Tips for Today: Hot Chip in NYC + Amanda Palmer in L.A. + Colson Whitehead in Chicago + tUnE-yArDs in London

New York

Witty electronic band Hot Chip will be bringing their funky songs to Celebrate Brooklyn tonight at Prospect Park Bandshell. [Oh My Rockness]

Finger on the Pulse is hooking you up with another great night at their second annual BBQ Blowout at Good Company. Jeff Lutonsky and Meghan Love of Mable's Smokehouse and Banquet Hall will be serving wild game hot off the smoker while Brooklyn duo CREEP will get you dancing. [Flavorpill]

Sometimes you just have to go back to the basics. That's what Kara Klenk hopes to do tonight at her comedy show, If You Can Build It: A Comedy Show. Head over to UCB East for jokes from comics from Letterman, Leno, Conan, Comedy Central, MTV and more. [NY Mag]

Give into your '90s nostalgia and check out the Pink Cookies party at No Fun NYC. There will be the two-for-one drinks, food and DJs KJ Butta and Tekit Ixi spinning the best 90's jams. [Flavorpill]

Los Angeles

Controversial, weird, gothic Amanda Palmer, formerly of the Dresden Dolls, brings her circus-like, burlesque-tinged concert  to the Roxy Theatre tonight. [LA Weekly]


It doesn't really get much better for a writer than to be hailed as "strikingly original" by the great John Updike. Colson Whitehead will be reading and signing copies of his new novel, Zone One, a take on the always-entertaining zombie tale, at Harold Washington Library. [Flavorpill]

DJs Rex, Boy Wonder and Hiroki will take it back tonight at Do The Right Thing at Empire Liquors. Every Wednesday they spin old-school hip-hop, rap and R&B. [Time Out]


The marvelous tUnE-yArDs (Merrill Garbus) sound tracks a live screening of A Room for London at Queen Elizabeth Hall. [Time Out]

Some comedians are just really good at multitasking. Time Out Live has sought out the comedians who can make you laugh while sharing great music.  The result?  Ha Has & La Las: Stand Up and Songs at the Southbank Centre. Featured performers are rap improv duo Abandoman, Kevin Eldon, Phil Nichol and hosts Horse & Louis. [Time Out]

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