New York


Tonight there will be a debate about one of the most important topics ever to exist: Babies vs. Old People. And it only gets better that some of the funniest people on this planet will be weighing in on this heavy topic. Kristen Shaal of 30 Rock and Flight of the Concords fame, Kurt Braunohler of IFC's comedy game show Bunk, Christian Finnegan (Best Week Ever), Myq Kaplan (Last Comic Standing) and Bob Powers (Happy Cruelty Day) will all sound off tonight as part of Uptown Showdown at Symphony Space. [NY Mag]

Holy 1997! After a seven-year hiatus, The Wallflowers are back. Check out Jakob Dylan and co.'s new sounds tonight at the Bowery Ballroom. [Time Out]

Sub Pop's first hip-hop group, Shabazz Palaces, will be playing a virtually free (there's a suggested $2 donation) show in Fort Greene Park tonight with THEESatisfaction and Daniel Givens. [Brooklyn Based]

Los Angeles


The American history of film and funding is quite a tangled tale. Learn about all of its complicated ins and outs and general weirdness when Daniel Spaner discusses and signs his book, Shoot It! Hollywood Inc. and The Rising of Independent Film at Book Soup. It features interviews from indie heavyweights such as Gus Van Sant, Mike Leigh, Claire Denis and Ken Loach. [zing]

Originating from London, Alberta Cross takes a British spin on Southern rock. They play tonight at the Troubadour with Everest and Aaron Lee Tasjan. [Oh My Rockness]

Chicago

The back-up musicians in any band deserve just as much love as the main acts, especially if he's the multi-instrumentalist LeRoy Bach. Bach has worked with Wilco, Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Liz Phair, to name a few. He'll be playing tonight at the Hideout. [Chicago Reader]

London

If you love artist John Stezaker's crazy cool juxtapositions of photos, illustrations and stills taken from books, magazines and films, then you'll definitely want to check out his lecture tonight at The Photographers' Gallery. [zing]

Grammy nominated soul-jazz singer Gregory Porter will be supporting his second album, Be Good, tonight at Pizza Express Jazz Club. [Time Out]