and the multidimensional (first she's on the piano! Now a harp!) solo act Bat For Lashes tonight at Roundhouse [Time Out


Lekan Babalola, the African percussionist began his career with the larger than life Afrobeat personality Fela Kuti. You know, the one with self named Broadway musical. So, without a doubt his show tonight with his band The Afrobeat Messengers will be bringing one of a kind, authentic sounds to the Richmix. [Time Out]