Tips for Today: Cyndi Lauper in NYC + Japanther in Los Angeles + Lucky Dragons in Chicago + Edwin Buris in London

Hazel Cills
New York

Regarding Warhol Sixty Artists, Fifty Years opens today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition focuses on Warhol's enduring influence on modern art by juxtaposing pieces made by contemporary artists (Ai Wei Wei, Cindy Sherman and more) with some of Warhol's most iconic works of pop art. [Village Voice]

Dream-pop band Braids is working on a darker, more electronic follow-up to their excellent 2011 debut, Native Speaker, slated for an early 2013 release date. Catch them play an all-ages show tonight at Maxwell's before they hole up in the studio to finish things up. [Oh My Rockness]

Cyndi Lauper new memoir chronicles leaving home (and an abusive stepfather) at 17 and working a series of jobs in New York City, including waitressing at IHOP, before hitting it big with She's So Unusual. She's discussing the book tonight at Barnes & Noble Tribeca (97 Warren St) with writer Greil Marcus. [via Barnes & Noble]

Los Angeles

Japanther, whose live performances are famous for their surprising locations (the back of a SoHo truck, the Williamsburg Bridge, etc.) bring their antics to the Bootleg in LA tonight. [Oh My Rockness]

Artist Bobbi Woods' politically-stripped and deconstructed movie posters will be on display for her show Frame Rate, tonight at the Hyperion Tavern. [Zing]


Experimental art and music duo Lucky Dragons bring their distorted melodies and signature audience participation (their "Make A Baby" project had fans making music by connecting wires and touching each other) tonight at the Nightingale. [Flavorpill]

Hear Dmitry Samarov discuss his book Hack: Stories From a Chicago Cab, which narrates his last few days working as a cab driver in Chicago, tonight at Northwestern University. [Chicago Reader]


Performance artist Edwin Burdis' exhibit MegaDairyPigFarm showcases a new group Burdis' bright paintings and drawings that ultimately becomes a performance through the use of continuous sounds created for the exhibit. [Zing]

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