Tips for Today: Shut Up and Play the Hits in NYC + King Tuff in L.A. + Neil Hamburger in Chicago + Olympic Opening Ceremony in London

New York

James Murphy may or may not be pulling the plug on LCD Soundsystem but you can still get your fill with the documentary, Shut Up and Play the Hits, directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace. The film, which documents the last few LCD shows at Madison Square Garden will have an extremely limited theatrical run and at this screening at the Brooklyn Bowl, Pat Mahoney of the beloved band will be providing a DJ set. [Flavorpill]

While we wish we could be in London today for all the fab events for the opening day of the Olympics, New York will just have to do. Thankfully, One Stop Beer Shop in Greenpoint will be hooking it up with an awesome costume party. They will be screening the opening ceremonies and will give a free growler to the best-dressed "Olympian." Silver and Bronze medals will be given out to second and third place winners. (See our complete guide to Opening Ceremony parties here.)  [Brooklyn Based]

Grab your earplugs because this will be a loud show. A Place to Bury Strangers, Cymbals Eat Guitars and Hunters will play the Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. [Oh My Rockness]

Los Angeles

Indie garage-pop band King Tuff sets a nostalgic vibe tonight with Jaill and The Coathangers at The Echo. [Oh My Rockness]

Choreographers Kate Hutter and Kevin Williamson's 2007 collaboration Pinky Swear was so popular that they are back at it again with PS2, in which they further explore their improvisational dancing that innovatively blends humor and beauty. The Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company will perform it at the Brockus Project Space at The Brewery. [LA Weekly]


Perhaps the biggest oddball in comedy, the ever-eccentric Neil Hamburger performs his own unique deadpan stand-up tonight at Lincoln Hall. Equally awkward/hilarious Tim Heidecker of Tim & Eric fame teams up with him. [Flavorpill]

It's an indie-music lover's dream night tonight: California surf-pop band Best Coast will be playing at the Vic Theater, indie string-band Ra Ra Riot will be at Montrose Beach and Fang Island will play at Beat Kitchen. [Oh My Rockness]


Obviously the most amazing thing happened today in London is the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. This thing is going to be massive. Wanna know why? Because it's directed by the legendary over-the-top director Danny Boyle. Look out for livestock (including chickens, sheep and goats), an amazing backdrop (which includes fake "clouds" that actually have water in them to mimic the true British landscape just in case it doesn't rain), the ringing of a 27-ton bell and Sir Paul McCartney closing out the event at the Olympic Stadium. Whew! [Time Out]

Everything's popping up Olympics around London this weekend. Check out the Olympic Opening Ceremony Concert tonight at Hyde Park. It features great acts like Snow Patrol, Stereophonics, Duran Duran and Paolo Nutini. [Time Out]

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